Bahamas Local Stories

Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry
Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

After weeks of wicked weather the folks in Louisiana now face another foe in Tropical Storm Barry. Famous for its rivers and their influence on culture, the gulf coast of Louisiana is infamous for it's flooding and the great loss of life that often comes with. From the Great Flood of 1927 to Hurricane Katrina, residents of Louisiana are more than aware of the threat they face when the waters around them begin to rise.

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Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Press Conference on Upcoming WBFF Event

June 28, 2019

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation held a press conference yesterday, at the Sapodilla Restaurant to discuss the upcoming World Beauty, Fashion and Fitness (WBFF) eventto be held on August 5th-10th 2019 at the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, with the Grand Finale to take place on the August 10th, 2019...

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Accident in Rock Sound Eleuthera-Tour Bus Overturns

June 24, 2019

Reports of an overturned tour bus in Rock Sound Eleuthera. It is alleged that tourists on tour are trapped. Reports are all unconfirmed at this point...

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BAHAMIAN, Tebby Burrows is making waves in the international music circuit

May 29, 2019

The NBC Songland is where musically inspired magic is taking place. The show's initial intent is to "discover the magic" behind "award-winning voices" and "chart-topping hits..."

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DRAKE MAMA, THERE GOES THAT MAN! Major Catcalls in 'The' Bahamas
DRAKE MAMA, THERE GOES THAT MAN! Major Catcalls in 'The' Bahamas

May 28, 2019

We all know Drake can draw a crowd anywhere he goes -- but who would've guessed he gets the construction site treatment in the Bahamas???

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Minister Pintard tells artisans that there are many creative options for the use of the conch shell
Minister Pintard tells artisans that there are many creative options for the use of the conch shell

May 13, 2019

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard told Grand Bahamian artisans that the options for products using the conch shell are endless and that his Ministry, through BAIC, is prepared to work with them in discovering many of those options.

“We live in a global village and the reality is the Bahamas needs to be fully integrated,” said Minister Pintard. “The Government, through its e-government, e-commerce business is now seeking to set up all areas of government, so that we are integrated with the global community online.

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Department of Statistics - Annual and Quarterly GDP 2018
Department of Statistics - Annual and Quarterly GDP 2018

May 13, 2019

The National Accounts Section of the Department of Statistics is pleased to release the Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2018, compiled by the Production and Expenditure Approaches.

The preliminary results for 2018 reveal GDP of $12.424 billion in nominal dollars and $10.763 billion in real dollars (Graph 1). When compared to the same period of 2017, this represents an increase of 2.3% in nominal growth and real growth of 1.6%.

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Ministry of Tourism Launches New Bahamas Brand Campaign in New York

February 08, 2019

Minister of Tourism with Lenny Kravitz, Jamaal Rolle (Bahamian Celebrity Artist) and Joy Jibrilu in New York City at the launch...

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The Bahamas International Film Festival: An Interview With Hanxiong Bo
The Bahamas International Film Festival: An Interview With Hanxiong Bo

November 26, 2018

BahamasLocal.com had the pleasure of granting filmmaker Hanxiong Bo with his first ever interview so he could tell us all about his film "Haircut" that is going to be featured in the upcoming Bahamas International Film Festival.

It will be showing Thursday, November 29th 3:10pm @ Galleria Cinema Marathon Mall Screen B and Saturday, December 1st 12:00pm
@ Inagua Room, Baha Mar Convention Center.

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Virginia Cavaliers Are The 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Champions!
Virginia Cavaliers Are The 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Champions!

November 23, 2018

The game it was all leading up to saw the Wisconsin Badgers go up against the Virginia Cavaliers in an intense battle to see who would become the champions of the 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball tournament.

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Large Crowd for 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Game 5 Dayton Flyers Vs Virgina Cavaliers
Large Crowd for 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Game 5 Dayton Flyers Vs Virgina Cavaliers

November 22, 2018

Games 5 of 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball tournament sees the two teams, Dayton Flyers and Virginia Cavaliers going head to head in a heated hustling match of who wants it more.
It was an aggressive first half with lots of contact 19 fouls in total spreading over both teams, double digit turn overs and non stop grappling for the ball.

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Oklahoma Sooners Versus Wisconsin Badgers Opens Day 2 Of Battle 4 Atlantis
Oklahoma Sooners Versus Wisconsin Badgers Opens Day 2 Of Battle 4 Atlantis

November 22, 2018

If you haven't guessed it yet, it's that time again. It's time for 8 Division 1 Men's NCAA Basketball teams to come together in the island nation of the Bahamas and, Battle 4 Atlantis. The title of champion of the Battle 4 Atlantis over the years has become something these NCAA teams only revere but seek to capture year after year.

Day 2 of Battle 4 Atlantis opened with a bang in an explosive game 5 of the tournament between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Wisconsin Badgers come out victorious over the Oklahoma Sooners 78 - 58.

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Former PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts died today
Former PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts died today

October 25, 2018

Former PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts died today...It has been confirmed that former PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts...

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Cannabis is set to be legalised in Antigua and Barbuda, as Prime Minister says 'racist' laws that banned it damaged the Rastafarian communit
Cannabis is set to be legalised in Antigua and Barbuda, as Prime Minister says 'racist' laws that banned it damaged the Rastafarian communit

October 23, 2018

Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising the possession of small amounts of the drug...

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BTC Spam Alert
BTC Spam Alert

October 09, 2018

BTC advises its mobile customers to avoid any calls originating from a “375” area code and also not to return these calls. The calls have been identified as a ‘one ring spam hoax’...

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Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday
Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday

July 06, 2018

In less than a day, Beryl went from an area of interest to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season...This tiny hurricane may strengthen a tad more into Saturday...

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Bahamas Bowl says THANK YOU
Bahamas Bowl says THANK YOU

June 28, 2018

Returning to The Bahamas for its 5th consecutive year, Bahamas Bowl seeks to do it bigger & better...The Committee for this Bowl in The Bahamas, is led by Lea Miller-Tooley,Director of Sales & Marketing...

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Golden Isles MP-Vaugh Miller...FIRED!
Golden Isles MP-Vaugh Miller...FIRED!

June 19, 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has fired Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller from his position as a parliamentary secretary after Miller voted last night against the VAT increase...

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Webshop Employees and Demonstrators March Against Pending Increase on VAT

June 14, 2018

Web shop employees and other demonstrators marched downtown today in protest of the pending 60 percent increase in value added tax (VAT) and the proposed sliding scale tax scheme for web shop operators...

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2018 FIFA World Cup Games Schedule

June 14, 2018

Follow the World Cup games by viewing the schedule below...

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