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Bahamian Politics

Remarks by Dr. Hubert Minnis: FNM Rally in Spanish Wells April 28th - Apr 29, 2017 - 1:19:57 PM

Remarks Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement
Spanish Wells Park, North Eleuthera Friday, April 28, 2017:

My Fellow-Bahamians; F-N-Ms:

Good evening Spanish Wells and Bahamians Everywhere.

I thank the Almighty God for all His blessings on our country and His influence on my life. Let us continue to pray and work for a peaceful election.

Brothers and Sisters:

I want SPANISH WELLS AND NORTH ELEUTHERA to be a part of the wave of change moving all across our nation.  As I travel our beautiful Bahamaland, New Providence is RED; Grand Bahama is RED; Bimini and Abaco are RED...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF Bimini: Possession of Firearms and Ammunition - Apr 29, 2017 - 12:47:41 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Bimini took into custody a 27 year old American male after he was found in possession of Firearms and Ammunition.

Reports are that on Friday 28th April 2017, shortly after 9:00pm, police were called to a local resort where they conducted a search of a male and his vessel and discovered a black .380 pistol with (1) magazine containing (6) live rounds of ammunition in a holster and also (1) 9mm pistol with (17) rounds of ammunition and (2) magazines. They were all confiscated in police custody...

Bahamian Politics

Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding Exuma’s Fyre Festival Debacle - Apr 29, 2017 - 12:39:40 PM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the Fyre Festival scam in Exuma:

“Hundreds of visitors to the Bahamas were horrified after arriving to Exuma for a music festival but finding nothing but disaster relief tents and a half-built stage. Attendees were said to have paid hundreds to thousands for their entertainment experience but instead found the living arrangements they had booked unavailable.  Needless to say, none of the booked performers arrived, as the festival had clearly turned into a disaster...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be! - Apr 29, 2017 - 9:00:33 AM

The patio of Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy "Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with live entertainment by Tim Tibbitts.

Our bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great entertainment.  We have burgers, dips, sushi, wings, and more!

Check out the special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...


Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is now a reality - Apr 29, 2017 - 8:10:00 AM

28 April 2017 - The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), is pleased to advise the public that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is now a reality having been launched yesterday. Scores of consumers in The Bahamas were able to successfully ‘port’ their existing numbers between service providers yesterday morning.

URCA was notified that around 12:20pm yesterday, the system began to experience some problems in that messages between operators were not delivered within the time frames required and stipulated in the rules. The operators and third party clearing house are working to resolve the issues and we understand that ports are being processed normally. The porting process should normally take no more than 2 hours, however we do ask consumers to be patient in the event that their request to

Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce

Grand Bahama Chamber members encouraged to take active role in responsible governance in The Bahamas - Apr 29, 2017 - 6:40:44 AM

Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Matt Aubry joined the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Wednesday to discuss a range of social and political reforms he said are necessary to change the course of governance in The Bahamas.
Addressing GBCC members at their April business luncheon, Aubry suggested that The Bahamas is suffering from a range of systemic challenges, which have repeatedly stunted its progress. He added that combating these challenges would require residents and the government to collaborate and look beyond national development as merely existing within five-year cycles.

News : International

Bahamas Flag raised in Richton Park - Apr 28, 2017 - 6:37:35 PM

The Honorable Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, celebrated with the Honorable Richard Reinbold, President, Village of Richton Park, the second official flag raising ceremony in his jurisdiction on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The ceremony was held to install The Bahamas’ flag for permanent display at the Village Community Center and to officially commemorate the Sister City relationship between the Village of Richton Park, Illinois, and Cat Island, Bahamas...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Tourism Statement on Fyre Festival - Apr 28, 2017 - 4:57:10 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism on Fyre Festival:

We are extremely disappointed in the way the events unfolded yesterday with the Fyre Festival.  We offer a heartfelt apology to all who traveled to our country for this event. 

Tourism is our number one industry and it is our aim to deliver world-class experiences and events.  Hundreds of visitors to Exuma were met with total disorganization and chaos...  

Bahamian Politics

FNM leader's statement regarding Bahamas PM's speech in Central Andros - Apr 28, 2017 - 4:55:16 PM

“It came as no surprise this week, when giving his tired, old political speech in Central Andros, our embattled Prime Minister focused more on himself, than on the Bahamians he should be serving. But many of us were left speechless when we learned the Prime Minister has finally broken his silence on Minister Fitzgerald’s laundry list of corrupt acts.  Sadly, Prime Minister Christie did not condemn his Minister’s clear abuse of position and power for his own personal gain, no; our embattled Prime Minister actually came to praise Minister Fitzgerald.  Someone at the PLP must get the Prime Minister a new set of glasses because he no longer can see right from wrong!”

“To hear Perry Christie tell it, it is Minister Fitzgerald and his band of co-conspirators that have been wronged.  It is they that are the victims, not the Bahamian people who are being served by a Government focused on taking care of themselves above all else.  A Government that sets the rules and laws but doesn’t feel the laws applies to them. We have a Prime Minister that calls for civility, as if he is being treated...


FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off in The Bahamas - Apr 28, 2017 - 12:49:00 PM

Sixteen visiting teams are competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 in Nassau at the National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm Park in the biggest beach soccer event on the planet. April 27th opening games started with Iran taking Mexico 3 - 2; Senegal trounced Ecuador 9 - 0; Italy over Nigeria 12 - 6; and host team, Bahamas was defeated in a close match with Switzerland 3 - 2.

Beach soccer is an exciting fast action game played on a sand rectangle field approximately 40 by 30 yards. Instead of 2 halves, there are 3 twelve-minute periods; there are unlimited substitutions; and no draws / ties allowed...

News : International

International Fashion Star Scouts The Bahamas for New Destination Film Series - Apr 28, 2017 - 12:06:23 PM

When he’s not travelling the world or designing fashion pieces for some of the biggest fashion shows such as the recent New York Fashion Week, Steven Strawder, better known as “Stevie Boi”, is busy shooting footage for his new destination film series.

American Stevie Boi, a social media star, is a fashion designer, actor, author and founder of clothing brand NOIR and the luxury eye-wear brand SBShades. Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry have been widely published wearing the distinctive sun glasses. -more-

Recently, the fashionista visited Nassau to research sites and events to film for the next episode in his destination film series and declared The Sandyport Beach Resort as his favourite resort in the Bahamas. T he photogenic award-winning boutique resort became the backdrop for a fashion photoshoot with Miss World Bahamas 2016, Ashley Hamilton...

Bahamian Politics

Dr Minnis Remarks at FNM San Salvador Rally April 27th - Apr 28, 2017 - 11:42:28 AM

Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement San Salvador Rally on Thursday, April 27, 2017:

I want to first give the Almighty God thanks and acknowledge His influence and presence in my life.

Brothers and Sisters:

I want SAN SALVADOR to be a part of the wave of change that is moving across our land, from MICAL in the south, to Grand Bahama in the north. LET ME TELL YOU, I have now received a formal report on the state of the general election...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day Weather forecast starting Friday April 28th - Apr 28, 2017 - 10:39:10 AM

The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Friday 28th April 2017

General situation: A mid to upper level disturbance near the Southern Bahamas will continue to shift eastwards away from the area as surface high pressure from the Atlantic re-establishes across the islands…

Northwest and Central Bahamas

Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, warm and breezy with just a slight chance of a spotty shower or two today…mainly fair and breezy tonight…


Tourism, Hotel Occupancy Boosted by IAAF/BTC World Relays - Apr 28, 2017 - 10:23:56 AM

Tourism numbers and hotel occupancy got a healthy boost when hundreds of international visitors travelled varying distances to Nassau for the recent IAAF/BTC World Relays 2017.

As in past years with athletic event guests, Sandyport Beach Resort recorded sell out nights with many of the IAAF officials and specialist support staff extending their stays beyond the end of the games.

Vernon Moss the Sandyport General Manger said various attributes contribute to the resorts success...


Official Remarks by The Attorney-General on The Bahamas' Third Observance of The ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day - Apr 28, 2017 - 9:39:11 AM

Remarks By Senator The Honourable Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC at The Bahamas Third Observance Of The ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day Thursday April 27, 2017 at Melia Resort, Cable Beach:

Mr. Randol Dorsett, chairman of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, Mr. Leon Williams president and members of his senior team from the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC); John Gomez Chief Operating Officer members of Cable Bahamas Ltd, Damian Blackburn CEO, BeAliv Ltd and other senior staff, teachers, students invited guests, organizing team.

Since its launch 3 years ago, this day, International Girls in ICT Day, has been marked as a “must do” on my calendar. International Telecommunication union (ITU) is celebrated in member states around the world to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)...


Bahamian Medical Students Win 2017 CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship - Apr 28, 2017 - 9:29:23 AM

Bahamian medical students Yamir Smith and Emma Tuletta, who are studying Psychology at the University of the West Indies, are among this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship winners.

Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their continued support of the university especially in “trying financial times”.

Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for the success of students and therefore corporate donors to the university “should be commended for their support of students in trying financial times”...

Bahamian Politics

Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding Petition to Fire PLP’s Corrupt Cabinet - Apr 28, 2017 - 9:25:07 AM

Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the petition in circulation to fire Cabinet members Jerome Fitzgerald and Allyson Maynard-Gibson:

“The PLP has turned government corruption into an art form.  We are not a lawless nation, but this Government feels that they are above the law. The indifference the embattled Prime Minister and his cohorts show to these clear violations of the law would be breathtaking if the people had not been subjected to five years of this rampant corruption.  After revelations that Jerome Fitzgerald held conflicts of interests with Baha Mar, we now learn that his family was awarded a contract from NIB less than two months after he was elected. There was no tender; there was no competition, only political favors being handed to corrupt politicians...


The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 - 4:16:32 AM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas! Have Your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details...

News : International

Bahamas Urban Renewal Marching Band call on The Bahamas Consulate General in Miami - Apr 28, 2017 - 1:46:05 AM

Members of the Bahamas Urban Renewal Music Masters Youth Marching Band paid a courtesy call on the Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, at The Consulate General in Miami on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. They were welcomed by Consul General Treco and Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey.

During brief remarks, Deputy Consul General Carey gave highlights about the Consulate’s role and its history and described members of the band as Ambassadors of The Bahamas, noting that they should stand tall and proud to be able to put their talents and culture on display for The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

CICAD Reviews “Early Warning Systems” for response to Emerging Drug Problems - Apr 28, 2017 - 1:15:58 AM

The final day of the 61st Regular Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) got underway Wednesday morning in the U.S. capital with the Fifth Plenary Session.

The focus of the Fifth Plenary was on "Early Warning Systems (EWS): Importance of Taking Action at a National Level." Presenters for the Plenary were Diego Olivera, Secretary-General, National Drug Council, Uruguay and Jenny Fagua Duarte, EWS, Colombian Drug Observatory, Justice Ministry, Colombia.  Marya Hynes, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OIS), ES/CICAD, served as Moderator.

The objective of the Fifth Plenary Session was to examine existing models for EWS and their importance as a tool for responding to emerging problems at a national and local level...

News : International : Caribbean News

Cayman Islands to host inaugural Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference in May - Apr 28, 2017 - 1:09:11 AM

The Cayman Islands will host the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 11-12 May 2017, establishing its position as a leader amongst Caribbean island nations in the transition to renewable energy.

The conference will provide a forum for delegates to hear distinguished experts discuss the latest advancements in renewable energy technology, as well as how islands can look to create models for sustainability that are both replicable and scalable...

News : Local

World Renowned Cybersecurity Expert to Address UB’s Historic Commencement - Apr 28, 2017 - 12:00:06 AM

World renowned cybersecurity expert Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson will deliver the Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ historic Spring 2017 Commencement, the first since the institution’s charter on 10th November 2016.

A University of The Bahamas alumnus, Dr. Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer at Symantec Inc., an international cybersecurity solutions provider billed as the world’s largest security software company with more than 12,000 employees.

UB’s inaugural commencement will be held on Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium under the theme Dawn of a New Era: The Power of Perseverance...


Uppercut Band Dinner & Free concert at Dive In tonight - Apr 27, 2017 - 11:28:41 PM

Tonight, APRIL 29th, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT return to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

The monthly Dinner and Free Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!

Join Uppercut at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic Rock,Reggae, Rap,


(Photos) Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta - Apr 27, 2017 - 8:51:33 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta last weekend in Montagu Bay.

Seen here is Melisha Higgins (second overall) sailing upwind. 

See more photos courtesy of Robert Dunkley)

News : Local

Civil Society and Private Industry Groups call for Public Consultation Process in Legislation and Developments - Apr 27, 2017 - 7:44:17 PM

A coalition of civil society and public industry groups representing thousands of Bahamians have come together to call for a standard process of public consultation when government considers introducing or revising legislation or plans new developments that would utilize public resources and/or significantly impact the environment.  This push for reform comes after the government introduced both the Interception of Communications Bill and revisions to the Labor Act in Parliament without significant prior public consultation. In both instances criticism and concern was expressed from the public and the passage of both pieces of legislation was delayed. 

The coalition includes Citizens for a Better Bahamas, Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, The Nassau Institute, Save the Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas, The Bahamas Press Club, ReEarth, Our Carmichael, The Organization for Responsible Governance, Civil Society Bahamas, We The People, and the Coalition to Save Clifton...

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