Due to the pending threat of Hurricane Matthew, Bahamian nationals
living or studying in Jamaica will be airlifted by the Bahamas
on Saturday, October 1st.
The Bahamasair flight 971 will depart
Nassau at 6pm and arrive in Kingston at 7.30pm, returning on Bahamasair
972 departing Kingston at 8.20pm and arriving in Nassau by
Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was informing parents of students
studying in Jamaica, as well as the students themselves, that a
Bahamasair flight will depart from Norman Manley International Airport,
Kingston, at 8.20pm on Saturday...
Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released
the official list of Hurricane Shelters for The Bahamas 2016 storm
implemented an emergency warning system to better prepare and inform the
public about a disaster about to impact the country.
follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which provide instructions
for activation and the operations of the NEOC, amongst other things.
Level I deals with monitoring the system and its projected path, which
is 60 hours out. Operations Officer will monitor the progress and keep
the Director of NEMA informed. Also, a green flag would be hoisted
outside NEMA's office to indicate this level.
On September 30, 2016 at approximately 10:00am the Air Accident
Investigation Unit of the Civil Aviation Department was notified about
an incident involving Southern Air Charter Limited; a Certificated
Bahamas Air Operator Certificate Holder
indicated that aircraft N376SA landed with its gears in the up position.
Reports also indicated there were eleven  souls on board - 9
passengers and 2 pilots - at the time of the occurrence. No injuries
occurred to occupants of the aircraft. Due to the position of the
occurrence, the only main runway and hence the airport was closed for
several hours. The flight originated in Nassau. The airport has since
Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that has left two males
Reports are that on Saturday 1st October 2016 shortly after 1:00am, police were called to a nightclub
situated on West Bay Street, Dundas Town, Abaco, where an altercation with a group of males occurred
and gunshots were fired that resulted in two males receiving gunshot wounds to the body...
Reports of a stabbing incident on Grand Bahama involving 3 females.
Police say that on Saturday 1st October 2016 shortly after 4:00am, three
females were involved in an
altercation in the Queens Highway area where all females sustained stab
wounds about the body. They
were seen by doctors at the Rand Memorial Hospital where their injuries
are listed as non-life threatening.
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Saturday 01st October 2016
General situation: a deep layered trough over eastern Gulf of Mexico
continues to support intervals of unsettled weather across the Northwest
and Central Bahamas
Special warnings: Residents and mariners should continue to monitor the
progress of Hurricane Matthew. Beachgoers in the Southeast Bahamas
should be alert for the risk of dangerous rip currents at beaches mainly
along the northern and eastern shorelines...
Minister Christie updated the media this past Monday on the progress of
the completion and opening of the stalled $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort
after a short walkabout of the property. His update came one month after
the announcement of an agreement between the Government of The Bahamas
and the Export-Import Bank of China on the remobilization, completion,
sale and opening of the Baha Mar mega mixed-use resort.
that the Baha Mar deal has been approved by the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in a sealed order as is customary in commercial matters of this
kind, “represent a signal achievement for The Bahamas and a milestone in
the troubled history of Baha Mar...”
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie remarked that pregnancy and childbirth remain among
the leading causes of hospitalization around the world and, according to
the World Health Organization, more than 800 women die from preventable
causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day.
statistic underscores that while the vast majority of pregnancies
proceed without complication and result in safe delivery and a healthy
newborn, pregnancy and childbirth can always present significant health
risks without access to the relevant health services," Prime Minister
Nassau, Bahamas - Budding Grand Bahama basketball player Howard Hinsey
said the chance to interact and learn from the Miami HEAT training staff
was the by far the “best opportunity” he’s had in his 17 years.
Rolle, a 12th grader from Bimini, said the encouragement and advice he
received from NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning restored his confidence
in his abilities.
Rolle and Hinsey were two of 160 student
athletes from across The Bahamas that took part in the Alonzo Mourning
Basketball Clinic yesterday afternoon at the Atlantis Resort...
The Nassau Music Society presents
M5 Mexican Brass Concert in two exciting performances entitled
their skills at virtuosic
chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience,
inborn showmanship, inimitable Latin American charm, and their very own
sound, M5 concerts are unique musical-theatrical experiences!
The concerts will be:
Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7:30 pm at the College of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre, Oakes Field; and
Sunday 2 October 2016 at 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Lyford Cay...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,
held its regular monthly meeting Friday, September 30, 2016. However,
this time focusing on preparing for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected
to impact the country early next week.
All representatives of
Emergency Support Function groupings were present to report on their
level of preparedness, in the event Hurricane Matthew remains on its
Meanwhile, News Item from the Department of
Meteorology issued at 12 noon Friday states that Matthew is
strengthening to a major hurricane while moving west...
NASSAU, Bahamas - Every once in a while you should pack your bags, get
the girls and get away for the weekend, and there’s no better place to
be refreshed and inspired than the International Women’s Empowerment
Summit (IWES) on Paradise Island.
One of the most anticipated events of the year is scheduled for October
19 – 21 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and is filled with life
changing activities, including eight stimulating panels, and busy women
are invited to take time out to benefit from the dynamic summit...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The redevelopment of the Princess Margaret
Hospital and subsequent expansion of services, will allow local public
healthcare officials to keep pace with the changing demands of public
healthcare in The Bahamas.
These include the demands associated
with aging populations, changing patterns of disease, an increasingly
mobile healthcare workforce, the introduction of new medical
technologies and pharmaceuticals, and increasing public expectations
with respect to the hospital experience and the quality of healthcare...
Nassau, Bahamas, September 29,
2016—Today, AML Foods Limited officials broke ground on Solomon’s
Yamacraw, a new 38,000 square-foot retail outlet in Eastern New
Providence. Located just opposite St. Andrew’s School on Yamacraw Hill
Rd, the store is slated to open in the 4th quarter of 2017.
August, AML began the journey of expanding its retail portfolio by
purchasing a 5-acre plot to build the new outlet. The Solomon’s branded
store will serve as the anchor property adjacent to a proposed
commercial shopping complex...
Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)are
pleased to announce an exclusive partnership to coincide with CSA’s
42nd annual conference whose theme has been identified as —
Knowledge and Culture Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development? — convening at the Melía Nassau Beach Hotel,
June 5-9, 2017.
NAGB and CSA will launch a competition to produce an original, Bahamian
themed conference program booklet and banner competition within the
Bahamian art and creative community. The NAGB will host the official
competition launch and press conference on
Friday September 30, 4p.m - 5:30 p.m. CSA's Local Organizing Committee and members of the local media will be present...
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on reports of CCA requesting 400 work permits:
is the CCA requesting 400 work permits for foreign workers? Was this
one of the missing details shrouded in secrecy when the embattled Prime
Minister had the courts seal the deal? There are countless Bahamians
looking for good paying jobs, yet this Government would rather bestow
those jobs on foreign workers. This revelation is just one of a growing
list of troubling reasons why the people are crying out for the
embattled Prime Minister to, ‘unseal his secret deal...’
Freeport, Bahamas - Did you know that one of the best places
to dine in the Caribbean is open for lunch? Come in and enjoy our
waterside South Beach-style atmosphere featuring our house made burgers
which are the best on the island! We have lots of gluten free options.
Perfect for the business lunch meeting or a gathering with the
girlfriends. Dine inside in our cool a/c or outside on the water's edge
in the breeze.
Flying Fish offers Lunch, Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm...
Ladies and Gentlemen, On 12th May 2011, The Democratic National Alliance
was launched with the intention of offering Bahamians a real
alternative in governance. On 7th May, 2012, we made history by
capturing almost 10 percent of the vote, and while the Bahamian people
made another choice, the DNA has not abandoned its mission to offer true
representation to the people of this country.
It has been 5 years since the DNA was established. That’s two hundred
and sixty weeks, One thousand eight hundred and twenty five days and
forty three thousand eight hundred hours to be exact. During that time
The Bahamas watched as the idea that everyone knew to be our only hope
unfolded, grew and developed and changed the political landscape of our
Upon making the decision to put myself forward for frontline politics, I
thought long and hard about what the people on the Island of Grand
Bahama Island, and most importantly what the people of EAST GRAND BAHAMA
want and need most of all. In moving around the island, I’ve seen and
spoken with people of all walks of life, Young people, the elderly,
Mothers and Fathers, single people and married people and by the far,
the thing that people want most is an opportunity.
Ladies and Gentlemen in the last decade GB has experienced the worst
economic downturn in the history of our nation. For the past ten years,
Grand Bahama has suffered at the hands of neglectful governments who
have paid only lip service to the idea of real development for this
Nassau, Bahamas - Press Statement by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, MP Prime Minister of The Bahamas:
It is with a profound sense of personal loss that I mark the passing of
one of my dearest friends, Mr. Henry “Trottie” Woods, the Managing
Director of our nation’s national flag carrier, Bahamasair.
I was at Mr. Woods’ bedside at the University of Miami Hospital when he
passed away earlier today, attended by his wife, Gayle, his daughter,
Phylicia, other family members and friends, including perhaps his
closest friend, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis, and Minister
Mr. Woods was a towering figure in Bahamian aviation for decades. He was
a superb professional who led by example, putting in exceptionally long
hours and demonstrating an unswerving commitment to productivity and
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference
(ABO), hosted by The Counsellors Limited (TCL) is known as the premier
event of the business year for locals of Abaco. This year’s event would
be no different, as scores of business owners from around the country,
assembled at the Abaco Beach Resort this past Thursday to hear from
prominent community leaders, a forecasted outlook of both challenges and
opportunities, for the island’s economy over the next twelve months.
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, brought the
keynote address, followed by a prominent line-up of local businessmen...
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a male dead and four other
males detained in hospital on Thursday 29th September 2016.
According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm, a group of males were playing a game of dominoes in the
driveway of a home located at Sunset Way, Sunset Park, when the occupants of a champagne coloured
Honda Accord car armed with firearms pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. One of
the males was pronounced dead on the scene and four others were transported to hospital where they are
being treated for injuries sustained...
For those that attended the 2011 concert
by Canadian blues and folk rock artist, Adam Karch in Grand Bahama, you
already know this is not a performance to be missed! Karch will return
to perform for one night only, at Rooster's Bar & Grill in Freeport
on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.
Rooster's is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial Technologies' east-facing balcony.
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Ministry of Finance, the Inter-American Investment
Corporation (IIC) which is the private sector arm of the IDB, and the
Grand Bahama Port Authority was signed September 29, 2016 at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama.
Prior to the official signing, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville stated he was pleased to be a part of occasion and
added that the signing will establish a partnership with the GBPA to
provide private financing for infrastructural works and other specified
projects in the city of Freeport...
Freeport, Grand Bahama you are invited to join Uppercut at The Dive In this Saturday October 1st for an amazing evening with the band that
everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic
Rock,Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect
to enjoy whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying succulent marina-side
dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the Dive In,
customer friendly waiters, chefs and bartenders are at your beckon
Be sure and listen to the music highlights of the live recording of The Uppercut Band at Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue (BASRA) annual Swim Race and Beach Party at Coral Beach in
Freeport/ Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island. The Gala took place August
Nassau, Bahamas - If Houston is keeping a keen eye on a dynamic Bahamian woman, then maybe we should be doing the same thing here at home.
Douglas Sands has been making so many positive inroads in her personal
career over the years, and as the newly-appointed Senior Area Manager
for The Bahamas Tourist Office in Houston, that she has been recognized
as one of the top 40 young professionals in Houston took look out for...
Nassau, Bahamas - It is with much sadness that we at Bahamasair announce the passing of our Managing
Director – Mr. Henry L. Woods who died today at 12:07pm at the University of Miami
Hospital in South Florida.
Mr. Woods’ career with Bahamasair spans 40 years over the life
of the airline. Through his many efforts Bahamasair has seen massive improvements in so
many areas of performance.
We ask that the nation continue to cover his family in prayer
during this very difficult time...