Nassau Pan-hellenic Council to honour outstanding members at Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame Ceremony
- Oct 12, 2017 - 11:18:26 AM
The President, Officers and Members of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic
Council, the local Council of the nine historically black fraternities
and sororities, would like to announce the selection of two individuals
who will be inducted into the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame for 2017. The
primary purpose of the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame is to recognize
Bahamian Fraternity or Sorority members for outstanding contributions
made to the development of Greek Life in The Bahamas...
BISX Trading Notice: Commonwealth Bank Limited
- Oct 6, 2017 - 11:59:22 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes to
notify the public that the common shares of Commonwealth Bank Limited
(CBL) will begin trading on the Exchange on a 3-to-1 split adjusted
basis on Friday, 6 October 2017 at 10:00 am.
CBL closed trading
on Thursday, 5 October 2017 with a price of $11.50, and had 98,422,852
shares listed, therefore the amended stock and pricing information is as
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Bahamas’ National Heroes Day and the U.S. Columbus Day Holiday
- Oct 6, 2017 - 10:31:17 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 9th in
observance of The Bahamas’ National Heroes Day and the U.S. Columbus Day
Holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal
business operations on Tuesday, October 10th 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:
Dedication of newly-refurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School
- Oct 3, 2017 - 3:30:56 PM
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
gave the keynote address on Monday at the Dedication of
newly-refurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School. Addressing students,
parents, administrators, teachers, other staff of Stephen Dillet Primary
School, and senior Ministry of Education officials, Minister Lloyd said
$4 million was spent on the refurbishment which took place from June 1
to October 1, 2017. Thirty general classrooms, two pre-school
classrooms, a Tuck Shop...
Bahamian Brewery & Presidente Beer Bottle Cap Contest to send Bahamians to International Concert
- Oct 1, 2017 - 7:24:06 PM
In just two weeks, fourteen Bahamian music enthusiasts will be chosen to
enjoy one of the biggest music festivals in the region, all courtesy of
the Presidente Caribbean and their distributors, Bahamian Brewery &
Beverage Company Ltd (BBB). Following the successful launch of the
Bahamas leg of the Presidente Music Vibes Tour, the two companies have
joined forces to usher in a in a brand-new contest which will give lucky
locals the opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to the Dominican
“The Presidente Music Tour is a music platform that
unites Caribbean Rhythms,” said Presidente Sales & Marketing Manager
Manny Bartolo. “With each Presidente you drink here in The Bahamas, you
can get closer to enjoying the biggest musical event in the Caribbean.
When you purchase a beer, look UNDER THE CAP, and find the code that
will enter you to win!"...
WSC Disappointed In Release of Customer Private Information
- Sep 25, 2017 - 12:36:34 PM
Nassau, New Providence – The Water and Sewerage
Corporation (WSC) was disappointed to see the headlines in today’s
papers, detailing the alleged outstanding bills of its customers. This
list was neither officially nor formally released by the corporation and
WSC will not comment on the integrity of the information nor on their
clients’ accounts publically.
“We take very seriously the release
of customers’ information to the public,” said General Manager of Water
and Sewerage Corporation, Glen Laville “Those responsible for illegal
disclosure of private records to the media will be dealt with severely
once found. This action does not reflect the values of our organization
or our commitment to our clients....
ALIV launches two new promotions for customers
- Sep 1, 2017 - 11:04:35 AM
In an effort to continue giving its customers, more
“bang for their buck”, ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, is
pleased to announce its ‘Double Data Forever’ and new switch promotion
beginning September 1st.
Double Data Forever allows the customer
to receive significantly increase data capacity across all the plans
offered by ALIV. The Freedom10 and Freedom20 plans will now have 2GB and
3GB respectively. The Liberty50 and the Liberty75 plans will now have
8GB and 12GB respectively. All the other existing ALIV plans have
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Labor Day Holiday
- Sep 1, 2017 - 10:51:09 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 4th in
observance of the United States’ Labor Day holiday. Please be advised
that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday,
September 5th at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S.
citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S.
Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
Press Club saddened over death of journalist Larry Smith
- Aug 31, 2017 - 12:12:38 PM
The Bahamas Press Club is saddened over the death of noted journalist
Larry Smith, who died Sunday, August 27, 2017. He died at his home from
chronic heart failure. He was 67.
Anthony Capron, president of The Bahamas Press Club recalls working with Smith during their employment at The Nassau Guardian.
remember Larry as a reporter for The Nassau Guardian in the 1980's and
more recently in 2003 as the head of the transition team at The Guardian
after it was acquired by Bahamian ownership...
Today show, The Bachelor, Pop Sugar feature Exuma phenomenon swimming pigs video tops 1.4 million views
- Aug 29, 2017 - 11:53:38 AM
Three years ago when Canadian author and communications specialist Jeff
Todd and Bahamian filmmaker Charlie Smith,now based in the U.S., talked
about getting together to make a film about the amazing swimming pigs of
Exuma, the two friends figured it would be fun to film and might draw a
little more attention to Exuma where they both had connections.
never dreamed one little video would do what it’s done,” said Todd this
week after seeing the numbers of viewers. “The video called When Pigs
Swim has been viewed more than 1.43 million times by unique viewers and
if you include viewers who have seen pieces of it on shows like Today
and The Bachelor, the numbers swell to tens if not hundreds of millions...
Mario Carey touts ‘Airbnb's potential to spur economic growth
- Aug 21, 2017 - 10:24:41 PM
The Bahamas has barely scratched the surface of benefits from the
short-term home rental movement fostered by companies like Airbnb, says a
top real estate broker.
“Airbnb is revolutionizing the travel
market enabling visitors to live in a home or apartment where they can
experience local life. Airbnb’s popularity among families is especially
strong. They may be able to enjoy a pool, a back yard where children can
play, a patio for friends to come over for a barbeque,” said Mario
Carey, Chairman, Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas Group. “While it
is a great business for the homeowner and a great experience for the
visitor, short-term home rentals like listings on Airbnb should also be
viewed as a trigger for economic growth. The potential is unlimited with
the trickle down effects and now that the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
has signed an agreement with Airbnb the uncertainty about taxation,
collection and referrals is resolved. That is definitely a step in the
right direction that opens many more doors without burdening the
homeowner with overregulation.”...
Dr. Lightbourne successfully reverses symptoms of Diabetes 2 in a patient without insulin
- Aug 21, 2017 - 1:26:15 PM
For patients suffering from Type-2 Diabetes, the daily prick is as
predictable as the changing of the tides. But the wave of wellness that
is sweeping the medical industry may just be changing the way doctors
treat diabetes. And one local expert who treated hundreds of patients in
emergency rooms at PMH and the private hospital in New Providence
before dedicating his practice to preventative medicine and healthy
lifestyles has already reversed the symptoms in a patient who is now
“It has been estimated that there are nearly 40,000
people living with diabetes in The Bahamas and another 30,000-plus who
present with pre-diabetic conditions,” said Dr. Arlington Lightbourne,
founder of the Wellness Clinic, Collins Avenue...
BISX lists Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund
- Aug 18, 2017 - 11:15:40 AM
Nassau ,Bahamas - The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX)
is pleased to announce that the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund
Ltd. (the Fund) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing
Process. As a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the
roster of funds listed on the Exchange. The Oil & Gas Opportunity
Lending Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.
Oil & Gas
Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International
Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and
was restructured as a Segregated Accounts Company as defined in the
Segregated Accounts Companies Act, 2004.
In speaking of the
Listing, Ivan Hopper, Chief Executive Officer of The Winterbotham Trust
Company Limited stated: “We are pleased to have sponsored the listing of
the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd...
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces several key administrative appointments
- Aug 16, 2017 - 2:28:28 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) recently announced several key
administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.
Vik Nair, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research:University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr.
Vikneswaran Nair as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of the
Peter McWilliam, Ed.D.
Dean of Faculty, University of The Bahamas-North
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter
McWilliam as the Dean of Faculty, UB-North, formerly Northern Bahamas
ALIV launches in Bimini on Friday
- Aug 16, 2017 - 4:36:01 AM
ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, is pleased to announce the
opening of a flagship store in Bimini. The official grand opening is
scheduled before the for Friday, August 18th.
Chief ALIV Officer
Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly
delivering on its mandate to provide superior products and services in
“We are excited to deliver ALIV’s world-class
service to the people of Bimini, offering them the opportunity to now
choose the best mobile network in The Bahamas. Our teams have been
working judiciously on the island of Bimini to ensure required
infrastructure is fully installed and secure key elements for a
successful service launch on the island” he said...
Fox Hill Day Commemoration Basketball Camp
- Aug 11, 2017 - 3:34:09 PM
In recognition of national Emancipation Day/Fox Hill Day commemoration,
members of the Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team with Fox Hill
Urban Renewal staffers, and children and stakeholders living in the
area, held a special basketball camp August 10, 2017. Photo shows group
relaxing during a break.
BIS Photo by Derek Smith, Sr....
Callenders Maritime Lawyer: ‘Bahamas can regain shipping registry prominence with 2 key measures
- Aug 4, 2017 - 10:16:47 AM
A maritime attorney with a leading law firm says The Bahamas is only
steps away from regaining its position as one of the world’s most
respected and sought after shipping registries.
AA., LLB (Hons.), LLM (Dist.) maritime specialist with Callenders &
Co., the country’s oldest law firm with a century-old history with
shipping, said the country is poised to regain its position among the
world’s fastest growing ship registries, but it must take two steps –
update maritime legislation including a half century old insurance act
and enact new legislation with strict enforcement provisions.....
RBC Executives pay a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Minnis
- Jul 31, 2017 - 10:44:03 AM
RBC Executives, Rob Johnston Head, Caribbean Banking, and Nathaniel
Beneby, Managing Director, Northern Caribbean recently paid a courtesy
call to Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis on July 19, 2017.
to R include: RBC Executives, Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director, Rob
Johnston, Head, Caribbean Banking and Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis...
Agriculture Minister Tours 2017 Cooperative Youth Entrepreneur Summer Programme
- Jul 24, 2017 - 1:53:49 PM
Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells
toured the 2017 Cooperative Youth Entrepreneur Summer Programme, an
initiative of the Ministry's "Youth Embracing Excellence Successfully,"
also known as the (YEES) Project, which was held at C.I. Gibson School,
Marathon Road. The summer programme has been an ongoing initiative in
the Ministry, since 2015, and has proven itself to be popular and
successful, after it was rebranded from just being referred to as
Wells embraced the opportunity to meet the 35 teenagers, now eager to
start their own businesses, and learn more about the micro-economic
impact of local souvenir making...
Atlantis takes part in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson; invites local youngsters to join in
- Jul 13, 2017 - 2:18:59 PM
Atlantis, Paradise Island recently joined with top water safety and
training organizations the world over to host the World’s Largest
Swimming Lesson (WLSL) – a campaign to spread awareness about the
importance of learning to swim, particularly where children are
concerned, to help prevent drowning.
Learning to swim and how to
be safe around water are truly matters of life and death for both
children and adults around the world. According to the World Health
Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning
is major public health problem worldwide and is the third leading cause
of unintentional injury-related death. It is one of the top five causes
of death for people aged one – 14 years old for 48 of 85 countries
where drowning is tracked...