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Today, it is with great pride we report that The Islands of The Bahamas has exceeded a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019 – our strongest tourism numbers in history. This is a tremendous accomplishment, particularly in light of the challenging year we, as a country just endured. I stand before you with tremendous gratitude and admiration for every single one of my fellow Bahamians who have showed the world the true meaning of resilience.
NASSAU, Bahamas – The World Travel Awards, held at Sandals Royal Bahamian, is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates brands and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and often referred to as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry.
MARSH HARBOUR – Hundreds of residents of Marsh Harbour were in attendance at a town hall meeting Thursday night hosted by the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority and Local Government.
“Ladies and Gentlemen good morning: Thank you for your invitation to address the Annual Business Outlook. The Business Outlook, which is now approaching its third decade, has become one of the major business conferences in The Bahamas. This year, we gather under unprecedented circumstances following the most devastating hurricane in the nation’s history.
While the effects of the global climate emergency have been gathering pace for decades, Hurricane Dorian has helped to dramatize the existential threat of climate change to The Bahamas. In this context, this morning I wish to address the progress we are making in the recovery and the rebuilding of Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and Grand Bahama.
NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle hosted a Welcome Reception, on January 13, 2020 for World Athletics (formerly the International Amateur Athletic Federation) President Sebastian Coe and North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Council Members at SuperClubs Breezes Resort, Cable Beach. NACAC President Bahamian Mike Sands also received special recognition.
Director General Joy Jibrilu impresses leading tourism experts to win coveted Caribbean Travel Award.
NASSAU, The Bahamas — Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post Dorian climate in The Bahamas were just a few of the attributes that landed the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, the prestigious title of Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year, according to the Caribbean Travel Awards.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Grand Bahama’s tourism got a big boost on Saturday and when Sunwing Airlines made its official return to the island, since Hurricane Dorian.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson; Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard; Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis; newly-appointed General Manager of Tourism for Grand Bahama, Stephen Johnson, along with other tourism and government officials, were all on hand on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the refurbished FBO building at Grand Bahama airport, to welcome the Sunwing flight into Freeport.
“This is an exciting day for Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson. “This is a major step in the revival of this island’s economy.”
H.C. Alvin Smith, representing the Minister responsible for Aviation, Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and signing on behalf of the delegation and The Bahamas Government. Hamza S. Johari, DIrector General of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, signs on behalf of The United Republic of Tanzania.