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PM “engaging with experts” to formulate position on oil drilling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis is “engaging with experts” to determine his administration’s position on oil drilling going... read more »

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Former admin claims “strong foundation” left for Prospect Ridge development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Senator Viana Gardiner yesterday fired back against claims by Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis that nothing has been... read more »

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Housing: Government moving ahead with 21-lot Abaco development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is moving ahead with a 21-lot subdivision in Spring City, Abaco, according to Housing  Minister... read more »

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NO APPROVALS HERE: Govt opposes power rate hike on GB; Cabinet committee to review matter

“The government of The Bahamas will not support any rate increase on any portion of the customer base on Grand... read more »

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TOUGH SELL: Advocacy group slams GBPC’s rate increase proposal as “insensitive” and “out of touch”

GBPC says rate hike undesirable but necessary to maintain operations Coalition of Concerned Citizens prepared to protest “at a level... read more »

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EXPECT EMPTY SHELVES: Shipping and supply challenges may persist into 2024, warns major distributor

“We thought it was bad last year but it has certainly gotten worse” d’Albenas, AML Foods note struggle to keep... read more »

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FROM BAHAMAS TO BIG BEN: Tourism ministry hires firm to boost nation’s visibility in UK market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (BMOTIA) is aiming to increase the country’s brand visibility... read more »

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ArawakX awarded $400K in financing from Bahamas Development Bank in orange economy investment push

BDB awards over $400,000 in financing to crowdfunding NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Fintech in The Bahamas has found a champion in... read more »

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NOTICE OF APPEAL: Govt to contest Supreme Court ruling that invalidates VBIs signed by assistant DPP

Ruling could effectively nullify any voluntary bill of indictment signed by David Bakibinga NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Ryan Pinder... read more »

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DON’T LET IT GO TO WASTE: Senator urges govt to follow through on Prospect Ridge housing development

“I hope all the people who applied wouldn’t feel like their time was wasted” Housing minister says project is under... read more »

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‘HE WILL HONOR IT’: Entrepreneur confident PM Davis will resolve 10-year struggle over PI Crown land lease

Toby Smith remains embroiled in court battle over PI Crown land NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The entrepreneur behind the proposed $2... read more »

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Thousands tune in to ArawakX inaugural ecosystem seminar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Under the theme of “How to Grow the Economy Multiple Times”, the inaugural Investor Ecosystem Seminar was... read more »

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INTERVENTION: PM commits to adjusting 7-year wait for insurance payout for missing victims

“Apart from the financial burden this imposes, the psychological burden is immense” Davis says his administration will bring relief to... read more »

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RESPONDING TO THE TIMES: RBC blames local economic conditions for switch to 0% interest on savings accounts

“For more than 100 years, we have provided dedicated service to the country and been a good corporate citizen” NASSAU,... read more »

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HEFTY HURRICANE CLEANUP BILL: Roughly $17 million spent on Abaco debris management to date

“We have to find ways to monetize this debris and move it from Abaco because if there is another storm,... read more »

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“TESTING WORKS”: Doctor’s Hospital at just under 700K COVID tests to date; positivity rate lower for regular testers

“Testing was clearly tied to the opening of the economy” DHHS plans to open 30-bed hospital on GB next fall... read more »

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‘GIVE US MORE TIME’: Abaco needs three to five-year extension on recovery concessions, says Chamber head

“We can’t get anything done in six months” Hutton says construction, housing and banking remain challenges to Hurricane Dorian recovery... read more »

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ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION: Central Bank to develop govt savings bond scheme in light of RBC interest changes

Regulator says interest rate changes are incentive for depositors to shift funds to higher-yielding placements in banking system “The Central... read more »

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VEX AGAIN: RBC draws more ire from customers as it moves to end interest on savings accounts

Loretta Butler-Turner: Even if you put your money in a rock hole or under your mattress, it is more valuable... read more »

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FAR OFF ENERGY TARGET: Provider doubts govt has political will to reach 2030 renewable goals

Gilbert suggests Bahamas might be at only just over one percent out of 30 percent goal by 2030 “I think... read more »