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Better late than never

In this space previously, on several occasions, we expressed hope that the reopening of the Grand Lucayan Hotel and the connecting facility, Memories, would take place before the end of the year. Comments made by members of the government, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis inclusive, indicated that the central administration would cause the reopening to…
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A ‘Christmas’ message to the Port Authority

Dear Editor, It is nice having the Christmas display at major roundabouts in the City of Freeport during the holiday season, but you are leaving out the main reason that we celebrate Christmas. Christmas is all about Jesus. Where are the nativity scenes/displays? Let us not take Jesus out of the season, as they wanted…
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No update yet on Grand Lucayan “purchase offer”

The Government of The Bahamas is in an unenviable position regarding the Grand Lucayan Hotel issue. When the government announced that it had made a purchase offer to the Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the Grand Lucayan Hotel, it placed itself between a rock and hard place. Obligated to Grand Bahama to get the facility reopened…
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Bahamians should reject IDB’s view of Ragged Island

An extremely callous statement came forth from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Division Manager Therese Turner-Jones earlier this week. Attributed to her is the following statement, reportedly made at an IDB fiscal workshop: “It doesn’t make sense to build the island (Ragged Island) because it costs too much. Next year, there is no guarantee that…
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