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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Presents Budget Issues to Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce - Jun 18, 2018 - 2:20:16 PM

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The government has made provisions to empower people during this current budget period, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest during the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon, June 15, at Pelican Bay.

Minister Turnquest, in explaining why the government will increase VAT from 7.5% to 12% to increase revenue, presented to Chamber members what the government faced when coming to office on May 10, 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tradewinds 2018 'Dive and Search' Drill at Prince George Wharf - Jun 18, 2018 - 2:13:27 PM


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Tradewinds 2018 military exercise participants from various countries participated in a 'Dive and Search' drill on June 15, 2018 on Prince George Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual regional military training exercise that is being held in The Bahamas June 14-21;  this year's exercise focuses on Countering Transnational Organized crime in the region. The main objective of the military event is to foster training for security forces that is "tailored for the region by the region", and is sponsored by the United States Southern Command...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Keith Thompson Sworn In as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal - Jun 18, 2018 - 1:06:11 PM


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Keith Thompson was sworn-in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Friday, June 15, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

National Culinary Team wows guests at Gala - Jun 18, 2018 - 10:37:31 AM

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Andros crab bisque, Long Island duck rillettes; citrus dusted Long Island hog snapper atop roasted fennel, artichokes, kalamata olives, saffron- coconut foam and island style coconut cakes with tropical fruit stew, mango rum cream and roast corn shebet were just some of the scrumptious dishes on the Taste of the Caribbean’s gala menu held at Baha Mar recently.

The 14-member National Culinary Team developed by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), gave tourism officials, stakeholders and sponsors food for thought as they head to Miami, Florida to take on the region in the Taste of the Caribbean competition from June 22-26.

News : New Providence

Doctors Hospital Restructures Blake Road Facility - Jun 18, 2018 - 9:18:57 AM

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Doctors Hospital Health System is excited to announce the restructuring and renaming of its outpatient services facility on Blake Road.

Effective July 6, 2018, Bahamas Medical Center will begin operating under the name Doctors Hospital West.

As part of the restructuring, elective surgeries will resume in the operating theater starting next month...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Grand Lucayan Bahamas Reef Golf Course Summer Specials - Jun 18, 2018 - 8:20:12 AM


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Grand Lucayan Bahamas Reef Golf Course Summer Specials
May - November 18th

18-HOLES $99.99  (SAVE $30) Green & Cart Fees, Club Rental & Taxes
Golf Balls are NOT included

9-HOLES $59.99 (SAVE $29) Green & Cart Fees, Club Rental & Taxes Golf Balls are NOT included...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting, armed robbery and stabbing incidents - Jun 18, 2018 - 7:04:05 AM


Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 17th June 2018, which left an adult male with injuries...

Police investigates armed robbery and stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed robbery and stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries, Sunday, 17th June, 2018...

Illegal ammunition and dangerous drugs recovered , 3 males in custody: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to a quantity of ammunition and dangerous drugs being recovered from the streets of New Providence, Sunday, 17th June, 2018...

Community

Spreading Shark Education in the Bahamas - Jun 17, 2018 - 9:58:46 PM

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Education nonprofit organization Sharks4Kids is excited to announce their official partnership with The Bahamas National Trust. The Bahamas National Trust manages  32 National Parks throughout the Bahamas, some of which are marine parks. Management requires both conservation and education to be successful.

The BNT Discovery Club Guardians completed a shark study, which was enhanced by a visit from Sharks4Kids to many of the schools and clubs in Nassau. This is just the beginning of this partnership...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sun. June 17 - Jun 17, 2018 - 12:00:05 PM


Bahamas public forecast

This is the public forecast for today and tonight Sunday 17th June 2018.

General situation: A weak ridge of high pressure continues to extend across islands through tonight.

Special warnings: Boaters should remain vigilant due to the possibility of waterspout activity around the islands...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Structural Fire Investigation- Harbour Island - Jun 17, 2018 - 9:05:16 AM


Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating a fire which destroyed a two story structure on Harbour Island, Saturday, 16th June, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11am, a propane delivery truck was servicing a propane tank at a wash house, when an explosion occurred, resulting in the building catching afire. Attempts by the police and residence to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful, and the building was totally destroyed...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides & Solving armed robbery - Jun 17, 2018 - 8:00:05 AM


Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents, overnight, which has left two men dead.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, Saturday, 16th June, 2018, a male employee was in a clothing store on Faith Avenue and St. Vincent Road when a man armed with a firearm entered...

Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery: Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Sunday, 17th June, 2018...

News : Local

RBDF apprehends Poachers - Jun 16, 2018 - 2:58:43 PM


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Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Durward Knowles apprehended a Dominican fishing vessel for poaching in Bahamian waters on Saturday morning.

While on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas, HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Omarv Saunders apprehended a 50-ft Dominican fishing vessel on the Great Bahama Bank...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’slatest homicide - 18 drivers cited - Jun 16, 2018 - 7:31:15 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Saturday, 16th June, 2018 which has left one man dead.

According to reports, shortly after 12:0:00midnight, a man was standing in front of a bar on Crooked Island Street, when he was shot. Emergency Medical Services Personnel were called to the scene and attempted to revive the male but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on scene...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Eco-Oil Bahamas to start business in Freeport with $10 million investment - Jun 16, 2018 - 5:37:29 AM


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says that Eco-Oil joins the growing list of foreign and local direct investors showing confidence in Grand Bahama’s local economy, with its initial investment of $10 million during construction and operation phases.

Minister Thompson’s remarks came during the official launch and ground breaking ceremony for Eco-Oil Bahamas, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the site of the company’s proposed office space just off J. Levarity Highway...

Opportunities

HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting - Jun 15, 2018 - 11:50:34 PM

Casting Recent Home-buyers in New Providence Area! Contact Us Now!


The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is currently filming the second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who purchased in the Bahamas? We are currently looking for people in New Providence and the surrounding area...

News : Local

Tradewinds Soft Opening - Jun 15, 2018 - 9:38:41 PM


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Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, officially welcomed the 800 participants from 22 nations to Tradewinds 2018 during a soft opening ceremony on June 14th at the Defence Force Base.

As he welcomed the troops to The Bahamas, Commodore Bethel, who is also the Chief of Defence Staff for the regional exercise, encouraged participants to take advantage of every opportunity to learn and improve their skills for the collective security of the region...

Community

Tradewinds Troops reaches out to Kids in Community Work - Jun 15, 2018 - 8:49:40 PM


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The Officers and Marines participating in Tradewinds 2018 along with officials from the United States Embassy in New Providence participated in a 2-day community relations affair at the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled School.

The military personnel, who represented one of the several nations involved in the training exercise, interacted with the students through a variety of memorable sharing experiences. The children played with a variety of sensatory toys provided for them. In addition to playing a variety of fun games, the children utilized their wheelchairs by having fun races... 

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Lighthouse Pointe Father's Day Brunch- June 17th - Jun 15, 2018 - 6:15:31 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - CELEBRATE DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY at Lighthouse Pointe Grand Bahama Island Sunday June 17,  12-4 pm

Adults $45 • Children $22.50 (5-12 YRS) • Children FREE (UNDER 5 YRS)

PORTOBELLO'S MENU: SOUP Bahamian Conch Chowder, Sweet Potato Bisque
BREAKFAST CORNER: Boil Fish, Stew Conch, Chicken Souse...

DOWN-HOME ENTREES: Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw...Andros Crab ‘n Rice, Island Style Steamed Chicken, Fried West End Snapper...

Community

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2018 - Jun 15, 2018 - 6:14:56 PM

Now in our 12th year! The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas!  Have your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details (about, cost, ages, sex, contact info, how to register) today!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest: The 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes - Jun 15, 2018 - 3:24:01 PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the Government’s 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes, no matter how controversial the government’s taxes might be.

“The government has implemented a range of measures on the expenditure side to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and to transfer those responsibilities that belong with the private sector to the private sector,” DPM Turnquest said at the National Conclave of Chambers of Commerce in The Bahamas held at Baha Mar, Thursday, June 14, 2018.. 

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