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Ethics In Leadership And Fraud Management
Ethics In Leadership And Fraud Management

September 27, 2021

The global issues we face today are multifaceted and interconnected, and they are becoming increasingly complex each day. Increasing economic inequality, racial discrimination, and geopolitical strain are all posing significant challenges to society. Simultaneously, the digital revolution is transforming the global economy, and these changes have profound effects on the way you live and work. Moreover, with an increase in fraud, fintech emergence and cybersecurity threats, the words “compliance” and “ethics” are often used interchangeably in regard to organizations doing what is best for their stakeholders

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Cloud Carib Returns as Gold Sponsor at Annual CTU Conference
Cloud Carib Returns as Gold Sponsor at Annual CTU Conference

September 27, 2021

For over three decades, The Caribbean Telecommunications Union - alongside Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders - has worked to foster an environment of collaboration designed to optimise the returns for its membership community. Each year, the CTU brings together the members of this diverse community for a week of activities and seminars dubbed ICT Week. In 2019, Cloud Carib, the region’s leading provider of cloud and managed services, joined the ranks of the organization, making its debut as event sponsor of the CTU’s ICT week of events and returning this year as a gold sponsor. For the 20 represented Caribbean countries that make up the union, this has meant access to resources and networking and opportunities with its member governments, telecommunication operators and regulators, technology companies, academia, regional and international ICT organizations, and civil society.

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Oasis entrepreneur with an eye for design reveals whats hot, whats not, whats in, whats out this season
Oasis entrepreneur with an eye for design reveals what’s hot, what’s not, what’s in, what’s out this season

September 24, 2021

Just when you thought you’d finally gotten the hang of everything going neutral comes news – colour is back in a big way, especially for splashes and special places.

So says the entrepreneur who founded Oasis, the trendy furniture, home décor and gift store with a prominent presence in Sandyport, West Bay Street.

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Weight Gain Impacts People and Pets, Too

September 24, 2021

If you found yourself gaining some extra weight over the past year and a half, it’s possible you aren’t alone! Experts say those long days of alternating COVID lockdowns and restrictions kept us at home could also impact our pets.

Veterinarians are reporting an increase in animal obesity. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States were overweight or obese. Vets worry that the weight gain could take a serious toll on domestic pets’ well-being and their fight to regain a healthy weight may be a struggle.

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Cleveland Clinic Researchers Develop Bionic Arm that Restores Natural Behaviors in Patients with Upper Limb Amputations
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Develop Bionic Arm that Restores Natural Behaviors in Patients with Upper Limb Amputations

September 24, 2021

Cleveland Clinic researchers have engineered a first-of-its-kind bionic arm for patients with upper-limb amputations that allows wearers to think, behave and function like a person without an amputation, according to new findings published in Science Robotics.

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Comforting yet sweet
Comforting yet sweet

September 24, 2021

Three decades into opening its doors, Comfort Suites Paradise Island can take pride in remaining faithful to its vision of excellence in service, value and product to its guests. And it is celebrating its Pearl Anniversary all year with spectacular rates that locals are taking advantage of – including me, as I recently beelined it to the resort with relaxation on the mind for a staycation getaway.

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GGYA Connect, Collect Trash at Coral Harbour Canal
GGYA Connect, Collect Trash at Coral Harbour Canal

September 23, 2021

Armed with gloves, trash bags, masks and tally sheets, participants in the Governor General Youth Award were among scores of volunteers helping to remove more than 5,000 pieces of waste and debris at a Coral Harbour waterway during a synchronized coastal cleanup exercise taking place around the world.

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2nd BREA Trade Mission Draws 200 from 6 Countries, Tourism, Banks, Investments Join for Florida Virtual Meeting
2nd BREA Trade Mission Draws 200 from 6 Countries, Tourism, Banks, Investments Join for Florida Virtual Meeting

September 23, 2021

More than 200 real estate professionals, advisors and potential investors got a virtual view of property and lifestyle offerings in The Bahamas during an online trade mission organized by the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) in conjunction with the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association recently.

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BTC PROVIDES BACK TO SCHOOL RELIEF FOR CHILDREN IMPACTED BY JENNY STREET FIRE
BTC PROVIDES BACK TO SCHOOL RELIEF FOR CHILDREN IMPACTED BY JENNY STREET FIRE

September 23, 2021

Nine children affected by the huge fire that destroyed several homes on Jenny Street earlier this year, were gifted with school supplies courtesy of BTC.

Senior Manager for Communications, Indira Collie said: “Our team is committed to supporting the communities that we serve and are always happy to have the opportunity to help those in need. Our Mall at Marathon team members were eager to help these residents and together donated gift certificates for the purchase of school shoes. The company in turn, stepped in and through the Department of Social Services provided laptops, tablets, school uniforms and school supplies to help to make back to school just a little bit easier for parents and students.”

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Virtual Meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State, CARICOM Secretary General and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Virtual Meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State, CARICOM Secretary General and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs

September 22, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service, the Honourable Fred A. Mitchell, represented The Bahamas at a Meeting held virtually with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, CARICOM Secretary General Carla Barnett and CARICOM Foreign Ministers. The meetings was convened on 21st September 2021, in the margins of the 76th United Nations General Assembly. The Meeting was presided over by Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman and Assistant Secretary, Brian Nichols.

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Minister of Health and Wellness plans to get COVID-19 under control
Minister of Health and Wellness plans to get COVID-19 under control

September 22, 2021

Newly-appointed Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville says the plan is to move swiftly to bring the COVID-19 situation under control, specifically at the country’s main medical facilities.

He made the statement following a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital, the country’s tertiary medical care facility on New Providence, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the day after he was officially appointed to that post.

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Health Minister tours the Rand Memorial Hospital as part of assessment of health care facilities nation-wide
Health Minister tours the Rand Memorial Hospital as part of assessment of health care facilities nation-wide

September 22, 2021

Newly appointed Minister of health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville says there is a need to improve the bed shortages at the Rand Memorial Hospital to ensure that local residents who access the Rand have favorable medical outcomes.

“We have to improve the image; we have to improve the quality of health care delivery and we need to ensure that Grand Bahamians feel comfortable to come to the Rand Memorial Hospital without fear of being exposed to any form of infectious disease,” he said.

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Hundreds of deserving students to benefit from Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps sponsorship
Hundreds of deserving students to benefit from Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps sponsorship

September 21, 2021

The national coordinator of a program that has turned out more than 2,000 participants today thanked Royal Caribbean Group for its new sponsorship which adds a hands-on-deck aspect that he described as a potential “game-changer that will make a difference in hundreds of Bahamian lives.”

Clayton Curtis, national coordinator of the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC), the youth training arm of the Bahamas Maritime Authority, praised the cruise company for its support which includes scholarships for deserving cadets and making real-time experience on a ship possible for qualified graduates and some trainees.

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Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in
Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in

September 20, 2021

Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis today introduced the first set of new Cabinet ministers with portfolios covering the Attorney General, Foreign Affairs, Education, Works and Public Utilities, Health and Wellness, Government Affairs, Agriculture, National Security and Legal Affairs.

The nine ministers were sworn-in on Monday 20 September 2021 by Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during ceremonies held at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

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SEVEN - DAY WEATHER FORECAST 21st September to 27th September, 2021
SEVEN - DAY WEATHER FORECAST 21st September to 27th September, 2021

September 20, 2021

GENERAL SITUATION: There will be little breaks from the soggy weather that has persisted during the past week as rich moisture along with deep troughing will keep an unsettled weather pattern over the Bahamas. A closed upper level low should evolve to an open-wave trough while lifting into the northeast Atlantic. A weak ridge will maintain light to moderate winds across the islands. Temperatures will continue to hand around the low 90’s with heat indices climbing into the triple digits. Residents are still being urged to remain hydrated due to scorching temperatures.

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FxPro Invests a further 12M in a new Regional Headquarters in The Bahamas
FxPro Invests a further $12M in a new Regional Headquarters in The Bahamas

September 20, 2021

Globally renowned financial services holding company FxPro Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has broken ground for a new $12+ million-dollar office building at Lyford Cay. The ceremonial groundbreaking will be performed by John Rolle, Governor of The Central Bank of The Bahamas and Christina Rolle, Executive Director of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, along with Nick Wright of FxPro Global Markets and Andrew Pike, BankPro Bahamas.

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BTVI Appoints Its First Vice President
BTVI Appoints Its First Vice President

September 20, 2021

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute continues to strengthen its executive team with the appointment of Dr. Linda Davis as its inaugural Vice President.

Dr. Davis, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, has served in higher education administration at the senior level for more than 20 years. Her journey has taken her from the College of The Bahamas (COB) to the former Wheelock College (Boston, MA, USA) and back to University of The Bahamas (UB), where most recently, she served as Provost.

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The Bahamas Receives 20 Nominations for Caribbean Journal Travelers Choice Awards 2021
The Bahamas Receives 20 Nominations for Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021

September 20, 2021

The world-renowned beauty and signature vacation experience offered by The Islands of The Bahamas have been commended for recognition at the upcoming Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021. From luxury resorts to pristine beaches, the country’s natural beauty and hospitality have captured the attention of readers of the Caribbean Journal.

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SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDED BEST CONSUMER DIGITAL BANK 2021
SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDED BEST CONSUMER DIGITAL BANK 2021

September 17, 2021

Scotiabank Bahamas has been named the “Best Consumer Digital Bank 2021” by Global Finance (New York), which regularly selects the top performers among banks and financial services and is a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

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NUA Announces New Leadership Appointments
NUA Announces New Leadership Appointments

September 17, 2021

The Board of Directors of Bahamas First Holdings Limited (“BFH”), parent company of NUA Insurance Agents & Brokers Limited (“NUA”), has announced that Stanford Charlton has been confirmed as Managing Director at NUA after acting in that capacity since 1 January 2020. Mr. Charlton takes over from former Managing Director Warren Rolle who now leads BFH subsidiary Cayman First Insurance Company in Grand Cayman. Concurrently, the Board also announced the promotion of seasoned insurance professional Sanchez Brooks as Assistant Managing Director.

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