Bird watching spreads its wings in Grand Bahama
- Feb 10, 2016 - 4:59:23 PM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS -- Bird watching in Grand Bahama has
taken flight after 30 birdwatchers from the US and The Bahamas recently
found 178 bird species in two locations on the island.
Erika Gates of the Garden of the Groves organized a Christmas Bird Count that took place from December 15-January 4.
The Christmas Count was established 115 years ago globally and has been conducted in Grand Bahama for the past 15 years...
Bahamian artists a hit at Harlem Fine Arts Show NY
- Feb 8, 2016 - 12:11:26 AM
New York, NY – The works of Bahamian artists exhibiting at the Harlem
Fine Arts Show, New York, has been receiving much acclaim, and has
provoked much conversation regarding the styles of the artists, their
social and political consciousness as well as their outstanding talents.
The HFAS, which officially opened on Thursday night, February 4th, at
the historic Riverside Church, is a four-day travelling exhibition and
sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography and is the
largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora...
Bahamas Remains Zika Free
- Feb 7, 2016 - 12:36:55 PM
sector implementing preventative measures
NASSAU, Bahamas (February 5, 2015) -- As the Zika virus continues
to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT)
and local industry partners have put several preventative measures in place and
are working closely together to ensure that visitors are fully aware of the
country’s health status.
To date, there have been no reported cases of the mosquito-borne
virus in any Islands of The Bahamas...
Grand Celebration Welcomes First Anniversary with New Ship
- Feb 4, 2016 - 7:17:05 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Grand Celebration welcomed its first
anniversary on Wednesday, February 3, since its re-launch and upgrade to
a new vessel.
Betty Bethel, Director of the Ministry of Tourism,
Grand Bahama, was present for the occasion and said the Ministry was
very excited about the anniversary and the fact that the Grand
Celebration has over delivered on expectations.
She added that in
order to see more vessels of this magnitude come to Freeport Habour,
the Ministry of Tourism is focused on strengthening...
Southern Gospel Radio Group Visits Grand Bahama Island
- Feb 3, 2016 - 2:32:20 AM
Global Southern Gospel Radio Network Cruise, comprised of 70 singers and
preachers, came to Grand Bahama on Tuesday, February 2. Led by Mrs. Betty Tilley, group organizer,
while on island the group paid a courtesy call on officials at the Ministry of
Tourism. Mrs. Tilley said she has
organized Gospel Cruises for the past 12 years. Joining the group this year is WWF Former
Heavyweight Champion, Nikita Koloff. Mrs.
Sandra Russell, Human Resources Manager at the Ministry of Tourism, welcomed
the group to Grand Bahama and boasted of the fact that religious tourism is
bursting at the seams on the island.
Top Bahamian artists to exhibit in Harlem Fine Arts Show, NY
- Feb 1, 2016 - 1:48:49 PM
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - The works of three
artists representing The Islands Of The Bahamas, will be featured at the
Harlem Fine Arts Show which takes place in New York, at the historic
Riverside Church, February 4-7th, 2016.
The Harlem Fine Arts Show
is an exhibition of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography
featuring art from the African Diaspora. The 4-day New York Show will
showcase over 80 national and international artists and galleries and
will be open to collectors, art enthusiasts, educators and
T.D. Jakes Conference Coming to The Bahamas
- Jan 29, 2016 - 1:50:09 AM
To Be ‘The Biggest Religious Gathering’
The year 2017 will be an epic one for religious tourism as
international pastor, motivational speaker and filmmaker T.D. Jakes headlines
Faith Fest 2017 to be held in Nassau, Bahamas.
Faith Fest, which is being held in Grand Bahama in October this
year, is already set to bring thousands to the island and officials are already
gearing up for its climax with Jakes in March 2017...
Bahamas Eyes India
- Jan 28, 2016 - 1:52:46 PM
Country Is One Of The Main Sought Afters For Tourist Dollars
next month the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism plans to head to India in
hopes of garnering more interest and business for The Bahamas.
General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said recently
that tourism officials have already done the groundwork during a
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) trade show in Dubai.
Caribbean Has Done ‘Exceptionally Well’ Wilchcombe Tells CHTA Marketplace 2016
- Jan 23, 2016 - 3:26:53 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association
Marketplace 2016 opened Thursday to the pulsating and rhythmic sounds of
Junkanoo, renditions by the world-famous Royal Bahamas Police Force
Band and a nudging from the Rt. Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister to
incorporate romance into selling regional destinations.
the Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe welcomed participants
to the Caribbean’s largest and most important marketing event, which
gives tourism suppliers the opportunity to meet wholesalers from around
the world, selling Caribbean vacations...
Miami Heat Could Bring Another Training Camp to The Bahamas
- Jan 12, 2016 - 4:45:56 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is looking to tap into the Miami Heat’s
top corporate partners in hopes that they would encourage others to
visit The Bahamas.
Recently, 38 of Miami Heat’s season ticket holders and partners were invited on a familiarization trip to The Bahamas.
a special welcome cocktail reception at The Cove at Atlantis Paradise
Island, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu welcomed the group...
Marathon Bahamas Attracts Hundreds of Visitors
- Jan 8, 2016 - 12:06:16 PM
Nassau - Hundreds of visitors are expected in New Providence on the
weekend of January 16-17 for the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW),
which includes the Susan G Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure and Marathon
The event features runners from 25 countries and 31 states and is
supported by a large volunteer contingent from every walk of Bahamian
Race weekend has an event for all fitness levels and is ideal for
families, a group of colleagues or a friends' run-and-stay-cation...
Bahamas featured at Miami Dolphins Game with the Indianapolis Colts
- Jan 6, 2016 - 10:57:11 AM
MIAMI, Florida - Once again the Islands of The Bahamas was the premier
vacation destination solely promoted to thousands of sports fans in a
Bahamas themed game between the Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis
Colts, December 27, at the newly renovated Sun Life Stadium. The Colts
The Islands of The Bahamas was promoted as the
exclusive destination of the Miami Dolphins, throughout the four-hour
game, on some 22,400 total square ft. of high definition video board and
a near capacity crowd of more than sixty-five thousand fans...
Director General Details Bahamas Tourism Plans for 2016
- Dec 30, 2015 - 12:17:22 PM
While the Ministry of Tourism boasts a successful 2015, Director General
of Tourism Joy Jibrilu recently shared that tourism officials are
looking to engage new strategies to boost the country’s number one
The director general, who recently had an exclusive
interview with Travel Weekly, said The Bahamas will aggressively pursue
opportunities in Latin America in 2016.
“We want to continue to
grow Latin America. We have direct airlift on Copa out of Panama, and
that’s been a great move. Brazil and Colombia..."
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl ‘A Tremendous Success’
- Dec 29, 2015 - 11:26:44 AM
The second annual Popeyes Bahamas Bowl was a tremendous success and
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism officials are excited about the immeasurable
exposure it will bring the Islands of The Bahamas.
It was a hard
fought battle between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Middle
Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in New
Providence on Christmas Eve...
But in the end, the Broncos were victorious with a 45-31 win.
Tourism 360 Training Celebrates 52 Awardees
- Dec 21, 2015 - 12:39:13 PM
Over 50 students from the Anatol Rodgers High School’s 360 Training Programme were awarded at Government House recently.
students participated in a number of specialized areas such as
certified front desk representatives, lodging management, certified
maintenance employee, certified restaurant servers, certified guest
service professionals and certified hospitality professionals...
Delta Expands Direct Service Into North Eleuthera and Abaco
- Dec 21, 2015 - 9:55:47 AM
A full Delta flight carrying 77 people touched down at Marsh Harbour,
Abaco on Saturday, December 19 – and with it brought a new partnership
with the island.
The jet was one of two that made its inaugural trip to the Family Islands over the weekend.
The other was made in North Eleuthera...
Atlantis Crown Invitational Continues to Boost Bahamas' Tourism
- Dec 18, 2015 - 12:56:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Over 800 young men and women gymnasts from over 56
countries are expected in The Bahamas to participate in the fifth
Atlantis Crown Invitational held at Atlantis Paradise Island on December
17- 21, 2015.
The event is the largest gymnast competition in the Caribbean
Senior Director in the Ministry of Tourism Tyrone Sawyer said the competition has been very beneficial for The Bahamas...
World Travel Awards names Bahamas 2015 Leading Wedding Destination
- Dec 18, 2015 - 12:25:47 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is delighted to
announce that The Islands Of The Bahamas was recently named 2015 Leading
Wedding Destination at the World Travel Awards in Morocco.
Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and
celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The
World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate
hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all
MAVS to Host Christmas Festival at Pompey Square
- Dec 18, 2015 - 12:00:59 PM
In an effort to continue the movement of young musicians in the country,
the Musicians, Artists and Vocalists showcase better known as MAVS will
be staging a Christmas Festival in Pompey Square on December 21.
is an organized committee made up of five young men who seek to give
young Bahamians a platform to feature their musical and artistic
Earlier this year, MAVS hosted its inaugural event at Fort Charlotte, which drew a crowd of more than 250 people...
Bahamas Tourism Ministry and Miami Dolphins Celebrate 50 Years
- Dec 18, 2015 - 1:13:01 AM
PLANTATION - The Bahamas Minister of Tourism recently joined up
with the owners, players and legends of the Miami Dolphins at a gala
ceremony at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida to
celebrate 50 years of existence of the Miami Dolphins. The gala, which
celebrated the top 50 squad of the Miami Dolphin organization, was
attended by some of the most elite sports athletes, media and well-known
On hand to celebrate the occasion was the Bahamas
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, whose Ministry has an
on-going partnership with the Miami Dolphins and also just celebrated 50
years of Tourism...