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D’Aguilar: Need for national airline greater today than ever before
- Feb 14, 2019 - 4:31:33 PM
The opportunities facing the country’s national flag carrier,
Bahamasair, are endless, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar said Thursday (February 14, 2019).
the Commissioning Ceremony marking the arrival of the newest addition to
the Bahamasair fleet, a Boeing 737-790NG, Minister D’Aguilar said the
need for a national airline such as Bahamasair, is “even greater today,
than it has ever been.”
“What does this new addition mean? Is
this new aircraft going to be used to provide support to the existing
fleet in order to increase Bahamasair’s efficiency and on-time
Prime Minister commissions new Boeing 737 Bahamasair carrier
- Feb 14, 2019 - 4:18:34 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the new Boeing
737-790NG acquired by Bahamasair will play an important role in the
expansion of the national flag carrier’s international service.
delivered the keynote address at the Commissioning Ceremony of
Bahamasair’s latest aircraft, held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at
Bahamasair’s Hangar at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
present were Cabinet Ministers, and Bahamasair’s Board of Directors,
Executive Management, Industry Partners and other invited guests...
Ministry of Education Moves Closer to Full Digitization of Public Education System
- Feb 14, 2019 - 3:51:40 PM
The Ministry of Education signed a $3.3 million contract with Walker’s
Industries Ltd., February 13, 2019. The signing of the contract is part
of its ‘One Network’ project and marks the final of four contracts to
execute the full digitization of the public school system. The Ministry
previously signed contracts with BTC, Cable Bahamas and Sam’s Business
During a Ministry of Education press conference and
contract signing ceremony, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
said that this contract facilitates the creation of wireless internet
connectivity in the school system...
National Arts Festival Adjudication in Acklins
- Feb 14, 2019 - 1:14:09 PM
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in Acklins Island took place on February 13, 2019.
Bay Primary School Recorder Group Selection, Lovely Bay Primary School
Choir, Snug Corner Primary - Story Telling and Acklins Central High
School Tameco Cooper...
Polish Maritime Academy Officials call on the Governor General
- Feb 14, 2019 - 1:07:16 PM
In celebration of of Poland's 100 years of regained independence, Edith
Powell (third left), Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, along
with Captain of the Polish sail training ship, Dar Mlodziezy ("Gift of
Youth") and Officers of the Maritime Academy in Poland, called upon
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
(centre) at Government House on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The ship is
currently making a 100th anniversary celebration sail around the world.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
URCA Welcomes a new Director of Electronic Communications
- Feb 14, 2019 - 1:02:40 PM
Veteran journalist and broadcaster Carlton Smith has joined the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority as Director of Electronic
Communications (DEC). Mr. Smith’s appointment came after an extensive
competitive recruitment exercise for this critical role.
Mr. Smith will have the overall responsibility for URCA’s regulatory
activities in the Electronic Communications Sector (ECS). In
collaboration with the CEO and under the supervision of URCA’s Board,
the DEC leads the organization in the fulfillment of its mission in the
ECS in the Bahamas...
Airbnb hosts in The Bahamas welcomed 59,000 guests in 2018
- Feb 13, 2019 - 11:38:41 PM
The home sharing community in The Bahamas is a growing component of the
local tourism industry. In 2018, Airbnb hosts in The Bahamas welcomed
approximately 59,000 guests with an average trip length of approximately
These travelers were welcomed by 1,700 hosts who opened
their doors to offer locals and foreigners alike a diverse, inclusive
and sustainable travel experience in urban destinations such as Nassau,
but also on the Family Islands and areas that typically benefit less
from tourist visits...
A new Central Bank will add to redevelopment of Nassau, says PM Minnis
- Feb 13, 2019 - 7:47:54 PM
A new Central Bank of the Bahamas building is part of the
revitalization of downtown Nassau, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis told the House of Assembly. He was contributing to the
debate on the Resolution to Convey Property and Land from the Government
of The Bahamas to the Central Bank of The Bahamas for the building of a
“The redeveloped Prince George Wharf, the new Supreme
Court Complex, and supporting offices, and the beautiful new Central
Bank will boost the revitalization, renewal and restoration of
downtown,” the Prime Minister said during the morning House session on
February 13, 2019.
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Mayaguana
- Feb 13, 2019 - 6:35:48 PM
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival took place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Mayaguana.
Pirates Well Primary School Recorder Selection, Abraham's Bay High School Band,
Bay High School's Ivaneice Charlton in Liturgical Dance selection,
Jason Brooks Community Group Solo and Marcus Sands Community Group Story
BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna...
Revitalization of Downtown Nassau Underway, says PM Minnis
- Feb 13, 2019 - 6:03:38 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has confirmed that
plans for the revitalization of historic downtown Nassau are underway
and will realize jobs and business opportunities for Bahamians.
was contributing to the debate in the House of Assembly today on the
Resolution to Convey Property and Land from the Government of The
Bahamas to the Central Bank of The Bahamas for the building of a new
Office of the Attorney General on EU Commissioners' Published List
- Feb 13, 2019 - 4:50:42 PM
Today the European Union College of Commissioners published a List of
High Risk Third Countries for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter
Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) deficiencies. The Listing of The Bahamas
is linked to the FATF Action Plan and to the adverse Caribbean Financial
Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluation Report of the Nation’s
AML/CFT framework, in May of 2017. It is allegedly based upon a
perception that the listed countries pose a “threat” to the EU Financial
U.S. Department of the Treasury on European Commission List
- Feb 13, 2019 - 2:20:57 PM
Today, the European Commission issued a list of purportedly high-risk
jurisdictions “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s
financial system as a result of strategic deficiencies in their
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terror (AML/CFT)
regimes. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has significant concerns
about the substance of the list and the flawed process by which it was
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global
standard-setting body for combating money laundering, terrorist
financing, and proliferation financing. The FATF...
Government Reaches Agreement with Gaming Operators
- Feb 13, 2019 - 1:30:02 PM
Following recent open and productive discussions, the Government has
reached an agreement with the Bahamas Gaming House Operators Association
to increase taxes on the gaming industry and to collect the payment of
With the beginning of the regulation of the gaming
industry on January 1, 2015, the rate of taxation on net taxable revenue
of the seven licensed gaming operators was set at 11 percent and was
expected to yield approximately $21 million...
Caribbean Tourism on the Upswing
- Feb 13, 2019 - 12:42:57 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean tourism sector
is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a
stronger-than-expected performance last year.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism
statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven percent growth
this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.
Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act - Proposed Amendments to be Tabled
- Feb 12, 2019 - 9:26:13 PM
The Government will table proposed amendments to the Commercial Entities
(Substance Requirements) Act when the House of Assembly meets on
Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
The Commercial Entities (Substance
Requirements) Act, 2018 was among a package of legislation passed in
December 2018 aimed at implementing measures to ensure compliance with
international standards on tax governance and transparency...
Minister Campbell: Ensuring Equal Access for Community of Persons with Disabilities is a Priority
- Feb 12, 2019 - 7:30:25 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, told residents of Inagua that ensuring equal access for the
community of persons with disabilities in The Bahamas is a major
priority for his ministry.
“Our message is one of inclusion,”
Minister Campbell said. “My dream as the Minister of Social Services and
Urban Development is two-fold: that we would develop, as individuals, a
more caring society; a more empathetic and sympathetic society where we
are concerned about other persons, and secondly...
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in Matthew Town, Inagua, The Bahamas
- Feb 12, 2019 - 3:26:03 PM
Tara Burrows of Gospel Community performs a solo; Zion Baptist
Church Dance Group Community performs a liturgical dance and Douglas
Finley of Inagua All Age School performs a drum solo on February 11,
2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications,
at St. Philip’s Hall, in Matthew Town, Inagua.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
Royal Fidelity Conference to Explore Global Challenges
- Feb 12, 2019 - 2:37:25 PM
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited announced that its
2019 Bahamas Economic Outlook Conference will be held on Tuesday,
February 26th under the theme, “Dynamic New World: Braving the Turmoil”.
The one day event will be held at the Baha Mar convention Centre and is
an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider.
global economy is effectively under attack”, says Michael Anderson,
President of Royal Fidelity. “Political divisions and other tensions in
the United States, triggered by the Trump administration’s preference
for unilateral action and an increasingly nationalistic stance...
Sands sends a Lucky Couple on an Alaskan Cruise
- Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00:26 AM
With fans spanning the globe, The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company
(BBB) has redefined the beer business in The Bahamas, by providing
quality products and beers – like their signature Sands, Sands Light and
Sands Pink Radler. Known for rewarding their fans for their loyalty
through various social media promotions, contests, and celebrations at
their brewery, Sands has now included an Alaskan Cruise giveaway!
years ago, during the Brewery’s 10 year anniversary celebrations, the
company introduced a national Scratch & Win promotion, giving their
fans across The Bahamas the opportunity to literally scratch & win...