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Construction in 'full force' for GoldWynn Residences

Construction was yesterday said to have resumed in “full force” at the multi-million dollar GoldWynn Residences project at Goodman’s Bay with more than 125 people back to work. The developer, the Wynn Group, in an e-mailed response to Tribune Busine

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Two-thirds of hotels harbour VAT concerns

Two-thirds of regional hotels responding to KPMG’s 2013 Caribbean benchmarking survey aim to initiate expansions within the next 18 months, although Value-Added Tax (VAT) reforms and access to financing remain key concerns.

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Hotels unanimous on 'unsuccessful' VAT

Bahamian hotels unanimously believe the Government will be “unsuccessful” in implementing Value-Added Tax (VAT), and that it will ultimately deter inward investment.

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Smith backs increase in number of constituencies

MAKING his case in support of the proposed constituency increases, former Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister George Smith yesterday suggested limiting Cabinet appointments to 16 portfolios or less to manage the cost for salaries of members of Parliament.

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Bahamian singer Ordain Moss vies for 'Miss Jetset Magazine' title

Ordain Moss’ career has been marked by philanthropy and volunteer work. Now, the Bahamian singer/songwriter has entered a competition for the affluent lifestyle publication Jetset Magazine to prove that there are more ways to give back to your community, while raising the Bahamas’ profile at the same time.

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Fear of Walmart

Open letter to Mike Maura, Chairman of BCCEC

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Women out front in the world of golf

OVER the years, the face of golf has changed significantly. Once considered an exclusive sport for affluent white men, the game has become more accessible to minorities and is no longer seen exclusively as a man’s sport.

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Davis hits out at embarrassment of FNM after web shop stumble

THE Minnis administration should be “embarrassed” by the halt of its increased taxes on web shops, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis insisted yesterday, adding it was “disgraceful” Bahamian businessmen have to be forced into the c

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Steven Soderbergh drama permieres in Caribbean

FOLLOWING The Tribune’s interview with Academy Award nominee Clive Owen last month, the time has now come for his new critically acclaimed show to premiere on television in the Bahamas.

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'Pent up' second homedemand to aid Bahamas

The Bahamas and other Caribbean nations are poised to benefit from “pent-up demand” for luxury second homes, a leading international realtor believes.

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Nygard loses fight to avoid New York trial

A NEW York appeals court has ruled that a 2015 defamation lawsuit filed by billionaire Lyford Cay homeowner Louis Bacon against his neighbour, Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, can be heard in the state.

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$250m project to make Bimini 'The Hamptons of the Bahamas'

THE Bimini Bay Resort's developers yesterday said they were aiming to transform Bimini into "The Hamptons of the Bahamas" via their next $250 million development phase, a project that could potentially generate several hundred full-time jobs for Bahamians.

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‘High-end real estate busiest I’ve seen it’

A Bahamian developer yesterday said “the high end real estate market is the busiest I have ever seen it” as he prepares to break ground on a $40m project within the next two weeks.

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Sandals Emerald Bay hosts its 1st Annual Global Golf Tournament

EXUMA, The Bahamas — Sandals Emerald Bay hosted its 1st Annual Global Golf Tournament, attracting top producing travel agents from Canada, South America and the US.

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Ragged Islander's response

EDITOR, The Tribune.PLEASE allow a few lines to voice this Ragged Islander’s opinion. We, like our Bahamian brothers and sisters, are a proud people who can trace our inheritance on Ragged Island for the last few hundred years. The small settlement

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Why BISX still has role to play

I read with interest your critique of David Kosoy for his calling BISX “Useless” – a view I myself have sometimes shared.

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QC urges 19% top earners income tax

A well-known QC yesterday urged the Bahamas to implement a 17-19 per cent income tax on persons earning over $50,000-$75,000 annually, arguing that fears of widespread evasion were overblown.

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RBC's middle class mortgage appetite 'severely diminished'

A ROYAL Bank of Canada (RBC) executive yesterday said its appetite to lend mortgages to middle and lower class Bahamians was “substantially diminished” due to inadequate market infrastructure. Tim Rider, RBC Caribbean’s senior vice-president of sales

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INSIGHT: Forget power cuts, some of our neighbours suffer greater indignities

CRYSTAL Miller is a 30-year-old mother-of-two. In this modern Bahamas of luxury resorts shares and affluent tourists she, like many other ordinary people, still has to use two outside toilets along with five people at her home in Centreville.

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Mother found dead and tied to a tree

THE grim death of a 27-year-old mother who was discovered tied to a tree Saturday morning left stunned family and friends seeking answers over the weekend.

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