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A legacy: Leah O’Brien of Cat Island

Timothy 1:3-5: 3 I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did. I thank him as I remember you always in my prayers night and day. 4 I remember your tears, and I want to see you very much, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I remember the sincere faith you have, the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had. I am sure that you have it also.

Flowers ordered to pay ex-FML executive $120k

Craig Flowers’ FML web shop chain has been ordered to pay a former senior executive $120,000 plus interest after the Court of Appeal overturned a previous verdict relating to “irregularities” designed to inflate staff earnings.

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BOB shedding ‘haunted’ past with 20% growth goal for ‘23

Bank of The Bahamas top executive yesterday asserted it is moving beyond the bail-outs that “will forever haunt” the institution with predictions it will grow this year’s forecast $7m profit by a further 20 percent in 2023.

Water & Sewerage supplier eyes expansion despite $18.5m debt

The Water & Sewerage Corporation’s main supplier is eyeing potential expansion possibilities on New Providence notwithstanding the $18.5m debt that the state-owned utility continues to owe it.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: The low growth, high debt trap

In the first article we assessed some of the consequences from a high, and growing, national debt. With The Bahamas’ debt-to-GDP ratio expected to remain above 80 percent over the mid-term at least, the question that dominates is the extent to which this is sustainable.

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PETER YOUNG: A fine British tradition

AS always, it was an impressive display of pomp and circumstance. In the grand surroundings of the House of Lords chamber in the Palace of Westminster in London, the State Opening of Parliament took place last week to mark the ceremonial start of the parliamentary year.

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Pintard: Govt needs to speak with one voice on VAT

FNM leader Michael Pintard says the government needs to clarify its position at the cabinet level on reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) on breadbasket items.

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IAN FERGUSON: A new vision for Grand Bahama

I had the honour and privilege of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Carnival Cruise Line’s port terminal for the island of Grand Bahama yesterday and what a celebration it was.

Honour thy father and mother

The fifth commandment is often referred to as the first commandment with a promise: “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” (Ex. 20:12.)

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Man guilty of stealing groceries begs for help with drug problem

A MAN convicted for stealing groceries begged a Magistrate for help with his drug problem in court yesterday.

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Team Black Marlins Swim Club making big splash with support of CWCO

MAKING a big splash in the pool is a new local swim club with just 14 months under its belt, and already gold medal sanctioned.

Eleuthera businesses: Disney jobs welcome but worry over wages

The Disney Lighthouse project would put Bahamians back in “slavery” if they keep wages low, a South Eleuthera business owner has claimed.

Sentencing on guns must be addressed

It is almost laughable to read the daily editorials, columnists and social commentators agonising about the need to address the root causes of crime in our country, when we are apparently incapable of treating even the surface symptoms – like the widespread availability of guns.

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Police warning on fraud trends

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has advised the public to be alert to fraud trends that are taking place in the country - one of which uses web shops to funnel money, while another lures victims under the guise of companionship and love.

Retailers in pick-up for Mother’s Day

Florists and gift shops yesterday said they have been receiving “plenty of orders” with Mother’s Day fast approaching, adding that business volumes were holding up well compared to pre-COVID figures.

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IAN FERGUSON: The advantages to buying Bahamian

The Bahamas presently imports more than $5.5bn in goods and services annually. Over 94 percent of our food is imported from the US and our other trading partners. For many years we have lamented these statistics, but have not made significant strides towards changing this reality.

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FRONT PORCH – Celebration and reflection: 50 years of Independence

COUNTRIES, like individuals and institutions, often commemorate silver, golden and diamond jubilees, as well as seminal events, with outstanding and dynamic celebrations which capture and reflect the occasion and moment.

BTC revenues up 6% as subscribers decline

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) revenues increased by 6 percent year-over-year for the 2022 first quarter as the carrier continued its steady recovery from the lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thief released after time served in custody

A MAN was released from a custodial sentence yesterday, with a magistrate taking into account his time already served, for stealing.

Minimalism

These past few years have put a strain upon our life styles, personal routines and outlook upon life in general.