Tru Tru Bahamian Festival Postponed
- Oct 20, 2016 - 4:07:31 PM
In order to give you the “tru tru” Bahamian experience, organizers of
the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival have decided to move the highly
anticipated event to next year.
The date has been changed from
its initial November 5 date to February 11, 2017 to accommodate several
Bahamian vendors who were severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew when it
ripped through The Islands of The Bahamas October 5 and 6...
Bahamas 16 Weddings event less than a month away
- Oct 20, 2016 - 8:58:06 AM
With The Bahamas 16 weddings less than a month away, The Islands of The
Bahamas are finalizing plans to ensure the multiple weddings in paradise
are as timeless and perfect as the 16 lucky couples imagined.
due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the weddings once scheduled for
Grand Bahama Island will now take place on Nassau and Paradise Island.
Couples will be updated as soon as possible so that the relocation will
be a smooth transition.
The excitement continues to grow among the Canadian couples who have been dreaming of their destination weddings for months...
Andros Island open for business post Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 18, 2016 - 9:36:11 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — On Wednesday, October 19, a couple
from the United States will head to Andros, along with 160 of their
closest friends and family, to say ‘I do’.
The wedding will
cause the first influx of visitors to Andros since the passage of
Hurricane Matthew, and is touted as “a huge event” for the island.
Douglas, senior manager in the Andros Tourism office, said officials
have been hard at work cleaning up the island in the aftermath of the
Update Provided on the Grand Bahama Tourism Product
- Oct 16, 2016 - 12:19:54 PM
Although Grand Bahama was among
those islands hardest hit during the passage of Hurricane Matthew last
week, the tourism industry on the island is moving quickly to rebuild
itself in an effort to offer something better than ever.
officials began this effort with a sound assessment of the island’s
hotel properties, beaches and other tourist attractions. Bahamas
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe is in Grand Bahama where the
assessment is still ongoing.
“We have to be honest about Grand
Bahama because that’s the only way we can move forward. Tourism on the
island has come to a grinding halt. Hotels, restaurants and tour
operators have all been affected by Hurricane Matthew, but there is hope
and Grand Bahamians are resilient. Everywhere you go on this island
people are working. People are working on their homes; people are
working at the hotels to fix those properties. Grand Bahama will rise
again, better and stronger,” Wilchcombe said.
International Women’s Empowerment Summit postponed as focus shifts to hurricane relief efforts
- Oct 16, 2016 - 12:14:39 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Due to the shattering impact of Hurricane Matthew
on some areas of The Bahamas, the highly anticipated International
Women’s Empowerment Summit (IWES), scheduled for October 21 – 22, has
been postponed until the first half of 2017.
Director General at
the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu, noted that the damage
caused by the hurricane, on the islands of Grand Bahama Island, North
Andros and some areas of New Providence, has changed the country’s focus
Minister Wilchcombe visits Grand Bahama Island Tourism Office
- Oct 16, 2016 - 8:34:58 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- After seeing for himself the devastating
aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Minister of Tourism Hon. Obie Wilchcombe
paid a special visit to the hardworking Ministry of Tourism team on
Grand Bahama to discuss the future of the island’s tourism industry.
Wilchcombe and the team met to brainstorm ideas and begin plans to
create a “new tourism product” for the world to re-discover.
some may view the hurricane’s destruction as a setback, Minister
Wilchombe called it an opportunity to reinvent Grand Bahama.
is imperative that we get the product ready again,” Wilchcombe said as
he encouraged the tourism team on Grand Bahama Island to orchestrate an
Bahamian Coalition Galvanized to Assist with Bahamas Hurricane Relief Efforts in South Florida
- Oct 15, 2016 - 6:48:39 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - A coalition of Bahamian
entities, organizations and associations was recently formed in South
Florida, to assist with Hurricane Relief efforts to The Bahamas. Among
its successes to date, The coalition have identified a number of places
where South Floridians can drop off relief items to assist those in The
Bahamas affected by the dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Matthew.
destructive Hurricane Matthew slammed into The Bahamas October 6th-7th,
battered many of its Islands and left massive destruction and
devastation in its wake.
The coalition led by The Bahamas Consul
General's Office and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, South Florida, was
formed to organize the efforts of Bahamians...
Business as usual post Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 12, 2016 - 5:15:49 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – October 11, 2016 – It is business as usual for hotels,
resorts, dive operations and tours throughout much of The Islands of
The Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Matthew last week.
the all clear issued by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
last Friday, the majority of businesses in the tourism industry in The
Bahamas resumed operations, and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT)
is sending the message out to the world that many islands in The Bahamas
are open for business...
Bahamas begins assessment of Tourism product post Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 7, 2016 - 12:19:36 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – October 7, 2016 - The Ministry of Tourism today began
assessments of hotel properties, beaches and other touristic sites
throughout the Islands of The Bahamas following the all clear, but
initial reports indicate that there was no major damage on the Family
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) gave the
all clear for the entire Commonwealth of The Bahamas after Hurricane
Matthew left Bahamian waters early Friday morning.
tourism product fared well during Hurricane Matthew with Grand Bahama,
New Providence and Andros receiving the brunt of the storm. It is
unclear at this time to what extent Grand Bahama was affected by
Bahamas Monitoring Thousands of Tourists Ahead of Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 4, 2016 - 5:32:00 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — There are over 3,500 visitors in The Bahamas ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.
New Providence and on Paradise Island there are over 3,000 visitors and
those numbers are expected to diminish during the week.
are 593 visitors throughout The family islands. There are seven visitors
on Abaco; two on Eleuthera; two on North Andros; 21 on San Salvador;
eight on the Berry Islands; 153 on Bimini, and 400 in the Exumas...
Bahamas Tourism Annnounces 17th Cacique Awards Nominations Open
- Oct 4, 2016 - 8:21:08 AM
Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in January 2017 are now open.
awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country’s
hospitality industry, will be held at the Melia Nassau Resort on January
21st under the theme, “The Business of Tourism”.
and Producer of the Cacique Awards Charity Armbrister, who is also the
director of events at the Ministry of Tourism, promises that this
Cacique Awards will be like none other...
Bahamas Tourism fully activates Emergency Coordination for Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 3, 2016 - 11:51:45 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) has fully
activated its Emergency Coordinating Committee Command Center at the
British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.
The committee represents a cross-section of the Ministry of
Tourism that includes senior management and other officers who will
monitor the storm’s movements and ensure the safety and security of
visitors to The Islands of The Bahamas.
BMOT’s crisis management team is liaising with the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA), Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA),
Nassau Airport Development Company, the Port Authority and other
International Women’s Empowerment Summit Is the Perfect Girl’s Weekend Getaway
- Oct 3, 2016 - 1:24:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Every once in a while you should pack your bags, get
the girls and get away for the weekend, and there’s no better place to
be refreshed and inspired than the International Women’s Empowerment
Summit (IWES) on Paradise Island.
One of the most anticipated events of the year is scheduled for October
19 – 21 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and is filled with life
changing activities, including eight stimulating panels, and busy women
are invited to take time out to benefit from the dynamic summit...
Bahamas Tourism: Boost from 2016 Junkanoo Carnival
- Sep 28, 2016 - 5:09:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — The 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a major boom for the tourism economy in The Bahamas said the Ministry of Tourism
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said
tourist arrivals for the weekends of the Grand Bahama carnival and
Nassau carnival were up over last year.
“There was an estimated
56 percent increase in tourism related economic activity, which accounts
for economic indicators such as hotel room revenue, stopover and cruise
passenger expenditures,” according to the commission’s report...
Bahamas working to increase African-American visitors
- Sep 22, 2016 - 9:54:01 AM
WASHINGTON, DC - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) has locked in two
major events that are expected to attract thousands of African-American
visitors to The Bahamas in 2017.
According to BMOT’s Director of
the African-American market Linville Johnson, plans are underway for
the international Black Women’s Public Policy Institute Conference to be
held in Nassau in March 2017 and the 2017 Harlem Fine Arts Show to take
place in May...
Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism Receives Grand Homecoming
- Sep 21, 2016 - 11:07:41 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- The Bahamas’ Junior Minister of Tourism,
Gabriele Josephs of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School received a
grand welcome as he returned to his hometown after claiming the title of
Junior Minister for the Caribbean and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) youth congress set to be held in Grenada next year.
the first Bahamian to win the competition made history as he
outperformed 14 other competitors from various Caribbean nations...
Bahamian Student Wins CTO Youth Congress In Barbados
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:54:48 PM
Minister Wilchcombe congratulates first Bahamian to win the title
Junior Minister of Tourism Gabrielle Josephs emerged the winner of the
Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress in
Barbados last Friday, becoming the first Bahamian to win the
Josephs, a student of Mary Star of the Sea in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, outperformed 14 students from the region to
claim the title of Caribbean Jr. Minister of Tourism.
“I am truly
honoured and humbled to have been selected out of all of the outstanding
students in the region. I now represent, not only The Bahamas..."
Global Leadership Conference and Retreat set for Grand Bahama
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:51:48 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - On September 19th , 2016, the Ministry of Tourisms'
Religious Tourism Unit, in conjunction with members from the Kingdom
Partners Leadership, held a press conference in relation to this year’s
Global Leadership Conference and Retreat
The event is scheduled
to be held from September 29th to October 3rd , 2016at the Grand Lucayan
Resort.Each day will begin with prayer, and for those interested in a
day of fun, sporting events kick off at 11 am at Taino Beach on
Saturday, October 1st, 2016...
Gospel Fest to bring hundreds of worshippers to The Bahamas
- Sep 20, 2016 - 6:04:45 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Love, unity, and spirituality will be on full display
in Nassau, Bahamas in November at the first It’s Better in The Bahamas
Gospel Fest. The gospel fest, a collaborative effort between The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Coca-Cola and First Baptist Church of Glenarden,
is set for November 16 – 19 at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel.
by Cheryl Jackson of Praise 104.1 FM, Gospel Fest is an event designed
to awaken spiritual awareness while bringing the audience closer to the
ministry with stimulating conversations, showcases, and activities...
Bahamians invited to Miami HEAT vs. New Orleans Pelicans game
- Sep 20, 2016 - 12:43:14 PM
The Bahamas will take over the American Airlines Arena when the Miami
HEAT takes on Buddy Hield and the New Orleans Pelicans on March 15, and
Bahamian basketball fans are invited to take a front row seat.
the run-up to the anticipated matchup, the Miami HEAT is reducing
ticket fees for Bahamians specifically for that game. As an added bonus,
the Ministry of Tourism will also hold its signature ‘Bahamas Night’ at
the American Airlines Arena...