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New College in the Bahamas Offers Unique Vantage in Education - Sep 12, 2014 - 1:53:03 PM

“Bahamas Vantage College” Makes a new and dynamic approach to higher education and sets a path to a bright and promising future.

Nassau, Bahamas September, 2014 – “Bahamas Vantage College” The Bahamas newest and most innovative college located on Saunders Beach, welcome its Class of 2018 and their new transfer students to what is expected to be one of the most exciting journeys of their life! – The Bahamas Vantage College innovative undergraduate experience – this fall has began for some very special intellectual students, and we at Bahamas Vantage College are thrilled that these students have chosen to attend BVC! Our faculty, staff, and students are looking forward to meeting this challenge of a quality education that is also affordable...

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Manhunt Bahamas 2014 to be Hosted in Nassau - Sep 12, 2014 - 12:40:06 PM

Manhunt Jr. Model Competition Introduced!

When Manhunt Bahamas model competition was first introduced in 2012 many assumed it would be a one shot deal, but that was not to be the case. In 2014, we are celebrating our third year and for the first time the competition is being held in the nation’s capital and the Superclubs Breezes Resort on October 12th weekend with the show starting at 8:30pm.

This year, along with the confirmed eight models competing for the title of Manhunt Bahamas where the winner will represent the Bahamas on the international stage at Manhunt International; we will introduce for the first time Manhunt Jr. Model Competition. The reasons for including a younger set of models are to capture the interest and desires of the youth...
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Bahamas to Host World's Largest Gathering of Mega-Yachts for Charity - Sep 11, 2014 - 11:46:57 PM

James Belushi and the Sacred Hearts Band to Headline

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The 27th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous has announced an extraordinary entertainment lineup including Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts Band as the headlining performers for the Saturday Night Gala, and Jessica & Mike Busacca and Steve M. Mariano as the event chairs. The event will return to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas, taking place November 13-15, 2014. Last year’s event was a smashing success, and this year is again shaping up to be a truly memorable weekend for all those who attend.

Additionally, James E. McDonnell IV will be honored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County for his service over the past decade and contributing over 1 Million dollars.  Mr. McDonnell will be inducted into the Dream Makers...
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Relationship expert TY Adams to speak at Singles Summit 2014 in Bahamas - Sep 10, 2014 - 11:21:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas. Internationally renowned relationship expert and bestselling author Ty Adams is confirmed as the special guest speaker at the 2014 Singles Summit scheduled to be held September 12-14th at the Diplomat Center here in Nassau, Bahamas.

This three (3) day event is being held under the theme “The Gift-It Looks Great On You” and is being hosted by Dr.Myles Munroe and the P.E.O.P.L.E’S Single Ministry, the young adult and singles ministry division of Bahamas Faith Ministries International. The summit is open to all, but is especially designed for singles who wish to experience real change and desire an abundant and fulfilling life...
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Former child TV star to speak in Bahamas at Erin H. Gilmour School 65th Celebration Dinner - Sep 10, 2014 - 12:57:26 AM

Nassau, Bahamas   The Salvation Army Erin H. Gilmour School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children celebrates  it’s  65th  Anniversary with a Dinner on September 19th, 2014 at The British Colonial Hilton.  

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce  Mr. Isaac Lidsky as the guest speaker.  Isaac Lidsky the child TV star from the 90’s teen sitcom, Saved By The Bell: The New Class, was diagnosed at the age of thirteen with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare blinding disease. 

Lidsky is a Harvard graduate with degrees in computer science and  applied mathematics founded an Internet marketing startup and worked in the company after its creation  for a short stint before having a change of heart. Subsequently he returned to Harvard studying Law while his vision continued to fade.
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Mr. Ship It opens in Nassau and gives back to community - Sep 12, 2014 - 11:41:40 AM

Nassau, New Providence -, the shipping company revolutionising the freight forwarding industry in the Bahamas, officially opened its doors on September 1st. To commemorate their Rosetta Street store opening, the company wanted to support another major event happening at the same time: the first day of the school year. partnered with Ortland H. Bodie of Real Talk 94.9 FM to donate back-to-school packages to needy students of Carmichael Primary and Ridgeland Park Primary. Jurelle Nairn, Managing Director of, explained, “Mr. Bodie made it possible to connect directly with those who truly need items, and was excited to help supply the essentials to help our youths succeed...”
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Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever in Bahamas for 3 Day Conference on Women’s Leadership - Sep 10, 2014 - 5:36:21 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - September 10-12, 2014, the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy Nassau is hosting a three-day conference focused on “Achieving Social Equity: Empowering women and youth politically, socially, and economically,” in Nassau.  Embassy Speaker, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will engage the Bahamian community on issues facing women and youth in today’s modern society.  Dr. Jones-DeWeever serves as president of a consulting firm based in Washington, DC that provides customized approaches to transforming innovative ideas into effective action.

Dr. Jones-DeWeever has held positions in a variety of highly esteemed organizations and governmental institutions including the Governor's Office of Virginia, the Maryland State House of Representatives, the Congressional...
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Comfort Suites Paradise Island Honored by Tripadvisor For 3rd Consecutive Year - Sep 10, 2014 - 12:42:51 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - The Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, is celebrating yet another prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the third year in a row that travelers have weighed in and praised the hotel's first rate accommodations, free amenities and commitment to service.   

Comfort Suites Paradise Island General Manager Earle Bethell said the resort has combined its spacious, modern accommodations with a brand of hospitality that is difficult to rival in the Nassau-Paradise Island area...
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Prime Minister Christie tours Baha Mar - Sep 5, 2014 - 2:18:11 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -  Prime Minister Perry Christie along with members of his Cabinet toured Baha Mar today with the luxury resort’s Chairman and CEO, Sarkis Izmirlian.

Mr. Christie along with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson; Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle; Director of Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Candia Ferguson and Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel got a first-hand glimpse of the many amenities that will be available when the highly anticipated resort opens in late Spring of 2015, including the 100,000 square foot casino, beach sanctuary, and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
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U.S. Government Provides Advanced Skill Training for RBPF SWAT Officers - Sep 5, 2014 - 12:25:33 AM

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL), and the U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism and Assistance (ATA) Program teamed up to provide twenty-seven Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers advanced training in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) August 24-29 in Nassau. 

The week-long program was led by supervisory special agents from the FBI’s SWAT Operations Unit, which provides training, research, operational assistance, and program management to FBI SWAT teams and international law enforcement partners.  Last year, the Special Operations Unit provided over 2,600 hours of instruction and deployed 29 times.
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Luxury Meets Technology to Drive Bahamas Tourism - Sep 4, 2014 - 10:17:58 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Baha Mar, the newest and largest single-phase resort in the Western Hemisphere has partnered with premiere telecoms provider, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to deliver seamless and uninterrupted mobile connection for their guests with the installation of a multi-million dollar Distributed Antenna System (DAS) throughout the entire property.

Executives of both companies inked the five-year exclusive contract on 21st August 2014 where BTC will be the provider of the sophisticated telecommunications services that will deliver 2G, 3G, CDMA and LTE coverage property-wide throughout the floors, inclusive of elevators, basements, the Convention Centre and the Golf Clubhouse, of the luxury property...
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Baha Mar Applauds Government on Gaming Legislation - Sep 3, 2014 - 12:50:57 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas  -  Baha Mar Ltd. today applauded the Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for tabling a sweeping revitalization of the country’s gaming regulations, the first such major update since Bahamian casinos were legalized in 1969.

The regulatory changes would allow Bahamian casinos to offer international travelers the latest gaming-industry amenities, including internet, interactive and mobile gaming; in-play sports betting; and proxy wagering.

The new regulations would help to expand The Bahamas’ international tourism industry, which accounts for approximately 55 percent of all Bahamian jobs...
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Bahamian executive Jan Knowles joins NAD as VP of Marketing & Communications - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:55:05 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas — Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today announced the appointment of Jan Knowles to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications with the airport management company.

In her new position, Knowles will be responsible for all marketing initiatives at NAD including air service development, brand development, stakeholder and community relations and overseeing the corporate communications portfolio.

Previously, Knowles held a senior level position as Regional Manager, Public Relations and Communications for RBC Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).  Her educational background includes a Masters of Business Administration...
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Sterling Financial launches New Providence Opportunity Fund - Aug 31, 2014 - 10:01:28 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas based Sterling Financial Group (“Sterling”), announces the launch of the New Providence Opportunity Fund, Ltd. (the “Fund”). The Fund is a closed-end equity investment fund consisting of high net worth and institutional investors, which targets diverse real estate investment and development opportunities in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates the First Year Anniversary of American Corner Nassau - Aug 28, 2014 - 3:44:39 PM

On Tuesday, August 26, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the first year anniversary of the American Corner in Nassau which is located at the Harry C. Moore Library at The College of The Bahamas.   American Corner Nassau serves as an information outpost similar to a public library that makes resources about the United States available to foreign publics at large.  Since August 2013, the Corner has hosted 35 programs and engaged more than 1500 people.

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson and Acting President of The College of The Bahamas Dr. Carey-Baines were on hand for the celebration and  both gave remarks promoting the friendship and partnership between the United States and The Bahamas.  Chargé Johnson emphasized her hope to increase the number of visitors to the Corner and form more partnerships to develop new programs.  Acting President Carey-Baines expressed...
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CEO of Bahamaren meets with Ambassador of China - Aug 28, 2014 - 12:55:28 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - His Excellency Yuan Guisen recently met with CEO of Bahamaren, Latrae Rahming ito discuss multiple platforms to strengthen the economic and trade relationship between The Bahamas and China. Chinese investment in The Bahamas is emerging as an important part of The Bahamas – China economic relationship.

During the meeting both sides outlined how The Bahamas and China can forge a stronger alliance to maximize benefits to strengthen industries and business in our country. The discussion focused on domestic issues, investment, trade, business, education and tourism activities. Three sectors have been identified as critical to the development of a long-term partnership between The Bahamas and China: tourism, education, and agriculture. Currently The Bahamas and China enjoy a mutually beneficial and prosperous relationship...
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Arawak Port Development First to Implement Navis Software in The Caribbean - Aug 28, 2014 - 11:09:48 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Arawak Port Development Limited (APD) is “leading the way” with new technology after it became the first company in the Caribbean to implement the top software for marine terminals.

Navis, which is considered the Microsoft of the marine industry, combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services that enable marine terminal operators worldwide to maximize performance with reduced risk.

The cutting edge technology will go live on November 18.

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Bahamas government revenue for APD could increase - Aug 26, 2014 - 8:33:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Government revenue from Arawak Port Development (APD) could increase significantly if the business of shipping is managed exclusively through the Nassau Container Port (NCP). Chief Executive Officer at APD, Mike Maura made the case as he took the Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and his team of senior officials on a tour of NCP, giving them a first-hand view of the operation. During a PowerPoint presentation following the tour, Maura revealed that as a 40 percent shareholder in the Port, the government receives $5.8 million dollars in dividends annually. However he cited the transshipment of goods destined for Nassau through Family Island Ports, the use of Prince George Dock as a commercial port and the unregulated use of Potter’s Cay Dock are “national security threats, impacts the cost of doing business at NCP and reduces the revenue government can potentially earn.”
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Baha Mar names Executive VP of International Marketing for Baha Mar Casino & Hotel - Aug 25, 2014 - 1:08:08 PM

International Casino, Resort Executive Brings 20-Plus Years’ Experience  To $3.5 Billion Destination Gaming Resort in The Bahamas  

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Baha Mar announced on August 25th that Alex Pariente has been named Executive Vice President, International Marketing for the Baha Mar Casino & Resort, the centerpiece of the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which will feature the largest casino in The Caribbean with 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a 1,000-room hotel, is designed to compete with the best casinos in the world.  

Pariente will focus on developing the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel’s international gaming clientele, as well as building strategic marketing alliances and brand loyalty. Pariente will draw on his extensive experiences...
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Bahamas government announces plan to build $10 million major motorsports complex - Aug 22, 2014 - 4:57:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Three years after the first revival of Bahamas Speed Week re-awakened the nation’s appetite for vintage auto racing, the government announced plans to build a major motorsports complex to be completed by 2016.

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honorable Dr. Daniel Johnson, used the first ever meeting of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) in The Bahamas this week as a platform to make the announcement of the $9 million complex that will serve as a multipurpose center, providing a facility for safe driving training for police, security and ambulance operators, recreational and racing cycling, recreational and competitive cycling, motorcycle sports, karting, even musical concerts and other events that create local and visitor attractions and opportunities...
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