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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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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.

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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Vaccines while you shop at Super Value

Super Value’s principal yesterday said he will be “very disappointed if thousands” of shoppers fail to get COVID-vaccinated at two of his stores this weekend, adding: “We must get to 100 percent.”

Retailer’s e-commerce portal ‘puts us ahead of competitors’

A major Bahamian retailer yesterday said its e-commerce investment had given the business more “exposure” while allowing customers to shop from the safety of their homes.

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Union chief hails ‘night and day’ labour change

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) president yesterday accused the former Minnis administration of committing “an unforgivable sin” as he hailed a “night and day” difference in labour relations.

‘Rolling with the punches’ over retail make or break

A Bahamas Federation of Retailers co-chair yesterday reiterated that the Christmas shopping season will be “make or break” for many merchants, adding: “We’re just rolling with the punches.”

Higher turkey prices a Thanksgiving turn-off

A food store manager believes increased turkey prices are turning consumers off from Thanksgiving shopping.

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The Metaverse

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FACEBOOK recently changed its corporate name to Meta. This is a move that is more than just an attempt to deal with the brand erosion suffered over the last few years, as the controversy surrounding the social network increased due to hard targeting of users and accusations that its algorithms contribute to the polarisation of society through the dissemination of radical views and false information. The choice of name, Meta, hints at the future envisaged by Mark Zuckerberg for the company.

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Hotels won’t rebound to pre-COVID employment

A top hotelier yesterday conceded it will “be very difficult” for existing Bahamian resorts to fully return to 100 percent of pre-COVID staffing levels due to the changed working environment.

SCOTIABANK UNVEILS NEW CARD PAYMENTS SYSTEM

SCOTIABANK (Bahamas) has introduced a payment system that allows customers to convert large credit card purchases into smaller monthly installments.

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Families displaced after Haitian community fire

SEVERAL families have been displaced after a structural fire in a Haitian community just off the Kool Acres Subdivision last night.

Level of debt facing the nation

On September 24th, just a few days after the election, we heard the news that the financial Agency - Moody/5 - had seriously downgraded The Bahamas. On September 24th, the National debt stood at $10.35 billion, plus days of 0.13 million and ticking.

‘No signs of slowing’: Realtor in 75% jump

A Bahamian real estate firm yesterday said it is aiming to “hold” the gains realised from this year’s 75 percent sales volume increase in a market that “shows no signs of slowing”.

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?

COVID rules to spark barber price increase

Bahamians were yesterday warned to expect price increases at barbers, hair salons and spas due to capacity restrictions set to be impose under the Government’s new COVID-119 rules.

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Govt relaunches plans for training on Grand Bahama

GRAND Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey says the government has relaunched plans to facilitate training to increase the employment of certified Bahamians at the Grand Bahama Shipyard.

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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.

Payment provider in Christmas give back

A BAHAMIAN electronic payments provider has launched its Win It Back holiday campaign through which 50 customers will receive 100 percent cash back on their purchases.

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.