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Chinese EXIM Bank rejects blame for Bahamas megaresort crisis

February 6, 2016
Chinese EXIM Bank rejects blame for Bahamas megaresort crisis NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) on Thursday dismissed “unfounded criticisms” by people with “ulterior motives” and said it has the best interests of the Bahamian people at heart. There has been some criticism in recent weeks over the lack of progress on the stalled...

Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS

February 6, 2016
Bahamas discusses small business development assistance with OAS WASHNGTON, USA -- Dr Elliston Rahming, Bahamas ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), and Dr Eugene Newry, Bahamas ambassador to the United States, on Thursday met with director Maryse Roberts and Renee Penco of the OAS...

Bahamas government asks for more time on megaresort winding up

February 3, 2016
Bahamas government asks for more time on megaresort winding up NASSAU, Bahamas -- Months after filing a petition to wind up bankrupt megaresort Baha Mar, The Bahamas government, through its attorney, asked a Supreme Court judge on Monday to hold off on the winding up as “positive” signs exist for a resolution to the crisis.

US career criminal fraudster claims Caribbean connections

February 3, 2016
US career criminal fraudster claims Caribbean connections SACRAMENTO, USA -- A 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.

Let's Talk Business: Metaphorically speaking, what type of leader are you?

February 3, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Metaphorically speaking, what type of leader are you? In business, the quest for defining leadership or identifying what makes a great leader can be quite elusive. After all, leadership has been the topic of discussion for centuries and it will continue to be. It’s hard to imagine that, after so many books, research, formulas, steps and the like...

Letter: Nottage's failure a burden to us all!

February 1, 2016
Letter: Nottage's failure a burden to us all! I stood by in absolute horror as minister for national security Bernard J. Nottage spoke about borrowing $300,000-plus for the creation of a parole system for The Bahamas. Everybody with half a mind that cares about The Bahamas is thinking about ways to keep criminals in jail.

Bahamas called on to abandon Privy Council

January 30, 2016
Bahamas called on to abandon Privy Council NASSAU, Bahamas -- Retired Justice Neville Smith QC, said on Thursday the country should not allow itself to become a “hostage” to the Privy Council and recommended that The Bahamas set up its own final court of appeal rather than continue to “perch” on the British government’s doorstep.

Caribbean tourism sector to be enhanced by better health systems

January 28, 2016
Caribbean tourism sector to be enhanced by better health systems PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago is one of six Caribbean countries to benefit from a US$800,000 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) grant to develop and implement a regional tourism health information, monitoring and response system. The other Caribbean nations...

Let's Talk Business: Is outsourcing the right move for your business?

January 27, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Is outsourcing the right move for your business? Outsourcing is certainly becoming more popular and honestly a great option especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs rarely have multiple departments or people handling the day-to-day operations. Usually there is a small team of individuals, with the owner likely...

Bahamas PM says Baha Mar resolution close

January 23, 2016
Bahamas PM says Baha Mar resolution close NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Perry Christie said on Thursday his government is very close to reaching a resolution on the stalled Baha Mar megaresort project in The Bahamas. “I’ve put on a firm understanding that we must solve this matter soon,” Christie said.

Bahamas opposition critical of ministers' reaction to US advisory

January 20, 2016
Bahamas opposition critical of ministers' reaction to US advisory NASSAU, Bahamas -- Shadow minister of foreign affairs Hubert Chipman said on Monday that Bahamas minister of foreign affairs Fred Mitchell and minister of transport and aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin appear more upset that the Christie administration has been “embarrassed because...

Bahamas crime statistics frightening, says US embassy

January 18, 2016
Bahamas crime statistics frightening, says US embassy NASSAU, Bahamas -- US Embassy in Nassau charge d'affaires Lisa Johnson said The Bahamas’ crime statistics are “frightening” and the local crime problem is an issue that needs to be tackled before it begins to have a notably adverse effect on tourism and the country’s economy.

Bahamas foreign minister complains of 'aggressive and intrusive' US foreign policy

January 18, 2016
Bahamas foreign minister complains of 'aggressive and intrusive' US foreign policy NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell suggested on Friday that the United States has a “sometimes aggressive and intrusive” foreign policy, and the government has encouraged US officials to work in partnership “behind the scenes” on issues in The Bahamas to avoid...

More must be done before Bahamas tourism warning lifted, says US official

January 16, 2016
More must be done before Bahamas tourism warning lifted, says US official NASSAU, Bahamas -- US chargé d'affaires Lisa Johnson said on Thursday the fact that the man charged last week in The Bahamas with raping an American tourist was not licensed to operate a jet ski – as was stated by minister of transport and aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin – is “irrelevant”.

It is over, says former Bahamas megaresort board member

January 16, 2016
It is over, says former Bahamas megaresort board member NASSAU, Bahamas -- The defunct Baha Mar multibillion dollar resort development in The Bahamas remains in limbo and, while the Christie administration continues to take a positive public stance on the prospects for the resort, former Baha Mar board member Dionisio D’Aguilar told Guardian...

Bahamas archbishop condemns migrant flogging suggestion

January 14, 2016
Bahamas archbishop condemns migrant flogging suggestion NASSAU, Bahamas -- Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder said the suggestion of flogging illegal immigrants as a solution to The Bahamas’ illegal immigration problem “lacks civility” and indicated that these sorts of pronouncements “speak to a spirit of inhumanity among Bahamians”.

French aircraft manufacturer ATR defends record in Caribbean

January 13, 2016
French aircraft manufacturer ATR defends record in Caribbean NASSAU, Bahamas -- French aircraft manufacturer ATR has confirmed that Bahamasair’s order for five of its aircraft was announced at the Paris Air Show in June 2015, and pointed out to Guardian Business that there are 180 ATR aircraft in operation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Let's Talk Business: Four steps to staying on track with your 2016 business goals

January 13, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Four steps to staying on track with your 2016 business goals Every year companies set business and financial goals, at least they should. Sadly, akin to personal New Year’s resolutions, the steam often runs out pretty quickly when unforeseen challenges enter into the equation. Be prepared isn’t a cliché, it is paramount, especially for small businesses.

CDEMA conducts post Hurricane Joaquin training in Bahamas

January 12, 2016
CDEMA conducts post Hurricane Joaquin training in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas (CDEMA) -- Some 28 technical personnel from the Bahamas National Disaster Management System will benefit from a three-day training course in damage assessment and needs analysis. This training activity will be conducted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency...

Unique Lodges of the World celebrates one year anniversary with five regional properties

January 11, 2016
Unique Lodges of the World celebrates one year anniversary with five regional properties WASHINGTON, USA -- Since its launch in January 2015, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has nearly doubled the number of properties in its impressive collection, including five in the Caribbean and Central America. The collection began with 24 charter members and accepted...

Bahamas national security minister visits FBI HQ for crime talks

January 9, 2016
Bahamas national security minister visits FBI HQ for crime talks NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of national security, Dr Bernard Nottage, met with US officials at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, on Thursday to discuss concerns surrounding the crime problem in The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie said. Christie also said that he (Christie) met with...

The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

January 7, 2016
The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show DETROIT, Michigan -- The launch of the Ultimate Caribbean Driving Experience in the Motor City capital of the world brings a fresh focus to Detroit’s 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). January 11, 2016, kicks off with 1,800 foreign members of the press, then the world’s largest...

Former deputy chief renews call for Bahamas police leadership change

January 6, 2016
Former deputy chief renews call for Bahamas police leadership change NASSAU, Bahamas -- Former deputy commissioner of police Quinn McCartney has renewed his call for a change in leadership in the crime fight following the setting of a new murder record in The Bahamas in 2015, and several serious crimes already recorded for 2016.

Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary

December 31, 2015
Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary NASSAU, Bahamas -- It is now no secret that the prime Bahamian sports group mentioned in an Al Jazeera documentary entitled “The Dark Side” that surfaced over the weekend is The Bahamas' beloved “Golden Girls”, and the anchor for that team in both 1999 in Seville and again in 2000...

Bahamas PM expects 'major move' soon on bankrupt megaresort

December 30, 2015
Bahamas PM expects 'major move' soon on bankrupt megaresort NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said he expects a “major move” on Baha Mar that could see the troubled megaresort completed “early in the new year”. Christie said he has spent much of the holidays working hard on the Baha Mar matter.

Documentary raises doping concerns in Bahamas

December 30, 2015
Documentary raises doping concerns in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- An Al Jazeera documentary has raised concerns in the athletic community in The Bahamas about the possible involvement of two local doctors in the supply of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). A special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, a 50-minute...

Bahamian opposition leader questions why his country is doing business with fugitive fraudster

December 29, 2015
Bahamian opposition leader questions why his country is doing business with fugitive fraudster MIAMI, USA -- Dr Hubert Minnis, leader of the opposition in the Bahamas House of Assembly, has accused his country's government of continuing to conduct business with a "man known to swindle," after information surfaced about former Cayman Islands resident Ryan Bateman.

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