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British High Commissioner Pays Courtesy Call on Minister Halkitis

ZNS Bahamas - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 20:09

From: Bahamas Information Services

The Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, welcomed Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, British High Commissioner to The Bahamas in a courtesy call at the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

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Minister of Health and Wellness Views Facilities in Cat Island and Long Island

ZNS Bahamas - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 20:05

From: Bahamas Information Services

Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Michael Darville traveled to Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma, October 14, 2021 to make an assessment of medical facilities in those islands. Also traveling with the medical team was Director of Education Marcellus Taylor to view educational facilities in those islands. Pictured are stops in Cat Island — Old Bight, Smith Bay, and Orange Creek. Minister Darville also viewed the clinic at Simms, Long Island. Also on the trip were ACHS Charlene Bain, Dr. Bradia Cooper-Trustham, Nurse Desmonda Henfield, and DPS Donovan Turnquest.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Often Goes Overlooked and Unacknowledged 

ZNS Bahamas - Fri, 15/10/2021 - 18:12

Writer: Tosheena Robinson BSc, MSc

Seeing their tiny, perfect little faces nestled somewhere they shouldn’t be – in the obituary pages – send a poignant message: their life mattered, no matter how short.

Losing a child is perhaps a parent’s or parent-to-be worst nightmare. Although statistics are hard to come by, death notices provide a stark reminder that there are many Bahamian families with empty arms and hearts filled with grief for little ones gone to soon. While October is known for many things, Pregnancy and Infant Lost Awareness Month is rarely among them. Every year, families experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of an infant. It’s a topic so emotionally difficult to discuss, that conversations go unhad as to how family, friends and the community at large can break the silence and help.

Obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr Shamanique Bodie-Williams knows all too well when a baby dies from a miscarriage, the patient’s hopes of being a parent dies too.

“Whether it’s eight weeks or 35 weeks, it is painful. I can not tell you how my heart sinks when I am tasked with having to break the bad news. It almost feels like a little part of me leaves with the patient. I can feel the grief. The unmet dreams and hopes that are wrapped up in that pregnancy. It is devastating,” said the Grand Bahama-based consulting physician who works in the public health system.

A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss that occurs prior to the 20-weekmark. Approximately 10-25 percent of pregnancies may be lost in the first trimester through miscarriages linked to age, issues with the womb, infections, lifestyle habits such as alcohol and drugs, and unknown causes.

“Many time we don’t know what led to the miscarriage. Some pregnancies may not implant in the uterus in a normal way or may not have sufficient hormonal support from the body. Some ladies may not even realize that they have miscarried. Others could have bleeding and cramping as the body attempts to empty the uterus. In these scenarios, the lack of heart tones on an ultrasound signifies a miscarriage has occurred,” said Dr Bodie-Williams who treats private patients at The Medical Pavilion in Freeport and at The Bahamas Women’s Wellness Centre in Nassau.

“Just because you have one miscarriage, it does not mean that you will have another one. Just because you have a successful pregnancy does not mean that you will not have a miscarriage. If you have more than three miscarriages in a row,then you’re risk of a subsequent miscarriage increases. It warrants a discussion with your health care provider.”

Understanding that mothers form a powerful bond with their child while in the womb, Dr Bodie -Williams acknowledged that it’s necessary for bereaved parents to be able to talk openly about their loss. “Patience, support and empathy is important,” she noted. “Losing a child changes who you are forever.”

The doctor encouraged loved ones not to push bereaved parents to “move on,” even in cases when they’ve had other children. Grief, she said, is personal and “doesn’t come with a timeframe.”

“The emotions that you experience when you have a miscarriage are different for everyone and they should be acknowledged and unpacked so that you can heal emotionally. Meanwhile, friends and family should try to understand what it’s like to walk in the bereaved parents’shoes.

Don’t downplay their grief whether the tragedy occurred yesterday or years ago.” On Friday, October 15, the International Wave of Light will commemorate all those who experience loss due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or fetal loss. The event is held yearly on October 15, which is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. During this time, persons across the globe light candles typically from 7 to 8 p.m.

“We must be careful not to treat miscarriages as ‘no big deal,’ particularly in cases where conception was difficult. In miscarriages what’s been lost is the hopes and dreams the parents had for that child,” said Dr Bodie-Williams.

“Some miscarriages you can not prevent. However, I always recommend checking to make sure you are in optimal health before you conceive. See your gynaecologist for a preconception visit so you can optimize your body prior to your pregnancy.”

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Chinese Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Social Services & Urban Development

ZNS Bahamas - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 20:47

Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe at the Ministry’s offices, October 14, 2021.

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234 Haitian Nationals repatriated to Cap-Haiten, Haiti

ZNS Bahamas - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 19:38

At approximately 7:26AM, on Thursday, October 14, a Bahamasair charter flight departed New Providence, for Matthew Town, Inagua. The flight carrying fifty-three (53) males and eleven (11) female migrants, boarded an additional sixty-four (64) male migrants upon arrival into Matthew Town, totaling one hundred twenty-eight (128) Haitian nationals for this repatriation exercise into Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

Additionally, a second Bahamasair flight departed Matthew Town, Inagua at approximately 11:40AM, with one hundred six (106) Haitian males, also en route to Cap-Haitien.

Both groups were heavily escorted by a joint law enforcement team of Bahamas Immigration officers, and marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. All Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols were strictly enforced, as the health, welfare and safety of our officers, law enforcement counterparts, and migrants remain the highest priority in this COVID-19 environment.

The Department of Immigration extends special thanks to the Haitian Embassy for their usual and full cooperation; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Judiciary, the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Social Services, Bahamasair Holdings Limited, the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces, the Island Administrator and, the residents of Great Inagua for their support, resilience, persistence and patience throughout these proceedings.

Further, special recognition and commendation are extended to our team of hardworking and dedicated officers on the ground in Inagua, headed by Assistant Director Stewart Curtis and Superintendent Peter Joseph.

The public is reminded that the Department is committed to executing the mandates of our agency by effectively coordinating efforts with other Law Enforcement agencies, and international stakeholders to ensure compliance with the Statute Laws of our country.

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Prime Minister and Cabinet View Sandals Royal Bahamian Development

ZNS Bahamas - Thu, 14/10/2021 - 00:23

From: Bahamas Information Services

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, cabinet colleagues and the executive team of the Ministry of Tourism, Investment & Aviation toured Sandals Royal Bahamian development today, led by Sandals Resorts International Chairman Adam Stewart and his executive team.

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Government to expunge records of COVID-19 Emergency Orders offenders

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 20:42

From: Bahamas Information Services

In keeping with the government’s commitment to expunge the records of COVID-19 Emergency Orders offenders, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee is accepting applications to have record such offences expunged. On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Ministry of National Security, the committee held a press conference to update the public on the process. Chairman of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee Paul Farquharson announced that the committee is accepting applications for individuals convicted of an offence under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders to have their records expunged. He revealed that of the 200 applicants who have applied to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee to date, 31 individuals have had their records expunged.

Mr. Farquharson, flanked by members of the committee, also highlighted the work of the committee during its two-year tenure. He advised that 27 applications were referred to the Prerogative of Mercy Committee; five were recommended for counseling, and two applications came from individuals who applied too early.

On Grand Bahama, he reported that 28 applications have been dealt with, and a recommendation was made in August to have nine of those records expunged. Additionally, there were another eight applicants for expungement of records on Bimini. The committee was formed in September 2019 with a mandate to review applications and make recommendations for the expungement of records to the Minister of National Security. Its focus has been on young people and first-time offenders.

The work of the committee is part of a regime change that is expected to include an established parole system that would allow some inmates to be released early, with stipulations.

The committee hears applications regarding all offenses excluding murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape, kidnapping and treason, according to the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Act, 2015. The committee can expunge the records of an offender convicted of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, if the quantity was less than 10 pounds of marijuana, two pounds of cocaine, or 20 grams of opium morphine and its salts. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, young people and first-time offenders can have their conviction expunged after two years, rather than the five-year period that applies to others.

Mr. Farquharson again called for eligible individuals to apply to have their records expunged.

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BTC kicks off Small Business Month in October

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 20:20

The month of October has been designated ‘Small Business Month’ across the operations of C&W Communications in the Caribbean. The company which operates the business-focused brands, Flow Business, BTC Business and C&W Business in select markets, will roll out a series of virtual InKnowVation livestreams which started on Friday, October 8th aimed at empowering its small and medium business customers and helping them to grow their businesses in the digital age.

The livestreams will be hosted every Friday, and are being tagged “Small Business Fridays”, with engaging speakers, hands-on workshops, and a chance for participating small businesses to present their business and ideas to win an opportunity to pitch to an expert panel, with cash and prizes totaling $15,000 to be invested in the successful pitches. Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) represent a large segment of businesses across the Caribbean and the implementation of Small Business Month is designed to signal to the SMB Community that the company is putting significant resources behind its commitment to the sector.

As the global COVID-19 crisis continues to severely impact businesses, particularly small businesses, C&W’s business brands are actively targeting small businesses to help them cope with their new reality. Going beyond business connectivity, they offer the digital tools and “Smart Solutions” that SMBs need to stay productive as they adapt and transform their businesses.

Whether it is managing through mandated business closures due to ever-changing COVID protocols, BTC offers digital solutions to help SMBs stay connected and keep their businesses up and running from wherever they are located. Small businesses have also faced challenges in terms of accessing the resources to move their services online and BTC has stepped in to help small business owners to stay connected to their teams and clients remotely no matter where there are located. As part of BTC’s new suite of Smart Solutions, SMBs can launch a new website in less than seven days, with the company covering the design and build, as well as providing 24/7 support after launching the SMB’s website.

C&W Communications CEO, Inge Smidts, issued a mandate earlier in the year to her business teams asking them to expand the company’s current focus on Small Businesses in the Region. Using a model first piloted locally in The Bahamas business, the company has expanded the program to a full month of activities and to cover the wider Caribbean region. Smidts commented, “Our small businesses are relying on us more than ever as we face these unprecedented challenges.

We all must find ways to navigate the pandemic together and we are committed to ensuring that small business owners have the tools they need to keep their businesses up and running and to still grow and expand during this period.”

The weekly virtual InKnowVation: Small Business Fridays livestreams feature an impressive line-up of keynote speakers scheduled for each of the Friday virtual events and include, legendary Barbadian singer, recording artist and entrepreneur Alison Hinds, Tricia Coosal, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturing Association, Jamaican entertainer, recording artist, actor and entrepreneur, Grace “Spice” Hamilton and US-based attorney, storyteller and motivational speaker, Natasha Mayne.

BTC’s Small Business Month will also feature workshops to provide small business owners with the technical expertise they need for their business to thrive in the digital age.

The workshops include engaging presentations on ‘Increase your sales with digital payments” by WiPay General Manager, Christabelle Brown, “Selling to UK, US and Canada through an online marketplace” by Kadion Preston, CEO – CaribShopper, “Boost your brand with an impactful website and social content”, by Hannah Swift, Country Manager – Virgin Atlantic and “Marketing on a dime: Creating cost-effective marketing campaigns” by digital marketing guru and Flow Business ambassador, Keron Rose.

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Breakthrough Spinal Surgery in Freeport heralds’ new approach for healthcare

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 20:17

By: Public Hospitals Authority

A breakthrough surgical procedure performed at the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Freeport, Grand Bahama heralding a new approach to the delivery of healthcare in the Bahamas. An Open Reduction Thoracic Spine Fracture procedure performed on a twenty-year-old male patient at the Rand on Friday, October8th ,2021 marked the first time a complex spinal surgery was performed at that hospital. It also marked the impressive collaboration of surgical teams from the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

Describing the eight(8) hour surgery as successful, Dr. Valentine Grimes, Lead Surgeon and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at PMH credited the successful execution of the surgery on the excellent planning and scheduling between the Surgical Departments at RMH and PMH. He thanked the Administrators of both institutions fortheir support. “The framework is there and hopefully it canbe streamlined going forward so that emergency procedures like this, can be performed in Grand Bahama on even shorter notice,” said Dr. Grimes.

On the actual procedure Grimes added, “We achieved all of our surgical goals,we returned the spine to its normal position and reduced the pressure on the spinal cord; but due to the severity of the injuries, the patient is facing a long road to recovery.

This was a team effort all around.” He also thanked Dr. Athena Bain, a RMH physician, who assisted with surgery and Surgical Technicians Sandra Rolle-Allen RMH, and Adora Hanna, who travelled with him from Princess Margaret Hospital and assisted the surgical team. “We received a lot of support from the surgical team led by Dr. Freeman Lockhart and Dr. Terrel Humes, as well as the Anesthesia and Radiology staff. The Operating Theatre Staff at the Rand are receptive, capable and very willing to assist and learn.”

Grimes went on, “Typically, this type of injury would have been airlifted to PMH for treatment. In this instance it was necessary to travel to Grand Bahama to perform this procedure because there were no beds available at PMH to accept the patient. This type of spinal injury requires a special hospital bed, and the patient and his family were left with only three (3) options; wait until abed was available which could be a matter of weeks or longer; airlift the patient to a USA hospital,or perform the operation in the Rand Memorial Hospital’s state of the art surgical suite, recognizing that time was of the essence in this type of injury.”

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RBDF Congratulates Retired Commander Defence Force on National Honour Award

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 18:48

The RBDF congratulates Commodore Retired Leon Livingstone Smith, who was a recipient of the 2021 National Honours Awards on October 11, 2021. During a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, West Bay Street, Commodore Smith was presented with the Order of Distinction within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, by Governor-General, the Most Honorable Sir Cornelius A. Smith. Also in attendance were his daughter, Mrs. Italia Seymour, and the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King.

Commodore Smith was one of sixteen other deserving individuals recognized on National Heroes Day for the vast contributions they made to the development of the country. The first Bahamian Officer to be appointed as Commander Defence Force, he is the longest-serving Commodore to serve this office from 1983 to 1997.

Throughout his military career, he received numerous awards and accolades, and his career in public life spanned over forty years, and on September 19, 2014, an RBDF Legend Class Vessel bearing his name was commissioned.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is truly grateful for the devoted services of Commodore Smith to the organization and his country. Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King extends congratulations on his behalf of the members of his Executive Command, Officers, Senior Enlisted, and Junior Enlisted members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, to Commodore Retired Leon Smith, on his great accomplishment.

Commodore Retired Leon Smith along with recipients of the 2021 National
Honours Awards on October 11, 2021, during a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
West Bay Street. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman Paul Rolle II)

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Older Persons Month Focuses on ‘Digital Equity for All Ages’

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 17:56

From: Bahamas Information Services

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is celebrating October as Older Persons Month under the theme ‘Digital Equity for All Ages.’ The announcement came at a press conference on Tuesday, October 12, at the Department of Social Services in Freeport. The
intent of the month is to show appreciation for the nation’s elderly and provide them with vital information to keep them current in a digital world. Coordinators of the programme are Deputy Director Charlamae Fernander; Chief Welfare Officer, Brennamae Rolle-Cooper; and administrator of PACE, Dane Bethel-Golaz.

Activities for the month include church service on Wednesday, October 13, at Pro Cathedral of Christ the King. Thursday, October 21, a virtual platform will be held under the theme, “It’s about Equity: The Digital World.” Two main areas will be addressed, namely ‘Coping in this changing world of COVID-19’ and ‘Final Wishes’ dealing with how to prepare a will.

On Thursday, October 28, there will be a West to East Tour. Seniors from all over the island of Grand Bahama will be hosted to a tour of East End. This is for those who don’t necessarily get out and will give them the opportunity to view the reconstruction of the area.

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Health & Wellness Minister tours RBDF Southern Command

ZNS Bahamas - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 16:30

In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic intent for Decentralization of Defence Force
operations,

the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of Health & Wellness, recently visited Matthew Town, Inagua, to see first-hand the conditions of the healthcare facility, and a follow up assessment of the facility where migrants are temporarily detained on the island. Accompanying Minister Darville was the Minister of State for Education, the Honourable Zane Lightbourne, who were all welcomed by Captain Glenn McPhee, Captain SOUTHERN COMMAND. After their tour of the Healthcare and Education facilities, the delegation visited the migrants’ holding facility. It is anticipated that the remaining one hundred and seventy (170) migrants will be repatriated on Thursday 14, October to the Republic of Haiti.

The Minister of Health & Wellness made provisions for a significant supply of unused oxygen- filled tanks to be transported via HMBS Lignum Vitae to Inagua on Sunday 10, October 2021.

HMBS Lignum Vitae is taking up her position within the maritime blockade (Operation Blue Thumb) of our southern borders. The Minister also made provisions for additional medical supplies to be transported via Defence Force aerial support craft on Tuesday 12 October, 2021.The Defence Force aerial support craft continues its routine reconnaissance flights in support of Operation Blue Thumb. The HMBS Matthew Town Deployment Team is currently led by Sub Lieutenant Darius Adams, Base First Lieutenant SOUTHERN COMMAND, who is assisted by Chief Petty Officer Salathiel Simmons. The mission of the SOUTHERN COMMAND is “To ensure continuity of administration, operations, and logistical support for all RBDF missions originating, transiting through or around the Southern Bahamas”.

The RBDF has maintained a vigilant watch with patrol vessels that have been deployed to the southeast Bahamas to strengthen the Force’s posture against the migrant surge. The organization remains committed to collaborating with local and international partner agencies while protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured.

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Centenarian Louise Elizabeth Simmons Celebrates her 100th birthday; Receives Flowers from the Governor General

ZNS Bahamas - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:42

From: Bahamas Information Services

Governor General HE the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith visited the home of centenarian Ms. Louise Elizabeth Simmons and presented her with a floral arrangement and congratulatory letter from Her Majesty the Queen in honour of her 100th birthday today, October 12, 2021. Ms. Simmons is pictured receiving her gifts, and taking a photo with the Governor General and her family.

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Vaccination Centre Schedule for the Period 11th – 16th October, 2021

ZNS Bahamas - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:34

From: Bahamas Information Services

The Ministry of Health and Wellness announces that the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre Schedule for the period Monday – Saturday, 11th – 16
th October, 2021, is now available.

As 11th October, 2021, is celebrated National Heroes Day, all Vaccination Centres are closed. Vaccinations Centres will remain closed until Wednesday, 13th October, 2021. On Thursday and Friday, 14th and 15th October, 2021, Vaccination Centres in New Providence including –

Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road;
 Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym, University Drive;
 Church of God of Prophecy, East Street; and
 St. Anselm’s Church, Bernard Road

will re-open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Vaccination Centre at the University of The Bahamas will be opened on the same dates between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All Vaccination Centres will be closed on Saturday, 16th October, 2021. Members of the public are advised that due to diminishing supplies of the Pfizer vaccine, 1st doses of Pfizer will no longer be offered effective Thursday, 14th October, 2021.

Effective 23rd October, 2021, 2nd doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines will not be offered.

Consequently, the Pfizer vaccine will be made available as a 2nd dose instead. All Bahamians and residents are encouraged not to delay, get vaccinated today.

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“They built the things we love about The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Davis said about the National Honourees

ZNS Bahamas - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:25

By Stirling Strachan

The Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor-General and Chancellor of the Societies of Honour hosted the Investiture of National Honours 2021 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel on Monday, October 11, 2021 observed as National Heroes Day.

His Excellency awarded 16 persons in four of the seven awards categories, which included the Order of the Bahamas, the Order of Distinction, the Order of Merit and the Distinguished Medal award. Receiving awards were Algernon S. P. B. Allen who received the Order of The Bahamas, Mr. Leon Smith; Eugenia Cartwright; Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mr. Rober Sands, the Order of Distinction.

The Order of Merit was received by Mr. Percival Knowles; Mrs. Patricia Meicholas; Dr. Patricia Bazard, Mr. Al Collie; Rev. Copeland Morley; Bishop Mother Vivian Cox; Ms. Celestine Eneas and Mr. Willard Rutherford. Mr. Douglas Hanna; Mrs. Agatha Archer and Captain Patrick Rolle received the Distinguished Service Medal.

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The Association of Bahamas Marinas announces the 2022 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show

ZNS Bahamas - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:13

The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), in conjunction with the International Yacht Brokerage Association (IYBA), and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, is proud to announce the 2022 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show (BCYS), to be held in Nassau, Bahamas on February 24th – 27th, 2022.

The 2022 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show will be one of the top international charter shows in the world, and bring together charter yachts, charter yacht brokers & managers, Bahamian marinas, and Bahamas marine & yacht trade companies.  Yacht charter has increased greatly in the Bahamas in the last ten years, and now plays an integral part in The Bahamas’ boating and yachting tourism, providing millions of dollars to the nation’s treasury in terms of charter fees, and millions directly into the Bahamian economy through direct expenditures.

The goal of the BCYS is to (1) allow charter yachts that charter in the islands of The Bahamas, showcase their yachts and crew to charter brokers and charter managers from around the world, (2) allow marinas and resort properties from around The Bahamas to showcase their individual locations, and (3) allow local Bahamian companies that cater to and benefit from yachts being in The Bahamas, to showcase their products and services directly to the yachts and charter brokers.

This year’s show is based primarily in downtown Nassau and will include the following marinas and properties:

  • Baystreet Marina
  • Atlantis Resort & Marina
  • Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina
  • Nassau Yacht Haven Marina
  • Baha Mar Resort
  • Margaritaville The Point Resort & Marina
  • Albany Marina
  • Lyford Cay Marina

In addition, ABM marinas from throughout The Bahamas will be on hand sharing what makes their Out Island destinations perfect for yacht charters.

The Bahamas Charter Yacht Show is comprised of a partnership with the Association of Bahamas Marinas, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA).  The 2022 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show is Chaired by Joe Dargavage, Partner of The Romora Bay Resort & Marina and VP of The Association of Bahamas Marinas, Ms. Erika Feszt, Assistant Manager of Baystreet Marina, and Ms. Laura Garcia, Partner at United Island & Yacht.

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‘Build Your Best Life’ book presented to Willa Mae Pratt and Simpson Penn centres

ZNS Bahamas - Tue, 12/10/2021 - 22:05

From: Bahamas Information Services

Author Ms. De’Borah Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, presented copies of her book entitled “Build Your Best Life: Understanding the Power of Your Actions and Your Credibility” for the residents of the Willa Mae Pratt Centre for Girls and the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys, October 8, at the Hearing Room, Aventura Plaza.

Ms. Smith took part in the 5th Annual Influencers Summit hosted by Effective Living LLC (Coach Ricardo Miller Sr.) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in celebration of National Youth Month. Ms. Smith was one of the presenters during the virtual summit.  In the photo Ms. Smith is at left with Mrs. Roselyn Dorsett-Horton, Under Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development. 

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