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RoyalFidelity predicts ‘double digit millions’ for new fund

RoyalFidelity believes its latest mutual fund will attract “double digit millions” from Bahamian investors through its promise to pay them a 4 per cent annual dividend.

Gov't pledges to bridge 30k home digital divide

The Government's long-awaited Electronic Communications Sector policy pledges to bridge the 'Digital Divide' that has left 30,000 Bahamian households without broadband Internet, deeming this essential for "further and faster" economic growth.

CIBC FirstCaribbean explores US listing

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s parent yesterday confirmed its subsidiary is exploring a US stock exchange listing, a move likely to stoke speculation of a Canadian bank withdrawal from the region.

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Atlantis’s 4.5% Xmas rate rise beats hotel norm

Atlantis has seen a “quite substantial” 4.5 per cent year-over-year increase in average daily room rates (ADRs) for the upcoming peak Christmas/New Year season, a growth rate exceeding industry norms.

ROYALSTAR INVESTORS GET '200% PAY OUT'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor RoyalStar Assurance is expecting to generate a $2-$3 million net profit for 2011 despite enduring a tough year, its managing director yesterday saying the company had to-date "paid out almost 200 per cent" of the

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

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COMMUNICATIONS REVENUES FALL 7%

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamian communications industry's total revenues decreased by 7 per cent year-over-year in 2010, falling from $460 million to $428 million, as the sector's regulator pledged to introduce "universal service ob

FIRST AN ELECTION, THEN REALITY BITES

By Larry Gibson Happy New Year, Bahamas! I wish to open my first column of the year by wishing my readers good health, and a safe and successful 2012. I thought it would be appropriate to commence with a review of 2011 from a global perspective. Througho

Standing out in the crowd

By Deidre Bastian It's no secret that the Internet has tremendously impacted the advertising industry, and online ads are continuing to increase in volume each year. But does this indicate that print advertising is over and will die a slow death? A frien

Standing out in the crowd

By Deidre Bastian It's no secret that the Internet has tremendously impacted the advertising industry, and online ads are continuing to increase in volume each year. But does this indicate that print advertising is over and will die a slow death? A frien

Standing out in the crowd

By Deidre Bastian It's no secret that the Internet has tremendously impacted the advertising industry, and online ads are continuing to increase in volume each year. But does this indicate that print advertising is over and will die a slow death? A frien

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Superwash chief: VAT bites 12-14% off key products

A leading businessman says the Bahamian economy is stuck "in a funk" as Value-Added Tax's (VAT) full impact starts to bite, with sales in two of his key product categories down 12-14 per cent. Dionisio D'Aguilar, Superwash's president, told Tribune Business that the Bahamas desperately needed to change its attitude towards "rebooting the economy" and making it easier to conduct business.

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800 job applications for new mobile player

Cable Bahamas had received around 800 applications for jobs with the nation's second mobile provider by end-last week, it was revealed yesterday, and is confident the new operator can beat its financial targets.