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Bahamians are urged to 'acquire taste' for apps

Bahamians were yesterday urged to “acquire a taste for app development” and go beyond simple flyer promotions on Facebook or What’s App.Sherwin Johnson, president of Evo Bahamas, developer of the Bahamas Nightlife app, told Tribune Business: “App dev

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07082020 EDITION

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020.

EDITORIAL: Knocking down shanty towns alone won’t solve anything

IMMIGRATION and work permits have been thrown again into the spotlight – not least by the arrival of more than 100 Mexican workers bound for employment at Baker’s Bay, and the concern from the public over whether those were jobs that could have been done by Bahamians instead.

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ALICIA WALLACE: When we are having a difficult conversation - are we really listening?

Over the past few months, I have been facilitator and participant in scores of conversations. In most cases, they were informal, but generative.

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Bannister: No load shedding this summer

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday expressed confidence that there will be no load shedding across New Providence this summer. He said “we have more generation than we need” to put an end to the country’s longstanding electricity woes. Spea

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BPL announces plan to resume disconnections

BAHAMAS Power and Light announced yesterday that it will immediately resume disconnection of electricity services of residential customers who have $500 or more in arrears for more than 90 days as of April 1. “Any customers with a balance more than

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Minister warning over shanty towns

ANY non-governmental organisation found employing or helping undocumented migrants build illegal structures on government land will be dealt with according to the law, according to Works Minister Desmond Bannister. His comments came after he told re

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Davis criticises government cut to scholarships

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis knocked the Minnis administration yesterday for cutting scholarship grants and subventions to University of The Bahamas, calling the policy an assault on education. In a recent interview with Our

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35 doctors get warm welcome into their new lives

ELIZABETH Turner, daughter of attorney Edward Turner and former leader of the opposition Loretta Butler-Turner, has successfully completed her course of study in medicine. She graduated this past weekend from the University of the West Indies School

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Police chief aiming to improve discipline

COMMISSIONER of Police Paul Rolle admitted the force has seen the level of discipline reduce over the years, something he wants to restore to higher levels. “The discipline over the years we’ve seen a reduction simply because I think we should have

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Man found dead with gunshot wounds

A MAN was found dead yesterday morning with a gunshot wound to the head. This comes after three people were killed last week. ASP Audley Peters told The Tribune the victim is in his late 30s, and is known to the police. However his identity was not

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UPDATED: Three killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama

Three people were killed in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama on Monday night.

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Fusion Superplex: 'We'll be back despite north of $6m loss'

The Fusion Superplex yesterday revealed it has “lost north of $6m” in revenues due to its COVID-19 enforced closure, but pledged: “We’ll definitely be back.” Carlos Foulkes, the cinema and entertainment complex’s chief executive, told Tribune Busine

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Banker: Put homes above life's luxuries

Bahamians must stop prioritising luxury goods, a top banker urged yesterday, with home ownership set to take a “tremendous blow” in the next year due to COVID-19. Gowon Bowe, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) chief financial officer, told a webinar organised

Realtor 'bombed' by buyer interest surge

A prominent Bahamian realtor yesterday said he is “getting bombed” by a surge in buyer interest and visits that has taken him by surprise since the borders opened.Peter Dupuch, founder and president of ERA Dupuch Real Estate, told Tribune Business th

Dorian forces insurer into first-ever reserve release

A Bahamian insurer yesterday revealed it made the first-ever “catastrophe reserves” release in its 25-year history due to Hurricane Dorian’s $200m-plus claims.Timothy Ingraham, Summit Insurance’s president, told Tribune Business that the property and

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Bahamas needs tax structure to match tourism

The Bahamas needs a tax structure that will attract the equivalent of 7m tourists to its financial services industry, a local banker argued yesterday. Gowon Bowe, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) chief financial officer, told a webinar organised by the Chart

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PM confirms two new cases of COVID-19

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis confirmed on Wednesday that there are two new cases of COVID-19 – both in Grand Bahama. Contact tracing is underway.

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‘WE DON’T WANT CONFRONTATION’: Police chief warns public not to break holiday beach ban

COMMISSIONER of Police Paul Rolle expects “people to stay home” after the Prime Minister’s order to close three islands’ beaches for the Independence Day weekend.

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NIB striving to resolve all payment problems

AMID concerns over lengthy delays in receiving unemployment payments, National Insurance Board Minister Brensil Rolle said officials are working to resolve all issues to ensure workers receive their contributions. He insisted that “anyone who is entitled” to NIB benefits will receive them.