Business

Passport Office closed at 1:00p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017
Passport Office closed at 1:00p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017

May 25, 2017

The Passport Office, Thompson Boulevard, will be closed to the public on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to allow for a retirement event honouring staff members.

read more »

Local Lupus support group hosts activities for Lupus Awareness Month
Local Lupus support group hosts activities for Lupus Awareness Month

May 25, 2017

For the past five years, the month of May has been recognised as Lupus Awareness month in The Bahamas and once again this year one local organisation will seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune illness...

read more »

Govt to move ahead with Over-the-Hill tax free economic zones

May 25, 2017

The Dr. Hubert Minnis-led government is following through with its plan to offer concessions and create tax free economic zones in Over-the-Hill areas.
In the Speech from the Throne, read by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, the new government outlined its plan to encourage entrepreneurship and business growth in the inner city.
"My government will create tax free economic zones in these areas to encourage business growth and spur job creation in the redevelopment phase and beyond," the speech read.
"These zones will operate in a safe and clean environment, with each zone addressing the socioeconomic situation of the area, through tripartite arrangements with landlords, government and Bahamian investors."
According to the new government's plan, concessions related to the construction or refurbishment of a business in these economic zones will be offered. This is likely Prime Minister Minnis' effort to level the playing field between local business investors and foreign investors, who are often seen as receiving unfair advantages when it comes to economic incentives.
"My government will enact legislation which allows duty-free concessions on all construction materials and building supplies used in the construction of business premises and new or refurbished owner-occupied homes in these zones," the speech read.
Almost one year ago Minnis expressed support for the City of Nassau Revitalization Act. He insisted his administration would focus on "the positive transformation of impoverished Over-the-Hill and depressed areas by creating tax-free zones in the poor neighborhoods".
"Our vision is to revitalize these Over-the-Hill areas by providing Bahamians who live and invest in these areas with exemptions from the payment of customs duties on imported materials, exemptions from real property tax, business license and any other taxes," said Minnis.
The Speech from the Throne also revealed that Minnis' government plans to "encourage and empower absentee landlords to redevelop their ancestral lands and abandoned buildings".

read more »

New administration plans 'rebound' for Grand Bahama

May 25, 2017

The Free National Movement-led government yesterday pledged a "rebound" of Grand Bahama by giving the island a signature brand identity and bringing "strategic" partners who will bring world-class tournaments and competitions to the second capital.
In the Speech from the Throne, read by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, which outlines the new government's plans for the country, the government said it would follow a master plan that has been designed specifically to grow the economy of Grand Bahama.
"My government realizes that a healthy and strong Grand Bahamian economy is vital to the growth and development of the entire Bahamas," the speech read.
"Consequently, my government will establish an investment promotion board to promote Grand Bahama as a place for business and recreation."
It was also promised by the new government to repeal and replace the Grand Bahama (Port Area) Investment Incentives Act 2016.
Also included in the speech was the idea of developing Freeport as an offshore technology hub, a "primary" location for local and international film and television productions, and a financial services center.
The former government made many promises regarding Grand Bahama during its time in office, but did not fulfill many of the things it set out to do.
The new administration has already begun to bring the hammer down on Grand Bahama, starting with an audit of the island's Urban Renewal scheme.
Several contracts were signed under the previous administration that could help Grand Bahama see some economic movement in the near future, such as an agreement with Carnival Cruise Line for a port.

read more »

FNM plans to bolster and modernize tourism sector

May 25, 2017

The Dr. Hubert Minnis-led government offered big promises for the country's tourism sector in yesterday's Speech from the Throne, read by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling.
In the government's mandate for governance, it said its focus will be on ensuring all tourism projects have a "return on investment".
The government, in the speech, also promised to make improvements to New Providence's city area.
"My government will give greater priority to initiatives to enliven and bring excitement to downtown Nassau," Pindling read. "My government will execute plans for the continued refurbishment of Festival Place."
Cruise ship companies that call on the Port of Nassau have for years pleaded with successive governments to improve the conditions at the country's primary cruise port. They have also asked that the island produce more shore excursions that would appeal to cruise passengers.
The previous government had begun the refurbishment of Festival Place, though not much physical improvement of the area is visible to date.
The FNM government's mandate also includes sourcing additional airlift to the country. While the Ministry of Tourism has suggested that New Providence has sufficient airlift for the room inventory on the island, other islands struggle with airlift infrequency and disinterest. The FNM government, therefore, pledged to "enhance the tourism product onshore and to promote its development throughout the out islands".
On the technology front, Minnis' government promised to use technology to further promote The Bahamas islands to the world, through the use of social media and "data-driven metrics". The government also pledged to increase the sales and marketing teams of The Bahamas' tourist offices"across the United States, Canada and Europe.

read more »

Former finance minister urges new govt to control spending

May 25, 2017

Former Minister of Finance Sir William C. Allen yesterday urged the new government to examine the level of spending that got "out of hand" over the past five years under the former Christie administration, despite a significant boost in revenue from value-added tax (VAT).
Speaking with Guardian Business yesterday, Sir William explained that the former government should have been able to reduce the deficit significantly in light of collecting $1.14 billion in VAT from 2015 to 2016.
Sir William appeared as a guest on Guardian Radio talk show "Z Live" yesterday, where he lamented the former government's spending habits.
"It (spending) did get out of hand over the past five years, there is no question about that," said Sir William.
"There must be expenses, which were called recurrent, which really were not."
In February, the Central Bank reported that, despite $761.9 million in taxes being generated during the first half of the 2016/2017 fiscal year, the fiscal deficit increased to $214.2 million for the period.
Sir William said the new government has to look at spending trends over a series of time.
"That is what the government has to look at. They have to do the forensic accounting to see what were the expenses that led to this use of additional revenue we got and still be running a deficit," he said.
Sir William also expressed concern over VAT being compromised under the new administration.
"I would hate to see the VAT compromised too much. That is going to substantially enhance their revenue situation," he said on the show.
He explained that he thinks VAT is roughly 26 percent of government revenue.
"I would hate to see that falling below 26 percent," he added.
Sir William pointed out that the Minnis administration is faced with "some enormous challenges".
"There is an enormous pressure on them because of the weakness in the economy, because of the level of debt already achieved and having to be serviced," he said.

read more »

Protection of homeowners still a priority for FNM govt

May 25, 2017

With mortgage delinquencies sitting above an estimated $600 million, the Free National Movement (FNM) intends to review legislation that would facilitate the protection of homeowners with respect to foreclosures.
In the Speech from the Throne read yesterday by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, the new government plans to address the mortgage crisis facing many Bahamians through legislative reforms and the promotion of home-ownership programs.
As part of its 2017 manifesto, the FNM pledged to enact legislation to provide for a "rent-to-own" program to facilitate home ownership.
The speech pointed to the FNM's intent to continue the development of new government housing subdivisions to address unmet demands for affordable housing.
Under the former Christie administration, a similar promise was made to construct 1,300 homes over the span of five years.
During its 2007 to 2012 term, the FNM launched a $75 million government initiated housing program to assist Bahamians with home ownership and reduced first time homeowners' stamp tax exemption to $500,000.
Government housing programs have been a goal set by both the former Ingraham and Christie administrations, each receiving a share of criticism on the matter.
The FNM reaffirmed some of its former pledges, one of them being a commitment to regulate the long-term, unauthorized occupation of Crown land.
In addition, the speech stated that the FNM would make available Crown land to qualified Bahamians at concessionary rates.
The speech further revealed that the FNM would launch a program of real property tax discounts and rebates for pensioners 65 years or over who qualify.
The speech also stated that the FNM would encourage and empower absentee landlords to redevelop their ancestral lands and abandoned buildings.

read more »

Higgs Johnson associate wins STEP Student Award

May 25, 2017

Jo-Anne Stephens, an associate at full service corporate and commercial law firm Higgs & Johnson, has been awarded the Society of Trust & Estate Professionals' (STEP) Student Award, presented to the STEP student in the Caribbean and Latin American region who achieved the highest average marks in all exams for the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management during 2016. Stephens accepted the award at the annual STEP Caribbean conference in the Cayman Islands earlier this month, adding to an impressive list of top honors from the organization, including four STEP Worldwide Excellence Awards for the highest average scores in Company Law and Practice (July-December 2015), Trust Administration and Accounts (January-June 2016) and Trustee Investment and Financial Appraisal exam (July-December 2016). She also received an award for the highest average score overall in all exams worldwide.
"I am honored to receive this award, and to be a part of an organization of elite professionals who are continually enhancing their knowledge and experience in order to provide superior advice and service to their clients" said Stephens. "I received incredible support from the private wealth team at Higgs & Johnson during the course of my studies and I am proud to be representing the firm and two premier financial centers like the Cayman Islands and The Bahamas in such a positive way."
"Congratulations to Jo-Anne on earning this prestigious award," said Dr. Earl A. Cash, chair of Higgs & Johnson's private client and wealth management practice group. "Her dedication to high professional standards and commitment to the best ideals of the industry make her a high contributing member of our team and one of the future leaders of our esteemed profession."
Stephens joined the Cayman office of Higgs & Johnson in 2015 as a member of the firm's private client and wealth management group. She has years of experience in advising financial institutions, investors and professional advisers on the creation of trusts and ownership structures, international trust and company administration, the creation and administration of pension plans and contentious trust disputes. She also possesses considerable experience in commercial law and litigation and has appeared before the Privy Council in a successful pension plan appeal.
Stephens earned an LL.B at the University of the West Indies before going on to receive a CLE at the Norman Manley Law School. She completed an MBA at the University of Oxford, where she graduated with distinction. She was called to the Bar in her native Jamaica and in the Cayman Islands, where she currently resides.

read more »

Big reforms planned for public sector

May 25, 2017

The Free National Movement (FNM) government has pledged to improve the delivery of services in the public sector and to work "expeditiously" to provide training for all levels of the public service.
In the Speech from the Throne read yesterday by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, the FNM outlined its plans for public sector reform and improved fiscal management.
"We recognize that outdated policies, inattention to the development of human resources, and the acceptance of mediocrity in the performance of duties have led to inefficient delivery of public sector services," the speech stated.
"These agencies exist to provide services, and the public should not be frustrated by inattentive or inefficient workers.
"Accordingly, my government will move expeditiously to provide the appropriate training for all levels of the public service."
In an effort to promote accountability and transparency of fiscal operations, the FNM also pledged to introduce procurement measures to manage public finances for the customs and treasury departments. The FNM plans to establish public procurement regulations under the Financial Administration and Audit Act.
"In this regard, the ministry's (Ministry of Finance) focus would be to improve its systems for public finance management through the procurement of new software applications for the operations of the customs and treasury departments," the speech stated.
However, Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that those systems were already acquired for customs and the treasury. "Substantial reform has already taken place in the Ministry of Finance and the blueprint was left in place for them to execute," said Davis.
The FNM also has plans to give the Department of Statistics (DOS) the autonomy and resources to improve the "timeliness" and "reliability" of information provided to the public.
The DOS is responsible for issuing unemployment, labor force and gross domestic product growth numbers, among other statistics.
The FNM also intends to introduce legislation that would allow the government to meet its international obligations with respect to financial regulation and supervision.
The speech pointed out that this move would include legislation to facilitate the exchange of information for tax purposes "in a manner that has the full support of the private sector".
The government would also advance legislative initiatives to benefit the domestic financial sector through legislation for the establishment of a credit bureau.

read more »

RBDF thanks BTC for its role in the 1980 HMBS Flamingo event

May 25, 2017

On May 19, 1980, the HMBS Flamingo, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) vessel, was attacked and sunk by the Cuban military. This year, on the 37th anniversary of the incident, The RBDF presented a plaque to Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), thanking the organization for its assistance during the crisis.
During a courtesy call, Commodore Tellis Bethel, commander of the RBDF, formally thanked the company for its assistance in helping the 15 dislocated servicemen communicate with their headquarters in the capital. Commander Bethel said, "BaTelCo was able to alert authorities here in New Providence as to what happened. Upon arrival at Ragged Island, they were able to make contact with the operator there, and as a result they were able to bring rescue and support to our men."
In the 1980s BTC was known as BaTelCo and was the sole communications provider throughout the islands of The Bahamas.
Retired Senior Commander Amos Rolle, an HMBS Flamingo survivor, recalled the incident: "Having arrived at Ragged Island at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, we attempted to contact our base using a BaTelCo wireless station at Ragged Island from 1:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m., until we were able to get through to Nassau, where we radio messaged to our commanding officer."
BTC CEO Leon Williams described the courtesy call as another "blue letter" day for the company to be honored by the defense force. He noted that, "It is important for us to keep it in our consciousness that we serve not only to make phone calls, but we serve to protect the national security interests of The Bahamas."

read more »

Castrol Quote of the Day: May 25, 2017
Castrol Quote of the Day: May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

Castrol Quote of the Day: May 25, 2017

"Thinking about servicing?
Now is great time...when you buy
a gallon of 5qt. bottle of 'Castrol GTX' or
'Castrol ULTRACLEAN' and a *FREE 'GUNK'
FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER!"
*(Certain Restrictions Apply).

read more »

ALIV Donates to BPSSOY 2017

May 24, 2017

The main ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at 6:00pm

read more »

MOT writing to Fyre Festival organizers in attempt to initiate vendor payments

May 24, 2017

Director General of the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) Joy Jibrilu told Guardian Business the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has so far not been in contact with her ministry regarding the Fyre Festival, in light of reports that the festival is now under the microscope of the federal agency.
She added that it likely has no reason to need the input of the MOT, given that Fyre Festival was a private event.
The New York Times has reported that the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York are looking into whether the organizers committed mail, wire and securities fraud. That information came from a New York Times confidential source.
In the wake of the Fyre Festival controversy, Jibrilu said the MOT is writing a formal letter to the event's organizers to see if they will settle the bills of many Exumians who were engaged to provide services on the island. There are reports of bills owed by Fyre Festival organizers in the hundreds of thousands.
But it is likely those local vendors will have to sit and watch as festival founders Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule navigate a gauntlet of lawsuits filed against them in the weeks after Fyre Festival.
Tickets to the event ranged from the low thousands to the high hundreds of thousands, and it has been reported that organizers brought on several investors who now want to be compensated.
Meantime, the ministry is hoping that it can somehow get Exumians and other local vendors paid for services rendered.
"All we can do is assist on behalf of Bahamians," said Jibrilu.
"We have been reaching out to the organizers, but there is nothing we can do.
"We're getting a list of all who are owed money and putting it in a formal letter to the organizers. We can't do much more than that... it was a private contract."
Ja Rule and McFarland have become infamous via their association with a festival that made grandiose promises and failed to deliver, even as concert goers arrived on Great Exuma for a festival that would never be.
Jibrilu said the Ministry of Tourism continues to be dismayed by the negative press associated with the failed Fyre Festival, even though The Bahamas was merely a destination for the event and not party to the planning, marketing or execution.
"As I keep saying, it wasn't our event," she said. "We help with logistics; we can't take on the issues."

read more »

BTC ready for 2017 hurricane season yet to complete repairs related to Hurricane Matthew

May 24, 2017

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has invested $1 million in power generation throughout the country in preparation for the 2017 hurricane season, and continues to roll out and expand its fiber optic network throughout the country - a buffer against lost service during major storms.
In a press release issued yesterday, BTC said it has completed its "checks and balances" to ensure that its network and service withstand the impact of major hurricanes like those The Bahamas endured in 2015 and 2016.
But the release also revealed that BTC has yet to complete repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
"We still have small pockets where we have repairs that need to be completed. In those cases we have provided alternative means of communication for our customers, whether through data dongles for Internet or mobile devices for voice services," said BTC CEO Leon Williams.
According to BTC, it suffered "tremendous" damage to its landline network in the wakes of Hurricanes Joaquin and Matthew.
"We used this as an opportunity to rip and replace our landline legacy platforms in some areas. For instance, Rum Cay now has fiber end to end," said Williams.
"Additionally, we installed fiber services to San Salvador. We are still rolling out fiber services in Eastern New Providence and installing fiber in several communities in Grand Bahama.
"Our biggest concern during hurricanes is usually power. This year, we invested an additional $1 million and installed an additional 30 generators throughout the country. We also test and service our existing generators as a part of our usual routines."
To supplement the physical preparedness of its infrastructure, BTC, along with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, will host a disaster recovery workshop with the business community.
"This year, we want to ensure that we take the message of disaster preparedness and recovery directly to the business community. We're partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to provide more information to our clients," said Williams.
The press release said BTC has partnered with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), where it has three team members assigned as liaison officers.
"For the first time, NEMA used our network to send important public announcements during Hurricane Matthew," Williams said.
"We will again extend this opportunity to them to reach customers throughout the country. Additionally, this year, in the event of a storm, customers will be able to listen and watch a variety of local stations to get updates through BTC's Flow to Go app."

read more »

U.S. gaming company provides state-of-the-art products at Baha Mar

May 24, 2017

Scientific Games, a leading United States-based provider of gaming solutions, has been awarded a 30 percent floor share at Baha Mar's casino, where it provides a variety of technology platforms and products.
The company announced in a press statement yesterday new agreements to provide a range of casino systems solutions, table products, games and platforms at Baha Mar's casino.
The statement said each of Baha Mar's 1,140 slot machines is connected to Scientific Games' iVIEW network and would be using the provider's new iVIEW4 technology.
"This enables operators to easily and quickly change marketing content and publish videos or animations themselves, making the content immediately available to the player through the gaming machine, a kiosk or mobile device," the statement said.
Executive Vice President of Casino Operations and Marketing at Baha Mar Alex W. Pariente lauded the company's partnership to provide gaming technology for the 100,000-square-foot casino.
"We are pleased that Scientific Games is our technology partner at our new sophisticated casino," said Pariente.
"Scientific Games provides us with a one-stop shop, helping us efficiently run our gaming operations while delivering an engaging experience to our international guests."
Scientific Games CEO Kevin Sheehan added that the company's agreement with Baha Mar's casino showcases its ability to "provide a floor-wide gaming experience across an entire casino enterprise".
"Baha Mar is leveraging a variety of Scientific Games' transformational solutions to drive operating efficiencies and offer the best of entertainment to its players - and we are thrilled to be a major technology partner to this long-awaited and spectacular new destination in The Bahamas," said Sheehan.
Scientific Games equipped Baha Mar's casino with a range of popular brands, include TwinStar upright video, TwinStar J43 and the Barcrest platform.
"Baha Mar Casino opened with a Shuffle Master product on many of its 119 card table games, including an array of utility products for automatic card shuffling, such as i-Deal Plus, one2six, i-Score Plus, i-Shoe Auto, iVerify and MD3," the statement said.
"Baha Mar Casino also installed an expansive suite of popular Shuffle Master proprietary table games, including several with progressive offerings to add even more excitement to its sophisticated casino floor."

read more »

Mobile number portability defectors not alarmingly high, reveals BTC

May 24, 2017

Since the launch of mobile number portability (MNP) nearly a month ago, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Vice President Carlyle Roberts said yesterday that there has not been an alarming number of the incumbent's business customers switching over to its competitor.
Speaking with Guardian Business, Roberts said that there have been some switchovers since MNP began.
"We have had about a dozen customers that decided to switch," he said, adding "We have had two that have ported in."
And although he contended that the switchovers were not an "alarming" move, he asserted that BTC does not "even want one customer to port".
"We believe that all customers should remain with us," said Roberts.
"However, we do know that, given there is a choice, some customers would like to explore that option and there are some customers who have been testing the waters.
"So, we have not seen an alarming pattern, but what we are trying to do is quickly encourage customers to understand their options."
Roberts also stressed the importance of educating customers in the business community in an effort to keep them updated on the latest trends, plans and technology available by BTC.
"What is very important to us is that customers know on what levels they should make comparisons or how to make those comparisons, so that they understand where they are getting the best value and partnership opportunities for their business," he said.
Roberts added that BTC will also officially release its new 'Business Premium' and 'Business Executive' plans this week.
The new plans are a part of BTC's new mobile
offerings for start-up businesses and mobile device management.
The BTC executive assured that business customers will be pleased with the new plans.
"We offer a differentiated value, we believe, on three different planes: we have better phones, we have better plans and we have a better partnership with our customers," said Roberts.

read more »

Samsung president set to meet BTC CEO

May 24, 2017

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) recently introduced the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 to the country. On the weekend, BTC began installing experience tables for the Samsung product lines in its stores.
The experience table allows you to touch and feel the entire Samsung device line.
Seong Hyun Lee, Samsung's president for Latin America and the Caribbean, is expected to meet with BTC CEO Leon Williams tomorrow. Both companies will discuss new initiatives and future collaborations.
Williams said, "We value our partnership with our providers. We've worked with Samsung over the years, giving our customers a wide range of lifestyle device options. We look forward to meeting with Samsung this week."
Since its launch last week, BTC has sold almost 500 Samsung S8 devices. The company's device management team has also announced that it will be carrying the device's full keyboard clip-on cover accessory in just a few weeks.
BTC intends to install Samsung experience tables at all of its flagship stores.

read more »

BTC opens three new franchise stores

May 24, 2017

Three more Bahamians became business owners as Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) opened the doors to three new retail experience stores last weekend. The stores are located in Pinder's Point and West End, Grand Bahama and in Guana Cay, Abaco.
BTC CEO Leon Williams said, "We are committed to bringing our business directly to our customers. We are indeed happy to open three new additional stores and we expect to open three more in the coming weeks. Residents in these communities now have more convenient access to BTC."
In 2011, BTC introduced its new franchise operations concept. Six years later, the company now has 34 franchise stores. "We are working with the small business community to create opportunities for ownership. Small businesses, as we all know, are the lifeblood of this economy," Williams continued.
BTC will host grand opening events to officially open these stores. There are also new franchise stores planned for Hope Town, Abaco; Exuma and Eleuthera. BTC has extended its reach to almost 65 stores nationwide. Additionally, the company continues to invest in new technology to meet the needs of its customers. BTC now offers concierge services, online live chat options and bill payments by phone, to name a few.
BTC is the first quad play provider in The Bahamas. The company offers a full suite of landline, Internet, mobile and television services, allowing customers to stay connected throughout The Bahamas.

read more »

Coca-Cola donates 7,000 to Seahorse Institute

May 24, 2017

During the month of April, Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) ran a giveback promotion featuring its Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which resulted in a $7,000 donation to the Seahorse Institute
In the Month of April, CBC, the local producer of Coca-Cola products, launched its first autism awareness promotion in support of Autism Awareness Month. The promotion was designed as a give-back based on CBC's sales of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. For each case of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar sold during the month of April, CBC committed to donating to the Seahorse Institute. The campaign was launched in New Providence and Grand Bahama.
Dr. Michelle Major, director of the Seahorse Institute, expressed gratitude to the company by saying: "Seahorse Institute is very proud to be a partner of the Caribbean Bottling Company. Their dedication and passion to support the growth and development of children with autism and special needs is remarkable. The support from this campaign will allow our students to be able to get the training and materials they require. The Caribbean Bottling Company team is setting the bar for socially responsible corporations in The Bahamas."
"In February, Major and her associate, Andi Strachan, gave us a tour of their facility, introducing their students, showing us their workbooks, and lessons," explained Cara Douglas, marketing manager at Caribbean Bottling Company. "Needless to say, from that time on we were invested in working with Dr. Major and her team."
Douglas continued, "We were challenged to determine how best to increase awareness of the organization, get the community involved with the cause, and assist in fund raising. We are very proud to report that we were able to accomplish all of this for the institution with our month-long Coca-Cola Zero Sugar giveback campaign, with a $7,000 donation! We would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to DigiPrint & Signs for donating the printed materials that supported the campaign."
CBC staff also showed their support by purchasing T-shirts from Seahorse Institute to show their support during the month of April.
Seahorse Institute is a Bahamian non-profit organization founded by Dr. Michelle Major, an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Seahorse Institute provides intensive multidisciplinary intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, language disorders and related behavioral challenges. Autism is a spectrum disorder, a complex neurobiological disorder characterized by varying degrees of impairment in communication skills, social abilities and repetitive behaviors.

read more »

Castrol Quote of the Day: May 24, 2017
Castrol Quote of the Day: May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Castrol Quote of the Day: May 24, 2017

"Clean engine and clean
fuel system...just by a a
gallon of 5qt. bottle of
'Castrol GTX' or 'Castrol
GTX ULTRACLEAN' and
receive a *FREE 'GUNK'
FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER!"
*(Certain Restrictions Apply).

read more »