U.S. Government Provides Advanced Skill Training for RBPF SWAT Officers
- Sep 2, 2014 - 12:25:33 PM
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the U.S. Embassy’s
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL), and
the U.S. Department of State’s
Antiterrorism and Assistance (ATA) Program teamed up to provide
twenty-seven Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers advanced
training in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) August 24-29 in Nassau.
The week-long program was led by supervisory special agents
from the FBI’s SWAT Operations Unit, which provides training, research,
operational assistance, and program management to FBI SWAT teams and
international law enforcement partners. Last year, the Special
Operations Unit provided over 2,600 hours of instruction
and deployed 29 times.
Prime Minister Christie tours Baha Mar
- Sep 1, 2014 - 4:18:11 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Prime Minister Perry Christie along with members of his Cabinet toured
Baha Mar today with the luxury resort’s Chairman and CEO, Sarkis
Mr. Christie along with Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson; Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe;
Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle; Director of
Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Candia Ferguson and
Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel got a first-hand glimpse of
the many amenities that will be available when the highly anticipated
resort opens in late Spring of 2015, including the 100,000 square foot
casino, beach sanctuary, and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Bahamian executive Jan Knowles joins NAD as VP of Marketing & Communications
- Sep 1, 2014 - 3:55:05 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas —
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today announced the appointment
of Jan Knowles to the position of Vice President of Marketing and
Communications with the airport management company.
In her new
position, Knowles will be responsible for all marketing initiatives at
NAD including air service development, brand development, stakeholder
and community relations and overseeing the corporate communications
Previously, Knowles held a senior level position as
Regional Manager, Public Relations and Communications for RBC Royal Bank
of Canada (RBC). Her educational background includes a Masters of
Sterling Financial launches New Providence Opportunity Fund
- Aug 31, 2014 - 10:01:28 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas based
Sterling Financial Group (“Sterling”), announces the launch of the New
Providence Opportunity Fund, Ltd. (the “Fund”). The Fund is a closed-end
equity investment fund consisting of high net worth and institutional
investors, which targets diverse real estate investment and development
opportunities in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean...
Former child TV star to speak in Bahamas at Erin H. Gilmour School 65th Celebration Dinner
- Aug 12, 2014 - 2:57:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas The Salvation Army
Erin H. Gilmour School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children celebrates
it’s 65th Anniversary with a Dinner on September
19th, 2014 at The British Colonial Hilton.
Army is pleased to announce Mr. Isaac Lidsky as the guest speaker. Isaac Lidsky the child TV star from the
90’s teen sitcom, Saved By The Bell: The New Class, was diagnosed
at the age of thirteen with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare blinding disease.
Lidsky is a Harvard graduate with degrees in computer science and
applied mathematics founded an Internet marketing startup
and worked in the company after its creation for a short stint before
having a change of heart. Subsequently he returned to Harvard
studying Law while his vision continued to fade.
U.S. Embassy Celebrates the First Year Anniversary of American Corner Nassau
- Aug 28, 2014 - 3:44:39 PM
On Tuesday, August 26,
the U.S. Embassy celebrated the first year anniversary of the American
Corner in Nassau which is located at the Harry C. Moore Library at The
College of The Bahamas. American Corner Nassau serves as an
information outpost similar to a public library that makes resources
about the United States available to foreign publics at large. Since
August 2013, the Corner has hosted 35 programs and engaged more than
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson and Acting
President of The College of The Bahamas Dr. Carey-Baines were on hand
for the celebration and both gave remarks promoting the friendship and
partnership between the United States and The Bahamas. Chargé Johnson
emphasized her hope to increase the number of visitors to the Corner and
form more partnerships to develop new programs. Acting President
CEO of Bahamaren meets with Ambassador of China
- Aug 28, 2014 - 12:55:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - His
Excellency Yuan Guisen recently met with CEO of Bahamaren, Latrae
Rahming ito discuss multiple platforms to strengthen the economic and
trade relationship between The Bahamas and China. Chinese investment in
The Bahamas is emerging as an important part of The Bahamas – China
During the meeting both sides outlined how The
Bahamas and China can forge a stronger alliance to maximize
benefits to strengthen industries and business in our country. The
discussion focused on domestic issues, investment, trade, business,
education and tourism activities. Three sectors have been identified as
critical to the development of a long-term partnership between The
Bahamas and China: tourism, education, and agriculture. Currently The
Bahamas and China enjoy a mutually beneficial and prosperous
Arawak Port Development First to Implement Navis Software in The Caribbean
- Aug 28, 2014 - 11:09:48 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Arawak Port
Development Limited (APD) is “leading the way” with new technology after
it became the first company in the Caribbean to implement the top
software for marine terminals.
which is considered the Microsoft of the marine industry, combines
industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class
services that enable marine terminal operators worldwide to maximize
performance with reduced risk.
The cutting edge technology will go live on November 18.
Bahamas government revenue for APD could increase
- Aug 26, 2014 - 8:33:13 PM
Bahamas - Government revenue from Arawak Port Development (APD) could
increase significantly if the business of shipping is managed
exclusively through the Nassau Container Port (NCP). Chief Executive
Officer at APD, Mike Maura made the case as he took the Minister of
Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and his team of senior officials on a tour of
NCP, giving them a first-hand view of the operation. During a PowerPoint
presentation following the tour, Maura revealed that as a 40 percent
shareholder in the Port, the government receives $5.8 million dollars in
dividends annually. However he cited the transshipment of goods
destined for Nassau through Family Island Ports, the use of Prince
George Dock as a commercial port and the unregulated use of Potter’s Cay
Dock are “national security threats, impacts the cost of doing business
at NCP and reduces the revenue government can potentially earn.”
Baha Mar names Executive VP of International Marketing for Baha Mar Casino & Hotel
- Aug 25, 2014 - 1:08:08 PM
International Casino, Resort Executive Brings 20-Plus Years’ Experience
To $3.5 Billion Destination Gaming Resort in The Bahamas
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Baha
Mar announced on August 25th that Alex Pariente
has been named Executive Vice President, International Marketing for
the Baha Mar Casino & Resort, the centerpiece of the $3.5 billion
integrated gaming resort. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which will
feature the largest casino in The Caribbean with 100,000
square feet of gaming space and a 1,000-room hotel, is designed to
compete with the best casinos in the world.
will focus on developing the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel’s
international gaming clientele, as well as building strategic marketing
alliances and brand loyalty.
Pariente will draw on his extensive experiences...
Bahamas government announces plan to build $10 million major motorsports complex
- Aug 22, 2014 - 4:57:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Three years after the
first revival of Bahamas Speed Week re-awakened the nation’s appetite
for vintage auto racing, the government announced plans to build a major
motorsports complex to be completed by 2016.
The Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honorable Dr. Daniel Johnson, used the
first ever meeting of the FIA (Federation Internationale de
l’Automobile) in The Bahamas this week as a platform to make the
announcement of the $9 million complex that will serve as a multipurpose
center, providing a facility for safe driving training for police,
security and ambulance operators, recreational and racing cycling,
recreational and competitive cycling, motorcycle sports, karting, even
musical concerts and other events that create local and visitor
attractions and opportunities...
Emilio Estefan & Jamie King join forces to produce Baha Mar's Grand Opening Gala
- Aug 21, 2014 - 10:01:24 PM
A-listers Align for a Star-studded Partnership at Baha Mar, Welcoming the World to the ‘New Riviera’
The Bahamas (August 20, 2014)–Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly
anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an
exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music
and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming
up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the
resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.
for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand
experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days...
BTC CEO Leon Williams Addresses Regional HR Executives at CANTO
- Aug 21, 2014 - 6:09:12 PM
NASSAU, N.P - BTC CEO Leon Williams was
one of two headline speakers selected to address the CANTO 8th Annual
Human Resource Forum at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. CANTO the
Caribbean regional association for information and communications
technology (ICT) operators and regulators invited Mr. Williams, along
with CEO of TeleSur, the national telecommunications company of
Suriname, to speak to the international HR executives about a CEO’s
perspective on HR and ways the department can support the executive
In his address Williams stressed that in a
fast-paced sector that is seeing constant transformation within the
Caribbean due to many companies facing upgrades to broadband data,
privatisation, and liberalisation, a CEO looks to his HR to be, more
than ever, industry cognizant...
Education Minister Approves Dr. Rodney Smith as New President of The College of The Bahamas
- Aug 21, 2014 - 5:15:04 PM
The Minister of
Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald
announced,during a press conference held at the Ministry of Education on
Wednesday, August 20thhe had affirmed the recommendation of the College
Council to appoint Dr. Rodney Smith as President of The College of The
The Minister’s approval of this recommendation is in accordance with Section 6 of The College of The Bahamas Act.
now therefore authorize the College Council to negotiate reasonable
contract terms with Dr. Smith consistent with terms agreed previously
with former presidents taking into consideration the usual cost of
living increases,” Minister Fitzgerald said.
Bahamians lined up to audition for MMTS of the Islands in Nassau
- Aug 21, 2014 - 1:34:17 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The Music, Model
& Talent Showcase of the Islands got off to a successful start as
scores of Bahamians lined up to audition in the hopes of becoming the
next big star of the Caribbean.
The casting call was held on
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mario’s Bowling Palace on Tonique Williams
Darling Highway, where applicants filed in long before the designated
starting time of 11am, eager to impress a panel of local judges.
to the auditioning sessions, Pia Glover-Rolle, CEO/Founder of MMTS
welcomed applicants to the casting event. She encouraged them to do
their best and gave the assurance that they can depend on her experience
and trust in the modeling, music and talent world.
Baha Mar names Whitney Thier Executive Vice President, General Counsel
- Aug 18, 2014 - 10:35:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated destination gaming resort, today
announced that Whitney Thier has been named Executive Vice President and
General Counsel, effective immediately.
who will report to Tom Dunlap, Baha Mar’s President, will lead the
resort company’s legal team as well as assume a key role on the
company’s executive committee.
She succeeds Uri Clinton, who joined Baha Mar in 2011 and has chosen to
relocate with his family back to Las Vegas. Thier joins the company at
an important juncture, as Baha Mar completes its construction phase and
readies itself for
its highly anticipated Grand Opening in Spring 2015...
BTC Supports Launch of CANTO Caribbean Women in ICT Initiative
- Aug 18, 2014 - 6:49:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - CANTO, the Caribbean’s
information and communications technology (ICT) organisation, decided to
highlight the advancement of women as a vital factor in the development
of the sector at its 30th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition. At
the regional conference, which was co-hosted by local telecoms leader
BTC, CANTO debuted it’s Caribbean Women in ICT (CWIC) programme with an
inaugural breakfast at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, that focused on
better engaging women at all levels of ICT in the region.
the initiative was Secretary General Regenie Fraser who stressed the
important roles women play in ICT and their under-representation within
the industry, which were the motivating factors for Tuesday morning’s
Caribbean Women in ICT breakfast...
160 to Graduate from Baha Mar's Second Leadership Development Institute Class
- Aug 18, 2014 - 11:34:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – 160 students who have
successfully completed Baha Mar’s challenging Leadership Development
Institute (LDI) curriculum will embark on the next stage of their
career, following the Institute’s second graduation exercise on Tuesday.
students received training through Baha Mar's LDI, the non-profit
training institute supported by the luxury resort, honing life skills as
well as preparing them to become better employees in the workplace.
Mar is building a culture of better-than-best service, beginning with
the Bahamians that we train and hire...
Bahamas Crisis Centre statement on Referendum and Bills to Amend the Constitution
- Aug 15, 2014 - 1:20:43 PM
The Bahamas Crisis
Centre condemns in the strongest terms all forms of discrimination on
the basis of sex. That is any form of discrimination against a woman on
the basis of her being a woman, or against a man on the basis of him
being a man.
We believe in a Bahamas where all
men and women hold equal value and equal rights under the law, in
particular, the supreme law of the land, represented by the
constitution. With the November 6 referendum approaching, it is now our
responsibility to affirm collectively that we believe in a Bahamas that
stands for equality.
Starter Kits for Carnival Bahamas Costumes Received by Registered Companies
- Aug 15, 2014 - 6:50:07 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Following the recent Road Fever Companies
Workshop, The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) compiled
starter kits, and distributed them to the registered companies to
promote the use of indigenous materials for The Bahamas Carnival
The kit includes local sponge, seeds, sisal, straw and
burlap, produced by local vendors, to showcase natural and diverse
materials which can be used in the costume production.