Bahamas Press Club abhors media attacks
- May 2, 2018 - 11:38:16 PM
On this World Press Freedom Day 2018, The Bahamas Press Club 2014, salutes the democracy enjoyed by the Bahamian media.
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...
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
Challenging, rewarding year for GGYA
- Apr 26, 2018 - 11:59:32 AM
Normally technology facilitates progress but when it comes to the
Governor General’s Youth Award, it just might be standing in the way of
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.
New Reverse Osmosis Plant for Western Water Users
- Apr 25, 2018 - 3:11:24 PM
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
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
Bahamas Bridal Show offers loads of give-aways
- Apr 20, 2018 - 4:59:05 PM
The bridal show was held Sunday, April 15, at Melia Nassau All-Inclusive
Resort, and was hosted and organized by Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear.
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...
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...
Endangered Bahama parrot rescued after entering home through chimney
- Apr 10, 2018 - 11:26:11 PM
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
Small Arms Identification Training for RBPF and Customs
- Mar 26, 2018 - 2:12:54 PM
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.
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...
Young entrepreneurs self-drive truck rental business fleet grows five-fold in one year
- Mar 20, 2018 - 10:22:41 AM
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
ONE OCEAN Developers target early May for Phase 2 completion
- Mar 14, 2018 - 2:09:51 AM
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.
Dr. Allen to speak at psychotherapy conference in USA
- Feb 24, 2018 - 10:21:53 AM
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
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...
U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement
- Feb 15, 2018 - 6:25:22 PM
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
At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted the Embassy’s close partnership with The Bahamas...
BTC to expand reach, offering new products and services
- Feb 5, 2018 - 11:15:36 AM
BTC continues to expand its reach and accessibility to products and
services. This year, the company will continue its efforts to roll out
broadband and its advanced IP television product, FLOW TV, nationwide.
Additionally, BTC aims to place “big business tools in small business
hands”, and make communications services easily accessible to small
business owners throughout the country.
To make this all possible, BTC is augmenting its salesforce, recruiting a crew of exciting and energetic team members...
Sweepstake Winner Thanks Campari For A “dream Prize”
- Feb 3, 2018 - 12:33:55 PM
CAMPARI recently announced that New Providence resident Michael Cooper
was named the lucky winner of the brand’s “Enter to win a trip to
Trinidad Carnival” sweepstake.
The promotion took place during
the months of November and December of last year and participants got
the chance to enter by simply purchasing a bottle of Campari.
Gary Sands Takes Helm at Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company
- Jan 30, 2018 - 3:14:27 PM
Gary Sands is making history in the beverage industry worldwide. He is
one of the youngest persons ever to take the helm of a major beverage
company. At the age of 27, Gary has recently been promoted to General
Manager of Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits with a staff of 60 under his
management. He will command the operations at all Jimmy’s locations in
Nassau, North Eleuthera and Abaco except for Freeport, Grand Bahama
where the parent company, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company is
located. Jimmy’s has eight distribution centers in New Providence,
Freeport, North Eleuthera and Marsh Harbor, Abaco.
As General Manager, Gary is now responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the company, and also has marketing, sales and accounts
under his purview...
BTC Tower Rigger to receive International Award
- Jan 29, 2018 - 12:30:37 PM
BTC’s Senior Manager of Mobile Network Operations, Clement Rolle, will
receive the Chairman’s Coin Award from the National Association of Tower
Erectors (NATE) next month in Nashville, Tennessee.
is presented to individuals that have showcased dedication and service
to the mission of NATE. Every Year, only 3 individuals have the
privilege to receive this international award. BTC is ecstatic to have a
member of their team rewarded on this level.
Clement plays an essential role in the company as the only tower rigger in the business...
RBC Announces Digital Change Initatives and Branch Consolidations
- Jan 23, 2018 - 9:44:46 PM
RBC is on an ongoing journey of transformation and innovation in the
Caribbean, and around the world. As part of this journey, banking
solutions for clients will continue to evolve and improve.
recently launched an industry-leading mobile App, nearly 25,000 active
users in The Bahamas are currently enjoying the benefits and convenience
of 24/7 access to conduct their banking anywhere and anytime on their
AML celebrates the Grand Opening of Solomon’s Yamacraw
- Jan 21, 2018 - 10:47:04 PM
AML Foods Limited officially opened its newest retail outlet Solomon’s
Yamacraw. The 38,000 square-foot grocery store is located on Yamacraw
Hill Road. AML invested a total of $14.5 million into the development.
Hon. Ellsworth Johnson, Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Member
of Parliament for Yamacraw joined the company’s Board of Directors and
leadership team during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location
Warwick Silver Autumn Foundation hosts Training, Education Program in conjunction with Ministry’s Community Bahamahost Programme
- Jan 15, 2018 - 9:55:33 AM
The non-profit Warwick Silver Autumn Foundation organized its first
official hospitality training and educational programme at the end of
2017 in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation’s Community BahamaHost Programme and will launch its second
training event on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at the Warwick Paradise Island -
The Foundation’s primary mandate is to provide
educational programs to young adults so they can develop vocational
skills related to the hospitality industry. Training is also provided in
other areas vital to entering the workforce including communication
skills, customer service...
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
- Jan 12, 2018 - 11:53:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on
Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr.
holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business
operations on Tuesday, January 16th at 8:00 a.m.
emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens
Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: