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Hugh Campbell Classic: Teams advance to the next round

TUESDAY was a busy day at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium as some teams were sent packing while others advanced to the next round of the 40th Hugh Campbell Classic basketball tourney.

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Bahamas to grow 'in low 2% range' in '24

Improvements to workforce productivity and the ease of doing business are critical to boosting economic output with Bahamian GDP forecast to expand in "the low 2 percent range" in 2024.

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GSSSA: Rattlers close out season strong

THE CI Gibson Rattlers senior girls and boys closed out the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) basketball regular season in good standing on Friday.

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40TH HUGH CAMPBELL BASKETBALL CLASSIC: Champions to be crowned tonight

Four teams remain in the 40th Hugh Campbell Classic basketball tourney but only one team can hoist the trophy tonight at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium.

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Firms do not possess ‘unlimited money tree’

THE Chamber of Commerce’s chairman yesterday said the Government seems to feel firms have access to an “unlimited money tree” with the private sector often falling victim to “suppressive” policies.

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ONE ELEUTHERA FOUNDATION – FEEDING TOMORROW: A look at the modern food system and its impact on the environment and human health

We are well into the new year, and undoubtedly, for many people, well into attacking resolutions of eating better or exercising more. According to the Forbes Health/One Poll survey of one thousand adults in the US, improved fitness and diet are two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. The same survey found that, on average, resolutions last just 3.74 months. Not bad, but this does not bode well if you are hoping to don a six-pack by swimsuit season.

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FTX’s Bahamian liquidators did ‘everything in their power’

A SUPREME Court judge has backed assertions by FTX’s Bahamian liquidators that they “have done everything within their power to strike the best possible deal” in settling the dispute with their US counterpart.

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FACE TO FACE: Fighting for the rights of fathers

Children who have a close relationship with their father are twice more likely to find stable employment or enter college after high school. They are 75 percent less likely to have a teen birth; 80 percent less likely to spend time in jail; and half as likely to experience multiple depression symptoms.

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Tourism to grow 14% despite crime fears

The deputy prime minister yesterday voiced optimism that The Bahamas will overcome media coverage of its crime woes by revealing first quarter bookings are expected to outpace 2023 by 14 percent.

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Industries mixed over up to 75% boating fee cuts

Fishing and tour excursion providers yesterday gave decidedly mixed reactions on the up to 75 percent cuts in boat registration fees tabled in the House of Assembly.

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Giants junior boys win basketball title

Game two was all the St John’s College Giants junior boys and Charles W Saunders senior boys needed last night to sweep their opponents in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) best-of-three championship series.

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PETER YOUNG: No lessening of last year’s troubled times

HAVING written this weekly column continuously for nearly five years, apart from the odd short holiday break, it has been hugely disappointing personally to have been prevented through ill health from producing it since the beginning of January. But it feels good to be back in harness today even though there are two subjects rather than the usual three.

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Timberwolves top Rattlers 63-55

THERE were some thrilling outcomes yesterday as the CH Reeves Raptors junior girls, DW Davis Royals junior boys, CV Bethel Stingrays and Anatol Rogers Timberwolves senior boys all prevailed in game one of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association basketball championships.

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‘No harm’: Private aviation meets ‘bonkers’ prior years

THE Bahamas’ private aviation business was yesterday said to have suffered “no harm” from saturation media coverage of this nation’s crime woes with visitor numbers matching the “bonkers” prior two years.

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STATESIDE: This week all eyes turn to NFL, Swift and Trump

IT was probably inevitable. The three most important topics in America have now become intertwined as the country’s fourth most important day approaches. That would be the Super Bowl, which probably now ranks just behind Christmas, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.

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Tourism ‘booking pace drag’ over crime alerts

Bahamian hotels yesterday revealed recent crime alerts have sparked “a drag on the booking pace” while a former DNA leader blamed seven cancellations at his vacation rental business on the warnings.

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‘Under siege’: Taxis see 50% income fall on crime fall-out

Bahamian taxi drivers are blaming the crime alert fall-out “for at least” a 50 percent earnings decline, with their union president yesterday blasting: “A few criminals have the country under siege.”

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'Resounding no' to Business Licence filing extension call

The Government was yesterday said to have rejected calls to extend the Business Licence filing deadline despite multiple companies complaining they were unable to access its online tax payment portal.

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Cruise port principal demands $2m back

A PRINCIPAL behind the Long Island cruise port project is demanding that a Bahamian law firm refund him $2m sent for a separate investment deal in the Exumas that “never took place”.

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