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‘Scale down’ NHI by 50%, govt told

The Government has been urged to “scale down” National Health Insurance’s (NHI) basic benefits by up to 50 percent amid fears businesses will become a “financial lifeguard” for the scheme.

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Archer new BAAA boss

Drumeco Archer and his ‘Be the G.O.A.T’ - Greatest Of All Time - team, all dressed in their black t-shirts, pulled off a landslide victory over incumbent president Rosamunde Carey and her Bonafide Innovators Saturday to become the new president of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations for the next four years.

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Minister thanks seniors for their contribution to society

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard hosted senior citizens in his constituency to a Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Castaways Resort on Thursday for a third consecutive year on Grand Bahama.

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Central Bank: Less Govt leanding to slash liquidity

THE Central Bank will gradually reduce its lending to the Government to help address the potential risk posed by $1.737bn in excess commercial bank liquidity, its governor has revealed.

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IAN FERGUSON: The benefits from an early retirement

Millions of people across the world are voluntarily deciding to retire early.

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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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Tourism 'dismayed' by beauty queen dispute

The Ministry of Tourism has broken its silence to say it “is dismayed” by its protracted copyright battle with ex-beauty queen-turned songstress, Khiara Sherman, pictured, in the Texas court.Defending its position, the ministry said in a statement r

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GB Power's $18m 'bold statement'

GB Power Company will invest more than $18m in renewable energy and smart technology over the next two years as part of a “bold statement” to improve reliability and lower energy costs.David McGregor, the utility’s president and chief operating offic

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IAN FERGUSON: Ethical workplaces key to corporate success

A company’s reputation is often determined by the extent to which its employees demonstrate good workplace ethics. Ethics guide how people conduct themselves in every aspect of their lives, including on the job. It is the search for the greatest unde

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'Best of the Best Regatta' to make leap for sport of sailing

THE 3rd annual Best of the Best Regatta is scheduled for December 6-9 at Montagu foreshore. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard made the announcement during a press conference held at the ministry’s headquarters on November 7

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Eleven to be inducted in National Sports Hall of Fame

THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is expected to induct 11 more persons into the National Hall of Fame next week, bringing the total to 163 since the inception of the highest honour for outstanding athletes, coaches and officials in 1989.

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Horse show rocks in Camperdown

THE second horse show of the Equestrian Bahamas 2018-2019 show season took place this past weekend at Camperdown Equestrian Centre.

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INSIGHT: The FNM must recommit to the principles upon which they ran for office

This article, the second in a two-part series, deals with initiatives to strengthen rights and privileges of individuals and communities. The first instalment, ‘A few words of advice to help a government off course’, published on October 29, addressed the need to upgrade our economic system for the 21st century.

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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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Perverse and ignorant comments

Was the PLP’s Mall Renovation Estimate Inflated?

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IAN FERGUSON: Keeping pace with employer demands

We spend a substantial part of our adult life at work. With companies demanding more from their employees in less time, trying to meet all your deadlines may seem really stressful. Keeping pace in a fast-moving economy and world is the desire of emp

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RBDF commodore presented with coveted floating trophy

IN a special presentation at the Coral Harbour base, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel was presented with the coveted floating trophy won by his officers in the inaugural 18th Annual National Public Service Week Fun Run/Walk and He

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Plans to rein in electric costs

AS HE blamed rising international gas prices for the escalating cost of electricity in the country, Works Minister Desmond Bannister said Bahamas Power and Light has worked out interim solutions until Bahamians begin to reap rewards from the Shell No

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OAS - no long fit for purpose

IT’S time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States.

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Bahamas developers blast OECD's 'cynical' targeting

Bahamas-based developers have blasted the OECD’s “cynical” attempt to ““de-legitimise” this nation’s key investment product by suggesting it threatens the global fight against tax evasion. The newly-formed Bahamas Developers Association (BDA), in a r