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August 23, 2010
Bahamas National Technical Sub-Committee launched for Regional Building Standards Project

Nassau, Bahamas - Ministry of Labour and
Social Development in conjunction with CARICOM Regional Organisation
for Standard and Quality (CROSQ) launched The Bahamas National Technical
Sub-Committee for The Regional Building Standards Project on August
23, 2010, at the Governor's Suite British Colonial Hilton. Left to right:
Michael Wood,  project coordinator, Regional Building Standard Projects;
Mrs Barbara Burrows, permanent secretary, Ministry of Labour and Social
Development; Dr. Michael M. Seepersaud, project manager-IDB: SME and
RIQ Projects;  Dr. Vyjayanthi Lopez, chief executive officer, CROSQ; and
Alphaeus Forbes, deputy permanent  secretary,  Ministry of Labour and
Social Development...

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April 06, 2011
Tickets Now on Sale for Supermodel of the Bahamas, April 10th

Nassau, Bahamas - The number one model search in The Bahamas is set for

Sunday,

April 10th

in the

Rainforest Theater, Wyndham Crystal Palace at 6pm. 

Don't miss the hottest competition in The Bahamas!

Supermodel of the Bahamas will
bring contestants from Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma, Eleuthera and New
Providence to meet center stage to see who will be crowned Supermodel
of the Bahamas!

Winners will be awarded the opportunity to walk in New York Fashion
Week, BET Stomp the Runway, and Miami Fashion Week; and to participate
in...

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August 23, 2010
PLP should be prepared for September 8

SEPTEMBER 8th is D-Day for Baha Mar when parliamentarians will debate and vote on whether to approve 4,920 work permits for Chinese labour to build the $2.6 billion Cable Beach resort complex. The investment is backed by a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China. The resort will be constructed by China State Construction Engineering Corporation and the request for the permits comes from the People's Republic of China.

Legislators are caught on a cleft stick with this one -- a case of be damned if you do, or damned if you don't.

Bahamians have always been against foreign labour to the point that even the unskilled believe that as long as they are Bahamians - regardless of their lack of ...

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August 23, 2010
Letter: Chinese in and Haitians out - is this rational

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I find it totally irrational that as government decides the fate of Baha Mar we intend permitting and possibly issuing as many as 5,000 work permits for Chinese who probably have no idea where The Bahamas is but at the same time Bahamas Immigration will be rounding up illegal Haitians and repatriating them by the plane load.

URCA and Cable Bahamas alleged pirating of Direct TV signals...total silence whilst Cable protests to URCA that BTC is a "monopoly."

Issuance of Passports -- before it took six to10 days to get a hand-written passport - today having spent $15-18 million it takes eight-weeks. Progress I presume.

Privatisation of BTC -- Just how has Cable ...

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April 08, 2011
Social Services taking second look at security following incident

Another security incident at the Department of Social Services, off of Horseshoe Drive, has prompted the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) to take a second look at how the area is policed and if a dedicated security company is needed, the union’s vice president said yesterday.
Stephen Douglas claimed that the ministers in charge of Social Services promised that police would be stationed at the department’s temporary and permanent food assistance voucher collection centers on days when demand is high.
On Wednesday another incident was reported at the Horseshoe Drive center, which escalated to such a point that police had to be called in to control the situation.
However, Permanen ...

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August 24, 2010
Minister of Education gives remarks at summer enrichment programme closing

Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Corolyn Hanna addresses
children who participated in a summer enrichment programme held at the
Stephen Dillet Primary School. Children from throughout the community
participated in the summer programme, which ended in a closing ceremony
on August 19.

Mrs. Elma Garraway, permanent
secretary, Ministry of Education and  Canon Dr. Kirkley Sands were also in attendance...

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August 24, 2010
Teaching profession under scrutiny, says public sector official

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Teachers and administrators were given some sound words of advice yesterday morning by a senior official of the Department of Public Service during their annual Enrichment Day exercise in preparation for the start of the new school year.
Deputy Permanent Secretary Donald McCartney, who himself served as an educator for many years, addressed the gathering at the St. Georges High School gymnasium on the topic,"The Implication of Teacher Professionalism in Education".
McCartney said the teaching profession is currently under serious scrutiny and it is up to teachers to return it to its"glory days". A true professional ed ...

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August 24, 2010
Lobster craze has hit local restaurants

By ALESHA CADET and

JEFFARAH GIBSON

Tribune Features Writers

With the onset of the open lobster season, a number of Bahamian resturants are celebrating the delicacy by offering special menus.

Since the season opened on August 1,lobster tails can be seen at locals docks, in produce section of supermarkets, and on platters at local restaurants in abundance.

At Ristorante Villaggio patrons can enjoy a variety of lobster dishes during the resturant's annual lobster extravagenza.

Dion Forbes, General Manager at Ristoranté Villaggio, told Tribune Taste that August is their most popular time of year since they usually run a lobster extravaganza the first week of August every y ...

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August 25, 2010
Eighty-eight work permits for Chinese labourers

GOVERNMENT has approved 88 work permits for Chinese labourers to begin construction on a new Chinese embassy and renovation on the ambassador's residence off Village Road set to begin in two months.

Immigration and Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette revealed this yesterday but quickly explained that it was usual practice - under an international treaty for diplomatic relations - for governments building embassies abroad to utilise their own countrymen for the construction.

"We have agreed to issue 88 work permits to the Chinese government to come and build their head office on Village Road. The (Chinese) ambassador told me this morning they hope to start (construction) in about two mo ...

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August 26, 2010
Weekend Farmers Market at Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre

Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Agriculture's
Farmers Market each Saturday at the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre
is offering householders super savings, Under Secretary Phillip Miller
assured.

Presently the rage is summer
produce including mangoes, melons, sweet corn, pumpkins, peppers, and
onions. Mutton, pork and chicken are also available.

 

Already plans are being made
to bring Family Island produce to the market as permanent booths are
being constructed.

 

The concept of a farmers market
came up after the national agri-business expo of 2007. Food producers
said the location was ideal from where to ply their wares...

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August 26, 2010
'No justification' for US dollar borrowing bar

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIANS should be permitted to borrow in US dollars against assets that generate significant amounts of this currency, a senior accountant urged yesterday, warning that current restrictions placed them at a major disadvantage when it came to ownership of key businesses in this nation.

Raymond Winder, managing partner at Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas), said removing current exchange control restrictions on foreign currency borrowing would enable Bahamian entrepreneurs and individuals to participate in major investment projects, such as resorts, as owners.

They would be able to raise financing on the same terms as foreigners, whose ability to obtai ...

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August 26, 2010
Year-end goal for new permit system

By CHESTER ROBARDS

Business Reporter

crobards@tribunemedia.net

GOVERNMENT'S multi-million dollar Electronic Border Control System could be fully operational by year-end, the Director of Immigration said yesterday, while lamenting that too many job openings that can be filled by Bahamians are still going to foreign workers.

Jack Thompson said the latest module of the Border Control System, the Electronic Identification card, could be ready by year-end and usher in a new era of immigration control in the Bahamas.

According to Mr Thompson, the new card will replace the paper identification permits currently handed out, but will hold more information electronically. He added that biometr ...

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August 26, 2010
Immigration E-ID systemby year-end

By KRYSTEL ROLLE
Guardian Staff Reporter
krystel@nasguard.com

After more than a year of delays, the Department of Immigration is hoping to launch a state-of-the-art E-Identification system by the end of the year--bringing an end to the antiquated system currently in use.
"We have completed the legislation with the Attorney General's Office to permit the electronic cards,"Immigration Director Jack Thompson said during a luncheon with the Rotary Club of West Nassau at Graycliff Restaurant yesterday.
"So what we seek to do is to do away with the written permit, where you have these big paper certificates. We're moving to the 21st century. We're getting with it and moving ...

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August 27, 2010
Minister of Education attends ground breaking for new security booth

West End, Grand Bahama -- Minister of Education
Desmond Bannister Friday broke ground for
the construction of a security booth at the West End Primary School.
The security booth was donated by the Ginn company who will also be
responsible for its construction.

Pictured during the Ground Breaking
Ceremony at the school from left: Elma Garraway, permanent secretary,
Ministry of Education; Lionel Sands, director, Ministry of Education;
Minister Bannister; Derek Gape, project manager, Ginn Development Company;
Mary Cooper, assistant director, Ministry of Education; Sandra Edgecombe,
district superintendent Primary School Ministry of Education; Lenora
Hield, principal West End Primary School; Julian Anderson, acting district
superintendent, Ministry of Education...

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August 28, 2010
Nominations for Cacique Awards 2010 Now Open

The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism is now receiving nominations for their

Cacique Awards 2010
which will take place

January 28th, 2011.

Any
member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the
Minster of Tourism's Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard
Lifetime Achievement Award. They may nominate as many persons as they
wish. The same person may also be nominated for more than one award if
he/she is making a contribution in more than one area.

To be eligible for the awards, the nominees must be permanent residents
of The Bahamas, whose product or performance has a positive impact on
the quality development of Bahamian tourism...

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August 28, 2010
Enjoy Jazz on the Beach at Tony Macaroni's every Sunday in August

Grand Bahama Island -

Jazz on the Beach is back! It all started in April of 2006, and one of the best Jazz bands on the island will be performing for the month of August each Sunday at Taino Beach.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of Jazz with

Pat Boston on keyboards

and Ralph Munnings on saxophone, Sundays in August at Tony Macaroni's World Famous Conch Experience.

Jazz on the Beach is each and

every Sunday (weather permitting) from 4 to 9pm.

Great food: Conch and fish specialties...

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August 29, 2010
City Markets' shrinkage three times sector norm

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

TROUBLED supermarket chain City Markets is continuing to incur "substantial" costs as a result of inventory 'shrink' levels that are running three times' ahead of international industry norms, the company's chief executive has warned.

Adding that some jobs among the company's 700-strong workforce may be affected as the company bids to return to profitability by controlling and managing its operating costs, Derek Winford described inventory shrinkage - the loss of product to theft, spoiling and other factors before it hits the shelves - as a "daunting problem" facing City Markets.

"We know that 'shrink' ...

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April 21, 2011
2011 Supermodel of the Bahamas Winners Announced

Nassau, Bahamas - Tenielle Adderley and Royce
Collie from Nassau are the 2011 faces of Supermodel of the Bahamas; and
Shaundelle Gardiner is the new talent winner of Super Talent of the
Bahamas.  The competition culminated on April 10th at the Rainforest Theatre.

"My new winners are outstanding representatives
for the Bahamas and they will make us proud," said OilinSha Coakley, founder of Supermodel of the Bahamas.

The winners are already booked for New
York Fashion Week in September where they will be exposed to hundreds
of new potential clients, celebrities, casting directors, producers,
artist, etc...

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August 30, 2010
Letter: The term 'Catholic' and what it means

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I found the letter by "Catholic" to be very informative. However, his signing of the letter with "Catholic" would be permissible if he had left out that an aspect of his ministry was his ability to forgive sins. I would have no problem with anything in his letter if he had signed his name "Roman Catholic", because that denomination gives their priests the authority to forgive sins. His use of the term "Catholic" means Christian and if you call yourself Christian, it means that only Jesus Christ has the authority and ability to forgive sins. Being of the Protestant persuasion it is very difficult for me to read this "misrepresentation" ...

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August 30, 2010
Light at the end of the tunnel

By SCOTT ARMSTRONG
Guardian Business Editor
scott@nasguard.com
twitter.com/guardianbiz

After three years of continuous losses City Markets has finished a tough 2010 by making its first actual profit in the final period of the financial year.
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited, which runs the chain, has seen the first sign of hope that a turnaround is possible by making around$80,000 profit for period 13 of the year, sources toldThe Nassau Guardian.
However 2010 has been a year of much-needed restructuring that will come at a price, with the company on track to make a$7 million total loss for the year. While that is significantly lower than 2008's alarming$13.5 million loss it is more than last year & ...

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April 28, 2011
Business Review: The month in review

INVESTMENT UPDATE

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham announced several changes to the National Investment Policy. This marked the first time since 1992 that there was a change to the policy. The government raised the minimum dollar requirement for direct foreign investment from $250,000 to $500,000 and increased the minimum required value of a residence acquired by a foreign person for the purpose of seeking accelerated consideration of permanent resident status from $500,000 to $1.5 million.

The update also saw the policy changed to remove the restriction prohibiting international investment in restaurants and/or entertainment facilities.

GLOBAL REVIEW

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and ...

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September 01, 2010
Canada Research Council pays courtesy call on National Security Minister

Nassau, Bahamas - Minister
of National Security the Hon. OAT "Tommy" Turnquest welcomes Dr.Veena
Rawat, president, Canada Research Council, during a courtesy call at the
Churchill Building on Monday, August 30.

Pictured from left: Marc Dupuis,
director general Engineering Planning Industry, Canada; Dr. Rawat; Minister
Turnquest; and Missouri Sherman-Peter, permanent secretary...

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September 01, 2010
Contract rsigned for enovations to the Ansbacher Building for Supreme Court accommodations

Nassau, Bahamas -

Minister of Public
Works and Transport the Hon. Neko Grant, along with Attorney General Senator the Hon. John
Delaney and executives of SUNCO Builders & Developers Ltd., on Wednesday,
Sept. 1 signed a contract for (ground floor) renovations to the Ansbacher
Building for Supreme Court accommodations.

The signing took place at
the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. Pictured from left: Colin
Higgs, permanent secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Transport;
Minister Grant; Attorney General Delaney; Archie Nairn, permanent secretary
in AG's Office;  Emmanuel Alexiou, SUNCO director; and  Ewan
Tough, SUCCO vice president.

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September 01, 2010
Contract signed for renovations to the Ansbacher Building for Supreme Court accommodations

Nassau, Bahamas -

Minister of Public
Works and Transport the Hon. Neko Grant, along with Attorney General Senator the Hon. John
Delaney and executives of SUNCO Builders & Developers Ltd., on Wednesday,
Sept. 1 signed a contract for (ground floor) renovations to the Ansbacher
Building for Supreme Court accommodations.

The signing took place at
the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. Pictured from left: Colin
Higgs, permanent secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Transport;
Minister Grant; Attorney General Delaney; Archie Nairn, permanent secretary
in AG's Office;  Emmanuel Alexiou, SUNCO director; and  Ewan
Tough, SUCCO vice president.

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May 04, 2011
Letter: An open letter to Commissioner Ellison Greenslade

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open letter to Police Commissioner Greenslade:

Dear Mr Commissioner,

Please permit me to say a few words on behalf of 1361 Dorsett.

After all the negativity that has been heard about your (our) "Men in Black", there are still a few, who have displayed a form of courage, integrity and loyalty.

There were/are several incidents that I can recall, that when the police are involved, it somehow spins out of control, (ie) Bain Town riot, Nassau Village riot and lately, accident on Gladstone Road. Yes, yes, yes- people will be people and Bahamians will be Bahamians. And yet, there are times that the law (police officers), must step ...

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May 04, 2011
City Markets 'six months' from profit

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

City Markets is a "conservative" six months away from returning to profitability, its chief financial officer said yesterday, largely attributing its more than $5 million 'net loss before extraordinary items' in the fiscal 2011 third quarter to "cleaning up the books".

Philip Kemp told Tribune Business that the nine-store supermarket chain was "pretty close" to internal budget expectations for the three month period to March 9, 2011, with the forgiveness of some $15.452 million in long-term and related party debt incurred under the previous BSL Holdings ownership ensuring the company remained in the black.

Still, desp ...

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September 01, 2010
Letter: So it's not OK to be a nuisance

EDITOR, The Tribune

Re: Move to deal with problem of unlicensed street vending - The Tribune, August 28, 2010.

You mean to tell me it's not OK to be a nuisance, disregard permits and taxes, endanger lives, obstruct traffic, and otherwise break the law, if someone is "just trying to make a living"? C'mon, you just want to take bread out of the children's mouths!

KEN W KNOWLES, MD

Nassau,

August 30, 2010.

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September 02, 2010
2010 Little Miss Bahamas Organization now accepting applicants

Our

Little
Miss Bahamas Pageant in affiliation with World's Our Little Miss
International wants  "To select the most outstanding and outgoing little
Miss in the Bahamas".  Contestants meeting to be held at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, September 19th, at 3pm.

Application Deadline: September 17th, 2010

Pageant Date: November 21st, 2010

Entry Requirements: Delegate
must be a citizen or resident of the Bahamas and must have resided in
the Bahamas as her permanent and primary residence for a period of at
least one year immediately prior to the national competition...

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September 07, 2010
Mitchell: City Markets Meeting...

Nassau, Bahamas -

On the 1st September, The Nassau Guardian carried a story with an
interview with Derek Winford, the CEO of Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd.,
which does business in The Bahamas as City Markets.  The story said that
I attended a meeting with the CEO to discuss my intervention in the
press on behalf of my constituents about the fate of City Markets.  The
story said that it was expected that I would issue a statement
subsequent to my meeting and I now do so.

 

In The Tribune 28th August, the CEO Derek Winford said that City Markets
is in business to stay in business.  I welcome that statement...

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September 07, 2010
Thousands show Baha Mar support

By SCOTTâ ARMSTRONG
Guardian Business Editor
scott@nasguard.com
twitter.com/guardianbiz
Thousands of Bahamians have gone online to express their support for the$2.6 billion mega resort Baha Mar which will help position The Bahamas as a world class destination resort, leading to a potentially significant increase in tourism, jobs and enhanced infrastructure for The Bahamas.
A resolution on the number of work permits needed by Baha Mar's Chinese partners will be tabled tomorrow in the House of Parliament, though the resolution may not be acted upon until Scotiabank and the Izmirlian family come to terms over an outstanding loan.
With the Office of the Prime Minister now stepping in to br ...

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