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MIYA Bahamas working steadily on Phase 2 of 83M Project - Aug 16, 2019 - 11:13:24 AM

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It has been 6 years since MIYA Bahamas arrived in Nassau. Their mission: to assist the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in its efforts to reduce millions of gallons of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) which were being lost daily due to leaks, wastage, theft, and deteriorating pipes. Thanks to an 83 million-dollar loan secured by the Government of The Bahamas from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), MIYA Bahamas in partnership with WSC, set out to improve the efficiency and quality of service provision of potable water and address critical sewerage needs in New Providence... 
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Patrick Ewing, U.S. Chargé Bowers Dare Bahamian Youth to Dream Big - Aug 14, 2019 - 2:30:40 PM

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On August 13, 2019, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers witnessed the power of sports to inspire young people, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau.  The renowned Georgetown University men’s basketball team, the Georgetown Hoyas and their coach, Patrick Ewing, are in Nassau until August 17 for a week-long summer training camp, which included a basketball clinic with dozens of Bahamian youth.

After watching the Hoyas practice, Chargé Bowers joined famed coach and NBA star Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas in engaging and encouraging about 50 young Bahamians, both girls and boys...
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Deputy Prime Minister to give opening remarks at 2019 Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon & Conference - Jul 22, 2019 - 10:31:31 AM

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Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Minister of Finance will give the opening remarks on Friday, August 23rd at the first Bahamas CryptoChicks Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon and Conference. John Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, and a number of local and international speakers and mentors will also participate and host various workshops, providing local and global insights and developments in this fast evolving technology for all stakeholders in community, small business, enterprise, academia and government....
News : New Providence
Press Club saddened over death of media trailblazer Bob Thompson - Jul 21, 2019 - 6:30:10 PM

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The Bahamas Press Club sadly notes the passing of Robert Newton (Bob) Thompson, who died at his residence # 308 Baillou Hill Road on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was 72-years-old.

Press Club president Antony Capron, who knew “Bob” for quite a number of years, recalls warm memories during their formative days in media.

“Bob, fondly called Beagle, was one of those persons who could make you laugh even when he was being serious...
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Shell fuelling Take Off With Shell Summer Prizes Promotion - Jul 17, 2019 - 11:10:19 AM

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Take Off With Shell summer  promotion rewards loyal customers with incredible travel experiences, concert tickets, free fuel and other giveaways valued at more than $40,000.00.

Sun Oil, a Shell licensee, launched its annual summer promotion on June 6th and will run through September 6th.  Rufus Johnson Jr., Sun Oil Marketing Manager explains, “At Sun Oil, we value all of our customers and recognize that the summer is the perfect time to reward lucky customers with incredible prizes...
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LCIS Welcomes New Principal David Mindorff - Jul 8, 2019 - 1:34:00 PM

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Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  is  pleased  to  welcome  new  principal  Mr  David  Mindorff.  Mr  Mindorff  replaces  outgoing  principal  Dr  Stacey  Bobo,  who  leaves  as  the longest-serving  principal  in  the  school’s  57-year  history.  Mr  Mindorff  has  been  part  of  a  year-long  leadership  transition  and  has  recently  spent  the  last  two  weeks  of  June  at  the school working with teachers, hosting parent meetings and finalising plans for the fall. “Mr. Mindorff’s transition has been smooth and we are all extremely fortunate to have had such a well-coordinated and lengthy handover,” says Mr Bryan Glinton, board co-chair...

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Bahamas First Holdings Limited Announces New Board Members - Jul 4, 2019 - 7:43:56 PM

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July 1, 2019 – Bahamas First Holdings Limited (BFHL) announced the appointment of Kenwood Kerr and Dawn Patton as directors of BFHL, effective April 15, 2019 and June 14, 2019, respectively.

At BFHL’s recent Annual General Meeting, Chair of the Board, Alison Treco, explained, “To fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Padfield, the directors resolved to appoint Kenwood Kerr as a director. Mr. Kerr is the President and CEO of Providence Advisors...
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U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Independence Day Holiday - Jul 4, 2019 - 11:00:03 AM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Friday, July 5th 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...
News : New Providence
'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience - Jul 2, 2019 - 11:30:16 AM

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The film based on the swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France.

On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the Island House Cinema.

Charlie Smith, the director of the film, participated in a question and answer period with the audience, alongside Peter Nicholson, the executive producer...
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BTC on Landline Issues - Jun 30, 2019 - 12:35:47 PM

Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice services.  The disruption was the result of a critical fault which occurred on June 29th, on our transmission ring between Grand Bahama and New Providence.  Our local technical teams and international teams inclusive of C&W Communications and our vendor partners worked all day and night, and the root cause of the issue was resolved earlier this morning...
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PM Minnis thanked Dame Marguerite for Dedicated Service to Country - Jun 27, 2019 - 11:36:09 PM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis thanked the Governor General for her love, dedication and commitment to the state as she demits office after five years.

A Farewell Ceremony was held for Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG as Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the Upper Gardens of Government House, Mt. Fitzwilliam, June 27, 2019.   The Governor General will officially demit office June 28...
News : New Providence
BPL Acting C.O.O. Ian D. Pratt on Load Shedding - Jun 24, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM

Load shedding is a measure employed by electric utilities when there is insufficient available capacity to meet customer demand. Failure by any power company to manage that supply/demand match could result in more widespread outages up to and including a total system collapse, as generators will eventually shutdown if they become overloaded...
News : New Providence
BPL on Load Shedding over the weekend - Jun 23, 2019 - 7:35:54 PM

Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) confirmed that the temporary failure of two of its generating assets over the weekend exacerbated the load shedding underway on New Providence, extending the times and multiplying the number of outages experienced across the island. One of the assets that failed was returned to service by Sunday afternoon, with work proceeding to bring the other asset back online as quickly as possible...
News : New Providence
USFF Commander Visits The Bahamas - Jun 17, 2019 - 3:00:55 PM

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The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, June 13 for a visit to engage in bilateral meetings to reinforce the importance of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and The Bahamas and the two countries’ longstanding commitment toward mutual security, promoting trade and cultural exchange.

Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel. Grady also visited the RBDF Headquarters at Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour Base...
News : New Providence
Work Commences on LPIA Runway Rehabilitation - Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50:20 AM

Today, major rehabilitation work will begin on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).  Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million dollars.

The rehabilitation exercise will result in required upgrades to asphalt, extending the life of the runways at LPIA.  Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft...
News : New Providence
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight - Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM

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Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is pleased to convey the dynamic traffic management plan for movement of our new high-efficiency Wärtsilä tri-fuel engines, for this evening, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 8PM. A small, multi-agency convoy will move along with the BPL flatbed – which will be moving at a controlled speed of 2MPH – implementing road closures and traffic diversions in stages as required in an effort to minimize the disruption to the motoring public...
News : New Providence
USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM

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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. 

The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership.

“The Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said Cmdr. N
News : New Providence
Nassau Airport Development Company & Vantage Airport Group host successful operations workshop in Nassau - Jun 9, 2019 - 10:30:21 AM

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Vantage Airport Group, a leading global airport investor, developer and manager, has marked the successful delivery of its second biennial operations workshop, held this year in Nassau, The Bahamas with support from Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), operators of Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is a Bahamian company owned by the government of The Bahamas and operated by Vantage, making LPIA part of Vantage’s worldwide network of airports...
News : New Providence
LPIA to begin $20M Runway Rehabilitation Project on June 17 - Jun 2, 2019 - 10:55:13 AM

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On June 17, 2019, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will begin an extensive runway rehabilitation project on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

According to officials, the work will take place over a four to six month period with a total capital investment of just under $20 million dollars.  For the duration of the project, LPIA will operate as a single runway facility...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday - May 24, 2019 - 5:00:37 PM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 28th 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...
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