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August 15, 2012
Hotel Room Giveaway Winner, Claire Thackray!

BahamasLocal.com along with the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Star FM 106.5, The Nassau Guardian and Hot 91.7FM would like to congratulate last week’s FREE Hotel Room Giveaway Winner, Claire Thackray. Claire Thackray wins a FREE one night stay (room only) at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.

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June 07, 2018
Hotels and resorts allowed to honor prior bookings at 7.5 VAT

After consultation with Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) members and stakeholders, government has allowed hotels and resorts with prior bookings at the 7.5 percent value-added tax (VAT) rate to honor that rate with their clients and to log those bookings with the Department of [...]
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Hotel death - No signs of crime: Atlantis' expert suggests woman 'strangled herself'
August 02, 2019
Hotel death - No signs of crime: Atlantis' expert suggests woman 'strangled herself'

AN American homicide detective yesterday counteracted suggestions by a South African forensic pathologist that the hanging death of a 25-year-old female guest at the Atlantis resort last year was likely a homicide staged to look like a suicide...

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Hotel room body - Was it suicide Family's expert raises questions over girl's death
August 01, 2019
Hotel room body - Was it suicide Family's expert raises questions over girl's death

THE hanging death of a 25-year-old South African woman in a bathroom at the Atlantis resort last year may have been staged to look like a suicide, a South African forensic pathologist claimed yesterday.

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July 31, 2019
CSI TV drama led hotel manager to tourist hanging in room, inquest told

AN Atlantis resort hotel manager yesterday said his familiarity with crime dramas led him to find a South African tourist hanging in her room last year. During the inquest, Bennett Allen, the hotel manager of Atlantis’ Royal Towers, pointed to popular show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as motivation for the “heightened” suspicions that led him to physically investigate Carla Van Eeden’s r...

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May 31, 2019

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February 20, 2018
No complaints about room rates from major hotels, says tourism minister

Minister of Tourism Dionisio D'Aguilar said recently there have no been complaints about room rates from Nassau/Paradise Island hotels, which have come out of a successful Christmas season and are expecting a strong spring. D'Aguilar said there was "the fear that there would be cannibalization" [...]

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August 10, 2018
Hotel union boss says increased vacation home rentals bad for hotels

Although he is happy there has been an uptick in stopover visitors to The Bahamas this year, President of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) Darrin Woods said he's concerned about the increase in tourists choosing vacation homes over hotels and resorts. [...]
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Evacuees Moving To 90-Day Hotel
January 23, 2020
Evacuees Moving To 90-Day Hotel

FIFTY rooms at the Poinciana Inn will temporarily shelter Hurricane Dorian victims in an agreement between the government and the hotel, the Ministry of Social Services announced yesterday...

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February 28, 2013
Martin sweeps hotel union election

Nicole Martin has led her team to another victory in the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) election, wiping out former chief shop steward David Beckford and Atlantis Resort engineer Tyrone Knowles.
Martin secured 1,626 votes in New Providence from three polling stations, according to unofficial results from the Department of Labour.
Beckford secured 387 votes while Knowles g...

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