NAD to issue request for proposals for airport hotel
- Jan 13, 2019 - 1:32:33 PM
Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking
proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at
Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the
company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining
details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final
proposal submissions will be due on Friday, May 24, 2019.
anticipates bids from a range of capable proponents and encourages
interested parties to consider forming teams to respond to the
opportunity. Respondent teams may be assembled in a variety of ways,
including through contracts, partnerships or joint ventures...
Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the Nassau Night Market
- Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55:01 PM
It has been four weeks since the Nassau Night Market launched on
December 15th and the street festival that brings together vendors,
artisans, artists, and entertainers from across the island to downtown
Nassau every Saturday night is impacting lives while as it works to
rejuvenate the Downtown nightlife.
When Nassau Night Market
founder Brandon Kemp first launched this event, he foresaw the value
that it could bring tourists and Bahamians looking for something to do
downtown. But he underestimated what the Nassau Night Market meant for
the local vendors who participate in the event...
Methodists to meet in Nassau from Jan. 14 – 20
- Jan 7, 2019 - 10:47:21 AM
Methodists from throughout the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands
Conference of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas
(MCCA), will meet in Nassau from January 14th to 20th, for their 207th
Annual Session of Conference, at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road.
Conference, which represents the highest decision-making court of the
Church, brings together about (75) seventy-five ministerial and lay
delegates from the (6) six Circuits, namely, North Turks and Caicos
Islands, South Turks and Caicos Islands...
"We need foot traffic," says Straw Business Persons Society
- Jan 6, 2019 - 5:31:10 PM
Executives of the Straw Business Persons Society have declared
their support for Nassau Cruise Port Ltd., the company that would
operate the cruise port if the Global Ports Holding (GPH) bid for its
redevelopment is successful.
“We are not seeing
as many tourists in the Straw Market as we used to,” explained Reverend
Esther Thompson, President of the Straw Business Persons Society. “We
need foot traffic. We have 500 stalls in our Bay Street Market right now
that have the potential to provide for 500 families...
Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. Announce Board Changes
- Jan 4, 2019 - 12:11:03 PM
Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. (the "Company") a subsidiary of
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), and a
leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, today
announced changes to their Board of Directors. Long serving Board
member, Sir William C. Allen, K.C.M.G., BS, MA, JP, has resigned to
pursue retirement interests and businessman Ethan W. Adderley has been
appointed. The changes are effective as of year-end 2018.
Water Bahamas Ltd. Board Chairman, Wilmer F. Pergande said that Sir
William served with grace and dignity applying seasoned contributions
and good judgment to the board’s tasks at hand...
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces Top Producers for 2018
- Jan 3, 2019 - 10:00:11 AM
George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are
pleased to announce the company’s top producers for 2018.
the fourth year in a row, Nick Damianos was the company’s overall Top
Producing Sales Agent and Top Listing Agent. James Malcolm earned the
title of Top Producer in the Eleuthera market while Jane Patterson was
awarded Top Producer in Abaco...
Bahamas and Barbados tie for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ‘Branch Of The Year’
- Dec 21, 2018 - 10:05:58 AM
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Governor’s Harbour branch
(Bahamas) and Sheraton branch (Barbados) have for the first time tied
for the “Joy Callender Branch of the Year Award,” bolstering the
longstanding competitively friendly relationship between two of the
financial institution’s Caribbean operations.
The award was
named after former CIBC FirstCaribbean Associate Director Joy Callender,
who died from cancer in 2017, because, as the bank noted, she was the
only employee ever “to have hoisted the ‘Branch of the Year’ trophy
Twenty-four audio visual professionals in The Bahamas became the first graduates of the Zamar Academy
- Dec 19, 2018 - 3:18:23 PM
Twenty-four audio visual professionals in The Bahamas became the first
graduates of the Zamar Academy on December 14 after successfully
completing an Avixa-led CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) course. It
is the first time that global-level professional AV training has been
made available in The Bahamas as opposed to either flying abroad or
taking online classes to achieve this level of certification.
Group Companies Ltd., a leading major event, staging, audio visual and
production management company in the Bahamas, decided to make this
investment in their staff with the aim of increasing the technical
Mississippi State University introduces their new Master’s programme to Bahamian Educators
- Dec 19, 2018 - 12:37:43 PM
Even after 35 years of existence, The Bahamas National Youth Choir,
currently under the direction of Dexter Fernander continues to serve as
an incubator for upcoming Bahamian Musicians. In the words of current
choristers “the choir provides the opportunity to not only preform, but
to learn and grow.”
In preparation for their 10th Annual Christmas Concert held December
18th at Trinity Methodist Church, the choir welcomed Dr. Christy Lee, an
Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Lee, a
long-time friend of the Bahamas National Youth Choir says she is always
impressed with how the young people of the choir present their culture
and their music. “The biggest thing that impresses me is that you (the
choir) would do so many styles...
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) graduate from Doctors Hospital Training Program
- Dec 18, 2018 - 2:19:40 PM
When 24-year-old Brittany Pinder first attempted to become an Emergency
Medical Technician as part of the government’s 52-week training
programme, she failed the exam and thought her dreams of being able to
help others in their time of need had been dashed.
while helping out in her father’s electronics store, Brittany got the
call that she was going to get another chance...
Non Profit Bill to be revamped, Senate Debate delayed until 2019
- Dec 16, 2018 - 4:58:57 PM
In a meeting between Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) and the Attorney
General, The Honorable Carl Bethel, QC on 15 December 2018, the Attorney
General stated that it was his intention for the Non-Profit
Organisations Bill, 2018 to be revised and rescaled to more moderate
regulation of the sector, in order to comply with the FATF. The Attorney
General also expressed his intention to continue to review the Bill for
opportunities to minimise damage to the capacity of this important
sector. To allow for further drafting, the Bill is now expected to be
debated in The Senate in January 2019...
Local Celebrities Lend Talent to Marathon Bahamas Commercial
- Dec 12, 2018 - 2:42:43 PM
What do you get when an award-winning filmmaker, a blogger, two talk
show hosts, and a popular DJ get together? One of the hottest Marathon
Bahamas TV commercials ever.
Some of the biggest names on the local scene have come together to lend their talents to Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas.
for the commercial and filmmaker, Lavado Stubbs, is back for the third
time, working with the organization. Stubbs, whose company...
Proposed Developer urges Bahamians to launch their Dream Businesses
- Dec 12, 2018 - 11:41:51 AM
There comes a point when a would-be entrepreneur must create his or her
own opportunity and not wait for one, according to Valentino Munroe who
has built two businesses, the computer store Onit Systems and the Jumbey
“What have you been conditioned to believe you
are incapable of doing? The biggest obstacle we all have to face is
ourselves. Whatever you’re hearing in your mind, whatever that voice is
saying that is not your voice...
Investment Executive Albert Rex Appointed to Sterling Mortgage Income Fund
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:44:05 AM
Sterling Global Financial, an award-winning financial services provider
with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and
management, announced the appointment today of finance and equity
executive Albert G. Rex to its Sterling Mortgage Income Fund Board of
“Albert Rex brings a wealth of experience almost
unmatched in his range of expertise,” said David Kosoy, Chairman of the
Board. “Over the past 40 years, he has steered more than $15 billion in
financing and equity solutions to commercial real estate developers and
NAD Manager Jonathan Hanna wins 1st ‘Young Airport Professional’ ACI-LAC Award
- Nov 29, 2018 - 12:59:42 PM
This fall, Airports Council International Latin American-Caribbean
(ACI-LCA) announced Jonathan Hanna, Manager of Airport Solutions at
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) as the first recipient of its
Young Airport Professional award. On Tuesday, November 13th, Hanna
attended the ACI-LAC Annual Assembly in Miami, FL where he accepted the
award recognizing outstanding young talent in the airport and aviation
ACI Latin-America Caribbean represents the interests
of the airport operators from the Latin American and the Caribbean
EY Bahamas Ltd. Congratulates New CPAs
- Nov 26, 2018 - 10:06:14 PM
EY Bahamas Ltd. is proud to announce that two professionals in its
office recently passed their exams to qualify as Certified Public
Accountants (CPAs). Ashley Darville and Fieasha Johnson are thrilled to
begin their work as CPAs with the firm, and join a select group of young
Bahamians who are employed with the firm and continue to excel and
advance in their careers both locally and abroad.
“For all of us,
passing the CPA exam is a testament to the hard work you’ve put in, and
the dedication you have for the future,” Michele Thompson, Managing
Partner, EY Bahamas Ltd., within the EY Region of The Bahamas, Bermuda...
“BTC creates happy moments for customers on Black Friday”
- Nov 23, 2018 - 12:01:17 PM
From as early as 4am, scores of customers were queued up while many more
provided a steady stream of shoppers throughout the day at the BTC
Southwest Plaza Location to take advantage of special in-store Black
Friday offers. Most were taking advantage of the opportunity to make
early Christmas gift purchases for friends and loved ones.
Garry Sinclair said, “We were once again overwhelmed by the response to
our Black Friday offers nationwide. Our ‘moment matchmakers’ (the BTC
sales team) gladly helped with creating happy moments for our customers...
Consolidated Water responds to Quarterly Report "Misinterpretation"
- Nov 12, 2018 - 10:32:35 AM
Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd., a subsidiary of Consolidated Water
Co. Ltd. (the "Company") (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading
developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, clarified a
recent news report that may have led the Bahamian public to believe
their water supply in New Providence would be interrupted due to the
non-payment of water invoices of $16.1M by the Water & Sewerage
“We view The Tribune’s article on Friday 9
November as inflammatory,” said Rick McTaggart, President of
Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd...
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Veterans Day Holiday
- Nov 9, 2018 - 10:57:56 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, November 12th in
observance of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, November 13th
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...
CIBC Trust Employee secures a win in the Financial Services Awards
- Nov 8, 2018 - 8:45:31 PM
CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited emerged tops in the recently held
annual Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards with one of two
employees nominated taking away the top award in her category.
T. Major, Director Operations, Finance & Client Accounting, won
Mentor of the Year and Taryn Turnquest, Trust Administrator, was
nominated in the Achiever of the Year category.
Managing Director Perry A. Rolle said it was an easy decision to nominate the two stars...