Sandals Foundation and resort team member Bernette Nixon gift Roker’s Point Primary with new playground

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — Play time has a brand new meaning for students at Roker’s Point Primary School with the installation of brand new playground equipment from the Sandals Foundation. Valued at approximately US $3,000, the project, which includes a three-seater swing set, slide and see-saw, was the winning submission from the foundation’s recent Team Member […]

UPGRADE INCOMING: Govt signs $60M contract for Exuma airport; breaks ground on development

New airport expected to be completed within next two years NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government today signed a multimillion-dollar contract for the redevelopment of Exuma International Airport and broke ground on the new infrastructure. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, along with a delegation, traveled to the island […]

Sandals Foundation to plant 10K trees by June 2022 to strengthen Caribbean environmental conservation efforts

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — As organizations around the world mobilize their networks to commemorate Earth Day on April 22, Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), is intensifying its Caribbean conservation efforts by committing to plant 10,000 trees by June 2022. The effort forms part of a wider Caribbean Tree Planting Project coordinated […]

AML Foods announces plans to expand operations to Exuma

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — AML Foods Limited yesterday entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Exuma Markets Limited, situated in Georgetown, Exuma. The transaction, which is subject to due diligence, is expected to close on May 29, 2021. The final purchase price will be determined based on the value of the assets […]

GRAND ISLE’S SILVER PANDEMIC LINING: Local market gravitating toward luxury could signal new trend in closer-to-home travel

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — If you had asked the Evans family where they planned to vacation a little more than a year ago, chances are they would have said London, Paris, Cannes, Sun Valley — anywhere but in their own backyard. The pandemic changed all that and this month, the Evans were among the many locals […]

WHAT’S BEST FOR EXUMA?: Chamber president notes split views on cruise tourism

Rolle: It’s not the cruise line; it’s the govt that gave permission without consulting stakeholders EXUMA, BAHAMAS — Exuma Chamber of Commerce President Pedro Rolle said yesterday that there was vocal support for and against Crystal Cruises coming to the island, telling Eyewitness News: “We have to do what’s best for Exuma.” Crystal Cruises has […]

Man dead in Exuma traffic accident on February 21

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police on Exuma are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that left a man dead last week Sunday. Family members of the victim reached out to Eyewitness News this week, advising they had not received any police report on the incident. Police included the report in their daily press release on […]

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 […]