(South Eleuthera, The Bahamas) Not every 10 year old gets a commemorative stone sculpture, a plethora of goals to accomplish for their second decade, and a rousing birthday party, but the research institute at Cape Eleuthera got all three on December 2nd, 2016, with fanfare. The keynote scientific speaker at the weekend of events was […]
Kiwanis spread early Christmas Cheer to families in need in Eleuthera
(Eleuthera, The Bahamas ) – The Kiwanis Club of South Eleuthera, led by President Mr. Ronald Horton, in partnership with Mr. Michael Culmer, President of Kiwanis Club of Nassau AM out of New Providence, for the second year in a row, took on the initiative of touching 40 families in need in the South Eleuthera […]
SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 05th to 11TH December 2016
GENERAL SITUATION: HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE FRESH BREEZES OVER THE BAHAMAS AS TWO COLD FRONTS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH BY WEEKEND. MONDAY 05TH – Partly sunny and breezy over all areas. Fair and cool at night. Maximum Temperature 82°F and Minimum Temperature 73°F. Winds Southeast to South 15/20kts in […]
MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 12AM TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2016
BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 0430UTC WARNINGS: BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS ARE STILL BEING URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS, BOATERS SHOULD ASLO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER […]
Picture This: Miss Universe Bahamas tours the famed Levy Preserve
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) Cherell Williamson – Miss Universe Bahamas, crowned on September 17th, 2016, visited Eleuthera during the month of November, as a getaway from the capital to relax and visit with family on island. While here, she took the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the Leon Levy Plant Preserve. “There is the […]
Dr. Paul De Luca Reveals New Insect Species Discovery in Eleuthera
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – Dr. Paul De Luca, an Assistant Professor of Biology with the University of the Bahamas (UB), who has conducted research at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, over several years, gave a lecture about one of his significant insect species findings during the course of that research at the Preserve on Monday […]
Excavation Begins of Purported Lucayan Remains in Long Island
A multi-sectoral team of researchers and scientists has begun the tedious work of excavating ancient remains buried in the sand dunes of Clarence Town, Long Island. The remains are believed to be those of Lucayans who inhabited the islands between 600 AD and the 1500s. The recent groundbreaking discovery has national and international research, archaeological […]
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...
The 3 Largest Cruise Lines Can Now Take Tourists to Cuba. What’s Next?
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Hacker who stole film scripts jailed for five years
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Silver screen script hacker and dox douche gets 5 years in US cooler
Speaking in Tech: Did an open source guru just ask us to join Amazon? Bahamas man Alonzo Knowles has been sentenced to five years jail for hacking the email accounts of celebrities to steal and sell unreleased television and movie scripts, music ...
Isla Fisher would consider returning to her Home and Away roots: "I'd go back for sentimental reasons"
Rumours that Bec Hewitt was all set to reprise her role as Hayley Smith started to spread this year after she moved back to Melbourne from the Bahamas, but she soon shot down the claims last month by revealing that she hadn't actually been asked back.
6 Acre Private Island for Sale in The Bahamas Near Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
700 jaw-droppingly beautiful beach-fringed islands dotted in the sparkling turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Highly attractive tax incentives, such as freedom from income tax, VAT, inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Sophisticated, stable real estate market ...
Deal watch: A seven-night Bahamas cruise for $499 USA TODAY Set sail for the fabulous beaches of the Bahamas on this seven-night getaway with Norwegian Cruise Line. With the Free at Sea promotion, you will get to choose from one of five free perks, including a free extra guest, unlimited open bar, and shore ...
Bahamas to Sign New Air Service Agreements - thebahamasweekly.com
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Call On Corporate Bahamas To Sponsor Sloops Bahamas Tribune WITH the local sailing sloops getting a big boost over the weekend with the successful staging of the first Best-of-the-Best Regatta in Montagu Bay, one local sailing enthusiast is calling on corporate Bahamas to get more involved in sponsoring the ...
Bahamas resorts return post-hurricane Travel Weekly While progress has been made since Hurricane Matthew pounded parts of the Caribbean during the first week of October, particularly Haiti, the eastern end of Cuba and parts of the Bahamas, many challenges remain. The season spawned 15 named storms, ...
Civil rights and rule of law under attack in Bahamas, says Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
NEW YORK, USA -- Less than 100 miles from Florida, in the island democracy of The Bahamas, politicians and the police are harassing environmentalists, illegally hacking and publicly releasing their private communications and other confidential information. And, when the Supreme Court...
Bahamas minister backtracks on $2 billion Chinese project
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas minister of agriculture and marine resources, Alfred Gray, said on Monday that his October letter to Bahamas ambassador to China, Paul Andy Gomez, giving him the green light to further pursue a $2.1 billion China-Bahamas agri-fisheries project in Andros...
Bahamas minister backtracks on $2 billion Chinese project
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas minister of agriculture and marine resources, Alfred Gray, said on Monday that his October letter to Bahamas ambassador to China, Paul Andy Gomez, giving him the green light to further pursue a $2.1 billion China-Bahamas agri-fisheries...