Archive | July, 2014

Hatian President Visits Nassau

Haitian President Michel Martelly (centre) attends bi lateral talks with representatives from the Republic of Haiti and The Bahamas at the Melia Hotel yesterday. (Photo: Peter L. Ramsey BIS).

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NTA Hosts Second Graduation Exercise

The National Training Agency hosted its second graduation yesterday evening at the Holy Trinity Activity centre in Stapledon Gardens. The Ministry of Labour and National Insurance about a year ago on July 15th officially launched the agency. According to Prime Minister Perry Christie the core responsibility of the national training agency is to provide skills […]

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Minnis Pledges To Erase Haitian Stigma

President of Haiti Michel Martelly Tuesday paid a courtesy call to the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Hubert Minnis where they pledged their support towards improving relations between Haitians and Bahamians. During his visit Mr. Martelly spoke about improving agriculture between the two countries but also spoke on the illegal immigration problem here in The […]

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Convicted Murderer Freed

After serving 26 years behind bars, Dwight Henfield was released from Her Majesty’s Prisons following a re-sentencing hearing before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs. It was back on May 26, 1988 that Henfield, Garnet Jones and Derek Rolle were convicted of the murder of Charise Small and subsequently sentenced to death. However, in 2006, the London-based […]

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Local Writer Featured In International Travel Publications

Travel writer Noelle Khalila is spreading her message about the joys of Family Island travel in regional and international publications. Last week, Washington, D.C. travel writer Jeff Barger published an extensive interview with Noelle on his travel website “In Our Times”, sharing Noelle’s perspectives on Bahamian culture and the everyday idiosyncrasies of island living. From […]

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Crawfish Season Opens Aug. 1

The Department of Marine Resources announced yesterday that the local crawfish season begins on August 1 and runs through March 31, 2015. In a press release issued Tuesday, the department reminded fishermen and the public that harvesting of undersized crawfish is against the law and encouraged persons to cease and desist the practice of illegally […]

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BTC Fined $240K

A hefty fine has been issued on the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) yesterday by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA). URCA has found that BTC violated two sections of the Communications Act and therefore fined the company nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The order stemmed from a complaint filed by the Systems […]

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Looming Competition Forces BTC To Eye New Markets–BTC looks to expand reach to Haiti

The Bahamas Telecommunication’s Company (BTC) Chief Executive Officer Leon Williams admitted that the telecommunications giant is looking to extend its services outside of The Bahamas in an effort to survive in a market that will continue to grow and become more competitive. He added that he is accused of attempting to push the panic button […]

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Flight Services Execs Tour Baha Mar

Executives of the Nassau Flight Services VIP Department were taken on an in-depth tour of the multi-billion dollar Cable Beach resort and learned about some of its amenities. In addition to its unprecedented multimillion dollar investment in service training, Baha Mar’s strong relationships with hospitality partners will be an important part of creating a world-class […]

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Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions

On July 27, the 2014 Miss Bahamas contestants took part in the much anticipated Miss World Bahamas and Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions. The top three contestants in the Miss World Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Chantel O’Brian, Rosetta Cartwright and Rontre Rolle. The top three contestants in the Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Tomacina […]

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