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SCB, BCCEC hold crowdfunding seminar

Prime Minister Perry Christie addressed a seminar sponsored by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation on crowdfunding and SME at British Colonial Hilton last week. 

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Monday, March 27, 2017
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Minister of Financial Services and Local Government Hope Strachan was in Grand Bahama at the end of last week to begin the process of increasing awareness among the business community ahead of the launch of Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal April 6, 2017. 

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Monday, March 27, 2017
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Minister of Financial Services and Local Government Hope Strachan

Pictured: Minister Hope Strachan talks about the Bahamas Trade Information Portal in Grand Bahama March 24, 2017. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

Minister of Financial Services and Local Government Hope Strachan was in Grand Bahama at the end of last week to begin the process of increasing awareness among the business community ahead of the launch of Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal April 6, 2017.

Minister Strachan joined the Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville at a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama to give an update on the project.

She explained that the portal is a joint initiative of the government of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC).

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Eleuthera training centre marks first anniversary – photos

The Centre for Training and Innovation held an open day earlier this month to celebrate one year of operation. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017

The Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), which was created through a partnership with One Eleuthera Foundation and The South Eleuthera Mission, held an open day earlier this month to celebrate one year of operation.

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Bahamas, US sign landmark aviation agreement

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region with the US Federal Aviation Administration yesterday. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region (FIR) with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), March 22 in Nassau.

The government also signed a second document – a Radar Data Sharing partnership.

The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre.

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PM addresses HoA on Baha Mar

Prime Minister Perry Christie addressed the House of Assembly yesterday on the Baha Mar Resort handover. Read his communication here. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Here follows a communication by Perry Christie, Prime Minister and Member of Parliament For Centreville, to the House of Assembly on the Baha Mar Resort handover 22 March, 2017:

Mr. Speaker,
It gives me great pleasure to inform Parliament that yesterday, March 21, 2017 an important milestone of progress was realized towards the successful completion and opening of the mega Baha Mar Resort, with the handover of facilities by the general contractor China Construction to the new purchaser CTFBM Holdings Ltd.

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FS Minister meets with OECD

Bahamian officials including Financial Services Minister Hope Strachan met with officials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France, March 16, 2017. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bahamian officials met with officials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, March 16, 2017.

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Baha Mar ownership transfered to CTF

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie has handed over of the Certificate of Occupancy for Baha Mar resort to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd one month before the official soft opening. Pictured: Prime Minister Perry Christie (centre left) hands over the Baha Mar Certificate of Occupancy, 21 March, 2017 at the Baha Mar property. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie has handed over of the Certificate of Occupancy for Baha Mar resort to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd (CTF) one month before the official soft opening.

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Elite Airways has announced plans to begin scheduled international passenger flights to Bimini during the second quarter of the year according to a leading online aviation industry data provider. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017

ALT TAG HEREMarch 20, 2017 (CH-AVIATION) – Elite Airways (7Q, Portland, ME) has announced plans to begin scheduled international passenger flights to Canada and The Bahamas during the second quarter of the year.

In its application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for exemption and designation to provide foreign scheduled flights ferrying persons, property, and mail, the Maine-based carrier said it aimed to start a 3x weekly return service to Bimini Int’l, The Bahamas, from each of Newark and Melbourne, FL beginning in May this year.

This is an excerpt from ch-aviation.com as it appeared on March 20, 2017. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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Cloud Carib Ltd has announced that it has been selected as the 2016 Veeam Caribbean Impact Partner of the Year by Veeam Software. 

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017

Cloud Carib logoCloud Carib Ltd has announced that it has been selected as the 2016 Veeam Caribbean Impact Partner of the Year by Veeam Software, the provider of solutions that deliver availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

The winners of the 2016 Veeam Impact Partner Awards were announced yesterday.

Cloud Carib is recognized as the Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, Caribbean. This award is granted for demonstrating the best overall performance in areas of revenue, collaboration with Veeam, and proactive selling and promoting of Veeam solutions and adjacent technologies in the Caribbean region.

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Silver Airways today announced it is continuing to further expand its Florida-Bahamas network by starting new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini and one-stop service between Tampa and Bimini on April 20, 2017. 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Silver Airways logoFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silver Airways today announced it is continuing to further expand its Florida – Bahamas network by starting new non-stop service between West Palm Beach and Bimini and one-stop service between Tampa and Bimini on April 20, 2017. This marks the first time Palm Beach residents can travel directly to Bimini island without having to drive to Fort Lauderdale or Miami. In addition, Tampa area travelers will also benefit from the quick, one-stop connecting service to Bimini that this new route provides.

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