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GB Agribusiness Expo Begins Today

Everything is in place for the staging of the Grand Bahama Agribusiness Expo, says its chairperson, West Grand Bahama Administrator Brenda Colebrook. The expo begins today and continues on Saturday, at the old Goombay Park at the rear of the International Bazaar. This event is designed to improve awareness of the importance of moving towards [...]

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LPIA Launches Redesigned Website

LPIA Launches Redesigned Website

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) announced yesterday the launch of its redesigned website, which can be found at www.nassaulpia.com. The site offers quick access to real-time flight information, easy navigation to frequently-used information and a responsive design adaptable to a wide range of mobile devices. Jan Knowles, vice president of marketing and communications at Nassau [...]

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Fourth Bahamian Named to Nassau Airport Development Executive Team

Fourth Bahamian Named to Nassau Airport Development Executive Team

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Deborah Coleby to the position of vice president of operations, effective April 1, 2015. She is the fourth Bahamian named to an executive management position. Coleby joined the company from its inception in April 2007 as manager of operations. In her most recent position [...]

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BTC Invests $250,000 in IAAF World Relays

BTC Invests $250,000 in IAAF World Relays

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was unveiled yesterday as the title partner for the country’s biggest supporting event, the newly renamed IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015. BTC joined the World Relays’ sponsors as the highest rank within the Local Organising Committee’s (LOC) sponsorship programme. BTC’s CEO Leon Williams said the company’s $250,000 investment in the [...]

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BTC Responds to URCA Findings on March 2014 Outage

Following their network outage on March 22, 2014, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) proved sensitive to their customers’ frustrations and acted quickly to apologize for service disruption and promptly awarded financial compensation to customers affected. As the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) launched an investigation, BTC also lost no time on their own investigation [...]

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Electronic Jury Selection Shows Sign of Modernization

Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damien Gomez said he believes the Jury Amendment Bill 2015 tabled in the House of Assembly on Wednesday will modernize the country’s justice system by implementing an electronic jury selection process. “In our Commonwealth, Mr. Speaker, the right to trial by jury is a constitutional right. It is an [...]

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Potter’s Cay Dock to undergo $3.1 Million Redevelopment Project

Potter’s Cay Dock to undergo $3.1 Million Redevelopment Project

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation’s Port Department announced a $3.1 million project yesterday geared towards revamping the eastern end of Potter’s Cay Dock. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin sanctioned the three-phased development plan, stating that she believes it will bring order to “organized chaos” that has been occurring at the dock for [...]

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Former GG Wants Women Equality

Former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes said yesterday that he supports equality for women and there is no good reason why the constitutional amendment bills on gender equality should not be passed by Parliament and approved in a referendum. If the bills are not passed, Sir Arthur expressed that “The Bahamas would be listed among [...]

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Bahamians Says Gray Should be Fired

Bahamians voiced their opinions yesterday concerning the prime minister’s decision to relieve V. Alfred Gray of his position as minister of local government, but maintain the position as minister of agriculture and marine resources. “I don’t think it makes sense for Minister Gray to still be sitting in the House of Assembly only having one [...]

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Biminite Earns ‘Captain’ at United Airlines

Biminite Earns ‘Captain’ at United Airlines

Wilmore Jerome Stuart a product of Bailey Town, Bimini, is making a name for himself in the airline industry and likewise making all Bahamians proud of his accomplishments. The 52- year-old Biminite, who resides in Davie, Florida, was on Monday morning en route to United Airlines Headquarters for the first phase of obtaining his Captain’s [...]

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