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A rose that grows from concrete – Bahamian blogger launches successful shop and events company during pandemic

INSPIRED by a poem by the late iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, Bahamian Kiara Rose launched a blog in the midst of the pandemic which has evolved into a popular beauty and lifestyle website and produced an accompanying accessories shop.

Open schools

The mission statement of The Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training, Bahamas is “To provide ALL persons in the Bahamas an opportunity to receive a quality education in an interdependent changing world.” I cannot think of a more true example than the world we live in today.

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New location drives 80% of December sales rise for AID

A major Bahamian retailer yesterday revealed that its newly-opened Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove store was responsible for 80 percent of the December sales increase seen in Nassau.

Stupid are we!

I see that the politics of remote learning is not keeping pace with the reality of it all. Indeed, virtual learning is a new cultural pill that many Bahamian parents will have to swallow, and adjust to eventually.

Inflation to wipe VAT cut savings

Rising inflationary pressures could wipe out any consumer savings generated by the VAT rate being cut to 10 percent, a supermarket executive warned yesterday.

COVID shutdown for auto dealer’s ‘major generator’

One of an auto dealer’s “two major generators” has likely been forced to close until tomorrow after almost one-third of staff tested positive for COVID-19 amid the latest case surge.

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‘Red flags’ over financial sector growth eliminated

The Bahamas’ removal from Europe’s blacklist “sets the stage” for financial services growth by eliminating the last “red flags” to doing business with this nation, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

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Dorian rebuild in question for 98% on tax break loss

Some 98 percent of business and home owners in Dorian-devastated Abaco say reinstating 10 percent VAT on construction services will “significantly influence” whether they rebuild or not.

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Govt approved $1m to support Bahamas Pavilion and 'presence' in Dubai

THE Davis administration approved up to $1m to support The Bahamas Pavilion and a Bahamian "presence" in Dubai, according to Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister Latrae Rahming.

Dive operator hopes cancellations don’t exceed 15% mark

A Bimini dive operator is hoping COVID-related cancellations do not exceed the current 15 percent level with “40 percent of more” of annual business generated in the first three calendar months.

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IHOP Bahamas arrival targets up to 130 jobs

A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday revealed plans to create up to 130 local jobs by making this nation “the anchor for the whole Caribbean” with the IHOP franchise he has just secured.