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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.

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Atlantis beats revenue goals, targets ‘strong’ 2023 first half

Atlantis continues to beat its revenue targets and is predicting a strong 2023 first half, a senior executive has revealed, with the wider resort industry bracing for 90 percent-plus occupancies over the Christmas and New Year period.

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THE KDK REPORT: Devil in the details

BEFORE the internet became mainstream, my father owned a set of medical encyclopedias.

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Baha Mar’s contractor ‘overfunded’ by $113m

Baha Mar’s main contractor was “overfunded” by up to $112.7m during the project’s race to completion, it has been alleged, while at the same time diverting “emergency” financing to pay for its British Colonial Hilton acquisition.

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Man found shot dead in govt vehicle

A 43-year-old man is dead following a shooting incident over the weekend, prompting police to appeal for the public’s assistance in their investigation.

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Bad Santa

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THE mother of all consumer battles is over, and Apple is one of the winners. Americans shopped online for a record $11bn on Cyber Monday, and AirPods and MacBooks were very popular.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Influencer wariness

THE UNINTENTIONAL IMPACT OF THE COLLAPSE OF FTX

RONALDO, the drop-dead handsome, talented Portuguese footballer, gets $1.6 million per Instagram post, another $800,000+ per Tweet. When he vouches for dandruff-beating Clear shampoo and hair products, enough of his 443 million followers scamper to scoop up bottles off the shelves that he’s worth every penny of the funds he earns as an influencer.

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Regulator warned 127 on financial crime compliance

Bahamian regulators issued warnings to 127 law and real estate firms over non-compliance with anti-financial crime mandates while giving this nation’s $306m-plus residential real estate sales a clean bill of health.

Cruise port targeting 4.5m arrivals in 2024

Nassau Cruise Port’s top executive yesterday predicted that the facility will receive around 4.5m passengers in 2024, representing around a 12.5 percent increase on arrivals projected for the upcoming year.

Cruise port grand opening in may, says chief executive

A GRAND opening for the new Nassau Cruise Port will be held in the last week in May following the multi-million-dollar project’s completion, its chief executive officer revealed yesterday.

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Lightbourne and Dames lead Blue Devils to win over ranked team

BRADLEY Lightbourne, Joshua Dames and their Kansas City Kansas Community College Blue Devils continue to play one of the most difficult schedules in JuCo basketball and defeated their second ranked team of the young season.

The causes of crime

As A trained lawyer, albeit a defrocked one, I had extensive practice before the Criminal Defence Bar during my hey days. In fact, at any given time, I commanded 80 per cent or more of the most heinous cases before all courts, the Supreme and Magistrates included. The other lawyers were obliged to literally, in some case, fight for the crumbs. As such, I came to understand the economic and psychology of crime and the causation.

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FTX’s Bahamas properties caught in Chapter 11’s net

FTX’s Bahamian real estate purchases - which could be worth a collective $300m - were made through a company currently covered by US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings rather than the Bahamian provisional liquidators.

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Miller receives two international appointments

NEWLY minted National Hall of Famer Wellington Miller continues to be recognised for his leadership role, having been re-appointed to serve on two prestigious international sports boards.

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‘Hold your breath’ as tour of prison held

GOVERNMENT officials toured several prison wings under renovation at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday, including a newly refurbished juvenile facility that, once completed, will be able to accommodate up to 25 minor prisoners.

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Plans made to build new high-medium security correctional facility

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe revealed yesterday that officials are hoping to break ground in the coming weeks on the construction of a new high-medium security correctional facility at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

Charlotte St roadworks

People have said much about what the former Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Ingraham did, and what he did not do...attempting to penalise him for not being a Saviour to many of them, etc?

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Mt Carmel senior boys rout Greenville 43-25

BAHAMAS SCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

IT was an excellent start to the Bahamas Scholastic Athletic Association’s (Small Schools) 2022/2023 basketball season.

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Strikers Boxing Club hits CR Walker

With a renewed focus on getting more young people involved in sports, Strikers Boxing Club introduced the sport to a group of students at the CR Walker Secondary High School.

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AG tells world: Don’t blame us over FTX

The Attorney General last night blasted that it was “a gross oversimplification of reality” for the world to blame The Bahamas for FTX’s collapse as no country had moved “as quickly” to tackle the crypto exchange’s implosion.