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Bahamas, Dominican Republic Hold Second Round of Bilateral Talks in Nassau

 Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell (centre) (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a meeting in the Dominican Republic at the end of October, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas are holding a second round of bilateral talks …

Rum Journal: A Haven for Rum (and Cigars) in the Bahamas

 Above: a roller at Graycliff (All photos by CJ) This edition of Rum Journal heads to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, for a voyage deep into the world of rum and cigars — two pleasures that frequently go hand in …

In the Bahamas, Chantal Bethel Prays for Haiti through Art

 By Alexander Britell NASSAU – At Nassau’s Vincent D’Aguilar Art Foundation, a gallery that is one of the great new spaces of the quickly-growing Bahamian arts scene, Haitian artist Chantal Bethel is producing “Poto Mitan,” a three-dimensional production of work …

LATEST NEWS

 What’s in store for the Caribbean in 2012? In our Year in Review, we looked at the big stories of 2011, from the continued influence of China to the growth of green energy in the region. To find out more …

 Above, from left: Sarkis Izmirlian, chairman and CEO of Baha Mar, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Works Minister Neko Grant and Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the Roman Catholoic Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the …

 Above: Health Minister Dr Hubert Minnis Photo: BIS The Bahamas is building a $52 million new Critical Care Block at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, the single-largest investment in healthcare infrastructure at the site in almost 60 years, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s today lowered the Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating from BBB+/A-2 to BBB/A-3, calling the country’s outlook “stable.” The ratings agency cited economic vulnerabilities given a dependence on tourism and on the US market, …

 Above: Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and China strengthened their already-close relations in a meeting this week in Nassau. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang …

 Above: the new Bay Street Straw and Craft Market (Photo: CJ) By Alexander Britell After Nassau’s historic Bay Street market was destroyed by a fire in Sep. 2001, it was a devastating blow for thousands of Bahamian vendors and their …

 Above: Bahamian Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Two major Caribbean judicial conferences are currently convening in Nassau, the Conference of Caribbean Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciary and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers. The meeting of …

 Above: a production of The Tempest in 2009, the festival’s first year (Photo: Shakespeare in Paradise) A piece set on an island, sometimes prone to storms. It’s not The Tempest, but the work of husband-and-wife team Nicolette Bethel and Philip …

 Above: the Cayman Enterprise City project By Royann Dean Throughout election season in the region, we will inevitably hear talk about sustainable development. Sustainable is commonly synonymous with ‘environmental’ but also includes economic sustainability. Creativity is not likely to be …

 The Bahamian government’s Public Treasury is putting Bahamian art on the stage with an upcoming exhibition, “Bahama Mama,” featuring the works of female Bahamian artists and the way they see the women of the island. One of the featured artists …

 Above: Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest addressing the conference (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) The Bahamian government is implementing a series of new programmes aimed at addressing crime and criminality, according to Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest. Yesterday, in similar …

 Above: Prince Charles Drive in Nassau (BIS Photo) The Bahamas is in the midst of a massive infrastructure project that is reshaping nearly the entire road system of the main island of New Providence. The New Providence Road Improvement and …

 Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (BGIS) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart began a one-week official visit in China yesterday, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean and other officials. Stuart is set to sign two bilateral agreements with China, …

 Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly hinted in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the carrier could be adding Nassau as a destination. Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool Wallace, who talked Bahamian tourism with the Caribbean Journal …