SkyBahamas makes emergency landing in Nassau
- Feb 5, 2016 - 1:14:26 PM
SkyBahamas passengers got quite a fright today when a plane engine
failed in air over the Berry Islands on an 11am flight from Nassau to
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Photographer Tim Aylen of Bahamas Visual Services captured this photo and video in
flight before the captain, Wesley Sturrup turned back and safely landed
the aircraft a short time later at Lynden Pindling Airport in Nassau.
During the flight back to Nassau, passengers held hands and prayed...
"Pine Barren Road demolition must be investigated" says GBHRA
- Jan 26, 2016 - 4:50:15 PM
(Statement) The Grand
Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) said it is deeply concerned about the
dozens of individuals suddenly left without shelter in the Pine Barren Road
area and called upon the authorities to urgently investigate the circumstances
surrounding the demolition of their homes.
The GBHRA lamented
the fact that entire families, including young children, were forced to watch
the destruction of their community at the hands of someone claiming ownership
over the land on which they resided...
Royal Fidelity’s Economic Outlook Addresses Inequality at Home and Abroad
- Jan 24, 2016 - 5:10:53 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - A record 250 delegates attended the Royal Fidelity
Bahamas Economic Outlook on January 21st at the Atlantis Resort. At the
conference, International and local speakers explored the causes,
consequences, and solutions for systemic inequality under the conference
theme “Inequality: Addressing the Global Imbalance”.
Royal Fidelity hosted a pre-event Sponsors Dinner at Dune Restaurant
where sponsors were able to meet and greet the international visiting
9pm Update on Water Supply for Residents of Eastern New Providence
- Jan 23, 2016 - 8:53:54 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) wishes to
provide the following final update for our valued customers and the
general public with respect to the major failure of our water
transmission main on Prince Charles Drive, approximately 300 feet west
of Beatrice Avenue; which we experienced earlier this morning.
required repairs were completed at approximately 5PM today and
restoration of normal water supply commenced immediately thereafter. As
of 8PM this evening, it is anticipated that the restoration of normal
water supply will be substantially complete...
Acquisitions International, Barclays Names Sterling's New Providence Income Fund Best Mortgage Fund Since Inception
- Jan 21, 2016 - 6:01:04 PM
Nassau-based New Providence Income Fund (NPIF), one of several funds
managed by Sterling Financial Group, has been named best fixed income
mortgage-backed fund since inception by Acquisitions International (AI),
the UK-based influential web, magazine and publication organization
that reaches 108,000 subscribers and financial markets and advisors in
more than 170 countries.
Sterling’s NPIF took top honors in the fixed income category of a
specific array of hedge funds with some 15,000 hedge funds competing for
a place in various arenas. NPIF was among those cited by AI’s award
program in conjunction with Barclay’s...
National Center for State Courts and Judiciary Partner on Judicial Writing Workshop
- Jan 19, 2016 - 2:29:30 PM
The National Center for State
Courts (NCSC) and the Chief Justice partnered together to deliver a
Written and Oral Judgments Workshop for approximately 50 Supreme and
Appeals Court Judges, Registrars, and Magistrates
January 8-9 in Nassau. The workshop was funded by the U.S. Embassy’s
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section
through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and was part of
ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to increase
efficiencies in the administration of justice in The Bahamas...
Royal Fidelity Bahamas Economic Outlook set for January 21st
- Jan 13, 2016 - 6:54:13 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A good attendance is expected at Atlantis on January
21st for the Royal Fidelity Bahamas Economic Outlook (BEO) with online
delegate confirmations reflecting the keen interest in the full day
conference and social calendar. An impressive cadre of international
speakers, each individually renowned for their insightful and sometimes
controversial or entertaining views, is once again the main draw for
BEO. Michael Anderson, President of Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank and
Trust Ltd., said it is a rare opportunity to see four such notable
speakers on one ticket and there is much anticipation as to their views
on the conference theme: ‘Inequality – Addressing the Global Imbalance...’
The all-electric Nissan LEAF makes its Bahamas debut
- Jan 13, 2016 - 11:50:29 AM
Pia Farmer averages 40 miles a day driving around town handling tasks
related to business or serving as the honorary consul for Denmark, but
it's been more than a year since she stopped for gas.
Farmer drives a LEAF. Her fuel bill is zero, zip, nada.
only time I've pulled into a fuel station in the last year was to get a
bottle of water," says Farmer who believes that if others fall in love
with the LEAF like she has, attendants at local stations could one day
be as lonely as the Maytag repairman...
Historic Bahamas Fair Coming to Collins House in February
- Jan 12, 2016 - 2:50:38 AM
Hundreds of Bahamians are expected to pack the grounds of Collins House
on Shirley Street Saturday, February, 6, 2016 when The Historic Bahamas
Foundation and a dozen sister NGOs host the first fair of its kind – a
trinkets to treasures sale and extravaganza with shared proceeds
benefitting more than a dozen causes and thousands of Bahamians.
Fair, a fund-raiser for the Historic Bahamas Foundation to assist with
the restoration of historically significant sites, will give locals and
visitors a chance to come face to face with live entertainment while
browsing booths filled with fine art, rare books, antiques,
one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, collectibles, electronics, and other
U.S. Embassy Closure in Observance of the Majority Rule Day Holiday
- Jan 9, 2016 - 3:42:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday,
January 11th in observance of the Bahamian Majority Rule Day holiday.
Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business
operations on Tuesday, January 12th at 8:00 a.m.
emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens
Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone:
BTC 2016 Directories Celebrate National Heroes
- Jan 8, 2016 - 2:20:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Photographs of six national icons are proudly and
prominently displayed in full colour on the five bold and beautiful
covers of the 2016 Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Directories -
their inspirational life-stories told inside. Packed with informative,
interesting articles, stories and features, they are an invaluable
powerhouse of local knowledge and everyday useful information. The books
carry pertinent emergency and government information along with a
myriad of material for BTC customers including summaries of BTC products
and services, how to sign up for new services, billing information, and
an extensive telecommunications history - a great resource for school
CIBC FirstCaribbean Helps for the Holidays
- Jan 6, 2016 - 10:11:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - CIBC FirstCaribbean was keen to do their part to help
those most vulnerable this holiday season. The bank made donations to
Unity House home for the elderly, and poverty relief programs Great
Commission Ministries and The Salvation Army to assist the organisations
with their holiday expenses....
Photo shows: L-R: Mayqueen Demeritte, Secretary, Great Commission Ministries; Melanese Coakley, Community Relations Associate, Salvation Army; Sherwin Hilton, CIBC FirstCaribbean Business Support Manager; Latoya Moss, Secretary, Unity House...
WSC Signs Contracts to Extend Water Supply in New Providence
- Dec 24, 2015 - 10:33:54 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) signed two
contracts today totaling over $4 Million to extend water supplies to the
communities of Pinewood (Phase B), Boatswain Hill, and Coral Lakes. The
contract signing follows a tender process that started in 2014.
Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works & Urban Development,
the Honourable Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, who was present at the signing,
emphasised his “Government’s commitment to expand and improve water
supply to communities in need, not only in New Providence but also in
the Family Islands...
Leading Environmental Lawyer, Consultant Warns ‘Climate Change Granddaddy of all Risks,’
- Dec 17, 2015 - 4:39:41 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - With The Bahamas recognized as one of the most
vulnerable countries on the planet to face dire consequences from rising
seas that could swallow up to 80% of the land mass of the islands by
the end of the century, a leading environmental consultant and attorney
is calling for ‘immediate radical action’ to stem the tide of climate
“We no longer have the luxury of talking about the environment as if it
is something to worry about in the future,” said Romi Ferreira, a
regional expert and a director of environmental movement Save The Bays.
“At the current rate of sea level rise, we stand to lose 80% of our
Coca-Cola donates $60,000 to Junkanoo
- Dec 11, 2015 - 12:08:27 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - For the third consecutive year Caribbean
Bottling Company (CBC), local producer of Coca-Cola products, is
donating $20,000 to the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP),
and will be named the official sponsor of the Shirley Street
Championship Performance Cup. This year’s donation will bring the
cumulative donation to $60,000.
“This is an important
sponsorship for Coca-Cola,” explains Cara Douglas, Marketing Manager,
Caribbean Bottling Company. “Contributing to the continued growth and
development of Bahamian culture is paramount to our company, for this
reason a relationship with Junkanoo is a natural fit. For the first time
Coca-Cola will also be hosting a “POWER” station at the end of the
Shirley Street parade stretch...
$70 Million Luxury ONE Cable Beach Project on Target for March 2017 Completion
- Dec 10, 2015 - 1:20:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - ONE Cable Beach, the $70 million ultra-luxury condominium project on
West Bay Street, is on target for its scheduled March 2017 completion
with every significant infrastructure and site preparation deadline met
to date, the developer said today.
“We have a great team and have
been fortunate that we have been able to meet every deadline we set
even with all the rain we have been facing,” said Jason Kinsale, CEO and
President of Aristo Development, the group behind the seven-storey,
69-unit oceanfront residential complex just west of Melia Nassau Beach
Nassau student dead after stabbing incident on Prince Charles Drive
- Dec 9, 2015 - 5:34:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – 9th December, 2015 – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is sad
to report the passing of a 12th grade male student of the Doris
Johnson Senior High School who was involved in a stabbing incident on Prince
Charles Drive this afternoon, in the vicinity of Blanco Beach.
While our schools have adopted a zero
tolerance for violence on campuses, we wish to remind our students that
violence off campuses will not be condoned either. Today’s event is most unfortunate
as the life of another young man has been taken. We must encourage our young
people to resolve their conflicts in a more peaceful manner...
Inaugural Myles Munroe Leadership Lecture at The College
- Dec 4, 2015 - 2:41:46 AM
BAHAMAS - Following in his late father’s footsteps of motivating
Bahamians and citizens of the world to strive for excellence, Myles
recently told high school and College of The Bahamas students that
“greatness is in each and every one” of them.
Munroe, the only son of the late Dr. Myles and Ruth Ann Munroe, was the
featured speaker at The College of The Bahamas’ Inaugural Myles Munroe
Lecture recently held in the Performing Arts Centre, Oakes Field
campus. Students, faculty and staff eagerly listened to what words of
wisdom Mr. Munroe had to impart...
Crime Prevention Key Focus at College of The Bahamas Seminar
- Dec 3, 2015 - 11:24:35 AM
The College of The Bahamas Security Department in conjunction with The
Royal Bahamas Police Force and The College of The Bahamas Union of
Students (COBUS) recently held a crime prevention seminar where
students, faculty, staff and members of the wider community were
educated on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime.
one-day seminar featured a variety of topics that were discussed by
experts in the field. These topics included sexual offences, vehicle
theft, stealing in the work place/fraud and cyber-crime...
Commonwealth Brewery statement on Burns House Ltd.
- Dec 1, 2015 - 2:39:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Commonwealth Brewery Limited today
announced that its subsidiary Burns House Ltd. has received notice of
termination of its long-standing distribution agreement with Cerveceria
Nacional Dominicana (‘CND’) and Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. (‘ABInBev’).
Through the existing arrangement, Commonwealth Brewery has been
distributing the Budweiser brand and a few other ABInBev brands in the
Bahamas for the last four decades. Commonwealth Brewery is
currently assessing its legal position, but has every intention to agree
a fair and orderly transition which recognises, amongst other important
considerations, the decades’ long investments made by the company to
build the brand franchise of the ABInBev brands in the Bahamas...