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Water & Sewerage to unveil infrastructure enhancements

The Water and Sewerage Corporation’s (WSC) executive chairman forecast that multiple “commissionings” for new water infrastructure will take place during 2021.

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Issues and ideas

The Gaming Industry and our economic recovery. This is my second article in a series of articles that I am writing with ideas that in my opinion would boost the Bahamian economy.

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‘Disconcerted’ by Water Corporation supply takeover

A South Eleuthera business owner yesterday described the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s planned takeover of the area’s water production as “disconcerting” and not representing “a step forward”.

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Gambler winnings tax pushed to January 16

Implementation of the tax on web shop patrons' winnings has been pushed back two weeks to January 16 to allow the Government to provide all those impacted with sufficient notice.

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Super Value cuts Sunday hours on 25% sales drop

Super Value has slashed Sunday shopping hours after sales “dropped off 25 percent”, its principal revealed yesterday, adding: “They aren’t coming to show off their church hats any more.”

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Tourism chief’s warning: ‘Don’t throw it all away’

Tourism industry chiefs yesterday warned The Bahamas “must reverse the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the shortest possible time” after the country was downgraded by US health authorities.

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Super Value chief: 'Our prayers have been answered'

Super Value's president yesterday hailed the supermarket industry's reclamation of its full hours and Sunday shopping, saying: "Our prayers have been answered."

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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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Dismal start to the year for Port Lucaya Marketplace

The Straw Markets are closed and there are no visitors buying authentic souvenir straw crafts or browsing the stores and eating in the restaurants at Port Lucaya Marketplace - making it a dismal start to 2021.

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$65m airport expansion: Legal threat ‘no setback’

The government’s top aviation official yesterday said he foresees “no setback” to the $65m North Eleuthera airport expansion despite legal action that is seeking to evict its agencies from that location.

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Supply cut-off threat on $4.5m Water Corp debt

Thousands of Family Island residents face having their water supply cut-off on Monday unless the Water & Sewerage Corporation settles an allegedly outstanding $4.5m debt.

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Island Luck co-founder strikes US plea bargain

A co-founder of the Island Luck web shop chain has agreed a plea deal with US authorities that omits all mention of the human smuggling offences he was initially charged with.

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COVID delays Island Luck co-founder’s US sentencing

A co-founder of the Island Luck web shop chain has persuaded a US federal court to delay his sentencing by 30 days because he has become ill with COVID-19.

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Stealing from the poor

I am writing this letter to you because I am fed up with the unscrupulous practices by merchants across the Bahamas. The stores have decided to take on the reversed philosophy of Robin Hood. In my opinion it is the perfect example of the rich stealing from the poor.

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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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Grand Lucayan feels the ‘chill’ with no A/C

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman yesterday blamed the resort’s recent closure to overnight guests on an inferior water supply that “rotted our chillers” and left it without air conditioning.

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Flowers defeats web shop chief’s $1m dismissal claim

Craig Flowers’ FML web shop chain has defeated a $1m constructive dismissal claim by a former senior executive who was found to have “abandoned” his post following a probe into “irregularities”.

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Reverse osmosis units arrive in Grand Bahama

THE first shipment of reverse osmosis units has arrived in Grand Bahama for construction of a new three-million-gallon RO plant being built at a cost of $5m by the Grand Bahama Utility Company.

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Greater FDI linkages 'beautiful' for locals

A Bahamian manufacturing advocate yesterday said it would be "beautiful" if the Government fosters greater “linkages” between local producers and major resort and real estate developments.