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February 06, 2014
GB hotel delays continue

Several days after Memories Grand Bahama Resort was expected to open after a two-week delay, guests yesterday continued to be accommodated at the nearby Grand Lucayan resort.
Director General of Tourism David Johnson said that the hotel began allowing people to use its amenities on February 1, the date when Blue Diamond Resorts, its manager/operator expected guests to be able to move in.
A new ful...

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May 28, 2010
Hotels face five-fold 'whammy'

The Bahamian hotel industry is facing a potential five-fold whammy, with the Government adding to increases in National Insurance Board (NIB) contribution rates, electricity costs and Out Island Promotion Board fees by increasing hotel room/guest taxes from 6 per cent to 10 per cent, along with an $5 increase in departure taxes.

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March 20, 2017
Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association names 2017 national culinary team

On Thursday, March 16, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) announced the members of the 2017 national culinary team.
Team members will compete at the illustrious Taste of the Caribbean; an intensely competitive, highly-regarded regional culinary competition hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in Miami, Florida, from June 2-6, where Caribbean nations bring alon...

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May 27, 2015
Hotel union claims 29 made redundant at Ocean Club

General Secretary of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) Darrin Woods said the redundancies at the One&Only Ocean Club at least doubles the number floated by the resort's management a month ago.

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FIFA Soccer officials arrested at top Swiss hotel in corruption probe
May 27, 2015
FIFA Soccer officials arrested at top Swiss hotel in corruption probe

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

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Holowesko Plans Upscale Hotel
April 12, 2013
Holowesko Plans Upscale Hotel

A prominent family is poised to break ground on an upscale, boutique hotel in western New Providence. The 30-room resort, a first for the western side of the island, will rest on a 10-acre piece of land beside Mahogany House, one of the most high-end restaurants in the capital. Led by the Holowesko family...

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April 24, 2013
17th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit

Want to become a hotel owner or investor or looking for a joint venture partner? Want to learn on how to supply goods & services to the hotel industry? Want to learn about management and employment opportunities? Then join us at the 17th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show on July 24-27, 2013 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florid...

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April 24, 2013
Hotel union questions 'inability' of resorts to fill positions

A Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) official suggested yesterday that Atlantis and Baha Mar representatives reported challenges in finding Bahamians to fill job vacancies at their resorts in a bid to get the government to sign off on additional work permits.
"I believe they are trying to make a case early, because the first thing an investor will say is, 'We can't find suita...

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April 26, 2013
Hotel chiefs 'encouraged' by Gaming Act

Two hotel executives are "encouraged" by the government's proposed Gaming Act and believe the new legislation could boost The Bahamas' economy by hundreds of millions annually.
A resort consortium - made up of Baha Mar, Atlantis, Genting Group and Grand Lucayan - have worked extensively with government over the last year to produce the new gaming regulations, according to Robert "Sandy" Sands, sen...

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May 14, 2013
Hotel staff out on strike

EMPLOYEES at a Paradise Island resort faced possible termination after participating in a protest yesterday against what they claim are hazardous working conditions.

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