Jack’s Bay to Stand out Among Resort Communities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Developers of Jack’s Bay in Rock Sound, Eleuthera expect that a combination of global leadership, unique offerings and sustainability will make their resort community stand out in the marketplace. “Just as Atlantis had to happen for Baha Mar to exist, we really needed Bakers Bay and Albany to happen for Jack’s Bay […]

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Union pleased with Grand Lucayan VSEPs

Dorsett says employees will be pleased with packages   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers (CUHSAW) President Michelle Dorsett said yesterday that the board of Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama has made an offer relating to voluntary separation packages (VSEPs) that she believes employees will be pleased with. […]

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Highest paying jobs in financial services held by non-Bahamians

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The highest paying jobs in the financial services sector are held by non-Bahamians, according Labour Minster Dion Foulkes. Speaking in the Senate last Thursday, Foulkes said he is concerned with the high level of untrained, unqualified Bahamians. “For example, accountants, we also have a shortage in the Bahamas of wealth managers and […]

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PM on Chipman: ‘We speak with one voice’

Govt. to expand designated tax-free zones   Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said Wednesday night that while he and Centreville MP Reece Chipman have disagreed on certain government issues, the pair has a united goal and speak with “one voice” on when tackling poverty and improving Over-the-Hill communities. His statement came during a town hall […]

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Foulkes: Grand Lucayan staff could get VSEPs before Christmas

Employees who have opted to accept voluntary separation packages (VSEPs) at the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama, could receive those separation offers before Christmas, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday. He said the resort’s board wants to complete that process as soon as possible. “We are hopeful that both unions and the […]

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Bannister: BPL facing serious challenges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As taxpayers mount pressure on the government to address high Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) bills, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday provided a detailed overview of the challenges the power company faces to bring down the cost of electricity, and argued that successive governments are responsible for the more than […]

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Opposition to call for select committee to investigate issues at BPL

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition will call for a select committee to examine, investigate and review the issues surrounding the termination of the former board at The Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). They will also examine increased electricity rates, voluntary separation packages, recent fires, and other issues surrounding the power company, said Englerston Member of […]

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DPM tables bills to ensure Bahamas is not blacklisted

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest on Wednesday tabled a compendium of bills designed to keep the Bahamas off the European Union’s blacklist. Turnquest said this action brings the Bahamas in full compliance with the EU’s tax standards and will hopefully ensure the Bahamas remains off the blacklist when […]

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Hanna-Martin: Conservation not lowering power bills

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Practicing conservation is not lowering the cost of electricity rates, and Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) must be facing a serious dilemma that consumers are not aware of, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin suggested on Wednesday. “We know the bills have doubled and tripled, and while we accept the advice of the Minister […]

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Agriculture issues policy on importation of meats

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources on Wednesday clarified any “misconceptions” that the public may have as it relates to the requirements to import meat into The Bahamas for personal and commercial use. “First and foremost, it is important to note that the laws and policies have not changed,” outlined a […]

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“Debt is a fact of life” Mitchell tells Turnquest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell on Tuesday wasted no time to respond to Finance Minister K. Peter Turnquest, who had revealed earlier this week that the government met millions in unpaid bills when it came to office back in May 2017. At a press conference held yesterday, Mitchell told the […]

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