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Island Living Announces Appointment of Veteran Broker Christine Wallace-Whitfield
Island Living Announces Appointment of Veteran Broker Christine Wallace-Whitfield

May 18, 2015

Island Living Real Estate has announced the appointment of Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) Director and veteran real estate broker Christine Wallace-Whitfield, BRI, CRS, as the firm’s second broker and the first member to hold the prestigious CRS designation...

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In passing...

May 18, 2015

As the government prepares the country for the implementation of phase one of National Health Insurance scheduled for January 2016, the Ministry of Health held a NHI symposium for health professionals on Monday of this week at the Hilton Hotel...

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This week in Parliament
This week in Parliament

May 18, 2015

Bills for Acts to provide for oil drilling and the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund together with guidelines on how the financial proceeds from the sale of mined oil in The Bahamas will be allocated were to be the focus of Parliamentary debate this past Wednesday, but a reported hacking of the Ministry of Tourism’s official website, Bahamas.com, cancelled all of that...

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Immigration ammendment bill 2015 comes into force
Immigration ammendment bill 2015 comes into force

May 18, 2015

Having been signed into law by the Governor General on Friday 8th May, the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 and attendant regulations came into force on Monday...

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Four Seasons Resort to boost South Eleuthera economy

May 18, 2015

After a quarter of a century of waiting, the residents of South Eleuthera are set to benefit substantially from a major economic stimulus involving one of the world’s most respected hotel and hospitality brands, the Four Seasons...

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PM Christie opens Island House Boutique Hotel

May 18, 2015

With 30 luxury rooms, six luxury apartments, two restaurants, gym, spa, squash courts, yoga studio, meeting room, pool, movie theatre, a coffee bar, and 128 employees to pamper their high end guests, the $40 million luxury boutique hotel, the Island House Boutique Hotel was officially opened on Monday of this week...

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Baha Mar is 'too big to fail'
Baha Mar is 'too big to fail'

May 18, 2015

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said that the multi-billion dollar Baha Mar project was "too big to fail" as the government's mediation efforts continue over the luxury resort's stalled opening...

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US steps in to assist after hackers attack tourism website

May 18, 2015

THE United States government has stepped in to assist Bahamian officials after two government websites were hacked by an Islamist activist group last week...

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PM: We must push forward with NHI

May 18, 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie suggested yesterday that despite constant criticisms, the government must push forward with its National Health Insurance (NHI) plan to bring greater relief to Bahamians...

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Baha Mar spends weekend in talks with partners

May 18, 2015

Baha Mar officials were working with their Chinese partners for much of the weekend trying to reach common ground on outstanding issues that have delayed the opening of the $3.5 billion project, but up to last night those talks had not been concluded, The Nassau Guardian understands...

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PM promises a mortage relief plan that will work

May 18, 2015

With two years left in this term, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is refocusing his efforts to deliver a mortgage relief plan that works...

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No transparency, no deal

May 18, 2015

Stellar Energy Ltd., which exploded into the public consciousness amid a political firestorm last year, has resurfaced after months of silence to reassert its ambitions for a waste-to-energy plant in New Providence...

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Wilchcombe: Baha Mar partner brands 'very concerned'

May 18, 2015

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe has acknowledged that the owners of the other brands attached to the Baha Mar project - the SLS Lux, Rosewood and Grand Hyatt properties - are "very concerned" but stressed that "all players remain on deck"...

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BICA: Audit findings should be taken as objective

May 18, 2015

The quality of information and confidence in the integrity of information through good corporate governance and internal audit, are the mantras of twenty-first century public finance reform, and according to Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) President Darnell Osborne, "The Bahamas must echo this mantra"...

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Griffin: Thousands using new Social Services debit card by end of June

May 18, 2015

Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin said there may be as many as 4,000 or more people in New Providence alone using the new prepaid debit card from Social Services by the end of June. The cards will start being handed out to people who access food vouchers from the ministry's Horseshoe Drive center today...

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Civil aviation overhaul complete by December

May 18, 2015

An overhaul of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) designed to promote greater transparency and accountability within the Ministry of Transport and Aviation will be completed by December 2015, according to Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin...

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Call for nat'l arts endowment, not 'overblown' party

May 18, 2015

With no comprehensive accounting as yet of how the $9 million supposedly allocated to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has been spent - or even if all the money was spent after all - alternative proposals for how the money used for the three-day event could have been spent abound. Such a proposal has been proffered by College of The Bahamas (COB) Vice President of Advancement Dr. Ian Strachan...

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New leadership paradigm: promote 'relationship' people

May 18, 2015

Happiness at work was the focus of a workshop in The Bahamas last week, and one of the featured presenters - Alexander Kjerulf of Denmark - recently gave Guardian Business his prescription for a new leadership paradigm, suggesting that prevailing models of promotion in the workplace need to be re-examined...

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Cotton Bay development can revitalise Eleuthera says Christie

May 16, 2015

AFTER a two-decade long courtship the proposed Cotton Bay Development is now set to "revitalise" the island and economy of Eleuthera following the finalisation of an agreement between Four Seasons Resorts and Cotton Bay and Mine Holdings Ltd...

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