[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2019 - 3:55:48 PM


Bahamian Politics

DNA: Minister Campbell should know and do better - Jan 20, 2019 - 3:48:58 PM


Stephanie_Lightbourne.png
The recent insensitive comments by the Minister of Social Services, Frankie Campbell sparked significant outrage among Bahamian citizens, residents and international observers. While many had looked forward to his tenure as the first male to have oversight of this important portfolio in recent memory, his performance has been disappointing and controversial. 

Although the Bahamas’ rape rate has fluctuated in recent years, 2018 saw an increase of 6%, and in 2016 led the Caribbean in the number of recorded rapes. This is why Minister Campbell’s comments that suggested that the media ought not to question him on the subject of rape as this was not his business was disheartening... 

News

Equality Bahamas Supports Erin Greene - Jan 20, 2019 - 3:20:49 PM


EQUALITY_BAHAMAS_LOGO_1.jpg
As plans are underway for Buju Banton’s upcoming tour, there has been a regional conversation about the position of the LGBT+ community on the tour and Boom Bye Bye -- a 1993 Buju Banton song promoting violence against LGBT+ people. In an interview, human rights and LGBT+ advocate Erin Greene said Buju Banton should be allowed to perform on the condition that he does not sing Boom Bye Bye or allow it to be played during the concert. Following her statement, there have been hundreds of social media posts, comments, and shares that constitute violence against Erin Greene and the LGBT+ community...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas severe weather warning - Jan 20, 2019 - 3:10:12 PM

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS UPDATED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING THAT IS VALID FROM 3:10PM TO 5:10PM SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR SOUTHERN ABACO, NEW PROVIDENCE, NORTHERN ANDROS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL ELEUTHERA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH ANDROS, NORTHERN EXUMA CAYS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS...

Bahamian Politics

Opposition Leader Davis says PM A Menace To The Poor! - Jan 20, 2019 - 2:45:42 PM


Davis_sml.jpg
Despite promises to bring prosperity to the nation, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis says the Prime Minister has only shown he is a “menace on the poor” as the so-called ‘people’s time’ has become the people’s time to feel pain and suffering.

Addressing supporters at the Party’s ‘No Lie Last Forever’ rally last Wednesday, Davis said the Hubert Minnis administration has become like circus clowns, comprised of jokers, moonwalkers, back peddlers, slick talkers and back stabbers.

“Hubert Minnis aka “The menace on the poor and his pack of circus clowns rolled into power proclaiming 'It’s the people’s time',” he said.

Columns : Screen Scene

Replicas - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 20, 2019 - 10:31:34 AM


Replicas_Trailer_2_Header_1050_591_81_s_c1_1__1__1_.jpg
A daring scientist working for a government-controlled laboratory on a tropical island decides to use the facility's experimental equipment to recreate his family members killed in a car accident. As he goes against the existing laws of ethical science to achieve his goal, he finds that he must face both moral and physical obstacles that he was unprepared to deal with prior to the ordeal.

William Foster is a research neuroscientist who is trying to transfer consciousness from a biological being to a robotic one when his life crashes around him...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Illegal drugs seizure - Jan 20, 2019 - 8:00:58 AM

Police investigates traffic fatality: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident, Sunday, 20th January, 2018 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00am, a male was travelling in the southern lane, west on J.F. Kennedy Drive, in a 2009 Nissan Skyline, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole...

Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered: Police have recovered yet another illegal firearm from the streets of New Providence, Saturday, 19th January, 2019, and have taken an adult male into custody...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Jan. 19th - Jan 19, 2019 - 8:00:05 AM


This is the Bahamas 3 day ppublic forecast for today and tonight, Saturday, 19th January, 2019.

General situation:
Weak high pressure will shift east of the islands ahead of an approaching cold front, while a surface trough across the Southeast Bahamas will enhance shower activity across the area.

Area: all areas

Weather: Variably cloudy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers mainly in the Southeast Bahamas, becoming partly cloudy and cool at night...

Community

Blue Lagoon Island encourages students to help put a stop to ‘Trashing Our Treasure’ with Annual Poster Contest - Jan 19, 2019 - 7:38:51 AM


Blue_Lagoon_Island_Marine_Education_Poster_Contest_Photo_1__1_.jpg
Every piece of trash that makes its way into the ocean threatens the life of the animals that call it home and in a country with more than 3,400 km of coastline, that trash known as marine debris, also threatens the Bahamas’ livelihood.

To cultivate awareness of the importance of properly disposing of all garbage and encourage Bahamians to reduce, reuse and recycle, the Dolphin Encounters Project BEACH 19th Annual Marine Education Poster contest challenges kindergarten through grade 12 students to creatively depict the topic “Marine Debris – Trashing our Treasure.”...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered - Jan 19, 2019 - 7:00:16 AM


Police investigate shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 18th January, 2019, which left an adult male with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a male was walking through a track road off Dumping Ground Corner, when he heard multiple gunshots and realized that he had been shot...

Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs, in three separate incidents, and have taken two adult males into custody...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Jan 18, 2019 - 10:00:50 PM


grand-lucayan-elsm.gif
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music. 
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
 
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:30:45 PM


OAS_SML.jpg
The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to the February 3 presidential elections.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pop-Up Farmers Market to Recommence at Gladstone Road Location - Jan 18, 2019 - 5:01:35 PM


BAIC_Executive_Chairman_Michael_Foulkes_Jan_18_2019_1__1_.jpg
Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael Foulkes announced that the Pop-Up Farmers Market will commence again at the Gladstone Road location, Saturday, January 19, 2019.

“We started 2018, with just under 100 active farmers in the program and we were most fortunate, as we ended the year 2018, with about 220 farmers in the program,” Mr. Foulkes said during a press conference at the Corporation’s headquarters Friday, January 18, 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis congratulates JCN ‘Persons of the Year’ - Jan 18, 2019 - 4:44:38 PM


JCN_Persons_of_the_Year_Honoured_January_18__2019_1__1_.jpg
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered congratulatory remarks during a ceremony honouring two leading clergymen who were named the Jones Communications Network Persons of the Year.

The ceremony was held Friday, January 18, 2019 at Jones Communications Media Center on University Boulevard, where Wendall Jones, CEO, bestowed the ‘Person of the Year’ title upon Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, and Pastor Leonard Johnson.

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling presented each honouree with a plaque saluting his contribution to nation building and the religious community...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment: PM & RBC Look at Concept and Plans - Jan 18, 2019 - 1:05:56 PM


Southern_Recreation_Grounds_-_Explaining_the_Concept_2.jpg
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday led a site visit of historic Southern Recreation Grounds, which is being redeveloped under The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. Royal Bank of Canada employees raised and donated $10,000 towards the green technology aspect of the development. The Prime Minister is pictured explaining the concept to Rob Johnston, head of Caribbean Banking, RBC; and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director RBC Bahamas.

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by BAIC Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes on First Pop Up Market for the Year - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:50:45 PM


Enclosed are remarks by BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes on the First Pop Up Market for the Year:

Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager; Ms. Debbie Strachan, Sr. Deputy General Manager...

Good morning. 

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Pop-Up Farmers Market, this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2019.  We are excited about this as it is the beginning of our second Season, and it will be at Gladstone Road from 8am to 3pm...

News : International

Bahamian recognised as Leading Young Peacebuilder by European Commission - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:08:24 PM


Jasper_Williams_1_2__2__1.jpg
Jasper has been named a One Young World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict resolution globally.

Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender equality...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Another Tech company to open offices in Grand Bahama - Jan 18, 2019 - 11:21:52 AM


OPM_s_Investment_Unit_1__1_.jpg
The Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made another step towards its goal of transforming Grand Bahama into a Technology Hub, not just in The Bahamas, but also in the region.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson welcomed the Principals of DevDigital Software, during a press conference at OPM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

“They are in the final step to their operation, which is obtaining a license from the Grand Bahama Port Authority,” said Minister Thompson...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm recovered - - Jan 18, 2019 - 8:00:16 AM


Police investigates armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Thursday, 17th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly 12:00noon, a female was walking in the parking lot of a strip mall on Madeira Street, when she was approached by two men, one armed with a firearm who robbed her of her handbag which contained cash and other personal items...

Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Thursday, 17th January, 2019 Flying Squad Officers, while patrolling McCartney Lane off Wulff Road, saw two of men sitting on a wall...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation - Jan 18, 2019 - 7:30:23 AM


Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th January, 2019.

Shortly after 2:00pm, the Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:00:24 AM

Portobellos.gif
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayan’s Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

<< prev page    next page >>


Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Equality Bahamas Supports Erin Greene
OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission
Pop-Up Farmers Market to Recommence at Gladstone Road Location
PM Minnis congratulates JCN ‘Persons of the Year’
Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment: PM & RBC Look at Concept and Plans
Community
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Illegal drugs seizure
Blue Lagoon Island encourages students to help put a stop to ‘Trashing Our Treasure’ with Annual Poster Contest
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm recovered -
RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation
Bahamian Politics
DNA: Minister Campbell should know and do better
Opposition Leader Davis says PM A Menace To The Poor!
EU and OECD: Wrong Impetus for Reform
DNA: Campaign Finance Reform Long Overdue
Davis organizes a shipment of ham and turkeys for his constituency
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas severe weather warning
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Jan. 19th
News Items Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Nadine
Earthquake warning for The Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands
News items on Subtropical Storm Leslie and remnants of Kirk
Sports
Zecheng Dou Wins the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic
Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour
Jacobi Bain advances in double play in Costa Rica
Padraig Harrington named 2020 European Ryder Cup captain
Photos: 'Don’t Blink Bahamas Home Run Derby 2019'
Columns
Replicas - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Equality Bahamas on Minister's refusal to address increase in rape
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Traveling advice for old ladies
Bumblebee - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Events Calendars
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
New Providence Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Entertainment
The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage
Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th
Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer
347 Feature Films in Contention for 2018 Best Picture Oscar®
91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced
Sales & Promotions
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos
Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa
Stay at Castaways Resorts & Suites for our Special Bahamian rate & enter to win a FREE Cruise
Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday
Arts & Culture
12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history
‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade
Portrait of Music Icon, Ronnie Butler unveiled at New Year's Junkanoo
'National Exhibition 9' Opens at NAGB
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Do you need a media consultant, publicist or event promoter?
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
900k Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land
Fitness instructors needed in Freeport
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting! Now Filming!
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Focus on Fashion
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
Used Coffee Pods Showcased on Australian Runway
Australia Leads the Charge for Eco Fashion
Say I Do in a Vintage or Upcycled Wedding Gown
Versatility of Wool Highlighted at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
Another first for Bahamas at World Stem Cell Summit
Health City Cayman Islands expands Intensive Care Unit capabilities
"Over 95% of NHI Bahamas beneficiaries satisfied with health care experience"
PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer
Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity with Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
Opinions
Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before summer recess
Kreimild Saunders: Carnival Controversies
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of an FNM Coup.
Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle
"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University
Grand Bahama Real Estate
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement
Freeport Commercial Property website launched
Circle Mall Bldg for Sale: CircleMallFpo.com