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Six Bahamians selected for US Embassy's Youth Ambassadors Program - Jul 27, 2018 - 12:54:52 PM

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U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the students selected to participate in the prestigious Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean scheduled for August 7-29, 2018 in the United States. This year, students from the island of New Providence were eligible to apply to participate in the program.  The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Youth Ambassadors Program. . . The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between people in the United States and the Caribbean.

The six students selected to participate in this year’s program include Karajahyah Forbes, a 9th grader at Temple Christian High School, Alia Heastie and Shappelle Marshall, 9th and 11th graders respectively at Queen's College, Carlysle Brown...
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Bahamian Female Leads Major Event Production - Jul 14, 2018 - 8:00:18 PM

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Bahamian female event producer aims to inspire young women to explore careers in technology and delivers world class event management and production for local and international clients.

The field of event management is a male dominated profession and Megan Minus, founder of Create Serendipity is positioning herself as a leader in the field.  Minus explains, “Event management creates a memorable experience for guests attending concerts, conferences or other social affairs so that all of their senses are fully engaged....
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New Flexible Retirement Plan from Royal Fidelity Pension Services - Jul 10, 2018 - 1:35:52 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - With the long running forecasts that question the National Insurance Board’s ability to meet its obligations to retirees, Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited has launched a new retirement account to help retirees fund their retirement – the Royal Fidelity Personal Retirement Account.

Royal Fidelity’s pension specialists investigated and assessed pensioners' needs and formulated the product for new and existing retirees with a minimum of $100,000 wanting to generate attractive returns on their pension funds...
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U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the U.S. Independence Day Holiday - Jul 3, 2018 - 1:06:14 PM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Thursday, 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...

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PwC Bahamas announces two new partners in advisory and assurance - Jul 3, 2018 - 10:25:39 AM

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PwC Bahamas today announced the appointment of two new partners, Kevin Cambridge, Partner in Advisory and Carlton Cartwright, Partner in Assurance, effective July 1, 2018.

Prince Rahming, Territory Leader said, “Our two new partners have exhibited exemplary leadership and have impressive track records in delivering value to our clients in the Bahamas and wider Caribbean.  They are committed to working to give the best of PwC to our clients and to help solve their most important problems. In their new roles, Kevin and Carlton will further strengthen PwC Bahamas...
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BISX Trading Notice - Bahamas Property Fund - Jun 28, 2018 - 6:00:13 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to notify the public that trading in the BISX Issuer: Bahamas Property Fund Limited (BPF) has been suspended by the Exchange until such time as the issuer has completed and published its audited annual financials for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017 and the quarterly financials for the quarter ended 31 March 2018. As a result, with effect from 10 a.m., Friday, 29 June 2018, BPF shares will not be available for trading over BISX until further notice...
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Sandyport’s Oasis Furniture Launches Bridal Registry - Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30:22 AM

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The popularity of a summertime wedding traces its roots to ancient times when the celebrated Juno – the deity from which the month takes its name – ruled all aspects of women’s lives, including childbirth and marriage.

Fastforward a few centuries and June brides have grown to legendary proportions not only in the global wedding market, a $300 billion industry, but also in The Bahamas. Little wonder why Oasis, a furniture and home décor store located in the Sandyport Plaza on West Bay Street, is rolling out its bridal registry...
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Doctors Hospital Health System announces New Chairman Of The Board - Jun 20, 2018 - 8:47:24 AM

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Doctors Hospital Health System Board of Directors has elected Felix Stubbs as the Chairman effective June 20, 2018

He replaces Joseph Krukowski who retired from position he held since 2003 following Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting.

“I thank Joe for his outstanding performance during these past 15 years and congratulate him on his retirement,” said Felix Stubbs, incoming Chairman of the Board, “His years as Chairman of the Board at Doctors Hospital Health System...
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Doctors Hospital restructures Blake Road facility - Jun 18, 2018 - 9:18:57 AM
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Doctors Hospital Health System is excited to announce the restructuring and renaming of its outpatient services facility on Blake Road.

Effective July 6, 2018, Bahamas Medical Center will begin operating under the name Doctors Hospital West.

As part of the restructuring, elective surgeries will resume in the operating theater starting next month...
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U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Labour Day Holiday - May 31, 2018 - 9:37:41 AM


The United States Embassy will be closed on Friday, June 1st in observance of the Labour Day Holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Monday, June 4th 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...
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United States Embassy Commemorates Memorial Day with a Wreath Laying Ceremony - May 28, 2018 - 4:23:59 PM

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On Monday, May 28, the United States Embassy commemorated Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen comrades and military veterans.  Special recognition was given to U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May 7, 1954, Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the Iraq War in 2004 and Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan...
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Inaugural Launch Reception held for the Bahamas’ Restructuring and Insolvency Association - May 27, 2018 - 4:30:41 PM
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The Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (Bahamas) (“RISA Bahamas”) held its launch event on Thursday 24 May 2018 at the Royal Blue Golf Club, Baha Mar.  In attendance were approximately 50 guests comprising members of the Judiciary, Queen’s Counsel, Certified Financial Analysts, Accountants and Attorneys represented from The Bahamas’ leading institutions, accountancy, and law firms.

Welcoming remarks were given by the Founding Directors of RISA who noted that the organization which has already established similar chapters in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, BVI as well as the United States amongst others is a first of its kind here in this jurisdiction...
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RBDF Personnel Graduate from University of The Bahamas - May 26, 2018 - 1:24:42 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force congratulates 7 of its members, who successfully graduated from the University of The Bahamas on Thursday past at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.

The graduates include:  Lieutenant Natasha Woods (BA – Business Administration in Accounting), Petty Officer Deanna Davis (Bachelor of Education – Primary Certification), Leading Women Marines Stacy Ferguson, Michelle Wood and Jocelyn Scarlett (Bachelor of Science – Nursing), Able Woman Marine Ebony Gibson (Bachelor of Science – Tourism Management) and Marine Seaman Marcian Tucker (Bachelor of Science – Biology and Chemistry)...
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Bahamas First Holdings Limited announces New Chair - May 25, 2018 - 4:56:43 PM
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Bahamas First Holdings Limited recently conducted its 2018 Annual General Meeting during which Ian Fair, Chair for the last nineteen years, announced his retirement. The Board has subsequently announced the appointment of Alison Treco as Chair of the Board and its subsidiary companies effective May 25, 2018.

Alison Treco has served as a Director of the company since 2012; she has been Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee since 2012 and in December 2017 was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board. She has a long history in financial services, starting her accounting career in 1980 with Peat Marwick Mitchell (which subsequently merged with another firm to become KPMG) in London...
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Milo Butler’s New Managing Director, Damian Butler recaps first year at the helm - May 20, 2018 - 10:19:22 AM
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Damian Butler officially became the CEO & Managing Director at Milo Butler Group of Companies on May 1, 2017. Since then, the third-generation businessman has guided the company through two retail store openings, expanded his management team by five and added two new brands to Milo Butler’s wholesale grocery distribution business.

Last May, the former Director of Liquor Operations took over the helm when his brother, Franklyn Butler, II moved from Managing Director to company Chairman.  Their grandfather, Sir Milo B. Butler the first Bahamian Governor General, started the business in 1963 selling grocery items throughout The Bahamas...
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U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Whit Monday Holiday - May 18, 2018 - 9:34:15 AM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 21st in observance of the Whit Monday Holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 22nd 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...
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Budweiser UP, To Win a Trip of a Lifetime to the FIFA World Cup - May 16, 2018 - 12:37:35 AM

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The countdown to the FIFA World Cup Championships has begun and thanks to a new partnership with Budweiser Beer and the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company, one lucky Soccer fan here in The Bahamas will have the opportunity to see one of the most highly anticipated games unfold live, as it happens at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia.

Heralded globally as the most prestigious association soccer tournament in the world, the World Cup has and continues to attract millions of viewers surpassing even the Olympic Games...
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Callenders & Co. Names Martin Lundy Jr. Partner - May 13, 2018 - 9:52:38 PM
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Callenders & Co., the nation’s oldest law firm, today announced environment and human rights attorney, Martin Lundy II, as its newest partner.

"Callenders is proud to name Martin Lundy a junior partner," said Chad Roberts, managing partner, Nassau. "With the firm's history dating back more than one hundred years, Callenders' partnerships have symbolized the best in the profession, excellence in work ethic and sterling integrity, all characteristics which Mr. Lundy has demonstrated consistently since joining the firm in 2012."

Lundy came up through the ranks, as a pupil under the tutelage of the late Colin Callender, QC. He was promoted to Associate a year later...
News : New Providence
PwC advisory team facilitates Bahamas forensics workshop for public bodies - May 11, 2018 - 4:00:53 PM
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PwC Bahamas in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) brought together several top leaders of its regional and global Advisory units to facilitate the first ever Bahamas forensics training workshop.   The two-day event was aimed at enhancing the technical capabilities of government regulators.

The workshop was facilitated by Tim Abrahams, PwC US Partner, Forensic Services, Kevin Cambridge, PwC Bahamas Director of Advisory, Tania Fabiani, PwC Global Fraud Risk & Integrity Leader and Glen Ware...
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio makes first official visit to The Bahamas - May 3, 2018 - 1:05:24 PM

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, traveled to the Bahamas Wednesday, where he met with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to discuss bilateral relations, and thank the Bahamas for their leadership in working with the Lima Group countries and Caribbean island nations to increase pressure on the Maduro regime.
 
Rubio also met with U.S. Marines stationed in Nassau, and received a briefing on the ongoing counter illicit trafficking operations in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos...

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