Editorials

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From space astronomers have crowned The Bahamas as the most picturesque location on the planet Earth and these islands welcome all for a close up view and experience of paradise and ...

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A tale of two cities

The great novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens compared social backgrounds and lifestyles.

In the case of Sir Jack Hayward, his death brings into focus, the strong connection to the city of h ...

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A look at the national budget and debt over the decades reveals that spending and borrowing have grown exponentially. The country is in this mess because of both political parties, ...

The Freeport News today extends condolences to the immediate family of Sir Jack Hayward and his wider circle of associates inclusive of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the soccer (football) ...

As more hotel properties around the world move towards the all-inclusive status, automatic gratuity is being phased out. In The Bahamas the long-standing 15 percent gratuity looks to be in jeopa ...

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The Christie administrationâ s overall posture toward China has, in fact, evolved considerably over the course of the past couple of years and is now regarded as the â Controversi ...

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Hadley Forbes celebrated his gift of 75 years several days ago. His celebration included his satisfactory development from a worthless (about 30 years ago he used this word to desc ...

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has publicly stepped into the alleged Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) bribery issue. It has been alleged that during Ingrahamâ s administration aroun ...

It was anticipated that there would be a lot of growing pains associated with the process of value added tax (VAT) on the consumer.

What has been happening in Grand Bahama is an indication of the chal ...

The year 2014 is rapidly slipping into 2015. This is the time for reflections. Bahamians across the length and breadth of this country are approaching the holiday season with a soberness of min ...

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I would like to write this article as a form of thanks and gratitude to a magistrate by the name of Charlton Smith, situated in Court No. 2, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

I had th ...

The convention due to be held by the official opposition Free National Movement Party is shaping up to be quite risky. Factions in the party have gone fully into thecampaign mold.

The risk is th ...

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In the month of October, the Truth Mirrors Reality Humanitarian Agency observed its Second Anniversary and the launch of the Truth Mirrors Reality Package which is an incandescent ...

Whatâ s going on at the Department of Statistics?

It has been reported and not refuted that the Department of Statistics presented a â Bahamas Figures 2103⠝ document that listed the 2012 net ...

Political culture

Observers of the Parliamentary Channel and readers of the nationâ s daily, weekly and periodical newspapers are aware of the contentious nature of our current political culture.

The House of As ...

Dear Mr. Editor,

I am very concerned about the Haitian dilemma we find ourselves in, in our country they are allowed to milk the system literally dry, they are allowed free health care, free edu ...

Ebola quiet Of concern

The Ministry of Grand Bahama has taken quite a proactive approach to the health risks and environmental concerns faced by residents of the areas surrounding the Industrial Park. There is a cancer hist ...

There might be not be any attempt, on the part of Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis to undermine his leader, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. Certainly though, the way he has addressed the Renwar ...

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As a Bahamian Marketing Consultant with a history of serving international clients, I am strongly convinced and satisfied that The Bahamas Governmentâ s commitment to bring new reg ...

Environmental concern in GB

Recently, we published two front-page articles that informed of an encroachment of invasive species, snails, snakes etc. in Grand Bahama.

We don't wish to alarm island residents but this is a matter t ...

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Daily we are bombarded with reports of crime â off the chain⠝ as the young people say.

There is so much going on that it seems our leaders are so overwhelmed that they donâ t know wh ...

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The most profound and timely message ever given from a pulpit; was delivered by the Rev. C L Franklin, father of Aretha Franklin, famous entertainer, and Queen of soul.

The Eagle S ...

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The year was 1970. Dr. Norman Gay was president of the Bahamas Olympic Association (now Committee) and the late Simeon Bowe was president of the Bahamas Football Association.

The Bahamas ...

The chickens have come home to roost. The first female deputy prime minister in the country, and also the first of her sex to act as chief executive, Cynthia â Mother⠝ Pratt, is lamenting the ...

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Protecting our children in a changing world

The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, Department of Social Services, is observing the month of April as Child Protection Month under the theme, “Protecting Our Children in a ...

Spring Break 2013: Destination GBI

The parties, the nightlife, the women and a great time are all the things and more visitors can expect on the island of Grand Bahama for Spring Break 2013.

Mega student vacation travel agent, StudentC ...

Enemies of the State

Author' s note: This article was first published on August 27, 2012. Since then, some of the objectionable actions by those who are referred to as â Enemies of the state⠝ have considera ...

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