Nassau luxury retailers tour boutique space at Baha Mar
- Apr 22, 2014 - 2:53:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Baha Mar lifestyle, representing a sophisticated, global traveler,
will be reflected in the retail experience at the resort. Luxury Retail
Limited and John Bull, two of the largest high-end retail operators in
The Bahamas, will be bringing some of the best luxury brands in the
world to Baha Mar. Recently, executives from Luxury Retail Limited and
John Bull toured the Baha Mar construction site. The group had a
firsthand walk through of their respective boutique spaces to be located
in a high-traffic area near to the gaming floor of the
100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino. The tour also included executives
from Cartier, a luxury watch and jewelry brand, and Richemont, a luxury
goods and jewelry company whose brands include Cartier, Baume et
Mercier, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger- LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and
Holocaust survivor, Walter Absil to speak in The Bahamas
- Feb 10, 2014 - 2:06:21 PM
Real RECONCILIATION is possible
you ever wondered why there is so much tension, animosity, even hatred
in our society today? Could it be that we are somehow unable to exist
with others who are unlike us in some way, either a different race,
religion or nationality? Is it because we are unable to move past deep
hurts and old wounds? In this life we are not called to merely tolerate
or put up with others as a way of existing peacefully. Rather, our
purpose should be to build real relationships with those around us,
regardless of our differences, and practice the kind of forgiveness that
can change our lives.
who had demonstrated this practice of forgiveness and reconciliation is
Mr. Walter Absil, one of the survivors of the holocaust.
KFC Nassau Closes Doors at Village Road Location
- Jan 28, 2014 - 7:58:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Restaurants (Bahamas)
Limited, the franchise holder of KFC in New Providence, today announced
the immediate closure of its Village Road store as part of the Company's
strategic plan to efficiently manage population changes in the Nassau
market, which has shifted over recent years.
assess all of our locations, both individually and as part of the entire
store system, and conclude that closings are unfortunately necessary
from time to time,” said Gabriel Sastre, VP & General Manager of
Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited.
Bahamian-American Educational Partnerships Discussed
- Jan 24, 2014 - 1:15:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - President of Saint
John’s University Michael Hemesath and other senior administrators paid a
courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman and Acting
Deputy Chief of Mission John Armstrong on January 24, 2014.
They were joined by Mr. Philip C. Galanis, President of The Bahamas’
Chapter of St. John’s University’s Alumni Association and the U.S.
Embassy’s Education and Cultural Specialist Myra M. McPhee.
the call they discussed the value of Bahamian students studying in the
United States and the various programs St. John’s University has in
place to support current Bahamian students and alumni. There are
currently more than 50 Bahamians students studying at St. John’s and its
Dr. Earla Carey-Baines appointed COB Acting President
- Jan 24, 2014 - 5:50:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Council of The College
of The Bahamas has appointed Dr. Earla Carey-Baines Acting President of
The College of The Bahamas, effective January 1, 2014. Dr.
Carey-Baines will hold the position until a new President is appointed. A
presidential search that will lead to the selection of the successful
Bahamian candidate is currently underway.
Carey-Baines has more than 30 years’ experience in education and higher
education administration. She previously held the position of President
of The College for an interim period, from July 1, 2010 to December
She joined The
College as a faculty member in the English Department in 1988 and became
Coordinator of the department in Fall 1997. From September 2000, to
July 2004, Dr. Carey-Baines was Chair of the School of English...
Andbank opens in The Bahamas: Interview with Manel Cerqueda
- Jan 22, 2014 - 10:46:13 PM
Andbank, is a bank headquartered in Andorra
and owned by the third generation of two families. It was founded over
80 years ago in 1930 with the singular vision of establishing social and
economic success in Andorra by driving endeavors in business, culture
and sports during a worldwide economic depression. Soon over the course
of the 20th century, Andbank became a backbone in the local Andorran
Today, Mr. Cerqueda,
one of the two owners, has taken the vision of the bank internationally –
first investing in The Bahamas in 2001 and now establishing a
full-service private bank with same principle of driving successful
entrepreneurs. Once more in a difficult economic global environment,
Andbank has taken a different step than most other banks and doubled the
number of staff in The Bahamas following its path in history in
believing to make a difference despite difficult times. Andbank believes
in the philosophy to reach out to people on a broader scale beyond the
Certified Financial Crime Specialist Programme launched in Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2014 - 10:32:12 PM
The Ministry of
Financial Services has once again joined forces with the Bahamas
Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) in collaboration with the
Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists represented by its
President, Charles Intriago to become the first Caribbean jurisdiction
grant 15 scholarships leading to the certification of 13 members of the
Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers and two from the Ministry of
Financial Services as Certified Financial Crime Specialists (CFCS).
Bahamas Government is committed to working closely with the
international agency in this effort to shape a sensible approach for
ensuring tax compliance and addressing the ever increasing financial
crimes. The government of The Bahamas is dedicated to doubling the
Dr. Bernice King to attend Bahamas Historic Foundation event
- Jan 21, 2014 - 11:17:44 AM
Nassau, New Providence - The Historic Bahamas Foundation invites you to attend a
Swinging Soiree on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Collins Estate Grounds located on Shirley Street and Collins Avenue.
Soiree will be held under the patronage of Their Excellencies, Sir
Arthur and Lady Foulkes. We are delighted to have Dr. Bernice King,
daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will attend this event as a
special guest of the Foundation. The night promises to be a fun filled
evening under the stars at Collins.
Largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world returns to Atlantis
- Oct 4, 2013 - 1:41:19 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –
The 26th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club
Rendezvous has announced an extraordinary entertainment lineup including
Kool & the Gang as the headlining performers for the Saturday Night
Gala, and Mike Busacca & Jessica Chavez and Steve Mariano as the
event chairs. The event will return to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the
Bahamas, taking place November 21-23, 2013. Last year’s event was a
smashing success with the most guests and yachts in attendance to date,
and this year is again shaping up to be a truly memorable weekend for
all those who attend.
“The ShowBoats International Rendezvous is
all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and is the
largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world. The event has
raised more than $30 million to date..."
Baha Mar launches Casino Dealer Training Program
- Apr 17, 2014 - 5:49:14 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Today, Baha Mar
announces another opportunity for training and recruitment in its
ongoing efforts to recruit Bahamians to fill the more than 4,000
positions at the luxury resort which will be home to the largest casino
in the Caribbean.
The Baha Mar Academy will be offering a free
Casino Dealer Trainee Program to provide training for the games that
will be featured in the state-of-the-art, 100,000 square feet Baha Mar
Casino. Additionally,trainees will learn Baha Mar-specific service
standards and supervisory skills...
"Nassau Declaration" signed at Caribbean Financial Action Task Force meeting
- Apr 11, 2014 - 2:05:08 PM
Bahamas - Following the meetings of the Caribbean Financial Action Task
Force at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, the "Nassau Declaration" was
signed, April 3, 2014.
Seated from left: Chair of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee,
Cheryl-Ann Lister; Attorney General of Dominica, Levi A. Peter; Attorney
General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Commonwealth of The Bahamas and
Chairperson, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Sen. Allyson
Maynard-Gibson; Attorney General of Cayman Islands, Samuel Bulgin; and.
Attorney General of Turks and Caicos Islands, Rhondalee
Braithwaite-Knowles and Minister of Justice and Police, Edward Bellor.
Rebuttal by BTC Chair & Deputy Chair
- Apr 9, 2014 - 6:34:02 PM
Providence (April 9th, 2014) - The Board of BTC notes the recent
speculation regarding possible job losses within BTC and wishes to
confirm that there are no such plans to restructure the business. This
message has been shared with our Union partners.
the Board is committed to increasing our level of investment across The
Bahamas to improve network reliability and customer service.
the Board wishes to make it clear that this sort of unfounded
speculation is most unwelcome, undermining, as it does, the confidence...
"How will accession to the World Trade Organization affect The Bahamas?"
- Apr 9, 2014 - 3:37:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On the occasion of
Official Visit of the
Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization
H.E. Mr. David Shark a panel discussion, "How will accession to the
World Trade Organization affect The Bahamas" will be held on Wednesday,
9th April 2014.
The discussion will take place between, 7:00pm -10:00pm
at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.
Families for Justice calls for 2 sr. attorneys from AG's office in Nassau to be fired
- Apr 7, 2014 - 3:04:31 PM
Families for Justice is calling for two senior attorneys from the
Attorney General office in New Providence, to be fired for corrupted
practices in Grand Bahama supreme courts:
Families for Justice President, made
a statement in Grand Bahama, regarding
the degraded behavior of two Attorneys, who are Senior Officials of the
Attorney General Office in New Providence.
The Courts in the Bahamas, must be
respected. The Bahamian Public must know, that the Judiciary is Independent,
and no Officer of the Courts should be above the
Bahamas Coalition Formed to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination
- Apr 7, 2014 - 12:53:27 PM
April 7, 2014 Proposal | Re: Violence & Crime
Bahamas - The following proposal was received by the Prime Minister's
Office this morning. Local civic groups have formed a coalition and have
put together a proposal to several ministries within The Bahamas
Government. The coalition is comprised of Bahamas Against Sexual
Violence & Child Abuse (BASV&CA), Bahamas Urban Youth
Development Center (BUYDC), Hollaback! Bahamas and Families of All
Murder Victims (F.O.A.M) and Bahamas Women's Watch.
A "Protect Women & Girls"awareness event has been planned to take place in Rawson Square on Wednesday, April 9th from 7 am - 12 noon...
U.S. Embassy Honors Andrea Archer as The Bahamas' 2014 International Woman of Courage Award Recipient’
- Apr 3, 2014 - 7:36:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Friday, March 28, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong
formally recognized The Bahamas’ 2014 International Woman of Courage
award recipient, Mrs. Andrea
Archer during a reception at the SuperClubs Breezes Resort. Mrs.
Archer was honored for her tireless efforts in the field of social work
in The Bahamas’ school system and for making it possible for thousands
of young people to have uninterrupted access to
healthcare and education. In his remarks, Chargé Armstrong applauded
Mrs. Archer for being a nation builder, pioneer of women’s rights and a
human rights activist who persevered in the struggle to effectively
address inequalities faced by Bahamian women and
U. S. Embassy speaker José Raúl Perales to present at the National Conclave of Chambers of Commerce
- Apr 1, 2014 - 10:57:05 AM
S. Embassy speaker José Raúl Perales is scheduled to speak at the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation first National
Conclave of Chambers of
Commerce in The Bahamas on April 3, 2014
at SuperClubs Breezes hotel. Mr. Perales is the Director of the
Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director,
Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA).
oversees AACCLA ‘s operations and several policy programs, including
trade facilitation, regional integration, corporate sustainability, and
Additionally, he is responsible for
broadening and strengthening the AACCLA network throughout
the Caribbean and Latin American region. He is expected to speak on “The Changing Role of Business in the Hemispheric Agenda.”
Bahamas to host inaugural The Minority Chef Summit
- Mar 28, 2014 - 2:15:37 PM
The Bahamas is about
to become a culinary mecca as it gears up to host the world’s first summit
for minority professionals in the food and beverage industry.
The Minority Chef Summit held in Nassau from
May 1st to the 4th and will take place at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau.
Erika Davis, summit founder, chef, and chocolatier, has worked in the
industry for 22 years and was featured as a competing chef on Bravo’s
inaugural “Top Chef Just Desserts” show. She is also the first black
female chef to receive Detroit’s Chef of the Month award. Davis spent
considerable time teaching the culinary arts to aspiring chefs in
Nassau, which gave her the idea for the summit...
3 Nassau companies to shut off power on Earth Day
- Mar 26, 2014 - 10:59:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Three leading insurance and pension
companies will spend 60 minutes plunged in darkness, joining millions of people
around the world who will observe the global environmental initiative known as
Colonial Pension Services, Security and
General Insurance and Atlantic Medical Insurance will turn off all their lights
for an hour on March 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
They are taking action in the run-up to
Earth Hour, which will be observed on Saturday, March 29.
They’re not alone.
Leon Williams appointed as Special Adviser to BTC Chairman
- Mar 24, 2014 - 10:53:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - BTC today announced that
Leon Williams had been appointed as a Special Adviser to the BTC
Chairman, Phil Bentley, Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless
Mr. Williams is a former CEO of BTC and one of
the Government-appointed Non-executive Directors of BTC. As Special
Adviser, Mr Williams will advise Mr Bentley on Bahamian affairs and
telecommunication issues in The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean region...