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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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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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Jones named to John R Wooden Award Preseason Top 30

GEORGE Washington senior Jonquel Jones was named to the John R Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on espnW yesterday morning.

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G R Sweeting lends helping hand to Ranfurly Home

G R SWEETING’S Clarks and The Shoe Village stores are lending a helping hand to a local non-profit organisation in need of financial assistance.

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Buddy Hield wins John R Wooden Award

UNIVERSITY of Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield was announced as the 2016 John R Wooden Award winner Friday night, presented annually to the nation’s top men’s college basketball player.

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Expect the unexpected says R&B superstar

R&B SUPERSTAR R Kelly is excited about his first ever performance in the Bahamas, saying that one of his greatest joys is travelling the world and inspiring people with his music. The 46-year-old Grammy-award winning singer said fans attending tonight’s “Celebration of Love” concert at Arawak Cay can expect the unexpected when he takes the stage.

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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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Scotiabank major sponsor of junior regatta

Scotiabank major sponsor of junior regatta MAJOR SPONSOR: Shown (l-r) are Clyde Rolle, vice commodore of the National Family Island Regatta committee, Leah R Davis, senior manager of marketing and public relations for Scotiabank (Bahamas) and Wycliff Alb

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‘Russian Roulette’ by 20% of drivers

More than 20 percent of Bahamian drivers “are playing Russian Roulette” with people’s lives because they have no insurance protection, a top industry executive warned yesterday.

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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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Consumers require 2-3 years to ‘balance’ VAT

A prominent retailer yesterday warned it may take “two to three years” for Bahamian consumers to “balance out” the effects of Value-Added Tax (VAT), and ensure economic growth outstrips this levy.

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BEC customers will pay full 7.5% on bills

DESPITE a promise that the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will “absorb” some of the value added tax cost, BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday it has been decided that customers will pay the full 7.5 per cent.

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Govt targets $20m-$50m boating industry boost

THE GOVERNMENT could generate between $20m-$50m in extra revenue from fully collecting all due cruising permit and yacht charter fees, the deputy prime minister said yesterday.

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Used car dealer absorbing 50% of price hikes

A Bahamian used car dealer yesterday revealed just 50 percent of the price hikes he has experienced on Japanese vehicles have been passed on to local consumers.

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BTC celebrates the love for R Kelly at store event

AS the lead sponsor of the recent R Kelly ‘Celebration of Love’ concert at Arawak Cay, BTC was only too happy to host the singer to a visit to the BTC store at the South West Plaza just hours before he went on stage to a full house.

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Healthy living made simple

Dr Monique Thompson clears up common myths about nutritional supplements.

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Ty Love makes comeback with new name

AFTER being missing in action for some time, Bahamian R&B artist Ty Love made his comeback during a weekend performance. He also revealed a name change that is in the works.

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Bahamas First holds governance seminar

BAHAMAS First Holdings (BFH) recently hosted a training seminar for company directors on sound corporate governance principles, as part of its ‘knowledge transfer’ programme.The event was facilitated by the Institute of Directors (IOD), a UK-based tr

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RE Cooper award for Senator Burrows

SENATOR Greg Burrows, the founder of the Freedom Farm Baseball League, receives his R E Cooper Sr National Meritorious Award this week after mssing the awards ceremony last week due to a prior commitment.

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Don't spin your discs on storage

What is the basic difference between a CD and a DVD disc?