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Robbers snatch Miller’s payroll

FORMER Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller says he was robbed yesterday of $2,700 when he went shopping at an Oakes Field grocery store.

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Christmas ‘make or break’ for local retail

A Bahamas Federation of Retailers co-chair yesterday warned the upcoming Christmas season will be “make or break” for many merchants still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating economic fall-out.

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Marinas’ ‘one-stop shop’ dream in Customs halt

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) president yesterday voiced growing frustration that its dream of creating a “one-stop shop” for all boating fees and permits has been halted by Customs.

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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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Local shop initiative looking for ‘next big thing’

THE ShopLocal initiative will be extended through this month as the initiative’s director is looking for “the next big thing” to spur Bahamians into shopping at home.

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Retailers glad curfew won’t prevent shopping

RETAILERS were yesterday happy that the newest curfew change taking effect today does not prevent customers from shopping and gives workers sufficient time to get home from work.

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AID in expansion to Harbour Bay

A major Bahamian retailer yesterday confirmed it has expanded to the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre in a bid to reach consumers who would never travel to its main location.

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Man shot dead on Robinson Road

A MAN was shot dead outside of a place he worked early Friday morning.

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‘Huge dreams' snatched away in deadly shooting

A RELATIVE of a Muffler World employee who was shot dead last week said he was planning to attend Florida International University before he was killed.

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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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Call for more police after Chippingham robbery

A SMALL business owner yesterday appealed for more police presence in the Chippingham area after an armed man robbed her convenience store on Wednesday night of all the day’s earnings.

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Digital payments provider eyes ‘tremendous growth’

A Bahamian digital payments provider yesterday said it is expecting “tremendous growth” as the volume of electronic transactions continues to increase amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Retailer’s e-commerce portal ‘puts us ahead of competitors’

A major Bahamian retailer yesterday said its e-commerce investment had given the business more “exposure” while allowing customers to shop from the safety of their homes.

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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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AML’s Charles Saunders plan ready by early 2022

AML Foods will have “mapped out” plans to develop a new shopping centre off Charles Saunders Highway, anchored by its Solomon’s “neighbourhood” food store concept, by early 2022 at the latest.

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Businesses ‘test water’ over extra night hours

Super Value’s principal yesterday said the supermarket chain plans to “test the waters” with 8pm closings after the nightly curfew was eased but voiced scepticism the move would increase sales.

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Hurricane VAT holiday to have ‘net zero’ effect

An ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday said building material price hikes mean the government’s hurricane readiness VAT “holiday” and other tax breaks will just have a “net zero” effect.

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PM urges US judge: End pursuit of web shop boss

The Prime Minister has urged a US judge to end the federal authorities’ pursuit of Island Luck’s co-founder, writing: “I strongly advocate termination of proceedings against Mr Adrian Fox.”