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WTO Official Visits Grand Bahama

April 14, 2014 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

WTO Official Visits Grand Bahama

Above: the meeting in Grand BahamaBy the Caribbean Journal staffDavid Shark, deputy director general of the World Trade Organization, made a visit to Grand Bahama last week.Shark was joined on the trip by Bahamas Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder, Bahamian Ambassador to the United Nations Rhoda Jackson, WTO Legal Advisor June Young Lee and Grand Bahama more...

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Rum Journal: A Goombay Smash From the Abaco Beach Resort

April 13, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A Goombay Smash From the Abaco Beach Resort

IT'S ONE of the Bahamas' classic cocktails (and a Rum Journal favourite): the Goombay Smash.This yellow-hued concoction will take you directly to the turquoise seas of the Bahamas, whether you're on a Bahamian beach or somewhere in cold winter climes.Above: the Abaco Beach ResortWe've been lucky enough to get the recipe for a Goombay Smash from the more...

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Caribbean Cigar: Robert Dipano Tastes the Graycliff Silver

April 7, 2014 | 8:06 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Cigar: Robert Dipano Tastes the Graycliff Silver

By Robert Dipano CJ ContributorGRAYCLIFF'S master Cuban torcedores and expanded cigar rolling operations have catapulted the Bahamian brand to the forefront of the luxury cigar market.And Caribbean Cigar was lucky enough to get its hands on Graycliff’s Silver Label anniversary blend.The edition, first launched in 2012, comes in a treasure chest-style silver more...

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Bimini Airport Welcomes First Night Flight

April 6, 2014 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment

Bimini Airport Welcomes First Night Flight

Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie in Bimini for the inaugural night flight at South Bimini Airport (BIS Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffBimini International Airport welcomed its first-ever night flight last week.The flight came following a series of improvements to the airport including new flight instrumentation and runway lighting.The more...

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Investment Corporation of Dubai Buys Major Stake in Kerzner International

April 4, 2014 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

Investment Corporation of Dubai Buys Major Stake in Kerzner International

Above: Atlantis in the BahamasBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Investment Corporation of Dubai has purchased a "significant equity interest" in Kerzner International Holdings Limited from the Kerzner family.Kerzner International operates the Atlantis and One & Only resort properties, which includes two Bahamas resorts and others in Mauritius, the more...

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Bahamas Delegation Heads to Haiti For Migration Talks

March 26, 2014 | 11:34 am | 0 Comment

Bahamas Delegation Heads to Haiti For Migration Talks

Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell (BIS Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffBahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell led a delegation to Haiti on Wednesday for bilateral talks on migration issues.The visit was also slated to cover issues such as human trafficking, human smuggling, trade and agricultural cooperation.Mitchell was joined on the trip more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Boutique Hotels

March 26, 2014 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

The Caribbean’s Best Boutique Hotels

What makes a boutique hotel ... boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels in the Caribbean where you can hide away right in the middle of it all, and these small gems are at the heartbeat of the Caribbean. We think more...

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College of the Bahamas Gets CDB Funding For Transformation Project

March 20, 2014 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

College of the Bahamas Gets CDB Funding For Transformation Project

Above: the College of the BahamasBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe government of the Bahamas will be receiving a $16.18 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the CDB announced this week.The funding will help with an "institutional and physical makeover" at the College of the Bahamas.Among the initiatives that will receive funding are a new more...

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Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Executive Chef

March 18, 2014 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort Names New Executive Chef

Above: the Grand Lucayan in Grand BahamaBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama has named Basil Dean its new executive chef.Dean, a 30-year veteran of the industry, comes to the resort from the former Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau. His career has included stops at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, the Breezes more...

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Bahamas, Dominican Republic Lead Caribbean in Hotel Construction

March 17, 2014 | 7:38 am | 0 Comment

Bahamas, Dominican Republic Lead Caribbean in Hotel Construction

Above: construction at the Baha Mar in New Providence (Baha Mar photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffThe Bahamas currently leads the Caribbean in the number of hotel rooms under construction, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR.According to STR data through February, there were 2,706 rooms under construction in the Bahamas, led by the more...

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