Samples of Press Releases

Bud Bahamian Winner Front and Center at FIFA World Cup

Moscow Russia – Football (soccer) enthusiasts from around the world have been glued to their screens as the FIFA World Cup action heats up in Russia. Heralded globally as the most prestigious association tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup has, and continues to attract millions of viewers surpassing even the Olympic Games.

Ahead of this year’s games, a new partnership between Budweiser Beer and the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company gave lucky Soccer fans here in The Bahamas the opportunity to receive the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to watch a FIFA World Cup game live in Otkritie Arena, in Russia.

Hundreds of entries came down to one lucky winner. Anthony Bullard, a native of Nassau was the lucky winner during a live drawing held at Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits, Cable Beach location.
“This has been an amazing experience so far” Bullard gushed from Russia on Tuesday night. “I never thought I’d be a winner and Bud has really taken great care of us. I am having the time of my life and the game between Brazil and Serbia was EPIC”.
Last week Saturday, Bullard along with local sports enthusiast and commentator, Renaldo Dorsett, headed on the 18-hour journey across the globe.

Having made a name for himself as a talented sports commentator, Dorsett is one-third of the team of young Bahamian sports enthusiasts dubbed the 10th year seniors; which boasts a following of more than 4 thousand on Instagram. Dorsett helped chronicle not just the game, but the epic experiences for him and Bullard; all courtesy of Budweiser. “We encourage everyone to follow Anthony on his epic trip,” said Manuel Bartolo, Budweiser Marketing Manager for The Caribbean Islands. “He joined scores of winners chosen from around the world to watch the world’s most watched sport LIVE.”

The Fete continues with Presidente

New Providence, Bahamas – This weekend, May 4-6 the streets of New Providence will come alive with the sights and sounds of The Bahamas Carnival Experience. Excitement has been building for months with a series of fetes and concerts which cleared a path for a weekend of fun, and merriment. Now, “The Fete Continues”. In just a few days, carnival fans and Soca enthusiasts from The Bahamas and around the world will flood the streets for the 2018 event which will feature amazing international and local artists.

As has been the case since the start of the local Carnival season, Presidente – will be front and centre for the festivities. Joining the highly anticipated road fever march on May 5th, three Presidente Sponsored Floats will showcase three of Soca music’s biggest and brightest stars.

“We are so excited to have Orlando Octave, Fadda Fox and Farmer Nappy joining us on board the Presidente Music Truck” explained Presidente Marketing Manager, Manny Bartolo, “they’ll treat the crowd to high energy performances all day and be there to interact with carnival goers”.

Since its launch in the local market last year, scores of Bahamian beer drinkers have embraced the crisp and refreshing taste of Presidente, with thousands supporting various Presidente themed events at every opportunity, from the three music vibes tour events to the pre-carnival parties.

“We’ve made it very easy for fans of Presidente to enjoy the Carnival experience” noted Wellington Seymour, Executive Sales & Marketing Manager of The Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company Limited, the local distributor of Presidente Beer. “All they have to do to receive their Presidente t-shirt or bandana is purchase a six-pack of Presidente from any of our Jimmy’s Nassau locations.”.

Saturday’s road fever parade will begin at 10 am leaving from the famed Thomas A. Robinson Stadium and will culminate in a massive Bahamas Carnival celebration Arawak Cay later that night.

“With each event, we work to show our commitment to providing exciting, lively and unforgettable experiences,” said Bartolo. “This weekend will be no exception and we invite everyone to come and enjoy!”

WSC Supports Elementary School Scholars

Nassau, New Providence –The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) prides itself on its ability to give back to the communities it serves. Over the years, the corporation has introduced countless initiatives geared specifically at community and youth development; from its partnership with MIYA Bahamas for ‘Good Deeds Day’, helping underprivileged children, or school visits teaching about water conservation as well as supporting the educational needs.

During a ceremony at WSC headquarters, the corporation’s newly appointed board continued the long tradition of supporting the Bahamas Primary School Foundation. WSC commitment dates back five years with the corporation donating to the non-profit on an annual basis, an effort which now has the support of WSC’s newly appointed board as well.

“As a trained educator and a father, I always jump to assist anytime children are involved”, noted WSC Chairman Adrian Gibson. “I am pleased that WSC has chosen to donate to such a noble cause, one that will impact and build a future generation of leaders and dutiful citizens,” he said.

“We congratulate the organizers for their spirit of community, these persons are setting a sturdy foundation for the building blocks of a better tomorrow”.

Now in its 20th year, the foundation which was established in 1997 recognizes the academic accomplishments of more than two thousand Bahamian students in both the public and private schools in the family islands, offering scholarship opportunities and rewarding students for their contribution to school life, their participation in extra-curricular activities, as well as their community involvement. In 2017 alone, one hundred and ten nominees were chosen from Grand Bahama, New Providence, Abaco, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, San Salvador, Inagua, and Mayaguana were awarded medals, trophies, and scholarships.

“We also owe a great debt of gratitude to our corporate and individual sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible” noted Foundation Chairman Vandyke Pratt. “We salute these individuals and corporate entities that have deemed it to be of great significance to invest in the future of the Bahamas via this program”.

As a corporate citizen and community partner, the team at WSC is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students of all ages and remains committed to its partnership with the Bahamas Primary School student foundation and their recognition of the country’s young people.

Winners of Music Vibes Tour Concert Series receive Presidential Treatment in the DR

New Providence, Bahamas – This past year saw the launch of a new partnership between The Bahamian Brewery and Presidente the Caribbean’s number one beer. A partnership that gave 14 winners the opportunity to experience and enjoy an all-expense- paid trip to the Dominican Republic, VIP Services, Hotel accommodations, fine cuisine and tickets to the biggest Party in the Caribbean!

Following the launch of The Bahamas arm of the Presidente Music Vibes Tour in September, The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company took its commitment, and reputation for providing exciting, lively, and unforgettable experiences to even greater heights. Teaming up with the Caribbean’s number one beer to treat local winners to three days of presidential treatment in the Dominican Republic, with their under-the-cap promotion.

“The Bahamian Brewery has expanded its brands to include some of the biggest lines of beer in the world”, noted Trade Marketing Supervisor Bryan Thurston. “We were amazed at what the Music Vibes Tour and Presidente brought to the table, and at how well the concert series was received by local audiences; and we know our winners could not believe the unlimited Presidente, the hospitality and the concerts they attended!”

The Bahamas Music Vibes tour began in Nassau with sold-out
performances by Reggae superstars Konshens, Dexta Daps and Rap newcomer Kent Jones at the Bahamas Sand Soccer stadium. It then culminated in an International star-studded spectacular, which included Presidente winners from around the region – all 300 of them – including New Providence, Grand Bahama, Aruba, Jamaica and more converged in the Dominican Republic in November for three days of adventure, fun, music and of course, Presidente Beer.

Over a two-week period beginning in October 2017, hundreds of
participants from around the country and the region, popped the tops off Presidente beer to retrieve the codes found under the bottle caps of each bottle they purchased. Customers were then given the opportunity to win Presidente branded goods and a chance to attend the Presidente Music Vibes Tour in the Dominican Republic by simply registering those codes on the official website at www.presidentebeer.com.

The lucky winners were paired with an official tour guide in the DR who accompanied the Presidente fans on a series of daytime activities, ahead of the main event concert, which included tours of the country’s beautiful historical sites and more. As it had been doing all summer long, the three- day concert event united thousands of music lovers from the Latin America and the Caribbean through rhythm.

“This was truly the best concert I’d ever been to, ” said Winner Sean Basden, “ Presidente really rolled out the red carpet for us and the shows were amazing with the largest stage I had ever seen, fireworks, food, drinks and incredible performances” he explained.

For Dennis Palomino, the concert experience deepened his appreciation for different genres of music and the various cultures from around the region. Performers such as Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, and Justin Timberlake hit the stage to provide stellar performances of their greatest hits set to an extraordinary display of lights and sound.

“The lineup was extraordinary, there were so many wonderful artists and we were treated so well. I’m looking forward to the next Bahamian Brewery and Presidente collaboration” he explained.

Junkanoo Community on Grand Bahama Pay Tribute to Motorboat Ferguson with Help From BTC

FREEPORT, Bahamas – The streets of Grand Bahama Island erupted with the sounds of the drums, horns and the shuffle of hundreds of dancing feet as the various Junkanoo groups turned out in their numbers for the annual New Year’s Day Parade, which is the highlight of the holiday season.

This year’s parade, however, was sadly marred by the loss of one of Grand Bahama’s Junkanoo giants in the person Ken ‘Motorboat’

Ferguson who passed away in late 2017 making the event a bittersweet celebration of his life and of Bahamian culture.
Like ‘Motorboat’, BTC has worked to make sure that the art of Junkanoo has grown and become the epitome of showmanship and performance that we have come to expect and love in our annual parades.

“Sadly, this year we lost ‘Motorboat’, he was himself an amazing talent and proved his commitment to the development of Junkanoo in Grand Bahama time and time again,” said VP of Customer Experience Eldri Ferguson-Mackey. “So, this year the parade was to honour his memory and his legacy in this wonderful expression of Bahamian Culture.”

For many years BTC has been the primary sponsor of the annual New Year’s Junkanoo parade on Grand Bahama and this fifth non-consecutive year was no exception. BTC provided thousands in financial funding to the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee –which were used to support numerous groups including Swingers, Classic Dancers,

Showtime Superstar Rockers and Kingdom Culture. BTC also provided Fiber capabilities for live streaming which gave thousands of Bahamians access to the parade via their smart devices.

“As our premier event for cultural expression Junkanoo is a staple of the season,” said Ferguson. “Giving Bahamians an opportunity to showcase their immense talent and cultural pride.”

Visit BTC ‘s Facebook or website pages to see photos and video of the fun-filled night of culture and more.