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Bahamas Hosts Inaugural C-Suite Forum - May 13, 2019 - 11:29:51 AM

On May 2, 2019, EY Bahamas hosted its inaugural EY Bahamas C-suite Forum - NextWave of Financial Crime Compliance: Challenges and Strategies for Success. The c-suite level event, which took place at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, brought together top executives to discuss the most pressing challenges of financial crime compliance, as well as the current state of innovation, emerging solutions and what the next generation of compliance strategies looks like...
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CryptoChicks Bringing Blockchain and AI Hackathon to The Bahamas - May 8, 2019 - 3:26:38 PM

International non-profit organization CryptoChicks is excited to announce the inaugural Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon and Conference to be held August 23-25, 2019 at Windsor School, Albany campus.

The CryptoChicks Hackathon is a friendly, problem-solving contest that provides participants with a collaborative learning experience to solve business or community problems using technology...
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Seminar promises to help professionals increase sales - May 8, 2019 - 3:00:39 PM

Sales are the lifeblood of any business. On Tuesday, March 21, sales expert Harold Antor will share tried and true tactics and strategies amassed over his twenty-eight-year career, proven to close more sales.

The three-hour Harold Antor Sales Seminar (HASS) will be hosted at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau and is ideal for any professional in any industry with a desire to take their sales to new heights and increase their income.

“Sales is one of the few careers that will empower you to increase your income exponentially, stated Antor, CEO, Sales Trainer, MDRT Lifetime Qualifier and MBA. “I have developed a system, that when followed...
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Bristol Wines sponsors ocean expedition launch of artist Kishan Munroe - May 3, 2019 - 3:30:29 PM
Bristol Wines and Spirits and Lindeman’s Wines partnered in the launch of “Drifter in Residence” – an oceanographic expedition by acclaimed Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe, at an intimate gathering held at the “Never Say Never Again Bar and Grill” on April 24, 2019.
It was no ordinary experience for those who attended as they gathered in the beautiful gazebo that overlooked the Nassau Harbour, sipping Lindeman’s wines, and watching the arrival of the “R/V Diaspora” being escorted convoy-style into the Harbour by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas and the New Providence Port Authority.
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BTC & the BCPOU Sign Heads of Agreement - Apr 30, 2019 - 5:35:28 PM

BTC officially announces that the company has signed a Heads of Agreement with the leadership of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU). The deal was made official last week as both parties signed off on the long anticipated agreement.

BTC’s CEO, Garfield Sinclair said, “Last August on my arrival, I committed to working with our union partners to ensure a productive and progressive working relationship for the benefit of our team members...
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BIA names Orry J. Sands as Lifetime Achievement Honouree - Apr 27, 2019 - 9:45:44 PM

The Bahamas Insurance Association recently named Orry J. Sands as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Honouree for the Property and Casualty sector.

“Orry J. Sands is the Managing Partner of Orry J. Sands & Company Ltd., a Bahamian general insurance agency for over thirty years. She has been in the insurance industry for almost 50 years and is a trailblazer and one of the most accomplished leaders of our industry,” expressed Warren Rolle, chairman for the BIA...
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Easter Weekend Nets 75,000+ Passengers At LPIA - Apr 25, 2019 - 9:30:49 PM

Officials at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are recapping a successful Easter holiday weekend, touting seamless passenger movement through the country’s major gateway.

Projected numbers for the five-day period between April 18 (Maundy Thursday) and April 22 (Easter Monday), estimate that more than 75,000 passengers moved through the three terminal buildings at LPIA... 
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LPIA stakeholders close out spring break travel peak, plan ahead for heavy Easter traffic in terminal - Apr 14, 2019 - 1:00:38 PM

As a busy spring break travel period comes to a close, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will continue operational measures to manage heavy traffic anticipated over the Easter holiday weekend.

In February of this year, 322,596 passengers moved through LPIA, up 21.9% year-over-year with similar growth trends expected when March actual passenger numbers are tallied...
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Bahamasair, Air Canada and United Airlines top LPIA passenger surveys - Mar 25, 2019 - 9:00:00 AM

Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) officials revealed the top Airport Service Quality (ASQ) performers at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). During the final quarter of 2018, airline partners Bahamasair (Domestic Sector), Air Canada (International Sector) and United Airlines (US Sector) earned high marks on passenger survey scores.

Every quarter, passengers score airlines operating commercial service out of LPIA on key performance indicators relating to the overall check-in process...
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British Airways pilot ends career with retirement flight to LPIA - Mar 19, 2019 - 7:42:20 PM

On March 7, 2019, British Airways Captain Gordon Black landed his final flight as a commercial pilot touching down at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

For decades, the veteran pilot flew over the beautiful waters of The Bahamas and wanted to officially end his career making the long-haul trip from London to Nassau. Company officials at Nassau Airport Development (NAD) received word that Captain Black chose LPIA to end his 43-year career and wanted to support British Airways as the airline recognized one of its valued team members...
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Get the facts about U.S. Visas and the Application Process - Mar 18, 2019 - 4:07:06 PM

Contrary to media reports on March 18, 2019, the interview waiver program is already in place in The Bahamas, and has been for several years.  Under the interview waiver program, those who are renewing a previous U.S. visa, or who meet certain other age-related criteria, may qualify for a waiver of the visa interview.  Eligibility is determined based on the answers provided to questions during the appointment scheduling process...
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Bahamian Contractors Association launches partnership with Global Ports Holding - Mar 17, 2019 - 1:20:12 PM

The Bahamain Contractor's Association (BCA) was honored to receive representatives of Global Ports Holding as they recently made an official visit to meet BCA board members. The group discussed potential opportunities for BCA members to participate in the redevelopment of Prince George Wharf. Global Ports Holding executive, Colin Murphy, reinforced the company's commitment to collaborating with local stakeholders like the BCA in recognition of level of professionalism and expertise among its members, as was emphasized by Michael Pratt, President of the BCA, and others present...
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Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Launches Partnership with Global Ports Holding - Mar 10, 2019 - 12:52:35 PM

Executives of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union (BTCU) and the Prince George Wharf Taxi Association formally met with representatives of Global Ports Holding and the Downtown Nassau Partnership last week regarding the redevelopment of Prince George Wharf. The group included Perry McPhee, Prince George Wharf Taxi Association Trustee; Davinci Simms, Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Trustee; Sulayman Khalfani, General Secretary, Bahamas Taxi Cab Union; Frederick Wallace, Chairman, Prince George Wharf Taxi Association; Colin Murphy, Head of Business Development (Americas), Global Ports Holding; and Ed Fields, Managing Director, Downtown Nassau Partnership. Global Ports Holding will operate the new cruise port, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd...
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BISX 2018 Statistical Report - Mar 4, 2019 - 12:39:48 PM

BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018 with comparison to the same period of 2017.


For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018 the BISX All-Share Index closed at 2,109.45...
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Davinia Blair Selected to participate in U.S. State Department Program Focused on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development - Feb 28, 2019 - 6:00:46 PM

U.S. Embassy Nassau congratulates Ms. Davinia Blair, Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center on being selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) with a focus on “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability, Small Business Development.” The program is scheduled for March 16-April 6, 2019. Prior to her departure, Ms. Blair visited the U.S. Embassy for an informational meeting.  She met with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and representatives from the Political/Economic and Public Affairs Sections...
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2019 Condo & Amenity Report Released - Feb 25, 2019 - 2:40:24 PM

Engel & Völkers Bahamas, recognized as one of the world’s leading service companies specializing in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft, has researched, developed and released a new report on the new luxury real estate opportunities on New Providence and Paradise Island.

The ‘New Condo & Amenity Report’ streamlines for consumers solely the leading blue chip properties; their amenities are also listed and evaluated by Engel & Völkers...
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Bahamas Insurance Association Celebrates Insurance Month - Feb 22, 2019 - 6:30:38 PM

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) is celebrating “Insurance Month” for the month of February 2019 under the theme, Embracing Change. The members began the month of activities with a church service at Christ Church Cathedral. Pictured are attending members with new BIA Chairman, Warren Rolle, Deputy Chairs, Anton Sealey and Tina Cambridge and Rhonda S. Chipman-Johnson, Ph. D., BIA Coordinator...
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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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