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Parks authority audit

Do two wrongs ever make a right - Public Parks Authority contracts comments of FNM Leader.

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‘Caribbean’s Singapore’: $15bn GDP target urged

The Bahamas was yesterday urged to target a 50 percent GDP increase to $15bn, a governance reformer arguing: “There’s no reason we can’t be the Singapore of the Caribbean.”

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Pre-COVID output ‘not good enough’

The Central Bank’s governor yesterday warned that returning to pre-COVID economic output “is not enough” as he reaffirmed forecasts that GDP will expand by 8 percent in 2022.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Testing is key but we need to make it affordable to work

BETWEEN December 23 and December 25, 580 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded. This should come as no surprise given the gatherings that usually takes place during the holidays and the few restrictions that were in place. There should have been better measures to protect against rampant spread of COVID-19, especially given what we already know about the Omicron variant.

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Mitchell says FNM ‘couldn’t see forest for the trees’

FOREIGN Affairs and Public Service Minister Fred Mitchell said the Free National Movement lost the goodwill of the Bahamian people early in its term and the party “couldn’t see the forest for the trees” and just went downhill.

Insurers ‘trying to hold line’ on rate increases

Bahamian insurers yesterday warned businesses and homeowners that premium prices are again coming under “upward pressure”, with one pledging: “We’re trying to hold the line.”

Innovation Centre will benefit 1,500 students

The Bahamas’ first and “only” Centre of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will develop a business and technology incubator designed to benefit 1,500 students, it has been revealed.

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Prime Minister’s Trophy up for grabs

Final practice sessions are in the books, and the return of the Bahamas Bowl is just hours away from kickoff as teams vie for the Prime Minister’s Trophy.

‘We’re not taking VAT change sitting down’

A Freeport manufacturer yesterday warned its competitiveness will be undermined, and presence in The Bahamas endangered, by VAT reforms that have seemingly removed its ‘zero rated’ status.

Building suppliers predict supply woes to mid-2022

Building materials providers yesterday predicted that global supply chain challenges will last well into mid-2022 but have prepared for the Christmas season early.

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Pushed to ‘brink of collapse’ through 40% cost hikes

An ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday said many contractors are “on the brink of collapse” due to fixed-price contracts that exclude the impact of 40 percent cost hikes.

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If re-elected, Miller and Hinsey confident they can take Bahamas Golf Federation to ‘higher heights’

WITH another strong, vibrant team in place, incumbent president Lynford ‘Neil’ Miller and vice president Anthony Hinsey are confident that they can take the Bahamas Golf Federation to higher heights, once they are re-elected.

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‘It’s a big week for baseball’

The Bahamas Baseball Association is gearing up for one of its busiest weeks ever with the staging of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation (COCABE) executive meeting and awards banquet at Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa next week.

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Unholy fight fails to ‘uncover the truth’

A Supreme Court judge is unsure whether she obtained “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” in an unholy battle over the land upon which a 2,500 seat mega Freeport “cathedral” now sits.

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Securing your business over Christmas holiday

Before you spend your time and money on Christmas festivities, remember to plan for a safe and secure holiday. While the festive season brings joy and excitement, it unfortunately also sees a rise in criminal activities, especially those directed against the business community. Here are our most effective tips for holiday safety and security:

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STATESIDE: Finding justice is no easy thing in courts where politics rule

American politics and jurisprudence are supposed to be separate.

‘Families still in need’

AN official from a local charitable organisation said while the need for food assistance has decreased, there are still about 9,000 families or 36,000 individuals in dire need of help.

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Big Red Madness tribute to principal Sonja Knowles

IT was a fitting Big Red Machine Madness tribute as the faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends came together on Saturday to help close the door on a long and illustrious career of Sonja Knowles as a former student, teacher, vice principal and principal of St Augustine’s College.

NIB reserves still ‘stable’ at $1.6bn

A Cabinet minister yesterday said the National Insurance Board’s (NIB) reserve fund “remains stable” at $1.6bn despite multi-million dollar COVID-related unemployment benefit payouts.

Retailers face nervous festive inventory wait

A BAHAMIAN retailer yesterday said “goods are sitting in places and we can’t get them”, as she lamented the supply chain woes disrupting the run-up to a vital Christmas season.