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Junkanoo Coin Presented to Namibia Ambassador - Apr 2, 2017 - 11:59:22 AM

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Mr. Edison Sumner (right), CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, is pictured presenting a Bahamian $10:00 medallion Junkanoo coin from the Central Bank of The Bahamas to His Excellency Martin Andjaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the United States, after he was presented with his credentials as the Honorary Consul for Namibia to The Bahamas during a ceremony on Thursday, March 30, at the Embassy of Namibia, 1605 New Hampshire Ave, N.W. At left is His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States...
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Scholarships to help students ‘Rebuild’ family islands - Sep 8, 2016 - 6:30:01 AM

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Fifteen students from Family Islands impacted by hurricane Joaquin have been granted scholarships to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution, courtesy of the Rebuild Bahamas Hurricane Relief program.

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) in partnership with Rotary clubs of The Bahamas recently awarded each of the 15 students with $1,000 scholarships. The recipients represent Long Island Acklins, Crooked Island, Inagua and San Salvador, with eight hailing from Long Island alone...
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Businesses open, boats re-floated, hundreds back at work thanks to Rebuild Bahamas - Mar 5, 2016 - 9:58:04 AM

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The famed Long Island fishing fleet is slowly returning to the sea, businesses are opening their doors and stocking their shelves, contracts are being let and hundreds of men and women are back at work as commerce begins its welcome recovery from the worst hurricane to hit the southern Bahamas in history.

The positive report detailing how far the work has come – and how far it still has to go -- was revealed at a Rebuild Bahamas press conference today at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce...
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce meets with gov't to discuss business license requirements - Feb 3, 2016 - 6:11:46 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Executives from The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation (BCCEC) met with officials of the Ministry of Finance on Friday, January 28th to discuss the new requirements for business licence.

The BCCEC was concerned that the new requirements placed an unnecessary financial and administrative burden on small and micro businesses (i.e. businesses with a turnover of less than $400,000) and the new timelines for certification of turnover by January 31st was too tight and unreasonable for full compliance...
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Minister Darville remarks at Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet - Jan 31, 2016 - 11:35:16 PM

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Remarks by The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville Minister for Grand Bahaman on the occasion of The Annual Banquet and installation of officers of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Saturday, 30th January, 2016:

Several businesses are undergoing upgrades, such as Bahama Rock, which has commenced a $9.3 million phased expansion, and other businesses, such as Caribbean Bottling, Bahamian Brewery and Island Bedding, all small and medium-sized businesses are following suit.   

Some infrastructural work is underway such as the state of the art fire station, as well as the storage facility at the C.A. Smith Complex, which are both on schedule and within budget... 
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber Meets with Baha Mar Provisional Liquidators - Sep 16, 2015 - 11:46:20 AM

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Directors and executives of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation met with the joint provisional liquidators for Baha Mar today in an effort to keep the lines of communication flowing between the business community and the stalled project that is considered by most to be the single largest influence on business conditions in the country at this time.

“We know how much work the joint provisional liquidators have before them so we were pleased that the Bahamian lead on the liquidators’ team, Edmund Rahming, was able to sit with us to engage in early discussions about the best way forward,” said Chamber CEO Edison Sumner...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber AGM set for May 20th - May 13, 2015 - 10:24:07 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Annual General Meeting and Officer Elections: Final Notice.

Wednesday May 20, 2015; 6 pm - 7 pm at Sapodilla Estate

AGM Nominees are here! Members can go to Sapodilla Estate on West Bay Street to cast their vote for the next Board of Directors.  Only Chamber members in good standing are allowed to vote.
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Why should you become a Member of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce?‏ - Apr 6, 2015 - 12:29:19 AM

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce as with any other Chamber of Commerce is non-profit action agency designed to meet the needs of the community. The "Chamber" is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance the commercial, financial industrial and civic interests of a community.

The GBCC’s Mission is – “To provide the network, to sustain, promote and support business development in an effort to encourage growth and expansion in the Grand Bahama economy and within a healthy and clean community environment.”
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce calls on Hon. Hope Strachan - Feb 12, 2015 - 8:09:14 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Gowan Bowe, and President of the BCCEC Edison Sumner paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan at the Ministry’s offices on Thursday, February 12. 

Pictured from left are Permanent Secretary David Davis; Legal Advisor/Acting Director of Trade and Industry Keva Bain; President of BCCEC Edison Sumner; Minister Hope Strachan; and Chairman of BCCEC Gowan Bowe...
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DPM Davis: The Bahamas Energy Policy and Behaviour - Dec 4, 2014 - 9:55:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by DPM Hon. Philip Brave Davis
at the Bahamas Energy Security Forum (Sponsored by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation):

As an Opposition Force, the Progressive Liberal Party noted that more than 6,000 families were forced to function daily without electricity, causing untold hardship to families, and that BEC’s rates made the country uncompetitive in many business areas.  We promised that, should we be called to serve as Government, we would increase the efficiency of BEC, reduce the cost of electricity to consumers, and reduce reliance on BEC by encouraging conservation measures promoting the use of alternative energy...
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Bahamas Chamber of Commerce appoints new chairman - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:57:30 PM

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The Board of Directors of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation announces the resignation of Mr. Robert Myers as Chairman of the BCCEC and Co-Chairman of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation. The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.

We wish Mr. Myers and his family all the best in his future endeavours and express a great sense of gratitude to his stellar leadership.

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.
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VIPs Pack Chamber Event at Palm Cay to Mix, Mingle & Meet Carnival Chiefs - Oct 8, 2014 - 7:01:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - More than 150 people packed the Billfish Grill at Palm Cay for the recent Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s ‘Wind Down,’ its annual mix and mingle for business owners, top executives and civic leaders.

The drawing card – one of America’s most prominent success stories, Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corp., the massive cruise line company he has steered for less than two years, sailing through challenges to emerge as a $33 billion corporation with nine cruise ship brands and 121,000 employees.

Donald’s visit to The Bahamas, along with other Carnival execs, was arranged by the American Embassy. Donald used the occasion to remind...

Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber Best in Business Awards Nominations Open - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:14:34 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The BIBA recognizes the best in Bahamian entrepreneurship honoring business owners of integrity and  businesses that have had the greatest positive impact on our communities. Nominees must be Chamber members and cannot nominate themselves.  Winners are selected by a committee based on criteria such as the uniqueness of the business model and level of positive impact on the community.
 
The 2014 awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30th at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau.

Categories include: Lifetime Achievement, Male Entrepreneur of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Best New Business of the Year...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Carnival Corp President to Headline Chamber’s Annual Meet ‘n Greet for CEOs at Palm Cay - Sep 22, 2014 - 4:18:21 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Arnold W. Donald, who heads the $3.6 billion Carnival Corporation, will headline the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation annual mix and mingle for business leaders, movers and shakers at an event being called The Wind Down: Where Business + Leisure Meet October 2.

The networking reception focusing on what creates sustainable success is expected to draw a waiting list of attendees. It will be held at the Billfish Grill at Palm Cay, the 350-home mixed residential and marina community that has been a success story in its own right, winning, among other accolades, the first Bahamas Contractors Association award presented to a development rather than a contractor...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas: Position Paper of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation - Jun 1, 2014 - 11:06:22 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is the final position paper of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation.  This was communicated to the Prime Minister on 23 May 2014 and discussed in a meeting with him and other Cabinet Ministers in the Office of the Prime Minister, along with Ministry of Finance Officials on 26 May 2014.  Prior to this, the final report from Oxford Economics was presented to these individuals.

As was highlighted in the report, and discussed in our meeting with the Prime Minister, there is much to be done to achieve the goal of reduction in fiscal deficits and the overall government debt.  The efforts to date are merely the first leg of a relay and the baton has been passed for the next phase, which is to focus attention on the wider fiscal reform including expenditure control, the transparency of decision making through the appropriate release critical information, and the continued collaboration with the Private Sector to foster confidence and ensure the continued success of this great nation...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Sustainable development is good for business - Apr 8, 2014 - 3:50:41 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The cost of doing business in the Bahamas would be greatly reduced by the adoption of environmentally progressive national policies, a Chamber of Commerce director says.

Reporting to the chamber’s national conclave, environmental attorney Romi Ferreira cited complaints about the high electricity costs, which he said, are the result of poor planning, a lack of maintenance and the use of expensive, pollutant-heavy fuel by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC)...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Institute e-Learning Launch Luncheon - Nov 10, 2013 - 2:16:58 PM

Chamber Institute e-Learning Launch Luncheon takes place
Wednesday, November 19, 2013 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Registration time: 12noon.

The Chamber Institute will host an engaging, interactive and informational luncheon to officially launch its E-Learning Platform and 2014 Training Rewards program featuring best practices, meaningful strategies and thought provoking presentations that aim to help organizations improve their bottom line, competitiveness and learning cultures in coming year...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
VAT and Tax Reform Day at BICA's Accountants Week - Nov 7, 2013 - 10:00:46 AM


From November 11-14, The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants will be hosting its annual Accountants Week under the theme 'Broadening Our Expertise To Support The Changing Economic Environment.'

This year the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants has partnered with the Ministry of Finance to host a full day of conferences dedicated to education on Value Added Tax (VAT) and Tax Reform, on November 11 at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Casino.  The Ministry of Finance has provided a line-up of 13 speakers who will be addressing topics from ‘VAT – Registration & De-registration’ to ‘VAT – Customs Transitional Arrangements for Implementation Date’. 
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber Team and Home Builders Show team up for the ‘Green Forum’ - Oct 23, 2013 - 12:19:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On October 25, 2013 the 2013 Bahamas Home and Builders Show & Energy Expo, co-sponsored by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, will begin a three-day expo, with the first day dedicated to “The Green Economy” at the Wyndham Nassau Resort (Baha Mar).

The 2013 Bahamas Home and Builders Show & Energy Expo will showcase 50 exhibitors ranging from construction to and renovation supplies to energy saving technologies. The Green Forum will give business owners, professionals and members of the general public a chance to learn more about the Green Economy from industry experts - including representatives...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
William "Billy" Lowe to receive Bahamas Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award - Oct 16, 2013 - 1:31:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - When the doors open to the annual BCCEC Gala event at the Imperial Ball Room, Atlantis on November 9th at 7PM, all the past Chairmen over the last 40 years will be honoured. Included in the list is Sir Roland Symonette, the first Premier of the Bahamas who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959 and the Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Khaalis Rolle. But the greatest honour of the night will belong to businessman William "Billy" Lowe, owner of Lowe's Pharmacy, who will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Lowe is a shining example of an individual whose indomitable spirit and hard work resulted in high levels of success, regardless of his humble...
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