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Bahamas Gets $20 Million IDB Loan for Crime Fighting Efforts

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to aid in reducing crime and violence in The Bahamas. The loan will be particularly targeting at-risk youths and improving the institutional functions of the …

Is a Major Economic Boom Coming to Eleuthera?

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie at the recent Eleuthera Business Outlook By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian island of Eleuthera is on track for a “major economic boom,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. Christie said the …

The Island House, The Bahamas’ Newest Hotel, Is Now Open

 Above: The Island House in Lyford Cay By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ newest boutique hotel has opened its doors just outside the Lyford Cay enclave of New Providence. The Island House, a 30-room boutique property, is officially open. …

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 Above: Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor US Customs and Border Protection is making re-entering the country easier for travelers from Nassau by adding Global Entry kiosks to the Pre-Clearance Facility at the Bahamian capital’s …

 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 …

 Above: the Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation of nine Bahamian officials recently visited Haiti for high-level talks on agriculture. The delegation, led by Bahamas Agriculture Minister Alfred Gray, spent three days on an official visit …

 Above: the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic One & Only Ocean Club resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has been sold. The property was sold by …

 Above: the Baha Mar project in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff SLS Hotels is coming to the Bahamas. The luxury hotel brand will be managing a 300-room hotel at the Baha Mar resort project, which will include 107 …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning to introduce a new 7.5 percent value added tax, the government announced this week. The tax will be a single VAT rate across the board, …

 Above: Bimini (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bimini saw a substantial increase in tourism in 2013, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. The island located about 50 miles off the coast of Florida received 104,347 tourists in …

 Above: the new international terminal at Marsh Harbour Airport (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially opened the new 46,000-square-foot international terminal at Marsh Harbour in Abaco. Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie was on hand Wednesday …

 Above: Non-Resident Nigerian High Commissioner Laraba Elsie-Bhutto and Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff Stronger ties — particularly in the tourism sector — were on the agenda during a meeting in Nassau last week …

 Above: State Minister Zhivargo Laing, IDB representative Astrid Wynter. From left, Honorary Consul-General of Japan Robert Sands and Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and Japan have signed a $612,000 technical cooperation agreement …

 Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With Nassau’s Atlantis resort in limbo after investment firm Brookfield Asset Management canceled its decision to take control of the resort in November, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham …

 Above: The High Commissioners of the Bahamas and Malta sign the agreement (BIS Photo/ By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of the Bahamas and Malta signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement during a ceremony in London yesterday. Bahamian High …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and the Bahamas are among the top 10 “Best Ethical Destinations” in the developing world, according to a report by EthicalTraveler.org. The report rates countries on a series of factors, including environmental protection, social …