KFC Nassau Junkanoo Buckets competition awards $40,000 in prize money
- Jan 14, 2021 - 1:52:32 PM
The spirit of Junkanoo was upheld this year despite the parade
cancellations made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40
diehard Junkanoos from all over The Bahamas grabbed their paste, crepe
paper, tricks and embellishments and of course a KFC bucket, to create
stunning headpieces for the KFC Nassau Junkanoo Buckets promotion.
unique contest, which was sponsored by KFC Nassau and endorsed by
National Junkanoo Committee co-chairs Kishlane Smith and Dr Dwight
Marshall, required that entries incorporate an actual KFC bucket in the
New facial biometric technology will make CBP preclearance at LPIA more efficient and secure
- Dec 7, 2020 - 4:43:45 PM
Starting on December 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Preclearance operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
in Nassau will introduce Simplified Arrival.
uses facial comparison technology to make inspection easier and faster
for travelers, and more secure and efficient for CBP officers and
everyone involved in the process...
Nassau Cruise Port launches 'The Sound of the Future'
- Dec 7, 2020 - 10:50:40 AM
Bahamians and visitors are one-step closer to experiencing the economic
upturn and social vibrancy of the new Nassau Cruise Port (NCP).
Construction has officially begun with the start of piling - dubbed ‘The
Sound of the Future’- at Prince George Wharf. Nassau Cruise Port Ltd.
Director of Projects and Facilities, Lionel Turnquest, ENKA Project
Manager, Levent Ustaoglu, and Yeled Thompson of Nassau Cruise Port Ltd.
note this phase as a major milestone and anticipate its completion by
the second quarter of 2022...
Simplified Lending, MobileAssist® join forces for Innovative Program
- Dec 3, 2020 - 10:13:47 AM
Borrowers who are told to read the fine print before signing usually
take it to mean hidden charges or burdensome terms. but for one group,
the fine print is taking on a new meaning – getting something for
nothing at a time when it’s more welcome than ever.
welcome ‘something for nothing’ is access to free marketing at no cost
to the borrower who receives it as part of a loan package arranged or
offered by Nassau-based Simplified Lending Ltd., a company that is
transforming how borrowing for business is handled in The Bahamas...
Cloud Provider Partners with Global NextGen SIEM Platform
- Dec 3, 2020 - 8:26:35 AM
Now more than ever, companies across the globe rely on technology to
start, grow, and protect their businesses. In this new age of cyber
warfare, securing sensitive company and client data has emerged as a top
priority, no matter an organization’s size or scope of work. As a
thought leader in the region, Cloud Carib has focused its efforts on
providing first class protections to its client base. The goal, to
increase cybersecurity awareness and improve The Bahamas’ standing in
the global cybersecurity market...
Best Private Bank in the Bahamas: Scotia Wealth Management
- Nov 17, 2020 - 11:25:18 AM
Scotia Wealth Management has been recognized by Global Finance Magazine
as the Best Private Bank in the Bahamas. The Global Finance Best Private
Banks Awards for 2021 honour Private Banks that best serve the
specialized needs of high-net-worth individuals as they seek to enhance,
preserve and pass on their wealth.
“Scotia Wealth Management is
proud to be recognized for its holistic, team-based approach to wealth
management,” said Raquel Costa, Senior Vice President, International
Wealth Management at Scotiabank. “Our team delivers comprehensive
financial plans that are tailored to the unique circumstances...
RenalMed Associates Welcomes Dr. Mucomba Millar and Dr. Monique Pratt
- Nov 13, 2020 - 2:30:29 PM
RenalMed Associates Medical Centre, a top internal medicine and
nephrology practice, located in Nassau, New Providence, announces the
addition of doctors Mucomba Millar and Monique Pratt to its team.
Millar and Pratt join the RenalMed family following the passing of
Judson F. Eneas, MD, Founder and Medical Director of RenalMed Associates
Medical Centre, earlier this year.
Despite the great loss faced
by the management and staff of RenalMed, compounded by the Covid-19
global pandemic, the team has expressed a renewed optimism with the
arrival of doctors Millar and Pratt...
Amidst Covid-19, local company launches online training in Anti-Money Laundering
- Oct 29, 2020 - 2:33:35 PM
Local risk and compliance company Accord Services announces the launch
of AccordReady©, The Bahamas’ first digital training solution designed
to help financial professionals manage the threat of financial crimes,
including anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud.
“Financial crime is a serious problem worldwide, with the estimated
annual cost of money laundering and associated crimes between US$1.4
trillion to US$3.5 trillion,” stated Tyrone Neely, Accord Services
Scotiabank announces changes to branch network
- Oct 27, 2020 - 9:26:02 PM
Scotiabank has announced changes to its network in an effort to realign
its organizational structure with current revenues, as well as the
significant shift in customer preferences.
Following a review of
its Service Delivery network, the Bank has decided to consolidate
operations on the islands of Abaco, Andros, Long Island, Paradise Island
and Exuma into branches on New Providence. This consolidation will take
place over the next four months and will result in the transfer of all
customer accounts to branches located on New Providence..
Scotiabank Thompson Blvd Branch also temporarily closed due to COVID-19
- Oct 15, 2020 - 1:08:46 PM
Scotiabank Bahamas has announced that its Thompson Blvd Branch will be
closed to the public for the next two weeks. Early Thursday (October
15), the Bank was informed that a staff member attached to the branch
tested positive for COVID-19, this being less than 24 hours after it
closed its Carmichael Road branch for a similar reason.
of The Bahamas, our operations continue to be affected by the ongoing
COVID-19 health crisis...
Scotiabank Temporarily closes Carmichael Road Branch following COVID-19 exposure
- Oct 14, 2020 - 9:52:03 PM
Scotiabank has advised that its Carmicheal Road branch will be
temporarily closed to the public effective October 15, 2020, following
the confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test among its team members. The
tentative date for re-opening is Monday, October 26, 2020.
of an abundance of caution, we have taken the decision to suspend
operations at the branch while we provide the necessary support for our
staff members,” said Roger Archer, Managing Director, Scotiabank
United States donates $3.6M in modular shelters, rescue boats, and construction materials for hurricane response in The Bahamas
- Sep 18, 2020 - 3:52:00 PM
The Embassy of the United States in Nassau delivered $3.6 million
dollars-worth of modular shelters, medical evacuation boats, and
construction materials to The Ministry for Disaster Preparedness,
Management, and Reconstruction just in time for peak hurricane season.
d'Affaires John McNamara delivered the donation to Minister for
Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction the Honourable
Iram Lewis at Coral Harbour in Nassau, just over two weeks after the
one-year anniversary of Hurricane Dorian...
The United States pledges $750K to Fight COVID-19 in The Bahamas
- Sep 6, 2020 - 7:35:33 PM
The United States Government has pledged $750,000 to help health
facilities in The Bahamas detect, isolate, and prevent the spread of
COVID-19. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Bahamas Red Cross Society, in
partnership with the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID), will administer the funds...
Scotiabank operational changes for New Providence Branches between August 19 - 21
- Aug 19, 2020 - 9:51:35 PM
Scotiabank confirms that 3 of its branches in New Providence will be open to the public during August 19 – 21, 2020.
to the planned lockdown advised on August 18, 2020, Scotiabank put
mechanisms in place for branches to remain closed until August 24, 2020.
Consequently, these branches will only be able to facilitate customer
service inquiries and offer assistance with using electronic channels...
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