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By ALISON LOWE
Expecting a "tremendous reduction" to have been achieved in the Bahamas' food import bill in the past year due to increases in the farming of fruits and vegetables, the Minister of Agriculture yesterday said he hopes this nation will become an exporter of onions in 2011.
"Based on what we have seen from the packing houses, the produce exchange, along the roadsides and at Potter's Cay and other areas with small markets, it certainly looks to me that there is much more being produced," Larry Cartwright said of general agricultural output, during the first day of the Agri-Business Expo on Gladstone Road.
How many of you reading the paper this morning think about what you eat before you eat it? How about while you eat it?
How many of you have meat with every meal or twice a day? What are you eating now while you read this over breakfast – eggs? Cereal with over 7 grams of sugar per serving (and how many servings are in that bowl anyway?) A big glass of milk? Toasted white bread with butter? Egg McMuffin?
What's IN this stuff, anyway? Recently I made the decision to ask myself these questions: Why do we eat the way we do? How is it detrimental to our health? How can I change? It’s a scary thing to ask ourselves about our food. We may not realize it, but we’re addi ...
Opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis says establishing a new national holiday may add to the economic problems Bahamians are experiencing during the global recession. Dr. Hubert Minnis Dr Minnis spoke to Parliamentarians during a debate about establishing a national holiday...
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BUSINESSMAN Mark Finlayson is withdrawing his $12 million 'hostile takeover' bid to acquire a 51 per cent majority stake in AML Foods, after the Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB) Board decided the company's shareholders would gain better returns from City Markets' organic expansion instead.
Speaking with Tribune Business following last week's ABDAB Board meeting, Mr Finlayson said that while the directors approved the acquisition of the 78 per cent Bahamas Supermarkets stake owned by his family's 100 per cent-controlled investment vehicle, Trans-Island Traders, they felt there was "not enough value" for ...
An enthusiastic group of Bahamians is putting the finishing touches on their plans for the first annual “Inwhichin Tings Bahamian” Craft Fair this Saturday, May 4th at the Doongalik Studios grounds on Village Road to benefit the public and Bahamian artisans during this 40th anniversary year of Independence. The fair is the brainchild of former insurance executive, Maude Lockhart. The public is invited to come out and “Buy Bahamian by Bahamians’.
Businessman Mark Finlayson last night announced he was withdrawing from the deal to acquire Robin Hood's food retail business, citing unspecified "irreconcilable differences".
In a short press statement issued late yesterday, Mr Finlayson said his family's investment vehicle, Trans-Island Traders, had "terminated" its bid to close the deal in principle they signed with Sandy Schaefer and his partner, Suresh Khilnani, around a fortnight ago.
"The deal was terminated as a result of irreconcilable differences," Mr Finlayson was quoted as saying. Explaining his initial interest in the acquisition, he added: "The dea ...
By BRENT STUBBS
IT'S not an election year, so members of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) and the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) are all set to converge at their annual general meeting to discuss the way forward within their organisations.
The BAAA is scheduled to meet 9:30am in the VIP Room at Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium and the BBF in the conference room on the ground floor of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Both organisations will have some pressing matters to deal with which should make the dialogue between the executives and the membership quite an interesting one.
Not privy to what will be discussed, I would think that both sport ...
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Business Reporter
The Bahamas' social security system has been subjected to "a lot of abuse", the minister responsible has admitted, acknowledging that welfare assistance was not always being given to those who needed it most.
To the Bahamian welfare system are aimed at curbing the widespread abuse according to Loretta Butler-Turner, minister of state for social services, told Tribune Business that reforms set to be implemented in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) were aimed at curbing abuses such as fraud and trading of food stamps as a commodity, with money changing hands.
Among the proposed ref ...
From the Green Earth Festival to living foods demonstrations, the Love Yourself and Your Health Campaign 2010 spent last spring clearing an easy-to-follow path to wellness.
The campaign returns for another round this year with a lively roster of events, alerting health-seekers to local holistic lifestyle offerings.
“There are so many people who just don’t know what The Bahamas has to offer by way of assistance and products and services [when] you talk about facilitating a holistic approach or a natural kind of lifestyle,” said Rhonda Wright, founder of SEEDling’s Place, the wellness support group behind the campaign.
“We just don’t kn ...
By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
FASHION and food for a good cause will be the theme of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas' fundraising event this coming Saturday.
Featuring designs from fashion houses such as Cole's of Nassau, La Rose, Tommy Hilfiger, Rubins, SplashDance and The Plait Lady, the "Luncheon on the Lawn" event aims to raise money to assist with the daily operations and management of the Cancer Caring Centre, which houses patients from the Family Islands receiving treatment in Nassau.
The fundraising event will be held at the Balmoral Club; it will start with luncheon, which will then be followed by auction and the fashion show.
"The cause is very impor ...