Goombay Summer Festival Begins in Grand Bahama
- Jul 3, 2015 - 3:21:31 PM
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama – Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu
officially launched Goombay Summer Festival at Taino beach on Thursday,
inviting visitors and residents alike to fully enjoy the vibrant
Bahamian cultural experience.
To melodies of the Grand Bahama
Youth Choir she described the series of festivals – five weeks of
cultural expression featuring Bahamian foods, music, arts and crafts –
that will be offered on Grand Bahama as Goombay Summer heats up, and
rolls into Junkanoo Festival, showing off what makes the multifaceted
island of Grand Bahama so special.
Month of July features Grand Bahama Summer Festival Experiences in Freeport, Eight Mile Rock, and West End
- Jul 3, 2015 - 12:28:24 PM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - Come July, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama will launch the island’s most exciting Summer Festival Experience of 2015.
Bahama’s Summer Experience features eight weeks of rich, cultural
excitement and expressions of Bahamian heritage through Goombay Summer
and Junkanoo Summer Festivals.
Kicking off the festivities will be the Goombay Summer Festival, July 2nd – 30th, 6:00p.m. - Midnight...
Tourism Welcomes Junkanoo Summer Festival's Junkanoo Nymph
- Jul 2, 2015 - 11:27:08 PM
Bahamas – The Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe welcomed the
as a new addition to the annual
Junkanoo Summer Festival, which will be held during the month of July --
July 4, 2015
at the Fish Fry, Arawak Cay.
on Thursday at the Ministry of Tourism in the British Colonial
Hilton, the Minister his senior staff marveled at the intricate body paint, and
the costume made out of authentically Bahamian craft and shells which covered
the statuesque 5ft 11 frame of the model, Analicia Thompson.
Thompson, 26, decided to become the nymph...
Rahming Brothers get special reunion
- Jul 1, 2015 - 11:27:53 AM
A family reunion hit all the right notes
recently when Joseph Rahming Jr. of Delaware became acquainted with
long-lost family members, who included the Rahming Brothers a cappella
Mr. Rahming’s grandfather, George Lorenzo Rahming, was
born in The Bahamas but lost contact with family members in the islands
since he moved to Boynton Beach, Florida in the 1920s. After almost a
century of separations, the two Rahming families were re-acquainted when
Joseph’s wife, Kecia Wilder-Rahming, arranged a reunion through the
Ministry of Tourism’s People to People program...
Choregraphers Give Preview For Junkanoo Summer Festival
- Jun 30, 2015 - 8:02:42 PM
First Competition In Junkanoo Summer Festival
Aaliah Thurston and Carlen Elliot, Valley Girls from the Valley
Boys Group, say they are more than ready to participate in this weekend’s first
Junkanoo Summer Festival Competition – the Massive Street Dance Competition.
“I’m very excited about the competition,” said Thurston. “We
always win and we always bring good stuff.”
“We are practicing very hard. Three times a week so we are sure to
win,” says Elliot.
MOT to sponsor Hack.IT Bahamas STEM Camp
- Jun 30, 2015 - 5:31:25 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism is on board as a major
sponsor for the the Hack.IT summer technology camp set to take place
July 13-July 17, 2015 at St. Andrew’s School in Nassau, Bahamas. Now in
its second year, the camp is the brainchild of Aisha Bowe and her team.
Aisha is an award-winning Bahamian-American engineer who was one of the
youngest people of Caribbean heritage to work with NASA. Bowe is the
co-founder of STEMBoard, a global engineering solutions company and is
seeking to inspire a new generation of “STEM stars” from the region.
“I am honoured by Minister Obie Wilchcombe and the Ministry of Tourism’s generous sponsorship of Hack.IT 2015,” said Bowe.
Bahamian delegation of over 300 to travel to Cuba
- Jun 26, 2015 - 12:08:29 PM
Hundreds Travel to Showcase Bahamian Culture
delegation of over 300 Bahamians will travel to Santiago, Cuba early
next month to participate in the country’s 35th Annual Caribbean
Festival, Feast of Fire.
The festival, scheduled for July 3-9, is dedicated to a country or group of countries.
This year The Bahamas is being recognized.
Venue Changed For Junkanoo Summer Festival And Goombay
- Jun 26, 2015 - 1:39:43 AM
Events Now At Arawak Cay
Ministry of Tourism officials have announced that the
much-anticipated Junkanoo Summer and Goombay Summer Festivals have been
relocated to Arawak Cay – a move they say will create a more family
Junkanoo Summer Festival is
scheduled for every Saturday in July, while Goombay Summer Festival is
scheduled for every Friday in August.
Previously, both events were held in the downtown Nassau area...
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Joins The UNWTO
- Jun 25, 2015 - 7:30:32 PM
The Bahamas Minister of Tourism to Serve on the Board of
Directors (Executive Council) of the United Nations World Tourism
At the upcoming General Assembly of the
United Nations World Tourism Organization scheduled to be held in
Medellin, Colombia, September 12 – 17, 2015, the Honorable Obediah H.
Wilchcombe will take the seat as a member of the Executive Council of
this prestigious body representing member countries of the Americas
The UNWTO is the principal international tourism
organization which promotes tourism as an engine of economic
advancement, environmental sustainability and inclusive development.
Bahamas National Culinary Team Praised for Golden Performance at Taste of the Caribbean
- Jun 19, 2015 - 6:24:30 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism joins
thousands of Bahamians in congratulating the National Culinary Team for
its stellar winning performance at the Taste of the Caribbean
Competition in Miami, Florida this past weekend.
Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition and cultural showcase.
a year the best chefs and culinary teams unite to learn, demonstrate
their skills and provide the general public a spectacular exhibition of
the most savory and delectable treats of the islands...
Ministry of Tourism Presents Junkanoo Summer Festival and Goombay
- Jun 18, 2015 - 4:27:20 PM
Locals and visitors will double their pleasure this summer as the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism presents two sizzling street festivals.
On Saturday, July 4th, the Ministry of Tourism will make Bay
Street come alive with Junkanoo Summer Festival – bringing the two-day winter
street rush festival to the summer.
JSF, a festival of music, food and culture is every Saturday in
“Magic” Dancers In The Bahamas for Tryouts
- Jun 18, 2015 - 3:54:49 PM
The Bahamas scored some major points in the sports arena this week
with Baha Mar using its strategic partnership with the Orlando Magic NBA
basketball team to bring in nearly 30 women to try out for the
organization’s dance team.
Baha Mar is the official sponsor for the Orlando Magic.
a special welcome reception at Baha Mar’s Arts and Entertainment and
Convention Centre on Cable Beach, the ladies were treated to special
eats, music and dance...
Bahamas Director of Tourism for Asia speaks at China Offshore Summit
- Jun 17, 2015 - 12:00:17 PM
Cornish, Director of Tourism for the Asian Market, spoke at the China
Offshore Summit Investment Conference 2015 which was hosted May 27 – 28,
2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shenzhen, China.
Ministry of Financial Services & Investments and Bahamas Financial
Services Board was a key sponsor of the event. The Bahamas was
represented by Don Cornish, Director of Tourism for Asia, based at the
Bahamas Embassy in Beijing, China.
Mr Cornish was listed as a panelist and also a speaker on May 28th...
German alpine cabin shipped to Grand Bahama Island for Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n Tour
- Jun 12, 2015 - 2:11:15 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - Germany's largest radio station, and the world's
largest wheat beer brewery, Erdinger Weissbier out of Bavaria travelled
to Grand Bahama on a promotional tour and constructed a 32.8ft x 32.8ft
alpine cabin on the grounds of Grand Lucayan in 14 hours! The cabin
was shipped to Grand Bahama in a larger container, and once set up under
the palm trees, it looked as if it had always been there.
40 lucky Bavarian winners traveled to Grand Bahama to partake in the
annual event called the, Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n Tour which has never
made a trek of this distance before. The Bavarians were hosted at the
Grand Lucayan resort from June 3rd through 7th...
ESPN to Upgrade Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
- Jun 12, 2015 - 10:48:55 AM
After a very successful inaugural Popeyes
Bahamas Bowl last year, television network ESPN is looking to build on
that success by acquiring the football phenomenon.
The Bowl game
was played at noon on December 14, 2014 at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in
New Providence. The game featured the Western Kentucky University
Hilltoppers of Conference USA against the Central Michigan Chippewas of
And the Emmy goes to... Bahamian Chris Pinder!
- Jun 12, 2015 - 8:17:25 AM
Chris Pinder, director of photography/director at Bluehole Pictures, has added Emmy Award winner to his resume.
was part of the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) team that walked away
with two wins at the Southeast Emmy Awards at the weekend. The team of
Lauren Anderson, Nicholas Stephens, Victoria Bostic and Pinder earned
the Emmy for Best Single Spot Promotion Program for their work on the
Stop the Drop Contest, a public service initiative aimed at reducing the
rate of high school dropouts...
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Participates in Diaspora Panel During Caribbean Week in New York City
- Jun 11, 2015 - 2:32:29 AM
New York, NY – Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe recently spoke on a panel, joined by other Caribbean Tourism
Ministers, to discuss the significance of the Caribbean diaspora in the
US, particularly the New York region.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) hosted the event on June 2, 2015.
panel, titled, “Bringing Home the Business – Tourism Investment
Opportunities at Home,” was one of the headlining events of Caribbean
Week held at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York, New York...
Plans for 2015 South Florida Bahamas Independence Celebrations
- Jun 3, 2015 - 10:16:49 PM
“Grand Bahama Youth Chorale” Featured Event for S. FL Bahamas Independence Celebrations
LAUDERDALE, FL – The Grand Bahama Youth Chorale, will be the featured
performers at a special 2015 Bahamas Independence Celebration Concert,
July 16th at the Lehman Theatre, Miami Dade College, North Campus. The
Bahamas Consulate General, Florida, is hosting the event.
Concert is expected to be a highlight of the South Florida celebrations
of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas 42nd Anniversary of Independence.
Guests in attendance will include...
Bahamas Hosts NACTA Reception to Share 2015 Tourism Achievements and News
- Jun 2, 2015 - 2:01:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – NACTA (National
Association of Career Travel Agents) Presidents and Chapter Directors
were hosted to an informational reception by Sandals and The Islands Of
The Bahamas at Sandals Royal Bahamian, with opening remarks by Director
General of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu. Attendees were provided an
informal and welcoming platform to network and find out the latest news
and achievements in tourism and travel that The Islands Of The Bahamas
have achieved thus far in 2015 as well as future projects.
evening was incredibly important to increase visibility and further
cement the relationship with US inbound tourism market for The Islands
Of The Bahamas as NACTA, a wholly owned company of ASTA, is the largest
association of independent and home based travel entrepreneurs and