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CARIFTA swim team named

AFTER an intense Last Chance Meet over the weekend at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex, Bahamas Aquatics selected and ratified a 39-member team that will represent the Bahamas at the CARIFTA Swimming and Open Water Championships.

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'Anyone who wants diesel able to buy it'

FOCOL Holdings chairman yesterday voiced optimism that "anyone who wants to buy diesel on this island can get it" even though "the majority" of petroleum retailers were said to have stopped sales of this fuel.

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Contaminated oil a new blow to Andros power

A CONTAMINATED supply of fuel led to a new shutdown of a power unit in Andros as restoration efforts continued following the fire that severely damaged BPL’s North Andros Power Station last week.

Bahamas Football Association regular season heats up

THE Bahamas Football Association continued its regular season action this week at the Roscoe Davies Developmental Center.

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Bahamas 'fumbling ball' on doing business ease

An Opposition MP yesterday blasted that the Bahamas continues to "fumble the ball" on the ease of doing business after spending a frustrating day unable to access the Department of Inland Revenue's portal.

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Joel Forbes breaks Chris Brown’s 800m national record

CHRIS 'Fireman' Brown said he was surprised that it took 25 years for his Bahamian men's national 800 metre record to be broken.

Sebas in ‘tax-free zip code’ Aeropost plan

Island Luck's co-founder yesterday said his Aeropost e-commerce platform will differentiate itself from rivals by adding freight-forwarding capabilities that employ a "tax-free zip code" to offer clients better rates.

Bahamians urged to guard against ransomware surge

A Bahamas-based cloud services provider yesterday warned consumers and businesses to on their guard for ransomware attacks as there is a "noticeable spike" during Christmas.

Poor utilities spark bad tourist reviews

A Family Island hotelier says poor utility services have resulted in negative guest reviews of their Bahamian vacation experience.

'We didn't hit $1bn, but we did very well'

The Bahamian high-end real estate market will "do at least as good as 2023 if not better" in 2024, as one major realtor said of last year: "We didn't do $1bn in sales but we did very well."

GBPA reforms critical as 'we're at the bottom'

A prominent Freeport attorney is today backing a Government takeover of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), telling Tribune Business: "We're at the bottom and haven't moved for 20 years."

Whistleblower secretly taped broker meetings

A Bahamian whistleblower secretly recorded an executive meeting at a now-defunct Nassau broker/dealer whose principal continues to battle US federal regulators in the Florida courts.

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NIB rate increase called 'absolute balancing act'

A senior hotelier yesterday urged the Government to be "judicious" with the size of future National Insurance Board (NIB) contribution rate increases as he described the situation as "an absolute balancing act".

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'Hanging' no longer: PM affirms NIB rate increase

Private sector executives last night voiced relief that The Bahamas is no longer "hanging on this thing" after the Prime Minister confirmed a National Insurance Board (NIB) contribution rate increase will be implemented on July 1, 2024.

Insurer 'pauses' expansion on EU blacklisting fall-out

A Bahamian insurer yesterday said it has been forced to "pause'" further Caribbean expansion ambitions, adding: "We cannot stress enough the importance of getting off these blacklists."

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'World has changed': IBCs taxed on foreign earnings

Bahamas-domiciled International Business Companies (IBCs) will have to pay tax on their overseas earnings from New Year's Day 2024 in an historic first for this nation, a senior official confirming: "The world has changed."

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Rhema Otabor wins NCAA javelin title

NEBRASKA'S junior Rhema Otabor got the early lead and held on for a personal best and collegiate leading mark to win the women's javelin title at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.

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Eva Hilton, Sybil Strachan run away with U-12 soccer titles

THE under-12 (U12) girls of Eva Hilton Primary School and boys of Sybil Strachan Primary School can now celebrate after winning the division trophies at the newly-named Dawn N Knowles Primary Schools Soccer Tournament hosted at the Roscow AL Davies Soccer Field yesterday.

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Tiger Woods putts into a bunker and loses ground, Spieth and Scheffler share lead in Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods opened with four birdies in seven holes. The closing stretch was another struggle Friday in the Hero World Challenge, which included a putt that went off the green and into the bunker.

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FACE TO FACE: Love in life and in theatre

WHEN the curtain call is made for the superstars of Bahamian theatre - ones who have helped to shape performing arts in the country into a viable activity that has propelled Bahamian culture - Philip A Burrows and his wife, Nicolette Bethel, will be there.