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Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Sunday, June 25th - Jun 25, 2017 - 8:05:10 PM

Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Sunday 25th June 2017.

General situation: A broad atlantic ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate weather conditions across the country today.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should remain alert for the high risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and Eastern shorelines in the Southeast Bahamas...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Child Dies in Traffic Accident - Jun 25, 2017 - 10:58:29 AM

Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that has left a child dead and a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 24th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, two vehicles, one a black Nissan Teana driven by a woman and the other, a dark gray Mazda vehicle driven by a male, collided with each other while traveling west on JFK Drive. The woman lost control of her vehicle an it overturned on the eastbound lane. As the vehicle overturned onto its roof her 2 – year old female passenger was fully ejected. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital where she is detained in serious condition...

Bahamian Politics

Senator Dr. Michael Darville 2017/2018 Budget Contribution - Jun 24, 2017 - 10:02:59 PM

Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017 - 2018 Budget Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on Friday, 23rd June, 2017:

Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table.

Madam President, today I rise to make my contribution to the 2017 - 2018 Budget debate.

Madam President, after experiencing a major defeat at the polls a few weeks ago, and having an opportunity to reflect on our successes and mistakes, I remain resolute that Progressive Liberal Party is still the only political organization that can effectively navigate our country though the turbulent waters that lie ahead; and I remain confident that time will prove this statement to be true...


BTC Sponsors ICAN Community Kids Summer Initiative - Jun 24, 2017 - 9:33:02 PM

BTC has partnered with the “ICAN” Community Limited to host the SMART² Summer Initiative for kids. The telecommunications company donated $5,000 toward the cause. BTC’s contribution will sponsor 20 students registered for the program.

The organization has been in existence since 2006, and generally facilitates children from ages 6 to 16. It was designed to curb the academic and behavioral regression sometimes experienced over the summer break. Their mission includes encouraging curiosity and a desire for learning through the use of meaningful materials and activities that promote interest, interaction, exploration and understanding... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

US Visitor arrested for Drug Possession - Firearm and Ammo seized, One Man in Custody - Jun 24, 2017 - 7:33:27 PM

US Visitor arrested for Drug Possession:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from Tourism Policing Unit took an American woman from Dallas, Texas into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in her possession on Saturday 24th June 2017...

Firearm and Ammo seized, One Man in Custody: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Thursday 22nd June 2017...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Man and Woman arrested in Large Drug Raid - 26 arrested in Police Early Morning Operation - Jun 24, 2017 - 7:21:25 PM

Man and Woman arrested in Large Drug Raid: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police took a man and woman into custody following the seizure of a large amount of marijuana on Saturday 24th June 2017...

26 arrested in Police early Morning Operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police conducted an operation in Southern New Providence early this morning (Saturday 24th June 2017) that let to the arrest of a number of persons and the closure of several nightclubs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Youth Minister Commends Work of Youth Leaders on Grand Bahama - Jun 23, 2017 - 7:55:05 PM

Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard told youth leaders and workers that through their unselfish work, they have made a difference in reducing the number of young people in Grand Bahama who make the wrong choices in life.

He reminded them that, had they not been carrying out the work they have been doing for some time, the country would be in a much worse position than it is now, in terms of the number of young people who have gone astray.

“So, I applaud you for the work that you’ve been doing,” Minister Pintard told youth leaders in Grand Bahama on Thursday night. “But at the same time, I ask that we redouble these efforts.  Because there are communities in Grand Bahama, that for the last decade…

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Health Tours Grand Bahama Facilities - Jun 23, 2017 - 7:37:14 PM

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands made his first official visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, June 23, and said that the services offered on island will be strengthened so that it becomes the hub of the Northern Bahamas.
Minister Sands started his morning by touring areas of the Rand Memorial Hospital and stopping occasionally to speak with staff and patients.
He toured the Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Radiology, Accident and Emergency, Orthopedics, the Diah Unit, the Medical Ward, the Operating Theatre, and Obstetrics before moving on to the renovation sites that consist of the corridor site, kitchen and cafeteria, doctor’s on-call and IAT – proposed OPD/Specialty Clinic...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Campbell Observes Local Government Elections - Jun 23, 2017 - 7:02:43 PM

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell led a delegation of Senior Officials and members of the media to three islands on Thursday, June 22. The delegation visited Long Island, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, and Freeport, Grand Bahama to observe Local Government elections, for the selection of Chairman, Board members and Council members.  After observing and assessing over a dozen polling divisions on the three islands, the Minister said that he was ‘pleased’ with the process.

“After speaking with the officials at the election site and discussing the process with them, I am happy to report to the Bahamian people, that the process has been running smoothly,” said Minister Campbell...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations Announced - Jun 23, 2017 - 2:43:15 PM

The 44th Bahamas Independence Celebrations will have all the ingredients of the annual national birthday bash – pomp and circumstance, music, dance, singing, storytelling -- lively ‘Bahamiana,’ and proud waving of the aquamarine, black and gold Bahamian Flag.

At a press conference, June 23, at the Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, Chairman of the 44th Anniversary Bahamas Independence Celebrations planning committee, the Hon. Mark Humes, MP, announced that the festivities give cause to celebrate “our one-ness,” as the theme for this year reflects: “Toward the Rising Sun, One God, One People, One Bahamas...


Miss Bahamas Organization partners with ALIV - Jun 23, 2017 - 1:17:41 PM

The Miss Bahamas Organization® (MBO) has a new telecommunications partner. ALIV is now the official mobile network of the Miss World Bahamas Pageant, having entered a 3-year agreement with the nation’s premier pageant organization. The new exclusive partnership reflects the marriage of two nationally recognized brands which are known to be pace setters in their respective fields.

As part of the agreement, this year’s contestants will be given a challenge incorporating an ALIV branded device and/or service. The competition within the competition will be featured in an episode of the Road to the Crown Reality TV series which is back for another season, airing on Our TV beginning July 4...


The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 - 1:16:32 PM

Now in our 11th year!
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas! Have Your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Summer is Savoury at Flying Fish - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:12:57 PM

Enjoy the longer summer days at Flying Fish!  New menu items are coming soon.  

We are open for Lunch from Wednesday through Sunday, with Dinner 6 nights a week. Enjoy live music and a Casual Sunday special menu every week starting at 5pm. Sit  outside on our dock, or relax in cool ac indoors. We also host parties and offer catering services.

Please visit our website for restaurant details and our menus...

News : International

NNPA Publishers Holding Annual Convention at Gaylord - Jun 23, 2017 - 11:45:40 AM

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which represents more than 200 print and digital newspapers across the United States, is currently holding its annual conference (June 20-June24) at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George’s County, just outside D.C.

The conference kicked-off on Tuesday with a National Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence featuring radio personality and community activist DJ EZ Street; Hilary Shelton, the director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau; Dr. Marietta English, the president of the National Alliance of Black School Educators; and Lynn Jennings of Education Trust...

News : International : Caribbean News

CHTA wants better U.S.-Cuba Relations - Jun 23, 2017 - 11:32:42 AM

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and travel, and encourages Cuba's active engagement in regional economic development. CHTA concludes that the announced policy changes could stall or altogether reverse the heartening progress made in recent years.

If restrictions are indeed re-imposed, the Association expects adverse effects for U.S. businesses - not only for import-export companies, but also for the U.S.-based travel-related businesses that have made considerable investments in Cuba since normalization began - and lost opportunities for those U.S. companies considering doing business there...


USNORTHCOM Donates $1.8M Emergency Relief Warehouse on Inagua to NEMA - Jun 23, 2017 - 11:05:46 AM

On Thursday, June 22, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program funded $1.8 million emergency relief warehouse in Great Inagua.  NORTHCOM has been working with NEMA since December 2009 to support their long standing requirement to have three regionally located emergency relief warehouses based in the north, central, and southern islands of The Bahamas, to enable timely post-hurricane disaster response and relief.  

On hand to mark the occasion, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, Minister of Labour, Senator The Honorable Dion Foulkes and USNORTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program Team led by Interagency Director Mr. Randy Zeller...

News : International

Big Step Forward for Human Rights as Commonwealth Accredits First LGBTI Organisation - Jun 23, 2017 - 10:11:56 AM

The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) welcomes the decision by the Commonwealth to approve the Network for accreditation as a Commonwealth organisation.

As a result of this landmark decision, TCEN is now the first and only LGBTI-focused organisation to be officially accredited by the Commonwealth.

Accreditation means that TCEN activists will benefit from increased access to, participation in and information about Commonwealth matters...

News : International

Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting - Jun 23, 2017 - 10:05:47 AM

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, is pleased to chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.

“I am proud that Canada has been asked to chair this meeting and to share our approach of creating the kind of economic growth that works to strengthen the middle class,” said Minister Morneau. “Given this time of rapid global change, it is important that all countries work together to address our shared challenges and seize new opportunities. Above all, it is critical that the benefits of the growth we create in Canada and around the world are widely shared...

News : International : Caribbean News

ECADE welcomes new IACHR commissioners notes Caribbean States’ reservations on human rights - Jun 23, 2017 - 9:22:58 AM

On the heels of the 47th General Assembly of the Organisation of American Sates (OAS), the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc. (ECADE) welcomes several positive decisions coming out of the meeting. ECADE notes however, reservations expressed by eastern Caribbean governments in respect of the Resolution on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights. The 2017 assembly was hosted in Cancun, Mexico from June 19 - 21, 2017.

Of note is the adoption of the omnibus Resolution on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights; the election of three new commissioners to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); and the decision to double the regular funds assigned to the IACHR and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on women...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

European Union Political Counselor calls on National Security Minister - Jun 23, 2017 - 8:50:13 AM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (right) shakes hands with Political Counselor of the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands Mr. Gavin Tench, during a courtesy call at the Ministry of National Security, on June 9, 2017.

Official photograph taken by Eric Rose of Bahamas Information Services…


Uppercut Rain or Shine Waterside Dinner & Free Concert - Jun 23, 2017 - 3:53:54 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - RAIN or SHINE on Saturday June 24th, 2017 the UPPERCUT Band will be be performing a free waterside concert. If it rains the band will perform at Taino By The Sea Restaurant at the Taino Beach Resort, if it shines Uppercut will perform at The Dive In at Unexso. Regardless of which of these two awesome waterfront locations the band ends up at, patrons will receive the same friendly courteous service, succulent dinner selection and refreshing drinks. However, the Uppercut Band will be even better as they introduce two new members; Syd Collie and Massawe Dean. Two sisters that sing really well and an additional keyboard player for the band in Syd.
The monthly Dinner and Free Waterfront Concerts under the stars with Uppercut are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh...


Bahamian Athletes Make Waves through RBC’s 34 Year Partnership - Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06:18 AM

RBC Royal Bank today announced its renewed commitment as the title sponsor of the RBC 2017 National Swimming Championships. Facilitated by the Bahamas Aquatics Federation, formerly Bahamas Swimming Federation, the National Swimming Championships will be held from June 22- 25, 2017. This year, over 350 athletes from 11 swim clubs, including international swimmers are scheduled to participate.

As part of its 100 plus year legacy in The Bahamas, RBC presented the Bahamas Swimming Federation $35,000 demonstrating its continued support of The National Swimming Championships, and the Academic All Bahamas Swimming Team Award...

News : New Providence

Bahamas Waste Launches Social Media Competition to Recognize Garbage Technicians - Jun 23, 2017 - 1:01:25 AM

If cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness, then the hardworking garbage technicians at Bahamas Waste are closer to heaven than any of us.

Since its inception, Bahamas Waste, has made leaps and bounds in addressing key waste management needs for residents across New Providence. The foundation of that business is built upon weekly collection services from homes in various communities around the island; collections made possible by hardworking garbage techs.

“We’ve really tried to provide our customers with the best possible services” said Francisco DeCardneas, Bahamas Waste Managing Director...

Arts & Culture

Bahamas National Youth Choir’s Encore Performance - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:50:19 AM

The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) is preparing for its yearly international tour and will host a one-night-only repeat performance of its 27th Annual concert season on June 24th 2017. A Silent Auction takes place before the concert at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Lyford Cay.

This concert is not to be missed and the public is encouraged to come out and support our youth who are dedicating their lives and talents to inspire positivity among our young people as they proudly represent The Bahamas and its culture in the international arena each and every year. This event is guaranteed to entertain, captivate and thrill the hearts of music lovers and theatrical enthusiasts...

News : New Providence

Dept. of Education staff under police caution - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:42:03 AM

The Department of Education categorically refutes circulating media reports about the arrest of three Ministry of Education employees, now reportedly in Police custody, involving the alleged stealing of $245,000.00.

To be clear, a staff member of the Ministry’s Performance Appraisal Unit was interviewed under caution by the police today, at the Ministry of Education headquarters on Thompson Blvd, after it was brought to the attention of the Ministry of Education by a local financial institution that a staff member was involved in the production of fake job letters for non-Ministry employees...

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