For Astra Armbrister-Rolle, Thursday night was just the beginning. Fewer than three days after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, killing a reported 30 so far people and washing away some 13,000 homes and untold infrastructure, the consul general of the Bahamas organized a local relief drive that brought together nonprofits, […]
Just a day after Hurricane Dorian departed the Bahamas, leaving at least seven people dead and untold destruction in its wake, the country’s consulate general in Atlanta has already sprung into action mobilizing emergency supplies and funds from around its 10-state territory. Atlanta-based Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle called it “the worst storm our country has […]
The Bahamas may be “open for business” from anyone, but the island nation is betting that Georgia companies will be well suited to walk through its front door. “We will take advantage of all of the opportunities and the technical assistance and the joint ventures and the transfer of knowledge that we hope to be able […]
The Bahamas is hosting a summit in Atlanta Wednesday as part of a broader southern U.S. roadshow aiming to woo investors interested in contributing to the government’s revitalization plans. Bahamian Ambassador Sidney S. Collie will headline the inaugural Bahamas Investment Exposé, which will outline improvements to the country’s business climate. The forum was envisioned by Consul General […]
Astra Armbrister-Rolle isn’t bashful about the beaches where she grew up. After all, the Bahamas is known for the white sand and azure waters that postcards have marketed so well to Americans seeking a getaway. “When we say that it’s better in the Bahamas, just about everyone in this room will know what that means,” […]
Local Bahamians are preparing to welcome their new consul general to Atlanta. On Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., the Bahamian Consulate General will host a meet-and-greet with Astra Armbrister-Rolle, who took up the post in early December, replacing Randy Rolle, formerly one of the longest serving members of the Atlanta Consular Corps. Ms. Armbrister-Rolle has […]
As Popeyes expands into the Bahamas, the Atlanta-based chicken chain is deepening its ties with local Consul General Randy Rolle. On July 11, Popeyes supported a family festival organized by the island nation’s consulate general to mark its 42nd independence day in Atlanta. The company presented T-shirts highlighting the occasion to tourism representative Eddie Archer […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is launching two new routes to the Bahamas this winter from Atlanta.
When Delta Air Lines Inc. upped its weekly nonstop flight to Grand Bahama Island to daily service last fall, tourism officials didn’t see the move simply as a seasonal increase in frequencies. They want it to stay year-round.
The Bahamas consul general in Atlanta is congratulating Mayor Kasim Reed on his recently announced engagement to Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, a developer and former Miss District of Columbia. The mayor, 44, confirmed Monday that Ms. Langford, 35, agreed to marry him while they were on vacation in the Bahamas last weekend. He also confirmed to […]