BTC on Landline Issues
- Jun 30, 2019 - 12:35:47 PM
Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services
have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were
affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice
services. The disruption was the result of a critical fault which
occurred on June 29th, on our transmission ring between Grand Bahama and
New Providence. Our local technical teams and international teams
inclusive of C&W Communications and our vendor partners worked all
day and night, and the root cause of the issue was resolved earlier this
PM Minnis thanked Dame Marguerite for Dedicated Service to Country
- Jun 27, 2019 - 11:36:09 PM
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...
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...
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...
USFF Commander Visits The Bahamas
- Jun 17, 2019 - 3:00:55 PM
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...
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
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...
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight
- Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM
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...
USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call
- Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived
in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12.
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.
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
Nassau Airport Development Company & Vantage Airport Group host successful operations workshop in Nassau
- Jun 9, 2019 - 10:30:21 AM
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...
LPIA to begin $20M Runway Rehabilitation Project on June 17
- Jun 2, 2019 - 10:55:13 AM
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
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...
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
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...
Local UHY Bain & Associates Firm to Host Major International Accounting Conference at Atlantis this week
- May 22, 2019 - 10:42:45 PM
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
Bahamas Waste presented appreciation plaque by Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend
- May 21, 2019 - 9:00:57 AM
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
“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.
OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Bahamas
- May 20, 2019 - 9:30:50 PM
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
Earlier in his visit, Bohigian met with local business
leaders to explore investment opportunities and highlight priority
sectors for OPIC in the region...
NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA
- May 16, 2019 - 11:08:06 AM
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.
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...
BPL on Load Shedding in New Providence
- May 16, 2019 - 10:45:16 AM
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
Bahamas Hosts Inaugural C-Suite Forum
- May 13, 2019 - 11:29:51 AM
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...
CryptoChicks Bringing Blockchain and AI Hackathon to The Bahamas
- May 8, 2019 - 3:26:38 PM
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
The CryptoChicks Hackathon is a friendly,
problem-solving contest that provides participants with a collaborative
learning experience to solve business or community problems using
Seminar promises to help professionals increase sales
- May 8, 2019 - 3:00:39 PM
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.
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
“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...
Bristol Wines sponsors ocean expedition launch of artist Kishan Munroe
- May 3, 2019 - 3:30:29 PM
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.
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.