Bahamian DMC & Special Events Company wins Global Award
- Sep 20, 2016 - 4:36:08 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Island Destination Services (IDS) won the 2016 World Travel Award for
the Bahamas' Leading Destination Management Company on Saturday night at
a spectacular gala hosted at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Ocho Rios,
Jamaica. Managing Director of IDS, Ms. Lonise Carey was on hand to
accept the award and was honored to have the company’s hard work
recognized in this fashion: “This World Travel Award serves as global
recognition for our entire team of planners, event designers,
transportation logistics staff and everyone who contributes to our
ability to successfully stage world class conferences and events for the
thousands of guests who visit our shores. Our weddings have been
featured in international magazines over the years, but the full scope
of our work embodies conference planning, product launches...
Bahamian builder participates in elite U.S. committee
- Sep 15, 2016 - 11:58:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The head of a Bahamian building company was recently selected to join an
elite group of builders in the U.S., after becoming the first
international representative on the Star Building Systems’ President’s
Advisory Council in over 15 years.
Lee McCoy, President of TMC
Engineering, an award-winning Nassau-based company which installs metal
structures produced by Star Building Systems for clients throughout The
Bahamas, joined other Star Builders from the United States and Canada at
the Oklahoma-based company’s President’s Advisory Council (PAC) event
in August 2016...
WSC is gearing up to launch the first ‘Mobile App’ for a Bahamian Government Corp.
- Sep 15, 2016 - 8:27:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Water and Sewerage Corporation is gearing up to
announce the launch of its latest upgrade, a brand new WSC Mobile
Application, for all smartphones and tablets in The Bahamas.
application, now in its final testing phase, will be the first of its
kind for any Government owned utility company and will give instant
access to news and updates from the Corporation, allow account holders
to pay their bills on their devices, make immediate service requests and
Former PM of Jamaica to address Bahamas Press Club Media Awards
- Sep 14, 2016 - 11:45:37 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Press Club is pleased to announce that
the Most Hon P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, will be
the keynote speaker at its media awards scheduled for November 19, 2016,
at the British Colonial Hilton.
Some 16 media professionals in
the country will receive awards for their outstanding work, including a
Lifetime Achievement Award and the Award for Best Talk Show...
Dubai Expo 2020 Is the Olympics of Creativity and Ingenuity: Bahamas Participating with a Pavilion
- Sep 12, 2016 - 6:32:53 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - “Innovation can come from anyone and anywhere” was the
key message regarding Expo 2020 that was recently shared with the
Bahamas Society of Engineers by Non-Resident Ambassador to Qatar and
UAE, Tony Joudi.
On Friday September 9, 2016, The Bahamas Society
of Engineers held a “Mix and Mingle” sponsored by The Pointe Nassau at
the Hilton British Colonial. Professional Engineers, Architects and
Contractors discussed updates on that project as well as the
much-anticipated Expo 2020...
Monique Graham Launches Turnkey Design Firm
- Sep 12, 2016 - 10:55:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In today’s, work environment an employee sits
for up to 7hours a day, on average - sitting in front of the computer,
answering e-mails, making phone calls, writing proposals and, for some, eating
is with that knowledge and twenty years of design experience that Monique
Graham launched Style Office Solutions (SOS), a Nassau based design firm, with
an affiliate location in Grand Bahama. “Countless studies show that if your
team is comfortable and inspired by the space they are in, they are going to
want to be in that space
work more effectively” she noted...
Nassau Document Security Firm Rebrands as Sunryse Information Management
- Sep 11, 2016 - 5:35:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Leading document management firm, Sunryse Shredding
Services, officially unveiled its new company name, logo and fleet
design as part of a corporate rebranding initiative. The new name,
Sunryse Information Management, reflects the company’s evolution from a
single-service business to a complete document management provider.
Beyond shredding, the company also offers document imaging, document
storage and the digital cataloging of business records for clients.
Chris Sawyer, President at Sunryse Information Management, says the
changes align with what the business looks like today and where the
company plans to be in the near future. “At the core, our culture at
Sunryse centers around being the brand that people trust to manage their
confidential records,” Sawyer explained...
Scotiabank Celebrates 60 Years in The Bahamas
- Sep 11, 2016 - 9:52:20 AM
Scotiabank is celebrating its
Diamond Anniversary – 60 years in The Bahamas. Government officials,
industry executives, longstanding customers, community leaders and bank
personnel recently gathered at the Main Branch in Nassau to launch the
“We are proud to have served the Bahamian community
for the past 60 years, providing advice and financial solutions to
persons and their businesses,” said Sean Albert, VP & District Head,
Honorable Michael Halkitis, Minister of State
for Finance; Anthony Allen, Board Chairman, Scotiabank; and Albert cut a
special anniversary cake to mark...
Chad D. Roberts Named Callenders & Co. Managing Partner, Nassau
- Sep 11, 2016 - 12:28:02 AM
Chad D. Roberts, CLE, JD, BS, has been named Managing Partner of
Callenders & Co., Nassau, with oversight and overall management of
the globally recognized firm with offices in historic Nassau, western
New Providence and Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The appointment followed the untimely death in December 2015 of Colin C.
Callender, the third generation of Callenders to helm the country’s
oldest law firm and one of its most respected. Founded in 1903,
Callenders’ history has been shaped by and helped to shape the history
of the nation, many of its early clients among the celebrities of big
screen and big business...
Atlantis Cake Artist to bring added creativity to resort’s cake creations
- Sep 9, 2016 - 9:23:52 AM
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS – CHEF Ivanna Smith, Cake Artist at Atlantis,
Paradise Island, is about to take her craft – and Atlantis’ position in
the cake arts – to another level. Smith and her assistant Volanda
Rahming recently returned from a 3-day intensive training course in
Manhattan, New York with pastry chef extraordinaire Chef Ron Ben-Israel.
Dubbed Ron’s Garden’s Party, the course – an instruction on gum paste
and sugar flower work – proved extremely beneficial to Smith and she
says she intends to bring what she’s learned to Atlantis’ Pastry Shop.“
We learned how to make roses, chrysanthemums, calla lilies and other
flower types and he also showed us how he stacks, builds and decorates
his cakes,” says Chef Ivana, adding, “It sounds pretty simple but it was
The Skills Gap: Employers seeking technically proficient workers
- Sep 8, 2016 - 11:51:08 PM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson
is convinced that technical skills are increasingly playing a crucial role in
narrowing the skills gap that may hinder efforts to maintaining a competitive
recently speaking at the Florida Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference
in Orlando Florida, Dr. Robertson said employers are now expecting prospective
employees to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of technical areas.
“To stay competitive,
candidates need to be able to adapt to new tools and trends - such as the
cloud, mobile development and Big Data. In fact, a must-have tech skill when
hiring someone really involves being able to troubleshoot your own technical
issues,” he stated...
Atlantis welcomes Shaunae home in style
- Sep 5, 2016 - 1:52:27 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas – Atlantis, Paradise Island laid out the
royal treatment for Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller as she returned
to Bahamian soil following her 400m triumph at the 2016 games held in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Complete with red carpet and greetings featuring
Junkanoo music from a host of employees excited to get a glimpse of the
newest Bahamian icon, Miller was met outside the Royal Towers Lobby by
Senior Vice President and GM attached to the Royal Towers, Stuart Bowe.
by the reception, Miller said the love shown by Atlantis was an amazing
feeling. “I’m still trying to take it all in, but I’m really very happy
right now. This is a very beautiful hotel and I feel really blessed...”
Calypso Blue begins Tour de Turtles marathon in the Gulf of Mexico
- Sep 2, 2016 - 1:25:50 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas - On Monday, August 1st, Calypso Blue V, the
Atlantis-sponsored Leatherback turtle, began this year’s Tour de Turtles
marathon in the Gulf of Mexico.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is
sponsoring Calypso Blue V as part of its continued support of marine
conservation efforts through the Blue Project. Started in 2008 by Sea
Turtle Conservancy, the Tour de Turtles event follows the migration of
participating sea turtles in real time using satellite telemetry. This
year four endangered species of sea turtles – loggerhead, leatherback,
hawksbill, and green - are being tracked for some three months from
their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds...
Commonwealth Bank Reports 11.8% Profits Increase, Credits Loan Portfolio Quality, Net Interest Income Management
- Sep 2, 2016 - 9:45:22 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Commonwealth Bank today reported an 11.8% increase in net profits from
$29.2 million for the six months ending June 30, 2015 to $32.7 million
for the same time period this year, crediting tight management of its
loan portfolio and an improvement in net interest income.
The results, released by Chairman William B. Sands, Jr. and welcome news
for the all-Bahamian bank’s 6,000+ shareholders, reflected a
long-established pattern of conservative lending practices and tight
quality control of accounts...
Dr. Mychal Coleman appointed COB Chief Human Resources Officer
- Aug 30, 2016 - 11:38:42 AM
The College of The Bahamas wishes to announce the appointment of Dr.
Mychal Colemanas the Chief Human Resources Officer, effective September
26th, 2016 for a period of three years.
Dr. Coleman will lead and
coordinate the recruitment, selection, assignment, orientation and
evaluation of administrators, faculty and staff; ensure compliance with
policies, procedures, contracts and collective bargaining agreements and
develop and implement training programmes to increase productivity,
goal attainment, leadership training and development...
Atlantis, Paradise Island appoints Howard C. Karawan as New President and Managing Director
- Aug 29, 2016 - 9:13:02 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas – Brookfield Asset Management is pleased to
announce the appointment of Howard C. Karawan as President and Managing
Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. Karawan
will succeed Paul Burke, who recently resigned from the position to
pursue new career endeavors in the United States. Karawan will assume
his new position on September 19, 2016.
A luxury hospitality and gaming veteran with over 30 years of
experience, Karawan will make his return to Atlantis after previously
holding the position of President and Chief Marketing Officer for
Kerzner International, the prior owner and operator of Atlantis. During
his tenure at the company...
Commonwealth Bank opens new $800M training centre
- Aug 25, 2016 - 5:36:24 AM
Calling service “the number one reason we are the leading bank in The
Bahamas,” Commonwealth Bank officially opened the doors to its new
$800,000 corporate learning centre recently.
Located adjacent to
its Prince Charles Branch, the 8,740 square foot single story building
houses highly functional high-tech training facilities, including
interactive digital and audio-visual equipment, conference rooms and
motivational themes throughout.
“Service is what sets us apart,
and that service does not come without constant reinforcement of its
importance,” Bank President Ian Jennings said when the contract for the
new learning centre was signed in late February.
Three New Cases of Zika Confirmed in Nassau, Bahamas
- Aug 24, 2016 - 11:51:12 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- The Bahamas Ministry of Health advised today that there are
three new confirmed cases of the Zika virus on the island of New
Providence, but noted that the country remains a "safe place to travel".
Health officials noted that only one island in The Bahamas, New Providence, currently has Zika...
Meet the Judges for the Press Club Media Awards
- Aug 23, 2016 - 1:07:54 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Press Club will hold its second Media
Awards Banquet on November 19, 2016 at the British Colonial Hilton.
The Club has appointed a panel of judges to judge the work to be submitted by media professionals in the country.
judges are: Sir Arthur Foulkes, former journalist, politician and
Governor General; His Excellency Mike Smith, former Bahamas High
Commissioner to Canada and journalist; Jessica Robertson, who’s
journalism and media career spans print, radio, television and online
both locally and internationally; Eric Ward...
60 Sandals Staffers Prep for Exuma Transfer
- Aug 19, 2016 - 12:13:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Sixty Sandals Royal Bahamian staff members gathered
today for a briefing before heading for Exuma Sunday on board a charter
flight to take up positions at Sandals Emerald Bay.
opted for transfer when the luxury all-inclusive announced it would have
to close the Cable Beach property August 15 for up to 10 weeks to
effect extensive repairs. Sandals CEO Adam Stewart said engineers
informed them they had no choice but to close the hotel and relocate
guests in order to make repairs ranging from jackhammering up pool decks
and repairing two pools to replacing decades-old rusty, leaking
plumbing that runs for thousands of linear feet under the 70-year-old