New industrial agreement signed for KFC managers and supervisors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A comprehensive five-year industrial agreement for some 39 managerial and supervisory employees at Kentucky Fried Chicken was signed on Wednesday. “We have completed and executed an industrial agreement and it is very comprehensive. It entails basically all of the terms and conditions for the managerial and supervisory employees at Restaurant Bahamas,” said […]

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Sands assures PMH employees will receive December overtime pay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands on Tuesday refuted the contents of a memo that was reportedly circulating over the weekend, which asserted that Princess Margaret Hospital employees who had worked overtime during the month of December will not be paid for those extra hours. Speaking to reporters before heading to the […]

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TSA screening at Concourse G in Miami resumes normal operations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a statement released yesterday, Bahamasair advised all passengers travelling to and from its Miami Station that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening Check Point at Concourse G has resumed normal operations, effective immediately. However, Bahamasair still encourages its passengers travelling in either direction to ensure that they arrive at least three […]

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Archer outlines strict guidelines for foreign contractors

Nominees for contractor’s board passed on to Minister of Works   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the nominees of those persons who will comprise a Construction Contractors Board have been passed on to the Minister of Works for approval, Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer stressed that once the board is formalized, foreign contractors will not […]

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BCCEC engages firm to conduct study on pros and cons of joining WTO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) has hired an international economic analysis firm, Oxford Economics, to produce an independent report on the pros and cons of The Bahamas joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). The independent study will provide the BCCEC with fact-based information concerning whether or not joining […]

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NAD to Release Airport Hotel RFP on January 21

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions […]

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Ferguson: VSEPs for Grand Lucayan employees delayed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson said yesterday that while he expects the government and the Grand Lucayan’s board to make good on their commitment to be fair to the employees of the resort with the voluntary separation packages (VSEPs), the disbursement of those funds has been delayed. Ferguson said, however, […]

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Bowe: LNG deal with Shell represents “slave arrangement”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) contract with Shell North America to construct a new generation and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Clifton Pier represents a long-term “slave arrangement” for the Bahamian people, according to businessman Ethric Bowe. Instead, Bowe said The Bahamas should be pushing toward total solarization. “Right now, everybody […]

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$25 million marketing campaign pushes Baha Mar’s 2018 end of year occupancy to 100%

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Although the Baha Mar resort is considered the “new kid on the block,” in the hotel industry; the multi-million-dollar development, with three different brands in its portfolio, finished 2018 with occupancy at 100 per cent. Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar, asserted that the hotel’s $25 million marketing campaign is to thank […]

Davis: Govt. exercising “wishful thinking” with Grand Lucayan

Govt. hopes to sell resort in the first quarter of 2019   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said the government’s pronouncement that it could operate the Grand Lucayan Resort at a profit before its resale is not grounded in evidence and appears to be more “wishing thinking” on the part of the […]

Scott: Grand Lucayan board awaiting Cabinet signoff for VSEPs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Scott, the Grand Lucayan’s chairman, said yesterday that the resort’s board is awaiting Cabinet sign-off to conclude the voluntary separation packages (VSEPs) offer for the more than 200 employees who have applied. “The matter is with Cabinet,” he said when contacted. “We’re waiting for the final approval so we can pay […]

Global Ports Holding donates $10,000 to Nassau Night Market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has donated $10,000 to the Nassau Night Market. This initiative, which is the brainchild of Bahamian entrepreneur, Brandon Kemp, is a weekly activity held on Saturday nights at Market Slope near the World-Famous Straw Market. From 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., up […]

Royal Caribbean hires more than 200 Bahamians

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., (RCCL) executives confirmed on Thursday that the international cruise company made good on its promise to provide 200 job opportunities for Bahamians. “We committed last year to the government that we would hire 200 people per year for our positions and today we have just passed the 200 […]

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Over $5 million for Grand Lucayan VSEP offer

Exercise to be completed before the end of the year   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday revealed that the government’s special purpose vehicle (SPV) will disburse more than $5 million as part of it voluntary separation packages (VSEPs) to Grand Lucayan employees before the end of the […]