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New Original Comedy Series Crashing Premiers on February 19th, Exclusively on HBO

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 04:48 PM

HBO announces the premiere of its new original comedy, Crashing, on Sunday, February 19th at 23:30hrs AST*, simultaneously with the United States. Created and starring Pete Holmes, the series which draws on Holmes’ own experiences as a comedian, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of stand-up comedy.

Pete is a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of making it as a stand-up comedian. But when he finds out his wife is cheating on him, Pete’s world unravels, forcing him to reevaluate his priorities and plunging him into the deep end of the rough-and-tumble New York comedy scene.

Also featured on Crashing are Lauren Lapkus (HBO’s Animals.) as Pete’s wife, Jessica, and George Basil as Leif, Jessica’s lover. Among the notables appearing as versions of themselves on the show are Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray and Sarah Silverman.

The eight-episode first season of Crashing is executive produced by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes. Apatow also directs the first and eighth episode of the series. Each episode is half an hour.

*Atlantic Standard Time. For more information on programming schedule by country, consult your local operator or visit

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HBO Latin America is the premium, subscription based, television network leader in the region, recognized for the quality and diversity of its exclusive programming, including: series, films, documentaries, specials and original productions. The content is transmitted in HD in more than 40 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, MAX, MAX Prime, MAX Up, MAX Caribbean and Cinemax. Its programming is also offered across multiple platforms, such as HBO GO, Cinemax GO and HBO On Demand.

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25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama

25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 04:06 PM

Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded a new initiative that recently produced 25 Trained Clinical Nurses, graduates of a program that is the collaboration of the Public Hospitals Authority, the University of The Bahamas and the Ministry for Grand Bahama. He gave the keynote address at a church service on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at New Destiny Kingdom Center in their honour

The Minister mentioned that he had not long ago announced that a Trained Clinical Nursing Program would be implemented in Grand Bahama.

He said: “Today, as I stand before our outstanding 25 participants, their families and their friends to celebrate their achievements before the Almighty, we can once again say a promise by this Government has been fulfilled for the people of Grand Bahama.

“When we came to office in 2012, we made a commitment to the people of The Bahamas and especially those on Grand Bahama to advance our nation and island's Health Care System.

"Over the past five years on the island of Grand Bahama, we have spent over $1 million dollars to upgrade and renovate all outlying public healthcare facilities, we have purchased new CT scan machines and MRI machines, we have spent $2.3 million to upgrade the kitchen and cafeteria and this will allow for more space at the hospital for new beds to cater to more patients, spent $1.6 million to create a new private suite for doctors, broke ground for a new clinic in West Grand Bahama, made provisions for a Freeport Clinic and made plans for a state-of-the-art $10 million dollar new hospital for Grand Bahama Island all in an effort to move us towards a system of universal National Health insurance.

“We also made a promise to double the investment in education.

"By partnering with members of Corporate Bahamas such as the Grand Bahama Shipyard to create training programs like the Job Empowerment program or expanding training initiatives such as this one, the Trained Clinical Nursing Program [of] Grand Bahama, we have done just that.

“We remain focused in our vision and steadfast in our efforts of empowering Bahamians to empower Bahamians. Today, 25 individuals are well on their way to becoming new nurses and members of the medical community, equipped with new skills and training and will be empowered to save countless lives.” (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

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Torchbearers TV snub said to be 'politically motivated'

Torchbearers TV snub said to be 'politically motivated'

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 01:40 PM

THE decision by the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) not to broadcast the Free National Movement's (FNM) upcoming Torchbearers Youth Association's convention was yesterday blasted as "hypocritical" and "politically motivated" by party Chairman Sidney Collie.

FNMs who supported PLP 'were not offered jobs'
FNMs who supported PLP 'were not offered jobs'

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 01:38 PM

Castrol Quote of the Day: January 31, 2017

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 11:11 AM

PM: Minnis is a minor player

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 10:21 AM

CIBC FirstCaribbean Transforms Recreation Room at Ranfurly Homes for Children

CIBC FirstCaribbean Transforms Recreation Room at Ranfurly Homes for Children

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 09:30 AM

As children at the Ranfurly Home for Children walked into the recreation room their faces lit up at the first sight of a completely transformed room after weeks of renovations.

The renovations were done with funds provided through CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Adopt-A-Cause program where several departments within the bank came together for the project.

Before unveiling the room on Friday, the staff at CIBC FirstCaribbean threw a pizza party for the 28 children who are currently living at the Ranfurly Home and the staff.

Every year, the bank allocates funds which employees can access, subject to certain requirements being satisfied, to assist with local community service projects. In November 2016, several units collaborated on this project. The renovation was recently completed in partnership with Roomers Limited, a local interior design company, whose team members donated their time and expertise to ensure that the makeover was a success.

Several companies offered discounts on various products and services to help complete the project. CIBC FirstCaribbean purchased new flooring from Jolly Roger Ltd., new tables and chairs from Wood You Furniture, a new sofa from Furniture Plus, and a new television from CostRight. The bank also covered the cost for Electrician Avril Lloyd to upgrade the electrical outlets and install a new fan donated by A.G. Electric. A.G. Electric also partnered with Roomers Limited to donate new track lighting to give the space a much more modern look.

Marie Rodland-Allen, Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean, expressed her enthusiasm about the project. “We’re delighted to be able to help the children by creating a bright, comfortable space where they can relax and enjoy each other’s company. We’ve been able to make a big difference in our community through our Adopt-A-Cause initiatives. I look forward to seeing all of the ways that our teams will continue to help others through the program in 2017.”

Hazel Stirling of Roomers Limited said the company was “honoured to be a part of this initiative. CIBC FirstCaribbean made it so easy for us to do our best. We all worked so well together and I think that the children will be very pleased to have a brand new recreation room.”

Alexander Roberts, Administrator at the Ranfurly Home thanked the bank and its partners. “We’re very grateful for companies like CIBC FirstCaribbean and Roomers Limited that work together to make such a difference in the lives of our children. The new room looks fantastic! This initiative sets another fine example of what can be achieved when we come together to lend a hand in our community.”

Since its inception, Adopt-A-Cause has facilitated partnerships between the bank, its staff and the communities that they serve by allowing team members to choose, social educational or environmental projects in their communities to support.

Alexander Roberts, Administrator at The Ranfurly Home for Children (centered) tests out the new sofa in the recreation room at the Ranfurly Home with (l-r) Leslie Callendar of Roomers Limited; Maya Nottage, Marketing Manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean; Hazel Stirling of Roomers Limited; Marie Rodland-Allen, Managing Director at CIBC FirstCaribbean; Inger Johnson, Retail District Manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean and Daron Lightbourne, Compliance Business Support at CIBC FirstCaribbean.

About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is the largest regionally-listed bank in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean serving over 400,000 customers in 17 markets, through approximately 2,900 staff, across 100 branches and offices. The bank, which has almost 250 years of combined experience in the region,  offers a full range of market-leading financial services in: Corporate and Investment Banking, Treasury Sales and Trading, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Small Business and Credit Cards.

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Swiss colleges visit to attract students
Swiss colleges visit to attract students

Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 06:00 AM


Tue, Jan 31st 2017, 06:00 AM