Nassau Guardian Stories

Unfounded hopes

October 26, 2015

Hours after a cheerful Prime Minister Perry Christie bragged at a microphone in Exuma that he is a better dancer than Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe, hundreds of Baha Mar workers learned that they have little to smile or dance about when the provisional liquidators appointed to oversee the project's affairs announced that more than 2,000 jobs were being cut.

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Can Christie turn things around

October 25, 2015

At this moment, Prime Minister Perry Christie is facing twin crises of Baha Mar and Hurricane Joaquin, with the accompanying controversy over preparations ahead of that storm and the chaotic state of the Department of Meteorology.

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They didn't cause it

October 25, 2015

Now here's a question for you My Friend, did you ever hear someone say something like this "That person made me so mad, they caused me to almost have an accident on the high- way"?

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Source: 'Massive cost overruns' at Baha Mar force rethink of project

October 25, 2015

The "massive cost overruns" at the Baha Mar megaresort have raised questions about whether or not the debt associated with the project could ever be repaid, Guardian Business understands, and in the wake of the mass firing of 2,020 people, the future of the entire project has come into question.

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CCA preliminary assessment of stalled resort 'complete', being 'considered'

October 25, 2015

The joint provisional liquidators appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the liquidation of Baha Mar and to "promote a scheme of arrangement and/or compromise with all stakeholders" have confirmed that China Construction America (CCA) has completed a preliminary analysis and assessment of the work necessary to complete the project.

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Family Islands development plan: private sector-led local investment

October 25, 2015

According to Prime Minister Perry Christie, business development in the Family Islands must follow resort and hotel development to take full advantage of both public and private investment.

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Commission promotes trade facilitation agenda

October 25, 2015

Even as The Bahamas ramps up implementation of its own trade facilitation agenda, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is asserting that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) need to move forward with trade facilitation.

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A.M. Best affirms A- (Excellent) rating of Colina Insurance Limited

October 25, 2015

A.M. Best, the world's leading insurance rating and information source, has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of A- of Colina Insurance Limited (Colina).

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PM 'optimistic' about Baha Mar

October 23, 2015

Despite a winding up hearing looming on November 2 and yesterday's dismissal of 2,000 Baha Mar employees due to the "perilous financial position on the companies", Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday told diplomats that he looks forward to the stalled project opening "in the not too distant future" and remains optimistic following discussions with stakeholders on Thursday night.

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Long Island administrator went searching for alleged victims

October 23, 2015

Terrece Bootle-Bethel, island administrator for Long Island, said when she heard the rumor that 30 people had died on the island during the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, she went looking for the dead.

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Man killed in Nassau Village

October 23, 2015

Police reported yesterday that a man was shot to death by two assailants on the porch of his house on Taylor Street in Nassau Village around 4 p.m.

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Many former Baha Mar employees back on the job hunt

October 23, 2015

Several former Baha Mar employees who collected termination letters from Baha Mar yesterday expressed disappointment about the 2,000 redundancies announced Thursday, and said while resort representatives suggested the terminations were temporary, they will look for other jobs.

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Owner confirms El Faro wreckage

October 23, 2015

Tote Maritime, the owner of the American El Faro cargo vessel that sank off Crooked Island during the passage of Hurricane Joaquin earlier this month, has confirmed that items washing up on the shores of Great Exuma and San Salvador are from the ship.

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Court reserves decision on Goodman appeal

October 23, 2015

The Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its decision in the trial of the country's last remaining Death Row inmate.

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Killer wants to apologize to victim's mother

October 23, 2015

A convict yesterday expressed his desire to apologize to his victim's mother.

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DNA offers message of hope to Baha Mar workers

October 23, 2015

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday implored the approximately 2,000 Baha Mar employees who were terminated yesterday to not lose hope or be discouraged though the "hour may be dark" and said there is an opportunity to begin anew.

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Hope for the 2,000

October 23, 2015

Dear Editor,
Thousands have lost jobs. Many others remain unemployed or under-employed.

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Halloween: to be or not to be

October 23, 2015

Dear Editor,
What a wonderful world we live in. One can see Halloween trinkets and decorations displayed everywhere, almost with impunity, but it is illegal to hang religious decorum around in public places because it offends others.

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Dominant nationality and the Commonwealth

October 23, 2015

The fiction that the British Baroness Patricia Scotland is a Dominica candidate for the post of Commonwealth secretary general has been further eroded in recent days by reports that Britain is showing its hand as the real country behind her candidacy.

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Prestonism

October 23, 2015

Artist and performer Preston Hanna has been using his talents for good causes since 2013.

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