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PM opens rebranded Ocean Club

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said that the rebranded Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, would help The Bahamas in its ongoing efforts to establish itself as a global luxury destination. Pictured: Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis addresses the opening of the Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, on Paradise Island, December 1, 2017. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017

The alliance of two of the world’s more significant luxury brands on Paradise Island, both of which are respected globally for their upscale luxury and exquisite service, will further assist The Bahamas in its ongoing efforts to establish itself as a global luxury destination, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

Addressing the opening of the newly branded Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, on Paradise Island (formerly the One and Only Ocean Club) December 1, the Prime Minister said: “Today is a new day for Ocean Club, blending its history and charm with the ultra-luxury brand that is Four Seasons. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is internationally known for its rich service culture, featuring personal service and attention to detail.”

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Former Investments Minister to head new advisory firm

Real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial has announced it is set to launch a new advisory arm, to be headed by former Bahamas Minister of Investments Khaalis Rolle. 

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017

Real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial has announced it is set to launch a new advisory arm, to be headed by former Bahamas Minister of Investments Khaalis Rolle.

The new company, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd, follows on the heels of Sterling’s launch last year of Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

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Business training scheme launches in GB

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson met with committee members and lecturers November 30 ahead of the launch of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme. Pictured: Committee members and lecturers meet to discuss the upcoming Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme November 30. (BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson met with committee members and lecturers November 30 ahead of the launch of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme.

The Minister thanked them for participating in the programme, and added that their role is an important one.

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Tiger Woods’s return to host the professional golfing tournament Hero World Challenge at Albany in The Bahamas has attracted more than 70 members of the international press, eight of top the 20 professional golfers and legions of sports fans. Watch a video about the tourney here. 

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Tourism Today
Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017

Continue to see videoTiger Woods’s return to host the professional golfing tournament Hero World Challenge at Albany in The Bahamas has attracted more than 70 members of the international press.
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For the third consecutive year, The Bahamas has been named the Leading Luxury Island Destination by the World Travel Awards in the Caribbean and North America Category. 

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017

WTAbahamas NASSAU, Bahamas – For the third consecutive year, The Bahamas has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA) in the Caribbean and North America Category.

The Bahamas was also nominated for World’s Leading Cruise Destination and World’s Leading Wedding Destination.

The Bahamas surpassed Anguilla, Mustique, Saint Lucia and Turks & Caicos to capture the elite award. The Bahamas was also nominated for six categories in the region, including: the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Romantic Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Destination.

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Bahamas Paradise Cruises to expand GB services

The Grand Celebration cruise vessel has renewed its agreement to sail to Grand Bahama, with scheduled trips from West Palm Beach resuming December 24. The introduction of a second vessel, the SS Grand Classica is scheduled to begin cruises to the island in April, 2018. 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Grand Celebration cruise vessel has renewed its agreement to sail to Grand Bahama, with scheduled trips from West Palm Beach resuming December 24. The introduction of a second vessel, the SS Grand Classica is scheduled to begin cruises to the island in April, 2018.

Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr Hubert Minnis was at the agreement signing between the Government of The Bahamas and Bahamas Paradise Cruises held at the Grand Lucayan resort last weekend.

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DPM Turnquest addresses CTU conference

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest addressed the General Conference of Ministers of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union yesterday. Read his remarks here. Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest gives welcome remarks at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s 35th Executive Council and 20th General Conference of Ministers during ICT Week at Atlantis Paradise Island November 28. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Here follows remarks by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest during an address to delegates at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) conference, and 35th Meeting of the Executive Council at Atlantis Paradise Island November 28:

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Bahamas hosts major IT conference

Some 40 key policymakers from member states of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and 100 professionals and executives are at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars all week this week. Pictured: Opening press conference for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Week at Atlantis, Paradise Island, November 27, 2017.

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Some 40 key policymakers from member states of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and 100 professionals and executives are at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars all week this week.

This week is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week, facilitated by the Bahamas Government and the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA).

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Lombard Odier executives paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry, and Immigration Brent Symonette, November 23, 2017 at the Ministry's offices. 

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TheBahamasInvestor.com
Monday, November 27, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017

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IDB visit FS Minister – photos

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Mission Team paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration Brent Symonette this week. Pictured: Minister Symonette, (left) with IDB Country Representative Florencia Attademo-Hirt. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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