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Bahamasair promotes first women pilots – photos

Captain Gwendolyn Ritchie, captain Gail Saunders and captain Frances Smith are the first women to be promoted by Bahamasair to Dash 8 aircraft captain status. Pictured: Pictured sitting in the cockpit of a Dash 8 aircraft at the Lynden Pindling International Airport from left are: captain Frances Smith; captain Gwendolyn Ritchie; and captain Gail Saunders. (BIS Photo / Letisha Henderson) 

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Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012

Bahamasair announced last week that earlier in the year three female pilots were promoted to Dash 8 aircraft captains, a first in the airline’s history.


Bahamasair

Pictured from left are: Henry Woods, managing director, Bahamasair; captain Frances Smith; captain Gwendolyn Ritchie; captain Gail Saunders; and Captain Paulo Cartwright, director flight operations, Bahamasair. (BIS Photo / Letisha Henderson)

Bahamasair's hangar

Pictured at Bahamasair’s hangar at the Lynden Pindling International Airport from left are: captain Gwendolyn Ritchie; captain Gail Saunders; and captain Frances Smith. (BIS Photo / Letisha Henderson)

During a visit to The Bahamas last month, a team from marine protection group Mission Blue praised the country for its continued commitment to ocean conservation through the 20/20 Caribbean Challenge.

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Ltd an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs has announced the sale of 14 wet and dry barges to a third party in Colombia. The barges are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2012 and will provide the company with proceeds of $20.3 million, of which 50 per cent has been advanced by the buyer.

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