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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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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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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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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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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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Responses to crime forum recommendations

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

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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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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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PM touting $600m GDP growth under his Gov’t

The Prime Minister yesterday touted IMF projections showing the Bahamas’ real economic output will expand by $600 million under his administration, while admitting the economy is still not growing fast enough to “absorb” a rapidly-expanding labour force.

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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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Davis: NHI to absorb job fallout

ACTING Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said while the Christie administration is concerned about possible job losses due to the implementation of National Health Insurance, the scheme is designed to absorb any possible fallout in the private insurance sector.

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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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R Kelly leaves lasting impression

AN EMOTIONAL R Kelly moved the local crowd during his first concert in the Bahamas.

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No layoffs over laundry changes, says Atlantis

SENIOR Atlantis Vice-President Ed Fields insisted there would be “absolutely no layoffs” at the hotel after laundry workers were told some positions had been made redundant yesterday morning.

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