CTO declares 2019 ‘the year of festivals’ in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS –  On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an […]

“Staunchly opposed!” BNT says on Disney development for Lighthouse Point

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is “staunchly opposed” to a proposed development for Lighthouse Point in Eleuthera, the head of the conservation arm confirmed Friday. Disney Cruise announced its intentions recently to purchase 700 acres at the southern tip of Eleuthera, where Lighthouse Point sits, to develop a cruise port. However, BNT Executive Director Eric […]

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U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Labor Day Holiday

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. The Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 4th at 8:00 a.m. For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section can be contacted via telephone: […]

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Parent: Public Private Partnership (PPP) failing pre-schoolers

In the wake of complaints from parents and other critics, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that it has yet to finalize contracts and payments with private schools to facilitate the overflow of public school system pre-school registrants, prompting one parent to say that the PPP is failing the toddlers. Two weeks ago, Education Minister Jefferey Lloyd confirmed […]

Personal driver service app to launch in October

Bahamians will soon have another ride service option to choose from.  Bahamian owned ride-service app Kroozzy will be launching in October. Similar to Uber and Lyft in the United States, Kroozzy will give customers the option to pay and rate services as the app is being used. Additionally, customers will also have the option to select […]

Social services minister to parents: prioritize back-to-school spending

Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell has urged parents to purchase necessary school items before spending money frivolously. His comments came at the height of the back-to-school shopping season, just days before the opening of the new school year.  Many parents face extra expenses this year, in light of the government’s decision to decrease the […]

Urban Renewal’s “Back-to-School” Jamborees

Urban Renewal Centres nationwide held back-to-school fairs for children on Friday, August 31, 2018. The focus this year was the distribution of coupons for the purchase of school textbooks, redeemable at selected bookstores. The event featured food, fun, and giveaways; bouncing castles, face painting, hot dogs, games, and back-to-school supplies. Minister of Social Services and […]

Grand Bahama takes another step towards ‘Tech Hub’ reality, with ICT graduation

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The island of Grand Bahama took another step towards the goal of ‘Tech Hub’ with the graduation of some 50 students of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a special ceremony, August 30, 2018 at Pelican Bay resort. The ICT training was made possible by a partnership between the Government of […]