Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Ginelle Longley
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of the release of two separate documentaries that placed international attention on The Bahamas, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said while the Ministry of Tourism was not complicit in the failed festival, it did affect the country’s reputation.
“It certainly caused the country some reputational damage, and so moving forward, we really have to be mindful of that and don’t accept everybody willingly through the door they came in.
“Maybe the previous minister, probably in his exuberance to make the deal, went all in and in hindsight that was a mistake,” said D’Aguilar before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.
A documentary on the failed Fyre Festival initially aired on Hulu and later on Netflix.
The festival was expected to take place in April 2017 on Great Exuma, but as planning flopped, the festival never happened. Read more >>
The Yantian Express was travelling to Halifax from Colombo, Sri Lanka, via the Suez Canal, when the fire started
Satellite tracking shows the smouldering, 320-metre ship is being slowly towed to the southwest, travelling about 130 kilometres per day.
No one was hurt after the fire broke out as the ship sailed about 1,900 kilometres southeast of Halifax, but the vessel's 22 crew members were evacuated from the ship as the fire grew and the weather turned ugly.
Peter Ziobrowski, the blogger behind the Halifax Shipping News, says satellite data indicate the two tugs pulling the stricken ship have plotted a course to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, which has a substantial container terminal. Read more >>
Bible Belt leads the nation in search for porn
Religious conservatives in the Bible Belt search for online porn more than anyone else according to a new study published earlier this month.
The new study, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and produced by researchers from Canadian Universities, found that American states with more religious conservatives search more for sexual content on Google. Read more >>
The care packages were presented to Minister Campbell during a Special Assembly hosted by Queen’s College Primary (Friday, January 18) to honour Melania as Student of the Year. Minister Campbell was accompanied by Mrs. Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director, Department of Social Services, and Ms. Laverne Stewart, Chief Welfare Officer, Senior Citizens Division, Department of Social Services. Read more >>