Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s graduation ceremony scheduled for October 19th. Barbadian calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) […]

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports. The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin . The discovery […]

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Comfort Suites Paradise Island, the 223-suite hotel commonly regarded as “one of the most family friendly and affordable Bahamas hotels in Paradise Island”, has entered the coveted TripAdvisor Hall of Fame as a result of earning the leading travel site’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. “Being included in TripAdvisor’s […]

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a US$30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). By 2025, the goal is to increase by 70 per cent the number […]

Comfort Suites Paradise Island ready to welcome more families in 2018

Comfort Suites Paradise Island  ready to welcome more families in 2018

NASSAU,  The Bahamas – Comfort Suites Paradise Island, one of the most affordable, family-friendly hotels in the Caribbean, is looking forward to welcoming more families with children in 2018. “With family and multi-generational travel on the rise, we invite this important segment to experience all that we have to offer,” said Director of Sales Yasmine […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

SLS Baha Mar Now Open in The Bahamas

SLS Baha Mar Now Open in The Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The 299-room SLS Baha Mar hotel is now open at the US$4.2 billion beachfront resort destination in Nassau, Baha Mar. The design-led luxury hotel concept by sbe – a privately-held, lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs – features 299 rooms and suites and an award-winning collection […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]