PHA: Hospital Services Limited to Emergencies Only
- Aug 28, 2019 - 10:14:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) regrets to advise members of the public that
notwithstanding the injunction order issued by the Court on Tuesday August 27th, 2019 the
Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) continues industrial action, as a result services at the Princess
Margaret Hospital (PMH), Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), Rand Memorial Hospital and
Grand Bahama Clinics are limited to emergencies only.
Emergencies are classified as the following injuries or illnesses that threaten life or limb, such
The future use of science in The Bahamas
- Aug 26, 2019 - 12:30:19 PM
Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO) hailed CV Bethel high school
for helping to mould the “future of science” in The Bahamas with their
annual 12th grade Science Competition. The water company was a sponsor
of this year’s event, which allows all senior high school students of CV
Bethel to participate in mock BGCSE examinations for the sciences in
preparation for the national examinations.
Among 200 of their
peers in this year’s competition, Jacaria Knowles achieved the highest
grade overall in Biology, while Jonathan King and Tyrese Farrington tied
for the highest mark in Chemistry, and Tyrese also scored first place
Citi Retains Top Honor The World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks in Latin America 2019
- Aug 23, 2019 - 12:00:20 PM
Citi has been recognized by Global Finance magazine in the First Round
of the “World’s Best Digital Corporate/Institutional Banks in Latin
America 2019” competition, with ten regional sub-category awards and
nineteen country awards.
Citi received a total of ten awards in
the regional sub-categories of “Best Corporate/Institutional Digital
Banks” including “Best Investment Management Services,” “Best Online
DQ Opens 6th Location, downtown in the British Colonial Hilton
- Aug 20, 2019 - 11:39:33 AM
On Friday, DQ Bahamas, the largest ice cream chain in the nation,
celebrated the grand opening of its sixth location in the British
Colonial Hilton across from the US Embassy. This milestone store opening
highlights DQ’s continued momentum in its local growth agenda. It comes
on the heels of the opening of the Seagrapes Plaza location in Eastern
New Providence in 2018.
“Throughout our growth, what is
paramount for us is that we stay true to our mission of delivering joy
to local families,” stated DQ’s Derek Osborne...
MIYA Bahamas working steadily on Phase 2 of 83M Project
- Aug 16, 2019 - 11:13:24 AM
It has been 6 years since MIYA Bahamas arrived in Nassau. Their mission:
to assist the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in its efforts to
reduce millions of gallons of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) which were being
lost daily due to leaks, wastage, theft, and deteriorating pipes. Thanks
to an 83 million-dollar loan secured by the Government of The Bahamas
from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), MIYA Bahamas in
partnership with WSC, set out to improve the efficiency and quality of
service provision of potable water and address critical sewerage needs
in New Providence...
Patrick Ewing, U.S. Chargé Bowers Dare Bahamian Youth to Dream Big
- Aug 14, 2019 - 2:30:40 PM
On August 13, 2019, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers witnessed
the power of sports to inspire young people, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs
Gymnasium in Nassau. The renowned Georgetown University men’s
basketball team, the Georgetown Hoyas and their coach, Patrick Ewing,
are in Nassau until August 17 for a week-long summer training camp,
which included a basketball clinic with dozens of Bahamian youth.
watching the Hoyas practice, Chargé Bowers joined famed coach and NBA
star Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas in engaging and encouraging about 50
young Bahamians, both girls and boys...
Deputy Prime Minister to give opening remarks at 2019 Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon & Conference
- Jul 22, 2019 - 10:31:31 AM
Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the
Minister of Finance will give the opening remarks on Friday, August
23rd at the first Bahamas CryptoChicks Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon
and Conference. John Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The
Bahamas, and a number of local and international speakers and mentors
will also participate and host various workshops, providing local and
global insights and developments in this fast evolving technology for
all stakeholders in community, small business, enterprise, academia and
Press Club saddened over death of media trailblazer Bob Thompson
- Jul 21, 2019 - 6:30:10 PM
The Bahamas Press Club sadly notes the passing of Robert Newton (Bob)
Thompson, who died at his residence # 308 Baillou Hill Road on Tuesday,
July 16, 2019. He was 72-years-old.
Press Club president Antony
Capron, who knew “Bob” for quite a number of years, recalls warm
memories during their formative days in media.
called Beagle, was one of those persons who could make you laugh even
when he was being serious...
Shell fuelling Take Off With Shell Summer Prizes Promotion
- Jul 17, 2019 - 11:10:19 AM
Take Off With Shell summer promotion rewards loyal customers with
incredible travel experiences, concert tickets, free fuel and other
giveaways valued at more than $40,000.00.
Sun Oil, a Shell
licensee, launched its annual summer promotion on June 6th and will run
through September 6th. Rufus Johnson Jr., Sun Oil Marketing Manager
explains, “At Sun Oil, we value all of our customers and recognize that
the summer is the perfect time to reward lucky customers with incredible
LCIS Welcomes New Principal David Mindorff
- Jul 8, 2019 - 1:34:00 PM
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is pleased to
welcome new principal Mr David Mindorff. Mr Mindorff replaces
outgoing principal Dr Stacey Bobo, who leaves as the
longest-serving principal in the school’s 57-year history. Mr
Mindorff has been part of a year-long leadership transition
and has recently spent the last two weeks of June at the
school working with teachers, hosting parent meetings and finalising
plans for the fall. “Mr. Mindorff’s transition has been smooth and we
are all extremely fortunate to have had such a well-coordinated and
lengthy handover,” says Mr Bryan Glinton, board co-chair...
Bahamas First Holdings Limited Announces New Board Members
- Jul 4, 2019 - 7:43:56 PM
July 1, 2019 – Bahamas First Holdings Limited (BFHL) announced the
appointment of Kenwood Kerr and Dawn Patton as directors of BFHL,
effective April 15, 2019 and June 14, 2019, respectively.
BFHL’s recent Annual General Meeting, Chair of the Board, Alison Treco,
explained, “To fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of
Michael Padfield, the directors resolved to appoint Kenwood Kerr as a
director. Mr. Kerr is the President and CEO of Providence Advisors...
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Independence Day Holiday
- Jul 4, 2019 - 11:00:03 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in
observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Friday, July 5th
at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please
contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular
Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience
- Jul 2, 2019 - 11:30:16 AM
The film based on the swimming pigs has arrived back home in The
Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and
the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France.
On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the Island House Cinema.
Smith, the director of the film, participated in a question and answer
period with the audience, alongside Peter Nicholson, the executive
BTC on Landline Issues
- Jun 30, 2019 - 12:35:47 PM
Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services
have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were
affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice
services. The disruption was the result of a critical fault which
occurred on June 29th, on our transmission ring between Grand Bahama and
New Providence. Our local technical teams and international teams
inclusive of C&W Communications and our vendor partners worked all
day and night, and the root cause of the issue was resolved earlier this
PM Minnis thanked Dame Marguerite for Dedicated Service to Country
- Jun 27, 2019 - 11:36:09 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis thanked the Governor
General for her love, dedication and commitment to the state as she
demits office after five years.
A Farewell Ceremony was held for
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG as
Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the Upper Gardens
of Government House, Mt. Fitzwilliam, June 27, 2019. The Governor
General will officially demit office June 28...
BPL Acting C.O.O. Ian D. Pratt on Load Shedding
- Jun 24, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM
Load shedding is a measure employed by electric utilities when there is
insufficient available capacity to meet customer demand. Failure by any
power company to manage that supply/demand match could result in more
widespread outages up to and including a total system collapse, as
generators will eventually shutdown if they become overloaded...
BPL on Load Shedding over the weekend
- Jun 23, 2019 - 7:35:54 PM
Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) confirmed that the
temporary failure of two of its generating assets over the weekend
exacerbated the load shedding underway on New Providence, extending the
times and multiplying the number of outages experienced across the
island. One of the assets that failed was returned to service by Sunday
afternoon, with work proceeding to bring the other asset back online as
quickly as possible...
USFF Commander Visits The Bahamas
- Jun 17, 2019 - 3:00:55 PM
The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, June 13
for a visit to engage in bilateral meetings to reinforce the importance
of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and The Bahamas and the
two countries’ longstanding commitment toward mutual security, promoting
trade and cultural exchange.
Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National
Security Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore
Tellis Bethel. Grady also visited the RBDF Headquarters at Her Majesty’s
Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour Base...
Work Commences on LPIA Runway Rehabilitation
- Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50:20 AM
Today, major rehabilitation work will
begin on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Nassau Airport
Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix
to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million
The rehabilitation exercise will result in required upgrades to asphalt,
extending the life of the runways at LPIA. Runway End Safety Areas
(RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft...
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight
- Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM
Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is pleased to convey the
dynamic traffic management plan for movement of our new high-efficiency
Wärtsilä tri-fuel engines, for this evening, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at
8PM. A small, multi-agency convoy will move along with the BPL flatbed –
which will be moving at a controlled speed of 2MPH – implementing road
closures and traffic diversions in stages as required in an effort to
minimize the disruption to the motoring public...