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DPM: Bahamas forecasted for economic growth

K. PETER TURNQUEST Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance

While there is much work to be done in terms of cleaning the public’s purse, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance said, his ministry and by extension, the present Free National Movement (FNM) led administration is working assiduously to rectify the government’s economic landscape. Speaking to House of Assembly colleagues yesterday – Wednesday,…
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Straw and craft vendors’ businesses gutted by fire

LIVELIHOOD GONE – All that remained were ashes, fire and smoke damaged stock at straw and craft businesses in the International Bazaar, following an early morning blaze on Tuesday, March 5. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

Tragedy struck several straw vendors during the early morning hours of Tuesday (March 6), when fire gutted their businesses, leaving behind ashes and smoke damaged products. Vendors, at the scene, were in utter shock and disbelief as they were awoken by the news that their livelihood was no more. Upon arrival at the International Bazaar…
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Environmental activist, resident voice concerns

BISHOP’S BEACH CLUB – Bishop’s Beach Club is located in East Grand Bahama. Proprietor Rueben Roberts said on Monday and shared with this daily, that once the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is completed and should the results reveal that the Oban Energies plant will have no adverse effect on the island’s natural resources and the residents of East Grand Bahama, he would welcome the project.

An environmental activist has joined in with a growing percentage of concerned Grand Bahamians and others outside of the island, regarding the proposed oil refinery project in East Grand Bahama. The Government of The Bahamas recently hosted a Heads of Agreement signing ceremony with Oban Energies for the purpose of constructing an oil refinery and…
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West Grand Bahama Junior High construction continues to progress

PROGRESS—The construction of the West Grand Bahama Junior High School continues to progress as the roof of the structure has been erected and should be completed by the end of April, according to Lloyd Rolle, President of Brickhouse Construction.

Work on the West Grand Bahama Junior High School is steadily continuing according to Lloyd Rolle, President of Brickhouse Construction, the general contractors of the development. In December 2017, Rolle also gave this daily a detailed tour of the construction site. He revealed at the time that the construction of the roof was expected to…
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