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Start of Crawfish Season Down Over Last Year but Expected to Improve

According to a major purchaser of crawfish on Abaco the first week of season has seen a 50 percent decrease in supply over the same period last year. However, they are hopeful that the numbers will balance out pointing to bad weather for the first few days of the season …

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Min. Halkitis speaks to Abaco on VAT Tax

During the Vision Empowerment VAT Seminar at Change Ministries Minister of State for Finance, Michael Halkitis spoke to a room of about 150 persons concerning the proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) due to be implemented on July 1, 2014 and answered questions from the audience.

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Coalition for Responsible Taxation presents alternatives to VAT

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Employers Confederation (BCCEC) through their Coalition for Responsible Taxation made a presentation on alternatives to Value Added Tax (VAT) at Change Ministry’s Vision Empowerment Seminar on January 18.

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Cacique finalists revealed

Organizers of the Cacique Awards, the highest honor in the Bahamian tourism industry, revealed the finalists for the 15th awards ceremony – a group that was described as one of the strongest in recent years.

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Counterfeit Money Circulating

A report from Inspector Terecita Pinder, press liaison officer in Grand Bahama, is warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bahamian $100 notes which police have been discovered in circulation at a number of businesses.

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FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco helping prepare for the by-election when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.

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