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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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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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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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August 25, 2014
FS outlines VAT education steps

The government has revealed some of the first details of its value-added tax (VAT) educational programs, which aim to provide both local businesses and consumers with "expansion and clarification" of the government's VAT policies as the tax's introduction date approaches.
In an interview with Guardian Business, Financial Secretary John Rolle confirmed that the government will electronically circul...

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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 l...

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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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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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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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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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