Former Bahamas PM says unaware of hefty water bill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #WaterandSewerageCorporation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 28, 2017 – Nassau – The news of what former government leaders owed to the Water and Sewerage Corporation was a leak, described as illegal by the company after the breaking news from the Tribune newspaper on Tuesday.   The company is now promising to deal severely with whomever is responsible for exposing the information which at the very least has embarrassed a number of political leaders including former Prime Ministers Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham, former Deputy Prime Ministers Cynthia Mother Pratt, Philip Brave Davis and Frank Watson; even the former Central Bank Governor Julian Francis and the US Embassy.In a follow up, the Tribune reports that Perry Christie was amazed at the outstanding bill, adding that he only knew about it through the article in the paper and says, if the bill is indeed accurate, it will be paid.    Christie explained that staff would have been responsible for taking care of utility bills, and that he has already called the #WaterandSewerageCorporation about the bill which he believes he should have been alerted about.The exclusive list from WSC has Perry Christie owing over $23,000.    Mr. Christie added that, his declarations as a politician requires that he list his debt, the bill at Water & Sewerage he contends was never listed because he did not know it existed.    The MP for Cat Island, Philip Davis, who is said to over $22,000 said that he is paid up and that the bill is wrong.#MagneticMediaNews Audit now ongoing at Water and Sewerage Corporationlast_img read more

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Make Chats With Chatbots Work

first_img This story appears in the October 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 2 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. October 4, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Who wants to chat with a chatbot? More people than you’d think, says Brian Heikes, VP of product at 3Cinteractive, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based mobile marketing company.Techies have long been talking about chatbots. And once Facebook announced this spring that brands could create their own bots for Facebook Messenger, the rest of the world caught on as well. A chatbot is software that simulates online conversations with humans — helping customers place orders, check in on deliveries, ask questions and more. Thousands of businesses are now using them on Facebook, Twitter and Slack, and for standard texts. And maybe, Heikes says, you should set one up, too.1. Imagine the customer It’s natural: You want your customer to love and interact with your brand. But you need to be realistic. Is a customer coming to chitchat all day with your bot? No. So what would they come for? Maybe to check product availability? Figure it out — hey, maybe ask your customers! — and then plan a bot that’s simple, predictable and useful. Don’t forget: A poor bot interaction is worse than no bot at all.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your Business2. Plot your botBots aren’t all-knowing; they need your information. Want a chatbot for customer service? You’ll need predetermined customer-service scripts (so if a customer asks about product shipping, say, the bot replies accordingly), a tool for accessing and logging customer data and software that gives bots access to answers, like up-to-the-minute tracking info. For a sales-related bot, you’ll need catalog and inventory data, product classifications (to ease navigation) and assets (pictures, descriptions and pricing).Related: How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot For Free Without Coding3. Give the green lightIf you have a development team, they can set up a basic bot in a day. If not, you can hire someone to do it. Bots capable of handling simple interactions with fixed scripts and basic capabilities might run you a few thousand dollars to develop, while full-scale artificial intelligence will cost significantly more. Read This: The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive by Brian Christian | Amazon | eBooks.com | Barnes & Noblelast_img read more

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