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August 17, 2011
Dengue fears driving insect repellant sales

The outbreak of dengue fever in New Providence is driving the sale of the popular insect repellant OFF!.
One consumer said in an interview that she went to two stores before being able to get the item.
"I went to the smaller stores in the Carmichael area - the Chinese stores," Margaret Beneby said.
"They were both out.  Their stocks were not probably major to begin with, but I was told that OFF! was their biggest seller."
Justina Adderley had a similar experience.
"I went to Supervalue in Cable Beach last week looking for OFF! because my mom is going to Harbour Island and we asked the worker and he said they were out," she said.
That store has since replenished it's stock, according to a representative.
Nikki Simmons, marketing manager at City Market, told The Nassau Guardian that OFF! is also moving off their shelves quickly.
Simmons said sales picked up over the last three weeks.  Sales increased further, she added, following a press conference held at the Ministry of Health last week when Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed a growth in the number of reported dengue fever cases.
Simmons said City Market is in the process of ordering additional shipments of OFF!.
"We're being as proactive as we can," she said.
Additionally, the chain has been giving out informational flyers to its customers, Simmons said.
Last week, health officials reported that there were more than 1,500 recorded cases of dengue fever in New Providence.
However, that number likely has grown significantly, as scores of people continue to flock to public and private health care facilties with symptoms of the virus.  Symptoms include fever, headache, eye pain and joint pain.
The large number of cases this year has burdened the public health care system.
The government has urged citizens to ensure there is no standing water in their yards in order to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading the virus.
Over the past week there have been an average of 100 reported cases per day of dengue fever, according to estimates from the Ministry of Health.

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February 08, 2013
Help the Animals by Supporting the Baark! Valentines Bake Sale

Baark! Valentine's Bake Sale Saturday

9th,
February 11am - 3pm Come to one of our two locations: SuperValue Cable
Beach OR Windermere Spa Harbour Bay The most delicious way to help
animals in the Bahamas!

Cookies, Cakes,
Pies, Quiches, Muffins, Pasta, Salads, Brownies, Macaroons, Banana Bread, Macncheese just to name a few......There'll be something for everyone.

There will be fun and
surprises and fantastic Baark! merchandise, and a chance
to win a beautiful cake in our raffle..

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November 11, 2010
Letter: What is the Labour Minister doing about City Markets

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Dear Sirs/Mesdames

I am forced once again to raise the matter of City Markets. I became a refugee shopper at Supervalue yesterday, 9th November. The reason is that the shop shelves are bare in City Markets at Harbour Bay. I am told that it is the same at Rosetta Street. There was simply nothing in the store: no lettuce, no tomatoes, no razors and the list goes on. It appears that the owners have simply abandoned the store and have no further interest in the business.

It has been reported and not refuted by the company that the agreement for sale that they announced on November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day) has fallen away. The company had provided no explanation for what now?

T ...

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March 07, 2012
Businesses impacted by road works not impressed with PM's offer

The Coconut Grove Business League (CGBL), which lost its bid for compensation from the government following the negative impact of road works on a number of businesses, charged that the government's recent revelation that it would compensate affected business owners is all a part of a "political game" that the group is not interested in playing.
Despite the reported hardships that many businesses have experienced as a result of the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP), CGBL spokesman Ethric Bowe told The Guardian yesterday that the group is not the least bit impressed with the government's offer.
"The prime minister has, through his actions, damaged [our] businesses," Bowe said. "What he needs to do is pay for the damages. And why is he doing this now? He's doing this now because he wants to buy support.
"Our support is not for sale. We don't want to stretch the treasury with people playing political games. We want to be treated fairly in our own country. This is a game," Bowe added.
He was responding to an announcement that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham made in the House of Assembly on Monday. Ingraham revealed that the government will provide some form of compensation to the people whose businesses were adversely impacted by the road project.
"Since society as a whole will reap the significant positive benefits of the NPRIP, the government believes that it is only equitable for it to provide assistance to those businesses most adversely affected by the project," said Ingraham, acknowledging that the project has been "vexing and torturous".
"I have therefore instructed officials to undertake, on a priority basis, a door-to-door survey along the project corridors where work has been completed, with the aim of identifying those enterprises whose business has been meaningfully and negatively impacted by the infrastructural works."
Ingraham said the government will consider several options to assist business owners, including business licence tax and real property tax rebates, and a grant program similar to the Jump Start Programme.
But Bowe said he is unsure what impact such programs will actually have. Asked if members of the CGBL would accept assistance from the government, he said, "How do you assist Jiffy Cleaners who is now out of business? How do you assist Supervalue who will be damaged as long as road is going in wrong direction? How do you assist Heastie Service Station, which spent nearly $1 million refreshing the station based on historical traffic, and you no longer have the traffic?"
"This is all politics. They're only saying things in order to win an election," Bowe continued.
Ingraham's announcement comes nearly a year after the CGBL lost a lawsuit against the government, which was filed following the conclusion in 2010 of a judicial review of the government's decision to make sections of Blue Hill Road and Market Street one-way thoroughfares.
The group argued that the road changes caused a significant reduction in business. Supreme Court Justice Neville Adderley awarded the group damages. However, the Court of Appeal overturned that decision.
At the time the CGBL said hundreds of jobs had been lost, and scores of businesses folded up as a result of the road works.
CGBL is made up of almost 50 businesses in the Blue Hill Road and Market Street area.

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April 04, 2012
Finlayson attacks distributors for City Market demise

The head of City Market has blamed a group of local distributors for the demise of the supermarket chain.
Mark Finlayson, president of parent company Bahamas Supermarkets Limited (BSL), noted that a number of factors, including overwhelming debt levels and a tarnished brand, played their part in the supermarket chain's failure.
However, Finlayson told Guardian Business the biggest factor in the chain's fall was wholesalers that did not honor agreements.
"In December 2010, the Wholesalers Association which is made up of approximately 12 wholesalers, came to me and said that they were in the hole by 'x' amount of dollars to Bahamas Supermarkets. We agreed that we would pay them and they would give five weeks worth of credit," Finlayson claimed.
"There is no credit limit on that, whatever the normal business was in five weeks, they would give that to us. In some cases, people owed up to $600,000. We gave them $300,000 plus dollars as a part of the agreement. But here is the problem - the majority of those people, as soon as they got that money, they never lived up to their agreement."
The BSL chief spoke candidly to Guardian Business as to why he is left with no choice but to sell the supermarket chain. City Market is now in talks to SuperValue to possibly unload the remaining five stores.
At its peak, the brand had eight locations in Nassau and three in Grand Bahama.
Finlayson revealed that the City Market brand has been faced with challenges for a number of years, some that existed long before his family bought the business.
"If you took a look at the history of the company from the time Winn Dixie took it over, the same local wholesalers did the same thing to the previous owners where they worked out what they were going to supply and deliver to the stores," he shared.
"There was a case where a warehouse was emptied into one of their stores. The point is, they did not live up to their agreement and that is where the problem is."
After investing nearly $20 million to resurrect the City Market brand, Finlayson said he is now looking to those delinquent wholesalers to be held accountable for their part in City Market's demise.
He continued: "You can't go into a contractual arrangement with somebody and then turn around afterwards and breach that contract. So when damage happens, people assume that they can just walk away."
Finlayson confirmed to Guardian Business that he is now considering legal action against some of those wholesalers in an effort to recover their investment.
"As far as we are concerned, the investment that we have put inside there, we are going to recover from them. Close to $20 million has been invested into the City Market food store chain. I am looking to get every penny of that back," he noted.

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October 12, 2010
ONE-WAY ROAD SYSTEM REVIEW BEGINS IN COURT

THE judicial review hearing over the one-way road system on Baillou Hill Road and Market Street began in the Supreme Court yesterday.

In July the Coconut Grove Business League (CGBL), which consists of a group of business owners who claim to have been adversely affected by the March 30 change that made Baillou Hill Road one-way north-bound and Market Street one-way south-bound, were granted leave for a judicial review.

Three of its members, SuperValue owner Rupert Roberts Jr; Arnold Heastie, owner of Heastie's Service Station; and businesswoman Leana Ingraham, have been given authorisation by the court to bring and defend judicial review proceedings on behalf of the League. The road chan ...

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April 09, 2014
National magazine shortage after U.S. supplier closes

A national shortage of magazines has emerged after the sole U.S. supplier shutdown unexpectedly in early March, leaving its local distributor scrambling to find a replacement.
Local retailers such as Bookworld, Hallmark and Chapter One, as well as all of the supermarkets, are now running low or have run out entirely of magazines on their shelves as a result, leaving customers with nowhere to turn.
All except Bookworld, who sourced directly from the US supplier, were supplied by Delivery News, a Bahamian company which worked as the local distributor for Caribbean Management LLC, a Medley, Florida-based company, which Guardian Business understands supplied both The Bahamas and other Caribbean countries.
An employee of Delivery News told Guardian Business yesterday that the company began experiencing problems with deliveries of magazines in late February, and was initially told that bad weather may have been the cause of the delay, ultimately, they were informed that Caribbean Management had gone out of business.
"We are trying to find someone to replace them but we haven't made any progress as yet," said the employee, who declined to be named. They stated that magazine supplies was just one part of their overall product offerings and as such the shortage has not had a severely detrimental affect on their business.
It is unclear what led to the closure of Caribbean Management LLC. Calls to the company went unanswered as an automated message said the line had been disconnected.
At Bookworld, staff said that customers have been repeatedly returning in search of their favorite magazines, only to be turned away. "We told them that until we get the new supplier, there's nothing we can do," said an employee.
Hallmark confirmed that they, too, have been unable to supply customers with magazines, while at Supervalue, on top-of-the-hill Mackey Street, the magazine offerings have been largely replaced by children's coloring books.

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February 04, 2013
Help the Animals by Supporting the Baark! Valentines Bake Sale

Baark! Valentine's Bake Sale Saturday

9th,
February 11am - 3pm Come to one of our two locations: SuperValue Cable
Beach OR Windermere Spa Harbour Bay The most delicious way to help
animals in the Bahamas!

Cookies, Cakes,
Pies, Quiches, Muffins, Pasta, Salads, Brownies, Macaroons, Banana Bread, Macncheese just to name a few......There'll be something for everyone.

There will be fun and
surprises and fantastic Baark! merchandise, and a chance
to win a beautiful cake in our raffle..

read more »


News Article

November 09, 2011
Birch: Possibilities For Western Frontier

The lack of big commercial development among an explosion of residential communities could mean Old Fort Bay Town Centre will thrive as it prepares to open a variety of stores and offices.

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Govt Caps Roadworks Relief At 15M
November 22, 2012
Govt Caps Roadworks Relief At 15M

The Ministry of Finance plans to offer businesses impacted by the disastrous roadworks a total package worth no more than $15 million.

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