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Chamber chief: Cost of living ‘is out of control’

Abaco’s Chamber of Commerce president says the cost of living is “getting out of control” as she warned the island can absorb no further hikes following the summer’s “exorbitant” light bills.

Abaco hurricane shelter progress inspected by govt and dignitaries

SHRI R. Masakui, High Commissioner for India to Jamaica, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the British Virgin Island inspected a hurricane shelter under construction in Abaco.

Probe launched into mangrove destruction

ACTING press secretary Keishla Adderley said an investigation is underway after more than 200,000 square feet of mangroves in the Adelaide Village area were destroyed.

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ADVERTORIAL: CG Atlantic Invites Applications for 2024 Summer Internship Programme

CG Atlantic is excited to announce the opening of applications for its highly sought-after Summer Internship Programme. Geared towards college students and recent graduates aspiring to pursue a career in the insurance industry, this programme provides an invaluable opportunity to immerse oneself in the dynamic world of insurance. The in-person programme is scheduled to run from June to August 2024.

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‘Time is a luxury we do not have’, Davis warns at COP28

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis warned world leaders that “time is a luxury we do not have” as he once again called for urgent action to fight climate change at the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) in Dubai on Saturday.

EDITORIAL: We should take time to give thanks

FOR some, the weekend gone was all about giving thanks.

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IAN FERGUSON: Business must do its part on Xmas security

As we near the start of the holiday season, there is usually an expectation that the criminal element will increase their activity. While we cannot predict the extent to which crime will increase, we do know that economic pressures, increasing social ills and opportunities through increased tourist activity creates the potential for a perfect storm.

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Tennis juniors shine in college showcase

COACH Philip Major Jr said he was more than impressed with the performance level of the seven Bahamian junior tennis players who participated in the college showcase held last week in Maples, Florida.

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IAN FERGUSON: How to avoid strife over family-owned businesses

Many micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Bahamas are family-owned sole proprietorships or husband and wife partnerships. There are MSMEs that are quite small, operating in a ‘Mom and Pop’ type fashion, but there are others who have navigated the landscape well enough to grow and expand.

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IAN FERGUSON: Avoiding problems with workplace friendships

Having close friendships in the workplace can be beneficial for employee well-being and productivity. But there are also challenges that can arise when friends work together. These situations, and the potential risks, must be navigated with the utmost sensitivity. It is important to strike a balance between personal connections and professional boundaries to avoid potential conflicts and distractions.

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IAN FERGUSON: The benefits from offering staff meals

Yesterday was perhaps the beginning of the holiday food season. No one underestimates the importance of food in the corporate environment. Employees come to work with food on their mind. They are either walking in with breakfast or stepping out to get it. By 11am they are ordering lunch, and by 3pm planning dinner.

Cargo shipping disruption rises on breakwater woes

Nassau’s main commercial shipping port is warning that repairs to the harbour’s breakwaters are becoming ever-more urgent with “interruptions” to the unloading of cargo vessels “increasing” in recent months.

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Fidelity ‘not revising’ $16m profits target

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) yesterday said it is “not revising” its $16m profit target for the 2023 full-year despite its bottom line for the first nine months slumping by 31.5 percent year-over-year.