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Retailers detect Black Friday spend rebound

RETAILERS reported a “spending rebound” on Black Friday as shoppers queued from 5am to seek-out bargains leading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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‘A real dampener’: Fear over new COVID strain

The emergence of a new COVID-19 strain threatens to put “a real dampener” on Bahamian tourism’s rebound and that of the wider economy in the Christmas run-up, it was feared yesterday.

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Hotels ‘can’t ask for more’ over post-COVID rebound

Bahamian resorts are seeing the high-occupancy Christmas period expand by 50 percent, a top hotelier has revealed, adding of the post-COVID rebound: “We couldn’t have asked for more.”

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Rahming hits back on ‘victimisation’ charge

STATE Minister for Social Services and Urban Development Lisa Rahming has strongly denied allegations that she verbally abused and carried out acts of political victimisation against employees at the social agency, insisting “that’s not who I am”.

A second Christmas of COVID

My thoughts recently have been over how is Christmas going to be this year – year two of COVID? Will there be the usual true Bahamian celebrations – free-willy style – oh, yes, how will junkanoo be impacted ... hear virtual this year .... how will this all pan out?

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Sebas raises $19m for e-commerce purchase

Sebas Bastian raised nearly $19m from investors to finance the acquisition of an e-commerce platform that he yesterday said will become an “Amazon like” presence in The Bahamas and region.

Retailers face nervous festive inventory wait

A BAHAMIAN retailer yesterday said “goods are sitting in places and we can’t get them”, as she lamented the supply chain woes disrupting the run-up to a vital Christmas season.

Promotions suspended? Not for some at WSC

ALTHOUGH the Davis administration initially said it would suspend staff promotions given under the previous government, the incoming Water and Sewerage chairman has admitted promotions have been recently given to certain staff.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”