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The Bahamas has been nominated for seven accolades in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. 

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bahamas nominated for seven USA Today awardsThe Bahamas has been nominated for several accolades in the 2020 USA Today Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Islands of The Bahamas has landed nominations in seven different categories, namely Best Caribbean Beach, Best Caribbean Resort, Best Caribbean Attraction, Best Caribbean Golf Course, Best Caribbean Rum Distillery, Best Caribbean Restaurant and Best Caribbean Beach Bar.

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said: “I am extremely proud and excited that The Bahamas has received seven nominations in seven different categories, which is an indication that our destination continues to be competitive in the global market.”

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Bahamas tourism exec named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism director general Joy Jibrilu has been named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year in the most recent Caribbean Travel Awards. 

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism director general Joy Jibrilu has been named Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year in the most recent Caribbean Travel Awards.

Expert stewardship and deft handling of the post-Dorian climate in The Bahamas were just a few of the attributes that landed Jibrilu the prestigious title of Caribbean Tourism Director of The Year, according to the Caribbean Travel Awards.

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The Sand Dollar digital currency has been launched in Exuma. In an interview, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Governor John Rolle explains why the new virtual currency is being trialed there before being rolled out across the archipelago. Watch a ZNS report on the launch here. 

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Continue to see videoThe Sand Dollar digital currency has been launched in Exuma. The Central Bank of The Bahamas Governor John Rolle explains why the new virtual currency is being trailed in that region before being rolled out across the archipelago.
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ECLAC forecasts low regional growth

The Caribbean region will grow by 1.3 per cent in 2020, according to a recent report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Pictured: ECLAC executive secretary Alicia Bárcena speaking at the publication of the report. (Photo courtesy ECLAC)

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020

The Caribbean region will grow by 1.3 per cent in 2020, according to a recent report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Following six consecutive years of slow growth, Latin America and the Caribbean faces more challenges in the coming year, according to the organisation which said a slump in domestic demand and fragile international markets will continue the deceleration trend in the short-term.

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Nassau gears up for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Tourism stakeholders from around the region will gather in Nassau later this month for one of the biggest tourism tradeshows in the region. Pictured: The Bahamas booth at the 2019 Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which took place in Jamaica. (Courtesy CHTA)

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020

Tourism stakeholders from around the region will gather in Nassau later this month for one of the biggest tourism tradeshows in the region. Organisers of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which takes place at the Baha Mar resort from January 21-23, say interest has been strong this year as buyers and suppliers from around the world register to attend.

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LENO Trust appoints MD

Following its recent acquisition of Bank of The Bahamas’ (BOB) $103 million trust, LENO Trust Ltd has named veteran private wealth and trust professional Dianne Bingham as the firm's new managing director. 

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020

Following its recent acquisition of Bank of The Bahamas’ (BOB) $103 million trust, LENO Trust Ltd has named veteran private wealth and trust professional Dianne Bingham as the firm’s new managing director.

“We are proud to announce the appointment of Dianne Bingham as managing director Leno Trust Ltd.,” said LENO founder and president Sean K. Longley. “Mrs. Bingham’s brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in a career that spans three decades, having held top posts in local and foreign financial institutions and, most importantly, helping to shape and steer policy in the trust industry. Her appointment also re-affirms our commitment to being a company committed to Bahamian leadership even as we expand our products and services to a wider market.”

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Chief executive officer of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Frank Comito has said that he is confident that tourism will continue to grow in the region. Watch a ZNS Network news report here. 

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Continue to see videoChief executive officer of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Frank Comito has said that he is confident that tourism will continue to grow in the region.
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University initiative aims to boost tourism

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed December 9, 2019, between the University of The Bahamas and the Tourism Development Corp to help bolster the tourism sector. Pictured: (from left) UB dean, graduate studies and research Dr Vikneswaran Nair; UB vice president of Academic Affairs (Acting) Dr Maria Oriakhi; chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas Michael Scott; and CEO/executive director of the Tourism Development Corp Janet Johnson. (BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed December 9, 2019, between the University of The Bahamas (UB) and the Tourism Development Corp at UB President’s Boardroom.

The collaboration aims to foster a vibrant and resilient Bahamian tourism sector, and also deepen the university’s education and research impact.

Baha Mar to host inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival

Baha Mar is to host the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival April 30-May 3, 2020, presented in collaboration with Meredith Corp’s leading luxury lifestyle brands Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. 

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Monday, December 16, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019

Baha Mar is to host the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival April 30-May 3, 2020, presented in collaboration with Meredith Corp’s luxury lifestyle brands Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure.

Baha Mar will bring superstar chefs, master sommeliers, and respected artists including Grant Achatz, Dario Cecchini, John Cox, Josh Niland, Sabato Sagaria, Marcus Samuelsson, Katsuya Uechi, and more to Nassau.

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Ocean Cay welcomes first visitors

MSC Cruises recently welcomed the first passengers to its new Bahamas destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. (Photo courtesy MSC Cruises)

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Friday, December 13, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019

MSC Cruises recently welcomed the first passengers to its new Bahamas destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

The island, part of the Bimini chain, has been converted from a former sand extraction site to an eco-tourism resort which includes a spa, Bahamian village, restaurants, and activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking.

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