On Monday, July 8th, the SBDC held its first Entrepreneurship Summer
Success series entitled “Access to Crown Land” with keynote speaker
Debbie Strachan, Senior Deputy General Manager of BAIC. The event
covered the process and regulations for leasing of crown land for
businesses, which Strachan described as “every Bahamian’s inheritance”.
the event, Chairman of BAIC, Bishop Gregory Collie, expressed his
desire to see areas of New Providence developed by businesses.
are happy to be partnering with the SBDC. As the Executive Director,
(Davinia Blair), mentioned, we recently signed a Memorandum of
Understanding, and we are both excited," said Collie...
Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, an American female, a home owner
in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in
waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a
rip current. Persons nearby rescued the two boys and the victim who was
brought to shore. CPR was administered to the female by local
Please see enclosed letter of apology to the Prime Minister and Citizens of The Bahamas from Mr. Balan Nair, President and CEO, Liberty Latin America:
Dear Mr. Prime Minister and the Citizens of Bahamas:
and foremost. I would like Lo apologize for the remarks I made and the
unintended consequences that have arisen as a result or my comments. The
messages I was trying to convey did not come across appropriately. have
hurt many feelings. and for that I am sorry. I meant no disrespect to
the Prime Minister...
Reports are that on Wednesday 17th July 2019, shortly after 8:00am,
police were called to a business establishment on East Beach Drive
where the body of a female with stab wounds was discovered in the trunk
of a vehicle. Emergency Medical Personnel were called to the scene and
reported no signs of life.
Police are aggressively
investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for
any information that can assist with this investigation, to contact them
at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest
Take Off With Shell summer promotion rewards loyal customers with
incredible travel experiences, concert tickets, free fuel and other
giveaways valued at more than $40,000.00.
Sun Oil, a Shell
licensee, launched its annual summer promotion on June 6th and will run
through September 6th. Rufus Johnson Jr., Sun Oil Marketing Manager
explains, “At Sun Oil, we value all of our customers and recognize that
the summer is the perfect time to reward lucky customers with incredible
Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged
drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking
along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to
jump into the water. One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for
help, but became submerged a second time...
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe
(MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create
outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant.
fashion students were the ones who courageously approached MBU and
pitched the idea of having them create designs for this year’s pageant.
The students will construct the Avant Garde attire as well as the A-line
island handprint cocktail dresses for the contestants’ motorcade...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest (IDB Governor), Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson (Alternate
IDB Governor), Deputy Financial Secretary Cherran O’Brien, and Ministry
of Finance Economist Laron Neely are pictured attending the Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank
and the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment
Corporation, which is being held July 17 to 18, 2019 in Guayaquil,
Ecuador. Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest at the forum; and
his team -- Mrs. O'Brien; Mr. Johnson and Mr. Neely (seated behind)...
Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell has lauded
the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of
the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping - the
West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA).
last week during the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister
said the initiative, which will see as its first task the development of
an online training initiative for the industry, was a great example of
the university applying itself to the needs of the productive sector...
Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission
to the European Union, Her Excellency Maria A. O'Brien presented Letters
of Credence formally accrediting her as the Ambassador of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union on Tuesday, 16 July,
2019. The Letters of Credence were presented to His Excellency Mr.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, at Europa Building,
Brussels, Belgium. The President of the Council also accepted the
Letters of Credence from Ambassador O'Brien on behalf of the President
of the European Commission.