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October 13, 2016
Consumer protection body eyeing price gouging

The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) is clamping down on businesses that are allegedly increasing their prices in light of a higher demand for certain goods and services post-Hurricane Matthew.

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April 29, 2013
The gold rush anniversary

Dear Editor,
Some have opined that the gold rush administration (PLP), led by Perry Christie, has failed the people of The Bahamas. I beg to differ. I confess that I have many problems with the lackadaisical leadership style of the PM but, on balance, the PLP has performed as best as it was able to in the particular circumstances which it met in place in May 2012.
The FNM, then led by Hubert Ing...

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November 22, 2010
BUILDING STORE CREATES 30 JOBS

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

TAKING on more than 30 employees, and with plans to expand in coming months, a new Gladstone Road building and home supply store yesterday said it expects to benefit from what its owners and others forecast to be a boom in retail demand in western New Providence.

Wong's Home Centre, which includes a 10,000 square foot retail space, is a ...

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December 11, 2013
New Seahorse Institute rises from the ashes

One year to the day after the Seahorse Institute, a Bahamian not-for-profit organization that provides education and therapeutic support to children with special needs such as autism and Down syndrome, was destroyed by fire, the new facility was opened.
Over the eight months the leadership and staff of the facility, temporarily housed their specially designed clinical and educational programs, whi...

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December 16, 2010
'Higher impact' than anticipated from first Baha Mar contracts

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The $15 million worth of Commercial Village construction contracts issued last week by Baha Mar will have a "significantly higher trickle down impact" on the Bahamian economy than anticipated, particularly for local building materials suppliers, because they do not stipulate the use of Chinese-sourced materials.

Confirming that the four contracts handed ...

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October 13, 2011
Wu- Baha Mar 'part of our growth'

Tiger Wu doesn't mince words. As the Vice President of China Construction America Inc- a subsidiary of the largest construction company in China- his focus can be easily summarized: Dec. 31, 2014.

That's the day Baha Mar, the$2.6 billion colossal project in Nassau, is slated to open its doors.

But there is far more at stake than the promise of thousands of luxury hotel rooms, the 1,000 square-fo...

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September 26, 2011
Bahamas and IDB sign 200K grant agreement for hurricane relief

Prime Minster Hubert Ingraham signed a grant agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Friday for $200,000 that will go toward hurricane relief efforts overseen by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
NEMA commander Captain Stephen Russell told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that the agency has so far received $528,000 in cash donations-- not including grants -- some of w...

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September 01, 2011
PM: Acklins damage not as bad as reported

The total cost of damage to Acklins caused by Hurricane Irene should be determined by Friday.
Government officials yesterday completed their assessment of Acklins, exactly one week after Irene ripped through that island.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Minister of Public Works Neko Grant and officials from the Department of Social Services were on Acklins Wednesday afternoon making final checks of...

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June 02, 2013
CBS Bahamas celebrates 40th anniversary

THE SouthWest Plaza store was transformed for the 40th anniversary celebration CBS Bahamas, a top provider of building supplies in the Bahamas since 1973.

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February 27, 2012
All that glitters

If last weekend's Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) motorcade from Freeport to West End and the political rally that immediately followed are indicative of what lies ahead in the upcoming general election, an objective observer could reasonably conclude that Grand Bahama is no longer Free National Movement (FNM) country.  That claim could equally be supported because of the abject government ne...

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