Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
- Aug 8, 2017 - 1:00:05 PM
A roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the stars; a seafarer and adventurer who has traveled the globe - from the mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea- and found that there’s nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of the Bahamas.
If the fate had not handed me the path taken, I want to be like Paul!” – Johnny Depp
being established in the Bahamas for over twenty years with an
award-winning underwater career, Captain Paul W.J. Harding had the
intention of starting the first seaplane charter business in the
country. He ordered a factory new seaplane having no clue how to fly!
Two decades later he has flown people from all walks of life, including
Hollywood legend Johnny Depp, living a life many would envy. In Sharks
in the Runway, Harding reveals what he’s learned along the way.
warding off sharks as a professional underwater diver, to enduring a
long wait for legal status after his father left the family stranded in
the Bahamas, Harding writes on the struggles he had to overcome
throughout his life..
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
- Mar 27, 2012 - 9:07:33 AM
Are you missing the
Bahamas? Can't get to the beach? Need the sounds of relaxation or the
visual feast of the gorgeous blue waters of the Bahamas?
Relax Now presents this video of some of the Best Beaches of The Bahamas along with the natural sounds of the ocean in each location.
Take a relaxation break and enjoy, or simply play this video while you surf the Net.
It IS Better in The Bahamas!
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
- Aug 8, 2014 - 1:58:17 PM
There are established rules of etiquette, both by custom and law that concern the flying The Bahamas Flag.
1. The National Flag of The Bahamas is flown between
sunrise and sunset. If flown at night proper lighting is required.
2. No flag shall take precedence over the National Flag.
3. The National Flag, when carried in parade, is never dipped. Care
must be taken that the National Flag does not touch the ground as this
is would dishonour the flag and all it represents. In a parade when more
than one flag is carried the National Flag is carried in the centre or
on the LEFT as spectators would view it...
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
- Jun 13, 2014 - 2:17:59 PM
As the cool breeze
sweeps the crowd, friendly rivalry accelerates among supporters, and
anticipation peaks at the sound of the drums. While the Junkanoo groups
rush down Bay Street in downtown Nassau, they entice their supporters
with a short call-and-response. Roots Junkanoo Group calls out, “Roots!
There it is!” while the Valley Boys Junkanoo Group shouts, “Who are we?
Some see the fancy costumes, hear the melodious
music and share in the hype of the crowds but do not grasp the true
meaning of Junkanoo. “For me it goes beyond the parade and the
competition; that is the gift wrapping,” said Arlene Ferguson, educator
and head of EduCulture, an educational and cultural consultancy group.
“The real gift is a tradition passed on by our ancestors which reflects
the strength and spirit of the people of The Bahamas...”
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- Jan 8, 2012 - 10:36:14 PM
is pleased to present herewith the
Questions by those
who seek to invest in The Bahamas, this information comes from The Bahamas government website:
1. What is National Economic Council (“NEC”)?
The National Economic Council, headed by The Prime Minister, is
responsible for the executive management of the National Investment
Policy and is the decision making body in respect of all commercial
projects undertaken by foreign direct investors.
2. Who is the Director of Investments?
The Director of Investments is Mrs. Joy Jibrilu.
The Acting Director of Investments is Mrs. Viana Gardiner
Bahamas Handbook 2012 in stores now
- Dec 13, 2011 - 1:06:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Although it has been
published by Etienne Dupuch Jr Publications for more than half a
century, The Bahamas Handbook always comes up with fascinating and
little-known facts about The Bahamas, its people, culture, economy and
Now fresh off the press and available in stores
throughout The Bahamas, the Handbook for 2012 is no different. At 626
pages, the Handbook is filled with insightful features on The Bahamas,
beautiful four-colour photographs and rich illustrations that bring the
stories to life...
Chef Anthony making waves on Paradise Island
- Nov 28, 2011 - 1:53:13 PM
The Bahamas, 28 November 2011: Chef Anthony Notarfrancesco knows food. In
particular, he knows Italian food. So, when given the opportunity create a
fresh, new menu for Anthony’s on Paradise Island, he drew on his Italian roots
and created a menu that married Italian to Bahamian/Caribbean cuisine.
doing so, he created a dining experience that is unique to this popular
Paradise Island restaurant. Yet the elegant cuisine is offered at prices that
one would find on the “other side of the bridge”. Anthony’s is the affordable
Paradise Island experience...
Essence Bahamas Magazine Launched
- Nov 21, 2011 - 4:29:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A new magazine promoting the country was launched in early November and is about to put out its second issue.
Essence Bahamas, a
subsidiary of Essence of
Time Ltd. concierge service is an
publication sharing stories about Bahamian icons,
local cuisine, entertainment, tours, landmarks, feature events,
transportation services, and more of what The Bahamas has to offer.
co-founder of Bahamas Tours Operator's Association (B.T.O.A.), who is also the magazine's editor in chief said the following of what inspired the online publication, "
This magazine was birth out of the necessity to reveal more of what
The Bahamas has to offer. Every day, week, month, or year we have
talented Bahamians coming forth with their gifts that needs exposure to
the world. This magazine
does exactly that...
Thousands Flock to Bahamas Embassy for Passport DC Embassy Tour
- May 20, 2011 - 11:03:08 AM
– About four thousand six hundred people visited the Embassy of
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Washington DC as part of Passport
DC’s “Around The World Embassy Tour” on Saturday, May 14, hankering
for a taste of Bahamian culture.
For the third consecutive year,
the Embassy took part in the popular event which sees tens of thousands
flock to DC to sample the cultures of the countries represented by the
Embassies in Washington. And for the third consecutive year, word about
the conch fritters and ‘Sky Juice’ offered by the Embassy of The
(VIDEO) Bonefish Spawning Locale Discovered - They Do It Offshore
- May 20, 2011 - 10:21:27 AM
Newswise — AMHERST, Mass. – Though bonefish are one of the most
sought-after tropical sport fish in the world, drawing thousands of
anglers to Caribbean waters every season, until recently the only
information scientists had about their spawning habits were anecdotes
and fish tales.
Now, University of Massachusetts Amherst
researcher Andy Danylchuk and colleagues from several other institutions
know far more about bonefish spawning habits after using ultrasonic
transmitters to tag and track bonefish movements off Eleuthera in the
Bahamas. Their results appear in an early online issue of the journal
Marine Biology. Results should help focus habitat conservation efforts...
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race
- Dec 26, 2010 - 1:56:47 PM
Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in “The Great Conch Race”! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV’s first video.
Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamian Bread Company: A Taste of the Islands in Miami
- Sep 9, 2010 - 2:21:56 PM
Miami, FL - Lissette Diaz is a homegrown Miami girl who has turned her love for
Bahamian bread into a business. She grew up in a house with a cake-
baking mother and spent summers in the Bahamas. She remembers early
morning bread runs with her father with affection, and these proved to
be the perfect inspiration for this budding entrepreneur and her Bahama Bread Company.
is an old art form and not much has changed since the first documented
production back in the Neolithic era when a combination of grain paste
and water was baked into a loaf. Today, Lissette loves the daily ritual
of bread making. "I feel like I'm providing. Bread is a staple and you
can make so much with it."
This spirit of giving is continued in her
business. She donates a portion of the proceeds to Island Relief...
Hauling in crawfish
- Jul 7, 2010 - 9:06:12 AM
(Bahamas Investor) Spiny lobsters, known
in The Bahamas as crawfish, are surely the thoroughbreds among edible
ocean-dwelling crustaceans. Their flavourful, meaty tails are a staple
in fine-dining establishments around the world, from New York to Milan
to Tokyo. And despite a recent dip in demand and value, the resilient
Panulirus argus is still a multi-million dollar contributor to the
According to the Bahamas Reef
Environment and Educational Foundation (BREEF), a non-government
organization, crawfish exports account for 40 per cent of the total
exports of The Bahamas and 60 per cent of the total fishery product
landings. The fishing industry overall contributes, on average, 2.5 per
cent to the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP)...
(VIDEO) Bahamas Film Challenge featuring Crooked Island - Armchair Critics' Award - Kevin Curtis for 'Grandpa's Quest'
- Apr 17, 2010 - 4:53:21 PM
The Bahamas UK Tourist Office campaign, called the
14 Islands Film
Challenge,was a six-month competition to find 14 aspiring and
professional film-makers in the UK to send to the Bahamas and write, shoot, edit, and produce 14 films on 14 of the Islands of The Bahamas.
'Grandpa's Quest' by Kevin Curtis is my favourite! True story-telling genius which weaves in the many assets of
Watch the VIDEO. In this wonderful family tale, 'grandpa' tells his grandchildren the story of how he was given favour to begin dating their grandmother. It was no easy task...
Bahamian Immigration: Planning a move in the Bahamas
- Mar 25, 2010 - 2:40:09 PM
Are you planning a move in the Bahamas?
If so, here are a few things you need to know
before you venture for fun under the sun…
An understanding of the Bahamian
immigration laws and
policies before you consider applying for Bahamian citizenship
It is possible for someone from abroad to apply and obtain
Bahamian citizenship, but it is a lengthy and tedious process.
favor is given to long-term permanent residents and spouses of
Nevertheless, here are the main Bahamian citizenship laws,
the Bahamian Commonwealth’s Constitution, which came into effect
A Bahamas Citizenship: Not as Easy as you Might Think
- Mar 18, 2010 - 1:40:38 PM
Bahamas citizenship is not as easy as you might think. Even if you were
born in the Bahamas, it does not mean that you are entitled to
citizenship. There are many strict rules and regulations in the
Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, dated July 10, 1973,
with regard to a Bahamian citizenship.
It is possible to
acquire a Bahamian citizenship if you have resided in the Bahamas for an
extended period of time (approximately 6 to 9 years) and have lived
there for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.
Your chances of obtaining citizenship are even
greater if you
plan to remain in the country permanently and know the Bahamian language
and customs. You must also be a law-abiding resident and an individual
of ‘good’ character...
Vacations.com reports on the Sip Sip Restaurant in Eleuthera
- Jul 16, 2009 - 10:11:39 AM
Vacations.com - Have you ever flipped through the pages of a travel magazine and
wondered how all the people in the photos could look so well-coiffed
and serene? I discovered exactly how last week on my Caribbean vacation
in Eluethera, Bahamas.
After a full morning of boogie boarding in the aquamarine waters off Surfer's Beach,
my family was starving. We made our way to the northern end of the
island and hired a water taxi to take us on the ten-minute ride to Harbour Island.
Once there, we rented golf carts, the cay’s preferred mode of
transportation, and puttered past the town’s colorful clapboard houses
to Sip Sip’s, one of our favorite lunch spots...
The Exumas HD Video by "RealBahamas"
- Apr 15, 2009 - 4:12:38 PM
Watch this high-definition video and explore the Exumas in the Out Islands of the Bahamas. From the luxurious and swanky to exotic and funky, the Exumas epitomizes the wide range of Out Island vacation experiences. Your hosts, Kevin and Jennifer get off the beaten path and get up close and personal with nature. From swimming with the sharks at Compass Cay, to visiting the Iguanas on Pretty Bitter Guana Cay and feeding the the swimming pigs at Big Major Cay, Kevin and Jennifer experience it all for the first time.
In the Exuma Cays, this video takes you snorkeling in beautiful blue holes and underwater caves, like Thunderball Grotto, which is teeming with fish and other sea life. In Georgetown, the capital of The Exumas, located on the island of Great Exuma, your hosts venture outside their wonderfully luxurious resort
Dive into The Bahamas
- Jan 7, 2009 - 12:20:31 PM
Times Online travel section says, The name for The Bahamas comes from “baja mar”, Spanish for “shallow sea”, most appropriate as many of the islands are surrounded by seductive turquoise water made luminous by the sunlight reflecting up from the shallow sandy bottom.
However, its 700 islands and sandy cays offer plenty of adventurous playgrounds for divers, whether just starting out or more experienced, to explore.
The most popular destinations are New Providence, with its capital city Nassau, and Grand Bahama, both providing some of the best and most varied diving of all. The Tongue of the Ocean is a dark blue shape on the map that licks round the western side of New Providence so that it’s surrounded by deep blue water...
Bahamas Destinations Video-Tour featuring Pelican Bay Hotel
- Jan 1, 2009 - 12:51:37 AM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce the launch of "
Bahamas Destinations" where your Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you and our entire world-wide audience on sneak-peek video tours at a multitude of beautiful, fascinating and/or unique destinations throughout The Bahamas.
Hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, eco-tours, and more! If it is in The Bahamas - it may be featured in an upcoming segment.
We are pleased to feature here in our inaugural show, Pelican Bay at Lucaya, a boutique hotel in Grand Bahama Island,
where visitors find the finest combination of Caribbean and European architecture and service...