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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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Water & Sewerage supplier eyes expansion despite $18.5m debt

The Water & Sewerage Corporation’s main supplier is eyeing potential expansion possibilities on New Providence notwithstanding the $18.5m debt that the state-owned utility continues to owe it.

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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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Explorer: We won’t sell off Bahamas heritage

An underwater explorer has pledged not to sell or “split up” the valuable gems and historical artifacts it is recovering from the wreck of a centuries-old Spanish treasure galleon in Bahamian waters.

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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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VAT holiday push-back brings frustration

THE government’s decision to push back the VAT Holiday for back-to-school shopping was criticised by the Free National Movement and has caused frustration among some parents.

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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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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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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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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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A year in jail over loaded pistol

A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for having a loaded pistol.

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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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UPDATED: Man shot dead at barbershop

A MAN in his mid-20s was shot and killed at a barber shop yesterday afternoon, police said.

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One year sentence for shop breaking, stealing

A LONG island man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a local medical laboratory.

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Man charged with string of robberies on Exuma

A MAN from Exuma was granted bail on Friday for a string of robberies on the island and was also ordered to pay a fine on a drug charge.

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$100k fine for drugs charges

A MAN was fined $100,000 yesterday for drug charges dating back to 2014.

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Thompson: What happened to VAT-free holiday periods?

KWASI Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama, has called on the Government to provide timelines for when it will announce dates for “critical” VAT-free initiatives that would provide savings to Bahamians locally.