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Father and son get creative with hurricane preparedness - Oct 5, 2016 - 11:32:43 PM

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While most dread the task of putting up their hurricane shutters, or sheets of plywood prior to a storm, a father and son from Nassau, Bahamas proudly show us that the chore need not be mundane.

In fact, they've proven that hurricane shutters can be art!

Donald Knowles and his son William Knowles did paintings on there hurricane shutters in preparation of the arrival of  Hurricane Matthew in Nassau,  Bahamas and posted this photo of themselves standing in front of their home on Wednesday...
News : Local
Bahamas Ambassador Joudi Receives Official Instruments of Appointment - Sep 15, 2016 - 1:40:30 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - In a ceremony at Government House Her Excellency the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling presented Mr. Tony S. Joudi his Instruments of Appointment as Non-Resident Ambassador designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In his address to attendees, Prime Minster the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie spoke of the many attributes of the newly installed Ambassador and of his high expectations of the businessman...

News : International
Three Bahamians named for Inaugural Class of President Obama's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative - Sep 2, 2016 - 6:01:49 PM

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Embassy Statement: "US Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three Fellows selected to represent The Bahamas as being among the First Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative which is supported by President Obama.

We extend congratulations to Louby Georges and Tanya McFall of New Providence, Bahamas, and Ashleigh Rolle of Grand Bahama."

Participants will travel to the United States for a five-week program that will strengthen their leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills and provide networking opportunities with U.S...
Sports
The Bahamas Beats USA in Beach Soccer Friendly - Aug 23, 2016 - 11:40:13 PM

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The Bahamas defeated the United States of America for the first time in the country’s soccer history.

The Bahamas Beach Soccer Team scored the historic win against the #15 ranked USA men’s national team in a nail biting match in Spiez, Switzerland on Saturday.

It was a close match up, but The Bahamas came out on top, defeating the soccer powerhouse by one point with a final score of 5-4...
Sports
Shaunae Miller takes Gold for The Bahamas in Rio - Aug 16, 2016 - 11:39:33 PM

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BRAZIL -- Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller collected the first medal for The Bahamas at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, August 15th in the 400 m.

The race is causing quite the stir as Miller dived across the finish line to take gold and beat out USA's Allyson Felix's time of 49.51; and Jamaica's Shericka Jackson with 49.85.  Miller's time was 49.44 (a personal best), edged out Felix by a mere 0.07 seconds. 

Her dive, which is being talked up and memed on social media was perfectly legal as   Miller's torso crossed the finish line first, making her the clear winner according to the International Association of Athletic Federations rulebook...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation - Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – At 98 years old, Sir Durward Knowles was not going to miss celebrating the anniversary of the Rotary Club he helped establish 40 years ago on July 19, 1976. When new clubs are established, Rotary International grants them their charter.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Sir Durward was present at the Rotary Club of South East Nassau’s weekly meeting, joining charter member and past president (PP) F. Denny Curry as well as Judy Reiach, the daughter of the club’s charter president, the late Edwin Deal. Also recognized were the club’s long serving Rotarians Ralph Barnett who joined in 1982 and PP and past assistant district governor, Roger Kelty who joined 7 months after the club’s charter...
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New columnist, Rouén Robinson to deliver "Screen Scene" on TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jul 15, 2016 - 11:54:24 AM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce our latest columnist, Rouén Robinson who will be providing film reviews under the title Screen Scene.

Rouén has been an avid moviegoer since childhood and has been critiquing motion pictures for almost a decade. He has been a film critic for The Cinemas on Tempo and was a judge for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, an off shoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).

He will be writing about newly released international films, Bahamian films, and video on demand and series on Netflix. Rouén rates films on a scale of 1 to 5...
News : Local
Lifeguards Trained for Bahamas Public Beaches - Jun 17, 2016 - 3:26:49 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie along with Minister of the Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett and Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority, Sen. Greg Burrows were all attended the graduation ceremony of the first crop of lifeguard trained by the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority. 

These twelve young people received 25 hours of training in such things as swimming and CPR.  Training for the lifeguards will continue on a monthly basis...  
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Find The Bahamas Weekly on Facebook and Twitter! - May 16, 2016 - 1:41:44 PM


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Follow The Bahamas Weekly on Facebook and Twitter! If you like seeing us HERE, you gotta get us on Social Media!

Facebook is one of the fastest growing internet communities today, and you can now become a FAN of The Bahamas Weekly on Facebook as well as Twitter and receive our latest information that way.

Being a Fan has its privileges!  We offer special promotions / giveaways exclusively for our Fans on Facebook.

Keep up with what's HOT on The Bahamas Weekly with FACEBOOK , or follow us on TWITTER...

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FREE WIFI Hot Spots of The Bahamas Directory - May 10, 2016 - 2:30:59 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce a new FREE listing service. 

Do you have a business that offers FREE WIFI in The Bahamas?  If so, list your business name and location with The Bahamas Weekly today!

The need for internet access has become apparent in our lives today for many forms of communication and business. The Bahamas Weekly would like to salute those businesses that offer free internet access to their customers while at the same time providing this valuable information ...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones - Jan 25, 2016 - 5:48:52 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas highlighted several significant milestones in the implementation of NHI Bahamas and the improvement of the health care system overall.

Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, the Permanent Secretary for National Health Insurance and Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI’s Programme Director made several announcements today, the launch of www.nhibahamas.gov.bs, a public information website, the NHI Bahamas logo, ongoing health system strengthening activities, and continued stakeholder consultation and public information sessions...

Community
Young Bahamian Interns at Tech Giant Google - Jan 15, 2016 - 5:48:37 PM

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Shaquille Hall is different. This 20-year-old is a focused, analytical young man, who has chosen to be unfamiliar with the street life and familiar with his studies instead. 

A member of the 2013 Gentleman’s Club class, Shaquille’s outstanding performance in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams and other achievements led to him also becoming a National Merit Scholar in the same year. His hard work and drive to succeed then landed him a full-academic scholarship to the prestigious, historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta...
Inside The Bahamas Weekly : Top Stories of the Year
Top Stories of 2015 from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jan 7, 2016 - 11:14:02 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present A Year in Review and our Top Stories of 2015

2015 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly and we wish to take this opportunity to first say THANK YOU to our viewers, subscribers, sponsors, collaborators, our advertising members and clients, our media partners, P.R. agents, contributing photographers, and our valued columnists!

2015 brought us the Baha Mar bankruptcy; the devastation of Hurricane Joaquin coupled with the nation pulling together to rebuild the southern islands.  We witnessed a blood moon, and the last wild horse of Abaco died...
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Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jan 1, 2016 - 6:13:11 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly wishes you a Happy New Year!


As we step forward into the dawn of a new year, may we take all the lessons and achievements from the past and forge ahead with promise and commitment for even better days to come.

2015 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly and we wish to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our viewers, subscribers, our advertising members and clients, our media partners, P.R. agents, contributing photographers, and our valued columnists!
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Find TheBahamasWeekly.com on Linked in and Google+ - Dec 29, 2015 - 11:15:49 AM

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Progressing with the social media world, TheBahamasWeekly.com is pleased to announce the creation of our  Linkedin page. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.

We've also started a Google+ page.  Google+ is a social networking service from Google. Google+ integrates all Google services.

We hope you will check out both of our new pages, and enjoy our latest features keeping you updated on what's HOT on TheBahamasWeekly.com Please feel free to leave your comments...
Entertainment
Bahamas' Julien Believe performs at Miss World pageant in China - Dec 19, 2015 - 12:35:49 PM

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The Miss World Pageant in Sanya, China is now complete, and the crown has gone to Miss Spain, however The Bahamas was featured in a big way as Miss World Bahamas, Chantel O'Brian, along with the other contestants shared the stage for a song and dance number today with Bahamian singer / songwriter Julien Believe.  If that wasn't enough, the performance was aired on E! Entertainment Television being seen around the world.

The audience jumped to a standing ovation at the end of his infectious single, "Caribbean Slide" and Miss Bahamas was seen close to the musical artist near end of the performance...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Contract Signed for New Fishing Hole Causeway in Grand Bahama - Dec 18, 2015 - 5:43:20 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Residents of West Grand Bahama and all those persons who frequent that area are delighted with the Government’s signing of a contract to build a new causeway at the Fishing Hole, putting an end to vexing problems of flooding during adverse weather conditions.

The Government on Friday morning, December 18, 2015 signed a contract valued at $6,553,584.89 with the Freeport-based All Bahamas Construction Company Limited (ABC) to construct the new, elevated road...
Entertainment
Kareem Mortimer's CARGO wraps filming in The Bahamas - Dec 18, 2015 - 4:45:44 PM

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Cargo
, an action/drama written by Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer has just wrapped production in The Bahamas. The film explores the miry world of human trafficking. The feature film is loosely based on the 8-time award-winning short film Passage

"It's a wrap!," said the director. "So much to say about this so I'll just be grateful for this experience with some of the most amazing people. I will say one thing, this film took us to parts of Nassau I've never been before and a few times I got really emotional. Two locations were the grove and a shanty town."

Health
Bahamas' First Cochlear Implant Surgery Deemed a Success - Dec 18, 2015 - 1:34:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Three years ago, Wesley Paul suddenly went deaf. He had just no residual hearing in his left ear and minimal hearing in his right, and he was no longer able to communicate, continue to work in the financial sector or participate in one of his favourite hobbies – singing.

While it remains unclear what led to his hearing loss, Wesley recalls having an earache in August, 2012. He took over the counter medication and never got medical attention, instead he compensated for the deficiency by relying on his left ear for listening and receiving information.

News : International
Al Jazeera reports on Baha Mar and Bahamas - China relations - Oct 9, 2015 - 12:07:07 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Missing two grand opening deadlines isn’t something that any large venture hopes to experience, but that’s exactly what has happened to Baha Mar.

Touted as China’s largest commercial real estate project in the Western Hemisphere, Baha Mar, a $3.5 billion Bahamian resort complex, has floundered this year, causing the most serious economic damage the small island country has seen since the global financial crisis. The resort is predicted to contribute 12 percent to the country’s gross domestic product, but its failure to materialize has at least in part led Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s sovereign credit rating...


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