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Bahamas Hosts Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government

February 25, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, which is held twice a year, is focusing in its current iteration on CARICOM’s “human, cultural and natural more...

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The Baha Mar Debuts at the Oscars

February 22, 2015 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a still from “The Voyage” By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ soon-to-debut Baha Mar resort debuted at the Oscars on Sunday night. The resort has been positioning itself as the “Bahamian Riviera,” and its ad called “The Voyage” was one of the spots during the Academy Awards. The ad, filmed in Croatia and the Bahamas, sees a couple more...

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Silver Airways Begins Operating Flights From Tampa to Abaco

February 17, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the arrival of the first Silver Airways flight in Abaco (Photo: BIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Silver Airways has officially begun flights between Tampa, Fla. and Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the Bahamas. The flights, which began over the weekend, include twice-weekly nonstop flights between Tampa and Marsh Harbour on Saturdays and Sundays. Silver is a more...

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The Caribbean’s Swimming Pig Capital

February 16, 2015 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the swimming pigs of the Exumas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has a new title: it’s the “Official Home of the Swimming Pigs,” the country’s tourism board announced Monday. The move is a nod to the famous swimming pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay. That island, located in the Exumas, has become a major tourist more...

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Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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