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 […]