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The Next Evolution in Property Development

A recently returned player to the property development game is showing what may be the new way to conceive projects. FREEPORT, Bahamas, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Property development has changed significantly, especially in the last 15 years, with the formula of pre-construction offerings, high-energy sales and big marketing budgets. Buyers clamour to get a […]

Coronary Heart Surgery at Under $2000 A Pop in India

Coronary Heart Surgery at Under $2000 A Pop in India

From Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S. – Bloomberg Business: Devi Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. On his office desk are photographs of two of his heroes: Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi. Shetty is not a public health official motivated by charity. He’s a […]

Letter To The Editor: Bless The Pindlings Our Lord and Saviour

  Dear Editor, Journalists from the three largest Bahamian newspapers committed sacrilege by publishing the story of Dame Marguerite Pindling owing more than $300,000 in real property taxes for her palatial $10 million mansion in the upscale Skyline Heights community. Dame Marguerite is the widow of the first prime minister of The Bahamas and the […]

Op-Ed: The Lack of Government Transparency in the Bahamas

by Lemarque Campbell “Indeed, if I may be permitted a brief burst of boastful pride, there is nothing in the whole of my more than 40 consecutive years in front line politics of which I am more proud than the fact that there has never been any serious allegation of corruption leveled against me.” These […]

How a $209 Ticket Becomes a $333 Ticket

Government Imposed Taxes and Fees: September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 USD applies per flight segment (maximum charge per trip–$5.00 USD one-way, $10.00 USD round-trip). A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Passenger Facility Charges: Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18.00 USD may apply depending […]

Sunwing Announces New Direct Flights to Grand Bahama This Winter

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 16, 2013) – This winter, sun seekers, golfers and families can escape to Grand Bahama courtesy of Sunwing as the tour operator announces new direct service to this island paradise from 6 cities across Canada. Starting January 16th, 2014, Sunwing will be offering weekly winter service from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg […]

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Bethel Superstore hosts the Annual Free Comic Book Day

Bethel Superstore was a part of the International event, this past Saturday, known as FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Bethel Superstore, while it is more than a Bookstore, is still committed to encouraging Bahamians to read and be inspired.  Bethel Superstore has supported FREE COMIC BOOK DAY for the past 7 years, because it encourages an […]

Weather: Dangerous swells which could exceed 22 feet during its peak

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 8TH MARCH, 2013 AT 5PM EDT A deepening low pressure center off the Carolina Coast is generating moderate to dangerous large swell which will propagate southward during the next seven days. Moderate to Heavy swells have begun bombarding the coastline of the more eastern […]

Grand Bahama Shipyard Continues Quest To Be a ‘One-Stop Shop’ Shipyard

Freeport, Grand Bahama – Graham Couser Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Grand Bahama Shipyard released a mid-term report on the yard’s 2012/13 season and was optimistic for the balance of the year and the continued quest to be a ‘one-stop shop’ shipyard. During September 2012 and through to April 2013 the […]

Critical Need for Environmental Protection Legislation

by FREDERICK R. M.  SMITH, Q.C. The Bahamas is in critical and dire need of an Environmental Protection Act. This legislation has been promised in the past by both the FNM and PLP governments. As the Bahamas broadens its industrial investment profile; encourages large scale urban development; promotes all inclusive anchor projects by Bahamians and […]

New Book, “Bush Medicine of the Bahamas” is the 2012 Recipient of the Mary W. Klinger Book Award for Outstanding Book of the Year

Ethnobotanist, Jeffrey H. McCormack, Ph.D., says that what makes “Bush Medicine of the Bahamas” unique is its innovative, multi-faceted, cross-cultural approach that integrates oral history with botany, anthropology, and pharmacology. Its integrative approach and readable style make it especially appealing to Caribbean travelers, herbal practitioners, and educators. It also serves as a guide to medicinal […]