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Food Fight To Take Place 28th 29th of June 2013
April 28, 2013
Food Fight To Take Place 28th & 29th of June 2013

On the 28th & 29th of June 2013, Chef Jamall Petty host of Island flare Celebrity Interview/ cooking show in conjunction with the Mall at Marathon, Johnson & Wales University, Sandals Hotel Foundation, BahamasLocal.com, Kelly’s Home Centre and various other groups and partners will put on a one of a kind culinary event. Both eleven & twelve grade students will be filmed as they compete in the ult...

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FAO agriculture assessment
October 06, 2009
FAO agriculture assessment

A team of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) specialists are conducting an assessment of the Bahamas’ agricultural and fisheries sectors on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

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January 12, 2013
DIARY OF A FOODIE: The Virgil's Real Barbecue experience

It was sometime around the end of 2011 that Virgil's Real Barbecue opened in The Bahamas, and to be honest, I didn't exactly beat down their doors to get inside, especially as the word on the street that reached my ears wasn't exactly on the complimentary side - someone almost had a complaint. So I waited and waited and waited. And recently - actually almost eight months after the restaurant opene...

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Food And Culture
June 13, 2013
Food And Culture

 

"Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you
who you are," wrote renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in
1825. The type of food we eat, how we prepare the ingredients to make a
certain recipe, and ultimately how we consume and share it, is very
telling of the actual essence of who we are and where we are from.
Indeed food comprises an intrinsic part of our cultural profile....

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April 01, 2011
Investigation into food stores chain continues

CUSTOMS Comptroller Glenn Gomez declined to say Robin Hood owner Sandy Schaeffer is likely to face any charges in connection with the ongoing investigation into his the chain of food stores.

"I would rather not say that at this time, but we are continuing with our investigation," Mr Gomez told The Tribune yesterday when asked for comment.

At the end of last month, police working in conjunction w...

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Higher fees blamed for 'three to four' percent food price rise
September 06, 2013
Higher fees blamed for 'three to four' percent food price rise

Food prices have risen by three to five percent as a result of the impact of new and increased fees and taxes, grocery retailers and wholesalers revealed yesterday.

Phil Lightbourne, owner of Phil's Food Services, told Guardian Business that he has had no choice but to pass on the higher costs he is experiencing for wholesale product to consumers...

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November 02, 2010
Food retailer eyes 2.5m expansion

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

HITTING back at those who he claims have sought to "destroy" his company's reputation, Phil Lightbourne, owner of Phil's Food Services, has revealed plans for a $2.5 million store expansion beginning in January 2011, which will result in at least 50 new jobs at the growing grocery retailer.

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June 23, 2014
Island Flare's Food Fight chefs ready for battle

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Last year's Food Fight winner came back from the underdog position to clinch the culinary competition's top spot. This year she will look on as a new student chef attempts to follow in her footsteps.
Alysha Dean, now a student of the prestigious culinary academy, Johnson and Wales, came back to Sandals Royal Bahamian - where her journey began - this summer. Ms. Dean was eager to...

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April 30, 2014
CEO: 'Overkill' on VAT administration concerns

A BISX-listed company has become possibly the first major enterprise in The Bahamas to come out and publicly express that it is "not concerned" about having to administer value-added tax (VAT) - so long as it is implemented in a way that makes it simple to do so.
Gavin Watchorn, CEO of AML Foods, also revealed that in addition to asking the government to abandon plans to exempt a laundry list of b...

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May 24, 2013
5th Annual International Heritage Festival, this Saturday in Eight Mile Rock

EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama, Bahamas -  Featuring
a wide variety of native foods from the various nations that have come
to call Grand Bahama Island home, including Jamaica, Haiti, Turks and
Caicos and Ghana. In addition to the International element, the festival
will also feature specialties from various family islands including
Andros, Long Island, Cat Island and Abaco. Throughout th...

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