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PanJam and Portland Private Equity Announce Acquisition of Minority Stakes in itelbpo - Nov 16, 2019 - 2:30:20 PM

PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam) and Portland Private Equity (Portland) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to each acquire a 15 per cent ownership stake in Outsourcing Management Limited (OML), which trades as itelbpo.

itelbpo was founded in 2012 in Montego Bay with a team of seven.  Now, it is the region’s largest, home-grown business process outsourcer, with operations in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Mexico and the United States...

News : International : Caribbean News

Marv Cunningham is the Caribbean’s Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Winner - Nov 15, 2019 - 3:42:47 PM

The talented Marv Cunningham from Bahamas has won the Caribbean Regional leg of the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2019. Marv was up against 5 other top bartenders in an intense competition.

Marv made two cocktails in just seven minutes: His Amaro Cocktail using Amaro di ANGOSTURA® was called “Amaro Bank Burst” and his “Rum Cocktail” using Angostura’s® 7-year rum and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange bitters was called “Mas Curried”...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Lyford Cay Foundation Celebrates 50 Years - Nov 15, 2019 - 3:08:40 PM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (first pew), and Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (second pew, far right) attend the Lyford Cay Foundation's Service of Thanksgiving celebrating their 50th Anniversary at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral on Thursday, November 14, 2019.  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

New Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials - Nov 15, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM

The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic, Josué Fiallo, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony at the headquarters of the hemsiferic institution.

Ambassador Fiallo stressed that his country and the OAS share the same values. "On behalf of the President, Danilo Medina, I want to reiterate the commitment of the Dominican Republic to the four pillars of the Organization: democracy, human rights, sustainable development and multidimensional security," said the Dominican diplomat...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Waltiea Discusses Inaugural 'Bahamas Hoopfest' at Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture - Nov 15, 2019 - 1:25:37 PM

The Bahamas’ first player to participate in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Waltiea Rolle paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, at the Ministry, on November 13, 2019.  Also present at the courtesy call were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture David Cates, Under Secretary Montez Williams; Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Honourary Lifetime Member of the IAAF Pauline Davis-Thompson, Ken Wilson of the Sports Division, Co-Founder of Hoopfest Marvin Henfield and Director of Event Planning Wilton Russell...


Local Environmental Foundation launches website focused on education and sustainability - Nov 15, 2019 - 12:15:34 PM

Today, Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) officially launched its new website www.ethansbain.org. The local non-profit is focused on using the digital platform to connect with environmental professionals and other local and international organizations to positively impact the Bahamian environment.

Started in 2006 in memory of passionate Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain, the Foundation continues his mission of promoting sustainability particularly as it relates to the land environment...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal Thanksgiving Service & Grocery Distribution at Pilgrim Baptist Temple - Nov 15, 2019 - 12:15:20 PM

Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development with the Urban Renewal Commission held Thanksgiving Service and Grocery Distribution at Pilgrim Baptist Temple Hall, on Thursday November 14, 2019.  Pastor Leroy Major gave words of encouragement, and Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss also spoke to uplift and cheer.

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

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Dine with us at Grand Lucayan this Thanksgiving - Nov 15, 2019 - 12:00:36 PM

Grand Lucayan Bahamas Happy Thanksgiving IN ALL THINGS, GIVE THANKS!



BTVI Holds College Fair - Nov 15, 2019 - 11:30:15 AM

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held a college fair for its students to allow them to explore the opportunities available upon completion of their studies.

Present during the fair were representatives of Florida Memorial University, Georgia State University, Fanshawe College and the Lyford Cay Scholarship Foundations.

During the fair, BTVI student, Javano Collins visited each booth, browsing through handouts and collecting information he hopes would eventually help him help The Bahamas...


SMART Women Reach Out to Dorian Survivors - Nov 15, 2019 - 10:30:15 AM

Sixty-five women who survived the ravages of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama were the focus of a special event designed to motivate them, give them practical tips for rebuilding their lives, and provide them with clothing and other essentials as they seek to re-enter the job market.

SMART Women, a campaign designed to “inspire and influence women to build strong communities”, made it a priority to reach out to women who are undoubtedly still recovering from the shock and trauma caused by the deadly Category 5 storm...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Malawi's Dr. Brave Ndisale call on Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs - Nov 15, 2019 - 9:55:28 AM

Dr. Brave Rona Ndisale, Candidate of The Republic of Malawi for the post of Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States (right), paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Also pictured is Her Excellency Maria O’Brien, Bahamas Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union, Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission to the European Union. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Islands Of The Bahamas at International Dive Show in Florida - Nov 15, 2019 - 9:35:56 AM

An impressive contingent from The Islands Of The Bahamas is in attendance at DEMA, considered the world’s only international, trade-only event for diving, action watersports, and travel professionals. The massive trade show is taking place this weekend, November  13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall, 9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL. The Bahamas Booth is number 2009.  

The Bahamas group, comprised of members of the Bahamas Dive Association (BDA) and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), is  representing the Bahamas’ lucrative dive business...


CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Eighth Annual Walk for the cure supporters turn out in droves - Nov 15, 2019 - 7:45:32 AM

Despite being postponed by a month, more than 1,100 loyal supporters registered to be up bright and early for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s eighth annual “Walk for the Cure” on Saturday, November 9. 

The “Walk,” which is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s annual flagship fundraiser for cancer care and awareness throughout the Caribbean, was again faithfully supported by sponsors, vendors, walkers and runners.

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday - Nov 15, 2019 - 6:15:59 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.  

Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner.
Take away available as well...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Ipa’s to make investment opportunities more attractive to foreign investors - Nov 14, 2019 - 9:17:58 PM

The packaging and promotion of any product or service is critical to attract customers and gain sales.  The same is true for investment opportunities.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) recently hosted a training workshop in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) focused on improving the quality of investment project information to make them more attractive to potential investors...

Bahamian Politics

FNM: Promises made, promise kept Vol. 3 - Nov 14, 2019 - 9:00:59 PM

Though criticism of BPL mounted for five years under the woeful PLP, the Christie Administration continued to neglect needed upgrades, choosing rather to pass on the results of their complacency to the next government.

-What They Did Then-

“Today’s load shedding occurs because of the PLP decided to continue using outdated equipment, some 60 years old, rather than planning upgrades to improve service, capacity and reliability...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS presented a tool for member states to design and prioritize competitiveness policies - Nov 14, 2019 - 7:40:50 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today presented an innovative competitive tool for inclusive economic growth in the framework of a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS in which a debate was held on an approach that allows prioritizing competitiveness policies that contribute to economic growth with evidence-based instruments and methodologies.

The tool presented is a portal to support member states in their efforts to design and prioritize competitiveness policies through simulation models and methodologies with data-driven instruments.

News : Local

Dominican Poachers Apprehended in Joint Operation - Nov 14, 2019 - 5:40:40 PM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel HMBS CASCARILLA, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Samantha Hart arrived at Coral Harbour Base Thursday November 14, 2019 12:30 pm.

The 76-ft. Dominican vessel was caught in the Cochinos Banks on Wednesday 13 November at 12:24 am as a result of a joint effort by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’ - Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM

Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio soap operas,  “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle” which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...

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