Global Southern Gospel Music Cruise Anchors on Grand Bahama
- Jan 30, 2015 - 4:59:46 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - On Monday, February
2nd at 12noon, 120 gospel musicians from Canada, Atlanta, North and
South Carolina will disembark the Carnival Fascination on Grand Bahama
Island, and join with local Bahamian gospel artists for a mid-day gospel
concert at Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya Marketplace. The
Southern Gospel Music Cruise, led by Rev. Arnie Shipp, has been visiting
The Bahamas for the past five years, with this year being the first for
the participants to disembark for a time of worship.
press conference held on Friday, January 30, 2015, Debbie Huyler,
Manager for Religious Tourism at the Grand Bahama Tourist office spoke
to the excitement that is in the air as the Grand Bahama Tourism team
prepares to receive the group on Tuesday...
Bahamas Tourism holds Cacique Awards in Golden Celebration
- Jan 30, 2015 - 4:30:33 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The best in service,
arts and entertainment was showcased during the 16th Cacique Awards
ceremony held at the Meliá Nassau Resort on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
script read like a who’s who in Tourism as noted local and
international stakeholders were honoured for their outstanding
contribution to the country’s premier industry.
In his written
message, the Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcome said, “On this
occasion of the 16th Cacique Awards, we celebrate our commitment to
excellence and recognize those who have...
Trumpet Awards honours Bahamian entrepreneur Franklyn R Wilson
- Jan 29, 2015 - 4:12:06 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
The 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards, created to herald the accomplishments
of African Americans who have made significant contributions to the
world had a distinctly Bahamian flavor this year. Bahamian entrepreneur,
Franklyn R. Wilson, Chairman Sunshine Holdings, Ltd. was honored and
two brilliantly Junkanoo Carnival dancers, representing The Bahamas
Masqueraders Group were on the red carpet to welcome guests at the Cobb
Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta when the ceremony took place on
Wilson joined an A-List of American celebrities
who were saluted including Lou Brock – Baseball Legend; Arnold W. Donald
– President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & PLC; Jamie Foxx...
Rum lover’s utopia: Festival RumBahamas
- Jan 29, 2015 - 12:35:15 PM
“Rum is often associated with a storied life at sea from the time of
buccaneering and later, during America’s prohibition and is of vital
importance to the history of the Islands of The Bahamas” said Ms.
Charity Armbrister, Director of Events, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism...
NASSAU, Bahamas - From February 27 to March 1, 2015 seasoned rum
connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are
simply rum lovers will have the opportunity to treat themselves at
Festival RumBahamas, a premier international rum extravaganza at
historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau.
Cast of NBC’s Today Show agrees that it’s better in The Bahamas
- Jan 28, 2015 - 4:28:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Millions of US viewers
are probably wishing they were in The Bahamas this week, thanks to a plug from
cast members of the popular NBC morning sho
The Today Show.
Wednesday, January 28th,
Show hosts Willie Geist and Savannah Guthrie agreed that The Bahamas is the
place to be during a winter storm.
Tom The Bahamas sound pretty good right about now,” said Geist as his co-hosts
nodded in agreement...
Bahamas 16 Islands Wedding Abaco Light Up Couple’s Life
- Jan 28, 2015 - 2:02:04 PM
BAHAMAS – At 16:00 hours EST on January 16th, 16 couples
were married on 16 Islands in The Islands Of The Bahamas.
famous candy stripe lighthouse on Hope Town, Abaco in The Bahamas, provided the
perfect backdrop for the wedding of Wanjira
Banfield, to Pierre Alex Demosthene.
Drizzling rain that started to intensify at exactly 1600 hours did not
stop the wedding. Minister Silbert Mills
began the ceremony on time and as the rain drizzled, umbrellas were brought out
to cover the heads of the bridal party and the Minister.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Awards Long Service Employees
- Jan 26, 2015 - 5:17:18 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe congratulated employees
for their dedication and hard work in ensuring The Bahamas regains its
tourism edge in the region.
“You have provided a service and you
have done so for decades; causing us to be the envy of the world,” Mr.
Wilchcombe said as he delivered remarks at the Ministry of Tourism Long
Service Awards Ceremony held Friday, January 23, 2015 at Government
House. The awardees, more than 70 of them, were presented plaques by Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas...
Texas couple marry in 'paradise' in Bahamas 16 Weddings - 16 Islands promotion
- Jan 23, 2015 - 3:41:59 PM
Paradise Island /
Nassau - Ezequiel and Katherine Medina from Austin, Texas married at 4pm
in Paradise Island on January 16th along with 15 other couples on 15
other islands at the same time.
The weddings were
a part of the ‘16
Weddings 16 Islands on the 16th hour’ Promotion of the Bahamas Ministry
wedding took place in Versailles Garden in Paradise Island and dinner
was held at the historic Graycilff...
PM Says the Bahamian People are the Asset Tourism Depends Upon
- Jan 23, 2015 - 2:28:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie regarded Bahamians as the
asset the Tourism Industry depends upon in order to sustain the tourism
He was addressing a Tourism Symposium held for frontline
tourism professionals at SuperClubs Breezes Resort on Wednesday,
January 21, 2015.
The Ministry of Tourism is celebrating its
Golden Jubilee – the symposium being amongst activities taking place for
Tourism Awareness week, which ends with the Cacique Awards honouring
the finest in the industry on Saturday, January 24, 2015...
Inaugural Grand Bahama Half Marathon and 5K Announced for March 28 in Freeport, Bahamas
- Jan 23, 2015 - 2:19:10 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island
– A new international half marathon and 5K
on March 28 on Grand Bahama Island – one of the most pristine islands of
The Bahamas and located less than 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
Race organizers are planning to take full advantage of the stunningly
beautiful Caribbean setting to create a world-class road race with a
festive, warm and laid-back island party vibe. The races will start, end
and be celebrated at the Grand Lucayan Beach Resort in Freeport.
“Both courses are designed to be fast and flat, taking athletes along
Grand Bahama Island’s magnificent oceanfront and the varied scenic
landmarks along the way,” said Scott Kerr, a long-time race organizer...
Grand Bahama Tourism Trailblazers Honoured With Luncheon
- Jan 23, 2015 - 12:56:07 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- The Ministry of Tourism paid homage to retirees for a lifetime of
service during a luncheon at Le Med Restaurant in Port Lucaya
Marketplace on Thursday.
Those honoured, under the theme "People
Who Served," were retired hoteliers, taxi drivers, Ministry of Tourism
staff and straw vendors.
Director of Tourism, Betty Bethel said
"The Ministry of Tourism thought it was fitting to culminate its Tourism
Week, and 50 years of celebrating tourism, by honouring the
trailblazers in our industry and those trailblazers are you..."
Bahamas Tourism's 16th annual Cacique Awards promises to be a “grand afair”
- Jan 22, 2015 - 5:59:49 PM
The 16th Cacique Awards to be held at the Melia Nassau
Resort this Saturday promises to be a “grand affair,” according to co-chairman
of the awards Charity Armbrister.
The awards, which will close out the Ministry of Tourism’s 50th
anniversary celebrations and tourism week, will celebrate the brightest and the
best in the country’s hospitality industry.
Ms. Armbrister, who is also the director of events at the
Ministry of Tourism, promises that this Cacique Awards will be like none other.
Pristine Waters of Exuma – Backdrop For Texas Couple’s Dream Wedding In The Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2015 - 5:17:42 PM
EXUMA, Bahamas - The pristine, aquamarine
waters of Exuma in The Bahamas served as the ideal backdrop for the
dream wedding of Texan couple, Lauren Gough and Stephen Swangstu.
were one of sixteen American couples that won a complimentary dream
wedding on 16 islands in The Bahamas, in The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism’s (BMOT)“16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day” social media
contest. All weddings took place on January 16, 2015 at 16:00 hours...
16 Weddings Promotion Winners Tie the Knot in The Berry Islands
- Jan 22, 2015 - 1:07:20 PM
GREAT HARBOUR CAY-The Berry Islands – A
small and intimate wedding was exactly what Kristyna and Ryan hoped for
and they certainly got that.
The New Jersey couple tied the knot
on this island known for its sugar-white sandy beaches during The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s “16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless
And at exactly 16:00 hours (4pm) the couple
exchanged wedding vows on a boat, which anchored in the middle of the
deep blue ocean surrounding The Berry Islands and its many cays...
16 Weddings, 16 Islands' Deana Whitlow and Henry Coleman Enjoy Dream Wedding in Harbour Island
- Jan 22, 2015 - 12:14:42 PM
Duncan Town, Harbour Island - Deana Whitlow
and Henry Coleman is a couple who believes getting married in The
Bahamas was a “kiss from God” and it showed throughout their romantic
journey to January 16, 2015.
That’s the day 16 couples got married on 16 Islands at 16:00 (4:00 p.m.).
It is one of Ministry of Tourism’s biggest promotions that was launched on February 14, 2014...
(VIDEO) Tourism Awareness Week overview by GB Tourism Dir. Betty Bethel
- Jan 20, 2015 - 11:17:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This is an
exciting month for the Ministry of Tourism, as we culminate a year of
celebrating 50 years of the establishment of tourism promotion, which
commenced January 2014.
This final leg of 50 years of tourism is married to tourism week,
where there will be a variety of initiatives taking place through out
Grand Bahama Island kicked off its tourism awareness initiatives on
Friday, January 16th with the rest of the country with the 16 island
wedding promotion. Our couple from Ohio wed at sanctuary bay to the
backdrop of dolphins.
We begin this week of awareness by educating, celebrating and serving
the industry and community at large and most importantly, our team will
worship together and give thanks with our industry partners and Cacique
finalists, on Sunday, February 1st...
New Scheduled Charter Flights Receive DOT Approval for Bahamas, Keys and New York
- Jan 17, 2015 - 8:57:21 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Owners of iJet
Charters and Wildcat Touring today announced the launch of scheduled
charter flights from Fort Lauderdale to three Bahamas destinations, Key
West and a flight from New York to Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco.
the approval of the Department of Transportation (DOT) today we will
begin bookings for the start of scheduled service on April 2nd,” said
Jim Swieter, founder of iJet Charters in Fort Lauderdale, which is
providing marketing and reservations for Director of Carrier Meregrass,
Inc., DBA Wildcat Touring...
Missing dive vessel off Grand Bahama found safe
- Jan 16, 2015 - 5:00:54 PM
The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to report that the dive
vessel that was reported missing yesterday, has been located, and that
the eleven persons on board are safe.
boat was captained by its owner Anton Laing, of Island Life Tours, and
the party included visitors from France, Germany, Italy and Canada, as
well as two Wyndham employees.
It is our understanding that the excursion left Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach resort at 6am, and later arrived safely at West End.
16 Weddings Promotion Winners Tie the Knot in Grand Bahama
- Jan 16, 2015 - 4:30:06 PM
“16 Islands, 16 Weddings, One Priceless Day”
contest winners, Shametria Almond and Victor Courtney where wed today
in Grand Bahama, at the same time another 15 couples were being married
around the other Islands of The Bahamas; specifically Acklins, Crooked
Island, Abaco, Andros, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat
Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long
Island, Nassau, Paradise Island and San Salvador all at 4pm.
The Grand Bahama wedding ceremony took place at the UNEXSO Dolphin Encounter facility (located in Smith's Point).
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Celebrates “Tourism Week”
- Jan 15, 2015 - 8:12:38 PM
In an effort to further educate the public about the
importance of the country’s number one industry, Ministry of Tourism officials
are celebrating “Tourism Week” from January 16- January 24, 2015.
During that week, tourism officials are expected to flood the
media with advertisements, interviews and messages all geared towards engaging
the public on the topic of tourism.
The week will close out the 50th anniversary of the
establishment of the tourism industry...