SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 23rd March to 29th MARCH 2017
GENERAL SITUATION: A cold front will enter the extreme NW Bahamas this morning and weaken as it moves slowly across the NW and Central Bahamas through Friday. Strong high pressure ridge will produce fresh to strong winds behind a dissipating front as it reaches the SE Bahamas late Friday or early Saturday. Low […]
Hollywood Actor Danny Glover to be featured at BAM 2017 Acting Masterclass – In Eleuthera
Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors Afforded a 2-Day Experience with “LETHAL WEAPON” star Danny Glover , Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more… Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop. One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and […]
Hollywood Actor Danny Glover to be featured at BAM 2017 Acting Masterclass – In Eleuthera
Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors Afforded a 2-Day Experience with “LETHAL WEAPON” star Danny Glover , Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more… Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop. One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and Eleuthera […]
Ministry of Transport Signs Two Aviation Accords With Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The government has signed what is being called a ‘landmark’ document on behalf of the country. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a ‘Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region’ (FIR) with the United States via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The government also signed a second document – a […]
MOFA Statement on the DEATH OF CARIBBEAN NOBEL PRIZE WINNING POET, DERECK ALTON WALCOTT
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has issued a statement on the death of Caribbean Nobel Prize winning poet, Dereck Alton Walcott. The Bahamas along with the rest of the Caribbean mourns the death of Dereck Alton Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet. Mr. Walcott, who hails from St. Lucia was also a playwright and […]
Bahamas SEVEN DAY WEATHER FORECAST 16th March to 22nd MARCH 2017
GENERAL SITUATION: A stationary front remains south of the Bahamas as a second reinforcing cold front dissipates across the Central and SE Bahamas through Friday. Meanwhile, high pressure rebuilds across the area through late Sunday or early Monday before another cold front moves through the Bahamas. High pressure system again rebuilds across the […]
RBDF apprehends Haitian migrants at northern end of Exuma Chain
Coral Harbour Base, 16 Mar (RBDF) –The Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Wednesday evening, apprehended a large number of undocumented individuals believed to be Haitian nationals in Bahamian waters. While on routine patrol, patrol craft P-49 coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Ross Seymour, apprehended the migrants near the northern end of Ship Channel Cay, which […]
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.
Thousands of women in seven Caribbean countries participated in the
#ReclaimOurStreets march of regional solidarity on March 11, 2017 as
part of the #LifeInLeggings movement which started with the sharing of
stories on social media.
We celebrated the success of Tambourine
Army’s Survivor Empowerment March and its positive impact on women and
girls in Jamaica. The Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica,
Dominica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago all exceeded the worldwide
average for rape according to the 2007 report by the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime and the Latin America and the Caribbean Region
of the World Bank. Gender-based violence is a pervasive issue
throughout the region, and women -- survivors, advocates, and leaders --
continue to work toward its eradication...
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.
VSTEP joins Damen for Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol vessels work
Netherlands-based companies VSTEP and Damen formed a cooperation agreement for the delivery of a Nautis full mission bridge simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project ...
Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at 67 aboard rock legends cruise
Sib Hashian was listed as one of the featured performers on the Legends of Rock Cruise, which departed from Miami on Saturday and was scheduled to visit Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Hashian played on Boston’s first two hit records, their self-titled ...
Regional pastors call on US to halt promotion of LGBT rights abroad
A report published in the Washington Blade, an LGBT publication, said 289 ministers of religion from The Bahamas, St Maarten, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana made the request in a letter sent to US President Donald Trump on ...
DJ Khaled to Host Inaugural Summerfest Cruise 2017
Future, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, and Migos Set Sail to the Bahamas for Four-Day Festival Showcasing Music, Fashion, Art and Interactive Technology DJ Khaled has officially announced the launch of Summerfest Cruise 2017, an electric music festival to take ...
Princess Cruises to upgrade two more ships to Medallion Class
Carnival Corporation’s proprietary xIoT network, which is enabled by the Ocean Medallion, will be installed on the Caribbean Princess during a two-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26-April 6, followed by a dry dock of sister ship Regal Princess ...
Hollywood Actor Danny Glover to be featured at BAM 2017 Acting Masterclass – In Eleuthera
The 2017 Dream Project Masterciass, produced by BAM and Poitier Productions of New Orleans, is the second Celebrity Workshop hosted in the Bahamas by BAM. Supported by Michael Dunaway, Sarasota Film Festival Creative Director and Paste Magazine Movies ...
The event is carded for Nassau, Bahamas from April, 15-19, 2017. The team, to be coached by Shawn Pouchet, was elected after times from October 1, 2016 to the recently concluded National Age Group Long Course Championships (NAGLC) were considered ...
DJ Khaled's Stylist Terrell Jones on Dressing the Luxe-Loving Star
Definitely when we shot the “Nas Album Done” video in the Bahamas alongside Nas who I consider to be one of the most stylish men in hip-hop. Khaled was able to hold his own fashion-wise. He wasn’t afraid to wear color and really represent for the big ...
Mouthwatering prospects as Jamaica look to Carifta Swim Champs
The eight 11-12 age-group swimmers are among a 31-member team that has been recently confirmed by the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) to fly the country’s flag at the 32nd staging of the championships to be held in The Bahamas from April ...
Anthem of the Seas Live Blog - Day 5 - Nassau, Bahamas Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) Our final port stop of this cruise is bringing us to Nassau, Bahamas for another day of fun in the sun. We docked in Nassau at 7am, but we chose not to get off the ship until 9am. I am not sure we could have rounded up the children any earlier than ...
US State Department Publishes 2017 Bahamas Crime & Safety Report Cruise Law News The Bahamas is a major Caribbean tourist destination with major cruise ship ports of calls in Nassau and Freeport. Over six million U.S. citizens visit the Bahamas each year. Approximately 80% of tourists to the Bahamas are U.S. citizens. The Bahamas ...
Bahamas CARIFTA Judo Team 2017 Announced Mar 23, 2017 - 11:31:43 AM - thebahamasweekly.com
Bahamas CARIFTA Judo Team 2017 Announced Mar 23, 2017 - 11:31:43 AM thebahamasweekly.com "We are proud that the team comes from all levels of our society," said D'Arcy Rahming, President of Bahamas Judo. The islands of New Providence, Abaco, Acklins and Andros are represented, as well as students from Lyford Cay, S.A.C., Doris Johnson, C.H ...
SA's best sprinters in Bahamas conundrum SuperSport It could be a classic scenario of all dressed up and no one to go for South Africa when the IAAF World Relays take place in the Bahamas. The dates of the World Relays (22nd-23rd April) overlap with that of the South African Championships which take ...
Wishes In Flight: 9-Year-Old Lillia Heading To Bahamas CBS Minnesota / WCCO Wishes In Flight: 9-Year-Old Lillia Heading To Bahamas. This year, a 9-year-old girl named Lillia had a wish to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas. In October of 2015 - Doctors found a mass on Lillia's brain, Matt Brickman reports (2:45). WCCO 4 News at 6 ...
Destruction Of Family In The Bahamas - Bahamas Tribune
Destruction Of Family In The Bahamas Bahamas Tribune In 85% of our households here in New Providence and over in Grand Bahama are headed by 'single' females with multiple children and the putative fathers are nowhere in sight. The children are reared without the benefit of focused; responsible and ...
Royal Caribbean finalizes agreement with Bahamas to grow tourism to the destination
MIAMI, USA -- The world's largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, rapidly increase the cruise line's employment of Bahamian nationals and invest in hospitality...