Los Angeles, California, USA - In an event with 6,500 athletes and
2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, our Bahamian athletes are
doing a great job at representing our country!
Update as of Friday night , July 31st: It
seems like GOLD was the preferred colour of the day for Team Bahamas
and to top it all off, the athletes got to share their joy with a very
special visitor, as former US ambassador to The Bahamas, Nicole Avant
made a special call at the USC campus to spend some time and share in
the joy of athletes and other delegation members from Team Bahamas.
3 gold medals on Friday as Deangelo Bullard won his nail biting singles
division with a 521 pinfall to snatch the Gold medal from Singapore by a
mere 2 pin margin...
Nassau, Bahamas - After last week's naming of Mychal Thompson Blvd, with NBA champion and his son Klay Thompson in attendance, the official grand
opening of the Sports Legend Walk of Fame also took place.
Twenty-eight permanent hand drawn portrait monuments
created by internationally acclaimed 'Celebrity Artist'
Jamaal Rolle were unveiled and these artworks have immortalized the many
great sports legends of the Bahamas from the last decade and beyond.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe spoke highly of the installation...
July 31, 2015 – Nassau, Bahamas (Attorney General of the Bahamas Statement)
the beginning of this project, the Government of The Bahamas has sought
to facilitate an impartial process that results in the opening of Baha
Mar, under private ownership and operation as soon as possible. It is
without question in our national interest to do so.
statement today is entirely misleading. As a matter of policy, our
Government has sought to create a fair playing field for the
industry professionals to move quickly on increasing broadband network
capacity, Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
addressed delegates at the 31st Caribbean Association of National
Telecommunications Operators (CANTO) Conference and Trade Show in Miami,
Florida on Sunday.
Outlining the inherent benefits of broadband
technology, Prime Minister Christie pointed out that broadband networks
Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin questions the decision to tell
Marathon residents they have nothing to fear, based on preliminary and
The government displayed poor judgment and
risked giving false hope to Marathon residents by releasing incomplete
findings on the health risks associated with the Rubis fuel spill on
Robinson Road, Vanessa Haley-Benjamin said.
Lending her support to last week’s protest by Marathon residents outside the station, Haley-Benjamin
Nassau, Bahamas - Two males ages 48 and 18 years are in custody following an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 31st July 2015.
to reports, shortly after 7:30am, a female teacher was about to open a
classroom at a Junior High School off Robinson Road, when she was
approached by two males armed with a handgun. A struggle ensued
resulting in the victim being struck in the head. The two suspects then
robbed the victim of a cell phone and fled on foot...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for the suspects involved
in a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 31st July 2015.
to reports shortly after 2:00pm, a man was walking on Charles Vincent
Street, when the occupants of a black Honda Civic vehicle license number
305359 pulled up and shot him in the head before speeding off. The man
was pronounced dead on the scene.
A short while later police recovered the suspect’s vehicle on Miami Street. The vehicle was reported stolen early this morning...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentice
Programme's partnership with The College of The Bahamas was officially
announced on Friday during a brief ceremony at the Shipyard.
of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald said
he was pleased with the partnership and the Ministry welcomes such
partnerships, particularly when they benefit students academically.
"The Grand Bahama Shipyard has always been regarded as excellent corporate citizens and has made invaluable investments in the..."
Nassau, Bahamas (July 31, 2015) – Baha Mar issued the following
statement following the adjournment of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
hearing on the Government’s petition to August 19th:
Government’s entire application is misguided and without merit, and the
whole process is abusive, oppressive and undertaken in bad faith. We
look forward to demonstrating those facts to the Court. Moreover, it
should be clear to the entire country that the Government’s action do
not serve the best interests of the Bahamas and its people. Those
interests are best served by the completion..."
By 2017, Health and wellness is set to be a “trillion dollar industry”
according to Euromonitor International, a provider of strategic market
research. Products offering specific health benefits or those renowned
for their natural health properties are driving value sales. Steady real
term growth is expected to continue, with global health and wellness
sales on the way to hit a record high of $1 trillion.
Health Organization released startling statistics for The Bahamas last
year, which revealed that 33% of all deaths occurred because of
cardiovascular disease; diabetes was responsible for 7%; cancers
resulted in 17% of deaths; and other non-communicable diseases made up a
large 14% of deaths...
Families of the boys asking for searches in Northern Bahamas islands
July 31: The US Coast Guard search for the missing Jupiter teens will be
suspended at sunset on Friday, July 31st, one week after Austin and
Perry went missing. The Coast Guard said it has done all they could to
locate the two boys, however the families say they will continue the
Should new information come to light before sunset, the Coast Guard they would reopen the case...
After being officially sashed by national director, Mrs. Willamae Deveaux last year Celeste
Marshall is gearing up to rep the 242 at the 2015 Top Model of the World event to be held in El Gouna, Egypt from
The Bahamas Weekly caught up with the busy 22 year old 5’11" Nassau-born
beauty to ask a few question about her upcoming travel:
TBW: How do you feel about representing your country?
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Port Authority on Thursday
donated $3M for the construction of dormitories and multi-purpose
facility at The College of the Bahamas Northern Campus, during a press
conference at the Port Authority.
Minister of Education, Science
and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, said he reflected on all of
the stages they went through to get to this point, having been a part of
it when appointed to the Board of The College of The Bahamas by the
then Minister of Education, Alfred Sears in 2002...
Many have been following the plight of the wild horses of Abaco over the years, and it is with sadness we report that the last horse, Nunki passed away on July 23rd.
is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you, our faithful
fans and followers, of Nunkis passing on July 23rd. Nunki was over 20
years old, which is quite remarkable for her. She passed peacefully and
painlessly in the loving arms of her caretaker and friend of over 20
years Milanne Rehor (Mimi) and with friends Avener and Dr Bailey at her
side. Her over stressed liver finally gave up..."
Your personal expression, appearance
and individual. Your selfish desires and what you want were most
important. You will find greater happiness if you turn your attention to
your partner. How can you serve them and make them happy? You will have
to find balance now between your needs and your partners. Your
relationship will be important now perhaps because of challenges or
because of good times.
General situation: A surface low pressure with an associated trough
north of the Bahamas continues to create unsettled weather across the
Northwest Bahamas while the remainder of the Bahamas remains fairly
tranquil under the influence of a surface ridge.
Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight...
Nassau, Bahamas – The inaugural Music,
Model, Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) took place July 13th
through 19th and was hosted at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel in The
Bahamas. The conference welcomed delegates from 19 Caribbean islands and
over 50 VIP Agents, Speakers and international media houses from around
the U.S., Canada & Europe who have committed to supporting
Caribbean talent in the pursuit of their dreams. Many agents came with
the intention to scout for one or two new Caribbean talent and left the
conference with the desire and promise to scout and mentor many more as
they were simply astonished by the talent the delegates showcased.
going to exceed the number of people I mentor.” – Tess Taylor,
President of the biggest music business network in the world, NARIP...
PLANTATION, Florida – The Islands of The
Bahamas was once again a smashing hit at the 2015 Oshkosh Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show, held at Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
More than 500,000 aviation
enthusiasts and media professionals from sixty countries and 10,000
aircrafts attended the world’s largest EAA AirVenture show, which
featured daily aerobatic performances, aircraft stimulation and a
diverse selection of iconic vintage, military and experimental
Freeport, Grand Bahama - While attending the historic Cabinet meeting
held on the island of Grand Bahama this week, Minister of the
Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett, finalized contracts for
the construction of thirty six (36) homes on the island. The 36
dwelling structures will be located in Bahamia West Replat.
contracts awarded to twelve (12) local contractors will not only result
in making homes available for Bahamians living on the island of Grand
Bahama but will also create much needed jobs during construction. The
combined value of the contracts awarded is approximately $4,147,000...
Freeport, The Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama has identified the
male victim who was found dead at his residence on Tuesday 28th July
2015, as Dwayne Sturrup age 47 years of #51 Faith Avenue, Grand Bahama.
Statement of The Prime Minister The Rt. Honourable Perry Christie, Prime
Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Minister of Finance,
Member of Parliament for Centreville:
Ladies and Gentlemen, my government recognizes that the imminent
expiration of these concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement has
provided an opportunity for this administration to secure a
comprehensive set of new arrangements aimed at spurring economic
development in Grand Bahama, while simultaneously increasing Grand
Bahama’s contribution to net fiscal receipts on a fairer and more
equitable basis, having regard to interests of The Bahamas as a ...
Bimini, Bahamas – Great food, pulsating
music, and a basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal spinning hits made for
an unforgettable event for fans of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano who ate,
drank, and partied in Bimini during the Naked Taco Takeover weekend held
at Resorts World Bimini (RWB). The award-winning chef brought the
flavor of his popular Miami restaurant to the resort July 24 – 26, the
first in a series of culinary events to be featured at the resort in the
The Naked Taco Takeover Weekend was unlike any
other. While there are several chefs in the Miami area who are hosting
events in the Caribbean, this marked the first time that a chef has
taken to sea and land in one exciting event...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Cabinet of The Bahamas convened in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday, July 28, at the Ministry for Grand
Bahama, and while on island subsequently held meetings with
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie said during a press conference at The Grand Lucayan
that the Cabinet had just completed a full meeting in Freeport for the
first time in the history of the country...
The Government of The Bahamas announced today that 4 party talks, held
from 26 to 28 July, between Baha Mar Ltd (“the Developer”) (led by Mr.
Greg Djerejian – BML Vice President Asia-Pacific); the China State
Construction Engineering Corporation (“the Contractor”) (led by Mr. Chen
Guocai – Vice President); the China Export Import Bank (“EXIM”) (led by
Mr. Liu Liange - President) and the Bahamas Government (led by Hon.
Allyson Maynard Gibson QC – Attorney- General) resulted in considerable
progress on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha Mar and
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Education, Science and Technology,
the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald on Thursday afternoon announced the five high
school graduates from the public school system in Grand Bahama who have
been awarded full scholarships to attend colleges abroad.
five are: Angelo Dames and Ajayi Oliver from Sir Jack Hayward High
School and Livia Duncombe, Lemuel Bain and Ebony Bowe from the St
Georges High School. Duncombe, Bowe and Bain will attend Holland
College, while Dames and Oliver will further their education at Monroe