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December 16, 2010
'Higher impact' than anticipated from first Baha Mar contracts

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The $15 million worth of Commercial Village construction contracts issued last week by Baha Mar will have a "significantly higher trickle down impact" on the Bahamian economy than anticipated, particularly for local building materials suppliers, because they do not stipulate the use of Chinese-sourced materials.

Confirming that the four contracts handed ...

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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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June 26, 2014
Gray: Potter's Cay Dock vendors still owe nearly 200K

Nearly two years after the government introduced a campaign geared towards collecting outstanding lease payments from Potter's Cay Dock vendors, Agriculture Minister V. Alfred Gray yesterday revealed that they still owe nearly 200,000 collectively.
Last year Gray threatened to shut down the businesses of vendors who were not making lease payments.
Following an audit conducted in 2012, it was revea...

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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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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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October 23, 2015
Relief group distributes 20,000 of building supplies a week to Long Island

RELIEF group HeadKnowles has distributed up to $20,000 per week in building supplies to Long Island since it began "Operation Deliverance" earlier this month.

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March 12, 2012
'The great land giveaway'

The problems that plagued the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) during its last five-year term in office are well known. The infamous Anna Nicole Smith saga, the notorious Cabinet "fight", the Korean boat debacle and the general view that former Prime Minister Perry Christie had little control over his own ministers.
But perhaps what is perceived as one of the biggest - but lesser known - perceived ...

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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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August 24, 2011
Supermarkets struggle with surge in 'hurricane business'

Preparations for Hurricane Irene had the command center of the Super Value grocery store chain buzzing yesterday, as managers radioed in updates on everything from supply levels to power outages.
"[Store] number eight is running on generator," sputtered a radio in the background, followed by notice of number three, number five, then number two going to generator.  On it went as the chain's fo...

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