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BNT: Impact of diesel leak in Exuma marina 'small'

THE impact from the diesel fuel leak in Exuma over the weekend is going to be “small”, Bahamas National Trust Executive Director Eric Carey estimated yesterday. In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Carey said while the accident had the potential to b

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Cruise tourism jobs 'simply evaporated'

A Cabinet minister yesterday conceded all cruise tourism-dependent jobs have “simply evaporated for the time being” as he revealed that one major line suggested the industry might not relaunch until mid-November.Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of touris

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Breadbasket food changes 'delayed but not derailed'

The Minister of Health yesterday admitted said the promised revision to the country’s 45 year-old breadbasket foods line-up has been “delayed but not derailed”.Dr Duane Sands told Tribune Business the revisions will not be in place in when the breadb

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Al Jarrett dies, aged 69

RETIED banker, economist and patriot Alfred Jarrett, pictured, died early yesterday morning after a massive heart attack.

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Union chief pledges ‘no public hardship’

Trade unions will “not create hardship for the Bahamian people” if they are “forced” to take industrial action over their multiple workplace grievances, a prominent leader pledged yesterday.

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KIWANIS CLUB FEEDS FAMILIES

THE Kiwanis Club of Nassau AM fed 65 families during the Christmas holidays through Feed the Family project.

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Share pledges show Baha Mar’s urgent Chapter 11 need

SARKIS Izmirlian believes “the best and fastest path to opening Baha Mar has evaporated” with the dismissal of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while the liquidation process offers “no light at the end of the tunnel.”

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BUDGET: VAT to rise from 7.5 percent to 12 percent

VALUE-added tax (VAT) will increase from 7.5 percent to 12 percent effective from July 1, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced in the House of Assembly today.

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CONCERNS THAT FUEL SPILL MAY HAVE KILLED FISH

CONCERNS THAT FUEL SPILL MAY HAVE KILLED FISH FEARS surfaced yesterday that a fuel spill from a ship could be the reason hundreds of fish washed ashore in east New Providence on Tuesday. The wife of a fisherman who frequents the Montagu area said: "My hu

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Resorts voice fears on COVID ‘seeds of doubt’

A HARBOUR Island hotelier is hoping that the “seeds of doubt” sown by COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions will evaporate once the Government “lands” on a more consistent approach.

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Sea salt production in the Bahamas

ONE must comment on the content or lack of content on our Talk Shows - some really should not be aired and others simply need a radical improvement and a commitment to stop broadcasting inaccurate concepts and proposals.

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Price control ‘makes inroads’

The Bahamas’ chief price overseer yesterday said it had “made some inroads” into retail merchant non-compliance, acknowledging private sector improvement in Nassau and the Family Islands.

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NAUGHTY'S PICKS: Let’s hit the road for starters with Steelers and Colts

FIRST let me open by saying thank you Jesus, King of Endless Glory, who reigns in Heaven, for allowing me to see another NFL season, and for positioning ‘our’ Dallas Cowboys (Yes, God is a Cowboy, thus the retractable roof in the stadium, we leave it open so God can watch His team, the Cowboys, play) on the threshold of another Lombardi Trophy!

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INSIGHT: It’s a tough time for Bahamians - and it’s not getting easier any time soon

THOUSANDS of Bahamians turned out at Island Luck’s food giveaway on Thursday. Boxes of foodstuffs containing cereal, cream, sardines and other budget-friendly cupboard fixtures all but evaporated by the event’s scheduled start time at noon.

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Volunteers gather donations for those affected by Hurricane Joaquin

VOLUNTEERS have been working hard to gather donations for those affected by Hurricane Joaquin in The Bahamas.

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John Watling’s in US export launch

John Watling’s Distillery has marked the start of 2019 by exporting its namesake rum to the US and selling it online via its website.

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Junior Baseball League of Nassau - Playoff baseball at its best

THE fans that turned out to the Junior Baseball League of Nassau’s Field of Dreams on Saturday were treated to playoff baseball at its best as all three series finales went down to the wire.

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VAT exemptions 'no small order'

The DEPUTY prime minister yesterday conceded it was “no small order” for foods stores and pharmacies to reclassify products ahead of their value-added tax (VAT) “zero rating” on August 1.KP Turnquest acknowledged that the Minnis administration’s poli

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‘Women largely ignored in planning for natural disasters’

Women tend to suffer more during and after natural disasters. We have learned lessons from Long Island and Ragged Island, but these seem to have evaporated into the ether.

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Rim Shot takes Nassau Cup after light wind slows leaders

IT was a “death from behind” year for the 2014 Miami-Nassau Cup Race, with slower boats riding new breeze right up to the leaders on the final leg to Nassau Harbour, the entire fleet finishing within two and a half hours of each other on Friday evening.

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