Bimini Bahamas - Tap Into The Bahamas ... Try a Little Slang

Bimini Bahamas ... take the slang challenge!



Think you know Bahamian slang?

In this video, Tap interviews Dylan Dreyer of NBC’s Today Show and gives the “Talk Like A Bahamian” Challenge.

Bimini Bahamas - Hammertime ... Bimini Biological Field Station


Bimini Bahamas ... Time sensitive announcement ...

Bimini Biological Field Station - Shark lab


We are 24 hours away from embarking on one of most exciting and ambitious projects of the year, and we are looking for one generous donor who would like to put their mark on this! Tomorrow afternoon, we will become the first team (to our knowledge) to ever ACTIVELY track a great hammerhead shark.

Many of you are aware that Bimini, Bahamas has become a very popular site for this charismatic species during the winter months. These animals come in like clockwork to the local dive sites in the afternoon, obviously aware of the bait and scraps that the dive operators provide. But why is it that these animals are only seen here in the afternoons? Where are they spending the rest of their day? Perhaps they head east, to the shallow flats of the Great Bahama Bank, in search of a more hearty meal such as a Blacktip shark or Southern Stingray. Or could it be that they head west, dropping deep into the abyssal waters of the Gulf Stream. These are the unknowns that we hope to uncover.

Now is your chance to do your part! Please email us at opportunities@biminisharklab.com if you are interested. We have already received an amazing donation from Sonotronics, who have supplied the unique receiver that will be used to track the transmitter.

Bimini Bahamas - North Bimini Marine Reserve

Bimini Bahamas -


A group of international environmentalists tour The Bahamas, especially areas that are of concern to Save The Bays. One of the locations visited during the tour was the North Bimini Marine Reserve which has been proposed but hasn't been established as a marine protected area by the government.



 
Information and education is the key ... if we don't do something, who will?


Bimini Bahamas - Genting Expanding Bahamas Casino Venue after Land Deal

Feb 13, 2015 Newsdesk Latest news, Top of the deck, World
From online publication "ggrasia.com"





Genting Malaysia Bhd says it has completed a previously announced acquisition of land in order to expand a majority-owned casino hotel venue in the Bahamas.

It gave the news to Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, adding the terms were those mentioned in previous announcements.

The company also operates Resorts World Genting, Malaysia’s only casino resort, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment.

On September 12 the firm had said BB Entertainment Ltd, a unit of Genting Malaysia, was to to pay US$24.6 million to an entity called RAV Bahamas Ltd for a plot on the Bimini Islands, Bahamas.

The 16.2 acres (6.6 hectares) of land is adjacent to Resorts World Bimini. BB Entertainment owns and operates the casino in the property. BB Entertainment is building a 307-key hotel on the land to increase room capacity to cater for more visitors, Genting Malaysia said in earlier filings.

Genting Malaysia – part of the Genting Bhd conglomerate that invests globally in casinos – owns 70 percent of BB Entertainment. RAV Bahamas, a real estate developer, owns the other 30 percent in the company.

The deal includes options for BB Entertainment to acquire up to 103.4 acres of additional adjacent land for possible expansion.

A rival Bahamas gaming property – Baha Mar Casino and Hotel – is due to open this year.

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This is such sad news ... where are they going to get all of these tourists?  Does the little quaint island of Bimini really need this?

Bimini Bahamas - Sky Bahamas Increase

Press Release just published:

South Bimini Airport Security Fee
January 30, 2015 at 10:22pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SKY BAHAMAS AIRLINES LIMITED






To All domestic passengers departing from the South Bimini Airport. Effective 29 January 2015, the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation has implemented a security measure to screen all domestic passengers departing the South Bimini Airport. The Department has levied a cost of $7.00 per passenger which we are required to collect on its behalf. Consequently, Sky Bahamas' ticket prices for outbound domestic flights from South Bimini will reflect this increase with immediate effect. We thank you for your continued patronage.




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It seems that getting to the Bahamas is just a little more expensive  :-(

Bimini Bahamas - Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property

 Bimini Bahamas - Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property
 (By the Caribbean Journal staff)
 Above: a rendering of the new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to the company’s Web site.  It will be called Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and will be the second Hilton property in the Bahamas, along with the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.

The 305-room-and-suite hotel will be located at Resorts World Bimini, the Genting project at the former Bimini Bay Resort.


The news comes almost 10 years after Hilton had first been en route to opening a property on the same site in Bimini, a property that would have been under the Conrad brand.

The marina-set property will include two pools, including a rooftop infinity pool, along with swim-up suites, 10,000 square feet of conference space and 24-hour room service, among other amenities.

The entry of Hilton to the Bahamas is the second major event affecting the company this week, following the recent sale of the Hilton Rose Hall in Jamaica last Wednesday. That property will remain a Hilton under the management of Aimbridge Hospitality.

The exact date of the opening is not yet known, although it is slated to debut in 2015.
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As someone who is a homeowner and has spent a great deal of time in Bimini, I am saddened by this news.  Bimini has always been a place to get away from it all.  Bringing a casino and now a 305 room hotel to this tiny island is bringing the "bad' to this place of "innocence" :-(

Bimini Bahamas - Cacique Awards ... and the Winners are ...

Once a year, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism honor the "best of the best" in the country's hospitality industry through the prestigious Cacique Awards.

Bimini Bahamas was well represented!  Congratulations go out to all of Bimini's tourism ambassadors who were honored at the 16th Cacique Awards in Nassau Saturday night!!!



Bimini boasted finalists in 6 different categories ... and 3 took home the final prize!


Pictured above is "Team Bimini" (Left to Right):

Grant Johnson & Katie Grudecki : WINNERS in the Sustainable Tourism Category
Activities Directors for Bimini Sands Resort & Marina,  Katie & Grant established Bimini's first comprehensive eco-tourism program, offering both land & marine excursions focused on the wildlife and natural beauty of Bimini. They have helped promote Bimini as a premier eco-tourism destination, and are strong supporters of Bimini's Marine Protected Area Campaign!

"Bonefish Tommy" Sewell: Finalist in the Sports & Leisure Category

James Pinder: Finalist in both the Handicraft Category & the Creative Arts Category

Paul Levarity: Finalist in the Transportation Category

"Bonefish Ebbie" David: WINNER in the Sports & Leisure Category
Ebbie is an outstanding local bonefishing guide who also owns his own lodge & restaurant. His vibrant persona & dedication to his customers has made him one of the most highly regarded guides in The Bahamas!

And Pictured in Front, WINNER of the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award, Bimini's own local legend, Nathaniel "Piccolo Pete" Saunders!  This 100-year-old Biminite,  born November 7, 1914, has been entertaining locals and visitors alike for over 80 years. He has performed for the likes of Ernest Hemmingway, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon and even Al Capone, among others.


Great Job and thank you all for your contributions to Bimini's tourism industry!