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Team Bahamas doing VERY well at the Special Olympics World Summer Games - Aug 1, 2015 - 1:42:18 AM

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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...

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(Video) Bahamas opens Sports Legend Walk of Fame - Jul 31, 2015 - 6:22:55 PM

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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Attorney General on Postponement of July 31 Hearing for Appointment of Provisional Liquidator - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:35:42 PM

July 31, 2015 – Nassau, Bahamas (Attorney General of the Bahamas Statement)

From 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.

Baha Mar’s statement today is entirely misleading. As a matter of policy, our Government has sought to create a fair playing field for the development.

Columns

This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Jul 27 - 31 - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:29:14 PM

PM Christie opens CANTO Conference


Urging 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 connect individuals

News : Local

Save the Bays: Government ‘jumped the gun’ over Rubis leak risks - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:17:17 PM

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Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin questions the decision to tell Marathon residents they have nothing to fear, based on preliminary and incomplete evidence

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

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau junior high teacher robbed at school, suspects in custody - Shooting at Eaton Road - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:08:35 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Two males ages 48 and 18 years are in custody following an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 31st July 2015.

According 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cooperation Established Between Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute and Ocean University of China - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:06:27 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is poised to benefit from a partnership between the Bahamian Government and The People's Republic of China.

On Wednesday, July 29, a contract signing was held at the Office of the Prime Minister between Ocean University of China (OUC) and the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI)...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau: Island-wide manhunt underway for suspects in Charles Vincent St fatal shooting - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:06:09 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for the suspects involved in a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 31st July 2015.

According 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

GB Shipyard Apprentice Programme Partners with COB - Jul 31, 2015 - 4:06:18 PM

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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.

Minister 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..."

News : New Providence

Baha Mar Comments on Adjournment of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas - Jul 31, 2015 - 1:59:39 PM

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:

“The 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..."

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Bahamian Businesses Poised to Meet the 'Green' Demand - Jul 31, 2015 - 1:14:23 PM

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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.

The World 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...

News : International

US Coast Guard to suspend search for missing teens on Friday at sunset - Jul 31, 2015 - 1:12:45 PM

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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 search.

Should new information come to light before sunset, the Coast Guard they would reopen the case...

Community

(Interview) Bahamas' Celeste Marshall readies for Egypt - Jul 31, 2015 - 1:03:09 PM

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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?

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Port Authority Donates $3M for COB Dorms in Northern Campus - Jul 31, 2015 - 12:49:03 PM

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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...

News : Local

Last wild horse of Abaco dies - Jul 31, 2015 - 12:22:22 PM

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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.

"It 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..."

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Your weekly horoscope for July 31 - August 7 - Jul 31, 2015 - 11:05:42 AM

Leo
(Born: July 23- August 22)

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.

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, July 31 - Jul 31, 2015 - 11:00:10 AM

Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Friday 31st July 2015.

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.

Northwest Bahamas

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Try Flying Fish Take-Out this Summer! - Jul 31, 2015 - 10:27:21 AM

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Too hot to cook? Heading to the beach?  Try Flying Fish to-go! Enjoy Summer, and our Take Out food selections.

Place your order in the comfort of your  A/C or your car for parcel carry-out,  as we will deliver to your car in the parking lot...

Perfect for your office lunch meeting, picnic or boating trip, or your next get together around your pool...

Please NOTE, we are closed on Holiday Monday... 

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Caribbean talent deem Music, Model, Talent Showcase of The Islands ‘A lifechanging experience’ - Jul 31, 2015 - 8:28:55 AM

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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.
 
“I’m going to exceed the number of people I mentor.” – Tess Taylor, President of the biggest music business network in the world, NARIP...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas a Hit at 2015 Oshkosh EAA AirVenture Show - Jul 31, 2015 - 8:25:25 AM

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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 aircrafts...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Contracts Signed For New Homes In Grand Bahama - Jul 31, 2015 - 7:24:43 AM

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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.  

The 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... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Wanted by Abaco police: John Pedro Aristil - Jul 31, 2015 - 6:20:17 AM

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ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are searching for 19 year old JOHN PEDRO ARISTIL, who resides in the Mudd, Poppy Way, Marsh Harbor Abaco.

He is described as standing at 5’7” in height, weighing 160lbs, dark complexion and slim built.

He is wanted for HOUSEBREAKING and STEALING. The suspect should be approached with CAUTION if seen...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Grand Bahama male found dead at residence identified - Jul 31, 2015 - 6:17:56 AM

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.

Investigations are continuing.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Christie on the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Amendment Bill - Jul 31, 2015 - 5:20:37 AM

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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 ...

News : Local

Shaquille O'Neal in Bimini for Naked Taco Takeover Weekend - Jul 31, 2015 - 1:52:14 AM

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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 coming months.

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Cabinet Holds Historic Meeting in Freeport - Jul 30, 2015 - 11:31:04 PM

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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 stakeholders.

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas government reports 'considerable progress' in Baha Mar negotiations - Jul 30, 2015 - 11:14:45 PM

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 China Construction.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Education Minister Announced Five Scholarship Recipients in Grand Bahama - Jul 30, 2015 - 6:42:58 PM

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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.

The 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 College...

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