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Bidder infuriated over water plant open tender plan

The Government has decided to put the multi-million dollar Windsor reverse osmosis plant contract out to public tender, a move that was yesterday described as “a slap in the face” by one group with a long-standing interest.

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Bacardi buyers to heat up bottled water market

The investor group that acquired the former Bacardi plant is set to go head-to-head with Aquapure and Chelsea’s Choice by entering the reverse osmosis water market in April/May 2013, believing it can achieve “equal market share” with the incumbents.

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Vehicle plunges into window

A CAR plunged into a glass window at the Platinum Sporting Lounge on Dowdswell Street yesterday evening.

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PRIVY COUNCIL GRANTS INJUNCTION TO STOP DREDGING

In a stunning new development, the Privy Council in London today granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application stopping dredging activities from continuing in Bimini, reversing a decision by the Bahamas Court of Appeal on Monday.

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Bahamas ‘on probation’: 17-step action plan cure

The Government has detailed a 17-step ‘action plan’ to strengthen the Bahamas’ anti-money laundering regime, with a top regulator describing this nation as “on probation” over increasing weaknesses.

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Casino reforms keep expat resident bar

The Government’s decision not to allow permanent residents and work permit holders to gamble in Bahamian casinos is a “miniscule” issue that will not delay much-needed reform, a tourism industry executive said yesterday.

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'Likes for Mon' pays off for Keishel - and her mother

KEISHEL McAlpine likes her mother - a lot. And the reverse is true too, especially after Keishel won her an $8,500 prize in John Bull’s ‘Likes for Mom’ competition.

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Plaza battle brews on City Market pensions

The long-running City Markets pension fund saga has given rise to a brewing legal battle over the majority 70 per cent ownership interest in a West Bay Street shopping plaza.

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Businesses 'on their own' in VAT readiness

Bahamian businesses are “on their own” in preparing for Value-Added Tax (VAT), the head of a BISX-listed retail group yesterday suggesting there was no appreciation for the massive overnight re-pricing challenge facing his sector.

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THE FINANCIAL FOCUS: More clarity needed over numbers 'vote'

In its Charter for Governance, the then-opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) promised that if elected, in its first 100 days, it would: “Hold a referendum of the general Bahamian population to determine whether it is the desire of Bahamians to legalise the numbers business.

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Water Corp 'caught by surprise' on higher bills

BISX-listed Consolidated Water believes its Blue Hills facility has given the Bahamas the largest reverse osmosis plant of its type "in the Western Hemisphere", although its recent 4.8 million gallon expansion caught the Water & Sewerage Corporation "a little bit by surprise".

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Fight 'not abandoned' over roads reversal

Members of the Coconut Grove Business League (CGBL) have “not abandoned the fight” and will continue to pursue legal action to reverse the once one-way traffic system on Blue Hill Road and Market Street.

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Union president calls for removal of Rollins as gaming board chairman

BAHAMAS Public Services Union President John Pinder says he will continue to advocate for the removal of Gaming Board Chairman Dr Andre Rollins in the midst of several decisions which had to be reversed by Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Policy changes neccessary for renewable energy push says sector expert

A change in policy is necessary to facilitate the Bahamas’ progression towards renewable energy according to the head of a leading renewable energy firm.

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Bahamas resident ‘reverses ageing process’

BILLIONAIRE fashion designer and Bahamas resident Peter Nygard says he is getting younger - after he reversed the ageing process using stem cells.

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Businesses may sue if government fails to pay

ACTION is imminent if no agreement can be reached with the government to compensate members of the Coconut Grove Business League for business lost when roadworks closed the area and the one-way traffic system on Baillou Hill Road and Market Streets was reversed.

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New water plant in 300% quality rise

A WATER plant that will supply western New Providence communities has seen a 300 per cent quality improvement since it began service in 2017.New Providence Water Development Company’s (NPWDCo) new reverse osmosis plant, now-completed following a two-

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Bail bond revoked for Bahamian in explosives trial

A US judge last week reversed his decision to grant bail for self-described neo-Nazi and US National Guard officer Brandon Russell.The former St Andrews School student will remain in federal custody as he awaits trial on explosives charges - a decisi

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TOUGH CALL: The lasting effects for the Bahamas of events in 2013

OVER the holidays, I had the pleasure of editing the English version of an article written by an Italian journalist and longtime friend. That article reviewed the legacy of 2013 for the international community.

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UPDATE: Police deny students access to the House of Assembly

Police officers are out in force in Rawson Square this morning as protestors from The College of the Bahamas are expected to gather in the front of the House of Assembly to demand the reversal of proposed fee increases.