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Event
Massage for The Cure
Massage for The Cure

Saturday 20th October 2012  3:18 PM

On Saturday October 20th 2012 a "Massage for The Cure" fundraiser will be held at Quality Markets (formerly City Markets) in Cable Beach. The general public is invited to a 12 minute massage by Escape Massage by Charisse Melissa and her team under the tent within the store. Cost of this de-stressing chair massage is $15 and part proceeds go to funding the purchasing of Port-a-Caths for cancer patients. For more information contact Tanya at 429-9658 or Charisse at 455-4515


News Article

April 05, 2013
Get the Comfort you Need: Adjustable Beds from Island Bedding

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Get the comfort you need with an affordable adjustable bed at Island Bedding and Furniture!

With its upscale features and congenial price tag, it's no wonder the
S-cape adjustable bed base is one of our most popular. The bed adjusts
to your every whim, soothes you with luxurious massage, and incorporates
the very latest in comfort technology. We appreciate your
individuality. So there's no limit to the number of position
permutations. Adjust away until you find your bliss. And then stop. Take
a deep breath, and savor the moment.

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November 12, 2013
VAT bill revealed

The legislation and regulations the government drafted to guide its value-added tax (VAT) regime when it takes effect next July would tax over 80 different professions, cable bills and phone bills for all consumers, and electricity and water bills for businesses.
The Value Added Tax Bill 2013, and the Value Added Tax Regulations 2013, obtained by The Nassau Guardian, propose a flat tax rate of 15 percent on a long list of professional services, utilities and imported goods.
Financial services carried out for a specific fee, many financial transactions and insurance transactions and premiums, except for health and life insurance, will also be subject to VAT.
As has been widely reported, hotel rooms and food and beverage transactions would be taxed at a rate of 10 percent.
Condominiums that are part of a hotel complex, even if they're part of a rental pool, would be taxed as well.
However, some services and goods will be exempt from the new tax.
A variety of breadbasket items, educational institutions, daycare, after school, retirement, medical, and disabled facilities, religious institutions, charitable organizations and the sale or rental of a dwelling not part of a hotel complex would be exempt.
Games of chance, gambling and lotteries would also be exempt.
While the government has drafted over 160 pages of legislation and regulations, there are still a few things that have yet to be set in stone.
For example, the regulations propose a threshold for VAT being applied to electricity and water bills for commercial consumers.
This means that if a business consumes less than a certain amount of electricity per month to be determined by the government, it would pay no VAT; everything exceeding that as yet undetermined level would be subject to VAT.
The same is being proposed for businesses that consume public water.
While the draft legislation does not propose to impose VAT on these services for residential consumers, The Guardian understands that the prime minister will soon decide whether this will change, bearing in mind his party's pledge to lower the cost of electricity.
The government has also not decided on what the threshold will be for professional services to become VAT registrants.
The Guardian understands that currently the government is considering $100,000 or $150,000 as the threshold at which VAT will apply to those services.
The legislation also exempts professional services that are conducted for people who are not in The Bahamas in many instances.
Domestic transportation by land or water, other than in connection with a tour, would also be exempt.
VAT registrants who will be required to impose the new tax on retail transactions will be those businesses whose revenue exceeds $100,000 per year.
The VAT legislation and regulations are quite detailed and complex, but there are many areas that are quite straightforward.
What will you pay more for?
Expect financial transactions to impact your bottom line.
Financial services and transactions are not exempt from VAT if they levy a fee.
This includes, short-term insurance contracts; legal, accounting, record packaging services, and tax agency services, including advisory services; the provision of insurance, other than life or medical insurance; safe custody for money or documents; brokerage services; debt collection or factoring services and trustee services.
Also taxable would be the transmission of money or monetary value in any form; the issuance, sale or redemption of money orders or traveler's checks; check cashing; currency exchange issuance, sale or redemption of money orders and traveler's checks and currency exchange and pay day advances.
Loans to consolidate finances from bank to bank will be subject to VAT if the repayment terms are in installments.
However, financial services provided to a person treated as a non-resident for purposes of the Exchange Control Regulations are exempt.
Accounting and record packaging services rendered to these institutions would also be exempt.
What won't cost more
Many basic food items will be exempt from VAT.
Beef, chicken, pork, sheep meat, horse meat, smoked meat, dried meat, salted meat, sausage, sandwich meat, corned beef and fish will be exempt.
Fresh milk, milk products, concentrated and evaporated milk, cream, cheese, dairy spreads and butter will also be exempt.
VAT will not apply to fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit.
Rice, fonio, quinoa, triticale, flour, cereal, cereal grains, cereal groats (like oat, wheat, barley and rye), meal and pellets will be exempt.
Soybean oil, ground nut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, castor oil, other oils used for cooking and vegetable fats will also be exempt.
Margarine, imitation lard and shortening will be exempt.
Cane sugar, beet sugar and white sugar will be exempt.
VAT will not apply to bread, noodles, couscous, bulger wheat or foods for infant use.
Mustard and mayonnaise, soups and broth will also be exempt.
Mineral water for infant use will have no VAT applied to it.
Laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, soaps and domestic utility goods will also be exempt.
Licenses issued by the government will be exempt from VAT as well.
Government agencies, ministries, departments, statutory bodies, local government councils, or other government entities that provide services that are usually taxable will be exempt from VAT if the services are of a nominal amount or they are not intended to recover the cost of those goods and services.
The Ministry of Finance will begin a series of intensive VAT workshops for the public starting tomorrow, Financial Secretary John Rolle said recently.
The workshops will come amid criticism over the proposed implementation date and questions about its impact.
The government has said VAT is necessary to bring down the government's massive deficit and get the country's spiraling debt situation under control.
Ministry of Finance officials estimate that VAT can generate about $200 million in annual revenue.Professions subject to VAT under draft bill1. Accountants
2. Actuaries
3. Acupuncturists
4. Advisors
5. Advocates
6. Aestheticians
7. Appraisers
8. Architects
9. Athletes
10. Athletic Trainers
11. Auctioneers
12. Audiologist
13. Barbers
14. Beauticians
15.Chemists
16. Chiropractors
17. Consultants
18. Contractors
19. Cosmetologists
20. Counsellors
21. Custodial engineers
22. Custom brokers
23. Dental Assistants
24. Dental Hygienists
25. Dentist
26. Dieticians
27. Electricians
28. Electrologist
29. Embalmers
30. Engineers
31. Entertainers
32. Financial Analysts
33. Foresters
34. Funeral Practitioners
35. Geologists
36. Hair Dressers
37. Hairdressers
38. Health Care Providers
39. Home Repair Service Providers
40. Interior Designers
41. Interpreters
42. Land Sales Developer
43. Landscape Architecture
44. Lawyers
45. Librarians
46. Massage therapists
47. Mechanics
48. Naturopathic Doctors
49. Nurse Practitioners
50. Nurses
51. Nursing Home Administrators
52. Occupational therapists
53. Occupational therapy Assistants
54. Optometrists
55. Orthodontist
56. Osteopath
57. Painters
58. Pharmacists
59. Physical Therapists
60. Physicians
61. Physicians (MD)
62. Pilots
63. Plumbers
64. Podiatrist
65. Professional fundraisers
66. Professional Planner
67. Professors
68. Promoters
69. Psychologists
70. Radiologic technicians
71. Real Estate Appraisers
72. Real Estate Professionals
73. Respiratory Care Practitioners
74. Salesmen
75. Scientists
76. Social Workers
77. Speech-Language Pathologists
78. Stock Brokers
79. Surveyors
80. Teachers
81. Technicians
82. Timeshare Developers
83. Timeshare Sales Agent
84. Transient Sellers
85. Translators
86. Veterinarians
87. Such other professions that the minister may add

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News Article

February 23, 2015
The pain in your feet could be a neuroma

If you are experiencing pain in your feet with numbness, tingling or shooting, burning pain into the toes, you may have a neuroma. If you are no longer able to wear your high-heeled shoes because of pain under the ball of the foot, you may have a neuroma.
Neuroma, a painful condition also referred to as a pinched nerve or a nerve tumor, is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.
The principal symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking. Those suffering find relief by stopping their walk, taking off their shoes and rubbing the affected area. At times, the patient will describe the pain as similar to having a stone in his or her shoe. Neuromas are more common in women.

Symptoms of neuroma
o Pain in the forefoot and between the toes;
o Tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot;
o Swelling between the toes;
o Pain in the ball of the foot when weight is placed on it;

Although the exact cause for this condition is unclear, a number of factors can contribute to the formation of a neuroma.
Biomechanical deformities, such as a high-arched foot or a flat foot, can lead to the formation of a neuroma. These foot types bring on instability around the toe joints, leading to the development of the condition.
Trauma can cause damage to the nerve, resulting in inflammation or swelling of the nerve.
Improper footwear that causes the toes to be squeezed together can aggravate the problem. Repeated stress on the forefoot, common in dancers, can create or aggravate a neuroma.

Self-care
For relief from neuroma pain, wear shoes with plenty of room for the toes, lower heels and wider width. Wear shoes with thick, shock-absorbent soles and proper insoles that are designed to keep excessive pressure off of the foot. High heels should be avoided whenever possible because they place undue strain on the forefoot and can contribute to more foot pain. Avoid high-heeled shoes higher than two inches because at that height they can increase pressure on the forefoot area.
Resting the foot and massaging the affected area can temporarily alleviate neuroma pain. Use an ice pack to help to dull the pain and provide comfort. You can also use over-the-counter shoe pads to help relieve pressure from the affected area.
If these do not relieve the pain, the condition is more severe and you may need to see a podiatrist.

Treatment
Treatment options vary with the severity of symptoms, and identifying the neuroma early in its development is important to avoid surgery. Care by a podiatrist should be sought at the first sign of pain or discomfort. If left untreated, neuromas tend to get worse.
The primary goal of most early treatment regimens is to relieve pressure on areas where a neuroma develops. Your podiatrist will examine and likely X-ray the affected area and suggest a treatment plan that best suits your individual case. This may include:

Padding and taping: Special padding at the ball of the foot may change the abnormal foot pressure and function, relieving the symptoms caused by the neuroma;
Medication: Anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections can be prescribed to ease acute pain and inflammation caused by the neuroma;
Orthotic devices: Custom shoe inserts made by your podiatrist may be useful in controlling foot function. An orthotic device may reduce symptoms and prevent worsening of the condition;
Surgical options: When early treatments fail and the neuroma progresses, surgery may be needed to treat the condition. The procedure removes the inflamed and enlarged nerve, and is done as an outpatient with a recovery time that is often just a few weeks.

Foot pain is not normal. Foot pain tells you something is wrong and that it is time to see the podiatrist. Any pain and disruption in foot function limits your freedom and mobility. It is important to schedule an appointment with your podiatrist at the first sign of pain or discomfort in your feet.

o For more information or to see a podiatrist, visit Bahamas Foot Centre Rosetta Street, telephone 325-2996; Bahamas Surgical Associates, Albury Lane, telephone 394-5820; or email us at foothealth242@gmail.com, or visit www.apma.org.

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News Article

September 03, 2014
It was quite an experience for Roberts and Carey

The Bahamas' tennis duo of Justin Roberts and Rasheed Carey capitalized on an opportunity of a lifetime at the second Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China. The team, led by Coach Ricardo Demeritte, spent about three weeks in Nanjing for the tennis segment of the games.
Leading into competition, the team took advantage of the facilities provided by utilizing the weight and yoga rooms, the practice track, both the indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the massage treatments and, most importantly, making frequent trips to the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) physiotherapist which was provided by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The team's preparation week consisted of two to three hours of on-court training per day, focusing on tactics and a few technical adjustments. The team was able to play practice matches against Peru and Poland. On-court training was followed by an hour of fitness and personal stretching.
In singles, Roberts took on the number 10 ranked junior player in the world, Duck Hee Lee, of South Korea. After having a slow start, dropping the opening set 6-3, Roberts began to improve his form. He fought and battled his way into the match to gain a 4-3 lead; however, he was unable to keep it. Roberts ultimately lost the set 6-4, but proved that he can take on and definitely beat top 10 ITF junior players.
As for Carey, he took on Juan Jose Rosas of Peru. After playing with true fight and Bahamian pride, Carey cruised through the first set, taking it 6-4. In the second, with Peruvian supporters behind him, Rosas was able to rally and claim the second set, 6-2. Carey lost the third set, 6-3. Carey also proved that he has the capability to compete against and beat top players.
In doubles, Roberts and Carey competed well against the top seeded team from Russia. The Bahamian duo once again proved that if given the proper exposure to the top level of tennis they will be competitive. Roberts and Carey lost the doubles match, 6-1 and 6-3.
Roberts teamed up with Renata Zarazua Ruckstuhl, from Mexico, and they lost in straight sets in the first round. Carey paired up with Simona Heinova of the Czech Republic. The team, playing together for the first time, advanced as far as the quarter-finals.
The Youth Olympic Village was like an international fair with over 4,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers. The village provided a number of activities, games and educational booths for the athletes to participate in when not at competition.
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) congratulates the team on its participation at this year's Youth Olympic Games.

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November 08, 2012
Relax and rejuvenate at Renu Day Spa in downtown Freeport

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -  Relax,
rejuvenate and Renu your mind and body at Renu Day Spa on Mall Drive in downtown Freeport.

Unwind in an environment where
privacy and individualized attention are always ensured. Our Skin Care
specialists, Manicurists, Pedicurists, Makeup Artists and Massage
Therapists are at your disposal, bringing combined experience of over 20
years together to pamper you!

Acrylic
nail refills; gel nail polish; natural nail care; waxing; body scrubs;
facials; deep tissue, prenatal and therapeutic massages are merely...

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News Article

February 17, 2012
48th annual Heart Ball set to be an unforgettable evening!

Nassau, Bahamas

- It's here!

Under the theme, "Repairing
a broken Heart...What a Gift", The Heart Ball Committee will host
the

48th Annual Heart Ball on Saturday, February 18th, at
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort. This event will be held under the patronage
of His Excellency Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes.

Awesome raffle prizes! 

Round trip
ticket for two to London, a round trip tickets for two to Canada coupled
with a hotel stay at One King West Toronto, a Men's Tissot watch,
a Ladies Double Heart Pendant, a John Bull gift basket, a gift basket
by The Perfume Salon, an annual physical, car rental, dinner for six,
facials and massages and many more prizes to be discovered when you
get to The Ball

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Event
Beautifying Body and Mind
Beautifying Body and Mind

Thursday 2nd May 2013  6:30 PM

Beautifying Body and Mind The Bahamas Chamber Of Commerce and Employers Confederation along with Belle Mente Spa and Salon are inviting you to its, First Corporate Spa Business After Hours.”Beautifying Body and Mind”. Come and Join us for an evening of networking, while being pampered with mini massages and hand massages along with wine and appetizers. Packages are also being offered to Chamber members, please click on the link http://www.bellamentespaandsalon.com for more information. · Date: May 2nd, 2013 Time: 6:30pm – 9pm Venue: Bella Mente Spa and Salon (Faith Avenue) Directions, Heading South on Faith Avenue from Carmichael Rd, Pass third corner on the right Bella Mente will be on will be the peach and gray building on the right. This is a free event for all Chamber Members, spaces are limited. To register you can contact the office at 322-2145 or email to shannie@thebahamschamber.com


News Article

May 10, 2013
Get the Comfort you Need: Adjustable Beds from Island Bedding

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Get the comfort you need with an affordable adjustable bed at Island Bedding and Furniture!

With its upscale features and congenial price tag, it's no wonder the
S-cape adjustable bed base is one of our most popular. The bed adjusts
to your every whim, soothes you with luxurious massage, and incorporates
the very latest in comfort technology. We appreciate your
individuality. So there's no limit to the number of position
permutations. Adjust away until you find your bliss. And then stop. Take
a deep breath, and savor the moment.

read more »


News Article

June 14, 2013
Man Expo 2013 is a weekend for the men

At The Little Pink Party by the Khanaali Media Group, women shop, sip, see, sample, snap and score -- but now it's time for men to get groomed, sip cocktails, enjoy fantastic entertainment, decadent delights and hot shaves and indulge in mini manicures and pedicures as Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace stages its Man Expo 2013.
After the success of last year's "Paint the Lanes Pink" event trade show for women, the marketing team at Mario's was bombarded about an event for men, and came up with Man Expo, to be held Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at the bowling and entertainment facility on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.
"It's not a Father's Day event, but we decided doing the expo around the Father's Day weekend would be perfect," said Lisa Humes, a member of the Mario's marketing team. "We wanted to bring together everything under one roof that a man could think that he would want."
From cigar rolling in the smoker's lounge to electronics and gadgets, health information and screening, health and fitness demonstrations, hype bikes, cool antique cars, liquor sampling, photos with dad, cuts and shaves, luxury man bags, facials for men, mini manicures and pedicures for men, men's clothing boutique, shoe displays, novelty shop, styling and consultations, to daddy and me bowling -- there is expected to be something for everyone.
The highlight of the event will be the man cave in the Elements Lounge where live casino gaming (without legal tender) will take place.
"It's just a place for the man to come and relax," said Humes. "There will be live casino being done by the National Casino and Bartending School, no real money will exchange hands but there will be casino games," she said. And the drink of choice in the smoker's lounge will be Hennessey. Neck and back massages will also be available in the private massage room.
Men are also encouraged to enter to win a $1,500 man makeover that includes a shave straight down to new shoes. Kedar Clarke will style the winner who will be featured in Brutha Magazine. Men can enter online via their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mariosbowling.
Women are encouraged to be a part of Mari's Bowling and Entertainment Palace's Man Expo 2013, but Humes said they should remember that the event is all about the men in their lives, but that they too can partake in the free samples and offerings over the two days. And look for a gift for the man in their life that's a dad. She said even for the men that aren't dads as yet the Man Expo 2013 will just be a fantastic outing.
"We expect it to be extremely successful, and as successful as 'Paint the Lanes Pink' was for women," she said. "Our society often overlooks the man and we wanted to do a weekend that just focused totally on the man and we picked Father's Day weekend because we thought that would tie in well with Father's Day."
The regular bowling palace entry fee of $5 for persons 12 and older is in effect.

Man Expo 2013
Where: Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace
When: Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Friday) and 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Saturday)

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