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Bahamas Ferries yesterday said it had introduced a $3 per ticket surcharge due to a "murderous" 35-40 per cent year-over-year increase in fuel costs, a senior executive warning that commodities "have the potential to drive us back" towards recession.
Khaalis Rolle, the inter-island ferry transportation provider's chief marketing officer, told Tribune Business: "We just last week introduced a fuel surcharge. Fuel is killing is; it's murdering us.
"The only way we are able to survive is if we introduce the fuel surcharge of $3 per ticket, which is not much when you factor in what it is. We are spending, in terms of fuel ...
Bahamas Ferries, the inter-island transportation company, yesterday expressed its "annoyance and frustration" after being left without any telecommunications services during what is one of its busiest periods, after the Water & Sewerage Corporation accidentally cut through the main T1 cable connecting Potter's Cay on Saturday.
Khaalis Rolle, Bahamas Ferries' chief marketing officer, told Tribune Business that the severance of the phone cable, which happened as the Water & Sewerage Corporation carried out maintenance work at the eastern edge of the Paradise Island 'off' bridge on East Bay Street, had left the company wit ...
Harvesting a $60 million slice of the domestic food market is the aim of a new venture being developed by Bahamas Ferries designed to foster the growth of Family Island farmers.
The company has been in talks with around 10 of the islands' major food producers, particularly in Eleuthera and Andros, and is to meet with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) over its plans to create a dedicated farmers market at its site at Potter's Cay.
A cadre of volunteers has been selected by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard to ensure that there is a smooth transition and sitting process for the grand opening of the newly built Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Now that an open invitation was extended to all Bahamians, by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, to attend the grand celebrations planned for today, Maynard said expert advice has been sought and persons have been specially trained for the event. These volunteers will know how to move people and control crowds. He also noted that a certain color will be given to those persons entering the stadium, indicating which section they will be seated in.
As far as the traffic flow, Maynard said: "As promised by the contractors, all of the road ways appear to be open for access to and from the stadium. That includes, of course, corridor nine that connects into New Providence Highway; Yellow Elder Way, which connects into Tonique Williams-Darling highway and corridor eight that connects into Thompson Blvd via Moss Road and Baillou Hill Road, next to National Insurance. And there is a new corridor, the eight/nine connector that will carry from corridor eight to the roundabout and into the stadium.
"All of the parking lots are not finished, but we have a significant amount of parking just south of the stadium; those can be accessed through the eight/nine connector. We expect people to also take advantage of parking in and around the Baillou Hill Sporting Complex, where we will have bus transportation to ferry people back and forth from those areas. We expect people to take advantage of parking at the College of The Bahamas, both at the main campus and at the tourism training center. Bus transportation will be available there as well. The Clarence A. Bain building as well as the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Ministry of Education building will also have parking available and bus ferrying back and forth. And along Thompson Blvd."
The national stadium is a gift to The Bahamas from the People's Republic of China. The state-of-the-art facility seats 15,000. Some $600,000 has been spent on the celebrations.
Persons attending the festivities are asked to arrive early. The gates open at 3 p.m. Everyone is asked to be seated by 6 p.m. Food courts are available around the stadium.
The Big Game Club in Bimini is casting a wide net for 2012, armed with an expanded business model and a considerable boost in airlift. After reopening in 2011 under the well-known Guy Harvey Outpost Resort and Marina banner, the fully-renovated† fishing destination saw a 13 percent spike in visitors through October year-on-year, according to Michael Weber, the general manager.
Is it the politically correct thing to say that the "chickens have come home and will continue to come home to roost" regarding the overcrowding of Nassau? Then that question begs another question: Why is it that we are politically intimidated and extremely cautious when it comes to freedom of speech, especially speech that is non-treasonous?