Nassau Guardian Stories

ORG urges caution on Chinese ownership of local assets

August 29, 2016

The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) warned that the government must be cautiously aware of the number of Bahamian assets that the Chinese government, their various agencies and offshore companies, own.

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Courtyard Nassau's performance has 'exceeded our expectations'

August 29, 2016

Caribbean area Vice President of Marriott International Andrew Houghton said Marriott International's first Courtyard hotel in New Providence expects to do well in the moderately priced segment of the hotel sector due to the popularity of the destination as well as its prime location.

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Teen to serve nine years for killing Doris Johnson student

August 29, 2016

In a surprise mid-trial decision, two teenagers involved in the vicious stabbing death of Doris Johnson student Adonai Wilson entered guilty pleas yesterday.

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Commonwealth Bank officially opens new training center

August 29, 2016

Calling service "the number one reason we are the leading bank in The Bahamas", Commonwealth Bank officially opened the doors to its new $800,000 corporate learning center recently.

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Sandals moves to hire staff

August 29, 2016

One week after making more than 600 workers redundant as it closed its doors for extensive renovations, Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort will host a four-day job fair starting Monday -- a move Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson alleged is clear evidence of an attempt to destabilize the union that represented employees at the Cable Beach property.

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Gardiner, Thomas compete in Diamond League

August 29, 2016

The International Association of Athletics Federationsí (IAAF) Diamond League season continued yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, and two of The Bahamasí best were in action.

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Guardian apologises to Louis Bacon

August 29, 2016

We wish to apologise to Mr. Louis Bacon for certain statements contained in two (2) adverts published in our newspaper on the 29th January, 2016 and 22nd February, 2016.

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Sumner: Moody's should consider Baha Mar progress in next review

August 29, 2016

CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) Edison Sumner said it "only makes sense" for Moody's to take into consideration the recent announcement of remobilization at the Baha Mar Resort in its next assessment.

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Baha Mar worker payouts by Sept. 30

August 29, 2016

Amid criticisms that its recent announcement of its agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to resume work on the stalled Baha Mar project was low on specifics, the government yesterday announced that the parties have established a committee to administer claims of Bahamian and other creditors.

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Media's job is not to cheerlead

August 29, 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie's announcement a week ago that there is some "deal" for the completion of the Baha Mar resort has been rightly met with hope and skepticism.

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Internship opens new doors for AMMC researcher

August 29, 2016

For three weeks, Nameiko Miller, research department supervisor at the Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation (AMMC), put her skills to work as an intern at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida.

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Fernander qualifies for 100 fly final

August 29, 2016

N'nyhn Fernander qualified for the B finals of the men's 100 meter (m) fly yesterday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii. However, due to the major difference in time zones, results of the final were not available up to press time.

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Sculling along

August 29, 2016

Bahamian rower William Stanhope yesterday advanced through to the semifinal round of the junior men's single scull division at the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships in The Netherlands.

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Urban Scrawl

August 29, 2016

Public art - and its multitude of offshoots: street art, public sculpture, murals, mosaics - has a colorful history with many facets.

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'More Baha Mar details Monday'

August 29, 2016

Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday said as early as Monday, additional details regarding the agreement signed by the government and the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) that will see to the completion, sale and opening of the stalled $3.5 billion resort Baha Mar project, will be released to the public.

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A sustainable Nassau

August 29, 2016

The results of months of planning and international cooperation between Austrian students and College of the Bahamas students, along with investment from the International Development Bank (IDB), the plans by the Sustainable Nassau Urban Lab were launched on Friday 29 July, 2016, at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

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Govt acting immorally over tax compliance certificates

August 29, 2016

During the last budget presentation, the government sneaked a provision through that businesses would have to apply for a tax compliance certificate in order to be paid by them for goods and services.

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900-plus show up at Sandals job fair

August 29, 2016

Days after Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort announced that over 600 employees would be made redundant, more than 900 people came out to a four-day job fair aimed at filling the 600 job posts.

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Down the rabbit hole, pt. 3

August 29, 2016

"Abracadabra!" shouted the emperor perched atop a golden podium securely mounted on the armored tank.

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Komolafe: Ability of govt to reverse FDI decline pivotal

August 29, 2016

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited Emmanuel Komolafe said the impact of the remobilization and opening of Baha Mar on construction, employment and overall economic activity will be pivotal with regard to the expectations of credit ratings agency Moody's.

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