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... Kevin Seymour, CFO at Pharmachem Technologies (Grand Bahama )Ltd, Derek Newbold, Business Development Manager at GB Port Authority, Thomas Dean of Dupuch and Turnquest, Vik Nair, Urniversity of the Bahamas Dean of Graduates Studies, Michelle McLeod, Center for Hotel and Tourism, ...
“Haiti has 14 sister city relationships with cities in the United States that provide wonderful opportunities for economic and community development through business, cultural, tourism, educational, and humanitarian exchanges.” said Ginger M. Moxey, the Caribbean Representative of Sister Cities ...
#The Government was yesterday "adamant" that Nassau Flight Services (NFS) will be privatised by selling it to a 100 per cent Bahamian group not previously involved "in the big deals". #Dionisio D'Aguilar, minister of tourism, told Tribune Business there was "no way" a privatised NFS could be acquired ...
#With the economy's 'twin pillars' of tourism and financial services "under attack", Mr Winder said the Bahamas had little choice but to diversify and restructure its economy through WTO and other initiatives. #He argued that the country had wasted the past decade "fighting" over how to redistribute ...
While Barbuda, Antigua, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands were severely impacted, other locations are still able to welcome tourists seeking a getaway. Learn more about the travel opportunities in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, and Grand Cayman.
Buoyed by their recent success as hosts of the 33rd Carifta Swimming Championships, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn stressed the importance of exploiting sports as a springboard to further boost tourism. Jamaica hosted the recently concluded four-day ...
#THE Bahamas will become ever-more reliant on tourism to the point where it generates almost 60 per cent of GDP within a decade, a global industry body has forecast. #The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), in its annual assessment of the sector's economic impact, predicted that the sector's ...
#"It opens the door for Bahamian businesses to benefit much more from the tourism industry than they have ever done before," Mr Leonard told Tribune Business. Citing the example of an organic egg farmer, he added: "It's unlikely a lot of hotels and food stores will buy it until the product is validated and ...
A second cruise ship will begin sailing from the Port of Palm Beach today, an addition Palm Beach County tourism officials estimate could bring more than 250,000 passengers a year to the area. The 1,680-passenger Grand Classica joins its sister ship Grand Celebration at the port in Riviera Beach, with ...
Palm Beach County leaders on Friday heralded the arrival of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's newest ship at the Port of Palm Beach, saying that the addition would be a boon for both businesses in Riviera Beach and the local tourism industry. The Grand Classica, a 1,680-passenger ship, docked at the ...
Between 10 percent and 15 percent of the cruise line's passengers are international tourists, Khosa said. And large numbers are expected to travel to the port from outside Palm Beach County, according to Discover the Palm Beaches, the county's tourism promotion agency. “We're certain that the ship's ...
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has grown its capacity by nearly 100 percent with Friday's official introduction of the Grand Classica at the Port of ... be the only cruise line to offer daily departures to Grand Bahama Island from the Port of Palm Beach becoming the largest provider of tourism to the Island, ...
And while this gives exciting reasons to explore the island, there needs to be more room inventory along with an expanded airport to accommodate an increase in visitor traffic. Bimini being the gateway of the Bahamas, it deserves more attention from investors and those in charge to truly tap into its ...
#“It will give us the opportunity to expand off of what it is we have in Grand Bahama and to rebrand ourselves as a truly exciting destination, not just tourism destination but a vibrant destination. I look forward to what is to come in that regard because not only will it bring traffic, excitement and energy and ...
#It was the second time the MP for East Grand Bahama has commented publicly on continuing environmental fears over the proposed $5.5 billion facility in East End, Grand Bahama - an area known for its natural pristine beaches and eco-tourism sites. #"We understand the necessity of the environment ...
THE Government plans to "replicate" the New Providence landfill solution across the Bahamas, with a Cabinet Minister urging: "We must stop this 'dumping in the .... For they also disrupt commerce for nearby businesses, and impact the Bahamas' tourism product if fumes are blown towards Cable Beach.
K. Peter Turnquest said while Grand Bahama has much to offer in terms of tourism, and while there are a number of talented, hard-working individuals within the Ministry of Tourism working diligently to make the product work, there is a constant challenge of access – getting people to the island in an ...
The Bahamas government plans to crack down on unlicensed commercial flights throughout The Bahamas. Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D'Aguilar in making the announcement said that the government will implement a license control system. He said regulations would be put in place for ...
The Bahamian economy was largely integrated into the global economy; driven largely by its tourism and financial services sectors with their global reach. The Bahamas was trading with its major partners who largely operate on global trading rules that apply to them as WTO members but not to The ...
Joy Jibrilu, Chairperson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Caribbean Tourism Organization and Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, commented: “The events of last fall were tragic for so many across our Caribbean region, and our thoughts are still very much with the countries, businesses and ...
#While environmental activists and others are opposed to oil exploration in Bahamian waters, due to the potentially negative impacts on the environment, tourism and economy should a spill occur, the potential benefits for a Government struggling with a $7.5 billion-plus national debt are likely to be too ...
#The fight over the alleged unauthorised use of Khiara Sherman's song, Fly Away With Me, has intensified over the past fortnight with the ex-Miss Bahamas Universe suggesting that the Ministry was not taking seriously its "obligation to preserve evidence". #But the Ministry of Tourism, in its legal filings, ...
But why is a regional marketing budget necessary if individual destinations like the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica have the resources to promote themselves? Jibrilu and other tourism officials argue many travelers don't separate storm-ravaged islands from the overall region due to media ...
(Statement) Save The Bays was shocked and alarmed to learn of the government's apparent plan to stretch the country's already overburdened marine resources to breaking point and perhaps beyond – the group calling recent statements by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Renward Wells ...
Long Island MacArthur Airport is partnering with tourism bureau Discover Long Island in a joint marketing campaign in Baltimore as part of a new effort ... has never before partnered with Discover Long Island, nor has it done marketing in regions beyond Suffolk and Nassau counties and New York City.
The Tourism Minister is in the newspapers today vowing to "aggressively" pursue the air space management agreement negotiated by the PLP government, an agreement the FNM declared impossible to achieve. The PLP will not go away and be quiet. We will have our say. Bookmark and Share
The founder of Oceanic Global Foundation, Lea d'Auriol, said, “Royal Caribbean's renovation plan is promoting an influx of tourism without taking proper measures to ensure sustainability and responsible consumption on the island.” She believes the expansion plan could be “catastrophic” for the ...
Tracy Cooper, Managing Director, Bahamasair Holdings Ltd says of the new service, “The addition of Bimini to our list of destinations underscores Bahamasair's unwavering commitment to expanding and supporting our tourism product.” Bimini is known as the gateway to The Bahamas, and although ...
The winner of the local leg of the contest will become the new Youth Junior Minister of Tourism on Nevis, and will form part of a team representing the island at the 2018 Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress later this year, during the CTO's annual State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in The Bahamas.