SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 23rd FEBRUARY 2017 TO 1st March
SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 23rd FEBRUARY 2017 TO 01st MARCH 2017 GENERAL SITUATION: A broad low pressure centered off the eastern coast of Central Florida will drag a cold front and a trough across the Bahamas as it moves northeastward tonight through Friday. High pressure system over the Eastern United States will build across the Bahamas this weekend […]
Operation ‘WRIGHT HOOK’ conducted in Spanish Wells / Russell Island
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – An operation by law enforcement on the island was conducted overnight in North Eleuthera resulting in a number of people being detained. Operation ‘WRIGHT HOOK’, a joint effort, headed by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Eleuthera Branch, under Supt. Christopher Wright, and the Department of Immigration, was carried out in Spanish Wells and […]
SPECIAL WARNINGS: GALE FORCE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NW AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT
THIS IS THE MARINE FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2017 GENERAL SITUATION: A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL CREATE UNSTABLE WEATHER OVER THE BAHAMAS AS AN ACCOMPANYING COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE NW BAHAMAS SPECIAL WARNINGS: GALE FORCE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NW AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT AREA: NW/CNTRL BAHAMAS WEATHER: WINDY […]
2nd Annual ‘Prayer & Praise’ Event Set For Sunday, February 26, 2017.
(Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas) An afternoon of “Prayer and Praise” is planned for Sunday, February 26th, at the Catholic Church Grounds in Rock Sound, South Eleuthera. Highlights of the event scheduled are a ‘Battle of the Choirs’ with prizes ranging from $200 to $500. Liturgical dancers also get an opportunity to compete for bragging rights […]
Emergency exercise on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) aboard Baleària’s Caribbean ‘Jaume I’
The fast ferry Jaume I of Baleària Caribbean was the scenery for the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) emergency exercise organized by the Florida Army National Guard’s Civil Support Team (CST). Baleària Caribbean connects Fort Lauderdale (Miami) with Freeport (Grand Bahama) with 6 weekly services. The company operates this route with the fast ferry Jaume […]
By Local Organizing Committee, IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Nassau, The Bahamas – Organizers of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2017 are hopeful that the newest feature on the schedule will garner a lot of interest, and create a lot of excitement, building on the momentum it gained from its […]
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...
Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s up-and-coming swimmers, Celina Itatiro and Collins Saliboko have secured tickets for the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games scheduled for July 18 to 23 in Bahamas. Celina, who swims for Dar Swim Club (DSC), is one of the best young ...
Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal ...
So that's how she does it! Ireland Baldwin shows off toned midriff as she pulls yoga poses on exotic getaway
Ireland shared bikini snaps while on the set of Fleur Swim's new swimsuit campaign in the Bahamas on Thursday. 'I'm pale white. I love bread and beer. I have flaws and I f***ing love them and I love my body and so should you,' the 21-year-old DT Management ...
Guide to the best things to do with kids in Australia's Margaret River.
Thank you!))) A brief tour of the Caribbean Princess. The best things to do in Nassau, Bahamas include unique Bahamian experiences and free days at the beach. Here are 6 of our favorites! The best things to do in Nassau, Bahamas include unique Bahamian ...
Bucket-list adventures: 4 places where you can swim with sharks
I don’t want to scare the non-shark lovers away from the beauty of the Bahamas, but there are sharks out there. From least scary to the most, here’s where to get your Bahamian shark fix. Compass Cay Marina is home to a large number of well-fed ...
Caribbean Insurer Family Guardian Selects EquiSoft for Multi-year Technology Enhancement Project
One of the major life and health insurance companies in The Bahamas, Family Guardian offers a broad range of insurance and investment products through three sales divisions: Home Service, Financial Services, and Group Life and Health. This integration and ...
Impressed of everything: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Ninafirstcruiser
Will def be back to Cruise! We did excursions on our own on the islands Bahamas, St Thomas and St Martin. It worked really well! We got to see the airplanes at Maho Beach on St Martin, and the stunning views from the top on St Thomas. The food was over our ...
Hield grew up in the Bahamas in a small settlement – a rough-edged area with little basketball tradition. Along the way to the NBA, he’s become known for his work ethic, which he attributes to his upbringing – and Kobe Bryant. Tyreke Evans hopes his ...
In light of the suggestion of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (Bahamas) President Graeme Davis that high crime in The Bahamas could negatively impact tourism in the country, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage said he believes certain measures that ...
Moody’s, S&P disagree on Baha Mar’s economic impact
The Bahamas government did not think Standard and Poor’s (S&P) gave Baha Mar’s imminent opening enough credence before the credit ratings agency downgraded this country’s sovereign credit rating to “junk” status. But credit ratings agency Moody ...
Bank fees also under the radar in The Bahamas Jamaica Gleaner The Bahamas Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) says it has conducted survey to gauge public opinion and perception on the services provided by local clearing banks, and the level of fees associated with provision of those services. “We want banks in ...
The Famous Pigs From The Bachelor Island Date Are Dying Refinery29 There is currently an epidemic happening on a small island in the Bahamas and we need to talk about it. It's mystery. It's dreadful. And it's killing our adorable swimming pigs that we all became obsessed with after watching JoJo Fletcher be nearly ...
20 Best Resorts in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Turks & Caicos Condé Nast Traveler Why you love it: Built around Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterpark with over a dozen rides and slides, the ocean-themed Atlantis, Paradise Island (located just off the northern coast of New Providence) is pretty much an aquaphile's dream. Knitted out with ...
Project launched to improve water supply for 3,400 households in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government of The Bahamas have launched a project that aims to improve the water supply systems serving communities on New Providence and six Family Islands – Andros, Cat Island, and Crooked Island, Eleuthera...
US Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger near Bahamas
MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard suspended its search at 8:30 pm on Tuesday for a man who reportedly went overboard on Monday from the Carnival Elation cruise ship about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas. Missing is Kevin Wellons, 24, of Warner Robins, Georgia. A Coast Guard...