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December 15, 2011
EXPRESS FERRY SERVICE TO US

BAHAMAS Express has announced that it will begin ferry trips between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama today.

This comes after the company announced a delay in the launch of the service last week, amid problems with US officials.

"All administrative matters with the US department of Homeland Security have been resolved and we look forward to welcoming our first passengers on this new service," sa...

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December 17, 2011
Vendors transform Wharf into eyesore

Straw vendors moved into the new Nassau Market on Thursday, but the piles of garbage some of them left behind at Prince George Wharf remained as cruise ships pulled into Nassau Harbour yesterday.
The entire sidewalk of the Wharf was filled with broken tents, chairs, buckets, crates and other trash vendors neglected to dispose of.
"It's a horrible impression.  I've never seen this.  It's ...

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December 19, 2011
Bank Blast Analyst on 100M Overdraft Provision Concerns

Band of the Bahamas International has hit back at an analyst's report expressing concern over its loan loss provisioning levels, especially those relating to its $100 million worth of overdrafts, arguing it fails to account for its asset composition.

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EX-ROBIN HOOD INVESTOR'S5.154M UNPAID JUDGMENT
December 26, 2011
EX-ROBIN HOOD INVESTOR'S5.154M UNPAID JUDGMENT

BAHAMIAN businessman Hubert Pinder, who set up a company supposedly capitalised by $83.345 million worth of "precious gem investments" to both buy into retailer Robin Hood and then solicit investors for a further $20 million, has an "unpaid" $5.154 million default judgment outstanding against him from a Canadian court.

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December 28, 2011
An Intriguing Year In Politics

This year in politics has been a preparation for the year to come.  Next year men who have dedicated their lives to politics are preparing to fight for power, likely for the last time.

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December 28, 2011
An intriguing year in politics

This year in politics has been a preparation for the year to come.  Next year men who have dedicated their lives to politics are preparing to fight for power, likely for the last time.

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December 31, 2011
Get Rid of the Political Paraphernalia

Seasoned voters can recall one's political preference was once a private matter.  Years ago Bahamians saw it unnecessary to make their political preference a public topic, and it was socially unusual to witness a Bahamian expressing or making loud outbursts of one's political choice in any collective setting, as it was only revealed in the voting box.

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January 05, 2012
BISX Crafts New Market of Investors

With The Bahamas being granted status as a Designated Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) opening the door for international investors to trade on the Bahamian stock market, the country's securities exchange is actively crafting its grand plan to prepare for the new wave of financiers.

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January 10, 2012
MDeez's Without You

By LESH

THE ARTIST they call MDeez was quick out the blocks in 2012, dropping a new soulful single called "Without You". Love, regret, and making this right are themes explored in the new single, the fourth from MDeez's album entitled "Two Faced Bastards".

With its usual mix of hip hop and rhythm and blues styles, MDeez said the new song has been a crowd pleaser so far.

"This is the best I have...

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January 14, 2012
Excitement among FNM candidates as party's election season heats up

Several Free National Movement (FNM) candidates expressed excitement over their nominations after being ratified Thursday night, saying the party is fired up for another general election win.
The slate includes a group of newcomers, among them Howard Johnson, who is running in Central and South Eleuthera.
"As the prime minister indicated, the new generation of leaders are emerging," Johnson said.
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January 16, 2012
Tourism chief urges focus on history

The director general and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association says the region has to address serious problems with competitiveness.
And to do that, more consideration must be given to history.
Citing a $5 billion loss in tourism spend between 2000 and 2010 for the Caribbean, Alec Sanguinetti believes tourists are now looking for more than beaches and great weather.
He told Guardian B...

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January 17, 2012
Bethel: No immediate plans to nominate successor to Brent Symonette

The Free National Movement (FNM) is focused on winning the next election and has no immediate plans to nominate a possible successor to Brent Symonette, party chairman Carl Bethel said.
Last week Symonette, deputy prime minister and deputy leader of the governing party, announced that he would not seek re-election in the St. Anne's constituency, or a nomination in any other area.
Bethel said while...

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January 18, 2012
Grant, McAlpine not bothered by being passed over by party

Even after having publicly expressed the desire to run on the Free National Movement's (FNM) ticket in the upcoming election, Eight Mile Rock Member of Parliament (MP) Verna Grant and Senator Frederick McAlpine yesterday said they have no hard feelings about being denied nominations.
"I'm campaigning [with the FNM] until the government is successful at the polls," Grant told The Nassau Guardian.
H...

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January 19, 2012
Francis, an esteemed athletic trailblazer

I was a young boy growing up in the eastern district of New Providence (Pond, north Mackey Street, Okra Hill, Williams Street area) when Oscar Francis became a household name as an athletic star.

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January 20, 2012
Sokoloff: Crime level a concern for tourism

Violent crime and its impact on tourism in The Bahamas is an issue being carefully watched by the U.S. Embassy, Guardian Business has learned, as the country carries on from a blood-stained year.

"There are concerns about crime," Alex Sokoloff, political and economics advisor for the embassy, told Guardian Business, "specifically violent crime and the extent to which it could become an issue fo...

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January 23, 2012
GRAND BAHAMA NEAR END OF 'DARK HOUR'

By NATARIO MCKENZIE

Tribune Bsusiness Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

GRAND Bahama could be going through the final stages of its "dark hour", according to the

president of its Chamber of Commerce, who expressed optimism that the island's struggling economy would make a strong come-back heading into 2013.

"This is the final stage of the dark hour, and I believe at the end of the year goin...

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January 26, 2012
Coach Evans guiding young Bahamians in Canada

Yet another Bahamian is overseas paving the way for his young countrymen to receive educational opportunities through sports.
Coach Ray Evans, who accepted the Athletic Director's job at Life Christian Academy in Ottawa, Canada last semester, currently has nine Bahamians under his wing - eight young men and one young lady. All of the youngsters are between the ages of 16 and 19, and all are a part...

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January 26, 2012
FEDEX UNVEILS NEW PRODUCT FOR BAHAMAS

FEDEX Express yesterday announced the expansion of its international freight shipping portfolio from 12 additional markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Bahamas.

Effective from January 2012 FedEx International Priority Freight and FedEx International Economy Freight will be offered from the, Bahamas. It is designed to provide customers with more choices for larger shipments, a...

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January 30, 2012
Enter the 'nanopress'

The concept of publishing has reached a very gray area in the digital age. At a time where a book can be both physical and electronic, literary journals and newspapers are transforming into online-only entities and individuals can share their thoughts on public blogs and social networks, formal publishing as we know it - by large, authoritative entities driven mostly by profit - faces complete rev...

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 Sandals Rejects As Untrue And Duplicitous, Actions by The BHMAWU
February 07, 2012
Sandals Rejects As Untrue And Duplicitous, Actions by The BHM&AWU

The Management of Sandals Royal Bahamian unreservedly rejects any claims that the hotel is engaged in union busting or any acts of intimidation against our employees.

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