Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Mackey Media Ltd's Still Standing After
The Storm Hurricane Relief Concert and Food Drive at Port Lucaya on
Friday Nov 25, 2016 drew a large cross section of community support by
local residents seeking to assist the Salvation Army and Red Cross
feeding programs while enjoying a vibrant showcase of local talent.
From acoustic guitarists performing melodic soul and pop music to Bahamas International Mass Choir's Rake n scrape gospel to dramatic Dance numbers by Georgia's Dance Theater and Bahamas Dance Theater to an original poem recited by Miss Grand Bahama (Tiasha Lewis) to R&B and pop hits of today and yesteryear by the Uppercut band to Tony Lowe and friends composition 'We Rise' on into Roachie's
Champions Overcome, the audience received their canned and bagged food worth and more! Joseph Darville and his co-hosts keep the flow going throughout the night whilst providing encouraging words. The night was topped off with the unveiling of an original triptych art piece by Steffon Grant that was painted specifically for the Still Standing After the Storm event...
A multi-sectoral team of researchers and scientists has begun the
tedious work of excavating ancient remains buried in the sand dunes of
Clarence Town, Long Island. The remains are believed to be those of
Lucayans who inhabited the islands between 600 AD and the 1500s.
recent groundbreaking discovery has national and international
research, archaeological and historical significance as it relates to
the history of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) is working in conjunction with
the Florida Museum of Natural History and University...
Fifteen years after former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest
pledged to dedicate his literacy prowess and fascination with history to
writing the story of the Duke of Windsor’s reign in The Bahamas, his
much-anticipated work, What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s
Years in The Bahamas, will hit local bookstores on December 5. The
book, now available in hardcover and paperback, will also be sold
through online retailers shortly after publication in paperback and
An official launch will be held at Government
House with a small group of family, friends from The Bahamas Historical
Society, Historic Bahamas Foundation and media. Sir Orville...
Nassau, Bahamas - Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth
and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams for the
SSL Finals 2016, which take place tomorrow. Diego Negri & Sergio
Lambertenghi (ITA) won the Qualifying Rounds, giving the Italians a bye
to the SSL Grand Final. Mark Mendleblatt & Brian Fatih (USA)
finished the Qualifying Rounds in second place, giving the Americans a
bye into the Semi Final. Sailors from Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France,
Germany, Northern Ireland and Poland, will be joining the top two in the
SSL Finals. Live coverage will be freely available on the internet,
from 1600 GMT on Saturday 3 December.
“We are always the best in the qualification round!!" said Sergio Lambertenghi...
more than 400 workers assess and recommence construction at the Baha
Mar property and as unsecured Bahamian creditors receive payments for
services rendered, a Ministerial delegation heads to Hong Kong to meet
with Baha Mar buyer Chow Tai Fook Enterprise (CTFE) and conduct the
requisite due diligence ahead of a deal consummation.
delegation includes Tourism Minister the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Attorney
General and Legal Affairs Minister Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson;
Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Sir Baltron Bethel...
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau, Bahamas - The best of both worlds collide for an explosive night
of entertainment as the Caribbean and the United States come together
to support the
Ja Rule & Friends Bahamas Hurricane Relief Concert on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Arawak Cay brought to you by Fyre Media, Fresh Entertainment Bahamas and BTC (Bahamas).
Featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Sean Kingston, Alison Hinds, Peter Ram, Farmer Nappy, and Marvay...
Bahamian Research Group Confirms “Washburn” the Wandering Manatee’s Safe Arrival
Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first
manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf
Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Last week, scientists from the
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the
pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos
near Grand Cay.
Crossing the 4-mph Gulf Stream and finding the
banks of the Bahamas is no easy feat for slow-swimming manatees
typically found in shallow water so researchers monitoring her track
during her near 200-mile trek were somewhat concerned.
Freeport, Grand Bahama come and Celebrate Our New Day with Bahamian
artists celebrating Bahamian passion at the ALIV free concert. Saturday,
December 3, 2016 from12noon to 5pm is family fun day then from 5pm –
9pm its concert time at Pirates Cove Adventure park, Taino Beach West.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12noon – 5 p.m. (family fun day)
5pm – 9 p.m. (concert)
Pirates Cove Adventure park,
Taino Beach West
Canadian blues artist, Adam Karch will perform a free concert at
Rooster's Sports Bar on Saturday, December 3rd. For those that
attended his 2011 concert, you already know this is a performance not to be missed!
Rooster's Bar & Grill
is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial
Technologies' east-facing balcony. Again, this is a free, un-ticketed
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the
blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch. "I love sharing my music, and
Grand Bahama is a little slice of paradise to visit..."
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity
Tribute Award, moderated by Jib Polhemus.
BIFF is proud to have
Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday,
December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, at
8:30pm for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding
contributions to the film industry.
Dylan McDermott’s career
spans over a 30-year period with appearances in over 35 feature films.
From his early start as a teenager in Connecticut ...
On November 25, 2016, thousands of Bahamians participated in #WeMarch in
Nassau, Bahamas. It is important to note that marches reportedly also
took place in Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, and Mayaguana. Weeks ago,
Ranard Henfield — known for his work on Our Carmichael — announced a
twelve hour protest march from Arawak Cay to Rawson Square, calling on
the government to respond to 18 issues. They included VAT, Marco’s Law,
public disclosure, and whistle blower protection. Any Bahamian paying
moderate attention to current events in the country could stand behind a
placard addressing at least one of the listed issues, and many brought
new items such as life-saving resources on Family Islands, support for
Junkanoo, and protection of marine resources. This contributed to both
the large number of participants and general inability to clearly
articulate the purpose of the march as related to direct outcomes. The
march was an exciting endeavor that gave people a way to participate — a
relatively quick start to a lengthy process...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- On November 11th, just a few days after
major cruise lines returned to the shores of Grand Bahama Island, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a special group of musicians from the
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in
Maryland cruised over to the nation’s second city for a time of musical
The group of twenty-five, comprising of
professional musicians and family members, travelled on board the
Carnival Sunshine as a part of the Arias at Sea, Blacks in Classical
Music Cruise, which celebrates Blacks in Classical Music...
Bahamas Football Association sends its condolences to the Chapecoense
Football Association. The following statement was published on the BFA's
“There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are to
hear about the tragedy that occurred late Monday night. The Bahamas
Football Association send our condolences to your club, and the friends,
family and loved ones of those affected by this tragic event. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you all. “
Washington, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the
Organization of American States (OAS), was among those paying tribute to
the late Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela’s Permanent
Representative to the OAS during a special meeting of the OAS Permanent
Council in the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street
and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
behalf of the government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
I express profound condolences to the government and people of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of H.E. Ambassador
Bernardo Alvarez,” Dr. Rahming said...
The future of Cat Island is beginning to look brighter, as the Cat
Island Sailing Club Association awarded five students with scholarships
to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).
of the association, Pat Strachan, believes that the club should be
known beyond being a group of people organizing a regatta, but rather as
a group that ought to do things for the Cat Island community that
leaves a lasting impression and helps it to grow...
Freeport, Bahamas – The Grand Bahama Sailing Club is proud to be sending
4 sailors from our island to compete at the exclusive Star Sailors
League Finals this weekend in Nassau. Qualifying in the Optimist Class
we have Hugo Alnebeck who will enter the event ranked number 1 in the
Bahamas and Jaheim Russell who qualified as a VIP. In the Laser Radial
Class, Tai Moss and Michael Sanchez will be representing the GBSC,
qualifying through their overall rankings for the year. The event itself
is a compete by invitation only as it is also going to be attended by
most of the top sailors in the world such as Robert Scheidt of Brazil
and Diego Negri of Italy...
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
recently raised funds to assist the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support
Group - a non-profit charitable group for women diagnosed with breast
A cheque of just over $700 was presented to group
president, Andrea Sweeting. For the past five years, the group
has received a helping hand from BTVI, in its fight against breast cancer...
on Queen's Highway in
TAX FREE Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, a short
28-minute flight from South Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale).
Warehouses FOR SALE by Owner featuring:
Two like new commercial buildings completed in 2008. Former site of a window manufacturer and a rubber extrusion manufacturer; Both structures are built to Miami-Dade code enforcement standards for hurricane safe facilities. Built five feet above the historic flood plain, the buildings sit on four acres of land ...
Miami - Interest is building for next year's Caribbean Travel
Marketplace, the Caribbean's largest marketing event which will take
place at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from January 31 to
February 2, 2017.
Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, the Nassau/Paradise
Island Promotion Board and the Paradise Island Tourism Development
Association, the event features two days of business meetings that match
buyers and suppliers through a busy program of thousands of
It's the holidays and we want to celebrate the esteemed bubbles! In
this very limited seating event, we will offer a blind tasting of 5 of
the most renowned champagnes in the world. At the end of the tasting, we
will reveal each selection and tally which was the favorite.
Taste these treats with light hors d'oeuvres that are champagne friendly.
This event is by advance ticket only ($150 per person), please call Rebecca for information. 242.373.4363...
Nassau, The Bahamas - World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 of every
year. The Ministry of Health held a World AIDS Day Church Service at
Golden Gates Assembly on December 1, 2016, with the Minister of Health
the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez (pictured speaking) delivering an address.
School students also attended the event...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are asking the public to come forth with information that may help in solving a shooting death that
occurred on Thursday 1st December 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, an adult male was standing in front of a home located at Toote Shop
Corner, when two males in a dark coloured vehicle armed with handguns approached and shot him before
speeding off. The male was pronounced dead on the scene...
Nassau, Bahamas -
An adult male is detained in hospital after he was shot by police, who caught him red handed breaking into a
home on Thursday 1st December 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 12:00noon, police received a report of a house breaking in progress at a home
located at West Avenue, Centerville. When responding officers arrived on the scene they met the home
alarm system activated and a window forced open. The officers entered the home, and were confronted by a
male suspect armed with a knife. The officers in fear of their lives shot the suspect...
Nassau, The Bahamas - The National Child Protection Council in
conjunction with the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services
of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development launched an
interactive programme for junior and senior high students on Wednesday,
November 30, 2016.
The programme was created as part of Universal Children's Day which was recently observed...
Nassau, Bahamas - Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation is pleased to
announce that its Sixth Annual Speech Competition was a resounding
event was held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, #1 Bay Street on
Sunday, November 27, 2016. The topics were both thought provoking and
timely, “Parkinsonians: People Who Move Change The World” and “Unite In
The Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease”, for the junior and senior high
students respectively. Despite the interruptions by Hurricane Matthew,
that disrupted the organization's contacts with the schools and
students, there were still approximately thirty students who entered the
competition for the junior and senior divisions from both public and
The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public,
the fixed dates of the closure of the fishing of Nassau Grouper is now
enforced, commencing December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
Department of Marine Resources wishes to further advise that the taking,
landing, processing, selling or offering for sale of Nassau Grouper is
The general public is to note that the ban is only for the Nassau Grouper...