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October 03, 2010
Nassau/PI hotels see 8 revenue rise for August

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The major Nassau/Paradise Island hotels continued to see improvements in key financial indicators through August 2010, with revenues and room nights sold some 8 per cent and 7 per cent ahead, respectively, of 2009 comparatives for that month, with "every month putting the industry closer" to achieving pre-September 2008 crash numbers.

Robert Sands, the Bahamas Hotel Association's (BHA) president, said that while the resort industry was "still not" back to business levels seen prior to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it was enjoying "consistent, steady" growth when its performance was matched to 2009 numbers.

"I can te ...

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October 03, 2010
Bahamas First eyes 80.5 profit growth

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas First Holdings is projecting an 80.5 per cent increase in year-over-year net comprehensive income to $7.598 million for its 2010 financial year, Tribune Business can reveal, boosted by a forecast $2 million contribution from its new Cayman Islands acquisition.

The general insurance holding company is also predicting that net comprehensive income will increase again in its 2011 and 2012 financial years, rising by 23.6 per cent year-over-year to $9.391 million in the former, and again by 5.5 per cent to $9.904 million in the latter.

The projections, which Bahamas First Holdings emphasised were not a guaranteed financial performance, were cont ...

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October 13, 2010
The party's down in Andros this October

By THEA RUTHERFORD
Guardian National Correspondent
thea@nasguard.com
Get ready for the final Family Island fete of the year!
From days filled with bounteous produce exchange and activity to nights of concerts packed with Rake N Scrape headliners, the first Frank Hanna October Harvest Festival in North Andros brings with it a lot of promise.
"Our main focus is to try to bring some economic activity to the island itselfâ ¦and we believe that having this event and encouraging folks from Nassau and all over The Bahamas to make plans to be a part of this,"said Jeff Rodgers, one of the organizers, at a press conference on Tuesday to announce the event.
With a two-fold goal of fun and ...

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October 03, 2010
Airline places US expansion plans on hold

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

A Bahamian-owned airline is putting plans to begin flights to and from the US on hold for three months "to see how we survive October and November", its head telling Tribune Business that private operators were being squeezed on all sides be a combination of fee increases and Bahamasair selling cut-price tickets.

Speaking after Cat Island Air was last week barred by the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) from operating from its facilities, due to alleged non-payment of various fees, Captain Randy Butler, head of Sky Bahamas, told this newspaper that the company was placing its plans for direct flights to Cat Island, Exuma and Abaco from ...

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October 04, 2010
MasterCard and Kerzner International Sign Multi-Year Strategic Alliance to Bring Exclusive Benefits to Travelers

Paradise Island, Bahamas -

MasterCard Worldwide, world
leading payments brand and Kerzner International Resorts, operator of
destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, reached a multi-year
strategic partnership to provide MasterCard cardholders in Latin America
with access to exclusive offers at internationally renowned vacation
hotspot, Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas.  

According to
the World Tourism Organization (WTO), challenges in the tourism industry
over the last few years have heightened the need for stronger collaboration
and partnerships among different industries... 

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October 04, 2010
The Runway to Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has Fashion's Night Out and Islands of the World
Fashion Week (IWFW) created the Runway to Fashion Week - a designer
showcase for local novice designers to kick off the IWFW festivities. On
Sunday evening, the Runway to fashion Week was held at Mario's Bowling
Palace with a packed house of fashion enthusiasts present to witness the
show.

I was honored to be selected as a judge along with textile
and fashion designer Pamela Burnside and fashion designer Percy
Wallace.

Dubbed the Bahamas' "Project Runway," 5 novice local
designers participated in this inaugural event. The designers vied for
two amazing prizes...

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July 22, 2010
(PHOTOS) Katy Perry in concert at Atlantis

Paradise Island, The Bahamas - American singer,
songwriter and musician, Katy Perry performed at the world famous
resort, Atlantis, on July 17th.

Perry wore a lime green
mini-dress with the words "You are Here" on a yellow sash representing California, where she was born.

During
her Atlantis Live series performance she sang such songs as "Hot
N Cold", "I Kissed A Girl", "Waking Up In Vegas", and "California
Girls".

Katy Perry will perform next on August 3rd in Singapore.

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October 05, 2010
(VIDEO) Bodine Johnson launches official music video for Intoxicated

Nassau, Bahamas -

For
those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can't wait for a
taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street, Bodine 'Be' Johnson's summer single

Intoxicated is the hit you've been waiting to see on Video.    The
BuffBoo Records recording artist launched her official video for the single on September 23rd at Harry's Haven.

Intoxicated, the feel-good Caribbean love song is set to an up tempo fusion of Soca rhythms and Junkanoo Music.  Originally
produced by British Virgin Island producer Lincoln Ward of BeatLink
Productions 'intoxicated' was released to the world as a Soca single in
2009 to rave reviews. 

In
2010, the single has been re-released, infused with the spirit of
Junkanoo and with an upcoming music video to match is guaranteed to be
one of the best The Bahamas has to offer... 

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October 05, 2010
Daniel Gibson Captures the 2010 Bahamas Optimist National Championship Title

Nassau, bahamas - A total of thirty six boats competed this past
weekend on Montagu Bay in Nassau in the championship fleet of the 2010
Bahamas Opti National Championship. Sailors coming from Nassau, but also
from Long Island, Abaco, Freeport, Governor's Harbour and Harbour
Island.

Three races were sailed on Saturday in light wind conditions and four races were completed on Sunday in 8 to 11 knots winds.

Fourteen
year old Daniel Gibson from Nassau was crowned Bahamas Champion 2010.
Daniel sailed consistently, finishing among the top six sailors in all
races except for a seven place in race number two...

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October 04, 2010
Gibson, 14, captures national title

A total of 36 boats competed this past weekend at Montagu Bay in New Providence in the championship fleet of the 2010 Bahamas Opti National Championships. Sailors from New Providence took part, along with young sailors from Long Island, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and Harbour Island.
Three races were sailed on Saturday in light wind conditions and four races were completed on Sunday in eight to 11 knot winds.
Daniel Gibson, 14, from New Providence was crowned Bahamas Champion 2010. He sailed consistently, finishing among the top six sailors in all races except for a seventh place finish in race number two. This was the first time that he was awarded the Geoffrey Holowesko Championship Troph ...

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October 04, 2010
Poisonings and pet safety issues

By Basil Sands

BECAUSE we live in a tropical region of the world and in an archipelagic country- a group of many islands in a large body of water there is always an over abundance of tropical pests such as insects, spiders, snails, rodents and weeds.

And each day we see on TV or hear on radio, a new product on the market to eliminate the problematic pests, but sometimes at a huge price. All too often our pets are the unintended targets of these chemicals.

The summer seems to be a risky time or our pets. The long warm days of summer will put our pets at increase risk to injuries, fleas and ticks etc. Also during this time there is an increase usage of household pesticides and chemicals around ...

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October 06, 2010
Runway to Fashion Week winner to join IWFW 2010 Designer Line-Up

Nassau, Bahamas: The
"Islands of the World Fashion Week" 2010 season is officially underway!
On Sunday, October 3rd, scores of fashion spectators were engaged in
the excitement and allure of the Mode Îles Ltd. produced, "Runway to
Fashion Week". This highly anticipated event, loosely based on American
reality series "Project Runway", was designed to engage and expose
novice Bahamian designers to the wider fashion community; both locally
and internationally. With 5 talented designers eager to win the coveted
"top designer" title, only one emerged victorious! The winner of
Sunday's rigorous two rounds of competition was 26 year old Mr.
Theodore Elyett. His showcase of vibrant and colorful garments inspired
by American celebrity Solange Knowles...

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Bahamas Independence Day Celebration in London
July 21, 2010
Bahamas Independence Day Celebration in London

In commemoration of the 37th Independence Anniversary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, staff of the Bahamas High Commission, Bahamas Tourist Office and the Bahamas Maritime Authority in London, along with the Bahamian nationals and friends attended Choral Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

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Junior Bahamian athletes shine on second day
July 23, 2010
Junior Bahamian athletes shine on second day

The Bahamian contingent at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Canada moved into its second day of competition Wednesday, with its most prolific quartermiler continuing to lead the way.

Shaunae Miller advanced to the final of the women's 400m after finishing second in semifinal two and earning an automatic bid. She finished in 53.21s, second behind Margaret Etim of Nigeria who won in 52.63s.

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July 23, 2010
Up in the air: The men's national rugby team will start play today. Up first for the team is Cayman Islands, followed by Costa Rica and Guyana.

Vanderpool-Wallace adds another medal to her collection

Rugby team tackles Cayman first

By KELSIE JOHNSON

NG Sports Reporter

kelsie@nasguard.com

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace closed the 21st Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as the most decorated Bahamian swimmer. When she hit the pool, in the finals of the women's 50 meters freestyle late last evening, the talented swimmer had already collected six medals; two golds, two silvers and two bronze - and was en route to adding the seventh, which she was not denied.

A silver was added to Vanderpool-Wallace's medal haul. Her time, 25.53 seconds placed her behind hometown favorite Vanessa Garcia, who won in ...

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July 23, 2010
Islands of the World Fashion Week: Designer Call

Nassau, Bahamas -
Mode
Îles, Ltd., organizers of the award-winning event,

Islands of the World
Fashion Week, is announcing the third edition of their spectacular
showcase of established and novice designers to the world's stage. The
event will take place on

November 11th - 13th in
Nassau, Bahamas, exposing island-based designers to the international
media and prospective buyer markets. This year promises to be even more
beneficial to our potential designers as we've added a televised
special/series, which will focus on the designers and events surrounding
IWFW.† The special will comprise of three segments, which will run
parallel to the main event:

"In†Search

of the Next Oscar"-
A runway presentation of
five designers selected from five island nations highlighting the themes
of eco-fashion, culture and fashion, and red/green carpet designs.
Judges will select the designer with the greatest potential for
following in the footsteps of the most internationally renowned designer
originating from a developing island nation, Oscar de la Renta...

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October 05, 2010
Exuma Business Outlook 2010 slated for October

Great Exuma, Bahamas - Under the theme "Restore Exuma: Sustainability there,
greater sustainability everywhere", the 5th Exuma Business
Outlook is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 27 on Great Exuma at
the beautiful Sandals at Emerald Bay. The organizers, TCL Group, promise an
intense review of the island's needs and potential and a look the island's
former glory of which few Bahamians, even younger Exumians may know little.

TCL's president Joan Albury spoke recently of the reasons
for the choice of focus for the forum...

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October 05, 2010
Fashion Show on target for over 1,000 attendance

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian organiser of a fashion show to be held in Nassau next month yesterday told Tribune Business he was confident the event would meet its 1,000-plus attendance target, but said Bahamian designer participation "can be better", with this nation just scratching the surface of the industry's economic potential.

Owen Bethel, Bahamian banker and president of Modes Iles, organiser of the Islands of the World Fashion Week, told this newspaper that early attendance indicators for the November 11-13, 2010, showcase in Nassau were positive, with a lead-up tour featuring exhibitions in California, Chicago and Miami helping to generate oversea ...

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July 25, 2010
Kamie Crawford of Maryland wins the Miss Teen USA title

Paradise Island,
Bahamas - Miss Kamie Crawford of Maryland was crowned Miss Teen USA
2010 at the 28th Miss Teen USA pageant, held at the Imperial Ballroom,

Atlantis† on July 24, 2010.

The 17-year-old winner is from

Potomac, MD.

Contestants
from 50 states and the District of Colombia competed for the crown with
her.† the 51 contestants were narrowed down to 15 after the swimsuit,
evening gown, and fashion categories. The top 5 were judged on
appearance and their responses to questions.

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July 23, 2010
Bahamian Group in New York Delivers to The Bahamas

The Bahamian American Cultural Society, through the effort and
collaboration with the

American Airlines Caribbean Employees Resource
Group (ERG) T

hird Annual "Adopt an Island Program," brings valuable
assistance to The Bahamas, and an opportunity to give good exposure to
guest institutions and tourism in the Bahamas.

The CRBERG is the only resource group that was unanimously accepted to
the Diversity Advisory Council in 1999. The group was formed as a
vehicle to educate AMR employees about the significant revenue
contributions of the Caribbean market and to implement a sensitivity
training course for all front line employees. Its Mission is to promote
an understanding of the diverse make-up of the Caribbean culture as it
relates to the profitability of AMR, its employees and its customers...

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October 05, 2010
Pictures Included located in features photos as Runway to F Week

By ALESHA CADET

Tribune Features Reporter

IN a highly competitive Runway To Fashion week ultimate designer competition, Theodore Sealy won over the judges with his skillful design label called "Theodore Elyett".

The competition was held on Sunday, October 3 at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace.

With less than two months until the biggest runway show to hit the Bahamian shores, Mode Iles LTD, producers of the award winning Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) created this designer competition for novice designers based in the Bahamas. The competition, Runway to Fashion Week is loosely based on America's "Project Runway" and was created to involve local des ...

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October 21, 2010
SkyBahamas Airlines supports the Bahamas Cancer Society

Nassau, Bahamas - SkyBahamas Airlines is very pleased with its reputation as one of the
leading community stakeholders.  We have, over the past year partnered
with a wide cross section of organizations, and have supported them in
making many of their causes a reality.

 

Recently, we have been
lending a significant hand to the Bahamas Cancer Society through their
Nassau and Family Island Branches.  We believe that that the Corporate
efforts expended on our part can make a life-saving difference for
someone and their family...

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August 12, 2010
Citizens' Review travels to South Eleuthera

Erin Ferguson, host and executive producer
of the popular Bahamian television show, Citizens' Review,
traveled to South Eleuthera to shoot 2 shows at the Cape Eleuthera Institute,
and the Island School. The trip was the reward for the recipients of the
Citizens of the Year Award, an annual award given by Citizens Review. The
awards were presented to High School Graduates in New Providence and Grand
Bahama whom the Principals, Guidance Counselors and Teacher thought were living
by example the 3 tenants of the Citizens' Review TV show, which are Independent, Accurate, and Bold.

 

The students from Grand Bahama are
Keiannah Charlton, Eight Mile Rock High School, Anjelica Maycock, Jack Hayward
High School, Charles Rose, Head Boy, Jack Hayward High School, and Charles
Harvey, Jack Hayward High School. New Providence students are Sloan Smith, R.M.
Bailey High School, Denielle Miller, C.V. Bethel High School...

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August 04, 2010
Sawyer's Fresh Market : your grocery bill just got lower!

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

Visit Sawyer's Fresh Market at 28 Oak Street.

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

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July 30, 2010
New Providence Events Calendar

Find out what is happening in New Providence.

TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago

they live on, or even if they now live abroad.

List  your event here for FREE! Contact 

Editor@thebahamasweekly.com  

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August 25, 2010
Sawyer's Fresh Market : your grocery bill just got lower!

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

Visit Sawyer's Fresh Market at 28 Oak Street.

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

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July 29, 2010
Thursday is Ladies Night at Neptunes - Chandon 6.50 a glass

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Ladies love to dance, and Ladies love champagne!

Every Thursday night at Neptune's, aside from their ever popular Happy Hour from 7 - 9pm, the Ladies can enjoy

Chandon for only $6.50 a glass (regular price is $12.95).

Enjoy music by DJ Lochs or DJ Say My Name and make it your night to hang with the girls and dance the night away to the most upbeat tunes.

Ladies Night is perfect for a birthday, Hen Night, or Wedding Shower, or simply a night to get away with your BFFs...

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July 31, 2010
Junkanoo Summer Festival (Nassau) - July 17, 24, and 31

Nassau, Bahamas -

Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) is back in Nassau for three weeks of Bahamian cultural entertainment at a venue that tourism officials expect to draw unprecedented support from Bahamians and visitors.

While JSF is being held on eight islands this summer, in Nassau the annual festival is scheduled for three

Saturdays - July 17, 24 and 31 - from noon to 10pm. The event, which features junkanoo rushes at 5 and 9pm, will be presented at Junkanoo Beach East - just west of the British Colonial Hilton parking lot.

The new location is ideal for attracting visitors from the downtown area, which will encourage increased tourist spending, said Geneva Cooper, senior director for Product in the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation...

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July 28, 2010
GBPC: Loss of life at Kings Road, an unfortunate preventable mishap

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
July 28, 2010
The Grand Bahama Power Company is
saddened to learn of the recent loss of life found at our premises on
Kings Road. We are satisfied that every reasonable precautionary measure
was taken to prevent such an unfortunate mishap from happening.

A
safe environment is paramount to us. Management of the Grand Bahama
Power Company fully supports and complies with stringent international
safety and security practices and as standard policies and procedures
adhered to these practices. Safety locks, labels, signs and information
are...

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July 28, 2010
Le Med, Freeport GBI - Early Bird specials only 12. 95!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Led Med Mediterranean Restaurant at Port Lucaya offers you

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS for just

$12.95 + 15% gratuity from

4:00 to 6:30 pm

 

1 glass of house wine or 1 soft drink. Salad and bread included, and your choice of one the following:

An 8 OZ Black Angus Steak; Pasta & lobster; Pasta with Shrimps;  Seafood Pasta; Grilled Chicken Breast on Pasta; Coconut Shrimps; ½ Rotisserie Chicken; Grouper or Snapper fillet; or Cracked Conch...

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