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Minister: BEC bills to remain high for now
October 25, 2011
Minister: BEC bills to remain high for now

Despite promises by government officials earlier this month that cheaper energy bills were on the way, Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour said he does not anticipate any significant reduction in the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's (BEC's) fuel charge in the near future.
During the first week of October, Environment Minister Earl Deveaux said that overhauls made to BEC's Clift...

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March 22, 2011
Government meets the oil majors on retail mark-up

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

The Government has met with the major oil companies as it moves towards a decision on whether to grant an increase in the mark-up retailers can add to the price of gas and diesel, asking for wholesalers to provide information to help it come to a conclusion on the matter.

Valentino Bain, country manager for Esso, confirmed that both he and...

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February 11, 2011
Guardian Business Car Review 2011 Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer has a fresh look and is bigger and better than its predecessors, but is that enough to crown it the favorite SUV among Bahamians again?
A few years ago, without question, the Explorer was the most popular SUV among Bahamians, but other car companies like Kia and Toyota released models that provided competition in that market. While “gas guzzlers” may not be the ...

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November 18, 2010
'Downside risk' decision making harms Bahamas over innovation

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas' "ability to innovate and modernise this economy" is being held back through a tendency to "make decisions based on downside risk, not upside potential", the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce's president warned yesterday, urging this nation to revisit industries such as agriculture and LNG to get commerce moving.

Khaalis Rolle told Tribune Business...

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A picture tour of Hope Town, Abaco
November 11, 2010
A picture tour of Hope Town, Abaco

Depending on where you start it takes some extra effort to get to Hope Town. If you have made it as far as Marsh Harbour, Abaco then it's just one more boat ride to Elbow Cay.

Once you get off the ferry there is a lot to take in and it's all packed tightly together. In Hope Town, the scale of the world has shrunk to fit life's usual characters and places into a fraction of the space. The peopl...

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Researchers pack pee bottle for Antarctic trip
April 13, 2010
Researchers pack pee bottle for Antarctic trip

There's nothing like carrying a pee bottle to remind you of your personal impact on the environment.

Staffers with the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) mentioned pee bottles during an environmental awareness lecture for our seven-person media group when we got to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January.

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