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April 23, 2018

Bahamas

Bain Town Homecoming Committee call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bain Town Homecoming Committee Members paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Monday, April 23, 2018. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Bain Town Homecoming Committee call on the Governor General

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis at opening of FOIA Workshop

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – Remarks The Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, M.P. Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas Workshop on the Freedom of Information Act, 2017 at Paul Farquharson Centre, Police Headquarters Monday, 23 April, 2018: Cabinet Colleagues, Hon. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly… Good morning: I thank the…

Students Get Career Experience at Ministry of Public Works

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Friday 20th April, 2018 The Minister of Public Works, the Hon. T. Desmond Bannister congratulated a group of eleventh grade students who participated in the Student Work Experience Programme at The Ministry of Public Works. Under the guidance of a mentor, the programme exposes students to the various career…

Doing What It Takes

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

PM: ‘THE POOR SUFFERS IN CORRUPTION”

Source: Jones Bahamas In the wake of the Prime Minister’s trip to Peru, Dr Hubert Minnis noted that corruption causes about five to ten per cent of a nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  The Prime Minister also made a startling observation with regard to The Bahamas’ GDP. He said, “When you look at…

MINISTRY TO FOCUS ON PRESCHOOLERS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Education is putting funds left over from the last budget to good use by repairs, according to Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold.  “The entire education plant is old and truth is, there really ought to be some new schools built, but we must do a better job in…

ROBERTS SAYS OUR LUCAYA SALE COLLAPSED… AGAIN  

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minister of Works Bradley Roberts is suggesting that  the  sale of  the Our Lucaya Hotel property in Grand Bahama has collapsed. In a commentary to the Media, the former Chairman of  the Progressive Liberal Party  wrote, “It has come to my attention that the now infamous on again, off…

PM SAYS GDP IS SKEWED

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis returned to the Bahamas yesterday where he said the Gross Domestic Product  (GDP)  of The Bahamas  is  skewed.  Dr. Minnis who meet the media after his return from the Commonwealth Heads of Government  Meeting in London, England, said,  “our average income would be reflected  to…

BAIC EXPANDS POP UP MARKET

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)   is expanding  the “pop up farmer’s market” which Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes described in the House of Assembly a few weeks ago as a smashing success. Noting that Health Minister Duane Sands has been publicly campaigning to encourage Bahamians to eat vegetables and…

Rebecca Chapter No. 4 aids Sandilands Rebab. Center

Source: Bahamas Weekly In keeping with its commitment to aid the Robert Smith Ward at Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, Rebecca Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated recently planted a garden of perennials and hibiscus in the Ward’s atrium and also donated goodly numbers of clothing, shoes, socks and underwear…

RBDF patrol craft damages props

Source: Bahamas Weekly HMBS Rolly Gray damaged a set of propellers after departing Coral Harbour on routine patrol shortly after 7 a.m. Sumday morning. The exact cause of the incident is being investigated.  Out of the nine Damen-built patrol craft, seven are operational with one being prepared for routine drydocking.  Rolly Gray had…

Rampage – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly When a silverback albino gorilla becomes one of the three animals mutated to an enormous size, the primatologist who has taken care of him since birth will do anything to find a cure. He must team up with a disgraced genetic engineer to secure an antidote in time to save…

KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB

Source: Bahamas Weekly A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges. Since its inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative of The…

US Chargé d’Affaires pays Courtesy Call on CDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ms. Stephanie Bowers, US Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Nassau paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, on Thursday past. A career Foreign Exchange Officer, Ms. Bowers has held numerous postings in public service throughout the Western Hemisphere. Her career has included appointments…

Lost In Space (Season 1) – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly When a celestial object makes their planet gradually uninhabitable, selected families are launched on an interstellar spacecraft to colonize a new region of the galaxy. On the 24th mission of the spacecraft, an alien entity breaches the hull and forces some of the families to evacuate to a non-native habitable…

Public Sitting of the Road Traffic Authority Board

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Public Sitting of the Road Traffic Authority Board will be held at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Western Grandstand, Room 37, on the 24th April 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The Board will be considering applications for the grant of Self Drive Cars/Scooters, Variations and Private Schedule Omnibus Franchise, in…

BREA Elects New Board, Current Present Returns for 2nd Term

Source: Bahamas Weekly In one of the largest turnouts for an annual general meeting in its history, the Bahamas Real Estate Association elected a new board of directors, returned its president, Christine Wallace-Whitfield for a second term and heard plans that will take the nearly 700-member strong organization in new directions. Among the…

RBDF Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, at podium, addresses the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Grant of Commissions,  Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Government House Lower Grounds.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, presented the awards to the officers; Commander,…

Road Works commence on Culbert's Hill

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public that road works have commenced on Culbert’s Hill. The duration of this project is ten days, not inclusive of the weekend. The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused… Link: Road Works commence on Culbert’s Hill

Toddlers parade through the streets

Source: Bahamas Weekly Epitomizing the 2018 theme, “Let the Children Play,” some danced, sang and clapped as they participated in this year’s Costume Parade. Toddlers and teachers representing twenty-two government pre-schools lined the streets and paraded from Augusta Street to Arawak Cay culminating activities in recognition of Pre-School Week, Thursday, April 19. Clad…

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Group Photo, attached.  The meeting was officially opened by the Queen on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Buckingham Palace to the theme, ‘Towards a Common Future.’  The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 member countries.  (Photo/Courtesy the Royal Family &…

Public Works Minister supports Witness Anonymity Amendment Bill

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, called on members of the House of Assembly to unite in their opposition to murderers, drug dealers and human traffickers, and underscored that Parliament will leave “no stone unturned” in its efforts to empower the courts to convict those who are truly…

Norway's Ambassador presents Letters of Credence at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Norway to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a Presentation of Credentials ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  The Governor General is pictured left, extending a hand in official greeting. …

SRC hosts Gambling Addiction Symposium

Source: Bahamas Weekly The serious effects of gambling and its impact on the well-being of a person’s mental and physical health and productivity in the workplace, were some of the items discussed at the recently held Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s Overcoming Gambling Addiction Symposium held last week under the theme, “Gambling: Fun or Addiction.” …

Skyline – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly If You Think You Can Hide…If You Think You Can Resist…If You Think You Can Survive…You Haven’t Seen The Light. Following a late night birthday party, a group of friends are awoken in the wee hours before dawn by strange blue lights beaming through their penthouse window. These eerie lights…

Women’s issues front and centre stage at CHOGM 18

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is intently involved in the discussion on empowering women and girls in all aspects of personal and community development – at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. According to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, The Bahamas has certainly…

WTTO Projects Bahamas Tourism Growth

Source: Bahamas Weekly Despite the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTO) report that it can take up to four years for the Caribbean to fully recover from the tumultuous 2017 hurricane season, The Islands Of The Bahamas is forging ahead with growing its Travel and Tourism to GDP. Recently, the WTTO launched a…

Bahamasair new direct flights Miami-Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Islands Of The Bahamas is the closest landfall from the U.S. mainland and a mere 50 miles away, Bimini Island in the Bahamas is the closest.  Bahamasair, The Bahamas national flag carrier, has announced that beginning May 3rd, they will begin non-stop service between, Miami, Florida and Bimini. The…

BTC brings the hype to the Bahamas Carnival Experience

Source: Bahamas Weekly For the fourth consecutive year, BTC will support Bahamas Carnival. This year’s event promises to be a three-day explosion of local and international talent. BTC will also support five groups participating in the Road Fever event. Vice President with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We are proud to support…

DNA: The Bahamas must plan beyond the EU Blacklist

Source: Bahamas Weekly The decision of the European Union Code of Conduct Group (COCG) to recommend to the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council that The Bahamas should be removed from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes is a welcome development. The announcement that our removal from the blacklist is expected…

RBPF: Police investigate traffic fatality in Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on Eleuthera, are investigating a traffic accident which occurred, Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, and has left an adult female dead.  Reports are that shortly before 6:00pm, a woman was driving a silver Chevrolet Cobalt car on Queens Highway, south of the settlement of Upper Bouge, when she lost control…

Ambassador of Nigeria Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim, High Commissioner-Designate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas presented Letters of Credence to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Ambassador of

Sean McWeeney Presented a Copy of His Book to the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sean McWeeney presented a copy of his book “Breaching the Gates” to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Monday, April 16, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Sean McWeeney Presented a Copy of His Book to the Governor General

DPM encouraged Tabernacle Falcon champions to focus on books as well

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tabernacle Baptist Academy, the 2018 National High School Basketball Champion and the Hugh Campbell Basketball Champion, was on Monday praised for its athletic success and encouraged to continue to strive for that success.  However, its winning team members, the Tabernacle Falcons, were urged to also focus on their academics. The…

Nygard’s Roots

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to…

SHANTY TOWN SURVEYS BEGIN

Source: Jones Bahamas Shantytown surveys have officially commenced and Chairman of the Shantytown Action Task Force, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said they are going well.   “We completed three of the shantytowns, all in the Carmichael Road area, we’re also almost finished the only one in Fox Hill, and we intend to…

Haitian National Charged With Trespassing

Source: Jones Bahamas Haitian national Judith Alcime, was charged with trespassing in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.   The 37-year-old woman Golden Isle resident, who has been living in The Bahamas for the past six years was charged with trespassing on the property of Mary Taylor’s home in Carmichael Road.   It is alleged that…

GUN SEIZED IN GRAND BAHAMA

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama have reportedly seized an unlicensed firearm over the weekend.   According to reports, shortly before 7pm on Saturday, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers acting on information, went to an area known as the Terminal Road and discovered in bushes a .380 pistol along with a magazine.…

WTO Consultations Launched

Source: Jones Bahamas The government is looking at ascension to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2019 to advance that process, it is looking for input and opinion on what to trade and how to trade.   There are both opportunities and challenges to The Bahamas becoming a member of the Organization. According…

Bahamas represented at Commonwealth Women’s Forum 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle, M.P., Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, completed the first day of international dialogue and direct top-level discussions on policies for gender equality and women’s rights with other delegates from the Commonwealth and the rest of the world at the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, being held…

School children watch 'Changing of the Guard' at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly School children joined Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling for the Changing of the Guard at Government House on Friday.  (BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Link: School children watch ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Government House

48 Junior Road Safety Officers Inducted at Columbus Primary

Source: Bahamas Weekly During the official launch of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government’s Road Safety Initiative, 48 students were given their vests branding them as new inductees into the Ministry’s Junior Road Safety program on Monday. Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell told grade 4 & 5…

Is Your Best Tune Still Inside You?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to…

Dr. Sands Encourages Personal Responsibility for Good Health

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamians need to make healthier choices, the country’s total health expenditure is ranked among the top five in the Caribbean and Latin America, said Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of World Health Month at the Rand Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 12.    …

Plenary remarks by PM Minnis at the 8th Summit of the Americas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Lima, Peru – Plenary Remarks Hon Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, MP Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas VIII Summit of the Americas “Democratic Governance against Corruption” Lima Convention Center Saturday, 14 April, 2018 President Vizcarra; Colleague Heads of State and Government… It is a pleasure to be here…

PLP Chairman on Sandilands Primary Pre School

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Education must explain why it has not approved the generous offer of a private citizen to design and build a brand new administration building for the Sandilands Primary School in Fox Hill. That citizen had also agreed simultaneously to retrofit the existing administration building to accommodate a…

Bahamas men's 4 x 400 take Silver in Australia

Source: Bahamas Weekly AUSTRALIA –  In Saturday’s finals for the men’s 4 x 400 metre at the Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games, Bahamas took silver with an SB of 3:01.92, just behind gold medalists, Botswana with with 3:01.78. Jamaica came third with 3:01.97.  Congrats to Ramon Miller, Michael Mathieu, Alozo Russell and Ojay…

CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat

Source: Bahamas Weekly (CRFM)—Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate the responsible use of the region’s fisheries resources, convenes a meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts who make…

Minister Dames Addresses Domestic Violence Seminar

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addresses the Domestic Violence and Conflict Resolution Seminar, held by the South Central Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on April 11, 2018, at the St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall.  Students from a number of schools in the division and various…

Independence Planning Committee Meets

Source: Bahamas Weekly Stakeholders representing various Government ministries, departments and agencies have begun making plans for the Bahamas Independence celebrations.  Representatives of the Planning Committee are pictured in a meeting preparing for the 45th anniversary celebrations in July.  Link: Independence Planning Committee Meets

Does One’s Origins Impact Achievement?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to…

LEAP program to be introduced to Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Foot and Ankle International, led by Dr. Daniel Johnson will be hosting a team of international expert podiatrists over the next few weeks for the implementation of the LEAP program designed specifically to help diabetics. LEAP (Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention) seeks to address the prevalence of amputations in diabetics. Surgeons…

Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative

Source: Bahamas Weekly Across the globe, coastal communities have for centuries been protected by coral reefs. These diverse underwater eco-systems not only provide a home for a wealth of marine life but also act as a protection and natural barrier against hurricanes and natural disasters.  Additionally, coral reefs generate up to 30 billion…

Playoff Rugby is coming to Freeport

Source: Bahamas Weekly Just one game stands in the way of a spot in the Heineken Cup finals, for Freeport Rugby Club. But before the final showdown, Freeport must take care of business this Saturday the 14th against Nassau’s Baillou squad that have proven to be tough competitor all season. Though Freeport emerged…

Road repairs to begin on Culberts Hill – April 12

Source: Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas – The public is advised that The Ministry of Public Works will be conducting road repairs on Culberts Hill. Works will commence Thursday, 12th April 2018, between the hours of 9 am – 3 pm. The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused… Link: Road repairs to begin

CEO Network Conference Returns

Source: Bahamas Weekly The CEO Network returns in 2018 with an impressive line-up of influential leaders, CEOs, and professionals from all walks of life who are eager to meet Bahamians and make the kind of connections that bring global success. Conference President Deborah Bartlett officially announced its return at a press conference Wednesday…

Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes Ink Interline Agreement

Source: Bahamas Weekly France just got a little closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas, thanks to an interline agreement signed between Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes. The agreement was signed after painstaking negotiations, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Area Manager for France, Karin Mallet Gautier, who recently brought nine tour…

Scotiabank Funds Scholarship

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scotiabank is a patron sponsor of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, funding a scholarship for one of the grade six nominees. ”At Scotiabank, we are committed to providing opportunities that help young persons in our community become better off. The Student of the Year Awards programme…

DTSP Wolf Pack Track Club Meet

Source: Bahamas Weekly The DTSP Wolf Pack Track club will host its first annual track meet on Saturday, August 28, 2018 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The event will be called the DTSP Wolf Pack/ Walter Callander Track Meet and will feature competitions in sprint races – 100m, 200, and 400m as…

Scenic Sandyport Beach Resort in Miss Bahamas ’18 Search

Source: Bahamas Weekly Winning the Miss World Bahamas title and wearing the coveted crown is viewed as reaching the pinnacle of success by beauty pageant contestants country-wide.  And next month on May 27th, a new Miss World Bahamas queen will be named to represent The Bahamas in the global quest later this year…

BTC continues to serve the community

Source: Bahamas Weekly BTC and the Bahamas Red Cross share a history of caring for and serving the Bahamian community for generations. The Red Cross Fair is one of the largest and most attended events in the country. Last weekend, both entities teamed up to ensure that the event was a successful one.…

Humane Society of Grand Bahama AGM set for April 17

Source: Bahamas Weekly Animal lovers wanted! Please consider becoming a member of the HSGB and help us reduce animal suffering and pet over-population on Grand Bahama. There are so many ways to help…fundraising, humane education, spay/neuter canvassing, public outreach, even helping at the shelter by walking/socializing dogs and socializing cats. Current members are…

RBPF: Dangerous Drugs Discovered On Armstrong Cay

Source: Bahamas Weekly A Joint Operation involving officers of the Abaco District, Drug Enforcement Unit and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, resulted in the discovery of over 75lbs. of Hashish oil. Reports are that on Tuesday 10th April 2018, shortly before 3:00pm, officers acting on information… Link: RBPF: Dangerous Drugs Discovered On Armstrong

Endangered Bahama parrot rescued after entering home through chimney

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre’s animal care team responded to a call on Sunday morning (April 8) that an endangered Bahama Parrot was trapped inside a home on Highland Terrace in northwestern New Providence. Upon arrival at the residence, Ardastra Gardens’ senior zookeeper, Hendrew Haley, was able to quickly…

British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce welcomed to Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call from representatives of the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC).   The BCCC was inaugurated in 2001.   With its head office in the UK and chapters in the Caribbean, it connects Caribbean countries, to foster and develop trade and investment opportunities with…

Dr. David Allen lectures in Hong Kong

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the Globe  Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way of a post…

RBPF Missing: 57 year old Godfrey Wilson of Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 57 year old Godfrey Wilson of St Joseph Street who was reported missing on Tuesday 10th April, 2018. Wilson is about 5’7” tall and medium build. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Wilson is asked the contact the police immediately…  Link: RBPF Missing:

RBPF Wanted: David Mettelus of New Providence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of armed robbery incidents, which occurred on the island of New Providence. The suspect is David Mettelus, age 34 years of Ashley and Straw Flower Roads, Montel Heights… Link: RBPF

BREEF announces Earth Day Snorkel Trip

Source: Bahamas Weekly Earth Day is almost here and BREEF would like you to help us celebrate our seas by joining us for an Earth Day Snorkel on Sunday April 22nd! We appreciate the value of our precious marine ecosystems that sustain our way of life! 2018 is “International Year of the REEF”.…

40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4 – 6.   Under the theme, “Green Turtle Cay: Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed,” the three-day festival is a much-anticipated event that celebrates…

Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market

Source: Bahamas Weekly Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group Ltd., Rupert Hayward, spent his Saturday visiting the local farmers market in Freeport, held at the Aquaponics centre at the Garden of the Groves from9am to noon. Hayward meet with organisers of the weekly event and toured the facilities…

Top 3 Junior Athletes – Participating on ITF Junior Circuit

Source: Bahamas Weekly Our top female Sydney Clarke and our top two (2)  males Donte Armbrister and Jacobi Bain on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit are currently in Trinidad participating in the Trinidad Trinity Cup.  Sydney is seeded No. 5 (32-Draw) in Singles and No. 3 in Doubles (16-Draw).  Donte is…

URCA Issues Statement on Navette Broadcasting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Today the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, URCA, assisted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, successfully executed a search and seizure warrant at the transmitter site of Navette Broadcasting & Entertainment Co. Ltd (Navette).  The effect of the action, ceased Navette’s operation of an FM radio station using the broadcast…

Youth & Culture in the Park, Englerston

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s “Youth Outreach and Culture in the Park,” held on April 7, 2018, at the Englerston Park and in the constituency of the same name, brought together youth, church and community leaders for a family-friendly experience.   The event is a part of community outreach,…

ALIV Sponsors BPSSOY 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly ALIV is proud to sponsor the Bahamas Primary School of The Year (BPSSOY) Awards 2018, for a second straight year. ALIV’s Events, Sponsorship and Community Champion, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer made a financial contribution to BPSSOY President & CEO, Ricardo Deveaux which allows ALIV to fund seven scholarships which will go to…

Tourism pushes for more Latin American Visitors

Source: Bahamas Weekly A recent familiarization trip for journalists has brought Latin America even closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas. Recently, several media personalities from Colombia, Peru and Panama visited Nassau and Paradise Island to get a taste of Bahamian culture to share with their respective countries. General Manager of Multi Destinations…

Leader of the Opposition responds to Turnquest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Statement from the Office Of The Leader of the Opposition on Peter Turnquest’s attack on The Opposition Leader about the FNM’s Borrowing Habits 8 April 2018: Peter Turnquest’s ad hominem and highly emotive attacks on me and the PLP for holding the FNM government’s feet to the fire smacks of…

Health Minister: Bahamians are eating themselves to death

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Health the Dr. the Hon Duane Sands said in his opinion, it is evident that Bahamians are eating themselves to death. Some of the foods on the national breadbasket have something to do with many of the health challenges Bahamians face such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease,…

Corporate Bahamas Supporting UBFIT 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Blue powder, family fun, Bahamian entertainment and a scenic beach backdrop will make the 2nd Annual UBFIT New Providence race, hosted by University of The Bahamas, a memorable, fitness focused community event.   On Saturday, 7th April, 2018 beginning at 6:00 a.m., hundreds of participants are expected to run, walk,…

OECS country advisors trained in DAGS

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union commenced a 3-day workshop to train Country Advisors from OECS countries on the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) at the Trade Winds Hotel, St. John’s, Antigua yesterday, April 4, 2018. The Agency announced last month that grant…

Greenslade attends service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: Bahamas Weekly H.E. Ellison Greenslade (second from left), Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is pictured with H.E. Guy Arlington Kenneth Hewett (left), Barbados High Commissioner to London, and H.E. Tedwin Herbert (right), Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to London, at a service held at Westminster Abbey at noon Wednesday, April 4, 2018,…

UWP Supports Budget

Source: Bahamas Weekly SAINT LUCIA – The United Workers Party supports fully the 2018 / 2019 budget presented yesterday by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet at the House of Parliament. Of particular note is the unambiguous announcement that there will be no new taxes during this budget year. Since coming into office this UWP…

Gambier Primary starts Sandals Foundation Good Behavior Club

Source: Bahamas Weekly Youngsters at Gambier Primary School got a treat from Sandals Royal Bahamian team members last week when they arrived with 200 toys at the school. The “Christmas in Spring” toy giving is an extension of last year’s birthday bag club that was started by the Sandals Foundation at the Sandals…

Canadian Woman becomes “Tourism Ambassador”

Source: Bahamas Weekly Millions of people travel all over the world looking for a place to fall in love with. This was no issue for Canadian visitor Shirley Bond who fell head over heels in love with The Islands Of The Bahamas nearly 40 years ago. After close to four decades of visiting…

Bahamas Nominated for Nine World Travel Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to reach pinnacles and are going head to head with several destinations for top spots in the 25th World Travel Awards. The destination with out-of-this world blue waters is up for nine different awards, namely Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination; Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination; Caribbean’s…

Greenslade featured in Diplomat Magazine

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Ellison Greenslade, Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is featured in the April issue of the Diplomat Magazine in London. His Excellency was interviewed for the feature by Ms. Venetia De Blocq Van Kuffeler at The Bahamas High Commission on February 20 during a courtesy call. In a tweet…

3rd Annual Sir Durward Knowles Junior National Regatta April 5-7

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources cordially invite you to our 3rd Annual Sir Durward Knowles  Junior National Regatta April 5-7, 2018 Taino Beach Grand Bahama, The Bahamas SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Thursday April 5 Opening Ceremony (Grand Lucayan – Great Lawn);  Friday, April 6 Start for Race #1, Race #2…

BIA Donates to Hands for Hunger

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently hosted a Food Drive during the month of February 2018, which was Insurance Month. The proceeds of the drive were donated Hands for Hunger, the leading food collection agency in The Bahamas. Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman, BIA explained, “Hands for Hunger has been…

Appointment of University Clinical Psychologist

Source: Bahamas Weekly University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Michelle Bettin as University Clinical Psychologist. In this capacity, Dr. Bettin has primary responsibility for providing clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, individual and group therapy, testing, consultation, and referrals. She will manage clinical crisis situations and work with a wide range…

Christmas Credit Card Cheer for TCI Winners

Source: Bahamas Weekly Turks and Caicos islanders Jamesly Prosper and Olga Kudrytska couldn’t believe their luck at winning $1,000 cash-back from CIBC FirstCaribbean as part of the bank’s regional “All is Bright” Christmas campaign. Jamesly said, “I was shocked because I’ve never won anything before – I don’t have that kind of luck,…

Scholarship for aviation program at Canadian University builds connections

Source: Bahamas Weekly Vantage Airport Group, which manages operations at both Lynden Pindling International Airport and Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, today introduced the Rob Robichaud Vantage Airport Group Scholarship in Aviation. The new scholarship offers CAD 9,000 to an international student to attend Mount Allison University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada…

Ready Player One – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the future, the creator of an immersive virtual world leaves his immense fortune and control of that world to anyone who can win a contest he designed. An unlikely hero is able to figure out the first challenge and with the help of his friends in the virtual world…

Public Notice from the Ministry of Public Works

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving Works for the Eastern Road between Montagu Circle and Johnson Road beginning Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, on Mondays through Fridays, between the hours of 9:30 am to 2:30 pm each day.  Completion of the work is anticipated for April 17,…

Inspiring Bahamians through Film

Source: Bahamas Weekly Students of all ages shared the art and love of filmmaking as they gathered at Sandyport Beach Resort to participate in a Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Youth Film Workshop. BIFF’s three weeks of film workshops take participants through the stages of pre-production, production, and post-production as they learn the…

RBPF Abaco: Serious traffic accident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left several persons with serious, injuries. Reports are, that on Monday 2nd April 2018, sometime after 3:00pm, a serious traffic accident occurred, on Earnest Dean Highway in the area of Cherokee Road, involving a silver 2004 Kia Rio and a…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Shooting & stabbing incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama, are investigating a shooting, and stabbing incident that has left two (2) males dead, and several persons with injuries. Reports are, that on Monday 2nd April 2018, sometime after 7:00pm, police were called to the Xanadu beach area, where they received reports that an altercation occurred…

Bahamasair: Holiday Flight Delays

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamasair wishes to apologize to the traveling public for the extensive delays experienced during our Ft. Lauderdale service on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. We wish to advise that during the day and having regard for our national obligations, we were called upon to transport our national swimming team to Jamaica…

Minister Pintard officially opens Flow Carifta Games Bahamas 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Affirming the unity and “family” of all athletes present, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard officially declared the Flow Carifta Games Bahamas 2018 open, on March 30, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and…

Young Jeezy to perform in Grand Bahama Easter Weekend

Source: Bahamas Weekly Passport Gang Presents Young JEEZY LIVE IN CONCERT Tiko T & El Pinko Birthday Bash Easter Weekend Saturday March 31st, 2018 Goombay Park Music by: Passport Gang: Tiko T/ King Dano/Giggy Fire/Xcitement/Slanks and more… Early Juggling by: Ras Pow/ Hosted by: Big Pun Tickets: $30 General $60VIP $125 ALL Access…

89 Haitian Nationals charged before Courts in Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly One day after they were apprehended by HMBS Cascarilla under the command of Lieutenant Commander Clinton Johnson, 89 Haitian Nationals were charged before the courts in Eleuthera on Thursday March 29 for violation of the Immigration Act. The 89 migrants (11children, 14 females, and 64 males) who were apprehended in…

Bahamasair Holiday Reminder

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamasair wishes to remind the traveling public of the need to arrive at the airport ahead of your scheduled flight. Passengers traveling Internationally are asked to check in three hours prior to departure, and two hours for domestic travel. This lead time would allow for comfortable processing through possible lengthy…

Marco City Cultural Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly Saturday 24th March the Marco City Constituency held its first biannual “Marco City Cultural Festival” on Mary Star Playing Field. The Festival was designed to showcase various artists (face painters, visual artists), artisans (straw & jewelry makers, handicrafts makers), food vendors and performers primarily from the Marco City constituency.  The…

Dr. Esmin Shakespeare welcomed at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (right), welcomed Dr. Esmin Shakespeare, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida at Government House on March 29, 2018. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Dr. Esmin Shakespeare welcomed at Government House

Dolly Easter Store Wide Sale going on Now – Mar. 28th & 29th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dolly Madison Store Wide Easter Sale going on Now! This Wednesday & Thursday March 28th and 29th open til 7pm. GE, Whirpool, SAUDER, Ace Paint & Hardware, The Plant nursery, KitchenAid, Radio Shack… Link: Dolly Easter Store Wide Sale going on Now – Mar. 28th & 29th

The Governor General Attended the Funeral of the Late George Cox

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with government officials, attended the funeral of the late George Cox, at St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Noel Clarke on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)…  Link: The Governor General Attended the Funeral of the Late George Cox

Bill to recognize social workers is in the making

Source: Bahamas Weekly Efforts are afoot to table the first Social Services Bill in Parliament, which will be designed to holistically address the work of Social Services and recognize the professional status of social workers. Social Services and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Lanisha Rolle made the announcement as she expressed appreciation to…

CIBC FirstCaribbean throws support behind Carifta Games

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 2018 CARIFTA Track and Field Games kick off this Easter weekend with an opening ceremony here on Friday, March 30th for a record-breaking eight times. The Bahamas has the honour of being the only country to host the premier regional sporting event eight times Philip Gray, Senior Marketing Director…

20th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival Press Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Located in the quaint and rustic settlement of Pelican Point, the Pelican Point Coconut Festival has become one of the biggest cultural events held on Grand Bahama Island to date. Over the past two decades, the annual event has attracted hundreds of residents and visitors to the festival site where…

Bahamas Christian Network call on Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, welcomed Bahamas Christian Network in a courtesy call at Government House on Friday, March 23, 2018.  Pictured from left: Rosemary Thompson, Pastor Silbert Mills, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Racquel Armbrister and Garcia Sherman.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Bahamas Christian Network call on Governor

NAD Prepares for Record Easter Weekend Travel

Source: Bahamas Weekly North America’s bitter winter is sending residents hard-hit by one storm after another packing, heading for the sun and driving up numbers in visitor arrivals with the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) predicting the busiest Easter weekend on record, officials said yesterday. “People in Canada and the U.S. who have…

Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle

Source: Bahamas Weekly The “ceremonial signing,” 19th February 2018, of Heads of Agreement (HOA) between the Government of Bahamas (GOB) and Oban Energies, has become a public relations fiasco for the GOB and a potential environmental disaster for the island of Grand Bahama. Many details and concerns about the process and terms of…

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on the Attorney General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Stephanie L. Bowers, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of the United States of America, called upon Carl Bethel, QC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs at the Office of the Attorney General on Monday, March 26, 2018.   The Attorney General is pictured greeting Ms. Bowers.  In group photo, from left: Elsworth…

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on Minister Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Ms. Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Ministry. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)… Link: US Embassy Charge d’Affaires calls on Minister Symonette

Sunshine donates to Police Dependents’ Fund

Source: Bahamas Weekly Leading corporate sponsor, Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. recently donated $3,000 to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) as part of its Police Month 2018. The money will go towards the Dependents’ Trust Fund, which assists the families of fallen police officers killed in the line of duty… Link:

Another victim dies in traffic fatality in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Sunday 25th March 2018 sometime before 8:00am, the second female passenger of the grey Honda Fit, that was involved in a traffic accident in Abaco on Saturday 24th March 2018, has died at the Princess Margaret Hospital early this morning. The third victim is reportedly listed…

Many lessons on energy from impacts of recent hurricanes

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said “Energy has become a part of our lives that is a necessity….  We have some of the highest energy rates in the region, if not the world” at the BCCEC’s (Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation) Bahamas…

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.   Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner. Take away available as…

Bahamas Customs and the WCO partner to conduct training

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Customs Department in conjunction with the World Customs Organization (WCO) have partnered to conduct a two-year training programme that was developed to enhance institutional knowledge and increase organisational capacity of the Customs Department. Secretary General of the WCO, His Excellency Kunio Mikuriya was in The Bahamas at the…

Historic scuplture of Bahamin woman unveiled in S. Florida

Source: Bahamas Weekly A sculpture created by acclaimed Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, and representing a female Bahamian immigrant to the U.S., Mariah Brown – one of the fist black homeowners in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida – was recently unveiled on the campus of Florida Memorial University. The historical sculpture unveiled, represents what has…

GB Youth Apiary Program Forms Bee Keepers Cooperative Society

Source: Bahamas Weekly The newly introduced Apiary program, which was formulated and organized by the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, under the leadership of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, has taken another big step in cementing its growth, with the formulation of an Apiary Cooperative.…

Keeping Good Talent

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

Address by Philip Brave Davis at Sadie Curtis Primary School

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau – Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P. Leader of the Official Opposition Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party on the occasion of A Public Meeting; Thursday, 22th March 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Sadie Curtis Primary School: Salutations: To My Parliamentary Colleagues …. Good Evening, PLPs! Tonight, we…

Statement from University Of The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commencement is a time-honoured tradition and a sacred celebration of the most pivotal achievements of our University of The Bahamas (UB) students. Indeed, our faculty, staff and administrators are some of the most excited and proud cheerleaders of our graduands at this ceremony. They have actively contributed to their development…

Youth Empowerment students chat with Minister of Works

Source: Bahamas Weekly Youth Empowerment Programme youngsters paid a courtesy call and had a brief chat with Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister on Thursday morning, March 22, 2018 at the Ministry. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Youth Empowerment students chat with Minister of Works

Prime Minister Minnis' Mid-year Budget Communication

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – Communication for House of Assembly Debate on Mid-Year Budget Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Tuesday, 20 March 2018: Mr. Speaker: I rise today to make my contribution to the debate on the 2017/18 Mid-Year Budget Performance Statement.  I do so on behalf of the wonderful people…

A Wrinkle In Time – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly A young girl, her younger brother and a school mate must go on a journey across the universe with the help of three celestial beings to find her missing father. As they travel to worlds beyond their comprehension, the young girl must learn to embrace her flaws & harness the…

Minister Foulkes addresses Tripartite Council

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Labour, Senator, the Honourable Dion Foulkes challenged executives of the National Tripartite Council to always act in the best interest of The Bahamas as he addressed the First Annual General Assembly of the Council at the BCPOU Headquarters on March 20, 2018. “As stakeholders deliberate over the…

What It Says About Peter Nygard As A Leader

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

PM Minns and Ministers arriving at Parliament Today

Source: Bahamas Weekly Arriving at Parliament today: Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, centre, and Ministers (front row from left), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames (centre right), and Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes (right)… Link: PM Minns and Ministers arriving

Senior government officials undergo training in Public Policy Analysis and Management

Source: Bahamas Weekly Permanent Secretaries and other senior government officials are taking part in a Public Policy Analysis and Management, and Project Cycle Management Training Programme facilitated by the Caribbean Development Bank and DODs Training UK. The training comes as The Bahamas Government conducts a sizeable effort to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, reliability,…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Northern Strike

Source: Bahamas Weekly Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan Priority #1, which speaks to the prevention and reduction of crime in our communities, on Tuesday 20th March 2018, shortly after 1:00am, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Samuel Butler and Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Clayton Fernander, led an operation in Grand Bahama dubbed…

DNA: Condolence Message Theresa Moxey-Ingraham

Source: Bahamas Weekly Today, we join the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of a beloved Bahamian daughter and patriot. Theresa Moxey Ingraham will be eulogized as one who served her country and people in various capacities with excellence.   In her roles as a parliamentarian, politician, educator, actress and activist,…

Hon. T. Desmond Bannister Midyear Budget Debate 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Contribution by The Hon . Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister of Public Works On The Midyear Budget 2017 – 2018 Mr. Speaker I count it a singular honour to have the opportunity to rise on behalf of the wonderful people of Carmichael to contribute to this mid term budget debate. Permit…

NEMA takes Bahamas through regional Tsunami Test Exercise

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, participated in a regional simulation Tsunami Readiness Exercise “CaribeWave 18” on Thursday, March 15. The Tsunami exercise is conducted yearly in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under the direction of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

Bahamas Young Chef Holds 26th annual Competition

Source: Bahamas Weekly Over 60 up and coming chefs from all over the Islands of The Bahamas got the chance to go head to head from March 12-15 at the 26th annual Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition. The event gives the young prodigies an opportunity to show off their culinary prowess using ingredients…

Bimini police discover (2) illegal firearms and ammunition

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Monday 19th March 2018 shortly after 11:00am, officers acting on information went to the Northern Public Cemetery in Porgy Bay, North Bimini, where they discovered a bag that contained (2) .9mm pistols with (51) .9mm live rounds of ammunition and (4) magazines. No arrest was made…

BTC ignites Abaco Love Rush

Source: Bahamas Weekly Annually, Abaconians look forward to their streets lighting up with the glitz, glamour and pulsating sounds from its Junkanoo Parade. BTC led the way again, as a sponsor for the parade. This year, the Abaco Love Rush parade was held in honor of Junkanoo enthusiast, Colon Curry. Vice President for…

Commander Defence Force shares insights on Lucayan Heritage

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in Freeport, Grand Bahama were in for a treat last Tuesday with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, presenting a lecture at BNT’s Annual General Meeting at the Rand Nature Center. At the meeting, Commodore Bethel shared unique insights on the history…

Nygard Gives $10,000 To Employees, Again!

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

Labour on the Blocks to be held on Windsor Park – Mar. 24th

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting four (4) successful ‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday, 24th March, 2018.  The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event will be held on Windsor Park (East Street & Wulff Road) and will include the constituencies of St.…

PM Minnis impressed with PharmaChem development

Source: Bahamas Weekly Following an introduction and tour of PharmaChem Technologies, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis stated that he was impressed with what the plant produces and will produce in the future. During his monthly working hours in Grand Bahama, the Prime Minister started his day at the Career Fair held…

Ambassador of Japan calls on DPM Turnquest

Source: Bahamas Weekly H.E. Hiromasa Yamazaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday morning, March 16, 2018 paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest at the Ministry. Discussions centered around Japan’s participation in a number of global forums and…

Mrs. Patricia Minnis officially opens Art Show at Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly Instinct II: From Darkness to Light is the name of the art exhibition currently at Baha Mar, March 16 to May 1, 2018.  Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, pictured centre, officially opened the show on Friday evening at The Current, Baha Mar Studios.  Curator John Cox,…

"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas National Trust has come out strongly against the Oban Energies deal the Government has signed citing potential environmental damage to the nearby National Parks. Their concerns are reasonable and coming from the country’s most important environmental group add weight to the controversy surrounding this arrangement. But the main…

Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas — Forest Heights Academy student Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered…

Male actor sought for ABC pilot shooting in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission has announced that an ABC pilot is shooting in The Bahamas. A casting notice seeking “a male actor (any ethnicity) that speaks French for an ABC pilot shooting in The Bahamas,” was posted to the Film Commission’s Facebook page on March 17.  The…

How Is Peter Nygard’s 50-Year Success Possible?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

One man dead, two injured after Nassau shooting at Tufa Close

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 16th March, 2018, which has claimed the life of one man and left two other men with serious injuries. According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, police received information of a shooting at Tufa Close off Cordeaux Avenue. On arrival, Officers met three men…

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm recovered – 47 ticketed

Source: Bahamas Weekly Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm on Friday, 16th March, 2018 Anti-Gang and Firearms officers acting on information, conducted  a search of a vacant lot on Market Street and recovered a Glock .40 Pistol… 47 ticketed: Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize…

Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas — St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at…

UB Board of Trustees Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

Source: Bahamas Weekly Accomplished Ophthalmologist Dr. K. Jonathan Rodgers, MBE, and Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Alessandra Holowesko have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018. Legislated under the University of…

2018 National Spelling Bee Contestants call on the PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 2018 Bahamas National Spelling Bee contestants paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, Rawson Square. (Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services )… Link: 2018 National Spelling Bee Contestants call on the PM Minnis

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on the PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly US Embassy Charge d’Affaires a.i., Ms. Stephanie L. Bowers paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre.  Ms. Bowers assumed her role at the US Embassy as of March 1,…

Is Opportunity Knocking?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

Cruise interest in The Bahamas remains strong as industry expected to grow

Source: Bahamas Weekly More than 11,000 cruise and maritime industry professionals from around the world, including the Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transportation and Local Government, attended the recent Seatrade Cruise Global Conference at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, March 5-8,…

Bahamians taking advantage of International Trade Partnerships

Source: Bahamas Weekly Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Mr. Michael Foulkes says Bahamian companies are taking advantage of opportunities provided by international trade partnerships.  While addressing delegates attending the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) workshop held at the SuperClubs Breezes, March 15, Mr. Foulkes said The Bahamas is…

UB-North to engage Grand Bahama leaders on sustainability

Source: Bahamas Weekly University of The Bahamas-North will be hosting a conference focused on the economic prospects of the island of Grand Bahama. The Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference is being held 5th – 6th April 2018 under the theme, “Breaking Down Barriers, Shaping the Future.”   Public and private sector leaders, academics, civil…

PM Minnis applauds church’s role in social development

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Wednesday applauded the church community in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for its commitment to ministering to the poor, the sick, the indigent, the lonely, the depressed and those suffering from various addictions. Prime Minister Minnis said the church “is a great…

Bahamas Delegation to the European Union held positive discussions

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas delegation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium, on March 14, 2018 addressed concerns related to The Bahamas being named to the EU Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction List- Annex I.  The delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest and Minister of Financial Services,…

PM Minnis thanks the nation’s volunteers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Wednesday (March 14) commended the thousands of volunteers across The Bahamas for their “spirit of service and generosity.” “There is an ever-flowing tide of generosity in our country which touches the shores of every island in our archipelago. This tide of generosity…

RBPF: Police seek publics’ help in locating 2 wanted suspects

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects seen in a surveillance video and photos that are circulating on social media. These men are wanted for questioning in connection with a recent break-in of a trailer in the vicinity of Albany Resort, New Providence… Link: RBPF:

Minister Dames reveals developments for future of RBDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on March 11, 2018, that his Ministry was working in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, with a view to increasing the retirement age for enlisted personnel in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). “We must takes steps to…

World Consumer Rights Day 2018 – Mar. 15

Source: Bahamas Weekly Every year on 15th March, the international community celebrates World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). This year’s theme, Making Digital Market Places Fairer, picks up where last year’s Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust left off. WCRD is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding…

Rotary Ball 2018 to feature Uppercut 242 Live

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Rotary Ball 2018 hosted by Rotary Club of G.B. Sunrise and Rotaract Club of Freeport is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17th 2018 at the Grand Ballroom at Grand Lucayan starting at 6:30 PM Tickets are only $100 for dinner at the Grand Ballroom…

How To Make Success Inevitable

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

Residents asked to treat Hurricane relief responsibly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Monday, March 12, 2018, asked that residents be responsible and insure their homes, as the Hurricane Assistance Programme is a very costly one for the government.     The programme, said Mr. Lewis, is a “give-away” as there is no…

Prime Minister Minnis takes part in UB Class

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister Hubert Minnis was a part of UB Student, Jayden Cargill’s English class this evening at the University of The Bahamas, where Mrs. Jacqueline Mott was the lecturer.  Young Mr. Cargill was doing a project in which he selected Prime Minister Minnis as his mentor.  (Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media…

Ambassador of Japan calls on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, Ambassador of Japan, on Official Visit paid a courtesy call upon Eugene Newry, Head of the International Relations Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he presented him with a Copie d’Usage on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Ambassador of Japan calls

Bahamas High Commission of Canada hosts homecoming

Source: Bahamas Weekly More than a decade ago, Keerhan Mullings traded the warm tropical breeze of Grand Bahama for the chilly, fierce winds of Thunder Bay, Canada. One of his first memories was the electrical plugs in the parking lot. It took him a moment to realize that, in this northern Ontario city,…

Governor General attends RBDF Annual Church Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Annual Church Service at New Destiny Baptist Church on Sunday, March 11, 2018 officiated by Bishop Delton Fernander.  The Governor General is pictured during the service, seated next to Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin…

Youth and Culture in The Park a hit in St. Barnabas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Crowds of residents and the general public attended the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s “Youth Outreach and Culture in the Park”, held at the Cynthia “Mother” Pratt Park, Second Street, The Grove, in St. Barnabas, on March 10, 2018.   The event is a part of community outreach, and a…

BNT statement on the Oban Oil Refinery Project

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has requested information from the Government of The Bahamas (GOB) regarding the oil refinery and storage facility in Grand Bahama, known as the Oban Project. BNT is greatly concerned with regards to the location of the facility, which if the reports in the press are…

The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message

Source: Bahamas Weekly On behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys its congratulations and best wishes to the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and its fellow member states in the Commonwealth, as we celebrate Commonwealth Day. In celebration of the…

Dragon Boat Racing Coming to The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly With a history of more than 2,500 years, the sport of dragon boating will officially be introduced to The Islands Of The Bahamas as a result of the partnership between the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (MOTA) and the Florida based dragon boat company, High Five. With Junkanoo rush outs,…

Commonweath Day Message by Secretary-General Scotland

Source: Bahamas Weekly On behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys its congratulations and best wishes to the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and its fellow member states in the Commonwealth, as we celebrate Commonwealth Day. In celebration of the…

CIBC Firstcaribbean appoints new Private Wealth Investment Advisor

Source: Bahamas Weekly Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor. The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to provide international investment advice.  He has amassed a significant…

Bahamas Information Services presents its first copy of BIS Weekly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Information Services presents its first copy of BIS Weekly, a regular news re-cap of events and activities of the Government of The Bahamas, documented by our writers and photographers: February 26 thru March 2, 2018: Port-au-prince – The Bahamas’ advance delegation to the 29th Inter-Sessional Meet-ing of the Conference…

Cooper Calls Blacklisting “ Mind Boggling”

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader I Chester Cooper has called the European Union’s decision to blacklist The Bahamas mindboggling and an unfortunate series of events. In a statement Mr. Cooper said the shifting goal posts of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the illusory criteria the EU…

Culmer Blasts Davis Over WSC Mismanagement

Source: Jones Bahamas Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer has taken Progressive Liberal Party leader Phillip “ Brave” Davis to task over his alleged nepotism and special favours for PLP supporters during his tenure as Minister of Works. In a statement released on Sunday Mr. Culmer lambasted Mr. Davis for gross mismanagement and…

Roberts Chides Gov’t Over Bridge

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman and Minister of Works Bradley Roberts has questioned the government’s proposed solution to the problems with Eleuthera’s “Glass Window Bridge”.   In a statement Mr. Roberts said the $40 million tagline to fully repair the impassable bridge is not cost effective. “I understand that they…

Cooper Accused Of Conflict Of Interest Over WSC Vendor

Source: Jones Bahamas The opposition leader not the only one implicated in the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s scathing forensic audit, there are also accusations that Progressive Liberal Party’s Deputy, I. Chester Cooper might be involved in a conflict of interest. Auditors discovered that two members of the executive committee – senior and seasoned…

Remains Of Missing Tourist Found In Eleuthera

Source: Jones Bahamas Family members of 19-year-old Johnathan Brussow have confirmed that the remains discovered by a fisherman in Eleuthera are that of the missing tourist. According to Police reports, shortly after 11am on Friday, a local fisherman while in the area of the ‘Sand pit’, near the coastline behind Daddy Joe’s Restaurant,…

RBPF: 4 Males rescued at sea in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that shortly after 4:00am on Sunday 11th March 2018, police received information from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association of a vessel in distress. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Section, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, along with Basra, conducted a search in the area of Great Stirrup…

Sharon Turner on the Oban deal

Source: Bahamas Weekly Editor, That the government lacks effective public relations is without question. But over the last nine months and most recently with the now infamous Oban deal, the vice grip choking the collective hope and blocking the tide of promised good governance and critically needed national reform is not the absence…

Bahamas Celebrates another theme night with The Miami Heat

Source: Bahamas Weekly For the past five years, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has been celebrating a theme night with the Miami Heat organization, as part of its cultural exchange and partnership.   On March 1, they did so again, during the Heat’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Thousands of fans,…

ALIV launches Premier Cloud Based Push to Talk Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly Believing in innovation and technology, ALIV announced last week, the official launch of The Bahamas’ and The Caribbean’s first premier cloud-based Push to Talk Service in partnership with iScape and Push to Talk International(PTTI). The Push to Talk service, geared towards business owners, will essentially allow any number of individuals…

Severe Weather Warning & Watch

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Has Re-issued A Severe Weather Warning And Watch From 7:35 Am Until 9:35 Am Sunday 11th March 2018. A Severe Weather Warning Continues For Andros, New Providence And The Berry Islands And Now Includes Abaco, Exuma, Eleuthera And Their Adjacent Waters. A Severe Weather Watch…

Commentary: EU moves the goal posts yet again

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mr. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister announced in Parliament recently that “The Bahamas is set to be blacklisted as a tax haven by the European Union (EU) next week.” But everyone knew this would come. The EU and OECD and the other alphabet soup entities have been doing this to…

TheBahamasWeekly.com New Website about to launch

Source: Bahamas Weekly Twelve years, 54,300 articles, more than 100,000,000 page views later, TheBahamasWeekly.com continues delivering fact-based news that you can count on. It’s our pleasure at this juncture to announce the development of our new and improved website which will provide greater ease of navigation, and loads of new bells and whistles…

Packed house at Taino by the Sea Uppercut 242 Concert

Source: Bahamas Weekly After a highly successful twin city tour in the Abaco’s in February, Uppercut 242 returned home for a gala celebration at Taino by the Sea on Saturday March 3rd From Uppercut 242 struck the first chord, the dance floor packed and remained so for every tune. When Uppercut 242 took…

Bahamas “disappointed” on EU’s COCG Recommendation

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas is disappointed to have learned that the EU Code of Conduct Group (COCG) will be making a recommendation to the Council of the European Union next week to include The Bahamas on the EU List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Throughout this process, The Bahamas has consistently…

Dangerous drugs arrest – Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Officers of the Mobile Division took a male into police custody after he was found in possession of Dangerous Drugs on Friday 9th March 2018. Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers acting on information went to a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway, where a search was conducted and…

Achievements of Rural Women saluted at International Women’s Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Under the theme, “Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls,” the Women’s Forum was held at the Harry C. Moore auditorium at University of The Bahamas in honour of the 44th Annual International Women’s Day.   Women of different nationalities and backgrounds from…

Roadworks Press Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Director of Public Works Melanie Roach speaks to members of the media on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the intersection of Davis Street and Farrington Road. Ms. Roach gave an overview of the current road works being carried out at the site. She said that in order to prepare the…

Violence and injury running up the cost of healthcare

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there is a growing concern of violence and injury running up the cost of healthcare and crippling the country’s social systems. “We must get a handle on the root causes of this with research guiding our understanding of this growing epidemic,”…

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Source: Bahamas Weekly Two leading charities focused on empowering young women joined forces with regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship among young women. The activities took place as part of International Women’s Day – celebrated March 8th annually – which recognizes the remarkable strides that have been made towards…

BFSB 'Bahamas Briefing' featured Attorney General Carl Bethel

Source: Bahamas Weekly Under the theme, “The Bahamas: the Clear Choice for Financial Services,” Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, QC, updated the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) ‘Bahamas Briefing’ at Baha Mar, March 1, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in the financial sector, given it…

Caribbean Export launch WE-XPORT, Supporting Caribbean Women in Business

Source: Bahamas Weekly Caribbean Export is now taking applications from Caribbean women-owned businesses to participate in their newest programme: Women Empowered through Export or WE-Xport. At the Hilton Barbados Resort, Caribbean Export in cooperation with the European Union announced the commencement of the WE-Xport programme which aims to support Caribbean women in business…

Workshop for LPIA Security Officers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Richard Norman, US Department of Homeland Security International Analyst, delivered remarks at a Security Officers Workshop closing ceremony in the Training Room of LPIA, February 28, 2018.  Mr. Norman is pictured speaking as officers listen attentively.  Also pictured, security officers with their certificates, with Mr. Norman at centre right, and…

PM hails Sir Durward Knowles as ‘great Bahamian patriot’

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis on Monday hailed the late Sir Durward Randolph “Sea Wolf” Knowles as a great Bahamian patriot. Prime Minister Minnis said Sir Durward’s legacy represents the very best of what the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is as a country. Addressing mourners attending Sir…

National High School Championships Begin March 8

Source: Bahamas Weekly Stakeholders in the 29th Edition of the National High School Championships photographed, during a press conference, on March 6, 2018, at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC).  That Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, will host the three-day event at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium…

Carlton E. Francis School celebrates Literacy Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly Carlton E. Francis Primary School hosted Literacy Week Assembly, Monday, March 5th on the theme “Lights, Camera, Action: It’s Time to Read.” Winners of the school’s Literacy Song Competition performed during the assembly and prizes were presented to winners of a Song and Literacy Book Competition. Special guest speaker for…

International Women’s Day recognizes women in rural communities

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas will focus on women and girls who live in the remote areas of the archipelago, namely the Family Island Communities, in celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018. The Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, encouraged Bahamians to assist and support women…

RBPF: Large quantity of ammunition discovered in Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly Excellent work by Police Officers in Bimini, resulted in the discovery of a large quantity of ammunition on South Bimini. Reports are that on Monday 5th March 2018, shortly after 8:00pm, officers of the Bimini District acting on information, went to a beach area on South Bimini where they discovered…

DPM Peter Turnquest responds to "fabrications"on Whatsapp

Source: Bahamas Weekly It has come to my attention that a WhatsApp message is being circulated stating that I, as Minister of Finance, will “benefit hugely” from the Oban $5.5 billion proposed Oil Refinery & Storage project in East Grand Bahama. I wish to confirm and assure my Constituents of East Grand Bahama…

Re-surfacing of Farrington Road has begun

Source: Bahamas Weekly Road resurfacing began on Farrington Road 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as of March 5 — Monday through Friday for 10 working days.  The resurfacing of Farrington Road will extend from the “six legged” roundabout to Boyd Road. There will be east and west bound lane closures implemented at various…

The Funeral of Sir Durward Knowles

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Funeral of Sir Durward Knowles at Ebenezer Methodist Church on March 5, 2018 drew persons from all walks of life.  The notable and well-loved Bahamian Olympian and philanthropist was laid to rest at the age of 100 years — a Bahamian legend.  Pictures show among the congregation, his family,…

HGTV Casting Notice – Bahamas Life (Season 2)

Source: Bahamas Weekly We’re back! Enter the Picture Productions is very excited to be back on the islands casting Season 2 of Bahamas Life. Thank you for your viewership, support, and wonderful response! This popular HGTV series is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready…

BTVI Alumni making waves in the Industry

Source: Bahamas Weekly From her days as a little girl, Nomanique Bain always had a passion for all things beauty. That passion followed her through years of completing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounts to the day she enrolled at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to pursue her studies in Cosmetology. Nomanique’s…

RBPF: Drowning in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Abaco are investigating an apparent drowning of a male. Reports are that on Sunday 4th March 2018 shortly before 11:00am, police were called to a local resort in Marsh Harbor, where the body of a caucasian male was reportedly pulled from waters at the rear of the resort. …

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