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CBS sees 41% Black Friday sales increase

CBS Bahamas yesterday said Black Friday sales increased by 41 percent compared to pre-pandemic 2019 as Bahamians moved to beat supply chain backlogs through acquiring Christmas gifts early.

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Swim meet held in honour of the late coach Sue Coleby

MAKO Aquatics Club’s Harold Simmons broke the only record on Saturday as the Bahamas Aquatics hosted its eighth annual CG Atlantic Medical Invitational at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex.

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Man accused of rape attack

A MAN was accused in a Magistrate’s Court of raping a woman in the capital last week.

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Man ordered to have psychological evaluation

A MAN was granted bail in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on firearm and ammunition charges, however he was ordered to have psychological evaluation.

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DRA report highlights Abaco dome project issues

A COMPANY contracted by the former Minnis administration to construct 213 domes and the needed infrastructure on Abaco in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian discontinued the project after receiving $4.6m of the total $6.4m required to complete the work, despite only completing about 16 percent of the structures.

220 Legendary jobs for ‘hazardous’ site

An $80m marina investment for southern New Providence is pledging to transform “a hazardous location” blighted by trash dumps and stolen boats via a project that will create 220 permanent jobs at full build-out.

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‘Drunk teenager guilty of disorderly behaviour

A TEENAGER who behaved in a disorderly manner and cursed at police because he claimed he was drunk was yesterday ordered to be of good behaviour.

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Eleuthera water a ‘serious problem’

WORKS and Utilities Minister Alfred Sears said the water system in Eleuthera is a “serious problem” that the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) is addressing.

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Skyler, 11, breaks two Bahamas Open records

Grand Bahamian Skyler Smith stamped her name on a part of Bahamas Open records on Saturday to highlight the performances posted as the Lightning Aquatics Swim Club hosted its first Fall Invitational Swim Meet at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex.

Site chosen for sex offences court

THE government is moving full steam ahead with its plans to establish a sexual offences court, with a site already identified to house the facility.

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Sebas: $6.4m Abaco dome contract leaves ‘bitter taste’

Sebas Bastian last night said his Brickell Management Group (BMG) had “a bitter taste in our mouth” after losing money on the $6.4m contract to construct 213 dome homes in Abaco post-Hurricane Dorian.

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PM tours GoldWynn site

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis and other government officials toured the construction site of the multi-million-dollar GoldWynn hotel and residences project on Cable Beach last week to view the development’s progress.

Demolition of police station

Anyone who reads The Tribune’s Weekend magazine will probably know of my interest in Bahamian history and the preservation thereof.

VAT’s ‘real’ 15% rise since January’s cut

The Davis administration last night said real VAT revenues increased by 15.1 percent year-over-year following the New Year’s Day rate cut with the deficit for the 2022-2023 fiscal year’s first quarter slashed by $116.4m.

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McCoy, McFall in NCAA Division II basketball season tip-off today

THE NCAA Division II NCAA basketball season tips off today and a pair of veteran Bahamian prospects look to build on their productive 2021-22 seasons.

Matchup set for hometown lenders Bahamas Bowl

THE matchup is set for the 2022 HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl and the NCAA Division I Bowl season is set to begin in The Bahamas.

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Rain, wind and floods in Grand Bahama

HURRICANE Nicole brought heavy wind, rain and flooding to Grand Bahama yesterday.

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‘Buddy’ Hield and Pacers off to surprising start

CHAVANO “Buddy” Hield’s sixth 20-point game of the year led the Indiana Pacers to a win on the road for what most NBA pundits have deemed a surprising start to the 2022-23 season.

$250m cruise port: ‘We’ll help Long Island flourish’

The proposed $250m Long Island cruise port will handle up to 12,000 persons daily at full build-out, one of its principals revealed yesterday, adding: “Our goal is to help Long Island flourish.”

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Albury and Greene lead Chipola to no.6 ranking

DEYTON Albury and Paul Greene have led Chipola to a no.6 national ranking while the Bahamian contingent at Northeast Community College continues to put up major numbers in their sophomore campaign.