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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Caribbean Art: Capturing the Bahamian Spirit in Photos

December 2, 2014 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: photos of Aljournal Miller and Emanuel Alexiou (Photos: Bahamian Project) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in the Bahamas looks to capture the spirit of the Bahamian people in photographs. The exhibition at the Salus Project Gallery which begins Thursday, Dec. 4, is called "The Bahamian Collection," and is the work of photographer Duke more...

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New Morocco Ambassador to Bahamas

December 1, 2014 | 6:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Morocco has named its new Ambassador to the Bahamas. Ambassador-Designate Mohammed Benjilany presented his letters of credence to Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in a ceremony last week. The ceremony was held at Government House in Nassau. In recent years, Morocco has been steadily more...

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Melia Nassau Beach Resort Unveils Four New Restaurants

December 1, 2014 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Melia Nassau Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Nassau Beach hotel is currently in the midst of a $19 million renovation, and the property has now unveiled four new restaurants. Three of the restaurants are located on the hotel's fourth floor. They include Cilantro, a Mexican eatery; Nikkei, a Japanese restaurant; The Black Angus, a more...

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How Long Does It Take For a Caribbean Company to Pay Taxes?

November 28, 2014 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment


Above: downtown Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Paying business taxes takes a long time, no matter where you are in the world. In the United Arab Emirates, it takes about 12 hours every year — that's the low end. In Brazil, at the high end, it takes a whopping 2,600 hours every year. So what's the administrative burden like in the more...

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Major Partner for Baha Mar Golf Course

November 24, 2014 | 11:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the soon-to-open course in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world's leading golf course brands is coming to the Bahamas. The PGA Tour's TPC Network has partnered with Baha Mar to announce TPC at Baha Mar, TPC's first golf course in the Caribbean. When it opens in the spring of 2015, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will be the more...

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At the Bahamas’ Deep Water Cay, the Art of Conch Cracking

November 15, 2014 | 6:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Conch cracking master Shervin Tate (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor DEEP WATER CAY — I’ve eaten a lot of conch in my time. But this is the first time I’ve had to crack one. And it turns out that cracking conch (extracting the live mollusc from the shell using a knife and a chisel) is quite a skill. Just ask my more...

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Hotel Highlight: The Lobby at Nassau’s British Colonial Hilton

November 15, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the lobby at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton NASSAU — A good hotel lobby should communicate personality, feeling and vibe. First impressions set the stage, create an impression and initiate the experience. A well-done arrival experience can make hours of travel, anticipation and expectation melt away the instant the more...

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Bahamas Breaks Ground on National Baseball Stadium

November 12, 2014 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the groundbreaking last week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially broken ground on a national baseball stadium. The Andre Rodgers National Baseball stadium, named for the first Bahamian to make the Major Leagues, will be completed in 2015. The stadium, designed by architect Michael Foster, will "support the nation’s more...

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