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US Consultants Assess BEC Problem

Consultants from US based company Power Secure are in The Bahamas meeting with a team of experts from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) to get to the root of last week’s island wide blackout in New Providence. According to BEC Chairman Leslie Miller, the two sides have been locked in meetings both Monday and Tuesday. [...]

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Commonwealth Bank Honours Junior Achievers

Commonwealth Bank Honours Junior Achievers

More than 25,000 young people have passed through the training grounds of Junior Achievement since the late 1970s, learning how to run a business by operating one in a club while still in school, but for this year’s crop of teen entrepreneurs there was something extraordinary about the exercise. SPARKS, sponsored and mentored by Commonwealth [...]

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Baha Mar Room Bookings Delayed

The multi-million dollar Baha Mar resort project is scheduled to open on December 8, however Senior Vice President of Government External Affairs Robert Sands admitted Tuesday “technical glitches” have forced the resort to delay any leisure room bookings. Bookings were supposed to begin on July 1 but because of the issue, Mr. Sands this has [...]

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Sir Arthur: The Journalist, The Politician, The Governor General

Sir Arthur: The Journalist, The Politician, The Governor General

Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Defense Force marched into the eastern gate of Government House on Tuesday Morning in salute to a traditional custom that allowed Sir Arthur Foulkes to conduct a final inspection of the guard before officially demitting office. This final inspection of the guard came after Sir Arthur’s farewell [...]

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Prime Minister Perry Christie’s Independence Day Message

It is with great pride and honour that I congratulate Bahamian people everywhere on the occasion of the country’s 41st Independence Anniversary. As we celebrate this milestone in our country’s history, we must reflect on our past journey to appreciate what we have been able to achieve. It is also a time when we must [...]

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Independence Day Fashions Get Amped Up

Just 41 years ago The Bahamas became an independent nation and with that came the ability for Bahamians to express themselves through music, art, dance and various other forms of art and culture. Of course during the month of July each year, many use this time to show their Bahamian pride and creativity by creating [...]

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Dr. Hubert Minnis’ Independence Day Message

Dr. Hubert Minnis’ Independence Day Message

Forty-one years ago, at the hour of midnight, the Union Jack, the symbol of British Colonialism, was lowered for the final time in our country. In its place, was raised, the gold, aquamarine and black flag of a free and independent Bahamas. The dream of equality, freedom and fair play for every citizen of this [...]

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Bahamians Celebrate 41 Years of Independence –Looking Forward To A Brighter Future

Compared to many other countries, 41 years of independence is not a long time. But for a small country like The Bahamas so much has been accomplished over the past four-plus decades, definitely worth celebrating. From achievements in sports, culture, finance, health and politics, among others The Bahamas, although just a dot on the map, [...]

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41 Cultural Warriors Honoured

With The Bahamas’ 41st anniversary only a day away, two Bahamians who are being hailed as cultural warriors are letting the public know how it feels to be a part of the select group of 41 persons set to be honoured during the celebrations. This year’s celebrations are under the theme “Celebrating our Culture: A [...]

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Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Sales in straw products are currently at an all time low, according to some local straw vendors who are blaming cruise line advisories for scaring off potential customers. Some vendors in the Nassau Straw Market said some cruise lines are allegedly are telling guests aboard cruise ships not to purchase straw products due to insect [...]

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