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Agape Christian School of Marsh Harbour calls on Bahamas Governor General‏ - May 6, 2015 - 10:05:24 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Grade 6 students of Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 4, 2015.

They were accompanied by their principal, Cecile Albury, and teacher, Farrah Cartwright...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Needs ‘New Development Vision’, Mia Mottley Tells EU-CARIFORUM - May 6, 2015 - 6:52:34 PM

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Barbados Opposition Leader, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley has asserted that “the Caribbean needs a new development vision” that will guide export growth and economic enrichment

“We have gone through all kinds of experiments over the last 50 years (spanning) industrialization, import substitution, opportunities that balance the desire to bring people out of poverty but constrained by old structures of production and in more recent times the new neo-liberal vision that has rendered us susceptible to the dilution of local vision and empowerment enfranchisement through foreign capital and foreign investment being the primary mechanism through which production is obtained in our countries,” said the outspoken politician...

Arts & Culture : Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

The Arts Pavilion to be included in Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - May 6, 2015 - 6:48:52 PM

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The Arts Pavilion officially announced its inclusion within Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival at its press conference on Monday, May 4th at Hillside House. Paul Major, Chairman of The Bahamas National Festival Commission and Craig Woods, Film Commissioner of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism joined Antonius Roberts, Curator of The Arts Pavilion along with participating artists to share the important role The Arts Pavilion hopes to play as it takes its place at Hillside House this weekend.

The Arts Pavilion was inspired by an invitation from The Bahamas National Festival Commission to include a visual arts component within Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. It is an open gallery space designed...

Events Calendars : New Providence

New Providence Events Calendar - May 6, 2015 - 6:30:40 PM


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Find out what is happening in New Providence.

TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago they live on, or even if they now live abroad...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Renewable Energy Self Generation Registration Process Begins - May 6, 2015 - 4:52:53 PM

In accordance with the amendments made to the Electricity Act, the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, in collaboration with The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) and The Ministry of Works and Urban Development will commence registration for the Renewable Energy Self Generation (RESG) Pilot Programme on Monday, May 11, 2015. The RESG programme will permit applicants operating wind and/or solar systems to tie into the grid; thereby assisting in the reduction of their electricity costs and lessening the demand for electricity...

News : Local

STB hails Bahamas draft environmental bill a good first step - May 6, 2015 - 4:50:02 PM

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Minister Dorsett and his PLP government congratulated for launching public consultation process; finally addressing the urgent need for environmental protection laws

Save The Bays (STB) welcomes the news that a draft Environmental Protection and Planning Bill is being circulated for public comment in response to the Rubis fuel spill crisis in Marathon. We consider the move a significant victory for environmental protection, due process and the rule of law in The Bahamas.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Says Bahamas Government Must Diversify Revenue Sources - May 6, 2015 - 4:28:08 PM


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said government must diversify its revenue sources, during the opening ceremony of the World Customs Organization IT Conference and Exhibition at Our Lucaya on Wednesday, May 6.

"Customs administrations worldwide play a key regulatory role in their countries. The Bahamas is no different with Customs contributing significantly to revenue generation in the course of border protection. In the case of economically advanced countries however, the role of Customs has shifted from being primarily responsible for revenue collection to one focused on border protection and control.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

WCO Conference and Exhibition Underway in Grand Bahama - May 6, 2015 - 4:05:55 PM


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Wednesday officially welcomed delegates from some seventy-two countries to Grand Bahama Island, site of the World Customs Organization IT Conference and Exhibition.

The three-day conclave which centers around inclusiveness through information technologies, has as its theme: “IT for an Inclusive Approach in Connecting Customs and Other Stakeholders in Inter and Intra-Regional Trade...”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ginger Moxey calls on Bahamas Governor General‏ - May 6, 2015 - 4:02:57 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Ginger N. Moxey, Global Ambassador, founder of IMMERSE magazine (left), paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, May 6, 2015...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Flood Impact on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera and Abaco Being Assessed - May 6, 2015 - 3:47:31 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Financial Services and Local Government has announced that an assessment team has been dispatched to survey and assess the flood-damaged areas of Harbour Island and Eleuthera, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

These areas were impacted during a severe thunderstorm system, which passed through the Exuma Cays, New Providence, Eleuthera, Berry Islands, Abaco and their adjacent waters on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Approximately 6.7 inches of rain fell in Harbour Island and areas...

Bahamas Weather

Severe weather warning for Cat Island, Bahamas - May 6, 2015 - 3:34:29 PM


NASSAU, The Bahamas The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning with effect from 3:15pm until 5:15 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

A severe weather warning is in effect for Cat Island and its adjacent waters.

At 03:10pm radar and satellite pictures indicated a line of thunderstorms across Cat Island. The system is moving slowly north, northeastward.

Community : Service Organizations

Posh Paws Fashion Show 2015 in support of Grand Bahama's Humane Society - May 6, 2015 - 3:05:22 PM


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Mark your calendars! On Saturday, 23rd May, Port Lucaya Marketplace will be hosting the Humane Society of Grand Bahamas’ (HSGB) Posh Paws Fashion Show 2015 to benefit the shelter’s dogs and cats, in partnership with many of its restaurants, boutiques and shops.

In addition to the fashions, the entertainment will include Johnny Mathiesen on guitar playing some old classics and the ever popular Luchan as DJ. To close out the evening, Grand Bahamas’ own fabulous KB will perform two songs, one of which will be a brand new song written and produced just for the HSGB...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Draft Legislation for the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection Bill Introduced - May 6, 2015 - 2:38:37 PM

Statement by Hon. Kenred M. A. Dorsett M.P., Minister of the Environment and Housing:

Today, my ministry is releasing draft legislation for the establishment of the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection to the general public for commentary.  This bill proposes to implement measures that will increase environmental protection and oversight throughout our country.

The Government is committed to hearing from Bahamians to help shape this new legislation. We encourage all Bahamians to comment on this important piece of legislation that will help protect The Bahamas' beautiful and world renowned environment
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Community

High School Students enjoy a ‘High-Tech’ Day Exploring Careers in the ICT Sector - May 6, 2015 - 2:24:15 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Students and teachers from more than 15 high schools throughout New Providence joined more than 100,000 young women worldwide in celebrating Girls in Information and Communications Technology ( ICT) Day) recently. For the first time, women currently working in the ICT sector in The Bahamas took to the stage to share their experiences and wealth of knowledge with eager future ICT aspirant professionals. Upon entering the room, the young ladies immediately realized it was no ordinary seminar. Technology fixtures, themes and backdrops, set the tone for an exciting and stimulating day of learning and sharing.

The one day symposium and trade fair was opened by the Attorney General, the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC who commended the organizers for ensuring that our students, particularly females...

News : Grand Bahama

Ascot Grand Bahama previews its beachfront tower residences - May 6, 2015 - 2:01:22 PM

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Ascot has been pushing its differences since Australian developer, Steve Bell, first announced his intentions late last year, and the freshly released interiors, by international designer Bianca Boie, have certainly proven this.

“Anti-glitz, pure elegance and substance” is Bell’s key phrase on all design aspects, and with the help of Archiform 3D each part has been painstakingly shaped to reflect that. Having done countless modern, hard-edged developments; Bell openly admits that he feels it is time for a change...

News : New Providence

BTC Wins Gold and Silver -International Phone Book Awards - May 6, 2015 - 2:00:02 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas - Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has won gold and silver medals in the highly competitive regional, Telephone Directory awards competition held by The Association of Directory Publishers (ADP), an international trade association serving the Yellow Pages industry since 1898. BTC won two, 1st-Place Golds in the ‘Excellence in Cover Design & Art - Product Branding,’ and ‘Excellence in Cover Design & Art – Print’ and a 2nd Place Silver for ‘Excellence in Print Directories.’ Entries are judged by a jury of peers and knowledgeable industry experts at the Annual Convention and Trade Show.

Najah Finlayson the BTC Directory Publications Manager said that her team was thrilled that their hard work had paid off. “We love what we do with a passion, and tirelessly put in hundreds of hours to ensure we give the public really great phone books each year. I am so very proud of the team here at BTC Directory Department...

News : International : Caribbean News

The Caribbean needs radical thinking and bold actions - May 6, 2015 - 1:47:28 PM

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The Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj, a Trinidadian, has written a strong opinion piece (below) calling for radical thinking and bold actions to address the issues of persisting low growth in the Caribbean. He is in Trinidad attending a UNDP forum on the issue.

The article highlights recommendations from the Commonwealth’s Caribbean Vision 2050 initiative, which is aimed at boosting the development prospects of countries in the region...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in Cat Island‏ - May 6, 2015 - 1:42:21 PM

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CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas -  The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival took expression on Cat Island, Monday, May 4. 

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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons

RBPF Missing: Nathaniel Higgs of Eleuthera - May 6, 2015 - 1:11:28 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have issued this Missing Person poster for 30 year old Nathaniel Higgs.

Higgs' last known address is Upper Bogue, Eleuthera

Description: Complexion: Brown, Height: 5'11", Build: Slim...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Talents, Achievements and Abilities Highlighted at Anatol Rodgers High School - May 6, 2015 - 1:01:44 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Administrators, faculty, support-staff, well-wishers and parents of Anatol Rodgers High School celebrated the successful performances of students during a special assembly in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, May 5th.

The event was held to recognize students for their endeavors in sports, academics, career and technical studies and competitions. The theme for the occasion was “Celebrating Quality Performance”.

The entire school body including the band, choir, drummers, flagettes and dance team paid tribute to the outstanding students.

News : Local

Bahamas Accreditation and Metrology Services Given a Boost - May 6, 2015 - 12:58:12 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - As the newest standards bureau in the region, The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) is now well on the way to enhancing its offering of accreditation and measurement standardisation services with the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality recently.


Minister of Financial Services, Hon. C. V. Hope Strachan, under whose portfolio the BBSQ resides, signed the documents on April 30, 2015, to establish the Caribbean Cooperation for Accreditation  Scheme, and to recognise the Bureau of Standards Jamaica’s...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister for Grand Bahama Cheers on Young Athletes‏ - May 6, 2015 - 12:32:16 PM


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville took time out Monday morning to visit the Grand Bahama Sports Centre, site of the Grand Bahama Primary Schools Track and Field Championship. 

The Minister gave words of encouragement to cheer on the young athletes...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau: Shooting death at Freetown Lane - Man shot at Homestead Street - May 6, 2015 - 12:16:01 PM


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According to reports, shortly after 7:00am on Tuesday 5th May 2015, police received a report that a house located at Freetown Lane was damaged by gunshots. Police on arrival at the scene examined the house and discovered the lifeless body of a man with gunshot wounds to the head and shoulder. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police received additional information that this shooting occurred around 1:30am that same morning.

The man has been identified as 45 – year old Hoover Bain of Freetown Lane.Investigations are ongoing...

Sports

Knowles and Woodside racked up gold and silver medals at California Karate Tournament - May 6, 2015 - 12:00:35 PM

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Senior students of the New Providence Martial Arts Centre, Shirley Street East, William Knowles, 16 and Nathaniel Woodside, 13 participated in the 48th Annual JKR Gasshuku Training Seminars and International Tournament, in Anaheim, California, April 30 – May 4, 2015.

The highlight of the event was the advanced training seminars with JKR instructors out of Japan. The students were also exposed to training with other JKR students from around the world. Knowles finished with a silver medals in Kata and Kumite. Woodside, a gold medal in Kumite and a bronze medal in Kata. Knowles, a 10th grade student of St John’s College and Woodside, a 7th grade student of St Augustine’s College...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

5 Deceased Identified by Nassau Police - May 6, 2015 - 11:19:06 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Royal Bahamas Police Force have identified the following five victims from murders or deaths that occurred between Thursday, April 30th and May 3rd in the capital.

• The man shot and killed at Baillou Hill Road South on Thursday 30th April 2015, has been identified as 40 – year old Julian Taylor of Balliou Hill Road South.

• The man shot and killed at St. Margaret Road on Thursday 30th April 2015, has been identified as 20 - year old Thiffeon Johnson of Yamacraw Road...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, May 6 - May 6, 2015 - 11:16:46 AM

Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 6th May 2015.

General situation: A developing low pressure system will continue moving northward through tonight meanwhile generating unsettled weather over the Bahamas.

Special warnings: Residents should safeguard life and property from the threat of flooding in low lying areas during heavy rainfall events...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: DEU make drug arrest - 14 arrests - 2 firearms seized - May 6, 2015 - 8:23:09 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, around 4:00pm, on Tuesday 5th May 2015, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant at a home located at Peter Street, where they uncovered one (1) pound of marijuana. Six (6) adult males were taken into custody for questioning...


POLICE are reporting the arrest of 14 persons during separate operations conducted by officers from the Southeastern and Southwestern Divisions on Tuesday 5th May 2015...

Community

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015 - May 6, 2015 - 7:15:23 AM

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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...

Bahamas Weather

Storm flood damage in Harbour Island, Bahamas - May 6, 2015 - 12:14:15 AM

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Eleuthera, Bahamas - This video posted to Youtube shows the results of the severe thunder storms on May 5th in Harbour Island, Eleuthera. Most of the footage was shot on Alice Street, which the person filming being pulled through on a flotation by a young male local standing in the water.


Water levels rose half way up doors, and residents lost most of their belongings, including all their vehicles.

One resident said this was the fourth time he'd been flooded like this since he has been living in the area. "It's usually up to my knees when it floods... but right now it's up to my waist..." 

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