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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...

News : Local
Royal Navy evacuates residents from Crooked Island - Oct 8, 2015 - 11:17:04 PM

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On Monday evening, Bahamas Police Commissioner, Elison Greenslade's twitter account showed photos coming out of Pitt Town Point, Crooked Island.

He's reported that the British Royal Navy was evacuating residents from the Hurricane Joaquin devastated island to Nassau.
Bahamas Weather
NEMA Update: Bahamas Islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin - Oct 2, 2015 - 9:17:04 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The following is the latest assessment, as of 8:30 p.m. EDT, on October 2, 2105, provided by the National Emergency Management Agency, in co-ordination with local government officials from islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin:

In Rum Cay, it is reported that 32 persons were seeking shelter in the clinic, and they are anticipating an increase in that number. At the time of the report, the island was said to be experiencing heavy rains with limited visibility, winds estimated at 90-100 mph, and heavy flooding. Trees were down, roads impassable, lines and poles were down, dock reportedly destroyed, airport flooded and personal homes were beginning to cave in. There was no electricity.

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The Bahamas Weekly Twitter hacked by group purporting to be 'The Muslim Electronic Army' - Oct 2, 2015 - 6:40:03 PM

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A group purporting to be the 'Muslim Electronic Army' hacked The Bahamas Weekly's Twitter Page @Bahamasweekly earlier this week which, over the past 6 years garnered 6,827 followers. We received an email from Twitter notifying us that the password for @Bahamasweekly had been changed approximately 15 hours prior to us noticing what had happened.

By the time we got to check our Twitter page we saw this daunting image with the text; Hacked By Shin0bi H4x0r - J0keroo - 1337 - Th1nkTw1c3 The Bahamas Weekly Has Been Stamped By Muslim Electronic Army...
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The Bahamas Weekly apologizes for server glitch - Aug 8, 2015 - 9:13:41 AM

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Between July 6th and 7th, The Bahamas Weekly News Team issued an alert from one of our new servers. While our development team had run countless tests over the past several months to ensure that the server was good to go, unanticipated results ensued with negative consequences. We take this time to apologize to those who were on the receiving end of this malaise due to a server loop. Technology is not always perfect and we have taken remedial steps at avoid a recurrence. 

We would love to hear from you as well. Please email info@TheBahamasWeekly.com so that we can communicate with you directly or message us through our Facebook page...
Sports
(Video) Bahamas opens Sports Legend Walk of Fame - Jul 31, 2015 - 6:22:55 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - After last week's naming of Mychal Thompson Blvd, with NBA champion and his son Klay Thompson in attendance,  the official grand opening of the Sports Legend Walk of Fame also took place.

Twenty-eight permanent hand drawn portrait monuments created by internationally acclaimed 'Celebrity Artist' Jamaal Rolle were unveiled and these artworks have immortalized the many great sports legends of the Bahamas from the last decade and beyond. 

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe spoke highly of the installation...
News : Local
Last wild horse of Abaco dies - Jul 31, 2015 - 12:22:22 PM

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Many have been following the plight of the wild horses of Abaco over the years, and it is with sadness we report that the last horse, Nunki passed away on July 23rd.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you, our faithful fans and followers, of Nunkis passing on July 23rd. Nunki was over 20 years old, which is quite remarkable for her. She passed peacefully and painlessly in the loving arms of her caretaker and friend of over 20 years Milanne Rehor (Mimi) and with friends Avener and Dr Bailey at her side. Her over stressed liver finally gave up..."
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The Bahamas Weekly's 'Sound of Savings' Promotion! - Jul 5, 2015 - 10:42:53 AM

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Enjoy the Sound of Savings Promotion where you will be dancing to the sound of money going back into your bank account!

Now your business, upcoming event or promotion can be advertised in our 'weekly' news updates emailed to our massive subscribers database each Friday featuring our Top 70 Stories of the week.


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News : International
(Video) Bahamas' Alicia Wallace meets the Queen and recieves Young Leaders Award - Jun 26, 2015 - 3:36:38 PM

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Her Majesty The Queen presented the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards on Monday 22nd June during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and Bahamian Alicia Wallace was one of the inaugural 60 recipients of the award.  The Queen's Young Leaders Award recognizes exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

"This week has been inspiring and thought-provoking!" said 29-year-old Wallace who lives in Nassau. "The highlights for me were the meeting with the other winners, learning about their projects, and sharing ideas. I'm confident that our work will be strengthened by the connections we have made, both with each other and the other people we have had the pleasure to meet through visits and networking events..."
News : Local
Bahamas ambulance prom entrance goes viral - Jun 19, 2015 - 1:21:05 PM

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An Abaco, Bahamas prom entrance last weekend made by high school senior Ashvonn Russell, who arrived in an ambulance has gone viral on social media and is being featured in the prominent online publication Buzzfeed. It was also picked up by the women's magazine, Cosmopolitan.  The photos hit the internet after being posted by @CaptainPajamas on Twitter on June 14th.

Russell arrived in the ambulance, whereupon the back doors were opened and she comes out laying on the stretcher in attire and makeup for her prom. Her date, Johnny Auguste kisses her on the cheek in the style of Prince Charming in Sleeping Beauty, and she awakes and they enter the dance...
Entertainment
Bahamian legend, Johnny Kemp passes suddenly at age 55 - Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50:33 PM

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We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Bahamian music legend, Johnny Kemp. He died on April 16th. He was 55. Details on the cause of death are yet to be confirmed.

Born August 2, 1959, Kemp Johnny Kemp began singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas at the age of 13. He moved to New York in 1979 with the band "Kinky Fox." His self-titled debut album came out in 1986 and he scored a minor hit with "Just Another Lover."

Kemp is likely most known for "Just Got Paid" an "all-star finale" on Keith Sweat's 2007 DVD Sweat Hotel Live, recorded at a February 2006...
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The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World - Apr 17, 2015 - 1:31:20 PM

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Bahamians Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley have made it to the North Pole, braving ice and snow, while attempting one of the top twenty toughest challenges in the world.

"We'll be skiing 12 hours a day on the ice to make the 120 mile journey to get to the north pole.  The average temperature will range from - 20 on a warm day, to - 40 to be the average, and we could encounter a - 80 with wind chills," said Roberts.

Adderley had never seen snow before the journey and the trip will be a big change from Bahamian temperatures of 80 degrees...
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Bahamas Sales Position Open for Online News Publication - Dec 27, 2013 - 12:55:17 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is expanding our sales team and is seeking self-led and driven individuals who have a broad understanding of the benefits of online marketing to enhance our sales force in The Bahamas.  

Persons in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Abaco Islands preferred, but anyone with reliable internet and telephone may apply.

We also provide online design/print/web and marketing services for our clients. We specialize in online marketing campaigns. We are expanding and are looking for a Exceptional Sales/Marketing Reps to join our team.
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Intern Positions Available with The Bahamas Weekly - Aug 1, 2012 - 6:32:18 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is looking for a few smart, aggressive and savvy interns to earn hands-on experience in a fast-paced, growing media environment.

Interested individuals must either be majors in or have interest in journalism, mass communications, marketing or graphic and web designs; and have a fair concept of their particular field of interest, be computer proficient, own a computer, have access to the internet, be proficient at Social Media, and be responsible and dedicated with the zest to learn and grow...

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Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight - Dec 27, 2011 - 6:55:07 AM

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Have you tried our DAILY DOSE? - Nov 25, 2011 - 12:42:12 PM

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Perhaps you read us via out weekly news update mailer that we send to you via email each Friday? This allowing you time to catch up on the news of the past week. Super!

But do you know that many people view us daily? Our website is updated as news comes in, and additions are being made at any time of the day or night by our News Team.

Why not set us as your Home Page  and try a Daily Dose of TheBahamasWeekly.com  The internet is the fastest way of disseminating information! While you have to wait for the news-time with radio and the printing time with the newspapers, TheBahamasWeekly.com can have new information posted in minutes!

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Artists, Singers, Musicians - Be Featured on TheBahamasWeekly.com - Sep 18, 2011 - 11:40:20 PM
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World exposure is yours through The Bahamas Weekly!

Attention all Artists, Authors, Singers, Musicians, and Agents:

From time to time, and in support of Bahamian artists and authors,  The Bahamas Weekly will select an individual or group to be featured on our website.  This is up to our discretion, and does not include any sales information.  Artists/Authors/Musicians are encouraged to submit their text information in a Word Document format. Submit images in original high resolution .Jpeg format (72 dpi, 600 x 800 pixels)...

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Happy Holidays from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Dec 24, 2015 - 5:00:36 PM

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com and Mackey  Media Ltd!

May the Spirit of Christmas  fill you with  Light, Laughter and Love...

In 2016 we celebrate 10 years.  Thank you for your patronage!
Arts & Culture
Bahamian to Perform at Carnegie Hall - Nov 27, 2015 - 12:49:08 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Bahamian Dion Cunningham, born and raised in Nassau, will most likely be the first Bahamian musician to perform on stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall when he appears this weekend as part of the Winner’s Recital for the 2015 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.

Dion placed second in this very prestigious competition, which was open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries.

Dion began his musical studies studying piano with Mrs. Dawn Sands. After High School he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he...
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