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It is my great pleasure to be present here this morning as we officially open the new and improved West Bay Street at Cable Beach. This realignment of West Bay Street diverts traffic south of the Baha Mar Resort, nowadays marketed as Baha Mar: the Bahamian Riviera.
The developers of the multi-billion-dollar Baha Mar project handed the newly realigned West Bay Street over to government officials yesterday, marking a historic shift in the way people travel along the western portion of New Providence.
The 1.25-mile stretch of road will divert traffic south of Baha Mar as it now looks to begin the second phase of the mega-resort.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham c...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation & The Ministry of Tourism present The Annual Grand Bahama Trade Show Authenticity A place to find everything Bahamian! November 24th - 26th from 10 a.m 8 p.m at The Grand Lucayan.
The short answer: nothing. There's nothing wrong with him. An interesting thing happened in Jamaica recently. Political junkies didn't miss it, I'm sure. Prime Minister Bruce Golding, 63 years old, stepped down and his Jamaica Labour Party has selected 39-year-old Andrew Holness, the minister of education, to be their leader and consequently, prime minister.
Bahamas Speed Week (BSW) is an event filled with impressive numbers.
There are more than $100 million worth of vintage vehicles taking part. It's expected to draw thousands of tourists to New Providence. And spots in the Paddock Club, a private area for leading businesses, is selling at a minimum of $10,000 a pop.
But perhaps the most telling number for BSW is simply the presence of on...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation & The Ministry of Tourism present The Annual Grand Bahama Trade Show Authenticity A place to find everything Bahamian!
Most Bahamians take for granted the sea shell that they walk on at the beach. But in the hands of Miralee Rose, the sea shell becomes even more beautiful as she turns that simple shell into an angel Christmas tree ornament.
"People always compliment me on my shellwork but when they see what I can do for Christmas, it blows them away," says Rose. "It amazes them to see what you can do with s...
More than 40 rare and vintage race cars, many valued in the millions, arrived in Nassau from the U.S. and U.K. this weekend in anticipation of Bahamas Speed Week Revival. The 8-event, 5-day series kicks off on Wednesday when legendary driver Sir Stirling Moss and Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes drive through the BTC gantry at Arawak Cay to the sound of a canon and the applause of locals, visit...
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Forty of the world's most valuable classic race cars took a spin around the island of New Providence Thursday as onlookers throughout New Providence took to the streets, listening for the sound of powerful engines and ogling the gleaming high-octane assets.
Forty of the world's most valuable classic race cars took a spin around the island of New Providence today as onlookers throughout New Providence took to the streets, listening for the sound of powerful engines and ogling the gleaming high-octane assets. Official photographer for today's island tour and Concours d'Elegance at Lyford Cay Club, Derek Smith, Jr., captured this image as the iconic vin...
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association
2 December 2011
This has been a year marked by powerful fires that ravaged historic businesses, communities, and now, culture. The fire that broke out early yesterday morning in downtown Nassau took the shell of the straw market already destroyed by Hurricane Irene earlier this year, as well as the two historical buildings that straddled it--the Pompey Museum and the historic St. Cuthbert's Church.
Attendance from the general public was disappointing, a chief organizer at Bahamas Speed Week (BSW) admitted, but the support of sponsors and local businesses should provide a bedrock to build upon in the future.
THE Government "will move expeditiously" to restore the part of downtown that was ravaged by fire last Friday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham confirmed, saying the fire which destroyed the historic Pompey Museum presented an opportunity for the redevelopment of the block as a "showpiece" in downtown Nassau.
Being able to draw out a sense of creativity and seeing students transform the ordinary into the extraordinary are the motivational forces that drive Sheree Heastie. She is teacher of the year from the Eleuthera high school, Preston H. Albury.
GRAND BAHAMA Shipyard's chairman, Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, said the facility has "done better and better" every month throughout 2011, having gone 205 days without any health/safety incident this year.
And, speaking with staff at the Shipyard's annual Christmas luncheon last Thursday, Reuben Byrd, its senior vice-president of operations, discussed the importance of customer satisfaction and service...
Nadia Campbell - the sole designer and motivating force behind the Bahamian brand Nadia Campbell Jewellery - is known for her statement-making pieces through her use of innovative shapes and materials.
Now, after spending a year in Italy, she returns with a new collection of work which will be on display at the exhibition "Stones. Leather. Metal. Wood." this Wednesday, December 21, from 4 p.m. to ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Officers of the Mobile Division removed two (2) firearms from the streets of New Providence. Initial police reports indicate that around 1:45 pm on Monday 19th December, 2011 police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Mars Road, Golden Gates.
The One Family Junkanoo and Community Organization congratulates the Shell Saxon Superstars on their Boxing Day 2011 victory. We also extend congratulations to all groups and participants who made the annual parade a wonderful experience for all.
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
VALLEY Boys deputy chairman Patrick Adderley yesterday pointed to an "inordinate" number of dancers as the reason for the Junkanoo group's defeat in the Boxing Day parade.
The A category group ranked fourth place behind defending champions Shell Saxon Superstars, who were declared the unofficial winners for the second straight...
2011 wasn't just another year. Powerful politicians went to jail, joblessness hardened into recession, and many of our assumptions about the status quo froze to death. Some of us were inclined to laugh, but found dark sorrow everywhere our teardrops fell.