Ardastra to remain closed as tourism sector prepares to reopen
- Jun 14, 2020 - 9:30:47 AM
As the tourism sector prepares for its July 1 reopening, one popular
attraction will remain closed as it attempts to stave off worsening
financial conditions triggered when business ground to a halt due to
In the worst crisis of Ardastra Gardens &
Wildlife Conservation Centre’s 83-year history, its operators are no
different from other business owners the world over who are desperate to
figure out the way forward...
LPIA opens for Inter-Island Travel on June 8th
- Jun 7, 2020 - 9:23:14 AM
Inter-island commercial flights will resume at Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA) on Monday June 8th, 2020, in accordance
with the Government of The Bahamas’ phased reopening of air traffic in
In preparation for increased commercial activity in
terminal, NAD and its airport partners have worked in close
collaboration to implement safety protocols...
Press Club upholds Freedom of the Press
- Mar 22, 2020 - 3:20:20 PM
Executives of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 are disturbed by the treatment of the local media in exercising their rights – Freedom of the Press - particularly in light of recent events surrounding the COVID-19 Curfew.
“This is not right and infringes on Democracy which our country – at large has enjoyed for many years,” says Press Club President Anthony Capron...
Public Advisory- Airport Operations/COVID-19
- Mar 17, 2020 - 4:40:32 PM
The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the general
public that Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and
fully operational. The airport is not closing in the foreseeable
future. We are continuing to monitor the global spread of COVID-19 and
are working closely with local health officials and our airport partners
to ensure the safety and security of all LPIA users...
Ardastra remains open for business
- Mar 17, 2020 - 10:49:49 AM
For now, Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre will remain
open as management continues to closely monitor the spread of Covid 19,
the disease caused by the coronavirus, which can infect both animals and
people, and could trigger a range of respiratory illnesses from the
common cold to lung lesions and pneumonia.
Although much of its
tourist traffic has fallen off, Ardastra has taken several precautionary
measures to safeguard staff, its animals and the locals who visit the
Suspension of cruise line services due to novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
- Mar 15, 2020 - 11:54:56 PM
On March 13, 2020, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
announced that several major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean,
Carnival, Norwegian, and MSC, will voluntarily suspend sailing
operations to and from U.S. ports for 30 days due to the novel
coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Disney also suspended its sailings
through to the end of March 2020. Most ships at sea will continue with
their itineraries as planned as the cruise lines prepare to temporarily
suspend North American service...
Bahamas Press Club Stages 2019 Awards Ceremony
- Mar 4, 2020 - 10:07:39 PM
The Bahamas Press Club held its Fifth
Annual Media Awards Ceremony themed: “Media in The Digital Age”, in
Black Tie fashion at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday, February
The awards ceremony was held under the Patronage of
Their Excellencies The Most Honourable Cornelius A. Smith, ON,
Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Mrs. Clara
The evening attracted many who laid the foundation for a
thriving media profession in the country. There was entertainment by
Solo, lots of gifts and prizes...
Press Club Trailblazer & Etienne Dupuch Lifetime Achievement awards recipients
- Feb 28, 2020 - 10:00:11 AM
The Bahamas Press Club is pleased to announce that former prime minister
The Rt Hon Hubert Alexander Ingraham will receive the 2019 Trailblazer
Award for opening the airwaves to private broadcasters.
will be presented during the Fifth Annual Bahamas Press Club Media
Awards in a Black Tie affair...
LPIA to begin airside pavement works, key stakeholders prepare for potential delays
- Feb 13, 2020 - 11:31:37 AM
On Monday February 17th, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will
resume its program of upgrading the old surfaces on the airside at
Lynden Pindling International Airport, with pavement reconstruction on a
portion of Taxiway Hotel Taxiway Hotel is a main access point on the
airside where aircraft exit the runway and enter aprons to park and be
serviced in between flights. The scheduled works will last approximately
two months and will result in a full pavement restoration.
travelling during the peak travel periods (12 p.m.- 3 p.m. daily)...
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces 2019 Agent Circle Of Excellence (ACE) Recipients
- Jan 20, 2020 - 11:48:41 AM
George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are
pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Agent Circle of
Excellence Award (ACE).
Shane Cash, who focuses predominantly on
sales in the Hope Town, Abaco, market earned the title for June 2019
while Jacqueline Lightbourn, who focuses on sales around New Providence,
received the ACE award in December...
MORE THAN A ZOO: Ardastra sets parties apart from the flock
- Dec 31, 2019 - 2:26:58 PM
When Trica Musgrove went in search of a venue to host her daughter’s
second birthday party she wanted a place that was far from the usual.
"For her special day I wanted a setting that went beyond the ordinary.
A'keilah had never visited the zoo before and with its built-in
entertainment, the flamingos and the other animals, I knew entertaining
the children would be a breeze," said Ms Musgrove.
Whether it’s a child’s birthday party, a wedding, cocktail reception or
product launch, Ardastra Gardens provides a unique backdrop for those
celebrating a special occasion...
Christmas surprise makes for merry CIBC FirstCaribbean clients
- Dec 27, 2019 - 12:31:31 PM
Many CIBC FirstCaribbean customers received an unexpected Christmas gift
from their bank during its recent “Jingle All the Way” cards promotion.
The bank spread some Christmas cheer to clients this year with a
spontaneous one-day pop-up at select retail locations.
the patrons using CIBC FirstCaribbean Visa debit and credit cards to
make purchases at shops where the CIBC FirstCaribbean Cards teams were
stationed received the gift of having their purchases paid for...
Festive plans underway as holiday travel ramps up at LPIA
- Dec 16, 2019 - 10:57:55 AM
The halls are decked and the trees are trimmed at Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA) as the country’s major gateway prepares to
manage heavy passenger traffic over the Christmas season. Between
mid-December, 2019 and January 2nd, 2020, an estimated 230,000
passengers will be processed through the airport’s three terminals.
add some holiday cheer and take the humbug out of peak season travel,
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) recently launched its seasonal
entertainment program in-terminal. On December 12...
BISX Lists Providence Capital Fund Ltd
- Dec 13, 2019 - 4:10:04 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that the Providence Capital Fund Ltd. has successfully
completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, this Fund
has now been added to the roster of Funds listed on the Exchange. The
Fund is incorporated as an International Business Company under the laws
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is licensed under the Investment
Funds Act, 2003...
Lombard Odier celebrates 40 Years Strong in The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM
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.
the company’s Nassau office is a regional hub that services Panama,
Uruguay and Bermuda, powered by a team of 30 professionals...
LPIA outlines Thanksgiving operations plan, shares useful travel tips for passengers
- Nov 25, 2019 - 10:00:23 AM
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...
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
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
Canada invites students in The Bahamas to explore "A World Of Possibilities" at Nassau College Fair
- Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:16 AM
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...
The Bahamas’ newest digital wallet secures its largest merchant
- Oct 31, 2019 - 10:20:02 AM
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
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