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DEBT: Borrowing to reach nearly $1 billion, with deficit nearing the same

Deficit projected at $951.8 million  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The projected deficit is foreshadowed to be $951.8 million in the 2021/2022... read more »

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EASTER UPSWING: NAD anticipates uptick in visitor arrivals and departures over holiday weekend

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) anticipates an uptick in visitor arrivals and departures over the upcoming... read more »

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WHERE IS YOUR HEART?: Govt urged to “exercise more empathy” with Family Islanders over COVID test cost “burden”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Family Island businessman is urging the government to “exercise more empathy” with Family Islanders needing to... read more »

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Bahamas meeting and incentive business “ramping up” with major law conference set for this fall

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas’ meeting and incentive business is ramping back up with a major law industry conference set... read more »

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“LITERALLY THE WORST IDEA”: Environmentalist slams plans for cruises to homeport in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A local environmentalist decried plans for several cruise lines to homeport in this jurisdiction as “the most... read more »

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Banks see private sector arrears decline by just over $57 million in February

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamian commercial banks saw total private sector arrears decline by just over $57 million or 7.3 percent... read more »

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WHAT’S BEST FOR EXUMA?: Chamber president notes split views on cruise tourism

Rolle: It’s not the cruise line; it’s the govt that gave permission without consulting stakeholders EXUMA, BAHAMAS — Exuma Chamber... read more »

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BOUNCE BACK: Abaco resort operator hoping for summer uptick in bookings

ABACO, BAHAMAS — An Abaco resort operator said yesterday that she was anticipating a “bounce back” in June and July,... read more »

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“UNWORKABLE ELECTION GIMMICK”: Opposition deputy leader slams PM’s housing plan

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The opposition has expressed serious concerns over the government’s recently announced affordable housing plan for western New... read more »

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TIME TO END IT: Environmentalist urges govt to ban oil exploration and drilling indefinitely

reEarth president tells PM, who said he opposes oil drilling, it’s time to “put his money where his mouth is”... read more »

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APD chief won’t dismiss possibility of some negative impact from Suez Canal mishap

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Arawak Port Development’s (APD) top executive said he could not dismiss the possibility that some negative impact... read more »

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ROUND TWO: BPC looks to continue oil exploration in The Bahamas for another three years

Company seeking to renew four out of five exploration licenses covering 4 million acres in Bahamian waters NASSAU, BAHAMAS —... read more »

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D’Aguilar says govt acquisition of Grand Bahama airport to cost one dollar

Total price tag to include under $1 million in staff-related costs NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s acquisition of Grand Bahama... read more »

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LOOKING UP: Grand Lucayan bookings expected to pick up in wake of aggressive marketing

Tourism minister believes Bahamas on “on the cusp” of tourism rebound NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lucayan Renewal Holdings Chairman Michael Scott,... read more »

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NOT ALL ON BOARD: Exuma & Harbour Island concerned with mass cruise tourism plans

Tourism officials to meet with Exuma stakeholders over Crystal Cruises plans today NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said... read more »

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Caribbean tech developers lack the eco-system to thrive, says Tech Beach co-founder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Caribbean tech developers have long lacked the necessary ecosystem to ensure that their applications and platforms evolve... read more »

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Sir Franklyn: Mindset “shift” needed for economic diversification

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamians must “shift” their mindset from believing that foreign investors must be the drivers of economic diversification,... read more »

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UPGRADED: Bahamas courts introduce cashless payments with govt’s DigiPay platform

DigiPay to be the future of govt revenue collection, says Thompson NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s DigiPay platform, which was... read more »

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DIVERSIFICATION PUSH: Manufacturing must be a central economic pillar, says senator

Darville: Prioritize manufacturing as “one of the key areas for investment and growth” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Manufacturing must be developed... read more »

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“WE’LL TAKE WHAT WE CAN GET”: Long Island businessman welcomes cruise tourism

Cartwright laments lack of banking facilities on the island, however NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While Harbour Island’s tourism stakeholders have voiced... read more »