China Virus: No More In Quarantine

China Virus: No More In Quarantine ALL those who were under quarantine amid fears of the spread of the deadly coronavirus have been released, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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Sprite & Bahamas Masqueraders Team Up for 2020 Carnival Season
It’s carnival season in the Bahamas and the Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) and the Bahamas Masqueraders Carnival Group will once again team up to keep thousands of revelers hydrated when they take to the streets for Road Fever 2020. CBC is the proud beverage provider for the Bahamas Masqueraders and will serve up ice-cold Sprite and Dasani water during the 2020 carnival season...

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A Shift, the Packaging of Insurance Catches Mass Attention by the Bahamian Business Comminity
Insurance is one of those things that has for a long time served as a business woe for many local businessmen and women, as it can be entirely out of reach. Some find insurance a challenge because their team is too small to qualify. Others find premier insurance rather expensive for the individual when not a part of a group or company among other similar scenarios...

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Sprite Is Awarding Weekly Prizes For Budding Photographers!
Sprite Sip, Snap & Win Contest Allows Online Voters to Choose Weekly Winners...

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Coronavirus: Passengers leave Diamond Princess amid criticism of Japan
Coronavirus: Passengers leave Diamond Princess amid criticism of Japan Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country's handling of the outbreak...

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Senior Bahamas Tourism Executive Receives Recognition Award from Premier Faith-Based Trade Association
Linville Johnson, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s Director of Multi-Cultural and Religious Markets, was recently recognized by the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) at their Annual EMERGE Conference, for his dedication to promoting “faith-based meetings of excellence.”...

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BTC launches ‘Coming Back Stronger’ customer focused initiative in Grand Bahama
BTC launches €˜Coming Back Stronger€™ customer focused initiative in Grand Bahama officially introduced the customer focused “Coming Back Stronger” campaign in Grand Bahama through its Neighborhood Connect launch on February 8. The initiative is geared towards revolutionizing all aspects of the customer experience and focuses on putting customers first, understanding their needs, building the right customer value propositions and changing the overall approach to customer service. The company recently piloted this initiative by deploying Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in several neighborhoods on the island...

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Despite Destruction of Hurricane Dorian, Hope Town’s Warm, Friendly ‘Hometown Feel’ Continues to Be a Draw for Home Buyers
From local hangouts like Pete’s Pub, Abaco Inn and Firefly Sunset Resort to endless miles of pristine white sand beaches, Hope Town’s unique charm and congenial vibe has attracted people from around the world for decades. Even now, in the midst of post-Hurricane Dorian rebuilding and restoration, the Abaco town most famous for its trademark red candy-striped lighthouse continues to attract visitors and second and third homebuyers...

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Mattel celebrates Tokyo 2020 with the first Olympic Games toy collection
Mattel celebrates Tokyo 2020 with the first Olympic Games toy collection First Olympic Games toy collection designed by Mattel has been launched as part of a new licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee. Each product highlights inclusivity and innovation, with toys reflecting new sports at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020...

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Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet inquiries
Private jet operators have seen a big spike in requests from passengers wanting to charter their own planes during the coronavirus outbreak...

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HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge
HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge HSBC has said it will axe around 35,000 jobs as it announced profits for 2019 fell by about a third...

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NBA Champions Unite to Support Recovery in the Bahamas
NBA Champions Unite to Support Recovery in the Bahamas An accoladed group of NBA Champions and current players put their muscle behind the Bahamas Relief Foundation's 'Champions for Charity' fundraising livestream during the NBA All-Star weekend.

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Cacique Awarded "Site Partner of the Year"
Cacique International Ltd, The Bahamas’ premier Destination Management, Event Design, and Production Company, and their President Shawn M. Sawyer are no strangers to prestigious industry awards, but their most recent - the 2020 SITE Foundation Partner of the Year - takes it to another level. This international award is brand new, and was created specifically for Cacique’s masterful handling of SITE’s global networking event in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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Prime Minister Minnis Addressed Bahamian Diaspora in Barbados
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (centre) addressed the Bahamian diaspora in Barbados, February 17, 2020 upon his arrival for the 31st Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). At a special reception for Bahamians living and studying in Barbados, he invited students to return and take advantage of opportunities at home. Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield is pictured centre right, and Travis Robinson, MP for Bain and Grants Town, centre left...

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Ambassador Designate of Finland Pays Courtesy Call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Finland to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, HE Ikonen Pertti paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, February 17, 2020. The ambassador is pictured left greeting the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, the Hon. Marvin Dames at the Ministry's offices...

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Prime Minister Minnis encourages Bahamian students to take advantage of opportunities at home
Prime Minister Minnis encourages Bahamian students to take advantage of opportunities at home Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis encouraged Bahamian students to return home after completing their studies to take advantage of property, job and business opportunities available in New Providence and the Family Islands...

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Preparations for Census 2020 begins with 
pre-test training
Forty Census workers were introduced to the questions in the new 2020 Census, as part of a training session for the upcoming Census Pre-Test. The Department of Statistics hosted the event for manager, supervisors and future enumerators, today, as part of an ongoing training series...

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Preschoolers Fall in Love with Wildlife at Ardastra Gardens
It was an exciting, sun-drenched day filled with “firsts” for 144 preschoolers – the first time they chased a peafowl, met a Bahamian boa or stroked the hardback of Hook, a sulcata tortoise...

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Abaco Small Home Repair Office launched
The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority opened its Abaco Small Home Repair Program Office in Marsh Harbour on Monday to assist Bahamians whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian...

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Never Make an Offer on a Friday
Never Make an Offer on a Friday Early in my real estate career, a prominent Buyer said this is how he learned to buy real estate. His advice was based on not wanting to allow the Seller to shop his offer over the weekend.

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 17th to 23rd February 2020
General Situation: A ridge of high across the Bahamas will continue to dominate the weather over the area over the next few days and produce generally fair weather. A cold front will move into the Northwest Bahamas early Friday morning and continue rapidly southeastward across the Central Bahamas. The front will be accompanied by a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms as it moves across the island chain. Winds will become fresh to strong after the front passes...

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