Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
This Thursday, June 28, 2018, photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows children with their family belongings in the back of a truck fleeing from Daraa, southern Syria. The U.N. human rights chief warned Friday of a "catastrophe" in southern Syria where government forces are on the offensive against insurgents as more people fled their homes where they are living in miserable conditions in open areas close to the border with Jordan. AP

Violence in southern Syria amid negotiations for a deal

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces are pressing their offensive in the country's south under the cover of airstrikes as rebels say Russia — Syria's ally — has put forward conditions to end the violence that are hard to accept. Syrian state media said more areas

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Rescuers work at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 soccer team members and their coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, June 30, 2018. Rescuers have been searching for them. AP

Thailand cave rescue efforts pick up pace as flooding eases

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week has picked up pace, with a break in the rain easing flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from

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Marlon Johnson.

VAT rises tomorrow

The rollout of value-added tax (VAT)  at the new rate of 12 percent will take effect at midnight tomorrow. The immediate effects will be felt across The Bahamas in restaurants, food stores, mobile providers, and many other services. Though consumers should brace for immediate price hikes, there

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Whitney Heastie.

BPL: Prepaid metering several years away

The ‘backbone’ of prepaid smart meters for electricity will come in October, according to Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Whitney Heastie. “Evaluation bids have been received from the bid process,” the BPL CEO revealed on Thursday. “We are in the evaluation stage of that bid process right

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Bahamas Power and Light headquarters.

BPL reconnection program to launch tomorrow

Delinquent Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers who have been disconnected for non-payment can be put back on the grid on Monday as the power company’s latest reconnection program takes effect. BPL CEO Whitney Heastie confirmed the reconnection program announced by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis

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Promotion for “Hieroglyphics of the Flesh”. Image by Keith Piper, from Go West Yong Man, 1986. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Africa, Agency, & Atom Spirits.

This week we continue our discussion with Nicole Yip, the Director of LUX Scotland. LUX is a London-based organization with a remarkable archive of film and moving image–the largest in Europe, in fact–often seen as the unofficial national archive, but to retain their history of

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On our memorial gaps

Hard mout, rudeness is no good for negroes. We are taught to be seen but not heard… Negro tongues must remain silent in mouths with teeth that shine too brightly, as so many grotesque renderings capture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.   Hard

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It’s a sad reality!

It's quite sobering. The U.S. Virgin Islands' (USVI) national men's basketball team is not in a league with the Dominican Republic and Canada, but clearly is superior to The Bahamas. This was the primary fact that came out of the crucial second encounter Team Bahamas had with

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Joel Johnson, left, advanced to the semifinals of the boys 100m at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, yesterday. He ran a time of 10.34 seconds. Adrian Curry, right, failed to advance. He ran a time of 10.70 seconds in his opening round heat.

IAAF World U-20 Championships team named

The Bahamas has selected a four-girl and a seven-boy team to take to the IAAF Word U-20 Championships that will be held in Tampere, Finland. The championships will be from July 10 to July 15. The girls’ team is made up of Jaida Knowles (100 meters

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