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5th ‘Best of the Best Regatta’ winners are Susan Chase V, Running Tide, Captain Peg, Sassie Sue

THE fifth Best of the Best Regatta returned to Montagu for the first time in two years featuring the top sloop sailors in the island nation.

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Garvin Tynes and Palmdale Primary book their tickets to girls’ softball title game

GARVIN Tynes and Palmdale Primary have booked their tickets to the girls’ softball championship game for the New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association as they wrapped up the preliminary rounds yesterday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

Goodman’s Bay

Totally agree with writer P Bullard. Visitors from the States once residents who frequented Goodman's Bay in their time wanted to stop and spend some hours enjoying the quietness and the views of the bay - got there around 11:30 in the morning and round-and-round we drove trying to find a parking spot in the eastern end of the park. Eventually risked parking behind a parked vehicle of a person who got there before and were on the beach and they kindly offered to park behind us as we weren't leaving for an hour.

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Valley Boys excited for Bay Street return

THE Valley Boys have not come to play this Junkanoo season, with one official declaring, “when you are a Valley Boy you represent greatness.”

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Christmas food items 'will reflect Thanksgiving prices'

SUPER Value owner Rupert Roberts said Friday with the holidays approaching, the price of popular holiday goods will remain consistent to the prices currently reflected in stores.

Solomon’s cannot revive GB

Grand Bahama Minister Ginger Moxey recently told attendees at The Winn ceremony that the revitalisation of downtown Freeport is finally here.

Bahamas eyes travel ease for Saudi and Middle East

THE deputy prime minister has suggested that visa waivers and electronic visas will be some of the tools employed to boost travel to The Bahamas from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East states.

Retailers enjoy steady sales in Xmas run-up

BAHAMIAN retailers yesterday said sales are growing steadily in the run-up to Christmas.

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Hovland hangs on to become repeat winner of Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Viktor Hovland led by four shots at the turn. No one got closer to him than two shots during the final nine holes at the Hero World Challenge.

Best of the Best regatta sets sail in Montagu

THE Ministry of Agriculture’s return of the Best of the Best Regatta kicked off yesterday in Montagu Bay.

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SAFETY FIRST FOR JUNKANOO: Police out in force, says minister, as tickets in demand

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg is pledging that the upcoming Junkanoo parades will be safe, with police and Defence Force officers set to be out in full force.

Bimini ‘diamond in rough’ in $10m transformation

A well-known Bimini condo hotel has closed for a $10m overhaul that will near-triple existing marina slips and “polish a diamond in the rough”, its developer revealed yesterday.

Grand Lucayan: Focus on buyer not maximum price

THE Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s president yesterday argued that the Government should drop its obsession with maximising the Grand Lucayan’s sales price and instead focus on finding the right buyer.

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$2m price tag as patients will be housed at doctors hospital

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville announced yesterday an agreement that allows the transfer of Princess Margaret Hospital patients to Doctors Hospital West.

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INSIGHT: As we approach 50, what does our future look like?

THE scene on Saturday morning was beautiful to see. Crowds turned out in force to either take part or volunteer to organise the Road to 50 road race.

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FTX founder ‘still learning’ what caused firm’s collapse

DISGRACED FTX founder Sam Bankman- Fried said he is still “learning” and “reviewing” what led to his company’s collapse last month, adding he is not sure he will be ready to testify before Congress at a hearing in the United States next week.

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Three-year agreement signed between BCPOU and Bridge Authority

THE Bridge Authority and the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union signed a three-year industrial agreement yesterday that includes increased increments and salary scales.

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‘I did not try to commit FTX fraud’

FORMER FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said he did not try to commit fraud and unknowingly commingled funds of his company’s customers with his hedge fund Alameda Research.

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‘Don’t punish many for the few’ on Dorian tax breaks

An activist is urging the Government to “not punish thousands of people because of a handful” of tax dodgers who have abused the Hurricane Dorian tax breaks meant to aid Abaco and Grand Bahama’s recovery.

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DORIAN BREAKS ‘CANNOT GO ON’: Aid for hurricane-hit areas costing treasury purse ‘$50m a year’

The Ministry of Finance’s top official last night warned that Dorian-related tax breaks “cannot go on indefinitely” in their present form as they are costing the Public Treasury “probably $40m-$50m per annum or higher”.