Ultimas publicaciones de The Nassau Guardian

  • The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger
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    HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 8 p.m. Hong Kong’s police commissioner says only people who committed violence will be charged with rioting during clashes between police and protesters outside the legislature on Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to defuse widespread public anger over aggressive police tactics. Stephen Lo Wai-chung on Monday defended the police response to the protests by tens of thousands of people as appropriate. It included the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and steel batons against protesters who removed barriers. He described the fracas…
  • Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race
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    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the winner of the first round of Guatemala’s presidential election, but she will have to compete in an Aug. 11 runoff ballot that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence this year to seek a new life in the United States. With votes tallied from 90 percent of polling centers, Sandra Torres had 24% of the vote from Sunday’s election, followed by four-time presidential candidate Alejandro Giammattei with 14%, who held the edge for the second-place…
  • GGYA recognizes 72
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    When 10th grader Keshawn Gardiner strutted across the stage to celebrate achieving Bronze in the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA), it was a defining moment for the autistic teen who had never participated in a mainstream youth program alongside his peers without disabilities. With adolescent programs seldom addressing the issue of youths with disabilities, much less including them in activities, for Keshawn, GGYA opened up a world of opportunities, allowing him to develop a candle-making skill, get fit with aerobics, as well as cultivate a sense of volunteering and adventure in the wider community. “I didn’t like the hiking or…
  • St. Cecilia’s School hosts inaugural S.T.R.E.A.M. Day
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    St. Cecilia’s School recently hosted its first S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and math) Day – an entire school day dedicated to STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and projects for students. The idea behind the effort was to create fun, diverse opportunities for students to explore STEM topics and to inspire involvement in STEM-related activities throughout their educational experience and beyond, making S.T.R.E.A.M. an expansion of STEM. Janelle Albury, director of development at the Catholic Education Centre, said S.T.R.E.A.M utilizes the principals of STEM, infuses religion across all subjects and adds the arts to provide students…
  • UB and NAGB formalize agreement for the arts  
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    The University of The Bahamas (UB) and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) have solidified an agreement that will facilitate academic and cultural interchange in arts, education, research and collaboration, thereby strengthening the relationship between the two national institutions. UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith and Director of the NAGB Amanda Coulson recently signed both a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and an agreement to achieve the goals. The MOU provides for collaboration on curriculum development; joint research activities and workshops; faculty and student exchanges for cultural enrichment, studies, internships and teaching; and cooperating on the production of exhibitions,…
  • Miller-Uibo wins in Boston
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    Shaunae Miller-Uibo was once again in fine form, finishing in convincing fashion in the women’s 150 meters (m) straight at the Adidas Boost Boston Games at Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. After running an all-time world best time of 16.23 seconds in that same event a year ago, Miller-Uibo returned to Boston on Sunday, and was equally as impressive. She ran 16.37 seconds to take the win over Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye. Ahye stayed with Miller-Uibo for much of the race and finished second in 16.60 seconds. American Shania Collins was third in 16.83 seconds, and the…
  • Junior athletes put on show despite rain
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    It was a rainy two days in the capital, but athletes still came out and performed at the 2019 Bahamas Association of Athletic Association (BAAA) Junior National Track and Field Championships at the old Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium this past Friday and Saturday. This was a last chance meet for athletes to qualify for two major upcoming regional events – the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-18 and Under-23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico, from July 5-7; and the Pan American Under-20 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, from July 19-21. There were five…
  • Thompson displays true ‘warrior’ spirit
    Klay Thompson is the epitome of a warrior. The definitions of the word warrior are many, all of them indicating an individual with an ultra-intense application to the task at hand. As for Thompson, I see him best being described as a warrior hero of ancient Greece. The true warrior spirit enabled him to come back out of the tunnel after sustaining the horrid torn left knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury, to go to the free throw line, sink baskets, then move downcourt, with the personal intent to continue playing, before DeMarcus Cousins committed a foul to stop the…
  • Jones, Sun win again; she records another double-double
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    Jonquel “JJ” Jones and the Connecticut Sun continued their impressive play, beating up on the last two champions, as the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) continued over the weekend. Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Sun past the 2017 WNBA Champions, the Minnesota Lynx, on the road, on Friday; and then followed that up with a 13-point, 11-rebound performance against the reigning champions, the Seattle Storm, at home, on Sunday. It was the fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season for the women’s basketball phenomena who is tabbed by CBS Sports to be the Most Valuable…
  • Expedia: Demand from stopover visitors up 43%
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    The Bahamas saw a 43 percent increase in demand year-over-year from stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from Expedia Group’s first quarter Caribbean update, which also revealed that the United States was the top origin country of bookings. The global travel company’s data also shows that the average booking window for this destination is 37 days and the average length of stay in The Bahamas for stopover visitors is three days. According to Expedia, the next biggest growth markets after the U.S. are Canada, Great Britain and France. One of The Bahamas’ closest competitors for visitors, Cuba, saw a…