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Bettering the Bahamas through 'Volun-touism'

ONE of the largest marketers of employee benefits in the United States, Assurant Employee Benefits, is coming to The Bahamas.

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RoyalStar Assurance opens new office

ROYALSTAR Assurance celebrated the grand opening of their new office on JFK Drive under the patronage of Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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IAN FERGUSON: Assessing business readiness for 2016

Throughout October, successful businesses invest time and resources (often with the assistance of external consultants) to prepare their businesses for the upcoming year. Today’s article focuses on a globally respected tool that has become easily accessible to Bahamian businesses serving both international and local customers. The Hospitality Assured Programme has become known for assisting companies achieve outstanding results in their business and service goals.

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BICA stages its first Peer Review workshop

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) has held its first Practice Monitoring/Peer Review Workshop, aimed at preparing licensees that sign off on attestation and assurance engagements for a process that begins this year.

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Adjustments to be made to board appointments

PRESS Secretary Anthony Newbold said “adjustments” will be made to the list of statutory board appointments and committees, adding that despite there being errors inclusive of at least two deceased appointees, he could “absolutely give no assurance”

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Bahamian firm hailsits Majestic honour

Majestic Tours, the Bahamian tour operator, has won Delta Vacations’ 2018 Quality Assurance Award for the 10th consecutive year.Delta Airlines’ vacation provider created the Quality Assurance Award programme to recognize partners that provide outstan

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VAT reassurance 'final impetus' for $100m expansion

PALM Cay’s chief executive yesterday said recent value-added tax (VAT) “assurances” by the Government had served as the “final impetus” to kick-start its latest $100m expansion.Rob Batchelor, Palm Cay’s chief executive, told Tribune Business that the

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Bay Street 'assured' on new Junkanoo bleacher protocol

DOWNTOWN Nassau stakeholders have been “assured a new protocol” will be put in place for Junkanoo bleacher placement starting next year, Tribune Business was told yesterday.Ed Fields, the Downtown Nassau Partnership’s (DNP) managing director, also su

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Policy underpinning key for Institute

A consultant to the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) said yesterday that it was “critical” the necessary policies were implemented to underpin its work, and that Bahamian producers were ensured access to the local market.

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Hollow assurances

Foreign Direct Investment is one of the many tools for economic growth, but Mr. Christie’s assurances that he will “protect Andros” agriculture and fisheries from Chinese Government exploitation rings hollow.

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$3m shortfall in Ministry's school repairs budget

DESPITE the Ministry of Education’s school repair budgetary shortfall of around $3m, Jeff Lloyd says officials will “make it work”.The Minister of Education was also confident yesterday public school repairs would be finished before the start of the

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Government leaders meet with FIFA officials ahead of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup

TWO of the top officials in the world of football met with Acting Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Dr Daniel Johnson and Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson today, and scored their first goal – assurance that government would provide “the highest level of cooperation” as the country prepares to host the FIFA 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas.

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Plenty of fuel - so no need to panic, say suppliers

THE local distributors of Esso and Shell branded gasoline have assured residents they are and will be adequately supplied with fuel during Hurricane Irma’s passage over the Bahamas.

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Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants' suspension lifted

THE Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (BICA/the Institute) suspension from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC/the Federation) has been lifted, BICA’s president announced yesterday.

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'Mother' Pratt well despite social media rumours

CYNTHIA “Mother” Pratt, speaking from her Coconut Grove home last night, wanted to assure the public that she is alive and well. And, like members of the public, she too would like to know when she died. Circulating on social media yesterday was a r

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Shipping company eases fears over move

FREEPORT - THE management of Mediterranean Shipping Company has moved to assure the public of their commitment to both Grand Bahama and the country following claims the company was set to relocate. For more than a decade, the Mediterranean Shipping Compa

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Shipping company eases fears over move

FREEPORT - THE management of Mediterranean Shipping Company has moved to assure the public of their commitment to both Grand Bahama and the country following claims the company was set to relocate. For more than a decade, the Mediterranean Shipping Compa

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PwC Bahamas unveils two accounting partners

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bahamas yesterday announced the appointment of two new partners, Kevin Cambridge and Carlton Cartwright, with effect from July 1, 2018.Prince Rahming, PwC’s territory leader, said: “Our two new partners have exhibited exe

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Airport avoiding strike disruption

The NASSAU Airport Development Company’s (NAD) top executive yesterday said it was “naturally concerned” over the potential for long passenger queues given the liklihood of industrial action by Customs & Immmigration staff, adding that airport officials had been given assurances from agency heads of adequate deployment.


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Ferguson and Bearcats are assured a bowl game

CHRIS Ferguson and the Cincinnati Bearcats are assured a bowl game this postseason and many pundits are speculating where the ‘Cats will end up when the full slate of games are unveiled this weekend.

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