Weber Shandwick wrapped up its work for the Ministry of Bahamas at the end of 2023.

The account was worth about $950K for the Interpublic unit during the past year.

For the Ministry, the firm responded to media requests, monitored trends affecting international travel, drafted press releases/statements, handled crisis situations and arranged fam trips for reporters and social influencers.

The US State Dept. on Jan. 26 issued a Level 2 (exercise increased caution) travel advisory for The Bahamas due to violent crime and gang-on-gang violence.

It also advised tourists against renting recreational watercraft because jet skis and water vessels are poorly maintained and not regulated.