Downtown Nassau Property Purchased for the New U.S. Embassy
- Jun 27, 2016 - 5:55:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
On June 15, 2016,
the U.S. Department of State finalized the purchase of approximately
five acres of land in the Nassau city center that will be the site of
the new U.S. Embassy. The new Embassy will be located
off Shirley Street, East Street, and Sands Road.
relocation will accommodate our growing U.S. Mission to The Bahamas.
The new multi-building campus will allow us to better achieve U.S
foreign policy objectives as well as better serve both
American and Bahamian citizens...
Bon Voyage Ceremony Held for Bahamian Students Traveling to China
- Jun 27, 2016 - 5:15:57 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - The
Confucius Institute at The College of The Bahamas recently held an award
ceremony and reception at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information
Centre to honour 20 Bahamian students who will
soon travel to China to participate in the Mandarin Language
Scholarships Chinese Cultural Programme.
representatives from Academic Affairs and Student Leadership, the
Programme 2016 participants, their family and friends attended the
ceremony. Also in attendance was recently appointed Ambassador
of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo...
Commonwealth Bank Director Clifford Culmer Retires after 25 Years’ Service.
- Jun 23, 2016 - 8:36:16 PM
Amidst moving tributes and a standing ovation at the bank’s annual
general meeting earlier this month, long-time Commonwealth Bank Director
Clifford Culmer stepped down as a director after more than two decades
of helping to steer the successful bank from infancy to a $1.5 billion
“Cliff has left a legacy for the rest of us to follow,” Dr. Marcus
Bethel said. The moving and emotional tributes from co-directors drew a
spontaneous standing ovation for Culmer by the packed audience of
shareholders at Breezes...
Sunshine Insurance hosts top Marsh execs
- Jun 20, 2016 - 4:51:01 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Executives from Marsh, the world’s leader
in insurance broking and risk management, recently attended a welcome reception
hosted by Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd.
Bowring Marsh Senior VP, Property, Ed Cotterell and a group
of his associates were in The Bahamas to attend the 36th Annual
Caribbean Insurance Conference that was held at Atlantis, Paradise Island...
US Embassy encourages Bahamians to apply now for summer travel
- Jun 17, 2016 - 7:34:04 AM
Nassau’s Consular Section encourages nonimmigrant visa applicants to
apply now for summer travel. The Consular Section faces reduced
capacity for processing all
visa types in August and September. Wait times are likely to
dramatically increase during those months– so now is the time to come in
for your visa to shop, take a cruise, visit family, or study in the
nonrefundable cost of a visa application has not changed. Most types
of visas, including those for tourism and study require a $160
application fee. To make an appointment
for a visa,
7:00 am to 9:00 pm..
Construction of New Sandilands Rehab Facility to Enhance Child and Adolescent Services
- Jun 14, 2016 - 6:10:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The construction of the Child and Adolescent,
Robert Smith and Special Education Complex will “greatly enhance”
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s (SRC) capacity to provide a
therapeutic programme consisting of a cohesive, consistent, therapeutic
environment through its child care and adolescent services, Minster of
Health the Hon. Dr. Michael Perry Gomez said Monday.
environment can be created either within a programme or community, or
through coordination of people, space, materials, equipment and
Constructed on a portion of the vast grounds at
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Fox Hill, the complex is expected to
take advantage of the therapeutic environments offered on the grounds as
part of its treatment module.
Water & Sewage Corporation launches online payments
- Jun 11, 2016 - 10:47:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Busy lifestyles demand solutions that save time and
money. Millions of people worldwide rely on online bill pay services as a
secure and convenient way to pay bills from the comfort of their homes
or offices while avoiding hassles such as long lines and waiting. If you
had the option to view and pay your utility bills online, would you?
The Bahamas Water and Sewage Corporation now gives customers 24/7
flexibility to check their account information, receive bills
electronically, make one-time or recurring payments through their secure
and convenient website (www.wsc.bs). These payment features were
previously available, but now customers can see their detailed bill
history and current charges...
Prime Minister Christie walks in Labour Day Parade
- Jun 5, 2016 - 5:32:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt Hon. Perry Christie joined his party members and walked in today's Labour Day Parade
in downtown Nassau.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
British Navy Vessel to Aid in Bahamas Hurricane Relief if Needed
- Jun 3, 2016 - 7:54:48 AM
British Navy Vessel HMS Mersey will visit The Bahamas, June 6th -10th. HMS
Mersey is one of the Royal Navy’s four River Class Offshore Patrol
Acting High Commissioner to the Bahamas, Julia
Sutherland said “We are happy that HMS Mersey is able to visit the
Bahamas. This is another symbol of our commitment to improving UK –
Bahamas relations. Her presence provides an opportunity for us to engage
with the Bahamian government and citizens. Following on the work of RFA
Lyme Bay after the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, HMS Mersey will be
available to provide support to the region during this hurricane season,
to be succeeded by RFA Wave Knight in July. We look forward to
welcoming as many persons as possible on board...”
Tru Bahamian Food Tours Expands to Include Cooking Classes
- Jun 1, 2016 - 4:03:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - After leading award-winning delicious and educational
food tasting and cultural walking tours through Nassau’s downtown
community for a little over 3 years, Tru Bahamian Food Tours is now
expanding its reach to include cooking classes.
The ‘Authentic Bahamian
Cooking Class & Lunch Experience’ is the company’s newest
interactive culinary adventure and presents an opportunity to enter a
5-star kitchen and prepare a traditional Bahamian meal with an Executive
Chef. Following the hands-on food preparation, guests enjoy a private
wine cellar tour of the renowned 3rd largest private wine collection in
the world and a 3-course feast in the elegant Graycliff Restaurant
Constitutional Referendum Advance Polling Held in Nassau
- May 31, 2016 - 3:07:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Advance Polling in New Providence with respect to
the June 7, 2016 Constitutional Referendum took place at the Thomas A.
Robinson National Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, on Tuesday,
May 31, 2016.
BEC working on restoring power in Nassau after island-wide outage
- May 29, 2016 - 2:45:54 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - At approximately 2:30pm on Sunday, BEC made the following statement on their Facebook page:
"BPL is presently experiencing a shutdown of its generation, transmission and distribution networks in New Providence.
An initial assessment is underway to determine the cause of the failure and to begin repairs/restoration as soon as possible..."
Bahamas Has Its First Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) Designee
- May 28, 2016 - 11:53:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – In 2013, the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB)
and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas partnered to provide full
scholarships for the Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation
offered by the International Center for Captive Insurance Education
The initiative was introduced in collaboration with the Ministry of
Financial Services, the Bahamas Insurance Association and the Insurance
Institute of The Bahamas, who also participated on the evaluation
committee for selecting scholarship recipients...
College of The Bahamas Council Chairman Tenders His Resignation
- May 27, 2016 - 12:49:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – 27th May, 2016 – Mr. Alfred Sears, QC, Chairman of the
Council of The College of The Bahamas (COB) has tendered his
resignation with effect 31st May, 2016.
Mr. Sears in his letter
addressed to the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon.
Jerome K. Fitzgerald, indicated that his decision is the result of him
having been ratified as a candidate of the Progressive Liberal Party for
the Fort Charlotte Constituency; and his desire to remove from our
premiere public tertiary institution any perception of partisan
Silver Airways begins service to Nassau
- May 26, 2016 - 5:55:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways made its
inaugural flight from Tampa, Florida to New Providence yesterday adding
25,000 new seats to The Bahamas.
Silver Airways will provide flights from Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Florida to New Providence.
activities are significant in that the new routes allow a wide range of
travelers from these key markets in Florida to easily access the City
of Nassau and experience our Bahamian hospitality...”
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...