Bahamas Celebrate 20th Fins Weekend In Miami
- May 25, 2016 - 2:48:43 PM
PLANTATION, Fl. – As part of its on-going partnership with the Miami
Dolphins, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) participated in the
20th Fins Weekend and provided Bahamian inspired tropical décor, deserts
and live conch salad demonstration, at the three-day event, which
comprised golf, fishing, a Hook and Tackle Captains party and
“As part of the BMOT’s five-year partnership with
the Miami Dolphins, the Islands of The Bahamas is the official vacation
destination for the Miami Dolphins fans, players and legends and its
multi-islands brand is promoted to thousands annually at Sun Life
Florida-based tourism employees readied for Bahamas referendum and general elections
- May 25, 2016 - 1:32:28 PM
PLANTATION, Fl. – The Parliamentary Commissioner in the Parliamentary
Registration Department, Rev. Sherlyn Hall recently met with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism employees in Plantation, Florida in preparation and
registration for the upcoming gender equality referendum and general
Rev. Hall updated the staff on the details pertaining
to the four constitutional amendment bills proposed for gender equality,
voter registration requirements, J Form Application process, general
election policies and voting procedures relative to Bahamian citizens
employed by The Bahamas government in its overseas offices, inclusive of
staff of the Bahamas Consulate...
Bahamas to Take NYC Caribbean Week by Storm
- May 24, 2016 - 1:18:02 PM
If any country knows how to host a down home party in the backyard, it’s The Bahamas.
And that’s exactly what the Ministry of Tourism plans to do when it hits ‘CTO Caribbean Week’ in New York next month.
down home party will give participants a true Bahamian experience and
is one of several events the Ministry of Tourism has organized as it
seeks to amplify destination experiences and drive destination desire...
COPA Conducts 20 Aircraft Fly in to Abaco, Bahamas
- May 23, 2016 - 5:00:52 PM
PLANTATION, Fl. – The Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
recently conducted its annual Fly-in adventure into Marsh Harbour, Abaco
in The Bahamas, with some 20 Cirrus airplanes and forty-six persons.
The four days fly in which began from the Fort Lauderdale Executive
Airport was organized by Leonard Stuart, aviation specialist, at the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and Banyan Air Service, one of The
Bahamas’ fixed based operators in Fort Lauderdale.
their guests participated in a welcome reception hosted by the BMOT and
The Abaco Beach Resort, explored Abaco’s historic and adventurous sites,
relaxed, snorkeled, participated in boat expeditions to near-by
Bahamas Tourism holds grieving session to cope with tragic loss of Princess Simms
- May 23, 2016 - 1:17:56 PM
With heavy and somber hearts, executives and a staff of the Ministry of
Tourism held a special grieving session with noted psychiatrist Dr.
Timothy Barrett to help cope with the sudden and tragic loss of the late
Princess Simms, a senior manager of Human Resources, who served the
ministry diligently for nearly 25 years.
The meeting was held at the British Colonial Hilton where staff members prayed and sang songs while comforting each other.
of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who worked closely with Simms
said, “It is a personal and difficult loss for me. Princess was a
vibrant person who was filled with life. She was an encouraging person
who gave so much and had ...
The Bahamas up for four Travvy Awards
- May 17, 2016 - 3:17:58 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas has been nominated for four Travvy Awards for 2017.
land of sun, sand and sea was nominated for Best Gaming Destination
(International), Best Honeymoon Destination (Caribbean/Bahamas), Best
Wedding Destination (Caribbean/Bahamas), and Best Tourism Board
Bahamas National Culinary Team Set To Compete
- May 17, 2016 - 2:16:47 PM
It’s hard enough to compete against countries around the region, but for
members of the Bahamas National Culinary Team the real battle is
beating themselves – the champions.
Since January, the
10-member team has been practicing in its top-secret location to prepare
for the Caribbean Tourism and Hotel Association’s annual Taste of the
Caribbean competition that will be held at the Hyatt Miami Regency from
June 8 -10...
Visitors enjoy Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Cultural Village
- May 15, 2016 - 10:49:19 AM
Twenty two-year-old American visitor Jacqueline Kubik said she and
her sister came to The Bahamas to immerse themselves in the Bahamian
culture and to try local cuisine.
When she purchased her ticket
to Nassau months ago, she had no idea that Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
would be taking place the same week that she would in town. But as Kubik
sat in the Cultural Village at Arawak Cay during a basket weaving
session with Andros native Norma Knowles, she said it must have been
fate that brought her to the country during the festival weekend.
Bahamas to take advantage of Cuba’s tourism growth
- May 11, 2016 - 5:06:46 PM
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said recently that he is not afraid
of growth in Cuba’s tourism industry and projected further growth in the
“I don’t worry about the competition, I let the
competition worry about me,” he said as he addressed a District Rotary
Conference at Atlantis Paradise Island.
“And I say that because
we are all unique destinations. The Bahamas is unique and so is Cuba and
so is Jamaica and Antigua and so on...
Visitors in love with Junkanoo Carnival Regatta
- May 10, 2016 - 2:22:08 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Wanda Macon, of Jackson Mississippi, is in love with The Bahamas.
Macon was enjoying the first ever Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Regatta on Friday.
She’s been visiting the islands since the 1980s.
“There is no place like it,” she said.
“I think this is the land that God kissed. I think this is the land of Eden...
2016 Junkanoo Carnival hailed as a success
- May 9, 2016 - 10:25:07 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The second annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival presented
by BTC was an extraordinary success, said Bahamas National Festival
Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major.
“We invested heavily this
year to ensure there was a perfect dose of music, culture and vibes.
That investment paid off in a big way. Inside Da Cultural Village during
the day we had Rake n’ Scrape music, interactive cultural
demonstrations and the first ever Junkanoo Carnival Regatta. We also
supported the Art Pavilion, which was downtown at Hillside House. Every
night we had Bahamian and international entertainers electrify the
thousands of patrons that turned out...
Bahamas to Test Undersea Weddings Record
- May 6, 2016 - 2:01:44 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A wedding campaign geared towards breaking the
Guiness Book of World Records in undersea weddings was officially
launched on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at a press conference at the Grand
Lucayan resort, the proposed site for the event next year.
Deep Love Bahamas Limited, a Bahamian destination events management
company, has scheduled the event to take place on February 14, 2017,
Valentine's Day, in Grand Bahama. Organizers hope to break the standard
in the Guiness Book of World Records...
Junkamania Ends With A Bang
- May 6, 2016 - 1:14:19 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Spectators were treated to an exceptional show at the
second annual Junkamania contest held a Da Cultural Village at Arawak
Thirteen bands filled with energetic youth allowed their
imaginations to run wild as they presented their interpretations of
pulsating Junkanoo music. Onlookers were exposed to sounds of rake n’
scrape, electronic, wind and brass instruments all fused into the
traditional Junkanoo sound.
Junkamania is a unique musical event that encompasses Junkanoo orchestras...
Gabriele Josephs named new Junior Bahamas Minister Of Tourism
- May 4, 2016 - 1:49:16 PM
After successfully defeating 11 students from around the country,
Gabriele Josephs of Mary Star of the Sea has been named the new Junior
Minister of Tourism.
Under this year’s topic, “Diversifying The
Tourism Product Through Entrepreneurship" Josephs and other students
duked it out in a thrilling speech competition final...
Bahamas Holds Successful Bridal Event in Washington, D. C.
- May 4, 2016 - 12:28:30 PM
WASHINGTON, DC – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) Romance
Department held its latest Signature Bridal Event at the Omni Shoreham
Hotel in Washington, D.C., May 1, amid inclement weather. The event,
which was attended by scores of newly engaged couples seeking
destination weddings, also featured wedding vendors from The Bahamas, a
Junkanoo rush out, Bahamian fashion show and live entertainment by famed
entertainer, Preston “Puzzle” Wallace.
The Bahamas made up of
700 islands and cays and known the world over for its breathtaking
beauty, pristine crystal clear waters, diverse and unique culture and
charming romance, was named the “Leading Wedding Destination” at the
World Travel Awards, which was staged in Morocco in December 2015...
Gabriele Josephs of Grand Bahama Named Junior Minister of Tourism
- Apr 28, 2016 - 6:55:44 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - After beating out students from around
the country, Gabriele Josephs of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy in Grand
Bahama is the new Junior Minister of Tourism.
The competition was held at
Superclub Breezes on Thursday, April 28. Josephs receives not only the title,
but also, the Patrick S Bain Scholarship tenable at the College of The Bahamas,
an all-expense paid four -day trip to Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth
Congress, $500.00 cash prize and a trophy. His school also receives $500.00 and
a floating trophy...
Bahamas Continues to Shine as Best Destination for Diving with Big Animals
- Apr 26, 2016 - 1:47:34 PM
Bahamas - For the
23rd consecutive year the Bahamas has been named the world’s best destination
for diving with mammoth marine mammals, in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual
Readers’ Choice Awards.
The world’s most experienced dive travelers on the planet voted
overwhelmingly for the destination that offered the most bite and the most
unique experience for its big animal adventures category.
Chosen for the up-close and personal experiences that divers have
experienced with hammerheads sharks, dolphins and other marine life...
Grand Bahama Air Show a Flying Success
- Apr 25, 2016 - 1:06:50 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Adults and children were treated to an
unforgettable air show hosted by the Ministry of Tourism on recently at
Taino Beach, Grand Bahama.
The air show, a special element of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was introduced to create more activities to
The Bahamas for tourists.
“A few years ago, I was asked to put in
place an air show to bring excitement back in The Bahamas in terms of
bringing more activities here,” said Chief Pilot and Aviation Specialist
for the Ministry of Tourism, Greg Rolle...
Club Med Columbus Isle better than ever after restoration
- Apr 25, 2016 - 12:38:15 AM
COCKBURN TOWN, San Salvador — Club Med Columbus Isle resort is
tucked away in Cockburn Town, San Salvador surrounded by cerulean
waters, sandy beaches and blue skies.
Like many properties on the island it was extensively damaged during the passage of Hurricane Joaquin last October.
Today it stands bigger and better than before, a symbol of the resilience of the island and its people...
Carnival heads to Grand Bahama
- Apr 14, 2016 - 9:47:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas — Who’s ready to hit the road for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival?
It’s time to lace up your boots and head to Grand Bahama this weekend because that’s where it’s all getting started.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival officially kicks off in Freeport this Friday, April 15 at Taino Beach.
The Bahamas National Festival Commission has contracted seven top Bahamian musicians for Grand Bahama...