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DPM: Real impact of COVID-19 to hit in late Fall/early Spring

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government expects the real impact of reduced economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic to be felt... read more »

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Immigration Department seeks to boost “efficiency, and transparency”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Department of Immigration is moving toward going cashless and digitizing its services, according to Minister of... read more »

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Debt management unit introduction imminent

Central Bank puts country’s debt at $9.5 billion this fiscal year NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government will soon introduce a... read more »

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Bahamas facing significant “skills gap”, says minister

Abaco job fair slated for end of next month NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Cabinet minister yesterday acknowledged that the country... read more »

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$60 mil. Exuma International Airport redevelopment project could start this year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Construction on the redevelopment of the Exuma International Airport could commence before the year’s end, according to... read more »

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Bowe calls for debt management and repayment strategy 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Gowon Bowe, the Fidelity Group’s chief executive officer yesterday urged the government to implement a debt management... read more »

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Cruise lines finalize industry COVID-19 protocols

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Cruise lines have reached a critical step in their effort to jump start the industry, with the... read more »

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Fiscal headroom “narrowing” as country stares down $9 billion debt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest yesterday acknowledged that the country’s fiscal headroom... read more »

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D’Aguilar: Compromise needed on mandatory quarantine

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said his ministry was working hard alongside the Ministry of Health to... read more »

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Bahamas “winning” as private aviation destination of choice

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is “clearly winning” as a destination of choice for private aviation, according to a well-known... read more »

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Entrepreneur remains hopeful for tourism industry rebound

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A local entrepreneur says he is remaining “hopeful” over the tourism industry’s rebound, having had to close... read more »

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Abaco Chamber director slams “disrespectful” crime downplay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An Abaco Chamber of Commerce director said yesterday it was “disrespectful” to the island’s residents to see... read more »

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Central Bank: FDI projects continue to support construction sector

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Construction sector activity in the second quarter of the year remained largely supported by ongoing varied scale... read more »

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FOCOL eyeing new revenue streams to mitigate potential COVID-19 earnings loss

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — FOCOL Holdings reported net income of $29 million for the fiscal year ending July 31, with management... read more »

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Banks write off $31.4 mil. delinquent loans in Q2

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Banks wrote-off an estimated $31.4 million in delinquent loans in the second quarter, according to the Central... read more »

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IDB backs mandatory evacuation protocol

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — It is “due time” for a mandatory evacuation protocol to be established in The Bahamas, according to... read more »

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IDB urges govt. to insure public sector infrastructure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The purchase of insurance for public sector infrastructure should be further considered and the culture of insurance... read more »

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IDB’s Dorian report: Tourism sector suffered more $800 million blow in combined damages and losses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Hurricane Dorian caused an estimated $530 million in damages and some $325 million in losses for the... read more »

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Distillery sales return as US and local economy reopens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — John Watling’s Distillery said yesterday that export sales for its rums continues to grow as the US... read more »

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Plans on the drawing board for shuttered Port Lucaya marina — timing not right

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Grand Bahama marina operator said yesterday plans were on the drawing board for a significant investment... read more »