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Bahamasair adds new roundtrip flights from Miami to Bimini - May 7, 2018 - 4:12:38 PM

In an effort to continue to take the nation’s flag carrier to new heights, Bahamasair has introduced new 50-seat round trip flights from Bimini to Miami, Florida.

The launch of the inaugural flight on Thursday, May 3 was commemorated with traditional water canon at both Miami International Airport and Bimini International Airport...
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Excitement Building for 43rd Regatta Time in Abaco - May 4, 2018 - 11:28:50 PM

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The 43rd Regatta Time in The Abacos (RTIA) is fast approaching and excitement is steadily building for the week-long event held from June 24 – July 3, 2018. 
 
The event, which begins in South Abaco and ends in North Abaco, gives visitors a chance to experience different cays in The Abacos.
 
Every year, this much-anticipated event attracts up to 1,400 people and RTIA Coordinator Ruth Saunders said it’s a huge attraction...
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Bahamas to host 2018 Caribbean Aviation Meetup - May 3, 2018 - 5:37:04 PM

The Caribbean region’s largest aviation conference will take flight in Nassau, Bahamas this June, bringing together major players from the aviation and tourism industries, travel professionals, academics and investors from all over the world for three days of discussions.

The third annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup is slated for June 12-14 with the key objective of finding new ways to increase airlift into the region. Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island will be the conference’s command center where several aviation issues and solutions will be discussed in depth...
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COFCOR Meeting coming to The Bahamas in May - May 2, 2018 - 6:39:06 PM

Nineteen countries around the world will head to The Bahamas next week for the 21st Session of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) meeting to be held at the British Colonial Hilton.

The meeting, which will take place May 7-8, will be attended by CARICOM Foreign Affairs Ministers and their Senior Officials, the Secretary General of CARICOM Irwin Larocque, Senior Officials of CARICOM and Senior Officials  of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)...
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Black Enterprise Partners with Bahamas to deliver African American Groups - Apr 26, 2018 - 12:42:03 PM

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President and CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. recently led a delegation from African American media powerhouse, Black Enterprise (BE), on a visit to Nassau, Bahamas and promised potential group movements to the country from his organization, that has a projected value of millions of dollars for the economy of The Bahamas.

The President of the premier business, investing and wealth building media dynasty for African Americans, took the opportunity during his short stay in The Bahamas...
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Pisces Swimwear Fashion Show to make a splash this weekend - Apr 26, 2018 - 11:08:51 AM

Bahamian hand made swim wear is about to make a splash on the local and international fashion scene as Pisces Swimwear makes its official debut this weekend.

The fashion event to be held at Mario’s Bowling Alley will display the timeless pieces of Jamaal Ferguson who says the goal of the company is to embrace creativity, cultivate innovation and revolutionize the fashion industry of The Islands Of The Bahamas...
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Indian Nationals receive Visa entry to The Bahamas - Apr 23, 2018 - 11:33:52 AM

The Islands of The Bahamas, with immediate effect, will facilitate the entry of Indian Nationals who already possess Schengen, USA, UK or Canadian Visas. 

Indian Nationals who have Schengen, Canadian, US and UK Visas should be permitted to board the flights and other carriers destined to The Bahamas.  They will be issued visas on arrival in The Bahamas...
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Citadel Military College participates in Semester At Sea Course In The Bahamas - Apr 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM

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A group of 15 students from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina recently dropped anchor in Nassau for seven days of learning at sea in The Bahamas. 

The students were accompanied by crew onboard the Spirit of South Carolina, a 140-foot traditional sailing vessel, for a semester at sea.

The Islands of The Bahamas is a popular destination for students who live, sail and learn how to navigate the vast ocean as part of this unique educational experience...
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Bahamas.com Wins ‘Best In Class’ at Interactive Media Awards - Apr 20, 2018 - 7:34:41 PM

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The official website of The Islands Of The Bahamas has been a hit with visitors, an achievement that has landed the destination the highest honor of the Interactive Media Awards.

Bahamas.com, which is the official Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) site, has won the ‘Best In Class’ award in the category of Travel and Tourism...
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WTTO Projects Bahamas Tourism Growth - Apr 18, 2018 - 6:44:26 PM

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Despite the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTO) report that it can take up to four years for the Caribbean to fully recover from the tumultuous 2017 hurricane season, The Islands Of The Bahamas is forging ahead with growing its Travel and Tourism to GDP.

Recently, the WTTO launched a report on Resilience and Recovery in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season to analyze the immediate and long-term effects on the region...
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Bahamasair new direct flights Miami-Bimini - Apr 18, 2018 - 6:01:58 PM

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The Islands Of The Bahamas is the closest landfall from the U.S. mainland and a mere 50 miles away, Bimini Island in the Bahamas is the closest. 

Bahamasair, The Bahamas national flag carrier, has announced that beginning May 3rd, they will begin non-stop service between, Miami, Florida and Bimini.

The flight between Miami and Bimini is about a half hour with the new service using a 50-seater aircraft the ATR 42...
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Bahamas pursues ‘Gold Standards’ At Taste Of The Caribbean - Apr 17, 2018 - 12:02:55 PM

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The Bahamas National Culinary Team is looking to keep up that gold standard when it comes to The Taste of the Caribbean 2018.

The fierce competition to be held June 22-26 at the Hyatt Regency Miami is a chance for countries of the Caribbean show their culinary prowess...
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Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes Ink Interline Agreement - Apr 11, 2018 - 8:30:32 PM

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France just got a little closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas, thanks to an interline agreement signed between Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes.

The agreement was signed after painstaking negotiations, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Area Manager for France, Karin Mallet Gautier, who recently brought nine tour operators on a familiarization trip to The Bahamas.

“Air Caraïbes took over the route from Paris to San Salvador that Club Med was operating as a charter. In November 2016, Air Caraïbes began servicing the Paris- San Salvador route with regularly scheduled flights...
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3 Tides opens at Baha Mar - Apr 11, 2018 - 9:44:59 AM

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The new 3 Tides Fish House at the Grand Hyatt in Baha Mar made waves with more than 100 guests who were lucky enough to attend its grand opening on April 5.

The 220-seat eatery is described as an approachable yet sophisticated twist on the classic fish house.

Officials say the restaurant’s concept is based on three pillars –sustainability, quality and simplicity...
Community : Abaco
40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival - Apr 10, 2018 - 8:15:39 AM

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Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4 - 6.
 
Under the theme, “Green Turtle Cay: Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed,” the three-day festival is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the shared Loyalist heritage of the residents of Green Turtle Cay and its sister settlement, Key West, Florida...
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Tourism pushes for more Latin American Visitors - Apr 9, 2018 - 12:47:37 PM

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A recent familiarization trip for journalists has brought Latin America even closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Recently, several media personalities from Colombia, Peru and Panama visited Nassau and Paradise Island to get a taste of Bahamian culture to share with their respective countries.

General Manager of Multi Destinations in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Giovanni Grant said the reason behind this outreach is that Latin America continues to be a huge market for The Islands Of The Bahamas...
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Canadian woman becomes Bahamas “Tourism Ambassador” - Apr 5, 2018 - 1:29:23 PM

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Millions of people travel all over the world looking for a place to fall in love with. This was no issue for Canadian visitor Shirley Bond who fell head over heels in love with The Islands Of The Bahamas nearly 40 years ago. After close to four decades of visiting The Bahamas, Ms. Bond has been bestowed with the prestigious title of “Tourism Ambassador” for the destination.

For Ms. Bond, her love affair with The Bahamas began when she was just 16- years-old...
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Bahamas Nominated for Nine World Travel Awards - Apr 5, 2018 - 12:52:08 PM

The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to reach pinnacles and are going head to head with several destinations for top spots in the 25th World Travel Awards.

The destination with out-of-this world blue waters is up for nine different awards, namely Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination; Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination; Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port 2018; Caribbean’s Leading Destination...
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20th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival Press Conference - Mar 28, 2018 - 10:52:49 AM

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Located in the quaint and rustic settlement of Pelican Point, the Pelican Point Coconut Festival has become one of the biggest cultural events held on Grand Bahama Island to date.

Over the past two decades, the annual event has attracted hundreds of residents and visitors to the festival site where attendees are surrounded by a beautiful beach and treated to coconut themed dishes and activities...
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Historic scuplture of Bahamin woman unveiled in S. Florida - Mar 23, 2018 - 2:28:02 PM

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A sculpture created by acclaimed Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, and representing a female Bahamian immigrant to the U.S., Mariah Brown - one of the fist black homeowners in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida - was recently unveiled on the campus of Florida Memorial University.

The historical sculpture unveiled, represents what has been described as "one of several beautiful dancing women born out of the artist's deep-seated respect for the sanctity and significance of trees and forests."...

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