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Ardastra to remain closed as tourism sector prepares to reopen - Jun 14, 2020 - 9:30:47 AM

As the tourism sector prepares for its July 1 reopening, one popular attraction will remain closed as it attempts to stave off worsening financial conditions triggered when business ground to a halt due to COVID-19.
 
In the worst crisis of Ardastra Gardens &  Wildlife Conservation Centre’s 83-year history, its operators are no different from other business owners the world over who are desperate to figure out the way forward...
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LPIA opens for Inter-Island Travel on June 8th - Jun 7, 2020 - 9:23:14 AM

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Inter-island commercial flights will resume at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Monday June 8th, 2020, in accordance with the Government of The Bahamas’ phased reopening of air traffic in the country.

In preparation for increased commercial activity in terminal, NAD and its airport partners have worked in close collaboration to implement safety protocols...
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Economic Recovery Committee publishes mandate as 7-week consultation commences - May 17, 2020 - 8:20:39 PM
The Economic Recovery Committee (ERC) announced the start of a seven-week period of public engagement to seek sector specific recommendations and input for the ten key sectors that fall under its mandate.

The ERC has a mandate to collaborate and consult with stakeholders...
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Press Club upholds Freedom of the Press - Mar 22, 2020 - 3:20:20 PM

Executives of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 are disturbed by the treatment of the local media in exercising their rights – Freedom of the Press - particularly in light of recent events surrounding the COVID-19 Curfew.

“This is not right and infringes on Democracy which our country – at large has enjoyed for many years,” says Press Club President Anthony Capron...
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Public Advisory- Airport Operations/COVID-19 - Mar 17, 2020 - 4:40:32 PM

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the general public that Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and fully operational. The airport is not closing in the foreseeable future.  We are continuing to monitor the global spread of COVID-19 and are working closely with local health officials and our airport partners to ensure the safety and security of all LPIA users...
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Ardastra remains open for business - Mar 17, 2020 - 10:49:49 AM

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For now, Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre will remain open as management continues to closely monitor the spread of Covid 19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which can infect both animals and people, and could trigger a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to lung lesions and pneumonia.
 
Although much of its tourist traffic has fallen off, Ardastra has taken several precautionary measures to safeguard staff, its animals and the locals who visit the property daily...
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Suspension of cruise line services due to novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic - Mar 15, 2020 - 11:54:56 PM

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On March 13, 2020, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that several major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, and MSC, will voluntarily suspend sailing operations to and from U.S. ports for 30 days due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Disney also suspended its sailings through to the end of March 2020. Most ships at sea will continue with their itineraries as planned as the cruise lines prepare to temporarily suspend North American service...
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Bahamas Press Club Stages 2019 Awards Ceremony - Mar 4, 2020 - 10:07:39 PM

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The Bahamas Press Club held its Fifth Annual Media Awards Ceremony themed: “Media in The Digital Age”, in Black Tie fashion at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

The awards ceremony was held under the Patronage of Their Excellencies The Most Honourable Cornelius A. Smith, ON, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Mrs. Clara Smith.

The evening attracted many who laid the foundation for a thriving media profession in the country. There was entertainment by Solo, lots of gifts and prizes...
News : New Providence
Press Club Trailblazer & Etienne Dupuch Lifetime Achievement awards recipients - Feb 28, 2020 - 10:00:11 AM

The Bahamas Press Club is pleased to announce that former prime minister The Rt Hon Hubert Alexander Ingraham will receive the 2019 Trailblazer Award for opening the airwaves to private broadcasters.

The award will be presented during the Fifth Annual Bahamas Press Club Media Awards in a Black Tie affair...
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LPIA to begin airside pavement works, key stakeholders prepare for potential delays - Feb 13, 2020 - 11:31:37 AM

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On Monday February 17th, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) will resume its program of upgrading the old surfaces on the airside at Lynden Pindling International Airport, with pavement reconstruction on a portion of Taxiway Hotel Taxiway Hotel is a main access point on the airside where aircraft exit the runway and enter aprons to park and be serviced in between flights. The scheduled works will last approximately two months and will result in a full pavement restoration.

Passengers travelling during the peak travel periods (12 p.m.- 3 p.m. daily)...
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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces 2019 Agent Circle Of Excellence (ACE) Recipients - Jan 20, 2020 - 11:48:41 AM

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George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Agent Circle of Excellence Award (ACE).

Shane Cash, who focuses predominantly on sales in the Hope Town, Abaco, market earned the title for June 2019 while Jacqueline Lightbourn, who focuses on sales around New Providence, received the ACE award in December...
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MORE THAN A ZOO: Ardastra sets parties apart from the flock - Dec 31, 2019 - 2:26:58 PM

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When Trica Musgrove went in search of a venue to host her daughter’s second birthday party she wanted a place that was far from the usual.

"For her special day I wanted a setting that went beyond the ordinary. A'keilah had never visited the zoo before and with its built-in entertainment, the flamingos and the other animals, I knew entertaining the children would be a breeze," said Ms Musgrove.
 
Whether it’s a child’s birthday party, a wedding, cocktail reception or product launch, Ardastra Gardens provides a unique backdrop for those celebrating a special occasion...
News : New Providence
Christmas surprise makes for merry CIBC FirstCaribbean clients - Dec 27, 2019 - 12:31:31 PM

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Many CIBC FirstCaribbean customers received an unexpected Christmas gift from their bank during its recent “Jingle All the Way” cards promotion. The bank spread some Christmas cheer to clients this year with a spontaneous one-day pop-up at select retail locations.

Some of the patrons using CIBC FirstCaribbean Visa debit and credit cards to make purchases at shops where the CIBC FirstCaribbean Cards teams were stationed received the gift of having their purchases paid for...
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Festive plans underway as holiday travel ramps up at LPIA - Dec 16, 2019 - 10:57:55 AM

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The halls are decked and the trees are trimmed at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) as the country’s major gateway prepares to manage heavy passenger traffic over the Christmas season. Between mid-December, 2019 and January 2nd, 2020, an estimated 230,000 passengers will be processed through the airport’s three terminals.

To add some holiday cheer and take the humbug out of peak season travel, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) recently launched its seasonal entertainment program in-terminal. On December 12...
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BISX Lists Providence Capital Fund Ltd - Dec 13, 2019 - 4:10:04 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Providence Capital Fund Ltd. has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, this Fund has now been added to the roster of Funds listed on the Exchange. The Fund is incorporated as an International Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is licensed under the Investment Funds Act, 2003...
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Lombard Odier celebrates 40 Years Strong in The Bahamas - Dec 1, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

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Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Limited marked a major milestone this year, celebrating 40 years of business in The Bahamas. In 1979, the Geneva-based bank saw potential in the local market and began its operations in Nassau bringing the same values, expertise and technology from its head office to service clients in the jurisdiction.

Today, the company’s Nassau office is a regional hub that services Panama, Uruguay and Bermuda, powered by a team of 30 professionals...
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LPIA outlines Thanksgiving operations plan, shares useful travel tips for passengers - Nov 25, 2019 - 10:00:23 AM

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In an effort to mitigate the impact of heavy traffic on operations over the Thanksgiving weekend, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to manage high passenger volumes. Starting Wednesday November 27th through to Monday December 2nd approximately 90,000 travelers will move through the country’s major gateway. Officials are working together to manage aircraft movement and passenger flows in terminal...
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Female Professional represents Grand Bahama at Prestigious Program for Women sponsored by the U.S. Department of State - Nov 18, 2019 - 2:20:08 PM

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The United States Embassy in Nassau is pleased to announce that Ms. Raquel Beneby-Hart has been selected to participate in the U.S.  Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), focused on “Technical Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of Women and Girls” November 12-22, 2019.  Ms. Hart, a resident of Grand Bahama is attending the program in her capacity as a motivational speaker, trainer and facilitator in the areas of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship...
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Canada invites students in The Bahamas to explore "A World Of Possibilities" at Nassau College Fair - Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:16 AM

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The High Commission of Canada will host twenty-eight Canadian universities and colleges at the Annual Nassau College Fair in The Bahamas on 14 and 15 November 2019. Students and guidance counsellors will have the opportunity to receive a wealth of information regarding the many study opportunities in Canada.

“We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Bahamian students to explore education possibilities with some of the best colleges and universities in Canada,” said Laurie Peters, Canada’s High Commissioner to The Bahamas...
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The Bahamas’ newest digital wallet secures its largest merchant - Oct 31, 2019 - 10:20:02 AM

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Customers of the largest grocer, Super Value Quality Supermarkets, will be able to transact by phone via the country’s newest digital wallet, Kanoo. The Kanoo platform has been more than two years in the making and will soon be available in all Super Value locations throughout New Providence.

The company’s CEO, Keith Davies, says by “connecting merchants with consumers, Kanoo has been able to fulfill its vision of making life easier for Bahamians,” which he believes is critical for the country...
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