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Aetos Holdings: Gives Back to Its Employees
Aetos Holdings: Gives Back to Its Employees

June 17, 2021

Aetos Holdings Limited, parent company for prominent quick services restaurant franchises including Wendy’s, Marco’s Pizza and Popeyes “Gave Back” to its employees. The company organized month long staff appreciation activities under the theme of “Celebrating the Heroes Among Us” which was culminated by a Car Raffle, along with cash and other great prizes. The Finale was held on June 10th 2021 at Popeyes Carmichael Rd.

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Union's challenge on BPL blackout
Union's challenge on BPL blackout

June 17, 2021

THE union responsible for line staff at Bahamas Power and Light is accusing executive management of not being accountable to its consumers and employees, saying these are the worst times it has ever seen.

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Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access
Beach vendors' fury as owners move to close off their access

June 17, 2021

CABBAGE Beach vendors were irate and shocked yesterday to see the Paradise Island beach entrance locked and their items relocated when they showed up on site in preparation for their return to work next month.

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Access Industries says access to beach blocked as development on condo-hotel project begins
Access Industries says access to beach blocked as development on condo-hotel project begins

June 16, 2021

Access Industries, the Paradise Island developer that blocked one access point to Cabbage Beach, said the decision was made for safety reasons as it forges ahead with plans for a multi-million condominium project. The developer added that "the public still can readily access the beach at Beach Club Drive, off Paradise Island Drive, or considerJunkanoo Beach or Montagu Beach on Nassau.”

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Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages
Black Point and Staniel Cay plagued by power outages

June 16, 2021

FREQUENT power outages on Black Point and Staniel Cay in the Exumas are wreaking havoc on commerce and are reducing the quality of life for the residents there, according to the area MP.

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Union of Central Bankers members walk off the job
Union of Central Bankers members walk off the job

June 16, 2021

MEMBERS of the Union of Central Bankers walked off the job yesterday citing unresolved grievances with management.

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SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDS OUTSTANDING DEBATE
SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS AWARDS OUTSTANDING DEBATE

June 16, 2021

In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.

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Cabbage Beach vendors uproot fence blocking access to beach
Cabbage Beach vendors uproot fence blocking access to beach

June 16, 2021

Cabbage Beach vendors and protestors uprooted a portion of a recently constructed fence that blocked one of the access points to the beach today.

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D'Aguilar: Half a million cruise passenger increase expected in 2022
D'Aguilar: Half a million cruise passenger increase expected in 2022

June 16, 2021

Cruise passenger numbers in 2022 are expected to trend nine percent ahead of where they were in 2019 and with the completion of the new cruise port in 2022, fees from cruise lines to the government will increase by $4 million per year, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday during his contribution to the budget debate.

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Retailer warns of 'shortage of goods' as global supply chain disruption continues

June 16, 2021

The owner of a major retail store cautioned Bahamians yesterday not to wait to buy necessary items, since a shortage of goods will inevitably drive prices up over the coming months.

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Central Bank employees protest after industrial agreement impasse
Central Bank employees protest after industrial agreement impasse

June 16, 2021

About a dozen Central Bank of The Bahamas employees held a protest yesterday in response to what they consider unfair changes to their employment benefits, among other issues.

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Home porting will deliver extra 50m
Home porting will deliver extra 50m

June 16, 2021

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar estimates that home porting will bring 30,000 to 35,000 cruise ship guests to the Bahamas this year who will contribute $50m during their week-long stay in the country.

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Nassau Cruise Port's home port handling branded a success
Nassau Cruise Port's home port handling branded a success

June 15, 2021

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) called Nassau Cruise Port Limited's (NCP) handling of the country's first home porting initiative on Saturday a "great success", NCP noted in a press statement yesterday, also explaining that the makeshift arrivals and departures area was safe, fast and efficient given that COVID-19 protocols had to continue to be observed.

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Central Bank survey reveals increasing use of digital payments
Central Bank survey reveals increasing use of digital payments

June 15, 2021

As the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB), Ministry of Finance and clearing banks push to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the use of cash and an 80 percent reduction in the use of checks by 2025, a new survey revealed that more businesses have embraced digital payments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More BPL power cuts
More BPL power cuts

June 14, 2021

PARTS of New Providence suffered through power cuts over the weekend, leaving many residents angry.

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CEO: Home port will benefit Bahamas
CEO: Home port will benefit Bahamas

June 14, 2021

ROYAL Caribbean Cruise Line set sail from Nassau during its inaugural homeport voyage on Saturday.

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Welcome back, Royal Caribbean
Welcome back, Royal Caribbean

June 14, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis welcomed Royal Caribbean International back to The Bahamas after a year-long shutdown of the cruise industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LPIA Reveals New Summer 2021 Operations Plan, Shares Important Travel Tips for Passengers
LPIA Reveals New Summer 2021 Operations Plan, Shares Important Travel Tips for Passengers

June 14, 2021

In an effort to mitigate the impact of growing passenger traffic and COVID-19 protocols, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to ensure that passengers can be safely and efficiently processed through the airport during what promises to be a busy upcoming summer travel season.

Nassau has been selected as a homeport for two cruise lines beginning this month. Following the first 7-day cruise, approximately 900 passengers will be departing Nassau for the United States on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. The airport anticipates heavy arrivals and departures of cruise passengers every Saturday and Sunday thereafter, and for this number to grow to 3,500 passengers each weekend by July.

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More than 1,000 leave Nassau on first-ever home port cruise
More than 1,000 leave Nassau on first-ever home port cruise

June 14, 2021

The first cruise ship to home port in The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean International's (RCI) Adventure of the Seas - which was also the cruise line's first ship to resume cruising in the Western Hemisphere - left Nassau's cruise port on Saturday with more than 1,000 passengers, after RCI endured 15 months of no cruising activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Royal Caribbean now has PI Crown land and seabed leases
Royal Caribbean now has PI Crown land and seabed leases

June 14, 2021

Royal Caribbean Group's Vice President of Governmental Relations for the Americas Russell Benford revealed on Saturday that the company has obtained a Crown land lease for land on the western end of Paradise Island, as well as a seabed lease for its Royal Beach Club project.

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