GB vendors say Grand Lucaya their lifeline

Vendors that occupy the straw market in Port Lucaya Market Place in Grand Bahama told Eyewitness News on Wednesday, that they remain optimistic about government’s plan to buy the now-closed Grand Lucaya Resort. Vendors said government’s investment in the property would improve their economic standing at a critical time, as they insisted they have fallen […]

Chamber appoints new board members

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) appointed new board members recently. See full statement from the chamber below:                   The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) welcomed to its Board of Directors the following member professionals, whose appointments were effective as of […]

$10 million dollar move to save GB economy

No timeline for opening  Owners of the Grand Lucaya hotel in Grand Bahama – Hutchinson Whampoa – failed to reinvest into the property after collecting the insurance proceeds from damages sustained in 2016, which prevented the resort from reopening and in essence crippled the Grand Bahamian economy, according Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Agular, who made the revelation […]

Scores hired on the spot in government initiative

Unemployment numbers could decrease in the next statistical reporting period, as scores have reportedly been hired on the spot at government’s recently implemented “Labour on the Blocks” initiative, according to officials. The initiative was created by the Department of Labour to encourage jobseekers to register in the department’s skills database, while connecting eligible candidates with […]

Labour’s construction job fair attracts multitudes

By Lindsay Thompson, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.” Facilitated by the Department of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was […]

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work […]