Business

New site offers 5-star dining at home, pick your chef, your menu and prepare to be wowed

July 09, 2020

If ever you wanted proof that the COVID-19 lockdown gave birth to new ideas and innovative businesses, you need look no further than www.provisionchefs.com...

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Coronavirus: John Lewis and Boots to cut 5,300 jobs
Coronavirus: John Lewis and Boots to cut 5,300 jobs

July 09, 2020

Two of the UK's biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts...

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Real estate industry holds 1st Zoom AGM, New Board Elected Wallace-Whitfield Re-elected BREA President, 1st Female to Serve a 4th Term
Real estate industry holds 1st Zoom AGM, New Board Elected Wallace-Whitfield Re-elected BREA President, 1st Female to Serve a 4th Term

July 08, 2020

More than 50 members of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) attended the official body’s first ever virtual meeting, naming a new board and re-electing broker Christine Wallace-Whitfield, the first female to serve a record fourth term...

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Sandyport Beach Resort Now Open

July 08, 2020

Sandyport Beach Resort is now open and relaxation and recreation-ready with a choice of beautiful, well-appointed hotel rooms and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites all individually air-conditioned and moments from adult and kid-friendly pool areas and the Lagoon Beach...

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New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'
New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'

July 08, 2020

A new video-encoding technology that promises to cut data use by at least half has been announced, after three years of talks involving some of the tech industry's largest players...

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Bahamas Power and Light resuming disconnections immediately
Bahamas Power and Light resuming disconnections immediately

July 08, 2020

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) announced yesterday its intention to resume disconnections immediately for certain residential customers, and said it is giving customers enrolled in its COVID-19...

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Bahamas Realty Represents Home Selected as Featured Global Property in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

July 07, 2020

HGTV’s 9th annual Ultimate House Hunt contest, featuring listings exclusively from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® members, is officially underway! The annual contest curates the world’s most stunning real estate listings...

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MP: Banking remains too difficult for Bahamians

July 07, 2020

Exumas and Ragged Island Member of Parliament Chester Cooper yesterday condemned the continued difficulties Bahamians undergo to bank in The Bahamas, especially with opening accounts...

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Slow start for LPIA since reopening

July 07, 2020

Up to Sunday, July 5, Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) welcomed fewer than 1,900 people since the reopening of the country’s borders to visitors last Wednesday, July 1...

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Pret A Manger to shut 30 shops and cut 1,000 jobs
Pret A Manger to shut 30 shops and cut 1,000 jobs

July 06, 2020

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to close 30 outlets and is expected to cut at least 1,000 jobs at other shops as part of a post-pandemic restructuring...

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Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'
Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

July 06, 2020

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have unveiled a robotic colleague that has been working non-stop in their lab throughout lockdown...

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Mastercard brings contactless payments for the first time in the Caribbean public transportation

July 06, 2020

The first Caribbean island to implement this solution is Dominican Republic. The technology is already underway in other countries such as Colombia or Chile and in important cities across the globe, such as London or New York...

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Doctors Hospital reduces staff by 43
Doctors Hospital reduces staff by 43

July 06, 2020

Doctors Hospital has made the decision to reduce its full-time staffing level by 43 employees, citing diminished patient activity and revealing a 16.4 percent year-on-year decline in its first quarter results...

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Contractors association: At least another year or two before Abaco returns to normal
Contractors association: At least another year or two before Abaco returns to normal

July 06, 2020

With nearly a year passed since Hurricane Dorian leveled certain parts of Abaco, Bahamian Contractor’s Association President Michael Pratt...

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Balearia Caribbean resumes sailing
Balearia Caribbean resumes sailing

July 06, 2020

South Florida-based ferry company Balearia Caribbean announced last week that it has resumed service between Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Bimini and Freeport...

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BCA president: Skills transfer must happen at Baker's Bay

July 06, 2020

Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) President Michael Pratt said yesterday it’s up to the developers of Baker’s Bay to ensure the proper skills transfer from those 135 Mexican specialized workers to Bahamians...

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Baker's Bay defends hires
Baker's Bay defends hires

July 06, 2020

Baker’s Bay, a development on Guana Cay, Abaco, which was extensively damaged in Hurricane Dorian, is defending its decision to bring in 135 Mexican workers to assist with Hurricane Dorian...

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MOH to Establish a COVID-19 Hotline for Hotels and Vacation Properties

July 04, 2020

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister announced that the Ministry of Health is working with the Ministry of Tourism to establish a COVID-19 hotline specifically for hotels and vacation properties...

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True Love Travel launches its 2020 Bahama Islands group experiences.
True Love Travel launches its 2020 Bahama Islands group experiences.

July 03, 2020

True Love Travel, the first boutique travel consultancy in the Bahamas, has launched its 2020 Bahama Islands group experiences with group trips planned for Long Island, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Andros, The Berry Islands...

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Baleària Caribbean resumes Passenger sailing’s between Port Everglades and the Bahamas

July 03, 2020

Today, the South Florida based ferry company, Balearia Caribbean, has resumed its passenger services between Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), Bimini, and Freeport (Grand Bahama Island)...

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