BTC is Upgrading One Lucky Customer to a New House This Christmas
- Nov 27, 2014 - 12:50:39 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - This Christmas, BTC will be
upgrading one lucky customer to a brand new home as well as giving away
thousands in cash, and other prizes. The company has also pledged to
upgrade communities, around the Bahamas, by making donations to over 30
charitable organizations, as well as 14 Junkanoo dance groups.
Christmas, BTC wanted to give our customers something big! In the past,
we have given away cars, trips, and cash, but we wanted to truly
upgrade our loyal customers, so we decided to give away a brand new
home, complete with BTC’s products and services.” said Leon Williams,
CEO of BTC. “We are also giving away thousands as part of our popular
‘Text 2 Win’ promotion, and customers can enjoy ‘Free Nights’ throughout
3rd graduating class of LDI expands with inclusion of five students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
- Nov 27, 2014 - 11:20:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
–Three-hundred and fifty students graduated from Baha Mar’s Leadership
Development Institute (LDI) on Wednesday, with guaranteed job offers to
become the newest citizens of the Baha Mar Nation.
graduates were five students with Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (IDD) who are thriving as part of a team at LDI, a
non-profit training organization supported by Baha Mar to provide free
training in job readiness and life skills...
Bahamas Labour Minister Meets With Deputy Director for International Organization for Migration
- Nov 26, 2014 - 1:42:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Deputy Director of the International
Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador Laura Thompson paid a
courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, National Insurance and the
Public Service, the Honourable D. Shane Gibson on Monday, 17th November,
2014. The two discussed a wide range of topics including labour matters
and the challenges of illegal migration.
Also in attendance were
Mr. Marco Rolle, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour
and National Insurance, and Mr. Robert Farquharson, Director of Labour.
Ambassador Thompson was accompanied by Ms. Agueda Marin. This marked
Ambassador Thompson's first visit to The Bahamas. While here, she is
also expected to call on the Honourable Fred Mitchell, Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration as well as Senator the Honourable
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs...
VAT Registration available on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 29, 30)
- Nov 26, 2014 - 12:58:05 PM
VAT Department Special Announcement
Bahamas - All businesses are advised that the VAT Department will be
open at the Gladstone Freight Terminal (GFT) Building for Registration
on Saturday 29th November, 2014 and Sunday 30th November, 2014 from
9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. For directions kindly contact the VAT Department at
Baha Mar and the TPC Network annouce TPC at Baha Mar
- Nov 24, 2014 - 2:09:57 PM
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort
opening in the Spring of 2015 in Nassau, The Bahamas, has partnered
with the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network to announce TPC at Baha Mar. The Jack
Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is the TPC Network’s first Caribbean golf
course and will be a complement to the resort’s elite collection of
hotel brands – The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood Hotels &
Resorts®, Grand Hyatt and SLS LUX – as well as an ESPA spa and a myriad
of other remarkable experiences.
“We are very proud that TPC at
Baha Mar is the newest property in the PGA TOUR’s prestigious TPC
Network of resort and private golf courses,” said Sarkis Izmirlian,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baha Mar. “We’re committed to
looking for the most extraordinary partners from around the world,
whether it is at tee time or dinner time, to bring the best of the best
to our guests at the new Bahamian Riviera...
Leading broker says time ripe for Nassau skyline to build up, not out
- Nov 24, 2014 - 1:18:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A leading real estate
broker said today the time has come to recognize that Nassau is not a
village, but a city and like all notable world cities, deserves a
“Build up, not out, and provide for green space and
harbour views,” said Mario Carey, founder and president of MCR, one of
the most successful property sales, leasing and management companies in
The Bahamas. “We have always treated Nassau with kid gloves -- as if it
were a small village that needed coddling, afraid to touch the height of
buildings while allowing windows, doors and other architectural
elements to change so much that most structures would no longer qualify
for an historic register. So we are caught in a time warp -- pretending
to protect and failing to move forward...
Bahamas production company help covers the Bill Cosby performance amid allegations
- Nov 21, 2014 - 3:31:42 PM
Bahamas - Bahamian production company Settlers Cove was hired to shoot
news coverage as it related to the Bill Cosby performance this past
Thursday at Atlantis.
Local filmmaker, NL Aubrey Smith is
the field producer for CBS, ET!, The Insider and all ABC news shows. He
covered the Bill Cosby performance at Atlantis and shot the sound bite
for ABC Good Morning America. Today he was in front of the camera to report for The
Smith went to Toronto Film School in Canada and his company has become the local go-to
team for international shoots in The Bahamas...
Bahamas Faith Ministries holds first Sunday service after fatal plane crash
- Nov 18, 2014 - 7:29:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - It
was a packed assembly with standing room only as the congregation of
Bahamas Faith Ministries gathered together for Sunday service on November
16th, the first Sunday service following the tragic plane crash in
Grand Bahama which took their beloved leader, Dr. Myles Monroe and his
wife Pastor Ruth Munroe, along with Pastor Richard Pinder.
Two chairs sat empty, adorned in blue satin and gold, respectfully reserved for the late Rev. Myles Munroe and Pastor Ruth Munroe.
The baton has been passed to Dr. David Burrows who is now the Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries.
Darville, the new BFM Fellowship Pastor was appointed in April of this
year, and Darville officially took over the same week Dr. Pinder died...
ALTA Recognizes Partners in Leadership and Innovation
- Nov 14, 2014 - 4:31:55 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - ALTA, the Latin America & Caribbean Air Transport Association,
presented two Federico Bloch awards this year as part of the 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum. One was awarded to Germán Efromovich, President of Synergy
Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avianca and another was
presented to Roberto Kriete, Cofounder of Avianca Holdings S.A. &
Member of its Board of Directors. Both leaders demonstrated outstanding
leadership and vision in the industry of aviation.
and Kriete conceived, negotiated and consummated a landmark deal that
has fundamentally changed the commercial aviation landscape in Latin
America and the Caribbean and precipitated other substantial
consolidation activity in the region. The Grupo Synergy-Grupo TACA...
Tony Tyler remarks to ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Nassau, Bahamas
- Nov 14, 2014 - 1:58:57 PM
I always look forward
to the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum. First, you always choose well among
the many attractive destinations in the Latin American and Caribbean
region—and this year is no exception. It’s great to be here in Nassau.
But more importantly, is the very productive relationship that IATA has
with ALTA. The work that we do together to surmount challenges and
achieve the full potential of aviation is fully focused on delivering
value to our members. While the role of aviation in driving economic
benefits across the region is well-established, there is still a
pioneering spirit that is very exciting.
I am particularly
reminded of that this year. Commercial aviation started not that far
from here. A century ago, our industry was born when Tony Jannus piloted
a Benoist flying boat carrying a single fare-paying...
Bahamian College students dominate Lukka Kairi food competition
- Nov 13, 2014 - 2:29:07 PM
Bahamian cooking was taken to a new level Saturday as the
‘Great Bahamian Cook-off’ came to a fantastic end.
Choices Restaurant at the College of The Bahamas was an
enticing scene of delectable and savory delights as the finalists of the
competition set to determine the final menu of the anticipated
Lukka Kairi Bahamian Restaurant.
under construction at the heart of downtown New Providence, Nassau’s hottest
all-Bahamian restaurant is a stone’s throw away from Prince George’s Wharf
giving its patrons, not only a great view of the harbor, but an authentically
fantastic Bahamian experience...
Dr. Julius Garvey Urges A Repair of “The Breach” in Reparatory Justice Lecture
- Nov 12, 2014 - 11:26:21 PM
When Pan-Africanist Dr. Julius
Garvey speaks about the dislocation of African people, the breach they have
endured and the African diaspora, people listen.
It was no different on Friday
night, when Dr. Garvey, the son of Negro rights activist Marcus Mosiah Garvey –
the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association – gave a lecture at
The College of The Bahamas’ Performing Arts Centre that traced the history of European imperialism, chattel
slavery, colonialism and its impact on African people.
The audience was riveted to Dr.
Garvey’s message, given in an address entitled “To Repair the Breach” in which
he provided perspective...
U.S. Embassy Provides Training for Drug Treatment Professionals
- Nov 7, 2014 - 1:32:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - With
funding from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S.
Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Section is partnering with the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center to
create a cadre of internationally certified drug treatment personnel in
The Bahamas. As part of this program, the first two-week
train-the-trainer training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC)
for Substance Use Disorders began at the Public Hospital Authority on
October 27. Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez formally launched the
training program at a small opening ceremony where he emphasized the
importance of providing holistic treatment for substance use disorders
to prevent and reduce the demand for dangerous drugs and crime...
Nassau's Crystal Palace Hotel to convert to training facility for Baha Mar employees
- Nov 7, 2014 - 12:40:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Crystal Palace press statement:
Mar Ltd. will convert the Crystal Palace Hotel to a training facility
for Baha Mar employees, effective November 7, 2014. As previously
planned, the property will close to paying guests and be used primarily
to train thousands of hotel, food and beverage, security and other
personnel in advance of Baha Mar’s opening scheduled for late Spring
100 Crystal Palace employees have already been invited to accept new
positions at the Meliá Nassau Beach Hotel and Baha Mar. More than 350
new casino employees have been in training classes...
Bahamas to host 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum
- Nov 7, 2014 - 11:19:01 AM
leaders, including airlines and other aviation related organizations´
CEOs, as well as civil aviation authorities, will gather at the 11th
ALTA Airline Leaders Forum from November 12th through the 14th at the
Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas.
The Latin America and
Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome you to
this annual conference that congregates the key stakeholders of the
industry to review priorities and identify opportunities. We will be
joined by executives of over 40 airlines and hundreds of delegates from
the aviation world.
Fred Smith, QC: Stop the secrecy ‘Every deal should be out on the table’
- Nov 7, 2014 - 6:23:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - One
of the country’s top lawyers is calling for an end to secrecy in
government, questioning how The Bahamas can compete in a global
investment climate or how the public can believe in its system of
governance or its leaders when every potential investor has to see the
Prime Minister personally to make a deal.
“Why is the Prime
Minister of The Bahamas walking around with a private person deciding
what land he should have or not have?” asked Fred Smith, QC, noting the
practice was particularly flagrant outside New Providence. “The Family
Islands are not colonies of The Bahamas...”
Nassau Traffic Changes for Nov 9th Remembrance Day Service
- Nov 6, 2014 - 6:27:29 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The following is a
Public Announcement from the Traffic Department of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force pertaining to traffic changes surrounding the Remembrance
Day Service on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 11:00am at Christ Church
Cathedral on George Street.
until after the Remembrance Day Service, at Christ Church Cathedral, the
following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic...
Sale of British Colonial Hilton Signals More Jobs for Bahamians
- Oct 30, 2014 - 5:43:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - China State Construction Engineering
Corporation has signed an agreement for the purchase and redevelopment of the
Nassau British Colonial Hilton Hotel and adjacent property. The deal was sealed
during an official ceremony held in the foyer of the hotel on Friday, October
24. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie was in attendance for the
occasion. He said that the event signified an objective that the government has
been pursuing for several years.
“My Government’s objective has been not only to secure a
qualified buyer to upgrade and operate the Hilton Hotel, but one with the means
to proceed forthwith to develop the vacant property to its fullest potential
for the greatest economic benefit to both the investors and the local economy,”
said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse Hold Demonstration at Rawson Square
- Oct 30, 2014 - 3:39:54 PM
Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse held a demonstration for
child protection on Monday, October 27 in Rawson Square, making a
national call to action. The action was prompted by the October 20, 2014
sentencing of Kendrick Rolle to 5 years in prison for the rape of a 6
year old girl. Members of BASV&CA chanted, "5 years is not enough.
Magistrates, toughen up."
A representative of BASV&CA made
unsuccessful attempts to contact case prosecutor Basil Cumberbatch last
week. An email was since sent to Mr. Cumberbatch, inquiring about his
position on seeking an appeal. The group asserts that the sentence is
too short, particularly given that Mr. Rolle is a repeat offender. He
was fined in 2001 for indecent assault...
Automated Passport Control is Landing at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport
- Oct 30, 2014 - 1:16:02 PM
YVR's BorderXpress self-serve kiosks will speed up U.S. customs pre-clearance beginning in February
The Bahamas - Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) today
announced its purchase of 20 Automated Passport Control (APC) self-serve
kiosks to safely expedite the customs process for eligible passengers
departing its U.S. pre-clearance facility and improve the overall
APC kiosks will be available at NAS
beginning in February 2015, making it only the second international
airport with U.S. pre-clearance facilities to offer this technology...