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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...
Fred Mitchell on the death of John Pinder's son
- Aug 30, 2016 - 11:28:20 AM
Statement from Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill on The Death Of The Son Of John Pinder Head of the Nation Congress Of Trade Unions 30 August 2014:
wish to extend condolences to John Pinder, the Head of the National
Congress of Trade Unions and the Bahamas Public Service Union upon the
death of his son in such tragic circumstances last evening. It must be
quite difficult to fathom. It is very sad. I wish on behalf of the Fox
Hill community from which he hails to extend condolences. The community
stands with you in this time of bereavement. I spoke personally to Mr. Pinder this morning by phone to pass on my condolences...
Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states
- Aug 30, 2016 - 12:05:15 AM
Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if
appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU.
The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis
in two new research papers published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
is a journey into unknown trading arrangements, both for the UK dealing
with the EU, and the UK’s trading relationship with a large number of
developing countries. Many have benefited from EU trade preferences,"
said Dr Mohammad Razzaque, head of the Secretariat’s international trade
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...
NCPC Members Attending Key Child Protection Congress in Canada
- Aug 29, 2016 - 6:13:41 PM
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – National Child Protection Council (NCPC)
members hit the ground running here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
attending a Master Class Session as the 21st International Congress for
the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect got underway.
the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
(ISPCAN) and the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, the
Master Class covered a vast range of topics including preventing child
abuse and child maltreatment across the lifespan of a child; preventing
bullying in schools...
URCA releases Responses to SMP in Call Termination for Mobile for NewCo
- Aug 29, 2016 - 4:51:44 PM
On 15 July 2016 , URCA published for consultation its “Preliminary
Determination on the Assessment of Significant Market Power in Mobile
Call and Short Messaging Termination Services on NewCo2015 Limited’s
Cellular Mobile Network in The Bahamas pursuant to Section 39(1) of the
Communications Act, 2009” (ECS 17/2016).
In this document, URCA made determinations regarding the definition
of markets, the existence of NewCo having significant market power (SMP)
in those markets and the extent to which ex-ante regulation is
appropriate in those markets...
Designated University of The Bahamas Charter Day to be November 10, 2016
- Aug 29, 2016 - 3:00:56 PM
Schedule of Activities Enclosed
The College of The Bahamas will officially transition into the
University of The Bahamas on November 10th, 2016 – designated as the
university’s official Charter Day – in fulfillment of a vision for
higher education and the national development of The Bahamas expressed
more than four decades ago.
The Minister of Education, Science
and Technology Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald made the announcement during a
press conference held on Thursday, August 25th at the Harry C. Moore
Library and Information Centre, located at The College’s Oakes Field
Bahamas Government Call for Vendors re: National Health Insurance
- Aug 29, 2016 - 11:14:50 AM
The Government of The Bahamas is seeking proposals from systems vendors
for the provision of management, administration and wellness services of
a long term insurance company, carrying on long term insurance
business, namely sickness or health insurance business that is wholly
owned by the Government ("Public Insurer").
It is expected that
vendors responding to the RFP will provide a comprehensive proposal that
addresses Third Party Contractor Management and Administration for
the Public Insurer and the governance, staffing, beneficiary relations,
claims processing, wellness services and communication and education
Bahamas Tourism Tapping into Billion-Dollar Sector
- Aug 29, 2016 - 7:18:18 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Ministry of Tourism is aiming to tap into a
billion-dollar travel sector that has long been overlooked and will now
begin to place accessibility at the heart of tourism development in The
Director in the Office of the Minister Janet Johnson explained that accessible tourism caters to visitors and residents alike.
seeks to remove all barriers that would hinder and deny disabled
persons and even some of our aging baby-boomer population, with their
growing aches and pains, from enjoying easy access to everyday
Exchange of Ideas Meeting in California
- Aug 29, 2016 - 3:00:12 AM
LOS ANGELES, California - Hon. Cedric A. Scott (right), Honorary Consul
for The Bahamas to California, is pictured with Mr. Larry B. Ahlqvist,
General Manager of the City Club in Los Angeles, and Mrs. Barbara
Perkins, President of Image Builder’s Etcetera, LLC, a full-service
Candidate Management, Leadership Development and Coaching Firm, at a
meeting held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the City Club, where
there was “an exchange of ideas on how the City Club could facilitate
meetings with the Greater California Business and Political Committee to
bring together California and Bahamian businesses in The Bahamas and
Miss Earth Bahamas 2016 is Candisha Rolle
- Aug 28, 2016 - 11:57:50 PM
Nassau, New Providence -- The Miss Earth Bahamas 2016 pageant finale
took place on August 27th and taking the crown was Miss Turquoise,
Miss Rolle will go on to compete in Miss Earth 2016
in the Philippines, the 3rd largest and 2nd most participated
international beauty pageant on Earth. Miss Earth Bahamas' platform is
air pollution, and she featured the Nassau city dump
fires in her presentation video for the pageant...
Lear jet aborts take off at North Eleuthera airport
- Aug 28, 2016 - 6:01:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- On Friday August 26, 2016, at 2:55 PM,
N666TK, a Lear jet 55, aborted take off on runway 07 at North Eleuthera
airport, coming to rest in bushes approximately 300 ft. from the end of
the runway. No injuries were sustained by the 9 persons onboard the
aircraft at the time. The intended destination was Miami Opa Locka
Investigators from the Flight Standards Inspectorate
division of the Civil Aviation Department were dispatched to North
Eleuthera the following morning, to begin investigations into the cause
of the incident (a runway excursion). Investigations are
Bahamas Government announces committee to process all Baha Mar claims
- Aug 28, 2016 - 5:47:39 PM
As part of the agreement between the Export-Import Bank of China
(“the Bank”) and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to
remobilize and complete construction of the Baha Mar Resort, the parties
have established a Committee to administer the claims of Bahamian and
other creditors of the Baha Mar group of companies.
of the Committee are: His Excellency Mr. James Smith CBE; Mr. Grant Lyon
(Liquidation Claims Advisor to the Government); Ms. Yanping Mo
(representative of the Bank); Mr. Norbert Chan (representative of
Deloitte); and Mr. Tiger Wu (representative of CCA).
On August 22, 2016, the Supreme Court approved the plan to remobilize...
Shaunae Miller celebrated in Nassau, Bahamas
- Aug 28, 2016 - 12:30:43 AM
Bahamas – Olympic Gold Medalist Shaunae Miller enjoys a light moment during her
official courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the
Office of the Prime Minister upon her return home
from the Brazil
From left are: Shaunae’s
mother, Mabelene Miller; Shaunae; Prime Minister Christie; Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson; and Shaunae’s father, Shaun
Bonding in The Bahamas
- Aug 27, 2016 - 8:53:07 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — When Marvin Menzies took over as head coach of the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Running Rebels basketball team he knew
the team needed time to bond and soon set his sights on The Bahamas for
“It’s a big benefit,” he said of being in The Bahamas.
“[We have a] brand new coach, new staff and new players and so with all that newness we needed some time together...
National Training Agency Graduates 6th Cohort of Mandatory Workforce Preparatory Programme Trainees
- Aug 27, 2016 - 8:50:03 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The 6th Cohort Graduation Ceremony of the National
Training Agency (NTA) Mandatory Workforce Preparatory Programme was
addressed on Thursday by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour
and National Insurance Nicole Campbell, and also by Cynthia “Mother”
Pratt, who offered words of inspiration to 242 young people.
trainees received certification after 14 weeks of preparation in these
disciplines: auto body repair, boating safety and maintenance, butler
services, customer service, domestic technician, food and beverage
service, food preparation, housekeeping, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks,
non-instructional teachers aide, office procedures, retail business, and
PM Christie Speaks to the Importance of BTVI's New 'Smart' Classroom Block
- Aug 26, 2016 - 6:24:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie said, on August 25, 2016, that the groundbreaking of
the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute's (BTVI)
state-of-the-art block with “smart" technologically-enhanced classrooms
represented something so important to The Bahamas that both he and
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the
Hon. Philip "Brave" Davis had to be present for the event.
indicative of a recognition that The Bahamas is significantly
challenged, when it comes to technical and vocational education and
qualifications," Prime Minister Christie said...
Observance of 16th Anniversary of Passing of Sir Lynden
- Aug 26, 2016 - 4:50:57 PM
Bahamas – Observance of the 16th anniversary of the passing of the first
Prime Minister of an independent Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Oscar
Pindling, took place August 26, 2016 at his mausoleum at St. Agnes Church
Sir Lynden’s widow, Dame
Marguerite Pindling, second right, was accompanied by Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell, second left.
Minister Fitzgerald Announces COB’s Transition to the University of The Bahamas
- Aug 26, 2016 - 4:19:55 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘The Road to University’ has begun at The College
of The Bahamas (COB), with November 10, 2016 as the Charter Day on which
COB will officially become the University of The Bahamas.
Science & Technology Minister the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced
the transition of The College of The Bahamas to the University of The
Bahamas at a press conference, August 25, 2016 at the Harry C. Moore
Library of COB. He pointed out that the road to university comprised a
paradigm shift in the culture and fabric of the country in relation to
tertiary education and national development as a whole -- an important
step in the building of a more modern nation...
Olympic Celebration Parade Postponed Due to Weather
- Aug 26, 2016 - 3:47:53 PM
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture wishes to announce that due to the
probability of a Tropical Storm affecting the Islands of the Bahamas the Float
Parade scheduled for Saturday, 27th August 2016 in honour of Team
Bahamas and our newest golden girl, Shaunae Miller, has been postponed until a
Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused.