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Powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica – effects felt at Cabinet meeting

The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica – with its effects being felt in the Bahamas.

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Auto ‘shot in arm’ via 31% sales rise

Auto dealers received a “badly needed shot in the arm” from 2019’s 31.18 percent sales increase, it was revealed yesterday, marking the industry’s best performance since VAT’s arrival.

Furniture store grows into its third location

A Bahamian-owned outdoor furniture store is expanding to its third location less than three years after opening its Sandyport outlet.Oasis Furniture has extended its footprint to Eleuthera by collaborating with Governor’s Harbour-based Bahama Hand Pr

'Unify' Abaco's power grid to eliminate four voltages

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has warned many Abaco residents will be without power “for a year or longer”, as it called for a “unified” grid to eliminate the four voltages used pre-Dorian.The multilateral lender, in documents accompanyin

Customs has 'weathered many storms', says DPM

The deputy prime minister has praised the Customs Department for “weathering many storms” such as the criticism it faced over its electronic Click2Clear goods clearance system. K Peter Turnquest, speaking at its awards ceremony, also reminded the De

US hails Bahamas air agreement as 'win-win'

A top US official yesterday hailed the signing of an air transport agreement with The Bahamas as a “win-win” situation that paves the way for increased airlift and economic growth in both countries.David Short, the US Department of Transportation’s d

Protected Areas Fund in $1.1m german Grant

THE Bahamas Protected Areas Fund (BPAF) will receive $1.1m from the German government to aid with post-Hurricane Dorian recovery and environmental damage assessments. The Bahamas is normally disqualified by its relatively high per capita income from

Minister 'apologises' for Abaco omission

The tourism minister yesterday apologised for his ministry’s decision to remove the Abacos from its marketing platforms, and vowed to switch to more “specific” messaging about the islands. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, conced