||Last Updated: Apr 1, 2015 - 11:01:16 PM
Hutchison Port Holding’s Employee councils host Pre-Easter Fish Fry - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:33:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – In a move to foster a greater
bond between its members, the employee councils for Freeport Container
Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and Grand Bahama Airport
Company (GBAC) hosted a Fish Fry at FCP Cafeteria on Friday.
objective of the employee councils is to function as an advisory group
to the administration of FCP, FHC and GBAC and to the staff it
represents by providing an operational framework for discussions and
communication of issues, policies and activities relating to the staff.
Those issues include health and safety matters, performance and
productivity concerns, social events, welfare of staff, development of
training programs and working conditions...
Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival Announces Dates for 2016 - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:11:48 PM
Aventura, FLORIDA - Dates
have been set for the 2nd annual Widescreen Film and Music Video
Festival at AMC Theatre in Aventura. The four day event will take place
from February 24th through 28th, 2016.
The festival is founded by twenty-four year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Knowles who was one of the first Bahamians to delve into the
horror / comedy genre with his film,
"What Lies Beyond...The Beginning." Sponsors include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and TheBahamasWeekly.com...
Submissions will begin Sunday, November 1st 2015.
Royal Bahamas Defence Force takes delivery of 4th of 9 vessels - Apr 1, 2015 - 5:20:44 PM
Five additional vessels to be delivered in the coming months
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth
and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS
Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom
The Stan Patrol 4207s carry a
24-person crew, have a range in excess of 2000 nm and can achieve speeds of 20
knots. As well as their weapons systems
two RHIBS for fast interception and boarding. The first 4207, HMBS
Arthur Dion Hanna, arrived from the
Netherlands in May 2014, followed by HMBS
Knowles in July...
Bahamas Issues Draft Regulations on the Use of "Drones" - Apr 1, 2015 - 5:02:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Transport and Aviation advises the public that it has posted
on the site of the Department of Civil Aviation draft regulations to
regulate and govern the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also
known as "drones."
The Ministry is aware that the use of UAS
devices has increased in The Bahamas and is used by both hobbyists and
in commercial enterprise. Concerns have been raised about both aviation
and public safety matters and concerns about privacy issues in the use
of these devices. Recently the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the
Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin travelled to Washington with a high level
delegation to discuss with the Department of Transport and ...
West End 4th Annual Junior Sailing Regatta with Exciting Entertainment, Food and Activities - Apr 1, 2015 - 4:51:46 PM
Elaine Smith of the Ministry of Tourism said “as we prepare
for the first Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, which will launch on Grand Bahama
Island, Junior Sailing Regatta goers will enjoy a dose of Carnival...
WEST END, Grand Bahama – The community of West End will come
alive with excitement on
Saturday, April 11, as Junior Sailors from throughout
Grand Bahama raise their sails for the start of the 4th Annual West
End Junior Sailing Regatta.
tourney will take place at
11:00 am with activities, exciting live performances
from various artists like Lil Joe, the Legends Marching Band, and a live
Junkanoo performance by the Bayshore Warriors.
COB Foreign Languages Festival Sharpens Focus on Language Diversity - Apr 1, 2015 - 4:41:55 PM
technology are shrinking the divides of national borders as the world
becomes a global village. It means that mastering multiple languages and
becoming familiar with various cultures other than one’s own is
The Foreign Languages Department of the School of
Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) at The College of The Bahamas
recently staged its 10th Annual Foreign Languages celebrations,
showcasing some of the cultures of the world, in a cultural show and
international food fair...
GBHRA: Government should be commended on support for gay rights - Apr 1, 2015 - 4:38:02 PM
The following is a statement by the Grand Bahama Humane Rights Association (GBHRA):
Christie administration is to be commended for taking a stand, on the
world stage, against discrimination on the basis of sexual preference.
week, the government of The Bahamas contributed to the United Nation’s
rejection of an attempt to stop the spouses of U.N. General Assembly
staff who are in same-sex-marriages from enjoying the same privileges as
Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell Meets With Top Atlanta Executives - Apr 1, 2015 - 4:26:30 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia - Minister of Foreign of Affairs to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas Fred Mitchell is on a brief diplomatic tour of metro
Atlanta, where he is meeting with government officials, civil rights
leaders and business executives, in what has been described as a “great
dialog” that will positively impact both regions.
Among those attending a luncheon with Min. Mitchell was Andre Dickens,
Atlanta City Council Member; Rashida Winfrey, Mosiac Advisors Financial
Management CEO; Michael Ross, Program Manager for Hartsfield Jackson
International Airport; Cassius Butts, Regional Director Small Business
Administration; Leona Davenport, Atlanta Business League CEO; and Tommy
Caribbean urged to reverse decline in aquaculture - Apr 1, 2015 - 4:05:51 PM
St. George’s, Grenada -
Fisheries officials who spoke at the 13th Meeting of the Caribbean
Fisheries Forum, held in St. George’s, Grenada, earlier this week,
highlighted the need for collective action by the 17 member states of
the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in order to overcome
the mounting challenges which confront the fisheries and aquaculture
sector of the Caribbean.
Senator Simon Steele, Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and
the Environment of Grenada, the keynote speaker for the event,
elaborated on some of the challenges: among them international and local
economic pressures and rising input costs; threats to fish stocks and
habitats from pollution and illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing;
as well ...
Paradise Fisheries Hosts Fisheries Training For At-Risk Youths to Create Industry - Apr 1, 2015 - 3:31:55 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Protecting the Bahamian human capital
by teaching at-risk youths to be fishermen is a new approach to creating youth
employment in food security. About 20 young trainees signed up for the
pilot project to learn boating, diving, and fishing in order to be certified
through the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) and the
National Training Agency (NTA).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources joined
forces with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Culture to create training and
employment in the Fisheries Industry by teaching at-risk youths how to fish to
feed themselves and the nation, and announced the venture in the conference
room of Paradise Fisheries
Nassau Flight Services Employee of the Year Gala and Awards Presentation - Apr 1, 2015 - 3:16:32 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Nassau Flight Services (NFS) held its
Employee of The Year Gala and Awards
Presentation under the theme,
Excellence 3-6-5’ at Holy Trinity Activities Centre, March 19.
Pictured are awards celebration winners.
Being honoured are Monique Miller for Employee
of the Year Award (Above Wing); Glendina Williams for Employee of the Year
Award (Below Wing); Samuel Moncur for General Manager’s Award; and Lavonda
Spears for Chairman’s Award. Additional awards given were: Customer Service Award -- Sherell
King, Extra Mile Award – Sidney
Munroe, Team Leader Award – Shereal
17th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival: April 6th - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:01:26 PM
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas
- Plans for the 17th Annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point, East Grand
Bahama, on Easter
Monday were announced
on Monday, during a press conference at
During the festival,
which will be held from
11am to 8pm on Monday, April 6, there will be a
showcase of culture with live performances by The Grand Bahama Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Veronica Bishop and Kirk "K.B." Bodie.
festival as an integral part of the island's tourism product, Elaine Smith, Coordinator
Product Department of the Ministry of Tourism said, "we recognize the
these celebrations that tell the story of our past and highlight
the rich value of our Bahamian history..."
Lanece Clarke ready for Bahamas IAAF World Relays - Apr 1, 2015 - 1:59:42 PM
There's not too many second generation athletes who have gone on to excel at the international level. Quarter-miler Lanece Clarke is one of them.
the daughter of former St Augustine's College sprinting star and
multiple Carifta medalist, Maryann Higgs-Clarke, Clarke has slowly been
making a name for herself, more so in the longer distance at the 400m.
The 27-year-old graduate of McKendree University in 2009 with a
Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting, has ran a personal
best of 52.43 seconds last year at the Bahamas Association...
Roberts: Open Letter to Dr. Hubert Minnis - Apr 1, 2015 - 1:50:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - “He (Prime Minister Christie) will go down
in history as the worst Prime Minister with the worst government and his
legacy will go in the archives.” This is according to you Dr. Hubert
Minnis during a press conference on Monday.
This sounds eerily
like envy, coming from an opposition leader who after more than 30
months as leader, is yet to articulate one viable and alternative public
policy after admitting that your FNM government left the Bahamian
economy in a “WHEELCHAIR” as you put it.
Meanwhile, during the same 30 short months
while you were fiddling, opposing and deflecting, Prime Minister
Christie was busy reforming and transforming this country...
Crawfish Season Closed Between April 1st to July 31st - Apr 1, 2015 - 1:30:37 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Department of Marine Resources wishes to remind the public that
the Closed Season for the capturing of crawfish is the period of April 1 through July 31, 2015.
During this period it is an
offence for persons to take, capture or have their possession, kill or offer
for sale, any fresh or live crawfish without the written permission of the
At this time
all crawfish traps must be stored
Shedd Aquarium to study queen conch in The Bahamas - Apr 1, 2015 - 12:29:28 PM
Shedd Aquarium, a global leader in research and conservation,
announces the hiring of Andrew Kough, Ph.D. as a postdoctoral research
associate for the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation
and Research. Dr. Kough will lead field work in
the Bahamas assessing the larval transport of queen conch (
Lobatus gigas) and how it informs conservation management.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Kough to our team of researchers doing critical conservation work around the globe,” said
Dr. Charles Knapp, vice president of conservation and research at
the aquarium. “Shedd has a long-standing history of marine research and
protection in the Bahamas and we look forward to expanding our
Holiday Weekend Safety Tips by the Royal Bahamas Police Force - Apr 1, 2015 - 12:07:22 PM
The Easter Holidays
are here again and the Royal Bahamas Police Grand Bahama & the
Northern Bahamas District would like to take this opportunity to advise
the community at large to remember to take certain precautions while
enjoying this holiday weekend.
The motoring public are advised to
drive within the speed limit and to buckle up while traversing on the
streets. Motorcyclist are also advised to wear their helmets. It is
against the law to drink while driving.
Pedestrians are advised
to use the pedestrian crossing when crossing the streets and joggers are
reminded to wear reflected vest or bright colored clothing when jogging
in the early mornings or at night and to always jog in groups (there is
safety in numbers)...
High School Music Teacher Wins 11th National Teacher of the Year - Apr 1, 2015 - 11:50:03 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Yonell Justilien, a music educator at
Government High School, was named National Teacher of the Year (2015-2017) at a
ceremony Saturday, March 28th at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.
A Southwestern District teacher, Justilien was selected one
of four finalists from among 47 teachers, representing 11 districts in New
Providence and the Family Islands. The other finalists included Theresa
Turnquest, Northwestern District; Keniqua Burrows, Exuma District; and Ramona
Wells, Southeastern District.
28th Annual Antique Auto Show & Cook-Out at Arawak Cay - Apr 1, 2015 - 11:05:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - There was something for
everybody at the 28th Annual Antique Auto Show & Cook-Out at Arawak
Cay on a beautiful Sunny Saturday at Arawak Cay organized by the Antique
Auto Club of The Bahamas. For those seeking food there were Steak and
Chicken dinners from the grille plus Hamburgers & Hot Dogs from the
Rotary Club of East Nassau’s well known Hamburger Van. For those with
“sweet tooths”, the Kiwanis K-Kids Club were on hand selling desserts
and Rotary’s Interact Club provided Ice Cream.
Activities for the
children included a Bouncy Castle and Miniature car rides at no cost
and an Art Contest, at which children up to age 15 draw their favourite
cars at the Show. On sale was a large variety of model cars, fire
extinguishers, T-Shirts and even a few paintings. Asa H. Pritchard also
had various Auto Accessories at their booth. In addition, a raffle was
going on throughout the day with various prizes and a Grand Prize of a
Flat Screen TV...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, April 1st - Apr 1, 2015 - 11:00:46 AM
Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 01st April, 2015.
General situation: A stationary front in the vicinity of the Southeast
Bahamas will become diffuse by tonight while high pressure prevails over
the remainder of the Bahamas through midweek.
For the Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Mostly sunny and a bit warm today. Fair and cool tonight.
Winds: Variable at 10 knots or less in the Northwest Bahamas and
northeast to east at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas over open
Justilien Wins Bahamas National Teacher of the Year Award - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:50:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the theme,
“Celebrating Quality Teachers, Recognizing Pathways of Excellence”,
forty-seven educators were honoured for exceptional performance in the
teaching profession during the 2015-2017 11th National Teacher of the
Year Awards. After months of planning, the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology, in conjunction with The Bahamas Union of
Teachers, showed their gratitude by hosting teachers in celebratory
activities from Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 to Saturday, 28th March,
Before an audience of hundreds at the Atlantis Theatre on
Saturday, 28th March, 2015, Mr. Yonell Justilien, a Performing Arts
educator at the Government High School, captured the prestigious title
of National Teacher of the Year...
Nassau woman robbed at gunpoint of 2013 silver Ford Explorer - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:34:46 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Reports are, that shortly after 11:00pm on Tuesday 31st March 2015, a woman had just arrived at her home
at Coral Drive, Coral Heights, when three men pulled up in a dark Honda
vehicle. One of the men armed with a handgun exited the Honda vehicle
and robbed her of her 2013 silver Ford Explorer vehicle license number
26698, containing two passports and a large amount of cash before
speeding off followed by the two men in the Honda vehicle.
Investigations are ongoing...
Breaking News: Water seen on Mars! - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:22:59 AM
Recent photos from NASA scientists which show proof of water on Mars!
Click [Read more...] to view photos taken from the space hubble...
RBPF Nassau: 36 arrests during recent police operations - Apr 1, 2015 - 10:06:03 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
9 arrested arrested during Tuesday Morning Operation:
POLICE are reporting the arrest of 9 persons
for various criminal offences to include, possession of dangerous
drugs, armed robbery, stolen vehicle and outstanding court warrants
during an operation conducted throughout New Providence yesterday
27 arrested during two separate operations:
POLICE are reporting the arrest of 27
persons in separate operations conducted by officers from the
Southeastern and Southwestern Divisions on Tuesday 31st March 2015...
Bahamian Aerospace Engineer Aisha Bowe Encourages STEM Education - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:58:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - As an aerospace
engineer, Aisha Bowe has used her imagination and creativity to
contribute to space exploration. But it wasn’t until college that anyone
ever encouraged her to pursue studies in a science discipline.
When that happened, it became a life changer.
A former aerospace
engineer and mission engineer at NASA Ames Research Centre and the
current Co-Founder and CEO of STEMBoard – an engineering and development
enterprise – Bowe is a passionate proponent of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. She is also of
BNFC statement on Music Masters Concert for Bahamas Junkanoo Festival - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:39:34 AM
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) remains committed to its
mandate to create events that will stimulate sustainable cultural
industries and promote all things Bahamian.
the past year, the BNFC has invested over half a million dollars
directly in Bahamian musicians, for performance fees at promotional
events and activities to support the Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition
and the Music Masters Concert. While there has been much interest in the
guest performers at Music Masters, the Commission is clear that the
primary objective of the event is to promote the Top 10 finalists in the
Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition and to give these Bahamian artists,
many of whom are undiscovered, local and international exposure.
USA defeats The Bahamas 6-2 at CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:04:04 AM
CONCACAF BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS EL SALVADOR 2015 (FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP – CONCACAF QUALIFIER EL SALVADOR)
The 6-2 win for the USA was a great display of their ability
when they are clicking. They played great defense, had solid touches on
offense and were able to complete their runs. The US took the early
lead and was able to subdue the attacks from the Rake and Scrape Boys.
The Bahamas did make things interesting with an early goal in the third
period, though it was not enough to take down the Americans...
Environment Officials Working With Agencies to Advance The Bahamas' Renewable Energy Agenda - Apr 1, 2015 - 12:04:26 AM
The Bahamas -- Minister of Housing and the Environment the Hon. Kenred
Dorsett said officials from the Ministry of the Environment are holding
meetings with representatives from the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as the Government
progresses with its renewable energy agenda.
working meeting with the CWR and IRENA, March 30, 2015, Minister Dorsett
said the Government has committed not only to ensuring that the Bahamas
Agricultural and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) becomes a green
facility powered by solar energy, it has also committed to 11 Family
Islands being provided with solar utilities. These islands include
Eleuthera, Andros, Cat Island, Acklins, Bimini, Inagua, Crooked Island,
Exuma and Long Island...