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August, 2017

  • 11 August

    Tourism and Hospitality

      Dear Editor, On our return trip from visiting our neem farm in Paraguay, Nick and I had the pleasure of visiting with friends in San Jose, Costa Rica, a country with over 5 million people. What was most impressive to us was the hospitality of the people. We traveled …

March, 2017

  • 29 March

    Junior Minister Speech Competition Gives Youth Perspective on Cultural Heritage

    The Ministry of Tourism held its Annual Abaco Junior Minister Speech Competition at the Bahamas Government Complex on March 15, 2017.

January, 2017

  • 12 January

    Junkanoo Ignites Explosion of Colours on Green Turtle Cay

    The theme for this year’s Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Parade was Birds of Paradise: a name evoking a vision of bright, vivid colours. A large crowd of spectators were treated to the vibrant display as they witnessed the Li’l Island Slammers’ annual Junkanoo Parade which took place on January 2, 2017.

November, 2016

  • 10 November

    Albert Lowe Museum Celebrates Forty Years

    By Amanda Diedrick Forty years ago this month, on November 6, 1976, surrounded by Bahamian, American, Canadian and British dignitaries and hundreds of well-wishers, Bahamian artist and historian Alton Lowe watched as then Minister of Tourism Clement Maynard cut the ribbon officially opening Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum. To …

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    International Arrivals Grow for Third Straight Year

    Abaco’s tourism sector is showing growth and resilience with 47,000 stopover visitors year-to-date and airlift capacity for international arrivals increasing for the third straight year according to deputy director-general of tourism Ellison Thompson.

August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Boat Thefts Breaking Our Heart and Keeping Us Away

    Dear Editor, Regarding the theft issue in The Abacos…It’s been becoming quite a topic of conversation in South Florida, and because of it I decided this summer that I would take my boat elsewhere for the safety of my family. I have a few friends and colleagues whom decided to …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Unabated Boat Thefts Rile Visitors and Locals: Frustration at Failure of Policing and Justice Systems

      An already weary community finds themselves seeking answers after five boats were stolen in the space of a week from several locations across the island of Abaco. The recent boat theft activity brings the unofficial estimate to about twenty or more for the year with residents and visitors expressing …

  • 14 July

    Sights of Abaco: Beaches

    There is just something so relaxing about the beach. Warm sand between your toes as you stroll along the edge of the sea, sliding into the clear shallow water your worries begin to wash away, salt breeze and pure serenity. The beaches of the Bahamas are lined with beautiful sand …

April, 2016

  • 14 April

    Forest Heights Student Wins Tourism’s Junior Minister Speech Competition

    The Ministry of Tourism held its Annual Junior Minister Speech Competition at the Office of the Prime Minister Conference Room on April 8.

February, 2016

  • 25 February

    Hotel Licensing Seminar Held On Abaco

    A Hotel Licensing Seminar was held at the Office of the Prime Minister located in the Bahamas Government Complex on Feb. 23. Persons in attendance were representative of the Ministry of Tourism, Administrator’s Office and a cross-section of the hospitality and hotel sectors on Abaco.