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Shipping delay stalls GB water plant reconstruction

A DELAY in shipping has stalled the reconstruction of the Grand Bahama Utility Company’s reverse osmosis plant.

Stunned over latest water cut-off threat

CENTRAL Eleuthera businesses were late last week stunned that they came so close to losing their water supply for a second time before a last-minute resolution was found.

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COVID delays Island Luck co-founder’s US sentencing

A co-founder of the Island Luck web shop chain has persuaded a US federal court to delay his sentencing by 30 days because he has become ill with COVID-19.

Stealing from the poor

I am writing this letter to you because I am fed up with the unscrupulous practices by merchants across the Bahamas. The stores have decided to take on the reversed philosophy of Robin Hood. In my opinion it is the perfect example of the rich stealing from the poor.

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Six arrests in connection with shop-breaking, stealing

GRAND Bahama Police arrested six persons for shop-breaking and stealing after numerous items were discovered at a residence in Eight Mile Rock.

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Central Eleuthera faces new water cut-off threat

Central Eleuthera residents face having their water supply cut-off at 2.30pm this afternoon with the provider blaming the situation on inaction by the Water & Sewerage Corporation.

‘Water heater sales are lucrative on GB’

A Grand Bahama hotel operator says “it’s a lucrative business to be in hot water heater sales” as his property grapples with the same salt water issues that have afflicted the nearby Grand Lucayan.

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Kalik maker sees profitability return

Commonwealth Brewery produced a more-than $7.32m bottom line reversal to return to profitability in the 2021 second quarter, with its revival aided by relaxed COVID restrictions and a more open economy.

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Eleuthera water cut-off prevented at last minute

CENTRAL Eleuthera’s water supply enjoyed a last-minute rescue after the Water & Sewerage Corporation finally submitted a newly-signed contract to the area’s supplier before Friday’s cut-off deadline.

The many faces of Brave Davis

We must size up two men to lead the country. A doctor and a lawyer. Where they differ is on character.

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‘Bankrupt’ warning over PLP’s deal with unions

Private sector representatives yesterday warned that the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) deal with the two umbrella trade unions threatens to “bankrupt companies” if fully enacted post-general election.

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‘Higher prices coming in October,’ says Super Value president

Super Value’s president said higher prices are coming to stores in October, but he will do the best he can to keep prices from getting out of control.

‘Forget the manifestos, what about National Development Plan?’

GOWON Bowe, Group CEO for Fidelity Bank & Trust, has said he is not moved by the 2021 Manifesto and Blueprint for Change released by the two major political parties as they gear up for the next election, but instead wishes they would carry out the policies of the National Development Plan initiated in 2016.

Entrepreneur, Royal Caribbean continue PI crown land battle

A Bahamian entrepreneur and Royal Caribbean last night continued their clash over disputed Paradise Island-based crown land that their separate projects are both competing for.

Social workers stage sick-out

SOCIAL workers at the Department of Social Services in Grand Bahama called in sick yesterday, joining their other colleagues in a sick-out that affected many parts of the country.

PLP to ‘encourage’ bank licences for Bahamians

The Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) deputy leader is promising to “encourage the Central Bank” to grant commercial bank licences to three Bahamian groups if elected to office on September 16.

Bahamas should ‘cut rates’ if US increases

A well-known Bahamian economic commentator yesterday argued that the Central Bank should lower its Prime rate whenever the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates.

EDITORIAL: Rolle speech raises suspicions over jobs

Are jobs being given for votes in Abaco?

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‘I took $1k of goods so I could play baseball with the kids’

A MAN told a court that he stole more than $1,000 worth of sporting equipment from a local school because he wanted to play baseball with the kids in his neighbourhood.

Tax holiday boosts sales for computer retailer

THE value added tax (VAT) holiday boosted sales for one computer retailer – but not for all.