Junkanoo Groups Preparing for Junkanoo Summer Festival
- Jun 22, 2017 - 9:30:49 PM
It’s summer time again and that means Junkanooers throughout the Islands
of The Bahamas are getting ready for a sizzling Junkanoo Summer
The cultural extravaganza will take over Arawak Cay
July 1, 15, 22 and 29. The festival, which runs from 4:00 p.m. to
midnight, will also feature mouthwatering Bahamian dishes from nearly 30
vendors, authentic Bahamian craft and an exciting kiddie corner.
evening focuses on a different aspect of Junkanoo. On July 1, the
spotlight will be on choreography, July 15, groups will be judged on
costumes and on July 22 the overall competition will be held...
Bahamas wins new Business Aviation Award
- Jun 20, 2017 - 11:34:53 PM
The Bahamas was presented the 2016 Caribbean Sapphire Pegasus Business
Aviation Award for Outstanding Country Promotion, the first award of its
kind for the region. The Sapphire Pegasus Award is a symbol of
gratitude for the superb performance in an industry segment where
mediocrity is unacceptable.
The award was introduced to the region during the Caribbean Aviation
Meetup in St. Maarten, June 13-15. “Based on expert advice and the long
record of outstanding performance, we decided that The Bahamas should be
awarded for the excellent promotion of the Caribbean over a longer
period of time in the business aviation industry,” said Antonia
Lukacinova, founder of the Sapphire Pegasus Awards...
7th Annual West End Snapper Tournament & Festival
- Jun 20, 2017 - 11:20:07 PM
On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, the community of West End came to life as
the Ministry of Tourism hosted the 7th Annual West End Snapper
Tournament & Festival on Bayshore Road, West End.
The Tournament, which commenced at 7:00am, unleashed excitement among
anglers within the local and historic fishing community who took to the
early morning seas for an eight hour fishing trip, all for the love of
culture and snapper!
With West End being the hardest hit community on Grand Bahama last year
during the passage of hurricane Matthew, Director for the Ministry of
Tourism on Grand Bahama Island, Betty Bethel, said that “I’m very
pleased to see how well the community has cleaned up...
Alpitour flights from Italy return to Grand Bahama
- Jun 16, 2017 - 5:59:34 PM
On Thursday, June 15th,the Alpitour Villaggi Bravo Charter flight
returned to Grand Bahama Island to commence its summer program, after a
successful charter season in 2016.
With a total of 103
passengers on board, the charter, which is the only direct flight from
Milan, Italy to Grand Bahama Island, will allow visitors to experience a
week-long vacation stay at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Resort, partner
Cristina Cazzani from the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO),
Italy said that, "The Bahamas Tourist Office in Italy has a long
relationship with travel to Grand Bahama... Since 1992, we have sent
lots of Italians in the summer through our charters. Together with the
Ministry of Tourism and the BTO, Italy, there has been an improved
program for a direct flight from Milan to Freeport..."
Young Bahamian creative writers urged to enter student essay competition
- Jun 14, 2017 - 6:06:23 PM
Deadline to submit is July 3
NASSAU, Bahamas -
The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and The Florida-Caribbean Cruise
Association (FCCA) are looking for the best young creative writers in
the Caribbean and are calling for entries into the 2017 FCCA Foundation
Children’s Essay Contest.
The contest is a prerequisite to The
Bahamas participating in the FCCA regional contest. It is open to all
students on the primary, junior and secondary education level and it has
two divisions of competition: junior and senior...
Bahamas Wins Junior Chef of The Year At Taste of the Caribbean
- Jun 10, 2017 - 3:48:22 AM
The youngest member of the 2017 National Culinary Team Kenria Taylor
stunned the region recently when she won Junior Chef of the Year at the
Taste of the Caribbean 2017 held in Miami, Florida from June 2-6.
The Bahamas National Culinary Team overall scored two gold and several silver medals at the regional culinary showdown...
Grand Bahama to host 77th Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows convention
- Jun 7, 2017 - 10:10:21 AM
On Thursday, June 1st, the Ministry of Tourism's Religious Tourism
Department, along with representatives from the International
Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Inc., held a press
conference to inform the public of the 77th Ministers' Wives and
Ministers' Widows annual convention set to be held on Grand Bahama
The convention, which will take place June 17th- 23rd at
the Grand Lucayan Hotel, will be dedicated to fostering an environment
of teaching, fellowship, and spiritual enrichment...
American Airlines Begins New Nonstop Service from North Carolina to Exuma
- Jun 6, 2017 - 3:28:47 PM
American Airlines has added yet another new flight to The Islands of The
Bahamas with nonstop service from Charlotte, North Carolina to
The inaugural flight, which took place on
Saturday, June 3, touched down at Georgetown’s airport shortly after
10:20 a.m. The new route will expose The Bahamas to new visitors
allowing for greater market penetration. The new service will operate
weekly on Saturdays. The airplane, a Bombardier CRJ-700, has a capacity
of 63 seats, nine in first class and 54 in the main cabin...
Bahamas Represented at Clia’s Cruise360 Conference and Trade Show
- Jun 5, 2017 - 5:44:58 PM
The Islands of The Bahamas was well represented at the Cruise Lines
International Association's Cruise360 2017 Conference and Trade Show,
which recently took place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention
At Cruise360, The Bahamas was able to connect with top-notch travel
agents, cruise line executives and industry representatives during the
week of networking events, educational workshops and trade show
exhibition. Florida-based Director for Cruise & Maritime
Development, Glenda Johnson, seized the opportunity during The Bahamas
workshop to update agents on the new tourism products at the
destination; saying “it’s crucial to educate agents so that they can
better sell to their clients”...
The Bahamas’ Ultimate Ocean Road Trip
- Jun 4, 2017 - 8:43:35 PM
Once again, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is offering boating
enthusiasts the adventure of a lifetime. A convoy of boats, under the
leadership of seasoned mariners, will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on
June 8, 2017 to kick off the highly anticipated Bahamas Boating Flings.
Boating Flings will begin in June and occur each weekend concurrently
throughout the month of July and climax on July 27-30, 2017. Boaters
will journey across the Gulf Stream and passage through translucent blue
waters to behold the beauty that is The Islands of The Bahamas.
Florida- Caribbean Cruise Association's (FCCA) 2017 Children's Environmental Poster Competition
- Jun 2, 2017 - 1:03:16 AM
On Tuesday, May 30th, the Ministry of Tourism facilitated the judging
process for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation
2017 Children's Environmental Poster Competition.
Under the theme "Our World Is Precious...Save Our Land and Seas", all
primary/secondary school students in FCCA's partner destinations were
invited to participate in this year's environmental poster competition.
The competition, which seeks to promote environmental awareness among
students and inform them of the importance of environmental protection,
was judged by Bahamian artist and educator Steffon Grant along with
representatives from the Ministry of Tourism...
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Lights Up The Skies
- May 25, 2017 - 12:33:05 PM
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, hundreds of attendees flocked to Taino
Beach to witness what promised to be the most awe-inspiring aeronautical
showcase at the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show.
successful Young Eagle’s career fair the day before, the Grand Bahama
Air Show, coupled with the inaugural Kite Festival, offered locals and
visitors alike the opportunity to participate in a full evening of
Among those in attendance was aviation enthusiast, Dave Shallbetter, of Sun ‘n Fun Radio...
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Airshow Underway!
- May 19, 2017 - 6:54:58 PM
AIRPLANES, AIR BOSSES AND AEROBATICS ARE READY FOR THE SKIES
After months of planning, marketing and promoting the unique
aerobatics and cultural showcase scheduled to take place this coming
weekend, the Ministry of Tourism has cleared the runway and is ready to
take off with the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, May 19th – 20th,
2017, at Taino Beach, Freeport Grand Bahama Island.
press conference held at the event’s host hotel, Pelican Bay, on
Thursday, May 18th, 2017, Nuvolari Chootosingh, Manager for Sports
Bahamas to Take on Caribbean in Taste of the Caribbean
- May 19, 2017 - 5:19:06 PM
A cadre of culinary chefs from around The Bahamas have once again come
together to challenge the Caribbean in a four-day showdown at Taste of
the Caribbean in Miami, Florida from June 2-6.
The event, which
is now in its 24th year, unites top chefs in the region to learn and
demonstrate their skills in an all-out cultural showdown.
Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA) searches for the best chefs
from different organizations to compete in the region’s top premier
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism proudly sponsors the event among others...
Inaugural Bahamas Power Boat Races Held in Bimini
- May 15, 2017 - 2:00:32 PM
The spotlight was on Bimini April 28 – 29 for the first annual Offshore
Powerboat Competition. It was a beautiful weekend that saw 16 fast
powerboats gracefully glide across the deep blue Bimini seas.
thrilling event which brought thousands of participants, families and
fans to Bimini was a partnership between Resorts World Bimini, The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and The Bahamas Ocean Sports
Authority (BOSA). In conjunction with the Offshore Powerboat Association
(OPA). The competition is also scheduled to appear on NBC Sports
Network TV on the East Coast, the Midwest and on the West Coast...
Grand Bahama Air Show & Inaugural Kite Festival This Weekend
- May 14, 2017 - 1:21:07 PM
The Island of Grand Bahama is gearing up for a spectacular weekend of
aerobatics, culture and family fun as the Ministry of Tourism gets set
to host the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, May 19th – 20th, at Taino
The Air Show, which was introduced in 2016 during the kickoff weekend to
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, took the island by storm as thousands of
festival goers saw first-hand the high-impact aerobatic showcase.
According to Manager for Sports Tourism, Nuvolari Chootosingh, in
addition to the three- hour air show, this year’s event will feature the
return of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle’s
Career Fair and Expo...
New Components Added To The Second Annual Grand Bahama Air Show
- May 3, 2017 - 10:12:43 AM
The Second Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, taking place May 19 and 20,
2017 at Taino Beach, promises to be bigger and better than its premier
show and is already attracting scores of visitors to the island as well
as members of the international press.
The two days event,
which kicks off with an Aviation seminar for students on May 19 and ends
with a three hour air show on May 20, is being organized by the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with Sun n Fun, the second largest
aviation show in the USA and veteran air boss, John Wayne of John Wayne
Air Cavalry, LLC.
Tourism Ministry working diligently to protect Bahamas' reputation
- May 1, 2017 - 11:19:07 AM
Director General in the Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrilu assures that all
is being done to protect the reputation of The Bahamas in the wake of
the failed Fyre Festival. The MOT has been actively engaged with
international media partners to ensure that the integrity of The Bahamas
“The organizers of the Fyre Festival, which was a
private event, have readily admitted that they were in over their
heads, and they have taken full responsibility for all that has
transpired, and have issued a statement to this effect. It is also
pertinent to note that the international media have recognized that all
and any shortcomings came from the promoters, and The Bahamas has been
insulated from any direct negative repercussions...
Bahamas Tourism Statement on Fyre Festival
- Apr 28, 2017 - 4:57:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism on Fyre Festival:
are extremely disappointed in the way the events unfolded yesterday
with the Fyre Festival. We offer a heartfelt apology to all who
traveled to our country for this event.
Tourism is our number
one industry and it is our aim to deliver world-class experiences and
events. Hundreds of visitors to Exuma were met with total
disorganization and chaos...
5th Annual West End Junior Sailing Regatta
- Apr 27, 2017 - 9:37:33 AM
On Saturday, April 29th, the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with
the West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association and the Grand Bahama Sailing
Club, will host the 5th Annual West End Junior Sailing Regatta in
picturesque West End.
More than 40 young certified skippers, boys
and girls from the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence,
will be participating in this year’s event.
According to Elaine
Smith, Coordinator for Product Development at the Ministry of Tourism,
“The Ministry of Tourism is very pleased to announce that this year’s
competition will include participants from New Providence, in addition
to those returning for the second year from Abaco”...