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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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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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April 13, 2012
The U.S. embargo against Cuba: Washington's sterile Havana strategy

This past February marked the 50th anniversary of Washington's embargo against Cuba. The birthday, which went uncelebrated here and in the Caribbean, was a grim reminder of the persistence of one of Washington's most egregious foreign policy blunders.
Enacted less than a year after President John F. Kennedy's ill fated attempt to unseat Fidel Castro's fledgling communist government at the Bay of P...

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April 29, 2013
The gold rush anniversary

Dear Editor,
Some have opined that the gold rush administration (PLP), led by Perry Christie, has failed the people of The Bahamas. I beg to differ. I confess that I have many problems with the lackadaisical leadership style of the PM but, on balance, the PLP has performed as best as it was able to in the particular circumstances which it met in place in May 2012.
The FNM, then led by Hubert Ing...

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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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February 27, 2012
All that glitters

If last weekend's Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) motorcade from Freeport to West End and the political rally that immediately followed are indicative of what lies ahead in the upcoming general election, an objective observer could reasonably conclude that Grand Bahama is no longer Free National Movement (FNM) country.  That claim could equally be supported because of the abject government ne...

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February 04, 2015
The problem with the carnival

Dear Editor,
The problem with the carnival is that there is no problem with the carnival. The issue raised by the carnival, on the other hand, is that the average (and even the not-so-average) Bahamian does not really believe that, with the country, he is in the business of tourism. They see themselves as being in the building supplies, car sales, restaurant or real estate business, and therefore...

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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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October 16, 2013
William 'Billy' Lowe to receive Bahamas Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award

When the doors open to the annual Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Gala event at the Imperial Ball Room, Atlantis on November 9 at 7 p.m., all the past chairmen over the last 40 years will be honored.
Included on the list is Sir Roland Symonette, the first premier of The Bahamas, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959, and the Minister of State for Investment...

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