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11292021 HOME BUYER'S GUIDE

Monday, 29th November, 2021.

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THE KDK REPORT: My neighbour’s keeper

In The Bahamas we have a special breed of dogs known as Potcakes. Colloquially named after the overcooked (burnt) rice at the bottom of a pot that nobody wants, these dogs are incredibly resilient. As such they appeal to those who like animals but are not so crazy about caring extensively for them.

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Cooper: We must learn to co-exist with the virus

WHILE admitting the government is concerned about a fourth COVID-19 wave, Tourism, Investment and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper insisted Friday the country must learn to co-exist with the virus, saying COVID-19 is not “going away anytime soon.”

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Minnis: Pintard will have my support

DR HUBERT Minnis says newly elected Free National Movement leader Michael Pintard will get his full support as the FNM focuses on repairing itself following a devastating general election defeat in September.

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‘A real dampener’: Fear over new COVID strain

The emergence of a new COVID-19 strain threatens to put “a real dampener” on Bahamian tourism’s rebound and that of the wider economy in the Christmas run-up, it was feared yesterday.

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Bahamas exports drop 40% in 2020

Bahamian goods exports declined by 40 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been revealed, with those entering the US under trade preference regimes hitting a ten-year low.

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Hotels ‘can’t ask for more’ over post-COVID rebound

Bahamian resorts are seeing the high-occupancy Christmas period expand by 50 percent, a top hotelier has revealed, adding of the post-COVID rebound: “We couldn’t have asked for more.”

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‘Let us lay Bella to rest’

BELLA Walker’s paternal grandmother Meredith Grant says she is appalled by certain public statements made in the wake of the child’s death and an impending legal fight over the little girl’s remains.

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Ingraham - Pintard will not kick anyone to the curb

FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said Michael Pintard represents a new kind of leader for the Free National Movement, one who will be inclusive and not exclude party supporters.

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Cardinals claim ‘Bahamas Championship’ with 63-55 victory over Terrapins

THE inaugural Baha Mar Hoops event concluded Saturday night after hosting 18 NCAA Division I teams and 21 games in three tournaments across six days at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

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Fidelity: ‘No overhang to depress worker morale’

A BISX-listed bank’s conservative approach to COVID loan loss provisioning has paid off by ensuring “there’s no overhang that depresses staff morale”, its chief executive says.

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Retailers face nervous festive inventory wait

A BAHAMIAN retailer yesterday said “goods are sitting in places and we can’t get them”, as she lamented the supply chain woes disrupting the run-up to a vital Christmas season.

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FNM elects Michael Pintard as new leader

THE Free National Movement elected Michael Pintard as its new leader Saturday evening, entrusting the Marco City MP with rebuilding and re-energising the organisation after its demoralising general election defeat.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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Deputy PM: Ministry committed to maximising Junkanoo Beach's full potential

TOURISM, Investment and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper has pledged to enhance and upgrade infrastructure on Junkanoo Beach.

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Man found with stolen dog ordered to pay compensation

A MAN who was found with another man’s stolen dog was ordered to pay compensation for the missing pet.

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Man who stole alcohol to be sentenced next week

A MAN who was caught on a local liquor store’s surveillance video stashing two bottles of alcohol into his pants’ pockets will be sentenced on Monday.

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Two dead after shooting in Eight Mile Rock

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a double homicide that took place Thursday night.

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Journalist claims sister’s death was due to negligence

SHENIQUE Miller, host of Beyond The Headlines, has criticised the care her sister received at Princess Margaret Hospital, alleging “negligence” was to blame for Swanson Miller’s death.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The Atlantis lesson on xenophobia

SOMEONE I highly respect reminded me recently of the reaction Bahamians had when we heard a hotel magnate from South Africa, a man known to throw lavish parties aboard a private jet and enrich himself in a land of apartheid, had purchased much of Paradise Island. Bahamians were enraged, apoplectic.

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