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Nassau luxury retailers tour boutique space at Baha Mar - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:53:35 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas –  The Baha Mar lifestyle, representing a sophisticated, global traveler, will be reflected in the retail experience at the resort. Luxury Retail Limited and John Bull, two of the largest high-end retail operators in The Bahamas, will be bringing some of the best luxury brands in the world to Baha Mar. Recently, executives from Luxury Retail Limited and John Bull toured the Baha Mar construction site.  The group had a firsthand walk through of their respective boutique spaces to be located in a high-traffic area near to the gaming floor of the 100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino. The tour also included executives from Cartier, a luxury watch and jewelry brand, and Richemont, a luxury goods and jewelry company whose brands include Cartier, Baume et Mercier, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger- LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and Montblanc.
News : New Providence
Holocaust survivor, Walter Absil to speak in The Bahamas - Feb 10, 2014 - 2:06:21 PM

Real RECONCILIATION is possible

Have you ever wondered why there is so much tension, animosity, even hatred in our society today? Could it be that we are somehow unable to exist with others who are unlike us in some way, either a different race, religion or nationality? Is it because we are unable to move past deep hurts and old wounds? In this life we are not called to merely tolerate or put up with others as a way of existing peacefully. Rather, our purpose should be to build real relationships with those around us, regardless of our differences, and practice the kind of forgiveness that can change our lives.

Someone who had demonstrated this practice of forgiveness and reconciliation is Mr. Walter Absil, one of the survivors of the holocaust.
News : New Providence
KFC Nassau Closes Doors at Village Road Location - Jan 28, 2014 - 7:58:34 AM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited, the franchise holder of KFC in New Providence, today announced the immediate closure of its Village Road store as part of the Company's strategic plan to efficiently manage population changes in the Nassau market, which has shifted over recent years.

“We routinely assess all of our locations, both individually and as part of the entire store system, and conclude that closings are unfortunately necessary from time to time,” said Gabriel Sastre, VP & General Manager of Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited.
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Bahamian-American Educational Partnerships Discussed - Jan 24, 2014 - 1:15:48 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - President of Saint John’s University Michael Hemesath and other senior administrators paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Armstrong on January 24, 2014. They were joined by Mr. Philip C. Galanis, President of The Bahamas’ Chapter of St. John’s University’s Alumni Association and the U.S. Embassy’s Education and Cultural Specialist Myra M. McPhee.  

During the call they discussed the value of Bahamian students studying in the United States and the various programs St. John’s University has in place to support current Bahamian students and alumni. There are currently more than 50 Bahamians students studying at St. John’s and its sister institution...

News : New Providence
Dr. Earla Carey-Baines appointed COB Acting President - Jan 24, 2014 - 5:50:28 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Council of The College of The Bahamas has appointed Dr. Earla Carey-Baines Acting President of The College of The Bahamas, effective January 1, 2014.  Dr. Carey-Baines will hold the position until a new President is appointed. A presidential search that will lead to the selection of the successful Bahamian candidate is currently underway.

Dr. Carey-Baines has more than 30 years’ experience in education and higher education administration. She previously held the position of President of The College for an interim period, from July 1, 2010 to December 31st, 2010.

She joined The College as a faculty member in the English Department in 1988 and became Coordinator of the department in Fall 1997. From September 2000, to July 2004, Dr. Carey-Baines was Chair of the School of English...

News : New Providence
Andbank opens in The Bahamas: Interview with Manel Cerqueda - Jan 22, 2014 - 10:46:13 PM

Andbank, is a bank headquartered in Andorra and owned by the third generation of two families. It was founded over 80 years ago in 1930 with the singular vision of establishing social and economic success in Andorra by driving endeavors in business, culture and sports during a worldwide economic depression. Soon over the course of the 20th century, Andbank became a backbone in the local Andorran economy.

Today, Mr. Cerqueda, one of the two owners, has taken the vision of the bank internationally – first investing in The Bahamas in 2001 and now establishing a full-service private bank with same principle of driving successful entrepreneurs. Once more in a difficult economic global environment, Andbank has taken a different step than most other banks and doubled the number of staff in The Bahamas following its path in history in believing to make a difference despite difficult times. Andbank believes in the philosophy to reach out to people on a broader scale beyond the financial sector.
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Certified Financial Crime Specialist Programme launched in Bahamas - Jan 22, 2014 - 10:32:12 PM

The Ministry of Financial Services has once again joined forces with the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) in collaboration with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists represented by its President, Charles Intriago to become the first Caribbean jurisdiction grant 15 scholarships leading to the certification of 13 members of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers and two from the Ministry of Financial Services as Certified Financial Crime Specialists (CFCS).

The Bahamas Government is committed to working closely with the international agency in this effort to shape a sensible approach for ensuring tax compliance and addressing the ever increasing financial crimes. The government of The Bahamas is dedicated to doubling the investment
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Dr. Bernice King to attend Bahamas Historic Foundation event - Jan 21, 2014 - 11:17:44 AM

Nassau, New Providence - The Historic Bahamas Foundation invites you to attend a Swinging Soiree on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Collins Estate Grounds located on Shirley Street and Collins Avenue.

This Soiree will be held under the patronage of Their Excellencies, Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes. We are delighted to have Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will attend this event as a special guest of the Foundation. The night promises to be a fun filled evening under the stars at Collins.
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Largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world returns to Atlantis - Oct 4, 2013 - 1:41:19 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  – The 26th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous has announced an extraordinary entertainment lineup including Kool & the Gang as the headlining performers for the Saturday Night Gala, and Mike Busacca & Jessica Chavez and Steve Mariano as the event chairs. The event will return to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas, taking place November 21-23, 2013. Last year’s event was a smashing success with the most guests and yachts in attendance to date, and this year is again shaping up to be a truly memorable weekend for all those who attend.

“The ShowBoats International Rendezvous is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and is the largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world. The event has raised more than $30 million to date..."
News : New Providence
Baha Mar launches Casino Dealer Training Program - Apr 17, 2014 - 5:49:14 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - Today, Baha Mar announces another opportunity for training and recruitment in its ongoing efforts to recruit Bahamians to fill the more than 4,000 positions at the luxury resort which will be home to the largest casino in the Caribbean.

The Baha Mar Academy will be offering a free Casino Dealer Trainee Program to provide training for the games that will be featured in the state-of-the-art, 100,000 square feet Baha Mar Casino. Additionally,trainees will learn Baha Mar-specific service standards and supervisory skills...
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"Nassau Declaration" signed at Caribbean Financial Action Task Force meeting - Apr 11, 2014 - 2:05:08 PM

New Providence, Bahamas - Following the meetings of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, the "Nassau Declaration" was signed, April 3, 2014.

Seated from left: Chair of National Anti-Money Laundering Committee, Cheryl-Ann Lister; Attorney General of Dominica, Levi A. Peter; Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairperson, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Sen. Allyson Maynard-Gibson; Attorney General of Cayman Islands, Samuel Bulgin; and. Attorney General of Turks and Caicos Islands, Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles and Minister of Justice and Police, Edward Bellor.
News : New Providence
Rebuttal by BTC Chair & Deputy Chair - Apr 9, 2014 - 6:34:02 PM

NASSAU, New Providence (April 9th, 2014) - The Board of BTC notes the recent speculation regarding possible job losses within BTC and wishes to confirm that there are no such plans to restructure the business. This message has been shared with our Union partners.

Moreover, the Board is committed to increasing our level of investment across The Bahamas to improve network reliability and customer service.

Finally the Board wishes to make it clear that this sort of unfounded speculation is most unwelcome, undermining, as it does, the confidence...
News : New Providence
"How will accession to the World Trade Organization affect The Bahamas?" - Apr 9, 2014 - 3:37:32 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On the occasion of the  Official Visit of the  Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization H.E. Mr. David Shark a panel discussion, "How will accession to the World Trade Organization affect The Bahamas" will be held on Wednesday, 9th April 2014.

The discussion will take place between,  7:00pm -10:00pm at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.
News : New Providence
Families for Justice calls for 2 sr. attorneys from AG's office in Nassau to be fired - Apr 7, 2014 - 3:04:31 PM

Families for Justice is calling for two senior attorneys from the Attorney General office in New Providence, to be fired for corrupted practices in Grand Bahama supreme courts:

Families for Justice President, made a statement in Grand Bahama, regarding the degraded behavior of two Attorneys, who are Senior Officials of the Attorney General Office in New Providence.
  • The Courts in the Bahamas, must be respected. The Bahamian Public must know, that the Judiciary is Independent, and no Officer of the Courts should be above the LAW...
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Bahamas Coalition Formed to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination - Apr 7, 2014 - 12:53:27 PM

April 7, 2014 Proposal | Re: Violence & Crime

Nassau, Bahamas - The following proposal was received by the Prime Minister's Office this morning. Local civic groups have formed a coalition and have put together a proposal to several ministries within The Bahamas Government. The coalition is comprised of Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse (BASV&CA), Bahamas Urban Youth Development Center (BUYDC), Hollaback! Bahamas and Families of All Murder Victims (F.O.A.M) and Bahamas Women's Watch.

A "Protect Women & Girls"awareness event has been planned to take place in Rawson Square on Wednesday, April 9th from 7 am - 12 noon...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Honors Andrea Archer as The Bahamas' 2014 International Woman of Courage Award Recipient’ - Apr 3, 2014 - 7:36:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On Friday, March 28, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong formally recognized The Bahamas’ 2014 International Woman of Courage award recipient, Mrs. Andrea Archer during a reception at the SuperClubs Breezes Resort.  Mrs. Archer was honored for her tireless efforts in the field of social work in The Bahamas’ school system and for making it possible for thousands of young people to have uninterrupted access to healthcare and education.  In his remarks, Chargé Armstrong applauded Mrs. Archer for being a nation builder, pioneer of women’s rights and a human rights activist who persevered in the struggle to effectively address inequalities faced by Bahamian women and children.   
News : New Providence
U. S. Embassy speaker José Raúl Perales to present at the National Conclave of Chambers of Commerce - Apr 1, 2014 - 10:57:05 AM

U. S. Embassy speaker José Raúl Perales is scheduled to speak at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation first National Conclave of Chambers of Commerce in The Bahamas on April 3, 2014 at SuperClubs Breezes hotel.  Mr. Perales is the Director of the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA).  Mr. Perales oversees AACCLA ‘s operations and several policy programs, including trade facilitation, regional integration, corporate sustainability, and institutional partnerships. 

Additionally, he is responsible for broadening and strengthening the AACCLA network throughout the Caribbean and Latin American region. He is expected to speak on “The Changing Role of Business in the Hemispheric Agenda.”
News : New Providence
Bahamas to host inaugural The Minority Chef Summit - Mar 28, 2014 - 2:15:37 PM

The Bahamas is about to become a culinary mecca as it gears up to host the world’s first summit for minority professionals in the food and beverage industry. The Minority Chef Summit held in Nassau from May 1st to the 4th and will take place at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau.

Erika Davis, summit founder, chef, and chocolatier, has worked in the industry for 22 years and was featured as a competing chef on Bravo’s inaugural “Top Chef Just Desserts” show. She is also the first black female chef to receive Detroit’s Chef of the Month award. Davis spent considerable time teaching the culinary arts to aspiring chefs in Nassau, which gave her the idea for the summit...
News : New Providence
3 Nassau companies to shut off power on Earth Day - Mar 26, 2014 - 10:59:40 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Three leading insurance and pension companies will spend 60 minutes plunged in darkness, joining millions of people around the world who will observe the global environmental initiative known as Earth Hour.

Colonial Pension Services, Security and General Insurance and Atlantic Medical Insurance will turn off all their lights for an hour on March 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

They are taking action in the run-up to Earth Hour, which will be observed on Saturday, March 29.

They’re not alone.

News : New Providence
Leon Williams appointed as Special Adviser to BTC Chairman - Mar 24, 2014 - 10:53:59 AM

Nassau, Bahamas  - BTC today announced that Leon Williams had been appointed as a Special Adviser to the BTC Chairman, Phil Bentley, Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Communications.

Mr. Williams is a former CEO of BTC and one of the Government-appointed Non-executive Directors of BTC. As Special Adviser, Mr Williams will advise Mr Bentley on Bahamian affairs and telecommunication issues in The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean region...
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