Two new ships for Grand Bahama Island
- Dec 18, 2014 - 11:40:08 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - In an effort to continue ongoing recovery in the nation’s
second city, the government this week announced that two new ships will be
heading to Grand Bahama’s cruise port come 2015.
During a special press conference at Grand Lucayan, Prime
Minister Perry Christie announced that the Bahamas Celebration, which was
destroyed by an accident on October 31, will be replaced with the Grand
“The new “Grand Celebration” replacement ship comes with 50
percent more capacity and projects some 280,000 year round passengers with not
less than 100,000 electing to purchase a two or more night stay in GBI
combination with the cruise boosting room nights sold from just under 50,000
(Video) Myles Munroe, an Ambassador for Bahamas tourism
- Dec 12, 2014 - 2:16:37 AM
Watch a video
presentation by Tourism Today featuring host, Nikia Deveaux on location at the
Munroe Memorial service held on December 3rd at the Thomas A. Robinson
Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.
"When I landed here today I told
Customs that Myles Munroe said, God lives here, and I am a believer,"
said Creflo Dollar, televangelist and close friend of the late Dr. Myles
Munroe during the memorial celebration for Munroe and his wife Pastor
Ruth who tragically died in a plane crash with seven others on November
9th in Grand Bahama.
People traveled from as far away as Swaziland...
NOTICE: Bahamas Film Commission Film Services Directory Update: Call for Submissions
- Dec 10, 2014 - 2:31:52 PM
Bahamas Film Commission Website and its Directory are undergoing an
update. Persons wishing to be included are being asked to send their
particulars as soon as possible.
Industry professionals should send the following:
The Category your services fall under
- Casting, Catering Service, Costume Design, Customs Broker,
Location Manager, Make-up Artist, Marine Film Services, Production
Equipment Rental, Production Company, Production Design & Set
Building, Production Manager / Coordinator / Assistant, Talent,
Bahamas in talks with several European airlines
- Nov 7, 2014 - 2:51:27 PM
LONDON, England - Tourism officials are
anticipating an increase in airlift to The Bahamas from Europe, thanks to many promising
discussions with travel partners at World Travel Market (WTM) in London.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is currently working on reintroducing direct
charter flights from Italy to Grand Bahama, and bringing back direct flights
from Germany. Visitors from both those countries are up six percent.
of Europe, Anthony Stuart says senior tourism officials had progressive
meetings with tour operators and airlines from the...
Gone Fishin’ Becomes BBQ Ambassadors For The Bahamas
- Nov 6, 2014 - 8:34:11 PM
It started over a decade ago with a dream in a backyard, but
years later the Arawak Cay restaurant Gone Fishin’ has successfully catapulted
itself to the 88th BBQ restaurant in the world and the solidified BBQ
ambassador of The Bahamas.
Gone Fishin’ was the official winner of the Smokin Hot BBQ
competition held at Green Parrot earlier this year – beating out scores of BBQ
teams in The Bahamas.
Just last month, the Gone Fishin’ team went to Lynchburg,
Tennessee to compete in the Jack Daniels BBQ Invitational, where the cooks...
London article on Bahamas Swimming Pigs wins CTO Journalism Award
- Nov 6, 2014 - 2:18:17 AM
LONDON, England: A magazine article about
swimming pigs, dancing dolphins, world-class golf courses and the hospitable
people of The Bahamas caught the attention of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), and was awarded Best Consumer Feature at World Travel
Market (WTM) in London.
Travel Journalist Peter Ellegard wrote about The Bahamas’
Animal Magic in his four-page article in the UK high-end golf, travel
and lifestyle magazine
where he documented his experiences in Nassau, Freeport, Abaco and The Exumas.
journalists we play a role as ambassadors. We are out to find out about the
countries we visit, and then write about them for our readers....
Bahamas to host 19th Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
- Nov 5, 2014 - 4:26:15 PM
Multi-National Business Conference to be held in The Bahamas,
November 6-9, at Sandals Royal Resort in Nassau
With Wall Street
continuing its burst of investment energy, the U.S. economy recording a
relatively strong third quarter performance; and businesses ratcheting up spending
on manufacturing to boost production and trade, Carl Masters, Chief Executive Officer
of Goodworks International says this month’s Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
in The Bahamas will be such an attractive place for executives and entrepreneurs
economic wisdom holds that when the U.S. economy is on a fast track to
buoyancy, the economies of America’s Caribbean neighbors can expect good times,”
said Masters, the co-convener of the 2014...
Pompey Museum Reopens in Nassau
- Oct 31, 2014 - 1:32:33 PM
It’s been closed for nearly three years but on Saturday,
November 1, the Pompey Museum will reopen with an exhibition called “Wade in
Pompey Museum was first established in 1992 at Venue House-
the oldest building in the heart of Nassau.
From then, it was seen as a national treasure as it housed
many historical pieces from the time of slavery and emancipation in The
In the 20th century, it also housed the telephone and
In the early morning hours of December 2, 2011, a raging
fire destroyed the historical mecca for the second time in its history...
Bahamian Actor Bert Williams Recognized As “Pioneer” In American Film
- Oct 31, 2014 - 2:33:07 AM
New York, NY- The first
Bahamian actor ever to be captured on film is being recognized as a pioneer
during a five-month long exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New
Bert Williams is a name that
is etched in the sands of time.
The late Nassau-native is one
of few black men in the late 1800s and early 1900s who maintained a successful
film and music career.
With partner George Walker,
Williams pioneered the advancement of black performances in integrated musical
Sunwing Launches Calgary to Grand Bahama Direct Flights
- Oct 31, 2014 - 12:43:39 AM
30, 2014) - Residents of Calgary can look forward to an easier way to
reach the Bahamas this coming winter with the introduction of a weekly
service to Freeport, Grand Bahama that launches November 1, 2014.
Departing initially on Saturdays then switching to become a weekly
service on Fridays from December 19, 2014, passengers can start off
their vacation in style by taking advantage of Sunwing Airlines'
award-winning Champagne Service that includes a welcome glass of
champagne, complimentary food and wine along with in-flight
entertainment offered at no charge. All packages also include a generous
20kg free baggage allowance.
Bahamas Tourism unveils four commemorative stamps in honour of its 50th anniversary
- Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43:48 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) in
conjunction with the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau General Post Office unveiled
four commemorative stamps in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of
Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry in The
Bahamas at a press conference in Pompey Square recently.
Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu,
announced that the four stamps, which also went on sale, will honour two hotels
in the Outer Islands and two giants in The Bahamas’ hotel industry.
They include the Peace N’ Plenty Resort
in Exuma, the Kings Inn...
Bahamas dream wedding winning brides from Florida select Mon Cheri gowns
- Oct 29, 2014 - 11:01:53 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - The three lucky brides from Florida that recently won The Islands
of The Bahamas, “16 Islands, 16 Weddings, One Priceless Day” contest, came
together this weekend to select their complimentary Mon Cheri bridal gowns, designed
by David Tutera and Sophia Tolli.
The bridal gown, which ranges in prices from $1,300 to $1,900,
was one of several prizes won by the brides in The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism’s unique, social media contest.
The brides, Cristina Gaston, of Miami, Wanjira Banfield of
Fort Lauderdale, and Patrice Prescott of Haileah are scheduled to marry in
Bimini, Abaco and Andros respectively.
They were also presented with a bottle of...
Abaco (Bahamas) Calendar of Events for 2014
- Sep 7, 2014 - 3:29:26 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present the
2014 Calendar of Events for the Abacos courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Office, Abaco.
Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty
make this 120-mile–long chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise.
But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the
world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf
courses on Treasure Cay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and
Elbow Cays, and countless hotels, restaurants and bars throughout The
Design Caribbean 2013 comes to The Bahamas
- Feb 22, 2013 - 3:04:01 PM
Barbados – On January 11, 2013 the Caribbean Export Development Agency
(Caribbean Export) and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas signed
an agreement to hold Design Caribbean 2013 from June 20-23, 2013 at the Grand
Lucayan Resort, Freeport Grand Bahama.
The Hon. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama in his remarks at the
signing event expressed his delight to host Design Caribbean as it “will expose
local artisans and manufacturers to overseas buyers in retail, hospitality,
design, music, film and fashion; thus providing them with opportunities to
exhibit their talents, market and sell their products and services...
'Like' Bahamas Film Commission: GB facebook page for opportunities
- Jul 27, 2011 - 11:01:54 PM
Are you are interested in the exciting opportunities available in
the film industry; feature films, TV commercials, realty shows, fashion
shoots, documentaries, music videos and the like and want to take
advantage of them? Then you need to '
like' the Bahamas Film Commission: Grand Bahama facebook page.
This is the page that we will be using to post news of upcoming
opportunities in the film industry on Grand Bahama Island.
opportunities in this industry have been and will always be based on a
first come 'first served' basis and The Bahamas Film Commission's
Facebook page is the newest and most convenient vehicle that makes it
all possible for those who...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Shares Goodwill
- Dec 18, 2014 - 5:22:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Tourism spreading love and holiday cheer to Great Commission Ministries by donating funds and food items.
Seen from left to right are
Ministry of Tourism staff members Ruthann Rolle, Peter Williams, Pam
Sawyer, Director of Great Commission Ministries Minalee Hanchall,
Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson and MOT staff member Rose Fraizer.
Ministry of Tourism Announces “16 Islands 16 Weddings”
- Dec 16, 2014 - 10:31:21 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Director
General of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu announced the 2nd “16 Islands 16
Weddings” campaign, coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism at a press
conference on Monday.
The press conference was held so that Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie could announce new tourism initiatives for the island.
Also present were: Tourism Minister, The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe and Minister for Grand Bahama, The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville...
Increased Cruise Service to Grand Bahama Island Expected to Boost Tourism
- Dec 16, 2014 - 12:30:29 AM
Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama’s tourism sector is expected to grow significantly
in 2015 according to both the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville and Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe.
comments came during a press conference at the Grand Lucayan Resort
morning, December 15, to announce the expanded service of the Balearia Bahamas
Express and the MS Grand Celebration.
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was the featured speaker at
Monday’s function, also expressing some confidence in the...
Bahamas Tourist Office Staff Shares Christmas Goodwill
- Dec 15, 2014 - 12:10:17 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – In
celebration of the Christmas season, members of the staff of The Bahamas
Tourist Office Florida, during the first few weeks of December bought
gifts to be presented to children in Florida’s farming communities of
Immokalee and Lake Trafford. The farming communities are mostly
populated by immigrant and migrant families who work the fields which
produce a large amount of the United States' fresh produce. Crops
include cucumbers, bell peppers, citrus and a large percentage of the
nation's tomatoes that are harvested during the winter months...
Bahamas Tourism Launches Online Honeymoon Registry
- Dec 10, 2014 - 1:34:46 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has launched an innovative
online honeymoon registry that allows family and friends of
couples to aid in
planning an enjoyable honeymoon getaway in The Bahamas.
The registry allows for guests to purchase credit for
accommodations, water sports, nightlife, fine and casual dining, sightseeing
and even shopping.
Director of Weddings and Romance in the Ministry of Tourism
Freda Malcolm said the honeymoon registry has been in high demand from brides
and grooms around the world...