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October 03, 2010
Bahamas First eyes 80.5 profit growth

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas First Holdings is projecting an 80.5 per cent increase in year-over-year net comprehensive income to $7.598 million for its 2010 financial year, Tribune Business can reveal, boosted by a forecast $2 million contribution from its new Cayman Islands acquisition.

The general insurance holding company is also predicting that net comprehensive income ...

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October 03, 2010
Broker opens Carmichael Rds service centre

Nassau Underwriters Insurance Agents & Brokers Ltd (NUA) has formally opened its new Carmichael Road Service Centre.

Pictured from L to R: Karen Marcel, customer service representative, Carmichael Road Service Centre; Blythe Bailey, service centre supervisor, Carmichael Road Service Centre; Pamela Stuart, former director and corporate secretary; Frances McKenzie-Oliver, service centre manager, Ca...

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Registration process begins as scheduled despite inclement weather
October 05, 2010
Registration process begins as scheduled despite inclement weather

Early registration for the next Parliamentary (General) Elections got off on schedule in New Providence Monday morning as candidates for registration filed in and out of Voter Registration Centres despite the inclement weather.

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October 07, 2010
More corporate support for sports is important

By FRED STURRUP
NG Associate Editor
frederick@nasguard.com

One of the greatest sports ambassadors in this country's history is joining those who are lamenting the plight of the Bahamian elite athletes when retirement nears or is upon them.
Pioneer international sprinter supreme Tommy Robinson recalled recently for me, a conversation he had with triple jump superstar Leevan Sands.
"I was talking t...

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September 27, 2010
'Back handed' fear over Customs letter

A leading Freeport business has expressed concern that Customs' demand for all Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) licencees to show they are in 'good standing' with the National Insurance Board (NIB) is a "back handed" attempt to shut down the city's 'bonded goods sales' process, arguing that the agency is attempting to "deny" a right it has no power to take away.

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October 13, 2010
Men's seminar launches new health focus at Immigration Department

OFFICIALS of the Department of Immigration hosted a Men's Health Seminar for male officers of all ranks and sections of the Department Friday, aimed at improving the health consciousness of those employees.

A similar seminar has been scheduled for female employees.

Director of Immigration, Jack Thompson, said the seminar was the first in a series of health initiatives designed to promote healthy...

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October 14, 2010
Insurer's 15m offer 'heavily oversubscribed'

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas First Holdings' $15 million bond issue has closed several days early after being "heavily oversubscribed", the company's president and chief executive yesterday describing this as showing a "significant degree of confidence" in the general insurer's future prospects.

Confirming that the general insurance holding company had been forced to halt ac...

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October 15, 2010
RoyalStar Assurance campaign a smashing success!

The first phase of the RoyalStar Assurance(RSA)Give&Win campaign wrapped-up with a number of exciting presentations including prize presentations to three lucky winners who made charitable donations during the course of the 3-month initiative, and donation presentations to the three featured charities-Unity House, The Crisis Center and The Cancer Society.
RSA, a general insurance provider througho...

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October 18, 2010
Quote of the Week - Getting What You Want

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October 19, 2010
Killarney Town Meeting (October 20th) on National Prescription Drug Plan!

Nassau, Bahamas - Plan to attend a Killarney Town Meeting will be held at H. O. Nash Junior High School on

Wednesday October 20th 2010 at 7pm.

 

All Killarney residents, western district residents and the general public are are invited.

 

Officials from the National Insurance Board will be there to explain
details of the drug plan and to answer questions concerning the plan....

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October 20, 2010
Quote of the Week - Labouring under Labels

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November 03, 2010
Valley Boys Give Away C180 Mercedes

The Valley Boys Grand Raffle is now available. Only 200 tickets available. Grand Prize is a 2010 Tenorite Grey Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor - Tyreflex Star Motors (Inclusive of one (1) year comprehensive vehicle insurance compliments of Insurance Management (Bahamas) Ltd.)

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John Lawrence wins the Executive of The Year Excellence Award
October 26, 2010
John Lawrence wins the Executive of The Year Excellence Award

Chairman of Windermere Corporate Management and CEO of Metropolitan Bank Bahamas Limited, John Lawrence took home the coveted Executive of the Year Award from the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) at its recent annual Financial Services Industry Awards Banquet held at the Sheraton Hotel in Nassau

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Remarks by Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham At the Reception
October 26, 2010
Remarks by Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham At the Reception

I am very happy for the opportunity to be present at celebrations marking the opening of the newest Bahamas Maritime Authority Office. This is our third overseas office, the others being located in London and in New York City. We are now pleased to have offices on three continents.

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November 01, 2010
We've added to the Family...

Family Guardian Insurance Agents and Brokers offers

home, auto, marine, commercial, and

liability insurance.

Our products are competitively priced and include a number of attractive benefits including:

Auto
Insurance: "First Response" Emergency Accident Assistance services;
Loss of Use Extension (Rental Car Coverage if your vehicle is unable to
be driven following an accident, fire or theft...

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November 04, 2010
Reinsurer sees Bahamas-based premium growth

A reinsurance company based in Luxembourg is basing a growth in premiums to new business in The Bahamas -- with Island Heritage Insurance at the helm of that increase.
For the three months ended September 30, 2010, Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings said the Bahamas arm of Island Heritage fared better in terms of premium growth than its regional counterparts.

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November 03, 2010
Brokers urged: Sell based on customer needs

INSURANCE brokers were yesterday urged to sell based on their client's needs rather than to maximise their commissions, to guard clients' confidential information and not to misuse client's premiums for their own ends at an industry conference yesterday.

Speaking at the Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association's (BIBA) conference, Dashwell Flowers, president of Assured Financial Services Insurance...

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November 04, 2010
We've added to the Family...

Family Guardian Insurance Agents and Brokers offers

home, auto, marine, commercial, and

liability insurance.

Our products are competitively priced and include a number of attractive benefits including:

Auto
Insurance: "First Response" Emergency Accident Assistance services;
Loss of Use Extension (Rental Car Coverage if your vehicle is unable to
be driven following an accident, fire or theft...

read more »


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Swimming
November 05, 2010
Swimming

The first long course swim meet for the 2010/2011 swimming season will be hosted by the Barracuda Swim Club at the Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatic Center.

Top swimmers from New Providence and Freeport, Grand Bahama are expected to hit the water today and Saturday. The meet, which is sanctioned by the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) and sponsored by Family Guardian Insurance is being used as a pr...

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November 04, 2010
sports inbrief

SWIMMING BARRACUDA SWIM MEET

THE Barracuda Swim Club is scheduled to host the first Long Course swim meet of the Bahamas Swimming Federation on Friday and Saturday at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex. This meet is sponsored by Family Guardian Insurance. The meet is set for 6pm Friday and 9am Saturday. Many of the swimmers will be using this meet to qualify for the Florida Gold Coast Winter ...

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November 04, 2010
BROKER AUDIT STIPULATION IS DEFENDED

PLEAS to the Insurance Commission that it allow smaller agents/brokers to have their accounts reviewed by a certified accountant, rather than subject to a full audit under the new Insurance Act, "are still awaiting a favourable reply", one leading broker has revealed.

However, Insurance Commissioner Lennox McCartney defended the Act's audit requirement, telling a gathering of brokers at the Bah...

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November 04, 2010
Agent Urges 'Revisit' of Tough Regulations

"OPPORTUNITIES" presented by the Insurance Act for smaller insurance agents and brokers are "to partner, to merge or to sell their portfolios", said the head of a leading agency, as its new regulatory requirements impose financial and other compliance demands which, in some cases, are so burdensome that they "should be revisited".

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November 05, 2010
Swimming

The first long course swim meet for the 2010/2011 swimming season will be hosted by the Barracuda Swim Club at the Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatic Center.
Top swimmers from New Providence and Freeport, Grand Bahama are expected to hit the water today and Saturday. The meet, which is sanctioned by the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) and sponsored by Family Guardian Insurance is being used as a pre-q...

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November 04, 2010
We've added to the Family...

Family Guardian Insurance Agents and Brokers offers

home, auto, marine, commercial, and

liability insurance.

Our products are competitively priced and include a number of attractive benefits including:

Auto
Insurance: "First Response" Emergency Accident Assistance services;
Loss of Use Extension (Rental Car Coverage if your vehicle is unable to
be driven following an accident, fire or theft...

read more »


News Article

November 04, 2010
We've added to the Family...

Family Guardian Insurance Agents and Brokers offers

home, auto, marine, commercial, and

liability insurance.

Our products are competitively priced and include a number of attractive benefits including:

Auto
Insurance: "First Response" Emergency Accident Assistance services;
Loss of Use Extension (Rental Car Coverage if your vehicle is unable to
be driven following an accident, fire or theft...

read more »


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November 10, 2010
Colina wins Silver Quill Award from global communications organization

The 2009 Annual Report of leading life and health insurer Colina Insurance Limited has earned the company a Silver Quill Award in Publication Design from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the voice of the global communications industry.
The Silver Quill ceremony is held annually in conjunction with annual regional conferences of the IABC and honors excellence in commu...

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November 12, 2010
Doctors Hospital Continues Annual Contribution to Aids Foundation

Nassau, Bahamas - Promoting awareness of the number one killer in the Bahamas - HIV/AIDS - the Bahamas AIDS Foundation
is once again soliciting the support of corporate sponsors to assist in
awareness, prevention, treatment and reducing HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas. In conjunction with Colina Insurance Ltd., the
annual Red Ribbon Ball is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 20,
2010, in the Im...

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November 16, 2010
CHAMBER CHIEF HITS AT CUSTOMS 'AGGRAVATIONS'

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce's president has hit out at the "aggravating" new policies and procedures being implemented in Freeport by Bahamas Customs, warning that the uncertainty created is undermining the fight for survival being undertaken by the city's private sector.

K P Turnquest told Tribune Business that the main concern among Freeport businesses, as it related to Customs' dema...

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November 16, 2010
PM: Resolution soon to CLICO issue for policyholders

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for those thousands of CLICO policyholders whose policies went into limbo when the local arm of the insurance company folded up in February last year.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham disclosed over the weekend that a resolution could be reached by next month.
­"I gave policyholders an undertaking that if by December the liquidator and others have not ...

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November 17, 2010
'Generation Healthy' launched

It's been dubbed "Generation Healthy" - the new childhood wellness program launched last week by the Nassau Chapter of Links, a member of the Southern Region of Links International Inc., launched this past week in partnership with Atlantic Medical Insurance Ltd, a leading local health insurer.
The new initiative embodies an extensive three-phase pilot project, which is fully endorsed by The Mini...

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