[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2019 - 8:13:33 AM


Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Jan. 19th - Jan 19, 2019 - 8:00:05 AM


This is the Bahamas 3 day ppublic forecast for today and tonight, Saturday, 19th January, 2019.

General situation:
Weak high pressure will shift east of the islands ahead of an approaching cold front, while a surface trough across the Southeast Bahamas will enhance shower activity across the area.

Area: all areas

Weather: Variably cloudy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers mainly in the Southeast Bahamas, becoming partly cloudy and cool at night...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered - Jan 19, 2019 - 7:00:16 AM


Police investigate shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 18th January, 2019, which left an adult male with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a male was walking through a track road off Dumping Ground Corner, when he heard multiple gunshots and realized that he had been shot...

Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs, in three separate incidents, and have taken two adult males into custody...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:30:45 PM


OAS_SML.jpg
The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to the February 3 presidential elections.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pop-Up Farmers Market to Recommence at Gladstone Road Location - Jan 18, 2019 - 5:01:35 PM


BAIC_Executive_Chairman_Michael_Foulkes_Jan_18_2019_1__1_.jpg
Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael Foulkes announced that the Pop-Up Farmers Market will commence again at the Gladstone Road location, Saturday, January 19, 2019.

“We started 2018, with just under 100 active farmers in the program and we were most fortunate, as we ended the year 2018, with about 220 farmers in the program,” Mr. Foulkes said during a press conference at the Corporation’s headquarters Friday, January 18, 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis congratulates JCN ‘Persons of the Year’ - Jan 18, 2019 - 4:44:38 PM


JCN_Persons_of_the_Year_Honoured_January_18__2019_1__1_.jpg
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered congratulatory remarks during a ceremony honouring two leading clergymen who were named the Jones Communications Network Persons of the Year.

The ceremony was held Friday, January 18, 2019 at Jones Communications Media Center on University Boulevard, where Wendall Jones, CEO, bestowed the ‘Person of the Year’ title upon Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, and Pastor Leonard Johnson.

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling presented each honouree with a plaque saluting his contribution to nation building and the religious community...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment: PM & RBC Look at Concept and Plans - Jan 18, 2019 - 1:05:56 PM


Southern_Recreation_Grounds_-_Explaining_the_Concept_2.jpg
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday led a site visit of historic Southern Recreation Grounds, which is being redeveloped under The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. Royal Bank of Canada employees raised and donated $10,000 towards the green technology aspect of the development. The Prime Minister is pictured explaining the concept to Rob Johnston, head of Caribbean Banking, RBC; and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director RBC Bahamas.

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by BAIC Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes on First Pop Up Market for the Year - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:50:45 PM


Enclosed are remarks by BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes on the First Pop Up Market for the Year:

Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager; Ms. Debbie Strachan, Sr. Deputy General Manager...

Good morning. 

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Pop-Up Farmers Market, this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2019.  We are excited about this as it is the beginning of our second Season, and it will be at Gladstone Road from 8am to 3pm...

News : International

Bahamian recognised as Leading Young Peacebuilder by European Commission - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:08:24 PM


Jasper_Williams_1_2__2__1.jpg
Jasper has been named a One Young World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict resolution globally.

Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender equality...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Another Tech company to open offices in Grand Bahama - Jan 18, 2019 - 11:21:52 AM


OPM_s_Investment_Unit_1__1_.jpg
The Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made another step towards its goal of transforming Grand Bahama into a Technology Hub, not just in The Bahamas, but also in the region.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson welcomed the Principals of DevDigital Software, during a press conference at OPM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

“They are in the final step to their operation, which is obtaining a license from the Grand Bahama Port Authority,” said Minister Thompson...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm recovered - - Jan 18, 2019 - 8:00:16 AM


Police investigates armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Thursday, 17th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly 12:00noon, a female was walking in the parking lot of a strip mall on Madeira Street, when she was approached by two men, one armed with a firearm who robbed her of her handbag which contained cash and other personal items...

Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Thursday, 17th January, 2019 Flying Squad Officers, while patrolling McCartney Lane off Wulff Road, saw two of men sitting on a wall...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation - Jan 18, 2019 - 7:30:23 AM


Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th January, 2019.

Shortly after 2:00pm, the Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:00:24 AM

Portobellos.gif
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayan’s Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis accepts donation from RBC for Southern Recreation Grounds redevelopment - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:58:25 PM


IMG-20190117-WA0072_2.jpg
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis accepted a donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. 

The initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to contribute to a local outreach community programme, was handed over to The Over-the-Hill Community Development Foundation...

Health

Another first for Bahamas at World Stem Cell Summit - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:05:23 PM


Dr._Desiree_Co_July_2018__2___2___2___3___1__1_.jpeg
Personal Health and Regenerative Medicine is widely recognized as the new paradigm for health with the expectation that this new paradigm will produce much needed new cures for alleviating human suffering. Each year, for the past fourteen years, the Regenerative Medicine Foundation has selected top innovators, leaders, and global bridge-builders creating connections and solutions to improve human health and wellness through stem cell and regenerative medicine. This year, on January 23rd at the World Stem Cell Summit at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, the 2019 International Advocacy Award will go to Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, PhD., the First Bahamian Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of Queens College, McGill, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has been recognized in the ‘Queens College Hall of Fame’.  Dr. Cox is also the Founder of The HEALinc (www.thehealinc), and the Inaugural HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit held in October 2018, at the Melia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas...

Community

Royal Caribbean awards Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy Graduates - Jan 17, 2019 - 6:25:18 PM


RCL_LJM_Scholarship_presentation_-_Dr._Fritz_Pinnock__Greg_Purdy__Dr._Brendamae_Cleare__Shante_Pearson___Tre_von_Ferguson_1.jpg
During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation.

“We have a real commitment to people at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas MOFA on United States Government Shutdown - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:46:13 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Bahamian Public that The United States Federal Government shutdown, now in its 27th day, has not affected relations between our countries.

The Ministry is assured by U.S. Government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such as the acquisition of visas and that critical areas of mutual interest, inclusive of maritime border security arrangements between the two countries...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis says Government on Track for Easing Burdens of the Poor - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:22:33 PM


2019_Bahamas_Business_Outlook_1.jpg
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis told stakeholders in the business and financial services sector that 2019 will see a more accountable and productive government and tangible relief for the poor.

He was addressing the 28th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook 2019 on Thursday, January 17, at Baha Mar Convention Centre under the theme, ‘Transforming The Bahamas’.

“This powerful theme echoes the government’s agenda of transforming our Commonwealth into a more productive, competitive and prosperous participant in the regional and global economies...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Drake University Leadership Students and Faculty Enjoy Ministry of Tourism People-to-People Experience - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:31:30 PM


drake_slide_sml.gif
Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Iowa, enjoyed an event-filled day in The Bahamas on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 which began with a Courtesy Call on Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, a Courtesy Call on the Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson at the British Colonial Hilton, and, finally, a Ministry of Tourism People-to-People experience at the home of Stephen and Terri Bellot, off Gladstone Road.  Photos capture highlights of the People-to-People gathering that evening at the home of the Bellots...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (VIDEO) - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:00:27 PM


The_Hon._Frankie_Campbell_1__1_.jpg
I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.

I apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching on another Minister’s portfolio.

I am fully aware of the duties and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance, shelter for all victims...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:51:10 PM


glb-spa-sm.gif
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - it's time to Soothe Soften Save and Save 20% on all services at Grand Lucayan's Senses Spa.
Contact a Senses Spa Specialist at 350-5281 or visit grandlucayan.com for reservations on facials, massages, or a full day of pampering.

<< prev page    next page >>


Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission
Pop-Up Farmers Market to Recommence at Gladstone Road Location
PM Minnis congratulates JCN ‘Persons of the Year’
Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment: PM & RBC Look at Concept and Plans
Remarks by BAIC Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes on First Pop Up Market for the Year
Community
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm recovered -
RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation
Royal Caribbean awards Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy Graduates
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board
Bahamian Politics
EU and OECD: Wrong Impetus for Reform
DNA: Campaign Finance Reform Long Overdue
Davis organizes a shipment of ham and turkeys for his constituency
Senator Hon. Jamal Moss contribution to the VAT exemption amendment bill
DNA: Government must address report on mass mail shredding
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Jan. 19th
News Items Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Nadine
Earthquake warning for The Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands
News items on Subtropical Storm Leslie and remnants of Kirk
News Item on Tropical Storm Kirk
Sports
Zecheng Dou Wins the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic
Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour
Jacobi Bain advances in double play in Costa Rica
Padraig Harrington named 2020 European Ryder Cup captain
Photos: 'Don’t Blink Bahamas Home Run Derby 2019'
Columns
Equality Bahamas on Minister's refusal to address increase in rape
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Traveling advice for old ladies
Bumblebee - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Events Calendars
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
New Providence Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Entertainment
The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage
Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th
Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer
347 Feature Films in Contention for 2018 Best Picture Oscar®
91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced
Sales & Promotions
Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos
Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa
Stay at Castaways Resorts & Suites for our Special Bahamian rate & enter to win a FREE Cruise
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday
Arts & Culture
12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history
‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade
Portrait of Music Icon, Ronnie Butler unveiled at New Year's Junkanoo
'National Exhibition 9' Opens at NAGB
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Do you need a media consultant, publicist or event promoter?
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
900k Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land
Fitness instructors needed in Freeport
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting! Now Filming!
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Focus on Fashion
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
Used Coffee Pods Showcased on Australian Runway
Australia Leads the Charge for Eco Fashion
Say I Do in a Vintage or Upcycled Wedding Gown
Versatility of Wool Highlighted at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
Another first for Bahamas at World Stem Cell Summit
Health City Cayman Islands expands Intensive Care Unit capabilities
"Over 95% of NHI Bahamas beneficiaries satisfied with health care experience"
PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer
Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
Opinions
Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before summer recess
Kreimild Saunders: Carnival Controversies
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of an FNM Coup.
Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle
"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University
Grand Bahama Real Estate
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement
Freeport Commercial Property website launched
Circle Mall Bldg for Sale: CircleMallFpo.com