Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Boothe Makes History With Marathon Bahamas Victory

Delroy Boothe makes history as he crosses the finish line. Photo: Terrel W Carey/Tribune staff

By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

A testament to his consistency and longevity in the sport, Delroy Boothe returned as the overall winner of Marathon Bahamas in 2020, a decade after his first win at the event.

Boothe made Bahamian history as the first two time local winner of the country’s premier distance running event when he highlighted the 11th edition of Sunshine Insurance’s Marathon Bahamas Race Weekend with a winning time of 2:56.01 seconds.  Read more >>

Organizers say big changes coming to carnival

Hundreds of participants took part in last year’s Bahamas Carnival Road Marc, which started at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

Promising the ultimate “Mas in Paradise”, Polantra Media has launched the 2020 edition of Bahamas Carnival, set to take place May 1-3 in Nassau.

In its third year of owning and managing the festival, Polantra Media said it has made big changes, “organizing the best combination of carnival vibes and entertainment for one unforgettable weekend in paradise”.

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium will be the venue for major carnival events, an official said.

“We’re changing the way people envision playing mas at Bahamas Carnival,” said Trevor Davis, president of Polantra Media.  Read more >>

Insight: Setting The Ground Rules For A Marijuana Industry

 The manager of a retail marijuana dispensary in Oregon stocks the shelves.

By Malcolm Strachan

THE recent leak of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana’s preliminary report has brought the topic of marijuana decriminalisation back to the fore. With Prime Minister Minnis’ decision to transfer the commission from the Ministry of Health to the Office of The Prime Minister, now we wait for the next steps. Of course, as marijuana continues to be a polarised topic across generations, Bahamians, whether for or against decriminalisation, know that such a policy shift will completely alter The Bahamas. At this time, there is no timeline for the publication of the final report. However, that has not prevented speculation on what the Bahamian marijuana industry would look like.  Read more >>

The Caribbean Travel Awards 2020

Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year: Joy Jibrilu, The Bahamas

Joy Jibrilu, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, has done an admirable job for The Bahamas in a year of immense highs and tragic lows, from a rapid tourism surge earlier in the year to calmly leading the destination through the tragedy of Hurricane Dorian — and quickly getting the message out about how and where to visit The Bahamas.  Read more >>

World Travel Awards unveils Caribbean winners at Sandals Royal Bahamian

World Travel Awards founder Graham Cooke, Sandals Resorts International chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, and Jamaica minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett celebrate in the Bahamas.

The finest travel brands in the Caribbean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in the Bahamas.

The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Caribbean Gala Ceremony 2020 to find out who amongst them had been crowned best of the best.

The red-carpet evening, hosted at Sandals Royal Bahamian, marked the opening leg of the World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2020 – an annual search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world.  Read more >>

Book Deals and a Doggy Tale


Greetings!

Although we're well into January now, I would still like to wish you Happy New Year! I hope it will be a very happy, peaceful and healthy year for you.

For those of you who don't know, the Government of The Bahamas has just banned single use plastic! And they are eliminating our "penny" (one cent) very soon. So a lot of things are happening here in our little country!

Ringplay's 2020 Repertory season opens with Doubt: A Parable

DOUBT: A Parable
begins
January 24, 2020

Directed by Philip A. Burrows
Featuring
Jovanna Hepburn • Dion Johnson • Valene Rolle • Julia Chatwin