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International Bazaar is an embarrassment

Fire fighters of the Grand Bahama Fire Services, the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye Bahamas averted an unmitigated disaster by quickly outing the fire blaze at the once popular International Bazaar.

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Fourth wave fears will lead to booster rollout

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville says the government is planning to roll out booster vaccine shots to immunocompromised Bahamians and residents before year’s end amid mounting concerns of a possible fourth COVID-19 wave.

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Promotions suspended? Not for some at WSC

ALTHOUGH the Davis administration initially said it would suspend staff promotions given under the previous government, the incoming Water and Sewerage chairman has admitted promotions have been recently given to certain staff.

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Breaking Post Office lease just too costly

A Cabinet minister yesterday ruled out moving the Post Office to a new location before 2024 because breaking the existing Town Centre Mall lease will be too costly.

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Fidelity eyes $21m-$22m profit following ‘overshoot’

A BISX-listed bank is targeting full-year net income of $21m-$22m after its exceeding its budgetary target during the first nine months of 2021, its chief executive revealed yesterday.

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New auto chief eyes VAT cut sales bump

The Bahamas Motor Dealers Association’s (BMDA) newly-elected president yesterday voiced optimism that the VAT rate cut could spark a 10-20 percent uptick in consumer auto purchases.

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EDITORIAL: We are failing our children

THE children of our nation seem to be caught in the middle of an almighty mess.

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BREA president: Post Office lease ‘good deal’

The Bahamas Real Estate Association’s (BREA) president says moving the Post Office to the Town Centre Mall was the best option given the location and rental rate that was obtained.

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VACCINE DROP OFF RAISES CONCERNS: Slowdown raises alarm and fears vital supplies could be left unused

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said his ministry along with officials from the Pan American Health Organisation are concerned about vaccine hesitancy in the country, noting a drop in vaccination rates in recent weeks.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Desi and Di hanging up their aprons

USUALLY when someone says the kitchen is closed, they mean for the day. But come November 22, when Desi and Di hang the closed sign on The Kitchen it will be for good. After more than 22 years and more chicken dishes, quiches and bowls of okra soup than they can count, the little deli on Shirley Street will become just another part of Nassau history.

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Just 72% of vendors back to Straw Market

Just 72 percent of straw vendors are returning to the re-opened Bay Street facility, it was revealed yesterday, representing a 140-person decline from pre-COVID levels.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The remarkable Erin Brown

ON November 13, hundreds, or as many as a few thousand people, will watch as a Bahamian woman is named godmother of a ship at a dockside ceremony in Port Everglades, Florida. Among those with cameras flashing and pens poised will be 150 members of international media. Their eyes will be on a 41-year-old mother of two, a woman named Erin “Bionic “ Brown.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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‘A real dampener’: Fear over new COVID strain

The emergence of a new COVID-19 strain threatens to put “a real dampener” on Bahamian tourism’s rebound and that of the wider economy in the Christmas run-up, it was feared yesterday.

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Building destroyed at International Bazaar

A dilapidated commercial building was gutted and destroyed following a massive fire at the International Bazaar early yesterday morning.

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FRONT PORCH: Why don’t the unvaccinated listen? More waves are coming and hundreds are going to die

After the punishing Delta wave and now with much lower case numbers and deaths, there is a lulling complacency setting in yet again throughout the country about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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