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Tag Archives: Bahamas

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. HURRICANE TOURISM RECOVERY FUND LAUNCHED TO HELP DEVASTATED PARTS OF THE CARIBBEAN

    The travel and tourism industry has launched the Caribbean Hurricane Tourism Recovery Fund, uniting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Industry with the noted Tourism Cares organization, which has helped to lead private sector efforts globally following crisis. The fund will allow tourism industry stakeholders and friends of the region throughout the Caribbean and the world […]

    September 13, 2017TravelNo comments
  23. The Unseen Letter, 1st book by Bahamian writer Glen Nairn published with HNP

    The Unseen Letter – A Play in Five Acts by Bahamian writer Glen C. Nairn was recently published in St Martin by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Lasana M. Sekou, projects director of the indie press. With issues of love and desire at play, “Nairn presents change as a ritual of nature, sometimes in […]

    June 19, 2017BooksNo comments
  24. Bajans shine at Bahamas’ 2016 Marlin Awards

    Barbadian gospel singer Nesha Woodz claims victory at Bahamas’ Marlin Awards after Barbados was without representation or winner for almost 10 years. Congratulations also to Pasquin and Gozzy who also received an award each in absentia. Pasquin won “Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year Male” for his track, ‘Beautiful.’ While Gozzy received “Adapted Recording of […]

    March 7, 2017Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  25. Bahamian Parliament Threatens to Jail Lawyer and Supreme Court Judge in Environmental Scandal

    Less than 100 miles from Florida, in the island democracy of the Bahamas, politicians and the police are harassing environmentalists, illegally hacking and publicly releasing their private communications and other confidential information. And, when the Supreme Court ordered several cabinet members to stop violating the conservationists’ constitutional rights, they threatened to jail the judge. These […]

    December 13, 2016NatureNo comments