MP: Lockdown will starve Exuma economy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Exumas MP Chester Cooper yesterday objected to the implementation of full weekend lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 on the mainland. Cooper underscored the island had begun to experience some economic relief from tourism and further insisted the sudden shift will damage the island’s brand. He also contested the cessation of […]

Key infrastructural challenges impeding Exuma’s growth says Chamber president

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Challenges with vital services and the lack of key infrastructure continues to impede economic growth on the island of Exuma, according to the island’s Chamber of Commerce president Pedro Rolle. Rolle pointed to the lack of proper healthcare infrastructure and inconsistent internet service among the island’s challenges during the Exuma Business Outlook […]

Exuma luxury hotel boasts transformation to long-term rentals

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With large residential-style villas ranging upwards of 5,000 square feet, Grand Isle Resort in Exuma is using its own architectural footprint to leap into a burgeoning market of luxury long-term rentals. Michael Lorenz, Grand Isle Sales & Marketing Director, said the resort’s transformation in part from a luxury getaway to premiere stay-away […]

Exuma dealt “serious blow” over Sandals reopening delay, says Chamber chief

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The island of Exuma has been dealt a “serious blow” over Sandals’ decision to delay the reopening of its Emerald Bay property to February 2021, according to the island’s Chamber of Commerce president Pedro Rolle. Rolle warned the resulting financial and psychology strain will be “overwhelming”. He said the property employs as […]

Hundreds of gallons of oil removed from Exuma waters

Executives at Shell Oil and the Emerald Bay Marina in Exuma confirmed to Eyewitness News Wednesday, that the diesel oil spill which leaked into waters at the Emerald Bay Marina on Monday, had been completely remediated. Approximately 3,800 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from two diesel tanks into the marina, according to authorities. One of […]

PM visits Exuma

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis, yesterday toured key facilities on the island of Exuma. In addition to being part of the official opening of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Exuma office, Minnis and other key personnel including Minister of State for the Public Service and National Insurance, Brensil Rolle and Member of […]

Exuma is Aliv

Aliv is one step closer to covering the entire country with it’s telecommunication services as it officially opened its first store in George Town, Exuma on Monday. Long Island is scheduled to go live in the upcoming weeks. The launch on both islands, was postponed due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Michelle last […]