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SuperClubs Breezes celebrates 20 years in The Bahamas
Written by BIS   

 SuperClubs Breezes celebrated 20 years in The Bahamas. Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie was in attendance for the event, which was held on Wednesday, September 2. Pictured L-R: Chairman of SuperClubs John Issa; Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Muna Issa; and Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)NASSAU, The Bahamas - After being in The Bahamas for two decades, SuperClubs Breezes marked the occasion with a staff appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony. The event marking 20 years in the country was held on Wednesday, September 2, at the resort. In attendance was Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, who hailed Chairman of SuperClubs John Issa as a pioneer who serves as an exemplar of a hotelier.

“Mr. Issa has been a pioneer in this industry, who has established a relationship with the people who work for his organization,” said Mr. Christie. “He has seen the importance to communicate in a special way because he understands that the most important asset he has is his staff.”

Mr. Issa said that it has been a pleasure doing business in The Bahamas. “During the hustle and bustle of the day, we may not recognize efforts of the members of the team,” said Mr. Issa. “But what has struck me as most important is that more than most of the staff have been here since we established our hotel here, and nearly half have been here even before that.”

Staff members were treated to a three-course lunch, complete with beverage service. Entertainment was provided by Baha Men and Colours Junkanoo Band (which performs at the resort every Friday evening). Several members of staff were presented with awards for their contributions and long service to the organization.

SuperClubs Resorts is a pioneer in the hotel industry having introduced the concept of 'all-inclusive' resorts in l978. In 1995, Breezes Bahamas, previously known as the Ambassador Beach Hotel, was acquired by SuperClubs and underwent extensive renovations transforming into an all-inclusive resort. The resort opened in September 1995.

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After TS Erika: BTC teams up with Bahamas Red Cross to help victims in Dominica
Submitted by Chauntez Wilson   

A home being swept away by flooding in Dominica. The Dominican government is overwhelmed by disaster relief efforts and asking for aid. BTC is asking Bahamians to text HELP to 5200 to donate a dollar to relief efforts.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is sending out a call to customers to join the company and the Bahamas Red Cross in helping Caribbean neighbor Dominica, post Tropical Storm Erika.

Associated Press reports that the Dominican government has sent out requests for aid to "every single leader in this world," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a nationally broadcast speech late Monday. "This country needs all of the assistance it can receive from every legitimate and legal source of funding," Skerrit said.

Answering that plea, BTC has set up a platform to donate to the Government of Dominica’s relief efforts via text message. Customers can text “HELP” to the specially designated number “5200” to donate a dollar to the disaster relief effort.

All funds will be donated to the Bahamas Red Cross, who will in turn direct the aid to its counterpart in Dominica.

BTC CEO, Leon Williams, stated that BTC feels it is the company’s duty as a member of the Caribbean telecoms community, and a corporate citizen to lend help.

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Benchmark Consulting Services CEO now a Certified International Speaker

David Vanhoose with President and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Services, Billie Bowe.FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- President and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Services, Billie Bowe, has added Certified International Speaker to her list of qualifications. Bowe recently graduated from Speaking Empire's, Speaking and Marketing Academy following a one day intense training course held on August 31, 2015 in Clearwater, St Petersburg, Florida.

Speaking Empire's, Speaking and Marketing Academy is internationally acclaimed for empowering business leaders to mold their message and offerings using a dynamic and proven framework. The company is lead by David Vanhoose and Dustin Mathews, also known as The Speakers' Dream Team. Both men have amassed great success as public speakers and are also gurus in the world of sales and marketing. Together, they have made it their life's mission to help entrepreneurs across the world to replicate their success.

In presenting the certificate, President and Partner of Speaking Empire, David Vanhoose, congratulated Billie on her graduation from the course. He said: "You are now part of the Alumni family that includes the top leaders from around the world and from many different fields.”

Already known for her phenomenal ability to motivate audiences, Bowe is now fully equipped to deliver even more powerful presentations. She said: “Now that I am certified, I will be speaking on stages around the world spreading my message, which is to empower women to discover their passion, seek support and learn strategies to realize their dreams, and to share their stories. My belief is that passion equals freedom and freedom allows you to do what you love when you want to.”

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Bureau of Standards and Quality members participate in international workshop
Submitted by Frederick Johnson III   

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Financial Services - David Davis; Minister of Financial Services Hon. Hope Strachan, Miss Arielle Braynen, Bureau’s new Metrologist and electrical engineer, and Dr. Renae Bufford, Director of the BBSQ.QUITO, Ecuador -- The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) recently participated in a “Calibration of Weights” workshop in Quito, Ecuador, from the 10th to 14th of August to provide a unique hands-on training experience for key personnel of the BBSQ.

Praising the progress that the BBSQ (which is a part of the Ministry of Financial Services)has made in pursuing training opportunities for technical officers was Minister of Financial Services, Hon. Hope Strachan: There is a new buzz word in town – “Metrology”; but it is simply the science of measurement.

“At the most basic level of any trading system is metrology – the provision of accurate and reliable measurements. Economies cannot survive in the absence of trade; it is therefore essential that the building blocks of a national quality infrastructure (NQI) - such as metrology and standardization), are correctly put in place to facilitate trade and open market access of goods and services, internally and externally, and also in ensuring consumer protection, and the health and safety of our citizens.” So I applaud the work of the BBSQ in participating in the Calibration of Weights training activity as a step in the right direction in preparing technical officers to meet the demands of a NQI system for our citizens.”

Minister Strachan also noted that the “process of standardization will most likely result in increased trade-flows that would undoutebdly create a stronger Bahamian economy.”

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U.S. Embassy closed Monday in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday
Submitted by the U.S. Embassy Nassau   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181.

General information on Consular services, including procedures for obtaining or renewing a passport or visa, is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website at http://nassau.usembassy.gov.


 
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