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Bahamians must find ways to build structures much more hurricane resistant since Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of Abaco and Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said Tuesday night, adding that Dorian has forced The Bahamas to rethink its construction and resilience. Minnis, who made his remarks as the keynote speaker

Sands warns ‘more giants will fall’ if contractors don’t change

Unless large contractors learn from what happened to Cavalier Construction and change their business models, “we’re going to see more giants fall”. Former Bahamian Contractors Association

PM wants tourism spread ‘more broadly’ throughout archipelago

The Bahamas risks compromising its growth and survival if it remains New Providence-centric in its tourism and economic offerings, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said

Beckles: Local firms must reinvent themselves to face global competition

Bahamian businesses are going to be challenged to reinvent themselves as they get into the throes of more global competition, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and

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
BCA: Losing Cavalier a blow to construction sector

President of the Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) Michael Pratt said yesterday that the winding up of Cavalier Construction Company Limited and its sister company, Bobcat

Bahamasair wins ‘Best Caribbean Airline’ at World Travel Awards

Bahamasair copped the top spot of Best Caribbean Airline at the World Travel Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian resort on Monday night. Bahamas Managing Director

Sands: Be more specific with HOA labor components

Former Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) President Leonard Sands said moving forward, the government should be more specific in its heads of agreements (HOA) with foreign

Dept. of Labour working with Cavalier to support laid off workers

Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes is encouraging the 54 employees laid off from Cavalier Construction Company Limited last week to register with the Department of

Cavalier Construction, Bobcat Bahamas being wound up

Construction company Cavalier Construction Company Limited and its sister company, Bobcat Bahamas Limited are in the process of appointing a liquidator to wind up the

Financial sector gearing up for peer review

As work continues toward The Bahamas meeting international regulatory standards, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) Tanya McCartney

TALKING TIPS
Six serious faux pas when dealing with angry customers

Sometimes  athe best-intentioned customer service people can be knocked off

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

Managing difficult or angry customers is a teachable skill. Even

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
Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, I realize you have a tough job ahead

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