Major: Most gamers are responsible, savvy and can afford to game

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite widespread criticism which has suggested that the local gaming industry promotes irresponsible spending habits among gaming patrons, the head of The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) asserted on Tuesday that studies have proven that gaming patrons in The Bahamas are “responsible, savvy and can afford to game.” Gershon Major, President of […]

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Still no decision on VSEPs for managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Despite ongoing negotiations, as of yesterday, there was still no forward movement on the payout of Voluntary Separation packages (VSEPs) for a  total of 90 managerial workers at the Our Lucaya Resort in Grand Bahama. “We do not have a settlement with the management union at this point and we hope to […]

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D’Aguilar: The FNM’s strategy is to create private sector jobs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said the 2,000 jobs added to the labour force, despite a marginal increase in unemployment figures, was the result of increased involvement of the private sector. “The FNM’s strategy is to create private sector jobs. I was also encouraged by the number of entrepreneurs who started their […]

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Quarterly unemployment surveys to come

Statisticians say new design will be launched after population census   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Department of Statistics intends to change the design of its Labour Force Survey to provide quarterly reports on the level of joblessness in the country as opposed to twice annually, according to Senior Statistician Cypreanna Winters. The change in framework […]

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NAD seeks three-star or higher rated hotel for LPIA

The Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) request for proposals (RFP) for a hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) calls for the development of a restaurant, fitness centre, meeting space, according to the document. NAD hopes to enhance LPIA with an international branded, full service, three-star or higher rated airport. The hotel is also expected […]

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Women more likely to be unemployed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite generally being more qualified than their counterparts, unemployment was higher among women than men between May 2018 and November 2018, according to the Labour Force Survey, which was released by the Department of Statistics yesterday. According to the survey, the unemployment rate rose nationally from 10 per cent to 10.7 per […]

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BAIC generates $14,000 plus in one-day at opening of Gladstone Road Pop-Up market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, in just one day, generated revenue of $14,270.75 at the opening of its 2019 Pop-Up Farmers Market on Gladstone road last Saturday, January 19. This number is a record by several thousand when compared to any Pop-Up held in 2018, according to a statement released Monday […]

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Bamsi adopts new business model in bid to gain financial stability

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a bid to streamline operational costs and increase the economic sustainability of the Institute, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is redefining its business model and will focus solely on the wholesale sector, a move which is expected to translate into increased revenue by tens of thousands of dollars, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Unemployment rose to 10.7%

Unemployment nationally rose from 10 per cent in May 2018 to 10.7 per cent in November 2018, according to data released by the Department of Statistics. According to the latest Labor Force Survey, which was released today, 2,305 jobs were created during the six-month period, however, 4,250 people joined the labor force, meaning job seekers […]

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NAD issues RFP for LPIA hotel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for bidders to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). As outlined in the RFP, potential bidders will be required to register for a mandatory pre-submission meeting and site visit. Bidders can […]

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John Watling’s Distillery begins export to the United States

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – John Watling’s Distillery, a Bahamian company, located at the 1789 Buena Vista Estate in Historic Downtown Nassau and named for a 17th Century buccaneer, recently announced that on January 2, 2019, it began exporting its namesake rum to the United States of America and are now available for purchase at www.johnwatlings.com. JOHN […]

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PM accepts donation from RBC for Southern Recreation Grounds redevelopment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted a donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. The initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to contribute to a local outreach […]

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Ambassador Collie concerned over U.S. shutdown impacting The Bahamas

RBDF could feel loss of mutual cross border protection   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Ambassador to The United States Sidney Collie yesterday expressed concern about the impact the unprecedented 25-day partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government could have on The Bahamas and its mutual assistance programs, particularly cross-border patrol and emergency assistance. Speaking to […]

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Report: Ministry virements totaled over $3.3 million

$450,000 allegedly defrauded from government, auditors found   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As part of an internal review of the Department of Education, which uncovered alleged collusion by employees to defraud the government of nearly $450,000, auditors also found virement of funds in the department totalling $3.36 million in the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The […]

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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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In-house insurance on the horizon for Bahamian contractors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Once an official contractors board has been established, contractors will be able to take advantage of in-house insurance. The announcement came Wednesday from Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer, who was present at The Bahamas Contractors Association’s monthly meeting at the west location of the Poop Deck Restaurant. “I was in confirmation last […]

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New My Grand Bahama app highlights customer service experiences

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Mobile technology aims to improve customer experiences with the introduction and promotion of the My Grand Bahama app launched by the Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) unit of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Ltd. The new My Grand Bahama app is the latest technology tool strategically designed and developed to improve customer […]

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Gaming Board report to examine pros and cons of national lottery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism and Aviation Minister with responsibility for gaming, Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Tuesday revealed that the Gaming Board is currently compiling a report on the prospects of introducing a national lottery. D’Aguilar told reporters outside of Cabinet that government is preparing to look into implementing the idea, but would first have to consider […]

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