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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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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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NAUGHTY'S NFL PICKS: Working with the ‘short and sweet formula’ in Week 3

HERE we go, week three in the NFL and after a 12-4 week it seems I’m rounding into form.

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SPORTING MISCHIEF & MAYHEM: To all haters, the Cowboys’ loss didn’t stop my show

OKAY, let’s get this one out of the way. Despite my Cowboys losing for only the second time this season, again to the Giants, my trip to New York was far from being in vain!

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Minister hails retail plaza’s expansion

A Cabinet minister yesterday hailed a Freeport retail plaza’s expansion as an example of Bahamians taking ownership of their own economy.

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Container Port to combine expansion with storm repairs

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that his administration has “remained in dialogue” with Hutchison Whampoa and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) over the $250 million Freeport Container Port expansion, which will likely be incorporated into post-Hurricane Matthew repairs.

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Freeport Harbour expansion unveiled

Freeport’s harbour is poised for its “most significant expansion’ since 1956 and the initial Hawksbill Creek Agreement work, as it prepares for an expected increase in business linked to the Panama Canal’s widening.

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Businessman’s shock at lack of consultation

AN EAST Grand Bahama businessman is shocked that further consultation was not held as promised with residents in the area before an official announcement listing the four proposed parks in Grand Bahama under the new Marine Protected Areas was made this week.

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Gov't 'good faith' key to Brewery's 100-job growth

Sands Beer’s manufacturer yesterday said its planned $15 million growth strategy, which could more than double its workforce via the creation of “over 100” jobs in the next five-10 years, depends on the Government maintaining the ‘tax advantage’ it holds over its BISX-listed rival.

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Oil recovery plant eyeing expansion

A Freeport-based oil recovery plant is in talks with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) over design modifications designed to facilitate its future expansion, having received inquiries about processing 500,000 gallons of ‘slop’ in the past six weeks.

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RoyalFidelity's 'major step' over Caribbean expansion

A Bahamian investment bank yesterday said it had taken “a major step towards” realising its Caribbean expansion ambitions by finally closing the purchase of a $150m Cayman-based pension portfolio. Michael Anderson, pictured , RoyalFidelity Merchant

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FNM calls for rethink on Rand Memorial project

THE Free National Movement is calling on the Christie Administration to reconsider its decision to cancel the Rand Memorial expansion and improvement project.

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Resort lay-offs raise query over $110m expansion

The Opposition’s deputy leader yesterday questioned why the Government kept touting a purported $110 million expansion at the Deep Water Cay resort when it had just terminated nine staff.

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Sandyport targeting commercial expansion

Sandyport aims to “shortly” announce a further expansion of its commercial office and retail offering, as it mulls development options for the remaining 12 acres “at our very heart”.

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Airline still focused on international expansion

WESTERN AIR yesterday confirmed that international growth remains in its sights after commencing the expansion of domestic services.

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‘Bahamian elite’ urged to acquire upscale GB hotel

The “Bahamian elite” were yesterday urged to consider buying Grand Bahama’s Deep Water Cay resort, with the area’s MP saying its sale called into question repeated Government boasts that it was on the verge of a $110 million expansion.

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Gov't pays down $6.3m on Water Corp receivables

THE Government spent $6.3 million of taxpayer monies last month to pay down the $8.2 million bill the Water & Sewerage Corporation had run-up with BISX-listed Consolidated Water, it was revealed last night, with the latter's Blue Hills plant driving a 41 per cent increase in its 2012 bulk water revenues

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COMMONWEALTH BANK SIGNS $2.1m CONTRACT FOR OAKES FIELD RENOVATION

COMMONWEALTH Bank yesterday signed a $2.1 million contract for the renovation and expansion of its busy Oakes Field branch. Commonwealth Bank officially signed contracts with architects, engineers and contractors yesterday for the renovation and expansion of the branch in a brief ceremony that one participant called a welcome ‘micro-boost’ for the local economy.

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Freeport plant in buy back and $60m expansion

The Italian founder of Freeport’s PharmaChem Technologies plant is attempting to buy it back from its French owner, a move that if successful could result in its $60 million expansion.

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$200m investment in hospitals to start this month

THE government is poised to invest almost $200m in the infrastructural expansion and improvement of the country’s hospitals beginning later this month.

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