Scotiabank Sponsors Rawson Square Upgrade
- Oct 27, 2016 - 11:00:32 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas, October 26, 2016 – Scotiabank is proud to sponsor
the Rawson Square Upgrade project led by Downtown Nassau Partnership.
year is Scotiabank’s Diamond Anniversary. After 60 years of operations
in The Bahamas, we remain committed to being a good corporate citizen
by supporting efforts which enhance the community in which we live, work
and do business every day,” said Leah Davis, Senior Manager, Marketing
and Public Relations, Scotiabank.
Cable Bahamas hits full network restoration of services to all areas on New Providence
- Oct 27, 2016 - 12:56:47 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas (Wednesday, October 26, 2016) - Cable Bahamas teams
have been working at a fever pitch to restore services to customers
affected by Hurricane Matthew, and announced today that full network
restoration has been achieved for those on New Providence.
Bahamas Chief Operating Officer John Gomez says work continues in the
capital and other islands impacted by the category four hurricane. "Our
teams have been working non-stop for the last 22 days and we have seen
tremendous progress from their efforts," Mr Gomez said.
Embassy of the People's Republic of China Donates to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre
- Oct 26, 2016 - 11:23:54 AM
PHA officials and members of the Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre’s Administration team welcomed His Excellency Huang Qinguo,
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, to the institution in Fox
Hill on Friday October 21st, 2016 for an official handover ceremony of
donated construction materials. The materials will assist with the
construction of gazebos on the Sandilands Campus as part of the
Therapeutic Environment Project (TEP), an on-going initiative at
Sandilands to transform the extensive grounds.
was made by Ambassador Huang, who toured the proposed site for the
gazebos. The donation by the Embassy is valued at nineteen thousand,
two hundred twenty one dollars ($19, 221.00). The contribution of
materials to construct the Gazebos for this project will assist in
completing Phase II ...
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas offers locals special with soft opening set for Oct. 28
- Oct 26, 2016 - 7:14:31 AM
The Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas has scheduled its soft opening for
Oct. 28, 2016 after the original Oct. 5 opening was delayed due to
Hurricane Matthew. The resort is offering special rates for Bahamians
starting from $155 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, a
savings of almost 50% off the resort’s best flexible rate. Promotional
rates at the new four-star deluxe, adults-only, all-inclusive resort are
valid on bookings made for travel from Oct. 28 through Dec. 23, 2016
(blackout dates may apply).
“We are pleased to announce that
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas will start accepting guests for our
soft opening on Friday, Oct. 28,” said Benjamin Davis, general manager
of the resort...
Refurbished Sandals Royal Bahamian re-opens and expects nearly 100% occupancy by November
- Oct 25, 2016 - 5:00:39 PM
Sandals Royal Bahamian re-opened its doors today with a complement of
nearly 500 staff members and guests in 75 rooms following a multimillion
dollar makeover that began in mid-August and breathed new life into the
historic property on Cable Beach.
It was the first time in 10
weeks that voices could be heard above the steady buzzing, throb and
drone of jackhammers, concrete mixers and backhoes. In place of heavy
equipment what greeted guests was a hotel with sparkling interiors and
exteriors, including massive new pool decks and bright, contemporary
furnishings, gutted and renovated villas, fresh paint and refinished
wooden floors where royalty and celebrities of old had once danced the
The Second Annual Munroe Legacy Gala Postponed
- Oct 25, 2016 - 11:25:46 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew
on the islands of Grand Bahama, Andros & New Providence, the second
annual Munroe Legacy Gala has been postponed.
The Myles &
Ruth Munroe Foundation acknowledges that Hurricane Matthew's impact on
the country has resulted in catastrophic damages and devastating losses,
and as a result, we are in a state of restoration and rebuilding and
will refocus our efforts during this time on a Disaster Relief Plan of
Action to support and help those individuals in need...
NAD Announces Appointment of Paula Rigby to VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
- Oct 24, 2016 - 9:08:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) and
Vantage Airport Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms.
Paula Rigby to the position of Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer. Paula joined the company in 2007 as Financial
Controller and was appointed Director of Finance in 2013 and then Acting
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on April 1, 2016.
With this new appointment, NAD now has a 100% Bahamian executive team
managing the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
well qualified to provide the financial leadership and strategic advice
needed for NAD to achieve its operating objectives and meet its
fiduciary responsibilities,” said Vernice Walkine, NAD’s President and
Chief Executive Officer...
PM Christie Congratulates Outstanding Officers for Their Contributions to the Foreign Service
- Oct 21, 2016 - 12:13:40 PM
Nassau, New Providence - During Diplomatic Week, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, congratulated outstanding
officers for their contributions to the Foreign Service during the
presentation of Foreign Service Medals at the Balmoral Club on Sanford
Drive on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Noting that these individuals
have also contributed to The Bahamas as a whole and to the building of
our nation, the Prime Minister commended each one of them for having
touched his own life over the years and for having played a role in his
own development as a leader...
Commonwealth Bank donates $100,000 to Bahamas Red Cross
- Oct 16, 2016 - 8:10:20 AM
One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into The Bahamas leaving a
trail of destruction in its wake, Commonwealth Bank today donated
$100,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross to assist with hurricane relief
It was the single largest donation to the local Red
Cross since the storm and will be used to supply food, water, bedding
and tarps to protect homes and businesses that lost roofs when Matthew
lashed heavily populated areas in New Providence and wreaked havoc on
North Andros and Grand Bahama.
“This storm has touched everybody
in the country to some degree,” said Ian Jennings, President,
Queen's College to remain closed, personnel to report to work
- Oct 10, 2016 - 3:19:44 PM
NOTICE FOR QUEEN’S COLLEGE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
The Queen’s College Board of Governors and The Queen’s
College Administration continue to pray that our QC families are safe and we
express our concern for those that experienced damage to homes and
vehicles. Please be advised that we are
continuing to assess the school campus, which has experienced significant
At present, there is no electricity on campus or in the
immediate vicinity and we are unable to confirm when this will be restored...
Continued driving safety reminder in the Bahamas & Restored U.S. Embassy Nassau
- Oct 10, 2016 - 9:35:57 AM
Nassau, Bahamas, October 9, 2016 -- The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in New Providence to avoid traveling
after dark due to downed power lines and pedestrians using streets.
Avoid routes around crowded gas stations unless necessary due to
congestion and reports of occasional tensions due to sometimes long
U.S. Embassy Nassau’s communications are also restored.
For emergencies involving U.S. citizens in The Bahamas, please contact
the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas, located at 42 Queen Street (across from
the British Colonial Hilton Hotel), Nassau...
Hon. Shane Gibson named Minister of Recovery
- Oct 10, 2016 - 1:07:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - After a press conference, Perry Gladstone Christie's
Facebook page advised of the following on October 9th, 2016:
Minister Christie with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
and other pertinent stakeholders held a post Hurricane Matthew press
conference. Among the in depth information presented included the
announcement that D. Shane Gibson would be Minister responsible for the
recovery effort, and the debunking, by the three representatives of the
fuel companies, of social media misinformation concerning the lack of
gasoline on New Providence."
Princess Margaret Hospital Updates after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 8, 2016 - 7:24:11 PM
The Department of Public Health within the Ministry of Health would like
to inform the public that in an effort to decrease the load on Accident
and Emergency Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the
following Public Health Clinics will be operating under extended hours
starting Sunday October 8th 2016.
Elizabeth Estates Clinic 9am -9pm; Flamingo Gardens Clinic 9am -9pm; Fleming Street Clinic 9am -9pm; Gambier Clinic 9am -9pm...
Hurricane Matthew aftermath photos of Nassau, New Providence
- Oct 7, 2016 - 11:36:41 PM
On Thursday, October 6th, category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit Nassau with
maximum sustained winds of 140mph and higher gusts. The eye of Hurricane
Matthew moved toward the northwest near 14mph between Andros and New
Providence at 11am. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles
from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to
160 miles, approximately 25 miles west northwest of Nassau.
approximately 2pm, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) put
out a call for persons with 10-wheelers or heavy-duty trucks for the
purpose of rescues in low lying areas affected by the storm surge. Those
who provided support did a great service...
Lynden Pindling International Airport to resume services on Saturday
- Oct 7, 2016 - 4:12:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will
resume normal operations on Saturday, October 8, 2016 after Hurricane
Matthew came through the island of New Providence on Wednesday /
The travelling public is encouraged to contact their respective
airlines for flight updates. A listing of all airlines and their
contacts can be found on LPIA’s website...
Sandilands Primary School Ransacked after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 7, 2016 - 10:04:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, and MP for Fox Hill, the Hon. Fred Mitchell:
While most of the people of Fox Hill worked together during the
storm, the Sandilands Primary School was broken into and all its
computers from its computer lab were stolen and the principal's office
was ransacked on the day the hurricane struck by persons unknown. This
is reprehensible and disgusting.
How can someone be so morally bankrupt as to use a storm to rob little children of a chance at a decent future?
I ask the community to keep their eyes and ears open to find these thieves and report them to the police who are investigating...
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to remain closed on Friday
- Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25:44 PM
has reported that the Lynden Pindling International Airport will remain
closed on Friday as stakeholders begin the clear up operation with a
view to restoring operations on Saturday.
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said on Thursday night that
staff are asked to report for work at 8am on Friday to begin the clear
up and to "dress comfortably". NAD also asked all stakeholders of the
airport - including airlines, airline services and others - to report at
NEMA: Persons with heavy-duty trucks or 10-wheelers asked to Volunteer in Rescue Efforts
- Oct 6, 2016 - 1:50:09 PM
THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, NEMA. IS IN THE PROCESS OF
COORDINATING EFFORTS TO RESCUE AND EVACUATE RESIDENTS WHO FIND
THEMSELVES TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES DUE TO EXCESSIVE FLOODING CAUSED BY
THE POWERFUL HURRICANE MATTHEW.
NEMA HAS NOT AUTHORISED ANYONE TO
TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO GO OUT IN FLOODED COMMUNITIES AND RESCUE
PEOPLE, PUTTING ALL LIVES IN HARMS WAY.
NEMA IS ASKING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND 10 WHEELERS TO VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT...
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to close 11am Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Oct 4, 2016 - 11:29:26 PM
12:00 noon --- Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Nassau Airport
Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today.
convened a meeting with its airport stakeholders and the Bahamas
Meteorological Department and it was determined that LPIA will close at
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016...
Princess Margaret Hospital to discontinue ALL elective surgeries starting Wed. October 5th
- Oct 4, 2016 - 2:41:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Princess Margaret Hospital wishes to advise the general public that
ALL of its Outpatient Services and Clinics (Family Medicine, Surgical,
Medical, Pediatric, Skin, Comprehensive, Civil Servants, Gynae, Ear,
Nose, and Throat, Neuro-development) will continue to see patients for
the remainder of today, Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 ALL Outpatient Services and Clinics at the hospital are cancelled...