Emilio Estefan & Jamie King join forces to produce Baha Mar's Grand Opening Gala
- Aug 20, 2014 - 12:01:24 PM
A-listers Align for a Star-studded Partnership at Baha Mar, Welcoming the World to the ‘New Riviera’
The Bahamas (August 20, 2014)–Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly
anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an
exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music
and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming
up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the
resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.
for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand
experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days...
Baha Mar names Whitney Thier Executive Vice President, General Counsel
- Aug 18, 2014 - 10:35:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated destination gaming resort, today
announced that Whitney Thier has been named Executive Vice President and
General Counsel, effective immediately.
who will report to Tom Dunlap, Baha Mar’s President, will lead the
resort company’s legal team as well as assume a key role on the
company’s executive committee.
She succeeds Uri Clinton, who joined Baha Mar in 2011 and has chosen to
relocate with his family back to Las Vegas. Thier joins the company at
an important juncture, as Baha Mar completes its construction phase and
readies itself for
its highly anticipated Grand Opening in Spring 2015...
BTC Supports Launch of CANTO Caribbean Women in ICT Initiative
- Aug 18, 2014 - 6:49:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - CANTO, the Caribbean’s
information and communications technology (ICT) organisation, decided to
highlight the advancement of women as a vital factor in the development
of the sector at its 30th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition. At
the regional conference, which was co-hosted by local telecoms leader
BTC, CANTO debuted it’s Caribbean Women in ICT (CWIC) programme with an
inaugural breakfast at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, that focused on
better engaging women at all levels of ICT in the region.
the initiative was Secretary General Regenie Fraser who stressed the
important roles women play in ICT and their under-representation within
the industry, which were the motivating factors for Tuesday morning’s
Caribbean Women in ICT breakfast...
160 to Graduate from Baha Mar's Second Leadership Development Institute Class
- Aug 18, 2014 - 11:34:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – 160 students who have
successfully completed Baha Mar’s challenging Leadership Development
Institute (LDI) curriculum will embark on the next stage of their
career, following the Institute’s second graduation exercise on Tuesday.
students received training through Baha Mar's LDI, the non-profit
training institute supported by the luxury resort, honing life skills as
well as preparing them to become better employees in the workplace.
Mar is building a culture of better-than-best service, beginning with
the Bahamians that we train and hire...
Bahamas government announces plan to build $10 million major motorsports complex
- Aug 16, 2014 - 3:57:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Three years after the
first revival of Bahamas Speed Week re-awakened the nation’s appetite
for vintage auto racing, the government announced plans to build a major
motorsports complex to be completed by 2016.
The Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honorable Dr. Daniel Johnson, used the
first ever meeting of the FIA (Federation Internationale de
l’Automobile) in The Bahamas this week as a platform to make the
announcement of the $9 million complex that will serve as a multipurpose
center, providing a facility for safe driving training for police,
security and ambulance operators, recreational and racing cycling,
recreational and competitive cycling, motorcycle sports, karting, even
musical concerts and other events that create local and visitor
attractions and opportunities...
Bahamas Crisis Centre statement on Referendum and Bills to Amend the Constitution
- Aug 15, 2014 - 1:20:43 PM
The Bahamas Crisis
Centre condemns in the strongest terms all forms of discrimination on
the basis of sex. That is any form of discrimination against a woman on
the basis of her being a woman, or against a man on the basis of him
being a man.
We believe in a Bahamas where all
men and women hold equal value and equal rights under the law, in
particular, the supreme law of the land, represented by the
constitution. With the November 6 referendum approaching, it is now our
responsibility to affirm collectively that we believe in a Bahamas that
stands for equality.
Starter Kits for Carnival Bahamas Costumes Received by Registered Companies
- Aug 15, 2014 - 6:50:07 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Following the recent Road Fever Companies
Workshop, The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) compiled
starter kits, and distributed them to the registered companies to
promote the use of indigenous materials for The Bahamas Carnival
The kit includes local sponge, seeds, sisal, straw and
burlap, produced by local vendors, to showcase natural and diverse
materials which can be used in the costume production.
CANTO Launches 30th Annual Conference in The Bahamas
- Aug 12, 2014 - 4:37:21 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The
30th annual CANTO Conference for information and communication
technology (ICT) operators throughout the Caribbean region got off to an
exciting start. With a lively opening ceremony, stimulating ministerial
roundtables and engaging public/private sector dialogue the regional
ICT organisation, CANTO and local host BTC both captured Bahamas’
vibrant culture and offered a taste of the thought-provoking discussions
promised through Thursday.
The conference launched with a grand
Opening Ceremony in the evening on Sunday August 10, 2014 at Atlantis
Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Her Majesty’s Prison Band ushered in
the platform guests and diplomatic...
Former child TV star to speak in Bahamas at Erin H. Gilmour School 65th Celebration Dinner
- Aug 12, 2014 - 2:57:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas The Salvation Army
Erin H. Gilmour School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children celebrates
it’s 65th Anniversary with a Dinner on September
19th, 2014 at The British Colonial Hilton.
Army is pleased to announce Mr. Isaac Lidsky as the guest speaker. Isaac Lidsky the child TV star from the
90’s teen sitcom, Saved By The Bell: The New Class, was diagnosed
at the age of thirteen with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare blinding disease.
Lidsky is a Harvard graduate with degrees in computer science and
applied mathematics founded an Internet marketing startup
and worked in the company after its creation for a short stint before
having a change of heart. Subsequently he returned to Harvard
studying Law while his vision continued to fade.
Urban Renewal Technical Centre planned for Elizabeth Estates
- Aug 12, 2014 - 11:52:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie leads
government officials on a tour of a street in Elizabeth Estates on
Friday, August 8, 2014. Mr. Christie also met with area residents, who
gathered at the Commonwealth Mission Baptist Church during a ceremony
announcing the creation of an Urban Renewal technical centre in the
area. During his visit, Mr. Christie and his delegates were entertained
by the Urban Renewal Marching Band. He was also interviewed by media
personality, Mr. Wendall Jones of Love 97 FM Radio...
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie speaks with media personality, Mr. Wendall Jones of Love 97 FM
Radio as Minister of Social Services, Hon. Melanie Griffin looks on.
Melia Nassau Beach Inspires Re-launch of Pig Farm
- Aug 11, 2014 - 11:47:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - A
pig farm that had lain fallow, roofs of its pens scattered across an
overgrown field, is now bursting with life, thanks to one hotel’s belief
in buying locally grown and produced food.
Breathing new life
into the piggery located in southwest New Providence is the third time
in as many months that the Melia Nassau Beach has boosted Bahamian
business through its commitment to local sourcing, something the hotel’s
Manager Andrew Tilley says works for the resort and its guests,
simplifying purchasing, supporting the local economy and giving guests a
taste of the country they’re visiting...
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..."
Meliá Nassau Beach Details Phase 1 of $19 Million Renovation Plan
- Aug 12, 2014 - 1:38:34 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -Renovations have begun at Meliá Nassau Beach, a Meliá Hotels
International resort, with phase one of the $19 million renovation plan,
expected to be complete by November 2014. The resort, on Nassau’s Cable
Beach, will remain open throughout the redesign, with minimal
interruptions to the guest experience. Renovations throughout the entire
Meliá Nassau Beach property are expected to be complete by early 2016.
Meliá Nassau Beach will be the only upscale all-inclusive resort in
Nassau’s multi-billion dollar luxury destination resort, Baha Mar...
Sandyport Hotel Enjoys Year-Long Record-Breaking Occupancy Levels
- Aug 11, 2014 - 4:31:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
well is how the low-key manager of the Sandyport Beaches Resort and
Hotel describes their record breaking year, with weekend occupancy
levels often at 100% for the sea-side and Sandyport Marina Village
Vernon Moss the General
Manager at the West Nassau Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel states
that year over year, occupancy levels are higher overall than previous
years since opening in 2000....
Breitling Boutique the One to Watch at Nassau Grand Re-Opening
- Aug 11, 2014 - 11:44:43 AM
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Breitling, the inventor of
the modern chronograph and the authentic partner of aviation, is
introducing its Runway 14 Collection on August 14, 2014, showcasing the
new, exclusive models just launched at the Basel World watch fair this
year in Switzerland.The Breitling Boutique official grand re-opening and
ribbon cutting will be performed by Tourism Minister, Obediah
Also expected to attend are Breitling Caribbean
executives: Vice President, Mauricio Diaz; Retail Manager, Lindy Nanni;
Sales Support and Little Switzerland NXP Management Company
Representative, Laura Silva; VP Operations, Jack Coote; VP Marketing,
Adam Leavitt and Director of Operations, Todd Howard.The grand
re-opening festivities begin at 7:30 p.m.
BTC, CANTO Leaders Look Forward to a Conference of “Firsts”
- Aug 10, 2014 - 9:43:06 PM
NASSAU, N.P - In an address to media on
Sunday, a panel consisting of members of the leadership of CANTO
expressed high hopes for their 30th annual regional telecommunications
conference and trade exhibition being held at the Atlantis Resort, on
Paradise Island, Bahamas August 10th – 15th 2014, and touted the many
new initiatives and goals the organisation is adopting.
conference – which officially launched later that evening with a grand
opening ceremony attended by Prime Minister Perry Christie and 14 other
ministers from around the Caribbean – is co-hosted by local market
leader BTC and aims to bring together regional stakeholders to
facilitate the development of the information and communications
technology industry (ICT)...
160 Dogs in Nassau Vaccinated for Canine Distemper, Next Free Clinic set for August 6th
- Aug 7, 2014 - 5:08:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The island of New
Providence is currently facing a serious outbreak of
Virus, a dangerous and often fatal disease in pet dogs.
assist those less fortunate and their pets, the Bahamas Humane Society
free distemper vaccines Wednesday, August 6th, at the Thelma
Gibson School located in Elizabeth Estates. This clinic will be held from 2pm to 7pm. The clinic is free of charge and is aimed at establishing a “ring of immunity” within New Providence to protect our pets.
These vaccines have been generously provided by Humane Society International.
Sigma & Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation solidify partnership
- Aug 6, 2014 - 10:53:28 PM
Bahamas - The Delta Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Inc. (Sigma) and the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation
have partnered to provide new opportunities for urban (inner city) youth
to experience the natural world and promote interest in conservation
and the marine sciences. The two organizations signed an historic
memorandum of understanding in Nassau on August 1st.
being an archipelagic nation our fraternity noted that there are scores
of over-the-hill youth that have not experienced nature outside of the
occasional 'beaching' on Sundays with family. This void has negatively
impacted our appreciation of how our actions affect our marine and
natural resources," said Delta Epsilon Sigma chapter president Derek W.
Smith Jr. "Our brotherhood is excited to partner with BREEF because of
its rich 20-year history of marine research, education and conservation
which makes it the ideal partner as we work to create meaningful
connections between youth and the environment..."
New Charge d' Affaires at US Embassy Bahamas calls on Minister of Labour
- Aug 5, 2014 - 3:30:46 PM
Bahamas - The new Charge d' Affaires at the United States Embassy, Ms.
Lisa Johnson made a courtesy call on The Minister of Labour, National
Insurance and the Public Service, the Honourable D. Shane Gibson on
Friday, 25thJuly 2014. While welcoming Ms. Johnson to The Bahamas,
Minister Gibson noted that the United States of America and The Bahamas
have a lot in common. The two discussed a number of topics including
labour matters as well as new training opportunities for Bahamians.
Johnson noted that her key priorities will include citizens security
for the United States and The Bahamas, the protection of American
citizens, economics, trade investment and strengthening the already
close ties which exists between the United States of America and The
Bahamas, as well as education.Ms. Johnson was accompanied by Ms. Neda
Bahamaren statement on Baha Mar Being Delayed
- Aug 4, 2014 - 4:48:24 PM
The delay of Baha Mar has gravely affected
our company’s strategy for China’s outbound tourism market. We support
their decision in understanding that it is extremely important , that
the Baha Mar Resort ensures their product readiness meets the demands
and dictates of their guest. Despite this unforeseen challenge our
company will continue an unprecedented level of cooperation between the
tourism stakeholders and the government to address the barriers to
industry growth in regards to China.
Our company remains
faithful in our approach to improve the industry’s productive capacity.
The delay of Bahamar from a China perspective will translate into the
complete lost of a major tourism peak season for Chinese travelers.
Bahamaren has decided to refocus our policy framework that will support
existing tourism products in the Bahamas whiles enhancing industry
growth in China and provide the hotel industry in The Bahamas with the
tools and services needed to compete more effectively enabling them to
take advantage of the opportunities that China present...