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$256m FTX properties to ‘hit market within 30 days’

FTX’s $256m Bahamian property empire is set to “hit the market within the next 30 days” after five to seven local realtors were selected to handle their disposal.

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FTX properties up for sale in next month

FTX’s $256m Bahamian property empire is set to “hit the market within the next 30 days” after five to seven local realtors were selected to handle their disposal.

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Minister ‘cautiously optimistic’ over $900m carbon credits

A Cabinet minister yesterday said the Government is “cautiously optimistic” that The Bahamas could earn $900m per year from monetising its seagrass and mangrove carbon sinks.

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Halkitis: Bahamas can monetise blue carbon credits from its seagrass

ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said The Bahamas could monetise blue carbon credits from its seagrass by the end of 2025.

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BREEF hosts public snorkel event for World Oceans Day

AS World Ocean Day is coming up on June 8, the Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) is raising awareness of the dangerous impact of climate change on the ocean.

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FNM says report shows nation economy struggling to recover

FREE National Movement leader Michael Pintard and East Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson said a new report shows The Bahamas is struggling to recover economically after Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALICIA WALLACE: World Health Day '24

“MY Health, My Right” was the theme for World Health Day this year, observed on Sunday, April 6. In its statement on World Health Day, the World Health Organization said the theme was chosen to “champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.”

Church owns 60 properties but ‘can’t pay’ $776k award

A Freeport church asserted it would be “totally compromised” if its bank deposits were seized to satisfy a $776,000 judgment despite owning a 60-strong, mortgage-free real estate portfolio.

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Bahamas' financial services sector 'world class' ahead of FATF assessment

PRIME Minister Philip Davis trumpeted The Bahamas’ “world-class” financial services sector as the country prepares for another mutual evaluation assessment by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) “on the horizon”.

Why can't news report just the facts?

Government media … use of super-super superlatives in newscasting and reporting. Surely I am not the only one who has noticed the government news media uses extra-super superlatives in their reporting... forget the usual world famous... “internationally renown” that’s again even if the matter is in conceptual form only anything the Government puts its name to is world beating.

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Ex-civil service union boss: I urged pension reform two decades ago

A FORMER union leader says he recommended that civil service pensions be made contributory almost two decades ago as financial analysts warned “it’s all coming home to roost” over a forecast $3.5bn hole.

‘Total incompatibility’: But $100m project forges on

AN Exuma-based developer says it is pursuing all necessary approvals for a $100m project that has forced a neighbouring resort to place its development plans on hold and raised environmental concerns.

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Bahamians conflict on broker’s US client pull

Bahamian executives have given conflicting evidence over whether a local broker/ dealer used marketing deals with day trading schools to circumvent US laws against soliciting American clients.

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ERIC WIBERG – Palowna & Orestes, 1826 Spanish slavers wrecked in The Bahamas

MANY slave ships met their end in the Bahamas, but not many know of an awkward period between when Britain outlawed the trade in slaves in 1807, and slavery itself, in 1834.

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Strategies for resolving customer service failure

Dealing with customer service failure is an inevitable part of running a business. It is how you handle these situations that can make all the difference in maintaining customer satisfaction.

URCA independence fear over director terminations

CABLE Bahamas is urging the Government to reform the law so as to preserve the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) independence and reduce its costs.

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NATION ON GUARD OVER HAITI SURGE: PM says RBDF is deploying to intercept migrants

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is deploying significant assets, including surface vessels, aircraft and 120 RBDF personnel, to combat illegal immigration amid Haiti’s deepening crisis and a surge in attempts by undocumented migrants to enter Bahamian waters.

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FRONT PORCH: Attitudes towards the disabled must change

WE live in a highly materialistic society in which many of us measure our self-worth by our possessions, ranging from the vehicles we drive to the brand name clothes which adorn our perfumed accents, bodies and privileges.

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‘Why should we believe you?’, key witness asked by lawyer

A DEFENCE attorney asked a key witness in the criminal trial of Long Island MP Adrian Gibson and others why jurors should believe her testimony after she admitted to lying to police during her record of interview.

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Gas dealers: ‘Silence too great’ on margin increase

GAS station operators yesterday said “we cannot wait longer than a week” for the Prime Minister to respond to cries to address their plight, with one asserting: “The silence is too great.”