Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela’s most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital spreads quickly. […]

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Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

By KEVIN FREKING and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they’re needed for more important long-term benefits. He contended he does not fear a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth. Asked if his trade […]

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DPM: No expense spared to fix power woes

Temporary suspension to load shedding yesterday short-lived NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government is expected to borrow an undetermined amount of money to correct what many have deemed as an energy crisis in New Providence, Eyewitness News can confirm. Following months of load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

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D’Aguilar: Regulator close to a decision on SkyBahamas

Minister maintains he will not get involved, but has sought to ensure “fair process” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As SkyBahamas seeks to renew its air operators certificate, settle outstanding tenant debts and pay its employees, some of whom had filed a trade dispute for pay, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar maintained yesterday that he […]

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Tourism minister agrees to meet Compass Point owner

Ease of doing business expressed by Rodney shared among the private sector, says minister NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he did not provide a specific timeline, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that he plans to meet with Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney, who has threatened to shut the hotel and restaurant’s doors. […]

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Bastian makes 100 breast semifinal, Carey competes in 100 backstroke

Two of the three members of the team representing The Bahamas at the 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships were in action yesterday in Budapest. Izaak Bastian competed in the opening heat of the 100-meter (m) breaststroke, qualifying for the semi-final round in 1:02.55. In that semi-final, he finished 11th overall with a new personal-best […]

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Henfield has received no info. of recalls from Haitian embassy

Despite communication lapse, minister says relations remain strong between both countries NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While he has not been advised of the recalls and transfers stemming from the Haitian Embassy in Nassau following a Haitian commission of inquiry investigation, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that while he has not had an opportunity […]

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Man charged with murder of minister’s brother

Attorney for the accused alleges officer beat his client in custody NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lynden Williams, also known as ‘Peanut,’ of Ridgeland Park, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the shooting death of Cabreo Wells, the younger brother of Transport and Local Government Minister Renward Wells. Williams was not required to enter a plea […]

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Diesel and propane sellers see uptick in sales amid power outages

BPL anticipated load shedding until fall when demand drops-off NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While months of intermittent power outages have left thousands of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers frustrated and on edge, a number of businesses in the energy sector yesterday reported an uptick in sales since persistent load shedding began in June. As generator […]

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Some businesses say workers’ productivity too low to increase minimum wage

BCCEC: Debate on minimum wage must be considered holistically NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The debate surrounding minimum wage and whether it is time to increase it once again, cannot be had unless the government considers that the inflation is also affecting businesses and entrepreneurs, according to Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey […]

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Trial begins for former officer accused sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — the trial of a former police officer who is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl back in 2018 began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Dwayne Decosta, 55, a former police reserve sergeant, appeared before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson for day one of his trial. Decosta is charged with unlawful […]

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