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‘Water heater sales are lucrative on GB’

A Grand Bahama hotel operator says “it’s a lucrative business to be in hot water heater sales” as his property grapples with the same salt water issues that have afflicted the nearby Grand Lucayan.

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Retailers in pick-up for Mother’s Day

Florists and gift shops yesterday said they have been receiving “plenty of orders” with Mother’s Day fast approaching, adding that business volumes were holding up well compared to pre-COVID figures.

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Restoring Nassau’s glory days

Every time I drive through downtown Nassau it depresses me.

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‘Extraordinarily high’: Transport costs now 20% of goods prices

A well-known Bahamian retailer is advising locals “to shop early because prices will not be going down” with transport costs accounting for an “extraordinarily high” 20 percent of product costs.

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Thief released after time served in custody

A MAN was released from a custodial sentence yesterday, with a magistrate taking into account his time already served, for stealing.

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Lucayan seeks $3m over water ‘damage’

The government-owned Grand Lucayan yesterday said it is seeking almost $3m in compensation from the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for “the exorbitant loss and damage” caused by poor quality water.

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Kalik maker sees profitability return

Commonwealth Brewery produced a more-than $7.32m bottom line reversal to return to profitability in the 2021 second quarter, with its revival aided by relaxed COVID restrictions and a more open economy.

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Back to school with little sales bump

Retailers are holding their breath for a bump in sales stemming from whatever form schools reopen next month.

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Water Corp ‘author of own demise’ on supply cut-off

The Water & Sewerage Corporation has been blasted as “the author of its own demise” over $644,000 in unpaid bills that resulted in water supply to central Eleuthera residents being cut-off for several days last October.

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A rose that grows from concrete – Bahamian blogger launches successful shop and events company during pandemic

INSPIRED by a poem by the late iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, Bahamian Kiara Rose launched a blog in the midst of the pandemic which has evolved into a popular beauty and lifestyle website and produced an accompanying accessories shop.

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Police warning on fraud trends

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has advised the public to be alert to fraud trends that are taking place in the country - one of which uses web shops to funnel money, while another lures victims under the guise of companionship and love.

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FRONT PORCH: Mixed signals and confusion when bold action is needed

Outlawing marital rape is a clear and easy moral call. It is about upholding the innate dignity and corresponding equality of women, including spouses, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues.

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Advice for those travelling to Black Friday sales

HEALTH experts are advising persons considering travel to the US for Black Friday sales to ensure they practice COVID-19 preventative measures.

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Six arrests in connection with shop-breaking, stealing

GRAND Bahama Police arrested six persons for shop-breaking and stealing after numerous items were discovered at a residence in Eight Mile Rock.

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Police shoot man in buttocks

A JUVENILE who led police on a car chase yesterday morning was shot in the buttocks by officers.

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Bahari Bahamas brand pops up in Grand Bahama

BAHARI Bahamas is returning to Grand Bahama with a pop-up shop to launch its new independence collection at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

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Retailers detect Black Friday spend rebound

RETAILERS reported a “spending rebound” on Black Friday as shoppers queued from 5am to seek-out bargains leading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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Police focus on gun traffickers to curb rising violence

ACTING Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said police are targeting gun traffickers to stem the rise of violence in the country and have also had success against web shop armed robbers.

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VAT cut’s ‘modest’ jobs, growth effect

Cutting the VAT rate to 10 percent will cause “only slight improvement” in job creation and economic growth, a University of the Bahamas (UoB) study asserts, while advocating it still “be pursued’.

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Eleuthera water cut-off prevented at last minute

CENTRAL Eleuthera’s water supply enjoyed a last-minute rescue after the Water & Sewerage Corporation finally submitted a newly-signed contract to the area’s supplier before Friday’s cut-off deadline.