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News : New Providence
BISX Lists the Long Term Green Investment Fund Ltd. - Feb 21, 2018 - 5:05:29 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that shares of the Long Term Green Investment Fund Ltd. (the “Fund”) have successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process.  As a result, these shares have 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 registered as a Segregated Accounts Company under the Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2000...
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Presidents' Day Holiday - Feb 16, 2018 - 12:33:47 PM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February 20th 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 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...
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
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.
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
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...
News : New Providence
WSC spreads Christmas cheer at Senior Citizens Center - Dec 12, 2017 - 10:23:20 PM

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While Christmas is traditionally a time for food, friends and family, some of our country’s elderly and most vulnerable citizens are often those who do not have holiday luxuries. With that in mind, the Water & Sewerage Corporation set out to bring holiday cheer to patients of the Yellow Elder Senior Citizens’ Center. Armed with gifts, games, Christmas carols as well as a traditional holiday meal with all the fixings, the team of WSC volunteers visited with those at the center to spread much needed Christmas cheer.

“This is a dream come true for our seniors,” said Yellow Elder Center Administrator, Veronica Hamilton. “Like everyone else, they love receiving gifts during the yuletide season...
News : New Providence
WSC ongoing water transmission main repairs on Cambridge Lane impacting customers in Central New Providence - Dec. 3rd - Dec 3, 2017 - 6:18:14 PM

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The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) wishes to advise our valued customers and the general public that we experienced a major failure of our water transmission main on Cambridge Lane, off Blue Hill Road North around 6:00 AM this morning, Sunday December 03rd 2017.  WSC teams immediately responded and commenced the required repairs.  Unfortunately, the initial repair work was not successful and the teams have now commenced a more extensive repair plan.  These works are anticipated to be completed by late this evening.

This transmission main failure has resulted in low pressure and/or no water to customers in Central New Providence, bounded on the east by Village Road, south to Wulff Road and west to Nassau Street...
News : New Providence
Former Investments Minister, Chamber Chairman Khaalis Rolle to Head Sterling Global Financial’s New Arm, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd. - Dec 3, 2017 - 3:12:12 PM

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Leading real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial announced today it is set to launch a new advisory arm, adding a service the firm’s chairman said would bolster its strategic growth with its ability to assist clients with core services including structure, management, banking, financing, and operations.

The new company, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd., will be headed by former Bahamas Minister of Investments Khaalis Rolle, a businessman and two-term chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, and follows on the heels of Sterling’s launch last year of Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd...
News : New Providence
Karasi Miller Joins Flying Dutchman Team as New Director of Retail - Dec 3, 2017 - 3:01:02 PM

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Milo Butler Group of Companies today announced the appointment of Karasi Miller to the position of Director of Retail for the Flying Dutchman Liquor Store.  In her new position, Mrs. Miller will head a team of 22 and manage the day-to-day operations at the brand’s retail outlets. She will also play a key role in the company’s overall expansion strategy.  

Prior to joining Milo Butler, Mrs. Miller held positions as Merchandise Manager at Kerzner International and Assistant Manager of Retail for five franchises under the BAF Global Group.  Her educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Miami International University of Art & Design...
News : New Providence
New Family Medicine LIVE WELL Clinic opens in Sandyport, one Doctor’s challenging path to success - Dec 1, 2017 - 10:57:34 AM

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When Darius Bain, M.D., D.M., opens the door of his ultra-modern Live Well Family Health Center at Sandyport on December 1, guests at the reception and clients who enter will see a smartly furnished and well-equipped facility. Youngsters will be seen in a colourful suite of their own, replete with junior-size furniture and an underwater theme. Patients waiting for their exam will find themselves smiling at the walls, fascinated by artwork that takes functions of the body and organs to a new level. 

The practice itself is expansive – a physiotherapist and occupational therapist on board, a nutritionist on call for counseling, an in-house lab with analysis capability for blood work, cell counts, cholesterol levels. EKG equipment...
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