Ferguson hopeful standoff on Grand Lucayan VSEPs will be resolved tomorrow

Says he has been “accessible” despite D’Aguilar stating otherwise NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Trade Union Congress, Obie Ferguson, said despite assertions made by tourism and aviation minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar, that negotiations on behalf of the Grand Lucayan managerial staff have been silent for at least a week, he has been accessible and has […]

Aviation minister: “Glaring deficiencies” in ATC being addressed

Pilot and controller contributed to 2018 near mid-air collision, report says NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While assuring that The Bahamas has an “impeccable” record and an extremely safe air traffic control system, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday acknowledged the “glaring deficiencies” in Air Traffic Control (ATC) which were highlighted in a recently completed […]

Dames: “Constructive” discussions held with U.S. officials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following United States President Donald Trump’s commitment to have the issue of travel advisories reviewed for a number of Caribbean countries, including The Bahamas, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said Bahamian authorities and U.S. officials have continued to have “constructive” discussions on the matter. “We’ve been having those meetings and having […]

Blue Lagoon Island receives Travelife Partner Award

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas, home of Dolphin Encounters, has obtained the Travelife Partner award. The award is a recognition for the long-term efforts and frontrunner position of Blue Lagoon Island regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Blue Lagoon Islandcomplies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product […]

Local businesses eye U.S. Government Shutdown travel implications

80,000 await pay   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Local business owners warily eye the U.S. government shut down and any potential impact on the tourism industry, fearing a continuation that could lead to a drop in visitor arrivals, as around 800,000 federal employees await pay. With the shutdown entering its 25thth day and Friday marking the […]

Milan designers send signal with feminine touch on menswear

MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers are sending clear signals for next fall and winter: Feminine touches are not only acceptable, they are necessary. During three days of Milan Fashion Week previews focused on menswear, collections featured shiny and sheer textiles, sequined garments, lace and scoop necks. The trend to feminize the male wardrobe could […]

Minister D’Aguilar celebrates Sandyport Beach Resort’s TripAdvisor and RCI Top Awards

Glowing guest reviews boosted the picturesque Sandyport Beach Resort to the enviable number one spot on TripAdvisor for Nassau and once again earned it the coveted Certificate of Excellence. Sandyport Beach Resort is also the recipient of the prestigious Resort Condominiums International top “RCI Gold Crown Resort” award. Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar […]

Latin American journalists ready to promote The Bahamas

Travel journalists brought Latin America even closer to The Bahamas recently, after several media personalities from Colombia, Peru and Panama visited Nassau for a taste of Bahamian culture. The group was facilitated by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT). For journalists like Dani Dini, an Argentinian social media influencer, sharing the news about The Bahamas is […]

New Travel Advisories for U.S. Travelers

  The following was received from the Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Department of State:     On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers.  These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide.  Under the […]