British Airways pilot ends career with retirement flight to LPIA
- Mar 19, 2019 - 7:42:20 PM
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).
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...
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
Bahamian Contractors Association launches partnership with Global Ports Holding
- Mar 17, 2019 - 1:20:12 PM
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...
Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Launches Partnership with Global Ports Holding
- Mar 10, 2019 - 12:52:35 PM
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...
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
the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018 the BISX All-Share
Index closed at 2,109.45...
Davinia Blair Selected to participate in U.S. State Department Program Focused on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development
- Feb 28, 2019 - 6:00:46 PM
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...
2019 Condo & Amenity Report Released
- Feb 25, 2019 - 2:40:24 PM
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.
Condo & Amenity Report’ streamlines for consumers solely the leading
blue chip properties; their amenities are also listed and evaluated by
Engel & Völkers...
Bahamas Insurance Association Celebrates Insurance Month
- Feb 22, 2019 - 6:30:38 PM
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...
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...
MP Sanders speaks at Speakers Academy Graduation
- Feb 20, 2019 - 1:50:10 PM
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...
‘Financial Intimacy’ to take precedence at upcoming Marriage & Money Event
- Feb 18, 2019 - 12:40:54 PM
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...
Bahamas Realty celebrates 70 Years, firm’s leaders take a look at a changing industry
- Feb 6, 2019 - 11:35:18 AM
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...
Bahamas Waste steps up during trash collection transition
- Jan 30, 2019 - 9:35:24 AM
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.
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
BIA Elects New Chairman and Secretary
- Jan 23, 2019 - 2:42:32 PM
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.
am honored to have been elected by members of the BIA to serve as the
Chairman at this juncture in our Association’s history...
Bahamas Arbitratation Branch gear up for Arbritration and Investment Summit in The Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2019 - 1:14:41 PM
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...
NAD Issues Airport Hotel RFP, outlines submission guidelines to prospective proponents
- Jan 21, 2019 - 10:11:53 AM
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
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...
Doctors Hospital welcomes first babies of 2019
- Jan 16, 2019 - 11:34:06 AM
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
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...
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.
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...
Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the Nassau Night Market
- Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55:01 PM
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...