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'US laws' hit cruise line's Bahamas ticketing policy

A cruise line popular with Bahamians yesterday disclosed that US "laws and regulations" have forced it to stop selling one-way tickets for voyages out of Freeport to West Palm Beach.

Tourism engaging Margaritaville at Sea to reverse GB ticket decision

THE Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation said it is engaging Margaritaville at Sea to reverse its decision to no longer allow trips from Grand Bahama to Florida, calling the service essential to Grand Bahama residents.

Bet on web shops

I am by no means a proponent of our web shops and more so, how they came to legitimacy following a plebiscite which clearly said the Bahamian people were against them being legitimised.

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Police officer on motorcycle injured in traffic accident

Police are investigating after a police officer was injured in a traffic accident on Sumner Street, Nassau Village, on Friday morning.

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DPM: Crime coverage woe ‘losing momentum’

THE Deputy Prime Minister yesterday voiced optimism that damaging media coverage of The Bahamas is “losing momentum” with major resorts reporting peak winter occupancies “in excess of 80 percent”.

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$250m resort requires ‘meaningful’ Bahamian participation to succeed

THE developer behind Grand Bahama’s $250m Six Senses resort project says it will struggle to succeed without “really meaningful” participation by Bahamians in all aspects of its build-out.

Concerns over the Windsor Lakes project

Please afford me some space in your valuable paper to write about some matters of much concern, as they relate to the Windsor Lakes project in Adelaide and its impact on the nearby Adelaide Gardens and Village as a whole.

Whistling past the graveyard

Please afford me some space in your valuable paper to write about some matters of much concern, as they relate to the Windsor Lakes project in Adelaide and its impact on the nearby Adelaide Gardens and Village as a whole.

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‘Do whatever it takes to fix confidence in country’s health institutions’, says Minnis

A TILE fell on the head of a nurse in the paediatric ward of Princess Margaret Hospital, former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday as he urged the government to do whatever it takes to prevent declining confidence in health institutions.

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Man given community service after he admits stealing $2K from starbucks while employed

A MAN was ordered to serve 250 hours of community service yesterday after admitting to stealing just over $2,000 from a Starbucks at Baha Mar while working there in the last two months.

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COOPER: WE’LL FIGHT BACK ON CRIME FEAR – Two campaigns are launched to counter international reports

TOURISM Minister Chester Cooper yesterday announced the launch of two campaigns geared towards re-shaping the narrative about The Bahamas following negative global reports about crime in the country.

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$510m project to bring more than 3,000 jobs

BRICKELL Management Group is planning a $510m development in western New Providence, with its chairman Sebas Bastian encouraging locals and foreigners to invest in the venture.

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EXTRA PAYOUT OVER UNLAWFUL DETENTION: Court orders $396k settlement for Cuban held without charge

THE damages awarded to a Cuban-born man who was falsely and unlawfully detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre have increased by $148k after the Court of Appeal reviewed his case.

CIBC unveils Jet Blue tie-up on card launch

CIBC last night launched its MasterCard credit card partnership with the Jet Blue airline.

Project’s 15,000 acres for sale over ‘failure to pay’ property tax

A major Long Island investment project’s near-15,000 acres has been advertised for sale via auction by the Government authorities to clear an allegedly unpaid real property tax debt.

Gov’t to split ‘smart city’ money streams with Aliv

THE Government’s digitisation chief yesterday said it will evenly split the “new money” generated through its three-year partnership with Aliv to transform downtown Nassau into a “smart city”.

Subsidies stopped for Margaritaville at Sea

THE government has stopped giving subsidies to Margaritaville at Sea after the cruise company discontinued its one-way cruise travel to and from Grand Bahama, according to John Pinder, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism.

Balance required on ‘more intrusive policing’

THE response to the recent spike in murders has seen a particular trend – with a greater emphasis on police action balanced against the question of human rights.

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70-room beach club next in Sebas’s $510m expansion

A 73-room beach club located at Love Beach likely marks the next stage in the $510m real estate expansion being pursued by Sebas Bastian’s Brickell Management Group (BMG).

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Mother of Harold Brown claims in inquest, ‘doctors left my son to die’

THE mother of Harold Brown, one of two men police killed in a chase on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway in 2017, claimed doctors left her son to die in hospital after the shooting as the Coroner’s Court inquest into the matter continued yesterday.