Bahamas Tourism DG remarks on All-Star's performance in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
- Nov 27, 2014 - 3:42:38 PM
New York, NY - The following is a statement by Bahamas Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu:
We are extremely proud of the magnificent performance the Bahamas
All-Star Band gave at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning.
Through blistering cold weather, the young group of 120 took New York
by storm proudly playing Bahamian music and showcasing uniquely Bahamian dance
Bahamas All-Stars ready to shine at Macy's parade
- Nov 26, 2014 - 1:48:36 PM
Bahamians encouraged to tune in on Thursday, November 27
New York, NY - The Bahamas All-Star Marching Band
is taking its energetic routine and the sweet sounds of Bahamian music to the
heart of New York City this Thursday for the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day
group of about 120 young musicians and dancers arrived in New Jersey Tuesday
afternoon to make final preparations for their historic performance.
is the first time in the parade's 88 years that an international marching band has
been selected to participate...
MS Hamburg Makes Inaugural Call to Nassau, Bahamas
- Nov 26, 2014 - 1:40:52 PM
German-registered cruise liner MS Hamburg was welcomed by
the thunderous sounds of Junkanoo recently as it made its inaugural voyage to
Nassau – bringing with it over 300 passengers.
The cruise liner, which travels all over the world to places
like New York, Chicago, Greenland, the Amazons, the Middle East and throughout
Europe is owned by the Conti Group and operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten.
During a special inaugural ceremony in the
ship’s bridge – rarely seen by passengers – Director General of Tourism Joy
Jibrilu gave a “warm welcome” to The Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Highlighted in Tourism Visit to Canada
- Nov 25, 2014 - 10:53:24 PM
Canada - The focus was all 'Grand Bahama Island' as members of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Sunwing
Vacations, Memories Grand Bahama Resort & Spa, Pelican Bay
Hotel, Grand Lucayan, and Forbes Charter Services visited Vancouver, Canada on
November 24th and 25th to
showcase the destination and highlight the December 13th launch of
flights via Sunwing to Freeport.
Approximately 70 travel agents
spent an evening onboard the Star of Vancouver, and enjoyed Bahamian
music, a Bahamian themed food menu, as they soaked in a plethora of information on the island destination and all
it has to offer...
Bahamas Film Commission Film Services Directory Update: Call for Submissions
- Nov 24, 2014 - 2:31:52 PM
Bahamas Film Commission Website and its Directory are undergoing an
update. Persons wishing to be included are being asked to send their
particulars as soon as possible.
Industry professionals should send the following:
The Category your services fall under
- Casting, Catering Service, Costume Design, Customs Broker,
Location Manager, Make-up Artist, Marine Film Services, Production
Equipment Rental, Production Company, Production Design & Set
Building, Production Manager / Coordinator / Assistant, Talent,
Bahamian Music Legend “Piccolo Pete” is Cacique Lifetime Achievement Winner
- Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24:16 PM
Members of the Blue Ribbon
Committee of the 16th Cacique Awards have announced that this year’s Clement T.
Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Nathaniel “Piccolo Pete”
Saunders of Bimini.
The announcement was made
during a recent press conference.
The 100-year-old Biminite has
been entertaining locals and visitors for over 80 years. He has performed for
the likes of Ernest Hemmingway, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon and even
Al Capone among others.
Mr. Saunders is the uncle of other famous residents of
Bahamas Casting Call: Be an Ambassador for your Country
- Nov 21, 2014 - 12:35:03 PM
Nassau, New Providence - Want to travel, have fun, and be an Ambassador for your country? Do you love modeling and acting? Do you have what it takes?
Find out at: Melia Nassau
Date: Saturday, November 29th, 2014
No Experience Required. Just bring your passion for The Bahamas!
Bahamas Gov't Announces New Gaming Legislation Commencement
- Nov 21, 2014 - 11:44:47 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Statement by The Honourable Obediah H. Wilchcombe,
M.P., Minister of Tourism, on Commencement of New Gaming Legislation
made on November 19, 2014:
it gives me great pleasure as the Minister responsible for gaming, to announce
the imminent coming into operation of the Gaming Act, 2014, the Gaming
Regulations, 2014, the Gaming House Operator Regulations, 2014, the Financial
Transactions Reporting (Amendment) Act, 2014, the Financial Transactions
Reporting (Gaming) Regulations, 2014 and the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act,
Bahamas Tourism Celebrates Environmental Poster Competition Winner
- Nov 21, 2014 - 9:59:56 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism has
congratulated Prisca Charles, an 11th grade student of C. V. Bethel Senior High
School for winning the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association 2014 Children’s
Environmental Poster Competition, beating out thousands of other students in
A special ceremony and luncheon was held Wednesday,
November 19, 2014 on board the Norwegian Cruise Liner, Norwegian Gem, a member
of the FCCA. There, the 16-year-old winner was presented with a plaque and
funds for her outstanding accomplishment.
The 15-member cruise lines association holds its
annual FCCA Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition to promote
Bahamas Tourism Announces Finalists of 16th annual Cacique Awards
- Nov 21, 2014 - 4:29:31 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - After weeks of submissions
from the general public, the Blue Ribbon Panel has revealed its selections for
finalists for the 16th Cacique Awards.
The nomination process began
in early October and since then members of the public have nominated hundreds
of tourism’s finest.
Nominations were submitted
for the following categories – Transportation, Local Airlines and Tour Operators, Human Resources
Development, Sports and Leisure, Special Events, Creative Arts, Handicraft,
LA film conference brings networking opportunities for Bahamas
- Nov 20, 2014 - 6:01:55 PM
Bahamas Film & Television Commissioner Craig Woods met
with filmmakers and producers during the recent American Film Market (AFM)
Conference in Los Angeles, California.
The conference covered film financing, production,
distribution, and several other topics.
Film financing was of particular interest to the Bahamas Film &
“More and more we find ourselves in the position of having
to give helpful advice to independent filmmakers in The Bahamas and elsewhere,”
Mr. Woods said. “Being able to point
them toward sources of funding is useful to them, but it also helps us because
when they get their funding...
Ministry of Tourism supports upcoming 2014 Strong Faith Leadership Conference
- Nov 20, 2014 - 2:23:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Ministry of
Tourism has extended their support to the Freeport Seventh Day Adventist
Church in holding their 2014 Strong Faith Leadership Conference,
November 21st - 23rd at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
will feature Devon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at
Columbia Pictures, Seventh Day Adventist International Inspirational
Leader, motivational speaker and preacher, along with his wife, Meagan
Good, Hollywood Actress. Together, the team will share their individual
testimonies as well as their courting journey that lead towards their
Left to right announcing the affair on Tuesday
at the Ministry of Tourism’s Freeport office are: Brooke Sherman, Senior
Devon Franklin and Meagan Good coming to Grand Bahama to host 2014 Strong Faith Conference
- Nov 17, 2014 - 1:35:43 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas -
From glory to glory, Grand Bahama Island continues to be the hub for
Religious Tourism initiatives and conferences. Attracting hundreds of
attendees and global viewership, faith based travel remains an area of
intent focus for the island. With the affinity that has been developed
for the island by the religious market, Grand Bahama remains the choice
destination for International religious events such as Dr. Myles
Munroe’s Global Leadership Forum, Angela Pipersburgh’s International
Women’s Summit and TBN’s Praise the Lord.
The Ministry of
Tourism’s Religious Tourism unit in its mandate to boost the economy
during the shoulder season, September- November, has set out to maximize
religious events on Grand Bahama by reaching out to churches and
religious groups in a spirit of partnership...
BREEF’S Underwater Sculpture Garden Draws Hundreds Of Tourists
- Nov 13, 2014 - 2:21:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Many people would be surprised to find that New Providence’s latest
tourism attraction is not on land.
Instead, it’s the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF)
Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden-the largest underwater
sculpture garden in the world located in southwestern New Providence just
behind the Clifton Heritage Park.
Made from sustainable
PH-neutral materials, the statues will gradually transform into an artificial
reef, attracting coral and other marine life.
And according to Executive Director of BREEF ...
Bert Williams Exhibition May Come to The Bahamas
- Nov 12, 2014 - 11:10:43 PM
New York, NY- An
exhibition at the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA) in New York City on the late
Bahamian actor Bert Williams, which has gotten rave reviews, may be duplicated
in Nassau soon.
The exhibition at MOMA titled “100 Years In Post Production:
Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History” began on October 24,2014
and will continue until March 2015.
Williams is the
first Bahamian actor ever to be captured on film...
Grand Bahama Tourism Service Quality Training Symposium & Expo
- Nov 12, 2014 - 9:13:06 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Ministry
of Tourism’s Training and Education Department in partnership with the
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board and the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association
is pleased to announce the launch of the first Tourism Service Quality
Training Symposium and Exposition for Grand Bahama Island.
In a spirited effort to forge the
way forward for the development of tourism training programs on the island,
the symposium will explore the trends that are shaping the present and
future of training and education within the tourism sector. The event is
designed to drive destination desire through readying industry stakeholders
to take ownership in communicating a message and attitude of service excellence
to the employees within their organizations...
Wilchcombe says Munroe died Fighting for His Country
- Nov 12, 2014 - 4:39:38 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Tourism Minister the Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe on Monday described Dr. Myles
Munroe as a man who died fighting for his country.
Mr. Wilchcombe’s comments came during the opening session
of the Global Leadership Forum currently underway at the Grand Lucayan Resort
on Grand Bahama Island.
The event is sponsored annually by Myles Munroe
International and the International Third World Leaders Association. Dr. Munroe, who also heads Bahamas Faith
Ministries International, died in a plane crash on Grand Bahama Sunday evening,
along with his wife and seven others...
Bahamas in talks with several European airlines
- Nov 7, 2014 - 2:51:27 PM
LONDON, England - Tourism officials are
anticipating an increase in airlift to The Bahamas from Europe, thanks to many promising
discussions with travel partners at World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is currently working on reintroducing direct
charter flights from Italy to Grand Bahama, and bringing back direct flights
from Germany. Visitors from both those countries are up six percent.
of Europe, Anthony Stuart says senior tourism officials had progressive
meetings with tour operators and airlines from the...
Gone Fishin’ Becomes BBQ Ambassadors For The Bahamas
- Nov 6, 2014 - 8:34:11 PM
It started over a decade ago with a dream in a backyard, but
years later the Arawak Cay restaurant Gone Fishin’ has successfully catapulted
itself to the 88th BBQ restaurant in the world and the solidified BBQ
ambassador of The Bahamas.
Gone Fishin’ was the official winner of the Smokin Hot BBQ
competition held at Green Parrot earlier this year – beating out scores of BBQ
teams in The Bahamas.
Just last month, the Gone Fishin’ team went to Lynchburg,
Tennessee to compete in the Jack Daniels BBQ Invitational, where the cooks...
London article on Bahamas Swimming Pigs wins CTO Journalism Award
- Nov 6, 2014 - 2:18:17 AM
LONDON, England: A magazine article about
swimming pigs, dancing dolphins, world-class golf courses and the hospitable
people of The Bahamas caught the attention of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), and was awarded Best Consumer Feature at World Travel
Market (WTM) in London.
Travel Journalist Peter Ellegard wrote about The Bahamas’
Animal Magic in his four-page article in the UK high-end golf, travel
and lifestyle magazine
where he documented his experiences in Nassau, Freeport, Abaco and The Exumas.
journalists we play a role as ambassadors. We are out to find out about the
countries we visit, and then write about them for our readers....