Restview steps in to assist teen with burying his mother

Funeral home spokesperson: “We just wanted them to have some closure” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Restview Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium, on Wednesday responded to the plea of 15-year-old Cecil Roberts, who called on the public earlier this week to donate funds so that he could bury his mother, the late Dianne Morgan. Morgan was killed by […]

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AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than […]

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. […]

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“Tank” scores first round TKO at “Backyard Rumble II”

The Bahamian and Sons Promotions “Backyard Rumble II: Bahamas vs. Jamaica” fight card produced some mixed results for the local fighters that competed. The card was headlined by a heavyweight match between Sherman “The Tank” Williams (42-15-23 KO’s) and American Stacy Fraizer (16-21) and hosted at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium. Tank scored a […]

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Giants, High Flyers win national titles

The Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) hosted its annual “Buddy Levarity Round Robin” men’s tournament over the weekend at the A.F. Adderley Gymnasium. Teams from New Providence won titles in both Division I and II. The Breezes High Flyers knocked of the Coca Cola Out Reach Saints, out of Grand Bahama, 80-71 yesterday, while the Commonwealth […]

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Retired Pope Benedict wades into clergy sex abuse debate

Pope Benedict XVI has ventured out of retirement to publish an essay blaming the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and church laws that protected priests. His analysis was immediately criticized as “catastrophically irresponsible” — a conflict with efforts by his successor, Pope Francis, to lead the church out […]

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Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that could fine executives and even ban companies. And a […]

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Women of NCTU congratulate Dame Janet Bostwick on her recent investiture at Buckingham Palace. 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Women’s Association of the National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) on Thursday congratulated Dame Janet G. Bostwick, DBE, on her recent investiture at Buckingham Palace. Dame Bostwick, a former Trade Unionist was recently honoured by the Association at their ‘I AMWOMAN’ 2019 Award Ceremony held in celebration of […]