Scotiabank using technology to help customers control their money

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Scotiabank on Thursday announced new enhancements to its Alerts feature to give customers more control of their banking. In addition to Transaction Alerts and Security Alerts, the Bank now offers Credit Card Controls. Credit Card Controls is an innovative feature that gives customers the ability to turn their credit card off or […]

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Doppler radar network to be completed by mid-December

Below average hurricane season predicted NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The final two installments for the upgraded Doppler radar network in The Bahamas will be completed by mid-December 2019, according to Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean. Speaking to Eyewitness News Online about projections for the upcoming 2019 Hurricane season, Dean said three new radars were installed in Marsh […]

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BTC JA company wins product of the year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – BTC’s Junior Achievement Company, BTC C.T.R.L (Cultivating The Right Leaders) walked away with bragging rights, winning the annual “Product of the Year” competition. The students prepared a customized, all Bahamian coloring and activity booked aimed at elementary school students. Thus far, the students have sold over 500 copies of the activity book. […]

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Samsung introduces the new Galaxy S10 in The Bahamas

Available April 11th through authorized carriers NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Samsung Electronics is pleased to announce the availability of its new Galaxy S10 series in Bahamas, beginning April 11th through authorized carriers and retailer channels. The Galaxy S10 line is designed to meet the distinct needs of the current market of smartphones and allow consumers to […]

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St. Francis and Joseph School ‘Shockers’ take child protection council’s digital citizens pledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Students of the St. Francis/Joseph Catholic Primary School took the National Child Protection Council’s (NCPC) Digital Citizens Pledge, during the launch of the NCPC’s NetSmartz Campaign on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Pledge encourages adults and students to observe a number of rules as they relate to being “good, digital citizens and students.” […]

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WSC Chairman announces move to digital operations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Adrian Gibson, Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has announced that the utility company is implementing a digital business strategy that is expected to result in an improvement in operational efficiency and a platform that allows customers and suppliers to interact more easily with the organization. “This is a move […]

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Government secures IDB loans for e-services; and for stabilization in the event of natural disaster

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is preparing the country for a digital public service, and for financial stability in the event of natural disasters – both in keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He delivered the Charge during the Signing Ceremony for IDB Loans for: Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen […]

Small Business Development programme launched in Eight Mile Rock

EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA — The Government recently launched its Grand Bahama’s Small Business Development programme in West Grand Bahama at the Eight Mile Rock High School auditorium. After successfully launching the programme in East Grand Bahama last month, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest said he wanted to […]

New Investment Fund Bill a new chapter in Bahamian Financial Services

2019 bill passed in HOA     NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The new Investment Funds Bill, which was passed in parliament on Wednesday, will introduce a “new chapter” in Bahamian Financial Services while attracting new opportunities to the jurisdictions and improving the ease of doing business. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest said […]

Govt. pushing agenda that embraces technology, innovation

NASSAU, Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest said the government is committed to pushing an agenda that embraces technology and innovation as a response to the dynamic times. “This is one of the rationales for the Government’s focus on entrepreneurship. Specifically, we are interested in fostering a culture of entrepreneurship to unleash […]

LPIA sees 3.7M passengers in 2018, up 11% overall

Airport expected to maintain traffic levels in 2019    NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) on Wednesday released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11 per cent over the calendar year […]

CTO projects tourism growth for the region

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas’ rosy projections for tourism growth this year is being backed by The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with forecasts of six to seven per cent growth in tourism arrivals around the region for 2019. “The outlook for Caribbean tourism in 2019 is cautiously optimistic,” said the CTO’s Director of Research & […]

GB Business Outlook to highlight creative industries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With its innovative “Creative Conversations”, the Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO) is putting the spotlight on the value of creative industries, with a focus on the arts.  Scheduled to be held at Freeport’s Grand Lucayan Resort on February 21, the forum is marking its 21st anniversary under the theme “Connecting Resources, Maximizing Opportunities, Transforming […]

PM attends dedication of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

PORT EVERGLADES, Florida – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar were among special guests at the dedication ceremony of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam cruise ship on Saturday. Holland America Line is a division of Carnival Cruise Corporation & plc., the world’s largest leisure travel company. Carnival cruise ships call […]