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 Read more
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 Read more
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,” Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
With lush brilliance evident even in watercolor, the green paradise shown in the artist’s rendering includes a colorful town square, clean streets speckled with strolling pedestrians and a neighborhood of houses arrayed with neat white shutters. This vision of a new town in the Bahamas belongs to Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture and Read more
AirTran Airways on Dec. 17 kicked off a daily, nonstop flight to Nassau, Bahamas, from Atlanta, the airline's biggest hub. The flight was scheduled to take just over two hours to reach the Bahamian capital. AirTran, a subsidiary of Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran Holdings Inc., is also launching service to Nassau from Baltimore four times per week Read more