Hurricane Matthew aftermath photos of Grand Bahama
- Oct 8, 2016 - 10:09:23 PM
On Thursday, October 6th, category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit
the island of Grand Bahama with maximum sustained winds of 140mph and
higher gusts. At 5 am Matthew was 198 miles southeast of West End, Grand
Bahama. At 11am it was 133 miles southeast of West End, Grand Bahama.
Tropical force winds were felt by 12 noon. Due to the predicted storm
surge of 10 - 15 feet residents were urged to seek higher ground or move
to their closest hurricane shelter. The eye of the storm remained to
the west of Grand Bahama Island as it made its way northward to Florida.
was hunkered down as winds increased and night fell. Close to 11 pm
Thursday, when the eye was between the Florida coast and the island,
pleas for help went out via social media and whatsapp for rescues in two
areas that we knew of...
Father and son get creative with hurricane preparedness
- Oct 5, 2016 - 11:32:43 PM
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
In fact, they've proven that hurricane shutters can be art!
and his son William Knowles did paintings on there hurricane shutters in preparation of the arrival of
and posted this photo of themselves standing in front of their home on Wednesday...
Bahamas Ambassador Joudi Receives Official Instruments of Appointment
- Sep 15, 2016 - 1:40:30 PM
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...
The Bahamas Beats USA in Beach Soccer Friendly
- Aug 23, 2016 - 11:40:13 PM
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...
Shaunae Miller takes Gold for The Bahamas in Rio
- Aug 16, 2016 - 11:39:33 PM
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.
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
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation
- Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM
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
New columnist, Rouén Robinson to deliver "Screen Scene" on TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jul 15, 2016 - 11:54:24 AM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce our latest
who will be providing film reviews under the
has been an avid moviegoer since childhood and has been critiquing
motion pictures for almost a decade. He has been a film critic for
on Tempo and was a judge for
FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama
an off shoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
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...
Lifeguards Trained for Bahamas Public Beaches
- Jun 17, 2016 - 3:26:49 PM
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
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...
Find The Bahamas Weekly on Facebook and Twitter!
- May 16, 2016 - 1:41:44 PM
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FREE WIFI Hot Spots of The Bahamas Directory
- May 10, 2016 - 2:30:59 PM
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 ...
NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones
- Jan 25, 2016 - 5:48:52 PM
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
Young Bahamian Interns at Tech Giant Google
- Jan 15, 2016 - 5:48:37 PM
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...
Top Stories of 2015 from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jan 7, 2016 - 11:14:02 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present
A Year in Review
Top Stories of 2015
2015 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly
and we wish to take this opportunity to first say
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
Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jan 1, 2016 - 6:13:11 PM
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
to our viewers, subscribers,
our advertising members and clients, our media partners, P.R. agents,
contributing photographers, and our valued columnists!
Find TheBahamasWeekly.com on Linked in and Google+
- Dec 29, 2015 - 11:15:49 AM
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
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We hope you will check out both
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Bahamas' Julien Believe performs at Miss World pageant in China
- Dec 19, 2015 - 12:35:49 PM
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...
Contract Signed for New Fishing Hole Causeway in Grand Bahama
- Dec 18, 2015 - 5:43:20 PM
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
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,
Kareem Mortimer's CARGO wraps filming in The Bahamas
- Dec 18, 2015 - 4:45:44 PM
, 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
"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
Bahamas' First Cochlear Implant Surgery Deemed a Success
- Dec 18, 2015 - 1:34:51 PM
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.
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.