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Bahamas Roadmasters Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon/ 10k set for November 20-21

WHILE they wait on the restrictions to be lifted for mass gatherings at public outings, Bahamas Roadmasters is encouraging persons to come out and participate in their Cancer Treatment of America Virtual 9th Bahamas Half Marathon and 10 Kilometre race.

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Police warn of increase in counterfeit currency

POLICE have seen an increase in counterfeit Bahamian currency being distributed in communities, the most common being $20 and $50 notes.

Red Cross seeks volunteers

THE Bahamas Red Cross Society is looking to increase its volunteer intake across the country to assist in its work to provide relief and assistance to those in need and during times of disaster.

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WORLD VIEW: Commonwealth Caribbean countries – all republics by 2030?

BY 2030, it is more than likely that the eight independent Commonwealth countries which are still monarchical states, with Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, will become Republics.

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.

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.

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Henfield Basketball Shooting Academy takes it to ‘The Lab’

IT’S called “The Lab,” where coach and mentor Marvin Hen eld has created his home for the Marvin Hen eld Basketball Shooting Academy for basketball players who have been marginalised because of their shooting abilities.

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WORLD VIEW: Venezuela talks – mountain went forth and produced a mouse

IT was predictable that, in an attempt to show they are capable of collaboration, the rival political groups in Venezuela would pick their spurious claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory as a show of unity.

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.

Issues and ideas

The Gaming Industry and our economic recovery. This is my second article in a series of articles that I am writing with ideas that in my opinion would boost the Bahamian economy.

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Super Value cuts Sunday hours on 25% sales drop

Super Value has slashed Sunday shopping hours after sales “dropped off 25 percent”, its principal revealed yesterday, adding: “They aren’t coming to show off their church hats any more.”

‘Extraordinarily high’: Transport costs now 20% of goods prices

A well-known Bahamian retailer is advising locals “to shop early because prices will not be going down” with transport costs accounting for an “extraordinarily high” 20 percent of product costs.

Back to school with little sales bump

Retailers are holding their breath for a bump in sales stemming from whatever form schools reopen next month.

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Flowers defeats web shop chief’s $1m dismissal claim

Craig Flowers’ FML web shop chain has defeated a $1m constructive dismissal claim by a former senior executive who was found to have “abandoned” his post following a probe into “irregularities”.

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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.

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Advice for those travelling to Black Friday sales

HEALTH experts are advising persons considering travel to the US for Black Friday sales to ensure they practice COVID-19 preventative measures.

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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.

Bahari Bahamas brand pops up in Grand Bahama

BAHARI Bahamas is returning to Grand Bahama with a pop-up shop to launch its new independence collection at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

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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Two VAT holidays to help families cope

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced that both a back-to-school value added tax holiday and a hurricane preparedness VAT holiday will take place during August and July.