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
Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Dec 31, 2016 - 11:59:50 PM
you all the best in 2017!
though life presented us with various obstacles and hurdles in 2016, we
can all be proud that we managed to overcome and cross the bridge to
another new year.
Like a wave that lifts us, and carries us into the unknown, may our
faith, our strength, family, friends, and purpose always carry us to
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- Dec 27, 2016 - 9:10:40 PM
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Season's Greetings from TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Dec 24, 2016 - 5:26:27 PM
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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...
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- Oct 29, 2016 - 11:36:55 PM
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Retraction and Apology
- Oct 21, 2016 - 3:14:31 PM
On October 11th The Bahamas Weekly published a brief update after
Hurricane Matthew with an inaccurate title which implied Pelican Bay
Hotel was closed.
We regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused to the hotel and our readers.
On October 12th the hotel issued the following press statement:
Pelican Bay Open for Business...
Bahamas Facebook Group page assists thousands during and after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 21, 2016 - 1:05:07 PM
users, get in on topical conversation as it relates to The Bahamas on
our Group Facebook page, "
Bahamas News and Events."
Since the onset of news that
Hurricane Matthew would be visiting The Bahamas, our very active group
Facebook page started to mushroom with people seeing information about
hurricane shelters, school notices, etc.
As the hurricane moved
through the Bahamas the "Bahamas News and Events" page became a key
portal for people sharing their experiences, and even putting out
emergency information and calls for help...
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...