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  Sexual Harassment 

Dear Readers,

As a follow up to last weeks article, we thought this editorial would  be a good  follow up to our feminism article.  Please note this is taken from The Nassau Guardian, August 8th, 2018 Religion: Let's Talk About It Section: Sexual Harassment by Barrington Brennen
Too often we hear of cases of sexual harassment in the work place. The workplace should be emotionally safe for both employees and employers. However, far too many people do not feel so safe on the job. There are countless reports of verbal and sometimes physical conflicts and intimidations. Perhaps the most insidious and common kind of problem on the job is sexual harassment. It is a problem that is very difficult, painful and oftentimes embarrassing to talk about. Too often, it remains unchallenged because of threats, shame, intimidation and severe abuse of power.

Sexual harassment is defined as "unsolicited physical contact and advances toward someone; a demand or request for sexual favors; sexually-colored remarks with colleagues on the job; showing pornography; and any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature". Read more

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This Week's 242 News

No tax decrease given by Government
Despite the unfortunate headlines and misleading commentary in respect to my statement circulated to the media yesterday, it is important that I provide absolute clarity on the matter.
The Government of The Bahamas made no undertaking to reduce any tax rate for any individual or any group with the announced decision to revert to the previous definition of owner-occupied properties. Read More
BREA Commends Government's Decision Reversal
The 700-member strong Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) today lauded government's decision to reconsider a proposed real property tax hike, calling the reversal a move that would stave off a negative impact on the second home market and would reaffirm faith in The Bahamas as a stable investment option. Read More
Government Signs Contract to Train 600 Inmates and Seven Corrections Officers
During the official contract signing to train hundreds of inmates of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS), on August 1, 2018, Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames said it clearly demonstrated that The Bahamas Government understood the evidence-based connection between employability, empowerment and repeat offending.  Read More
CBL Releases 30th Anniversary Documentary
The leading Bahamian beverage company is rolling out a documentary, one that reflects on its past, looks to the future and chronicles Commonwealth Brewery's challenges, strengths and successes over the past three decades.
"Both Commonwealth Brewery and Kalik beer, the first Bahamian beer and still the first choice of Bahamians, turn 30 this year," said Dennis Hanna, corporate relations director for the publicly held company.  
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Another Win for CIBC FirstCaribbean - Best Wealth Management Provider in The Bahamas
 For the second year running CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named "Best Wealth Management Provider in The Bahamas by World Finance magazine.
"We're absolutely thrilled," said Brent Haines, Centre Manager, Private Wealth Management. "This is two years in a row we've been selected as 'Best Wealth Management Provider' for The Bahamas," Haines noted.   Read More
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Veteran Insurance Agent Albury Joins Island Living Real Estate
Accustomed to working in a field involving major life decisions and purchases, veteran insurance sales agent Edith Albury is looking to carve out a career as a real estate agent who creates opportunities out of obstacles buyers and sellers may face. Read More
Outback Bahamas Prepares for Major Expansion
Since July 2013, the Outback Steakhouse Brand has been serving up Aussie inspired food favorites with a Bahamian twist. Through the continued support of its loyal customer base, the company has continued to 'Bloom', offering its customers a superior dining experience in a safe and family friendly environment. Building on that success, the company is proud to announce its expansion into the Turks and Caicos Islands. Read More
EduKarting Summer Camp Opens
Nothing quite compares to that adrenaline rush that sweeps over you as you sit in an open-air car raring to go - pitting your wits, reflexes and motor skills against an unrelenting course.
That's exactly the experience that awaits participants attending EduKarting's summer camp, which kicked off Tuesday, August 7, providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children to learn the principles of the governing body of motor sport, the FIA - safety, responsibility and teamworkRead More
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We know you have opinions and we love to hear from you each week. In a brand new section which we've dubbed "In Response" we will feature insightful, interesting and opposing your perspectives to our weekly editorials. So weigh in and have your say, because we all have our 5 cents...In Response.

This is  Maria Paddock's Response to our editorial on July 27th, 2018.
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"Even the so called Bahamian conchyjoe deal with the same things as black Bahamian. This is not about color but about being able to live in this world. If we take a long hard look at the world today people from all countries are everywhere trying to survive. It's sad the way the world is nit we need to stop looking at skin color and at people and who they are. DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER" 
Upcoming Calendar
New Providence
  • August 10th, 2018
    • The Central Bank of The Bahamas presents:
      "Intimacy" - A Solo Exhibition by Jodi Minnis 6:00pm - 9:00pm at The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery
Grand Bahama
  • August 11th, 2018
    • Humane Society Pub Quiz at 6:00pm at Garden of the Groves
  • August 18th, 2018
    • BASRA Swim Race & Beach Party at Coral Beach 
  • August 29th, 2018
    • Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting 12:30pm at Delphine Room,Pelican Bay Hotel
  • August 31st, 2018
    • Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts One Shot Photography Competition 7:00pm at Grand Lucayan
Family Islands
  • August 9th, 2018 
    • Great Harbour Cay Cultural Fest at The Berry Islands 
  • August 12th, 2018 
    • Lobster Fest & Lion Fish Derby at Great Harbour cay Marina, Berry Islands
  • August 19th, 2018 
    • Goombay Summer Festival Long Island at Clarence Town Dock, Long Island
  • August 28th, 2018 
    • Mangrove Cay Seafood Festival in South Andros
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