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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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Advice for those travelling to Black Friday sales

HEALTH experts are advising persons considering travel to the US for Black Friday sales to ensure they practice COVID-19 preventative measures.

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Six arrests in connection with shop-breaking, stealing

GRAND Bahama Police arrested six persons for shop-breaking and stealing after numerous items were discovered at a residence in Eight Mile Rock.

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Bahari Bahamas brand pops up in Grand Bahama

BAHARI Bahamas is returning to Grand Bahama with a pop-up shop to launch its new independence collection at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

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Retailers detect Black Friday spend rebound

RETAILERS reported a “spending rebound” on Black Friday as shoppers queued from 5am to seek-out bargains leading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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Police focus on gun traffickers to curb rising violence

ACTING Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said police are targeting gun traffickers to stem the rise of violence in the country and have also had success against web shop armed robbers.

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Two VAT holidays to help families cope

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced that both a back-to-school value added tax holiday and a hurricane preparedness VAT holiday will take place during August and July.

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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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UPDATED: Man shot dead at barbershop

A MAN in his mid-20s was shot and killed at a barber shop yesterday afternoon, police said.

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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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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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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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Charity seeing 20% hike in food prices

AN increase in food prices at the grocery store has had an adverse affect on one local charity.

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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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Barbers, beauty salons call for mask mandate easing

Barbers and beauty salons yesterday called for the Government to relax its COVID mask mandate with the sector “coming back” slowly from the economic devastation caused by the pandemic.

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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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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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EDITORIAL: Excess markup exacerbates price rises

APPARENTLY, Bahamian consumers are on the wrong end of a markup system not designed to benefit them. Who could have guessed?