Historic First as Bahamas Changing of the Guard Features a Female Officer
- Apr 17, 2015 - 10:40:01 AM
The Bahamas – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force held a Changing of the Guard at
Government House on Friday, April 10, 2015 that for the first time in history featured
a female Officer of the Guard.
Sub-Lieutenant Natasha Walton is pictured during the historic ceremony at
Government House – leading the New and Old Guard, and during a salute...
Bahamas Customs Makes History with First Marine Division
- Apr 14, 2015 - 4:18:46 PM
Coral Harbour Base -
The Customs Department
achieved a historic milestone landmark on Friday past with
the graduation of fifteen Bahamas Customs Officers from
the newly established Bahamas Customs Marine Unit headed by Superintendent
Tyrone Palmer. The new members of the Marine Unit underwent eight weeks of
intensive customs and maritime training that was coordinated by members of The
Bahamas Customs and Excise Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The
training program encompassed eleven disciplines (practical and theory)
including search and boarding, navigation, firefighting, weapons handling,
seamanship, and fitness training...
Bahamas Swim Team Comes Away Victorious at Carifta Games
- Apr 10, 2015 - 7:26:57 PM
It was an exciting and successful competition for The Bahamas swimming team as they finished in the lead spot for
team points at the 44th annual Carifta swimming championships held at
the Barbados Aquatics Center from April 4-8th. As for medals The
Bahamas collected 54 in total with an outstanding 29 gold, 17 silver, and 8 bronze.
Setting a new age group (15-17) record and senior national record in the 400m for The Bahamas, Joanna Evans came out on top with 4:59.25. Evans has automatically qualified for the Pan Am Games...
COB Colour of Harmony Honours John Berkley “Peanuts” Taylor
- Apr 2, 2015 - 4:28:47 PM
you have ever seen John Berkley “Peanuts” Taylor perform, then you are
likely never to forget it. His effervescence and energetic skill
as a dancer, singer and drummer are legendary.
stage has been any number of the historically famous entertainment
enclaves around Nassau - Jungle Club, Confidential, Junkanoo Club,
Spider Web and the Drumbeat Club – among others.
At the recent 26th
Annual Colour of Harmony, held at The College of The Bahamas under the
patronage of the Governor General
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, the man who has left audiences
in awe of his talent accepted another distinguished honour...
Bahamas Issues Draft Regulations on the Use of "Drones"
- Apr 1, 2015 - 5:02:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Transport and Aviation advises the public that it has posted
on the site of the Department of Civil Aviation draft regulations to
regulate and govern the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also
known as "drones."
The Ministry is aware that the use of UAS
devices has increased in The Bahamas and is used by both hobbyists and
in commercial enterprise. Concerns have been raised about both aviation
and public safety matters and concerns about privacy issues in the use
of these devices. Recently the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the
Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin travelled to Washington with a high level
delegation to discuss with the Department of Transport and ...
Bahamian artist chosen for world’s most prestigious art exhibition
- Mar 6, 2015 - 6:36:23 AM
The list of artists for curator’s Okwui Enwezor’s
“All the World’s Futures”
at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 has been released. The show consists
of over 136 artists from fifty-three countries, including Bahamian
Lavar Munroe. The Biennale will also feature a space for live programming in the Central Pavilion designed by David Adjaye called
linchpin of this program will be the epic live reading of all three
volumes of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital,” Enwezor states. “Here, Das Kapital
will serve as a kind of Oratorio that will be continuously read live,
throughout the exhibition’s seven months’ duration.” The Biennale has
also commissioned Kara Walker to direct a new production of Vincenzo
Bellini's Norma (1831), which will be staged at La Fenice Opera House.
Exuma swimming pigs get red carpet treatment at Florida film festival
- Mar 5, 2015 - 11:15:06 PM
*AVENTURA, FL - February 27th marked the grand launch of Bahamian-born, Jarrod Knowles'
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival. The event saw international and American films and music videos as well as a handful of Bahamian films.
the inaugural launch, he had help from the smash-hit Bahamian
documentary, "When Pigs Swim", directed by Bahamian Charlie Smith, when
one of the swimming piggies joined them on the red carpet...
Bahamas Governor General Signs National Tripartite Council Bill
- Mar 5, 2015 - 11:56:28 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- A move towards
enhancing labour relations in the country came to fruition with the signing of
the National Tripartite Council Bill 2014 into law by Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Dame Marguerite signed the much-anticipated piece of legislation during a
Courtesy Call at Government House by delegates of the Ninth International
Labour Organization Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour on Tuesday,
March 3, 2015.
Present for the historic signing were: Guy
Ryder, Secretary General of the ILO; Giovanni di Cola, Director, ILO Office and Decent
Work Team for the Caribbean; Christian Ramos Veloz, Senior Advisor...
Grand Bahama Welcomes New Cruise Ferry ‘Bahama Mama’
- Mar 2, 2015 - 11:58:13 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- Freeport Harbour was a buzz of activity as the island welcomed its newest
ferry passenger vessel, Balearia's ‘Bahama Mama,’
The inauguration ceremony
was attended by a cross-section of the Grand Bahama community including
Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu,
parliamentarians, officials from the Grand Bahama Port Authority and
Those travelling on
the vessel from Port Everglades agreed...
Freeport, Bahamas memorial held for Sir Jack Hayward
- Feb 27, 2015 - 5:11:56 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - A Memorial Service was held for Sir Jack A. Hayward,
Kt., OBE on February 23, 2015 at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ of
the King, East Atlantic Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. The Service was
officiated by Archdeacon Harry Bain. The Grand Bahama Children's Choir performed during the service.
In attendance was the Rt Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas; Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Former Prime Minister; members of
parliament; local dignitaries; members of civic and charity groups;
friends and family.
Sir Jack, as he was affectionately known, passed away on
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the age of 91 years...
World Day of Prayer 2015 Focuses on The Bahamas
- Feb 27, 2015 - 4:12:49 PM
On Friday, March 6th
over 170 countries from many Christian denominations will gather for
World Day of Prayer (WDP), a movement symbolized by an annual day of
celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are
welcome. Each year the women of a named country share their faith and
lives in the worship service with their sisters around the world. Last
year's service was carried by Egypt and the
2015 World Day of Prayer Service
was written by Bahamian women.
It is open to all faiths.
Where possible Bahamians living in the areas of the services have been
contacted and asked to speak, and or attend the celebration. The WDP
international organizing committee traveled to The Bahamas last year to initiate the 2015 event, and met with Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin...
COB’s 40-Year History Highlights Chronicled in Int’l Research Publication
- Feb 27, 2015 - 1:23:54 PM
respected research publication that chronicles the evolution of the
nation’s premier tertiary education institution has been released,
tracing the historical highlights of The College of The Bahamas and
documenting its accomplishments in higher learning over a 40-year
The International Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) has published the second edition of its 20th Volume which commemorates
the 40th anniversary of The College of The Bahamas. The
volume captures The College’s evolution in administration, academic
schools and departments, collegiate culture, and scholarly life. It also
chronicles various aspects of COB’s involvement
in the community...
Bahamas E Marketing: The Bahamas Weekly's E-Blast Service
- Feb 4, 2015 - 8:46:28 AM
Bahamas E Marketing,
marketing (e-blast service) provides advertisers a means
of reaching a vast audience which benefit by
being the first ones “in the know” about special events, store savings,
coupons and more within The Bahamas. This service is brought to you by TheBahamasWeekly.com, the leading news and events website in The Bahamas.
Subscribers have to opt-in
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are eager to get our blasts and will not be dumping them into their spam
Bahamas E Marketing is used by a wide variety of
businesses and services...
Bahama Brass Band Celebrates 90th Anniversary
- Jan 16, 2015 - 7:17:09 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, on Sunday
evening congratulated The Bahama Brass Band during the 90th anniversary
celebration for their continued successes and generosity.
under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General of The Bahamas and Mrs. Ann-Marie Davis, wife of Deputy Prime
Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, the event was at the Grand Lucayan
Ballroom under the theme, "The Sounds of Harmony 5 - The Journey
Stem Cell Therapy Industry launched in The Bahamas
- Jan 15, 2015 - 6:09:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Prime Minister,
the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, delivers a speech during a ceremony
marking the official launch of the Stem Cell Therapy Industry in The
Bahamas. The event was held on Wednesday evening, January 14, at Melia
Nassau Beach Resort.
In 2013 the government passed the Stem Cell
Research and Therapy Act 2013; and in 2014 the Stem Cell Research and
Therapy Regulations were officially brought into force.
the Prime Minister, the experts involved in the newly introduced
industry will ensure the highest professional standards...
Sir Jack Hayward dies in Florida at 91
- Jan 15, 2015 - 11:58:10 AM
Honourary chairman and co-owner of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Sir Jack Hayward passed away on January 13th,
2015 at the age of 91. He had been unwell for several months and died
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fondly known as 'Union Jack'
for his philanthropic work Sir Jack was also the former owner of
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC who today released the following statement:
would like to extend its deepest and most sincere condolences to Sir
Jack’s wife, Lady Hayward, his companion of many years, Patti Bloom, and
all his family and friends at home and across the world.
Top Stories of 2014 from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jan 5, 2015 - 2:43:15 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present an Overview and Year in Review of our Top Stories of 2014!
Predominantly, 2014 was impacted by the power of social media... much of what we read was channeled and viewed there first. Due to its instant nature much news was generated through this medium, and most notably through Facebook.
In 2014 we prepared for VAT, passed the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Bill, passed the Gaming Bill, tabled the Petroleum Act, implemented a new Immigration Policy, worried about Ebola, and the Marriott franchised Atlantis. The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was announced and launched...
Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jan 2, 2015 - 4:59:03 PM
The Bahamas Weekly wishes you a Happy New Year!
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.
2014 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly and we wish to take this opportunity to say
THANK YOU to our
viewers, subscribers, our
advertising members and
media partners, P.R. agents, contributing photographers, and our
The Bahamas 2014: A Year in Review with Pamela Burnside
- Jan 2, 2015 - 1:09:20 PM
has once again selected Bahamians to canvas their opinions on highlights
of The Bahamas over the year 2014, as well as ask about the direction
of the country. Their comments will be shared over the coming weeks.
Through this exchange we hope to also highlight Bahamians in our
community, and share their personal triumphs, that may or may not have
made the news.
Here is the opinion of
Happy Holidays from The Bahamas Weekly
- Dec 26, 2014 - 5:29:58 PM
From our homes to yours...
The Bahamas Weekly wishes you the best of the Holiday Season!
We hope you will take time to remember what is truly important this time of year.
We are real people just like you, moving forward in a world that may not be so giving... Embrace those you love.
you" for your support as we continue to grow each and every year. A
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