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BPL launches own 'fake' device probe

Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) yesterday revealed it is investigating whether itself and its customers have fallen victim to the same "fake" energy-saving devices impacting Grand Bahama.

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Where ‘rubber meets road’ on tourism growth

The “true testament” of The Bahamas’ record tourism growth will be whether it translates into increased economic impact and jobs, a top Chamber of Commerce executive said yesterday.

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Bahamas’ economic welfare ‘paramount’ in US-China battle

The Bahamian economy’s welfare must be “paramount” when the prime minister meets Donald Trump today, an ex-DNA leader warning: “We can’t afford any more hits.”

Digital B$ ‘very critical’ to future of Family Islands

A digital Bahamian dollar will likely be “extremely critical” for future access to financial services on the Family Islands, the Exuma Chamber of Commerce’s president argued yesterday.

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Govt ‘can’t in wildest dream’ take tourism upsurge credit

THE opposition’s and shadow tourism minister yesterday argued that the government “couldn’t in their wildest dreams” take credit for The Bahamas’ record-setting tourism pace.

Hotels enjoy growth ‘in all key indicators’

Major Nassau/Paradise Island hotels have enjoyed “growth in all key performance indicators” during early 2019, a leading hotelier said yesterday.

Chamber chief eyes ‘quick’ electricity theft resolution

THE Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s (GBCC) president yesterday voiced hope for a “quick and amicable” resolution to the Grand Bahama Power Company’s (GBPC) theft claims.

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Tourism ‘firing on all cylinders’ via 9% rise

A Cabinet minister yesterday said Bahamian tourism is “firing on all cylinders” with forward stopover bookings for the next three months some nine percent ahead of 2018 comparatives.

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‘Night and day’ - if Disney’s $32m effect stays on island

Disney’s cruise port will have “a night and day” effect on South Eleuthera provided most of its forecast $32.2m annual impact remains in the community, a business leader said yesterday.

‘We’d be double size’ if not for SEC probe

A “super-strong” Bahamian broker/dealer would be “twice the size it is now” if not for a “bogus” US investigation targeting its principal, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

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Electricity theft ‘fraud victims’ face big bills

Multiple Grand Bahama businesses and residents could be “victims of a fraud” that may have cost the island’s sole electricity provider millions of dollars, it was revealed yesterday.

Aviation attorney gives aircraft registry update

A Higgs & Johnson partner addressed proposed upgrades to this nation’s aviation regime at the recent International Business and Finance Summit (IBFS) in Bimini.

Aliv to accept B$ right from launch

Aliv’s top executive has pledged that the mobile operator and its controlling shareholder, Cable Bahamas, will accept payment in digital Bahamian dollars from the day these are launched.

Trump-ing US travel warning on Bahamas

A Cabinet minister yesterday said he has “cautiously” asked the prime minister to raise The Bahamas’ concerns over US travel advisories when he meets Donald Trump this weekend.

Tourism minister: All say 'things are hot'

A Cabinet minister yesterday said the benefits of The Bahamas' "unprecedented" tourism growth were having a "trickle down" effect that is boosting various segments of the industry.