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‘We buried hatchet’ over retail closure

Super Value’s principal has revealed he and his family “bit the bullet” in closing their loss-making Harbour Bay housewares retailer, adding: “We were fighting a losing battle so we buried the hatchet.”

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Digital assets ‘shot in the arm’ sparks accountants to reunite

The Bahamas’ entry into the digital assets space sparked two well-known accountants to speed up their reunion after a decade apart by merging their two firms with effect from yesterday.

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Digital assets industry 'a major opportunity' for the Bahamas

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson said the government is working with key stakeholders to ensure that Bahamians can benefit from the digital assets industry.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: What it takes to breathe new life into historic Nassau

PARTS of this column first appeared nearly five years ago. Sadly, it remains all too relevant. The Tribune has agreed to re-run it today at my request in light of the Davis administration’s commitment to rescuing and resuscitating the historic city of Nassau.

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Man denies series of Paradise Island thefts

A MAN was charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a series of thefts on Paradise Island that included over $5,000 worth of smart TVs and almost $200 worth of alcohol.

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Super Value principal backs VAT’s breadbasket removal

Super Value’s principal yesterday backed calls to remove VAT from breadbasket foods as a means to ease the burden soaring inflation has imposed on hard-pressed consumers still struggling to recover from COVID-19’s fall-out.

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GOING GLOBAL: PM hails potential of crypto industry for The Bahamas

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the arrival and presence of FTX underscores the “readiness of The Bahamas to be a home for global leaders in the crypto space.”

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Restoring Nassau’s glory days

Every time I drive through downtown Nassau it depresses me.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for FTX headquarters

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said FTX Digital Markets’ groundbreaking for its headquarters sent a strong message that The Bahamas is a safe place for international companies to set up shop.

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Larson a victim of fragility?

I must confess from the outset that I too had joined the chorus of irate Black Bahamians subsequent to revelations in Parliament by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis that the former Free National Movement (FNM) government had paid Susan Holowesko-Larson $1,750 per week to chair the National Food Security Taskforce.

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A new vision

THE Bahamas always benefited from nefarious activities; giving shelter to crooks and shady characters is a historical fact. From 1698-1718, The Bahamas became the world’s capital of piracy. New Providence was sprinkled with whorehouses, motels and shops that catered to pirates. The records will bear witness to corrupt politicians, even governors, of that period, taking bribes and a share of ill-gotten loot.

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Man denied bail in murder case

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with murder.

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WORLD VIEW: Developing countries also victims of Ukraine war

IN the words of UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the war on Ukraine by Russia “is fast becoming a matter of life and death for vulnerable people around the world”.

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Rising to local govt challenge

RISE Bahamas, an advocacy group, has launched its Imagine Local Government campaign joined by partners, Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) Bahamas and One Bahamas in Nassau.

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PETER YOUNG: Boris in Ukraine - brave or foolhardy?

WHAT to cover in a weekly column needs to be determined well in advance in order to leave time for research.

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Full churches to boost funeral employment

The Bahamas Funeral Directors Association’s (BFDA) president yesterday said the post-COVID return of 100 percent church occupancy will enable the industry to hire more people.

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Ex-minister: Civil servants hijacked new research Act

A former environment minister is urging the Government not to “throw the baby out with the bath water” in reforming an Act that has been accused of bringing scientific and environmental research in The Bahamas to a near-standstill.

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Permits problem

I read with great interest what Dr Nick Higgs and other scientists had to say on how permit delays and red tape are holding up important environmental research and conservation, and threatening the survival of our natural resources.

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Permit crisis is ‘debasing’ Bahamas’ science brand

The fight against a deadly coral disease, and preservation of endangered species, have been undermined by a bureaucratic bottleneck that is “debasing” Bahamian science and reduced it to near-standstill, Tribune Business can reveal.

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Shopping for gas at a discount

THE government is negotiating with several shipping companies to import fuel into the country at discounted rates to help buffer soaring gas prices, according to Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis yesterday.