Mobile boarding pass introduced at LPIA
- May 23, 2016 - 11:42:57 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – May 17, 2016 – The Nassau Airport Development Company
Ltd. (NAD) in partnership with the international airlines at the Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA), United States Customs and Border
Protection (USCBP), Airport Authority and the Transportation Security
Authority (TSA) has launched a new Electronic Boarding Pass (EBP) system
at LPIA. Now, the 3.2 million passengers traveling through the
country’s major gateway will be able to enjoy the convenience of using
their mobile devices to simplify and speed up their check-in and
processing through the airport.
With more than six billion cell
phone users worldwide (over 440 million throughout the US, UK and
Canada), a significant amount of travelers are using their smart phones
and other devices to store trip information. By implementing the
Electronic Boarding Pass system at LPIA passengers can choose not to
have a printed boarding pass. Everything needed for check-in, security
and USCBP clearance...
U.S. Embassy Bahamas Hosts Consular Appreciation Reception
- May 12, 2016 - 11:44:55 AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the U.S. Embassy held a reception at Harbourfront
Lounge in appreciation of its key partners who support safe and
responsible travel to the United States as well as provide
services to assist American citizens in The Bahamas. The event served
as an opportunity to recognize some of the Embassy’s most critical and
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson hosted the reception which was
attended by Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Catholic Diocese, Mr. Harrison
Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism,
senior government officials, and many other distinguished partners.
Chargé Johnson gave remarks expressing gratitude ...
BTC sponsors “Call Me Miss Ambassador” Girls Empowerment Event
- May 10, 2016 - 12:41:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited, BTC
sponsored the “Call Me Miss Ambassador” event which was held today at
the College of The Bahamas. Dozens of students from schools in New
Providence attended the event. BTC Vice President, Eldri Mackey spoke
with the students about the importance of creating one’s own personal
The event featured a cadre of speakers that spoke on health and
wellness, education, community involvement, personal growth, leadership
and the power of a dream...
Fort Charlotte Upgrades Improve Access and Activities At Historic Site
- May 8, 2016 - 11:33:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — The access point to Fort Charlotte is getting a major
facelift as the historic site ramps up programs and activities in time
for peak summer traffic. Last month, officials at the Antiquities,
Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) in conjunction with the
Ministry of Works and Urban Development started construction of an
improved access point for vehicular traffic near the entrance road at
the fort. These upgrades include a layby for busses and an expanded
sidewalk system. Plans are also underway to increase reenactments and
include a flag raising/lowering ceremony to a daily schedule.
Dr. Keith Tinker, Director of AMMC said the upgrades at Fort Charlotte
are all geared towards improving the overall visitor experience at the
site while creating additional revenue to maintain the facilities...
Bahamas landmark animal rights case sees 14 charges of animal cruelty
- May 4, 2016 - 2:35:08 PM
Nassau, New Providence - A press statement by the Bahamas Humane Society:
Metta MacMillan-Hughes, a senior partner of leading commercial firm
Lennox Paton, and legal advisor and Board member of the Bahamas Humane
Society, described the arraignment of Terry Miller of BASH today for
offences of crue
lty to animals as a major step forward in enforcing the rights of animals in the Bahamas to enjoy the Five Freedoms.
The prosecution followed a complaint made to Police by Inspector Percy
Grant of the Bahamas Humane Society on 11 April, 2016. The complaint was
not made lightly she said...
BTVI recognized by IT certification company
- May 3, 2016 - 12:22:51 PM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) was recently
recognized as an authorized educational partner of TestOut Corporation
for its commitment to improving the lives of students.
industry-leading Information Technology (IT) certification training
through interactive, hands-on lab exercises, video training, written
lessons, quizzes, and certification exams - all in one integrated
BTVI has been using the virtual testing software for
over five years, giving students cutting edge methods to gain external,
College of The Bahamas: Constitution Amendment Bills
- Apr 30, 2016 - 8:17:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In The College of The Bahamas’ mission, and what will
be a part of the mission of the University of The Bahamas, is the
simple, truthful sentence that “The University's mission is to serve the
nation, its citizens and indeed the world.” In this service to our
country and its people, we always extend fairness and equality, never
seeking to discriminate on any basis. Therefore, The College of The
Bahamas is in full support of the June 7th referendum, which seeks to
make women and men equal, under the law. The College of The Bahamas is
in full support of equal rights for women and The College supports all
Our mission also states that the College will
“support and drive national development.” The four proposed amendments
to the constitution are an effort to bring about positive national
development, by granting equal rights for women and men...
BTC Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day!
- Apr 30, 2016 - 7:58:55 AM
- BTC is proud to participate yet again in the globally
recognized, International Girls in ICT Day. The company is no stranger
to advocating for gender equality in the Information and Communication
and Technology (ICT) sector. In 2014, BTC was amongst the first
companies to sign-on to the Caribbean Women in ICT (CWIC) programme, a
Caribbean-wide initiative aimed at addressing the issues facing women in
the industry at all levels. And last year, BTC teamed up with industry
partners to spearhead, ‘The Girls in ICT Day’ celebration, one aspect of
its pledge to make concerted efforts to improve the status of women in
the sector. BTC has a diverse executive management team
consisting of nine women and eight men; 53% women in leadership is five
times the international average. Furthermore, BTC’s staff comprises of
57% women, well above the global average of 30% for companies in the ICT
Citizen Journalism to feature at Press Club meeting
- Apr 28, 2016 - 10:35:54 PM
The featured speaker at The Bahamas Press Club 2014’s regular
monthly meeting on May 3 at the British Colonial Hilton will be Citizen
Journalism specialist, John “Ish” Ishmael.
Resident in Canada,
ISH has employed Citizen Journalismfrom the time the Internet started.
He said it is a technique that ameliorates the insidious effect of Big
Media's Perception Management. Before that, ISH was a print journalist
in his native Guyana. He also treats his futurism books sold on
Amazon.Com as part of Citizen Journalism, and his books creates various
possible near futures based on current events and trends...
Water and Sewage Company Introduces Individual Service to Renters
- Apr 27, 2016 - 2:45:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Water and Sewage Corporation is making
business easier for landlords and tenants with the introduction of
individual service to renters and the best part is, it's as simple as
The individual service for renters is one of
many new features offered to customers of WSC. It allows tenants of
multi-family properties to have individual accounts monitoring water
usage. This alleviates the pressure from landlords having to manage and
pay water bills for their tenants and it gives tenants the freedom of
controlling their own accounts...
Girls in Information Communication Technology symposium
- Apr 25, 2016 - 1:00:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority
(URCA), along several licensees within the Electronic Communications
Sector will host for the second time, a one day symposium in observance
of International Girls in ICT Day in The Bahamas, April 28th, 2016.
Girls in ICT (Information Communication Technology) Day was first
launched in 2011 by the International Telecommunication Union, (ITU) and
is celebrated the 4th Thursday of April each year. Around the world
more than 150 countries set out to inspire more young women and girls to
explore and consider the large array of exciting careers in the fastest
Juan Gonzalez Makes Official Visit to The Bahamas
- Apr 22, 2016 - 5:38:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan
Gonzalez made an official two-day visit to The Bahamas April 18-19,
2016. His trip served as an opportunity to meet with senior government
officials and highlight the U.S. commitment to The Bahamas and the
During the visit, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa
Johnson hosted a welcome reception in honor of DAS Gonzalez at the U.S.
Ambassador’s Residence. Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, senior government officials and representatives from
the diplomatic corps, law enforcement, business and energy sectors, and
civil society were among the invited guests...
New Parole and Reentry Steering Committee to Set National Policy
- Apr 21, 2016 - 8:29:54 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas- Minister of National Security, Dr. Bernard Nottage,
has appointed a new parole and reentry steering committee tasked with
creating the policy framework for a parole system and inmate
rehabilitation, said Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs,
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, during her contribution to the 2015/16 Mid-Year
Budget Debate in the Senate today. The appointment of the committee
comes after the Government of the Bahamas signed a US$345,907 technical
cooperation with Inter-American Development Bank at the bank’s Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors, along with the US$20 million Citizen
Security and Justice Loan.
Currently, the rate of incarceration
in The Bahamas is 379 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 37% higher than
the average rate of incarceration for the Caribbean region...
Doctors Hospital Board Announces Changes To Executive Leadership
- Apr 21, 2016 - 4:53:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Doctors Hospital Health System today announced that Barry Rassin will
step down as President of Doctors Hospital Health System, but will
continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and assume a new
role as Consultant to the Board effective May 2, 2016.
new post, Mr. Rassin will continue to play an active role in the
International Patient Program as well as on special projects.
Securities Commission to host Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators Conference
- Apr 20, 2016 - 1:52:58 AM
The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission) will host the
12th Annual Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators (CGSR) Conference
and Workshop 20 - 22 April at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau,
Bahamas. It is anticipated that some 45 regional and international
delegates and speakers will be in attendance.
The Honourable Hope
Strachan, Minister of Financial Services, will bring the keynote
address at the opening ceremony on 20 April. The Commission’s Chairman,
Tonya Bastian-Galanis, Executive Director, Christina Rolle and Financial
Sector Supervision Adviser of the Caribbean Regional Technical
Assistance Centre, Courtney Christie-Veitch will also bring remarks at
the opening ceremony.
Bank of The Bahamas responds to Tribune article
- Apr 19, 2016 - 12:34:41 PM
It was reported in today's Tribune that at the recent BOB shareholders
meeting I confirmed that politically influenced loans had been made by
the Bank in the past. If such was the impression created by my comments
it is incorrect. I was merely acknowledging that I was aware of
perceptions that politically influenced loans had been made in the past.
I was not, however, agreeing to the truth of the matter. Although the
perception persists, I have never seen any credible evidence that
politically influenced loans were granted by executive management nor
requested or instructed to be granted by any Board of Directors at Bank
of The Bahamas...
Bahamas first e-car public charging station launched
- Apr 18, 2016 - 2:23:03 PM
Elijah Knowles is only 15. But the 11th grader who isn’t even old enough
to have a driver’s license knows exactly what kind of car he wants.
he said without a split second’s hesitation. “First an electric car and
then when I am older, an electric truck one day.”
attends St. Anne’s and is a member of the Bahamas National Trust junior
program, was among the first of nearly 200 people who turned out to
witness the inaugural plug-in to the first public charging station for
electric cars in Nassau April 9 at the Retreat, Trust headquarters, on
Bahamas State of the Nation Report Launched at The College of The Bahamas
- Apr 14, 2016 - 11:49:37 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Civil society, students, Members of Parliament,
members of the diplomatic corps, the Secretary-General of the
International Telecommunications Union of the United Nations,
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) executives, and raft of other
distinguished guests gathered at the Oakes Field Campus of The College
of The Bahamas to witness the unveiling of what has been called “the
first milestone” on the path to a National Development Plan. That first
step is the State of the Nation Report (SNR), and according to Prime
Minister Perry Christie the entire process gives The Bahamas a fresh
opportunity to determine its own future...
New Providence Declared the World’s First ‘Smart Island’
- Apr 14, 2016 - 1:12:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Secretary General of the UN International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao declared New Providence “the
world’s first Smart Island” in a Special Presentation, April 11, 2016.
Zhao made the announcement as a guest speaker during the launch of the
“National Development Plan Report” at The College of The Bahamas Monday
Public Sector Transparency and Accountability Vital to Caribbean Economic Growth
- Apr 14, 2016 - 9:34:18 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Leaders from the public sector and
professional accountancy organizations from throughout the Caribbean
are meeting for in Nassau to revitalize efforts to improve public sector
financial management and support the region’s economic growth.
Opening the three-day strategic dialogue, The Bahamas Minister of State for Finance, The Hon.
Halkitis, MP, said: “Public sector spending comprises a significant
proportion of Caribbean gross domestic product. Given the sums involved,
it’s vital that we get our houses in order...