Bahamas Local Stories

BTVI to Holland College: Discovering the Possibilities

January 30, 2018

“As individuals, we tend to place limitations upon ourselves regarding dreams and ambition, which is a self-imposing threat to our own success. Nothing is impossible once you believe you can. As Nike says, ‘Just do it.’” These were the encouraging words of Keandra Knowles - a student at the Bahamas.......

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BahamasLocal.com Participates in The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

January 15, 2018

"The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created...Komen focuses on supporting those with the fewest resources: uninsured, underinsured and low-income women and men unable to access care..."

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Surgery a Success
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Surgery a Success

January 04, 2018

The Cabinet Office informs the general public that the Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Hubert A. Minnis’ surgery yesterday, 3rd January, 2018, at the Princess Margaret Hospital was successful. The Prime Minister thanks Dr. Jeffrey Sweeting who removed a cataract from his eye as well as the anesthetist, Dr. Mark Weech for their professional care and attention. The Prime Minister tolerated the procedure well and was sent home 2 hours later to convalesce and follow the doctor’s orders.

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Three Bahamians To Receive Knighthoods
Three Bahamians To Receive Knighthoods

December 30, 2017

The Queen's New Year Honour list is out and several Bahamians are being honoured, including 3 receiving Knighthoods.

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(Video)Supernova: BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with Ronnie Butler

November 20, 2017

As the country mourns the loss of Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with the icon during an interview six years ago. We love you Ronnie.

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Facebook Spy's Monitoring Your Account
Facebook Spy's Monitoring Your Account

September 21, 2017

By entering the term “Facebook Security” into Facebook’s “block users” field it would reveal a list of people whom the social network had engaged to furtively monitor your activity, and each of whom had to be individually blocked by you to prevent them from spying on you:

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma tears through Freeport

September 10, 2017

As the island of New Providence gave thanks for being spared, Hurricane Irma bore down on Grand Bahama with devastating fury. In spite of likewise being spared a direct hit, Freeport saw roofs ripped from homes, multiple tornadoes and downed power lines that started at least one fire as Hurricane Irma began the US leg of her tour of destruction.

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma hits Freeport with tornadoes

September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma hits Freeport with tornadoes.

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VIDEO: Exuma feels the force of Hurricane Irma

September 08, 2017

Exuma lashed with hurricane force winds and torrential rains as Hurricane Irma continues her march to Florida.

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Salina Point, Acklins suffers Hurricane Irma's storm surge

September 08, 2017

Salina Point, Acklins took a toll from the incredible storm surge brought on by Hurricane Irma.

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Statement from the Honorable Adrian Gibson, Member of Parliament for Long Island

September 08, 2017

Statement from the Honorable Adrian Gibson, Member of Parliament for Long Island:

Long Island Hurricane Irma Update #3:

The worst of Hurricane Irma is over.

Fortunately, I can say that no deaths or injuries have been reported.

Official assessments of south Long Island have been completed. An assessment of north Long Island is currently ongoing.

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Morton Salt suffers millions in damages from Hurricane Irma

September 08, 2017

As reports come in from the Southeastern Bahamas it’s clear that the country has taken yet another economic blow.

The Morton Salt Factory in Inagua has yet again suffered extensive damage from a major hurricane. Still recovering from Hurricane Joaquin which hit in 2015 initial estimates put the damage from Hurricane Irma in the millions.

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The Atlantic Basin 2010 vs 2017

September 08, 2017

As Floridians continue to evacuate in droves and Bahamians prepare to assess damage in the days to come meteorologists worldwide are taking note of a seemingly angry Atlantic Basin. For the first time in 7 years we had 3 active hurricanes, Irma, Jose; and Katia.

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Video clip of Hurricane Irma hitting Long Island Bahamas

September 08, 2017

As of 8:00am Friday 8th September, Irma is a Category 4 hurricane with 150-mph winds. Moving WNW at 14mph.
Featured is a video clip in Clarence Town, Long Island from a residential home...

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Nassau Prepares for Hurricane Irma
Nassau Prepares for Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues her path of destruction through the Caribbean residents of New Providence, the capital of The Bahamas, are taking no chances. Throughout the island persons are heading to stores for hurricane supplies, food and water. Pictured is an empty bread isle at a food store in central Nassau.

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Premier Importers still has PLYWOOD!
Premier Importers still has PLYWOOD!

September 06, 2017

As New Providence residents scramble around town in search of that now elusive 'Plywood", Premium Importers Ltd...

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PHOTOS: St. Maarten Devastated by Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues to churn her path of destruction across the northern Caribbean we have more photos showing the sheer devastation in St. Maarten.

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PHOTOS: HURRICANE IRMA HITS ST. MAARTEN

September 06, 2017

The photos below show the devastation faced in St. Maarten after the passing of "super cyclone" Hurricane Irma.

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Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017 UPDATED as of September 5, 2017

September 05, 2017

Commonwealth of The Bahamas HURRICANE SHELTERS 2017

UPDATED as of September 5, 2017



NAME OF SHELTER, ADDRESS, CAPACITY

NEW PROVIDENCE

1. New Dimensions Ministries, Joe Farrington Road, 100

2. Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive, 150-200

3. Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist (Physically Disabled/Homeless only), Shirley Street, 100

4. Holy Cross Anglican Church, Highbury Park off Soldier Road, 100-200

5. Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road, 150

6. Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road, 100

7. Salvation Army, Mackey Street, 50-75

8. St. Mary’s Hall/St. Augustine College, Bernard Road, 200

9. Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision, 150

10. Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road, 200

11. New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive, 100

12. Southwest Cathedral Church of God, Carmichael Road, 300

13. Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, 400

14. Ebenezer Mission Baptist Church, St. Charles Vincent Street, 100

15. Salvation Army, Meadow Street, 25

16. St. Barnabas Anglican Parish Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill Road, 150-200

17. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road, 50

18. Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (for BAPD only),

Dolphin Drive, 25

19. Church of God of Prophecy, Gambier Village, 25

20. New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road, 250

21. Calvary Haitian Baptist Church, West Avenue, 100

22. Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harold Road, 200-250

23. St. John’s Native Baptist Church, Meeting Street, 150-200

24. Church of God Auditorium (for Sandilands only), Joe Farrington Road, 1500

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BahamasLocal.com attends Logos Hope's Thank You Dinner!
BahamasLocal.com attends Logos Hope's Thank You Dinner!

July 27, 2017

The Logos Hope "Floating Library" has been docked at the Prince George Wharf for the past 13 days now; the floating book tour moves on to Freeport Grand Bahama this afternoon then on to Haiti...

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