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Bahamas and European Union hold talks during Bahamas Diplomatic Week - Oct 25, 2014 - 8:45:34 PM
Today, October 25th, as part of The
Bahamas Diplomatic Week, the Government of The Bahamas and the European Union
held their first ever Cotonou Agreement Article 8 dialogue. The talks were led
by the Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration for The Bahamas, and Ambassador Paola Amadei, Head of the European Union
Delegation to The Bahamas.
The talks covered a
wide range of topics including discussions on the future of ACP-EU relations
and the ongoing implementation of the Joint Caribbean-EU Partnership Strategy
which was established in 2012. Both sides welcomed the opportunity to also
discuss pressing global issues including climate change, crime and security, migration,
and human rights...
Shots fired into Nassau home on Brougham Street - Oct 25, 2014 - 7:20:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police need the public’s help in solving a shooting incident at Brougham
Street that resulted in damage to a residence.
According to reports, sometime around 2:00am on Saturday 25th October
2014, residents of a home situated on Brougham Street were at home
asleep when persons discharged several shots into their home. No one was
injured in the incident, but damage was caused.
RBPF Nassau: 3 armed robberies - Firearm recovered - Arrest report - Oct 25, 2014 - 5:46:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police Investigate armed robberies: Police also need the public’s help in solving an overnight armed robbery incident.
the first incident, according to reports, sometime around 8:20pm on
Friday 24th October a 18yr old male resident of Weighbridge Road was
walking on Hasselmere Road off Old Trail Road when a lone male accosted
him and produced a handgun and demanded cash...
Vote For Your Favourite Bahamian Musician - Oct 25, 2014 - 2:26:37 PM
People’s Choice Award Polls To Close In One Week
Bahamas- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician
honoured in the 2015 Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their
votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.
The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.
Caribbean Fashion Showcase held in Barcelona, Spain - Oct 25, 2014 - 2:17:02 PM
BARCELONA, Spain -
After weeks of preparation and organizing the first Dy Muñeca the
Caribbean Fashion Spot event was held on October 12th in Europe, in
Barcelona at Shoko. Led by Surinamese born Dymuñeca the show featured
designs by Beatriz Rodriguez from Puerto Rico, Sonia Noel from Guyana,
Daphnee Floreal from Haiti, and as special guest designer Eline Botman
Considered a great success, and at full capacity
with more than 170 people at the event, more people waited outside eager
to enter and enjoy the Caribbean fashion show...
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 - 1:43:41 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
It's that TIME again! The Red Rose Ball
Committee will host the 15th Annual Charity Black Tie Event under the
distinguished Patron of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, the right honourable Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Bernadette
Christie set for Saturday, November 1st, 2014. This is an event you
won’t want to miss, As we the Red Rose Ball Committee predicts that this
year’s event will be even BETTER than any past events, so the place to
be this year is the Grand Ballroom, Grand Lucayan Resort this and every
The Red Rose Ball Committee will host a magnificent
black-tie Charity event, themed: " An Evening in Paris" which will be
held on November 1st, 2014 in a continued collaborative effort with our
Partners whom have taken a stand in helping us in the fight against
HIV/AIDS in Grand Bahama...
Enjoy Lunch or Brunch at Garden Delite at the Pelican Bay Hotel - Oct 25, 2014 - 1:12:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Enjoy brunch at Garden Delite!
the brain of Chef Emmanuel Smith comes a new concept for sophisticated
healthy eating in Grand Bahamas — Garden Delite: Sabor’s new sister
restaurant located on the 4th floor of Pelican Bay’s Canal House!
new restaurant is situated in a scenic spot, overlooking a lovely
section of Bell Channel Bay from atop the 4th floor of the Pelican Bay
Hotel Canal House, which hosts business conferences and gatherings.
Grand Bahama Tennis & Squash Club to host U.S. instructors in upcoming skills clinic - Oct 25, 2014 - 1:08:11 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - E
year The Grand Bahama Tennis & Squash Club (GBTSC) held a successful junior
squash clinic which ran for two months, introducing the game to over 23 young
players, many of whom continue to play regularly every Saturday morning.
The Club now
aims to expand its outreach with an upcoming squash skills training weekend
slated for juniors on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th for adults at 10am
will boast a special guest coach from the USA, Wendy Bartlett, 30 year veteran Women’s
Head Squash Coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, one of the top
three college teams in the USA.
242 Colour Run returns to Freeport on November 2nd - Oct 25, 2014 - 12:57:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The 242 Colour Run
is returning to Freeport on November 2nd. The 5km (3.1 mile) course
adds splashes of colour along the route, which starts and ends at the
Garden of The Groves.
Participants are encouraged to run, walk,
skip, hop or jump as the race is just for fun and times aren’t recorded
or places awarded. Prizes are awarded randomly to those who participate
in the event.
Last year, ninety people participated in the race along with scores of
volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Freeport, who are also the
beneficiaries on the event...
American resident of Eleuthera dead after plane crash - Oct 25, 2014 - 11:32:23 AM
- According to report, sometime around 8:30am on Friday 24th October
2014 An American resident of Whykees Estates Eleuthera was piloting his
Cessna 310 aircraft and attempted to land at the Governor’sHarbour
Airport when he encountered poor visibility and bad weather. The local
Air Traffic Controllers directed him to the North Eleuthera Airport. The
control tower eventually lost communication with the aircraft some time
around 4:30pm a resident of James Cistern, Eleuthera observed the body
of a Caucasian male on the shoreline strapped in an aircraft seat. EMS
responded to the scene where the male was pronounced dead...
Career Opportunities at Family Guardian Insurance: Accountant III - Oct 25, 2014 - 11:28:04 AM
The FamGuard Group of Companies has great opportunities for employment!
career with the FamGuard Group of Companies comes with many exciting
opportunities to achieve success while working with a team of
professionals who are committed to providing exceptional customer
Family Guardian Insurance has the following position open in our Nassau branch for an
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Saturday, October 25th - Oct 25, 2014 - 11:17:46 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Saturday 25th October 2014.
General situation: A broad surface low will move quickly northeast along
the frontal boundary dragging a cold front Southeastward across the
Bahamas creating unsettled weather across the Central and Southeast
Special warnings: Hazardous and unfavorable boating conditions along
with the high risk of rip currents will continue across the Northwest
and Central Bahamas through tomorrow. Flooding is also expected in flood
prone areas due to heavy rainfall...
Sawyer's Fresh Market, your grocery bill just got lower! - Oct 25, 2014 - 11:03:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at
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With the the purchase of $50 or more you will be entered in a drawing to win $250.00 weekly until the end of October.
Open 7 days a week! Sundays from 8am to 1pm; Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm
Nassau police search for escaped Jamaican national from Carmichael Road Police Station - Oct 25, 2014 - 11:00:57 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police need the public’s help in finding
a Jamaican national who escaped lawful custody from the Carmichael Road Police
According to reports, sometime
around 7:20am on Thursday 22 October 2014, officers attempted to place Lance
McDonald age 53yrs of Carmichael Road and Westmorland Jamaica into the cell.
McDonald resisted the officers and was able to make good his escape after a
short struggle in the station. He was arrested for illegally entering the
The Bahamas Weekly's 'Sound of Savings' Promotion! - Oct 25, 2014 - 10:42:53 AM
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This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Oct 20 - 24 - Oct 24, 2014 - 5:21:23 PM
on Wednesday announced Under Secretary in the Ministry of
Transport Peter Deveaux-Isaacs as Administrator and Retired Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis as the Chief Medical Coordinator of the
National Ebola Taskforce – an inter-departmental government body assembled to
lead the charge in protecting The Bahamas from the threat of Ebola.
have taken all reasonable steps to protect our country” said Prime Minister
Christie, referring to the work of the taskforce – a grouping he referred to as
“the right team.”
went on to say that “we (The Bahamas) have had experiences with communicable
Bahamas Heads of Mission Diplomats Welcomed at Official Reception - Oct 24, 2014 - 4:03:14 PM
The Bahamas – Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred
Mitchell greeted diplomats at the First Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week Official
Welcome Reception at Luciano’s East Bay Street on Thursday, October 23, the eve
of United Nations Day. Attending the
reception were Bahamas Heads of Mission who are in Nassau for these events, and
resident representatives of many different countries.
Week has comprised a number of social and working sessions for the diplomatic
community that have been mapped out to foster the spirit of international
cooperation Minister Mitchell points out is the key to present and future world
Bahamian from Exuma Returns from Amsterdam Space Camp - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:31:09 PM
Exuma resident Michael Rolle recently
returned from a five day visit to Amsterdam as the national winner of
Heineken’s The Voyage: Legendary Travelers Wanted campaign. The champion
of the 11-week long competition walked away with the grand prize of 10
cases of Heineken, a $10,000 VISA gift card and an all-expense paid trip
to XCOR Space Expedition camp in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
was awesome, amazing. I saw all these things I’ve never seen before and
going into a space simulator, that was wow,” said Rolle. “Who really
thinks about visiting ‘space’?”
Rolle’s route to mock space
travel was paved by luck during a lively drawing of those Heineken
enthusiasts who collected Heineken bottle caps during the award-winning
beer’s under-the-cap promotion.
Bahamian Students Urged to Stand Up For Their Rights - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:20:21 PM
tells packed COB lecture hall that lack of government transparency threatens
access to justice in The Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas –
Local Local attorney Dawson Malone challenged College of The Bahamas (COB)
students to stand up for their rights and join the nationwide groundswell of
support for the swift passage of a Freedom of Information Act.
Malone, attorney for pioneer social and environmental
advocacy movement Save The Bays (STB), addressed a capacity crowd at COB’s
Harry C. Moore Library Wednesday during the first installment of the “Our Right
to Know” lecture series. Other presenters included retired Justice Jeanne
Thompson and assistant professor Lisa Benjamin.
Bahamas Tourism Launches Agressive Ad Campaign In Canada - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:07:45 PM
TORONTO, Canada - The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) hopes to further infiltrate the Canadian
market with the launch of an aggressive media campaign to promote The Islands
of The Bahamas brand and several direct flights into the archipelago.
The campaign comes just in time to support the introduction
of two new Sunwing Airlines direct flights into Grand Bahama from Calgary and
Vancouver beginning November 1, 2014, bringing the airline’s total number of
Canadian cities with direct flights to The Bahamas to eight...
Bahamas National Trust Interns Help With Annual Sea Turtle Tagging - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:36:44 PM
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas – Despite
extensive conservation efforts globally, sea turtles still remain on the
endangered list. Through its Sea-Turtle
Tagging Internship the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is contributing to the
conservation of sea turtles. Each year the BNT supports two or three Sea-Turtle
Tagging Expeditions which are designed to evaluate movement and distribution
patterns of sea turtles in The Bahamas.
expeditions have become amazing learning experiences for both interns and
turtle researchers. Interns, Alliea Hanna, Marquis Rolle and
researchers recently surveyed major sea turtle habitats around Eleuthera,
paying special attention to small loggerhead turtles...
Tribute to Bahamas Olympic Gold Winners, Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:28:39 PM
Bahamas – It was 50 years ago...in Tokyo...when Sir Durward “Seawolf”
Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke won Olympic Gold -- representing a
first for The Bahamas. They won the Star Class Sailing in those Summer
The Bahamas Olympic Committee along with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture paid tribute to the accomplishment of Sir
Durward and Cecil Cooke at a banquet at Atlantis on Thursday, October
23, and to their sparking a tradition of excellent performance of The
Bahamas at the Olympic Games...
Bahamas 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:26:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, makes a presentation to Levada Taylor-Horton the longest serving retiree from the Ministry of Health, with 48years of service, during the 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation, October 23, at Government House.
"Bahamas – Cultural identity in jeopardy?" - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:23:09 PM
on hand for the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launch in Nassau
recently and present their video featuring interviews and the sights and
Featured in this video is Roscoe Dames, Bahamas Junkanoo
Committee; Franklyn Wilson; Barabbas; the Hon Prime Minister Hubert
of Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Danny Johnson; Miss Universe Bahamas,
Tomii Culmer; Celeste Marshall, Miss Universe Bahamas 2012; and Percy
Bahamian model, Kendrick Kemp walks in World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:17:16 PM
TORONTO, Canada - Bahamian model and entrepreneur, Kendrick Kemp just
put in another walk down the international runway, and this time he was
in Ontario for the World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto.
walked for Canadian designer, Christopher Bates who has become
well-known for his white collars with a lipstick kiss, and James Bond
inspired attire. Bates, who lives between Milan and Toronto creates
custom suits, tuxedos, coats and dress shirts for men and his label is
carried by Holt Renfrew and other boutiques in Canada.
Kemp is the founder of Fashion For A Cause (FFAC), an annual event in
his home city of Nassau, Bahamas. The next Fashion For A Cause will take
place on March 29th, 2015...
RBPF Nassau: 5 armed robberies overnight - Shooting at Zirconia Court - Firearm arrest - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:58:42 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police need the
public’s help in solving several armed robbery incidents.
In the first incident, according
to reports, sometime around 8:00am on Thursday 22 October 2014, two males
entered a petty shop situated at McCullough Corner brandishing a handgun, held
the proprietor at bay and demanded cash. The men relieved the proprietor of a
small amount of cash before making good their escape on foot.
In the second incident,
according to reports, sometime around 7:15pm on Thursday 22 October 2014, a
lone male entered a petty shop situated at Burial Ground Corner brandishing a
handgun and held the...
New non-stop service from Western Canada to Freeport - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:55:55 PM
Vancouver, BC - Tourism
officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to
Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into
Freeport from two Canada gateways.
Residents of Western Canada can look forward to a faster and
easier way to get to The Bahamas when Sunwing Airlines launches its new services
from Vancouver and Calgary on November 1, 2014.
It has been more than 30 years since Grand Bahama welcomed a
direct flight from Vancouver...
Bahamian filmmaker releases trailer for his next documentary, "Perfect Feet" - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:43:52 PM
The filmmaker that brought you "On the Wings of Men," Bahamian Calvin Dwight Harris presents the trailer for his next feature-length documentary film, "Perfect Feet."
"Perfect Feet" will take you on a dramatic journey to explore the
importance of one's feet and delves into the foot care and shoe
industries. Whether it's the right fitting shoe, foot fetishes, athletic
socks, what is sexy and what is not, this film covers it all...even
smelly and ugly feet!
This film also highlights diabetes, an issue
that is close to Harris' heart, as he is a Type 2 diabetic and
lost his oldest brother Dennis Harris to the disease in 2001.
Italian girls gone bad: Miu Miu Spring Summer 2015 - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:31:05 PM
As the sister label of
Prada, Miu Miu for the younger woman has always intrigued us with their
chic Italian fashions. For next season, designer Miuccia Prada has put
us on notice that trouble is coming, as she’s all bad.
Miu Miu brings us a single concept for spring
Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 shows held in October, Miu Miu
had a multitude of looks based on a bad girl theme made up from three
pieces, a midriff top, the high waisted pencil skirt and a housecoat.