The Bahamas recently hosted the renowned Hero World Challenge golf tournament at the Albany Resort on New Providence–one of many sporting events The Bahamas is bringing to the world. The Caribbean region was well represented at the EU-CELAC Summit 2015 in Brussels last week where over 500 delegates from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean region convened under the theme “Promoting inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing the role of small and medium sized enterprises”.
Fort Charlotte has been transformed for the second annual Rum Bahamas Festival.
During his Budget Communication 2017/2018 presented in the House of Assembly this week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said that the government's priority is to get the nation's fiscal house in order.
During Caribbean Week 2017 to be held in New York next month, the Caribbean Tourism Organization will single out industry leaders for special accolades, in addition to the presentation of media awards, during its annual Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon.
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe has been elected chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organizatio.
The election took place last week in Barbados at the organization’s annual general meeting during the CTO’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference.
State Department released its global report on human trafficking yesterday, saying the Bahamas “fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” The report said migrant workers from Haiti, Jamaica, Colombia and Venezuela are among the vulnerable populations, and although they arrive voluntarily to this country, they could be “recruited or deceived by traffickers who lure” them with “fraudulent recruitment practices, such as false promises of employment”.
Joy Jibrilu, The Bahamas' Director General of Tourism, was also named chairman of the CTO's board of directors.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Resorts World Bimini recently announced that Hilton at Resorts World Bimini has completed its second phase opening, introducing major enhancements to the hotel's accommodation, food & beverage, meetings & events and wellness offerings.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) board of directors gathered, October 2, in the lead up to opening ceremonies for 2018 State of Tourism Industry Conference at Atlantis Paradise Island being held this week.
The government seeks to tap into the talent pool of the Bahamian diaspora for further growth and development of The Bahamas by the creation of a database into which Bahamians abroad could submit their names and areas of profession.