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$2.5 million dollar cocaine bust off Great Inagua by DEU and DEA


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GREAT INAGUA, Bahamas - A joint operation between the RBPF Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Officers and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officers resulted in the arrest of two (2) men on Thursday 30th August 2012. According to police reports, around 4:30pm, DEU and DEA officers conducted a Joint Operation on North West Cay, an Island North off Great Inagua, that led to the discovery of three hundred and forty-five (345) pounds of cocaine with a street value $2,520,000.00.

The two (2) men, a 44-year old Dominican and a 41-year old Turks Islander were arrested in connection with this large discovery and are assisting...


The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in The Bahamas


Nassau, Bahamas - Visiting from California, Bahamian-American engineer, Aisha Bowe hosted a successful presentation at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture on Thursday evening, August 30th. Students attended, as well as parents, teachers, and even a defence force officer, who all showed up to learn more about Aisha's amazing path to becoming an award-winning researcher at NASA. 


Aisha shared her story of struggle and triumph, and recalled feeling like so many other young people who are still trying to figure out who they are. She recalled being advised by a guidance counsellor to pursue cosmetology...


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New management takes over the iconic Old Bahama Bay


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Grand Bahama, Bahamas - In early August 2012, a new management team took over resort operations spearheaded by Island Ventures Resort & Club, Ltd., a new hospitality company that is owned by the Old Bahama Bay property owners and whose principals were involved in opening and operating Old Bahama Bay from 2001 to 2007.

The new team has already implemented a number of new partnerships. Old Bahama Bay is now a Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Property: Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Marinas is a collection of properties in unique destinations owned and staffed by people who are passionate about their time on, in, and around the water. 

Stuart Cove now operates an award-winning scuba diving operation directly from Old Bahama Bay...



FREE Dare to be Different Back-to-School Concert to feature Curtis Jordan, September 1st


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Freeport, Bahamas - The BIGGEST Island Wide Back to School event of the Year! The event will be held at Workers House on West Atlantic Drive with a Workshop on Saturday, 1st September from 5pm - 6:30pm which is  Free of Charge.

A Concert is set for Saturday, 1st September 7pm. Also FREE of Charge.

This Project is overseen by Apostle Allen Albury of Kingdom Encounter Ministries International and International Gospel recording artist Curtis Jordan...


C A Smith says farewell to OAS; calls for return to mandate


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NASSAU, The Bahamas - His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith, Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Organisation of American States (OAS) has officially demitted office after five years of promoting the interests of this country in the world’s oldest regional body.

In his departing address to the Regular Session of the Permanent Council on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Mr. Smith said he left with a deeper understanding and greater respect for the OAS, of which The Bahamas became a member-state in 1982...



The Bahamas makes first appearance before Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women


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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 52nd session took place from 9 to 27 July 2012 in New York at the United Nations Headquarter. This was the first appearance of The Bahamas before the Committee.

"The Bahamas argued that there are ‘no barriers of advancement of women’ in the country, and that the small percentage of women elected to parliament in May 2012 does not demonstrate the fact that 16.5% of candidates were women..."


Conch Salad TV: Manatees in The Bahamas


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Manatees Rita and Georgie made the news spending time in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera and Nassau Harbour.

Find out how Rita and Georgie ended up the Berry Islands and learn more about manatees in The Bahamas.

Then let us know if you’ve seen a Bahamas manatee.


6-Day Forecast for Nassau, Bahamas


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GENERAL SITUATION: A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL INFLUENCE OUR WEATHER THROUGH NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY.


Friday 31st Aug 2012 – Mostly Sunny and Hot during the day; Maximum Temperature 89°F. Few Clouds and warm at night; Minimum Temperature 79°F. Winds E-SE 10-15 knots; Seas 2-4 feet for All Areas.

Saturday 1st Sep 2012 – Partly Sunny with an Isolated Shower during the day; Maximum Temperature 87°F. Partly Cloudy and not as Warm


Grand Bahama Police make firearm arrest, take wanted persons into police custody


Firearm arrest - Police at the Eight Mile Rock Police Station are reporting a firearm arrest.
On Friday 31st August 2012, sometime around 3:20am, Officers on mobile patrol from the Eight Mile Rock Division observed a male in a business establishment who was acting suspiciously, upon closer...

Wanted persons in police custody - Police in Marsh Harbour Abaco are reporting that on Tuesday 28th August 2012, sometime around 4:05pm, Deon Paul who is wanted by police turned himself in at the Marsh Harbour Police Station.



C.O.B.: Excellence to Mark University Transition Agenda


Nassau, Bahamas - The University of The Bahamas will reflect the same level of excellence in academics and scholarship that has marked The College of The Bahamas' 39-year evolution, according to the leadership of the College Council and the recently appointed University Transition Secretariat (UTS).

The College is on the verge of a highly anticipated transition to university, which Prime Minister Perry Christie vowed will happen by 2015. The UTS will help to make that happen by envisioning the character and roadmap...



AML Continues Support for BESS Scholarship Programme


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Nassau, The Bahamas - To mark their continued relationship of support, AML Foods, through their Solomon’s Fresh Market Brand presented the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar program (BESS) with a $5,000 donation. Renea Knowles, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for AML Foods, presented the check to a grateful group of scholarship award recipients and partners, which included Franchesca Bethell and Cristina Roberts 2012 BESS students Trueranda Cox, (BESS alumnae 2010), Garneisha Pinder (BESS alumnae 2010), Charlene Carey...


Final Beauties @ Brunch event to honour Bahamasair female pilots


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Nassau, Bahamas - The year's final segment of Cia Monet's Beauties @ Brunch will take place in Nassau on October 14th at the Wyndham Hotel. The event to celebrate of 50 years of women’s suffrage will honour the three female captains (Gail Saunders, Frances Smith, and Gwendolyn Ritchie) of Bahamasair. Under the patronage of Debbie Bartlett, CEO GEMS Radio, Television and Production.

The hallmark of the organization is its celebration of fashion, beauty, sophistication, nation building, professionalism and poise showcased at premium venues with food and wine...


Local Special: 25% off at Pelican Bay Hotel, Weekends in September


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Locals can enjoy 25% off at Pelican Bay Hotel for the month of September!

Rates you can't beat! Includes complimentary breakfast. Applies to weekends only. Call our Reservations Department today!

Entering Pelican Bay Hotel is like passing through a leafy door into a world of tropical happiness....


2nd Annual Crabbing Bay Junior Regatta set for September 1st


CRABBING BAY, Grand Bahama Island – This weekend, with any threat of Tropical Storm Isaac behind us, the quiet settlement of Crabbing Bay will come alive once again with its 2nd Annual Junior Regatta!

This Saturday, September 1st, competitors will be sailing ‘International Flying Junior’ (FJ) class sloops. The FJ is a small, light and fast double-handed, ISAF International Class, trapeze-planing dinghy, whose hull allows it to sail closer to the wind than many other models.



Cacique Awards Nominations Extended to September 7th


January 2011 saw the final year that The Bahamas’ most prestigious awards ceremony in the tourism industry was to be held annually. It had been decided that it would become bi-annual, with the next event being held January 2013. The date has been set for January 27th, 2013, and with the event being less than 5 months away, the deadline for award nominations is fast approaching. The final day to submit nominations was Friday, August 31, but has now been extended to September 7th. 

Guidelines for Submissions are detailed within...



Miranda Cosgrove: "It's Better in The Bahamas"


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American actress and singer-songwriter, Miranda Cosgrove is in The Bahamas and will perform tonight at Atlantis.  The star of the hit TV show, iCarly shared this image of herself in a Bahamas t-shirt and gave this message with her fans, "It’s better in the Bahamas ;)"

As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned US$180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television. She was listed in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the Highest Paid Child Actress for iCarly.

Following the success of iCarly, a soundtrack album was released ...


Coral Scientists Use New Model to Find Where Corals Are Most Likely to Survive Climate Change


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ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society working with other coral reef experts have identified heat-tolerant coral species living in locations with continuous background temperature variability as those having the best chance of surviving climate change, according to a new simplified method for measuring coral reef resilience.

Therefore, coral reefs with these characteristics should receive immediate attention for conserving this highly threatened ecosystem, according to the authors of a study appearing August 30 in the online journal PLoS ONE.


Mario Carey Unveils Baha Mar Offerings to Local Market


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Nassau, Bahamas - An hour before Realtor Mario Carey was set to part the drapes and open the showing of The Residences at Baha Mar to a select group of invited guests, he wondered if anyone would show.
        
"Tropical Storm Isaac was bearing down on us with gusts of 30-35 mph and the sky was dark and threatening with coming rain," said Carey, founder and CEO of Mario Carey Realty. "I was scared everyone would run for cover and I didn't know if anyone other than the caterers and my team would come out in those conditions..."


All roads in NPRIP project proposed to be open by Monday, says Bahamas DPM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis said, on August 29, 2012, that, “all things being equal, and no major unforeseen difficulties like the arrival of heavy rain being experienced and based on the paving schedule as presented to the Ministry of Works and Urban Development by the contractor”, it is proposed to open up all roads within the New Providence Road Improvement Project  (NPRIP) for traffic on Monday, September 3, 2012, for school opening, with at least the first coat of asphalt being applied...


New Providence Police arrest two in recent murder - Southwestern Division officers arrest armed robbery suspect


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- Police have taken into custody a 24-year old male and a 22-year male for questioning in connection with a recent murder that occurred on Wednesday 29th...

Southwestern division officers arrest armed robbery suspect - A 27-year old male is in custody in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 31st August 2012...



HBO September 2012 Movie Lineup for the Caribbean


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HBO Latin America is the leader in paid, Premium television network broadcasting in the region, who as well as being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies, and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The September 2012 new movie lineup will includes...


Support Braneka Bassett as she auditions for "The Search" to be the new host of 106 & Park on BET


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Braneka Bassett (Miss Bahamas 2010) auditioned on BET 106 & Park on August 29th. You can leave your comments to help her fill the position. 

Miss Bassett auditioned to be the new female host. Please pass the word along and show your support sharing this article and by logging onto BET after the show to post positive feedback  indicating why you think Braneka should be the next host.


At the age of 16 she convinced her parents to move to Hollywood so she could pursue a modeling career....


U.S. Embassy Closed on U.S. Labor Day Holiday


Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. 

The Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 a.m.


The American Embassy is located on Queen Street in Nassau...



Flying Fish Modern Seafood closed till September 12th, 2012


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Flying Fish Modern Seafood Restaurant says thank you to all their loyal guests and staff for a great first 6 months. They are now closed until September 12th and will reopen Wednesday Sept 12th for lunch at 11:30am and then Happy Hour at 5:00pm, featuring fresh off the plane oysters.


AWESOME Wow Buys at CostRight Freeport & Nassau!


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Join Our Team: Student Central Advocate and Network Administrator positions availabe at MERP


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Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas - We invite qualified persons to apply for the position of Student Central Advocate and Network Administrator.

Learn more about requirements for both positions within.

To apply, please visit our website and copy/paste your resume, or complete an online application process. Deadline August 31, 2012...


5 beauties named to select winner of Manhunt International Bahamas


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Grand Bahama, Bahamas -  Star Model Management will host the first official selection for a Bahamas representative to Manhunt International 2012 which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. 

"The Ultimate Girls Night Out!"   Manhunt Bahamas will be the door opening for the young Bahamian who wants to pursue a career in the professional world of modeling.  Treasure Bay Casino plays host on September 22nd.

Our panel of judges comes with years of experience in the field of modeling, education, beauty and talent pageants; one could say they all know what it takes to be a winner and stand on a stage before a large crowd. ..

 


Bahamas Government officials view the body of the late Senator Leroy "Duke" Hanna


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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie views the body of the late Senator Leroy "Duke" Hanna in the foyer of the Senate August 30. A state recognised funeral will be held August 31 at Bethel Baptist Church and Mr Hanna will be buried in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.

The State-Recognised Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, 31 August, 2012 at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street.


BICA Executive Council Members Elected to serve on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Board


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The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is pleased to announce that Zelma Wilson (1st Vice President of BICA) and Jasmine Davis (President of BICA) have been elected as Director and Alternate Director, respectively, to serve on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) Board of Directors for the 2012/2013 term.  The elections were held during ICAC’s 63rd Board of Directors Meeting held in St John’s Antigua.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) is the recognised regional organization dedicated to advancing the interest...


Pelican Bay Hotel sizzles with the NEW Sabor-Licious Grill!


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Pelican Bay Hotel launched their new  Sabor-Licious Grill last Friday featuring sizzling savoury summer barbecue delicacies delivered to your table on your own personal tabletop grill.

Every Friday patrons can enjoy great food, drink, a DJ and the wonderful ambiance of marina-side dining! Check out their floating dock dining table!

Sabor Restaurant is a hidden treasure on the island of Grand Bahama where the freshest of ingredients infused with tropical spices brings every dish...


One Blood partners with Bahamas Harvest Church for Sept. 2nd Blood Drive


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Nassau, Bahamas - On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012, One Blood partners with Bahamas Harvest Church on Prince Charles Drive to conduct a church-wide Blood Drive during three worship experiences (7am, 9am & 11am) under the theme 'If You Want to Lend A Hand, Lend An Arm.'

On site will local and professional blood bank receivers from local hospitals, medical staff and personnel as well as One Blood members. Registration is easy and strictly confidential...


2012 Paralympics underway in London


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Held from 29th August until 9th September, the London 2012 Paralympic Games welcomes 4,200 Paralympic athletes from 166 nations to take part in 20 different sports and a total of 503 Paralympic events in seven venues in the Olympic Park in East London, five central London venues and three venues outside London.

Surrounded by waterways and colourful wild flowers, the 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in the wonderful Olympic Park in East London is at the centre of all the action, hosting both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as a comprehensive programme of Paralympic Athletics...


Short Subject Documentary Film Entries Due September 4 for 2012 Oscars®


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Beverly Hills, CA –Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards®.

To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying run after September 4 must still complete...


Sawyer's Fresh Market, your grocery bill just got lower!


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at Sawyer's Fresh Market on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower!

Locally Owned - Locally Operated - Earth Friendly - Always Fresh - Smart Choice - Best Quality - Fabulous Selection


Open 7 days a week! Sundays from 8am to 1pm; Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm



Office of the PM: Punch story on BTC negotiating team $1 million compensation completely false


Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by the Office of the Prime Minister:

The story appearing on the front page of today's Punch alleging that the Government's negotiating team for BTC will receive the sum of $1 million is completely untrue.

In fact, the members of the Government's negotiating team are serving on a completely unpaid basis...



Grand Lucayan, Bahamas to host the 13th annual Red Rose Ball


Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Lucayan is a Platinum Sponsor of the 13th annual Red Rose Ball, under the distinguished patronage of the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime minister of the Common wealth of The Bahamas. The charity event will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012. Cocktail hour begins at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm. Proceeds will benefit HIV/AIDS education and the construction of a Health Education/Resource Center to accommodate the Grand Bahama AIDS Awareness Committee on Grand Bahama Island.

The resort’s Grand Ballroom will be the setting for the black-tie charity event, themed “Las Vegas Cabaret,” featuring entertainment...



The Bahamas Weekly subscribers receive 10% off registration to Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Forum


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MIAMI BEACH, FL - C5 presents the 23rd Forum for Asset Tracing & Recovery on Monday, October 22 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami.

As the global economy continues to emerge from a period of significant decline, major frauds are still being discovered with alarming regularity.  With major international cases  unearthing the proceeds of crime hidden in increasingly complex locations and structures, practitioners from all corners of the globe are increasingly being instructed by clients, to gather...



Dr. Socorro Gross Galliano calls on Bahamas Governor General


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Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes is pictured, right, chatting with Dr. Socorro Gross Galliano,  candidate for post of Secretariat for the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) during a Courtesy Call  August 30, in the office of the Governor-General.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with over 100 years of experience working to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas. It enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system, serving as the...


Grand Lucayan partners with Freeport News on Photo Contest


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GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas – Aug. 23, 2012 – Grand Lucayan resort and Freeport News have launched a photo contest, which allows island residents to win weekly prizes just by snapping an image of their favorite spots and people on Grand Bahama Island. Through Oct. 10, 2012 residents can submit an image of their choice taken on Grand Bahama to be entered for weekly consideration in Freeport News’ “Best Local Grand Bahama” photo contest. Additionally, by submitting an image, one is entered automatically for the “Best Grand Bahama Island” photo of 2012.

Island residents can enter the contest as many times as desired and are encouraged to send in images of a favorite activity, beach, friend preparing a Conch salad, a day at Lucayan National Park, fishing adventure and more. Prizes for the weekly winners...Island residents eligible to win weekly prizes!



TCI fashion designer, Kazz Forbes to return to spark Red Rose Ball


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Turks and Caicos designer, Kazz Forbes will make a reappearance, showcasing Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) ‘Island Breeze: Turks and Caicos’ Resort Collection, at the prestigious Red Rose Ball in Grand Bahama which will be held under the distinguished patronage of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie and First Lady Bernadette Christie.

Forbes, principal designer and proprietor of Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) was first invited to showcase his ‘Le Caicos Chic: A Romance with Decadence’ collection at the Red Rose Ball ...


BTC Bowlers Connect in Fast Lane


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Nassau, Bahamas - Every Thursday evening for the past six weeks, more than 125 BTC staff members left stress behind, headed to Mario's, sunk their fingers into a bowling ball and kept their eye on the prize.

They are the bowlers of the 21 BTC teams.

This Thursday, rounds of play culminated in championships. Competition aside, the real celebration, said the champion, was team-building.     

"It means so much to me to be part of the BTC bowling league...



OAS Meeting in Washington Sources Aid for Haiti Following Storm


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Representatives of Foreign Missions from countries across the Western Hemisphere today met at the Headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC to assess the damage to Haiti following the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The meeting, convened by the Chairman of the Haiti Task Force, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, also brought together representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Monetary...


Rt Hon Perry Christie to Keynote at Red Rose Ball Charity Event, Nov 3rd


Freeport, Bahamas – Prime Minister Perry G. Christie named as Keynote Speaker at this year’s Red Rose Ball Charity event set for Saturday, November 3rd, 2012.  This is an event you won’t want to miss, you could be the Jackpot winner! at this year's Las Vegas Cabaret Charity Ball. As we the Red Rose Ball Committee predicts that this year’s event will be even BETTER than any of our past events, so the place to be this year is the Grand Ballroom, Radisson Grand Lucayan Resort this and every year!"



US Virgin Islands issues marine transportation request for proposal


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (August 30, 2012) - The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works is seeking a marine consultant to develop a comprehensive marine transportation plan for the Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas.

The U.S. Virgin Islands government welcomes proposals from qualified marine consultants and firms as it reinvigorates its marine transportation plan to accommodate greater cruise berths and explores options to bolster intra-island transportation through its coastal waterways.


Gospel artist Keith 'Halle' Gray to headline at Four Walls Down Rave Party: Addiction


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NASSAU, Bahamas - Four Walls Down, a non-profit organization created solely by young people focused on serving the children at the various orphanages on the island, in conjunction with Fam Records and a number of private individuals will be hosting Addiction, the first Christian rave party Nassau’s ever seen. The event will take place on Friday, August 31st at Potential Church on JFK Drive.  Part of the proceeds from the party will go toward funding the work of the organization headed by gospel artist Keith ‘Halle’ Gray. Partygoers will have the opportunity among other fun things to learn more about the charity and sign up to donate toward or volunteer with the group...


2nd Annual Hope Gala Ball to benefit the Cancer Society Grand Bahama Branch


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The Hope Ball Committee has recruited a team of volunteers to help raise funds for the various cancer related programs coordinated by the Cancer Society Grand Bahama Branch at the Venetian Masquerade 2nd Annual Hope Gala Ball being held under the distinguished patronage of their Excellencies Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Lady Foulkes.

This red carpet event will feature live entertainment, a fashion show, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit The Cancer Society Grand Bahama Branch. This year’s theme “Live life Celebrate!” represents the strength...


Bahamas rugby team competes at NACRA World Cup Qualifiers in Ottawa, Canada

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The Bahamas National 7s rugby squad were in Ottawa, Canada last week from August 23rd to compete in the NACRA World Cup Qualifiers with matches on the 25th and 26th.  They finished the tournament in 8th place overall.

In the first match against Mexico they lost 14-0; their second match vs Canada was a 33-5 loss; and they won against Bermuda 17-12, a dvancing them to the quarterfinal round on Sunday.

In their first quarterfinal match against USA they lost 47-0.Their  second match with Guyana they lost 28-10; and in their third match vs Barbados


BHS Summer Fun Photography Contest


Nassau, Bahamas - Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Fine Image Summer Fun Photography Contest.  Entries must be received by Friday, September 14th.  The cocktail event and announcement of the winners will take place on Friday, September 21st, at 6 p.m. at the New Providence Community Church on Blake Road. Pull out those cameras and start snapping!

Summer camp is well underway and has been a lot of fun for both the campers and the animals.. The dogs enjoy going for regular walks and the ponies are well-groomed.  If you're on Facebook, check out the photos...



Pelican Bay Hotel Supports Summer Sailing Camp


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Freeport, Bahamas –  The 2012 Grand Bahama Sailing Club Camp recently came to an end after receiving tremendous community support that allowed many children to be exposed to this relatively new sport to the island.
      
Some 122 Grand Bahamian children attended the Sailing Camp that spanned over a total of eight weeks at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club June through August.  Several sessions were offered with each session being two


SkyBahamas Welcomes North Eleuthera as their New Family Island Member


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SkyBahamas is pleased to Welcome their New Family Island Member, NORTH ELEUTHERA!

Fly Sky to North Eleuthera at their introductory price of just, $64.99 one way, or $129.00 round trip.

Check out our Daily Schedule:


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For Weekly Savings you need only click the Solomon's logo on the left column of each and every page of TheBahamasWeekly.com

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Bahamas Culture Day (NYC) 2012 set for September 2nd


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New York, NY - The Bahamian American Cultural Society, Inc. (BACS) announces its fifteenth Annual Bahamas Culture Day New York City, 2012.  On Sunday before Labor Day, September 2, 2012, 12 noon to 12 Midnight  you will mix with thousands of diverse and inspired individuals from across the Northeast and beyond at Pier 66 on the Hudson River, at the foot of West 25th Street in Manhattan. For your enjoyment you will experience the vibrant, warm and exciting flavor of the Bahamian Culture in Bahamian Deserts, drinks; music and dance; Kids Junkanoo Workshop and Rush Out, Bahamian Paintings; folklore and storytelling; Bahamian Art and other aspects of Bahamian...


September on ArtOvation | This Saturday Katrina Cartwright & Sonia Farmer


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Nassau, Bahamas - ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show of one-on-one interviews with the brightest personalities in arts, entertainment and innovation!
                            
Saturdays at 8am EST tune in to ArtOvation on Star 106.5 FM or via www.star106fm.co m

This Saturday, Sonia Farmer and Katrina Cartwright of Popop Studios...


Hon. Ryan Pinder speaks to members of Rotaract of East Nassau


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Nassau, Bahamas - Minister of Financial Services, Hon. Ryan Pinder speaks to members of Rotaract of East Nassau during their weekly meeting held at Van Breugel's Restaurant on Monday, August 27.

Mr. Pinder outlined some of the benefits that would accompany trade liberalisation and the market access implications of the World Trade Organisation (WHO) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) implementation...


His Posture Showed his Pain in the Neck


It was so great to have the kids home for the summer! My two youngest were with me for a month or two, and with them came all of their friends, along with the driving, the sleepovers, the dishes, the shopping and more washing and cleaning than should be allowed.  But I love it and give it all for the children, my daughter and son are 16 and 18 years of age. 
I know full well they won't be coming down from Canada as often in the future.

I live and work on Grand Bahama Island, one of over seven hundred islands in The Bahamas.  Weather is great, beaches are perfect, the sea is gorgeous and the livin' is easy here.  Traffic is light and usually moves briskly...



BAAA 2012 Scholar Athlete Awards at Government House


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Nassau,  Bahamas - The 19 graduates participated on national teams representing The Bahamas in Carifta, Junior CAC and the World Junior Track and Field Championships, and achieving 2.6 and above grade point averages.

Acting Minister of Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage gave remarks at the  the Bahamas Association of Athletic Association's (BAAA) 2012, Scholar Athlete Awards ceremony held August 27 at Government House...


Nek's Team hold Back to School event with guest Michael Mathieu


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Freeport, Bahamas - Hon. Neko Grant Minister of Public Works and Transport, MP for Central Grand Bahama hosted a Back to School event recently in his constituency.  Making a special appearance was Olympic gold medal 4 x 400m team member, Michael Mathieu.

Nek's Team served up food for the children in the area as they had fun at the park and had their faces painted.

Photos provided by Derek Carroll.


Prime Minister Christie thanks Clergy for their support


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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, thanked a group of religious leaders for their unwavering support before and after the May 7, 2012 general election.

“This gift you have given to me today, makes me feel good,” the Prime Minister said during a meeting with the clergy at the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Also present were the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development; the Hon. Melanie Griffin...



Miss Teen Plus & Miss Plus Grand Bahama Pageants Seeking Applicants


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Freeport, Bahamas - Who say Plus size  women not beautiful?  There is a new pageant in  Grand Bahama!  Miss Plus Grand Bahama and Miss Teen Plus Grand Bahama Beauty Pageants are geared towards plus-size women in Grand Bahama. 

Miss grand Bahama Organization extended their program to encourage  to encourage plus-size women to show that they  can be beautiful and that they too can represent their island and possibly their country. The successful queens will represent at the Miss Plus and Miss Teen Plus Bahama Caribbean Bahamas Pageant in Nassau...



G.B. Minister happy with Bahamian investment in Freeport


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FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on August 29 told Bahamian businessman Robert Myers, that his Ministry is prepared to render whatever assistance it can to assure the success of his company in Freeport.

Mr. Darville was touring the Vtrade Company facility on Queen’s Highway, near the industrial sector.  The building has some 86,000 square feet of warehouse space and sits on 20 acres of land.  The firm is looking at expanding into the logistics and light manufacturing sector...


School-based policing signals government's commitment to safe schools


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NASSAU, The Bahamas --- The re-introduction of the School-Based Policing Initiative for the upcoming public school year represents the Government of The Bahamas’ commitment to counter the “alarming and unacceptable levels” of violence in Bahamian schools by providing safe school havens for young Bahamian children.

“This violence includes, but is not limited to, instances of the sale and abuse of drugs, truancy, bullying, vandalism, assault, gang activities and the use of weapons,” Minister of National Security, Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage said...


Local author's book hits the shelves on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina


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New Orleans was lashed with heavy rain and wind on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as Isaac brought heavy flooding to rural Louisiana. Katrina was among the five deadliest and most destructive in history. Formed over the Bahamas, Katrina turned west, gathering strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. When it slammed into the cities and towns of the Gulf coast, it left a path of death and destruction in its wake that buried entire parishes  of New Orleans and left Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana changed forever. More than 1,800 people died; thousands...


Freeport’s Adam Miller Secures Top Slot at Florida Air Academy


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Freeport, Grand Bahama native, Adam Miller, a senior at Florida Air Academy (FAA), Melbourne, Florida, has been named a member of the FAA “Wing Diamond”, an honor awarded to only 5 students at Florida Air Academy each year, following completion of the FAA Leadership School.

Securing an invitation to Leadership School, an invitation only, week-long event, required a review of Millers behavior and grades, and the recommendation of two Florida Air Academy faculty members. Interviews for slots were conducted in the spring of 2012, and 60 boys and girls, international and domestic, were invited to attend the prestigious event...



Sen. Kwasi Thompson (FNM) statement on Grand Bahama Island


The Free National Movement is pleased to learn that one of the initiatives that it had planned for Grand Bahama prior to 7th May, 2012 is coming to fruition.

In its years in office up to the 2012 elections the FNM administration gave much needed government assistance to Vision Airlines, Discovery Cruise line and worked to bring the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship to the Freeport Harbour, which  today continues to benefit Grand Bahama.

The FNM after successfully concluding negotiations and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the Casino at the Grand Lucayan Resort open saving the jobs...



Abaco Business Outlook 2012 speakers and date announced


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The ninth annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 26 at the New Vision Ministries Centre in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. This year’s theme is "A Stronger Abaco: A Stronger Bahamas".

Confirmed speakers include Hon Obie Wilchcombe, M.P., Minister of Tourism; Renward Wells, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works; Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board; Eric Carey, Executive Director, Bahamas National Trust; Geoff Houston, CEO, BTC; Bradley Albury, Editor-in-Chief, The Abaconian; Janette Isaacs, Founder, Jemi Health & Wellness...



U.S. Embassy donation to add to detection efforts at Her Majesty's Prison, Bahamas


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NASSAU, The Bahamas --- Officials of Her Majesty’s Prisons, Fox Hill, said the donation of more than $50,000 worth of state-of-the-art corrections technology, including two cell phone locaters, by officials of the United States Embassy, Nassau, should reduce the flow of cell phones into the penal institution to a minimum.

Prison Superintendent Dr. Elliston Rahming, said Prison officers were confiscating an average of 20 cell phones per week since the first quarter of the year due to a “rigorous search programme” implemented at the facility...


The Hunt continues with Natakai Opato… living the life in a fisherman’s paradise in beautiful Bimini


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Grand Bahama, Bahamas -  Star Model Management will host the first official selection for a Bahamas representative to Manhunt International 2012 which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. 

"The Ultimate Girls Night Out!"   Manhunt Bahamas will be the door opening for the young Bahamian who wants to pursue a career in the professional world of modeling.  Treasure Bay Casino plays host on September 22nd.

Grand Bahamian by birth, Natakai D. Opato is the last of six siblings and lives on the tiny island of Bimini...


Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS


The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.


Check HERE for the latest REPORTS from the Royal Bahama Police Force ...



Julian Pedican presents book to Bahamas Governor General


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Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Sir-Arthur Foulkes accepts from Mr. Julian Pedican a copy of his book entitled "Progress Answers and Solutions for a More Progressive Bahamas." 

The presentation was made August 28, in the office of the Governor-General.

Pictured from left to right: Errolisa McPhee, Mr. Pedican, Sir Arthur, and Carla Pedican-Hall...



 

 

 

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