50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
- Jan 12, 2017 - 5:32:04 PM
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
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...
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera
- Jan 9, 2017 - 1:02:27 PM
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
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
Flying Fish rated 58th out of 1000 of the World's Best Restaurants!
- Dec 16, 2016 - 11:36:54 AM
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.”
First Woman Leader of the Opposition in The Bahamas Receives Instrument of Appointment
- Dec 13, 2016 - 7:03:30 PM
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.
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...
Baha Mar to be sold to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited
- Dec 12, 2016 - 12:44:13 PM
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,
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
Coalition of over 50,000 Members Join #WeMarch Bahamas
- Dec 7, 2016 - 6:36:45 AM
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!
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...
Excavation Begins of Purported Lucayan Remains in Long Island
- Dec 2, 2016 - 5:50:21 PM
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...
Blackout March Well Supported in Nassau
- Nov 25, 2016 - 3:39:13 PM
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
Campaign for The Bahamas
. 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
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
Ancient Lucayan Skeletons Discovered in Clarence Town, Long Island
- Nov 15, 2016 - 9:08:02 PM
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...
Hurricane Matthew aftermath photos of Grand Bahama
- Oct 8, 2016 - 10:09:23 PM
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.
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...
Father and son get creative with hurricane preparedness
- Oct 5, 2016 - 11:32:43 PM
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
In fact, they've proven that hurricane shutters can be art!
and his son William Knowles did paintings on there hurricane shutters in preparation of the arrival of
and posted this photo of themselves standing in front of their home on Wednesday...
Bahamas Ambassador Joudi Receives Official Instruments of Appointment
- Sep 15, 2016 - 1:40:30 PM
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...
The Bahamas Beats USA in Beach Soccer Friendly
- Aug 23, 2016 - 11:40:13 PM
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...
Shaunae Miller takes Gold for The Bahamas in Rio
- Aug 16, 2016 - 11:39:33 PM
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.
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
98-Year Old Rotarian and Olympian Sir Durward Knowles Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Club’s Formation
- Aug 5, 2016 - 7:50:58 PM
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
Lifeguards Trained for Bahamas Public Beaches
- Jun 17, 2016 - 3:26:49 PM
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
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...
NHI Bahamas Marks Significant Milestones
- Jan 25, 2016 - 5:48:52 PM
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
Young Bahamian Interns at Tech Giant Google
- Jan 15, 2016 - 5:48:37 PM
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...
Top Stories of 2015 from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Jan 7, 2016 - 11:14:02 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present
A Year in Review
Top Stories of 2015
2015 has been another wonderful year for The Bahamas Weekly
and we wish to take this opportunity to first say
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