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Eighty percent of homes and businesses destroyed or damaged during the passage of Hurricane Dorian were uninsured or underinsured, according to Acting Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, who yesterday lamented the heavy burden of government to fill in the insurance gap. Turnquest said having to fill that gap for the private sector

Turnquest: Electricity rate reduction bond will be palatable for consumers

As consumers brace for an additional charge from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), Acting Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said he’s sure the cost for consumers

BOB will require further investment, partners

Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) will require further investment and the government is looking for partners to make that commitment, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister

Aliv celebrates successes as it turns three

Aliv celebrated its three-year anniversary yesterday as the newest mobile communications company to the market. Chief Aliv Officer Damian Blackburn explained that the company has

Firm eyeing blockchain to increase ease of doing business

A locally domiciled blockchain business is eyeing a doubling of the amount of international business companies (IBCs) and smart funds registered in The Bahamas, by

INSIGHT
Why companies should utilize vision board workshops

These days, companies of all sizes are looking for new

How to maximize the final quarter of 2019

We are moving fast into 2020 and there are a

How strong is your leadership?

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” – John Maxwell Leadership has

MORE BUSINESS
GNB acquires a majority stake in CIBC FirstCaribbean

Canadian bank CIBC announced in a press release on Friday that a majority stake in its Caribbean arm, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited, has been

BOB’s financial stability, positive growth continues

Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) continues to show positive growth and financial stability, according to the bank’s Senior Managing Director Kenrick Brathwaite, who said the

BEVF looking to provide equity financing to firms impacted by Dorian

The Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund (BEVF) has been allocated $2 million from the dormant accounts fund to provide equity financing to businesses seeking to re-establish

Contractors assoc. providing courses on hurricane-proof construction techniques

While it may be another several weeks or months before residents on Abaco and East Grand Bahama are able to begin rebuilding their homes and

Business & hospitality management preferred among tertiary grads

The majority of graduates from Bahamian tertiary-level institutions entering the labor market have degrees or diplomas in business and hospitality management, followed by education. This was

BCA president: It’s time to be innovative in Dorian’s aftermath

While President of the Bahamas Contractors Association (BCA) Michael Pratt called the prime minister’s proposed trust fund to help cover the costs of home rebuilding

TALKING TIPS
Three things your team may be doing to further enrage difficult customers

Managing difficult or angry customers is a teachable skill. Even

Five inner game tips to manage fear of public speaking

The most important element that affects the way we communicate

Seven ways lack of empathy is killing your bottom line

Empathy may not be the first characteristic associated with business

PEOPLE, PASSION AND PROFIT
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

How work is failing families

Work is one of the pillars of society upon which

IF YOUR HOME COULD SPEAK
Is architectural design a commodity?

“A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that

Why don’t we build porches anymore?

Recently I was asked why Bahamian homes no longer have

Hurricane ready?

Many years ago, I was designing a small bank branch

REAL ESTATE REALITIES
Town planning, or the lack of it

It seems to me that when it comes to town

Downtown parking

Trying to find parking on Bay Street or the side

Tribute to my friend, Dr. Cleveland Eneas

Recently I lost a very dear friend, Dr. Cleveland “Fritzi”

Q'S INVESTMENT TIPS
Money and relationships

Undoubtedly a touchy subject for many relationships, finances and financial

What is an asue?

This word is synonymous with Bahamian culture. But an interesting

The importance of having multiple sources of income

Quite frankly, relying on one source of income is not