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UB Partners with Caribbean and U.S. Experts on Health Studies - Apr 27, 2018 - 4:57:14 PM

Hampton University (HU) and University of The Bahamas (UB) are collaborating with experts in the fields of public health, population health, clinical health and research to address health disparities in the Caribbean and the United States through the new Hampton University Center for Caribbean Health Research (HU-CCHR).  

The HU-CCHR will conduct research and programmatic activities to tackle the health challenges that plague populations of African descent. The center will serve as a convening and coordinating body. St. George’s University in Grenada, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency are also partners in this initiative...
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Bahamian Artist Harry Wallace partners with local bank - Apr 25, 2018 - 1:43:39 PM

This Spring, Artist Harry Wallace celebrated his inaugural art exhibition in a partnership with CornerTrader. This endorsement is significant as it directly connects the creative arts and private businesses. For the next four months, Harry Wallace collections will be on public display. 

“It is a great opportunity that my first exhibit is endorsed by this multinational company. This signify the appeal of my art. One of my goals is to create contemporary Bahamian art that attract international attention. My work was designed with the ability to suit home and office spaces” - Harry Wallace explained...
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RBDF patrol craft damages props - Apr 22, 2018 - 11:46:20 PM

HMBS Rolly Gray damaged a set of propellers after departing Coral Harbour on routine patrol shortly after 7 a.m. Sumday morning. The exact cause of the incident is being investigated. 
Out of the nine Damen-built patrol craft, seven are operational with one being prepared for routine drydocking. 

Rolly Gray had damaged her propellers earlier this year resulting in replacement. This process took approximately one week to complete prior to Rolly Gray resuming patrol...
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BREA elects new board, current president returns for 2nd term - Apr 20, 2018 - 5:57:19 PM

In one of the largest turnouts for an annual general meeting in its history, the Bahamas Real Estate Association elected a new board of directors, returned its president, Christine Wallace-Whitfield for a second term and heard plans that will take the nearly 700-member strong organization in new directions.

Among the goals -- stepped up ethics education, revised legislation and a serious crackdown on foreign agents operating in The Bahamas illegally...
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Western Union launches Mobile App in the Bahamas - Apr 13, 2018 - 3:29:24 PM

Aligned to its digital expansion strategy, Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, today announced it has launched the Western Union® mobile app in the Bahamas, bringing a new level of convenience to consumers who prefer to use cash to fund money transfers.

The app allows Western Union customers to start their money transfer in the app at their convenience, and then quickly complete the transaction in-store, paying with cash. The app keeps a record of the transaction...
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6th Annual Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells Business Outlook - Apr 13, 2018 - 8:00:02 AM

Featuring the Hon. T. Desmond Bannister, MP, Minister of Public Works as principal speaker, an innovative 6th annual Business Outlook in the Eleuthera group will be held Thursday, April 26 at Valentine’s Residences, Resort & Marina on Harbour Island.

One of the novel additions will a workshop led by the Department of Inland Revenue on the new Business Licence format, showing applicants how to take advantage of the speed and ease the new process offers...
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ALIV announces new appointments - Apr 11, 2018 - 5:32:21 PM

April 11, 2018 ALIV is pleased to announce that it is evolving its leadership structure as the first phase of its development of establishing a world class brand and rolling out its state of the art network everywhere in The Bahamas is nearing an end.   Johnny Ingle, who has been instrumental in creating and establishing the ALIV brand and marketing in the role of Chief Aliv Champion, has stepped down from his role.   ALIV thanks Mr. Ingle publicly for the immense contribution he has made over the last two years in establishing and building the company into the incredible success it is today... 
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UB Announces Appointment of Clinical Psychologist - Apr 4, 2018 - 5:38:03 PM

University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Michelle Bettin as University Clinical Psychologist.

In this capacity, Dr. Bettin has primary responsibility for providing clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, individual and group therapy, testing, consultation, and referrals. She will manage clinical crisis situations and work with a wide range of issues in individual and group counselling with students, faculty, and staff. She will also coordinate the assessment of programme needs and processes...
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BTC Goes Platinum, Company Partners with URCA for Girls in ICT - Mar 29, 2018 - 1:23:29 PM

On April 26th, BTC will partner with the regulator, URCA as it hosts the annual Girls in ICT Event. This year’s event will take place in Grand Bahama, and BTC is excited for the opportunity to showcase its diverse organization to young ladies interested in a career in telecommunications. The company will be the platinum sponsor for the event.

BTC CEO, Dexter Cartwright said, “While the Girls in ICT Event highlights the contributions that women have made in the information, communications and technology landscape...
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NAD Prepares for Record Easter Weekend Travel - Mar 28, 2018 - 9:13:22 AM

North America’s bitter winter is sending residents hard-hit by one storm after another packing, heading for the sun and driving up numbers in visitor arrivals with the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) predicting the busiest Easter weekend on record, officials said yesterday.

“People in Canada and the U.S. who have suffered through a season of what felt like never-ending northeasters are just plain weary and worn down by the weather. The appeal of The Bahamas where they can bask under a shining sun..
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ALIV Statement on ANDROS FIRE - Mar 28, 2018 - 9:00:09 AM

March 28, 2018 Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstance, there was a fire in the Butlers Plaza, San Andros early Wednesday morning (March 28) which has affected the entire plaza including our store. Due to this, our store will be closed until further notice. We will be providing an update shortly and we stand in solidarity with the other tenants and the plaza's owner...
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BTC Makes Final Lap with BSF - Mar 27, 2018 - 6:18:43 AM

The four year partnership between BTC and the Bahamas Swim Federation is now its final year, and both entities are looking forward to another stellar performance at the CARIFTA Swim Championships in Jamaica this week. It all started four years ago, when BTC took a dive with the BSF to provide opportunities for hundreds of Bahamian swimmers to be compete fiercely throughout the region.

In the last four years, The Bahamas has won the CARIFTA games three times. BSF President, Algernon Cargill expressed his gratitude to BTC saying, “The four-year partnership with BTC has been the foundation of our success...
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University of The Bahamas on Graduation Regalia - Mar 22, 2018 - 7:08:03 PM

Commencement is a time-honoured tradition and a sacred celebration of the most pivotal achievements of our University of The Bahamas (UB) students. Indeed, our faculty, staff and administrators are some of the most excited and proud cheerleaders of our graduands at this ceremony. They have actively contributed to their development and matriculation over the years and observing them reach the pinnacle of their academic journey at UB is a proud moment...
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ORG Urges Minnis, Government to demonstrate commitment to transparency with reforms - Mar 21, 2018 - 5:37:57 PM

The Organization for Responsible Governance, a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic foundation working to improve accountability, economic development and education in The Bahamas, is sorely discouraged at the recent actions of the Government regarding the Oban Energy Foreign Investment proposal. 

The apparent 1) lack of transparency in the process of developing and presenting the Heads of Agreement, 2) lack of involvement of Civil Society in determining the suitability and public interest of the project and 3) lack of broad public consultation with the communities...
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BNT statement on the Oban Oil Refinery Project - Mar 13, 2018 - 11:09:17 PM

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has requested information from the Government of The Bahamas (GOB) regarding the oil refinery and storage facility in Grand Bahama, known as the Oban Project. BNT is greatly concerned with regards to the location of the facility, which if the reports in the press are correct, would place the refinery in close proximity to three national parks – The Lucayan National Park, the East Grand Bahama National Park, and the North Shore - The Gap National Park. The BNT has asked the government to provide the exact location of the site and to see the full Heads of Agreement. We have also asked for the opportunity to weigh in on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before completion.

BNT wishes to state very clearly however, that notwithstanding the results of the EIA, even if there are local project impacts that the Bahamas Environment and Science and Technology Commissions and the Government might deem acceptable...
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ALIV launches Premier Cloud Based Push to Talk Service - Mar 11, 2018 - 10:21:25 AM

Believing in innovation and technology, ALIV announced last week, the official launch of The Bahamas’ and The Caribbean’s first premier cloud-based Push to Talk Service in partnership with iScape and Push to Talk International(PTTI).

The Push to Talk service, geared towards business owners, will essentially allow any number of individuals to communicate with each other by the simple push of a button.
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U.S. Embassy Bahamas gives Woman of Courage Award on International Women’s Day - Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40:49 PM

On March 8, recognized globally as International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of Fotini “Sam” Tsavousis-Duncombe, Embassy Nassau’s 2018 nominee for the Secretary of State’s Award for the International Women of Courage (WOC).  A cross-section of key contacts attended the event, including the wife of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, President of the Senate, Senator The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, and other government officials...
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QC publicly condemns AG Bethel - Mar 5, 2018 - 7:36:36 PM

I hereby publicly condemn Attorney General Carl Bethel in strongest possible terms for his cowardly and shameful attempt to muzzle freedom of expression and intimidate activists seeking to educate the public about their rights.

His complaints about a recent publication by Rights Bahamas are petty, irrelevant and totally lacking in merit; meanwhile, his threatening language toward human rights defenders should be considered highly dangerous by all Bahamians who defend democracy and fundamental rights...
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U.S. Embassy Nassau welcomes Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Stephanie L. Bowers - Mar 5, 2018 - 2:31:13 PM

Stephanie Bowers assumed the role of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at U.S. Embassy Nassau on March 1, 2018.  Ms. Bowers is a career Foreign Service Officer who most recently served as Chief of Staff of the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.  Previously she served as Deputy Director of the Office of Central American Affairs, Deputy Director of the Office of International Religious Freedom, Senior Watch Officer in the Secretary of State’s Executive Secretariat Operations Center, and as Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Coordinator and South America Team Leader in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  She also served at the White House as Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council...
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MoVi signs MOU for 4K Outside Broadcast Truck - Mar 5, 2018 - 11:00:33 AM

The MoVi Group, the leading sound, lighting and stage and film production house in The Bahamas, has signed an MOU with MultVideo of Brazil that gives them preferred access in The Bahamas for the use of a multi-million-dollar 4K Outside Broadcast (OB) Truck. 

Providing state-of-the art 4K broadcast quality on demand, and at vastly reduced cost to event managers, is an asset to the country as its local accessibility is a draw for overseas event planners considering The Bahamas for their conferences and events...

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