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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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What's Wrong With Zhivargo Laing
November 21, 2011
What's Wrong With Zhivargo Laing

The short answer: nothing. There's nothing wrong with him. An interesting thing happened in Jamaica recently.  Political junkies didn't miss it, I'm sure. Prime Minister Bruce Golding, 63 years old, stepped down and his Jamaica Labour Party has selected 39-year-old Andrew Holness, the minister of education, to be their leader and consequently, prime minister.

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February 14, 2012
Chinese developer spends millions on local materials

Bahamian workers and businesses continue to benefit from the rise of Baha Mar, with at least 200 still on-site working hand-in-hand with Chinese counterparts.
China Construction America, the firm spearheading construction of the $2.6 billion resort, has spent millions purchasing materials from in and around the country to help bring the project to fruition.
"We actually procured quite a lot of mat...

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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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January 25, 2012
BCA presents top honors at annual luncheon

The Bahamian Contractors' Association (BCA) honored several of the country's top contractors during its second annual Christmas Awards Luncheon held on December 15 2011.  Awards were given to contractors in four major BCA membership categories, which include building contractor of the year levels one through three and general contractor of the year.
Building Contractor of the year level one, ...

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October 12, 2010
New building supplies company shows confidence in Grand Bahama economy

Freeport, Grand Bahama - A
new building supplies retailer in Grand Bahama is bringing employment
opportunities and competitive choices to that island's economy.
Freeport Building Supplies is a new venture with a father at the helm
and his Nassau-based son injecting the capital into the operation.

Raymond Simpson, Jr, president and the one hundred per cent owner of
the fully Bahamian company, said...

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January 02, 2014
The tragedy and problem in Abaco

A large fire swept through Pigeon Pea, a Haitian shantytown in Abaco, late Tuesday. A woman and a child were killed in the fire that destroyed at least 90 structures. Hundreds are now homeless.
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and other government officials traveled to Abaco yesterday to conduct an assessment. He said the government sympathizes with residents and that it will assist and...

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June 02, 2013
CBS Bahamas celebrates 40th anniversary

THE SouthWest Plaza store was transformed for the 40th anniversary celebration CBS Bahamas, a top provider of building supplies in the Bahamas since 1973.

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November 18, 2010
Building supplies firms suffer from 'flat' environment

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

With the Central Bank of the Bahamas describing activity in the construction sector as "anemic" and "decelerating", Bahamian building supply stores yesterday reported flat or declining sales, with one supplier revealing he may temporarily close his doors next year until conditions improve.

The major supplier,who did not wish to be named, ...

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Aid groups struggle to get food, water to Haitians
January 15, 2010
Aid groups struggle to get food, water to Haitians

Aid workers hoping to distribute food, water and other supplies to a shattered Port-au-Prince are warning their efforts may need more security Friday as Haitians grow increasingly desperate and impatient for help.

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