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Web shops will grow again after recent layoffs, says Wilchcombe

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe believes web shop operations will eventually grow and employ more Bahamians, reversing a concerning trend.

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Super Value chief eyes overtime ease via new measures

Super Value’s principal yesterday voiced hope that new shopping restrictions will “work better than what’s happening now” and enable him to reverse a 20 percent increase in overtime payroll. Rupert Roberts told Tribune Business that the Prime Minist

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Roberts hails extra hours from lockdown relaxation

Super Value's president last night said the reversal of New Providence's near-total lockdown was "better than back to normal" as his stores can now open for longer than they did pre-COVID-19. Rupert Roberts told Tribune Business that his 13-store su

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$20m spent on western water supply upgrades

New Providence Water Development Company (NPWDCo) has spent almost $20 million over the past year upgrading its water supply infrastructure, with its reverse osmosis plant set to be completed later this summer.The upgrades include a move from the Mou

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Cable Beach residents oppose shopping centre

PLANS by the owners of the Wendy's fast food franchise to construct another shopping centre in the Cable Beach area have again been me

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Unemployment figures

I hope the Minister of Labour is not breaking out too much champagne, based on the recent unemployment figures, as the position is already reversed, with children leaving school – and do you classify the Baha Mar employees as unemployed?

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Web shop gaming impact is a lottery

An Exuma businessman examines the impact of gambling’s proliferation, and what can be done to control it

ELECTIONS ​have​ ​consequences. The​ ​Free​ ​National​ ​Movement​ ​(FNM) won​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​election,​ ​so​ ​Prime​ ​Minister​ ​Hubert​ ​A.​ ​Minnis and​ ​his​ ​Cabinet​ ​must​ ​now​ ​make​ ​decisions.

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A gambling solution

Please allow me to add my ten cents worth to the current debate concerning the forthcoming poll on gambling in the Bahamas.

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We are gambling with gambling

The Prime Minister proudly announced that the referendum on gambling will be held on December 3, 2012.

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Department store in Freeport to close after 50 years

PARK and Shop is closing after nearly 50 years. Many persons flocked to the department store in downtown Freeport on Monday for its big closeout sale.The closure comes amidst continuing economic hardship on the island that has affected many business

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Increased web shop taxes not ruled out

The Deputy Prime Minister has not ruled out new or increased taxes for web shops, saying the Government had to consider sector integrity as well as revenues.

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Central Bank is 'still evaluating' Gaming Bill

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is “still evaluating” the Gaming Bill 2014 and accompanying regulations/legislation to determine whether they conform with international anti-money laundering standards, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

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Government seems brain dead

BP&L…receivables of at least $91.6million unsure if that includes what Government owes them, which usually is in excess of $30 million so BP&L are owed a whopping $115 million!

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PM reverses new lockdown measures

A DAY after announcing a seven-day immediate lockdown for New Providence, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has reversed the harsh measures, allowing food stores, pharmacies, water depots, gas stations and hardware stores to open from 6am to 9pm beginning Wednesday.

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SHAMBOLIC: PM forced into dramatic U-turn after public fury at ‘no notice’ lockdown

LESS than 24 hours after announcing a seven-day immediate lockdown for New Providence, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis reversed the harsh measures yesterday afternoon and allowed food stores, pharmacies, water depots, gas stations and hardware stores to open from 6am to 9pm beginning today.

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Water Corp’s two-page deals ‘not good enough’

The Water & Sewerage Corporation’s water supply contracts are “not good enough”, its chairman revealing many consist of just a two-page Letter of Acceptance.

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Govt 'gives no favours'over duty rate revision

A Bahamian juice drink manufacturer yesterday said “government hasn’t done us any favours” despite partially reversing its decision to eliminate the 60 per cent tariff on rival imports.Mervin Sweeting, Switcha Bahamas’ chief executive, told that Trib

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DIANE PHILLIPS: We're selling ourselves cheap and it's got to stop

Once the avenue of luxury shopping dreams, today’s Bay Street is more accurately the ageing T-shirt capital of The Bahamas. All is far from lost.

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Vaccines while you shop at Super Value

Super Value’s principal yesterday said he will be “very disappointed if thousands” of shoppers fail to get COVID-vaccinated at two of his stores this weekend, adding: “We must get to 100 percent.”

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