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Baha Mar join with free vaccine centre initiative

THE Baha Mar Resort will now join Atlantis Paradise Island as a vaccination centre free of charge for people registered starting today.

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Minister ‘not moved’ by resort threats

A CABINET minister said he is “not moved” if the owner of Compass Point resort wants to close the resort.

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Financial Services in review of UK economic agreement

THE United Kingdom’s Economic Partnership Agreement with The Bahamas is under review due to the impact of climate change and COVID-19 challenges.

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Real estate expert brands govt lot offer ‘exciting’

A REAL estate expert supports the government’s plans to develop the Western portion of New Providence as an affordable upscale subdivision for young Bahamians.

Jet ski operator ‘turned away’ by Port Authority

AN established watersports company is “frustrated” by having to turn away customers because the Port Authority won’t license their jet skis.

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Bahamas travel interest ramps up

NASSAU Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) has reported a significant jump in interest in holidaying in The Bahamas.

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Bank chief: Global projections mean nothing locally

A leading banker believes global growth projections mean nothing for The Bahamas and we should concentrate instead on the tour core tourism market of America.

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Unemployment extension hailed by labour specialist

THE extension of unemployment benefits by the government has been hailed as “fantastic” by a senior businessman who believes it will help stave off redundancies for many furloughed workers.

Local shop initiative looking for ‘next big thing’

THE ShopLocal initiative will be extended through this month as the initiative’s director is looking for “the next big thing” to spur Bahamians into shopping at home.

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THE ART OF GRAPHIX: Cons of the graphic designer career

I NEED the design today? Really…

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Hotels chief: U.S. quarantine drop ‘step in right direction’

Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) president said the US dropping its quarantine policy for vaccinated Americans returning from abroad is a “step in the right direction”.

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Cay staff ‘anxious’ on cruise return

Great Stirrup Cay management are “anxious” for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to return to the cay after the cruise company announced it was resuming sailings in the Caribbean.

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Govt’s CIRT launch in cyber security ‘best practice’

A local technology provider said the launch of the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) would allow the country to follow “global best practice” on cyber security.

CDC issues cruise guidelines to resume sailings

The Centres for Disease Control in the US has issued new technical guidance for cruise lines looking to resume sailing in 2021.

Distillery to launch despite COVID setback

A new rum distillery was held back by COVID-19’s impact last year but is now ready to showcase their business as a tourist attraction.