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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Nassau police searching for suspects in 4 shootings - Oct 22, 2016 - 3:01:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects in several shooting incidents that have left a man dead and five persons detained in hospital.

In the first incident, shortly after 7:00am on Friday 21st October 2016, a man was standing in front of his home located at Moncur Alley off Kemp Road, when a male armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing in a silver Honda Fit vehicle license number 320478...

News : International

State of the world’s youth population: New index underscores urgent need to invest in young people - Oct 22, 2016 - 1:22:11 PM

The world’s youth population is at an all-time high, at 1.8 billion people aged 15 to 29, yet the potential for ‘Generation Hope’ to contribute to a happy, healthy and prosperous future for all could be dashed by widespread joblessness, unequal access to health and education and lack of political influence. This is the conclusion of a major new index and report published today.

The Global Youth Development Index, an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat, ranks 183 countries according to the prospects of young people in employment, education, health, civic and political spheres. Looking at 18 indicators...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau armed robberies: Gold Honda Accord and black Honda Airwave stolen - Oct 22, 2016 - 12:03:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am on Friday 21st October 2016, a man was sitting in his vehicle in front of a business establishment on Madeira Street, when a male armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of cash him before fleeing in a gold Honda Accord vehicle license number 171839...

News : Local

Lenny Kravitz oversees second free dental medical mission in Eleuthera - Oct 22, 2016 - 11:03:14 AM

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - The GLO Good Foundation and Lenny Kravitz's Let Love Rule Foundation have teamed up in Eleuthera "for the second time to provide oral health care, education, and tools to adults and children in need, giving them the gift of a healthy smile," says the GLO Good Foundation website.  

The website also states, "Many Eleutherans lack access to dental care and are suffering as a result. A team of GLO Good dental professionals from the USA will provide oral health treatment, tools, and education to passionate, hardworking Eleutherans in need. The foundation's say that they aim to provide dental treatment to 100+ adults and children, and education and tools to hundreds more..."

News : International

Royal Commonwealth Society statement on Maldives leaving the Commonwealth - Oct 22, 2016 - 9:34:49 AM

The Royal Commonwealth Society is concerned by Maldives’ decision to leave the Commonwealth, which comes after the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG)’s repeated exchanges with Maldives over breaches of civil and political rights and democratic values.

In its assessment of Maldives, CMAG sighted a lack of “…political space available to the opposition”…“the separation of powers and independence of the judiciary; and the independence and lawful functioning of democratic institutions.”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Knights of Columbus Pay Courtesy Calls on the Governor General - Oct 22, 2016 - 7:19:24 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Davis J. Rahming, Worthy Grand Knight and his executive team of Knights of Columbus, paid a courtesy call Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Flying Fish reopens after Hurricane Matthew offering 'Comfort Food' fare - Oct 22, 2016 - 7:15:28 AM

Well wishes to all our patrons and community members! Flying Fish restaurant would like to advise that we are back open and ready to serve you.

Due to current circumstances we will not be offering our regular Flying Fish menu, however the current menu is designed to be comfortable and nourishing.
We hope that you enjoy our “comfort food” fare in our somewhat compromised environment.  Please note that take-out is also available.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Insurance Association Calls on the Governor General - Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16:50 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Pictured from left: Rema Martin, President, Insurance Institute of the Bahamas (IIB); Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman (BIA); H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, Coordinator, (BIA); and Michele Fields, Superintendent, Insurance Commission of The Bahamas. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

News : Local

Sterling Global Financial Renames Award-winning Real Estate Mortgage Fund - Oct 22, 2016 - 5:37:38 AM

Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial, a comprehensive real-estate based financial services wealth management firm with more than $9 billion under administration, announced it has officially renamed its flagship mortgage income fund.

“New Providence Income Fund (NPIF) is now the Sterling Mortgage Income Fund (SMIF), reflecting its expanded portfolio, reach of investments, operations and growth,” said Sterling Global Financial Chairman & CEO David Kosoy.

News : International : Caribbean News

New Attorney General Commits to Improving Productivity and Creating Synergy - Oct 22, 2016 - 2:21:11 AM

Saint Lucia has a new Attorney General and he is ready to get to work on improving the productivity of the various departments which fall under his purview, as well as creating better synergy with other Government departments and organizations.

Mr. Stephen Julien, a former Magistrate, was officially presented to the Nation by Governor General Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy after he took the Oath of Office and Allegiance at Government House on Thursday. Mr. Julien, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Sherry Ann Julien and his two sons...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 2-day weather forecast starting Friday, October 21 - Oct 21, 2016 - 5:59:10 PM

6:00pm Bahamas public forecast for tonight and tomorrow Friday 21st October 2016.

General situation: Low pressure in the western Atlantic ocean continues to move away from the Bahamas as a cold front near northern Florida moves closer to the area by early Saturday.

Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers are still being urged to exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents and rough surf due to swells at beaches mainly along the northern and eastern shorelines...

News : Local

Rebuild Bahamas Releases Final Joaquin Report Re-energizes for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts - Oct 21, 2016 - 5:04:47 PM

With Hurricane Joaquin efforts nearing completion, Rebuild Bahamas today said, immediately following the lashing of Hurricane Matthew that impacted tens of thousands of persons and hundreds of businesses in The Bahamas, it re-engaged stakeholders to assess needs and begin fund-raising restoration efforts.

“Rebuild Bahamas, a partnership between the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation and the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas, flew into action immediately following the passage of Matthew,” said Edison Sumner, Chamber CEO. “As soon as planes could get into Andros and Grand Bahama, we had teams on the ground conducting interviews, photographing damage, checking businesses that were impacted and we are working on compiling the costs associated with repairs right now...”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Chinese Government Assists Bahamas with Geriatric Hospital’s Therapeutic Lawn Project at SRC - Oct 21, 2016 - 3:38:03 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donated building materials to assist with the completion of the Geriatric Hospital’s Therapeutic Lawn Project at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre on Friday, October 21, 2016.

The Geriatric Hospital Therapeutic Lawn Project is Phase II of the Centre’s Therapeutic Environment Project Master Plan that was originally proposed by Senior Nursing Officer Sister Adrella Gibson (deceased) in 2012, and later launched as part of the overall treatment module at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre...

Inside The Bahamas Weekly

Retraction and Apology - Oct 21, 2016 - 3:14:31 PM

On October 11th The Bahamas Weekly published a brief update after Hurricane Matthew with an inaccurate title which implied Pelican Bay Hotel was closed.  We regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused to the hotel and our readers.

On October 12th the hotel issued the following press statement:

Pelican Bay Open for Business...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Pointe Garage Officially Opens in Nassau - Oct 21, 2016 - 2:28:05 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on October 18, 2016, that the opening of The Pointe's garage complex represented the initial phase of a plan to "substantially" transform the City of Nassau through the master planning of a beachfront branded condo-hotel and marina resort; expansion of the entertainment and retail offering in the downtown area; development of other unique sporting and entertainment venues and the creation of new and innovative commercial products, all of which will serve to "enliven and re-energize" the nation’s capital.

"I am particularly pleased to have this opportunity to say thank you to China Construction America, the owners of Neworld One Bay Street, the developer of The Pointe, and its parent company, China State Construction and Engineering Corporation for their continued commitment to The Bahamas...

News : International

Miss Grand Bahamas a favourite at Miss Grand International Pageant in Vegas - Oct 21, 2016 - 2:10:42 PM

Selvinique Wright is really getting quite a lot of attention at Miss Grand International 2016 in Las Vegas despite being a late arrival due to Hurricane Matthew. She been favoured by many on pageant blog fan sites as a no. 1 favourite, in particular for the Best Body Swimsuit segment. The contest finale is set for October 25th.

Miss Grand Bahamas' national costume was declared one of the top 10 best winning costume will be announced on the final night October 25th...

Inside The Bahamas Weekly

Bahamas Facebook Group page assists thousands during and after Hurricane Matthew - Oct 21, 2016 - 1:05:07 PM

Facebook users, get in on topical conversation as it relates to The Bahamas on our Group Facebook page, " Bahamas News and Events."

Since the onset of news that Hurricane Matthew would be visiting The Bahamas, our very active group Facebook page started to mushroom with people seeing information about hurricane shelters, school notices, etc.

As the hurricane moved through the Bahamas the "Bahamas News and Events" page became a key portal for people sharing their experiences, and even putting out emergency information and calls for help...

News : International

Health leaders discuss action against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and dengue - Oct 21, 2016 - 12:55:41 PM

At Havana meeting, PAHO director urges consensus on prevention and control of arboviruses through integrated surveillance, laboratory networks, clinical case management and vector control

Washington, D.C., 21 October 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Health leaders from countries of the Americas agreed on a series of actions to monitor, diagnose, treat and control arboviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that includes Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The agreement came during an international meeting organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba in Havana this week...

News : New Providence

PM Christie Congratulates Outstanding Officers for Their Contributions to the Foreign Service - Oct 21, 2016 - 12:13:40 PM

Nassau, New Providence - During Diplomatic Week, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, congratulated outstanding officers for their contributions to the Foreign Service during the presentation of Foreign Service Medals at the Balmoral Club on Sanford Drive on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Noting that these individuals have also contributed to The Bahamas as a whole and to the building of our nation, the Prime Minister commended each one of them for having touched his own life over the years and for having played a role in his own development as a leader...


Children’s Bay Cay Developer Donates Initial $25,000 to Hurricane Relief - Oct 21, 2016 - 12:08:24 PM

The developer of Children’s Bay Cay today donated an initial $25,000 to the National Reconstruction and Disaster Committee for hurricane relief, with $10,000 earmarked for survival kits providing temporary housing and emergency needs for families. The donation was made at NEMA headquarters to Prime Minister Perry G. Christie by Michel Neutelings, project director, on behalf of Dona Bertarelli.

“I was shocked to see the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew,” said Ms. Bertarelli. “But what has been so inspiring is the spirit of the Bahamian people shining through the adversity. I hope this donation will help with some of their most immediate and urgent needs for food and shelter...”

News : International

Submissions call for prestigious Commonwealth education awards - Oct 21, 2016 - 11:19:53 AM

Civil society groups, ministries of education and other private and public organisations can be nominated or nominate themselves for the accolade.

Organisations vying for the award must demonstrate excellence in one of five key areas of education delivery. These include supporting quality education in difficult environments, initiatives that link education to employment, creating learning opportunities that promote gender equality, climate action and pathways to peace.

Declaring the competition open yesterday at the Commonwealth Secretariat headquarters, the Fiji high commissioner reiterated his country’s “wholehearted” commitment to access to quality education for all...

News : International

NASA, Citizen Scientists Discover Potential New Hunting Ground for Exoplanets - Oct 21, 2016 - 11:17:01 AM

A paper, published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters and coauthored by eight citizen scientists involved in the discovery, describes a newly identified red dwarf star, AWI0005x3s, and its warm circumstellar disk, the kind associated with young planetary systems. Most of the exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system, that have been imaged to date dwell in disks similar to the one around AWI0005x3s.

The disk and its star are located in what is dubbed the Carina association – a large, loose grouping of similar stars in the Carina Nebula approximately 212 light years from our sun. Its relative proximity to Earth will make it easier to conduct follow-on studies...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Drowning incident in Grand Bahama - Oct 21, 2016 - 11:01:17 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an apparent drowning that has left a 48 year old male dead.

The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 12:00pm on Thursday 20th October 2016, a male was diving in waters at northern point, North Star, Lucayan Way, when he began experiencing difficulties. He was retrieved from waters and transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel where he was pronounced dead.

Bahamian Politics

DNA: Paradise, Paralyzed by Fear - Oct 21, 2016 - 10:47:50 AM

The Democratic National Alliance is saddened by the gruesome attack in which the party’s Nassau Village Chairperson, Wendy McIntosh, was shot multiple times.

It is deeply disturbing that at a time when many of us in the country are focused on rebuilding and restoration efforts, the criminal element in this country has chosen to exploit the vulnerabilities of a country in transition. Sadly, this is a clear indicator of how far we have strayed away from the core Christian values of brotherly love that once guided us.

It also proves that now more than ever, the Government of the Bahamas must take drastic steps in addressing crime and the fear of crime in this country...


Junkanoo Jam relocating to Bimini after Hurricane Matthew - Oct 21, 2016 - 9:55:16 AM

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the annual Junkanoo Jam, always held in Grand Bahama Island will relocate to the island of Bimini. Teams usually stayed at the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, but this year the tournament will be held at Gateway Christian Academy on North Bimini Island. All teams and supporters that purchased tournament packages through Junkanoo Jam and Basketball Travelers, will be automatically assigned rooms at the brand new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini.

Participating teams North Carolina Tar Heels, University of South Florida Bulls, Georgia Bulldogs and Minnesota Golden Gophers will be featured in the Lucaya Division; and the University of Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs will complete in the Freeport Division.

Sales & Promotions

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Columns : Screen Scene

Film Review: Hands of Stone - Oct 21, 2016 - 8:12:11 AM

No Mas. No Surrender...

The life and times of a boxing champion and the man who helped train him to be the prize fighter he became. A glimpse into both their worlds and what went on behind the scenes of some news worthy international events.

Roberto Durán was the beloved Panamanian professional boxer who grew up from nothing to become one of the most famous athletic figures from his country. Ray Arcel was the revered boxing trainer who was successfully molded Roberto into the boxing powerhouse he became while dealing with personal and professional issues...

Arts & Culture : Books

Bahamian author and diplomat presents new book to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Joudi - Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32:31 AM

Nassau, Bahamas – “Leadership and Accountability in Government,” a newly written book by Dr Richard C. Demeriette was recently presented to senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Honourable Minister, Fred Mitchell, and Ambassador to the UAE and the State of Qatar, H.E. Tony Joudi, both received their copies from the author who has served 40 years in the public sector.

“The timing of this book is perfect for the discussions that are currently taking place in our country,” said Demeriette who is very connected to the subject and added, “Leadership Accountability In Government comes not only from my diverse career experience but also my heart...”


International Regatta Resumes After Delay Due to Post Matthew Winds - Oct 21, 2016 - 4:21:53 AM

The Royal Nassau Sailing Club had all hands on deck to prepare their clubhouse to host an international regatta just 10 days after Hurricane Matthew. The white building trim was gleaming and yellowbird cocktails were plentiful as 70 competitors from nine counties were welcomed for the ID Crook Snipe World Masters regatta last Saturday.

An attraction of Snipe sailing is it's a lifelong sport. Skipper Oscar Gonzalez Urquia from Argentina is the oldest competitor at 85 years old. Skipper Terry Timm from the United States of America is the second oldest. Crewing for Timm is Bahamian junior sailor Branden Sands from the settlement of Cherokee Sound in Abaco. After race three Sands commented, "it is an honour to be sailing with so many great sailors at the Snipe World Masters. The weather was spectacular for sailing today and Friday promises to be even better." The Bahamian entrants are Robert Dunkley...

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