ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET: Cotton Bay Holdings bringing Ritz-Carlton brand to The Bahamas

Luxury resort and residences will be one of only five other Ritz-Carlton Reserves globally NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Cotton Bay Holdings yesterday announced that it has reached an agreement with Marriott International Inc to bring the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand to The Bahamas. The resort and residential development on Eleuthera is planned as an open-air luxury resort and […]

CTI hydroponics and beekeeping graduates ready to make an impact

ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently hosted two Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) graduations at its Rock Sound campus. Nineteen students in total celebrated the accomplishment of successfully completing one of two 12-week courses in Intro to hydroponics and apiology and apiculture (beekeeping). The “Learn-and-Earn” hydroponics graduation took place on June […]

TAKE THE CAKE: Leading realtor sees inquires in Eleuthera real estate “double” in the past year

“The world is rediscovering Eleuthera” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A leading realtor says he has seen “double” the number of inquiries about Eleuthera in the past year, with the island emerging as the Family Island real estate story of the year. Real estate broker Mario Carey, founder of the first international affiliate of Better Homes and […]

NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Cat Island environmentalist decries Disney EIA as insufficient; calls on govt to pause project

“Disney has a responsibility to ocean nations around the world and especially The Bahamas” Eagleray Empress: Mega corporation should fund program for local scientists to research true impact of Lighthouse Point project CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS — The Cat Island Conservation Institute (CICI) is urging the government to hold off on approving Disney’s Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera, […]

WASTE CONFLICT: Area MP and brother allegedly involved in govt’s North Eleuthera landfill contract

Harbour Island committee unhappy with site’s management ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — Amid concerns that a North Eleuthera landfill has been improperly operated by a waste management company owned by the brother of area MP Howard Rickey Mackey, the MP has sought to defend the operation. Mackey owns the barge and some of the equipment involved in […]

Eleuthera Business Hub now open to support small business owners and entrepreneurs on Eleuthera

Disney Cruise Line & Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre announce small business grant program offering $5K ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The Eleuthera Business Hub (EBH), a partnership between the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce, Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre and Disney Cruise Line, is now open to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Central and […]

LIGHTHOUSE POINT TUG OF WAR: Disney defends project’s benefits but environmental groups say they were “brushed aside” on EIA collaboration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Local environmental groups said last night that Disney’s Lighthouse Point development represents a “major decision” for Eleuthera and The Bahamas as a whole, noting that “the world is watching”. Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, during a public consultation via Zoom on the controversial project, noted: “We wrote […]

COVID vaccines rolled out on Eleuthera; further expansion set for next week

Teachers, persons with disabilities and hospitality workers become eligible for vaccination on April 7 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the government expands its vaccination programme, doses of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have begun to be administered on Eleuthera. Vaccinations will continue on the island through Thursday beginning with healthcare workers, residents over 60 and staff of […]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Eleuthera

An early morning traffic accident on the island of Eleuthera has claimed the life of a man.  Road traffic investigators from the capital are on the island investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police reported that around 6 o’clock Friday morning, a man was walking on Queen’s Highway, when he was hit by a green […]

Works Minister: New bridge for Eleuthera

Glass Window severely impacted by treacherous waves Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that government will construct a new bridge in Eleuthera. The news comes as the island experienced sever weather over the weekend and into the week that led to road damage and one casualty. Bannister said an engineer form the Ministry is […]

JA hosts North Eleuthera college fair

North Eleuthera students were a part of an historical moment yesterday as they participated in the first ever college far sponsored by Junior Achievement Bahamas on the island. Organized by the area’s MP, Howard Rickey Mackey, the fair, which usually only takes place in New Providence, was hosted at the The Landing Hotel in Harbour […]