Scotiabank concludes home ownership seminar series
- Jul 27, 2016 - 5:25:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Scotiabank will conclude its Home Ownership Seminar
Series this Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Scotiabank Cable Beach
Branch. This session, Home Ownership: Build vs. Buy, will discussion the
pros and cons of constructing one’s dream home or the decision to
purchase. The previous session covered the basics of securing a mortgage
under the theme, Home Ownership 101. Attendees were afforded the
opportunity to learn about the various aspects of Home Ownership from a
cross section of experienced subject matter experts including lawyers
and lending professionals.
“At Scotiabank we are dedicated to
working with our customers to realize their home ownership dreams. We
are pleased to have received such a positive response to these seminars
and remain committed to educating our customers...
WSC Proudly Celebrates 40 Years of Service to The Bahamas & Renames Headquarters for former GM Moss
- Jul 27, 2016 - 2:38:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) was
incorporated on July 14, 1976 by an Act of Parliament, and began its
service to the country with the mandate to meet the increasing demand
for potable water on the Island of New Providence.
time, it has expanded its service to cover the entire Bahamas (except
Grand Bahama), and now boast a compliment of nearly 430 staff members,
dedicated to providing fresh, clean, and reliable water to homes and
businesses across the archipelago.
PM called on to release Rubis leak review
- Jul 21, 2016 - 9:35:48 AM
More than a year since the government promised them a full and frank
explanation, Marathon residents are no closer to understanding why they
were left in the dark about a dangerous toxic fuel spill in the center
of their community.
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, who
first announced the review in May 2015, insists that only the person who
conducted the investigation can speak to its results. But retired
Justice Joseph Strachan, appointed to undertake the review, has also
washed his hands of the matter, saying that “in due course, persons who
are in a better position than I will speak to the release of the
U.S. Embassy Donates Court Reporting Equipment to The Bahamas
- Jul 18, 2016 - 2:32:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section presented the Attorney General’s Court
Reporting Unit with 28 computers on July 15th in support of The
Bahamas’ efforts to strengthen the justice sector. The donation is the
latest in a series of donations designed to increase the Unit’s ability
to deliver accurate and timely trial transcripts, manage caseloads and
conduct office operations. INL has provided approximately $180,000 in
court transcript equipment, training and software upgrades so far in
INL seeks to support rule of law reform efforts in The
Bahamas through training, equipment and technical assistance as part of
the Caribbean Basic Security...
Barrington Irving to address HackIT 2016
- Jul 14, 2016 - 4:45:12 PM
Aviator was youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo
New Providence, Bahamas - The Hack<IT> and STEMBoard teams are
pleased to welcome Barrington Irving as the keynote speaker for this
year’s STEM camp in Nassau.
born in Jamaica, was the first Jamaican and the first black man to fly
around the world by himself. He will address attendees on the final day
of Hack<IT> 2016, scheduled for
July 18-23 at the St. Andrew’s School in Nassau. The event begins at
Doctors Hospital Re-Accredited by Joint Commission International
- Jul 12, 2016 - 11:11:05 AM
The Board of Directors and Executive Team at Doctors Hospital is proud
to announce that the hospital has once again been Accredited by the
Joint Commission International (JCI) following a week of intense onsite
scrutiny and examination.
The Bahamas’ only private hospital
became the first acute care hospital to be awarded the gold seal of
approval by JCI in 2010, and has maintained the stringent standards and
levels of care required to consistently pass re-examination every three
Chan Pratt Foundation forms Art Scholarship Endowment at The College of The Bahamas
- Jul 7, 2016 - 3:20:16 PM
The Chan Pratt Foundation, founded by the family of the late Bahamian
artist Chan Pratt in an effort to preserve his legacy as a forerunner of
Bahamian art, has committed itself to establishing a Chan Pratt
Memorial Endowment at The College of The Bahamas. This endowment will
fund art programme scholarships that will assist aspiring young artists
in pursuing their passion so they can then contribute to the social and
cultural identity of The Bahamas.
“We are extremely pleased
about the formation of the Chan Pratt Art Scholarship endowment at The
College,” Davinia Blair, Vice President of Advancement exclaimed...
CWC Veteran to Speak at BTC Business Expo
- Jul 7, 2016 - 10:41:29 AM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited,
(BTC) will host a Business Expo on July 14th at British Colonial Hilton.
Paul Kirwan, a thirty five (35) year veteran in global
telecommunications, will be the guest speaker at the event.
will speak on the topic “Connecting Businesses to Evolution,” focusing
on network footprints and how it enables the delivery of advanced
business solutions. BTC SVP of Business Solutions, Chris Mayer
commented, “As businesses evolve, so does their need for new and
innovative products and services...
KB releases "Anchor Projects" single
- Jul 5, 2016 - 8:11:19 PM
Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, the Bahamas’ top-selling recording
artist, is pouring on the lyrical heat again taking his message with the
unmistakable beat and a social conscience to the airwaves and the public’s appetite is bigger than ever – more than 40,000 have tuned
in to hear ‘Anchor Projects’ since it launched last month.
“ ‘Anchor Projects hurtin’ we all’ is the latest in a series of songs
with substance written and produced by KB and sponsored by Save The
Bays, the environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 Facebook
U.S. Embassy Closed in Observance of the United States’ 240th Anniversary of Independence
- Jul 2, 2016 - 2:13:23 PM
In observance of the 240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United
States of America, the United States Embassy will be closed on Monday,
July 4, 2016. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal
business operations on Tuesday, July 5th 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:
B1, B2 Visa Holders with Electronic Passports Cleared to Use Automated Passport Control Kiosks at LPIA
- Jul 1, 2016 - 12:56:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — Effective July 1, US-bound
passengers travelling on B1 or B2 visas with electronic passports
(e-passports) can use the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). This expanded clearance
now allows many Bahamian passengers to use the self-service kiosks in
the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) hall.
growing number of airports are incorporating APC technology to expedite
the border clearance process. Instead of filling out a paper customs
declaration form, eligible travellers can proceed directly to APC kiosks
in the passport control area. Travellers are prompted to scan their
passports, taking a photograph...
Freedom of Information Key to Alleviating ‘Fear’ in The Bahamas
- Jul 1, 2016 - 12:41:19 PM
Last month, four controversial questions promoting gender equality in
citizenship matters were put to public vote in The Bahamas in a
hotly-contested referendum. As the world looked on, United Nations
agencies applauded the country’s efforts to establish human rights
standards in line with the international community, while citizens from
every facet of Bahamian society engaged in contentious and emotional
debates, many of which, it was suspected, were based more on intolerance
and fear than on political and social principles.
In the end,
fear won out, and all four proposed changes were rejected resoundingly
and overwhelmingly, leaving some Bahamians wondering where the country
goes from here when it comes to acquiring what many believe are
fundamental human rights integral to any democratic society...
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute announces their first president
- Jun 30, 2016 - 9:17:41 PM
Chairman of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI),
Felix Stubbs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fulbright
Specialist, Dr. Robert W. Robertson, as the first president of the
institution. Mr. Robertson reports for duty on June 29.
Stubbs notes that the board interviewed many good candidates for the
presidential post; however, they were “impressed by the international,
online and most importantly the adult learning and workforce skills
development experiences that Dr. Robertson can bring to BTVI...
Downtown Nassau Property Purchased for the New U.S. Embassy
- Jun 27, 2016 - 5:55:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
On June 15, 2016,
the U.S. Department of State finalized the purchase of approximately
five acres of land in the Nassau city center that will be the site of
the new U.S. Embassy. The new Embassy will be located
off Shirley Street, East Street, and Sands Road.
relocation will accommodate our growing U.S. Mission to The Bahamas.
The new multi-building campus will allow us to better achieve U.S
foreign policy objectives as well as better serve both
American and Bahamian citizens...
Bon Voyage Ceremony Held for Bahamian Students Traveling to China
- Jun 27, 2016 - 5:15:57 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - The
Confucius Institute at The College of The Bahamas recently held an award
ceremony and reception at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information
Centre to honour 20 Bahamian students who will
soon travel to China to participate in the Mandarin Language
Scholarships Chinese Cultural Programme.
representatives from Academic Affairs and Student Leadership, the
Programme 2016 participants, their family and friends attended the
ceremony. Also in attendance was recently appointed Ambassador
of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo...
Commonwealth Bank Director Clifford Culmer Retires after 25 Years’ Service.
- Jun 23, 2016 - 8:36:16 PM
Amidst moving tributes and a standing ovation at the bank’s annual
general meeting earlier this month, long-time Commonwealth Bank Director
Clifford Culmer stepped down as a director after more than two decades
of helping to steer the successful bank from infancy to a $1.5 billion
“Cliff has left a legacy for the rest of us to follow,” Dr. Marcus
Bethel said. The moving and emotional tributes from co-directors drew a
spontaneous standing ovation for Culmer by the packed audience of
shareholders at Breezes...
Sunshine Insurance hosts top Marsh execs
- Jun 20, 2016 - 4:51:01 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Executives from Marsh, the world’s leader
in insurance broking and risk management, recently attended a welcome reception
hosted by Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd.
Bowring Marsh Senior VP, Property, Ed Cotterell and a group
of his associates were in The Bahamas to attend the 36th Annual
Caribbean Insurance Conference that was held at Atlantis, Paradise Island...
US Embassy encourages Bahamians to apply now for summer travel
- Jun 17, 2016 - 7:34:04 AM
Nassau’s Consular Section encourages nonimmigrant visa applicants to
apply now for summer travel. The Consular Section faces reduced
capacity for processing all
visa types in August and September. Wait times are likely to
dramatically increase during those months– so now is the time to come in
for your visa to shop, take a cruise, visit family, or study in the
nonrefundable cost of a visa application has not changed. Most types
of visas, including those for tourism and study require a $160
application fee. To make an appointment
for a visa,
7:00 am to 9:00 pm..
Construction of New Sandilands Rehab Facility to Enhance Child and Adolescent Services
- Jun 14, 2016 - 6:10:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The construction of the Child and Adolescent,
Robert Smith and Special Education Complex will “greatly enhance”
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s (SRC) capacity to provide a
therapeutic programme consisting of a cohesive, consistent, therapeutic
environment through its child care and adolescent services, Minster of
Health the Hon. Dr. Michael Perry Gomez said Monday.
environment can be created either within a programme or community, or
through coordination of people, space, materials, equipment and
Constructed on a portion of the vast grounds at
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Fox Hill, the complex is expected to
take advantage of the therapeutic environments offered on the grounds as
part of its treatment module.
Water & Sewage Corporation launches online payments
- Jun 11, 2016 - 10:47:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Busy lifestyles demand solutions that save time and
money. Millions of people worldwide rely on online bill pay services as a
secure and convenient way to pay bills from the comfort of their homes
or offices while avoiding hassles such as long lines and waiting. If you
had the option to view and pay your utility bills online, would you?
The Bahamas Water and Sewage Corporation now gives customers 24/7
flexibility to check their account information, receive bills
electronically, make one-time or recurring payments through their secure
and convenient website (www.wsc.bs). These payment features were
previously available, but now customers can see their detailed bill
history and current charges...