International, IT Real Estate News

By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
  On Saturday January 30th the Queen’s Highway, from Spanish Wells to Tarpum Bay, resembled 1-95 more than the sleepy stretch of road that it is normally.A convoy of teachers, students and parents sped up to Tarpum Bay for the Eleuthera Junior Junkanoo Competition. Trucks and cars filled with children, costumes, drums and horns unloaded their contents into the settlement starting around noon. The competition was slated to begin at 2pm, but accounting for island time, didn’t actually start until 4pm.The hum of excitement grew with each school that paraded down the street.  Primary schools began the competition with cute kids in costume and the high schools followed with innovative themes and impressive music featuring traditional cowbells and goatskin drums.The crowds really began to rol...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
   British Musician, and TV presenter,Mylene Klass has caused a huge debate in the UK about a home owners right to self defence when an intruder breaks into their home. Unlike in the US where burglars are fair game upon trespass the British law is a lot more complicated. Myleene Klass was warned by police for waving a knife at teenagers who were peering into a window of her house late at night. She was in the kitchen with her daughter upstairs when she spotted the youths in her garden just after midnight on Friday. She grabbed a knife and banged the windows before they ran away. British police warned her she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon", even in her own home, was illegal. Klass's spokesman, Jonathan Shalit, said the former H...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Jon Hamm and January Jones, channeling their Mad Men characters. Photographed at the Lightbourne House, in Lyford Cay, Nassau, the Bahamas. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz; styled by Michael Roberts. Entering its third season on a fresh wave of Emmy nominations, AMC’s Mad Men is the most stylish—and perhaps best—show on television. Inside its meticulous reconstruction of the precipice that was New York advertising circa 1960, where the men and women of Sterling Cooper smoke, drink, love, and lie, the author learns about the struggle of Mad Men creator (and former Sopranos writer) Matthew Weiner, the casting of Jon Hamm and January Jones as Don and Betty Draper, and the obsession that fuels each episode. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/09/mad...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Lyford Cay International School launched a new advertising campaign to promote their OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, 13th February 2010 (3:30pm) on the school campus.  The campaign features alumni and current students’ educational highlights to encourage parents to make the choice of a lifetime and find out more about the school at the upcoming Open House event.  The latest advert features Shannon Dejong (Grade 12) and Issa Saunders (Grade 11) who recently received their BGCSE Best in Subject awards for English and Spanish respectively at a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education. Former LCIS student Eva Suchecki, who is now studying in Europe, received the French award.  Last year, LCIS students, who selected to write the BGCSE’s, achieved a 95% A to C pass rate result...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Hearing “Islands in the Stream” should inspire you to do more than change your radio station. Before Dolly Parton and the Bee Gees made it the centerpiece of their pop confection, the name more readily sprang to mind as the title of Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel, parts of which he wrote while on Bimini, in the Bahamas, so inspired was he by the islands’ fishing and diving. So warm and yet so chill, the Bahamas has long been a source of legend and lore. A lost underwater continent and a fountain of youth allegedly dwell among the islands, and the beaches themselves can best be described as legendary. Whether your aim is to find a quiet place to pen a bestseller or find a hammock to read one, the Bahamas' some 700 islands and cays fire the imagination and warm the heart and body with t...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
DATE:Saturday March 6th 2010 TIME:Doors Open at 6:30 PM LOCATIONThe Pavilion at The Abaco Beach Resort MORE:Join us for dinner and dancing to music by Abaco's Fire and the Goat Peppers. Door Prizes, Silent and Live Auction, Raffle, Martini Bar, Lionfish Demonstration and more! ~Island Formal Dress~ Tickets $100 per person Reserve a table for 8 for $50 Tickets will be available for purchase in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, or from FRIENDS staff and Board members; or call our office with your credit card. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation,please Click Here. All proceeds from the event go directly towards environmental education in Abaco.Thank you so much for your support! Our work would not be possible without you. For more information: Friends of the Environme...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
The Bahamas National Trust , Abaco Beach Resort, local Artists and corporate supporters have come together to provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to Abaco to view the works of over 30 talented Bahamian artists on January 29, 30 and 31. All proceeds from the Art for the Parks Abaco festival will go to support the six national parks on Abaco. The event will open on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 am and Sunday, January 31 at 12 noon at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children u 12. “Some of the most talented artists in The Bahamas will be displaying original artwork, oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolours, hand turned wood products, dazzling jewelry, and fabulous fabric art. “ said Lynn Gape, Deputy Director of the BNT. Art for th...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
NASSAU, Bahamas (Jan 27, 2010) – Damianos Sotheby's International Realty today announced the opening of 2 new offices one to service Old Fort Bay, Nassau and one in Treasure Cay, Abaco. George Damianos along with his sister and partner, Virginia Damianos, continue their roles as brokers and owners.Old Fort Bay Sotheby's International Realty is a member of the Sotheby's International Realty® global luxury real estate network. The new office, located next to the existing Lyford Cay Sotheby's operation, will focus on the upscale community of Old Fort Bay in Western Nassau. Old Fort Bay Sotheby's International Realty has been selected exclusively by the developer – The New Providence Development Company - to help close out the sale of its limited remaining inventory. With an office fully d...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
If you're looking for a Bahamas Realtor or interested in Bahamas Real Estate please take a minute and view our world. http://invision.sotheby.mindmatrix.net/LiveContent/Items/27258/vxym24xu.syg/index.htm For more information on the Bahamas, please feel free to contact one of the Damianos Sotheby's International Realty Agents: http://sirbahamas.com
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Former New Jersey Governor and administer of the EPA will be keynote speaker at Cape Eleuthera Institute’s conference on small island sustainability. Eleuthera, Bahamas - Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) is pleased to announce that Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and administer of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2003, will serve as the keynote speaker at CEI’s 2010 sustainability conference.  The conference, taking place February 19th-21st, will be the second in the Institute’s series following 2008’s Freedom 2030 conference on sustainable energy.  This upcoming conference will think beyond energy as it relates to sustainable tourism, to consider other basic needs like food, clean water, and waste processing which often present solutions that are ...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Bahamas Humane Society and Lombard Odier presents BHUMANE - A Night with the Arts on Friday, February 5th at Fort Charlotte starting at 6:30pm. Live performances, silent auction and raffles. Dress is White and Aqua.TICKETS: $75.00 until February 2nd after this date prices will go up to $100.00. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event please contact Becky 433 2735 or email humanebecky@gmail.com
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
  Nassau, Bahamas - The 2009 Bahamas International Film Festival opened with the Bahamian film "Children of God" on December 11th and closed with the award winning film, Precious, which was also a premiere screening for The Bahamas on December 17th. The Bahamas Weekly brings you video coverage and interviews on the red carpet with a star of the film, Bahamas' own Lenny Kravitz; the Precious screenplay writer, Geoffrey Fletcher; Jason Guerrasio, Managing Editor of Filmmaker Magazine; and the Founder and Executive Director of BIFF, Leslie Vanderpool. Kravitz, who had his acting debut in Precious came in from the Bahamas' island of Eleuthera where he has a home and is presently working on his next album, Negrophilia. In this interview he speaks about how the opportunity to act in Precious...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Nassau, Bahamas - Soccer, or football, long a catalyst for uniting billions around the world in their passion for the “beautiful game” is once again set to bring people together, this time for more than just bragging rights as to who is the best team. The member clubs of the Bahamas Football Association’s senior men’s league are pleased to announce that it’s all systems go for the “Soccer for Haiti” earthquake relief charity matches to be held on Sunday January 31st 2010 at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.   The event will take place between 1pm and 7pm and will feature games between a Haitian XI and Bahamas XI, and a Jamaican XI and Rest of the World XI. This will be a fun-filled cultural event offering food and drink concessions, musical entertainment, games, competitions and many door...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Paradise Island, The Bahamas - The 10th Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational is now underway in Paradise Island.  Guests met for the welcome reception held on the Royal Deck at the Atlantis, where guests staying at Atlantis gathered near the entrance for a chance to see a passing celebrity. Everyone enjoyed great food and drinks hosted by Jordan Brand in a fabulous environment of shimmering silver lined palm trees with hanging large white lit orbs. DJ MC Lyte spun favorite current hits along with golden oldies throughout the evening that had many guests dancing.  Jordan did not make an appearance at the party. Jordan and the celebrities are on the course today and until Sunday.  The celebrities will be on the course today and until Sunday for this important charity event.  Teeing...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Nassau, Bahamas - The LCIS Interact Club and Student Council wanted to lend their support to the disaster relief in Haiti and decided to hold an “Out of Uniform Day” and “Bake Sale” last Friday.  With the earthquake reaching 7 on the richter scale, the students decided to ask for increments of $7 for those coming dressed to school in red and blue.   The $7,700 raised on the day for the disaster relief in Haiti will be sent to Haiti through the District Disaster Fund of Rotary International.   Grade 11 student, Issa Saunders, President of the Interact Club, commented on the tremendous support they received from the entire community, “The support that we received is truly reflective of the generous and caring nature of our school. Everyone participated and demonstrated their support duri...
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By Insurance CEO
(InsurancePricedRight.com)
In April 2009, the Treasury Department decided to allow life insurance companies to apply for bailout money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In order to qualify for the funds, an insurer had to own a federally chartered bank. Although several companies, including Prudential Financial, Lincoln National, and Hartford Financial, did own such banks and had applied for TARP funds in 2008, the government did not give them any funds at that time, instead focusing on other industries. After the initial announcement, the shares of several life insurance companies rose broadly. This trend indicated that TARP funds would stabilize the life insurance industry, which had suffered severe losses over the past year. Though 12 companies initially applied for aid, just two — Hartford and Li...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
UK overseas buyers seeking retirement or investment made Spain the No.1 place for them to buy real estate abroad. It offered easy access by low cost airlines and affordable property as well as lower costs of living. 2009 saw a change in Spanish real estate fortunes and the withdrawal of the UK buyers interest on a huge scale. It is fair to say that Spain's real estate market is in trouble with UK buyers. The Spanish property market has not only been victim of oversupply and house price falls but also a scandal concerning planning permissions reversals. A survey by overseas property website Homesgofast.com found the number one concern for overseas buyers considering buying  real estate in Spain were fears over planning regulations.   The survey targeted people that had inquired about bu...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
New ESPN program “Pirates of the Flats” features Cape Eleuthera Institute’s bonefish research “Pirates of the Flats,” a new ESPN2 program, visited Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) last spring to learn about the research on bonefish and where they spawn.  The show, hosted by Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, and Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia explores various topics on bonefish in The Bahamas during its eight episodes.  Cape Eleuthera Institute is featured in Episode 3 (“A Bigger Fish”) and Episode 4 (“School of Fish”), scheduled to air January 10th and January 17th at at 9am EST. “We were pleased to host ‘Pirates of the Flats’ at Cape Eleuthera Institute in Spring 2009,” said Karla Cosgriff, managing director of CEI.  “The program provides a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the importance of ...
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By George Damianos, Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent
(Damianos Sotheby's International Realty)
Nassau, Bahamas - After a hiatus in 2009 due to the cratering of the global economy, now in its 6th edition, the Tour of the Bahamas (ToB) presented by Holowesko Partners is back and ready to kick off the 2010 racing season.    Holowesko Partners also confirms the participation of their GARMIN U-23 Professional Development Team.  “We are very pleased to support such a great event, and to provide our riders with a very competitive environment in January in the sun”, said Mark Holowesko.   The Holowesko Partners Garmin/Felt U23 Team is the development program for the Garmin - Transitions Pro Cycling Team.  Featuring 10 of the most talented and promising riders in a generation, the team is poised for some exciting victories in 2010 in both domestic and international races. “It is people l...
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