Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How your holiday can help the Bahamas bounce back

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, your holiday to the Bahamas is more important than ever CREDIT: GETTY

By  Susan Veness  and Simon Veness

Frederick Lightbourn, the proud owner of Nassau’s Poop Deck restaurant, approached us as we finished a delicious plateful of conch fritters and rice and peas, anxious to know if everything had been to our satisfaction.

“We take great pride in serving the freshest seafood,” he insisted. 

“It’s a lot easier – and cheaper – to serve imported fish these days, but I want people to get the real thing. I come from this beautiful country, and it’s a great place to have grown up, so I want everyone to have a little taste of our island. I promise you the best meal you can have in this country.”

For Frederick, proprietor of our pink-hued seafront lunch spot overlooking Delaport Bay on the northern shore of New Providence, local flavour and authenticity is a genuine concern. And, as it turned out, it’s a familiar refrain.  Read more >>