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PLP's minimum wage hike 'economic suicide'

The Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) plan to increase the minimum wage by $40 per week was yesterday branded "economic suicide" by the private sector's top labour specialist.

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Gyms enjoy 60% business rebound

Gym owners yesterday said business is slowly rebounding from last year's multiple COVID-19 lockdowns with one proprietor revealing that activity has reached 60 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

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GB Chamber chief's airport deal hopes

Grand Bahama's Chamber of Commerce president says he expects the Government’s purchase of Grand Bahama International Airport could be announced by the month's end.

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Bahamas downgraded by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) today downgraded The Bahamas’ sovereign creditworthiness citing “the failure of successive governments to implement timely and effective” fiscal reforms even prior to COVID-19.

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Canada in new ‘stumbling block’ for tourism’s revival

Canada's decision to halt all flights by its airlines to The Bahamas until April 30 was yesterday branded "another stumbling block along the road to recovery" for this nation's battered tourism industry.

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‘You risk career taking public board job’

The National Sports Authority's (NSA) ex-chairman has warned "you risk your career to serve your country" when sitting on Boards at government-owned agencies.

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Firms 'understate' $18.7m Business Licence turnover

Six companies reported "significantly understated turnover" worth a collective $18.674m on their business licence renewals during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, it was revealed yesterday.

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Abaco Chamber chief backs tighter curfew

Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce president yesterday backed the Prime Minister's decision to extend the island's curfew via an 8pm start due to a recent spike in the island's COVID-19 cases.

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Row as Dames accuses PLP supporters of campaigning at polling site

A heated argument erupted at Government High School on Thursday morning after Mount Moriah incumbent Marvin Dames accused Progressive Liberal Party supporters of campaigning at the polling site on Election Day.

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GLIMMER OF HOPE: Ratings agency S&P sees economic upturn but private sector cautious

The Bahamas does “not have enough control over our own plight” to take comfort from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) belief that COVID devastation has “bottomed out”, it was argued yesterday.

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Gov't urged: Tackle GB airport's costs if you buy

A prominent Freeport hotelier is warning the Government that it must tackle Grand Bahama International Airport's (GBIA) high costs if its prospective purchase is to "grow the destination".

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Disney targeting Lighthouse Point work start in 2021

Disney Cruise Line yesterday voiced hope it can start developing its Lighthouse Point project this year while reaffirming the investment and job creation commitments given pre-COVID-19.

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Airlift concerns on Lucayan's re-open

Grand Bahama businesses yesterday identified the island's lack of airlift as a major obstacle to the Government's plans to re-open the Grand Lucayan resort on March 25.

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Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

PHOENIX (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals.

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Regulators approve BPL's 119 MW solar energy plan

Regulators yesterday granted full approval to Bahamas Power & Light's (BPL) first renewable energy plan that aims to install 119 mega watts (MW) of solar generation by 2023.

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Pub owner: Capacity curb more harmful than curfew

A pub and restaurant owner says capacity restrictions rather than the 10pm curfew are more damaging to his business, adding that a few extra evening hours will do little to improve trade.

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Mario's half-open with key earners still closed

Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Centre yesterday said it has only been partially allowed to re-open with the Government's COIVID-19 protocols mandating that key revenue areas remain closed.

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Gaither looks ahead to Tokyo

SHE'S been holding her own as one of the top sprinters in the country for the past few years, but Tynia Gaither said she's looking for more.

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Gaither falls short of final place, Colebrooke seventh in his heat

TYNIA Gaither’s bid for a spot in the final of the women's 100 metres and Samson Colebrooke's attempt to get out of the first round of the men's 100m heat fell short on Saturday night at the 2020 Olympic Games.

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'Game changer' for tourism's jumpstart

The Bahamas is close to sealing deals that will be "a game changer to jump start the tourism economy" post-COVID and provide an annual multi-million dollar boost, it was revealed yesterday.

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