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Standards bureau reveals successes from European regional financing
The national standards bureaus within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) yesterday brought highlights of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Technical Barriers to Trade Programme through video conferencing to the office of the Bahamas Bureau of S...
 
 
Aliv brings local events alive through sponsorship support
Aliv is putting its money where its mouth is by helping to make local events come alive through sponsorship, the company’s Sponsorship and Community Manager Bianca Sawyer told The Nassau Guardian yesterday. Since its launch five months ago, Aliv h...
 
 
Over 5,000 customers migrate to FTTH and Flow TV
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) recently announced that more than 5,000 residents have signed up for its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Flow TV services since they launched last year. The FTTH service enables customers to get unbelievable spe...
 
 
Sufficient airlift to meet demand of Baha Mar’s opening schedule
As a result of the Baha Mar saga that appears to be coming to an end, Senior Director of Airlift Development in the Ministry of Tourism Tyrone Sawyer admitted yesterday that key airline suppliers had lost “some confidence” in the opening of the $...
 
 
Mobile number portability expected to boost Aliv’s market share
Chief Financial Officer at BeAliv Barry Williams told Guardian Business yesterday that in less than four months, the second mobile operator has taken approximately 28 percent of the pre-paid market, and that once mobile number portability (MNP) launc...
 
 
BAMSI expanding teaching regime into beef production, as Brazil ban raises concerns
The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is about to expand into poultry, pork, beef cattle and dairy cattle husbandry and production as a part of its teaching regime, the institute’s director, Godfrey Eneas, told Guardian Busin...
 
 
Cable Bahamas working to fix outage issue; 97% of services restored
Interruptions in Cable Bahamas’ television service hit several islands yesterday, causing disruption to its clients’ regularly scheduled programming. The company released a statement yesterday stating that the malfunction of a piece of equipment...
 
 
Bahamas’ ranking falling in United Nations’ human development report
The new United Nations (UN) report on human development revealed that The Bahamas has suffered a consecutive decline in its ranking over the past four years, placing 58th out of 188 countries in the recently released 2016 issue. In previous reports, ...
 
 
BAMSI signs contract with Androsian entrepreneur
Executives of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) on Monday signed a contract with Androsian entrepreneur Cerone Dean to provide the institute with animal feed produced using specialized techniques. The technology used by De...
 
 
Baha Mar Casino stocked and ready to go, despite lacking casino license
Baha Mar’s casino floor is already stocked with slot machines with bright, colorful, flashing lights. Prime Minister Perry Christie got a glimpse of the casino floor yesterday after joining in the handover of the resort’s temporary occupancy cert...
 
 
The Bahamas bans Brazil beef
Consumers in The Bahamas are being warned not to eat any meat products imported from Brazil. A precautionary ban has been placed on meat products, which include corned beef, being imported into the country from Brazil, effective immediately, accordi...
 
 
BTC ‘will try its hardest’ to make mobile number portability deadline, says Williams
With mobile number portability (MNP) expected to launch on April 25, despite being delayed by nearly two months, CEO of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Leon Williams said yesterday the company “will try its hardest” to make the date. Sp...
 
 
BTC approaching $42 million in damage from Hurricane Matthew
CEO of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Leon Williams revealed yesterday that third-party insurance claims for damage incurred following the passage of Hurricane Matthew have yet to be received; the company is approaching about $42 million in...
 
 
INCSR: Bahamas still a ‘primary’ money laundering jurisdiction
The Bahamas is still a “jurisdiction of primary concern” according to the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), which outlined money laundering as a continui...
 
 
BTC set to unveil ‘limitless’ mobile offers
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has announced that following a recent customer survey, it will be unveiling an upgraded suite of mobile offers. The new “limitless” mobile plans will be as BTC states, “unrivaled in the market”. BTC i...
 
 
Aliv sponsors Coco Chanel conference
Aliv, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, was the title sponsor of the conference “Coco Chanel: the woman, the message” in Freeport, Grand Bahama on March 18. The keynote speaker was Billie Bowe, president and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Servi...
 
 
Customs to probe type of casino equipment imported by Baha Mar
The Customs Department is looking into the type of equipment that has been imported for Baha Mar’s casino, as the department's "prohibited and restricted imports and exports” document on its website notes that the importation of slot machines are...
 
 
AML: Poultry suppliers from Brazil in line with international procedures, standards
Amid a meatpacking industry scandal in Brazil that raised concerns about eating imported meat that might be rotten, AML Foods admitted yesterday that some of its chicken is purchased from Brazil but the company remains “comfortable” that the sour...
 
 
Fisherman laments impact of flats fishing regulations on sector
In a letter addressed to Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray, Captain Matthew Brittain Robinson wrote in distress over certain aspects of the Flats Fishing Regulations 2017, some of which he could not “fathom” and to a lar...
 
 
Aliv takes pride in its corporate culture
If you’ve never been in the offices of Google, Aliv’s headquarters might strike you as a scaled down version of what you might have imagined the search engine and email giant’s offices to be. Aliv’s staff sit in an open floor plan designed o...
 
 
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