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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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IAN FERGUSON: Remembering how essential we all are

Yesterday provided another opportunity for my colleagues and myself to reflect on how fragile life is and, more importantly, how much we must love and honour - in meaningful ways- those who labour among us.

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Copper thieves hit BTC lines

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company has been a victim of “copper theft,” which has caused some disruption in telephone service in Grand Bahama.

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Prayers for the year

THE Oasis of Love Ministries is encouraging the general public to be specific in their prayers for the remainder of 2014, using the telephone directory as an inspiration and going by the different months:

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Free communication to Inagua, Ragged Island and Long Island

RESIDENTS in some of the islands ravaged by Hurricane Joaquin are able to communicate with the outside world again after the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) initiated communications centres in Ragged Island, Inagua and Clarence Town, Long Island, yesterday, allowing them to make telephone calls and send emails free of charge.

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Telephone cables stolen during Hurricane Sandy

FREEPORT – Although the Bahamas Telecommunication Company fared well during Hurricane Sandy with minimal damage to its equipment, a large quantity of telephone cables were stolen by thieves during the storm.

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Flawed survey

THE FNM - Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Poll taken between November 29th and December 5th.

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Office of the Prime Minister moves

THE Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance will relocate to the former SG Hambros building, now the new Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, today. Telephone numbers and e-mails are unchanged.

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TELEPHONE DISRUPTION RESOLVED

BTC announced today that the disruption in telephone services affecting residents of Mangrove Cay for the greater part of a week has been resolved and that all services are back to normal. The outage, affecting both voice and internet services, was occasi

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URCA releases final decision on number portability

THE Utilities Regulation and Competition Committee has released its final determination on the implementation of number portability in the Bahamas.

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PM considers BTC rivals

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government is not satisfied with the level of service from Cable and Wireless and are in negotiations with another telephone company to provide telephone services.

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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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URCA orders BTC interconnection changes to facilitate NewCo mobile entry

The Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA) yesterday issued its final determination on the amendments to the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) Reference Access and Interconnection Offer (RAIO), setting out terms and conditions to facilitate interconnection services to other licensed mobile operators, namely NewCo.

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Telecoms auditor touts 12-25% client savings

A telecommunications audit specialist says its recommendations can often help Bahamians companies slash their monthly phone bill by between 12-25 percent.“Many businesses tend to accept utility bills as they come, assuming there’s nothing they can do

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A frequent problem in cats and dogs

Undoubtedly there has never been a full day in most veterinary practices when they have not had one or more telephone calls regarding vomiting and or diarrhoea in a cat or dog. Most dogs and cats are not very discriminating as to what they might eat, and many pet owners feed their animals with tidbits and leftovers that are unacceptable to the canine and feline digestive tracts. So it is easily understood why these problems are so frequent in number.

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Masked men raid Eight Mile Rock business

TWO armed men, one with a handgun and the other wielding a knife, robbed a business in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama of cash, police said.

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Waste collection

I am a resident of Stapledon Gardens and sometime ago our garbage was collected on a weekly basis.

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BTC told 'give us better service'

FOLLOWING Monday's catastrophic telephone service blackout, BTC raised the possibility of compensation - but customers say all they want form the company is more reliable service.

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Electric supply holding us back

The World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report, 2017, for the Latin American and Caribbean Division shows certain rankings.

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Aliv 'more than just a phone company'

Aliv is continuing to develop a “fairly comprehensive App platform”, an executive yesterday revealing that the mobile operator sees itself as “more than just a telephone company”.Gravette Brown, Aliv’s chief commercial officer, said the company is po

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