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22 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

Bahamas parliament passes controversial Gaming Bill

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Trinidad Guardian

Inaugural tourism awards set for Hyatt

The Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association will celebrate Tourism Week 2014 by paying tribute to those who have contributed to developing the industry. The inaugural Gala Tourism Awards Dinner and Dance takes place September 20 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad and awards for outstanding service in the following categories: a Hotelier of the Year Award a Outstanding Industry Employee Award a Business Excellence Award -Direct Tourism Services a Business Excellence Award -Tourism Supporting Services a Lifetime Achievement Award THRTA president Andrew Welch said: "We hope to elevate our industry by recognising true excellence in tourism."

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Caribbean News Now!

Commentary: Value added tax in The Bahamas: Fears and solutions

By Youri kemp The value added tax initiative in The Bahamas has taken some interesting twists and turns down the road of reform, from the VAT Bill tabled in the House of Assembly in late August 2014, with an implementation date of January 2015 -- a change from the initial July 2014 date for implementation. Youri Kemp is president and CEO of Kemp Global, a management consultancy firm, based in The Bahamas, which serves all markets.

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Sys-Con Media

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. Declares Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend

Ltd. , which develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or nonexistent, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share. The cash dividend is payable October 31, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business October 1, 2014.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Will Packer gives Bahamas filmmaker opportunity of a lifetime

Consul General Randy Rolle, Ministry of Tourism and Producer Will Packer Give Bahamian Filmmaker Opportunity to "Ride Along" On Film Set Will Packer , the producer behind hits such as Think Like A Man, Ride Along and No Good Deed has teamed up with Bahamas Consul General Randy E. Rolle and The Ministry of Tourism to allow a filmmaker to observe a big budget production. "Moya Thompson is the first Bahamian to be given the opportunity to work on Will Packer production," Consul General Rolle said.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Strike ends as Bahamas unions seek to challenge injunction

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Evening Times

a snapshot of scotland

Although the theme is 'Scottish Identity' the exhibition at The Hidden Gallery on Argyll Street includes images taken in The Bahamas, China, Brazil, as well as far flung corners of Scotland. The imagery is a mix of portraits, politics, landscapes, sport, nature, features, the arts and on the spot news stories that says something about Scotland and its identity.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Bahamians indicted by US in $500 million Belize-based fraud case

By Alison Lowe Nassau Guardian Business Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Two Bahamians are among six men hit by a multi-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday in a US federal court over an alleged $500 million offshore asset protection, securities fraud and money laundering scheme based in Belize. Bahamians Kelvin Leach, 34, and Rohn Knowles, 29 both described as residents of Belize City along with Robert Bandfield, a US citizen; Andrew Godfrey, a Belize citizen; Brian De Wit and Cem Can, citizens of Canada, and six corporate defendants, were charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering.

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Montreal Gazette

Arthur Porter's book details daily life inside jail

Arthur Porter at his home in Nassau, Bahamas in 2013. Now encarcerated in a Panamanian prison, Porter credits his keen political and business skills he honed in the outside world with keeping him alive.

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Examiner.com

Jammin DC Caribbean and Ethiopian Music and Arts Festival

If you attended last year's Jammin DC, you will remember that it was packed with people who were all too happy to dance to the great soca and reggae tunes at the center stage. This event celebrates the culture of 28 Caribbean nations and territories including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

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GlobeNewswire

Dgap-PVR: Metro Ag: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the ...

METRO AG 11.09.2014 18:22 Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Examiner.com

Atlanta first foreign stop for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

Atlanta has been confirmed as the first stop for the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival during their North American tour to launch the May 2015 event. Robert Pinder, the Cultural Affairs Attache` for the Bahamas Consulate General of Atlanta confirmed an Atlanta event set for October 8, 2014.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Bahamas unions call for strike

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CNN

2014 Kamalamee Honourees Announced

The Kamalamee Organization has officially released the names of individuals who will receive the 2014 Kamalamee Honours. Since 2010, the Organization has added names to the roster who have charted the national standard of excellence.

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WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Brian has your midweek forecast

WEATHER CENTER. IT FEELS GOOD, TEMPERATURES IN THE 60'S EARLY ON. IF YOU THINK IT FEELS LIKE FALL NOW, WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Globe and Mail

Former spy agency chair fighting extradition to Canada details controversial past in new book

In this photo taken Saturday, March 2, 2013, Dr. Arthur Porter speaks with a reporter at his home in Nassau, Bahamas. Canada's anti-corruption police issued on Feb. 27, 2013 an arrest warrant for Porter, a physician and cancer specialist who faces six fraud-related charges stemming from the construction of the $3.1 billion McGill University Health Center in Montreal.

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WESH-TV

Judge denies bond for Scott Batterson despite tearful plea from wife

A judge's ruling says Scott Batterson, a former Expressway Authority board member, must stay in jail until his sentencing. A TROPICAL LOW IN THE BAHAMAS.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Bahamian human smuggler pleads guilty in US court

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Babalu Blog

Major from Cuba's Interior Ministry reveals alleged Castro drug trafficking operation

The "Ache" operation was led by senior Cuban government military officials and the drugs were stored in island keys on the north coast of Cuba, says Major Abrahantes. After being held for more than five months in Nassau, Bahamas, Ortelio Abrahantes, a major in the Cuban Interior Ministry broke his silence on "Ache," a drug trafficking operation run by officers of Cuba's Ministry of the Interior.

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PR-inside.com

Prepared Meals Market in The Bahamas: Databook to 2017 - New Market Study Published

The report presents detailed historic and forecast data on the Prepared Meals consumption trends in Bahamas, offering consumption volume and value at market and category level. Bringing together Canadean's research, modeling, and analysis expertise to develop uniquely detailed market data, it allows both foreign and domestic companies to identify the market dynamics of overall Prepared Meals sales, and remain sensitive to those categories that will be in the ascendency in the coming years.

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