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Competition fears on Super Value's City Markets 'deal'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Rival food retailers have voiced fears that allowing Super Value to acquire City Markets' remaining stores would create a "virtual monopoly" in the New Providence supermarket business, with an estimated 60-80 per

Competition fears on Super Value's City Markets 'deal'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Rival food retailers have voiced fears that allowing Super Value to acquire City Markets' remaining stores would create a "virtual monopoly" in the New Providence supermarket business, with an estimated 60-80 per

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Competition fearson Super Value's City Markets 'deal'

RIVAL food retailers have voiced fears that allowing Super Value to acquire City Markets' remaining stores would create a "virtual monopoly" in the New Providence supermarket business, with an estimated 60-80 per cent market share.

Overall results best ever for Bahamian team at Lil Mo Jr Championships

THE 2013 Lil Mo International Junior Championships came to a close on Wednesday with a number of age group finals.

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TOUGH CALL: A Bahamian in Normandy

As we eased along the peaceful wooded lanes in Alan Wilson’s green Bentley, it was hard to believe that one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War lay just around the corner.

Concern over compacting at landfill site

AN environmental activist has raised concerns over the alleged stoppage of the compacting of waste material deposited at the New Providence Landfill, charging that such inaction leaves the site “vulnerable” to yet another massive fire.Heather Carey,

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Compass Point owner issues licence warning

Compass Point’s owner yesterday warned he will not renew his hotel licence for 2020 until the government agrees to support an examination of how the resort industry’s regulation can be improved. Leigh Rodney, the West Bay Street-based property’s pro

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Superwash to invest $2m in Soldier Road laundromat

Superwash is set to invest $2 million in constructing a new laundromat and shopping complex at the former Pricebusters warehouse on Soldier Road, its president yesterday saying work would start in the “next couple of months” to ensure it caught the anticipated economic upturn.

‘Leave Nassau and boost Exuma skills’

A senior tourism official yesterday urged Nassau residents to move to Exuma and improve service levels that are “lacking” in a market increasingly catering to high-end tourists.

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No major crime at Fish Fry, insists Tourism Minister

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar yesterday suggested no "major crime" occurs at Arawak Cay, insisting local reports "sensationalise" issues at the site.

Web shops face 'year of famine' on 'sweet spot'

Web shop operators may have to endure “a year of famine” to find the industry’s taxation “sweet spot”, a Cabinet Minister yesterday urging: “Let the Bahamian people be the judge.”Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, called on the sev

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Wacky tech-savvy gifts

The latest technology can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool gadget they don’t already own can be tough.

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Petition won't stop Disney development

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said the petition against Disney Cruise Lines’ development of a port at Lighthouse Point will have no bearing on the project proceeding. “The government has already made a decision on this. That project

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Minister: Jobs rise 'more meaningful' than under PLP

A Cabinet minister yesterday hailed the ten-year low in the national unemployment rate as “more meaningful” jobs growth than that achieved by the former administration’s “failed policies”.

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Super Value chief blasts 80% share claim as 'garbage'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Super Value owner Rupert Roberts yesterday blasted claims that his impending acquisition of City Markets' remaining store locations would give him an 80 per cent market share as "garbage" and "total rubbish", tell

Gov't bans new web shop sites

THE Government has placed a ban on opening new web shop locations, a Cabinet Minister yesterday suggesting gaming advances could ultimately make physical sites “obsolete”.Dionisio D’Aguilar, who has ministerial responsibility for gaming, acknowledged

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Baha Mar hotel's rates are 'not good enough'

The Nassau Wyndham Resort’s “mid-$90s” room rates are “not good enough” and between 23-30 per cent below where they need to be, a Baha Mar executive yesterday conceding that the guest experience was being impacted by construction work on the $2.6 billion Cable Beach expansion.

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PM tours construction site

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar toured the Goldwynn boutique hotel construction site on West Bay Street yesterday. Construction on the $120 million project has resumed after a temporary stop due to COVID-19

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Oakes estate eyes solar power plant

The late Nancy Oakes’ estate has submitted to the Government a proposal to develop a solar power plant on the hundreds of acres it owns in southwestern New Providence, Tribune Business can reveal.

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December arrivals down 95% on 2019

The Bahamas saw total visitor arrivals for December 2020 slump by 95 percent year-over-year despite the re-opening of its two mega resort destinations and other major hotels.