BTC to launch new Bahamian app
Nassau Guardian

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) continues to make meaningful investments in the community. The company is now working along with Bahamian app developer Stephen Brown to create a game just for BTC. Vice President...

Financial literacy project on the cards for Central Bank
Nassau Guardian

The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) announced yesterday its plan to execute a program on financial literacy in The Bahamas. The regulator put out a request for proposals to qualified firms to participate in designing...

RBC making changes to fee, service charges
Nassau Guardian

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Bahamas will be making changes to its fee and service charges for certain banking services effective August 28, 2017. The bank pinned the changes as a move to remain competitive in the local...

No signs of improvement on Grand Bahama, says AML CEO
Nassau Guardian

CEO of AML Gavin Watchorn said there are “no signs of improvement” regarding the economic state of Grand Bahama, but pointed out that the reopening of the Grand Lucayan strip would help to boost business...

Fresh off of Baha Mar tour, PM slated to tour Atlantis
Nassau Guardian

Only one week after touring Baha Mar, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is slated to tour Atlantis and is likely to witness its upgrades, improvements and soon-to-come features. Atlantis has been hard at work in recent...

Vendors disappointed by lack of progress on Potter’s Cay Dock
Nassau Guardian

Potter's Cay Dock vendors are disappointed that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) left office without fulfilling its promise of a new Potter's Cay. And they are similarly dismayed that it seems like the new Free...

‘Service excellence trumps everything else’, Bahamahost graduates told
Nassau Guardian

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Bahamahost held a graduation ceremony for 415 persons from Bahamas Immigration, Treasure Bay Casino, public service drivers, Bishop Michael Eldon High School, Sunland Baptist Academy, Grand...

Centreville residents express concerns during town hall meeting
Nassau Guardian

Centreville constituents expressed concerns about the state of the economy and a possible credit rating downgrade during a recent town hall meeting hosted by Member of Parliament for Centreville Reece Chipman. The more...

D’Aguilar: Not much we can do about cost to enter the country
Nassau Guardian

There may be nothing The Bahamas can do about the expensive nature of flights into the country in the near- to medium-term, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar told Guardian Business yesterday. Meanwhile, this...

Aliv wants smart medicine push
Nassau Guardian

The country’s newest mobile service provider is eying the health services sector by toying with the idea of “smart medicine”. Healthcare, Chief Aliv Officer Damian Blackburn joked, is in Aliv’s DNA....

NHI should not be a one-size-fits-all model, says Sands
Nassau Guardian

The model for National Health Insurance (NHI) should not be a one-size-fits-all model, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday, adding that the debate on what NHI should become has “missed the mark”....

Commonwealth Brewery: Solid financial performance for 2016, positive outlook for 2017
Nassau Guardian

Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL), the industry’s leader in beer, wine and spirits distribution, served up optimism for 2017 despite a challenging economic situation for shareholders at the company’s sixth...

Komolafe: Downgrade threat may ‘motivate’ implementation of structural, policy reforms
Nassau Guardian

While international credit ratings agency Moody’s recently indicated that it has placed The Bahamas’ Baa3 rating on review for downgrade, Chairman of the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) Emmanuel Komolafe...

Biggity bistro focuses on local produce, products
Nassau Guardian

Overlooking Bay Street is a cozy new bistro. The place feels nothing close to its name and the do it yourself decor is far from it as well – Biggity is what it’s called, and it’s an entrepreneur’s...

Pensioners impacted by payments delay at BOB
Nassau Guardian

Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) experienced a delay in distributing pension payments yesterday, which resulted in outrage from pensioners who formed a crowd outside the bank’s main branch along Shirley Street. Managing...

Baha Mar touts impact on tax revenues
Nassau Guardian

Baha Mar continues to be confident in its ability to contribute more than $65 million in direct taxation to The Bahamas annually and more than $100 million annually in combined direct, indirect and induced tax revenues...

Govt agencies participate in workshop on violence in school-aged childrenl
Nassau Guardian

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said based on his observations over the last 23 or 24 years, it has become clear that the violence and trauma being experienced in the country is a testosterone-driven phenomenon....

Pintard: Culture must become national in nature
Nassau Guardian

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said the government has made the decision to ensure that the focus on culture has to be national in nature, as in the past far too many...

Minnis assured Baha Mar will fully open
Nassau Guardian

With China Construction America’s (CCA) deadline for substantial completion of Baha Mar fast approaching, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the government of The Bahamas has only been assured the...

BTC sponsors Global Symposium for Regulators
Nassau Guardian

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was a key sponsor for the Global Symposium for Regulators, which was held in the country last week. The company thought it fitting to support the symposium, which brought together...

Govt to take advantage of opportunities in global shipping industry
Nassau Guardian

The government of The Bahamas will assist wherever possible to ensure that the opportunities that lay within the shipping industry at the global level are taken advantage of. Addressing members of the media following a...

Clearing Banks Association issues ‘mystery shopper’ scam warning
Nassau Guardian

In an effort to promote fraud awareness, the Clearing Banks Association (CBA) issued a notice yesterday about the “mystery shopper” scam, which could result in a victim of fraud being liable for stolen money....

Bahamas lost competitive advantage by being expensive to get to, says tourism expert
Nassau Guardian

A flight to Miami from New York next week is currently half the price of a New York to Nassau flight, but the average distance disparity between both flights is only seven miles. A tourism expert told Guardian Business...

As public sector reforms, private sector will not ignore inefficiencies, says chamber chief
Nassau Guardian

The transformation of the public sector will require the full support of the private sector, CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) Edison Sumner said yesterday at the launch of...

Still no pharmacy benefits under NHI
Nassau Guardian

Almost three months into the primary care phase of National Health Insurance (NHI), there are still no pharmacy benefits under the program, indicating that pharmacies across The Bahamas have yet to sign on board with the...

Still no date when NHI Authority will be officially established
Nassau Guardian

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed yesterday that the board of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Authority has been selected, but there is still no definite date for when it will be officially established....

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