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Vaccines while you shop at Super Value

Super Value’s principal yesterday said he will be “very disappointed if thousands” of shoppers fail to get COVID-vaccinated at two of his stores this weekend, adding: “We must get to 100 percent.”

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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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Union chief hails ‘night and day’ labour change

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) president yesterday accused the former Minnis administration of committing “an unforgivable sin” as he hailed a “night and day” difference in labour relations.

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‘Rolling with the punches’ over retail make or break

A Bahamas Federation of Retailers co-chair yesterday reiterated that the Christmas shopping season will be “make or break” for many merchants, adding: “We’re just rolling with the punches.”

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Higher turkey prices a Thanksgiving turn-off

A food store manager believes increased turkey prices are turning consumers off from Thanksgiving shopping.

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Pintard alarm at Urban Renewal ‘abuse’

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard said he is concerned by reports that employees of Urban Renewal have been verbally abused and intimidated at the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Renewal.

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Realtor questions VAT break for ‘rich’ buyers

A realtor yesterday questioned why the Government is effectively giving a break to “rich” overseas real estate buyers while raising VAT on the poor by taxing ‘breadbasket’ food items again.

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Golden Gates church row simmers on

FORMER defendants in the Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries case said the recent ruling of Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder, which was favourable to them, is still not being followed, more than a month after the judgement was handed down.

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Payment provider in Christmas give back

A BAHAMIAN electronic payments provider has launched its Win It Back holiday campaign through which 50 customers will receive 100 percent cash back on their purchases.

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International Bazaar is an embarrassment

Fire fighters of the Grand Bahama Fire Services, the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye Bahamas averted an unmitigated disaster by quickly outing the fire blaze at the once popular International Bazaar.

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Fourth wave fears will lead to booster rollout

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville says the government is planning to roll out booster vaccine shots to immunocompromised Bahamians and residents before year’s end amid mounting concerns of a possible fourth COVID-19 wave.

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Fidelity eyes $21m-$22m profit following ‘overshoot’

A BISX-listed bank is targeting full-year net income of $21m-$22m after its exceeding its budgetary target during the first nine months of 2021, its chief executive revealed yesterday.

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GOVT SEEKS TO LIFT DEMOLITION BLOCK: Judge asked to scrap order preventing shanty town actions

THE government is seeking leave to appeal an interim injunction that barred it from destroying shanty town structures across Abaco until a Supreme Court judge delivers her decision on a judicial review on the demolition of the unregulated communities.

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Just 72% of vendors back to Straw Market

Just 72 percent of straw vendors are returning to the re-opened Bay Street facility, it was revealed yesterday, representing a 140-person decline from pre-COVID levels.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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Building destroyed at International Bazaar

A dilapidated commercial building was gutted and destroyed following a massive fire at the International Bazaar early yesterday morning.

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FRONT PORCH: Why don’t the unvaccinated listen? More waves are coming and hundreds are going to die

After the punishing Delta wave and now with much lower case numbers and deaths, there is a lulling complacency setting in yet again throughout the country about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.