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Bank’s nine-month $58m beats full-year profit goal

Commonwealth Bank is targeting its growing deposit base for new borrowers after hitting its 2022 full-year profit goal in just nine months through a $58.22m bottom line.

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Two year prison sentence for shop breaking

A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after admitting to shop-breaking to fund his cocaine addiction.

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Water Corp debts to top supplier slashed by 30%

The Government has slashed the debts owed by the Water & Sewerage Corporation to its main supplier by almost 30 percent or $6.3m during the first nine months of 2022.

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Man admits breaking into church

A MAN was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday after admitting to breaking into a church and stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment six years ago.

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This year’s Black Friday successful for local businesses

LOCAL businesses said Black Friday was successful this year as customers dashed to the stores to catch the sales. The Tribune canvassed several businesses on Black Friday, which was on November 25.

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Pair admit shop breaking, stealing

TWO men admitted to breaking into a convenience store to steal cash and a cellphone.

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Harbour woes ‘threaten life, immense damage’

Nassau’s main commercial shipping port is renewing warnings that failure to repair the harbour’s western breakwater could “result in immense damage to, and threaten life”, in the city centre.

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GOVT WILL TALK TO PHARMACIES: Shut down has ended - for now

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis yesterday insisted the government will not reverse its decision to enforce new price control regulations despite the “unexpected” shutdown action taken by pharmacies yesterday.

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Grand Bahama to implement high-tech crime-fighting resources

ASSISTANT Police Commissioner Theophilus Cunningham announced that three high-tech crime-fighting resources, already in use in New Providence, will be implemented on Grand Bahama very soon just in time for the Christmas season.

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CBS sees 41% Black Friday sales increase

CBS Bahamas yesterday said Black Friday sales increased by 41 percent compared to pre-pandemic 2019 as Bahamians moved to beat supply chain backlogs through acquiring Christmas gifts early.

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Side-by-side with police on crime beat

POLICE of the southwestern division in New Providence took members of the media on a ride-along to visit various sectors of the community on Friday.

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Business destroyed by Dorian is ruined again by Nicole

MEDIOUS Edgecombe, the owner of Coopers Town Marine, is in good spirits despite his business being destroyed by Hurricane Nicole after barely recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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Father admits his $259k drugs guilt

A FATHER was sentenced to 18 months in custody yesterday after admitting to possessing $259,000 worth of marijuana police found because of a routine traffic stop of his son in 2019.

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Businesses expecting no decrease in sales for Black Friday this year

LOCAL businesses do not anticipate a decrease in sales this Black Friday, despite the rise in inflation and other recent financial challenges faced by consumers.

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Downtown Freeport calls for Dorian tax breaks extension

THE Downtown Freeport Business Association (DFBA) yesterday urged the Government to extend the Hurricane Dorian-related tax breaks and help revive an area where one in three buildings sit empty.

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Ex-minister: ‘Very little we can do to combat inflation’

A FORMER Cabinet minister yesterday said “there is no benefit” from the Central Bank raising local interest rates to fight inflation because rising prices are largely “imported” by The Bahamas.

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GB business owners in Dorian flashbacks

GRAND Bahama business owners yesterday said sub-tropical Storm Nicole is giving them flashbacks to Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact on the island just over three years ago.

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Cayman Prep, St Andrew’s emerge as champions in LCIS KPMG Football Fest

LYFORD Cay International School (LCIS) hosted its 9th KPMG Football Fest last weekend.

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Man bailed on charges of theft and escape

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on theft and escape charges.

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Revitalisation of downtown Freeport 'is finally here' – Winn Dixie food store building renamed

THE renaming of the former Winn Dixie food store building to The Winn by Milo B Butler & Sons Investment Company Ltd, signals the much-anticipated revitalisation of downtown Freeport, and the opening of AML’s second Solomon’s Food store location on Grand Bahama.

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