Business

Google Duo makes video calling between operating systems easier

August 24, 2016

“Our view is video calling should work for everybody,” he said. “If you can only call half the people you know, that’s very limiting.”

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Bahamas ratifies historic Paris Agreement on climate change
Bahamas ratifies historic Paris Agreement on climate change

August 24, 2016

Yesterday, August 22nd 2016, The Government of The Bahamas officially ratified the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Sickle Cell Association making a comeback with help from CIBC FirstCaribbean
Sickle Cell Association making a comeback with help from CIBC FirstCaribbean

August 24, 2016

After nearly 20 years of inactivity, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association is reemerging with new drive thanks to the assistance of donors such as CIBC FirstCaribbean.

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Evolution from a Defence Force Rangers youth to an RBDF Officer

August 24, 2016

Sub-Lieutenant Dominic Rigby paid a courtesy call on Captain Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force (Acting) to apprise him of his progress at the State University New York where Sub Lt. Rigby is a third-year student at the institution and is pursuing a Bachelor of Art degree in mechanical engineering.

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PM is defended over Baha Mar

August 24, 2016

AMID questions surrounding which "world-class hotel and casino operator" will acquire Baha Mar and the concessions awarded to bolster the deal to open it, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, QC, said there is no need for concern, adding that Bahamians should "trust" that negotiations are being handled by the "capable hands" of Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Solomon's Lucaya teams up with Dr. Monique Pratt for free in store seminar

August 24, 2016

On Saturday August 27, shoppers at Solomon’s Lucaya will have a chance to participate in a free, in store health seminar as a part of the store’s ongoing Let’s Talk Health series.

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Wednesday August 24th, 2016 Gas Prices

August 24, 2016

For prices today on gas check out BPSU, AutoServ, Esso and Shell service stations.

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Castrol Quote of the Day: August 24, 2016
Castrol Quote of the Day: August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016

Castrol Quote of the Day: August 24, 2016

SIZZLIN' SUMMER SPECIAL: "Get a free oil filter with the *purchase of 1 gallon or 4 quarts of 'Castrol' Edge, Magnatec or GTX - while supplies last!"

*(Available at Bay Street Garage, Big 6 Auto Parts, J & M Automotive, Variety Auto Parts & WHIM. Certain restrictions apply).

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CIBC FirstCaribbean steps it up with Walk for the Cure
CIBC FirstCaribbean steps it up with "Walk for the Cure"

August 23, 2016

The regional CIBC FirstCaribbean cancer fundraiser that brought over 10,000 participants together in 17 countries last year will return to the Bahamas this October.

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CWCO assists boys of Boys Brigade

August 23, 2016

Seventeen boys of the 23rd Company of Boys Brigade enjoyed a fun filled summer camp this season thanks to sponsorship from Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or non-existent.

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Suriname emerges winner of CANTO C.O.D.E 2.0 Hackathon

August 23, 2016

CANTO hosted the 32nd Annual Conference & Trade Expo at the Sheraton Puerto Rico with one of its main attraction being the 2nd Annual C.O.D.E Hackathon.

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Workshop held on "ethics and advocacy at the appellate level'

August 23, 2016

The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs hosted a “Workshop on Ethics and Advocacy at the Appellate Level” on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters.

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Bahamas Plays & Film Control Board review ZNS upcoming season

August 23, 2016

The Bahamas Plays and Film Control Board will review and rate movies and visuals that the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) has selected for possible showing this upcoming season.

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Call for bidders to run public insurer for NHI

August 23, 2016

WHILE officials are still uncertain of when the National Health Insurance regulations will be finished or when the primary care phase will be rolled out, the government yesterday released a global request for proposals to invite bidders to manage NHI's public insurer.

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24m catastrophic fund 'will be in addition' to present provisions

August 23, 2016

NATIONAL Health Insurance Project Manager Dr Delon Brennen yesterday rejected criticism that the government's $24m catastrophic fund is insufficient to cover those who fall under the specialised care category, as he stressed that the fund will be used in addition to the provisions already in use in the country's public health system.

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PM Christie announces that Baha Mar to be remobilized, completed

August 23, 2016

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced on the evening of August 22, 2016, that earlier that day the Government of The Bahamas, and the Export-Import Bank of China signed an agreement under which Baha Mar resort will be completed, and sold to a world-class hotel and casino operator.

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Resort 'had to close' for renovation

August 23, 2016

THE noise of construction work around the pool areas of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and the ungainly images of the construction work will be so disruptive that guests could not be expected to remain in the vicinity while repairs take place, Sandals' Construction Project Manager James Wilson said yesterday.

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'Wells was sacrificed in letter of intent row'

August 23, 2016

FORT Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins went back on the offensive yesterday accusing the Christie administration of sacrificing Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells in the letter of intent controversy in a bid to protect senior party members who orchestrated the signing.

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Sandals workers line up to reapply for old jobs

August 23, 2016

DESPITE being some of the 600 plus employees made redundant at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last week, several former workers yesterday expressed no bitterness in having to reapply for their old jobs.

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Baha Mar deal sign and sealed

August 23, 2016

"I am especially pleased to anonunce, therefore, that the thousands of former Bahamian employees of Baha Mar will receive the following outstanding amonts due to them: unpaid salaries, severance pay, accrued vacation pay, and notice payments due to termination..."

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