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Journalists mark Press Freedom Day

THE Bahamas Press Club 2014 recently held an event to mark World Press Freedom Day.

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RF gives back with charity golf tourney

LOCAL golf enthusiasts are gearing up for the 35th Annual Charity GolfTournament hosted by the Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout Association of The Bahamas.

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WORLD VIEW: Wise heads should prevail at Summit of the Americas

THE Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10, should be regarded by all the Heads of Government, as a golden opportunity to address the many challenges now confronting the hemisphere.

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Retailers in pick-up for Mother’s Day

Florists and gift shops yesterday said they have been receiving “plenty of orders” with Mother’s Day fast approaching, adding that business volumes were holding up well compared to pre-COVID figures.

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Restoring Nassau’s glory days

Every time I drive through downtown Nassau it depresses me.

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Police warning on fraud trends

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has advised the public to be alert to fraud trends that are taking place in the country - one of which uses web shops to funnel money, while another lures victims under the guise of companionship and love.

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Flowers ordered to pay ex-FML executive $120k

Craig Flowers’ FML web shop chain has been ordered to pay a former senior executive $120,000 plus interest after the Court of Appeal overturned a previous verdict relating to “irregularities” designed to inflate staff earnings.

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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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‘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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IAN FERGUSON: The advantages to buying Bahamian

The Bahamas presently imports more than $5.5bn in goods and services annually. Over 94 percent of our food is imported from the US and our other trading partners. For many years we have lamented these statistics, but have not made significant strides towards changing this reality.

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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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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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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 guilty of stealing groceries begs for help with drug problem

A MAN convicted for stealing groceries begged a Magistrate for help with his drug problem in court 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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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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Eleuthera businesses: Disney jobs welcome but worry over wages

The Disney Lighthouse project would put Bahamians back in “slavery” if they keep wages low, a South Eleuthera business owner has claimed.

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IAN FERGUSON: A new vision for Grand Bahama

I had the honour and privilege of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Carnival Cruise Line’s port terminal for the island of Grand Bahama yesterday and what a celebration it was.

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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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Minimalism

These past few years have put a strain upon our life styles, personal routines and outlook upon life in general.

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