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British Airways pilot ends career with retirement flight to LPIA - Mar 19, 2019 - 7:42:20 PM

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On March 7, 2019, British Airways Captain Gordon Black landed his final flight as a commercial pilot touching down at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

For decades, the veteran pilot flew over the beautiful waters of The Bahamas and wanted to officially end his career making the long-haul trip from London to Nassau. Company officials at Nassau Airport Development (NAD) received word that Captain Black chose LPIA to end his 43-year career and wanted to support British Airways as the airline recognized one of its valued team members...
News : New Providence
Get the facts about U.S. Visas and the Application Process - Mar 18, 2019 - 4:07:06 PM

Contrary to media reports on March 18, 2019, the interview waiver program is already in place in The Bahamas, and has been for several years.  Under the interview waiver program, those who are renewing a previous U.S. visa, or who meet certain other age-related criteria, may qualify for a waiver of the visa interview.  Eligibility is determined based on the answers provided to questions during the appointment scheduling process...
News : New Providence
Bahamian Contractors Association launches partnership with Global Ports Holding - Mar 17, 2019 - 1:20:12 PM

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The Bahamain Contractor's Association (BCA) was honored to receive representatives of Global Ports Holding as they recently made an official visit to meet BCA board members. The group discussed potential opportunities for BCA members to participate in the redevelopment of Prince George Wharf. Global Ports Holding executive, Colin Murphy, reinforced the company's commitment to collaborating with local stakeholders like the BCA in recognition of level of professionalism and expertise among its members, as was emphasized by Michael Pratt, President of the BCA, and others present...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Launches Partnership with Global Ports Holding - Mar 10, 2019 - 12:52:35 PM

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Executives of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union (BTCU) and the Prince George Wharf Taxi Association formally met with representatives of Global Ports Holding and the Downtown Nassau Partnership last week regarding the redevelopment of Prince George Wharf. The group included Perry McPhee, Prince George Wharf Taxi Association Trustee; Davinci Simms, Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Trustee; Sulayman Khalfani, General Secretary, Bahamas Taxi Cab Union; Frederick Wallace, Chairman, Prince George Wharf Taxi Association; Colin Murphy, Head of Business Development (Americas), Global Ports Holding; and Ed Fields, Managing Director, Downtown Nassau Partnership. Global Ports Holding will operate the new cruise port, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd...
News : New Providence
BISX 2018 Statistical Report - Mar 4, 2019 - 12:39:48 PM

BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018 with comparison to the same period of 2017.

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX

For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018 the BISX All-Share Index closed at 2,109.45...
News : New Providence
Davinia Blair Selected to participate in U.S. State Department Program Focused on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development - Feb 28, 2019 - 6:00:46 PM

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U.S. Embassy Nassau congratulates Ms. Davinia Blair, Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center on being selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) with a focus on “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability, Small Business Development.” The program is scheduled for March 16-April 6, 2019. Prior to her departure, Ms. Blair visited the U.S. Embassy for an informational meeting.  She met with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and representatives from the Political/Economic and Public Affairs Sections...
News : New Providence
2019 Condo & Amenity Report Released - Feb 25, 2019 - 2:40:24 PM

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Engel & Völkers Bahamas, recognized as one of the world’s leading service companies specializing in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft, has researched, developed and released a new report on the new luxury real estate opportunities on New Providence and Paradise Island.

The ‘New Condo & Amenity Report’ streamlines for consumers solely the leading blue chip properties; their amenities are also listed and evaluated by Engel & Völkers...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Insurance Association Celebrates Insurance Month - Feb 22, 2019 - 6:30:38 PM

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The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) is celebrating “Insurance Month” for the month of February 2019 under the theme, Embracing Change. The members began the month of activities with a church service at Christ Church Cathedral. Pictured are attending members with new BIA Chairman, Warren Rolle, Deputy Chairs, Anton Sealey and Tina Cambridge and Rhonda S. Chipman-Johnson, Ph. D., BIA Coordinator...
News : New Providence
LPIA Sees 3.7M Passengers In 2018, Up 11% Overall Airport Expected To Maintain Traffic Levels In 2019 - Feb 20, 2019 - 7:30:05 PM

Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11% over calendar year (CY) 2017. This is the highest year-over-year increase and the largest number of passengers recorded since 2007...
News : New Providence
MP Sanders speaks at Speakers Academy Graduation - Feb 20, 2019 - 1:50:10 PM

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The Hon. Don Saunders, MP for Tall Pines and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly recently gave a stirring commencement address at Master Motivator Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy in Nassau at its location on Prince Charles Drive.

Master Motivator Spence Finlayson Speakers Academy was founded by International Motivational Speaker Spence Finlayson a few months ago to guide and support speakers so they feel confident and masterful at each presentation. Finlayson, writes a column called “Mastering the Art of Public Speaking” that is carried by Caribbean News Now and South Florida & Caribbean News...
News : New Providence
‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event - Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM

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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...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Realty celebrates 70 Years, firm’s leaders take a look at a changing industry - Feb 6, 2019 - 11:35:18 AM

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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...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Waste steps up during trash collection transition - Jan 30, 2019 - 9:35:24 AM

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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.

As of 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 properties...
News : New Providence
BIA Elects New Chairman and Secretary - Jan 23, 2019 - 2:42:32 PM

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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.

“I am honored to have been elected by members of the BIA to serve as the Chairman at this juncture in our Association’s history...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Arbitratation Branch gear up for Arbritration and Investment Summit in The Bahamas - Jan 22, 2019 - 1:14:41 PM

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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...
News : New Providence
NAD Issues Airport Hotel RFP, outlines submission guidelines to prospective proponents - Jan 21, 2019 - 10:11:53 AM

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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 travelers.

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...
News : New Providence
Doctors Hospital welcomes first babies of 2019 - Jan 16, 2019 - 11:34:06 AM

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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 brands.

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...
News : New Providence
University Of The Bahamas on matter involving Former Employee - Jan 15, 2019 - 5:37:36 PM

The University’s Office of the General Counsel has advised that the University offers nocomments in the public domain on any matter involving the confidential contractual affairs of a former employee...
News : New Providence
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.

NAD 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...
News : New Providence
Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the Nassau Night Market - Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55:01 PM

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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...
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