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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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Bahamians warned: ‘Terrific returns equal terrific risks’

Bahamians must realise that “terrific returns equal terrific risk” to protect themselves against fraudulent investment schemes, the Central Bank’s governor has warned.

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GB freight company working to keep its business running

BOB Clutter, co-owner of GB Express, is “seriously considering” continuing its air-cargo express service in Freeport following recent discussions with the government about air freight customs procedures that would relieve some costs for air couriers.

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Pineapple 'scam': Police called in

THE Securities Commission of The Bahamas yesterday referred its findings on the Pineapple Express Asue Holders difficulties to police, officially classifying the self-proclaimed “asue” business as an alleged Ponzi or pyramid scheme.

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Express success for Grand Bahama

THE return of a major US tour operator to Grand Bahama will provide much-needed airlift to the island by May of this year.According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Tourism this week, Vacation Express, based in Atlanta, has indicated it will

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Banks says it, clients not hit by withholding

Bank of The Bahamas International yesterday said neither it nor its merchant clients will not be subject to the ‘28 per cent withholding tax’ that has begun to impact credit card transactions with firms who did not report their non-US status by December 31, 2012.

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Ship beached after Hurricane Joaquin

THE Emerald Express, with a crew of eight, was on its way from Great Inagua to Fort Lauderdale when it was caught at sea by Hurricane Joaquin on October 1 near Acklins and Crooked Island.

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Holiday Inn Express to create 45 jobs

The Holiday Inn Express resort will create 45 “direct’ jobs when it opens on West Bay Street this month, its owner and manager revealed yesterday.Sameer Damji, managing director of the Eclipse Hotels Group, confirmed to Tribune Business that the West

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Courier blames Customs demands for its closure

A Grand Bahama-based courier service is blaming Customs’ “virtually impossible demands” for its decision to close on July 31 after 22 years in business. GB Express, in a letter to its customers last week, said it was “impractical” to continue operat

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Hundreds caught out in Pineapple pyramid ‘scam’

THE Securities Commission has warned the public that local “asue” business Pineapple Express Asue Holders should be viewed as “unsafe and very high risk” and advised members of the public to “exercise extreme caution when considering to engage with this entity or persons soliciting membership.”

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DHL Express opens new Nassau facility

DHL Express, the global delivery company, has opened a new 9,578 square foot facility in Nassau to integrate its Bahamian operations into one location.

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‘Top tourist’ supplier in GB pull-out blow

Grand Bahama’s already-reeling tourism economy was this week dealt a fresh blow after its “largest supplier of room nights” and stopover visitors announced it was cancelling all services to the island for summer 2017.

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Bahamas speaks out against attack in Libya

THE government of the Bahamas and the official opposition have both expressed outrage at the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the life of US Ambassador J Christopher Stevens and three embassy staff members.

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GB hotels lose 30% of summer market

Grand Bahama’s hotel industry has lost 30 per cent of its summer market due to Vacation Express’s pull-out, the island’s Tourism Board chairman yesterday warning that the sector faced a “devastating” 2017.

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Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation expresses condolences to the family, students of Grand Master Junior Wharton

THE executive and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation (TTKF) expressed condolences to the family and students of Grand Master (GM) Junior Wharton, 10th Dan.

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Dr Michael Darville thanks staff at Doctor's Hospital

Senator Dr Michael Darville has expressed his gratitude to the staff at Doctor’s Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19.

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Exuma resident calls for extra seat - and for George Smith to run for it

ONE resident of Exuma is urging Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Constituencies Commission to establish a second seat on his island, as he expressed support for former Exuma MP George Smith receiving a nomination for the area.

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