‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event
- Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM
In February – the month of love – thousands of couples around the globe
will pause to celebrate all the ways they cherish their significant
others and thousands more will take the plunge into marital bliss. For
many of those very couples however, matrimonial money matters threaten
to end their happily ever after prematurely. According to a 2015
financial study, money can be a huge source of conflict in marriage with
more than eight hundred thousand of the two million annual marriages
ending in divorce because of it...
Bahamas Realty celebrates 70 Years, firm’s leaders take a look at a changing industry
- Feb 6, 2019 - 11:35:18 AM
Bahamas Realty, a staple in the Bahamian economy and a standard bearer
in the real estate industry, is marking its 70th anniversary this year
with a record of more than $10 billion in sales and a history so long it
predates the birth of its own CEO.
“Our 70th anniversary marks a
milestone in the rich history of Bahamas Realty, a company that has
kept pace with the many legislative, policy and market changes and
innovations that have transformed the industry,” said Donnie
Martinborough, the three time world-champion sailor and commercial real
estate expert who was named CEO in 2018...
Bahamas Waste steps up during trash collection transition
- Jan 30, 2019 - 9:35:24 AM
If you’re a resident of New Providence then you’ve probably seen them:
mounds of uncollected trash and overflowing trash bins far too often;
which become the perfect targets for stray dogs and a breeding ground
for rodents. While challenges related to public sector trash collection
services are not new, many more residents have noticed, longer than
usual delays in the weekly collection of their garbage.
January 1, 2019, the Government of The Bahamas introduced changes to the
regulations which dictate what type of residences qualify for public
trash collection. Under the newly enforced laws, multiplex lots
comprising of 3 units or more now fall into the category of commercial
BIA Elects New Chairman and Secretary
- Jan 23, 2019 - 2:42:32 PM
The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently announced the
election of Warren Rolle as Chairman and Felicia Knowles as Secretary of
the Association. They join the BIA executive team comprised of Anton
Sealey, Deputy Chair (Property & Casualty), Tina Cambridge, Deputy
Chair (Life & Health) and Cardinal McCardy, Treasurer.
am honored to have been elected by members of the BIA to serve as the
Chairman at this juncture in our Association’s history...
Bahamas Arbitratation Branch gear up for Arbritration and Investment Summit in The Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2019 - 1:14:41 PM
The Charter Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Bahamas branch held a
luncheon to discuss the latest developments in the field of arbitration
and mediation and to prepare for an upcoming Summit. The 7th Annual
Arbitration and Investment Summit will be take place on Friday, January
25, 2019 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.
"Several times a
year, The Bahamas Branch of CIArb offers training courses in mediation,
arbitration and construction adjudication in Nassau and in Freeport,”
said Williams Higgs, Chair of education and training...
NAD Issues Airport Hotel RFP, outlines submission guidelines to prospective proponents
- Jan 21, 2019 - 10:11:53 AM
Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) issued the Request for
Proposal (RFP) for an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International
Airport. The successful proponent will design, finance, construct and
operate the hotel to meet the needs of domestic and international
Interested parties can now access the full RFP
document online at www.nassaulpia.com/RFP-public where they will find
details on submission requirements as well as important deadlines for
the application process...
Doctors Hospital welcomes first babies of 2019
- Jan 16, 2019 - 11:34:06 AM
Doctors Hospital celebrated the promise of a new year by proudly
welcoming two precious new lives into the world. Through its
partnership with Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agencies, Ltd., Doctors Hospital
presented the first baby girl and baby boy of 2019 with special gift
baskets overflowing with baby products from Johnson’s and Lullaby
On January 2nd, Miranda and Damaine
Pratt of Abaco were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Ariya Monae
Pratt, into the world. The couple eagerly shared their experience at
Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Pratt noted, “It was truly a stress-free stay...
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...