Lyford Cay Foundation grants $19,000 to increase early childhood literacy
- Feb 26, 2015 - 10:11:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Lyford Cay Foundation,
Inc. continues to illustrate its commitment to supporting community
initiatives that enrich learning opportunities across The Bahamas.
Recently, the Foundation granted $19,000 to the Brighter Bahamas
Foundation to help more Bahamians understand the importance of literacy,
and the importance of reading to children starting at birth.
Brighter Bahamas Foundation is a new promising, nonprofit with a
mission of improving the lives of all Bahamians by encouraging reading
from a young age and ensuring universal access to children’s literature...
Munich Games Terror Survivor to Appear in Nassau
- Feb 24, 2015 - 2:14:44 PM
shattered the air, hostages were taken, the world turned upside down in
an instant that forever taught people everywhere that terror knew no
rules, not even the Olympics
was safe from hate.
for one man, Dan Alon, an athlete who had dreams of returning with
medals in his sport of fencing and returned with coffins of his
teammates instead, the 1972 Munich Massacre as
it came to be called was not the end, but the beginning of a journey.
that journey will take him to Nassau where Alon will share his story
and the lessons learned during a presentation...
Airport Efficiency, Clean Terminals and Staff Courtesy Boost Final Quarter ASQ Scores for LPIA
- Feb 22, 2015 - 12:35:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Wait times matter for passengers travelling through Lynden Pindling
International Airport. In fact, new airport survey results indicate
increased scores based on the time it takes passengers to move through
the terminal on arrival and departure.
In the final quarter of
2014, LPIA scores on Waiting Time In the Check-in Queue increased from
4.07 to 4.37, Waiting Time at Security Inspection climbed from 4.04 to
4.25, Passport/Personal ID Inspection went from 4.03 to 4.19 and up over
Q3 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) results...
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre to rename Phase 1, “Drella’s Dream”
- Feb 18, 2015 - 1:29:27 AM
To dream the impossible dream is precisely what the late Adrella Gibson
did, when she proposed the creation of therapeutic environments throughout the
grounds of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre compound.
Nursing Officer Gibson was adamant that the clients’ clinical experience
should be complemented by the outdoors. Ms. Gibson was one
of the Bahamas’ most decorated and qualified Psychiatric Nurses. She provided a blue print that guided the
process for developing the areas even after her death on August 12th
Embassy Closure in Observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day Holiday
- Feb 15, 2015 - 10:55:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The United States Embassy will be closed
on Monday, February 16 in observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day
holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business
operations on Tuesday, February 17 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:
Newest BTC Franchise Store Opens at College of The Bahamas
- Feb 15, 2015 - 8:27:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Chapter One Bookstore at
The College of The Bahamas is the location of the newest Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) retail store, but the franchise
operation signifies more than a mere business opportunity, it symbolizes
the kind of partnerships that The College continues to cultivate in its
BTC, which is supporting student
scholarships at The College, is one of the first contributors to the
University of The Bahamas Endowment Fund - a special vehicle for private
giving to the future University of The Bahamas - is a loyal proponent
of higher education and, specifically, The College. Its $250,000 gift to
The College in support of student scholarships and philanthropy is
Caribbean Pavement Solutions Meets With Prime Minister
- Feb 15, 2015 - 11:13:30 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Executives of Bahamas Striping Group of
Companies and Prime Minister Perry Christie dialogued Friday (Feb. 6) on
a proposed $50 million private-public partnership which will have a
profound impact on the nation's ageing infrastructure.
pleased when Mr Christie expressed an interest in meeting with us to
discuss our company's growth and development plans," said the group's
president Atario Mitchell...
Harold Road Landfill update: Friday, Feb 13th
- Feb 13, 2015 - 5:01:47 PM
Bahamas - Renew Bahamas covered the final area of the landfill with
fill today, which was producing large amounts of smoke from the massive
fire that occurred at the site three weeks ago.
company will continue to cover some remaining minor pockets of smoke,
but is satisfied that the entire 17 acres has now largely been capped
with a first layer of fill material.The company will further continue to
monitor the entire area over the coming days and weeks to ensure that
any reappearance of pockets of smoke are rapidly dealt with...
Darville - Wong Realty pursuing a Chinese connection
- Feb 13, 2015 - 5:23:12 AM
China has demonstrated over the course of
many years that it’s an emerging market. This is even more evident here
in The Bahamas with the specific role Chinese companies and financial
institutions have had in making the Bahamian Rivera reality
Darville- Wong Realty met with the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Yuan Guisen,
to chart a way to assist in specific ways that we can target companies
who wish to set up businesses here which is just off the coast of
Florida, Unites States and to attract those interested in moving their
investments here to this country, while also looking to secure residency
Crystal Palace Casino Closed February 12th
- Feb 12, 2015 - 7:54:34 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas — As expected, the Crystal Palace Casino will close its doors on
February 12, 2015 in preparation for the much-anticipated opening
of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar development on
March 27, 2015.
The current Crystal Palace casino team is transitioning to Baha Mar,
with approximately 55 employees moving into new positions at the Baha
Mar Casino & Hotel, the largest and most exciting casino
in the Caribbean.
"We're fortunate to
have the experienced casino team from Crystal Palace to help us open the
beautiful, state-of-the-art Baha Mar Casino & Hotel,” Paul V.
Pusateri, Baha Mar's Chief Operating Officer, said.
"Our Baha Mar casino team willprovide guests with a best-in-class...
Automated Passport Control Goes Live At LPIA
- Feb 4, 2015 - 10:21:40 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas --
Lynden Pindling International Airport's Automated Passport Control (APC)
system officially went live today, February 2nd allowing US-bound travelers to be processed up to four times faster.
expect the new technology – available in only one other airport in the
Caribbean – to go a long way in slashing wait times, improving the
airport's efficiency and ultimately providing a more enjoyable
experience for millions of visitors passing through the U.S.
pre-clearance facility at LPIA...
Save the Bays: International experts lament Nygard Cay “tragedy”
- Jan 30, 2015 - 3:25:37 PM
conservationists say the government should never have allowed
controversial development to damage the marine environment with impunity
conservation experts branded the controversial development known as
Nygard Cay a “tragedy” for The Bahamian people, and criticized the
government for giving preferential treatment to a wealthy foreign
investor over the country’s own citizens.
The experts, hosted on a
tour of the area by fast-growing social and environmental advocacy
group Save The Bays (STB), said allowing Canadian fashion designer Peter
Nygard to extend his imposing...
U.S. Embassy Provides Royal Bahamas Police Force Training on Tactical Medical Techniques
- Jan 30, 2015 - 3:02:42 PM
As part of continuing
cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the
U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
section and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partnered
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to provide Tactical Medical Training
to 39 Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers from January 21-22, 2015.
and affiliated subject matter experts facilitated the advanced
training, which provided officers engaged in Operation Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos (OPBAT) operations with the latest tactical and lifesaving
techniques through simulation and role-playing exercises...
Doctors Hospital gives a lifetime of mammograms
- Jan 29, 2015 - 9:52:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Every year, Doctors
Hospital offers women a chance to win a potentially life saving prize –
Mammograms for Life in the state-of-the-art, full-field digital
mammography center at Doctors Hospital.
More than 250 ladies
entered themselves or were entered by someone who loves them for a
chance to win. The most recent winner, who now has a free mammogram
every year for the rest of her life is Sharrie Moxey.
The retiree was traveling when she was selected as the winner, was very excited to receive this possibly life saving prize...
Harold Road Landfill Fire Update: 80% of 17 acre burned area covered with fill
- Jan 28, 2015 - 9:53:03 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan 28, 2015) Renew
Bahamas has now covered the entire perimeter of the burned area of
Harold Road Landfill with fill, which was producing a significant amount
of smoke from the recent fire incident.
crews have now moved into covering the valley between the new and old
landfills.In the short term, smoke may appear to increase as it is
forced into a smaller area. Once covered, however, the remaining pockets
of smoke should no longer be visible off-site and no longer a nuisance
to the surrounding communities and the public...
China Harbour Engineering Company Announces Executive Change in The Bahamas
- Jan 28, 2015 - 7:22:31 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — China Harbour Engineering
Company, the contractor for the North Abaco Port Project, has announced a
change in its executive management, set to continue strengthening good
business ties in The Bahamas.
Mr. Jeff Wang, who previously
served as manager for CHEC’s Grenada operations, will replace Mr. Felix
Chang as Principal of CHEC Bahamas. In this new role, Wang will manage
business operations for the construction of the North Abaco Port as well
as expand CHEC’s brand recognition globally as one of the world’s
leading port developers...
“Setting the Course for Equal Participation by Women in Bahamian Politics”
- Jan 28, 2015 - 3:13:17 PM
The three-week program examined U.S.
experience in supporting women’s contributions to
the workplace and public life. Participants visited several U.S.
cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, Detroit, Sacramento
and San Francisco. During the trip...
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Friday, January 23, Bahamian attorney and former Senator Heather Hunt
paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss
her recent participation in the U.S. State Department
sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “Women in
the Political and Social Sectors” held in the United States from
October 20 – November 7, 2014.
Commonwealth Bank Reports 2014 Unaudited Year End Results
- Feb 25, 2015 - 1:51:27 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Commonwealth Bank,
today, reported unaudited total profit of $53 million in 2014. Total
assets closed to $1.47 billion at December 31, 2014. Earnings were up 7%
over 2013 when the Bank reported total profit of $50 million. Total
assets were up 3% over 2013.
“I am pleased with the Bank’s
results in 2014,” said William B. Sands Jr., Executive Chairman of
Commonwealth Bank. “They confirm that our business strategy remains
appropriate and that our staff remains both capable and dedicated to the
plan as laid out by the Board and Executive Management...
Minister Gray Press Statement: FAO/CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture Meetings and BAMSI Tour
- Feb 24, 2015 - 9:42:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Minister V. Alfred Gray's Press Statement from the Press Conference held at 9:30 am on Monday, 23rd February, 2015 at the Conference Room, Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government Island Traders Building East Bay Street:
and Gentlemen, during May of last year, the 33rd Regional Conference of
Ministers of Agriculture for Latin American and the Caribbean took
place in Santiago, Chile.
As a result of that Conference, CARICOM
Ministers were of the view that the issues facing the Caribbean were
lost in the mix of the overall conference where major food producing
nations like Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay...
Credit Card Promotion Winners collect from CIBC FirstCaribbean
- Feb 24, 2015 - 12:30:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Four lucky CIBC FirstCaribbean customers were presented with an array of fabulous prizes, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
were the Zone 3 Bahamas winners in the recent Give More, Get More
promotion for CIBC FirstCaribbean credit card holders. Tony Miller,
Sharlyn Smith, Lydia Strachan and Alex Mezulanik who collected for her
mother Katina Mezulanik, all expressed appreciation for the honour of
being rewarded for going about their normal routine of making purchases
with their CIBC FirstCaribbean Credit Cards...