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Bahamas to host World Day of Prayer 2015 - Apr 22, 2014 - 9:16:04 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, Minister of
Social Services and Community Development welcomes representatives from World Day of Prayer visiting from Germany and planning World Day of Prayer 2015 to be held in The Bahamas.
The Minister received the women, who are from various Christian denominations on Tuesday
April 22, 2014 during a Courtesy Call at the Ministry's Headquarters in
the Post Office Building, East Hill Street...
PM Christie foreshadows new economic boom for Mayaguana - Apr 22, 2014 - 8:01:49 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the
Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie with his Transport /Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna Martin and Agriculture/Marine Resources Minister V. Alfred Gray
officiated at ceremonies welcoming Bahamasair, the National airline and flag
carrier of the country as it resumed regularly scheduled flights to this most
southern island of the Bahama Island chain on Monday 21st August
after a five year hiatus.
Prime Minister Christie and his delegation
arrived on the new a runway tarmac just shy of 10 am to meet scores of island
residents and primary and high school students in the terminal for the event...
RRB Committee's "All White Affair" 2014 set for May 17th - Apr 22, 2014 - 7:06:34 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Island - The Red Rose Ball Committee has launched media coverage to
inform the public of its annual All White Affair with the announcement
of the event slated for Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Grand Lucayan
are also pleased to have the partnership and support of Leslia
Miller-Brice, who will not only serve as our guest of honor for the All
White Affair but she will be the face of the Red Rose Ball Committee and
she will be our guest of honor at our annual Red Rose Ball.
“I was truly honored to receive a phone call from Ms. Odette Knowles, who not only informed me about the Red Rose Ball Committee...
New Regime to Come on Stream in Bahamian Telecommunications - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:25:24 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Former Financial Secretary Mrs. Ruth Miller has
been appointed to head a committee made up of persons from the private
and public sectors to advise the Government on the way forward as
liberalization in the telecommunications industry comes on stream.
Prime Minister revealed this much to a gathering at the Mayaguana
Airport to celebrate the return of Bahamasair after five years and the
airport’s newly refurbished runway.
Prime Minister Perry G.
Christie announced the possibility of a new company coming into the
Bahamas to compete with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in a
liberalized telecommunications environment. The liberalization era
comes out of an agreement made between the former Government and Cable
and Wireless Communications (CWC) on their majority share purchase in
BTC and the...
Roberts: Bahamasair return to Mayaguana is good news - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:17:56 PM
The completion of the runway refurbishment at the Mayaguana Airport
and the return of regularly scheduled Bahamasair flights there after a five
year absence are significant milestones for the residents of that Island and
signal the resurgence of the Mayaguana economy.
The facts are that this runway refurbishment which was well
underway when the PLP demitted office in 2007 and the heavy hand of Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM brought the I-Group Project to a grinding halt and the
elimination of over 80 jobs. The People of Mayaguana suffered at the hands of
the FNM for five long years as nothing was done to improve the quality of their
lives or build their economy. The 5,000 acres of land giveaway by the FNM in a
RBPF Wanted in Andros: Troy Miller - James Marcus Brown - Devon Burrows - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:06:33 PM
POLICE ISSUE WARNING TO PERSONS WHO HARBOUR WANTED PERSONS
POLICE in Andros,
Bahamas are requesting the public’s help in locating three men wanted
for a Causing Harm incident that occurred at Lowe Sound, Andros on
Sunday 20th April 2014.
The first suspect is 22 – year old Troy Miller of Lowe Sound Andros.
Miller is a dark brown male, weighing 170 pounds, slim build and about 5’ 10” in height.
The second suspect is 47 – year old James Marcus Brown of Lowe Sound Andros and Freeport, Grand Bahama.
RBPF Wanted in Exuma: Denardo Smith aka ‘Fat Boy’ - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:01:36 PM
Island-wide Manhunt Intensified
Exuma, Bahamas have intensified their island-wide manhunt for 33 – year
old Denardo Smith aka ‘Fat Boy’ of Hartswell and Williams Town, Exuma.
Smith is wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
to reports, shortly after 2:00am, a man was about to enter his vehicle
following and altercation with the suspect in the George Town area when
the suspect armed with a handgun allegedly shot him in the abdomen and
fled on foot.
First Taste band to make its debut in Grand Bahama - Apr 22, 2014 - 5:40:22 PM
Vice president of the
Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians and Artists Association, Nat
Cambridge has formed a new band in Grand Bahama.
"Grand Bahamian live music has, for some time now, been on
the decline until recently with the advent of some new faces entering the scene.
However, even with these new faces popping up here and there, the live music
entertainment scene continues to be dominated by what I term '60 year old
entertainers, presenting 40 year old material for 20 year old audiences,' said Cambridge. "Grand
Bahama is long overdue time for a serious effort to pass the baton to those
young, talented and aspiring entertainers..."
Bahamian Author Publishes Book on Middle East Conflict - Apr 22, 2014 - 5:26:42 PM
"Threads in the Tapestry," a new book by Cherub Nicholls, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
"Threads In The Tapestry: Conflict & Resolution in the Middle East" can be simply explained in a love story.
the Great King, chooses for Himself a wife. Her name is Israel. This
Great King loves His wife very much and would do anything to shower her
with His affection. Like other husbands in a marital relationship, He
provides for His wife a home. This Great King utilizes the skills and
expertise of foreign labor to build His wife her home.
Earth Day Commemoration by Bahamas Minister of the Environment - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:30:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
following is the Keynote Address for the Commemoration of Earth Day
given by Bahamas Minister of the Environment, Kendred Dorsett at the College
of The Bahamas on April 22nd:
“There is a great need for the introduction of new
values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can
be faster, and where less can be more.”
These words were penned and uttered by the founder of Earth Day, Senator
Gaylord Nelson. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day by some one
billion people in 192 countries around the globe. It is a day for inspiration and appreciation
of the earth’s natural resources.
The Bahamas' Out Islands: A Visitor's View - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:10:11 PM
wife and I are residents of Mississippi. After getting married
twenty-five years ago, we took our first island vacation to St. Martin.
Following that was Cancun, Bonaire, and St. Thomas. These are highly
populated and heavily visited resorts. I wanted something else –
“nothing”. No crowds, no mega-resorts, no having to lock our car at
every stop. So we searched the Internet for “remote beach cottage” and
found one in Abaco, wherever that was. The Bahamian owner graciously
helped us to plan the route, which of course included planes big and
small, taxi cabs, ferries, private boats and even suggested golf carts...
National Crime Reporting Network (NCRN) - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:02:59 PM
The current state of affairs as it relates
to crime and social disobedience in the Bahamas is far from normal. We are
seeing and hearing of behavior that leaves a lot to be desired about the future
and well-being of the nation. This statement is mine and is supported by the
fact that the murder rate has sky rocketed, not to mention the assault statics,
which have nearly tripled in the last 10 years. If you agree with my
observations then you should agree that we cannot bury our heads in the ground
and hope that it all gets better. I venture to say that you will say that we
are in an emergency situation.
have all watched for the last few years as our society is faced with increasing
incidents of unrelenting violence on one hand and the apparent refusal of the
political and religious leadership of our country, to take proactive steps to
curve this problem...
IAAP Bahamas calls on the Governor General - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:57:30 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas
Chapter of the International Association of Administration Professionals
(IAAP) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Governor General Sir
Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Pictured seated from left are Frances Armbrister, Juanita Nairn-Grant, Sir Arthur Foulkes, Jane Roach and Debbie Smith.
Nassau luxury retailers tour boutique space at Baha Mar - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:53:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Baha Mar lifestyle, representing a sophisticated, global traveler,
will be reflected in the retail experience at the resort. Luxury Retail
Limited and John Bull, two of the largest high-end retail operators in
The Bahamas, will be bringing some of the best luxury brands in the
world to Baha Mar. Recently, executives from Luxury Retail Limited and
John Bull toured the Baha Mar construction site. The group had a
firsthand walk through of their respective boutique spaces to be located
in a high-traffic area near to the gaming floor of the
100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino. The tour also included executives
from Cartier, a luxury watch and jewelry brand, and Richemont, a luxury
goods and jewelry company whose brands include Cartier, Baume et
Mercier, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger- LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and
Acqua For Life goes continental, providing safe drinking water in Africa, Latin America And Asia - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:14:05 PM
Geneva, Switzerland -
Giorgio Armani is expanding its successful Acqua for Life campaign in
partnership with Green Cross International for the fourth consecutive
year, targeting water-scarce communities in West Africa, Latin America
and, for the first time, the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka in 2014 to
roll-out sustainable drinking water systems that will benefit thousands
Acqua for Life, launched in 2011, has in its first
three years raised funds for the successful implementation of water
pumps, wells and rainwater harvesting systems in more than 60
communities and schools in Ghana, Bolivia, Mexico and China, providing
around 150 million litres of water per year.
Mackey Media Ltd: We transfer music & video to digital media - Apr 22, 2014 - 12:42:19 PM
Now's the time to preserve your special
memories on digital media before it's too late! In addition to advertising services, Mackey
Media Ltd located at The Insurance Management Building Freeport, also provides
audio and video restoration and archival services.
So if you're frustrated with being unable to conveniently view your old VHS, HI8 or MiniDV
tapes we can transfer them to DVD, Flash drive, hard drive, prepare them for your portable devices and even upload them to
the Internet for you.
If you're stuck having to listen to your favorite music or spoken word on vinyl
record, cassette, reel to reel, DAT or even 8-track tape, Mackey Media Ltd can
transfer your prized audio to CD or removable media (hard drive/ flash drive). We can
also prepare your audio for playback on your portable mobile device (Ipod, Ipad
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: Apr 22 - 27 - Apr 22, 2014 - 12:04:39 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A frontal trough in the vicinity of the Southeast
Bahamas continues to dissipate; meanwhile a weak high pressure system
will gradually build across the Northwest & Central Bahamas today.
Tuesday 22nd – Partly cloudy and warm with a slight chance of a passing
shower; mostly fair and mild tonight in the Northwest & Central
Bahamas, and variable cloudiness with periods of scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms today, but partly cloudy tonight with a slight
chance of a passing shower in the Southeast Bahamas. Maximum Temperature
84°F and Minimum Temperature 70°F. Winds NW at 10 knots of less in the
Northwest & Central Bahamas and N at 10 knots for the remainder of
the islands. Seas 3 feet increasing 7 feet in northeasterly swells in
the Northwest & Central Bahamas and 3 feet or less in the Southeast
Exuma police launch island-wide manhunt - San Salvador man in custody for sexual assault - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:48:51 AM
Police in Exuma, Bahamas has launched an island wide manhunt for 33 –
Deanardo Smith AKA ‘Fat Boy’ of Hartswell, Exuma who is wanted
in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 22nd
According to reports, shortly after 2:00am, a man
was about to enter his vehicle following and altercation with the
suspect in the George Town area when the suspect armed with a handgun
allegedly shot him in the abdomen and fled on foot...
Bahamas E Marketing: The Bahamas Weekly's E-Blast Service - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:46:28 AM
Bahamas E Marketing,
marketing (e-blast service) provides advertisers a means
of reaching a vast audience which benefit by
being the first ones “in the know” about special events, store savings,
coupons and more within The Bahamas. This service is brought to you by TheBahamasWeekly.com, the leading news and events website in The Bahamas.
Subscribers have to opt-in
for this service therefore you can rest assured that our list of enthusiasts
are eager to get our blasts and will not be dumping them into their spam
Bahamas E Marketing is used by a wide variety of
businesses and services...
Cat Island District Council Office makes way for additional Government services - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:43:20 AM
CAT ISLAND, The
Bahamas – The building which once housed the Ministry of Education’s
teacher’s cottage in New Bight has been refurbished and is now the home
of the Cat Island District Council Office. The building was officially
opened on April 4 by Phillip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Works and Urban Development and V. Alfred Gray, Minister of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government.
Island Administrator Jackson McIntosh said the refurbished building has
created additional space for Road Traffic and police services. The
District Council office previously operated from the Administrator’s
RBPF Nassau: Shooting in Montel Heights, suspect in custody - Armed robbert at beauty supply store - 3 firearms seized, 502 drivers cited - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:36:24 AM
Police Seek Public's Assistance in Solving an Armed Robbery - According
to reports, around 5:00pm, on Monday 21st April 2014 a man armed with a handgun robbed a Beauty
Supply Store located on Market Street and Palmetto Avenue of cash and
fled on a bicycle.
Police Investigate Shooting in Montel Heights, 1 Suspect in Custody
- A 22 year old man is in custody assisting police with investigations
into a shooting incident that has left three men detained in hospital on
Monday 21st April 2014.
3 Firearms Seized Over Easter Holiday Weekend - In the first
incident, around 10:30am, Police in Exuma acting on intelligence
conducted a search of an abandoned truck in Clapboard Alley, where they
found a handgun.
259 Drivers Cited During Easter Weekend Operation - Consistent
with the Commissioner Policing Plan 2014, Officers from the Police
Traffic Department conducted an aggressive operation code named
“Operation Easter Blitz”; and
243 Drivers Cited by Mobile Division During Easter Monday Operation...
Pineapple Air and Avvy Bahamas announce Partnership - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:07:18 AM
Bahamas – Locally owned Pineapple Air announced today that it has
partnered with Bahamian musician, Avvy Bahamas, effective May 1st, 2014.
A press conference was held this morning at The Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport to discuss the benefits of this partnership.
By partnering with Avvy Bahamas, Pineapple Air expects to revamp its brand and widen its customer base between Nassau, Bahamas and Eleuthera, Bahamas.
As of May 1st Pineapple Air will announce their "Sweet Deals" between Nassau and Eleuthera...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, April 22nd - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:00:37 AM
Bahamas weather forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
General situation: A frontal trough in the vicinity of the Southeast
Bahamas continues to dissipate while a weak high pressure system will
gradually build across the northwest and Central Bahamas today.
For the northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly cloudy and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower. Mostly fair and mild tonight...
BTVI students receive international certification - Apr 22, 2014 - 10:56:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Five
students of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) now
have international certification in Heating Ventilation and Air
Three of the students received universal certification while the other two received core and levels 1 and 3 certifications.
certification used for local technicians is based on section 608 of the
United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act, which
enforces activities that protect the ozone layer as they apply to air
conditioning systems and stationary refrigeration.
Caribbean fisheries managers focus on innovation and cooperation at 12th Forum Meeting in Dominica - Apr 22, 2014 - 10:00:09 AM
BELIZE CITY (CRFM)—In
the face of new and emerging challenges—such as climate change
adaptation and disaster risk management, and food and nutrition
insecurity—Caribbean countries are strengthening collaborative effort
which they hope would maximize their initiatives to further drive down
poverty rates within fishing communities and improve food and nutrition
security, while ensuring that they take advantage of modern
technological avenues to add dollar-value to the fisheries resources
that are a source of livelihood for nearly 200,000 fishers across the
It is in this vein that heads of national fisheries
authorities from the seventeen (17) member states of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as observers and partner
agencies, will converge at
8 suspects to be arraigned in Nassau today for serious offences - Apr 22, 2014 - 8:52:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Eight (8) suspects are expected to appear in court today (Tuesday 22nd
April 2014) at 10:00am to be formally charged for a number of serious
All of the suspects were charge by Detectives from the Central Detective Unit. The suspects are:
A 27 – year old man of Union Village for the Attempted Murder of Eric
Louis; 2. A 22 – year old man of Rock Crusher Road for Possession of
Firearm with Intent to Supply and Ammunition;
3. A 30 – year old man of Resurrection Road for Possession of Firearm with Intent to Supply and Ammunition;
“Perspectives - The Real & The Imagined” Art Exhibition Opens in Grand Bahama - Apr 21, 2014 - 11:07:18 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
Acclaimed artists Max Taylor and Claudette Dean staged their joint art
exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The Grand Gallery at 7pm. The
public was treated to the works of two gifted artists who have shared
their works nationally and internationally. Their exhibition entitled
“Perspectives-The Real & The Imagined” displayed a wide range of
works including oil on canvas, acrylic, ceramics, charcoal sketches and
woodcuts. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces in solo and
group exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought it necessary
to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing appetite for
original art by both Bahamian and international artists.
Operation "Easter Blitz" held in Grand Bahama - Apr 21, 2014 - 11:04:12 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
Between Thursday 17th April 2014 and Monday 21st April 2014 between the
hours of8:20am and 10:30am, the Traffic Division began Operation Easter
Blitz with road checks on the East Mall Drive, East Sunrise Highway and
Seahorse Road, Lucaya area. A total of (58) FPN notices were issued for
various traffic infractions.
Royal Bahamas Police Traffic Division would like to encourage the
motoring public while out on the streets of Grand Bahama to drive with
care and attention, to wear your seat belts, refrain from texting and
driving and if you are riding a motorcycle please ensure that you wear a
NAB Florida hosts successful art, wine and cheese reception - Apr 21, 2014 - 10:05:52 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The National
Association of The Bahamas, Florida, recently hosted a successful Art
Wine and Cheese Reception at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 W.
Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. The reception featured a number of
local artists, some of Bahamian descent and drew a good crowd of persons
from the Bahamian South Florida Community, including Consul General of
The Bahamas to Florida, Ricardo Treco and Mrs. Treco.
The National Association of The Bahamas is
in its 19th year as a Bahamian organization for Bahamians and those of
Bahamian descent in The South Florida area. The goals of the
organization include: Promoting opportunities for the interaction and
networking of members; Fostering growth...