The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Community Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020 - 8:57:59 PM
Community Feed

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox - Sep 28, 2020 - 6:39:06 PM

Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers received a generous donation of food supply from MSC for the residents of Grand Bahama. The supply of food items and dry goods was delivered on Monday, September 28, 2020, at Freeport Harbour.  On hand to accept the goods was Senator the Hon. Jasmin Dareus, Deputy Director of Urban Renewal.

“We’re really excited about this donation from MSC and on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama and for Urban Renewal, we’re really grateful to be able to distribute all of these food items to the residents of Grand Bahama," she said...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Urban Renewal Fox Hill - School Giveaways - Sep 26, 2020 - 7:52:09 AM

As school children navigate return to school, Urban Renewal Fox Hill provided supplies for them. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
RBDF and NEMA conducts Training Workshop - Sep 24, 2020 - 8:09:20 PM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with representatives from the National Emergency and Management Agency (NEMA) recently conducted a one-week training workshop.

Conducted at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR BASE NORTH from September 14-18th 2020, this training session allowed trained personnel from both organizations to become familiarized in the assembling and disassembling of tents which can be used in the event of a hurricane or a natural disaster. RBDF Marines who specialize in areas such as cooks, plumbing and electrical engineering were also in attendance...
Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets - Sep 23, 2020 - 2:50:25 PM

Learning from the lessons of the past, committing to a blueprint for development, and taking serious action now were among the key recommendations from a panel of experts that recently addressed the topic: Resiliency and the Sustainable Development Goals, a discussion facilitated by the Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) at University of The Bahamas (UB).  

The discussion which aired on the “Z-Live: Off The Record” radio talk show hosted by the Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow of GPPI, Zhivargo Laing...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PHA RBDF Partner in Successful Blood Drive - Sep 22, 2020 - 8:46:22 PM

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Blood Bank benefitting from a successful blood drive hosted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF).  The event which took place on Friday September 18th was the second such recent collaboration by the Defence Force and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  The drive, which netted twenty-four (24) units of blood, commences a part of the RBDF’s community outreach. “This is just the start of our being more community driven, seeking to be more nation minded, more nation builders...
BTC lends support to Abaco and Grand Bahama Organizations - Sep 21, 2020 - 9:53:41 AM

Churches and community organizations have substantially increased their efforts to support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing groceries and other forms of relief. BTC joined forces with Friendship Tabernacle Church in Abaco and the Grand Bahama Reach Out and Touch Feeding Program to support their efforts during this difficult period.

BTC CEO, Garfield Sinclair said, “We are happy to lend a helping hand and partner with organizations that are committed to supporting our communities especially during these tough times. Friendship Tabernacle Church in Abaco and the Grand Bahama Reach Out...
Legal Panel Addresses Roots of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Need for Justice and Power Reform - Sep 18, 2020 - 3:07:04 PM
A panel of legal experts has dissected the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, delving into its historical roots and calling for reforms in the justice system and the way in which power is exercised.

“‘Black Lives Matter’ is not the beginning of the conversation, but rather the midpoint in an unbalanced, dictatorial dialogue on racial equality that was rooted in colonization and continues to this day,” explained Dr. Jewel Amoah, Human Rights Commissioner and the Halton (Canada) District School Board’s Human Rights & Equity Advisor.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Health Minister thanks the Government of Canada for its generous donation - Sep 18, 2020 - 2:40:39 PM

Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells stated that the CA$677,000 given by the Government of Canada will help The Bahamas to achieve the goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting healthcare, frontline and essential workers.

During a press conference to announce the donation on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Ministry of Health, Minister Wells explained that part of the donation includes Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that is in high demand globally...
OEF’s Seed to Succeed awards $20,000 in grants to Eleutheran Entrepreneurs - Sep 17, 2020 - 10:40:45 AM

The inaugural ‘Seed to Succeed’ event was hosted by One Eleuthera Foundation on Monday, August 31, 2020, where eight participants presented their business ideas in front of a panel of judges.

Mark Palmer, the One Eleuthera Foundation (“OEF”) Social Enterprise Accelerator lead noted, “He was impressed by the eight participants all of whom are residents of Eleuthera” He further added, “The newly minted entrepreneurs represented a plethora of industries including esthetician services and waxing...
CFAL donates laptops to students to promote Social Media Financial Literacy Reading Series - Sep 17, 2020 - 9:54:28 AM

Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. (CFAL) has donated laptops to four students as a part of its popular “CFAL Summer Reading” social media series. Through this charitable educational initiative, which was launched through the CFAL Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts, executives and managers of the company recommended personal finance, investing, and personal development books to Bahamians to encourage them to boost their financial literacy and invest in themselves. For every like or share of the posts in the series, CFAL donated $1 toward the purchase of a laptop for a student in need...
Nassau RC promotes national development of rowing with gift to Skullers RC in Exuma - Sep 16, 2020 - 3:55:14 PM

Nassau Rowing Club gifted one of its first boats to Skullers Rowing Club in The Ferry, Little Exuma to develop their nascent youth program. The Helen T, a 45-foot long rowing boat made by Vespoli USA in Connecticut, holds four rowers and a coxswain, and can be configured for sweep rowing (each rower has one oar) or sculling (each rower has two oars).

Nassau RC President Kyle Chea remembered when the Helen T arrived in Nassau in 2013: “We raised $6,000 to pay for shipping from Virginia; larger rowing boats exceed standard container measurements...
Bahamas snags first runner-up in Global, Girls’ Video Competition - Sep 15, 2020 - 1:05:36 PM

Out of more than 170 entries from 44 countries Bahamian twelfth grader Sierra Blair captured first runner-up in the Girls’ Voices at Home video challenge – a competition which invited young ladies ages 13 to 26, to share how they are staying strong and continuing their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As first runner-up Blair received a $500 cash scholarship from the Seattle, Washington-based organization...
News : Local
Minister of National Security leads Community Outreach in Abaco - Sep 14, 2020 - 11:25:44 AM

The Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Dr. Raymond King; Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Marco Rolle; other Senior Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces, ministerial staff and Island Administrators joined the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames in several stakeholders meetings throughout the Northern, Central and Southern Abaco and surrounding cays during Sunday 13 September 2020...
Winners announced for 'Dignified Girl' Essay Competition - Sep 14, 2020 - 10:16:55 AM

The Dignified Girl Project has announced its top three winners for its 3rd Anniversary Essay Competition. With the topic, “Describe Why You Should Be Awarded a Tablet During COVID-19”, girls, including those with disabilities, in grades six through 12, were given the opportunity to explain why they should win a tablet, in the form of either a 75-100-word essay or a 30-60-second video.

Shamacka Stubbs, seventh-grade student at H. O. Nash Junior High, placed first out of 10 participants. In her video entry, Shamacka described how winning a tablet would be “a huge burden lifted” off her parents’ shoulders. 
Community : Grand Bahama
Waste Management Companies donate equipment and operators in East End Grand Bahama Marine clean up effort - Sep 10, 2020 - 10:26:48 AM

With the assistance of Captain James Edgar Curling, President of Tycoon Waste Management Company Ltd. and Andrew Gaitor of A&D Gaitor Heavy Equipment, 18 submerged vehicles were removed from the area around the McCleans Town Dock.  Captain Curling expressed that, ‘As a mariner, I realize the danger these submerged vehicles could have on the many boaters who frequent this area.’ 

Katherine Smith, Managing Director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) stated that, “It’s been a long year, and there are many things that we had hoped to address within the first six months of the reconstruction and recovery efforts,
BTVI President Receives University of London Grad Diploma - Sep 9, 2020 - 8:53:00 PM

President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson has been awarded a Graduate Diploma in International Development by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science at the University of London.

Developed by academics at LSE, the diploma provides a strong grounding in international development and helps to develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations. It also helps learners understand the fundamentals of economics, sociology and how urbanization, gender issues, poverty and social exclusion affect the process of development.

Dr. Robertson, who is a Fulbright Specialist, is the first president of the institution. Since his appointment in 2016...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Generators Donated To Assist Abaco with Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts - Sep 9, 2020 - 2:25:12 PM

A parcel of over 20 brand new generators made its way to Abaco yesterday to assist with relief efforts post Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged that island one year ago in September 2019.  The generous donation – the second of its kind -- was made by a group of Pastors from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). 

The Pastors include: Pastor Marcus Davidson, Mount Olive AME Church in Fort Lauderdale; Pastor John White, Emmanuel AME Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida and Reverend Ranford Patterson, Cousin McPhee AME Church...
Scotiabank donates $20,000 to Hands For Hunger - Sep 6, 2020 - 10:02:48 PM

Scotiabank has donated $20,000 to support the efforts of local charity – Hands for Hunger – which has been working to alleviate the social and humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 crisis among thousands of Bahamians. 

On August 28, the Bank presented its contribution at the New Providence Community Centre and assisted with the packing of food items for delivery to communities of persons in need.

“Job loss and therefore hunger, is unfortunately one of the most difficult realities of the COVID-19 crisis which is now affecting thousands across the globe...
News : New Providence
The United States pledges $750K to Fight COVID-19 in The Bahamas - Sep 6, 2020 - 7:35:33 PM

The United States Government has pledged $750,000 to help health facilities in The Bahamas detect, isolate, and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Bahamas Red Cross Society, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will administer the funds...
RBDF provides Non-Financial Assistance to Comrade - Sep 5, 2020 - 6:47:40 PM

Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently joined forces to assist a recently retired comrade on Thursday past. 

Force Chief Petty Officer (FCPO) Shawn Rolle in recent times, experienced a medical challenge, which has increased his reliance on wheelchair, which led his family to create a temporary ramp to assist him in accessing his house. 

Current and past members of Entry 19, of which he is a part of, were happy to facilitate the construction of a wheelchair ramp at his residence...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
Urban Renewal provides more than 1200 backpacks during N.P. give-a-way
Godfrey Kenneth Kelly Knighted at Government House
GB Minister happy power company agreed to delay proposed rate increase
Cabinet Office: BIS closure for three days
MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox
MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox
Urban Renewal Fox Hill - School Giveaways
RBDF and NEMA conducts Training Workshop
Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets
PHA RBDF Partner in Successful Blood Drive
Bahamian Politics
Alert #5 on Tropical Depression 13 - 9pm
PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper MP in response to National Address by PM Minnis
DNA: Emergency Order blunder shows leadership crisis
DNA: Government's mixed message on opening borders
DNA calls for one month delay in the reopening of international borders
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas Public Forecast - Sept. 28
Severe Weather Warning update - Sept. 25
6pm News Item on Post-tropical Cyclone Teddy
12pm News Items on Hurricane Teddy, TS Beta & TD Paulette
6 pm News Items on Tropical Storm Beta And Hurricane Teddy
Cancellation of the 34th GBPA Conchman Triathlon
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube
Bahamas Professional Golfers Association elects New Executive Committee
Back on the Water: Nassau Rowing Club confirms 7th Annual Learn to Row Camp
European tour announces resumption of 2020 season
Pamela Burnside: The Peril of the Power of One
Joe Darville: Ongoing investment in the education of our children..a sacred obligation
GB Small Business Community: Letter to the Prime Minister
Pamela Burnside: Monetary Cooperation
GB Airport a necessity to attract investors & jobs
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama 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
Zootopia - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
The 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will Honor Musical Excellence with a Powerful Night to Air on Univision - Nov. 19
The Inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes Aims to Entertain, Teach and Inspire!
Academy launches Virtual ‘Gold’ Program with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners
Academy announces next phase of equity and inclusion initiatives
Sales & Promotions
Dolly Madison statement pertaining to timely delivery of appliances
Due to COVID-19 Grand Lucayan will not feature regular buffets at this time
Dolly Madison Home Center will be closed until Mar. 31
Play on the course and relax at the spa at Grand Lucayan Resort
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Arts & Culture
The Governor General Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach
Arlene Nash-Ferguson presents book to Minister Rolle
Preserving the Peace on our Piece of Earth
Students learned new culinary skills and techniques at Young Chef Conference
Pop, Soul, and R&B received star treatment at National Arts Festival
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
STEM Summer Camp returns to Nassau for 6th Year
HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers & Real Estate Agents in Nassau, Exuma, Eleuthera & Abaco
BFPA to present talk with Bahamas Film Commissioner in Grand Bahama
Movie Masters featuring Sean Robins - Feb 27th & 28th
The Investment Group zeroes in on recipients for second round of funding
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
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
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
Samba Sol Grows its Bahamas Collection
Meet the Bahamian descendent leading LA Fashion Week
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
Theodore Elyett outfits Porsha Williams for the cover of Rolling Out Magazine
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
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
PAHO urges countries to plan early for COVID-19 vaccinations to reduce deaths
PAHO reports more than 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pregnant women, with 458 deaths
COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates suicide risk factors
COVID-19 has infected some 570,000 health workers and killed 2,500 in the Americas, PAHO Director says
PAHO asks countries to reinforce contact tracing and data systems as the region starts to reopen
Opinion - COVID-19 Pandemic: India’s response and global strategy
Opinion Editorial: COVID-19 Highlights Caribbean Community’s need to build resilience
Opinion: We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19
Opinion: Coronavirus and climate disasters - Small vulnerable countries face dual threats
Opinion: We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19
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
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement