Founded in 2013, The Bahamian Icon Awards set forth on a mission to celebrate the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in their respective industries and have therefore contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas. Accordingly, The Bahamian Icon Awards is a celebration of greatness. Among …
On May 24, 2018 Forest Heights Academy held a special assembly to honour Abaco’s first ever Junior Minister of Tourism winner – Khalea Richard. Khalea competed against students from across The Bahamas and earned the title earlier this year. The assembly was moderated by Lori Higgs-Thompson, a teacher at FHA. …
The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted their third quarterly Mix and Mingle in Elbow Cay on October 26, 2017 at Sea Spray Resort. The guest speakers for the evening were the Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar – Minister of Tourism and Aviation; and Randy Butler – Sky Bahamas CEO. Min. D’Aguilar preceded …
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 …
The Ministry of Tourism held its Annual Abaco Junior Minister Speech Competition at the Bahamas Government Complex on March 15, 2017.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …