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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...
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
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...
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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...
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Press Club abhors media attacks - May 2, 2018 - 11:38:16 PM

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On this World Press Freedom Day 2018, The Bahamas Press Club 2014, salutes the democracy enjoyed by the Bahamian media.

“We recognize that press freedom is not a fundamental right in all nations of the world, and we vehemently abhor attacks on media independence,” says Press Club President Anthony Capron.

In this regard, we salute the 2018 theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law,” says Capron...
News : New Providence
BISX Trading Notice - Apr 30, 2018 - 7:15:43 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to notify the public that pursuant to a decision by the Shareholders of Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Company Limited, the company has been delisted from The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX).  The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to notify the public that pursuant to a decision by the Shareholders of Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Company Limited...
News : New Providence
Challenging, rewarding year for GGYA - Apr 26, 2018 - 11:59:32 AM

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Normally technology facilitates progress but when it comes to the Governor General’s Youth Award, it just might be standing in the way of it.
 
Coming out of its Annual General Meeting held Friday at Government House, the program indicated Awards disbursement and registration dipped year over year.
 
“The decline in registration and Awards can be contributed to completely reverting to the online record book (ORBs) and use of all the other digital tools,” said Denise Mortimer, national executive director.
News : New Providence
New Reverse Osmosis Plant for Western Water Users - Apr 25, 2018 - 3:11:24 PM

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Access to clean and safe drinking water is considered a fundamental right. While millions of people across the globe continue to be denied access to safe drinking water, the New Providence Water Development Company (NPWDCo.) has taken steps to ensure that their customers are receiving the best water.  Now, after months of construction, the New Providence Water Development has completed work on a brand-new Reverse Osmosis plant.

More than 2 years in the making, the new, state of the art facility represents a multi-million-dollar investment intended to improve both the reliability of the water as well as the standard of water supply to an expanded service area ranging from Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Mount Pleasant...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Bridal Show offers loads of give-aways - Apr 20, 2018 - 4:59:05 PM

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The bridal show was held Sunday, April 15, at Melia Nassau All-Inclusive Resort, and was hosted and organized by Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear.

Enclosed are photos from Sunday's 30th annual Bahamas Bridal Show, including one with the grand prize winners Tamara Flowers & Rosmond Joseph, who are planning to wed December 22, 2018...
News : New Providence
WTO Panel to discuss outcome of Bahamas Vulnerability Study - Apr 17, 2018 - 7:54:19 PM

Under the theme, “World Trade Organization (WTO) Membership – What Will It Mean for The Bahamas?”, the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas (UB) will host a panel discussion on this subject on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library.

The upcoming session will reveal the results of a comprehensive Government-commissioned study – a Vulnerability Study- to assess the impacts that the WTO accession process may have on the Bahamian economy...
News : New Providence
Endangered Bahama parrot rescued after entering home through chimney - Apr 10, 2018 - 11:26:11 PM

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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre's animal care team responded to a call on Sunday morning (April 8) that an endangered Bahama Parrot was trapped inside a home on Highland Terrace in northwestern New Providence. Upon arrival at the residence, Ardastra Gardens’ senior zookeeper, Hendrew Haley, was able to quickly contain the parrot that had entered the residence through the chimney.

Ardastra’s animal curator, Bonnie Young, observed that debris was still falling into the fireplace and further inspection revealed a second parrot about two-thirds of the way up the chimney struggling to climb out...
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Small Arms Identification Training for RBPF and Customs - Mar 26, 2018 - 2:12:54 PM

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The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) delivered a Small Arms Identification Training for approximately 30 Bahamas Customs and RBPF officers from March 19-23 in Nassau.  The training was funded by the ATF and was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to curb the flow of illegal firearms into The Bahamas.    

The week-long program was designed to enhance attendees’ ability to recognize and detect concealed firearms and their parts.  The interactive, peer-to-peer training was facilitated by a team of five U.S. experts from ATF...
News : New Providence
Young entrepreneurs self-drive truck rental business fleet grows five-fold in one year - Mar 20, 2018 - 10:22:41 AM

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Talk to Timothy Smith, Danny Lowe or L. Rashad Major, ask them how business is and you don’t even have to wait for words, the smile on their faces tells all. 

One year after the trio and a silent partner launched EZ Haul, a self-drive truck rental company, they have grown their fleet five-fold.

“We started out with one used F150 truck in good condition and we added trucks as the demand justified. We just introduced our first box truck, allowing us to serve a segment of the market we were unable to provide for before,” said Smith, 24.
News : New Providence
ONE OCEAN Developers target early May for Phase 2 completion - Mar 14, 2018 - 2:09:51 AM

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At 10 stories, it is hard to ignore ONE OCEAN on Paradise Island just as it is hard to ignore the turnaround story of the high-rise property that went from stalled eyesore to vision to reality and is now what one real estate investor called “the best investment opportunity currently available on Paradise Island.”

Today, developers who salvaged, saved and revived the once-stalled 79-unit development reported they are targeting early May for completion of Phase 2.
News : New Providence
Dr. Allen to speak at psychotherapy conference in USA - Feb 24, 2018 - 10:21:53 AM

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Dr. David Allen, clinical psychiatrist, author, founder of Renascence Clinic and The Family, a program that has had profound and measurable results reducing violence and increasing self-esteem, will deliver the prestigious Hochberg Lecture at a major international conference next week.

The local expert, who was among the first to recognize and predict the decades-long effect of crack cocaine on family disintegration and social fragmentation, will speak at the 2018 American Group Psychotherapy Association meeting in Houston...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:25:22 PM

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On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. 

At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted the Embassy’s close partnership with The Bahamas...

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