New stadium on schedule for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
Site tour marks 100-day countdown The countdown is officially on! With just under 100-days to the start of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, members of the Local Organizing Committee said the new stadium will be ready to host thousands of local and international spectators. During a tour of the construction site for […]
SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 16thTH to 22nd JANUARY 2017
GENERAL SITUATION: High pressure ridge across the area will weaken as it moves further east of the Bahamas through mid week when a weak cold front will skirt part of the area. High pressure ridge rebuilds across the area until another stronger cold front approaches the Northwest Bahamas by late weekend. Monday 16th […]
3-DAY BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST – GENERAL SITUATION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY WEAKENS ACROSS THE AREA. BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM, TUESDAY, 17TH […]
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – Police in Eleuthera are seeking the public’s help in locating 21- year old Alexander Michael Medon of Governors Harbour, Eleuthera. According to police the young man is wanted for questioning in reference to a number of Shop Break-Ins on the Island. Video showing suspect in the Governor’s Harbour Bakery.
Doctor’s stolen vehicle recovered in South Eleuthera
A vehicle belonging to the local resident doctor in South Eleuthera was recovered by Police on Sunday morning, after being stolen more than eight hours earlier. According to local authorities, sometime around 10:30pm on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, officers at the Rock Sound Police Station received information that the government issued vehicle used by the […]
Five colourful groups from all ends of the island were brought together in a very enjoyable, energy filled junkanoo parade competition on Saturday evening, January 7th at The Eleuthera Junkanoo Festival, hosted in Governor’s Harbour during the weekend leading into the Majority Rule Day holiday, by the Governor’s Harbour Cultural & Community Organization (GHCCO) and […]
REV brings boxing legend Pacquiao's last fight on pay-per-view
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The much-anticipated face off between top welterweights Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley goes down this Saturday and REV is bringing the action to boxing fans live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand via pay-per-view channel 874 on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.
Coming off a major defeat against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather back in May, Filipino boxing superstar Pacquiao will look to settle an old score with five-time world champion Bradley, whom he previously contested in 2012 and 2014. Both fighters share one win apiece from those earlier match-ups.
Saturday's fight has gained international attention not only for its promise to reveal the ultimate winner in this best-of-three, but it is also rumoured to be eight-division world champion Pacquiao's final fight before retirement.
Boxing fans will be tuning in to see if Pacquiao will go out with a bang or whether Bradley will avenge his only defeat to date; and with REV as the exclusive provider of "Pacquiao-Bradley 3" in The Bahamas, residents will be able to witness the outcome of the grand showdown along with the rest of the world.
"As the sole authorised broadcaster of the fight in The Bahamas, we're excited about bringing our subscribers this chance to see Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in action before he is rumoured to hang up his gloves," REV Marketing Department Product Coordinator M'Khel Hanna-Ferguson said. "This is another opportunity for us to deliver top quality, must-have entertainment to our residential and commercial subscribers, as we did last year with the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight and continue to do with our Prime and Premium content packages."
Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Club in GB for friendly matches
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Members of the Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Club are currently in Freeport, Grand Bahama, for a rematch with members of the Freeport Rugby Club on Saturday. The group was welcomed with a reception at Dolphin Cove on Wednesday evening by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville. The Old Boys Contingent (aged 35 years and over) of the Ottowa based sporting organization, were in Grand Bahama in 2014 and 2015.
VIEWING LAST YEAR’S EVENTS -- Shown with Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, Melvin Seymour and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, is Mike Griffiths of the Old Boys Contingent. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)
Gateway Invitational Basketball Tournament wraps up in Bimini
BIMINI, The Bahamas -- The 9th Gateway Invitational Basketball Tournament came to a close in Porgy Bay, Bimini at the Gateway Sporting Arena on Saturday night, featuring the dominance of Grand Bahama clubs. The entire endeavour was a very fine affair where fraternity, competition and friendship abound. The Gateway Outreach Ministry and Apostle Gilbert Rolle Sr., hosted basketball clubs out of Andros, Grand Bahama and Bimini. On the night, teams out of the second city demonstrated dominance over the very gracious home teams: United in Christ Thunder took home the Junior crown with a 56-49 coasting over Gateway Academy Eagles; and, the Blazer Elite Elite Explore overcame a stubborn Senior division Gateway Eagles 50-38 to procure the championship.
Public invited to test drive electric car at Bahamas National Trust Saturday
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Most official openings are celebrated with a cutting of the ribbon. But the Nissan Leaf is not most cars. It’s the first electric car being imported into The Bahamas by a dealer and when it is officially launched on Saturday, April 9, Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett will not only cut a green ribbon, he’ll mark the historic occasion by plugging in to the nation’s first public charging station.
“We are very excited about Saturday’s event and about partnering with the Bahamas National Trust for the first public charging station,” said Pia Farmer, a director of Easy Car Sales, the Gladstone Road-based company which is importing the world’s most popular e-car, the Nissan Leaf. “What attracted us to the car was the environmentally friendly nature of the vehicle with zero emissions and we could think of no better location than the National Trust headquarters on Village Road for the first official charging station.”
In countries with significant numbers of e-cars, charging stations are located along busy streets and in parking lots of everything from big box stores and malls to boutiques as a marketing tool to draw customers who can charge their vehicle while they dine, sip or shop. A recent piece by Bloomberg predicted that half the new cars sold by the year 2030 would be electric. And when Tesla, the designer of the first luxury electric sports car, announced it was taking orders for the more reasonably priced Model 3 that would start rolling off the assembly line in late 2017, it was bombarded by $1,000 deposits for more than a quarter of a million reservations within days.
“The Nissan Leaf sales may be a bit slower than that,” smiled Farmer, “but we are already seeing a great uptick in interest and we believe that interest will increase steadily as people see the value -- good for the environment, good for the pocketbook.”
WSC gives Rotaract Club important lessons on water and sanitation
NASSAU, Bahamas – Water doesn’t just keep us alive, it’s in everything we do, everywhere we go and is something we use everyday. Water & Sanitation Month is a designated period dedicated to recognising the importance of proper sanitation practices in our daily lives.
To help celebrate Water & Sanitation Month, the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial, invited the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) to speak at their weekly meeting. As the Corporation recently completed their Wastewater Master Plan, the topic was very timely and the perfect time for WSC Senior Manager, Bradley Flowers, to discuss the new plan and give a general update on WSC’s current projects and successes.
“I was pleased to be able to speak to the Rotaract Club on behalf of the Corporation,” said Flowers. “As professionals in the water and sanitation industry, it is important to let people know about our role in the community in ensuring that we provide not only safe, potable water, but also sanitation services to protect the health and well-being of our people. The Corporation takes its role very seriously, and continues to make improvements to the collection system as well as its wastewater facilities.”
In 2009, the Corporation developed a Water and Sanitation Sector Strategic Plan, which was revised in 2013 with grant financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The new Wastewater Master Plan, which was completed in 2015, included assessment of the existing sewerage network/facilities for New Providence, the rehabilitation/expansion of major treatment plants, the rehabilitation of gravity collection systems and force mains, and the refurbishment of sewer lift stations.
PM Christie's statement on remobilization, completion & opening of Baha Mar Resort
I am pleased today, one month after the announcement of an agreement
between the Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of
China, that considerable progress has been made in the implementation of
the Heads of Terms between the respective parties relating to the
remobilization, completion, sale and opening of the Baha Mar mega
As I have said before these arrangements which
have 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. Within the constraints of the sealed Court Order
relating to the Heads of Terms...
Bahamas National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC) grants provisional approval status for Med Cell Bahamas Ltd
Med Cell Bahamas Ltd. is pleased to announce that is has received
provisional approval by the Regulatory Committee to build a stem cell
GMP laboratory and conduct stem cell research and therapies in the
Bahamas in accordance with the Stem Cell Research & Therapy Act 2013
and Regulation 2014 of The Bahamas.
"We are delighted to receive
provisional approval and plan to work together with the government and
local institutions to bring our technology to this market”, Peter
Kellner, Chief Executive Officer of Med Cell Bahamas Ltd. commented....
The Bahamas China Friendship Association pays a courtesy call on the Chinese Ambassador
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas China Friendship Association was invited
to the Residence of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo for a
courtesy call/dinner, Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Standing from left:
Senator Joseph Curry, President Emeritus of the Association; Llonella
Gilbert, Public Relations Director; LaPaige Gardiner, Secretary; Anthony
Capron, President; His Excellency Huang Qinguo; Gena Gibbs, Vice
President; Kay-Kay Tong, Assistant Treasurer; Aaron Brice, Treasurer and
Lloyd Wong, Trustee.
Nassau, The Bahamas — Instead of hitting various
pavement and bush trails on the island of New Providence, the Nassau
Hash House Harriers forwent tennis shoes for bare feet and switched into
team "Sip a Sands" mode for the annual Sandy Toe'lympics at Sandy Toes
Resort on Rose Island last Sunday. The team's athletic skills helped
them navigate a series of outrageous team events which included digging a
chicken out of the sand while blindfolded and tied their partner's leg.
Team member James Forrest said, "that was as much fun as I'd ever
thought I would have with a running club. We had a real run the
following Monday near Caves Village and it was much different from the
beach activities." The team was easy to spot during the events because
you only had to follow the bright green Sands Light Beer shirts...
Stephanie Meadow back on course for 2017 season after loss of beloved father
Stephanie Meadow will head to next week's opening event of the LPGA season in the Bahamas convinced her career is back on course. In her first professional event, the Northern Irishwoman finished a remarkable third at 2014 US Women's Open - just three ...
Quebec woman detained in the Bahamas for alleged sex with minor
MONTREAL—The mother of a Quebec woman jailed in the Bahamas for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy says her daughter dearly misses her three young children. Karine Gagne, 23, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old American boy earlier this ...
Minnis Slams Bahamas Power And Light Over Blackouts
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the continued failures of Bahamas Power and Light cannot be forgiven or overlooked, stressing that scores of Bahamians are being forced to endure the company’s “terrible job” performance.
According to a report broadcast by CBS Miami yesterday, Cindi Avila and her husband, Mike, came to the Bahamas last year “looking for a weekend in paradise at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort,” but when they woke the following morning Mrs Avila was ...
We have some exciting details to share regarding the HCT Winter Championship in the Bahamas! For everyone planning to join us at the HCT Winter Championship, we’ve worked with the Melia Nassau Beach - All Inclusive Resort to secure some great room rates ...
With the 2,500 seats for the fans erected, all that’s left is the VIP stand, press centre and the actual beach soccer pitch and the Bahamas Football Association will be prepared to take on the world. The local organising committee for the FIFA Beach ...
Florida based Aztec Airways (AJ, Fort Lauderdale Executive) has been awarded a Commuter Air Carrier Authorisation by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). In its original filing, Aztec proposed operating a 5x weekly round trip service between Fort ...
Woman Sues Bahamas Resort After She Claims She Found Hundreds of Bedbugs in Room
A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against a popular Bahamas resort after she claims she found hundreds of bedbugs in her hotel room. Cindi Avila, who currently lives in Miami, was on vacation at the Atlantis on Paradise Island last January when she ...
MSC Cruises Breaks Ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
MSC Cruises has officially broken ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, an island south of Bimini in the Bahamas that is set to become an exclusive call for MSC Cruises guests as of November 2018. The Right Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime ...
The FNM’s deputy leader yesterday challenged the Bahamas’ private island cruise port development model, arguing that those located on remote cays would generate “limited” benefits for Bahamians. K P Turnquest told Tribune Business he found himself ...
For immigrants trapped in the Bahamas, a paradise lost Huffington Post I thought about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of justice and equality when I joined my colleague, Kacey Mordecai, to meet with activists and human rights lawyers in Nassau, Bahamas. It was Martin Luther King Day, but this was no vacation.
Wheatley heads to Bahamas for sustainable energy forum - Jamaica Observer
Wheatley heads to Bahamas for sustainable energy forum Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley will leave the island on the weekend to attend the fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF V) in Nassau, Bahamas, scheduled for January 23-25. A release ...
Bahamas Can 'Leapfrog' Rivals On Health Reforms - Bahamas Tribune
Bahamas Can 'Leapfrog' Rivals On Health Reforms Bahamas Tribune #The proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has put the Bahamas “in a privileged position” of being able to “leapfrog” rival jurisdictions on implementing universal health coverage, the Government's advisers said yesterday. #Dr David Price, a ...
Kevin Hart Stakes Big In The Bahamas Comedy Hype Well, we're just just two weeks into 2017 and already Kevin Hart has played and lost big in the inaugural PokerStars Championships Bahamas. Kevin kicked off a reported loss of more than $300,000 at the tournament with not one but two buy-ins for the ...
Non-stop flights to the Bahamas coming to NOLA - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
Non-stop flights to the Bahamas coming to NOLA FOX 8 News WVUE-TV Planning a trip to the Bahamas? Your next trip could be a lot easier is you take advantage of non-stop flights coming soon to New Orleans. Vacation Express has announced new, direct service to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island from New Orleans!
Jutanugarn headlines LPGA opener in Bahamas - Golf Channel (blog)
Jutanugarn headlines LPGA opener in Bahamas Golf Channel (blog) Rolex world No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn will get a head start on No. 1 Lydia Ko as Jutanugarn will lead the field in next week's LPGA season opener at the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Paradise Island. The commitment list was finalized Wednesday with four of ...
Cebu joins Las Vegas, Bahamas as Miss Universe bikini spot ABS-CBN News Cebu's JPark Island Resort joined the ranks of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas as among few destinations in the world that hosted the 65-year-old pageant's swimsuit presentation. “We're looking at it as good ...
University of Florida professor to speak at leadership seminar in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Dr Michael Leslie, professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, will co facilitate The Fundamentals of Effective Leadership Seminar in Nassau, Bahamas, on Friday, February 10 from 9am to 3pm. Leslie was invited to partner with Bahamian-born international...
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Key energy stakeholders will gather in Nassau, Bahamas, later this month to take account of the region’s transition to greater sustainable production and use. Representatives of public and private sector entities, senior officials of national, regional and international...