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Digital payments player sees off Sebas seizure

A Bahamian digital payments provider has successfully fought off a bid to seize control of its operations by fully repaying the debt owed to Sebas Bastian’s investment house.

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FACE TO FACE: Win, lose or draw, Jayda’s giving it all she has

MORE and more kids are becoming entrepreneurs these days. Parents are pushing their children to think outside of the box of just having a job or even having one source of income. This shows we are in a new age of parenting.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth Caribbean countries – all republics by 2030?

BY 2030, it is more than likely that the eight independent Commonwealth countries which are still monarchical states, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, will become Republics.

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Dive operator hopes cancellations don’t exceed 15% mark

A Bimini dive operator is hoping COVID-related cancellations do not exceed the current 15 percent level with “40 percent of more” of annual business generated in the first three calendar months.

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Open schools

The mission statement of The Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training, Bahamas is “To provide ALL persons in the Bahamas an opportunity to receive a quality education in an interdependent changing world.” I cannot think of a more true example than the world we live in today.

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Govt approved $1m to support Bahamas Pavilion and 'presence' in Dubai

THE Davis administration approved up to $1m to support The Bahamas Pavilion and a Bahamian "presence" in Dubai, according to Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Latrae Rahming.

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IHOP Bahamas arrival targets up to 130 jobs

A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday revealed plans to create up to 130 local jobs by making this nation “the anchor for the whole Caribbean” with the IHOP franchise he has just secured.

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Stupid are we!

I see that the politics of remote learning is not keeping pace with the reality of it all. Indeed, virtual learning is a new cultural pill that many Bahamian parents will have to swallow, and adjust to eventually.

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New location drives 80% of December sales rise for AID

A major Bahamian retailer yesterday revealed that its newly-opened Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove store was responsible for 80 percent of the December sales increase seen in Nassau.

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Inflation to wipe VAT cut savings

Rising inflationary pressures could wipe out any consumer savings generated by the VAT rate being cut to 10 percent, a supermarket executive warned yesterday.

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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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‘Not a single merchant’ avoids COVID staff woe

The Bahamas Federation of Retailers’ co-chair yesterday said “there’s not a single merchant I’ve spoken to” who has escaped COVID staffing shortages as she branded Christmas “hit or miss”.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Four simple steps to really help us make this a better year

HERE we are, in a new calendar year. We always look forward to the fresh start a new year represents, but especially after going through a difficult one.

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Gambler winnings tax ‘too complex’

The Minnis administration chose not to implement the tax on web shop patron winnings because it was “too complex” and could have driven gamblers back into the underground economy.

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Betting shops new levy scrapped

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said the government will do away with a patron tax on lottery winnings, although the levy was never implemented on gaming houses.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Naughty’s New Year’s resolutions

How lost were we thinking 2021 would be so much different and better then 2020.

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COVID resets the clock on Arawak Cay operations

FISH Fry at Arawak Cay will go back to late hour service in the New Year as demand picks up.

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VAT change prompts hirings

Super Value will bring in new staff to help with its Value Added Tax (VAT) re-pricing for the January 1 switch to 10 percent from 12 percent.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The grinches who stole Christmas

TODAY is Christmas Eve. At least technically it is Christmas Eve. For all those who had plans to gather with family tonight or tomorrow and had to cancel those plans, thanks to the grinches who stole Christmas, it doesn’t feel like Christmas Eve.

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Cost of change from playing ‘VAT politics’

The “era of Value Added Tax (VAT) politics” is making things difficult, one large food store chain executive said.

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