Goombay Summer Festival Continues in Grand Bahama
- Jul 30, 2015 - 12:21:31 PM
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama – Goombay Summer kicked off July 2, and will continue every Thursday for five weeks, with an exception of
Independence Day, Friday, July 10th,
when special celebrations will be held that night at Taino Beach.
Following Goombay Summer Festival, the Junkanoo Festival will then begin
on Friday, July 31, at Sunset Village, Eight Mile Rock for four weeks.
As of August 1, for four weeks, festivals will continue in West End.
To melodies of the Grand Bahama
Youth Choir the series of festivals – five weeks of
cultural expression featuring Bahamian foods, music, arts and crafts – 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...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival undoubtedly a success says Commission
- Jul 28, 2015 - 7:40:35 PM
Officials of the Bahamas National Festival Commission say Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival was “undoubtedly a success” and they are already preparing a
marketing strategy to lure thousands of tourists for the spring cultural
During a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission Paul Major reported that a
total of 115,000 people attended the two-weekend event in Grand Bahama and New
He credited the success to a strong marketing effort with the help
of the Ministry of Tourism’s South Florida billboard advertising...
Bahamas Represented at ICAST
- Jul 28, 2015 - 1:32:45 AM
Delegation Travels For World’s Largest Sportsfishing Convention
delegation from the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board and the Ministry
of Tourism traveled to Orlando, Florida recently to participate in the
International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing (ICAST) – the world’s
largest sportfishing trade show.
The convention, which is in its 58th year, was held July 14-17 at the Orange Country Convention Centre...
Bahamas Culture Dazzles at S. Florida Reception
- Jul 26, 2015 - 6:41:32 PM
Coconut Grove, FL, July 24, 2015 - An
impressive crowd including members of South Florida’s Consular Corps,
business and other key influencers in the South Florida community, and
the local media, were feted to a dazzling display of Bahamian culture at
a reception held Thursday, July 23rd, at the Kampong, Coconut Grove, in
celebration of The Bahamas’ 42nd Independence Anniversary.
reception, The Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival kickoff, was a joint
effort between the City of Miami, The Bahamas Consulate General Miami
and The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida and featured the world famous
Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band. Other highlights of the evening
were an exciting display of color and sounds, by group, Bahamas Junkanoo
Revue, and delicious Island tastes from Bahamian chefs flown in for the
Miami / Bahamas Festival of Coconut Grove Festival Delights Miami
- Jul 24, 2015 - 12:46:44 PM
Coconut Grove, FL- Scores of Bahamians and
other special guests were thrilled and dazzled on July 23rd, 2015 as the
City of Miami, the Bahamas Consulate General and the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism provided a taste of The Bahamas through the Miami/Bahamas
Junkanoo Festival of Coconut Grove.
A special reception was held at The Kampong, Coconut Grove...
Bahamas featured at 19th annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
- Jul 19, 2015 - 10:26:22 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL July 18, 2015 – The Honorable, Khaalis Rolle, The
Bahamas Minister of State for Investment in the Office of The Prime
Minister, was a featured participant, delivering a keynote luncheon
address at The 19th Annual International African American Hotel
Ownership and Investment Summit, held July 15-17, 2015 at the Miami
Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florida. Bahamas Minister of Foreign
Affairs, The Honorable, Fred Mitchell, was honored with an Apex
Distinguished Service Award, at the Summit’s Banquet...
Harbour Island Wins Best Island In the Caribbean Award
- Jul 17, 2015 - 12:07:50 PM
Harbour Island, Bahamas was voted
“Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure’s most discerning travellers,
taking one of the top honours in the publication’s World’s Best Awards 2015.
was based on travellers’ ratings of their experiences in the annual World’s
Best Awards 2015 readers’ survey. This is the second time that Harbour Island
has received this influential award.
thrilled to receive this impressive award, a fitting tribute to this lovely
island that was once the capital of the Bahamas..."
Bahamas takes Cuba
- Jul 16, 2015 - 6:59:39 PM
Music, dance and a whole lot of Junkanoo were featured in Santiago De
Cuba’s Festival de Caribe from July 3-9 as 300 Bahamians showcased all
The Bahamas has to offer in Cuba’s second city.
It was particularly special for Santiago de Cuba as the city was celebrating its founding 500 years ago.
The Festival de Caribe, also known as the Festival of Fire, invited 28 countries to be a part of the special occasion.
Cuban Children Learn Bahamian Culture
- Jul 14, 2015 - 10:21:48 AM
Scores of Cuban children in Santiago de Cuba
received priceless lessons on Bahamian culture during a five-day
The workshop was a part of the Festival de Caribe, a nine-day festival where The Bahamas was honoured.
Over 300 Bahamians traveled for the event to display Bahamian culture...
Bahamas Seeks Promotional Partnership With Cuba
- Jul 9, 2015 - 11:30:00 AM
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is seeking to
work closely with Cuban officials in the hopes of forming a partnership
for a two-destination vacation.
Over 300 Bahamians are in Santiago de Cuba this week for the 35th Festival del Caribe.
The Bahamas is the special guest of honour at the festival, which sees over 28 countries participate...
Tourism Kicks Off Junkanoo Summer Festival Before Thousands
- Jul 7, 2015 - 5:18:49 PM
Bahamas – It looked like a prelude to the annual Boxing and New Year’s Day
parades as thousands flocked to Arawak Cay for the opening of the Junkanoo
Summer Festival on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
the Ministry of Tourism, the festival will be held every
Saturday during the
month of July. It is aimed at showcasing the best in culture, dance and food
will also give Junkanoo groups, on a smaller scale, an opportunity to compete
in music, dance and choreography...
Bahamas Signs Cultural Agreement with Cuba
- Jul 5, 2015 - 5:07:23 PM
Culture In Full Display During Festival of Fire
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
– The Bahamas has signed an agreement with the Republic of Cuba to
enhance cultural relations and for a student cultural exchange programme
that will benefit both countries.
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson signed on behalf of The Bahamas with Minister
of Culture in Cuba Julian Gonzales.
The significant signing came after 300 Bahamians descended on Santiago de Cuba to participate in the city’s Festival of Fire...
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.