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Gomez: Refrain from eating Brazilian corned beef until all-clear
Consumer Protection Commission Chairman Jerome Gomez is warning consumers to refrain from eating corned beef until the Ministry of Agriculture lifts the precautionary ban on all beef products and beef by-products being imported from Brazil. Speaking...
 
 
Super Value owner: No risk to the public with our corned beef
Owner of Super Value Rupert Roberts said yesterday that there is no risk involved in consumers purchasing corned beef, despite the Brazilian meatpacking scandal that led countries around the world, including The Bahamas, to put a precautionary import...
 
 
Some hotels posting strong spring break numbers
Some New Providence hotels are eyeing strong occupancy rates not only during the spring break season, but into Easter and beyond, thanks to a number of sporting events on New Providence. Jermaine Wright, general manager of Comfort Suites on Paradise...
 
 
Davis: Road to number portability not easy, but Aliv is ready
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BeAliv Ltd. Dwayne Davis said yesterday that the platform for mobile number portability (MNP) is ready, but the road to get there was far from “easy”. “It definitely wasn’t easy. Everything we do, we are doi...
 
 
Jet Ski operators’ business so far unaffected by U.S. Embassy warning
Jet Ski operators have been largely unaffected by a warning issued through the United States Embassy in Nassau urging visitors not to use their services, but they are worried that continued warnings will eventually cause their operations to tank. As...
 
 
Aliv appoints Gravette Brown to lead business development
Aliv has announced that Gravette Brown has joined the company as its chief Aliv business developer, responsible for driving business development, fundraising, and investor relations initiatives. She will work closely with the company’s senior manag...
 
 
BHTA, Walden University honor ‘tourism champion’ from Atlantis
The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has partnered with Walden University to honor, celebrate and provide educational opportunities to the BHTA’s “tourism champions”. “Tourism champions put forth by their employers are persons wh...
 
 
More than 3,000 pass through NTA; 70% find employment
The National Training Agency (NTA) is boasting 70 percent employment after participants have acquired a variety of skills for the workforce. Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson addressed the success of the NTA during the graduatin...
 
 
Williams: Voice services a loss in years to come
CEO of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Leon Williams said, in a couple of years, voice services are "going to be a giveaway" and the telecoms company will just have to find new streams of revenue. Speaking with Guardian Business, Williams s...
 
 
Report notes Bahamas’ high tax-to-GDP increase
A new report has revealed that The Bahamas recorded the highest tax-to-GDP increase in 2015 in comparison to 24 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The report also showed that government earned $1.76 billion in tax revenue in 2015, the same...
 
 
BAMSI taking steps to revive local small ruminant industry
More than 40 acres of legume forages are being established on Andros in order to grow protein-rich food for the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute's (BAMSI) small ruminants breeding program and Bahamian farmers, according to the instit...
 
 
Apparel company setting up on GB focused on increasing output
A soon-to-be Grand Bahama-based apparel company is eyeing the island's tourist base to expand its sales in 2017 and beyond to the tune of $1 million per month. A press release revealed that the Bahamas Development Corporation (BDC), which recently a...
 
 
Entrepreneurs to soon benefit from raising up to $3M via crowdfunding
Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) Executive Director Christina Rolle revealed yesterday that under the proposed Business Capital Funding Rules 2017, entrepreneurs would be able to raise up to $3 million in the capital market. The rules, whi...
 
 
Grace makes case for its corned beef, but local ban still stands
Despite regional conglomerate GraceKennedy saying yesterday that its Brazilian corned beef suppliers are not under investigation, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray said the precautionary ban issued by the Bahamian government...
 
 
Standards bureau reveals successes from European regional financing
The national standards bureaus within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) yesterday brought highlights of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Technical Barriers to Trade Programme through video conferencing to the office of the Bahamas Bureau of S...
 
 
Aliv brings local events alive through sponsorship support
Aliv is putting its money where its mouth is by helping to make local events come alive through sponsorship, the company’s Sponsorship and Community Manager Bianca Sawyer told The Nassau Guardian yesterday. Since its launch five months ago, Aliv h...
 
 
Over 5,000 customers migrate to FTTH and Flow TV
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) recently announced that more than 5,000 residents have signed up for its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Flow TV services since they launched last year. The FTTH service enables customers to get unbelievable spe...
 
 
Sufficient airlift to meet demand of Baha Mar’s opening schedule
As a result of the Baha Mar saga that appears to be coming to an end, Senior Director of Airlift Development in the Ministry of Tourism Tyrone Sawyer admitted yesterday that key airline suppliers had lost “some confidence” in the opening of the $...
 
 
Mobile number portability expected to boost Aliv’s market share
Chief Financial Officer at BeAliv Barry Williams told Guardian Business yesterday that in less than four months, the second mobile operator has taken approximately 28 percent of the pre-paid market, and that once mobile number portability (MNP) launc...
 
 
BAMSI expanding teaching regime into beef production, as Brazil ban raises concerns
The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is about to expand into poultry, pork, beef cattle and dairy cattle husbandry and production as a part of its teaching regime, the institute’s director, Godfrey Eneas, told Guardian Busin...
 
 
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