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IAN FERGUSON: Striking the correct Immigration balance

Much has transpired in recent times regarding the national debate on Immigration reform.

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Internships offer two-way benefits

Each year more than 6,000 new students enter the job market.

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Getting new staff totally on board

Getting new staff totally on board By Ian Ferguson When an individual begins a relationship with an organisation for the first time, there are some high expectations that circulate in the minds of these employees. Likewise, the company has some high hop

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Getting new staff totally on board

Getting new staff totally on board By Ian Ferguson When an individual begins a relationship with an organisation for the first time, there are some high expectations that circulate in the minds of these employees. Likewise, the company has some high hop

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Valuing millennials in the workplace

Millennials now officially make up nearly 50 percent of the Bahamian workforce. They are who they are, and they bring with them the full range of their domestication. It is undeniable that millennials are valuable to the 21st century workforce.

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The log of Tapscott and Widdicombe

THE story of Tapscott and Widdicombe is written in “the suffering and uncomplaining courage, the indomitable spirit, the unconquerable will to live of the seven sole survivors of this dark incident in a black war on a dense, starless night,” The Tribune wrote in November 1940.

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Real estate can 'absorb' VAT at 6% Stamp Duty

The Bahamian real estate industry can “maybe absorb” Value-Added Tax (VAT) if Stamp Duty rates are cut to 6 per cent market-wide, a leading realtor has told Tribune Business.

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Cruising permit rise 'push back' awaited

The Ministry of Finance’s top official yesterday said the government “feels comfortable” that the boating industry can absorb increased cruising permit rates despite marina concerns.

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Brewery 'eats' VAT increase on Kalik

Commonwealth Brewery has absorbed a “significant” cost by choosing to “eat” the 4.5 percentage point value-added tax (VAT) hike across its entire Kalik beer product line.Dennis Hanna, the BISX-listed brewer’s vice-president of corporate affairs, conf

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'Five Baha Mars' needed to solve jobless crisis

The Bahamas needs “five Baha Mars going on” simultaneously to achieve the 5.5 per cent GDP growth necessary to slash existing unemployment by 50 per cent and absorb thousands of annual school leavers into the workforce.

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Bahamas faces recession if consumer 'can't absorb' VAT

The Bahamas will fall back into economic recession if consumers are unable to absorb Value-Added Tax’s (VAT) inflationary impact, a co-chair for the private sector’s Tax Coalition warned yesterday.

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IMF raises ‘jobless cut’ growth to 7%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday upped the average five-year GDP growth rate that the Bahamas needs to both absorb new workforce entrants, and slash the existing jobless rate in half, from 5 per cent to 7 per cent as it urged this nation to rapidly tackle “structural impediments”.

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Responses to crime forum recommendations

The recommendations of the Crime Forum and the Ministry of National Security’s responses:

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West Indies gets 5-wicket win over Pakistan

KRAIGG Brathwaite became the first opening batsman to be unbeaten in both innings of a Test as he led West Indies to an absorbing five-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah yesterday.

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BEC to 'absorb' Carifta power costs

CORPORATE Bahamas continues to patronise the 2013 BTC Carifta Games with a major utility corporation coming on board just days before the games begin.

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Rivals to Absorb closed shipper's 15% market share

Some 13 Bahamian jobs will be lost through a shipping line’s closure, although the Nassau Container Port’s chief executive yesterday said its 15 per cent market share would be absorbed by other carriers.

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'Stability' concern on NIB's $100m COVID drawdown

The Central Bank has voiced confidence that COVID-19 will not produce a 'bad loan' blow-out to match the $1.2bn credit arrears peak caused by the 2008-2009 global recession.

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'One-stop shop' for Bahamians to trade globally

A bank has unveiled an online trading platform to give Bahamian investors direct “one-stop shop” access to the US and global financial markets.Cornèrtrader, a subsidiary of Bahamas-based Cornèr Bank (Overseas) subsidiary, said the initiative was desi

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Fuel costs hurting tour firms 'big time'

TOUR companies are going to be hurt "big time", and some may end up going broke if fuel prices continue to rise, a leading operator telling Tribune Business yesterday that "our fuel costs have gone through the roof".

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Beres Hammond and R Kelly concerts collide

SOCIAL Networks have been swarmed with concert gossip over the past few weeks after news broke that two major events will clash on the same date in February.

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