[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Local Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020 - 10:16:11 AM
Local Feed


News : Local
Canadian Defence Attaché pays Courtesy Call - Jan 14, 2020 - 6:40:40 PM

2_5.jpg
Colonel Jacques O'Keefe, Canadian Defence Attaché West Indies of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force paid a courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Headquarters on January 13, 2020.

During the visit, Colonel O’Keefe and Captain King discussed matters of mutual interests and he was also given a brief tour of the base. Also in attendance at the meeting were several members of the Defence Force’s Command Team. To culminate the visit, both parties exchanged pleasantries...
News : Local
Benefits of The Bahamas Unmanned Aerial System - Dec 31, 2019 - 9:35:44 PM

543c7597cf5700d291371e14acce87dd_IMG_9841-300-134-c.jpg
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force looks forward with great anticipation to the addition of drones to their workforce.  The contract signing for The Bahamas Unmanned Aerial System (BUAS) occurred on Monday December 16, 2019 and signified a positive step in the fight against illicit activities.

It is expected that these drones will be cost effective, increase the technological capacity of Defence Force personnel...
News : Local
RBDF continues search for overdue Vessel - Dec 31, 2019 - 9:30:01 AM

RBDF_Patrol_Craft_1__1_.jpg
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) continues its search for an overdue vessel with 2 individuals onboard that  was reported missing several days ago.

The 25-ft open hull vessel departed Lowe Sound, Andros with the 2 occupants at about 8:00 am and was due to return later that afternoon.  A joint effort by members of the RBDF, Police, BASRA and with US Coast Guard aerial support were  immediately dispatched to begin a search for the vessel...
News : Local
RBDF Officer completes Boarding Officer Course - Dec 30, 2019 - 4:50:50 PM

Taylor_Jammal_Acting_Sub_Lieutenant.jpg
Acting Sub Lieutenant Jamal Taylor of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently returned home after successfully completing a six-week Boarding Officer’s Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Charleston, South Carolina.  The International Military Education Training (IMET) sponsored course was designed to prepare junior commissioned officers for the arduous duties associated with enforcing United States laws and regulations and treaties at sea.

Hosted by United Stated Coast Guard (USCG) personnel, the course was conducted at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy from 23 October – 5 December 2019.  Some of the topics covered included authority and jurisdiction, international law, weapons law and identification, drug identification, boarding of vessels, port waterways and coastal security missions...
News : Local
Prime Minister spends Christmas with the troops - Dec 26, 2019 - 10:12:02 PM

IMG-20191225-WA0005_1.jpg
Prime Minister the Right Honorable Hubert Minnis visited the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Police troops to spend the Christmas Day holiday with them at the RBDF Base in Abaco.

Accompanying the Prime Minister were the Honorable Darren Henfield, MP for North Abaco, Captain Raymond King, Acting Commander Defence Force and Mrs. Patricia Minnis. After inspecting  the troops, the Prime Minister assisted in serving Christmas meals to the men and women...
News : Local
RBDF Marines of the Year honored for 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 - 9:50:46 AM

MOY___4__1.jpg
Leading Seaman Pherron Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force walked away with the Leon L. Smith Award as the overall Marine of the Year at the force’s Annual Christmas Carol and Awards Ceremony held on Friday December 20, 2019 at HMBS Coral Harbour. The 15-year-veteran who is a member of the RBDF Band, received the coveted award in honor of the first Bahamian Commodore who headed the Defence Force from 1983 – 1997.

Leading Seaman Roscoe Greene from the Military Police and Force Protection Unit, Able Seaman James Carey from the Training Department and Marine Seaman Deangelo Greene...
News : Local
Migrants apprehended in joint effort - Dec 21, 2019 - 12:41:13 PM

BAHAMAS_1__1_.jpg
The southern borders of The Bahamas continue to be an area of concern for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as it has stepped up its enforcement initiatives in that area. As a result of this, and shared intelligence, a total of 185 Haitian migrants were apprehended very late Friday evening during a joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT - a tripartite agreement between the US, Turks & Caicos and Bahamas) and Turks and Caicos authorities...
News : Local
Drone Signing Contract - Dec 17, 2019 - 7:15:21 PM

Drone_1_1.jpg
The fight against illicit activities received a boost with the official contract signing for The Bahamas Unmanned Aerial System (BUAS) at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Coral Harbour Base on Monday December 16, 2019.

The Permanent Secretary in the Minister of National Security, Mr. Eugene Poitier and President and CEO of Swift Tactical Systems, an American based company, signed contracts for the acquisition of drones which will enhance the Forces' operational capabilities...
News : Local
RBDF Senior Enlisted Bid Farewell to Organization - Dec 15, 2019 - 4:34:24 PM

CPO_Photo_1_2.jpg
Chief Petty Officers Ian Morley and Allan Francis were both hailed as Guardians of Our Heritage after they officially retired from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

Both Senior Enlisted were recognized for their dedicated services during a special ceremony on December 9 at Coral Harbour Base by the Officers and Marines. Several individuals, including Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Force, Commanding Officer, Base Maintenance Team (BMT); and Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux...
News : Local
RBDF assists in joint operation in Grand Bahama - Dec 15, 2019 - 3:22:05 PM

IMG-20191214-WA0005_1.jpg
A total of 9 individuals were arrested in West End, Grand Bahama on Wednesday 11th December during an ongoing joint operation by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police Force, Immigration and Customs departments.

These individuals were taken in on charges ranging from dangerous drugs to immigration violations.

As the island of Grand Bahama continues to recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, law enforcement agencies are assuring a safe environment for its residents...
News : Local
ACDF visits Abaco Deployment - Dec 10, 2019 - 7:26:10 PM

Photo___1__1.jpg
The hardworking Defence Force Troops assigned to assist with hurricane relief efforts on Abaco welcomed Captain Raymond King, Acting Commander Defence Force on Thursday December 5, 2019 during his tour of the island, assessing the current status. 

Commander Michael Simmons, Commanding Officer Northern Command and Commanding Officer Hurricane Relief (Abaco and Grand Bahama) who has been appointed to lead in disaster recovery in the Northern Bahamas...
News : Local
HMBS LIGNUM VITAE Marines of the Year - Dec 10, 2019 - 5:00:48 PM

RBDF_sml_slide.gif
Able Mechanic Joshua Taylor and Marine Seaman Eduardo Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) were recognized for their outstanding performances and chosen as Marines of the Year on the Patrol Craft HMBS LIGNUM VITAE.

As the Electrical Technician on the craft, Able Mechanic Joshua Taylor has demonstrated his ability to assist in the efficient management of the mechanical section onboard the Ship. He has sailed consistently, particularly this year.  Of note, he has acted as the Chief Mechanic and demonstrated his capacity to perform at that level. A competent and dedicated marine who makes a valuable contribution to the success of HMBS LIGNUM VITAE’s operational capability, Able Mechanic Taylor’s performance...
News : Local
Search and Rescue operation successful with Interagency Cooperation - Dec 10, 2019 - 4:25:14 PM

A couple is happy to be back on land after being rescued earlier Tuesday morning.  

Working closely in a true display of interagency collaboration, a new Search and Rescue (SAR) Team consisting of members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos, and BASRA sprang into action after a call was placed by a concerned relative, reporting their loved ones had failed to show up after a fishing trip... 
News : Local
RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants - Dec 9, 2019 - 2:45:46 PM

A joint maritime operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police Force, Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands (OPBAT), and the United States Coast Guard on Saturday past resulted in the apprehension of 39 Haitian nationals in the southern Bahamas.

The migrants (26 males, 13 females) were spotted on an isolated cay off the south eastern coast of Great Inagua earlier in the week. Because of the rocky terrain,  efforts to reach the migrants by land and sea proved difficult...
News : Local
Cuban Ambassador makes courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force - Dec 4, 2019 - 4:50:24 PM

Cuban_Ambassador_Visits_ACDF_1__1_.jpg
His Excellency Alejandro Garcia del Toro, Cuban Ambassador to The Bahamas recently paid a courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King, at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Coral Harbour Base.

His Excellency Alejandro Garcia del Toro replaces Mrs. Ismara M. Vargas-Walter, who demitted office in October after serving as the Cuban Ambassador to The Bahamas for almost four years...
News : Local
Warrant Officer speaks to RBDF Rangers - Dec 4, 2019 - 11:35:48 AM

IMG_0836.jpg
Warrant Officer Oral Wood, Command Force Chief at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, was a recent guest speaker for the RBDF Rangers on November 23 2019 at the S.C. McPherson Junior High School.

As the Rangers celebrate Character Development Month in November, Force Chief Petty Officer (FCPO) Wood addressed the young students on the importance and benefits of having a bad character and a good character...
News : Local
RBDF Marines complete Boat Handling Course - Dec 3, 2019 - 12:16:56 PM

HPU_1_1.jpg
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to ensuring its servicemen and women undergo job specific training. As such, a total of 40 Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines stationed at the Harbour Patrol Unit (HPU) received certificates on November 29th 2019 after successfully completing the Basic Small Boat Handling and the Small Boat Coxswain Training courses.

The course, which was taught by Senior Enlisted assigned to the HPU, enables Marines to improve their navigating skills while serving aboard Defence Force patrol crafts...
News : Local
Sporting Legends visit Defence Force Base - Dec 2, 2019 - 9:30:16 PM

Sports_2_3.jpg
Organizers of the Members of the National Sports Hall of Fame 2019 Class, along with five sports aficionados were recent special guests of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as they were hosted to a luncheon at the Coral Harbour Base.

Spearheaded by organizers Bernadette Davis-Smith and Oria Wood-Knowles, the delegation also included representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The national Hall of Fame honorees visiting the base included Jacklyn Conyers (Volleyball)...
News : Local
January to September 2019 Statistical Report - Dec 2, 2019 - 5:50:46 PM

BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2019 with comparison to the same period of 2018.

For the nine-month period ending September 30, 2019 the BISX All-Share Index closed at 2,171.36 this represented a year to date increase of 61.95 or 2.94%...
News : Local
Effectiveness of Coastal Radar - Nov 29, 2019 - 9:52:30 PM

IMG_0007_1.JPG
In April 2019, The Bahamas Maritime Surveillance System was installed and commissioned at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base in Inagua, and has proven to be a step in the right direction and necessary in the fight against illicit activities.

As the Force prepares to refine its multi-layered security network, the state of the art Kelvin Hughes long range coastal radar that was handed over to The Bahamas by the United States Government, will only maximize the Defence Force's capabilities to detect, deter...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Lucayan National Park reopens; BNT says restoration still underway
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces 2019 Agent Circle Of Excellence (ACE) Recipients
Disaster Reconstruction Authority and NGOs team to assist hundreds of central Abaco homeowners with repairs
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incidents - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered
Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority on temporary housing domes
Community
CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture
Atlanta Gospel Artist Obie One B.A. delivers items to Grand Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Victims
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary and armed robbery - Grievous Harm - Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession
RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident has left an adult male in hospital - 2 armed robberies - Illegal fiream & ammunition recoverd
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama
Bahamian Politics
FNM: Brave Davis struggling to Downplay FNM’s Leadership
FNM: A Recovery built on trust and accountability
FNM: Minnis Leading from the Front on Post-Dorian Recovery
DNA: Has the PM lost confidence in Health Minister?
Opposition Leader's Monthly Press Conference remarks
Bahamas Weather
Special Marine Watch - Jan. 8th
Bahamas Public and Marine Forecast
Bahamas Marine Forecast - Dec. 20th
7 day forecast for the Bahamas - Dec. 19th - 25th
Severe weather thunderstorm warning for Ragged Island
Sports
Dylan Wu claims 36-hole lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
Justin Roberts Earns Sports Law and Business Masters
Giving back to The Ranfurly Home Children
Minister Lanisha Rolle and Tourism DG Joy Jibrilu Present Awards to Bahamas Bowl Champs
Columns
Melissa Martin: Are you a time saver or a time waster?
Melissa Martin: A solution to myriad 2020 Appreciation Days
Melissa Martin: Happy Birthday Earth!
Melissa Martin: When freedom of the press is imprisoned
Star Wars : The Force Awakens - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
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
Entertainment
Kairos teams up with HUGE Bahamian Artists & announces Candle Light Vigil & Paper Lantern Release Event
3rd Annual Black Bottle Concert - Day 1 & 2 Flash Sale
344 Feature Films In contention For 2019 Best Picture Oscar®
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces the Julio Iglesias Scholarship
The Recording Academy moves forward with diversity & inclusion efforts
Sales & Promotions
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Superbowl Party at The Manor House Grand Lucayan - Feb. 2nd
Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos
Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday
Dine at Grand Lucayan this Holiday Season
Arts & Culture
CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture
FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner
The 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Marigot
Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health
St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza
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
Opportunities
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
Health
Mental Health Advocate/Best-Selling Author Yassin Hall ‘Overjoyed’ With USVI Introducing Mental Health Legislation
PAHO issues epidemiological alert on Novel Coronavirus for the Americas
Cholera in Haiti: Gone but not forgotten
WHO launches call for submissions to first ever Health for All Film Festival
2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
Opinions
Opinion: Extreme events are reversing development goals
Opinion: Young people need our support - we must seize this tremendous opportunity
Opinion: Access to justice for all is not yet a reality – but there are ways forward
Opinion: The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis
Nicolette Bethel on Immigration
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