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Senate agrees Business Licence Amendment Bill

THE Senate has passed the Business Licence Amendment Bill 2018, aiding the Minnis administration’s push to repeal amendments it brought earlier this year.

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Abaco group appeals Supreme Court order to pay $250,000 'security costs'

AN Abaco-based advocacy group is contesting a Supreme Court judge’s order for it to pay the government and a US-based developer a combined $250,000 in “security costs” ahead of the group’s judicial review of the proposed construction of a marina at the heart of a solar powered community.

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‘Miss Florida’ to face drugs trial next year

INTERNET sensation Handerea “Miss Florida” Rolle’s criminal trial alleging that she was caught with $1,700 worth of marijuana, intending to supply it to others, will continue early next year.

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Time we had a more efficient taxation system

As a way to raise revenue for The Bahamas, I can think of no worse way than the current customs duty regime.

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Sterling expands its executive team

Sterling Global Financial, the Bahamian-headquartered financial services provider with more than $9 billion in assets under administration and management, has expanded its executive team.

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Anti-smuggling working focused on nuclear security

THE International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) in collaboration with the Royal Bahamas Police Force held an opening ceremony yesterday at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel for an anti-smuggling workshop.

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Powerade to fuel United FC

THE Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) is proud to return as a sponsor of the United Football Club (United FC) for the 2019 season.

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BTC pays for Black Friday meltdown

Regulators have ordered the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to pay 50 percent of its fine for last year’s Black Friday mobile number portability meltdown to affected consumers.

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Getting ‘Tingsy’ with it: Young entrepreneur finds success with gift box venture

ALL over the world, there has been a rise of millennial entrepreneurship as young men and women are starting more companies and holding managerial positions.

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INSIGHT: Feeling safer? I’m amazed Minnis could say that with a straight face

WITH the nation on pace for its lowest murder count in a decade, the government has much to be proud of with regard to its crime fighting efforts. The previous government campaigned and won the 2012 election largely on an empty promise to eradicate crime. Unfortunately, we all know how that panned out. Successive murder records were set under the former administration and fear was at an all-time high with rapes, robberies and murder rampant throughout the country.

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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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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!