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April 05, 2012
BTC announces Easter celebration on Saturday

On the heels of a packed VIP official opening ceremony Monday for its new store located in downtown Nassau, BTC officials announced today they will host an Easter celebration Saturday for the general public at the location on Bay and George Streets.
The event - complete with face painters, hourly Easter egg hunts, a DJ, live caricature painter and more - will take place at the company's newest retail location in the BAF Building, across from the British Colonial Hilton.
"This is a busy family time and we wanted to find a way to introduce the public to the store while providing lively entertainment and the chance to win all sorts of prizes," said Marlon Johnson, BTC vice president of brand and communications. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along with an hourly Easter egg hunt for free phones, phone cards, candy and other BTC-branded material. "We wanted to make sure there was something for everyone from the mom with the littlest toddler to senior citizens. An exciting draw will be our hourly Easter egg hunt with some very attractive prizes and giveaways beginning at 11 a.m."
The store features the sophisticated design, original artwork, bright colors and wide range of live wireless devices that have become the trademark of the new look and feel of BTC.

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BTC to Celebrate Easter in Grand Style Downtown Nassau
April 04, 2012
BTC to Celebrate Easter in Grand Style Downtown Nassau

On the heels of a packed VIP official opening ceremony Monday for its new store located in downtown Nassau, BTC officials announced today they will host an Easter celebration Saturday for the general public at the location on Bay and George Streets.

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April 29, 2012
BTC to Launch 4G in George Town in Time for Exuma Regatta

Nassau, Bahamas - One week after some 200 people
celebrated the opening of BTC's new retail experience store in George Town,
Exuma, the company said it had more good news for the Family Island in the
central Bahamas -- the launch of 4G.

"We are proud to announce
that 4G went live today in George Town, just in time for the 59th Annual
National Family Island Regatta," said Marlon Johnson, Vice President,
Brand & Communications. "We don't know if the A, B, or C Class boats
will sail any faster than they normally do. But we do know that those on shore following
the races and enjoying the festivities will be e-mailing, downloading, taking
and sending video and photos, texting and connecting faster than ever with the
highest possible speed for wireless communications, 4G."

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BTC to Launch 4G in George Town in Time for Exuma Regatta
April 27, 2012
BTC to Launch 4G in George Town in Time for Exuma Regatta

One week after some 200 people celebrated the opening of BTC's new retail experience store in George Town, Exuma, the company said it had more good news for the Family Island in the central Bahamas -- the launch of 4G.

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April 27, 2012
BTC to launch 4G in George Town in time for Exuma Regatta

GEORGE TOWN, Exuma -- One week after some 200 people celebrated the opening of BTC's new retail experience store in George Town, Exuma, the company said it had more good news for the Family Island in the central Bahamas -- the launch of 4G.
"We are proud to announce that 4G went live today in George Town, just in time for the 59th Annual National Family Island Regatta," said Marlon Johnson, Vice President, Brand & Communications. "We don't know if the A, B, or C Class boats will sail any faster than they normally do. But we do know that those on shore following the races and enjoying the festivities will be e-mailing, downloading, taking and sending video and photos, texting and connecting faster than ever with the highest possible speed for wireless communications, 4G."
BTC introduced 4G in New Providence with all 44 cell sites live in December, in parts of Grand Bahama later that month, completing work there in February, and is moving throughout the islands with the high-speed wireless service, compressing what had been intended as a 3-year project to one year. Work is finished in parts of Abaco. Bimini and the Berry Islands are on tap to go live with 4G next week. When the 4G roll-out is complete by late summer, The Bahamas will be one of only a handful of countries worldwide to be completely blanketed by 4G.
According to industry analysts, it is likely to be years before many parts of the U.S. are enabled by 4G, the platform that provides greater reliability and faster speeds on wireless devices, opening up a world of entertainment, social interaction and other benefits for those using Androids, iPhones, tablets, Samsung Galaxy models and other high speed devices.

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April 24, 2012
BTC to spend 8M on cross-country reopenings

More than $2 million has been spent on the construction of the six stores that have so far been unveiled by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
That figure represents approximately 25 percent of the funds that have been designated for the construction of 14 retail spaces.
Geoff Houston, the CEO of BTC, told Guardian Business that the budget for the stores is $8 million.
He noted that preparing these stores has been quite substantial, as millions are being invested to ensure that all retail spaces across the country are modernized.
"In total, I think we are going to get to at least 14 or 15 retail stores and then we are looking to build 30 more stores," according to Houston.
"The 30 stores will be built after the flagship locations have been completed. They will not be owned by BTC, but we would like for them all to be remodeled to the same standard and look as our flagship stores."
The opening of the Shirley Street location yesterday comes just days after another location was opened in Georgetown, Exuma.
In February, BTC invested $240,000 in the launch of two stores in Grand Bahama within three days of each other.
The stores on Pioneers Way and High Rock represent projects number two and three on a laundry list of major renovations and reopenings throughout the country for BTC.
BTC's new flagship store in the Mall at Marathon kicked off the initiative in January.
"The new concept fits the BTC vision of offering better choices for its customers," said Marlon Johnson, BTC's vice president of brand and communication, in reference to the opening at High Rock. "Now, people of East Grand Bahama can do much more than pay a bill and can access all of the latest telecommunications technology in their own community."
Johnson noted that the openings so far have been within budget and on schedule.
He revealed to Guardian Business that presently work is being done on the Governor's Harbour store in Eleuthera and the Seahorse Plaza location in Grand Bahama.
"We are still in the process of building those stores. The stores are expected to be completed within the next six to eight weeks," he noted.
The six flagship stores that have been opened in 2012 include three in New Providence, one in Exuma and two in Grand Bahama.
Six other locations are also under construction, including four in Eleuthera and two in Abaco.

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May 19, 2014
Backlash over MPs' push for salary review

Parliamentarians should not be seeking an increase in salary, nor should the government construct a new Parliament in this term, Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President John Pinder and former parliamentarian George Smith said.
"I thought they were very presumptuous to want that at this time when they are saying the country has no money, " Pinder said.
Smith said the timing for such recommendations is off.
"I believe the timing is bad to give thought to increasing politicians' salaries," Smith said.
"It should be revisited when the economy is much stronger and there is a surplus of money in the treasury."
A select committee of Parliament recommended the salaries of members of Parliament be reviewed, noting that MPs have not received an increase in 25 years.
The committee also called for the construction of a new Parliament within this term and an increase in constituency allowances and travel allowances, in addition to the introduction of grants to political parties represented in the House of Assembly.
Bain and Grants Town MP Dr. Bernard Nottage, who chaired the committee, presented its report in the House of Assembly on Wednesday.
Members of Parliament are paid $28,000 yearly.
"While I sympathize with the members of Parliament that they haven't had an increase in a number of years, the timing is poor to suggest right now that government find funds to do that," Pinder said.
"We are faced with the government trying to introduce value-added tax (VAT) on Bahamians who can't afford that. The country is strapped for cash. I have a number of members who work in buildings that have been condemned for a number of years -- they work in poor environments.
"The government first of all needs to ensure that all of its employees are in proper accommodations before they even talk about building any new House of Assembly."
Smith said the notion of a salary review is wrong.
"MPs should stay away from causing the public to believe that people who enter politics do it because they expect to be financially rewarded for their time," he said.
"I see politics as a...noble vocation and politicians should always behave in a way to warrant the public believing that it is a vocation like one who enters the priesthood."
Smith said the government should focus on growing the economy and not on increasing luxuries.
"We should only do it if and when people are contented in it happening," he said.
Nottage said the report received the unanimous consent of all members of the committee, which includes Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell; Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells; South Beach MP Cleola Hamilton; Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant; St. Anne's MP Hubert Chipman and North Eleuthera MP Theo Neilly.

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April 24, 2013
Bahamas Film Commission Meets With AFCI in Jordan

Jordan - Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig Woods was recently in Jordan at the invitation of the film commissioner, George David who is also president of Association of Film Commissioners International, (AFCI) of which the Bahamas has been an active member for the last 15 years.

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Bahamas International Film Festival Unveils Official 2011 Program
November 17, 2011
Bahamas International Film Festival Unveils Official 2011 Program

Johnny Depp Starrer “The Rum Diary” and Sports Dramedy “Breakaway” To Bookend Festival as Opening And Closing Night Films, Respectively

Nassau, Bahamas – November 17, 2011 – Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 8th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-4, 2011 in Nassau.

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May 23, 2014
Bahamas Private Island Archipelago Auction is a Success!

HG Christie Ltd. and CBRE Successfully Sell Bahamas’ Big Grand Cay Archipelago Estate at Auction...

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