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WORLD VIEW: 1.5°C is upon us - are we prepared?

THE report on May 17, from the World Meteorological Organization, (WMO) that global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years should have sent all Caribbean institutions, such as the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, into overdrive to explore further ways in which the region could accelerate efforts to avert this calamity.

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WORLD VIEW: Decimation of vulnerable nations inevitable if global warming continues on present trend

JOHN Kerry, former US Secretary of State and current US Special Envoy on Climate Change matters, told the world’s Ambassadors at a meeting in Washington, on May 10, that “there is no way” of keeping the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius unless CO2 emissions are drastically reduced.

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Local banks pass anti-financial crime 'shadow shopping'

The Central Bank yesterday hailed the results of a 'mystery shopper' style survey of Bahamian financial institutions which found "rigorous evidence" they were in full compliance with efforts to combat financial crime.

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Craig Flowers and FML face winding-up petition

FML's ex-chief operating officer has filed a Supreme Court petition to have the web shop chain wound-up as his five-year legal battle with Craig Flowers escalates into a new phase.

Gaming discrimination end will 'go in both directions'

The Gaming Board's executive chairman yesterday indicated that casinos are open to Bahamians gaming at their resorts as the deputy prime minister conceded the separation from web shops is growing "thin".

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Woman killed as car hits tree

A WOMAN has died in Grand Bahama after the vehicle she was driving hit a tree early Thursday morning in the Lucaya area.

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Student spotlight

Arielle McPhee is a tenth grade student at Windsor School, Albany.

FML chief makes call for renewables switch

A web shop principal yesterday argued that The Bahamas must do more to capitalise on its renewable energy sources as companies brace for up to 163 percent increases in Bahamas Power & Light's (BPL) fuel charge this summer.

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Glory Basketball Jam: ‘It is going to be exciting’

THE second edition of the Glory Basketball Jamboree was already set to be an exciting three days of around the clock basketball action, May 11-13.

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Cruise port's chair eyes 'missing 10%'

The chair of Nassau Cruise Port's ultimate parent says he is "90 percent-plus satisfied" with its $322.5m transformation as he waits to see it drive increased visitor spend and more passengers exiting their vessels.

Grand Bahama arrivals 'continue to improve'

Grand Bahama continues to see a strong rebound in tourism numbers, according to a tourism official who reports that total arrivals on the island were over 100,000 at the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Retailers see 'booming' Independence sales

RETAILERS yesterday said business is "booming" as sales of Independence Day-related merchandise accelerate in the run-up to The Bahamas' 50th anniversary celebrations.

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IAN FERGUSON: Bahamian business must speed up technology use

Business digitisation, although an old topic, is essential to your company’s growth. Every firm's goal is to ultimately increase revenue, attract more new customers and retain existing ones. One of the best ways to leverage technology is to improve your existing infrastructure and automate processes such as e-mail marketing to better suit your target audience.

DPM: Gaming reforms key to industry growth

THE Deputy Prime Minister yesterday said recommendations to upgrade The Bahamas' gaming laws will be assessed and consulted on over the "next several months" in a bid to enhance the sector's competitiveness.

PM: $160m project to give 300 full-time jobs

The Prime Minister yesterday unveiled the revival of the long-awaited Cat Island Partners project with a "scaled down" $160.45m investment that aims to create 150 Bahamian construction jobs and up to 300 permanent posts.

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End of an era - the start of a better one?

At one time, the Torii Gate at the International Bazaar stood as a symbol of Freeport’s historic economic success, proud emblem of a dynamic and cosmopolitan city which thrived on creating diverse opportunities for Bahamians while attracting commerce, expertise and innovation from around the world.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Bahamas’ biggest export – Bahamians

Brain drain growing, 56,000+ Bahamians living in US and more being lured

AT a press conference this week announcing a $250,000 tourism leadership scholarship provided by the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and managed by the Lyford Cay Foundations, there was a seismic shift in the tone.

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'Huge lift': Land free-up for Bay Street's revival

A former tourism minister yesterday admitted that reviving downtown Nassau is "a huge lift" that would require "cutting" a corridor from East Street through to Dowdeswell Street to free-up land for redevelopment.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: 'I miss you everyday’ – A letter to my mother

Dear Mom, Sunday is Mother’s Day. I wish you were here.

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Atlantis and Wendy’s in covenants dispute

Atlantis is at odds with the Wendy's franchise holder over whether restrictive covenants exist to block the latter's plans to convert Paradise Island's former Scotiabank branch into a fast food restaurant destination.