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EU sorted: Now for France and Holland

The deputy prime minister is “very confident” The Bahamas will resolve its blacklisting by individual European Union (EU) members after it yesterday completed its escape from the bloc’s tax watch-list.K Peter Turnquest told Tribune Business that this

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WTO advocate argues Bahamas to never join

A prominent World Trade Organisation (WTO) advocate yesterday said he doubts The Bahamas will ever join, adding: “You can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink”.Carey Leonard, the former Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) in-house attorney, t

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Bahamas must 'totally embrace' physical regime

A former attorney general yesterday said The Bahamas “must absolutely embrace” its new regulatory regime to attract fresh investment, jobs and companies to this jurisdiction. John Delaney, pictured , now principal of the Delaney Partners law firm, t

NHI's extra $10m 'no cost overrun'

Top National Health Insurance (NHI) executives yesterday said extra government funding was required to cover the five percent monthly increase in beneficiaries, and did not represent a “cost overrun”.Dr Robin Roberts, the National Health Insurance Au

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Insurer suffers $220m in Hurricane Dorian claims

JS Johnson’s underwriting affiliate suffered just a $105,787 net loss for 2020 despite incurring more than $220m in insurance claims, it was revealed yesterday.The BISX-listed broker and agent, unveiling its results for the full-year and fourth quart

NHI: 'Struggle' to get data protection here

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme yesterday said its newly-launched electronic health record (EHR) system will achieve the “highest standards” of data protection by being hosted offshore.Graham Whitmarsh, pictured, NHI’s managing director an

Buyer demand rising as post-Dorian prices halve

Buyer demand for Abaco homes is increasing with properties selling at about 50 percent of their pre-Dorian value, a Hope Town-based realtor. Jane Patterson, a Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty estate agent, said: “Most of the buyers I have bee

'Prioritise growth over living cost reductions'

A former Cabinet minister says The Bahamas must prioritise economic growth over cost of living reductions. Zhivargo Laing, pictured , former minister of state for finance under the last Ingraham administration, told Tribune Business: “Let’s be clear

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For second straight season, BJ hits Owls' first homer

BJ Murray has made a habit of opening day heroics for the FAU Owls baseball programme. For the second consecutive season, Murray hit FAU’s first home run of the season, and helped the Owls open his sophomore season with a three-game sweep over the D