Junkanoo pieces, straw work on display at Florida’s Broward Mall

PLANTATION, FLORIDA — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) announced yesterday that it has teamed up with the organizers of the Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (SPACE) Caribbean Museum to showcase the “history, authentic Junkanoo culture and straw industry of The Bahamas” with a display at Westfield Broward […]

D’Aguilar: Tourism initiating marketing “ramp up”, visitor projections difficult to gauge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Tourism is beginning to “ramp up” its online marketing campaign, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who noted that it is difficult to gauge arrival projections at this time. “We’re beginning to do some heavy online advertising. The largest source of tickets to The Bahamas is these online travel […]

MOTA reveals upcoming tourism initiatives

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the reopening of The Bahamas’ tourism sector gets underway, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) yesterday revealed a number of initiatives and upcoming hotel openings that travelers may take advantage of. “It’s Better in The Bahamas this winter as the country welcomes international visitors to enjoy the sun, sand and […]

COVID COLOSSEUM: PM warns against travel to “northern neighbors”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis today begged Bahamians not to travel outside the country at this time as he remarked on the ongoing surge of COVID-19 in North America. During a communication to Parliament today, Minnis referred to those countries as a “COVID colosseum”. He suggested Bahamians explore domestic travel instead, adding […]

Tourism reverses decision on hotel COVID testing requirement

Police will monitor hotels to ensure compliance NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following consultation with health officials and the prime minister, the Ministry of Tourism has pulled back on its requirement for hotels to deny guests who do not have a negative COVID-19 test. In a statement today, the ministry advised that a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test […]

Public transport ban “two middle fingers, not one”

No warning over cease in public transportation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamians and residents who utilize public transportation were left out in the heat with little to no warning that the service had been suspended due to emergency orders yesterday. The latest emergency order states: “No person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on […]

Tourism minister apologizes, Harbour Island wedding request “went up the chain”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Harbour Island wedding request went up the command chain, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who today explained the hotel operator reached out to a number of officials, including himself. D’Aguilar said he “deeply” apologized for the consternation and angst faced by Bahamians, residents and visitors due to the sudden weekend […]

D’Aguilar: Govt. to continue “hybrid” lockdowns for the next two weekends

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country will go into lockdown for the next two weekends as officials work through a “hybrid” lockdown strategy, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. The Tourism minister confirmed health officials are not recommending a full lockdown for New Providence, which recorded 16 new cases yesterday. “Right now the data as advised […]

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation attends Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo: Florida’s Largest Conference

LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Honorable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, made an impactful appearance at the 45thAnnual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, taking place in Lakeland, Florida. The largest convention in Florida and the second largest aviation conference in the United States, Sun ’n Fun attracts more than 200,000 pilots, aviation […]

Wells promises jet-ski operators that more police will patrol beaches

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Transport Renward Wells promised jet-ski operators at a town meeting on Monday night that police officers will increase patrols on New Providence beaches to ensure that operators and tourists are safe. The move comes on the heels of a United States travel advisory that was issued back in February 2019, […]

Couple begins Abaco vacation in darkness

Mixed reaction over power woes in Abaco A couple and their children visiting Abaco for the first time last month began their vacation in darkness as power to the island was severed just hours after their arrival on the island as they attempted to settle into their vacation home. Power outages have become frequent in […]