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Bradley Roberts The Believer Laid To Rest

Several hundred friends, family and  parliamentarians from both sides of the political divide, including   supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party  all gathered Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral last Friday  to pay their final respects to Former Cabinet Minister and Chairman Emeritus Bradley Roberts. He was described by his Pastor Father Glen Nixon as ìthe believer who […]

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PILOT’S FAMILY UPSET OVER SEARCH EFFORTS

Family members and loved ones of one of the pilots that went down in Thursday’s unfortunate plane crash were brought to tears yesterday as they expressed their extreme frustration with search and rescue attempts.  Ashton Ferguson, brother of pilot Byron Ferguson told reporters that that though the men have yet to be found, they remain […]

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One Killed, One Hospitalized In Weekend Shootings

Police in New Providence are  investigating the  homicide of an adult male and a shooting which left one man hospitalized.  According to  Police reports,  shortly after 11pm Friday, officers responded to a report of gun shots being fired in the area of Coopers Terrace off Kemp Road. When they arrived on the scene officers discovered […]

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FORMER MP URGES GOV’T TO STOP LYING

Former Parliamentarian and  Cabinet Minister George  A.Smith  says “the government needs to stop lying to the Bahamian people.”  Mr. Smith was reacting  to   the growing concern of rising electricity bills in the country following Bahamas Power and Light’s release explaining that a 70 per cent increase in their services was false.  He said, “They […]

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Ministers meet with EU and OECD

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest says the constant threat of black or grey listing The Bahamas  by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a major constraint to economic development and has repercussions  that are felt beyond the financial services industry.  Mr. Turnquest  led a […]

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Ministry of Finance accepting applications online for shoe and clothing merchants seeking customs duty waivers

The Ministry of Finance is inviting retail shoe and clothing merchants to take advantage of the customs duty waiver that is available to businesses to reduce the cost of importing goods. Since the policy was announced in July, with the start of the 2018/2019 budget year, the Ministry of Finance granted waivers to 154 applicants.  […]

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Bahamas Marina Operators Have Reported That 2018 Has Been a Banner Year for Boating In The Bahamas; 2019 On Track To Match or Exceed 2018 Performance

Bahamas tourism industry partners, comprising hoteliers and marina operators throughout the islands, who attended the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Show (FLIBS) said they were totally impressed with the high level of interest shown in The Bahamas and business bookings for the 2018.  FLIBS, the largest boating show in the United States, attracted more than 100,000 […]

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LAB SERVICES SUSPENDED AT THE RAND

Laboratory services at the Rand Memorial Hospital were  suspended this past  weekend as the hospital’s management and technical teams continued   to monitor  the aftermath of a chemical spill which occurred in the Laboratory last  Thursday  morning.    The Management however has confirmed the full restoration of radiology services, and the cessation of referrals from […]

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Bahamas Elected To ITU Council

The Bahamas became successful in its first bid for a seat on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council, after securing a vote from 162 states out of 177 states present and voting.  The election to Council took place during the second week of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary (PP) Conference, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The ITU […]

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VAT Exemption On Electricity Increases

The recent spike in fuel surcharge has left the government to revisit its value added tax (VAT) exemption on electricity bills. Initially aimed at assisting Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) consumers whose monthly bills were capped at $100 per month, this figure was soon bumped to $200 to include some 60-plus thousands of BPL’s 90,000 […]

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