LPIA sees 3.7M passengers in 2018, up 11% overall

Airport expected to maintain traffic levels in 2019    NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) on Wednesday released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11 per cent over the calendar year […]

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CTO projects tourism growth for the region

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas’ rosy projections for tourism growth this year is being backed by The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with forecasts of six to seven per cent growth in tourism arrivals around the region for 2019. “The outlook for Caribbean tourism in 2019 is cautiously optimistic,” said the CTO’s Director of Research & […]

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GB Business Outlook to highlight creative industries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With its innovative “Creative Conversations”, the Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO) is putting the spotlight on the value of creative industries, with a focus on the arts.  Scheduled to be held at Freeport’s Grand Lucayan Resort on February 21, the forum is marking its 21st anniversary under the theme “Connecting Resources, Maximizing Opportunities, Transforming […]

PM attends dedication of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

PORT EVERGLADES, Florida – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar were among special guests at the dedication ceremony of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam cruise ship on Saturday. Holland America Line is a division of Carnival Cruise Corporation & plc., the world’s largest leisure travel company. Carnival cruise ships call […]

Ministry of Works to tackle, complete several projects

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Works revealed on Thursday that a number of public works projects are currently underway throughout The Bahamas. Melanie Roach, Director of Public Works, revealed that massive road repairs, which began in early 2018, are still underway and will continue throughout the remainder of 2019. “On a continuous basis we […]

Ambassador Collie concerned over U.S. shutdown impacting The Bahamas

RBDF could feel loss of mutual cross border protection   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Ambassador to The United States Sidney Collie yesterday expressed concern about the impact the unprecedented 25-day partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government could have on The Bahamas and its mutual assistance programs, particularly cross-border patrol and emergency assistance. Speaking to […]

Gaming Board report to examine pros and cons of national lottery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism and Aviation Minister with responsibility for gaming, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday revealed that the Gaming Board is currently compiling a report on the prospects of introducing a national lottery. D’Aguilar told reporters outside of Cabinet that government is preparing to look into implementing the idea, but would first have to consider […]

28th Bahamas Business Outlook to address critical national issues

Conference set for Jan. 17 at Baha Mar   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO), the country’s premier economic conference, will feature an impressive list of speakers addressing issues which have dominated national headlines in recent months. Organizers say that the goal of each presenter is to move these national conversations forward, revealing solutions […]

CCC wants solar power plants in GB

Group launches petition to lower power bills   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A power company has made application to the government to create solar power plants that will reduce Grand Bahama’s electricity bills by 33-43 per cent, Pastor Eddie Victor, a member of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCC) claimed on Friday. “We shared with the […]

Gaming operators to collect data on addictive players

As there is little information available about persons who are addicted to gaming, The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association has partnered with government to study the gaming patterns of players, said Chief Executive Officer of the BGOA, Gershan Major. “There has to be a prevalent study that shows the empirical data of those that may have […]

RBC promoting digital banking

Canadian-based Royal Bank of Canada, remains optimistic about a seamless transition into digital banking for its scores of clients around the globe, according to David Hewick, Senior Director of Channels, RBC Caribbean. Digital Banking has been on the banking institution’s agenda for a number of years now and Hewick was recently introduced to the RBC […]

Young Bahamian employed at Google shares knowledge with GB students

As the country moves towards becoming more technologically proficient, Kristie Powell, a young and talented Bahamian employed at Tech giant Google in Silicon Valley, is giving back to The Bahamas by passing her knowledge, passion and experience to other young Bahamians. When the Government’s hosted its first Grand Bahama Tech Summit in 2017, Bahamians working […]