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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment - Jan 12, 2017 - 5:32:04 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – It was 50 years ago, on January 10, 1967 when a new era in governing The Bahamas – Majority Rule -- was ushered in.  And 50 years later, the historic golden anniversary of the occasion was celebrated on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Bahamians, led by the governing Progressive Liberal Party took to the streets of New Providence and marched under the banner, “One People United in Love and Service.”

From as early as 7:00 a.m., scores of Bahamians assembled at Windsor Park on Wulff Road and East Street: some sporting T-shirts with the words “50 Years: Majority Rule – A Journey Together,” others had mini flags and other paraphernalia in the national colours of Aquamarine, Gold and Black...
News : Local
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera - Jan 9, 2017 - 1:02:27 PM

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A new species of insect has been discovered at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Governor’s Harbour, The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) first national park on Eleuthera. The insect is a katydid and belongs to the same group as grasshoppers and crickets in the order Orthoptera.

Specimens of this new species were first collected in 2013 by Dr. PaulA. De Luca, an assistant professor in the Biology Department at the University of The Bahamas. He made the discovery while conducting a survey of arthropods (the animal group that includes insects, spiders, scorpions,centipedes and crabs) at the Preserve.
Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant
Flying Fish rated 58th out of 1000 of the World's Best Restaurants! - Dec 16, 2016 - 11:36:54 AM

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Flying Fish of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island has been placed in 58th spot of the world’s top 1000 exceptional restaurants according to the acclaimed French database “La Liste.”

La Liste is an “algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews, crafting the perfect ranking of the world’s best restaurants. Trusted sources from around the world are compiled year round, leading up to the glamorous ceremony when the world’s best chefs are honoured each December in Paris.”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
First Woman Leader of the Opposition in The Bahamas Receives Instrument of Appointment - Dec 13, 2016 - 7:03:30 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented the Hon. Loretta Butler-Turner with the Instrument of Appointment as the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition during a ceremony at Government House, Sunday, December 11, 2016.
 
During the ceremony attended by several Parliamentary colleagues, family, friends and other well-wishers, Mrs. Butler-Turner said, “I note that my appointment as the first woman to serve as Leader of the Opposition (in The Bahamas) is of historic importance.”
 
She thanked her Parliamentary colleagues for placing their trust and confidence in her as the new Leader of the Opposition.
 
“I pledge an unwavering commitment to collegiality...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Baha Mar to be sold to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited - Dec 12, 2016 - 12:44:13 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Communication by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.p.Prime Minister & Minister of Finance on The Acquisition Of The Baha Mar Resort by CTF BM Holdings Ltd.(A Subsidiary Of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd) made in the House of Assembly on Monday, 12th December, 2016:

Mr. Speaker,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Baha Mar Resort is being sold to a world-class hotel owner, property developer, and business conglomerate, CTF BM Holdings Ltd. (a subsidiary of the Hong Kong conglomerate – Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd.)...
News : Local
Coalition of over 50,000 Members Join #WeMarch Bahamas - Dec 7, 2016 - 6:36:45 AM

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WeMarch Bahamas Statement:

Today we are proud to announce the formal alliance of WeMarch Bahamas as a coalition of associations focused on moving the Bahamas forward, upward, onward, TOGETHER!

Our membership is a minimum of fifty thousand members and includes: Our Carmichael, HeadKnowles, Our Grand Bahama, Citizens for a Better Bahamas, We The People, ORG, Campaign for The Bahamas, Rock The Vote 242, ReEarth, Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, Save The Bays, Bahamians Awake, FOAM, RABL, Rise Bahamas, Trade Union Congress, Association of Bahamas Marinas, Mothers United For Peace, Bahamas International Film Festival and many others to come...
News : Local
Excavation Begins of Purported Lucayan Remains in Long Island - Dec 2, 2016 - 5:50:21 PM

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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.

The recent groundbreaking discovery has national and international research, archaeological and historical significance as it relates to the history of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) is working in conjunction with the Florida Museum of Natural History and University...
News : New Providence
Blackout March Well Supported in Nassau - Nov 25, 2016 - 3:39:13 PM

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While 'Black Friday' is known to most as a huge revenue day in business, or the day to catch great deals at your favourite shops, thousands in Nassau took to the streets today for a Blackout March, under the leadership of Campaign for The Bahamas and Our Carmichael. The campaign is led by organizer and community activist Renard Henfield.  Their " mission is to unite Bahamians through positive change and the only way for that change to happen is if we stand together and ensure our collective voices are heard."

The campaign was launched on Facebook earlier this month, and says “it’s really, truly a people’s movement” to send a clear message to politicians about the expectations of Bahamians. Foremost on their list of concerns...
News : Local
Ancient Lucayan Skeletons Discovered in Clarence Town, Long Island - Nov 15, 2016 - 9:08:02 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas — Officials from the Antiquities, Monuments & Museum Corporation (AMMC) today announced the discovery of ancient skeleton remains in Clarence Town, Long Island. The bones, located in two distinct graves, appear to be that of Lucayan people who inhabited the archipelago from 600 AD to the 1500’s.

Long Island resident Nick Constantakis found the first set of bones of what appears to be the remains of an elderly Lucayan male, buried face down in the sand dunes near Clarence Town. Another discovery by Nick and Anthony Maillis of Clarence Town revealed a second burial approximately 25 feet away from where the original bones were located. Local residents, in turn, reached out to Dr. Keith Tinker, Director of AMMC once the bones were determined to be of historical significance...
News : Grand Bahama
Hurricane Matthew aftermath photos of Grand Bahama - Oct 8, 2016 - 10:09:23 PM

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On Thursday, October 6th, category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit the island of Grand Bahama with maximum sustained winds of 140mph and higher gusts. At 5 am Matthew was 198 miles southeast of West End, Grand Bahama. At 11am it was 133 miles southeast of West End, Grand Bahama. Tropical force winds were felt by 12 noon. Due to the predicted storm surge of 10 - 15 feet residents were urged to seek higher ground or move to their closest hurricane shelter.  The eye of the storm remained to the west of Grand Bahama Island as it made its way northward to Florida.

Everyone was hunkered down as winds increased and night fell. Close to 11 pm Thursday, when the eye was between the Florida coast and the island,  pleas for help went out via social media and whatsapp for rescues in two areas that we knew of...
Community
Father and son get creative with hurricane preparedness - Oct 5, 2016 - 11:32:43 PM

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While most dread the task of putting up their hurricane shutters, or sheets of plywood prior to a storm, a father and son from Nassau, Bahamas proudly show us that the chore need not be mundane.

In fact, they've proven that hurricane shutters can be art!

Donald Knowles and his son William Knowles did paintings on there hurricane shutters in preparation of the arrival of  Hurricane Matthew in Nassau,  Bahamas and posted this photo of themselves standing in front of their home on Wednesday...
News : Local
Bahamas Ambassador Joudi Receives Official Instruments of Appointment - Sep 15, 2016 - 1:40:30 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - In a ceremony at Government House Her Excellency the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling presented Mr. Tony S. Joudi his Instruments of Appointment as Non-Resident Ambassador designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In his address to attendees, Prime Minster the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie spoke of the many attributes of the newly installed Ambassador and of his high expectations of the businessman...

News : International
Three Bahamians named for Inaugural Class of President Obama's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative - Sep 2, 2016 - 6:01:49 PM

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Embassy Statement: "US Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three Fellows selected to represent The Bahamas as being among the First Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative which is supported by President Obama.

We extend congratulations to Louby Georges and Tanya McFall of New Providence, Bahamas, and Ashleigh Rolle of Grand Bahama."

Participants will travel to the United States for a five-week program that will strengthen their leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills and provide networking opportunities with U.S...
Sports
The Bahamas Beats USA in Beach Soccer Friendly - Aug 23, 2016 - 11:40:13 PM

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The Bahamas defeated the United States of America for the first time in the country’s soccer history.

The Bahamas Beach Soccer Team scored the historic win against the #15 ranked USA men’s national team in a nail biting match in Spiez, Switzerland on Saturday.

It was a close match up, but The Bahamas came out on top, defeating the soccer powerhouse by one point with a final score of 5-4...
Sports
Shaunae Miller takes Gold for The Bahamas in Rio - Aug 16, 2016 - 11:39:33 PM

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BRAZIL -- Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller collected the first medal for The Bahamas at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, August 15th in the 400 m.

The race is causing quite the stir as Miller dived across the finish line to take gold and beat out USA's Allyson Felix's time of 49.51; and Jamaica's Shericka Jackson with 49.85.  Miller's time was 49.44 (a personal best), edged out Felix by a mere 0.07 seconds. 

Her dive, which is being talked up and memed on social media was perfectly legal as   Miller's torso crossed the finish line first, making her the clear winner according to the International Association of Athletic Federations rulebook...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation - Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – At 98 years old, Sir Durward Knowles was not going to miss celebrating the anniversary of the Rotary Club he helped establish 40 years ago on July 19, 1976. When new clubs are established, Rotary International grants them their charter.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Sir Durward was present at the Rotary Club of South East Nassau’s weekly meeting, joining charter member and past president (PP) F. Denny Curry as well as Judy Reiach, the daughter of the club’s charter president, the late Edwin Deal. Also recognized were the club’s long serving Rotarians Ralph Barnett who joined in 1982 and PP and past assistant district governor, Roger Kelty who joined 7 months after the club’s charter...
News : Local
Lifeguards Trained for Bahamas Public Beaches - Jun 17, 2016 - 3:26:49 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie along with Minister of the Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett and Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority, Sen. Greg Burrows were all attended the graduation ceremony of the first crop of lifeguard trained by the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority. 

These twelve young people received 25 hours of training in such things as swimming and CPR.  Training for the lifeguards will continue on a monthly basis...  
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones - Jan 25, 2016 - 5:48:52 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas highlighted several significant milestones in the implementation of NHI Bahamas and the improvement of the health care system overall.

Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, the Permanent Secretary for National Health Insurance and Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI’s Programme Director made several announcements today, the launch of www.nhibahamas.gov.bs, a public information website, the NHI Bahamas logo, ongoing health system strengthening activities, and continued stakeholder consultation and public information sessions...

Community
Young Bahamian Interns at Tech Giant Google - Jan 15, 2016 - 5:48:37 PM

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Shaquille Hall is different. This 20-year-old is a focused, analytical young man, who has chosen to be unfamiliar with the street life and familiar with his studies instead. 

A member of the 2013 Gentleman’s Club class, Shaquille’s outstanding performance in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams and other achievements led to him also becoming a National Merit Scholar in the same year. His hard work and drive to succeed then landed him a full-academic scholarship to the prestigious, historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta...
Inside The Bahamas Weekly : Top Stories of the Year
Top Stories of 2015 from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jan 7, 2016 - 11:14:02 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present A Year in Review and our Top Stories of 2015

2015 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly and we wish to take this opportunity to first say THANK YOU to our viewers, subscribers, sponsors, collaborators, our advertising members and clients, our media partners, P.R. agents, contributing photographers, and our valued columnists!

2015 brought us the Baha Mar bankruptcy; the devastation of Hurricane Joaquin coupled with the nation pulling together to rebuild the southern islands.  We witnessed a blood moon, and the last wild horse of Abaco died...
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