• Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
    Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
  • Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
    Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
  • BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
    BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
  • Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
    Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
  • U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
    U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
  • HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
  • 'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
    'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
  • Fallen American and Bahamian members of the armed services honoured during wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day
    Fallen American and Bahamian members of the armed services honoured during wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day
  • Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014
    Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014
  • BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
    BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year



Prime Minister speaks on developments on Eleuthera
Written by BIS   

CAPE ELEUTHERA, Eleuthera, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on April 24, 2014, that tourism is “on the upswing in Eleuthera”.  

“From January to December 2013 a total of 249,017 visitors came to Eleuthera,” Prime Minister Christie said. “However I feel that we can improve on this number and will improve on it with the development of a few new resorts on the island.”  

Prime Minister Christie was addressing participants at the 2nd Annual Eleuthera Business Outlook, held at the Cape Eleuthera Resort.  

He noted that the Cotton Bay development in South Eleuthera is set to “change the face of tourism in that part of the island significantly.” 

“With 75% of construction of phase 1 of the project complete, the developers have already invested $90 million to date,” Prime Minister Christie said. “The resort aims to re-establish the legacy of the jet-setting families of the 50s, 60s and 70s that frequented the club community, making them homes away from home.”  

Prime Minister Christie noted that Cotton Bay will feature world-class golf courses that will attract international golf enthusiasts and offer luxurious amenities, including two oceanfront hotel sites managed by Noble House Hotels and Resorts.  

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61st annual National Family Island Regatta sets sail
Submitted by BIS   

EXUMA, The Bahamas -- The 61st annual National Family Island Regatta kicked off on Thursday, 24th April 2014 in George Town, Exuma in beautiful Bahamas with the Class "B" Sloop races.  Prevailing after an exhaustive and hard fought battle in the Exuma bay was Lady Sonia, followed by Eudeva and rounding out the top three was Tari Anne.

Annual regattas in Family Islands such as Exuma, Andros and Long Island are principal components of the domestic tourism product offerings in The Bahamas and remain significant contributors to the local island economies. The three days of culture and sports that make up the regatta event also highlight Bahamian entertainment and local cuisine, where the latter extend well into the night long after the conclusion of the races. Many tourists, especially boat lovers, travel to The Bahamas to enjoy the sights, sounds, culture, native cuisine and to socialize with the locals.

This event is held annually on the weekend following Easter. The colourful sights of the competitive Class "B" Sloop race are illustrated in a photo essay below:

Lady Sonia won the first series race class b on Thursday April 24.

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Bahamian special needs school celebrated in international documentary
Submitted by DP&A   

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- Every Child Counts, a pioneering special needs school in Abaco which refuses to leave any child behind, has become the subject of an international documentary.

The film began with veteran independent film director Wendy Loten, who partnered with Ryerson University after discovering a shared interest in the school. The three-year project chronicles the journey from typical island school to a beacon of hope for disabled children faced with limited educational options. As the name suggests, the school excludes no child because of financial or other limitations.

The world premiere of the documentary will take place in Nassau this Saturday, April 26 at 7pm at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and will be attended by the president of Ryerson.

It was filmed by a professional Canadian television team who originally intended to make a short fundraising video, but quickly realized that the inspirational story has a much broader appeal.

The premiere coincides with recent efforts by the Bahamian government to pass legislation concerning disability issues, in particular providing for the educational needs of special needs children.

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Baha Mar Tigers and BELIEVE Foundation coach youth soccer clinic
Submitted by Royann Dean   

Volunteers and students relax after learning soccer drills the Baha Mar Tigers youth soccer clinicNASSAU, The Bahamas -- During the Easter holiday, the Baha Mar Tigers soccer team hosted a youth soccer clinic for young people from several homes for children throughout New Providence. During the clinic, the sixty-four attendees, ranging in age from seven to seventeen years old, learned soccer techniques and skills to improve their performance on the pitch.

The youth soccer clinic was held in conjunction with BELIEVE, the Baha Mar Foundation, which provided lunch and giveaways for the clinic’s attendees. A team of nineteen people gave of their time to help organize and run the clinic. Theevent attracted volunteers from the Baha Mar Tigers soccer team and the BELIEVE Foundation, as well as volunteers from China Construction America, Baha Mar’s general contractor, and Thyssen Krupp, a consultant company.

“Great communities are built only when we all worktogether for a common good. Through BELIEVE, we are strengthening our ongoing efforts to transform The Bahamas by fostering a culture of volunteerism andcommunity service at Baha Mar and, by extension, in our community,” commented Paul Pusateri, Chief Operating Officer at Baha Mar.

Guided by three sustaining pillars - community, culture and conservation, the BELIEVEFoundation actively supports various community initiatives such as the Freedom Farms Baseball League and Hands for Hunger Food Rescue Program.

Photo: Volunteers and students relax after learning soccer drills the Baha Mar Tigers youth soccer clinic

 
Baark! celebrates aniversary with ‘Havana Nights’ party and live auction
Submitted by Sarah Kennedy   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Baark (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness) are celebrating their 5-year anniversary with a spectacular ‘Havana Nights’ themed party and auction on May 10th at The Humidor, Graycliff. Guests will enjoy mouthwatering mojitos, an abundance of tasty treats and delicious desserts.

Bidders will raise their ‘doggy paddles’ in the live auction for fantastic items including an all inclusive trip to Sandals, Emerald Bay, a 3 night luxury getaway to Pink Sands Harbour Island, original pieces of art and sculpture, a stunning Salvatore Ferragamo handbag and many more.

There will also be a silent auction, raffle draw with top prizes of a private charter round trip for 2 to Fort Lauderdale and a Burberry men’s watch.  Everyone will have a chance to win too with on the spot giveaways throughout the night.

Live entertainment will keep the party mood going with spectacular dance performances plus the opportunity for everyone to get their hips moving with an intro to salsa demonstration.

So far to date Baark! has provided almost 3,000 free or subsidized spay/neuters and interactive education programs for over 300 children. This is an opportunity for existing and new supporters to come together for an unforgettable evening whilst fundraising towards the continuation of Baark’s successful programs all over the Bahamas.

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