‘UNLAWFUL’: Hotel union protests Atlantis’ demand for unvaccinated employees to cover cost of weekly COVID test

“We won’t stand idly by on this,” union warns NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods last night asserted that the Atlantis resort was acting unlawfully by requiring unvaccinated employees to cover the cost of their weekly COVID-19 tests. The Atlantis resort announced yesterday that it will require […]

SPREAD THE WEALTH: Union hopeful increased hotel occupancies could signal job return for workers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Amidst increased occupancy at some major resorts on New Providence, Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods said yesterday the union is monitoring whether the Atlantis resort will considering bringing back individuals who have been made redundant. According to hotel executives, Atlantis is seeing 90 percent occupancy rates […]

FULL HOUSE: Atlantis at over 90% occupancy through August with strong fall bookings

Paradise Island resort re-engaging employees who were furloughed during pandemic “We are really pleased with business going into July and the remainder of the summer” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Atlantis is seeing full occupancy for the next two months, with strong bookings through the fall, its president and managing director said yesterday. Audrey Oswell, in […]

“UNFORTUNATE”: Cabinet ministers lament Atlantis redundancies; Foulkes says govt will do all it can to assist

Unionist: Atlantis redundancies a long time coming NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Atlantis’ decision to make 700 employees redundant was yesterday branded as “unfortunate” by some Cabinet ministers, with Labour Minister Dion Foulkes assuring that the government would do all in its power to ease the burden and assist those impacted. Atlantis President and Managing Director Audrey […]

Govt optimistic about employment in tourism sector

Atlantis optimistic Spring Break will spur reopening of Royal Towers by end of February NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday he is “very optimistic” about the employment situation in The Bahamas, “especially the touristic sector”. Foulkes was responding to concerns about Atlantis’ latest announcement that it will temporarily furlough some of […]

Labor specialist questions calls for Atlantis redundancies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known labor specialist has questioned calls for redundancy by some Atlantis workers citing that there are “no jobs to go to”, while noting that the reopening of the two major hotel properties on New Providence remains a big issue. Peter Goudie, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s director responsible for union […]

Atlantis delays reopening — no new date

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Atlantis has once again announced a pushback of its reopening amidst the global coronavirus pandemic and increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States. However, no new date has been identified. The extended closure comes as the Paradise Island resort was expected to reopen on July 30. “The extension comes as […]