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IAN FERGUSON: Proper budgeting key to business growth

The month of March usually signals the start of budget hearings and defences throughout the government sector. Proper justification for monies required, and how they will be spent, is crucial if a business is going to succeed and grow.

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Bahamas Football Association gets new technical director

THE Bahamas Football Association (BFA) recently announced the appointment of its new technical director, Bruce Swan.

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Teenage boy accused of attacking cop

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy appeared in court yesterday on charges of assaulting a police officer.

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Case against former Cabinet Minister abandoned due to insufficient evidence

NEARLY five years after several charges related to misconduct while in public office were brought against former Cabinet Minister Kendred Dorsett, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has issued a nolle prosequi in the matter.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Why the lost art of letter writing matters now more than ever before

IN a time when we stare appalled, shocked and helpless at the horrors Ukrainians face as they try to defend their sovereign nation against an unprovoked and unthinkable attack, why when we watch with hearts breaking as families are being ripped apart, when we see strangers stepping around dead bodies in the street, why now should we care about letter-writing?

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IAN FERGUSON: Social media presence needs constant refresh

As a business professional wanting to improve your personal brand and remain relevant in the marketplace, your social media presence becomes a priority. When was the last time you refreshed and updated your company’s social media pages? Perhaps this article serves as the catalyst you need to do just that.

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Track hero Davis tells her tale

TWO-TIME Olympic champion Pauline Davis held a book signing at Goodman’s Bay yesterday for her anticipated memoir, Running Sideways.

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The price of war

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An invading army can win all the battles and still lose the war. The objective of a military occupation, especially one driven by imperial ambitions, is to neutralise armed resistance and secure control of the centres of power, ultimately aiming to conquer the hearts and minds of the occupied.

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Entrepreneurship Centre to boost digital transition

Grand Bahama’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will benefit thousands of Bahamians by equipping them with the skills to exploit the fast-evolving digital economy.

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Health system vulnerability a factor in easing restrictions

A LOCAL infectious disease expert says the vulnerability of the country’s public health system along with low vaccination numbers remain key determining factors regarding how far COVID-19 measures can be scaled back.

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Trilogy of tribulation

The turn of the century brought with it significant challenges and a unique crisis to both major political organisations, as they moved towards governance here in The Bahamas:

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Shenseea should be banned

A US-based online news site recently reported that The Bahamas leads the world in rape cases per capita. According to the site, the rate is pegged at 133 per 100,000 people. In the Caribbean country of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the rate is 112 per 100,000; while in Jamaica it is 51 per 100,000.

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IAN FERGUSON: Ways to maximise your online selling

Taking your business online, and using a website that allows customers to access your goods and services, is no longer a highly technical challenge. Globally, most companies that have a physical store have already made strides in incorporating online sales into their business mix.

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‘Missed generations’ now threaten farming

The Bahamas has “missed generations of farmers” by failing to attract young entrepreneurs to agriculture, a Cabinet minister said yesterday, warning that this threatens the sector’s sustainability.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Now we live in the Zoom world let’s make sure we get the most out it

WE have all attended far too many Zoom events over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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These are a few of my favourite things

A piece of jewellery flashing the area code of The Bahamas and the colours of the Bahamian flag is just one of ten things NBA star Deandre Ayton can’t live without.

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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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IAN FERGUSON: Why companies benefit from hiring consultants

Consultants can provide expertise and an objective eye in helping to guide a business, with different consultants specialising in various industries and areas. These include strategy and management, operations, human resources, finances, funding opportunities, IT, tourism, hospitality and sales and marketing.

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$1.3m a month to support 11,300 people in need

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe said his ministry is spending $1.3m each month on social assistance for 11,300 people and he expects this number to grow.

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Hilton could reopen in two months

TOURISM, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper says the British Colonial Hilton has attracted a major international brand to support the property since announcing its closure earlier this year.