The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Last Updated: May 25, 2017 - 10:43:05 PM

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US Charge Lisa Johnson calls on Bahamas Foreign Minister - May 25, 2017 - 10:37:57 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Darren Henfield Thursday 25th May received a courtesy call from the Charge D'Affaires of the United States in The Bahamas, Ms. Lisa Johnson.  Minister Henfield and Charge Johnson spent time discussing matters of mutual interest between The Bahamas and the United States.  The Minister took the opportunity to brief the American diplomat on various new and continuing initiatives being undertaken at the Ministry.  The Minister noted that he looked forward to the continuation of the traditional warm relations between the U.S. and The Bahamas...

Focus on Fashion

The Colour of Love at Islands of the World Fashion Showcase - May 25, 2017 - 7:30:03 PM

The seventh edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, under the theme “The Colour of Love”, took the audience on a romantic journey to an idyllic destination island wedding, featuring apparel and accessories from underwear, swimwear, casual and resort wear, to evening dresses, suits and bridal gowns, accentuated by exquisite jewelry. Owen Bethel, producer of the event, described it as a “mosaic of fashion, art, and culture, depicting a sophisticated island lifestyle, or designs for the sophisticated urban castaways.”

The ambience of the romantic garden setting in the Humidor Piazza at Graycliff Hotel provided a complementary environment for a night of dazzling elegance...

Focus on Fashion

Fashion Forward at the Opening of Bahamas Parliament - May 25, 2017 - 7:16:06 PM

Fashion forward on the Red Carpet at about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 24 – local media clamoured to get fashion photos of the ladies, especially, and the new Members of Parliament at the Official Opening of Parliament, as they walked towards the House of Assembly before enthusiastic spectators.

The styles, the colours, designer flair all set the mood for an eagerly anticipated segment of the official opening ceremonies.

Popular was Mrs. Pat Minnis, the wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, who wore a white dress with colorful floral bouquets, matched with a hot pink hat.


Dinner & Free Marinaside Uppercut Concert Saturday May 27 - May 25, 2017 - 6:48:00 PM

SATURDAY May 27th, 2017! Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns 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!

Our 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 US 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, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect to enjoy whilst sipping

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Senators at the official opening of Parliament 2017 - May 25, 2017 - 5:27:57 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Formal photo of Senators at the Official Opening of Parliament, May 24, 2017 in the Senate chambers (front row, from left): Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson ; Dion Foulkes; Carl Bethel, QC, Leader of Government Business in the Senate; Katherine Forbes-Smith, President of the Senate; Dr. Mildred Hall, Vice-President of the Senate; Frederick Mitchell, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate; James Kwasi Thompson; and Jobeth Coleby Davis.  Second row, from left: Dr. Jasmine Dareus; Dwight Sawyer; Ranard Henfield; Sharon Ferguson-Knowles; Jamal Moss; Clay Sweeting; and Dr. Michael Darville.  Not pictured, Juanianne...


The State of Caribbean Film: Trinidad and Tobago - May 25, 2017 - 2:42:37 PM

It is safe to say that Trinidad and Tobago is leading the charge for the development of a lucrative film industry in the Caribbean Region. Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island Republic, lead for mainly two reasons: One? The best and most imaginative films have come from under T&T over the last five years. Two? As a nation, they have done more to unite the Region under one Caribbean Film banner. We have talked about this idea of a “Cariwood” on our television show The Cinemas. 

#Cariwood then became a bit catchphrase that Tempo Networks (a regional television network televising our show) also adopted. Cariwood is this idea of a Caribbean Film Industry. And though it mostly exists it in theory at this point (as the Region still has a ways to go), if the race to Cariwood is on, it is looking like Trinidad and Tobago will cross the finish line to her first.



Beres Hammond & DMAC to perform at Grand Bahama Homecoming - May 25, 2017 - 2:30:21 PM

Day 1 Friday June 2nd: Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee Presents DMAC Performing Live Labour Day HolidayMusic By DJ FREEZE, TIKO-T, KING DANO, MONEY LIKE DIRT. Come and see The Bahamian Cultural Show, Platinum Knights Junkanoo Rushout. Gates Open at 3pm Admission: $2; Pirates Cove, Freeport ,Bahamas...

Day 2 Saturday June 3rd: Beres Hammond performing Live with Harmony House Band Also Featuring Jah Hem. Music By: KING DANO, TIKO-T, GANGALEE MOVMENTS, MR. MONO. Doors Open at 9pm; Tickets:#50 VIP| $100 Platinum|$200 Double Platinum; GB Sports Complex...

Day 3 Whit Monday June 5th: Celebrity Beach Bash Signing Party; Special Guest Rocnations Own Jim Jones & Special Guest Celebrities from New York Miami & Atlanta; Music By: (Special Guest DJ) Alongside TIKO-T, KING DANO...Gates Open at 3pm| Admission: $10 in advance; FREE ADMISSION TO ALL BOATERS Pirates Cove, Freeport, Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministers Ready to Get to the Business of Running the Country - May 25, 2017 - 2:19:26 PM

Newly elected Members of Parliament and other invited guests accepted the invitation from Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling to attend a reception at Government House directly following the Official Opening of Parliament, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Guests showed off their newly-bought dresses, hats and suits while enjoying food and drink as they mingled and mixed with one another.

Government Ministers and Senators were no exception as they were still receiving congratulations from members of the public for winning their seats during the 2017 General Elections and for also receiving posts within the Cabinet...


Breaking Barriers: Chrissy Love, Live & Raw! - May 25, 2017 - 2:03:51 PM

On Election Day 2017 as we watched politicians of all affiliations wage war on the political battlefield, nearly a million eyes were transfixed by interactive text commentary, courtesy of the Social Media Queen, Chrissy Love and her Facebook stage, ‘Chrissy Love Live & Raw!’ As she held court and kept us transfixed with her mercurial acerbic wit, observations and interpretations of Election Day happenings, and a no-holds-barred point of view, she broke Social Media records for the most watched, shared and viewed Facebook page in our history.

When she moved her show onto Facebook last year Christina ‘Chrissy Love’ Thompson was already a household name with legions of faithful followers built up over a 25-year career in radio. Her new Facebook outlet gave her an unbridled freedom of voice and view so often curtailed by her nervous radio show bosses in the past...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Lights Up The Skies - May 25, 2017 - 12:33:05 PM

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, hundreds of attendees flocked to Taino Beach to witness what promised to be the most awe-inspiring aeronautical showcase at the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show.

After a successful Young Eagle’s career fair the day before, the Grand Bahama Air Show, coupled with the inaugural Kite Festival, offered locals and visitors alike the opportunity to participate in a full evening of exciting events.

Among those in attendance was aviation enthusiast, Dave Shallbetter, of Sun ‘n Fun Radio...


Freeport International Junior Rugby Festival largest to date - May 25, 2017 - 12:14:09 PM

Last weekend saw the largest Freeport Junior Rugby Festival, in its seven-year history, and some amazing games of rugby played the Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC). Both girls and boys played in matches on Saturday and Sunday from the Under 8’s division all the way up to the Under 18’s boys game.

Thirty -five matches were played on Saturday exhibiting some breath-taking games between girls and boys from five different touring sides. With over two hundred and eighty kids playing rugby from The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Key Biscayne, Florida as well as Nassau and Freeport, making up the numbers to create the largest number of children playing rugby over a weekend anywhere in the Caribbean and Florida...

News : New Providence

Publishing Symposium and Expo Opens Global Possibilities for Bahamians - May 25, 2017 - 11:35:51 AM

Bahamian writers recently received valuable information and exposure that could place their written work before a global audience, thanks to Scholar Books, the largest traditional book publishing company based in the Bahamas with a world-wide reach.

Approximately 100 persons attended the Global Publishers Symposium and Expo that was held at the end of April, in partnership with Thomson-Shore. Listed as one of the top 10 global book manufacturers, Thomson-Shore manufactures one million books per month and is known as one of the largest international book manufactures and distributors in the world...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, May 25th - May 25, 2017 - 10:20:10 AM

This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday 25th May, 2017.

General situation: High pressure ridge across the Bahamas will shift eastward today as pre-frontal activity associated with a cold front in the vicinity of Northern Florida continues to produce some unsettled weather across the Northwest Bahamas.

For Northwest Bahamas

Weather: Variable cloudiness, windy and warm with few scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms near the trough today through tonight...


ALIV Donates to Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation - May 25, 2017 - 12:00:30 AM

Ricardo Deveaux, President and CEO Bahamas Primary School Student Foundation and Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV Events, Sponsorship & Community Manager; ALIV gave the foundation $4,000 to the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation for four students, one from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera.  Each student will receive $1,000.

The main ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at 6:00pm...

Bahamian Politics

(Photos / Video) Scenes from Opening of Parliament - May 24, 2017 - 10:25:56 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Wednesday, May 24th, Bahamian Parliament re-opened. It was fourteen days since the historic landslide election victory of the Free National Movement.

Photos seen here were taken by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry and the video was livestreamed during the event by the Free National Movement.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

HOA Speaker: Business to be Conducted in ‘Atmosphere of Respect’ - May 24, 2017 - 9:47:19 PM

Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly, the Hon. Dewitt Halson Moultrie said Wednesday (May 24, 2017) that the Chair will ensure that Parliament is free to carry out its constitutional mandate, both on the floor of the Honourable House and also through its various Committees.

Speaker Moultrie also warned House Members that punctuality will be enforced going forward and that the business of the House of Assembly will be conducted “in an atmosphere of respect.”

“As a body, we are servants of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and as individuals are the servants and representatives of our constituents and as such have a moral obligation to those constituents,” Speaker Moultrie said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly - May 24, 2017 - 9:02:22 PM

Member of Parliament for Nassau Village Constituency, the Hon. Dewitt Halson Moultrie, was elected Wednesday (May 24, 2017) as the 54th Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly.

The House reassembled for the first time since the dissolution of Parliament in April and the subsequent 2017 General Election during which the Free National Movement won 35 of the 39 seats contested, enabling them to form a new government.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Governor General Opens New Parliament Session - May 24, 2017 - 8:43:42 PM

During her Speech from the Throne, on May 24, 2017, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, said that the Bahamian people spoke clearly in the ballot boxes, on 10 May 2017, and gave the Free National Movement an overwhelming vote of confidence to restore to the nation “core values of self discipline, industry, loyalty, unity, good governance and an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule of Law."

"Consequently, my Government is fully committed to harnessing the energy of the Bahamian people and is determined to pursue policies that promote harmony and not division," Her Excellency said, during the Opening of the Parliament, in Rawson Square...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Sixteen-Member Senate Convenes for First Official Sitting - May 24, 2017 - 7:39:39 PM

At the Official Opening of Parliament, May 24, 2017 the Senate convened its first sitting during which members took the Oath of Allegiance administered by Chief Clerk, Ms. Christine Brown.

The Senate comprises 16 members – 12 of them of the Free National Movement and four of the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party.

The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith serves as President of the Senate; and the Hon. Dr. Mildred Hall, as Vice-President...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Official Opening of Parliament Photo - May 24, 2017 - 6:24:20 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- An Official Photo of the new Free National Movement Government Cabinet Ministers was taken with Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House immediately after the Official Opening of Parliament on May 24, 2017;  Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is at centre left, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest is at centre right.... 

Bahamian Politics

Opposition Leader responds to Speech from the Throne - May 24, 2017 - 5:40:28 PM

The Government must now enter the real world of governance and not trash talk from a platform.

Governance requires hard choices. It is easy as a critic to stand and promote ideas which have no foundation in fact but reality has now hit home.

We listened intently and the reality is that the Speech from the Throne is an acknowledgement of the transformative foundation already constructed by the Progressive Liberal Party Government. We are encouraged to hear that the Government has embraced essential job related skills training and specialized programmes for youth unemployment...


Local Lupus Support Group Hosts Activities for Lupus Awareness Month - May 24, 2017 - 4:50:40 PM

For the past five years, the month of May has been recognised as Lupus Awareness month in The Bahamas and once again this year one local organisation will seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune illness.

Every year, local support group Lupus242 organises a series of events to raise awareness about this chronic disease, providing information while supporting those who have been diagnosed.  Understanding the need for public education and the devastation of families who have lost loved ones to the disease, CIBC FirstCaribbean made a donation to Lupus242 to assist its ongoing efforts.

Lupus is a prolonged autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs) and is routinely misdiagnosed. Once afflicted, it presents sporadically during a lifetime in episodes lasting anywhere from six weeks to several years...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Speech from The Throne by The Bahamas Governor General - May 24, 2017 - 3:04:24 PM

Today’s opening of Parliament follows upon my government’s election to office fourteen days ago in a most historic election victory.

My Government is grateful to Almighty God for his guidance, which enabled a peaceful political transition by free people who have embraced Parliamentary democracy for well-nigh 288 years. With a voter turnout of 88% and the participation of 175 candidates representing five (5) political parties in the General Election of 2017 bears eloquent testimony to the spirit of participatory democracy. This it is a reason for exultation and pride, particularly when we are surrounded by examples of many nations with historically low voter turnout...

News : Local

BTC receives 1980 HMBS Flamingo commemorative plaque - May 24, 2017 - 2:23:36 PM

The Defence Force presents BTC with a commemorative plaque for its role in the 1980 HMBS Flamingo event. Left to right is Alban Smith- CIO, Neisha Butler –Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Helene Ferguson – SVP-Human Resources and Training, Commodore Tellis Bethel - Retired Senior Commander Amos Rolle, CEO Leon Williams, Lieutenant Desiree Corneille and Able Seamen Jared Rolle.

The HMBS Flamingo Scroll: The commemorative plaque was presented to BTC by the Commander of the Defence Force...

Columns : Letters to The Editor

Pierre V. L. Dupuch:The People Have Spoken - May 24, 2017 - 1:58:18 PM

The race is over and the dirt has settled. Some are happy, others are sad. But the Bahamian people have spoken. They sent a clear message, "We are in charge." History has been made.

Wayne Munroe told the people to "kiss his backside." The people answered but with a slight variation, they kicked his backside. Well done, the people spoke.

Perry Christie gave the people the finger. They gave him the bird. The people spoke...

<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
US Charge Lisa Johnson calls on Bahamas Foreign Minister
Fashion Forward at the Opening of Bahamas Parliament
Bahamas Senators at the official opening of Parliament 2017
Ministers Ready to Get to the Business of Running the Country
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Lights Up The Skies
ALIV Donates to Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation
Local Lupus Support Group Hosts Activities for Lupus Awareness Month
RBPF Nassau: Guyanese Woman nabbed at LPIA with Cocaine in her Hair - 3 handguns seized during home raid, 1 in custody
RBPF Wanted: Lavanda Michelle Richea Burrows of Freeport
BTC Sponsors The 50th Long Island Regatta
Bahamian Politics
(Photos / Video) Scenes from Opening of Parliament
Opposition Leader responds to Speech from the Throne
PLP Leader Remarks as Four Senators Appointed
Four PLP Senators Appointed
DNA urges Minnis administration to implement Good Governance Platform
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, May 25th
Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land
Subtropical Depression One; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting January 26th
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting November 17th
Freeport International Junior Rugby Festival largest to date
U.N. ‘Slow Down, Save Lives” Movement Gains Momentum in Bahamas
7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival, a fun-filled weekend of competition
(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women's 400m in Shanghai
Jr. International Rugby Festival on this weekend in Freeport
Pierre V. L. Dupuch:The People Have Spoken
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 15 - 19
Pam Burnside: Economic Empowerment and Creativity
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Pam Burnside: The ABC's Of A New Beginning
Events Calendars
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
New Providence Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
Women's Empowerment Workshop Coming to Grand Bahama
Dinner & Free Marinaside Uppercut Concert Saturday May 27
The State of Caribbean Film: Trinidad and Tobago
Beres Hammond & DMAC to perform at Grand Bahama Homecoming
Breaking Barriers: Chrissy Love, Live & Raw!
Sofia Coppola’s "The Beguiled"
Sales & Promotions
Solomon's Freeport & Nassau - Always the lowest prices (expires May 31st, 2017)
Flying Fish Dining Options
CostRight Freeport & Nassau - Awesome WOW buys!
GoldlyLocks Jewelry Port Lucaya Mother's Day Sale going on NOW!
Summer is Savoury at Flying Fish
Arts & Culture
The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery
How Lucky We Art!
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
Bahamian student artist wins prize
"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13
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
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera
Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
HGTV Seeks Realtors and Home Buyers for New "Bahamas Life" TV Show
Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
Summer scholarship offered at Bimini Biological Field Station
Freeport Players' Guild announces auditions for "Annie, the Musical"
The Bahamas Boasts
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
Palm Cay Marina Voted ‘1st Choice’ by Boaters Around the World for 3rd Consecutive Year
A Taste Of The Bahamas
(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)
Bahamas Handbook 2012 in stores now
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2003 Buick Regal for Sale in Grand Bahama
His and Hers Mercedes Benz for Sale
Focus on Fashion
The Colour of Love at Islands of the World Fashion Showcase
Fashion Forward at the Opening of Bahamas Parliament
Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Set for November 2017
Islands of the World Fashion Showcase "The Colour of Love" this weekend
Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers
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
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
Department of Inland Revenue Urges Compliance on VAT Inclusive Pricing
Laboratory services now available under NHI Bahamas
Patients in Grand Bahama starting to receive care under NHI Bahamas
Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms
Enrolment for NHI Bahamas starts; Bahamians now able to select their Primary Care doctor
Public Health Clinic Enrolment in National Health Insurance
Nimi Princewill: Jehovah's Witnesses Don't Belong With The Rest Of The World
The State of (Human) Rights in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 2017
"Spying Bill process. Another Abuse of Government Power?"
Gilbert Morris: The GB (Port Area) Incentive Act is anti-Incentive
Rick Lowe: Government Acting Immorally Over Tax Compliance Certificates
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