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NOT FOR HOARDING: Sand Dollar will not function like cryptocurrency, says Central Bank governor

Rolle maintains CBOB focused on improving service “We’re not in the business of trying to provide something that looks and... read more »

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COVETED ISLES: Bahamas 5th on holiday bucket list for UK travelers, Royal Caribbean survey finds

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas ranks fifth on the holiday bucket list destination for UK travelers, according to a survey... read more »

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Royal Star Assurance sees financial strength rating affirmed by AM Best

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Star Assurance (RSA) Ltd has seen its financial strength rating affirm by global insurance rating agency... read more »

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100 trees planted for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s 100th year banking anniversary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — To celebrate 100 years of banking in the region, CIBC FirstCaribbean is planting 100 trees across the... read more »

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MIYA Bahamas joins forces with Bahamas National Trust for water and climate event

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In 2020, plans for a major ocean advocacy initiative between the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and Miya... read more »

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WE’RE TRYING: BPL pleads for union to be “reasonable” with money demands as company yet to turn a profit

Scores of BPL employees stage sickout amid mounting tension BPL execs assert union demanding financially challenged company to pay up... read more »

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TAKE THE CAKE: Leading realtor sees inquires in Eleuthera real estate “double” in the past year

“The world is rediscovering Eleuthera” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A leading realtor says he has seen “double” the number of inquiries... read more »

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FORMATION OF SUCCESS: Dredging underway at Nassau Cruise Port integral to cruise passenger increase

“We expect a strong increase in the number of ships that will visit us heading into August and throughout the... read more »

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ABOUT TIME: New building permit system praised as “game changer” but architect laments it took so long

“This is something we have been agitating for two decades” Bannister says system will “revolutionize” building permit process and improve... read more »

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Private banking veteran Sharon Colebrook named Leno Trust managing director

Dianne Bingham steps down but remains on the board NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Sharon Colebrooke, a Bahamian woman whose dedication and... read more »

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Merisha Butler chosen as BDB Warren L Rolle apprentice

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — To celebrate its 43rd anniversary, the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) has selected its second Warren L Rolle... read more »

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WORK WITH US, NOT AGAINST US: Union leader slams govt’s anti-COVID efforts as “autocratic and dictatorial”

“The government can’t be trying to control this thing by themselves” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A prominent trade union leader said... read more »

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ACTUALLY, NEVERMIND: Govt abruptly halts rollout of new customs processing fee amid outcry

Customs Dept says customers charged $3.35 fee incorrectly will be refunded Ministry of Finance dispels rumors of charge being linked... read more »

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“TAKE IT VERY SERIOUS”: Taxicab union chief urges drivers to get vaccinated as business picks up

Ferguson: Homeporting was a big boost but the delta COVID variant is a great concern NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the... read more »

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UNFAIR: Making spa owners close shop while hotel spas still operate “discriminatory”, argues businessman

Small businesses waiting to see what will happen when emergency orders end August 13 Turnquest: We want the country to... read more »

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CASHING IN: Just over half a million pennies redeemed during Central Bank redemption exercise

More than $557K in pennies redeemed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Just over half a million pennies were redeemed during the Central... read more »

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LOOKING BETTER: Water-based tour operators welcome business uptick

 Lisgaris: Pandemic driving shorter booking windows “People are really starting to get nervous over this surge and the restrictions” NASSAU,... read more »

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GBPC launches new customer service survey to guide future improvement plans

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) yesterday announced the launch of its new customer service survey... read more »

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UNAUTHORIZED: SCB warns RAY-E Securities Investment Company not registered entity

Commission cautions public against conducting business with unlicensed/unregistered entities NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) has... read more »

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THE TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECT: Famed John Watling’s Distillery seeing sales boost amid tourism rebound

“There is more value to extract from the current tourism than from the mass tourism that we were welcoming before”... read more »