Press Releases

Aetos Holdings: Gives Back to Its Employees
Aetos Holdings: Gives Back to Its Employees

June 17, 2021

Aetos Holdings Limited, parent company for prominent quick services restaurant franchises including Wendy’s, Marco’s Pizza and Popeyes “Gave Back” to its employees. The company organized month long staff appreciation activities under the theme of “Celebrating the Heroes Among Us” which was culminated by a Car Raffle, along with cash and other great prizes. The Finale was held on June 10th 2021 at Popeyes Carmichael Rd.

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Press Release: An open letter to	the Prime Minister of The Bahamas
Press Release: An open letter to the Prime Minister of The Bahamas

June 17, 2021

As you are aware, over the past four years we have made many attempts to meet with you in person to discuss the Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club project.

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SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDS OUTSTANDING DEBATE
SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDS OUTSTANDING DEBATE

June 16, 2021

In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.

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University of The Bahamas and Elmira College Create New Pipeline for Study Abroad Experiences
University of The Bahamas and Elmira College Create New Pipeline for Study Abroad Experiences

June 16, 2021

Students of University of The Bahamas (UB) and Elmira College (EC) in New York now have another opportunity to study abroad and gain cross-cultural exposure in an increasingly global community courtesy of a freshly executed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a student exchange programme.

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PM, Tourism Officials, Businesses Celebrate Royal Caribbeans Historic Homeporting, 1st Cruise Sailing from Port of Nassau
PM, Tourism Officials, Businesses Celebrate Royal Caribbean’s Historic Homeporting, 1st Cruise Sailing from Port of Nassau

June 15, 2021

With bands playing, national anthems ringing out and the pulsations of Junkanoo, Bahamian leaders, businesses and stakeholders celebrated a long-awaited historic milestone June 12 as more than 1,000 passengers boarded Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas ready to set sail from its embarkation port of Nassau for the first time in the cruise line’s history and a first for The Bahamas.

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Bahamas Feeding Networks Exec Director tells Royal Caribbean You are the wind beneath our wings
Bahamas Feeding Network’s Exec Director tells Royal Caribbean ‘You are the wind beneath our wings’

June 14, 2021

With a senior executive of Royal Caribbean looking on, the Bahamas Feeding Network did what it does best today – distributing parcels packed with food that will feed thousands for the next two weeks.

In some ways, today’s distribution was much the same as always, the culmination of hundreds of volunteer hours lifting, hauling, packaging and loading food parcels into vehicles or arms of individuals who depend on the supplies to feed a family that might otherwise go hungry.

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LPIA Reveals New Summer 2021 Operations Plan, Shares Important Travel Tips for Passengers
LPIA Reveals New Summer 2021 Operations Plan, Shares Important Travel Tips for Passengers

June 14, 2021

In an effort to mitigate the impact of growing passenger traffic and COVID-19 protocols, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to ensure that passengers can be safely and efficiently processed through the airport during what promises to be a busy upcoming summer travel season.

Nassau has been selected as a homeport for two cruise lines beginning this month. Following the first 7-day cruise, approximately 900 passengers will be departing Nassau for the United States on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. The airport anticipates heavy arrivals and departures of cruise passengers every Saturday and Sunday thereafter, and for this number to grow to 3,500 passengers each weekend by July.

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Lyford Cay International School Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Upper School Campus
Lyford Cay International School Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Upper School Campus

June 11, 2021

- Founded in 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is highly respected as a leading educational institution in The Bahamas and internationally. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Council of International Schools (CIS). It is one of only 42 schools in the world, and the only school in the Caribbean, authorised to offer all four International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (PYP, MYP, DP and CP). LCIS is also a Green Flag Eco School, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Round Square and the Tri-Association. Recently celebrating the graduation of its Class of 2021, LCIS’s 19 graduates were accepted into 53 universities, 15 of which are ranked in the top 100 of the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. These graduates were offered more than $689,000 in scholarships to attend university by these institutions.

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Debate Series Bucks Tradition in Midst of Calls for Change in Political Culture
Debate Series Bucks Tradition in Midst of Calls for Change in Political Culture

June 10, 2021

Last month political novices shared a stage and debated issues that elevated the youth voice. Last week, what many saw as senior contenders were in the spotlight debating two of the most extraordinary threats of our time – COVID-19 and climate change. Though relatively new in this Bahamian context, political debates are necessary to a maturing democracy and political culture, according to a senior academic and historian.

Associate Professor of History at University of The Bahamas Dr. Christopher Curry, co-chair of the debate series planning committee, says these debates are pivotal to the future political culture of The Bahamas.

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PHA Launches Patient Registration Training Program
PHA Launches Patient Registration Training Program

June 10, 2021

Twenty six participants from the institutions of the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health began a four (4) day Patient Registration Training Program Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at the PHA Corporate Training Centre. The program was launched as part of the Ministry of Health’s Urgent & Emergency Care Project, the objective of which is to enhance Urgent and Emergency services at public facilities in New Providence.

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100-Point Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Arrives in The Bahamas
100-Point Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Arrives in The Bahamas

June 08, 2021

‘Extraordinary!’ sums up an evening under the stars at a recent unveiling of award-winning Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 2016, 2017 and 2018 at a vertical wine tasting held at Graycliff. Each vintage was paired with a new menu of high-quality lamb and beef dishes chosen by hotelier Enrico Garzaroli.

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Pelican Bay Launches Swim Well Summer Safety Program
Pelican Bay Launches Swim Well Summer Safety Program

June 08, 2021

This year, the S in summer will also stand for safety thanks to a new initiative launched by the Pelican Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. After two years of navigating life in a pandemic, Bahamians across the country are preparing to indulge in the abundance of sun, sand, and sea. The management at Grand Bahama Island’s happiest hotel has set out to make sure that visits to the beach and to the pool are a little safer for staff members and their children.

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Corona Partners With BNT to Save Our Oceans
Corona Partners With BNT to Save Our Oceans

June 08, 2021

As a leading global beer brand, Corona has been committed to the preservation of marine life and oceanic protection and has focused its efforts on supporting the fight against plastic pollution. Because of that commitment, Corona is now the first global beverage brand with a net-zero plastic footprint, recovering more plastic from the environment than it releases.

Similarly, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company has demonstrated a similar environmental commitment, recently introducing its new plastic-free packaging to complement its ongoing bottle recycling regime.

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Cleveland Clinics Weston Hospital Performs First Living Donor Liver Transplant
Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital Performs First Living Donor Liver Transplant

June 07, 2021

Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital has performed its first living donor liver transplant, in which a daughter donated a portion of her liver to her mother who had been battling complicated liver disease for several years.

The donor and recipient surgeries were performed in Weston by a team of surgeons from Cleveland Clinic Weston and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, which has one of the nation’s largest living donor liver transplant programs.

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University of The Bahamas-North Graduates Overcome Adversity to Forge New Paths
University of The Bahamas-North Graduates Overcome Adversity to Forge New Paths

June 07, 2021

Graduates of University of The Bahamas-North in Grand Bahama have overcome tremendous adversity to complete their academic journeys and become members of the 2021 Commencement Class.

Thursday, 3rd June was a proud day for those grads, their families, and friends as UB celebrated their achievements and sacrifices in a virtual commencement ceremony.

UB-North Campus President Dr. Ian Strachan lauded the graduates and challenged them to use their knowledge and university experiences to make a positive difference in the world. He called them victorious for having tapped into new springs of energy, ingenuity and resolve. The new grads had to overcome the upheaval of being relocated from their East Grand Bahama Campus, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Dorian and had to quickly adapt to remote education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Colina Internal Auditors Receive Top Designations
Colina Internal Auditors Receive Top Designations

June 03, 2021

Colina Insurance Limited’s (Colina) Internal Audit department received top awards at a ceremony recently held by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Bahamas Chapter in celebration of its 30th Anniversary.


The IIA Bahamas Chapter presented its Distinguished Auditor Practitioner Awards, recognizing key individuals at various professional levels who have demonstrated significant impact within the past five years and have made progressive contributions to the Internal Audit profession.

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BSGC Celebrates 11 Years with Giveback to Thousands
BSGC Celebrates 11 Years with Giveback to Thousands

June 03, 2021

In celebration of its 11th anniversary and to commemorate the 50th birthday of its co-founder, Dominic Sturrup, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) has launched its campaign to giveaway thousands of dollars in food parcels and grocery story vouchers valued at $25 each.

“The goal is to uplift others and help those who need it the most. The past 11 years has been a rough ride, but it has also been a blessing from God. We have been backed by the Bahamian people and blessed with support from successive governments,” said Mr Sturrup, who along with company president, Atario Mitchell established the striping business in 2010 with a $5,000 grant from the government.

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Maliyah Edgecombe Is 2021 CBC Carleton Williams Scholarship Winner
Maliyah Edgecombe Is 2021 CBC Carleton Williams Scholarship Winner

June 03, 2021

Each year, the Caribbean Bottling Company (Bahamas) Ltd. selects one exceptionally bright primary school student to receive the Carleton W. Williams Scholarship. The six year award, which allows the recipient to pursue their studies at the high school of their choice, has allowed eight other talented, young Bahamian students to continue their education. The Carleton Williams Scholarship Committee always faces the extremely difficult task of choosing just one recipient, but after a long deliberation about the talented and bright group of sixth graders, Maliyah Edgecombe was chosen to receive a full, 6-year scholarship to the Bishop Michael Eldon School in Grand Bahama.

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Hurricane Dorian Brought Opportunities and a Renewed Focus To The Grand Bahama Childrens Home
Hurricane Dorian Brought Opportunities and a Renewed Focus To The Grand Bahama Children’s Home

June 03, 2021

Like the 40 young residents for which it provides refuge, the Grand Bahama Children’s Home finds itself better equipped as it leaves behind Hurricane Dorian’s struggles in its rearview mirror.

“Out of every tragedy and bout of destruction comes an opportunity for something new and wonderful. Our rebuilding after Dorian certainly bears this out. Our facilities are more efficient and we all can appreciate what working in a new space feels like,” said Lesley Davies-Baptista, a board member and spokesperson for the home.

“Dorian brought even more extraordinary opportunities beyond this through some partnerships. Thanks to the support received, we have been able to rebuild, re-equip and, more importantly, elevate our level of care to help our children heal, from all of the trauma experienced, and thrive.”

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Bahamian Heritage Will Be Celebrated at Miami Marlins Game on June 12, 2021
Bahamian Heritage Will Be Celebrated at Miami Marlins Game on June 12, 2021

June 03, 2021

Bahamians throughout Florida, the wider USA and The Bahamas are encouraged to bring their goatskin drums and flags, to a special Bahamian Heritage celebratory game with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4:10 p.m. at loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.

The baseball game in which the Miami Marlins will take on the Atlanta Braves is expected to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of The Bahamas along with its close relationship with the community of Miami. The celebration will feature the pulsating and rhythmic music of The Bahamas, and a pregame Junkanoo rush out performance at 3 p.m. featuring The Bahamas Junkanoo Revue of Miami and legendary Junkanooers Barabbas Woodside, Langston Longley, Ronnie Sands and Pluckers Chipman.

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