North Eleuthera High School To Be Included In Ministry of Education’s Pilot Virtual Classroom Initiative
(Nassau, The Bahamas) The Ministry of Education signed a $3.3 million contract with Walker’s Industries Ltd., February 13, 2019. The signing of the contract is part of its ‘One Network’ project and marks the final of four contracts to execute the full digitization of the public school system. The Ministry previously signed contracts with BTC, […]
Prime Minister Minnis Commissions New Boeing 737 Bahamasair Carrier
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the new Boeing 737-790NG acquired by Bahamasair will play an important role in the expansion of the national flag carrier’s international service. He delivered the keynote address at the Commissioning Ceremony of Bahamasair’s latest aircraft, held Thursday, February 14, 2019 […]
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 14th to 20th February 2019
General Situation: A cold front and a developing low pressure area extending from the western Atlantic waters to the Central Bahamas continues to produce some unsettled weather across the NW and Central Bahamas while drifting south-eastwards. Low pressure system will move north-eastwards through Friday while pulling the front and disturbed weather south and east […]
‘Bryland’, Bahamian luxury menswear brand poised for growth
(Harbour Island, Eleuthera, The Bahamas) Shoppers were invited to sip, sample and meet the designers of the Bryland ‘True Island Luxury’ line of menswear on the cusp of 2019, at Calico Trading Co. located at Valentines Marina in Harbour Island. Showcasing their current collection of linens, polos, shorts, tees and more, designers and founding partners, […]
Big Ideas from CTI’s Learn and Earn Innovation Competition
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) In January, students of the Centre for Training and Innovation Learn and Earn program participated in ‘The Next Boss’, an in-house innovation competition. They were given the opportunity to come up with a business idea and present it before their peers and a pair of judges during their Entrepreneurship class. The top three […]
URCA Welcomes a new Director of Electronic Communications
Veteran journalist and broadcaster Carlton Smith has joined the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority as Director of Electronic
Communications (DEC). Mr. Smith’s appointment came after an extensive
competitive recruitment exercise for this critical role.
Mr. Smith will have the overall responsibility for URCA’s regulatory
activities in the Electronic Communications Sector (ECS). In
collaboration with the CEO and under the supervision of URCA’s Board,
the DEC leads the organization in the fulfillment of its mission in the
ECS in the Bahamas...
Airbnb hosts in The Bahamas welcomed 59,000 guests in 2018
The home sharing community in The Bahamas is a growing component of the
local tourism industry. In 2018, Airbnb hosts in The Bahamas welcomed
approximately 59,000 guests with an average trip length of approximately
These travelers were welcomed by 1,700 hosts who opened
their doors to offer locals and foreigners alike a diverse, inclusive
and sustainable travel experience in urban destinations such as Nassau,
but also on the Family Islands and areas that typically benefit less
from tourist visits...
Royal Fidelity Conference to Explore Global Challenges
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited announced that its
2019 Bahamas Economic Outlook Conference will be held on Tuesday,
February 26th under the theme, “Dynamic New World: Braving the Turmoil”.
The one day event will be held at the Baha Mar convention Centre and is
an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider.
global economy is effectively under attack”, says Michael Anderson,
President of Royal Fidelity. “Political divisions and other tensions in
the United States, triggered by the Trump administration’s preference
for unilateral action and an increasingly nationalistic stance...
With fans spanning the globe, The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company
(BBB) has redefined the beer business in The Bahamas, by providing
quality products and beers – like their signature Sands, Sands Light and
Sands Pink Radler. Known for rewarding their fans for their loyalty
through various social media promotions, contests, and celebrations at
their brewery, Sands has now included an Alaskan Cruise giveaway!
years ago, during the Brewery’s 10 year anniversary celebrations, the
company introduced a national Scratch & Win promotion, giving their
fans across The Bahamas the opportunity to literally scratch & win...
Paradise Productions statement about 'Loans by Phone'
Paradise Productions, the local Bahamian company staging Buju Banton’s
upcoming “Long Walk To Freedom” concert, has been made aware that a
local company is distributing Buju Banton-themed flyers offering loans
Loans By Phone is in no way affiliated with Paradise
Productions or the upcoming concert, scheduled for March 30, 2019 at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium...
Excelerate, Equinor Perform First STS LNG Transfer
The first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) was completed in The Bahamas by Excelerate Energy and Equinor Energy AS. According to Excelerate, which provides transportatio...
Excelerate Energy and Equinor Energy completed the first ever ship-to-ship transfer of LNG in The Bahamas earlier this month. Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial ship-to-ship transfer ...
How Fyre Fest Went from ‘Exciting Getaway’ to ‘Documentary-Worthy Disaster’
But the concert-goers didn’t arrive in the Bahamas to live music, food, extravagant accommodations, and thrilling celebrity encounters… they touched down to a horror show of school buses, FEMA tents, ...
For the cruise traveler in search of all that the Caribbean can offer at its powdered sugar beaches edging turquoise waters, let’s explore the 10 best in Nassau, Bahamas. Two miles of coastline draw l...
Exercise increased caution in The Bahamas due to crime. Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault is common, even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. U.S. governme...
Crime remains critical in the Bahamas, says US State Department
WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday March 10, 2016 – Last year was “the most deadly year in Bahamian history,” according to an annual report published by the US Department of State. According to the r...
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Offers All-New Active Excursions
(4:40 p.m. EST) -- Adventure seekers on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ships can now spend a full day in the Bahamas scuba diving, deep-sea fishing or biking. The budget-friendly cruise line based in Fl...
Bahamas Brand Dominates at Sawgrass Mills Mall in South Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE – Over the period January 10 – February 7, The Islands of The Bahamas brand is receiving high visibility in a heavily trafficked area of the Sawgrass Mills Mall, in Sunrise, Florida in ...
When you're a conch, mating is better in a group. In fact, it’s the only way it works. These slow-moving Caribbean sea slugs carry heavy pink and orange shells, which make chasing down mates cumbersom...
New report on St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship abuse creates major stir in Middle East
By Caribbean News Now contributor DUBAI, UAE — A new report on Saturday by the widely-read Gulf News detailing the rampant abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has created a major stir in the Middle East, a significant source market of applicants wishing to obtain second passports. Although much […]
Marriage inequality deliberate, says Cayman Islands government lawyer
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, who the Cayman Islands government has instructed to defend a legal case challenging the British territory’s ban on same-sex marriage and the lack of equity for gay couples, told the court on Friday that “rightly or wrongly”, the intention of the constitution is to ensure […]
CDB president calls for resilience, transformation to drive regional economic growth
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Although grappling with challenges related to climate change; wide fiscal deficits and high public debt; as well as high unemployment, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has projected that the region’s economy is expected to grow by 2 percent in 2019. CDB president, Dr Wm. Warren Smith shared the bank’s forecast at its […]
US embassy signs MOU with government of Antigua-Barbuda to support juvenile justice reform
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding signaling their continued commitment to the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk youth and those in conflict with the law across the region. […]
Jamaican lottery scammer targets the wrong man – former CIA and FBI director
By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — A Jamaican lottery scammer chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only man to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam […]