The world turned sideways for nearly everyone in the travel
industry when COVID-19 rocked the economies of tourism-dependent
destinations, but for those in the cruise industry, it has been
especially hard. Despite that, one of Royal Caribbean’s senior managers
revealed what she called the ‘silver lining in a year of reflection.’
Wilson, an 18-year veteran who serves as island manager for
PerfectDay@CocoCay, spoke frankly about what the partial time-offs have
As we observe April as child abuse awareness and prevention month, I
would like to challenge readers and parents alike to take the time to
learn about ways to protect children from abuse. With that in mind, it
is also important to mention that the protection of children is a
twenty-four-seven responsibility, and that abuse is not always
physically visible. There is also psychological abuse that goes
undetected, such as name-calling, belittling, body shaming, and
bullying. The adage "sticks and stones can break my bones but words
can't harm me" has proven wrong...
As learning environments around the country continue to adapt virtually
due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, educators and
administrators alike are struggling to provide students with the best
possible learning advantages. Recently, the students of the Louise
McDonald High School, on the island of Bimini, were given the
opportunity to join that digital age courtesy of one of the country’s
leading independent marine pilot firms: Independent Maritime Services
Since becoming licensed by the Ministry of Transport and the Port
Department of The Bahamas to operate and pilot vessels in the Greater
Bimini Area including Ocean Cay...
Dear Mr. Prime Minister, The Most Honorable Hubert A. Minnis:
listened with bated breath recently while you were on a trip to Ragged
Island, where you were asked by a reporter to state your opinion on oil
drilling in our archipelagic waters. Your response was one of great
admiration for me and anyone whose desire is to pass these pristine and
national waters on to future generations totally unspoiled. There was
absolutely no equivocation in your words...
The Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort, which reopened on March
25, became Grand Bahama Island’s first hotel to receive the World Travel
& Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, issued by the
Tourism Development Corporation (TDC).
The Tourism Development
Corporation is responsible for approving the World Travel & Tourism
Council’s Safe Travels Stamp. The Stamp recognizes destinations that are
safe and have implemented the health and hygiene protocols that are
aligned with the WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols...
Senior officials of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
converged on Grand Bahama island, March 29 to view the facilities
there. Hosted by the Minister, the Hon. Iram Lewis, the group started
their tour at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex where they inspected the
track and field and related facilities, as well as the softball area;
they also visited the recently renovated park at the Royal Oasis, and
took the opportunity to speak with sculptor Brian Maycock...
In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk
Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling
from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a
RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.
requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons
older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera...
- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through
the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi,
UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health
The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, applauded those members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force --
past and present -- who are/were attached to the Urban Renewal Programme
for “never shrinking in the face of their responsibility.”
Campbell was addressing the Urban Renewal Commission’s First Police
Awards Ceremony hosted (Friday, March 19) at Salem Union Baptist Church
Parks are essential for the development of young people, said Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Saturday, March 27.
Lewis was present to officially open the Wellington Pinder Community
Park, an area developed by the City of Freeport Council.
Minister said as someone also from Water Cay, a small community, he
knows “what it means to ensure that these communities are equipped with
facilities to ensure the further growth and development of our young
President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Bishop Delton Fernander
and First Vice-President Pastor Mario Moxey and their wives, received
their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March
29, 2021 at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road.
The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture is excited to extend congratulations to 23-year-old Bahamian
Baseball player, Jazz Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major
League Baseball as the 2nd baseman for the Miami Marlins team.
who was always a highly regarded prospect was competing against another
top prospect, Puerto Rican native, Isan Diaz for the only open full