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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...

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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...
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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...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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... 
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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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Deputy Prime Minister to give opening remarks at 2019 Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon & Conference - Jul 22, 2019 - 10:31:31 AM

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Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Minister of Finance will give the opening remarks on Friday, August 23rd at the first Bahamas CryptoChicks Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon and Conference. John Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, and a number of local and international speakers and mentors will also participate and host various workshops, providing local and global insights and developments in this fast evolving technology for all stakeholders in community, small business, enterprise, academia and government....
News : New Providence
Press Club saddened over death of media trailblazer Bob Thompson - Jul 21, 2019 - 6:30:10 PM

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The Bahamas Press Club sadly notes the passing of Robert Newton (Bob) Thompson, who died at his residence # 308 Baillou Hill Road on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was 72-years-old.

Press Club president Antony Capron, who knew “Bob” for quite a number of years, recalls warm memories during their formative days in media.

“Bob, fondly called Beagle, was one of those persons who could make you laugh even when he was being serious...
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Shell fuelling Take Off With Shell Summer Prizes Promotion - Jul 17, 2019 - 11:10:19 AM

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Take Off With Shell summer  promotion rewards loyal customers with incredible travel experiences, concert tickets, free fuel and other giveaways valued at more than $40,000.00.

Sun Oil, a Shell licensee, launched its annual summer promotion on June 6th and will run through September 6th.  Rufus Johnson Jr., Sun Oil Marketing Manager explains, “At Sun Oil, we value all of our customers and recognize that the summer is the perfect time to reward lucky customers with incredible prizes...
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LCIS Welcomes New Principal David Mindorff - Jul 8, 2019 - 1:34:00 PM

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Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  is  pleased  to  welcome  new  principal  Mr  David  Mindorff.  Mr  Mindorff  replaces  outgoing  principal  Dr  Stacey  Bobo,  who  leaves  as  the longest-serving  principal  in  the  school’s  57-year  history.  Mr  Mindorff  has  been  part  of  a  year-long  leadership  transition  and  has  recently  spent  the  last  two  weeks  of  June  at  the school working with teachers, hosting parent meetings and finalising plans for the fall. “Mr. Mindorff’s transition has been smooth and we are all extremely fortunate to have had such a well-coordinated and lengthy handover,” says Mr Bryan Glinton, board co-chair...

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Bahamas First Holdings Limited Announces New Board Members - Jul 4, 2019 - 7:43:56 PM

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July 1, 2019 – Bahamas First Holdings Limited (BFHL) announced the appointment of Kenwood Kerr and Dawn Patton as directors of BFHL, effective April 15, 2019 and June 14, 2019, respectively.

At BFHL’s recent Annual General Meeting, Chair of the Board, Alison Treco, explained, “To fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Padfield, the directors resolved to appoint Kenwood Kerr as a director. Mr. Kerr is the President and CEO of Providence Advisors...
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U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Independence Day Holiday - Jul 4, 2019 - 11:00:03 AM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
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'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience - Jul 2, 2019 - 11:30:16 AM

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The film based on the swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France.

On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the Island House Cinema.

Charlie Smith, the director of the film, participated in a question and answer period with the audience, alongside Peter Nicholson, the executive producer...
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BTC on Landline Issues - Jun 30, 2019 - 12:35:47 PM

Our New Providence node is back in service and all landline services have been restored. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected by an interruption in their fixed line and mobile voice services.  The disruption was the result of a critical fault which occurred on June 29th, on our transmission ring between Grand Bahama and New Providence.  Our local technical teams and international teams inclusive of C&W Communications and our vendor partners worked all day and night, and the root cause of the issue was resolved earlier this morning...
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