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debib replied to the thread expat community on the Bahamas forum:
goingtropic initially posted:
Is there an active expat community? functions, activities to meet others in Nassau will be moving there in May and husband will not be able to join me until august. would like to get out and see things and meet some good fun people in the area
debib replied on April 16, 2015 with:
Hi - I am one of those women that found it difficult. I work full time days and could not seem to find ladies who were interested in get-togethers at night, etc. Finally met a few other expats - every age from 25 to 70 and we do monthly dinner parties. If you are willing to seek out and come meet for coffee and /or drinks after work - we will make sure you don't get lonely. Debi
bergie replied on March 25, 2015 with:
I think there is, I have been here 5 weeks and if you want to get involved then you can. There are several women's group; Candian, Women's and Corona are all active women group in Nassau. Depending on where you are living Sandiport, Balmoral the communities are all very friendly. I haven't had any issues with finding stuff to do as my husband is working and I am not but I have heard the other side as well that women come here and don't enjoy it. But it sounds like you are working so it shouldn't be a problem for you.
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debib replied to the thread bus schedule and car rental on the Bahamas forum on April 16, 2015:
goingtropic initially posted:
wondering if buses travel out east. All I read about is going to cable beach from downtown, nothing about going the other direction. also would be interested in renting a car for a month.. any ideas.
debib replied on April 16, 2015 with:
I know they run out East but as you can see, the schedules are less predictable. I think along East Bay and Eastern Road I have seen them up to 7 PM or even 8 PM. In terms of local car rental companies, you can try VIRGO. They are less expensive than Budget or Avis but they don't always have lots of cars. Debi
plsuh replied on April 14, 2015 with:
Here's the official list of bus routes. Some of them are lackadaisical towards the ends of the routes. I've seen #10 buses turn back well short of the western end of the route if the bus is empty, never mind that there may be people waiting further out. Supposedly they run only until sunset, but I haven't really noticed when they stop running. One thing I can't figure out -- why are the route numbers painted on the buses, instead of some changeable sign? That way a bus can be used on more than one route, depending on demand. --Paul
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debib posted Checking out Nassau before you move? on the Bahamas forum on April 16, 2015:
I am an expat and I rent my second bedroom & private bath in popular Sandyport area. Been here since 2011 so can share much about the adjustment to Nassau and what you need to know before you move. Check it out at Debi
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dolfie replied to the thread Where to buy a house in the Bahamas? on the Bahamas forum:
Chlo64 initially posted:
Hello, I am French, I'm sorry for my English. I need your advice, I come back from the Bahamas and I am determined to buy a house to live a few months in the year. I stopped my choice on two islands - Grand Bahama and New Providence. I would like to know what are the best districts to buy a house (Safe, clean beach, less exposed to hurricanes and not too far from downtown) and what the island is more pleasant to live with now and in future projects. It is difficult to get an objective opinion with real estate agencies. Also, I saw beautiful beach front home in Goodman's Bay, what do you think of this place? With the construction of the Baha Mar resort, this district will be taken of the value or the opposite? Thank you for your answers.
dolfie replied on April 15, 2015 with:
Some real opportunities in Water's edge Grand Bahama or check also the ads here on the forum.
MDB replied on April 11, 2015 with:
You should definitely consider a gated community. I lived there for 10 years with young kids and would do it exactly the same if I had to do it over again. Being right on the water is great but crime is out of control. Most of the gated communities on the east end are very safe, clean and on the water!
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dolfie replied to the thread Thinking about a move to Grand Bahama on the Bahamas forum on April 15, 2015:
cdie initially posted:
Hi all I have owned on GB since '06. Thinking of moving there and have all the usual questions. But I also would like to know: Are residents allowed to own firearms of any sort? For personal protection or hunting? I am told by some that there is opportunity to hunt the pigeon and dove population and also that you may defend against a home invasion type crime. Do the hospital and medical centers take US medicare?
dolfie replied on April 15, 2015 with:
You can have a fire arm license: subject to application and also a firearm safe to have it in. Hunting? Not really a lot to hunt - I expect when you walk around with a firearm, they will hunt you - so troubles! In the national hospitals as well in the private hospitals, being no permanent resident, requires payment on the spot. They will fill out docs to det eventually your money back from your insurance company. That works for me.
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jlb5217 posted Babysitter on the Bahamas forum on April 13, 2015:
My boyfriend and I just moved out here with our infant son and we'd like to go out exploring and check things out. Can any of you with children recommend a sitter? I think we'd like someone to come to our place and watch him because all of his things are here but may be open to other possibilities.
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goingtropic posted renting an apartment on the Bahamas forum on April 13, 2015:
we found a lovely house to rent in the Blair neighborhood, is it safe and are there busses that go to downtown Nassau from there?
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QVCrew replied to the thread Need a photographer in Bahamas - easy work, much money on the Bahamas forum on April 13, 2015:
martinhanuska initially posted:
Guys, I am searching for a photographer (amateur or professional) for a job in Bahamas. It would take you few days to do it and I will pay you good value for that. If you want to know more about this job, let me know and I will email you everything. Thanks.
QVCrew replied on April 13, 2015 with:
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plsuh replied to the thread Best international school on the Bahamas forum:
SAVSMA initially posted:
Hi everyone im new to this & looking for some advise. In Jan we will be relocating to the Bahamas.We are looking to rent a home prior to buying in a good expats area with a good international private school and good tennis facilities close by. Can anyone make any reccomendations?
plsuh replied on April 12, 2015 with:
Just to be up front, I'm the Technology Director for the Lyford Cay International School, so my opinion may be a bit biased. :-) That said, there are five schools that I think fit your criteria: Lyford Cay International School Tambearly School Queen's College St. Andrew's Windsor Prep I can't speak for all of the other schools, but Lyford Cay International School covers grades Junior Pre-K through 12, using the International Baccalaureate curriculum in an academically rigorous program. We usually send at least one student every year to an Ivy League or equivalent level university. The school is located just inside the main gate of the Lyford Cay community at the western end of New Providence. We draw students from all across the island, including Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Charlottesville, Sandyport, Cable Beach, Goodman's Bay, and lots of other communities. The school uses technology extensively, tightly integrated into the entire educational process even in the youngest grades. Starting with grade 6, all students have their own laptops in a 1-1 program that they use in class and for homework. As part of the curriculum we teach the kids appropriate and safe use of the computer, as well as how to utilize an important tool in today's world. Hope this helps. --Paul
MDB replied on April 11, 2015 with:
St. Andrews is the school you want your child in. We raised our children there and the other international schools just don't cut it. We lived in TreasureCove for 10years and it is a great place. It is safe and clean. There is no tennis but courts are plentiful.
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bergie replied to the thread Bahama life for young famly on the Bahamas forum:
cardamonspod initially posted:
Hi. My wife and I have lived around the world, and have now been offered a chance to move to the Bahamas. My work would be in Paradise island, so would need to get accommodation relatively close by. We have 2 young girls, we are active and enjoy being social.. Would it be a good move to the Bahamas, even just for a couple of years. Honesty appreciated.. We love watersports, sun, beach ...
bergie replied on April 12, 2015 with:
Hi! I would recommend not living on PI as it is very small and you will find you won't travel as often to the main island with your family. I would suggest living in Nassau and commuting to work. I would look at Balmoral or Sandiport. Both are great with families and I think Sandiport even has a school attached. There are a lot of ex-pats in both communities. I would look for housing from Goodman Bay and west staying on the north side of the island. This is where you will find the most restaurants and activies to do. I am not familiar with the east side of town so I can't give my opinion on that side. Traffic isn't bad by Baha Mar and west, traffic downtown can be quite time consuming but I still believe it would be better for your family to be on Nassau and you commute to PI.
MDB replied on April 11, 2015 with:
I went down to the Bahamas for a few years and ended up staying 19. I lived on the eastern end of the island (TreasureCove) and loved it. We had a 3 and 1 year old at the time. We ended up staying on the east end because of the school (St. Andrews). It really is the only international school you want your children in. TreasureCove is a very safe gated community on the water so access is right there. They are rebuilding the beach this summer so it will be even more accommodating to the sun worshipers. Many homes there have pools as well.
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