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:
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Bahamian Majority Rule Day Holiday
- Jan 9, 2018 - 12:42:30 PM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, January 10th in
observance of the Majority Rule Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Thursday, January
11th 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...
Let’s Get Social to refresh, rethink and reimagine social media for success
- Jan 8, 2018 - 9:07:43 PM
Social media best practices will take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and
small business owners at this month’s Let’s Get Social workshop.
Get Social: Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable
knowledge and resources for participants. Valdez K. Russell, principal
of VKR Insights and event coordinator says “Get Social will empower and
engage Bahamian entrepreneurs and businesses for social media success. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh, rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”
Bahamian and international thought leaders will inspire participants to
achieve greater reach and engagement through effective social media
BISX Lists The Gap Private Fund Ltd.
- Jan 8, 2018 - 12:00:30 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that the Gap Private Fund Ltd. (the Fund) has successfully
completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, the Fund’s
shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the
Exchange. The Gap Private Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.
Private Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International Business Company
under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is licensed as a
Smart Fund Model SFM 007 under the Investment Funds Act, 2003...
Busy Holiday Season underway at LPIA, Airport adds in terminal cheer and offers passengers top travel tips
- Dec 17, 2017 - 4:05:30 PM
It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas with officials
reporting strong passenger numbers at Lynden Pindling International
This past weekend marked the start of the busy
holiday travel season at the country’s major gateway. Between Friday
December 15 and Sunday December 17, an estimated 31,600 passengers moved
through LPIA, heading home for the holidays or traveling to
Nassau/Paradise Island to celebrate the season...
WSC spreads Christmas cheer at Senior Citizens Center
- Dec 12, 2017 - 10:23:20 PM
While Christmas is traditionally a time for
food, friends and family, some of our country’s elderly and most
vulnerable citizens are often those who do not have holiday luxuries.
With that in mind, the Water & Sewerage Corporation set out to bring
holiday cheer to patients of the Yellow Elder Senior Citizens’ Center.
Armed with gifts, games, Christmas carols as well as a traditional
holiday meal with all the fixings, the team of WSC volunteers visited
with those at the center to spread much needed Christmas cheer.
is a dream come true for our seniors,” said Yellow Elder Center
Administrator, Veronica Hamilton. “Like everyone else, they love
receiving gifts during the yuletide season...