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KathWilley replied to the thread Used shipping boxes on the Bahamas forum on August 19, 2014:
FlyElvi initially posted:
Around the end of the month we will have about 90 boxes of several assorted sizes to dispose of. The question is there a place or a need to let others know that they could have boxes in case they were planning a move? Wouldn't like to see them go to waste or recycled if someone could use them.
KathWilley replied on August 19, 2014 with:
Thank you very much! :)
FlyElvi replied on August 19, 2014 with:
KWilley, I will hold for you. I'll call when we get our stuff and try to get as many unpacked as soon as we can. Glad they might be of use!
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Allie0318 replied to the thread Casino Salaries on the Bahamas forum on August 16, 2014:
jk4166 initially posted:
Hi, Can anyone give me a range or idea of what the casino salaries are?
Allie0318 replied on August 16, 2014 with:
Ok I sent you a PM! :)
jk4166 replied on August 16, 2014 with:
Baha Mar
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blackanese replied to the thread moving to Bahamas on the Bahamas forum on August 16, 2014:
blackanese initially posted:
I am a certified Musician and also a teacher... i have been offered a job has music director in a church in Nassau Bahamas. i have some question need some answers. 1. Firstly i have been to the island before and i found it very expensive. why is that so? .2.What is a good salary for a musician there? 3.How safe is Nassau? 4.What entertainment can i find in Nassau? 5. I also want to teacher preferably preparatory school. 6. Accommodation is provided...i need to have an idea as to the salary for expenses
blackanese replied on August 16, 2014 with:
The offer is a permanent position, therefore it would be full time in Nassau
breija replied on August 15, 2014 with:
Congratulations! Have you been given a time frame within which your work permit might be approved? What church (or at least, what area is it in?)? 1. Almost everything you purchase here comes by either boat or plane. There are import duties of 0% to 85% on anything brought into the Bahamas, and soon 7.5% VAT will be added to goods and services. 2. No idea 3. There is a lot of crime in Nassau, but most violent crime is between known individuals. 4. What are you looking for? The water here is beautiful, and there is an abundance of water activities that you could be involved in. There are service clubs you could belong to. There is the Nassau Music Society, and there are a few theatre productions. However, for most music and theatre events, people are most likely to go to the US (primarily Florida). That said, Atlantis does have some great concerts as well. However, for classical or jazz, you would need to go away. There is a bowling alley/entertainment centre, and there are lots of opportunities to go to the out islands on day trips. 5. What grades? There are not really prep schools here, but there are private schools, some of which are also international schools. There is a lot of information that answers a lot of your questions on this forum. Check out some of the other posts for more detailed answers.
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breija replied to the thread Internet cost on the Bahamas forum on August 15, 2014:
FlyElvi initially posted:
What does an internet connection cost and what do most use? Is it bundled with TV?
breija replied on August 15, 2014 with:
Your options are either Cable Bahamas or BatelCo. Cable Bahamas has more options. You can see their options and prices at www.cablebahamas.com. You can choose bundling with TV or separately.
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breija replied to the thread Working at Atlantis on the Bahamas forum on August 13, 2014:
MovingfromCali initially posted:
Hi, I might be taking a position at the Atlantis resort. My fiancé is coming with me but our Gay marriage is not legal there. Any suggestions on how he can find work? He is currently involved with catering, hospital and hotel management. Thanks, any help is appreciated!
breija replied on August 13, 2014 with:
Hi Cali.i I have sent you a PM.
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clcizme replied to the thread Moving from UK to Bahamas on the Bahamas forum:
GirlieGirl initially posted:
I’m VERY excited about a likely move to from the UK to the Bahamas by January 2015. Although my husband and I are not British (I’m black American and he’s Irish) we’ve been living in the UK for 3 years now. Life is comfortable here, but his new job allows him to work remotely. We’re also just ready for the big change. My mom lives in Florida just north of Miami. We’re making the move to be closer to her while living the island dream. I cannot wait to make the big move! :-D I visited the islands a couple weeks ago to explore the terrain and view some homes. We can afford to spend enough to let us apply for residency, so not too worried about that side of things. My biggest concern is whether to live in Nassau or one of the out islands. I’ve done big city living and think I’m ready for a much slower pace of life right by the beach. But am I? And will the people coming to visit us be? I don’t want to live on a crime ridden Nassau of I don’t have to, but just how much am I giving up if I go with Eleuthera or Hope Town or Harbour Island?
clcizme replied on August 12, 2014 with:
Lol, depends on what you consider prime. Most beautiful houses on Princess Isles. Lovely Spanish styled home for sale, marked down to 9 million usd. Fortune bay area is nice too. Lucaya are is nice, depends on what you have a budget for and if you want to be on the water. Bahamia has some great places and Shannon a estates, one close to town, one not, neither on the water. Look on the internet and then come and see all the different areas. GBI is a beautiful place and you will love it here.
GirlieGirl replied on August 12, 2014 with:
Hi clcizme, thanks for your input. Actually looking at youtube videos about GBI right now. Seems like a pretty good option now. My mom is in a wheelchair so visiting me on other islands would be hassle for her. But its an easy ferry ride to Freeport from Miami. So now I'm looking at homes on GBI, see how the prices and neighborhoods look. :-) Question... what would you say is the prime location/neighborhood/community to live in GBI?
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hglucas posted Relocate business to Grand Bahamas on the Bahamas forum on August 11, 2014:
I am thinking of moving my internet business to the Bahamas. I would be interested in talking to someone who has also done this or to someone who runs a business there.
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FlyElvi replied to the thread Generators on the Bahamas forum:
FlyElvi initially posted:
Does one have to have a generator? A lot of rental homes have them and some don't. Are the power blackouts that bad and often?
FlyElvi replied on August 06, 2014 with:
Thank you, just bought a CyberPower to bring with me. Will be arriving next week with family, pets.
plsuh replied on August 04, 2014 with:
APC, CyberPower, and TrippLite are all good consumer brands. Avoid Belkin -- the equipment is OK, but they have discontinued their UPS line so finding parts and support in the future is likely to be difficult. Factor into your budget that you will need to replace the batteries in the UPS unit every two to three years, at about 50% of the original cost of the unit.
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Allie0318 replied to the thread Maternity Care in Nassau on the Bahamas forum:
potentialexpat initially posted:
My wife and I are moving to Nassau in September for a job and are concerned about the available healthcare in Nassau. We are trying to conceive and are trying to research good prenatal care. Does anyone have anymore information regarding this? We are looking for specific suggestions and experiences with doctors/offices/insurances, etc.
Allie0318 replied most recently with:
I'm a Type 1 diabetic as well, 22 years now. I would be really interested to see how everything goes as I will be starting the whole process in the next year - if your wife doesn't mind could you PM me her email I would really love to connect with someone going through the same obstacles! Thanks, Allison
potentialexpat replied most recently with:
Thanks Breija, We're based in CA and have a good OB here that we are planning on keeping in touch with and having an appointment with when we do conceive and whenever we do visit back. We are definitely high risk because my wife is a Type 1 diabetic who has had a miscarriage in the past. Thanks for the well wishes!
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survivor2012 replied to the thread Marriage on the Bahamas forum:
Allie0318 initially posted:
I did have one last question-- if my boyfriend and I were to get married I hear its not guaranteed that I would be approved for a work permit, I even heard that one person has been married for 7 years to a Bahamian and still unable to be approved for a work permit. Does anyone know anything about this? I thought spouses were automatically granted work permits??
survivor2012 replied most recently with:
Sad to say but you're more likely to get your work permit close to the time frame on the website if you know someone or befriend someone who works there and will follow up on your file. I got a work permit in the 1st 6months after I married because me and my husband went to immigration on weekly basis asking for certain people who were supposedly handling my file. It was exhausting but successful. Permanent residence...well that took 2 years from the time my 5 year spousal permit expired.
Allie0318 replied most recently with:
Flamingoer: Tell me about it! I have so many questions for you, lol. I have tried EVERYTHING and applied EVERYWHERE for work. Immigrations is very vague, and obviously I plan on continuing with marriage regardless because I truly love my boyfriend but I have never heard of a country making it so difficult to immigrate. But I have sooooooo many questions for you if you dont mind! Would you mind if I emailed you or do you have facebook?? Good luck with your next meeting with immigrations!!!
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