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ROYALSTAR INVESTORS GET '200% PAY OUT'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor RoyalStar Assurance is expecting to generate a $2-$3 million net profit for 2011 despite enduring a tough year, its managing director yesterday saying the company had to-date "paid out almost 200 per cent" of the

HUTCHISON CHIEF: GRAND LUCAYAN IN 'PERILOUS POSITION'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor All Grand Bahamians need to realise the Grand Lucayan resort is in a "perilous position", a senior Hutchison Whampoa executive told Tribune Business yesterday, adding that the Hong Kong-based conglomerate was "fra

HUTCHISON CHIEF: GRAND LUCAYAN IN 'PERILOUS POSITION'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor All Grand Bahamians need to realise the Grand Lucayan resort is in a "perilous position", a senior Hutchison Whampoa executive told Tribune Business yesterday, adding that the Hong Kong-based conglomerate was "fra

Super Value chief: Prices up 2-3% with new Port

SUPER Value's owner yesterday warned the price of many grocery items is likely to increase by at least 2-3 per cent, having been told that freight rates will rise by 10 per cent due to the new/revised charges being imposed by the Arawak Cay Port.

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Union chief seeks 100-133% increase in minimum wage

The Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) president yesterday backed a 100-133 per cent increase in the Bahamas’ minimum wage, describing this as “reasonable”.

‘Lessons must be learnt’ from Baha Mar’s chinese woe

Lessons must be learned from Baha Mar’s construction woes to ensure other Chinese-led investment projects avoid similar delays, a leading contractor yesterday noting the same company is poised to begin the British Colonial Hilton’s $200 million redevelopment.

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

SCOTIA'S $59M REVERSAL OF 'FIRST EVER NET LOSS'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Scotiabank (Bahamas) exceeded its 2011 internal projections through an almost $59 million reversal of its first-ever annual loss, its managing director telling Tribune Business it is targeting a "better year" for

Developer incurs 'north of $3m' in legal battle costs

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Arawak Homes has incurred legal costs "north of $3 million" over the past 15 years in defending its title to land in Nassau's Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, its president telling Tribune Business yesterday that "up

Developer incurs 'north of $3m' in legal battle costs

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Arawak Homes has incurred legal costs "north of $3 million" over the past 15 years in defending its title to land in Nassau's Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, its president telling Tribune Business yesterday that "up

QC slams ‘free lunch’ for Port and Hutchison

A well-known QC has slammed the Government’s Freeport incentive legislation for “giving a free lunch” to those who can most afford it - Hutchison Whampoa and the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s (GBPA) two family shareholders.

$8K PER MONTH LOSSES CLOSE GB'S 'FAVOURITE EATERY'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A well-known Bahamian businessman yesterday told Tribune Business he had closed "Freeport's favourite restaurant" because it had been losing between $6,000-$8,000 per month for the past two years, adding that rent

$8K PER MONTH LOSSES CLOSE GB'S 'FAVOURITE EATERY'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A well-known Bahamian businessman yesterday told Tribune Business he had closed "Freeport's favourite restaurant" because it had been losing between $6,000-$8,000 per month for the past two years, adding that rent

SPEED WEEK CHIEF EYES 2,500-3,000 EXTRA ROOM NIGHTS

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Bahamas Speed Week's president has estimated that the revival event generated between 2,500-3,000 room nights for the Bahamian hotel industry, describing its economic impact as "quite substantial". While Bahamas S

Port 'dismayed' by Shenanigan's

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has described itself as "dismayed" by criticisms from a Bahamian businessman who closed his Port Lucaya Marketplace restaurant blaming high rents, arguing that he had been "unresponsive" to attempts to resolve the si

Port 'dismayed' by Shenanigan's

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has described itself as "dismayed" by criticisms from a Bahamian businessman who closed his Port Lucaya Marketplace restaurant blaming high rents, arguing that he had been "unresponsive" to attempts to resolve the si

BTC warns union on its 'long-term health'

BTC warns union on its 'long-term health' By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) last night reminded the trade unions representing its staff that it had to safeguard its "long-term health", since an unfavou