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The Bahamas is expected to field a large team for the 2018 Goodwill Games Swim Meet, which will be held at the National Aquatics Center in Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados, from August 17-19. Shown are some of the swimmers who will take part in the meet. SIMBA FRENCH

Fresh off their second place finish at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN), The Bahamas’ swim team is ready for the 2018 Goodwill Games Swim Meet which will be held at the National Aquatics Center in Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados, from August 17-19. In

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Debris from battered homes blocks a road in Duncan Town, Ragged Island following the passage of Hurricane Irma in September last year. According to the reports, costs associated with Irma reached $129.5 million, while Matthew’s costs soared to $580.4 million. FILE

Every year at the end of May the media declares the opening of the hurricane season. Every year at that time, hardware and convenience stores announce sales designed to help us prepare for the threat of storms. Every year, or almost every year, as the

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Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during a press conference at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Saturday. PETER RAMSAY

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said on Saturday while he has personal views on marijuana, which are grounded in science, he will not force his views on anybody as the government moves to establish a committee to embark on an educational campaign in The Bahamas

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As a preparatory step to rendering marijuana as a legal substance, the commission recommended the decriminalization of the drug for personal use in private premises and medical purposes. FILE

The CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana has recommended the declassification of marijuana as a dangerous drug in all legislation and the reclassification of the drug as a controlled substance in its report presented at the CARICOM heads of government meeting last week. The commission presented its

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A police officer looks on as a crowd enters the Delimart supermarket complex, which had been burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. AP

Despite civil unrest in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien over the weekend after the Haitian government announced sharp increases in gasoline prices, both Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield and Bahamas Ambassador to Haiti Jeffrey Williams said yesterday that there is no immediate danger and no need to

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