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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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:

I 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...
News : International
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.

"Brexit 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 policy section...
News : New Providence
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

Hosted by 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...
News : Local
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...

News : Local
Designated University of The Bahamas Charter Day to be November 10, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016 - 3:00:56 PM

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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 Campus.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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 plan...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
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 Bahamas.

Director in the Office of the Minister Janet Johnson explained that accessible tourism caters to visitors and residents alike.

It 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 activities...
News : International
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 abroad...
News : Local
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, Candisha Rolle.

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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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 airport.

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
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

The members 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Shaunae Miller celebrated in Nassau, Bahamas - Aug 28, 2016 - 12:30:43 AM

NASSAU, The 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 on Friday from the Brazil Olympics.

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 Miller...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
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 just that.

“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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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. 

The young 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 allied health...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

“It is indicative of a recognition that The Bahamas is significantly challenged, when it comes to technical and vocational education and qualifications," Prime Minister Christie said...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Observance of 16th Anniversary of Passing of Sir Lynden - Aug 26, 2016 - 4:50:57 PM

NASSAU, The 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 Cemetery. 

Sir Lynden’s widow, Dame Marguerite Pindling, second right, was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell, second left.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

Education, 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Olympic Celebration Parade Postponed Due to Weather - Aug 26, 2016 - 3:47:53 PM

The 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 later date.

The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

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