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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

Bahamas AIDS Foundation establishes safe, supervised study centre for kids

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has received permission from the Competent Authority to assist a small number of primary school-aged children to access and benefit from the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning platform in a safe and supervised space.

Red Cross seeks volunteers

THE Bahamas Red Cross Society is looking to increase its volunteer intake across the country to assist in its work to provide relief and assistance to those in need and during times of disaster.

Christmas shopping during COVID-19

It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But before we get to that special time of the year, we have to get through the holidays of a shopaholic’s dream - Thanksgiving and the Black Friday and their sales.

Pastors rent to numbers house boys

Some weeks back I saw a missive penned by a group of pastors that expressed disapproval of the appointment of a web shop gaming mogul by the Free National Movement government to a diplomatic post.

'Buy Bahamian' initiative critical for 25,000 jobs

Around 45 companies yesterday joined forces in a bid to drive "behavioural change" among Bahamian consumers and help preserve up to 25,000 jobs heading into the Christmas shopping season.

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WORLD VIEW: We’re in a new reality and those who control the purse strings need to realise that - and help

GOVERNMENTS in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and hurricanes.

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WORLD VIEW: Venezuela talks – mountain went forth and produced a mouse

IT was predictable that, in an attempt to show they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity.

'ShopLocal' efforts beat expectations

Retailers who participated in the initiative to encourage Bahamians to shop at home over Christmas say the returns exceeded expectations, ShopLocal's director told Tribune Business.

Bahamians urged: 'Avoid the mad Christmas dash'

Bahamians were yesterday urged to “avoid the mad dash and start shopping early" as more merchants join an initiative to drive increased Christmas purchases locally.

Web shops: Patron winnings tax halted

The long-awaited tax on web shop patrons’ winnings has been further delayed by another legal challenge from the domestic gaming industry, it was revealed yesterday.

COVID relaxation eases 'pressure' on food stores

Food stores yesterday said the return of Saturday shopping and longer opening hours will ease "a lot of the pressure and stress" caused by Friday afternoon crowds trying to beat weekend lockdowns.

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Mitchell: Winnings tax part of assault on web shops

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the impending imposition of a winnings tax on web shop patrons will lead to reduced player participation and layoffs in a sector that employs more than 3,000 workers.

Bahamians urged to support investors as $3m plaza opens

A Cabinet minister yesterday urged Bahamians to shop at home and help rebuild the economy post-COVID-19 as he opened a $3m Grand Bahama shopping plaza.

Web shops urge patron tax delay

Web shops are urging the Government to reconsider the New Year's Day introduction of the long-awaited patron winnings tax due to the "additional burden" it will impose on COVID-hit consumers.

Black Friday temptation to travel?

BLACK Friday is one of the biggest shopping days in the United States, along with Cyber Monday and Super Saturday.

Issues and ideas

The Gaming Industry and our economic recovery. This is my second article in a series of articles that I am writing with ideas that in my opinion would boost the Bahamian economy.

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Super Value cuts Sunday hours on 25% sales drop

Super Value has slashed Sunday shopping hours after sales “dropped off 25 percent”, its principal revealed yesterday, adding: “They aren’t coming to show off their church hats any more.”

Gambler winnings tax pushed to January 16

Implementation of the tax on web shop patrons' winnings has been pushed back two weeks to January 16 to allow the Government to provide all those impacted with sufficient notice.

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Dismal start to the year for Port Lucaya Marketplace

The Straw Markets are closed and there are no visitors buying authentic souvenir straw crafts or browsing the stores and eating in the restaurants at Port Lucaya Marketplace - making it a dismal start to 2021.