The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News Last Updated: Dec 7, 2021 - 5:35:23 PM
News Feed

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Bowleg meets with Cultural Affairs Division Officers - Nov 22, 2021 - 9:58:54 AM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg meets Director of Culture Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and a number of the members of the Ministry's Cultural Affairs Division, at its head office, on November 18, 2021.  Monique Leary, of the Division's Grand Bahama office, also joined via Zoom. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt, sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General - Nov 22, 2021 - 8:53:20 AM

Cynthia Pratt was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General on Sunday, November 21, 2021 by the Hon. Mr. Justice, Bernard Turner, Acting Chief Justice, at the Office of the Governor General. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey, M.P. Statement on International Bazaar Fire - Nov 21, 2021 - 5:50:21 PM

On Sunday, 21st November, 2021, shortly after 6 a.m., the Grand Bahama Fire Services received a call that the International Bazaar was engulfed in flames. Upon arrival to the Bazaar, firefighters encountered a massive blaze, and requested urgent assistance from two industrial companies on the island, the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye Bahamas Hub.

I am advised that the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Buckeye responded immediately and dispatched fire trucks to the International Bazaar...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama government services to be placed on Digital Transformation Unit platform - Nov 19, 2021 - 4:53:37 PM

Officials of the Digital Transformation Unit, a branch of the Department of Transformation and Digitization, were in Grand Bahama on Thursday, November 18, 2021, to meet with Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey to assist the Ministry of Grand Bahama in uploading government services online.

Minister Moxey, along with Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia-Glover-Rolle, met with representatives in the Office of the Prime Minister (GB) to discuss the unique needs of Grand Bahama...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bernard Turner Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice - Nov 19, 2021 - 2:59:14 PM

Hon. Mr. Justice Bernard Turner was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at the Office of the Governor General, One Montague Place, on Friday, November 19, 2021.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Leads Groundbreaking for MSC Foundation's Marine Conservation Center, Ocean Cay - Nov 19, 2021 - 1:25:26 PM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, along with MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago, led the  Groundbreaking Ceremony for MSC Foundation's marine research and conservation facility -- the Marine Conservation Center, on Ocean Cay today.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Plans announced for Authentically Bahamian Trade Show - Nov 19, 2021 - 9:45:31 AM

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) in conjunction with Nassau Cruise Port Limited announced plans for staging of the Authentically Bahamian Trade Show 2021. The two-day event is scheduled for December 11-12 at the Grand Ballroom of Atlantis Convention Centre on Paradise Island.  A press conference announcing the event was held on Wednesday, 17th November at BAIC on Old Trail Road.

In attendance was Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting...
News : Grand Bahama
GBPA and ArawakX partner to make access to capital and wealth creation accessible to more Bahamians - Nov 18, 2021 - 4:51:42 PM

A new partnership between the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and Bahamian investment firm ArawakX is helping to enable Grand Bahama entrepreneurs to access capital to launch or expand a business venture.

In mid-October, Derek Newbold, GBPA’s Sr. Manager of Business Development, met with principals of ArawakX to solidify the partnership, which is anticipated to open opportunities for entrepreneurs in high-growth business sectors to launch their venture and, if they choose, take that venture global...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Wins 2021 Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards - Nov 18, 2021 - 3:43:01 PM

After 53,000 votes were cast by experts on Caribbean travel, namely, Caribbean Journal readers, and deliberations were made, the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas secured 2 wins out of 20 nominations for this year’s Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Bahamas won Best Caribbean Golf Destination and Best Caribbean Meetings Destination. The Bahamas also takes great pride in the fact that Atlantis Paradise Island...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
2021 Fiscal Strategy Report and Medium-term Debt Management Strategy to be delayed - Nov 18, 2021 - 3:11:28 PM

Each year, according to the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2018 the Government is required to present to Parliament its Fiscal Strategy Report on or before the third Wednesday of November. This year, the deadline for tabling was November 17, 2021, however, Parliament has been adjoined until November 29, 2021.  

The Fiscal Strategy Report is required to include, amongst other things, estimates of the following...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Mrs. Victoria Wilkinson receives flowers from the Governor General as she celebrates her 100th birthday - Nov 18, 2021 - 10:09:19 AM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, visited centenarian Mrs. Victoria Wilkinson at her home where he wished and sang happy birthday.  He also presented her with an arrangement of flowers and letters from Queen Elizabeth II and the Office of the Governor General, Monday, November 15, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Munroe, Mrs. Ann Marie Davis attend MARCO's Alert Test at Aliv - Nov 18, 2021 - 8:36:39 AM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe joined wife of the Prime Minister and Office of the Spouse representative Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, and Aliv CEO John Gomez at the the testing of the MARCO's Alert cellphone component, at Aliv's Corporate Office, on November 17, 2021.  Manager responsible for wireless engineering for Aliv and Cable Bahamas Julian Dean conducted the test alert, and several Government and Aliv stakeholders were also present. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
High Commissioner of Canada calls on Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources - Nov 17, 2021 - 2:03:14 PM

Her Excellency Emina Tudakovic, High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica and The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, November 17, 2021 at the ministry.  She is pictured with Minister of State for the Environment the Hon. Basil McIntosh. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Sweeting seeks to revamp Packing Houses - Nov 17, 2021 - 12:08:52 PM

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting said the ministry is looking to revamp Packing Houses throughout The Bahamas to make them more efficient.

His comments came after the Minister recently led a delegation to Packing Houses in Green Castle and Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera... 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister and DPM Arrive for Cabinet Meeting - PHOTOS - Nov 16, 2021 - 2:16:50 PM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper are pictured arriving for Cabinet Meeting, downtown, today. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Tour of Award Winning Coral Vita - Nov 16, 2021 - 12:17:33 PM

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting, during his first official visit to Grand Bahama on Thursday had a tour of Coral Vita, the coral restoration facility on the island.

Following the tour conducted by co-founder and president Gator Halpern, The Minister congratulated the owners of the facility on their recent award, the prestigious Earthshot Prize 2021 in the Revive Our Oceans category and described what they are doing as “tremendous work.”  Coral Vita is a non-profit coral farm...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Sweeting opens Grand Bahama Co-op Offices - Nov 16, 2021 - 10:00:20 AM

Co-operatives can not only maximize potential but move residents from workers to entrepreneurs, said Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting during the official opening ceremony for the Offices for the Grand Bahama Cooperative Societies Ltd., on Friday morning.

Also attending the ceremony were Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey; Minister of State for Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Glover-Rolle Announced Plans for the Public Service - Nov 16, 2021 - 9:23:11 AM

Public servants who have been waiting to be confirmed will be, said Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle on Friday.  This will happen, she stressed, only if there are no adverse reports on file.

Minister Glover-Rolle hosted department heads to a meeting which was held at the Harold DeGregory Building, which houses the Ministry for Grand Bahama.

Supporting Minister Glover-Rolle were colleagues Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey; Minister of Housing and Transport, the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis and Senator Kirkland Russell....
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Death of Bahamian National, Clement J. Smith, Jr. - Nov 16, 2021 - 6:32:46 AM

The Ministry wishes to advise that Bahamian national, Mr. Clement J. Smith, Jr., was  shot  and  succumbed  to  his  injuries  on  Saturday,  13th  November  2021  in  Sidney, Ohio, United States of America.  Mr. Smith was 21 years old.

According  to  the  Sidney  Police  Department,  investigations  continue  into  the  shooting  death  of  Mr.  Smith...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Canadian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on Minister Munroe - Nov 15, 2021 - 3:45:37 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe received a Courtesy Call, on November 12, 2021, by Her Excellency Emina Tudakovic, High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica and The Bahamas, at the Ministry’s Head Office, in the Orville Turnquest Building, on John F. Kennedy Drive. Among those in attendance were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville; Legal In-House Counsel Paul Jones; Acting Commissioner at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services Doan Cleare and Deputy Commissioner Bernadette Thompson-Murray...

Latest Headlines
Ministry of Works announces Town Planning Committee
PM Davis Highlights History of Cooperation with the ILO
Government and Cotton Bay Holdings Ltd. enter new agreement for Eleuthera
Mary Mitchell saluted for unwavering contribution to the Public Service
Students in Young Chef Culinary Competition Awarded
University of The Bahamas forges Agreement with University of Guelph for Global Experiences
PACE pays tribute to treasurer emeritus
RBC Race for the kids attract increase in donations
Rise Bahamas on the assault & death of 4 yr Old Girl
BTVI anonymously receives single largest donation
Bahamian Politics
DNA PR: It's time to change the system
DNA on Extension of Emergency Orders
DNA on shanty town demolition court order
DNA on new lockdowns on Family Islands
PLP Candidate for North Andros and The Berry Islands on Lockdowns in The Berry Islands and Andros
Bahamas Weather
Severe Thunderstorm warning - November 5th
Severe Weather Warning- Oct. 22
6am News Item on Tropical Storm Nicholas
Alert #21 on Tropical Depression Fred
Alert #14 on Tropical Storm Fred
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture announces sports is back
Director of Sports Welcomes return of Gold-Medal-Winning Bodybuilding Team
Basketball Camp fosters more than talent with CWCO backing
Minister Lewis, Sports Director show up for Young Runners
Congratulations to Michael ’Mike‘ Strachan on being drafted into the National Football League as a member of the Indianapolis Colts
Proposed zero vat removal from breadbasket items
Michael Brooks: A look at Bahamian culture
Equality Bahamas Welcomes Women in Parliament to Advocate for Human Rights
Letter to the Editor: The time is now! The Bahamas must act now to ban oil drilling forever
Joe Darville: Open Letter to The Prime Minister of The Bahamas
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Caribbean Barrel features Mango and Bahamian Splice Junkanoo Show Group Tonight
K.B. releases new single - Das Why We Savin’ Da Bays
Caribbean Barrel Restaurant Valentine's dinner Experience Under the Stars with 'Jahem & Jazz
Caribbean Barrel features Wilfred Solomon & Magnetics Tonight
Mortimer candidly explores life-defining experiences in new podcast Looking Deep
Sales & Promotions
Lighthouse Pointe Karaoke Fridays and Groovy Old School Saturdays
Lighthouse Pointe Karaoke Fridays & Groovy Saturdays
Lighthouse Pointe Sunday Brunch at Portobello's Restaurant
Lighthouse Pointe - Thanksgiving Day Thursday meal & Sunday Thanksgiving Brunch specials
Lighthouse Pointe - Play All Fall for Less Green!
Arts & Culture
Minister Bowleg Opens “Double Dutch 8” and “Evolution of the Arc” NAGB Exhibitions
Unbox Bahamian Artistry and Live Your Best 'LifestIsle'
Students display culinary skill and creativity in Bahamas Young Chef Competition
'Build Your Best Life' book presented to Willa Mae Pratt and Simpson Penn centres
Former RBDF Commander pens trilogy telling Lucayan Islands story, re-affirms reason for naming waters Lucayan Sea
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Do you need a media consultant, publicist or event promoter?
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Groves Famiy Foundation scholarship applications now available online
STEM Summer Camp returns to Nassau for 6th Year
HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers & Real Estate Agents in Nassau, Exuma, Eleuthera & Abaco
BFPA to present talk with Bahamas Film Commissioner in Grand Bahama
Movie Masters featuring Sean Robins - Feb 27th & 28th
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Focus on Fashion
Samba Sol Grows its Bahamas Collection
Meet the Bahamian descendent leading LA Fashion Week
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
Theodore Elyett outfits Porsha Williams for the cover of Rolling Out Magazine
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
PAHO urges public health measures and vaccination in light of Omicron variant
Dr Valerie Knowles: Ignoring Mental Health needs put essential workers at risk
PMH Implements measures to manage increase in COVID- 19 Cases
Haiti receives 500,000 vaccines donated by the United States through COVAX
PAHO Director reassures countries that COVID-19 vaccines are effective despite variants of concern
Vaccine Maitri: Together We Emerge Stronger
Opinion - COVID-19 Pandemic: India’s response and global strategy
Opinion Editorial: COVID-19 Highlights Caribbean Community’s need to build resilience
Opinion: We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19
Opinion: Coronavirus and climate disasters - Small vulnerable countries face dual threats
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University
Grand Bahama Real Estate
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement