Nassau Guardian Stories

Airlift up in first quarter 2016

May 25, 2016

Airlift to The Bahamas showed gradual improvement during the first quarter of 2016, according to Senior Director of Airlift Development Tyrone Sawyer.

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McCartney: GB MOU 'nothing but speech and talk'

May 25, 2016

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney said the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) amounts to nothing but "speech and talk".

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Minnis: Will government present 'election-year' budget

May 25, 2016

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis says the budget presentation scheduled for tomorrow means the Christie administration's "day of reckoning is soon at hand", and questioned whether the government would offer "an election-year budget rife with headline-grabbing spending" or "a sound economic blueprint that will address the growing deficit".

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Source: CCA deal to finish Baha Mar likely

May 25, 2016

It appears that the government will more than likely close a deal with China Construction America (CCA) to complete the $3.5 billion Baha Mar megaresort.

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Referendum is about fairness and equality

May 25, 2016

Dear Editor,

Kindly permit me space to respond to your interesting opinion column offered by Rev. Cedric Moss under the titled "A reasoned response to Archbishop Gomez" in your May 19 edition.

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Edwards touts captive insurance focus

May 25, 2016

Deputy Managing Director of Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) Hubert Edwards said the captive insurance industry is a presently underutilized growth area for The Bahamas' financial services sector.

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RBC responds to complaints about merged service

May 25, 2016

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has responded to customer complaints that have surfaced over the months since RBC Finance Corporation of The Bahamas (FINCO) outsourced certain services to RBC Royal Bank.

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How to be freakishly clever and successful

May 25, 2016

According to today's review, if you 'Think Like A Freak' then you may gain a head start over your Caribbean competitors and improve your Bahamian business success.

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Turnquest: 'sideshows' will cloud budget address

May 25, 2016

Shadow Minister of State for Finance Peter Turnquest said he is worried that Prime Minister Perry Christie's delivery of the budget communication would be clouded by the "sideshows" that have surfaced over the weekend.

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New restaurant tech, brainchild of Bahamian restauranteur

May 25, 2016

A first-of-its kind customer insight platform known as Original Review (OR) was officially launched yesterday and is already being used in four restaurants in The Bahamas; two in Dallas, Texas; two in Oklahoma City, and five in India

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BPL 'challenged', 'not quite ready' for summer load

May 25, 2016

As the newly formed Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) stares down the barrel of its first summer, Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU) President Clinton Minnis is contending that the utility is likely not up to the challenge, and might have to bring in even more rented power.

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Details of reported Baha Mar plan demanded

May 25, 2016

Reported efforts by the Christie administration to strike a deal with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to supposedly have China Construction America (CCA) complete the $3.5 billion Baha Mar megaresort have drawn differing reactions from across the spectrum, with one common refrain: details, details, details.

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Labour leader optimistic about BPL leadership

May 25, 2016

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has called a press conference today (Wednesday) to discuss aspects of its business plan, and one of those aspects -- the labour component -- is already going smoothly, according to Clinton Minnis, whose time as president of the Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union is drawing to a close.

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STEP award

May 25, 2016

Evans and Co. Partner Veronique J. N. Evans has been named the top STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) diploma student in the Caribbean and Latin American region.

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COB, BAMSI sign MOU

May 25, 2016

The College of The Bahamas (COB) and the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institution (BAMSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) yesterday which had been outstanding for almost a year and a half.

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ORG urges more govt involvement in FOIA consultation

May 25, 2016

Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Matthew Aubry said more public engagement and education from the government's commission for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is needed before the bill is tabled in the House of Assembly sometime in November of this year.

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CCA 'contracted' to complete Baha Mar

May 25, 2016

China Construction America (CCA) was awarded a contract by China Export Import (CEXIM) Bank to complete Baha Mar weeks ago, Guardian Business sources say.

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State of crisis: Children's Emergency Hostel needs helping hand

May 25, 2016

The Children's Emergency Hostel (CEH) is in a financial bind, according to its chairman, Arthur Peet.

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Minnis: Beware of empty PLP promises

May 25, 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday urged Bahamians to beware of the Christie administration's "outlandish promises".

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University bill set to be tabled today

May 25, 2016

After numerous delays, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald expects to table the University of The Bahamas Bill in Parliament today, charting the way for The College of The Bahamas (COB) to transition to university status.

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