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Draft freedom of information bill released in The Bahamas

May 20, 2015
Draft freedom of information bill released in The Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government released a draft Freedom of Information Bill on Monday that seeks to reinforce “governmental accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision-making”.The bill, which catalogues a long list of exemptions, also seeks to protect...

Commentary: Terrorism on the shores of the Caribbean!

May 19, 2015
Commentary: Terrorism on the shores of the Caribbean! The Bahamas ministry of tourism's website was hacked last week. Apparently, a group out of Tunisia calling themselves the "Fallaga Team" is responsible for the attack. They took over the servers that hosted the websites and posted a few items, as it is reported, and tried to do much more probing.

Islamic group hacked Bahamas websites

May 18, 2015
Islamic group hacked Bahamas websites NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas ministry of tourism said on Friday that several government websites, including its own, were hacked on Wednesday morning by members of a Tunisian Islamist activist group called the Fallaga Team. In a statement, the ministry said all defaced sections of the hacked...

Bahamas to get cyber security training

May 18, 2015
Bahamas to get cyber security training SACRAMENTO, USA -- In the wake of information coming out of The Bahamas which suggests that some aspects of that country’s cyber security network has been compromised, a small team of cyber security experts has decided to hold a free training program on ethical hacking and cyber security...

Book review: From My Heart To Yours: Can Anybody Feel Me?

May 18, 2015
Book review: From My Heart To Yours: Can Anybody Feel Me? From My Heart To Yours: Can Anybody Feel Me? by Bahamian author Kendia Laramore was written initially as a healing tool and a means of liberation from the chains that had bound her and is the harbinger for her autobiography that will be released in the fall of 2015. In the book she recounts her...

Bahamas megaresort at impasse over opening

May 15, 2015
Bahamas megaresort at impasse over opening NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Baha Mar megaresort in The Bahamas and its main contractor are facing an impasse, with the developer of the $3.5 billion project unable to get word on an opening date, and the contractor failing to commit to such a date until Baha Mar makes certain payments...

Bahamas tourism ministry website hacked

May 15, 2015
Bahamas tourism ministry website hacked NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas ministry of tourism's website has been hacked, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie, who said this has "enormous national security implications". Christie made the revelation in the House of Assembly on Wednesday shortly before he said both sides...

Bahamas stunning from all angles, including 220 miles above

May 13, 2015
Bahamas stunning from all angles, including 220 miles above NASSAU, Bahamas -- Forty-six years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, and Buzz Aldrin shared the first photograph from the Moon to Earth, astronaut Scott Kelly is documenting his year in space with photos on Twitter. At the time, Buzz Aldrin’s photos were considered to be...

Top Bahamian cardiologist stars on Dare to Be Great TV show

May 12, 2015
Top Bahamian cardiologist stars on Dare to Be Great TV show FREEPORT, Bahamas -- The Bahamas-based international motivational television show Dare To Be Great recently went on the road to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where host Spence Finlayson interviewed top Bahamian cardiologist Dr. Winston Forbes. The Dare To Be Great TV Show, now in its...

No charges in judicial interference case, says Bahamas AG

May 11, 2015
No charges in judicial interference case, says Bahamas AG NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson on Friday announced that no one will face criminal charges over Agriculture Minister Alfred Gray’s alleged interference in a judicial matter due to what she called the “conflicting nature of the evidence”. “Upon a careful and...

Commentary: The Bahamas in the future: A look at politics

May 7, 2015
Commentary: The Bahamas in the future: A look at politics I felt the need to continue on the trend I haphazardly started last week with regard to The Bahamas and what the future may look like for the church in our daily lives. I also prefaced that submission with the understanding that we can't look into the future in a linear fashion; in that, I mean to say is that...

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Eastern Cuba

May 6, 2015
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Eastern Cuba HAVANA, Cuba -- Heavy rains in the last days caused damage to hundreds of houses, the electrical grid, crops and some roads in the mountainous municipality of Baracoa, in Cuban easternmost Guantanamo province. The torrential rains, some 13.75 inches (35 cm) in two days, caused rivers in the region...

Let's Talk Business: Are you wasting limited training dollars on programs that just don't work?

May 6, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Are you wasting limited training dollars on programs that just don't work? I often say that, when it’s time for a company to start shaving costs, one of the first line items on the budget that quickly gets reduced or cut all together is the training budget. This leaves many human resources professionals with a dilemma: how to spend the limited training dollars they have.

Bahamas power company announcement premature, says opposition

May 5, 2015
Bahamas power company announcement premature, says opposition NASSAU, Bahamas -- Opposition Free National Movement (FNM) deputy leader Peter Turnquest said the Christie administration’s so-called announcement that it has selected PowerSecure Inc. to manage the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is premature, given that the government...

Bahamas union fears power company jobs will be lost

May 4, 2015
Bahamas union fears power company jobs will be lost NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) president Paul Maynard said on Friday that the union is willing to work with PowerSecure International to reduce the cost of electricity in the country but expressed concern that there may be job losses at the Bahamas Electricity...

Bahamas power company management partner announced

May 2, 2015
Bahamas power company management partner announced NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis announced on Thursday night that the Bahamas government has selected PowerSecure International to manage the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity at the state-owned Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC).

Let's Talk Business: Human resources and the boss that knows it all

April 30, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Human resources and the boss that knows it all We are probably all familiar with the term, "leading from behind", but at what point does leading from behind becomes a total waste of time? At what point do we, as human resources professionals, step out from behind if our leadership is making unilateral decisions that can be a detriment...

Commentary: The Bahamas in the future: A look at the church

April 30, 2015
Commentary: The Bahamas in the future: A look at the church So many times we have people complaining about the now, while often times dismissing the future with regard to the cause and effect years later. What typically happens is that, many times, fantasizing about the future based on our current behaviour is unforgivably taken for granted, and we seldom...

Bahamas power company in crisis, says chairman

April 29, 2015
Bahamas power company in crisis, says chairman NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is in crisis mode and faces a worsening situation in the absence of urgent action on energy reform, BEC executive chairman Leslie Miller indicated on Monday. Miller’s latest statements came as thousands of customers...

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

RBC Bahamas subsidiary faces allegations of complicity in tax fraud in France

April 24, 2015
RBC Bahamas subsidiary faces allegations of complicity in tax fraud in France TORONTO, Canada -- The Royal Bank of Canada said on Wednesday that a French judge has referred its Bahamas subsidiary to a French tribunal to face a charge of complicity in tax fraud, while dropping money-laundering allegations. RBC, Canada’s biggest bank by assets, made the disclosure...

Bahamas megaresort confirms another delay in opening

April 23, 2015
Bahamas megaresort confirms another delay in opening NASSAU, Bahamas -- Almost a week after Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian went on a tirade at a gathering of employers in Nassau, there has been relatively little public response to the obviously incensed investor’s commentary, and once again the multibillion dollar Baha Mar resort in The Bahamas...

Bahamas MP defends government decision to withhold fuel leak report

April 22, 2015
Bahamas MP defends government decision to withhold fuel leak report NASSAU, Bahamas -- Amid a growing firestorm over the Bahamas government’s decision to wait more than a year before releasing a report on a Rubis gasoline spill that occurred more than two years ago, local MP Jerome Fitzgerald said on Monday he understands the “reasons and rationale” behind...

Global entry kiosks expand to Nassau US preclearance in Bahamas

April 22, 2015
Global entry kiosks expand to Nassau US preclearance in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- US Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to the Nassau Preclearance facility at Lynden Pindling International Airport. Global Entry, a CBP trusted traveler program, provides expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers.

Bahamas even closer to Florida with new non-stop flights

April 22, 2015
Bahamas even closer to Florida with new non-stop flights NASSAU, Bahamas -- Paradise is even closer with two new non-stop flights for the summer between Florida and Eleuthera and Abaco, two popular destinations in The Bahamas. Wildcat Touring, the leading air charter provider for basketball and other college team sports travels, is introducing two non-stop...

Let's Talk Business: What is your organisation's personality type?

April 22, 2015
Let's Talk Business: What is your organisation's personality type? Every company has a culture. For those of us in business we all know it exist. Whether you are working for a company or running one, it is important to know how culture impacts the performance of your business. Wouldn’t it be useful to put a “name” or description to the various cultures within an organization?

Bahamians become North Pole explorers

April 21, 2015
Bahamians become North Pole explorers NORTH POLE -- Two Bahamians are literally sitting on top of the world and they took The Bahamas’ flag with them, as Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley made the journey to the North Pole – the first Bahamians to ever to take on the courageous challenge. “I was invited by a friend who has lived...

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