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Bahamas Social Services Holds 50th Anniversary Luncheon - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:33:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie gave the key address at the
Social Services Anniversary Luncheon, September 28, at the British
The 50th celebratory luncheon capped an abundance of
anniversary activity for the Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development that included Church Service, 50thAnniversary Exhibit at the
Mall at Marathon, and Long Service Awards, recognizing the work and the
many dedicated leaders and staff of what has become one of the largest
government departments since its launch in 1964...
Bahamas to Recognize 'Older Persons Month' in October - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:26:59 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of Social Services and
Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin Monday challenged all
organizations, institutions, stakeholders and the wider community to become
equal partners with the Government in its efforts to create conditions that
will further promote and protect the rights and dignity of the country’s senior
“The process of
life’s stages can present each of us with various challenges, and it is
inevitable that older persons will be equally, and in some instances, more
challenged by life’s experiences,” Mrs. Griffin said.
Club 1600 makes an impact at Ranfurly Home - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:12:14 AM
was a dynamic and heartwarming ending to another successful Youth
Leadership Programme (YLP) facilitated by the First Bahamas Branch of
Toastmasters, Club 1600 for residents of the Ranfurly Homes for
YLP, participants honed their public speaking skills in a supportive
club atmosphere. Teens learn how to participate in and lead group
discussions/meetings, organize and present their ideas logically and
convincingly, and overcome the nervousness everyone feels when asked to
speak before an audience.
their final speeches on Saturday, September 27, one after the other,
youths told how they have personally benefited from the programme.
Pittsburgh to Grand Bahamas Island: Are You Ready for Some Football? - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:00:33 AM
PITTSBURGH – Tired of the sun,
sand and surf? Ready for an urban vacation including some good, old
with Grand Bahamas Tourism Board, VisitPITTSBURGH is sponsoring a
“Picture Perfect Pittsburgh” contest to find the perfect social media
travel host from Grand Bahama Island. The contest is being run in an
effort to promote the one-month trial of a direct flight between
Pittsburgh and Grand Bahama Island (GBI).
and Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, their members and partners are
collaborating to have residents from both places consider these
destinations when selecting a vacation destination.
Hong Kong Tourism Board warns HK visitors to stay away from protest areas - Sep 30, 2014 - 12:31:18 AM
business travelers from all over the world and currently visiting Hong
Kong are witnessing protests unseen since the city was given back to the
People’s Republic of China by the British.
A Chinese tourist
from the mainland commented on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong: "It’s
very inconvenient. We are tourists; we came here to shop.” ETN reader
Bea asks: "Does anyone have a movie suggestion for me? I’m bored in my
Hong Kong hotel room."
Instead of tourists taking photos,
visiting museums, or shopping in the center of Kowloon, they are meeting
tens of thousands of young protesters...
Bahamas police report young man missing from Eleuthera found safe - Sep 30, 2014 - 12:23:10 AM
Police is pleased to report that 21 year
old Norlando Pratt of Waterford, South Eleuthera who was reported
missing by family members on Friday 26th September 2014, has been found
safe and well.
Pratt was found by officers from the Northeastern Division over the weekend and is now safe with relatives.
are appealing to anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter
how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to anonymously call
Police at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328-TIPS (8477) (New Providence) or
1-242-300-8476 (Family Islands)...
Commonwealth Secretary General welcomed to The Bahamas - Sep 29, 2014 - 10:30:39 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat His Excellency
Kamalesh Sharma, left, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie, September 29, at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Secretary General of
the Commonwealth Secretariat His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, left, paid
a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie,
September 29, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach. During
his official visit to The Bahamas, September 28-30
RBPF WANTED: Rashad Jason Davis of Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sep 29, 2014 - 8:55:22 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama needs the public’s assistance in locating 23 year old Rashad Jason Davis aka Rashad Lockhart aka 'Shaddy.'
is dark brown complexion, slim built, weighs between 120 – 140 lbs. and
is 5’2 inches in height. His last known address is #24 Murchinson
Drive, Freeport and #8 Pelican Lane off Swann Drive, Freeport, Grand
Supermodel of the Bahamas Online Voting is Underway - Sep 29, 2014 - 8:53:41 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The premiere modeling competition out of The Bahamas,
Supermodel of the
Bahamas is set for
October 10th - 12th with all
events to be held in Nassau over three consecutive nights at a unique
location each night.
female contestants are Kendrika O'Connor; Britney Datus; Sanches
Thompson; Stephoine St' Louis; Sharonique Russell; Shania Pinder.
male contestants are Lynden Ranger; Patrico Griffin; Michael Anderson; and Shaquille Bonaby.
contestant has a unique beauty and style, showing great potential for the
Bahamian man missing in Florida has been Found - Sep 29, 2014 - 8:36:25 PM
Missing Bahamian man in Miami has been found after 72 hours! His sister
Bianca extends her thanks to all who shared the story. Their mother was
in hospital and it is believed he may have went to look for her. Please,
allow them to reunite.
Original story below.
(September 28th) Florida news stations and police are reporting a missing Bahamian man...
242 Colour Run brightens a sunny Sunday in Nassau - Sep 29, 2014 - 6:46:32 PM
The 242 Colour Run in
Nassau took place on a beautiful Bahamian Sunday morning. The second
instance of the event saw 449 people registered, up from last year’s
attendance of 330.
The revised course left Eastern Parade and
headed East, rounding Montagu foreshore and heading back to finish at
Green Parrot Nassau, a total distance of 5km. The course also had a
6.1km Challenge option, where runners and walkers could head over the
bridge and back before completing the race.
The 242 Colour Run is
different from the average walk or run, as teams and individuals are
encouraged to get as funky and colourful...
Travel Industry Veteran to Receive CMEx Leadership Award - Sep 29, 2014 - 4:03:25 PM
MIAMI, Florida - Travel and tourism industry veteran Horace Hord
will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Award
next month in Miami.
Organizers announced that Hord will receive
the honor at an awards presentation during the second annual Evenings of
Excellence series, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, on Tuesday,
October 21, 2014.
The empowering event will be held at the
Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar,
Florida), a venue created to celebrate creativity and diversity within
the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
CMEx selected Hord in
recognition of his sterling commitment to the development and promotion
of tourism in the Caribbean region. Another recipient will soon be
announced for the Miami event...
Bahamas Crisis Centre holds outreach weekend - Sep 29, 2014 - 2:11:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Crisis
Centre held an outreach weekend with its annual ‘Night of Hope and
Healing’ and monthly community walkabout – all in a effort to further
sensitize the public about the effects domestic violence has on the
The Crisis Centre held its ‘Night of Hope and Healing’
at Hillside House Studio and Gallery on Friday, September 26, 2014, in
recognition of The National Day to End Sexual Violence...
Grand Lucayan Bahamas features Friday Night Buffet at Willy Broadleaf's - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:33:35 PM
Grand Lucayan Bahamas:
Come for dinner and stay for the fun.
Willy Broad leaf's.
Dinner: 6pm to 9pm.
Come out and enjoy our traditional Friday dinner buffet with live music, entertainment & an all new dance floor.
$25 per person... Local residents receive an extra 10% off buffet price!
Manhunt Bahamas 2014 Online Voting Underway - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:22:56 PM
DISCOVER THE TITANS...
On Sunday, October 12th, the third annual
Bahamas 2014 competition will take place at Superclub Breezes with an unforgettable pre-show of
young Bahamian talented performers Tebby Burrows and Shaquille Farrington.
Organizers of the
premiere male modeling competition have moved this year's event to
Nassau after two successful runs in Freeport, Grand Bahama. When the lights go
down at 8:30pm the eight sexy Titans will take to the
runway in pursuit of a dream of becoming the country's next
representative of the prestigious Manhunt International Bahamas title
which could possibly launch a professional modeling career
RBPF Wanted for Murder: Jamaal 'Eggie' Gibson of Nassau - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:05:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are requesting the public’s help in apprehending 25 – year old
Jamaal Gibson AKA“Eggie” of Step Street, Fox Hill, who have been
identified as a suspect in the murder that occurred at Grace Terrace off
Bernard Road on Saturday 27th September 2014.
Gibson who is a dark brown male, slim build, 6’ in height, is considered to be armed and dangerous.
POLICE are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jamaal Gibson, no matter how small or insignificant...
New Providence Events Calendar - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:00:40 PM
Find out what is happening in New Providence.
TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago
they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
Nassau police report stabbing and shooting, seek public's help - Sep 29, 2014 - 12:14:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the
public’s help in solving a stabbing and a shooting incident that has
left two men detained in hospital on Sunday 28th September 2014.
the first incident, shortly after 2:00pm, a man was at Shrimp Road off
Carmichael Road, when two men riding a moped shot him to the thigh with a
handgun and sped off. The victim was transported to hospital, where his
condition is listed as stable.
In the second incident, shortly after
4:00pm, a man was at Dean’s Lane, when he got into an altercation with a
man known to him and was stabbed to the chest area. The victim was
transported to hospital, where his condition is listed as critical.
RBPF Nassau: Four men in half-million dollar drug bust to be arraigned in Court today - Sep 29, 2014 - 12:08:16 PM
Bahamas - Four males arrested by Drug Enforcement Unit during the half
million dollar drug bust last week will appear in court at 11:00am this
morning to be formally charged.
Drug Enforcement Officers
arrested the men following the seizure of 570 pounds of marijuana in an
area east of the Coral Harbour Round about on Tuesday 23rd September
Noted Caribbean Financial Services Expert, Dr Robert Mathavious to Address CRCA 2014 Delegates - Sep 29, 2014 - 11:56:28 AM
TORONTO, Canada –
Delegates to the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association CRCA 2014
conference, November 13 – 15, 2014 at Maria’s By The Sea are invited to
join Dr. Robert Mathavious, Managing Director of the BVI Financial
Services Commission as he explores the partnership that must exist
between the regulator and the compliance officer to ensure compliance
within the new regulatory landscape for global business.
Dr Mathavious is only one of the many noted speakers scheduled to speak at this years’ Caribbean regional conference.
Other speakers include...
Concluding Statement of the Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group - Sep 29, 2014 - 11:48:42 AM
Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its forty-fourth
meeting in New York, on 26 September 2014. The following is the
meeting was chaired by Hon. Bernard K. Membe, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of
Tanzania. It was also attended by Hon. Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Cyprus; Hon Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Guyana; Hon. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of India; Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New
Zealand (Vice Chair); Hon Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of
Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs; Hon. Dr Samura
Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs...
New Providence free Canine Distemper Vaccinations set for October 1st and 3rd - Sep 29, 2014 - 11:35:33 AM
Wednesday, October 1st - E.P. Roberts Primary School on Lincoln Blvd from 4pm to 7pm AND,
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Humane Society is providing
free distemper vaccines. The clinics are
free of charge and are aimed at establishing a “ring of immunity” within
New Providence to protect our pets.
Friday, October 3rd - Solomon's Super Centre from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If your dog received a first booster at any one of our previous free clinics, please be sure to bring it for the second.
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: Sept 29 - Oct 5 - Sep 29, 2014 - 11:22:39 AM
GENERAL SITUATION: High pressure system will continue to dominate the
weather conditions across the Northwest & Central Bahamas, while a
weakening low pressure system will create some unsettled weather across
the Southeast Bahamas today.
Monday 29th – Partly sunny to mostly
sunny and hot with the chance of a brief passing shower. Partly cloudy
tonight with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms in the Northwest
& Central Bahamas, and partly cloudy, hot with few scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms; mostly fair tonight with a few isolated
showers in the remainder of the islands. Maximum Temperature 91°F and
Minimum Temperature 78°F. Winds E-SE 10-15 knots, falling light and
variable at times. Seas 2-4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest &
Central Bahamas, and 3 feet or less in the Southeast Bahamas...
Chinese Embassy (Bahamas) 65th National Day of the People's Republic of China Celebration - Sep 29, 2014 - 10:05:27 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Deputy Prime Minister
and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, The Hon. Philip
"Brave" Davis M.P., made remarks at the Chinese Embassy's celebration
reception of its 65th National Day of the People's Republic of
China(PRC). The Founding of the PRC took place on 1st October 1949.
am honoured to be able to stand-in, on behalf of the Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Honourable Fred Mitchell, who is
away attending the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Costume Expo Held - Sep 29, 2014 - 9:56:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and Vice
President of Administration and External Affairs at Baha Mar, Mr. Robert Sands,
view the Costume exhibition for the new Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival slated for
May 2015. The Costume Expo was held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort on
Saturday, September 27...
At the event
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, speaks with
members of the media...
Video interview with Angelika Christie, Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author - Sep 29, 2014 - 4:18:12 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly presents a video interview with Angelika Christie,
who is a
doctor of Naturopathy,
life transformation coach, speaker, and a published author.
In this interview she expresses her vision for Grand Bahama, which can
provide another source of revenue for the island aside from industry
and mainstream tourism. Her vision is towards the island becoming a
wellness destination where persons from all across the planet could
converge for rest, rejuvenation, education, wellness and personal
Aside from our video we have provided the transcript of the contents of the interview...
NEMA held successful 2014 Bahamas Knowledge Exchange - Sep 28, 2014 - 9:50:06 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, was pleased to host the
2014 National Bahamas Knowledge Exchange, which turned out to be a
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA thanked
partners -- the USNORTHCOM and the Pacific Disaster Centre -- for
sponsoring and facilitating the workshop for Local Government Family
Island Administrators, Chief Councilors and other officials. The
conference was held under the theme: “Be Disaster Aware! Building
Disaster Resilient Communities...”
Bahamas Minister of Environment Energy Policy Commentary - Sep 28, 2014 - 9:49:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a statement from Minister Kenred Dorsett on the Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033:
The Policy document released to the
public last week is a road map to energy sector reform which should be
fully realized by 2033. I have read with interest commentary from some
who are casting doubt on the Residential Energy Self Generation
Programme as laid out in my last release. The truth of the matter is at
present there is no programme available to Bahamians whereby they can
receive credit for energy that they place into the grid. Bahamians who
are now using solar energy in their homes and businesses are receiving
nothing. The plan set forth and approved by Cabinet is taking the
Bahamas in the right direction by promoting alternative energy use and
hopefully reducing the amount of energy needed from the Bahamas
Keep Grand Bahama Clean celebrtates 8 years of environmental initiatives - Sep 28, 2014 - 9:40:25 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Keep Grand Bahama
Clean, launched in 2006, celebrates eight successful years of
environmental initiatives. The October 2014 Anniversary began with
members and friends worshipping together at a Sunday morning church
service held at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, serving as the
kickoff event for month long activities.
“It’s truly a blessing
to celebrate the 8th Anniversary of this Keep Grand Bahama Clean
initiative,” shares Nakira Wilchombe, GBPA Environmental Manager. “The
anniversary highlights the commitment of the committee and its
supporters, whose primary goal is to engage residents of this island in
environmental initiatives that serve as constant reminders that keeping
our island clean should be a way of life for all residents,” says