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January 07, 2015
D'Aguilar: Rein in talk of price gouging

A prominent businessperson yesterday called on the government to rein in recent accusations of price gouging, calling them "disingenuous and not helpful" as businesses and consumers adjust to value-added tax (VAT).
Responding to comments from price control czar E.J. Bowe, Superwash President Dionisio D'Aguilar told Guardian Business that all involved parties needed to "wait for the dust to settle"...

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December 22, 2014
Bahamas must modernize, Rolle says

As private and public sector both react to the thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are significant chinks in the armour with which The Bahamas has prepared itself for serious competition, both as a tourist destination and with regard to foreign direct investment.
Investment Minister Khaalis Rolle told Guardian Business The Bahamas may not be read...

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December 19, 2014
Minister: Are we ready for Cuba

For more than a decade, leading voices in the Bahamian business community have demanded that government take seriously the economic threat that would exist when Cuba eventually "opened up" and with newly restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. making headlines around the world, some of those voices are today querying whether The Bahamas is ready.
Pinewood MP Khaalis Rolle now serve...

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December 11, 2014
Man acquitted of 2012 murder of police reservist

A man accused of the murder of a police reservist has been acquitted.
Justice Roy Jones on Tuesday directed the 12-member jury to acquit Andrew Gibson of the May 31, 2012 shooting death of Dennis Clarke after he upheld a no-case submission by attorney Dorsey McPhee.
Prosecutors alleged that the 55-year-old was gunned down outside Superwash Laundromat on Prince Charles Drive during an armed robbery...

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September 15, 2014
D'Aguilar: BAMSI not a 'prudent' use of funds

A leading Bahamian businessman has questioned the government's decision to heavily invest in the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), arguing that it is not a "prudent" use of funds, given the country's "horrible fiscal situation".
In an interview with Guardian Business, Superwash President and former Director of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Dionisio D'Aguilar sta...

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September 12, 2014
Chinese investment could fix Downtown 'disaster'

A leading businessman is supporting proposed foreign investment to redevelop downtown Nassau, arguing that Bay Street is a "disaster and dying" in its present state.
Speaking with Guardian Business, Superwash President and former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Dionisio D'Aguilar warned that pride could interfere with much-needed renovation in the downtown area that would employ many ...

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September 12, 2014
D'Aguilar: Healthcare reform needed

A prominent businessman has thrown his support behind changes to the current healthcare system, arguing that too much is being spent and too many are "dying by the roadside" for lack of access to healthcare.
Dionisio D'Aguilar commented after Guardian Business revealed that total spending on healthcare in The Bahamas ballooned from $380 million to $800 million between 2001 and 2013, even as health...

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September 10, 2014
BEC customers outraged over looming price hike

Several residents expressed outrage yesterday over the impending price increase for electricity.
Last Friday, Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said customers can expect an increase in the fuel surcharge of their bills.
Three generators at the Clifton Pier Power Station failed last week, leading to rolling blackouts -- the latest in a series of countless power ...

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September 05, 2014
Questions raised over BEC reform approach

Business people yesterday voiced fears that the new proposed way forward for reform of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) will continue to allow too much political interference in the running of the country's primary power producer, and called for an explanation of the rationale behind the decision.
Dionisio D'Aguilar, president of Superwash, former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Comme...

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August 25, 2014
'Substandard' post office in service 'death spiral'

The General Post Office has been condemned as in a "death spiral", amid ongoing criticism of inefficient service and lingering structural concerns.
Dionisio D'Aguilar, Superwash president and CEO and former president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, decried the "horrendous" condition of the post office while criticizing the government's inaction.
The leading businessman and others have complain...

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