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Portrait of Grand Bahama Labyrinth founder, Barbara Chester, presented to Garden of the Groves - Mar 14, 2014 - 5:01:29 PM

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Longtime Grand Bahama resident, Barbara Chester, who brought the community together to create The Grand Bahama Labyrinth—a sacred and spiritual gathering place of contemplation and walking meditation—has been honored with the placement of her portrait, painted by local artist Claudette Dean, installed in The Garden of The Groves’ replica of the island’s first chapel, atop a spot overlooking the healing plantings, trees, and statuary surrounding the entrance to The Grand Bahama Labyrinth.

The large oil painting by Ms. Dean was a gift from Erika Gates,
owner and president of Garden of the Groves. Barbara and Erika worked long hours together in the early days of the Gardens’ with re-opening and renovations following the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005...
The Bahamas Boasts : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Shipyard Makes Waves - Mar 7, 2014 - 3:42:27 PM

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The nation's leader Prime Minister Perry Christie and Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Fred Mitchell were pleased to learn that the majority of full time employees at the Grand Bahama Shipyard are now Bahamians and gradually the demand for foreign labour is decreasing. 

The Grand Bahama Shipyard's COO, Reuben Bryd, Director of Finance and IT, Linda Turnquest, and Facility and Maintenance Manager, Marvin Basden, spent a full day in New Providence on Monday.  The senior management team made courtesy calls on Prime Minister Christie, Minister Mitchell, and Bahamas Civil Aviation Director, Captain Patrick L. Rolle. 
The Bahamas Boasts : New Providence
LPIA Ranked Region’s “Best Improved” Airport for 2013 - Feb 28, 2014 - 12:39:54 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas -  Airports Council International (ACI) recently announced LPIA as the recipient of the 2013 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Improvement By Region: Latin America-Caribbean category.  The award recognizes extensive improvements made to the airport during a three-phased, $409 million redevelopment at LPIA

Vernice Walkine, President & CEO at Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), received official word of the ACI survey results last week. “This award shows that our efforts to totally transform LPIA into a modern and functional facility are being noticed. To be recognized for what we’ve been able to accomplish in four short years of construction will help motivate our team to move from building amazing terminals to managing them at a world-class level...”
The Bahamas Boasts : New Providence
LPIA Wins Another Industry Award - Feb 28, 2014 - 10:25:04 AM

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2014 Routes Marketing Award for Airport Under 4 Million Passengers


Nassau, Bahamas - This week, LPIA won a second industry title earning the 2014 Routes Marketing Award for Airport Under 4 million Passengers. The ceremony took place at the annual Routes Americas air service development forum in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Vernice Walkine, President & CEO at NAD, was on hand to accept the award.  “I am delighted that LPIA is the 2014 category winner for air service development and marketing. Having received “Honorable Mention” last year, we are truly pleased to have been recognized in this way by the airlines, who nominate and select the winners in each category.”
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Bimini Sands Marina Holds Official "Blue Flag" Raising Ceremony‏ - Feb 12, 2014 - 11:30:38 AM

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South Bimini, Bahamas – The Blue Flag officially flies over Bimini Sands Marina, making it one of only four marinas in The Bahamas – and the only marina on Bimini – to have earned this prestigious environmental emblem. Presented by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), an international nonprofit and non-governmental organization, the Blue Flag is the highest award a marina can attain for environmental stewardship, education and safety. Bimini Sands Marina received its Blue Flag certification in September 2013 after a rigorous application and inspection process...
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Why Do Businesses Want to Go to the Bahamas? - Feb 7, 2014 - 2:01:38 PM

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"No country is an island..."


Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) –- “Lunch Money” host Adam Johnson reports on what is so attractive about the Bahamas that has businesses flocking to the island nation.

Featured in this report are interview segments with Rob Benson Old Fort Financial Managing Director;  Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services; Sandy Sands, Baha Mar Development; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt Hon. Perry G. Christie; and Atul Lele Deltec investments CIO...

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The Cove, Eleuthera Resort & Spa honored in 2014 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards - Jan 28, 2014 - 7:03:38 PM

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ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas –  The Cove, Eleuthera Resort and Spa has been named a winner in the Top Caribbean Hotels category in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards, ranking #5 out of 25.

Travelers’ Choice award winners were selected according to the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

The Cove, Eleuthera is also ranked #1 of 14 hotels on the island and has been rated “excellent” by 131 travelers. 
The Bahamas Boasts : New Providence
Nassau’s Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel Wins Top Industry Gold Award - Jan 27, 2014 - 11:42:43 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel has won the coveted RCI Gold Crown Resort award, the highest of the three RCI designations largely determined by vacationers’ comments. The announcement was made at the award presentation on January 23rd by Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe during a celebratory event at the Sandyport area hotel in Western New Providence.

Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe said at the presentation that everybody’s efforts count every day in tourism and this major industry honour speaks to that as well as contributing to the overall growth of tourism ...
News : New Providence
Nassau Container Port rated #1 in The Caribbean - Jan 9, 2014 - 11:56:56 AM

Nassau Container Port (NCP) has beat out 24 ports in the Caribbean to be rated number one in productivity by the powerful Florida Shipowners Group, who handles the majority of the trade in the region. NCP and Gladstone Freight Terminal, the port’s inland facility, are owned and operated by APD Limited which, in turn, is owned by a partnership between the Government of The Bahamas, Arawak Cay Port Development Holdings Limited and 11,500 Bahamians.

Making the announcement of the NCP’s outstanding rating was Mike Maura, Jr, President & CEO, APD Limited...
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A Yachting Guide to The Bahamas - Dec 27, 2013 - 11:51:42 AM

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The Bahamas are some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and with over 2000 cays and 700 islands to discover, it’s plain to see why over 100,000 boaters are drawn to this paradise every year. With an abundance of spectacular scenery, sweeping white sand beaches and sparkling clear blue waters, the islands are rich in culture and offer visitors plenty of relaxing and exciting activities to partake in.

This enchanting group of islands is the perfect destination for a yachting holiday, and sailors can explore the thousands of miles of stunning shoreline with the greatest of ease. Chartering a yacht around the Bahamas guarantees boaters breath-taking backdrops and a wonderful sense of tranquility...
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Bahamas listed among World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations - Dec 19, 2013 - 4:48:09 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Ethical Traveler, a non-profit organization that compiles an annual list of countries to visit around the world, has named The Bahamas in their World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2014. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is proud that their initiatives were part of the major factors when compiling the list and they have helped return The Bahamas to the top ten.

“We’re pleased to welcome The Bahamas back to our list this year. Efforts to establish new Marine Protected Areas and the massive expansion of the number of protected acres in Andros West Side National Park are important steps towards conservation and sustainability,” stated the article published on the Ethical Traveler website which was released earlier this month.“

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Pyramids in The Bahamas? - Oct 20, 2013 - 6:42:20 AM

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Dr. David Imhotep
On the heels of the abolishment of the Discovery Day holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus in the Bahamas, an internationally-known expert in African history has his sights set on the Bahamas, and will be exploring the waters to prove that there are pyramids in the Bahamian ocean.

Dr. David Imhotep is the first person to hold a Ph.D. with a specialization in African history.  He has traveled the world researching for the past 31 years searching for relevant, interesting evidence of the African presence; most recently, his travels have led him to the Bahamian archipelago.  

Author of "The First Americans Were Africans... Documented Evidence", Imhotep says: "In every grade school in the Americas, our children ..."
The Bahamas Boasts : Bimini
Bimini Sands Marina Awarded Blue Flag Certification - Sep 20, 2013 - 2:17:58 PM

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South Bimini, Bahamas – The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), an international nonprofit and non-governmental organization, has awarded a Blue Flag to Bimini Sands Marina on South Bimini in the Bahamas. The Blue Flag is a voluntary “eco-label” that is awarded to marinas around the world based on their compliance with 24 criteria covering Environmental Education & Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management, Safety & Services.
 
Bimini Sands Marina received its Blue Flag certification on September 12, 2013 following a rigorous application and inspection process. To date, it is one of only four marinas in the Bahamas to achieve this environmental standard.
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Conch Salad paired with Kalik named a 'must try meal' by Business Insider - Aug 30, 2013 - 12:58:59 AM

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One Of The Worlds’ Top 40 Meals You Should Eat In Your Lifetime


Since 1988, a cold Kalik beer paired with a spicy conch salad has been a favourite in The Bahamas for locals and visitors alike. Now, a popular website is telling the world it's one of the 40 best culinary combinations anyone can find anywhere, ranking it among such delectable delights as Shanghai's famed soup dumplings and a 7-course meal at the 'world's finest restaurant.'

Business Insider, an international website that reports on tech, finance, entertainment, lifestyle, sports and more, featured the Kalik and conch...
Arts & Culture
The Bahamas: The Road to Independence - Jul 30, 2013 - 1:44:49 PM

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As a former colony of Great Britain, The Bahamas’ attainment of independence on July 10, 1973, was relatively late when compared to some of its sister islands in the Caribbean that were also British colonies.

Jamaica, for example, after a failed attempt to establish a European Union-style West Indian Federation with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, became an independent country on August 6, 1962; Trinidad and Tobago followed on August 31, 1962; and Barbados severed its colonial “navel string” from Great Britain on November 30, 1966...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas National Culinary Team Brings Home the Gold! - Jul 1, 2013 - 4:56:23 PM

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The Bahamas National Culinary Team is bringing home a record haul of honors following their outstanding performance at this year's Taste of The Caribbean competition in Miami, Florida.  The Bahamas captured team gold and several top regional and individual honors in the 20th anniversary of the prestigious regional event held by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

"We are extremely proud of what our chefs have accomplished, particularly this year as our nation celebrates its fortieth year of independence. Their results show how far we've come as a nation in developing our people and their culinary talents," said a joint statement issued by Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association...
The Bahamas Boasts : Grand Bahama
Body Language’ Success for the Lois Seiler Academy of Dance - Jun 22, 2013 - 2:41:45 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Lois Seiler Academy of Dance shone brightly last weekend with dancers showing off their sensational skills as audience members filled the theatre with applause for the celebration another successful production.  The Lois Seiler Academy of Dance celebrated 44 years of excellence and dance. Lois Seiler flawlessly managed to keep all of her dances fresh and original, with an enjoyable, fast paced, show that sold out both performances.


The production featured over 100 dancers performing ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern ballet. Rico Thompson and Scarlett Wilson returned...
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Why it is Important to Save Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera - Apr 25, 2013 - 4:00:52 PM

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One of few un-spoiled ecosystems left on Earth


Nassau, Bahamas – Land disputes, protecting the environment, sustainable development and the future for Eleuthera are making headlines.  The Island of Eleuthera is becoming an important economic hub and the sale of a large parcel of land at the southern tip that is known as Lighthouse Point (LHP) requires close examination.  It has the one of the best beaches in the Bahamas and untouched land where habitats, important scientific research and artifacts lay.
The Bahamas Boasts : Bimini
Martin Luther King Remembered in Bimini - Jan 17, 2013 - 5:36:24 PM


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ALICE TOWN, BIMINI -
Nearly 45-years-ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. checked into the Big Game Club, a historic fishing resort on Bimini Bay, and spent time working on a speech he would deliver a few days later at the Mason Temple in Memphis on April 3, 1968.  He was assassinated the next day.

Dr. King first visited the resort in 1964 when he traveled to Bimini to work on his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.  Four years he was back in Bimini where he worked on completing his “I‘ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech...

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Top Stories of 2012 from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jan 4, 2013 - 5:27:59 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present an overview and year in review of our Top Stories of 2012!

Predominantly, 2012 was known for the General Election; 50th anniversary of Women's Suffrage; the retirement of the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham; Prince Harry's visit; Sidney Poitier's honouring; and those pesky road repairs in Nassau.

Here's our TOP stories in chronological order, looking back from December through January 2012:

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