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Wind farm targets 2013 'commission'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A renewable energy provider is looking to "commission" its Eleuthera wind farm by early 2013, having invested $250,000 in completing the first project phase involving the construction of a Meteorological tower. Th

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Renewable energy firm 'sidelined' by BEC on tender

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A renewable energy provider has told Tribune Business it felt "sidelined" by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's (BEC) decision to close its open bidding process and then subsequently sign an agreement with Ocea

Development Bank fund ‘sinking’: Covers 1/3 of $46m bonds

* Just 28.4% of loans ‘performing’ * Accumulated losses over $60m * Solvency deficiency at $31.31m

THE Bahamas Development Bank’s (BDB) ‘sinking fund’ covered just one-third of its $46 million outstanding bond debt at year-end 2016, with only 28.4 per cent of its loans ‘performing’. The BDB’s 2016 financial statements, tabled in the House of Assembly in Wednesday by the Prime Minister, reveal the parlous state of another state-owned enterprise (SOE) that has racked up more than $60 million in losses for the Bahamian taxpayer during its 43-year existence.

ROBERTS EARNS TOP DESIGNATION

Larry Roberts, chief executive of NAI Bahamas, the commercial division of Bahamas Realty, has achieved the SIOR office designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. SIOR is a Washington DC-based international organisation of more

Robin Hood chief still eyeing $5-$8m eastern build-out

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Robin Hood's president is eyeing a career move into real estate development via a further $5.5-$8 million build-out of the former retailer's Prince Charles Drive site, telling Tribune Business he had "five interes

Robin Hood chief still eyeing $5-$8m eastern build-out

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Robin Hood's president is eyeing a career move into real estate development via a further $5.5-$8 million build-out of the former retailer's Prince Charles Drive site, telling Tribune Business he had "five interes

Robin Hood chief still eyeing $5-$8m eastern build-out

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Robin Hood's president is eyeing a career move into real estate development via a further $5.5-$8 million build-out of the former retailer's Prince Charles Drive site, telling Tribune Business he had "five interes

Kosoy, Sterling eye Hurricane Hole deal

David Kosoy’s Sterling Global Financial is in negotiations to acquire Paradise Island’s Hurricane Hole property from Atlantis’s owner, Tribune Business can reveal.

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BTC to complete Abaco cell overhaul in mid-May

THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is set to complete its wireless system overhaul on Abaco and the northern Bahamas by mid-May, giving customers improved cellular service, including faster speeds for downloads and browsing on smart phones.

QC ‘awaits orders’ on Blackbeard’s Cay enforcement

A well-known QC is awaiting instructions from his environmental activist clients over how to enforce the judgment they obtained against the $8 million Blackbeard’s Cay project.

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AG’s Office: We bungled Blackbeard’s Cay appeal

The Attorney General’s Office has admitted that the Government’s appeal over the $8 million Blackbeard’s Cay project was thrown out because it was asleep on the job.

FRAMING WEBSITES BY BETTER PLANNING

By Deidre M. Bastian This is a topic that pops up periodically, mainly because more web agencies are now incorporating a formal 'wire framing' process. Anyone who has ever built or designed a website will tell you that wire framing happens in some form o

Deloitte to collect $100m in ‘bad’ BOB commercial loans

The Government yesterday confirmed Tribune Business’s disclosure earlier this week that Deloitte & Touche has been selected as the accounting firm charged with collecting on $100 worth of ‘bad’ commercial loans formerly belonging to Bank of the Bahamas.

Title questions raised over $3m AML deal

CITY Markets pension fund trustees have no legal standing to sell the defunct supermarket chain’s former head office to AML Foods for $3 million, it was alleged yesterday.

Bank payment charges need ‘legitimate redress’

THE Central Bank yesterday appeared to concede that fees for payment services were too high and “require legitimate redress”, a view shared by 78 per cent of Bahamians.

Potential West End investors coming in 'once a month'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The owners/developers of some 500 acres at Grand Bahama's West End are bringing potential investors to inspect the site at least "once a month", Tribune Business was told yesterday, and remain optimistic they can

Potential West End investors coming in 'once a month'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The owners/developers of some 500 acres at Grand Bahama's West End are bringing potential investors to inspect the site at least "once a month", Tribune Business was told yesterday, and remain optimistic they can

AML eyes $12-$15m new store sales goal

AML eyes $12-$15m new store sales goal By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor AML Foods is targeting an annual $12-$15 million top-line boost by the third year of its proposed Solomon's "sister store" in Freeport, its chief executive telling Tribune B

BTC TARGETS 30-40 STORES BY END-2012

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is aiming to expand its retail network to between 30-40 stores at 2012 year-end, an executive yesterday telling Tribune Business it hoped to have a national 4G network

AML bucks 'post-Xmas lag' via 10% same-store rise

AML bucks 'post-Xmas lag' via 10% same-store rise By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor AML Foods yesterday said fears of a top-line hit from consumers taking ever-longer to recover from Christmas had failed to materialise, with its same-store sales