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September 01, 2010
Works employee still in hospital after accident

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

A Ministry of Works employee remained in hospital yesterday after being struck by a car on Cable Beach on Monday evening.

The man was one of two workmen clearing a spill of sand out of the road sometime after 8pm when the incident occurred, according to Inspector Gregory Johnson from the Cable Beach police station.

An eyewitness from...

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September 03, 2010
Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists present book to Prime Minister

Nassau, Bahamas - A book
entitled Inspirational Sayings and stories from A to Z by Dr. Leonard
A. Johnson, president, Bahamas Conference Of Seventh 'day Adventists
was presented to Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham on
Thursday, September 2 at the office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach.
Pictured from: Prime Minister Ingraham and Dr. Johnson...

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Dr. Leonard A. Johnson presents book to the Prime Minister
September 03, 2010
Dr. Leonard A. Johnson presents book to the Prime Minister

A book entitled Inspirational Sayings and stories from A to Z by Dr. Leonard A. Johnson, president, Bahamas Conference Of Seventh 'day Adventists was presented to Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham on Thursday, September 2 at the office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach. Pictured from: Prime Minister Ingraham and Dr. Johnson.

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September 02, 2010
'Shirking responsibilities': Chamber chief criticises government on Baha Mar

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce's president yesterday accused the Government of "shirking their responsibilities" over Baha Mar's proposed $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment, telling Tribune Business that rather than move "full steam" on approving and supporting the project, the Bahamas was "weighting it in the direction of failure".

Pointing out tha...

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September 03, 2010
Baha Mar gives no1.5m commitment to training

By INDERIA SAUNDERS
Guardianâ Business Reporter
inderia@nasguard.com

Proposed training for thousands of local construction workers has likely hit its biggest snag yet, with the$1.5 million needed to fund the project not being guaranteed by Baha Mar, the Bahamian Contractors Association(BCA)revealed yesterday.
While officials at the$2.6 billion Cable Beach development are receptive to the s...

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September 03, 2010
Letter: If you jog, do so responsibly

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The story in this morning's paper about a Ministry of Works road worker being struck by a car lends even more credence to the following.

As a frequent 6 am commuter in the Cable Beach area one can't help but notice the many joggers and walkers using the road instead of the sidewalks and foot paths and yes, before you squeal, I know why you do it. However the question begs wh...

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September 03, 2010
Funding fears over Baha Mar construction training

By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamian Contractors' Association fears that a national training programme needed to certify construction workers for employment on the Baha Mar development will be impeded by inadequate funding.

The organisation is calling for a tangible commitment from the developers before work begins on the $2.6 billion Cable Beach re...

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September 05, 2010
Government gets involved on Baha Mar's 200m loan

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government, through Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's Office, has moved to broker a resolution to the 'impasse' between Baha Mar and Scotiabank over the former's $200 million outstanding loan, sources told Tribune Business, the issue being the main obstacle to the $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment.

This newspaper was told that the Government had ...

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September 07, 2010
Bahamas business community to participate in the Canton Fair

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The
Bahamas and the People's Republic of China are deepening relations
particularly in the area of trade and commerce with the promotion of
the China Import and Export Fair.

Widely known as the Canton
Fair, the event will take place from October 14 to November 4, 2010
in Guangzhou, China, and will feature a number of Bahamian businesses.

The Hon Brent Symonette, Deput...

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September 07, 2010
Private sector 'holds breath' on Baha Mar

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The $2.6 billion Baha Mar project has been likened to "a marriage where the mother-in-law does not approve of the spouse", a former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce president warning the private sector would "go into shock for six months" if both political parties failed to approve work permits for the development's 5,000 Chinese workers.

Giving his apt asses...

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September 09, 2010
Willie Mae Pratt students meet actress CCH Pounder

Teenagers serving time at the Willie Mae Pratt School for Girls met Caribbean actress CCH Pounder at an exclusive screening of Bahamian film 'Rain' at community arts centre The Hub.

Ms Pounder, who plays school track coach Ms Adams in the Bahamian film by

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Bahamas Business Community To Participate In The Canton Fair
September 08, 2010
Bahamas Business Community To Participate In The Canton Fair

The Bahamas and the People’s Republic of China are deepening relations particularly in the area of trade and commerce with the promotion of the China Import and Export Fair.

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RESOLUTION: Baha Mar Chinese Labour
September 08, 2010
RESOLUTION: Baha Mar Chinese Labour

WHEREAS the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called ‘the Government’) and Baha Mar Development Company Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of the said Commonwealth (hereinafter called ‘BDC’), entered into a Heads of Agreement, dated the 6th day of April 2005, to develop a major resort in the Cable Beach area of the Western District of New Providence, one of the Is...

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Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham on Baha Mar Resort Development
September 08, 2010
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham on Baha Mar Resort Development

I rise to Table a Resolution meant to garner the position and sense of the representatives of the people on the proposed Resort development by Baha Mar at Cable Beach, New Providence and to ensure that the Bahamian people are fully informed on the requirements, consequences and benefits which are projected to result for The Bahamas if the development proceeds as now proposed by the principals.

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September 08, 2010
Baha Mar Statement and Resolution by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is

a Statement and supporting document to Parliament on the proposed Baha Mar
development at Cable Beach, by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham.

Tabled Resolution on the proposed labour component of the project is also Enclosed.

I rise to Table a Resolution
meant to garner the position and sense of the representatives of the
people on the proposed Resort deve...

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September 08, 2010
The deciding factors for Baha Mar

IT IS understandable why former Prime Minister Perry Christie was still haggling over the BahaMar deal up to two days before the 2007 election, which he lost.

Not only was he concerned about whether the developer had enough finances to see the project through, but he certainly did not want the "secret" clauses involving prime land in the agreement to be exposed on the floor of the House. Just bef...

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September 09, 2010
Baha Mar's multi-million Treasury revenue boost

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government's weak fiscal position could receive a major short-term boost if the $2.6 billion Cable Beach project goes ahead with around $20 million in Stamp Duty generated by the transfer/sale of Crown Land to the development, a Baha Mar executive yesterday confirming that "significant revenues" would be derived for the Treasury.

While Robert Sands, ...

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September 10, 2010
Scotiabank'playing dangerous game'

ByScott Armstrong
Guardian Business Editor
scott@nasguard.com
twitter.com/guardianbiz
Scotiabank is playing"a dangerous game with the future of The Bahamas"over Baha Mar, one leading economist has toldâ The Nassau Guardianas those behind the$2.6 billion project prepare to sit down for more talks with their creditor.
The Nassau Guardiancontacted several leading lights in the banking sector t...

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September 10, 2010
Former Hotel Corp. chairman urges both parties to support Baha Mar

By STAFF WRITER
Guardian News Desk
Former Chairman of the Bahamas Hotel Corporation George Smith has expressed the view that both the Progressive Liberal Party and Free National Movement should vote to support the Baha Mar project.
"We ought to support it and wherever we differ we should meet with the people and arrive at an understanding,"said Smith in an interview yesterday withThe Nassau Guardi...

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Antique car show at Arawak Cay
September 11, 2010
Antique car show at Arawak Cay

New cars, old cars, loud cars and two-wheelers were all on show at the 25th annual Antique Car show and Steakout at Arawak Cay.

The show is collaboration between the Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas and the Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach. Funds from the show go towards two scholarships at CoB and to the Ranfurly Home for Children. Volunteers raise money selling lunch tickets and soliciting donatio...

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