October 20, 2019

Bahamas need to reconsider building practices amid Dorian clean-up

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By Imogen Francis From The Globe Post Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian flattened parts of the Abaco Islands and killed over 50 people, the county’s leaders and the Inter-American Development Bank have allocated a $100 million loan to start rebuilding. But experts believe before any rebuilding takes place, the Bahamian government needs to invest in […]

Cool Runnings

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The Caribbean racing scene heats up with the Five Island Challenge By Sarah Tuff Dunn From Sports Travel Magazine Boston. New York. Chicago. The Caribbean? When it comes to renowned marathon destinations, tropical sun-baked islands are typically not the first to pop to mind. But Tony Reed aims to change that with this winter’s debut of the Five Island […]

Dorian disaster relief

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UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief From Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 17, 2019) Dear family, friends, and clients, We are very grateful for your continued love, support, and donations towards the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Dorian. We are thankful that all of our team members are safe, with the majority relocated to other areas of The Bahamas and […]

2nd UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

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From Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty  Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 11, 2019) Dear family, friends and clients, Thank you for your continued love and support. We are so very grateful for your generosity and your uplifting sentiments. We have a long road ahead but we remain committed to rebuilding our beloved Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. […]

Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges

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From BBC Rescuers have begun to reach areas of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, with aerial images showing a trail of destruction. PM Hubert Minnis said some areas had been “decimated” and expected the current death toll of seven would rise. The hurricane winds that hit the Abaco Islands equalled the highest ever […]

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees ‘unprecedented devastation’

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From BBC Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused “unprecedented” devastation in the Bahamas, the country’s leader says. The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains “extremely dangerous”, said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Some 13,000 houses are feared damaged or destroyed, according to the International Red Cross. Pictures showed surging floodwaters, upturned cars and snapped […]

With Wynn Group out, Grand Bahama resort still in Chinese hands

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now FREEPORT, Bahamas — The Canadian property and real estate developer, Paul Wynn of the Wynn Group, not to be confused with Wynn Resorts – with an equally eponymous name and person in that of hotel mogul Steve Wynn — has walked away from its bid to purchase the […]

Caribbean Export Development Agency meets in Grand Bahama

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By Robyn Adderley From Bahamas Information Services FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Delegates of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) are meeting in Grand Bahama to discuss matters of export development, trade and investment affecting the region. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville welcomed them at a reception at Dolphin Cove Clubhouse on Wednesday evening. […]

Bahamas ZIP – 100% Bahamian owned venture to make its mark in GB’s tourism sector

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From Bahama Islands Info 100% Bahamian Owned Venture to Make its Mark in GB’s Tourism Sector: The Taino Beach area is poised for a new recreational development as investors of the Arawak Adventures and Commercial Tours Limited hosted their official ground-breaking ceremony for Bahamas ZIP. Mr. Ian Rolle [First Right], president of The Grand Bahama […]

Rising tide of Bahamas crime triggers new UK and Canada travel advisories

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By Caribbean360 From The Daily Herald NASSAU, Bahamas–Against the backdrop of escalating crime in The Bahamas, the Governments of Britain and Canada have issued new advisories to their citizens about the increase in armed, sometimes fatal crimes in New Providence and Grand Bahama. Britain updated its travel advisory to state that: “There have been incidents […]