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Public alert over real estate scam

THE general public has been put on high alert by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to be on the lookout for a real estate scam artist.

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NIB fraud warning: Pay it all back

NATIONAL Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday issued a warning to all unqualified individuals who may have received unemployment assistance cheques from the agency, urging them to return the payments as NIB officials “are looking extensively” at all transactions made by employees. His warning comes amid an ongoing theft investigation at one of NIB’s branches.

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OFF THE SPECTRUM: Don’t be so down

Down syndrome (DS) is a disorder that has been around for ages. Frankly, before I became knowledgeable of the origin of the name Down syndrome, I detested it. To me, it evoked sadness. It was as if the individuals with DS should be pitied. When I was made privy of how this name originated, I felt humbled at first, then appreciative.

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HIV and the mouth

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s defence against illness. The virus is passed from one person to the next through blood-to-blood contact and sexual contact. It can also be passed from

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NHI chief pledges lower business, individual cost

THE National Health Insurance Authority’s (NHIA) top executive yesterday pledged that its revised proposal will reduce the cost burden for Bahamian businesses and individuals.

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How to make use of exigency order for hurricane supplies

BUSINESSES interested in selling duty-free and VAT-free qualified goods during the designated hurricane recovery period of 180 days from the passing of Hurricane Matthew are invited to make an application to the Hurricane Relief Section of the Customs Department by completing the required Customs form. Upon approval of such application, businesses would be permitted to make duty-free and VAT-free sales to qualifying customers.

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NEMA CALLS FOR DONATIONS

THE government’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has partnered with Arawak Port Development Ltd (APD) to assist individuals seeking to donate relief supplies to the areas impacted by Hurricane Joaquin.

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Sand Dollar set to enjoy ‘multiple security levels’

A Central Bank official yesterday said there are “multiple levels of security” to protect transactions involving the Bahamian digital currency, the Sand Dollar.

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Eating disorders and your mouth health

Eating disorders are sometimes perceived as not very serious conditions. They are a group of serious conditions in which individuals are very preoccupied with food and weight and cannot focus on anything else. Food and weight becomes paramount in the individual’s world.

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Man killed after shootout with police

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander issued a strong warning to “bold” criminals at the scene of the latest police shooting.

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Alarm at NIB payout

Kindly permit me to share my views on the disclosure by the Public Service Minister that the government has decided to settle a dispute with the former NIB director in connection with a decision taken by the previous administration to effect his termination

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We'll prosecute non-payers, says NIB chief Rolle

DELINQUENT employers who owe the National Insurance Board up to $17m in contributions “just ignored” pay agreements and commitments, according to Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle.

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Buju fans warned: Be careful on tickets

PARADISE Productions officials are warning patrons to purchase their Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom Tour tickets from authorised sellers only.

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Properly valuing your work skills

There are many persons who, for various reasons, leave gainful employment and find themselves unemployed, under-employed or intentionally on a ‘work sabbatical’ for extended periods of time.

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IAN FERGUSON: Employee coaching key to firm’s health

Coaching is used in a variety of ways to help employees solve their problems. No workplace is without its share of issues, and no individual is immune from personal and professional roadblocks.

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Guo, Texas Longhorns win the White Sands Invitational

A RECORD-setting day for the Texas Longhorns as freshman sensation Sophie Guo led her team to the championship title on the final day of the White Sands Invitational.

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Buddy’s Kings and Ayton’s Suns to begin voluntary individual workouts

The NBA plans to take its first step towards a return to normalcy as teams prepare to reopen practice facilities for voluntary individual workouts, based on the restriction protocols of their respective states.

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Phony outrage from Mitchell

Fred Mitchell is upset at the Deputy Prime Minister for denouncing a calculated smear attack on his own son, while failing to say anything about some offensive comments made about certain individuals by two public servants.

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Why the minimum is never enough

In the second of a three-part series, Hubert Edwards says the minimum wage should be viewed as part of a long-term strategy to combat poverty and not merely a 'hand out' . . .

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NIB striving to resolve all payment problems

AMID concerns over lengthy delays in receiving unemployment payments, National Insurance Board Minister Brensil Rolle said officials are working to resolve all issues to ensure workers receive their contributions. He insisted that “anyone who is entitled” to NIB benefits will receive them.

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