LPIA ranked second best airport in Latin America-Caribbean region
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:29:01 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) World today announced winners of
the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The body named Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau the 2nd Best Airport
with over 2 million passengers per year, in the Latin America and the
ASQ Awards are presented to airports whose
passengers have rated them the highest over the course of the year. The
categories are designated to recognize the achievements of airports of
different sizes and in different regions...
Commonwealth Bank Board Approves Extra-Ordinary Dividend as it releases 2016 year-end report.
- Mar 8, 2017 - 5:48:15 PM
The Board of Directors of Commonwealth Bank Limited has announced a
final extraordinary dividend of six cents per share based on 2016
results of $57.4 million in net income.
The extraordinary dividend, approved at the February 2017 Board meeting
will be payable on March 22, 2017, with a record date of March 15, 2017
to more than 6,000 shareholders. This dividend will bring total dividend
payments to $0.36 per share for 2016 year and continues a trend of
quarterly dividends plus extraordinary dividends that help build
sustaining value for the bank’s share price...
U.S. Embassy Nassau Honours Bahamas’ 2017 Woman of Courage Award Recipient
- Mar 7, 2017 - 2:05:51 PM
The entire month of March is recognized as Women’s History Month and
Wednesday, March 8th marks the 106th observance of International Women’s
Day. On March 3rd, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson hosted a
breakfast reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of U.S. Embassy
Nassau’s 2017 Woman of Courage award recipient Royal Bahamas Police
Force (RBPF) Sgt. Linda Sullivan. Among the invited guests, Minister of
National Security The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, Chief Superintendent
Samuel Butler, who serves as Head of the Drug Enforcement Unit, U.S. and
Bahamian government officials, and Sgt. Sullivan’s family and friends...
New high school opening at Albany with elite sports academy
- Mar 7, 2017 - 10:12:09 AM
Windsor High School at Albany, an academic and athletic upper secondary
school in The Bahamas, announced it will open this fall along with the
Albany Sports Academy featuring an elite tennis program led by renowned
industry veteran Lleyton Hewitt.
The Albany Sports Academy has
partnered with the Australian former world no. 1 professional tennis
player to run the tennis program, which will provide student-athletes
with extensive training, conditioning and instruction from an expert
team of coaches and staff, including Director of Tennis Grant Doyle...
BMD: Is Baha Mar A 'Potemkin' Hotel?
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:31:10 PM
BMD, the original developer of Baha Mar, today stated, "The continued
delays for Baha Mar's completion, missed opening dates, and now supposed
staggered opening of the entire Baha Mar into late 2018 only highlight
why BMD's offer is superior and Bahamian workers and contractors should
have been used. The undeniable financial harm caused by the project's
construction firm, CCA, continues unabated. The misleading, and often
illogical statements now being made about progress at Baha Mar and its
opening have made Baha Mar into a Potemkin hotel-that is, using this
still incomplete property to deceive others into thinking the situation
is better than it is...
Kendal G L Isaacs Gym designated as fire shelter
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:11:04 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency has, effectively immediately,
designated the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium in the Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre as a shelter for residents who would have to evacuate their
homes, due to the raging fire at the public landfill (city dump).
Those residents being impacted live in Jubilee Gardens, Victoria Gardens and surrounding communities.
Social Workers and members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are serving as shelter managers...
NEMA Statement on the Public Landfill Fire in Nassau
- Mar 5, 2017 - 8:13:51 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has activated its
Emergency Plan, and all available resources have been mobilized to deal
with the major fire at the Public Landfill.
The Emergency Services are currently battling a major fire at the Public Landfill.
order of the Police, an Evacuation Order has been issued covering
residents living in the surrounding area of Jubilee Gardens. Residents
are urged to leave the area immediately and take all necessary
precautions to ensure their personal safety, and the safety of their
Bahamas Humane Society on standby for displaced or injured animals from fire
- Mar 5, 2017 - 7:27:19 PM
The Bahamas Humane Society says it is on stand by for displaced or
injured animals because of the fire at the city dump and the evacuations in
The society has put a call out for canned dog food ( the cats will eat)
with the easy open tops; towels; blankets; and carriers, crates and
carriers available. Donations ca be left on the front porch of the
Fire Chief calls for immediate evacuation of Jubilee Gardens as dump fire burns out of control
- Mar 5, 2017 - 6:01:37 PM
An immediate evacuation has been called by the fire chief for residents
living in Jubilee Gardens after a fire broke at the city dump on Sunday
and is now burning out of control.
Those living in the affected areas are advised that evacuation
facilities have been established at the [Kendal Issaacs Gym in Oakes
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has activated it’s
Emergency Plan, and all available resources have been mobilized .
Although it is too early to be certain, at first sight it appears that a
number of fires were started in the area. Because of the high winds
currently being experienced on New Providence, it appears that at least
one of those fires blew across the boundary and ignited the Public
Maritime Simulation Experience Being Explored For Bahamas Pavilion in Dubai
- Mar 1, 2017 - 1:38:42 PM
Acceptance of an invitation to the LJM Maritime School
could lead to possible synergies between Dubai and The Bahamas for
international students who are interested in Maritime education in The
During a courtesy call to the LJM Maritime Academy on
February 24, 2017 at Maritime Cay in New Providence, non-resident
ambassador to the UAE and the State of Qatar, H.E., Tony Joudi was given
a tour of the $31 million, high tech, wireless green campus where he
learned first-hand what they offered...
Record 2200 Turn Out for Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss, Anne Frank Stepsister in The Bahamas
- Feb 25, 2017 - 9:57:27 AM
When the doors opened at 6 pm at Melia Nassau Beach on February 9 for an
evening with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, a crowd of 400
was expected. Twenty two hundred showed up.
“They kept streaming in and streaming in,” said Rabbi Sholom Bluming,
director, Nassau Jewish Community. “They had to open an additional part
of the ballroom, then another part, filling it with every chair the
hotel owned. The huge number of attendees is a testament of the thirst
Bahamians have for stories of inspiration and knowledge about history...
Stars Align as Carl’s Jr Carmichael Officially Opens
- Feb 19, 2017 - 7:10:59 AM
AML Foods Ltd executives joined the Super Star team at Carl’s Jr.
Carmichael to officially open the franchise’s third location on New
Providence. The new 1,400 sq ft. quick-service outlet brings the
restaurant’s signature big, bold charbroiled burgers to Southwestern New
A total of 36 new jobs were added, raising the staff
complement at all three locations—East West Highway, Mall At Marathon
and now Carmichael Road— to just under 100.
To commemorate the recent
expansion, the brand joined forces with Coca Cola for a major giveaway...
BTC Junior Achievement Company Hosts Future Leaders Seminar
- Feb 18, 2017 - 3:11:25 PM
Over one hundred achievers participated in the BTC Junior Achievement
Company’s Future Leaders Seminar. The students used the theme “Solving
Tomorrow’s Problems Today.”
The seminar featured a number of speakers including, CEO Leon Williams
and Former BTC Junior Achiever, now Director of Finance at Toyota, Mr.
Executive Advisor for BTC’s J.A. Company, Mr. Barry Wilmott said, “Our JA students executed this event flawlessly...
‘I was only 15: I wasn’t ready to die’ Eva Schloss shares her story in The Bahamas
- Feb 9, 2017 - 2:54:06 PM
Addressing a ballroom at Melia Nassau Beach packed with
over 650 primary and high school students from nine schools in New Providence,
Eva Schloss, one of the last living Holocaust survivors, childhood friend and
stepsister of Anne Frank shared her story of hope, determination and tolerance.
During the Nazi invasion, Ms. Schloss’ family was
forced into hiding, sharing cramped space, at times afraid even to whisper. Living
in fear for two years, her worst nightmare was realized when her family was captured
by the Nazis and held in a concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau...
C.C. Sweeting Senior High to dismiss at 11:30am following a major break-in
- Feb 7, 2017 - 10:58:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is an important announcement from the Bahamas Ministry of Education, Science and Technology:
Sweeting Senior High School will be dismissed at 11:30am today,
Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 due to a major break-in at the campus last
Parents are asked to kindly collect their children at this time.
Pinewood residents encouraged to switch to city water
- Feb 3, 2017 - 1:57:03 PM
In keeping with its commitment to providing reliable and safe water
supply to all communities around the country, The Water & Sewerage
Corporation (WSC) recently teamed up with nurses within the public
healthcare system to promote the health benefits of city water usage,
particularly within close knit communities like Pinewood.
past two years, the Corporation has embarked on a house to house
initiative in the residential area of Pinewood Gardens, to encourage
well users in the area to make the switch to city water. Across the
world, water borne illnesses remains a major concern particularly in the
event of possible fresh water contamination...
NAD Counts Down to 10th Anniversary as LPIA Operator
- Feb 1, 2017 - 9:33:24 PM
This year, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will mark its tenth
year operating Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) under a
management partnership with Vantage Airport Group (formerly YVRAS).
April 1, 2007, NAD took over all commercial operations at LPIA
inclusive of the terminal buildings, parking facilities and runways.
Since the transfer of operations to NAD, the airport facilities
underwent a complete three-terminal, $409 million redevelopment
transforming LPIA into one of the most modern and efficiently operated
airport gateways in the region...
Stepsister of Anne Frank and holocaust survivor Eva Schloss to speak in The Bahamas
- Jan 26, 2017 - 12:10:27 PM
In what is expected to be an incomparable and emotionally moving evening
Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, best friend, and stepsister of Anne
Frank, will open up about her experiences, the personal memories of a
journey that took her beyond the anguish of Auschwitz to a life
dedicated to humanitarianism when she addresses an audience in Nassau on
The event, An Evening with Eva Schloss, Beyond the
Diary, is set for 6:00 pm at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. It is free
and open to the public...
National Development Plan presented at BTVI
- Jan 25, 2017 - 11:41:17 AM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s staff, faculty and
students were recently presented with a thorough breakdown of the
government's National Development Plan (NDP). Dubbed Vision 2040, the
initiative, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is
expected to guide the policy decisions of The Bahamas up to 2040.
four pillars of the plan include governance, human capital, the economy
and the environment. The plan is expected to provide answers to such
challenges through sustainable, non-partisan measures that would
eventually be institutionalized by law...
Bahamians help celebrate the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival
- Jan 23, 2017 - 11:16:33 AM
Despite the noise in the marketplace, the citizens of the Republic of
China are friends to The Bahamas, president of The Bahamas China
Friendship Association, Anthony Capron said.
“They are friends
with whom we have in the past enjoyed many wonderful occasions. This
year will mark 20 years of diplomatic relations between the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and the People’s Republic of China,” Mr. Capron said
during festivities celebrating the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival hosted
by the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas...