African American billionaire featured presenter at Customer Experience Summit in Nassau
- Jun 11, 2017 - 3:17:50 PM
African-American Billionaire Michael V. Roberts Sr, Chairman and CEO of
The Roberts Companies headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri is scheduled
to be the featured presenter at the Customer Experience Summit at the
British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.
Spence Finlayson, Bishop of
Motivation and Bahamian international motivational speaker and corporate
trainer is partnering with Mr. Roberts for the second time to put on
this highly acclaimed summit. Finlayson , who is celebrating 30 years in
business is the founder & CEO of The Phoenix Institute For Positive
Development & Empowerment and has conducted seminars and workshops
in over 22 foreign countries in the Caribbean, Central America and The
Bahamian Journalist Participates in State Department Sponsored Exchange Focused on Disaster Preparedness Management
- Jun 9, 2017 - 5:26:00 AM
On Thursday, June 8th, Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information
Services (BIS) Lindsay Thompson paid a courtesy call to U.S. Chargé
d’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the U.S. Embassy to discuss her participation
in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership
Program (IVLP). Ms. Thompson also serves as the Public Information
Officer for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
the period of February 11-March 4, 2017, Ms. Thompson traveled to
several U.S. cities along with representatives from twenty-one countries
to share best practices and meet with key stakeholders and NGO...
$8.1m in Major Mobile Network Improvements for BTC
- Jun 8, 2017 - 12:12:30 AM
BTC operates the largest mobile network with four hundred towers
throughout the country, providing best in class 4G-LTE services.
Notwithstanding its ubiquitous coverage, BTC still continues to invest
in new upgrades to improve the overall quality of service. The company
has announced that it will inject an additional $8.1m in mobile network
improvements this year.
Three months ago, Dr. Jonathan Ford was
appointed as Vice President for Engineering and Project Management.
Since his appointment, he’s taken the bull by the horns to ensure that
the network runs at optimal performance. This means continued
investments in the network...
BTC Bids Farewell to Carlo Alloni
- Jun 6, 2017 - 12:42:40 PM
Last week, BTC bade farewell to Carlo Alloni, Group CTIO for Cable and
Wireless Communications. Alloni, along with CEO Leon Williams and the
entire technical team were responsible for driving the transformation
and innovation projects at BTC. Alloni had worked with BTC for the last
three years. The major network improvement initiatives included the
introduction of fiber to the home (FTTH), mobile improvements and the
launch of television services. CEO Williams thanked him for his time
with the company. “We are grateful for the support that Carlo Alloni has
given to BTC over the years. I am particularly grateful for the
guidance he provided as BTC moved from one generation of technology to
Samsung Boss Visits Bahamas Telecommunications Company
- May 30, 2017 - 10:27:22 AM
BTC hosted a courtesy call with Samsung representatives last Thursday at the Southwest Plaza Flagship store.
Managing Director, Hanchul Lim said that it was an honor to come to The
Bahamas to visit BTC. He was pleased that the public was excited about
purchasing new Samsung Galaxy S8. The device is one of the most popular
choices for BTC's business clientele and has been successful in the
Bahamian market since its recent launch.
CEO Leon Williams said,
“This is a testimony that we don’t order on the grey market and that we
don’t go to third parties. We go directly to the manufacturer. We have
been a partner with Samsung now for several years...”
Strong Q1 showing in int’l airport surveys as LPIA looks to meet long-term airlift goals
- May 29, 2017 - 9:49:14 AM
New Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey results for the first quarter
of 2017 reveal strong showings in key performance markers for Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA). This comes as the airport acts on
a strategy to meet short and long-term airlift goals.
of airport terminals still tops the list of high scores for LPIA with
4.46 out of a possible 5-point scale followed closely by ease of
customers finding their way through the facilities (4.40) and courtesy
and helpfulness of check-in staff (4.33). Passengers also found overall
airport ambiance and inspection staff as a positive experience, ranking
these categories 4.31 and 4.25 respectively...
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday
- May 28, 2017 - 12:52:56 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 29th in
observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 30th at
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
Publishing Symposium and Expo Opens Global Possibilities for Bahamians
- May 25, 2017 - 11:35:51 AM
Bahamian writers recently received valuable
information and exposure that could place their written work before a
global audience, thanks to Scholar Books, the largest traditional book
publishing company based in the Bahamas with a world-wide reach.
100 persons attended the Global Publishers Symposium and Expo that was
held at the end of April, in partnership with Thomson-Shore. Listed as
one of the top 10 global book manufacturers, Thomson-Shore manufactures
one million books per month and is known as one of the largest
international book manufactures and distributors in the world...
New Labour Minister calls on National Tripartite Council and Department of Labour Office
- May 23, 2017 - 2:58:26 PM
Hon. Dion A. Foulkes the new Minister of Labour is already making
strategic alliances with all partners. Minister Foulkes visited with the
National Tripartite Council during its’ monthly meeting at the Bahamas
Department of Labour’s Rosetta Street office on Thursday, 18 May, 2017.
Council is comprised of social partners from the Government, Trade
Unions and Employers Confederation who meet monthly to discuss,
strategize and develop policies and partnerships in the interest of
harmonious relations for their various stakeholders...
UB Announces Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée
- May 22, 2017 - 12:46:59 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – On Saturday, 4th November 2017 University of The
Bahamas (UB) will host its Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée, a
glamorous fundraising cocktail event. Chartered on 10th November 2016,
UB continues to celebrate its university status, ending the first year
with a soirée aimed at raising half a million dollars for the University
Endowment, to realise the vision of the University of The Bahamas in
Curated and catered by Events by Alexandra, this
black tie event will take place in the Harry C. Moore Library and
Information Centre. Events by Alexandra will transform the library for
an evening of elegance in shades of blue. Each space will offer
something unique, live music and entertainers, a photo booth...
Bahamas Government Leases Electric Cars
- May 22, 2017 - 11:40:59 AM
The Ministry of Finance has made the move towards greener transportation
by leasing eight zero-emission, 100% electric Nissan LEAFs, the world’s
best-selling electric vehicle (EV), from Easy Car Sales, the first and
only distributor of 100% electric cars in The Bahamas.
purchase demonstrates the Bahamas Government’s continued progress
towards reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, similar to public energy
initiatives in Barbados and other countries throughout the Caribbean.
Switching to electric vehicles not only results in savings on fuel and
maintenance costs, but also improves the bottom line of the National
Budget to the benefit of all taxpayers...
Haitian Flag Day A Success
- May 18, 2017 - 8:26:25 PM
Thousands of members of the Haitian community in New Providence observed
Haiti’s Flag Day on Saturday passed. BTC partnered with the Haitian
Community as the Title Sponsor for the day’s activities.
Special guests attending the event included the Haitian Ambassador, Miss Haiti and former Miss World.
CEO Leon Williams spoke to the crowd. “BTC built the first submarine
fiber optic cable in Haiti, connecting them to the rest of the world.
BTC is here to support the Haitian community in all of their endeavors
and not just on Flag Day. We are a partner for life,” said Williams...
Armstrong Celebrates 10 Years, Shares Success of Offshoot Ship242, Shop242 Companies
- May 18, 2017 - 11:07:34 AM
Nearly 10 years ago, Robert and Sabrina Knowles, working for
others in IT, decided to take a risk. With two small children and a
home office that barely fitted two desks, one phone and a few shelves,
they launched their own company, Armstrong Technology.
operate Armstrong Technology and Consultants from a retail location on
Madeira Street in Palmdale. Their offshoot online purchase and courier
companies, Shop242.com and Ship242.com are based in a savvy online
portal OneandDone and in a bricks and mortar location on Shirley Street.
Most recently, that division of the business expanded, taking space in
Armstrong’s Madeira location...
Anthony Newbold appointed Vice President of ACP Press Clubs Federation
- May 16, 2017 - 11:40:59 PM
Anthony A Newbold, President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 has been
appointed vice president of the 79-member African Caribbean &
Pacific Press Clubs Federation at the Federation’s second official
meeting held May 1 – May, 2017 in Brussels.
"It was both humbling
and thrilling at the same time," said Mr. Newbold. "To see that my
contributions to the Federation were noted and appreciated even in my
absence. It demonstrates the high esteem in which The Bahamas Press Club
is held in international media circles and the potential for even more
benefits for members of the local media"
Mr. Newbold was a founding member of the Federation in October 2016 in
Kigali, Rwanda, which was formed as an umbrella organization, to build a
platform for ACP Press Clubs, international press centres and press
associations to exchange information, collaborate on joint projects...
Sterling’s CEO David Kosoy to Speak at Bahamas Landfall, Destination Canada
- May 16, 2017 - 6:44:54 PM
Sterling Global Financial Ltd (‘Sterling”), is pleased to announce that
David Kosoy has been invited to speak at Bahamas Landfall, Destination
Canada, to be held May 30th, 2017 in Montreal at Hotel Le Crystal and
May 31st, 2017 in Toronto at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
Kosoy, who will present an overview of private banking in The Bahamas,
is the Chairman and CEO of Sterling Global Financial and Executive
Chairman of Sterling Bank & Trust, headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas.
In the Bahamas, the group holds a bank and trust license and manages
New Providence Capital Management Partners Ltd., Sterling Mortgage
Income Fund and Sterling Global Opportunity Fund. Sterling also operates
Sterling Trust Cayman which is one of the oldest trust companies in the
Cayman Islands from which it provides a range of fiduciary and
administrative services to its clients...
Bahamas Election observers & Errol Bethel meet with Press Club
- May 7, 2017 - 11:48:15 PM
At The Bahamas Press Club Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017,
former Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel addressed members on the
process of general elections.
Also present were Commonwealth
Election Observers Dr Tres-Ann Kremer, Political Advisor, Political
Division, The Commonwealth and Clara T Cole, Political Officer,
Electoral Support, Political Division, The Commonwealth who are here to
observe The May 10, 2017 General Election.
The Press Club meeting was held at the British Colonial Hilton...
Commonwealth election observers issue statement on arrival in The Bahamas
- May 6, 2017 - 4:37:01 PM
Commonwealth election observers in The Bahamas "will act impartially and independently”, the group’s chair has said.
Tetteh, a former foreign minister of Ghana, issued a statement today on
behalf of the Commonwealth Observer Group. The team arrived on 3 May to
observe the advance polls and will be observing the country’s general
election on 10 May.
It is the first time the Commonwealth has observed elections to The Bahamian parliament...
Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. appoints Board Chairman Marianne Hasold-Schilter as New Director and Chairman of The Board
- May 2, 2017 - 12:19:59 PM
Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of
Marianne Hasold-Schilter as Director and Chairman of the Board.
almost three decades in leadership, Marianne retired on the 30th April,
2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer,
International Banking at Scotiabank, a position she held since 2011. In
that capacity and during the course of her appointment, Marianne’s
diverse responsibilities ranged from retail and small business banking;
consumer micro finance; operations; contact centres; finance; mergers
and acquisitions; integrations; and collections; to systems; compliance
and marketing for International Banking...
Baha Mar Officially Opens to the Public
- Apr 22, 2017 - 1:37:34 AM
The following are Remarks by The Rt. Hon Perry. G. Christie Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance at the First Phase Opening of Baha Mar
Friday, made on 21st April, 2017:
I am very pleased to be here
today to take part in this long-awaited First Phase Opening of the
1800-room hotel and the 200,000 square feet Convention Centre at Baha
Mar being operated by the Grand Hyatt, as well as the 95,000 square
foot, world class casino, the largest in the region, operated by Sky
Warrior, and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, together with other
The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global
hospitality brand that has achieved a level of recognition and
distinction in the marketplace that few can match...
25th annual National Young Chef Culinary Competition at Government House
- Apr 20, 2017 - 11:52:42 PM
Champion Young Chefs from all over The Bahamas celebrated the 25th
Anniversary of the “National Young Chef Culinary Competition” at
Government House in Nassau. Her Excellency the Gov. Gen. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, GCMG, presented the awards under the Ministry of Education’s
Family and Consumer Science Career and Technical Section’s theme:
“Fostering Passion & Promoting Excellence in Culinary Arts”.
Pindling said, “I commend the organizers, teachers and students for the
level of professionalism and skills they have developed and
demonstrated during this event and challenge you further to allow the
expertise, the constructive criticism and recommendations of the
industry professionals attached to the competition to propel you toward
maximizing your productive capacity as budding chefs. Students, your
potential is limitless...”