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As the country came under lockdown this month to thwart the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and businesses began to close, six-month-old technology company Kraven began to see a spike in demand for its restaurant delivery app. Kraven’s principal Kyle Albury told Guardian Business yesterday that he did not appreciate the severity

Cooper: Gov’t should borrow $1 bil. to $2 bil. to shore up economy

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper said yesterday that the government should borrow $1 billion to $2 billion in order to bolster The

Family Islands get special COVID-19 assistance 

The government has allocated $1.8 million to be used specifically to support COVID-19 measures on the Family Islands. While the allocations for the different islands range

Tax deferral program announced to help retain private sector jobs

The government is budgeting some $60 million in revenue foregone over the next three months to facilitate a Tax Credit and Tax Deferral Employment Retention

More than 600 businesses apply for $14 million in loans

To date 616 businesses have requested a total of $14.88 million from the government’s Business Continuity Program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Deputy

INSIGHT
Three practical ways to support your teams through tough times

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, many leaders and managers

Women who make it real: a course in success and achievement

On Sunday, March 8 people celebrated International Women’s Day around

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Royal Caribbean to extend suspension further 

Royal Caribbean Cruises said in a statement, it has made the decision to extend the suspension of its cruises globally, as a result of the

Small businesses feel the pinch of COVID-19

Even before the government mandated all nonessential businesses close in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, small business owners said they were already feeling

Applications pour in for $20 million loan facility

Applications poured into the Small Business Development Center’s Access Accelerator yesterday morning as companies adversely impacted by the global outbreak of COVID-19 seek a piece of

Commonwealth Brewery wants liquor sales resumed soon

Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL), while in complete agreement with government’s enactment of its emergency order designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is

Digital service providers see a doubling in demand 

While most businesses are suffering from mandated closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak locally, digital service providers are seeing an increase in business demand from

The IDB predicts Bahamas could lose a quarter of GDP

If the falloff in tourism due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic persists into the last three quarters of this year, The Bahamas could see as

TALKING TIPS
Three steps to take back your power if you are professionally scarred 

So many professionals have had awful experiences with senior management

Likeable vs. popular in the workplace

Likeability in the workplace is a characteristic I promote. Often

Do your teens come across as confident and educated?

The practice of good speech habits can improve your personal

PEOPLE, PASSION AND PROFIT
The leadership people need in a crisis

“Nothing so undermines organizational change as the failure to think

Five behaviors that make you a difficult person

We have all thought to ourselves and even discussed with

Dear employer: Probation is for you too

Have you ever been on an interview and examined an

IF YOUR HOME COULD SPEAK
Five steps to a new downtown

This is the final article in a series on the

Three myths about downtown development

Myth #2: Downtown is only a commercial zone Every downtown started

Three myths about downtown development

Once again, downtown development is in the news. For over

REAL ESTATE REALITIES
The uncertainly of it all

On Wednesday, March 18, my daughter Lauren and I started

Important lesson

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has officially hit The Bahamas and the

What are we to do?

Sometimes I miscalculate when taking a shortcut and hit the