D’Aguilar: Let’s think positively about privatizing NFS

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the government advances the process of privatizing Nassau Flight Services (NFS), the state-owned ground handler, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that fears of downsizing in the hands of potential investors should be quelled for now, and instead the workers should “think positively”. Asked outside the Churchill Building whether the […]

New marketing campaign featuring Lenny Kravitz invites travelers to Fly Away to The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation presented its new creative campaign, featuring Bahamian-American rock legend Lenny Kravitz, to Canadian media and travel industry partners during a local campaign launch event on May 2 at the Bisha Hotel. Set to the lyrics of Kravitz’s hit song, Fly Away, the television commercialand supporting […]

D’Aguilar: Lack of state-of-the-art medical facilities should not impact tourism

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Wednesday expressed that he does not believe the recent criticisms of the medical services offered on the island of Bimini, following a fatal shooting earlier this week, will significantly impact the country’s tourism industry. D’Aguilar admitted, however, that some work needs to be done […]

BAHA MAR CELEBRATES TWO SPECTACULAR YEARS, THANKS TO OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATES

This month marks Baha Mar’s second anniversary since opening its doors on April 21, 2017. Over the last two years, Baha Mar has celebrated grand successes and accomplishments, having introduced three global hotel brands to Nassau, debuted new dining and entertainment concepts, created extensive opportunities for associates, increased its influence within the arts and cultural […]

U.S. maintains ‘increase caution’ advisory on Bahamas

Advisory maintains warnings on Sand Trap, jet ski operators and Fish Fry. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said earlier this month that he expected future United States Department of State travel advisories to reflect ongoing discussions between the two countries, the latest U.S. advisory released Monday maintains its “increased caution” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation attends Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo: Florida’s Largest Conference

LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Honorable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, made an impactful appearance at the 45thAnnual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, taking place in Lakeland, Florida. The largest convention in Florida and the second largest aviation conference in the United States, Sun ’n Fun attracts more than 200,000 pilots, aviation […]

Environmentalists: Disney HOA reveals worst fears

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several environmentalists yesterday characterized the heads of agreement for Disney’s $250 million project in Eleuthera, which was made public yesterday, as a realization of “our worst environmental, economic and societal fears”. In a joint statement, reEarth, Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), Save The Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas said the agreement represents […]

Tourist arrivals not affected by Boeing 737 Max suspension

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The tourism industry has experienced little to no impact from Boeing’s decision to ground its global fleet of 737 Max aircraft, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar says stop-over arrivals, especially from the United States (US), have proven to remain steady despite the ongoing investigation into one of […]

NAD: Grounding of Boeing Max planes not expected to impact LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The grounding of Boeing 737 Max series 8 and 9 by most major airlines, following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend involving the model, is not expected to impact operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), according to Nassau Airport Development Company Limited’s (NAD) Vice President of Marketing & Communications Jan […]

Opposition slams govt. for “secret deal” signed with Disney

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Various stakeholders are calling into question government’s recent Heads of Agreement (HOA) signed with Disney Cruise Lines to construct a $400 million-dollar cruise port and entertainment facility on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera. The deal was inked last week but was only made public on the weekend. Not only are questions surfacing on why […]

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Govt.: Disney HOA to be tabled March 20

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After being slammed by the Opposition and environmentalists for not allowing the media to attend last week’s Heads of Agreement signing for Disney’s proposed development at Lighthouse Point in  Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera, the government announced last night that in the interest of transparency and accountability, the Heads of Agreement will be […]