The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018 - 5:47:08 PM
News Feed

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NHI Authority holds successful community and stakeholder meetings in Grand Bahama - Nov 7, 2018 - 11:07:45 AM

On November 5th and 6th, the NHIA visited Grand Bahama and had successful meetings with local residents in Freeport and Eight Mile Rock and representatives of the business community during which they engaged in meaningful dialogue on the proposed plan for NHI Bahamas. As part of the 45-day consultation period, community meetings and stakeholder consultations will continue until December 6, 2018.

“NHI Bahamas is changing to improve health outcomes for our country. I was pleased to see the level of interest from Grand Bahamians who came out to the community meetings and provided feedback on the way forward for NHI...
Environment Minister Romi Ferreira Hits Airwaves to Hit Ground Running for #Be A Hero Campaign - Nov 7, 2018 - 9:00:08 AM

Environment and Housing Minister Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira hit the airwaves from one end of the dial to the other like a sprinter with a microphone to spread the message of getting involved in the #Be A Hero campaign – a program aimed at instilling a renewed sense of pride in surroundings and respect for the environment by involving every student in primary and junior high school in New Providence.

The Cabinet minister on a mission has been interviewed on Guardian Talk Radio’s Connected Show twice. He’s done Morning Boil with Eddie Carter, 100 JAMZ, and Morning Blend with Dwight Strachan. He’s done TV interviews and has committed to 12 school visits in person...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Public Service Officer of the Year - Dr. Lester Gittens - Nov 6, 2018 - 4:35:12 PM

Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Fisheries Officer, Dr. Lester Gittens was chosen 'Public Service Officer of the Year 2018/2019' at the 18th Annual National Public Service Week Awards Luncheon and National Public Service Officer of the Year ceremonies on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Dr. Gittens is pictured, left, being congratulated for his achievements by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
National Health Insurance Authority Town Meeting – Seagrape, Grand Bahama - Nov 6, 2018 - 1:54:58 PM

National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) heads are in Grand Bahama to meet with stakeholders to discuss changes proposed to the National Health Insurance Programme.

The NHIA held a Town Meeting in Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, on Monday, November 5, 2018 at which residents were informed of the benefits of National Health Insurance, its costs and functions – and also had the opportunity to register for the plan...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
People to People Seminars in Grand Bahama - Nov 6, 2018 - 1:50:11 PM

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation conducted its 'People to People' Seminars in Grand Bahama at the end of October 2018 at the C.A. Smith Complex.  Pictured is the seminar on Day 2 on October 26.  Ministry of Tourism's People to People National Coordinator, Bernadette Bastian makes the presentation. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Cabinet Office: Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts - Nov 6, 2018 - 1:16:31 PM

The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held for the late Mr. Bradley Roberts, former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, on Friday, 9th November, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street.  Interment will follow at the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street. 
Further, the body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square, from 9:00am on Thursday 8th November until the body departs for the church on Friday, 9th November, 2018...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
MOTA join forces with Bahamas Hotel and Tour Operator Executives to Promote The Bahamas in China - Nov 6, 2018 - 1:08:00 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar along with leading industry executives from Atlantis Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, took media outlets and tour operators in Beijing and Shanghai on a whirlwind tour of the Islands of The Bahamas, solidifying its message that ‘The Bahamas is a viable destination for Chinese tourists’.

“This is the ideal time for The Bahamas to capitalize on promotional marketing efforts as Chinese tourists are searching for new and exciting destinations to visit,” said Deputy Director General at BMOTA, Ellison Thompson...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Southern Recreation Grounds Gets Financial Donation for its Redevelopment - Nov 5, 2018 - 9:17:04 PM

The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative received a donation from Albany Bahamas of $300,000 for the redevelopment of historic Southern Recreation Grounds.

The presentation took place during a press conference on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre. It’s half of a total of $600,000 pledged.

On hand for the presentation were: Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister; Dr. Tyrone McKenzie, Sr. Vice-President, Albany Bahamas; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Pre-Remembrance Day Centennial Military Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony - Nov 5, 2018 - 9:05:19 PM

Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, and Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson joined the British Legion -- Bahamas Branch (BLBB), RBDF officers and marines and Government uniformed personnel, members of  the Diplomatic Corps, veterans, family members and stakeholders at the Pre-Remembrance Day Centennial Military Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony, in Downtown Nassau, on Sunday, November 4, 2018.  The event held under the theme "We WIll Remember Them," celebrated to the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I.  It was also an opportunity to pay tribute to the Late Sir Etienne Dupuch, the Late Miss Mary Moseley and "The Gallant Thirty" -- the first group of Bahamian volunteers for World War I... 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
“Albany partners with Government on Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment” - Nov 5, 2018 - 8:50:40 PM

On Monday, 5th November 2018, Albany Bahamas made a commitment to donate $600,000.00 to the Government’s Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment project, and delivered the first cheque of $300,000.00.

The redevelopment project is part of the Government’s comprehensive Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. 

The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative focuses on reducing crime, cleaning up and rejuvenating the area, and community social and economic development Over-the-Hill...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Centennial Military Ball of the British Legion Bahamas Branch - Nov 5, 2018 - 8:48:11 PM

Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames and his wife Stacey, his Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, and Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel joined the British Legion -- Bahamas Branch (BLBB), RBDF officers and Government uniformed personnel, veterans, family members and stakeholders at the Centennial Military Ball, held at the British Colonial Hilton, on November 3, 2018.  The event celebrated to the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I.  Also taking part in the event were Chairman of the BLBB Bishop Cephas Ferguson, BBLB Liaison Officer Commander Shondel Pinder, BLBB Executive Secretary and RBDF Reservist Adina Munroe-Charlow, and BLBB Chaplin / Advisor Father Andrew Toppin...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Palm Cay Breaks Ground for One Marina - Nov 5, 2018 - 7:48:46 PM

The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, headed a list of officials who participated in a ground breaking ceremony Monday, November 5, 2018 for Palm Cay’s One Marina, a $100-million luxury residential and resort complex on Yamacraw Hill Road, the eastern end of New Providence.

'One Marina' overlooks a marina and 84 two- and three-bedroom condominiums and penthouse complex with modern interior designs and high-end finishes. Designed by Winston Jones, architect, the project is planned to be completed by 2020. To date, approximately 107 units have been constructed and 72 lots have been purchased...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Action taken over incident at PMH over the weekend - Nov 5, 2018 - 7:07:15 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) acknowledges with regret an incident which occurred on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, between employees of a cleaning service contracted to provide housekeeping services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). The PHA has been advised that the contractor has taken action to resolve the matter and bring the responsible parties to account. The PHA wishes to confirm that there was no PMH employee involved in the incident.

The incident, which has been making rounds via social media, occurred in the downstairs corridor of the PMH Outpatient Wing, and involved a physical altercation between an employee and supervisor hired by the contracted cleaning service...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Education Minister Leads Impressive list of speakers at 2nd annual GB Tech Summit - Nov 5, 2018 - 2:07:56 PM

Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd will lead an impressive list of speakers at the Second Annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit, set to take place, November 14-16 at the Grand Lucayan.

With a special presentation on ‘the future of education,’ Minister Lloyd is expected to expound on a number of government policies and initiatives to come on stream to revamp the educational system in The Bahamas, through the use of technology...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Governor General attends 60th Anniversary Church Service honouring Captain Fernley Palmer - Nov 5, 2018 - 12:30:40 PM

The 14th Company of Boys' Brigade celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Captain Fernley Palmer, MBE, JP in a church service at Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets, on Sunday, November 4, 2018.  Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the service and is pictured in the front pew.  Captain Palmer, who has given over 70 years to the Boys' Brigade, and 60 years as captain, is pictured with his family, and chatting with the Governor General. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
DPM Turnquest's Remarks at Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference - Nov 5, 2018 - 10:12:29 AM

Address By The Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, M.p. Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance Ministry Of Finance Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference Bridgetown, Barbados November 2nd, 2018:

Good Morning,

Protocol being established, let me state what an honor it is to join all of you here at the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in Barbados. I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the organizers of this event for their kind invitation (blackmail as only Freda could get me here today)...
The Press Club Media Awards – Meet The Nominees - Nov 4, 2018 - 6:43:54 PM

The best in Bahamian media would be recognized for their hard work and dedication in the field of journalism and mass communications, during The Bahamas Press Club Media Awards scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The Black Tie, Red Carpet event will be held in the Governor’s Ballroom at the British Colonial Hilton, under the Patronage of Her Excellency the Most Hon Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
Sir Charles to get lifetime achievement award - Nov 4, 2018 - 5:50:37 PM

The Bahamas Press Club 2014 will bestow its top honour – The Etienne Dupuch Lifetime Achievement Award - on Sir Charles Carter for his contribution to the development of journalism and mass communications in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for more than 50 years.

The honour will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the British Colonial Hilton, in a Black Tie, Red Carpet event. Other members of the media will be recognized for their work in various capacities...
Ivan Johnson to receive Pioneer Award at Press Club Media Awards Ceremony - Nov 4, 2018 - 3:42:03 PM

The Bahamas Press Club announces that Publisher of The Punch, Ivan Nicholas Johnson is this year’s recipient of The Pioneer Award for newspaper publication.

Said to be provocative and controversial but eminently successful, Johnson is the only Bahamian to have worked as a Star sub-editor and journalist at newspapers on Fleet Street, London. 

Johnson is founder and editor of The Punch, a controversial Bahamian tabloid newspaper...
News : Local
British Legion and Defence Force March to Rawson Square - Nov 3, 2018 - 6:27:13 PM

The British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB) in collaboration with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will pay homage to all Bahamian military veterans who served during World War 1 in a wreath laying ceremony at Rawson Square on Sunday November 4th at 2:30 p.m.

Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will parade from the Western Esplanade near Arawak Cay to Rawson Square in downtown Nassau. This event will be done as a tribute to the 30 soldiers who marched from East Street to Rawson Square and onto Prince George Wharf in 1914...

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
“Bright Future” for Grand Bahama Amidst Tech Revolution
PanJam Announces Acquisition of Minority Stake in Regus’ Caribbean Franchise Partner
Minister Rolle Presents Junior Junkanoo Seed Monies, Lauds Programme
PM: “We are embarked on a dynamic new era of innovation and transformation in The Bahamas”
National Sports Month, Launched
Bahamas First sponsors Saxon Superstars
RBPF Nassau: Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA - Police investigates stabbing incident
BREEF Awards Green Flag to St. Anne’s School for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice
Doctors Hospital gives winner free Mammograms for Life
UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Bahamian Politics
Chester Cooper response to Government Fiscal Snapshot
Davis: Post Office Relocation A Financial Bailout
DNA: Post office saga, vision & transparency lacking
DNA: Approach to OECD list must go beyond semantics
DNA - Disability Rights: Access Denied
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. Nov. 15
News Items Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Nadine
Earthquake warning for The Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands
News items on Subtropical Storm Leslie and remnants of Kirk
News Item on Tropical Storm Kirk
Marathon Bahamas to Paint Town Orange
Kevin Major Jr Wins 2018 UTR Tennis Open Circuit 9 in Florida
2 Bahamains selected for U12 ITF/Cotecc training camp in Dominican Rep.
Freeport IC Junior Tennis Series another sucesss
Winterbotham Tennis Series moves to Freeport
Essy Bootle: Millions being lost by government
Sharon Turner: Boasting about taking more from us in taxes
Stacey Moultrie: Lighthouse Point proposed development by Disney Cruise Line
Essy Bootle: Hands off Nassau Harbour!
Brilliant Bahamian authors with brilliant books
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
Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy® After-Party
166 Documentary features submitted for 2018 Oscar® Race
Oscars® General Entry submission forms due November 15 for 2018 Oscars
Caribbean Crooner Jonathan Farrington in Finals At The Apollo
Santiago Barrionuevo, Yamandu Costa and more to perform at Latin GRAMMY Premiere
Sales & Promotions
Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos
Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Grand Lucayan Bahamas Reef Golf Course Specials
Mackey Media Ltd: We transfer music & video to digital media
Arts & Culture
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
YIN: Five Grand Bahama Artists present Art Exhibit at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau
Young Bahamian’s Paintings Displayed to International Audience at Top National Art Fair in South Florida
Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming presents copy of his recent book to Governor General of The Bahamas
Bahamian FMU student writes about Michelle Obama in co-authored book
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
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"
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Fitness instructors needed in Freeport
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting! Now Filming!
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence
Scholarship for aviation program at Canadian university builds connections
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
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
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
Jewelry made from Central Australian grass paper
Fashion from Upcycled Men's Shirts Inspiring
Reefs, Runways and Rainforests at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Australia to host biggest eco fashion event in the world
Another Bahamian designer joins Mission Catwalk
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
PHA/GBHS Update on services following chemical spill at the Rand Memorial Hospital
Chemical Spill In The Rand Memorial Hospital Laboratory Under Control
NHI Authority to hold consultations on proposed changes to NHI program
PAHO Gives Input to Over-the-Hill Partnership Initiative
Caribbean countries and territories are better prepared to keep imported measles from sparking outbreaks
Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before summer recess
Kreimild Saunders: Carnival Controversies
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of an FNM Coup.
Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle
"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"
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
Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas
Freeport Commercial Property website launched
Circle Mall Bldg for Sale: CircleMallFpo.com