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August 03, 2012
New Providence Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - Confiscate stolen building supplies

Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - A 30 year old man of Eneas Lane, Bain Town is in police custody after he was found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officers
of the Southwestern Division arrested the man around 10:00 pm on
Thursday 02nd August, 2012 at Carmichael...

Police confiscate stolen building supplies
- Officers of the Northeastern Division uncovered a large amount of
building ...

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The passing funeral of Mr. William Billy Lowe
February 17, 2016
The passing & funeral of Mr. William "Billy" Lowe

It is with heavy hearts that we advise you, our business associates of the passing of Mr. William “Billy” Lowe, our friend and owner of JBR Building Supplies and Tops Lumber & Plumbing.

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February 14, 2012
Customs officers still waiting for temporary office space

The vast majority of customs officers stationed at the Arawak Cay port once again refused to work from the old mold-infested building at the eastern end of that location yesterday, fulfilling a promise to stay off the job until alternate accommodations could be finalized, said Winifred Lynden, chief shop steward for officers at Arawak Cay.
Lynden said 18 Customs officers at Arawak Cay refused to w...

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August 30, 2011
PM 'downplayed' Irene's impact

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's recent comment that no place in The Bahamas was devastated by Hurricane Irene has drawn the ire of the Progressive Liberal Party, whose leader declared yesterday that Ingraham was attempting to downplay the severe impact dealt by the storm.
"The prime minister has to be aware that when he speaks the country and the world must listen because he speaks on behalf of t...

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December 11, 2013
New Seahorse Institute rises from the ashes

One year to the day after the Seahorse Institute, a Bahamian not-for-profit organization that provides education and therapeutic support to children with special needs such as autism and Down syndrome, was destroyed by fire, the new facility was opened.
Over the eight months the leadership and staff of the facility, temporarily housed their specially designed clinical and educational programs, whi...

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October 07, 2011
Irene duty exemptions hit 42,000

Since Hurricane Irene ravaged parts of The Bahamas, more than $170,000 worth of reconstruction supplies have entered the country with $42,705.87 in duty waivers. In excess of 65 applications made to NEMA so far.
The numbers were announced this week by Hubert Ingraham, the Prime Minister, during a speech to Parliament on the aftermath effort.
"These are still early days, and we fully expect that qu...

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October 13, 2011
Wu- Baha Mar 'part of our growth'

Tiger Wu doesn't mince words. As the Vice President of China Construction America Inc- a subsidiary of the largest construction company in China- his focus can be easily summarized: Dec. 31, 2014.

That's the day Baha Mar, the$2.6 billion colossal project in Nassau, is slated to open its doors.

But there is far more at stake than the promise of thousands of luxury hotel rooms, the 1,000 square-fo...

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October 11, 2010
Former Freeport Concrete head starts new business with son

By JAMMAL SMITH
Guardian Business Reporter
jammal@nasguard.com
The former chief executive officer of Freeport Concrete is exploring new business ventures. Raymond Simpson Sr. has partnered with his son to open a new building supplies business catering to the Grand Bahama market.
Freeport Building Supplies has opened its doors and is the newest retail outlet of its kind. The business will target lo...

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February 05, 2014
Businesses upping pressure against VAT

With the implementation of value-added tax (VAT) just five months away, more businesses are joining the anti-VAT campaign and are petitioning their customers to do the same.
One business owner referred to VAT as "crazy", while another said the implementation of VAT could push poor people "over the edge".
Several business owners have erected posters throughout their stores, highlighting the impact ...

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March 21, 2012
400,000 in supplies shipped for Acklins rebuilding effort

One of the single largest shipments of supplies for Hurricane Irene relief will arrive in Acklins this evening for the construction of 12 homes, according to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell.
The government approved plans last month to rebuild 19 homes destroyed by the storm on three Family Islands, according to Russell.
He said the 12 homes on Acklins w...

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