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Stars Align as Carl’s Jr Carmichael Officially Opens - Feb 19, 2017 - 7:10:59 AM

AML Foods Ltd executives joined the Super Star team at Carl’s Jr. Carmichael to officially open the franchise’s third location on New Providence. The new 1,400 sq ft. quick-service outlet brings the restaurant’s signature big, bold charbroiled burgers to Southwestern New Providence.

A total of 36 new jobs were added, raising the staff complement at all three locations—East West Highway, Mall At Marathon and now Carmichael Road— to just under 100. 

To commemorate the recent expansion, the brand joined forces with Coca Cola for a major giveaway...
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BTC Junior Achievement Company Hosts Future Leaders Seminar - Feb 18, 2017 - 3:11:25 PM

Over one hundred achievers participated in the BTC Junior Achievement Company’s Future Leaders Seminar. The students used the theme “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today.”

The seminar featured a number of speakers including, CEO Leon Williams and Former BTC Junior Achiever, now Director of Finance at Toyota, Mr. Dennis Deveaux.

Executive Advisor for BTC’s J.A. Company, Mr. Barry Wilmott said, “Our JA students executed this event flawlessly...
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‘I was only 15: I wasn’t ready to die’ Eva Schloss shares her story in The Bahamas - Feb 9, 2017 - 2:54:06 PM

Addressing a ballroom at Melia Nassau Beach packed with over 650 primary and high school students from nine schools in New Providence, Eva Schloss, one of the last living Holocaust survivors, childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank shared her story of hope, determination and tolerance.

During the Nazi invasion, Ms. Schloss’ family was forced into hiding, sharing cramped space, at times afraid even to whisper. Living in fear for two years, her worst nightmare was realized when her family was captured by the Nazis and held in a concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau...

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C.C. Sweeting Senior High to dismiss at 11:30am following a major break-in - Feb 7, 2017 - 10:58:37 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is an important announcement from the Bahamas Ministry of Education, Science and Technology:

C.C. Sweeting Senior High School will be dismissed at 11:30am today, Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 due to a major break-in at the campus last evening.

Parents are asked to kindly collect their children at this time.

News : New Providence
Pinewood residents encouraged to switch to city water - Feb 3, 2017 - 1:57:03 PM

In keeping with its commitment to providing reliable and safe water supply to all communities around the country, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) recently teamed up with nurses within the public healthcare system to promote the health benefits of city water usage, particularly within close knit communities like Pinewood.

For the past two years, the Corporation has embarked on a house to house initiative in the residential area of Pinewood Gardens, to encourage well users in the area to make the switch to city water. Across the world, water borne illnesses remains a major concern particularly in the event of possible fresh water contamination...
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NAD Counts Down to 10th Anniversary as LPIA Operator - Feb 1, 2017 - 9:33:24 PM

This year, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will mark its tenth year operating Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) under a management partnership with Vantage Airport Group (formerly YVRAS).

 On April 1, 2007, NAD took over all commercial operations at LPIA inclusive of the terminal buildings, parking facilities and runways. Since the transfer of operations to NAD, the airport facilities underwent a complete three-terminal, $409 million redevelopment transforming LPIA into one of the most modern and efficiently operated airport gateways in the region...
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Stepsister of Anne Frank and holocaust survivor Eva Schloss to speak in The Bahamas - Jan 26, 2017 - 12:10:27 PM

In what is expected to be an incomparable and emotionally moving evening Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, best friend, and stepsister of Anne Frank, will open up about her experiences, the personal memories of a journey that took her beyond the anguish of Auschwitz to a life dedicated to humanitarianism when she addresses an audience in Nassau on February 9.

The event, An Evening with Eva Schloss, Beyond the Diary, is set for 6:00 pm at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. It is free and open to the public...
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National Development Plan presented at BTVI - Jan 25, 2017 - 11:41:17 AM

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s staff, faculty and students were recently presented with a thorough breakdown of the government's National Development Plan (NDP). Dubbed Vision 2040, the initiative, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is expected to guide the policy decisions of The Bahamas up to 2040.

The four pillars of the plan include governance, human capital, the economy and the environment. The plan is expected to provide answers to such challenges through sustainable, non-partisan measures that would eventually be institutionalized by law...
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Bahamians help celebrate the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival - Jan 23, 2017 - 11:16:33 AM

Despite the noise in the marketplace, the citizens of the Republic of China are friends to The Bahamas, president of The Bahamas China Friendship Association, Anthony Capron said.

“They are friends with whom we have in the past enjoyed many wonderful occasions. This year will mark 20 years of diplomatic relations between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the People’s Republic of China,” Mr. Capron said during festivities celebrating the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival hosted by the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
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Lyford Cay International School extends Admissions Application deadline - Jan 23, 2017 - 7:25:11 AM

In order to accommodate families impacted by Hurricane Matthew, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has extended its admissions application deadline to Friday 3 February 2017.

LCIS is a fully accredited international school located in western New Providence offering a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Upon graduation, LCIS students move on to top colleges and universities around the world, including Ivy League institutions...
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BTVI and Italian university sign agreement - Jan 20, 2017 - 2:59:46 PM

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and Marconi International University recently signed an agreement that seeks to encourage student and faculty exchanges and joint research opportunities between the two institutions.

Representing Marconi International University was its Vice President of International Relations, Dr. Laura Ricci and Professor Renato Bevilacqua. Marconi International University is headquartered in Rome, Italy with campus locations in Greece and Russia. A campus in Miami, Florida was recently opened.
News : New Providence
Princess Margaret Hospital’s Eye Care Clinic Relocates - Jan 20, 2017 - 2:48:53 PM

Effective Monday January 23rd, 2017, the Princess Margaret Hospital’s Eye Care Clinic will be open to the public at its new location at #26 Soldier Road.  The seven thousand six hundred fifty (7650) square foot complex formerly occupied by Eye World (adjacent to Lowe’s Pharmacy) was acquired by The Public Hospitals Authority on January 10th through a five (5) year lease agreement.

The Eye Care Clinic offers general and specialist ophthalmology services inclusive of visual field testing, general eye exams, retinal care and surgery, cataract care and surgery, glaucoma care and surgery, cornea care and surgery, refraction, and laser testing and surgery...
News : New Providence
University of Florida Professor to speak at Bahamas leadership seminar - Jan 17, 2017 - 4:34:40 PM

Dr. Michael Leslie, Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville will co facilitate The Fundamentals of Effective Leadership Seminar in Nassau, Bahamas at the British Colonial Hilton on Friday February 10th from 9am to 3pm. Dr. Leslie was invited to partner with Bahamian born international Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Author and Talk Show Host Spence Finlayson, Founder , President & CEO of The Phoenix Institute For Positive Development and Empowerment to conduct this seminar along with him.

Dr. Michael Leslie teaches graduate courses in international communications and race/gender/class and media and conducts cross cultural research on the impact of media content on society. He is the president of Gemini Advising...
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Remarks on the Opening of the Legal Year 2017 from the Attorney-General - Jan 12, 2017 - 11:40:56 AM

Nassau, The Bahamas - Remarks By Senator, the Hon. Z. C. Allyson Maynard Gibson QC Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Commonwealth of The Bahamas At The Opening of the Legal Year Supreme Court, Bank Lane  11th January, 2017

May it please you My Lord Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With Your Lordship’s permission, may I acknowledge the presence of The President and Judges of the Court of Appeal; The Most Rev’d Patrick Pinder; and the Rt. Rev’d Laish Boyd (as I thank them for their usual words of encouragement at the Red Mass and today at the Cathedral during the services for the opening of the legal year), ACKNOWLEDGE OTHERS PRESENT…
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Expanding Critical Conversations on Majority Rule - Jan 11, 2017 - 12:23:08 PM

As The Bahamas this year observes the 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule, the University of The Bahamas is providing a platform for the critical examination of the factors that impacted the movement, the aftermath and how the Bahamian society has been shaped.

The University Libraries department, "From Dat Time": The Oral & Public History Institute and the School of Social Sciences are hosting the Majority Rule Distinguished Lecture and Symposium, January 12th and 13th. Social Sciences Chair Dr. Christopher Curry who along with the Director of The Oral & Public History Institute appeared on ZNS’ “The Reid Factor” and Guardian Talk Radio’s “Morning Blend” to discuss the matter, said what is lacking is a systematic effort to critically examine this watershed event and the process by which Majority Rule was achieved.
News : New Providence
#WeMarch draws thousands on Majority Rule Day - Jan 10, 2017 - 7:02:01 PM

As Bahamians turned out to celebrate the country's national holiday in honour of the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule with a march and supporting events going on throughout the day, thousands also turned out to support #WeMarch, founded by activist Ranard Henfield.  #WeMarch was first held on Black Friday, November 25th, 2016.

Opposition leader, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis participated in #WeMarch and photos and videos were posted to his Facebook page. Entertainers like Fred Ferguson, and Ronnie Butler were also out as part of the front line...
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Stellar Energy Ltd on the New Providence Landfill - Jan 6, 2017 - 2:43:42 PM

Stellar Energy Ltd.
is still very much interested in taking over operations at the New Providence landfill.

It is our intention, once approvals are granted, to mine that site and build a fully functional waste-to-energy plant. As part of our plan, the entire dumpsite would be remediated and sanitized, putting an end to obnoxious fumes from burning trash.

Since Renew Bahamas ceased management of the facilities, the hardworking staff of the Department of Environmental Health Services has taken over the day to day running of the landfill...

News : New Providence
Nissan Leaf 100% Electric Vehicle checks in at Hilton - Jan 5, 2017 - 10:39:40 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - During the recent Chamber of Commerce Bahamas Energy Security Forum, the Nissan Leaf 100% Electric Vehicle (EV) was featured in the lobby of the British Colonial Hilton to the delight of visitors and locals alike, who had the opportunity to experience the world’s most popular EV, now available in The Bahamas at Easy ECO Car Sales on Gladstone Road.

The purpose of the Chamber’s Annual Forum is to discuss developments in national energy policy, harnessing alternative sources, and highlighting the power of individuals to make a difference in the production and responsible consumption of energy...
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Bahamas Set to Host Inter-American Meeting of Education Ministers - Jan 4, 2017 - 1:31:44 PM

The Bahamas Government will host the Ninth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME), February 9-10, 2017 at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.

Ministers of Education are expected to discuss recent regional developments and challenges, and chart the way forward for the 34 representatives of the Organization of Americas States (OAS), and observer states, during the ministerial forum.

Conference Chairman, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald, who is also The Bahamas’ Minister of Education, Science and Technology, announced plans for the 9th Meeting at a Press Conference, Wednesday, January 4, 2017...
News : New Providence
Arrive Three Hours Ahead for US and Int’l Flights at LPIA - Dec 31, 2016 - 1:04:25 AM

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will ring in 2017 with high passenger counts. Monday, January 2, 2017 is expected to be the busiest day of the holiday season with more than 14,100 persons projected to move through the terminals. In total, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) estimates some 85,000 passengers arriving and departing LPIA between mid-December and January 2.

“We’re expecting to end the season on the trend of high passenger volumes, particularly on the day after New Year’s which is traditionally the busiest day of the holiday period,” explained Jan Knowles, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at NAD...
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