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News : New Providence
Lombard Odier celebrates 40 Years Strong in The Bahamas - Dec 1, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

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Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Limited marked a major milestone this year, celebrating 40 years of business in The Bahamas. In 1979, the Geneva-based bank saw potential in the local market and began its operations in Nassau bringing the same values, expertise and technology from its head office to service clients in the jurisdiction.

Today, the company’s Nassau office is a regional hub that services Panama, Uruguay and Bermuda, powered by a team of 30 professionals...
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LPIA outlines Thanksgiving operations plan, shares useful travel tips for passengers - Nov 25, 2019 - 10:00:23 AM

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In an effort to mitigate the impact of heavy traffic on operations over the Thanksgiving weekend, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to manage high passenger volumes. Starting Wednesday November 27th through to Monday December 2nd approximately 90,000 travelers will move through the country’s major gateway. Officials are working together to manage aircraft movement and passenger flows in terminal...
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Female Professional represents Grand Bahama at Prestigious Program for Women sponsored by the U.S. Department of State - Nov 18, 2019 - 2:20:08 PM

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The United States Embassy in Nassau is pleased to announce that Ms. Raquel Beneby-Hart has been selected to participate in the U.S.  Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), focused on “Technical Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of Women and Girls” November 12-22, 2019.  Ms. Hart, a resident of Grand Bahama is attending the program in her capacity as a motivational speaker, trainer and facilitator in the areas of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship...
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Canada invites students in The Bahamas to explore "A World Of Possibilities" at Nassau College Fair - Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:16 AM

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The High Commission of Canada will host twenty-eight Canadian universities and colleges at the Annual Nassau College Fair in The Bahamas on 14 and 15 November 2019. Students and guidance counsellors will have the opportunity to receive a wealth of information regarding the many study opportunities in Canada.

“We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Bahamian students to explore education possibilities with some of the best colleges and universities in Canada,” said Laurie Peters, Canada’s High Commissioner to The Bahamas...
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The Bahamas’ newest digital wallet secures its largest merchant - Oct 31, 2019 - 10:20:02 AM

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Customers of the largest grocer, Super Value Quality Supermarkets, will be able to transact by phone via the country’s newest digital wallet, Kanoo. The Kanoo platform has been more than two years in the making and will soon be available in all Super Value locations throughout New Providence.

The company’s CEO, Keith Davies, says by “connecting merchants with consumers, Kanoo has been able to fulfill its vision of making life easier for Bahamians,” which he believes is critical for the country...
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Citizen Security and Justice Program concludes ‘Training The Trainer’ - Oct 25, 2019 - 12:15:41 PM

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The Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP) wrapped up its Train the Trainer sessions recently, preparing dozens of professionals to groom 200-plus community members into agents of change in reducing the nation’s high crime rate.  

The week-long sessions have equipped the new master trainers with the necessary tools to tackle the real-life cases they may encounter in the communities. Twenty-seven New Providence residents were chosen based on their current leadership roles and involvement in the communities around them...
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U.S. Embassy and BTVI Sign MOU, Establish EducationUSA Advising Center - Oct 24, 2019 - 3:18:36 PM

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On Wednesday, October 23, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau and the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to make BTVI host of the new EducationUSA Advising Center in The Bahamas.

Dr. Robert Robertson, President of BTVI, and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Daniel Durazo, signed the memorandum at the Melia Nassau All Inclusive Beach Resort, with the support of the Minister of Education, the Honorable Jeffrey Lloyd, and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Philip Laidlaw...
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Disney Cruise Line Shares a Taste of the Magic with Students at the University of the Bahamas - Oct 22, 2019 - 3:50:03 PM

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In support of its commitment to inspire and educate the next generation of industry professionals, Disney Cruise Line sponsored this year’s Culinary Week at the University of The Bahamas, an event that is vital to the Culinary Arts and Tourism Studies (CATS) curriculum.

Disney Cruise Line Food Allergen & Dietary Manager Andrew Bell, alongside other trade professionals, participated in a panel discussion for students that focused on envisioning the future of culinary arts...
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Guaranteed Loans being offered by the Government to MSMEs impacted by Hurricane Dorian - Oct 11, 2019 - 2:30:07 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest announced on Thursday, October 10, 2019, that $10 million will be taken from the Dormant Fund to help re-start the economies in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry to announce that the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), through the Ministry of Finance and private financial partners...
News : New Providence
Hurricane Dorian Help Lands at LPIA in Nassau - Sep 5, 2019 - 12:16:23 PM


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On Sept. 4 relief flights continued landing at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) with much-needed supplies for the islands impacted by Hurricane Dorian. A disaster response team from the non-denominational Christian group, Samaritan’s Purse began a two-day mission to airlift supplies into The Bahamas.

Commercial airlines including Air Canada, American Airlines, Jet Blue, Delta and others also brought in relief items when flying passengers into LPIA. Supplies from the commercial flights were taken from the aircraft, placed on helicopters and other aircraft and sent directly to Abaco and Grand Bahama Island.
News : New Providence
Lynden Pindling Intl. Airport open for operations Monday - Sep 1, 2019 - 5:04:42 PM

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and operating today.It is anticipated that the airport will be open for operations on Monday, September 2, 2019 although airline schedules may vary.

Nassau airport stakeholders continue to assess the movement and status of Hurricane Dorian.

In this regard, Air Traffic Services will be suspended at 10:00 P.M. this evening and resume at 7:00 A.M. on Monday morning due to visibility concerns...
News : New Providence
Lynden Pindling Intl. Airport to remain open during Hurricane Dorian - Aug 31, 2019 - 3:44:09 PM

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and operating today and it is anticipated that the airport will remain open for operations on Sunday, September 1, 2019 and for the duration of Hurricane Dorian although airline schedules may vary.

Nassau airport stakeholders continue to assess the movement and status of Hurricane Dorian. On its current track, it is not anticipated that Nassau/Paradise Island will experience any storm conditions that would disrupt airport operations...
News : New Providence
Nassau LPIA airport update in regard to Hurricane Dorian - Aug 30, 2019 - 4:29:45 PM


The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today and it is anticipated that the airport will be open for operations tomorrow, Saturday, August 31, 2019 although airline schedules may vary.

Nassau airport stakeholders met with the Bahamas Meteorological Office on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 and again this afternoon at 2:30 P.M. to assess the movement and status of Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact on LPIA...

News : New Providence
University of The Bahamas Closures in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian - Aug 30, 2019 - 2:30:25 PM

The public is advised that as a result of the threat of Hurricane Dorian, University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus and Grosvenor Close Centre, including Chapter One Bookstore and the Harry C. Moore Library will close today (Friday, 30th August) at 3:00 p.m. The UB-North Campus in East Grand Bahama as well as operations at the Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning (CELEARN) and Recruitment & Admissions centre at the Teachers Credit Union building on West Atlantic Drive closed on Thursday, 29th August at 8:00 p.m...
News : New Providence
PHA: Hospital Services Limited to Emergencies Only - Aug 28, 2019 - 10:14:18 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) regrets to advise members of the public that notwithstanding the injunction order issued by the Court on Tuesday August 27th, 2019 the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) continues industrial action, as a result services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), Rand Memorial Hospital and Grand Bahama Clinics are limited to emergencies only.

Emergencies are classified as the following injuries or illnesses that threaten life or limb, such as...

News : New Providence
The future use of science in The Bahamas - Aug 26, 2019 - 12:30:19 PM

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Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO) hailed CV Bethel high school for helping to mould the “future of science” in The Bahamas with their annual 12th grade Science Competition. The water company was a sponsor of this year’s event, which allows all senior high school students of CV Bethel to participate in mock BGCSE examinations for the sciences in preparation for the national examinations.

Among 200 of their peers in this year’s competition, Jacaria Knowles achieved the highest grade overall in Biology, while Jonathan King and Tyrese Farrington tied for the highest mark in Chemistry, and Tyrese also scored first place in Physics...
News : New Providence
Citi Retains Top Honor The World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks in Latin America 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 - 12:00:20 PM

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Citi has been recognized by Global Finance magazine in the First Round of the “World’s Best Digital Corporate/Institutional Banks in Latin America 2019” competition, with ten regional sub-category awards and nineteen country awards.

Citi received a total of ten awards in the regional sub-categories of “Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks” including “Best Investment Management Services,” “Best Online Cash Management...
News : New Providence
DQ Opens 6th Location, downtown in the British Colonial Hilton - Aug 20, 2019 - 11:39:33 AM

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On Friday, DQ Bahamas, the largest ice cream chain in the nation, celebrated the grand opening of its sixth location in the British Colonial Hilton across from the US Embassy. This milestone store opening highlights DQ’s continued momentum in its local growth agenda. It comes on the heels of the opening of the Seagrapes Plaza location in Eastern New Providence in 2018.

“Throughout our growth, what is paramount for us is that we stay true to our mission of delivering joy to local families,” stated DQ’s Derek Osborne...
News : New Providence
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... 
News : New Providence
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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