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Carlton E Francis, CW Sawyer undefeated in mini basketball tournament

CARLTON E Francis and CW Sawyer finished undefeated in their five games played as the two days of the round robin segment of the New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association’s Mini Basketball Tournament closed out yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

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Primary school coaches get ready for basketball

IN preparation for their basketball tournament that will start today at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, the New Providence Publics Primary School Sports Association hosted a two-day certification course.

NPPPSSA mini basketball tourney underway

THE New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association’s 2023 Mini Basketball Tournament got underway yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium with some exciting games being played by the girls’ teams.

Equal access to education for everyone

Please allow the publishing of this open letter to the Minister of Education & Culture

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ALICIA WALLACE: Misconceptions of what anger is

THERE was a time that I was afraid of anger. It appeared to be more than an emotion, bordering on a disease that temporarily transformed some people into monsters and inhabited others indefinitely, making their presence dark and unwelcoming.

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Cheque end ‘solving non-existent problem’

A Bahamian businessman says the Central Bank and its licensees are seeking to “solve a problem that does not exist” with their drive to eliminate the use of cheques by year-end 2024.

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Mullings shatters his national record

A move to Illinois on January 1 to continue his training has already paid off big dividends for Bahamian national decathlon record holder Ken Mullings.

Passenger spending

I would appreciate you publishing my open letter to Mr Michael Bayley, CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

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Hotels eyeing ‘unprecedented forward bookings’ during 2023

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president yesterday disclosed the industry is eyeing “unprecedented levels of forward bookings” for the 2023 first half and full year after December beat historical trends by 10 percent.

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Island FM radio station goes silent

ISLAND FM 102.9 has announced that it will be closing its doors and taking a “hiatus” after more than two decades in service. The radio station delivered the news in a statement released to the media. The move takes effect today, February 1.

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Athletes qualify for CARIFTA

The third annual Red-Line Athletics Oaktree Sonja Knowles Track Classic over the weekend at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium was termed a tremendous success with quite a number of athletes attaining the qualifying standards for the CARIFTA Games.

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Families left homeless after shanty town blaze

FAMILIES were left homeless Sunday after a massive fire ripped through homes and vehicles in a shantytown in the Carmichael area.

Pintard slams ‘nonsensical’ fiscal strategy report delay

THE Opposition’s leader yesterday blasted the “nonsensical explanation” given by the Prime Minister for why the Government was two-and-a-half months late in releasing its key fiscal strategy document.

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Gov’t revenues beat early goal by $50.6m

The Government’s top finance official yesterday said “close to $50m” in real property tax arrears has been collected during the 2022-2023 fiscal year’s first seven months as it seeks to crack down on tax and bill duckers.

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Environmental activist 'exceedingly happy' over action against oil spill company

A LOCAL environmental activist is “exceedingly happy” that action is being taken against the company responsible for last summer’s Exuma oil spill, adding it has been long overdue.

Anger over new business licence requirements for renewals

SOME small business owners expressed frustration over the new requirements affecting business licence renewals, describing them as “short notice”, “offensive”, “insensitive” and “cruel”.

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Gov’t and insurers battling over VAT medical cost rise

The Government and insurance industry last night traded blows over fears that Bahamian healthcare costs will further increase due to a new VAT treatment set to take effect from April 1, 2023.

Radio station blames COVID for closure

A BAHAMIAN radio station yesterday confirmed it will close today after COVID-19’s financial fall-out for advertisers eroded its main income source.

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IAN FERGUSON: Customer loyalty brings its rewards

There is no doubt that attracting new customers is essential for your small business. Every business person, especially proprietors of micro, small and medium-sized businesses, are always hungry to increase market share. Turning those first-time buyers into repeat customers, however, is arguably just as important.

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Artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) was an often-used word on Wall Street last week.