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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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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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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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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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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 20, 2011
Fire victims rebuild

Nassau, Bahamas -

Building supplies essential

Some families who lost everything in a devastating fire last week are now starting the grueling process of rebuilding.

Approximately
45 persons were left homeless after a fire destroyed eight uninsured
houses situated on a plot of generation land in the Ferguson
Subdivision.

Social
Services provided the fire victims - all blood relatives - with...

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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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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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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 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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