Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property

January 27, 2015 | 9:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the new HIlton at Resorts World Bimini By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to the company’s Web site. It will be called Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and will be the second Hilton property in the more...

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Bahamas Eyes Future as Stem Cell Hub

January 19, 2015 | 5:40 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bahamas Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has big plans for stem cell medicine. The country’ has officially launched its “stem cell industry,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced at a ceremony last week. The first stem cell operation to have received provisional approval by the government is the Okyanos more...

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The Bahamas’ New Solar Push

January 17, 2015 | 10:20 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bahamas Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning a major new green push. The 700-island archipelago is set to launch a wide solar energy project, according to Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett, who was addressing the fifth session of the assemblies of the International Renewal Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, more...

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The Caribbean’s Largest Resort Project is Planning a March Debut

January 7, 2015 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Baha Mar in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau’s Baha Mar resort is targeting a March 27 opening date, according to the project’s Web site. The property announced the move with the debut of a new video called “The Voyage,” introducing the resort as the “new riviera.” The Baha Mar, the largest resort project in the Caribbean, more...

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Small Cabinet Reshuffle in the Bahamas

January 7, 2015 | 1:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cabinet of the Bahamas has undergone a slight reshuffle. The government announced this week that Member of Parliament Hope Strachan had replaced Ryan Pinder as the country’s new Minister of Financial Services, a move that will take effect Jan. 12. Pinder had resigned from the government last month more...

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What the New Value Added Tax Means for Visitors to the Bahamas

January 5, 2015 | 5:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially implemented a new Value Added Tax regime, one which will effectively mean a slight reduction in taxes for visitors. Value Added Tax is a consumption tax on goods and services; it will be charged on goods like clothing, furniture, household appliances, legal services and property more...

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Bahamas Assumes Chairmanship of Caribbean Community

January 4, 2015 | 6:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. New CARICOM Chairman and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said it would be his “duty” to work with CARICOM heads of government and Secretary General Irwin LaRocque to lay the foundations for more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Day: An Empty Beach in Nassau

January 2, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Orange Hill Beach (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While you may not realize it, the Bahamian island of New Providence is home to a multitude of classic white-sand beaches with one common quality: they’re frequently empty. Take a short ride away from downtown and Paradise Island past Cable Beach, and you’ll find a great, more...

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Bahamas’ Abaco Club Sold

December 13, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Abaco Club in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Abaco Club on Winding Bay on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco has been sold to Southworth Development. The company acquired the property from Marriott Vacation Club in partnership with a consortium of members and residents of the Abaco Club. The property includes two miles of beach and a more...

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United Launches New Service to Nassau

December 8, 2014 | 12:12 am | 0 Comment


Above: Paradise Island (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines has begun new nonstop flights from Houston's George Bush International Airport to Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport. The new flights will be operated on United Express via SkyWest Airlines, using Canadair CRJ700 regional jet planes with 70 seats. The flights began on more...

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