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BTC targets 55% of Nassau, GB for fibre linkage

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) operational head yesterday said more than half the homes in Nassau and Grand Bahama will be passed by its latest network technology come year-end 2021 as it launches a national Internet connectivity drive.

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New power plant deal 'weeks out'

Shell North America says "a degree of urgency" is required to close the deal for New Providence's new multi-million dollar power plant with an agreement thought to be just "weeks out" from conclusion.

Oil exploration fears for 'eco centric mecca'

An Andros bonefishing lodge's co-owner has voice alarm that that "the eco-centric mecca" of The Bahamas could be irreparably harmed if oil exploration plans go awry.

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Reforms 'attack debt excesses'

The deputy prime minister believes upcoming fiscal reforms will "take the mystery out of the public finances" and enable the Government to "attack the excesses" that have built a multi-billion national debt.

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Minister: 'Consequences' for missing COVID tests

A Cabinet minister has warned there will be "consequences" for visitors and residents who fail to adhere to the new COVID-19 testing regime, adding: "Why would you not comply?"

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According to data published by the World Health Organisation, there is a virus going around causing an illness that this year will be responsible for the death of more than six hundred thousand people around the globe.

Bridging the gender gap critical for cyber security

There are arguably two key problems encountered with cyber security governance - the misrepresentation of cyber security risks at executive and Board levels, and the under-representation of women in the industry. Yet the pressure to secure businesses against cyber-related incidents and, more importantly, cyber breaches is immense.

Over 150 attend Bahamas real estate trade mission

More than 150 realtors from The Bahamas and Florida’s Royal Palm Coast participated in the first joint Florida-Bahamas real estate trade mission held on October 1.

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BPL fuel hedge hits 30% savings target

A Cabinet minister says many consumers may not appreciate that Bahamas Power & Light's (BPL) fuel hedging strategy has already produced 30 percent savings on their total energy bill year-over-year.

Developer to build on $80m in pre-existing infrastructure

A Bahamas-based developer is aiming to capitalise on $80m in pre-existing infrastructure investments by starting vertical construction on its high-end Abaco boutique resort before year-end.

Top Abaco resorts: We're ready for tourism's return

Two major Abaco resorts say they are ready for the country's November 1 tourism re-opening after completing post-Hurricane Dorian repairs.

Gov't expands digital platform roll-out drive

The Government is developing digital platforms to automate the Cabinet Office's functions and to handle the planning process at the Ministry of Works.

Cruise line holds Bahamas return to December 18

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has unveiled a further delay to its operational restart by setting December 18 as the date when its Grand Classica vessel will resume voyages to Grand Bahama.

COVID-19 forces two Scotia branch closings

Scotiabank (Bahamas) has been forced to close two Nassau branches within 24 hours after staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

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Atlantis on the 'bubble' for late 2020 re-open

Atlantis is targeting a phased re-opening before year-end 2020 by creating a COVID-19 free "bubble" for guests via the 'Vacation in Place' model, it was revealed yesterday.