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Former Finance Minister slams housing plan as “inherently discriminatory”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A former Cabinet minister yesterday described the Access to Affordable Homes (Amendment) Bill, 2021 as “inherently discriminatory,”... read more »


No reason to be alarmed over G7 tax deal, says former finance minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest said yesterday that there is no reason for this nation to... read more »


IDB highlights international good practices and lessons in post disaster reconstruction in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Inter-American Development Bank has highlighted global experiences following natural disasters in a publication on best practices... read more »


Dairy Queen returns to The Pointe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After being closed for just over a year, the Dairy Queen franchisees are reopening its The Pointe... read more »


GBPA REEF Committee unveils “Action Plan’ for Freeport socio-economic growth

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Upgrading and enhancing Freeport’s infrastructure to support a modern cosmopolitan city will require considerably more investment than... read more »


IDB: Government halted research permits as it moved to plug loophole

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas issued no research permits in 2019 and 2020 as the government moved to plug a... read more »

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Kanoo expands offering to include social assistance payments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Digital payments solutions provider Kanoo has included social assistance payments into its offering, with over 3,000 beneficiaries... read more »


Spanish Wells cruise plans scrapped amid fierce opposition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As Crystal Cruises gets set to launch its Bahamas cruises next month, the cruise line has scrapped... read more »


AML Foods completes acquisition of Exuma Markets for $1.75 million

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — AML Foods Limited yesterday announced that it has completed the acquisition of Exuma Markets Limited in Georgetown, Exuma... read more »


Housing: 100 lots to be available in Carmichael Village Phase I

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira said yesterday the installation of infrastructure in phase I of the... read more »


MAKE IT MAKE SENSE: Businesses blast lack of uniformity over COVID orders exemptions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The rationale behind which businesses are afforded ‘special permission’ by the Competent Authority to remain open under... read more »


Chipman slams government borrowing as he warns of “debt crisis”.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Centerville MP Reece Chipman yesterday slammed the Minnis administration for its borrowing, stating during his 2021/2022 budget... read more »


Tax structure decision a matter of survival not sovereignty, says top banker

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A top banker yesterday contended the determination on the best tax structure for this nation is not... read more »


SOVEREIGN RIGHT: Govt to assess impact as landmark G7 deal pushes for global corporate tax

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government yesterday reasserted that it is this nation’s ‘sovereign right’ to determine the tax structure best... read more »


Court of Appeal overturns former BPL worker’s unlawful dismissal judgement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal has overturned an unfair dismissal judgment in the case of a former Bahamas... read more »


“SHEER FANTASY”: Cooper slams 2021/2022 budget while promoting PLP economic plan

“We have a debt crisis approaching and this administration appears to be ignoring it altogether; ostrich economics will not help”... read more »


ALL ABOARD: Royal Caribbean’s Bahamas cruise seeing “very strong bookings”

Adventure of the Seas to set sail next week, homeporting in The Bahamas and running through August NASSAU, BAHAMAS —... read more »


GO BIG: Local dessert brand sets sights on taking Bahamian treats to global market

The New Duff owner aims for unique duff treats to compete with intl franchises “We believe that the product can... read more »


A MIGHTY FALL: Abaco GDP down 60 percent from five-year high due to Dorian and pandemic

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Abaco’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell nearly 60 percent in 2020 from a five-year high of just... read more »


THE COST OF CRISIS: Pandemic drives New Providence GDP to shrink by a quarter in 2020

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 25 percent contraction in the gross domestic... read more »