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IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City" - Sep 10, 2015 - 4:10:38 PM


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The Inter-American Development Bank, in conjunction with the Office of the Prime Minister, designated the City of Nassau as an Emerging Sustainable City on September 2, 2015 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
This Emerging Sustainable City Initiative (ESCI) was started in June 2015 and is being spearheaded by the Economic Development Planning Unit within the Office of The Prime Minister.

The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) employs a multidisciplinary approach to address the sustainable urban development challenges facing emerging cities in Latin America and the Caribbean...
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Baha Mar Rated Among Top Destinations to Visit in 2015 - Dec 18, 2014 - 5:07:36 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Baha Mar has been rated one of the top ten destinations in the world to visit in 2015 by CNN Travel, as a new resort making a huge impact on luxury travel in the region.

The $3.5 billion luxury gaming resort, according to CNN Travel, is “expected to send ripples across the Caribbean” when it opens in Spring 2015 with a grand gala produced by music and entertainment icons Jamie King and Emilio Estefan.

Baha Mar is the only Caribbean resort to land a spot among the top ten destinations of 2015, ranking alongside other breathtaking locations...
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Nassau makes 10 most romantic wedding destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America - Nov 7, 2014 - 11:52:19 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas has recently been named as one of the Marriott Hotel chain's list of the top 10 most romantic wedding destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Specifically Atlantis, Paradise Island is listed as number 9.  The list has British Virgin Islands as first, followed by Huatulco, Mexico, and
then Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

"Looking for the perfect destination to tie the knot? We’ve discovered the most romantic places around the world for your wedding. 

From an upscale, sophisticated ceremony in the Bahamas to a laid-back, green celebration in Costa Rica, here is our guide to the best..."
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BREEF: An Artistic Platform for Reef Protection - Nov 4, 2014 - 12:28:08 PM

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Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) hopes that their Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden will be a platform for raising awareness about threats to coral reefs and the catastrophic harm that can be caused to The Bahamas if the damage continues.

“It is an absolute must that we have more coral reefs included within the Bahamian network of marine protected areas,” said BREEF’s executive director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert. “We need to further ensure that these areas are accessible for the majority of Bahamians to enjoy...”
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BREEF Gains International Attention for Underwater Sculptures - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:35:20 PM

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BREEF’s Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden installed off the western coastline of New Providence Island in The Bahamas earlier this month is receiving international attention from scores of on-line journals and news outlets around the world.

“We are excited by the recognition our project, and by extension The Bahamas, is attracting around the world,” said Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, BREEF’s executive director.

The “Daily Mail” which boasts average daily circulation of over 1.7 million copies, carried the headline “Weight of the ocean on her shoulders! 18ft Atlas sculpture dropped off coast of the Bahamas to form incredible..."
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BREEF's Underwater Museum an Ecotourism 1st for the Bahamas - Oct 10, 2014 - 5:11:42 PM

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The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation says their multi-phase Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Garden now allows the Bahamas to boast of the “world’s largest undersea artificial sculpture”. Additionally, when completed would be a $500,000 investment into ecotourism.
 
Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, BREEF’s executive director said that our underwater museum is an eco-friendly addition to the Bahamas’ growing ecotourism product.
 
“The Bahamas was already home to the world’s deepest blue hole and the third longest fringing barrier reef,” said McKinney-Lambert. “Now we have the world’s newest coral reef garden located off the western tip of New Providence that incorporates many stunning works of art...
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Restored Nassau Botanical Gardens to be Forerunner for Urban Botanical Parks - Oct 7, 2014 - 1:13:44 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- A revitalized Nassau Botanical Gardens can serve as the 'Central Park' of New Providence, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Kenred Dorsett said.

“Those of us of a certain age surely can recall when the Nassau Botanical Gardens was a breathtaking sight to behold,” Mr. Dorsett said. “Many of us would have attended weddings or other events there when the waterfalls were operational and the pathways were in better condition. The Gardens are still a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city but it is not in the operational state that it used to be...

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BREEF anchors its position with Coral Reef Sculpture Garden - Sep 26, 2014 - 2:31:46 AM

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The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) announced this week it has commenced the design of artwork for their Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden that will be installed in the near-shore waters of western New Providence.

BREEF’s Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, the brainchild of Bahamian award winning artist, Wilicey Tynes will feature the work of the creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park and world renowned sculptor -  Jason deCaires Taylor, Bahamian artist Andret John and Tynes with the assistance of the international environmental non-profit - Reef Ball Foundation...
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Atlantis' Café Martinique Named among Worlds’ 10 Best Casino Restaurants by Fodors.com - Aug 22, 2014 - 11:56:21 AM

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All-Bahamian staff helps make the difference

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas –  It sits amidst the hustle and bustle of Paradise Island’s Marina Village, yet its old-world elegance and iconic style takes diners, seemingly, to another, more peaceful place in time... Chef Jean-Georges Vongertichten’s Café Martinique – just one of several fine-dining options offered at the famed Atlantis, Paradise Island – was recently named among the 10 best Casino Restaurants in the world by Fodors.com. Its traditional French cuisine accentuated with the tasty tropical flavours of the islands and charming ambiance are the restaurant’s main draws, however according to the comments of many of its guests, it is the warm and friendly personality of the all-Bahamian staff that makes the difference.

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Nassau Hotel Recommended by New York Times - Mar 17, 2014 - 10:49:36 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The New York Times travel section on March 13th recommended Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel as a “serene” place to stay when in Nassau. Travel writer Brendan Spiegel included the popular resort in an article featuring 11 of the islands best attractions for the tourist seeking a subtler, more authentic Bahamian experience. Spiegel praised the popular Sandyport resort for its “picturesque collection of villas in a gated Marina community near Cable Beach with waterfront views and a serene atmosphere.”...
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LPIA Ranked Region’s “Best Improved” Airport for 2013 - Feb 28, 2014 - 12:39:54 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas -  Airports Council International (ACI) recently announced LPIA as the recipient of the 2013 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Improvement By Region: Latin America-Caribbean category.  The award recognizes extensive improvements made to the airport during a three-phased, $409 million redevelopment at LPIA

Vernice Walkine, President & CEO at Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), received official word of the ACI survey results last week. “This award shows that our efforts to totally transform LPIA into a modern and functional facility are being noticed. To be recognized for what we’ve been able to accomplish in four short years of construction will help motivate our team to move from building amazing terminals to managing them at a world-class level...”
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LPIA Wins Another Industry Award - Feb 28, 2014 - 10:25:04 AM

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2014 Routes Marketing Award for Airport Under 4 Million Passengers


Nassau, Bahamas - This week, LPIA won a second industry title earning the 2014 Routes Marketing Award for Airport Under 4 million Passengers. The ceremony took place at the annual Routes Americas air service development forum in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Vernice Walkine, President & CEO at NAD, was on hand to accept the award.  “I am delighted that LPIA is the 2014 category winner for air service development and marketing. Having received “Honorable Mention” last year, we are truly pleased to have been recognized in this way by the airlines, who nominate and select the winners in each category.”
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Nassau’s Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel Wins Top Industry Gold Award - Jan 27, 2014 - 11:42:43 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel has won the coveted RCI Gold Crown Resort award, the highest of the three RCI designations largely determined by vacationers’ comments. The announcement was made at the award presentation on January 23rd by Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe during a celebratory event at the Sandyport area hotel in Western New Providence.

Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe said at the presentation that everybody’s efforts count every day in tourism and this major industry honour speaks to that as well as contributing to the overall growth of tourism ...
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Opening of Clifton Heritage National Park - Feb 10, 2009 - 9:56:41 PM


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Nassau, The Bahamas - Senator the Honourable Dr. Jacinta Higgs, Chairperson of the Clifton Heritage Authority advises the public that work on phase one of the Clifton Heritage National Park is progressing well and when completed, Bahamians and tourists alike will be able to enjoy the various historical and natural features of the Park.

 

Over the past two years, the Park has been transformed from a commercial

dumpsite to a well manicured park and nature trail site, and has become one of the most popular holiday sites for Bahamians and tourists alike in Southwest New Providence.

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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre - Jan 28, 2007 - 7:32:39 PM
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Situated only minutes from the heart of downtown Nassau, Bahamas, there is no place quite like the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. The 5-½ acre park is part jungle, part gardens and home to hundreds of beautiful mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including many endangered species from the Bahamas and the Greater Caribbean.
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List of movies shot on location in New Providence - Nov 28, 2006 - 4:57:04 PM
Thanks to the Earth's biggest Movie Database, IMDb.com a full list of movies that were shot in New Providence, the Bahamas dating back as far as 1903! Very interesting with 39 titles in all...
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