Samples of Press Releases
New Providence, The Bahamas – Bahamas Waste, the country’s most trusted waste management company is going cashless. This new phase of the company’s operations takes effect on December 1, 2022, providing an added layer of convenience for Bahamas Waste customers.
“Certain aspects of our business have been digital for quite some time,” explained Jasmine Davis, CFO of Bahamas Waste. “With the advent of the pandemic, how we all do business changed dramatically. It has caused many of us to utilize digital platforms for the first time or ramp up utilization. Our customers are accustomed to receiving their bills electronically and many of them already use different forms of digital payments.”
The move to a cashless environment is collaborative with local agency Cash N’ Go and is part of our company’s overall strategy to digitize our business. “Partnering with local businesses to provide payment options for their customers is a core element of what we do,” said LaMarque Drew, General Manager, Cash N’ Go. “Through virtual wallet payments or over the counter, we provide safe, secure electronic payments that can help reduce theft and increase peace of mind for hardworking Bahamians.”
For Bahamas Waste, the partnership with Cash N’ Go made perfect sense. “This will allow us to move with the times and gives our customers the freedom to pay their bills wherever they are, and customers who absolutely have to pay in cash will have the convenience of using any Cash N’ Go location,” noted Davis.
The company will start transitioning to cashless right away, and is providing 4 options for its customers to use; Cash N’Go services, credit card, online bank transfers, and cheque payments via drop box at the company’s main office. “This marks the beginning of our advertising blitz to inform the community of this change. We invite those wanting to know more to visit our website payment tab for details,” explained Davis. “We would like to assure our customers that in taking this leap we will still maintain our company’s mission to provide a superior customer experience.”
New Providence, Bahamas – One lucky Bud Light drinker is cruising the streets of New Providence in a brand new, fully loaded SUV all thanks to Bud Light. The country’s number 1 imported beer brand wrapped a major campaign that gave beer drinkers the chance to win a 2022 Kia Seltos as part of its Big 3 promotion.
“As a brand, we really wanted the opportunity to give back to our customers,” explained Bud Light Brand Manager for The Bahamas, Nathan Arnett. “Without their support, we couldn’t have been the number 1 imported beer brand and so it was only right that we found a way to repay that support in a big way and so we came up with the Big 3.”
For 3 months beginning this past April, Bud Light drinkers who purchased a Bud Light 3 pack from any Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits location, or any of the other 21 participating locations could enter the drawing. More than 10 thousand entries were received, and on Saturday, July 16 at Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits Nassau street location during a live remote the grand prize winner was officially drawn – with Leroy Rolle announced as the winner.
For 34-year-old Rolle winning the new vehicle answered his prayer. “Winning this car is life-changing,” explained Rolle who says he began swapping out his usual Guinness for a Bud Light once the promotion began. “Once I saw the first sign for the giveaway I started buying Bud Lights basically every other day in hopes of upping my chances,” he said. In the end, Rolle’s consistency paid off with the winning ticket being purchased from Best Deal Wholesale Liquor’s Augusta Street location.
“When I found out I won, I couldn’t believe it,” Rolle gushed. “To go from not having a car to having a brand new car overnight is the best thing in the world right now.”
The SUV comes with a 5-year warranty, a one-year service package, 3-year rust-proofing guarantee, licensing, registration, and a full tank of gas. “It’s been a pleasure planning this promotion,” said Arnett. “We did worry about getting the car here with all the issues with shipping right now – but they got it done and it’s wonderful to have such a worthy winner who really embraced the competition.”
With the Big 3 promotion behind them, Bud Light is already looking to its next major campaign: the 2023 Superbowl. Over the next few months, Arnett says Bud Light fans can expect details of that upcoming promotion to surface. “Bud Light is the official beer of the Superbowl and so we’re excited about our upcoming promotions” he explained. “We plan to continue the trend of giving back to customers in a major way and each time will be bigger and better and we hope fans of Bud Light will continue to support our efforts to provide a quality product and superior experiences as well.”
The name HG Christie – an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate – has become synonymous with real estate excellence in The Bahamas. The company, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year was founded in 1922 by the legendary Sir Harold Christie and has developed a reputation for providing an incomparable selection of property listings throughout the country. From luxury homes and condos, vacation homes, beachfront properties, real estate for development, and private islands – they sell it all.
Since then, the company has expanded from its Miller’s Court Headquarters in New Providence to include ten offices across the country including The Abacos, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, and of course Grand Bahama Island where its operations span over two decades.
“This is a true milestone for us,” explained President and Managing Broker, John Christie, “it’s a monumental achievement for the company which is a family business, I’m now the third generation to help run this business and I’m very proud of that accomplishment.”
As part of its centennial celebrations, the HG Christie team officially opened its brand new office space in the Port Lucaya Marketplace, a move that is preparing the company for what Christie predicts is another exciting time for real estate on Grand Bahama.
“The Bahamas has always been a playground for the rich & famous and though Grand Bahama has had its ups and downs we’re seeing a real upswing” he noted, “we’re actually running out of inventory in New Providence so it’s a great time for real estate in the nation’s second city”.
With major projects in the pipeline for Grand Bahama Island, the opening of the Port Lucaya offices represents a strategic move by the company to position itself to take advantage of the forecasted development. “We’ve had about 3 different locations here on Grand Bahama, but the move to the Port Lucaya Marketplace, puts us in the centre of the island’s major tourist hub,” he went on to explain. “This is a great place for us to be in terms of attracting new clients.”
Part of the strategy has also meant recruiting new talent to buttress the work of the 45 agents who currently make up the HG Christie team. This includes the likes of incoming agent Dylan Christie who brings with him a wealth of knowledge in underwriting, originating, and other due diligence support functions within the industry. As the newest addition to the local team, he says his focus will be on helping HGC evolve.
“In this day and age, everything has moved into the digital space and so we’ve seen so much of the industry become dependent on marketing, video, social media – so I’m excited to help bring that young millennial energy to what we do.”
As the company moves into its next century of operations, its managing broker John Christie is predicting even more growth. “I’m extremely excited about the possibilities of the future. We know what The Bahamas has to offer and we’re looking forward to sharing those possibilities with the world.”
As the global community embraces more sustainable waste management solutions to address the growing environmental crisis, Bahamas Waste is leading that charge locally. From facilitating sanitation and clean-up efforts in the Northern Bahamas post-hurricane Dorian to spearheading clean-up campaigns in inner-city communities in New Providence, Bahamas Waste has become synonymous with cleaning up the environment.
Its partnerships with local environmental organizations like The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) are further proof of that commitment. One need only visit any of the country’s national parks for evidence of the company’s involvement. For more than 20 years, Bahamas Waste has provided waste receptacles, handwashing stations, and portable units at locations such as the Bonefish Pond National Park, which has been key to helping facilitate a pleasant and practical park experience for all visitors.
The company’s most recent collaboration with the BNT occurred this past weekend when the company provided support in the form of skips, toilets, and handwashing stations for two major cleanup events focusing on World Oceans Day at the Bonefish Pond National Park. On Friday, June 10th, the BNT hosted visiting NFL players for a day of clean-up and mangrove out-planting. Supported by Bahamas Waste, volunteer teams were able to remove large household appliances, mattresses, and even heavy equipment from the park site.
A day later on June 11th, the Marshall Road access to Bonefish Pond National Park was cleaned by more than 50 volunteers from RBC and KPMG. Again with the assistance of Bahamas Waste, those teams were able to fill an entire skip with discarded wooden furniture, floor tiles, and cement blocks, among smaller pieces of trash.
“Bahamas Waste has always responded promptly and favorably to any requests we have made for assistance, and we are happy to have them onboard as such a major partner,” noted BNT President Geoff Andrews.
The company’s long history of support of environmental projects has not only helped keep the country clean but has earned Bahamas Waste a reputation as a good corporate citizen.
“We understand and realize the importance of the environment and surroundings and so partnering with NGOs that are transparent and work hard, too, is important to us and our country,” explained Bahamas Waste General Manager, Francisco de Cardenas. “It all started with us offering discounted services,” he said, “and since then we’ve grown from assisting with the occasional beach clean-up to being full-fledged partners.”
The BNT has coordinated countless environmentally-focused activities from beach cleanups to the maintenance of national parks, both in the capital and in the family islands. “Bahamas Waste is a longstanding partner of the BNT,” explained BNT Executive Director, Eric Carey. “Throughout our history, they’ve supported us in many capacities, from participating in volunteer clean-ups to providing in-kind sponsorship and waste management solutions at special events. But they also help us with monetary gifts towards our Parks, Science, and Education programs.”
Over the next several weeks and months, Trust officials say they anticipate that the partnership will continue to grow as the BNT expands its efforts to encourage even greater environmental awareness.
“It’s clear from Bahamas Waste’s commitment and positive response to our initiatives that they recognize the importance of the environment and national parks to our country and our citizens,” Carey said. “We appreciate and thank them for their continual and unfailing support and for being a partner we’re proud to say we can always count on.”
Nassau New Providence, The Bahamas – Plastic pollution has become a global menace, with an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastics entering the oceans every year. However, with an already well-established reputation for protecting the world’s oceans, the Corona beer brand is doing its part to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution and the need to protect local beaches. Just in time for Earth Day 2022, the company launched its first ‘Plastic Doesn’t Belong in Paradise’ series of sunset-themed events.
“Over the past few years, Corona has cleaned up millions of square footage of shorelines across the world and here at home” noted Nathan Arnett, Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits, Brand Manager for AB-InBev, the parent company of Corona and other popular beer brands. “It has always been part of Corona’s mission to help eliminate marine pollution, and more specifically plastic pollution. Our packaging we use is environmentally friendly as well”.
Last Friday’s event held at the Tiki Bikini Hut on Junkanoo Beach in Nassau gave both tourists and visitors alike the opportunity to learn about the company’s efforts while enjoying a beautiful Bahamian sunset and a Corona beer for free.
More than just a traditional happy hour, however, the event served as a precursor to a major beach cleanup held at the Coral Harbour Beach on Saturday, April 23 which attracted scores of volunteers who helped collect some 30 bags of trash.
“While it’s always disheartening to see the amount of trash that accumulates on our local beaches, we were excited to see the number of volunteers who showed up to participate.,” explained Arnett who revealed plans by the brand to return to the site again over the next several Saturday’s to continue the cleanup work. “The reality is, that there’s still so much to be done,” he explained. “Other cleanup efforts will feed into the ongoing and multi-phased partnerships between Corona and local non-profit organizations.”
“We’re hoping that our efforts will inspire even more persons to come out and participate in our cleanup campaign. As a country that depends on our sun, sand, and sea as a pillar of our tourism product, we need to do everything in our power to protect our natural environment and prevent plastic pollution”.
By the year 2025, Corona expects to clean up one hundred beaches and eliminate up to one million pounds of waste. “Beaches will always be special to us” noted Alex Sands, AB-InBev Brand Coordinator at Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits. “From tropical oceanside shores to urban riverside parks, they’re where we gather to relax, refresh and live the fine life. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help with protecting our beaches now and for future generations.”
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