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PM Minnis thanked Dame Marguerite for Dedicated Service to Country - Jun 27, 2019 - 11:36:09 PM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis thanked the Governor General for her love, dedication and commitment to the state as she demits office after five years.

A Farewell Ceremony was held for Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG as Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the Upper Gardens of Government House, Mt. Fitzwilliam, June 27, 2019.   The Governor General will officially demit office June 28...
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BPL Acting C.O.O. Ian D. Pratt on Load Shedding - Jun 24, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM

Load shedding is a measure employed by electric utilities when there is insufficient available capacity to meet customer demand. Failure by any power company to manage that supply/demand match could result in more widespread outages up to and including a total system collapse, as generators will eventually shutdown if they become overloaded...
News : New Providence
BPL on Load Shedding over the weekend - Jun 23, 2019 - 7:35:54 PM

Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) confirmed that the temporary failure of two of its generating assets over the weekend exacerbated the load shedding underway on New Providence, extending the times and multiplying the number of outages experienced across the island. One of the assets that failed was returned to service by Sunday afternoon, with work proceeding to bring the other asset back online as quickly as possible...
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USFF Commander Visits The Bahamas - Jun 17, 2019 - 3:00:55 PM

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The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, June 13 for a visit to engage in bilateral meetings to reinforce the importance of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and The Bahamas and the two countries’ longstanding commitment toward mutual security, promoting trade and cultural exchange.

Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel. Grady also visited the RBDF Headquarters at Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour Base...
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Work Commences on LPIA Runway Rehabilitation - Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50:20 AM

Today, major rehabilitation work will begin on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).  Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million dollars.

The rehabilitation exercise will result in required upgrades to asphalt, extending the life of the runways at LPIA.  Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft...
News : New Providence
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight - Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM

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Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is pleased to convey the dynamic traffic management plan for movement of our new high-efficiency Wärtsilä tri-fuel engines, for this evening, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 8PM. A small, multi-agency convoy will move along with the BPL flatbed – which will be moving at a controlled speed of 2MPH – implementing road closures and traffic diversions in stages as required in an effort to minimize the disruption to the motoring public...
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USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM

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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. 

The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership.

“The Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said Cmdr. N
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Nassau Airport Development Company & Vantage Airport Group host successful operations workshop in Nassau - Jun 9, 2019 - 10:30:21 AM

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Vantage Airport Group, a leading global airport investor, developer and manager, has marked the successful delivery of its second biennial operations workshop, held this year in Nassau, The Bahamas with support from Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), operators of Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is a Bahamian company owned by the government of The Bahamas and operated by Vantage, making LPIA part of Vantage’s worldwide network of airports...
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LPIA to begin $20M Runway Rehabilitation Project on June 17 - Jun 2, 2019 - 10:55:13 AM

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On June 17, 2019, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will begin an extensive runway rehabilitation project on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

According to officials, the work will take place over a four to six month period with a total capital investment of just under $20 million dollars.  For the duration of the project, LPIA will operate as a single runway facility...
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U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday - May 24, 2019 - 5:00:37 PM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 28th 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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Local UHY Bain & Associates Firm to Host Major International Accounting Conference at Atlantis this week - May 22, 2019 - 10:42:45 PM

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More than 50 accounting firms from around the Americas are slated to gather at Atlantis May 23-25 when UHY Bain & Associates hosts a major accounting conference for UHY firms from across the Americas and selected offices from Europe. The theme of the conference is How To Build A World-Class Organization.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest will officially open the conference at Atlantis May 23. He is expected to address the realities of the global financial climate. The conference will include delegates from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, USA, Geneva and the UK.
News : New Providence
Bahamas Waste presented appreciation plaque by Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend - May 21, 2019 - 9:00:57 AM

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With more than a decade of partnership between them, the relationship between Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend and New Providence’s leading waste management company is primed for even greater things. During a special ceremony held last week, Bahamas Waste Ltd. was awarded a plaque of appreciation to commemorate its long-time sponsorship of the annual event.

“Bahamas Waste has been with us since the very beginning,” explained Assistant Race Director, Tonique Williams who praised the company for its consistent support over the past ten years.
News : New Providence
OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Bahamas - May 20, 2019 - 9:30:50 PM

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David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited the Bahamas, where he met with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation in the Bahamas and across the Caribbean.

Earlier in his visit, Bohigian met with local business leaders to explore investment opportunities and highlight priority sectors for OPIC in the region...
News : New Providence
NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA - May 16, 2019 - 11:08:06 AM

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Last week, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) began a phased demolition of the former domestic and international terminal building at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). NAD’s Maintenance & Engineering Department is spearheading the project and estimates a 10-week timeline for the initiative.

According to Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering at NAD, the building will be demolished using heavy equipment and trucks to remove the debris.  Built in the late 1950s, the old domestic and international terminal opened for operation in 1957...
News : New Providence
BPL on Load Shedding in New Providence - May 16, 2019 - 10:45:16 AM

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Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) wishes to confirm that load shedding has been conducted in New Providence since May 10. However, BPL expects to return an engine to service in the week of May 20, which will significantly bolster our generation capacity and stability...
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Bahamas Hosts Inaugural C-Suite Forum - May 13, 2019 - 11:29:51 AM

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On May 2, 2019, EY Bahamas hosted its inaugural EY Bahamas C-suite Forum - NextWave of Financial Crime Compliance: Challenges and Strategies for Success. The c-suite level event, which took place at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, brought together top executives to discuss the most pressing challenges of financial crime compliance, as well as the current state of innovation, emerging solutions and what the next generation of compliance strategies looks like...
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CryptoChicks Bringing Blockchain and AI Hackathon to The Bahamas - May 8, 2019 - 3:26:38 PM

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International non-profit organization CryptoChicks is excited to announce the inaugural Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon and Conference to be held August 23-25, 2019 at Windsor School, Albany campus.

The CryptoChicks Hackathon is a friendly, problem-solving contest that provides participants with a collaborative learning experience to solve business or community problems using technology...
News : New Providence
Seminar promises to help professionals increase sales - May 8, 2019 - 3:00:39 PM

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Sales are the lifeblood of any business. On Tuesday, March 21, sales expert Harold Antor will share tried and true tactics and strategies amassed over his twenty-eight-year career, proven to close more sales.

The three-hour Harold Antor Sales Seminar (HASS) will be hosted at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau and is ideal for any professional in any industry with a desire to take their sales to new heights and increase their income.

“Sales is one of the few careers that will empower you to increase your income exponentially, stated Antor, CEO, Sales Trainer, MDRT Lifetime Qualifier and MBA. “I have developed a system, that when followed...
News : New Providence
Bristol Wines sponsors ocean expedition launch of artist Kishan Munroe - May 3, 2019 - 3:30:29 PM
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Bristol Wines and Spirits and Lindeman’s Wines partnered in the launch of “Drifter in Residence” – an oceanographic expedition by acclaimed Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe, at an intimate gathering held at the “Never Say Never Again Bar and Grill” on April 24, 2019.
 
It was no ordinary experience for those who attended as they gathered in the beautiful gazebo that overlooked the Nassau Harbour, sipping Lindeman’s wines, and watching the arrival of the “R/V Diaspora” being escorted convoy-style into the Harbour by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas and the New Providence Port Authority.
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BTC & the BCPOU Sign Heads of Agreement - Apr 30, 2019 - 5:35:28 PM

BTC officially announces that the company has signed a Heads of Agreement with the leadership of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU). The deal was made official last week as both parties signed off on the long anticipated agreement.

BTC’s CEO, Garfield Sinclair said, “Last August on my arrival, I committed to working with our union partners to ensure a productive and progressive working relationship for the benefit of our team members...

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