Caribbean News

This Week in The Bahamas [19th-23rd October 2015]

October 23, 2015

Citing financial insolvency of the stalled $3.5 billion Baha Mar project on Cable Beach, Justice Ian Winder of the Bahamas Supreme Court approved the request of the Joint Provisional Liquidators to separate 2,020 Baha Mar employees on Thursday, effective Friday, October 23.

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Residents believe items that washed ashore are from El Faro

October 21, 2015

San Salvador Island Administrator Theophilus Cox said yesterday that several items, believed to be from the sunken American cargo ship El Faro, have been washing ashore on the island in recent days.

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Island Route Eyes Expansion Supported by Another World Travel Award

October 20, 2015

Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has done it again! The regionís fastest growing tour provider has been named the Caribbeanís Leading Adventure Tour Operator for the sixth straight year at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards.

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Latin America and the Caribbean are not an economic entity

October 17, 2015

In recent years the expression Latin America and the Caribbean, or LAC for short, has become a catch-all, used increasingly to view trends in nations that are at vastly different stages of development, in many cases not geographically proximate, and often with very little in common.

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Rihanna debuts cover art for her 8th studio album

October 09, 2015

Rihanna debuts cover art for her 8th studio album.

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Investigators search for clues to El Faro disappearance

October 07, 2015

US FEDERAL investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship as search crews continue looking for any survivors...

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Jamaica to coordiante relief efforts in The Bahamas
Jamaica to coordiante relief efforts in The Bahamas

October 05, 2015

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica has said it will send a Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT) to the Bahamas on Monday, to coordinate relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin...

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Another tropical depression forms in the Atlantic

September 18, 2015

WEATHER forecasters say a new tropical depression has formed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and is expected to strengthen through the weekend...

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PAPAL VISIT TO CUBA-3,522 Prisoners Pardoned includes 9 Bahamians
PAPAL VISIT TO CUBA-3,522 Prisoners Pardoned includes 9 Bahamians

September 18, 2015

The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, has agreed to the release of 3522 prisoners. The Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas received the good news on Friday afternoon 11th September, 2015...

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Uruguay Ambassador Presents Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling

September 18, 2015

Her Excellency Ana Maria Bombau Zappettini, Ambassador Designate of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas presented her Letters of Credence

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Investing in tourism

September 16, 2015

A few days ago in London, The Bahamas prime minister, Perry Christie, told a meeting organized by Caribbean Export that the region needed a new formula to maximize investment.

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An open mind on immigration matters

September 15, 2015

While the world is witnessing a terrible humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, Bahamians mutter on about our immigration woes with our neighbor to the south, Haiti.

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Abaco police arrest nine illegal immigrants

September 11, 2015

POLICE in Abaco have taken nine illegal immigrants who arrived by boat into custody after a late-night operation...

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Ambassador, Cuban Delegations meet Top Bahamian Businesses at Palm Cay Captain's Table
Ambassador, Cuban Delegations meet Top Bahamian Businesses at Palm Cay Captain's Table

September 10, 2015

The cucumber mojitos were served on linen-draped trays and the white-gloved waiters quietly whisked plates to and fro, but make no mistake about it. The real meat of a recent evening at Palm Cay Club & Marina...

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Bahamas Government congratulates Dr. Keith Rowley and his PNM Party on Trinidad Election Victory
Bahamas Government congratulates Dr. Keith Rowley and his PNM Party on Trinidad Election Victory

September 08, 2015

The Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell has extended on behalf of the government of The Bahamas congratulations to Dr.Keith Rowley and the Peoples National Movement in Trinidad on their election to office in general elections yesterday 7 September...

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After Erika: BTC teams up with Bahamas Red Cross to help victims in Dominica
After Erika: BTC teams up with Bahamas Red Cross to help victims in Dominica

September 04, 2015

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is sending out a call to customers to join the company and the Bahamas Red Cross in helping Caribbean neighbor Dominica, post Tropical Storm Erika...

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14 Cuban migrants held

September 04, 2015

POLICE apprehended 14 Cuban immigrants in Bimini on Thursday...

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Charity Organization lends support to Island Nation Devastated by Hurricane Erika
Charity Organization lends support to Island Nation Devastated by Hurricane Erika

September 03, 2015

Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently devastated by Tropical Storm Erika...

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14 Cubans found on boat in Bimini and taken into custody

September 03, 2015

FOURTEEN Cuban immigrants have been discovered aboard a vessel in Bimini and taken into police custody...

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