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KathWilley replied to the thread East Side or West side condo on the Bahamas forum on September 30, 2014:
GirlieGirl initially posted:
Hi there. I and my husband have gone to the Bahamas and looked at great homes. We think we found our dream home on the east side of the island in a quiet gated community of eastern road. Now we're in the process of selling our home in the UK so we can purchase the very large, beautiful home viewed in nassau. We're so excited about relocating there in just a few short months... but I am sort of stuck. A man once told us that living in the "right" community in Nassau was more important than the size of our house or having a nice pool. Indeed during my two trips to nassau to view homes, it became clear that the private communities was where everything was happening and people were meeting each other. My mom and some good friends live just nearby in Miami. However, I am still worried that hubby and I will be stuck on an island, isolated and lonely in a grand home on the east side, with no friends or family. We don't have children yet in our mid 30s... it's just us and two dogs. With this in mind, should I really be looking for a place (condo even) in a community where we can meet people and be closer to shops, restaurants, other expat neighbors that maybe don't have kids? I think the east side is wonderful, but I want to give us the best chance to make some friends and become part of a thriving community as well. And what kind of communities should we be looking at? (budget is around 1m) I welcome any advice on the situation.
KathWilley replied on September 30, 2014 with:
Cable Beach has it all!
Allie0318 replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Personally I love living out east. And I walk every single night right before sunset and have had absolutely no problems at all, so I tend to disagree. The homes off eastern rd especially are gorgeous. There's grocery stores, not too far from the mall, close to PI and there are some really awesome places on Bay St (harbour bay, Lucianos, green parrot, balduccinos). I think out west is nice but I love out east. I will be starting work out in cable beach in two weeks and that's the only reason I'd consider moving west. So I think it just depends who you ask.
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lltvproducer posted CASTING for HGTV Series on the Bahamas forum on September 29, 2014:
ARE YOU CONSIDERING BUYING A HOME IN THE CARIBBEAN? ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURCHASE AN AFFORDABLE SLICE OF PARADISE? This new series will feature average people who fell in love with island living and realized that buying a home in the Caribbean was more affordable than they expected. We’re looking for families, couples or individuals from anywhere in the world who want to share their house-hunt journey. Are you seriously considering moving to the Bahamas or a Caribbean Island and believe that now could be the time to make the move? If you and your family are ready to give up the hectic life of the mainland for the lush beaches, beautiful weather, and laidback living, then we want to hear from you! To apply, reach out to us at: with the following info: - Your full name, current location (city, state), email, contact number/s - The names of the other members of your household - What is your occupation? What are the occupations of everyone else in your family? - Please tell us where you are in your house-hunt: What island are you looking into? Have you looked at homes? Do you have a realtor? What is your timeline for the move? What is your budget? ETC. - What do you and your family LOVE about the island you’re choosing to move to? The more insight you can give us, the better we’re able to get to know you! Thank you for your time… We look forward to hearing from you. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a contest… or a lucky chance to move to the Caribbean for free. We are looking for people who are legitimately considering a purchase in the Caribbean and are willing to let us capture their house hunt on-camera.
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breija replied to the thread Moving to the bahamas on the Bahamas forum on September 24, 2014:
Mjoseph initially posted:
I am planning to transfer to the Bahamas in the tourism industry may I know how expensive renting May be and how is the cost of living out there.
breija replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Mjoseph, This is a really broad question. It is really dependant upon your budget and what you expect. Look at other posts here to learn more about the cost of living. As for rent, it can cost anywhere from $500 per month to $20,000 per month, depending on what you are looking for. Keep in mind that $500 per month may not be in a safe area and that you may need to spend at least $1500 per month, and possibly need to share, in order to be in a safe area. If you are transferring with a larger company and you have a living allowance, this may be much less of an issue. Feel free to PM me with more details so I can give you more relevant feedback.
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debib posted Furnished Room & Private bath with more for rent on the Bahamas forum on September 24, 2014:
I have a 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished place in very desirable Sandyport Marina Village in Western Nassau. I am willing to share with a roommate. We have great kitchen, dining, living room, balcony, washer/dryer, central a/c and more. You would have yoru own private bed and bath. I can send pics. Please email me if you want to know more.
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FlyElvi replied to the thread Once used shipping boxes - FREE on the Bahamas forum:
FlyElvi initially posted:
Have over 60 used boxes, small, medium, large, expandable flat boxes for art, lg posters or flat screen TVs. Last chance before I compact, tape and send to trash!
FlyElvi replied on September 20, 2014 with:
Already taken to Bahamas Waste. Very helpful actually.
breija replied on September 19, 2014 with:
major cardboard recycling is at Bahamas Waste on Gladstone, I believe. However, NPCC on Blake Rd is where the average person can take glass, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard for recycling. MPCC - New Providence Community Centre - not really a church...:-) They are where the Chives restaurant is - across from Bristol Wines and the storage facility.
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Nirvana0708 replied to the thread Looking for IT Consultant job on the Bahamas forum on September 20, 2014:
Nirvana0708 initially posted:
Hello: Just found this site and I've been surfing thru the various comments...extremely informative. Danish expat with permit to work looking for job in IT Industry in The Bahamas
Nirvana0708 replied on September 20, 2014 with:
Thank you... I applied to those places and I'm checking out employbahamians site.... Will keep you posted of the job hunt!??
Allie0318 replied on September 20, 2014 with:
Nirvana I believe I saw some IT related postings at Baha Mar and Atlantis as well so check their websites. Also try I use that site a lot in my job search! If you need anything else let me know!
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ahmedsbt replied to the thread Looking to buy a Cheap SUV on the Bahamas forum:
StefanPI initially posted:
Hello I recently moved to the Bahamas I am looking for a cheap old SUV to use for one year that runs! Thanks
ahmedsbt replied on September 18, 2014 with:
Hi Stefan, Ever considered importing one from Japan? I would cost you a lot cheaper as compared to the local market. You can trust the quality as Japanese vehicles are known globally for their good quality. Find me contact details below and leave me an email for more info. Regards, Ahmed. Manager Export, SBT JAPAN Skype: sbt.ahm3d email:
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ahmedsbt replied to the thread Cars and Driving in the Bahamas on the Bahamas forum:
Dally1963 initially posted:
Hi My husband and I are thinking about moving to the Bahamas for 2/3 years. We currently have a car which we have only had for a couple of years which is worth about £17,000. Is is right that wee had the car shipped across that we would have to pay import tax at around 50-75%? If this is so we may have to think about leasing a car. Does anyone know of a company that does this that I can check out some prices from please. Secondly how long can we drive in the Bahamas on our UK licences. I have heard that we would need to get an international licence. Does this mean we will have to take a test or is it just about filling in a few forms and applying for one. Thanks
ahmedsbt replied on September 18, 2014 with:
Hi, The import duty in Bahamas depends on the value of the car, breakups shown below: $10,000 or less .. 65% duty $20,000 or less .. 75% duty $40,000 or less .. 85% duty.. Duty on commercial vehicles is different.. can pm me for furthers details if required. Regards, Ahmed. Manager Export, SBT JAPAN Skype: sbt.ahm3d email:
Dally1963 replied on July 17, 2014 with:
Thanks for that really useful especially the news that we won't have to sit another driving test!
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ahmedsbt replied to the thread Cars from Japan on the Bahamas forum:
jabina initially posted:
I'm looking for information about buying a car from Japan. I've heard of a lot of people doing it here and I was wondering if anyone could provide any insight -- reputable dealers, horror stories, etc. If the car works, it seems like it could be a good deal. Thanks!
ahmedsbt replied on September 18, 2014 with:
Hey Jabina, I am currently working for SBT Japan, as one of the account managers. As you can already see a positive comment about our company, I would like to tell you that currently we are the largest used car exporters in Japan, exporting more than 10,000 cars globally every month. If you like, you can leave me your number in a pm and I'll be please to give you a call. Or just add me on your Skype and I'll get in touch. SKYPE ID: sbt.ahm3d Hope to hear from you soon.
Allie0318 replied on September 08, 2014 with:
I know SBT Japan has a good rep. My bestie just ordered a really nice Nissan Teana from them she paid about 7 grand including all import duties tariffs etc. It's really nice- navigation, back up camera, clean, the passenger seat even reclines and has a foot rest. Google the company you can view the car online prior to purchasing.
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