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Bahamas 'leveraging all' avenues over arbitration

A Cabinet minister yesterday said The Bahamas is "leveraging all avenues" to establish itself as an international arbitration centre and exploit alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

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Dispute resolution ‘can help to deal with case backlog’

ALTERNATIVE dispute resolution can bring resolve to the “burgeoning backlog of cases” in the court system, according to Michael Diggiss, chair of the Bahamas branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

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$10m Capo damages facing substantial cut

A $9.67m damages award made against the Bimini Bay resort’s original developer for demolishing a tenant’s business faces a substantial cut following yesterday’s Privy Council ruling.

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Construction dispute Bill hailed as ‘transformative’

A former Bahamas Bar Association president has hailed the proposed Construction Adjudication Bill (CAB) as a “transformative” piece of legislation for this nation.

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Force witnesses to attend Tribunal, committee urges

The National Tripartite Council’s chairman says proposed reforms to the Industrial Tribunal’s powers will solve a “critical weakness” by forcing witnesses to attend hearings.

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Minister hails exam result improvements

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd, pictured, yesterday highlighted several improvements in this year’s national exam results, which showed more students achieving A, B and C grades in 2021 when compared with 2020.

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A-C grades increase in exams

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd revealed yesterday that the number of BGCSE students receiving A, B and C grades this year increased by more than 10 percent compared with 2019.

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CW Sawyer moving to UB campus

STUDENTS of C W Sawyer Primary School will be temporarily relocated to the University of the Bahamas’ campus to resume face-to-face classes on Monday.

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BJ Murray named to All-Conference USA second team

BJ Murray received conference wide recognition for his breakout sophomore season and developed into one of the leading members of the Florida Atlantic University Owls lineup.

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BJ Murray makes it official with the Chicago Cubs

Just over a week after he was selected in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft, BJ Murray made it official with the Chicago Cubs.

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Bastian wins, record-breaking weekend for swimmers Carey and Johnson

WHILE Izaak Bastian walked away with a pair of medals, it was a record-breaking weekend for Davante Carey and Marvin Johnson as they led a field of Bahamians competing at the 2021 UANA Tokyo Qualifier in Clermont, Florida.

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Govt to give ‘around’ $350,000 to 65 former Urban Development staff

THE government will be giving “somewhere around” $350,000 in outstanding allowances to 65 former employees of Urban Development in Grand Bahama and the Family Islands, according to Social Services and Urban Development Minister Obie Wilchcombe.

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UPDATED: Man dies after crash in Abaco

AN Abaco man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided head on with a truck on S C Bootle Highway on Thursday evening.

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Accord signed for litigation over climate damage

THE Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda – current chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) – and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu has signed an historic accord that opens the way for ground-breaking litigation before international courts. This offers a novel legal path to address the severe damage to Small Island States caused by climate change.

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Murray hits first homer as a pro

BJ Murray had his best game since he joined the Chicago Cubs organisation with a perfect night at the plate and his first professional home run in the Arizona Complex League.

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BJ Murray hits team-leading 14th home run of the year

BJ Murray continued his power hitting display in a season of milestones for the FAU Owls.

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‘Water heater sales are lucrative on GB’

A Grand Bahama hotel operator says “it’s a lucrative business to be in hot water heater sales” as his property grapples with the same salt water issues that have afflicted the nearby Grand Lucayan.

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Abaco man killed in traffic accident as car flips

AN Abaco man is dead after a traffic accident on Sunday.

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Grand Lucayan feels the ‘chill’ with no A/C

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman yesterday blamed the resort’s recent closure to overnight guests on an inferior water supply that “rotted our chillers” and left it without air conditioning.

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Tribute to Zelma Dean

I received news recently about the sad demise of Zelma Dean. I was a colleague of Mrs Dean’s in the late 60s, when she was a maths teacher at Robinson Road School, through to the late 70s when the school became C H Reeves Junior High and Mrs Dean was the principal.

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