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 […]

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 […]

“Life is about risks”, D’Aguilar says about Grand Lucayan

Government’s $65 million acquisition of the Grand Lucayan resort will not include the three properties on the hotel strip, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar revealed during government’s recent tour of the struggling Grand Bahama property, that while the Lighthouse remains open, the government will only be making repairs to and opening the […]

Grand Lucayan owners hold on to insurance money

Had Grand Lucayan hotel owners Hutchinson Whampoa reinvested the insurance monies it received into the property following the 2016 hurricanes, the resort might have remained open.   That, according to Tourism Minister Dioniso D’agular who stated on Wednesday that government remains optimistic that partnerships that once existed with the Memories Resort at Our Lucaya including the Sunwing […]

$10 million dollar move to save GB economy

No timeline for opening  Owners of the Grand Lucaya hotel in Grand Bahama – Hutchinson Whampoa – failed to reinvest into the property after collecting the insurance proceeds from damages sustained in 2016, which prevented the resort from reopening and in essence crippled the Grand Bahamian economy, according Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Agular, who made the revelation […]

Bahamas heats up Toronto with one-of-a-kind media event

Canada air arrivals trending upward for 2018 TORONTO, Canada: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation wowed more than 100 Canadian media, travel partners and tour operators with an innovative presentation to recap 2017 and give an outlook on 2018. During an oversubscribed media luncheon, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, and Director General, […]

Taxi drivers push back at Port

Taxi cab services for visitors at Festival Place came to a screeching halt Wednesday morning after Port officials allegedly made an announcement requiring drivers to move a distance away and prohibited their use of available restroom facilities. A taxi driver for more than 10 years, Ricardo Burrows, told Eyewitness News that the industrial unrest has […]