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Teachers win right to hold campus meetings

CHIEF Justice Sir Michael Barnett ruled yesterday that Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) executives could conduct business and hold meetings on school campuses, reversing a stance taken by the Ministry of Education last ye

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Cost impediment to roads reversal

COST will be a major factor in the Government's decision on whether or not to reverse the one-way traffic system on Baillou Hill Road and Market Street, a government official telling Tribune Business yesterday that the impact it would have on traffic management also had to be taken into consideration.

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QC: Web shop tax hikes breach EU’s demands

Island Luck’s attorney yesterday warned that the web shop tax hikes place The Bahamas “in clear and present danger” of violating the European Union’s (EU) anti-tax evasion offensive.

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Cooper fires back after Turnquest blames PLP

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest should quit deflecting blame for his administration’s bad budgeting decisions, Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper said yesterday.Last week, the government halted its implementation of a new sl

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Hotel union: We ‘won’t talk much longer’ with Atlantis

The hotel union will “not talk for much longer” in seeking a resolution to its dispute with Atlantis, its president yesterday pledging: “We won’t allow them to dictate to us.”

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Web shops going legal on closure

Several web shops yesterday "lit the candle under" their attorney to file legal action against the Government by tomorrow "at the latest" over their continuing COVID-19 closure.

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New logistics company strikes global alliance

Fowlco, a newly-formed Freeport logistics company, has struck an alliance with international global logistics provider, Blue Water Shipping.The new venture, Fowlco Blue Water, will offer “end-to-end services” to all cruise lines and ship owners as pa

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Decision today on when to table webshop laws

CABINET will today decide when webshop legislation will be brought before Parliament, according to National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage. The government intends to regulate the sector and has said taxes on the industry will be retroactive to July 1.

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Bran: Too few understand ‘junk’ status fall-out

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday lamented that too few Bahamians understand the ‘junk’ downgrade’s significance, and will only wake-up when Miami shopping trips are priced beyond their means.

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'An election? We've got lots to do before that'

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has said he is not considering a snap election, stressing his government is focused on saving lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TUESDAY'S UPDATES: PM reverses new 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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Long lines and empty shelves after lockdown U-turn

Food stores were inundated with shoppers on Wednesday, hours after the government reversed the seven-day lockdown.

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AML Foods JV ‘address for the east’

BISX-listed AML Foods yesterday unveiled a joint venture to bring its Solomon’s concept to southeastern New Providence and become “the address in the east”.

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GBPA urges strike of ‘watershed case’

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is urging the Supreme Court not to permit a web shop operator’s Judicial Review to become a “watershed case” against it.

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Group calling for change - and ready to march to achieve it

DETERMINED For Absolute Change, a new civic organisation based in Grand Bahama, strongly disapproves of the increase in value added tax by the government and is organising a march in Freeport tomorrow to protest it. Troy Garvey, chairman of DFAC, sa

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TOP REALTOR CALLS FOR STAMP TAX 'REVERSAL'

A LEADING realtor is urging the Government to reverse its Stamp Tax increase on real property transactions, arguing that it is costing the Bahamas much-needed business and discouraging both local and foreign buyers. Mario Carey, head of Mario Carey Realty

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TOP REALTOR CALLS FOR STAMP TAX 'REVERSAL'

A LEADING realtor is urging the Government to reverse its Stamp Tax increase on real property transactions, arguing that it is costing the Bahamas much-needed business and discouraging both local and foreign buyers. Mario Carey, head of Mario Carey Realty

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TOP REALTOR CALLS FOR STAMP TAX 'REVERSAL'

A LEADING realtor is urging the Government to reverse its Stamp Tax increase on real property transactions, arguing that it is costing the Bahamas much-needed business and discouraging both local and foreign buyers. Mario Carey, head of Mario Carey Realty

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bahamians prepare for trip to Dubai

A group of almost 50 Bahamians who will be travelling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in October recetly met with The Bahamas’s non-resident Ambassador to UAE and Qatar, H.E. Tony Joudi.

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Setback on recovery as cases soar again by 110

THE Bahamas recorded 110 additional COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing the nation’s count up to press time to a staggering 1,923.