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Reserves slide continues trend with four percent fall

External reserves slid by four percent in November, continuing a trend, according to the Central Bank of The Bahamas.

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Evans CAC Female Swimmer of Year

Fresh off her stellar performance at the 15th edition of the FINA World Championships in Abu Dhabi this month, Grand Bahamian Joanna Evans got the news that she was selected as the Central American and Caribbean Female Swimmer of the Year.

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Steven Gardiner Senior Male Athlete of Year

IN a year where we’ve had some extraordinary performances by players on their various international teams, Steven Gardiner managed to prevail above them all with his Olympic gold medal to earn The Tribune Sports’ 2021 Male Athlete of the Year.

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Migrants convicted

NEARLY 200 hundred migrants were convicted of immigration offences on Friday.

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo Tribune Sports’ Female Athlete of Year

WITH another sterling 400-metre gold medal performance at the COVID-19 delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games a year later, Shaunae Miller-Uibo was in vintage form as she got her name stamped on another Tribune Sports’ Female Athlete of the Year.

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‘Why we tightened the net for entry’

MINISTRY of Health officials noticed a significant increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases from travellers about three to four weeks ago, acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Phillip Swain said yesterday.

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Around town

Sort of around town... the big McDonald protest at their Oakes Field branch seems to be all over as the line up of cars to their drive through lane certainly confirmed that.

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Super Value’s solar roll-out eyes 60% energy bill slash

Super Value’s principal yesterday revealed the supermarket chain is aiming to slash its energy bill by “60 percent or better” through installing solar power at all its stores by summer 2022.

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GB Power’s ‘major cash flow constraint’ warning

Grand Bahama Power Company yesterday said it will suffer “a significant cash flow constraint” after it was granted just 53 percent of the base electricity rate increase it was seeking.

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90 percent of Virtual Junkanoo production team had COVID-19

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg revealed yesterday that 90 percent of the team contracted to produce a virtual Junkanoo show had COVID-19, which has affected the production.

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‘No approval? shut it down’

AFTER the promoters of a recent party, which attracted hundreds of persons, were not cited, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said if an event has not been approved by the Ministry of Health it should be shut down.

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Smith revels in RCCL’s Lucayan setback

A Bahamian entrepreneur said Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) is on a losing streak in The Bahamas now, should re-evaluate their future.

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Supply chain woe ‘highly challenging’ for brewery

Commonwealth Brewery’s top executive yesterday said supply chain woes had made trade “highly challenging” for some of its imported brands with such issues set to persist in 2022.

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Vaccinations in progress at Susan J Wallace Centre

VACCINATIONS on Grand Bahama are in progress at the Susan J Wallace Centre and people who are immuno-compromised are encouraged to get vaccinated.

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No approval for event - but police officers present

ONE of the promoters behind an event that took place over the weekend told The Tribune that while no approval from officials was given for the party, police officers were present.

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How the bounce-back was working before the fourth wave

The Central Bank of The Bahamas’ (CBOB) Monthly Economic and Financial Developments (MEFD) report for November, said tourist arrivals increased by nearly 3,400 percent from 2020.

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Inflation to wipe VAT cut savings

Rising inflationary pressures could wipe out any consumer savings generated by the VAT rate being cut to 10 percent, a supermarket executive warned yesterday.

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Deandre Ayton clears COVID-19 protocols

DEANDRE Ayton recently cleared COVID-19 protocols but while fans are still waiting for his return to the court, the Phoenix Suns centre appeared on the leaderboard for a spot in the NBA All-Star game.

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Tourism in ‘huge win’ on COVID test ease

Bahamian tourism was yesterday said to have secured “a huge win” after millions of dollars in visitor bookings were rescued by the Government suspending tougher COVID testing measures.

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Investigator tells of libel probe steps

A FINANCIAL crime investigator recounted yesterday how he conducted a number of inquiries at several agencies after being informed of a libel complaint made by former Water and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.

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