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Bahamas statement on the death of Johnny Kemp - Apr 19, 2015 - 12:50:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Thursday, 16th April, 2015, Alveta Knight, Bahamas Honorary Consul in
Jamaica was notified by the Royal Jamaican Police Force that a fully
clothed but unresponsive man was recovered by the Jamaican Maritime
Police in the waters off One Man Beach, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay,
Jamaica in the Parish of St. James. Identification in the clothing
revealed the name Jonathan Kemp in a Bahamian Passport.
Honorary Consul was asked by the next of kin to assist with the
formalities in Jamaica associated with the discovery and death. An
autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death...
DNA: Show Me the Money - Apr 19, 2015 - 12:11:24 PM
The simple truth is this: THIS
GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH THE PUBLIC PURSE. Before the dust settles
on one set of allegations, new scandals are unearthed. Over the past several
months, diligent members of the press have uncovered countless instances of
misconduct on the part of government officials...
Since taking office in 2012 this Christie administration has shown
itself inconsistent; failing to meet self-imposed deadlines and defaulting on
countless election campaign promises. What has been consistent however, are
numerous acts of government impropriety, and an opacity in governance like
never before seen in our country’s history, particularly as it relates to the
use of public funds.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Sunday, April 19th - Apr 19, 2015 - 12:00:46 PM
Here is the public weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Sunday 19th April 2015.
General situation: A ridge of high pressure extends from the Atlantic westwards across the Bahamas.
Partly sunny, hot and humid with the chance of a few scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas today, turning
warm tonight with a stray shower or two possible.
Advisory: Boaters can expect gusty winds and higher seas in showers and thunderstorms.
Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be! - Apr 19, 2015 - 10:37:33 AM
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We hav
e burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Mariah Carey visits Bimini, Bahamas - Apr 19, 2015 - 6:21:52 AM
BIMINI, The Bahamas - Singer,
songwriter, actress Mariah Carey looking positively beautiful and
catching up on some much
needed R&R while visiting Resorts World Bimini in The Bahamas
before her headlining residency in Las Vegas debuting May 6th.
The red carpet was rolled
out for the superstar, who enjoyed swimming on a private beach, a
bonfire-lit dinner on Paradise Beach, and a cruise on board the luxury
yacht Hook ‘Em to the popular Sapona dive site...
Veteran Comedian / Actress and Local Doctor Joins Pilot Club of Lucaya - Apr 19, 2015 - 3:19:47 AM
Her name, face and bubbly personality is no stranger to the Grand
Bahama Community or indeed the entire Bahamas as she can be seen on
local T.V. commercials, radio ads and of course stage plays and comedy
shows. It is indeed an honour to welcome Mrs. Patrice Johnson as one of
our newest Pilot Sister. Mrs. Johnson stated that for years she had
admired the work of the Pilots throughout the community and in
particular their work in educating the public about brain related
disorders, which is a signature programme of Pilots International...
Bahamas Striping - Against All Odds - Apr 19, 2015 - 2:21:16 AM
Bahamas Striping President shares how ideas, innovation drove corporate success
did not develop ideas for innovation because I had choices. I developed
them because I had no choice," said President of Bahamas Striping Group
of Companies, Atario Mitchell in kicking off his speech to the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce Conclave held under the theme, "Ideas and
Innovation: Making The Bahamas A More Competitive Region.”
a $5,000 government grant Mr Mitchell started a road striping company
which in five shorts years has ballooned into a group encompassing four
distinct lines of business: road striping, airport maintenance, pavement
rejuvenation and the sale...
NEMA Conducts Disaster Management Workshop in Golden Gates - Apr 19, 2015 - 2:15:59 AM
Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, conducted a disaster
management workshop for the residents of the Golden Gates area and vicinity, at
S. C. McPherson Junior High School on Blue Hill Road South, on Thursday, April
Luke Bethel, training officer,
NEMA, facilitated the workshop. Trevor Basden, the Bahamas Department of
Meteorology, also did a presentation...
Danish Ambassador's Courtesy calls on Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Apr 19, 2015 - 2:03:40 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Ambassador of Denmark to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas His Excellency Henrik Bramsen Hahn paid a courtesy call on
the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Deputy Prime
Minister the Hon. Philip Davis at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration, April 8.
Pictured from left: Wife of the Ambassador Mrs.
Lotte Kure Hahn, Ambassador Hahn, the Hon. Philip Davis, and Permanent
Secretary Philip Miller...
Youth Ambassadors For Positive Living 2015 Installed - Apr 19, 2015 - 1:53:28 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling congratulated some 50 high school students who successfully
completed the peer education and leadership requirements to be installed
as Youth Ambassadors for Positive Living 2015, April 9, in the Ballroom
of Government House.
Minister of Education, Science and Technology the
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald also congratulated the new ambassador positive
Trinity Methodist Church in Nassau Celebrate 150th Anniversary - Apr 19, 2015 - 1:22:17 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Trinity Methodist Church on Frederick Street,
downtown, held its Official Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 150th
Anniversary of Dedication of the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, and the
Anglican Bishop of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands the Rt.
Rev. Laish Boyd joined in the service of celebration...
"Meet The Bahamas Most Successful Political Families" - Apr 18, 2015 - 8:08:39 PM
The Bahamas is a very peculiar abstract of the Bahamian culture and history.
Particularly in the dimension of the thorny politics of mobility in our
political structure. The hereditary succession politics of our country are
entrenched in our governing system. The undetermined question remains do
political dynasties strengthen our democracy or weaken us? Our country's
political way of life continues to be saturated with powerful Bahamians
connected to one another by blood or through marriage.
Political dynasties are a Bahamian tradition which places
our electorate in a fatigue love affair with political royalties. It’s not
unusual that politician's children go into politics after all it is the
Kareem Mortimer: Two Films - Two Places - One World - Apr 18, 2015 - 4:00:09 PM
This awareness has led me to making short films,
features, documentaries, art films, boards and most recently curator of film programming
at the Island House Cinema, a boutique 48 seat theater in Western New Providence
dedicated to showcasing the best in independent, foreign, art, Caribbean and
up on a small island, film has enabled me to know that my surroundings were
unique, people from around the world were similar, change is absolutely
necessary and greater was possible.
T-Connection to perform at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff Weekend - Apr 18, 2015 - 3:04:45 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The stage is set for an
explosive Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) Kickoff weekend in Grand Bahama when
the legendary T-Connection and a Bahamian all-star lineup, including Jay
Mitchell, pull out all the stops at the first ever non-stop cultural party on
Thousands will flock to Taino
Beach, which is being transformed into a Cultural Village, to take part in the
all-day festivities beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday and local entertainers are
hyped and ready for an electrifying showdown...
Junkanoo Carnival Launches in Freeport, Grand Bahama - Apr 18, 2015 - 2:47:46 PM
Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed the launch
of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival at Taino Beach in Freeport on Friday night. Joining the Prime Minister at the successful
launch were Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, CEO of BTC Leon
Williams, Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, and Saxons
Leader Percy ‘Vola’ Francis.
photos show some of the good times and performers...
Serious business for Bolt in The Bahamas - Apr 18, 2015 - 2:27:26 PM
fastest man can hardly wait to set foot in The Bahamas as he gears up for
double delight at the 2015 IAAF World Relays.
Usain Bolt, who
was christened with his 'Lightning Bolt' nickname by the Bahamians during the
2002 Carifta Games in New Providence, where he won the Under – 18 boys 200m in
21.12 and the 400m in 47.33, will return to The Bahamas for the first time
since the 2005 Central America and Caribbean Games.
Back then Bolt
also stood atop the medal podium, after winning the 200m in 20.03...
Edgecombe Hailed As 'A Good and Faithful Servant' by Prime Minister Christie - Apr 18, 2015 - 1:38:20 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, on Friday during her Service of Thanksgiving,
hailed Deputy Director of Education (Northern Bahamas), Mrs. Sandra Edgecombe,
as a good and faithful servant who served the country well, particularly
10:00am service at First Baptist Church,
attracted hundreds of mourners from all walks of life providing an atmosphere
of celebration rather than sadness for the sudden passing of Mrs. Edgecombe...
Nassau woman found dead at her Price St. home - Apr 18, 2015 - 1:20:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports,
shortly after 7:00am on Friday 17th April 2015, a woman believed to be
in her early 50s was found dead at her Price Street, Nassau Village
home. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of
Investigations are ongoing.
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 - 1:15:23 PM
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Sharks4Kids Event Celebrates Bahamas Launch of “Shark Stanley” - Apr 18, 2015 - 12:40:15 PM
BIMINI, The Bahamas —Shark
Stanley, the friendly cartoon hammerhead shark, landed in Bimini on April 16 at
Gateway Christian Academy for the official Bahamas launch of the children’s
The Adventures of Shark Stanley
& Friends. Shark Stanley is a
global ambassador for shark conservation and the main character in the
science-based children’s book.
with the Florida based global nonprofit Sharks4Kids, the Shark Stanley launch
event included a shark lesson for the students, as well as a reading of the
book to mark the official Bahamas launch of the Shark Stanley campaign. Sharks4Kids founders Jillian Morris and
Duncan Brake taught the kids about sharks, specifically...
Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff Weekend SCHEDULE - Apr 18, 2015 - 12:28:38 PM
The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Weekend
is about to go down and the lineup is CRAZY!! Taino Beach has been
transformed into "Da Cultural Village" and there is something for
April 17, 2015 - Music Masters Semi-Finals I 9pm -12am; April 18, 2015- Midnight Rush 12am - 6am; April 18, 2015 - ALL DAY BEACH PARTY; April 18, 2015- Fitness Work Out 6:30am - 8:00am;
April 18, 2015- Kiddie Land 11:00am -11:00pm; April 18, 2015- Game Tournaments 2:00pm - 8:00pm
; April 18, 2015- Music Masters Semi-Finals II 8:00pm-12:00am...
High School Relays – First Class Kickoff Towards World Relays - Apr 18, 2015 - 12:21:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Hundreds of Bahamians
turned out at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
on Friday night for the
kickoff to the Bahamas National High School Relays 2015 – the Test Event
leading up to the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015.
Bringing brief remarks at the opening
ceremony was the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security,
who was a long time president of the Bahamas Amateur Athletics Association
He observed that the High School Relays was
the first, in a series of first class events to be held this year at the
RBPF Nassau: Wanted suspect arrested - 26 other arrests - Firearm seized - Apr 18, 2015 - 10:25:27 AM
the operation, 31 – year old Sidney Alexander Henfield of Price Street,
who is wanted by police for Armed Robbery was arrested on Thompson
Boulevard.The operation which is consistent with the Commissioner’s
Policing Priorities for 2015, targeted problem...
Nassau, Bahamas -
The Police are reporting the arrest of 20 persons for various offences
such as possession of dangerous drugs, firearms, armed robbery, and
murder as their crime suppression operation led by officers from the
Flying Squad intensified yesterday.
Senator Lanisha T. Rolle contribution to the Immigration Amendment Bill 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 - 5:54:41 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Contribution to the Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2015
by Senator, the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle on Thursday 16th April, 2015:
A Bill for an Act to Amend the Immigration Act to provide for:
1. The Publication of a Policy on the Exercise of Ministerial Discretion;
2. The Establishment of a Detention Centre; and
3. For Connected Matters.
In summary, Madam President, the Objects and Reasons for the Bill as stated on page 10 are to...
Bahamas Opposition Leader Celebrates 61st Birthday with Primary Students - Apr 18, 2015 - 3:13:51 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis and his wife Patricia, celebrated his 61st Birthday with the
students, teachers and staff at Gambier Primary School by giving them
home-made cupcakes and spending quality time with everyone.
Primary School is located in their constituency of Killarney.
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Apr 13 - 17 - Apr 18, 2015 - 1:33:36 AM
Co-Chair responds to Auditor General Report
to the Auditor General’s report on the Small Homes Repair Program, Co-Chair of
the Urban Renewal Commission Algernon Allen said that in respect of the 11
contractors cited for failing to complete their designated scope of works
valued at over $170,000, “we’ve already taken them out (of the system) and
there was a small number of them.
already weeded them out. We would pursue them into the depths of hell to
collect the money that is designated for the poor...”
Nassau: Liquor store robbed on Wulff Rd - Shooting outside club on Mackey St. - Apr 18, 2015 - 12:35:12 AM
POLICE SEEK HELP IN SOLVING AN ARMED ROBBERY
Bahamas - According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm on Friday 17th
April 2015, two men armed with a handgun, robbed a liquor store located
on Wulff Road of an undetermined amount of cash and a cell phone before
fleeing on foot.
Investigations are ongoing...
NABHOOD Leader Encourages COB Students to Aspire to Hotel Ownership - Apr 17, 2015 - 10:57:59 PM
Show Kenneth H. Fearn Jr. a glass ceiling
and he would probably see a bump in the road of progress. It's not that
he hasn't faced challenges, but he has learnt not to let them define
A successful hotel owner and Chairman of the National
Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD),
Mr. Fearn shared parts of his life story with students at The College of
The Bahamas recently. He was invited as a guest speaker to address
budding hospitality and tourism professionals.
To a man whose
company has acquired more than $450 million in hospitality assets in
primary and secondary markets across the United States, a part of his
fulfillment lies in transferring the knowledge and worthwhile
experiences he's acquired along the way...