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Bahamas Bridal Show offers loads of give-aways - Apr 20, 2018 - 4:59:05 PM

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The bridal show was held Sunday, April 15, at Melia Nassau All-Inclusive Resort, and was hosted and organized by Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear.

Enclosed are photos from Sunday's 30th annual Bahamas Bridal Show, including one with the grand prize winners Tamara Flowers & Rosmond Joseph, who are planning to wed December 22, 2018...
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WTO Panel to discuss outcome of Bahamas Vulnerability Study - Apr 17, 2018 - 7:54:19 PM

Under the theme, “World Trade Organization (WTO) Membership – What Will It Mean for The Bahamas?”, the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas (UB) will host a panel discussion on this subject on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library.

The upcoming session will reveal the results of a comprehensive Government-commissioned study – a Vulnerability Study- to assess the impacts that the WTO accession process may have on the Bahamian economy...
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Endangered Bahama parrot rescued after entering home through chimney - Apr 10, 2018 - 11:26:11 PM

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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre's animal care team responded to a call on Sunday morning (April 8) that an endangered Bahama Parrot was trapped inside a home on Highland Terrace in northwestern New Providence. Upon arrival at the residence, Ardastra Gardens’ senior zookeeper, Hendrew Haley, was able to quickly contain the parrot that had entered the residence through the chimney.

Ardastra’s animal curator, Bonnie Young, observed that debris was still falling into the fireplace and further inspection revealed a second parrot about two-thirds of the way up the chimney struggling to climb out...
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Small Arms Identification Training for RBPF and Customs - Mar 26, 2018 - 2:12:54 PM

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The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) delivered a Small Arms Identification Training for approximately 30 Bahamas Customs and RBPF officers from March 19-23 in Nassau.  The training was funded by the ATF and was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to curb the flow of illegal firearms into The Bahamas.    

The week-long program was designed to enhance attendees’ ability to recognize and detect concealed firearms and their parts.  The interactive, peer-to-peer training was facilitated by a team of five U.S. experts from ATF...
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Young entrepreneurs self-drive truck rental business fleet grows five-fold in one year - Mar 20, 2018 - 10:22:41 AM

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Talk to Timothy Smith, Danny Lowe or L. Rashad Major, ask them how business is and you don’t even have to wait for words, the smile on their faces tells all. 

One year after the trio and a silent partner launched EZ Haul, a self-drive truck rental company, they have grown their fleet five-fold.

“We started out with one used F150 truck in good condition and we added trucks as the demand justified. We just introduced our first box truck, allowing us to serve a segment of the market we were unable to provide for before,” said Smith, 24.
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ONE OCEAN Developers target early May for Phase 2 completion - Mar 14, 2018 - 2:09:51 AM

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At 10 stories, it is hard to ignore ONE OCEAN on Paradise Island just as it is hard to ignore the turnaround story of the high-rise property that went from stalled eyesore to vision to reality and is now what one real estate investor called “the best investment opportunity currently available on Paradise Island.”

Today, developers who salvaged, saved and revived the once-stalled 79-unit development reported they are targeting early May for completion of Phase 2.
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Dr. Allen to speak at psychotherapy conference in USA - Feb 24, 2018 - 10:21:53 AM

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Dr. David Allen, clinical psychiatrist, author, founder of Renascence Clinic and The Family, a program that has had profound and measurable results reducing violence and increasing self-esteem, will deliver the prestigious Hochberg Lecture at a major international conference next week.

The local expert, who was among the first to recognize and predict the decades-long effect of crack cocaine on family disintegration and social fragmentation, will speak at the 2018 American Group Psychotherapy Association meeting in Houston...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:25:22 PM

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On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. 

At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted the Embassy’s close partnership with The Bahamas...
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BTC to expand reach, offering new products and services - Feb 5, 2018 - 11:15:36 AM

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BTC continues to expand its reach and accessibility to products and services. This year, the company will continue its efforts to roll out broadband and its advanced IP television product, FLOW TV, nationwide. Additionally, BTC aims to place “big business tools in small business hands”, and make communications services easily accessible to small business owners throughout the country.

To make this all possible, BTC is augmenting its salesforce, recruiting a crew of exciting and energetic team members...
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Sweepstake Winner Thanks Campari For A “dream Prize” - Feb 3, 2018 - 12:33:55 PM

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CAMPARI recently announced that New Providence resident Michael Cooper was named the lucky winner of the brand’s “Enter to win a trip to Trinidad Carnival” sweepstake.

The promotion took place during the months of November and December of last year and participants got the chance to enter by simply purchasing a bottle of Campari.
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Gary Sands Takes Helm at Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company - Jan 30, 2018 - 3:14:27 PM

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Gary Sands is making history in the beverage industry worldwide. He is one of the youngest persons ever to take the helm of a major beverage company. At the age of 27, Gary has recently been promoted to General Manager of Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits with a staff of 60 under his management. He will command the operations at all Jimmy’s locations in Nassau, North Eleuthera and Abaco except for Freeport, Grand Bahama where the parent company, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company is located. Jimmy’s has eight distribution centers in New Providence, Freeport, North Eleuthera and Marsh Harbor, Abaco.

As General Manager, Gary is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, and also has marketing, sales and accounts under his purview...


News : New Providence
BTC Tower Rigger to receive International Award - Jan 29, 2018 - 12:30:37 PM

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BTC’s Senior Manager of Mobile Network Operations, Clement Rolle, will receive the Chairman’s Coin Award from the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) next month in Nashville, Tennessee.

This award is presented to individuals that have showcased dedication and service to the mission of NATE. Every Year, only 3 individuals have the privilege to receive this international award. BTC is ecstatic to have a member of their team rewarded on this level.

Clement plays an essential role in the company as the only tower rigger in the business...
News : New Providence
RBC Announces Digital Change Initatives and Branch Consolidations - Jan 23, 2018 - 9:44:46 PM

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RBC is on an ongoing journey of transformation and innovation in the Caribbean, and around the world. As part of this journey, banking solutions for clients will continue to evolve and improve.
 
Having recently launched an industry-leading mobile App, nearly 25,000 active users in The Bahamas are currently enjoying the benefits and convenience of 24/7 access to conduct their banking anywhere and anytime on their mobile device...
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AML celebrates the Grand Opening of Solomon’s Yamacraw - Jan 21, 2018 - 10:47:04 PM

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AML Foods Limited officially opened its newest retail outlet Solomon’s Yamacraw. The 38,000 square-foot grocery store is located on Yamacraw Hill Road. AML invested a total of $14.5 million into the development. 

The Hon. Ellsworth Johnson, Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Member of Parliament for Yamacraw joined the company’s Board of Directors and leadership team during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location this morning...
News : New Providence
Warwick Silver Autumn Foundation hosts Training, Education Program in conjunction with Ministry’s Community Bahamahost Programme - Jan 15, 2018 - 9:55:33 AM

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The non-profit Warwick Silver Autumn Foundation organized its first official hospitality training and educational programme at the end of 2017 in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Community BahamaHost Programme and will launch its second training event on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at the Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas.
 
The Foundation’s primary mandate is to provide educational programs to young adults so they can develop vocational skills related to the hospitality industry. Training is also provided in other areas vital to entering the workforce including communication skills, customer service...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Jan 12, 2018 - 11:53:23 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, January 16th 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...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Bahamian Majority Rule Day Holiday - Jan 9, 2018 - 12:42:30 PM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, January 10th in observance of the Majority Rule Day holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Thursday, January 11th 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...
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Let’s Get Social to refresh, rethink and reimagine social media for success - Jan 8, 2018 - 9:07:43 PM

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Social media best practices will take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and small business owners at this month’s Let’s Get Social workshop.

Let’s Get Social: Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and resources for participants.  Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR Insights and event coordinator says “Get Social will empower and engage Bahamian entrepreneurs and businesses for social media success. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh, rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”

Bahamian and international thought leaders will inspire participants to achieve greater reach and engagement through effective social media management strategies...
News : New Providence
BISX Lists The Gap Private Fund Ltd. - Jan 8, 2018 - 12:00:30 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Gap Private 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 Gap Private Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.

Gap Private Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is licensed as a Smart Fund Model SFM 007 under the Investment Funds Act, 2003...
News : New Providence
Busy Holiday Season underway at LPIA, Airport adds in terminal cheer and offers passengers top travel tips - Dec 17, 2017 - 4:05:30 PM

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It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas with officials reporting strong passenger numbers at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

This past weekend marked the start of the busy holiday travel season at the country’s major gateway. Between Friday December 15 and Sunday December 17, an estimated 31,600 passengers moved through LPIA, heading home for the holidays or traveling to Nassau/Paradise Island to celebrate the season...
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