Turnpage

Please visit our sponsors

RSS Feed
 

News & Press - Oct 15/18

 

Advertisement

The Bahamas Investor

News & Press Archives

 
The Bahamas Investor on facebookFollow The Bahamas Investor on TwitterSubscribe to RSS feeds from The Bahamas Investor

The 2012 Bahamas Handbook, now on sale, is packed full with insightful features, beautiful photographs and rich illustrations that bring the stories to life, reports the jurisdiction's biggest daily newspaper The Tribune. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
The Tribune
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

Bahamas Handbook 2012Dec. 15/11 – THE Bahamas Handbook 2012 is now in stores, offering readers fascinating and little known facts about the Bahamas, its people, culture, economy and history.

In its 626 pages, the handbook is filled with insightful features on the Bahamas, beautiful full colour photographs and rich illustrations that bring the stories to life.

The handbook reveals previously unknown details about the second world war, the general strike of 1958, and the first ever distribution of weapons in The Bahamas.

Readers can discover how German and Italian U-boats stalked and torpedoed Allied freighters in Bahamian waters during the second world war, trying to prevent them from carrying war materials to Britain, and how islanders of high and low station helped to rescue and care for the survivors.

Relive the anger and resentment that led to the General Strike of 1958 and how the Bahamian police force was issued with weapons for the first time in history – as seen through the eyes of a gazetted police officer of the day.

…continue with our excerpt >

This is an excerpt from The Tribune as it appeared on December 16, 2011. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

Go to the source of this post >

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $50 million loan to The Bahamas to support an air transport reform programme, according to CaribbeanPressReleases.com. The modernization requires an overhaul of the existing institutional and regulatory framework. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
caribbeanpressreleases.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

Dec. 16/11 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a US$50 million loan to The Bahamas to support an air transport reform program.

“The Bahamian economy is based on two pillars: tourism and international financial services, both of which are aviation intensive,” said IDB team leader Esteban Diez Roux. “The program will promote the development of safe and efficient air transport in the country following international standards. The air transport is crucial to ensure mobility and transport of goods, services and people in the country, as well as to integrate The Bahamas within the Caribbean region and also internationally.”

Air transport in The Bahamas is provided by 17 international airlines and 5 domestic ones. There are a total of 53 licensed airports in the country. A modern air transport sector needs to provide the greatest connectivity to global markets and invest in its facilities. A comprehensive reform of the existing institutional and regulatory structure will require the implementation of a new legal framework and arrangements for financing and infrastructure management.

…continue with our excerpt >

This is an excerpt from caribbeanpressreleases.com as it appeared on December 16, 2011. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

Go to the source of this post >

Royal Bahamian Police Force receives vehicles worth around $350,000 in total in ceremony held on Wednesday. The donation is part of on-going joint efforts under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

The US Embassy donated six sport utility vehicles valued at around $350,000 in total to the Royal Bahamian Police Force (RBPF) in a ceremony on December 14.

…continue >

Inter-American Development Bank says debt management strategies will be key to The Bahamas' economic sustainability, while the Bahamas Financials Services Board is looking for brand ambassadors, reports the ZNS television news network. Watch the business news round-up here. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

Regional carrier took delivery of the first 34-seat aircraft scheduled to fly on Bahamas-Florida routes. The airplane is the first of a fleet of six ordered by the US company. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
travelagentcentral.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver Airways Corp., a new regional carrier launched with assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, took delivery of its first Saab 340Bplus aircraft today.

Unveiled as the centerpiece of a special launch event held today at the carrier’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport headquarters, the modern, 34-seat aircraft is the first to feature the new Silver Airways livery.

…continue with our excerpt >

This is an excerpt from travelagentcentral.com as it appeared on December 16, 2011. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

Go to the source of this post >
GulfStream International Airlines rebrands as Silver Airways

New name and logo evoke vibrancy and dynamism, say company officials. The brand will be used on all Florida-based services, including those to The Bahamas. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011

Silver AirwaysGulfstream International Airlines has announced that it is adopting a new name and brand: Silver Airways.

Gulfstream International Airlines was founded in May 2011 when Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm, acquired select assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2010. Silver Airways continues the evolution of the carrier under Victory Park.

…continue >

Brazil’s boom is The Bahamas’ opportunity

Partner at Ernst & Young Sao Paulo, Flavio Peppe, addressed Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) members at a lunch presentation held today in Nassau. The Latin American expert said that Brazil's growth presented significant opportunity for the Bahamian financial community. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Despite the worldwide recession, Brazil’s economy is going from strength to strength and the country’s population of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) represent a lucrative opportunity for the Bahamian financial community.

That was the message from Flavio Peppe, partner at Ernst & Young Sao Paulo, who addressed Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) members today in a presentation held at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau.

…continue >

Ferry operators Bahamas Express has announced the service from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama will commence December 16, according to Bahama Islands Info website. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
The Bahamas Weekly
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. Dec 14/11 – Bahamas Express is pleased to announce it will commence operations of its line between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island starting on Friday, December 16th, 2011.

…continue with our excerpt >

This is an excerpt from The Bahamas Weekly as it appeared on December 15, 2011. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

Go to the source of this post >

Bahamian tennis star Mark Knowles has posted photographs from the recent charity event held at Atlantis Paradise Island on his website. Andy Roddick headlined the event, which raised $150,000 for local charities. 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
Mark Knowles' Official Website
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dec. 8/11 (Matt Fitzgerald) – Former US Open men’s champion and world No. 14 Andy Roddick headlined a field of tennis stars at the 11th annual Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational that raised $150,000 for local charities this past weekend at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The event, which entertained a record spectator crowd, has now eclipsed $800,000 in total donations.

Click here for the photos.

Roddick was slated to participate in 2009 but was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was excited to make his debut appearance at the event. “It’s for a worthy cause, so I’m just glad to be here,” the American told The Bahamas Tribune.

“There’s a bigger cause to how well we play tennis this week. Most of us are in our off season, so it’s just fun. I had some in-laws and some friends come down too, so it’s been a great getaway for us. We had some fun too.”

…continue with our excerpt >

This is an excerpt from Mark Knowles' Official Website as it appeared on December 15, 2011. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

Go to the source of this post >
Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hong Kong SAR has overtaken the United States and the United Kingdom to top the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) fourth annual Financial Development Report.

As the first Asian financial centre to achieve this rank, Hong Kong’s position was bolstered by strong scores in non-banking financial services such as IPO activity and insurance.

…continue >

Older Posts >

< Newer Posts

The Bahamas Investor
Administrative Links
  


  © 2018 ETIENNE DUPUCH JR PUBLICATIONS LTD