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Marriage Act makes weddings at sea easy

Passage of the Marriage Act means that for cruise lines registered in The Bahamas, such as Royal Caribbean, marriages that take place during their voyages can now be recognized by the island nation and recorded in the Bahamas' Marriage Record book. 

The Huffington Post
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Central Park - Oasis of The SeasFor couples dreaming of tying the knot in true pirate fashion, it’s time to grab your parrot and treasure chest: weddings at sea just got a whole lot easier.

Thanks to the Bahamas’ recently passed Marriage Act, couples can now be legally married onboard ships registered in the country while in international waters.

The legality of weddings performed aboard cruise ships is dependent upon the marriage laws of the country in which the ship is registered.

Pictured: One of the many “neighborhood concepts” on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas‘. Central Park is an open air park found mid-ship on deck 8. Nassau is one of the many ports of call for the Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

This is an excerpt from The Huffington Post as it appeared on November 8, 2012. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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The third Plenipotentiary Representative of the Bahamas to CARICOM, Picewell Forbes (pictured), presented his Letters of Credence to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque November 6.

The formal launch of The Bahamas Business and Investment Conference Tuesday signaled the beginning of branding The Bahamas as a destination for foreign direct investment. The conference is sponsored by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Commonwealth Business Council, the Bahamas government and members of the business community, and is set for February 2013. Speaking at the event was Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle (pictured).

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