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Pieces of the missing plane found

Twelve  divers  early Thursday afternoon  persevered and found  pieces of the six seater  plane of missing  pilot Byron Ferguson. Less than an hour after setting off and just .2miles from where the Aztec went down, the  divers found  a piece of the tail of the aircraft, the nose, the battery and Ferguson’s flight plan which […]

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PLP leader hears vendors concerns

Calling it a “fact finding mission,” Opposition Leader Philip Davis, yesterday visited the Downtown Straw Market to speak to vendors about their various concerns. Some of  the issues  include  being without light for over a year, and the seizing and dumping of items from stalls of delinquent stall owners. Mr. Davis argued that the “backbone” […]

One Killed, One Hospitalized In Weekend Shootings

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

12 November 2018

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

08 November 2018

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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Minister Urges Teachers To Return To Classroom

08 November 2018

Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd urged teachers of the C H Reeves Junior High School to return to the classroom after more than a week sit out staged by the teachers who decried a litany of environmental health concerns.  During his address in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Lloyd cautioned the teachers taking part […]

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Opposition speaks out about BPL’S hike

08 November 2018

Outraged Opposition Leader, Philip Davis, reasoned that while a higher fuel cost is being blamed for BPL’s rate hike, the record shows that the company suffered several fires recently due to a lack of equipment maintenance. He added  that if this rate hike is to pay for leased supplemental power generation plants and other connected […]

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