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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs arrest - Apr 22, 2017 - 10:03:02 PM

Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am, Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas CustomsTerminal where they arrested three American males who were found in possession of (2) clear plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana, (1) clear plastic bag containing a grassy substance suspected of being Shrooms, (14) clear plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected edible infused marijuana candy, (2) clear packages of suspected cocaine and (1) container of suspected marijuana candy...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Baha Mar Opens Phase One - Apr 22, 2017 - 5:00:33 PM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on April 21, 2017, that, to put it mildly, he was "very pleased" to take part in the long-awaited First Phase Opening of the 1800-room hotel and the 200,000-square foot Convention Centre at Baha Mar, operated by the Grand Hyatt, as well as the 95,000-square foot world class casino, the largest in the region, operated by Sky Warrior, and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, together with other "magnificent" amenities.

"The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global hospitality brand,” Prime Minister Christie said during the official ceremony for the Phase One opening. "It has achieved a level of recognition and distinction in the marketplace that few can match..."


BAMSI Signs Contract With Organic Farm - Apr 22, 2017 - 5:01:04 AM

Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) continues to be an open door to opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Executives of the Institute on Thursday signed a contract with proprietor of Rosa Organic Farms Errington Thompson. The contract signals the first organic farm to join the ranks of BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme (AFP).

“This signing today, lends itself perfectly to our mandate,” said Dr. Jason Sands, Chief Operating Officer of the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre (GRAC). “Not only are we increasing the availability of fresh Bahamian agricultural produce but through Rosa Organic Farms, we are increasing that availability in a healthy and sustainable way…this is a very important milestone in agricultural production in The Bahamas...


BAMSI Graduates Add Value to the Workforce - Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46:12 AM

Thursday, April 20, 2017, Championing the quality of the Institute’s academic programmes, Godfrey Eneas, President of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), said every member of BAMSI’s graduating class of 2016 is positively engaged, either gainfully employed or pursuing further studies at the tertiary level. Addressing the second Information Session hosted by the Institute’s Admissions Department, Mr. Eneas was responding to the concern that the Bahamas is being challenged to prepare its labor force for employment opportunities of the 21st century. “BAMSI is the only institution in our country that is addressing the realities of the global village in which we now live…[Our] graduates are firstly job creators and where they are employed, they bring value to the job because they have employable skills,” Mr. Eneas said...

News : New Providence

Baha Mar Officially Opens to the Public - Apr 22, 2017 - 1:37:34 AM

The following are Remarks by The Rt. Hon Perry. G. Christie Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the First Phase Opening of Baha Mar Friday, made on 21st April, 2017:

I am very pleased to be here today to take part in this long-awaited First Phase Opening of the 1800-room hotel and the 200,000 square feet Convention Centre at Baha Mar being operated by the Grand Hyatt, as well as the 95,000 square foot, world class casino, the largest in the region, operated by Sky Warrior, and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, together with other magnificent amenities.

The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global hospitality brand that has achieved a level of recognition and distinction in the marketplace that few can match...


This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: April 17 - 21 - Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00:05 AM

Baha Mar opens

An investment journey that began in 2004 is nearing the finish line with a red letter day for The Bahamas in the phased opening of Baha Mar on Friday 21st April 2017.

This Cable Beach project, termed the Bahamian Riviera, drew international attention and extensive commentary as it suffered its share of difficulties including a bankruptcy filing on 29th June 2015 but rebounded under new ownership, the CTF Enterprise of Hong Kong, a multi-national conglomerate with assets including high end resort property developments and jewelry merchandizing...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Three murder suspects arrested after quick response by police - Apr 21, 2017 - 8:20:44 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in serious condition...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Sec. General Remarks at Pindling Bust Unveiling - Apr 21, 2017 - 8:08:07 PM

Remarks by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez At The Unveiling Ceremony For A Memorial Bust of the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling in The Hall of Heroes at OAS Headquarters, on April 20, 2017 in Washington, DC:

It is an honor for me to address you this afternoon at today’s ceremony to unveil a bust dedicated to the late Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling, Former Prime Minister and the Father of the Nation of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. I am equally honored to be in the presence of his wife, Dame Marguerite Pindling and son, Mr. Obafemi Pindling – I welcome you both to the OAS, the House of the Americas...

News : International : Caribbean News

CTO Earth Day Message 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 - 7:16:08 PM

As the world pauses to celebrate Earth Day, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is pleased to declare its support for actions that make a difference.I

t is no secret that the very foundation of Caribbean tourism is our unparalleled natural environment; one that is rich in biodiversity, is virtually unpolluted, boasts landscapes that draw visitors from across the globe, and sustains life and livelihood. In the Caribbean we have a sacred duty to protect these assets by insisting on the development and adoption of sustainable tourism practices, while responsibly sharing our natural treasures with travellers to our shores.As the Caribbean's tourism development agency whose purpose is: Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Public Notice for Advanced Poll on May 3rd - Apr 21, 2017 - 4:37:10 PM

Commonwealth of The Bahamas Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department Public Notice General Elections - Wednesday, 10th May, 2017.

The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7) has appointed Wednesday, 3rd day of May, 2017 as the day for the taking of the Advanced Poll...


The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 - 4:16:32 PM

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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...

Community : Service Organizations

One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM

On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their Sustainable Tourism Award.

Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.

With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents, visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...

Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan

The Beret Story - Apr 21, 2017 - 2:29:44 PM

The French beret long associated with artist Pablo Picasso living in Paris during the early 1900’s, revolutionaries and made stylish by actress and fashion model Brigitte Bardot in the 50’s has returned as one of the hottest luxury fashion looks for spring.

Now with its rebel history and look, it has recently appeared in the runway designer collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, and Dior. Given a makeover with bright colored textured wools to all black leather with colored stones, the best beret looks on the fashion models were with their hair up...

News : International

DG Brennen-Haylock calls on OAS Executive Secretary - Apr 21, 2017 - 2:07:28 PM

Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General, paid a courtesy call on Ms. Kim Osborne,  OAS Executive Secretary for Integral Development, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 primarily to discuss the launch of the 2017 OAS/Government of The Bahamas Scholarship​; however, the Director General also discussed other projects with the OAS such as the already launched Small Business Development Centre Project and the ongoing development of a Cooperation Programme for the University of The Bahamas.

She also reiterated the value of the OAS Scholarships and Training Program for The Bahamas and general support of The Bahamas for the development work of the OAS and discussed future potential cooperation to strengthen the training of diplomats in the Ministry...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be! - Apr 21, 2017 - 2:00:33 PM

The patio of Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy "Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with live entertainment by Tim Tibbitts.

Our bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great entertainment.  We have burgers, dips, sushi, wings, and more!

Check out the special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...


Public Health Clinic Enrolment in National Health Insurance - Apr 21, 2017 - 1:29:28 PM

The Ministry of Health advises that the public health clinics in New Providence can be selected as primary care providers for NHI enrolment.

Enrolment begins April 24, 2017.

You can register at South Beach Health Centre, Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Flamingo Gardens Clinic, and Fleming Street Clinic.

If you receive care at Coconut Grove, Blue Hill Road, Ann’s Town, or Fox Hill Clinics, register with Fleming Street Clinic...


BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities - Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36:06 PM

Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly.

BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and demonstrated that hard work does pay off. Over one hundred students were honoured today and almost twenty were recognized for their outstanding performance in the BJC examinations. We have been happily supporting this special mathematics assembly now for the last four years...

Bahamian Politics

Minnis Remarks at FNM Mega Rally April 20th - Apr 21, 2017 - 12:12:20 PM

The long national nightmare of the PLP is soon to be over. The message of the thousands upon thousands here tonight is clear: IT’S THEP EOPLE’S TIME.

You can feel the wave of change rippling across this massive crowd and across our Bahamaland. Change is on the way!!!

Before I came here tonight I got a formal report on the state of the general election. The report is based on information from every constituency and includes specific numbers. I formally report to you that the Free National Movement will form the next government of The Bahamas.

I want to invite the Bahamian people to Perry Christie’s retirement party. The Price of Admission is your Vote...

News : International

Bust of First Prime Minister of Bahamas Unveiled at OAS - Apr 21, 2017 - 12:05:22 PM

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, unveiled a memorial bust of her late husband, Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas, during an impressive ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Organization of American States (OAS), 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Sir Lynden’s son Mr. Obafemi (Obi) Pindling, Director of the Sir Lynden Pindling Foundation, delivered remarks at the historic event on behalf of the family. Mr. Pindling was accompanied to Washington by his wife Diane....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Christie Congratulates Bahamians Partnering in New Andros Marina Village - Apr 21, 2017 - 11:18:43 AM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie congratulated his friend of many years, Mr. Prescott Smith and his business partner Ms. Geneva Wilson on the groundbreaking for Blue Hole Marina Village & Andros Island Fuels, in Fresh Creek Andros, adding that it was a testament of their vision and persistence in pursuing their dream to build the first major state of the art marina facility in Andros.

“We encourage such developments (marinas) in our country," Prime Minister Christie said, as he spoke at the ceremony on April 19, 2017. "I should tell you that this facility will have 80 slips, which means that it will be among the larger of such facilities and I am assured that the construction and operation of the facility will be at Best Practices standards for the industry and will include all of the amenities that such a facility should have...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day Weather forecast starting Friday, April 21st - Apr 21, 2017 - 11:06:10 AM

The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Friday 21st April 2017.

General situation: A high pressure ridge North of the area will continue to dominate weather conditions over the islands today.

Special warnings: Beachgoers and mariners should be alert for the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and eastern shorelines...

News : Local

Bahamas Medical & Alcon Partner to Provide Improved Vision Care Products in The Bahamas - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:59:36 AM

ALCON, a global leader in eye-care and a division of Novartis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, recently appointed the leading local supplier of medical and surgical products in The Bahamas as their local partner to provide improved eye-care products and services in the country.

Bahamas Medical & Surgical Supplies Ltd. is the officialdistributor of Alcon’s Vision Care portfolio of products which includes prescription and non-prescriptioncontact lenses and a wide range of contact lens solutions. This partnership will result in increased accessibility of Alcon Vision Care products...

Community : Grand Bahama

Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM

A wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show.  We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.

A big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim Aranha our judge for the day...

Community : Abaco

Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM

The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those navigating the waterways at night.

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...

Bahamas Weather

Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land - Apr 21, 2017 - 1:27:25 AM

News Item on Tropical Storm Arlene issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  
A rare tropical storm forms in the North Atlantic; it is still expected to dissipate on Friday, April 21.

It is the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Arlene and poses no threat to land.

At 5pm, the center of Tropical Depression One was located near latitude 37.7°north and longitude 42.0° west or about 815 miles west of the Azores...

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