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IAN FERGUSON: Holding your entire team accountable

Accountability provides assurance that an individual or company is evaluated on their performance and/or behaviour related to something for which they are responsible. A great example of accountability is when you are able to limit distractions, and remain focused on achieving your goals and tasks.

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‘Enter country the right way or be repatriated’

AMID reports of United Nations officials calling for deportations to Haiti to stop, Immigration Minister Keith Bell said yesterday any undocumented migrants wishing to come here should apply to enter The Bahamas the “right way” or they will be repatriated.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Another year - another govt failure to advance women

WE ARE rapidly coming to the end of another year that our government has not made the necessary changes to legislation toward gender equality or for the advancement of women.

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FTX SPENT $300M ON PROPERTY BUYS: Court documents reveal valuation of real estate spree

A Bahamian realtor yesterday estimated that the collapsed FTX crypto currency exchange spent $250m and “probably more” on acquiring New Providence real estate, adding: “It was great while it lasted.”

FTX’s fall ‘won’t ruin’ high-end real estate

Bahamian realtors believe the FTX crypto currency exchange’s implosion will not “ruin” western New Providence’s high-end property market as bargain hunters start to circle its $74m worth of holdings.

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Harbour woes ‘threaten life, immense damage’

Nassau’s main commercial shipping port is renewing warnings that failure to repair the harbour’s western breakwater could “result in immense damage to, and threaten life”, in the city centre.

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WORLD VIEW: America’s Democracy not trumped in mid-term vote

IN my commentary last week entitled, US Mid-term elections: a defining moment for the World, I pointed out that no less a person than Joseph R Biden Jr, the President of the United States of America, proclaimed that democracy is at stake in his country.

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IAN FERGUSON: Managing time to best effect

Time management is one of the most important skills, but it is often a concept that many businesses, and people, struggle with. Small businesses, in particular, cannot afford waste through bad time management and inefficiency.

FIBA World Cup ‘23 Americas Qualifiers postponed

WITH the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nicole on The Bahamas, FIBA and the Bahamas Basketball Federation announced the postponement of the latest window of the World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Speaking out with a strong voice on climate action

OVER the next few days, there will seem to be no end to the conversations about COP27.

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No resolution over food price control ‘stalemate’

The Bahamian food distribution industry was last night said to have reached a “stalemate” over efforts to strike a price control deal with the Government via a 1,000-strong product list designed to “more than half-way” meet its demands.

Nicole ‘unnecessary evil’ amid reinsurance fears

A Bahamian insurer yesterday branded sub-tropical Storm Nicole “an unnecessary evil we don’t need” as he voiced fears that claims payouts could be impacted by the country’s European Union (EU) blacklisting.

Port beats profits 19% via $677k debt slash

The operator of Nassau’s main commercial shipping port beat its original full-year profit target by 19 percent aided by a $30m preference share refinancing that slashed 2022’s debt servicing costs by $677,000.

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Reaching a milestone in equestrian sport

EQUESTRIAN sport achieved another milestone this weekend as The Bahamas became the third country after Jamaica and Barbados to obtain certification of competition officials from the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA), while also holding the inaugural Bahamas leg of the CEA Mini Jumping Challenge.

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Stadium chosen as ‘main base’

COCABE EXECUTIVES DECIDE TO USE NEW ANDRE RODGERS BASEBALL STADIUM AS ITS MAIN BASE TO ORGANISE FUTURE TOURNAMENTS

With the completion of the new Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium, the Bahamas Baseball Federation will not only get to host the fourth annual Caribbean Baseball Cup next month, but will become the base for any and all future COCABE baseball tournaments.

Freeport firm opens maritime academy

A PRIVATE sector-driven academy, designed to inspire Bahamian students towards a maritime career and equip them with the necessary skills, was launched in Freeport this past Saturday.

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Banks ‘can take more’ as debt drops $29m

Bahamian commercial banks have “significant capacity” to take on more government debt, the Ministry of Finance’s top official has asserted, after the national debt for the three months to end-September fell by $29m.

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‘It’s time for polluters to bite the bullet’

AN OFFICIAL with responsibility for climate related matters in the Office of the Prime Minister echoed Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’s position on the climate crisis and said yesterday that those contributing to the problem need to “bite the bullet and do the right thing” financially to take responsibility for their actions.

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Ayton earns his second double double of season

DEANDRE Ayton recorded his second double double and his Phoenix Suns dominated the defending NBA champions in a tense physical game that featured an ejection and seven technical fouls.

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Bahamas Feeding Network’s inaugural golf tournament ‘Tee Off for Hunger’ a solid success

NEARLY 100 players with an appetite for golf and a desire to support a worthy cause turned out for the inaugural ‘Tee off for Hunger’ golf tournament at Ocean Club Golf Club recently, helping to raise more than $70,000 in sponsorships, prizes and donations for the Bahamas Feeding Network.