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Tag Archives: Bahamas

  1. Bahamas Mobile Lab to be Upgraded with Support from EU & CDB

    Businesses in The Bahamas will be better able to meet international criteria under a new project valued at over EUR €400,000 which is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the European Union (EU). Funding of EUR €434 923 is being provided under the EPA and CSME Standby Facility to establish a new […]

    January 17, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. BENJE PUTS HIS PRODUCER CAP ON FOR THE BAHAR RIDDIM

    Saint Lucia/Bahamas based producer and performing artiste Benje has been busy under the lockdowns and curfews of the pandemic! When performing at venues paused, he put down the artiste cap and put on his producer cap, to work on one of the hottest riddims to hit the Caribbean for 2022. The Bahar Riddim pays homage […]

    October 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  3. CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates newly elected Prime Minister of Bahamas

    CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas Mr Phillip Davis and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on their resounding victory in the General Elections of 16 September 2021. Here’s the full congratulatory message from the Secretary-General: “Prime Minister, On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I offer […]

    September 18, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. CARICOM to mount Electoral Observer Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the […]

    September 14, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  5. CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy

    The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and humanitarian response across the region. Programme Manager for Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne […]

    April 2, 2021NatureNo comments
  6. Mastercard and Island Pay Launch World’s First Central Bank Digital Currency-Linked Card

    Bahamians just received even greater flexibility in how they shop and pay using the country’s digital currency, the first of its kind. Under a new program from Mastercard and Island Pay, the Bahamas Sand Dollar prepaid card gives people the option to instantly convert the digital currency to traditional Bahamian dollars and pay for goods […]

    February 18, 2021BusinessNo comments
  7. RF Holdings Limited Eyes Digital Currency Transactions

    RF Holdings Limited, parent company to a group of investment banks in The Bahamas, Barbados, and The Cayman Islands, has entered into partnership with financial technology company, Bitt, to facilitate the acceptance of digital currency transactions across its Caribbean network. The partnership is focused on developing a platform based on Bitt’s digital currency infrastructure that […]

    January 17, 2021BusinessNo comments
  8. St. Winifred’s School donates to the relief efforts in The Bahamas

    Students, staff and supporters of the St. Winifred’s School in Pine Hill, St. Michael Barbados donate a cheque in the sum of BDS $5,000.00 towards the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the impacted islands of The Bahamas. Both students were applauded for their initiative and kind contribution in designing custom bracelets, which were sold […]

    October 21, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. DETERMINED BAHAMAS STUDENTS GIVEN FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM REGIONAL BANK CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN

    Despite many of them losing their homes and all their possessions, about twenty final year students from the hurricane-ravaged Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama are determined to complete their studies. Mere days after Hurricane Dorian flattened their homes and entire communities they traveled back to Barbados to continue their studies at The University of the […]

    September 18, 2019EducationNo comments
  10. CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE DONATES US$150,000 TO HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF EFFORTS

    CIBC is donating US$150,000 to support humanitarian relief in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian with a focus on the Northern Bahamas. The funds, which include a donation through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s ComTrust Foundation, will be distributed through the Red Cross. “We stand with all communities impacted by the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas and surrounding areas,” […]

    September 9, 2019BusinessNo comments
  11. The Bahamas’ Insurance Policy with CCRIF Triggers following Hurricane Dorian

    CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and […]

    September 8, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. Scotiabank donates $100,000 to the Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts

    Scotiabank is donating $100,000 USD to the Red Cross in support of the rescue and relief efforts taking place in response to Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Their thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience during and following the hurricane’s impact. Red Cross Societies are mobilizing volunteers […]

    September 8, 2019BusinessNo comments
  13. Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas, bodies bloated and oil contamination

    The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on the recovery effort from Grand Bahama.

    September 7, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Hurricane Dorian: search for many dead loved ones now underway in the Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful in the Bahama’s history, has officially killed at least 43 people in that CARICOM neighbour. However, there are fears that the number of dead will significantly rise as the US Coast Guard begins to search for bodies in the Bahamas, more from Sky News…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Hurricane Dorian survivors face harrowing ordeal of the rising deaths plus trying to leave island

    Now the Bahamian survivors of the hurricane face a second harrowing ordeal: getting out of there, Robert Moore from ITV News explains…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Bahamians try to evacuate from corpses and devastation, as aid is painfully slow in arriving

    Residents in heavily damaged areas of the Bahamas are struggling to evacuate as aid vessels slowly arrive to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. CDB allocates almost USD 1 million for immediate Bahamas

    As immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost USD 1 million for the Government of the Bahamas. “We are devastated by the loss of life and infrastructure in Bahamas, hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in the archipelago. The Caribbean Development […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Royal Fidelity Reveals New Logo For Barbados & Bahamas

    Royal Fidelity recently revealed a new logo reflecting a more modernized look, as the financial institution transitions to a now independently run entity. The new logo presents a uniquely identifiable brand, while maintaining aspects of the company’s previous visual identity. The introduction of the new logo will not change the investment firm’s core philosophy. According […]

    March 30, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Should Barbados consider the legalisation of gambling?

    Watching the sunset on Barbados’ glam west coast is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Life here is pretty good. Quite safe by Caribbean standards, our easterly position in the Caribbean means that we normally escape hurricane season, something that, sadly, does affect others nearby. With Anglican churches and cricket greens in every village, we enjoy […]

    March 21, 2019Featured, GamesNo comments
  20. Royal Fidelity Management Buyout: What Bajans Need To Know

    Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited announced as a result of a management led buyout, RF Holdings Limited (“RF Holdings“) a newly formed Bahamian holding company, has agreed to acquire 100% of its issued and outstanding shares that were previously held on a 50/50 basis by RBC Royal Bank of Canada and Fidelity Bank […]

    February 6, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Focusing on the Wildlife, Environment & Marine Biodiversity of the Bahamas

    The Bahamas continues to be a very popular destination for travellers from around the world. With its beautiful beaches, weather, people and culture, it has seemingly always been “the” place to visit. Tourism has no doubt helped both this island nation and the surrounding Caribbean hot spots, remaining one of the main contributors to the […]

    January 31, 2019NatureNo comments
  22. CARIF 2018 attracts leaders across the Caribbean region

    Now in its 3rd year, Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2018) once again brought together policy makers and developers, to exchange views on the financing and construction of world class infrastructure projects throughout the Caribbean. The interactive forum took take place at the Baha Mar Convention center on December 4th and 5th, 2018. Dr. Hubert A. […]

    December 10, 2018BusinessNo comments
  23. CIBC TRUST COMPANY APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

    CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited has announced the appointment of Perry A. Rolle to the position of Managing Director. Perry is a career banking professional with over 25 years of experience in the sector. Over the years, he has worked in a number of senior roles in both the Operations and the Fiduciary arms of […]

    October 27, 2018BusinessNo comments
  24. Looking at millennials in the work place, businesses must also embrace transformation

    When we talk about millennials in the workplace and the lack of understanding of their career goals and personal wants, specifically in the accounting profession, there are a number of factors we have to look at. Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants earlier today, PwC […]

    July 9, 2018BusinessNo comments
  25. How Hurricane Irma Sucked the Sea in the Bahamas Dry

    Videos and photos of water receding as far as the eye could see, from shorelines in the Bahamas up through Florida’s west coast after Hurricane Irma’s passage, have gone viral. And they have triggered fears that a tsunami is on the horizon. However, there’s actually a scientific explanation for those dry sea beds. Jamie Rhome, […]

    September 13, 2017Featured, NatureNo comments