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LPIA Sees 3.7M Passengers In 2018, Up 11% Overall Airport Expected To Maintain Traffic Levels In 2019 - Feb 20, 2019 - 7:30:05 PM

Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11% over calendar year (CY) 2017. This is the highest year-over-year increase and the largest number of passengers recorded since 2007...
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MP Sanders speaks at Speakers Academy Graduation - Feb 20, 2019 - 1:50:10 PM

The Hon. Don Saunders, MP for Tall Pines and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly recently gave a stirring commencement address at Master Motivator Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy in Nassau at its location on Prince Charles Drive.

Master Motivator Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy was founded by International Motivational Speaker Spence Finlayson a few months ago to guide and support speakers so they feel confident and masterful at each presentation. Finlayson, writes a column called “Mastering the Art of Public Speaking” that is carried by Caribbean News Now and South Florida & Caribbean News...
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‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event - Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM

In February – the month of love – thousands of couples around the globe will pause to celebrate all the ways they cherish their significant others and thousands more will take the plunge into marital bliss. For many of those very couples however, matrimonial money matters threaten to end their happily ever after prematurely. According to a 2015 financial study, money can be a huge source of conflict in marriage with more than eight hundred thousand of the two million annual marriages ending in divorce because of it...
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Bahamas Realty celebrates 70 Years, firm’s leaders take a look at a changing industry - Feb 6, 2019 - 11:35:18 AM

Bahamas Realty, a staple in the Bahamian economy and a standard bearer in the real estate industry, is marking its 70th anniversary this year with a record of more than $10 billion in sales and a history so long it predates the birth of its own CEO.

“Our 70th anniversary marks a milestone in the rich history of Bahamas Realty, a company that has kept pace with the many legislative, policy and market changes and innovations that have transformed the industry,” said Donnie Martinborough, the three time world-champion sailor and commercial real estate expert who was named CEO in 2018...
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Bahamas Waste steps up during trash collection transition - Jan 30, 2019 - 9:35:24 AM

If you’re a resident of New Providence then you’ve probably seen them: mounds of uncollected trash and overflowing trash bins far too often; which become the perfect targets for stray dogs and a breeding ground for rodents. While challenges related to public sector trash collection services are not new, many more residents have noticed, longer than usual delays in the weekly collection of their garbage.

As of January 1, 2019, the Government of The Bahamas introduced changes to the regulations which dictate what type of residences qualify for public trash collection. Under the newly enforced laws, multiplex lots comprising of 3 units or more now fall into the category of commercial properties...
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BIA Elects New Chairman and Secretary - Jan 23, 2019 - 2:42:32 PM

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently announced the election of Warren Rolle as Chairman and Felicia Knowles as Secretary of the Association. They join the BIA executive team comprised of Anton Sealey, Deputy Chair (Property & Casualty), Tina Cambridge, Deputy Chair (Life & Health) and Cardinal McCardy, Treasurer.

“I am honored to have been elected by members of the BIA to serve as the Chairman at this juncture in our Association’s history...
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Bahamas Arbitratation Branch gear up for Arbritration and Investment Summit in The Bahamas - Jan 22, 2019 - 1:14:41 PM

The Charter Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Bahamas branch held a luncheon to discuss the latest developments in the field of arbitration and mediation and to prepare for an upcoming Summit. The 7th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit will be take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.

"Several times a year, The Bahamas Branch of CIArb offers training courses in mediation, arbitration and construction adjudication in Nassau and in Freeport,” said Williams Higgs, Chair of education and training...
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NAD Issues Airport Hotel RFP, outlines submission guidelines to prospective proponents - Jan 21, 2019 - 10:11:53 AM

Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. The successful proponent will design, finance, construct and operate the hotel to meet the needs of domestic and international travelers.

Interested parties can now access the full RFP document online at www.nassaulpia.com/RFP-public where they will find details on submission requirements as well as important deadlines for the application process...
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Doctors Hospital welcomes first babies of 2019 - Jan 16, 2019 - 11:34:06 AM

Doctors Hospital celebrated the promise of a new  year by proudly welcoming two precious new lives into the world. Through its  partnership with Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agencies, Ltd., Doctors Hospital  presented the first baby girl and baby boy of 2019 with special gift baskets  overflowing with baby products from Johnson’s and Lullaby brands.

On January 2nd, Miranda and Damaine Pratt of Abaco were thrilled to  welcome their daughter, Ariya Monae Pratt, into the world. The couple eagerly  shared their experience at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Pratt noted, “It was truly a  stress-free stay...
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University Of The Bahamas on matter involving Former Employee - Jan 15, 2019 - 5:37:36 PM

The University’s Office of the General Counsel has advised that the University offers nocomments in the public domain on any matter involving the confidential contractual affairs of a former employee...
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NAD to issue request for proposals for airport hotel - Jan 13, 2019 - 1:32:33 PM

Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions will be due on Friday, May 24, 2019.

NAD anticipates bids from a range of capable proponents and encourages interested parties to consider forming teams to respond to the opportunity. Respondent teams may be assembled in a variety of ways, including through contracts, partnerships or joint ventures...
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Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the Nassau Night Market - Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55:01 PM

It has been four weeks since the Nassau Night Market launched on December 15th and the street festival that brings together vendors, artisans, artists, and entertainers from across the island to downtown Nassau every Saturday night is impacting lives while as it works to rejuvenate the Downtown nightlife.

When Nassau Night Market founder Brandon Kemp first launched this event, he foresaw the value that it could bring tourists and Bahamians looking for something to do downtown. But he underestimated what the Nassau Night Market meant for the local vendors who participate in the event...
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Methodists to meet in Nassau from Jan. 14 – 20 - Jan 7, 2019 - 10:47:21 AM

Methodists from throughout the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA), will meet in Nassau from January 14th to 20th, for their 207th Annual Session of Conference, at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road.

This Conference, which represents the highest decision-making court of the Church, brings together about (75) seventy-five ministerial and lay delegates from the (6) six Circuits, namely, North Turks and Caicos Islands, South Turks and Caicos Islands...
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"We need foot traffic," says Straw Business Persons Society - Jan 6, 2019 - 5:31:10 PM

Executives of the Straw Business Persons Society have declared their support for Nassau Cruise Port Ltd., the company that would operate the cruise port if the Global Ports Holding (GPH) bid for its redevelopment is successful.

“We are not seeing as many tourists in the Straw Market as we used to,” explained Reverend Esther Thompson, President of the Straw Business Persons Society. “We need foot traffic. We have 500 stalls in our Bay Street Market right now that have the potential to provide for 500 families...
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Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. Announce Board Changes - Jan 4, 2019 - 12:11:03 PM

Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. (the "Company") a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), and a leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, today announced changes to their Board of Directors. Long serving Board member, Sir William C. Allen, K.C.M.G., BS, MA, JP, has resigned to pursue retirement interests and businessman Ethan W. Adderley has been appointed. The changes are effective as of year-end 2018. 

Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. Board Chairman, Wilmer F. Pergande said that Sir William served with grace and dignity applying seasoned contributions and good judgment to the board’s tasks at hand...
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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces Top Producers for 2018 - Jan 3, 2019 - 10:00:11 AM

George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce the company’s top producers for 2018.
For the fourth year in a row, Nick Damianos was the company’s overall Top Producing Sales Agent and Top Listing Agent. James Malcolm earned the title of Top Producer in the Eleuthera market while Jane Patterson was awarded Top Producer in Abaco... 
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Bahamas and Barbados tie for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ‘Branch Of The Year’ - Dec 21, 2018 - 10:05:58 AM

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Governor’s Harbour branch (Bahamas) and Sheraton branch (Barbados) have for the first time tied for the “Joy Callender Branch of the Year Award,” bolstering the longstanding competitively friendly relationship between two of the financial institution’s Caribbean operations.

The award was named after former CIBC FirstCaribbean Associate Director Joy Callender, who died from cancer in 2017, because, as the bank noted, she was the only employee ever “to have hoisted the ‘Branch of the Year’ trophy twice...
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Twenty-four audio visual professionals in The Bahamas became the first graduates of the Zamar Academy - Dec 19, 2018 - 3:18:23 PM

Twenty-four audio visual professionals in The Bahamas became the first graduates of the Zamar Academy on December 14 after successfully completing an Avixa-led CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) course. It is the first time that global-level professional AV training has been made available in The Bahamas as opposed to either flying abroad or taking online classes to achieve this level of certification.

 Zamar Group Companies Ltd., a leading major event, staging, audio visual and production management company in the Bahamas, decided to make this investment in their staff with the aim of increasing the technical knowledge...
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Mississippi State University introduces their new Master’s programme to Bahamian Educators - Dec 19, 2018 - 12:37:43 PM

Even after 35 years of existence, The Bahamas National Youth Choir, currently under the direction of Dexter Fernander continues to serve as an incubator for upcoming Bahamian Musicians. In the words of current choristers “the choir provides the opportunity to not only preform, but to learn and grow.”

In preparation for their 10th Annual Christmas Concert held December 18th at Trinity Methodist Church, the choir welcomed Dr. Christy Lee, an Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Lee, a long-time friend of the Bahamas National Youth Choir says she is always impressed with how the young people of the choir present their culture and their music.  “The biggest thing that impresses me is that you (the choir) would do so many styles...
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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) graduate from Doctors Hospital Training Program - Dec 18, 2018 - 2:19:40 PM

When 24-year-old Brittany Pinder first attempted to become an Emergency Medical Technician as part of the government’s 52-week training programme, she failed the exam and thought her dreams of being able to help others in their time of need had been dashed.

This summer, while helping out in her father’s electronics store, Brittany got the call that she was going to get another chance...
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