The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2023 - 4:32:10 PM


Andrea E Archer Institute established in honour of PACE Founder - May 10, 2022 - 6:53:13 PM

On April 29, 2022, the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) School building was officially named the Andrea E. Archer Institute, in recognition of its founder, Andrea Archer. She is a heroic woman who has dedicated her life to building programs centered on improving the welfare of students and families in The Bahamas. Additionally, a mortgage burning ceremony took place to celebrate this new mortgage-free Institute made possible by the unrelenting fundraising efforts of the PACE Foundation with significant support from the Sandals Foundation and the Bahamas Development Bank...


Reflections on Independence - May 10, 2022 - 2:58:49 PM

In little over one year, we will be celebration 50 years of Independence. In such a view, I am moved to state the following:

By Divine grace and a genetic transformation, the Israelites  came to realize that no entry into the promised land was possible until every iota of mental slavery was exorcised from the very foundation of their being. It could have taken them but a mere sixty days by foot to reach their ultimate physical goal...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Festivals Are Back - May 10, 2022 - 12:45:18 PM

Summer is here, and the festivals are back. The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation is proud to officially announce the return of signature events and festivals such as Goombay, Junkanoo Summer and Pineapple Festival this summer.

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, is happy for the cultural celebration. He said, “It is gratifying to see the return of our beloved festivals....


Cybercrime poses biggest threat to businesses – as the impact of hackers becomes more destructive - May 10, 2022 - 10:48:23 AM

● 46% of organisations around the world reported experiencing fraud or financial crime over the last 24 months; 70% of those organisations that did encounter it experienced new incidents of fraud as a result of COVID-19 disruptions

Nassau, Bahamas - Cybercrime tops the list of current threats facing businesses, while emerging risks from ESG-reporting fraud and platform fraud could impact businesses in the future.

The tech, media and telecommunications sector experienced the highest incidence of fraud across all industries according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2022 which shows organisations’ perimeters are vulnerable...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement on Investigation of Deaths on Exuma from The Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper - May 9, 2022 - 12:14:59 PM

In the aftermath of the sudden passing of three American visitors on Exuma this weekend, the Government of The Bahamas wishes to provide the following update as we continue our investigations.

First in our thoughts are the grieving families. As a native of Exuma and the Member of Parliament, I have reached out personally to the families to offer condolences on behalf of the people of Exuma and The Bahamas.

Since Saturday, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Tourism and officials from the US Embassy have been working together...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Davis Gives MTSU 2022 Commencement Address; He Also Receives an Honorary Doctorate - May 9, 2022 - 9:53:43 AM

See enclosed the Commencement Address by the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, to the 2022 Graduating Class of Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, May 7, 2022:

Mr. President,

Members of Faculty and Other Distinguished Guests, And the Graduating Class of 2022: Good morning!

Having travelled almost 1,000 miles to be here, I am thrilled to join you today in saying: “I Am True Blue”.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health & Wellness: Public Service Announcement - May 6, 2022 - 11:35:52 AM

The public is advised that due to technical difficulties, the vax.gov.bs vaccination site is temporarily unavailable.

Persons can use their yellow cards, paper vaccination certificates, vaccine cards or screenshots of any of the above as proof of vaccination. These can also be used for the purpose of travel...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Bond Experience Comes to The Bahamas - May 5, 2022 - 4:24:35 PM

James Bond, the iconic cinematic British Secret Agent, has filmed in The Bahamas no less than 007 times and come next month on 14 June, The Bond Experience will be coming here to kick off   the highly anticipated book release “Filming James Bond in The Bahamas” by Simon Firth. The Bond Experience will consist of a series of tours that will take place throughout Nassau and Paradise Island to highlight James Bond’s favourite locations in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

It took a ‘village of women’ to create P.A.C.E. says Hanna-Martin - May 5, 2022 - 2:30:15 PM

P.A.C.E. Foundation celebrated the burning of its mortgage and renaming of the establishment to The Andrea E. Archer Institute -- after its founder and the first Bahamian Chief School Welfare Officer, Friday, April 29.

In remarks, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin said to Mrs. Archer: “I am so proud to know you; proud of you as a Bahamian woman..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Small home repair initiative officially launched in Grand Bahama - May 5, 2022 - 12:12:34 PM

The revolutionized Small Home Repair Programme was officially launched in Grand Bahama today, May 4, 2022 by Minister of State for Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lisa Rahming.

During the announcement, Minister Rahming said they are describing the program as ‘revolutionized’ as it does not include only roof repairs, which the previous administration had done, but also other facets of the home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

140 Haitian Nationals were taken into custody over the weekend - May 4, 2022 - 3:57:44 PM

On Sunday, 1st May 2022, at approximately 10:15 am, a group of seventy-eight (78) Haitian nationals were turned over to the Enforcement Unit, New Providence by officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). Among this group were sixty-one (61) males, ten (10) females, and seven (7) minors.

The group of migrant was found onboard a sailing vessel and intercepted by the HMBS Madeira in waters near South Beach, New Providence...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates Flonique Lightbourne on winning the 'Miss Teenager Universe' title - May 4, 2022 - 2:20:17 PM

As Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, it gives me great pleasure to extend heartiest congratulations to 17 year old Flonique Lightbourne, on capturing the title Miss Teenager Universe on Saturday 30th April, 2022, in Panama City, Panama.

Ms. Lightbourne, who also serves as Miss Bahamas Teenager Universe, is a native of Freeport, Grand Bahama. She must be applauded for her stellar representation of our country...

Community : Abaco

Abaco Neem Receives Significant Donation from Rotary Bahamas Disaster Relief - May 4, 2022 - 1:30:22 PM

When District 7020 Governor (DG) Louis Wever and his spouse First Lady Amanda who are from St. Maarten visited The Bahamas, in February 2022, Abaco was on their schedule. They were hosted to a tour and lunch at the Abaco Neem Farm and to conclude some delayed Rotary business.

DG and the First Lady formally installed a sign to mark the celebration of a gift, made possible by Rotary Bahamas Disaster Relief two years ago; the pandemic had prevented the formal installation....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal Commission's Launch of Home Repair Initiative - May 4, 2022 - 10:04:32 AM

Minister of State for Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lisa Rahming held a press conference today (May 3) to launch the ministry's Home Repairs initiative at the head office of the Urban Renewal Commission.

The initiative was to announce grants and contractors for the repair of homes that are in urgent need of restoration.  On hand at the press conference were contractors who will provide support for this project...


Citizens For Justice Bahamas on Crime - May 4, 2022 - 9:12:03 AM


Crime, murders, lawlessness, corruption and poverty are major issues facing the Bahamas today. Below are some strategic recommendations that may resolve some of these vexing problems:

Address social problems with a plan of ACTION. We have had too much talk for too long and crime has reached epidemic levels in the Bahamas. Poverty is the number one cause of crime...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Minister for Grand Bahama The Honourable Ginger Moxey Congratulates Miss Teenager Universe 2021 Flonique Lightbourn - May 3, 2022 - 6:36:16 PM

The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Ginger Moxey, M.P. congratulates Miss Teenager Universe 2021 Flonique Lightbourn on her historic win at the Miss Teenager Universe Pageant recently held in Panama City.  

Miss Lighbourn and her pageant team have achieved a major accomplishment for Grand Bahama and The Bahamas, and the Ministry for Grand Bahama was proud to partner with the Miss Teenager Universe local organizing committee to support Flonique in her aspiration...


International Labour Organisation Holds Special Training Exercise in Nassau - May 3, 2022 - 3:34:10 PM

he International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the National Tripartite Council (NTC) recently convened an intensive induction Results-Based Management (RBM) and Work-Planning Exercise. 

Results Based Management applies to all stages of the ILO’s programming cycle, including programme planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation. The ILO is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA leads by example in preparation for 2022 Hurricane Season - May 3, 2022 - 2:29:19 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is leading by example when it comes to preparation in advance of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which is expected to be an above-average season with 19 named storms, 9 expected to become hurricanes and 4 forecasted to become major hurricanes.
Those preparations include the completion of a Comprehensive Disaster Management Audit that was conducted by CDEMA (the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PACE Bahamas renamed Andrea E. Archer Institute - May 2, 2022 - 5:57:28 PM

PACE Bahamas (Providing Access to Continued Education for Teenage Mothers) has been renamed the Andrea E. Archer Institute, after its founder. The institute was created to assist pregnant adolescents who were unable to continue their education in the mainstream school system. It provides access to continued education while providing essential support to the young women. An official ceremony was held, April 29, 2022 on the grounds of the institute...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

LaRoda at Zion: ‘Expect another above-average Hurricane Season’ - May 2, 2022 - 2:04:05 PM

Minster of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Myles LaRoda, Sunday urged Bahamians everywhere to commence their preparations for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season now, as yet another above-average season has been predicted by weather forecasters.
State-Minister LaRoda made his plea while addressing the 11am Sunday Morning Anniversary and Eucharistic Service at the historic Zion Baptist Church...

<< prev page    next page >>

Latest Headlines
GBPA Announces Six Senses GB Hotel, Villas & More
Junkanoo Summer Festival Is Back, Bigger and Better
ZNS Celebrates 86th Anniversary with Church Service
Doctoral degree posthumously conferred to Hon. A.D. Hanna by University of The Bahamas
Select Jif Peanut Butter Products Recall - Update
EARTHCARE Eco Kids join Dolphin Project for Global Beach Cleanup
Commercial Driver's Certification Services
Sorority Donates to Abuse Victims in Nassau, Grand Bahama
Breef kicks off donations of “Bahamas Underwater” books to over 300 schools in The Bahamas
University of The Bahamas Preparing for Largest Commencement Class Since Pandemic
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
Inclement and a very wet weather ahead for the week for The Bahamas
Severe Thunderstorm warning - November 5th
Severe Weather Warning- Oct. 22
6am News Item on Tropical Storm Nicholas
Alert #21 on Tropical Depression Fred
Middle Tennessee wins the Prime Minister's Cup at 2021 Bahamas Bowl
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
Reflections on Independence
22nd Annual Christmas Bird Count in Honour of the Late Erika Gates
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
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
Shop Spaces available at Grand Lucayan
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
Arts & Culture
Award-Winning Photographer Eric Rose presented a printed canvas of 'The Hermitage' to the PM Davis
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
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/WHO Country Office of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands hosted a Virtual End of Year Retreat
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
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