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Jamaica the model for investment promotion

THE Government is planning to use the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) as the model for investments promotions arm it wants to add to the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA).

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Scheidt/Boening demolish opposition on final day of Star Sailors League Finals qualifying

While the star performers today certainly were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet. For on Friday, the final Qualifier races were held at the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau.

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Pop-up farmer's markets bring in more than $250,000

BAHAMAS Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes announced Friday pop-up farmer’s markets around the capital have brought in more than $250,000 in revenue this year.

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PM: Public’s not afraid any more

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is convinced Bahamians are no longer fearful of crime under his administration as was the case in years past, adding yesterday he was pleased with the accomplishments authorities have achieved in a short timeframe.

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Grand Bahama is winning the war on drugs, says ACP Butler

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Samuel Butler said yesterday the force has had a “major impact” on the war on drugs in Grand Bahama.

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The true meaning of Advent

Advent began last Sunday, December 2, and continues to Christmas Eve. There are four weeks in this season. Hold the breaks; no, it’s not Christmas yet!

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Being the gift

Based on the music, decorations and clothing out now, we know everyone is anticipating Christmas. If not for Junkanoo, then for the shopping and decorating. If not that, then for the food. Of course the holiday and days off are a bonus as well.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Americans will spend $465 billion on their Christmas gifts, what will Bahamians do?

The Washington-based National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, estimates Americans will spend $465 billion on Christmas gifts this year.

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Chamber confident ‘reason will prevail’ in labour disputes

The Chamber of Commerce’s chairman yesterday expressed optimism that “reason will prevail”, giving the Government a vote of confidence in its ability to prevent further industrial unrest.

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Legal battle to restart on web shop taxation

The Government and web shops will resolve their dispute over the industry’s “sliding scale” tax structure in the courts, it was revealed yesterday, despite making progress on the “patron tax”.

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Government seems brain dead

BP&L…receivables of at least $91.6million unsure if that includes what Government owes them, which usually is in excess of $30 million so BP&L are owed a whopping $115 million!

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Teen author debuts new book at Atlantis, Ardastra

Most authors pray they will snag a spot on the New York Times, Washington Post or Amazon’s best-sellers list to get wide exposure, but 14-year-old Sierra Blair took a different route.

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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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Airbnb’s October bookings up 50%

Stopover tourist visitors to The Bahamas increased by 7.4 percent over the first three quarters of 2018 with the Central Bank forecasting “continued economic strengthening” through year-end.

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INSIGHT: A president who delivered a moment to America when anything felt possible

There are many reasons to miss George HW Bush, the 41st President of the United States who died at the weekend. A World War II hero, he later served his country with great distinction in a number of important positions before becoming vice president and then president.

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BOB chair: ‘Peanut’ profits make dividend premature

Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) chairman says it is “premature” to discuss resuming ordinary shareholder dividend payments when profits to-date have been “kind of peanuts”.

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Accountants await business licence regulation change

The Government is expected to “reverse” by mid-December its requirement for certified bank statements to accompany business licence renewals, a top accountant has revealed.

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Web shops stunned by ‘patron tax’ rules tabling

Web shop attorneys yesterday said the sector was stunned by the Government’s tabling of the five percent “patron tax” rules in Parliament given that the two sides remain far apart.

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Hotel ‘work-to-rule’ goes into weekend

Unionised hotel employees will continue their “work-to-rule” through the weekend after little progress was made in resolving differences with Atlantis at yesterday’s Labour Department meeting.

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40 to be hired as part of plan to clean up Over-the-Hill

FORTY people in Centreville and Bain and Grants Town will be hired as environmental monitors for a 52-week programme to identify and help get rid of bulk waste, derelict vehicles and other environmental hazards, according to Rocky Nesbitt, the project manager of the Over-the-Hill rejuvenation initiative.