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Dual reverse osmosis system installed at Rand

WATER Mission has completed the installation of a dual reverse osmosis system at the Rand Memorial Hospital to ensure there is always access to a safe water supply, especially following a disaster.

GB Utility blames shipper for $5m RO plant setback

Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) has blamed another “disappointing setback” for construction of its $5m reverse osmosis plant on an error by its shipping company.

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.

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Davis: Policy reversal increases risk of spread

THE government’s “confusing” COVID-19 travel policy reversal increases the risk of spread to Bahamians, Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis said yesterday.

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.

'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.

'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.

Port chief hits back on ‘chill’ at Lucayan

The Grand Bahama Port Authority’s (GBPA) president yesterday slammed as “disingenuous” the attack on its water provider subsidiary by the Grand Lucayan’s chairman.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Bitcoin – The new gold or another supernova moment?


By the current year’s standards, 2017 was pretty average.

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AML Foods shrugs off pandemic with $7m profits swing

AML Foods has received a further $2m boost from Hurricane Dorian insurance recoveries as it posted a more than $1.6m bottom line reversal into the black for its just-ended 2021 second quarter.

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.

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Restrictions are not helping small business

CONTINUED restrictions under extended emergency orders are not conducive to economic growth and do not bode well for small businesses, a top banker has told The Tribune.

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.