Latest Exuma Stories

2010-09-30 12:12:00

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When falling leaves and cooling degrees spawn an itch for the sunny side of the street, the Islands Of The Bahamas offer up the season's hottest antidotes. Back by popular demand, The Bahamas' most successful promotion of all time offers travelers booking by Dec. 1, 2010 the opportunity to receive free companion airfare or an instant air credit up to $300 for bookings of four or more nights, allowing for an affordable way to still the winter...

2010-09-28 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire State Building and the number one online wedding planning resource, TheKnot.com (www.theknot.com), today issued a call for entries to couples who wish to say "I do" at the world-famous landmark on Valentine's Day 2011. For the 17th annual Empire State Building & TheKnot.com Valentine's Day Weddings event, 14 lucky couples will win a wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony at the icon on February 14. One Grand Prize winning couple, based on...

2007-03-07 12:01:36

HOUSTON, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The secluded uninhabited island of Crab Cay -- just off the Bahamas' Great Exuma Island -- will be transformed into an exclusive 200+ acre old-world style ecological oasis for private luxury living, vacationing and yacht harboring. A rare tropical sanctuary, Crab Cay will embody the island's rich history and exemplify the splendor of famous European ports-of-call in a naturally secluded setting. Crab Cay will be developed in three phases, built with strict...

2006-08-15 10:30:00

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The man who made the Statue of Liberty appear to vanish may soon claim to do the same for unsightly bags and wrinkles. Master illusionist David Copperfield says he has found the "Fountain of Youth" in the southern Bahamas, amid a cluster of four tiny islands he recently bought for $50 million. One of his islands in the Exuma chain, Musha Cay, is a private resort that rents for up to $300,000 a week and the other islands serve as buffers to keep prying eyes...

2006-06-16 14:15:00

By John Marquis NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Health officials in the Bahamas are screening illegal immigrants for malaria after an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease was confirmed on a sandy chain of islands southeast of Nassau. A dozen people on the Exuma islands, where wealthy Europeans, Canadians and Americans have built Bahamian vacation retreats, were discovered to have been stricken by malaria earlier this week. It was the first known occurrence of the disease in the Bahamas,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'