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PM leaves for climate conference

BEFORE leaving for the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, over the weekend, Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said he hoped to use the event to sensitise world leaders about the impacts the crisis has on small nations like The Bahamas.

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‘Grave bearing’ for shipping’s safety

The Nassau Container Port’s top executive yesterday called for long-needed repairs to the harbour’s breakwaters to become a high-priority item given the “grave bearing” for shipping safety.

FNM’s one day convention to cost $100,000

THE Free National Movement’s one-day convention on November 27 to select its new leader is an “expensive” undertaking and will cost the party an estimated $100,000.

Winder stepping down as Commonwealth chief

Commonwealth Bank’s president, Raymond Winder, is stepping down to be replaced by the BISX-listed institution’s chief operating officer, Tribune Business can reveal.

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Hotels won’t rebound to pre-COVID employment

A top hotelier yesterday conceded it will “be very difficult” for existing Bahamian resorts to fully return to 100 percent of pre-COVID staffing levels due to the changed working environment.

International Bazaar is an embarrassment

Fire fighters of the Grand Bahama Fire Services, the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye Bahamas averted an unmitigated disaster by quickly outing the fire blaze at the once popular International Bazaar.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The Atlantis lesson on xenophobia

SOMEONE I highly respect reminded me recently of the reaction Bahamians had when we heard a hotel magnate from South Africa, a man known to throw lavish parties aboard a private jet and enrich himself in a land of apartheid, had purchased much of Paradise Island. Bahamians were enraged, apoplectic.

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INSIGHT: We’re not being alarmist - the dangers we face are real

SMALL island states are experiencing global warming in ways that most of us can barely imagine.

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IAN FERGUSON: Inviting the giving spirit to your firm

THANKSGIVING Day, even in The Bahamas, usually signals the start of the festive season and the season of giving. This year, the spirit of giving is even more critical as the world rebounds from the terrible grip of the global pandemic.

Caribbean Bottling yet to ‘dent’ 15-18% sales gap

Caribbean Bottling’s president yesterday said it has yet to “materially dent” the 15-18 percent gap with pre-COVID sales levels as he voiced doubts that the divide will close in 2022.

BOB: Unleash us for commercial lending

Bank of the Bahamas’ managing director is urging the Central Bank to “level the playing field” by removing the restrictions imposed on its commercial lending in the wake of its near-collapse.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Desi and Di hanging up their aprons

USUALLY when someone says the kitchen is closed, they mean for the day. But come November 22, when Desi and Di hang the closed sign on The Kitchen it will be for good. After more than 22 years and more chicken dishes, quiches and bowls of okra soup than they can count, the little deli on Shirley Street will become just another part of Nassau history.

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IAN FERGUSON: Positive steps to a healthy workplace

A focus on employee health and wellness has become critical for many companies. Designing and managing employee wellness programmes, and developing strategies for helping workers achieve their health goals, is an important step in improving the health and productivity of employees.

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Murder convict fails to release $11.4m freeze

A convict serving a 50-year sentence for murder has failed in a bid to overturn an Order that froze up to $11.4m of his assets held by Bahamian financial institutions.

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Atlantis rewards rising tennis stars

Sarae Rodgers and Maddison Bowleg, rising young players out of the Mark Knowles Tennis Bahamas programme, were rewarded by Atlantis Resorts yesterday for their victory and runner-up position at two separate (USTA) tournaments in Florida and Virginia respectively last month.

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Medical centre plan for Eight Mile Rock

Doctor’s Hospital has announced plans to open its Kavala Medical Centre in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, by early next year.

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Payment provider eyes 20-25% profit increase

A Bahamian digital payments provider is forecasting a 20-25 percent profits increase in 2022 based on the financial transactions it handles being “no less than double” this year’s $100m.

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GLIMMER OF HOPE: Ratings agency S&P sees economic upturn but private sector cautious

The Bahamas does “not have enough control over our own plight” to take comfort from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) belief that COVID devastation has “bottomed out”, it was argued yesterday.