Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort – RBDF, USCG & Cuban Border Patrol
Coral Harbour Base, 14 OCT. ‘18 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three “motherships” with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol earlier today. The Dominicans had illegally entered Cuban waters after being pursued by the […]
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island. While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these programs. Sunwing received a […]
(Eleuthera, The Bahamas) One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) hosted its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Rock Sound, Eleuthera at the Centre for Training and Innovation. The annual meeting updated members on the work of OEF and the strategic development plans for the upcoming fiscal year. Members also had the opportunity to engage […]
Lodge Chapters of Black Free Masons throughout Eleuthera Parade through JC
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) – Lodge Chapters of Black Free Masons throughout Eleuthera celebrated the beginning of their organization with a week of special activities, which began with a grand march and church service on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 in the township of James’ Cistern. The parade began with members in full formal dress marching from the […]
Dear Sir, Many people in central Eleuthera know that Alison and I recently left the island after almost 30 years. During that time, we were privileged to have taught hundreds of young Bahamian students, be involved in many social activities and accepted into the local community in Central Eleuthera. It was one the hardest decisions […]
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS 11th to 17th October 2018
Intellicast Atlantic Satellite General Situation: An upper level trough across the SE Bahamas along with trailing outer rain bands from Tropical Storm Michael continues to affect the area with some unsettled weather. Meanwhile, a surface high pressure ridge will build from the central Atlantic Ocean to the Bahamas as mid to upper level trough over […]
More Rally Than Economy at PM’s meeting in South Eleuthera – Lighthouse decision to be made official next week
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) A town meeting in Green Castle, South Eleuthera on Wednesday evening, October 10th, 2018, with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis as the main speaker, was promoted as being held to discuss the state of the economy in Central and South Eleuthera, but with a room full of energy packed, t-shirt wearing attendees, it could […]
Bahamas MOT statement on Sunwing departure announcement
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed
that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada
and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island.
While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama,
the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these
programs. Sunwing received a multimillion-dollar, airlift subsidy
annually from the Ministry of Tourism. The Sunwing Travel Group also
received subsidies and concessions from the Government of The Bahamas
for Memories Resort and Spa in Grand Bahama.
Group had the particularly valuable advantage of operating a suite of
integrated businesses including a travel agency, airline and hotel,
which all expected would ensure that they could rebuild tourism on Grand
Bahama Island sustainably...
Bahamas Business Outlook “Creating a World Class Exuma”
“Creating a World Class Exuma” is the answer to
modernizing the island’s economy and a possible solution to putting a
dent in its unemployment numbers, according to Pedro Rolle, President of
Exuma of Commerce.
It’s under that
theme, that the 11th Annual Exuma Business Outlook will be held on
October 18, 2018 at Sandals Emerald Bay with Minister of Health Dr.
Duane Sands as keynote speaker.
creator of the 7-island Bahamas Business Outlook, said the aim of this
year’s Outlook is to bring the community together to stimulate new
mindsets that will increase the island’s sustainability...
ALIV announces New Appointment to Chief ALIV Innovator
October 12, 2018 At ALIV we are continuously fueled by the progression,
success and evolvement of our employees, which in turn, rolls over into
the effectiveness of our product. In order for us to establish a
world-class brand and constantly present a state-of-the-art product, it
is imperative to have a team of innovators and champions. In line with
this, we are pleased to announce the newest member of our management
team Tracey Boucher who will replace Dr. Stephen Curran as Chief ALIV
Innovator with immediate effect...
URCA Launches Consumer Education Tours in Acklins and Crooked Island
A key function of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority
(URCA) is Consumer Education. URCA recently launched its 2018 Family
in the southern Bahamas with visits to the islands of Acklins, Crooked
Island and Long Cay.
During the visits, town
hall meetings were held in Acklins and Crooked Island providing
residents with important information regarding their rights and
American Airlines to Increase Daily Flights between Chicago and Nassau
Starting next summer American Airlines will offer year-round
service between Chicago and Nassau, the blossoming of a route that began
as a seasonal winter service. The move strengthens the carrier’s
commitment to the destination, rounding out its current roster of
flights to The Bahamas from Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington
D.C and Dallas/Fort Worth.
“American has a long
and proud history in The Bahamas and we look forward to continuing to
strengthen our footprint next summer as our Nassau-Chicago service
begins to operate year-round,” said Alfredo Gonzalez...
Bahamas Developers Association Meets with Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest
With more than $1 billion in real estate development pending from Abaco
to Exuma and concerns about recent changes in tax policy, the
newly-formed Bahamas Developers Association met this week with Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest.
was a grave concern among developers about a change in the ability to
claim back costs on VAT returns when the budget that took effect July 1
was announced,” said a spokesperson...
Bahamas Pageants Organization and the Queen Project announced today that
they have acquired the Miss Earth Franchise for the Bahamas and will
hold a national Miss Earth Bahamas Pageant in 2019.
request in the past and failures of previous Miss Earth national
directors to consistently produce a national pageant and subsequently a
delegate for the international finals the producers have opted for 2018
and beyond to conduct business with a new organization...
Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort – RBDF, USCG & Cuban Border Patrol
Coral Harbour Base, 14 OCT. ‘18 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three “motherships” with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned ove...
Post floods, first cruise ship reaches Cochin Port
KOCHI: Signalling the beginning of cruise season in Kerala, Bahamas-based luxury cruise ship 'MV Boudicca', packed with international tourists, berthed at Cochin Port on Sunday morning.The cruise ship ...
World Bank says Caribbean could still benefit from Human Capital Index Report
The World Bank said that other Caribbean countries including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname are not feat...
After missing the first round due to delays, they earned draws with Djibouti, Somalia, Tanzania and the Gambia. They handed the Bahamas a surprising 4-0 thrashing. While they lost the other matches, t...
Bahamas 'Exceeded Goals' At Major Airlift Conference
The Bahamas "exceeded our initial goals and expectations" at the 2018 World Routes Conference in Guangzhou, China, the ministry of tourism's airlift chief believes. "Geographically, The Bahamas is loc...
Royal Caribbean Targets 2/3 Rise In Bahamas Visitors
Royal Caribbean's top executive yesterday said the cruise line will "bring closer" to 2m visitors to The Bahamas by 2020-2021, marking a two-thirds increase in just two to three years. Michael Bayley, ...
REVIEW: Bahamas soothes troubled souls at LA’s Ace Hotel
On Friday, Bahamas brought his indie folk-inspired music to The Theatre at Ace Hotel, fostering an uplifting energy among audience members through his charming melodies about love and loss. Bahamas, w...
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods announced he will compete in the invitation-only tournament he will host in the Bahamas later this year. The Hero World Challenge will be played Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Albany Golf R...
Bahamas Garners Massive Exposure at Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion
ORLANDO – The Bahamas garnered massive exposure over the weekend at a Ministry of Tourism and Aviation sponsored Party in da Backyard at the pool of the Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, as part ...
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM - thebahamasweekly.com
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM thebahamasweekly.com NASSAU, The Bahamas - In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Timothy ...
How (And Why) to Live on South Bimini in The Bahamas Caribbean Journal By Alexander Britell. Moving — or buying a home — on a very tiny island in the Caribbean isn't always an easy proposition. Sometimes, the things that make a place exotic and beautiful — like remoteness — also make life more difficult, from higher ...
BAHAMAS: The Pointe, Key to Nassau's Redevelopment Says PM Magnetic Media (press release) (blog) #Nassau, October 13, 2018 – Bahamas – At a Topping Off Celebration of The Pointe Residences and the Grand Opening of The Pointe Entertainment Center, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, said his government sees total completion of The ...
How the famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas came to be Salon “If crisis comes to the Bahamas, because we get our food from America, we would need to find some way to feed the village,” Nixon remembers. So what did Nixon do? Before the year 2000 came, he placed his own colony of pigs on Big Major Cay—four ...
BAHAMAS: High School Students Encouraged to Take Care of their Eyes - Magnetic Media (press release) (blog)
BAHAMAS: High School Students Encouraged to Take Care of their Eyes Magnetic Media (press release) (blog) Prolonged use of these devices can cause you to develop near-sightedness and computer vision syndrome which includes dry eyes, tired eyes, inconsistent vision, headaches and fatigue, Dr. Sands explained to high school students attending the Bahamas ...
BAHAMAS: PHA Advanced Training for Medical Coders Magnetic Media (press release) (blog) #Nassau, October 13, 2018 – Bahamas – Some twenty employees of the Public Hospitals Authority have commenced advanced training in medical coding and billing through an on-going partnership between the PHA and Healthcare Associates Training ...
Bahamas passes IAAF World Relays Baton to Japan EyeWitness News “After The Bahamas government confirmed it would no longer be able to offer the financial guarantee that underpinned the event in Nassau, several member federations contacted the IAAF directly to express their interest in hosting the 2019 World Relays ...
Several pieces of financial impropriety puzzle against Trinidad PM coming together, says opposition MP
By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Opposition United National Congress (UNC) MP Roodal Moonilal claimed on Thursday that several “pieces of the puzzle started coming together” in relation to the recent allegations of financial impropriety he made against Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Moonilal spoke to reporters during a break in […]
By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Alex Nain Saab Morán, an economic envoy for Antigua and Barbuda, has confirmed that two former employees of a firm in which he was a partner, and which closed ten years ago, have been arrested by Colombian authorities for alleged money laundering and fraud, but added […]
Sandals denies existence of secret deal with Trinidad government
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Sandals director of corporate services, Jeremy Jones, has denied that there is a secret deal between Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and the Trinidad and Tobago government. He was speaking to reporters in Barbados on Thursday after news broke that the High Court had ruled that chartered surveyor Afra Raymond can seek judicial […]
RSS soldiers placed on the streets of St Kitts-Nevis as special constables
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Some 35 soldiers and police officers from the Regional Security System (RSS) were sworn in on Thursday as Special Constables of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force amidst concern by leader of the opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, that Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris is abusing his position and authority […]
Amnesty International calls on Cuba to make public evidence against imprisoned dissident
LONDON, England — Amnesty International said it is concerned for the health of Cuban activist, Tomás Núñez Madariaga, currently on a prolonged hunger strike and has called on the Cuban authorities to make public the evidence against him. Madariaga, a member of the unofficial political opposition group “Patriotic Union of Cuba” (Unión Patriótica de Cuba, […]