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Retailers fret on Christmas stock

Bahamian retailers yesterday said the global supply chain crisis is making them fret over whether Christmas product orders will arrive in time for the festive season.

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APD container volumes 1,100 below pre-COVID

New Providence’s commercial shipping industry has suffered “no significant” impact from global supply chain disruptions with container volumes up 11 percent for the two months to end-August.

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Minnis: What caused Inagua COVID spike?

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has called on health officials to aggressively investigate the recent spike of COVID-19 cases on Inagua, as some residents there call for more restrictive measures.

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PM: 'No regrets' over Adrian Fox support

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he has “no regrets” advocating for a United States court to terminate criminal proceedings against Island Luck co-founder Adrian Fox.

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Fox eyes $100m hotel after New York go-free

Island Luck’s co-founder yesterday said “a weight has been taken off my shoulders” after a federal New York judge allowed him to walk free rather than impose a minor jail sentence.

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Stabbing victim 'was a leader and a positive person'

AN argument is believed to have led to a stabbing that left a man dead on Sunday night, according to the victim’s cousin.

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PM: ‘No regrets’ on Adrian Fox support

The Prime Minister yesterday said he had “no regrets” over urging a US judge to halt the federal authorities’ pursuit of Island Luck’s co-founder over charges relating to human smuggling.

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‘What did Fitzgerald do that was so bad?’

A TOP Progressive Liberal Party Queen’s Counsel says former Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald did nothing that should disqualify him from a senior post in the Davis administration.

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‘High rise’ gambling costs Atlantis staffer

An Atlantis shift engineer’s claim for wrongful dismissal has been rejected after himself and other employees were caught gambling in the electrical room on the Reef’s 20th floor.

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CCC to hold virtual meeting over Grand Bahama electricity rate rise

THE Coalition of Concerned Citizens is opposed to the Grand Bahama Power Company’s proposal for an increase in the electricity rate in Grand Bahama, and plans to hold a virtual town meeting on the issue next month.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Fashion parade and dress code police

DRESS codes, to some people, are necessary. To others, they are restrictive. The way they are received depends heavily on the reason they are introduced, the effectiveness in addressing that cause, enforcement, and the consequences, both intended and unintended, of their existence. It often seems as though we like dress codes. It isn’t that we particularly enjoy being constrained, but watching other people fail to meet the standard appears to be a favourite pastime.

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FNM: PM should be condemned for Fox support

THE Free National Movement has called comments by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis regarding his support for a United States court to terminate criminal proceedings against Island Luck co-founder Adrian Fox “astonishing and reprehensible”.

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Small businesses fear supply crisis more than COVID

Bahamian small businesses view the global supply chain crisis as a bigger threat than COVID-19 itself amid growing anxiety over Christmas deliveries, a sector advocate disclosed yesterday.

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Bahamian retailer expands eastward

A well-known Bahamian retailer yesterday said it is aiming to complete its eastern New Providence expansion in time for Christmas 2021 and reach a market segment currently underserved.

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Leave our statues alone

I saw a professor from the University of The Bahamas on the news saying that all of our colonial statues should be removed. I would like to know who gave him the job of speaking for the Bahamian people? He is free to voice his opinion, but he must not speak for the Bahamian people.

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Bahamas in world’s eighth largest electric car sale rise

The Bahamas was yesterday said to have exceeded last year’s electric vehicle sales in the first nine months of 2021, having produced the world’s eighth largest year-over-year increase during COVID-19’s peak.

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Privy Council hearing could halt Gov’t/developer ‘scuttling’

An outspoken QC was yesterday optimistic that an upcoming Privy Council case may set legal precedent over tactics employed by the Government and developers to “scuttle” court challenges.

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The perfect storm

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There is still a shortage of containers all over the world. The ships are jammed in the ports, for example, in Los Angeles. The pandemic is disrupting global trade.

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‘We will cut VAT and save economy’

THE Davis administration has pledged to “rescue” the economy, stabilise public finances, decrease value added tax, as well as ensure anti-corruption and government transparency.

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U.S.: Fox earned $300k from human trafficking

Island Luck’s co-founder allegedly earned up to $300,000 from human trafficking, US federal prosecutors have asserted, as they urged a New York judge to jail him for up to six months.