U.S. Embassy Bahamas to for U.S. Thanksgiving Day Holiday
- Nov 25, 2015 - 1:09:10 PM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, in
observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Friday, November
27th 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
U.S. Embassy and the College of The Bahamas Renew American Corner MOU
- Nov 24, 2015 - 1:47:31 PM
On Friday, November 20, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa
Johnson met with the College of The Bahamas (COB) President Dr. Rodney Smith. The meeting served as an opportunity to
thank President Smith for the College’s strong partnership with the Embassy, to
discuss the Embassy’s educational programs that operate in The Bahamas, and to
reaffirm the Embassy’s commitment to the American Corner by signing the American
Corner Memorandum of Understanding.
Chargé Johnson thanked President Smith for the great support
of the American Corner, expressing her hope that the Embassy and COB can make a
tradition of renewing the commitment with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
signing each year during International Education Week...
Andbank Has Successful Meetings in The Bahamas
- Nov 19, 2015 - 5:10:02 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Andbank’s annual Worldwide Managing Directors Meeting
wrapped up in The Bahamas, after days of meetings and activities that
reinforced the country as a prime destination for business tourism.
With a series of presentations from The Bahamas’ State Minister for
Finance Michael Halkitis and Group CEO Ricard Tubau, among others,
nearly 33 of the global bank’s top executives explored current trends
and future projections for the financial services industry...
Memories Grand Bahama wins best overall at Culinary Fusion Expo for a second time
- Nov 13, 2015 - 12:00:58 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - The 3rd annual Culinary Fusion Food &
Beverage Expo took place on November 7th in Grand Bahama Island, and for
the second consecutive year, Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino
Resort took Best Overall and Best Presentation.
“We are indeed
proud of our entire Culinary Team and their hard work and dedication;
their creativity and talent has surpassed even last year's vision,” said
Denise Adderley, Bahamas Director of Sales & Marketing for Blue
Diamond Hotels and Resorts responsible for all sales & promotions at
Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort...
U.S. Embassy Closure in Observance of the Veterans Day Holiday
- Nov 10, 2015 - 9:01:50 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th
in observance of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will
resume normal business operations on Thursday, November 12th at 8:00
any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
information on Consular services, including procedures
Save The Bays Praises Government for Marine Protected Areas, Calls it ‘Single Most Important Act Ever to Protect Our Waters’
- Nov 7, 2015 - 12:54:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays
today praised Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett and government for
what it called “the single most important act ever undertaken to protect
the waters of The Bahamas” – naming 18 new Marine Protected Areas
(MPAs), including Southwest New Providence.
“The incredible waters of The Bahamas are what defines us geographically
and sets us apart from all other nations and destinations,” said Save
The Bays Chairman Joseph Darville...
New Medicine Management System at Princess Margaret Hospital
- Nov 5, 2015 - 1:10:02 AM
The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) drastically improved its medication
management system this year with the introduction of state-of-the-art
technology that is reducing wastage and saving money, while setting the
stage for improved clinical outcomes for patients.
Hospitals Authority (PHA) commissioned the CDM Group (Commonwealth Drugs
& Medical Supplies Co. Ltd.) to implement a system that would
efficiently service the Critical Care block as well as the Accident and
Emergency section. It is a part of a series of steps being taken by the
PHA to upgrade and improve the management of public healthcare in The
Baha Mar developer issues statement on Appointment of a Receiver by CEXIM
- Nov 4, 2015 - 3:14:27 PM
BMD Holdings, the developer of the Baha Mar resort project, today issued
the following statement on behalf of its Chief Executive Officer,
"The appointment of a receiver by the Export
Import Bank of China continues the unfortunate pattern of disastrous
actions taken by other stakeholders since Baha Mar has filed for Chapter
11 that have moved Baha Mar further from completion and are now
destroying any hope that Baha Mar, as originally conceived for The
Bahamas, can become a reality. I, along with thousands of Bahamians,
have worked very hard to make Baha Mar a reality.
Fire Contained at Harold Road Landfill says Renew Bahamas
- Nov 3, 2015 - 8:45:42 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Renew Bahamas is making steady
progress with its fire fighting efforts following a fire at the top of
the tipping floorof the Harold Road Landfill on Saturday.
More than 60
per cent of the burned area has already been covered and the company is
continuing to place material on the southern flanks - the remaining
heavily smoked areas.
The company is pleased that the daily cover
previously put down has prevented the fire from going underground into
the waste mass ...
Andbank (Bahamas) to Host High Level Meetings
- Oct 31, 2015 - 12:57:01 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Andbank (Bahamas) Ltd. will host its Worldwide
Managing Directors Meeting in Nassau for the first time this November,
with more than two-dozen of the bank’s top executives expected to fly in
for the series of discussions.
From November 3rd – 4th,, around 33 of the private bank’s top power
players from its international offices will gather to discuss current
global trends, strategies and initiatives that will position it as a
leading private bank across the globe...
Supreme Court Approves Redundancy Plan for approximately 2,000 Baha Mar employees
- Oct 23, 2015 - 7:05:10 PM
Supreme Court of The Bahamas Justice Ian Winder today granted approval to the Baha Mar joint provisional liquidators’ request to make redundant approximately
2,000 employees, effective
joint provisional liquidators, Bahamas-based KRyS Global and UK-based
AlixPartners, said the lay-offs were due to the financial insolvency of
the $3.5 billion
resort project that has been stalled since
lay-offs affect approximately 1,440 non-active employees and
approximately 580 active employees, including members of management and
International Diplomacy and National Governance Explored at Public Service Lecture
- Oct 23, 2015 - 6:17:35 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - The College of The Bahamas School of Social Sciences,
in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration,
recently hosted a lecture at The College under the topic, “The
Relationship between International Diplomacy and National Governance.”
The lecture informed and educated the public about the role of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration within national governance.
Rodney Smith, President of The College of The Bahamas, welcomed
officials and foreign diplomats to the lecture, stating that it is the
beginning of many future collaborations with the government, and
specifically, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
Nassau's Gamble Heights shanty town removal underway
- Oct 16, 2015 - 6:26:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - (Joint Statement from Department of Environmental Health and Department of Immigration)
Acting pursuant to lawful notices
served on residents of an unlawful settlement in the Gamble Heights area
of New Providence, the Department of Environmental Health began this
morning the process of removing the settlement in collaboration with the
Ministry of Works and the Department of Social Services.The
Department of Immigration was advised that this is an area where
persons suspected of being unlawful migrants live and are therefore
Jamaican National freed in The Bahamas after 9 year imprisonment
- Oct 16, 2015 - 5:06:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - (GBHRA Statement) After nine years of false
imprisonment by both Her Majesty's Prisons and the Department of
Immigration, the Supreme Court of The Bahamas ordered that Jamaican
Matthew Sewell be granted his freedom immediately.
this tremendous victory, Sewell's attorney, GBHRA president Fred Smith,
Q.C., urged the court to recognize that there is "No Guantanamo Bay" in
The Bahamas, where individuals can be held in secret and outside the
scope of the law.
He called on the Bahamas authorities to cease
taking the law into their own hands and urged them to respect the
fundamental rights of each...
Joseph Darville named Save The Bays Chairman
- Oct 15, 2015 - 10:16:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Respected educator, co-chairman of the Bahamas National Drug Council and
well-known environmental and human rights advocate Joseph Darville,
M.A., has been named chairman of Save The Bays, the fast-growing grass
roots environmental movement with more than 18,000 Facebook friends and
Mr. Darville, a native of Long Island and resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama, takes the helm from Fred Smith, QC...
BahaMar Joint Provisional Liquidators comment on stakeholder talks
- Oct 15, 2015 - 2:31:40 PM
Rahming of KryS Global and Alastair Beveridge and Nick Cropper of
AlixPartners, collectively the Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) to
resort development, this week held constructive all party talks with
the development's key stakeholder groups.
Chaired by the JPLs today's talks brought together representatives from the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
financial sponsors Export-Import Bank of China, construction company
CCA Bahamas Ltd. and parent company, China State Construction
Engineering Corp. Ltd., and the resort's founder and Investor, Mr.
Advanced Plans underway for an International Commercial Arbitration Centre
- Oct 14, 2015 - 2:04:41 PM
Hope Strachan, Minister of Financial Services, has announced that plans
for the establishment of an international commercial arbitration centre
are well under way.
“We believe that establishing The Bahamas as a major
international arbitration hub, will not only complement our legal
profession, but also our financial services, maritime services, foreign
direct investment projects, and internal business initiatives. Plans for
the establishment of an international commercial arbitration centre are
well under way,” the Minister told guests attending a recent officers
installation service for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bahamas
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and operating
- Oct 1, 2015 - 3:55:41 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Lynden Pindling International Airport
(LPIA) is open and operating business as usual today. International
flights to and from Nassau are not impacted by Hurricane Joaquin.
LPIA wishes to advise that Bahamasair, Sky Bahamas and Southern Air
have cancelled all flights to the Central and Southern Bahamas Islands
due to Hurricane Joaquin...
Princess Anne to make Royal Visit to The Bahamas
- Sep 25, 2015 - 12:27:19 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The
Co-Chairs of the local Steering Committee:
Tara Cooper Burnside and Janet Johnson are delighted to share that HRH
The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, President of the
Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue
(CCELD) will be
arriving Nassau on Sunday 27 September, 2015 as the first stop on her pop-in
tour of the
taking place all
over Canada and the Caribbean, as part of a unique leadership development and
The royal flight on Sunday 27 September, 2015 and The
Princess Royal will be met by the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, the principal sponsor of the CCELD 2015 Bahamas Study Tour...
CCA re-engaged at Baha Mar confirms Joint Provisional Liquidators
- Sep 25, 2015 - 10:17:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - KRyS Global (Bahamas) and
AlixPartners, Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) for the Baha Mar
resort, announced a short while ago that as of Wednesday 23rd
September, the resort’s principal construction
contractor, China Construction America (CCA) has returned to the site
for analysis and assessment of the work necessary to complete the
The move is a
much-anticipated breakthrough in the stalled $3.5 billion resort project
following a nine-week hiatus since developer Baha Mar Ltd. filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. With one exception,
that filing was later dismissed by the Delaware courts and when the
Bahamian court appointed Bahamas-based KRyS Global and UK-based
AlixPartners as JPLs on September 4, the liquidators immediately engaged
in talks with CCA...