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The Bahamas is having a precedent-setting dispute with China over a development agreement that calls for Chinese men to comprise the vast majority of workers on a $2.5 billion project (Baha Mar) that China is funding.
(FYI: Baha Mar is to comprise six hotels with approximately 3,500 rooms and condominiums, a 100,000-sq-ft casino, 200,000-sq-ft of convention space, twenty acres of beach and water...
CHRIS Lewis has captured the 2010 Bahamas Professional Golfers Association (BPGA) Championship.
In what he termed his most significant win as a professional since becoming a pro in 2003, he said the "greens were unkind" for most of the week but he was able to limit his mistakes on the golf course and that was primarily the key to victory.
By RENALDO DORSETT
The new $2-billion Baha Mar project has already altered the infrastructure of the Cable Beach area with one of the most glaring changes set to take place at the most populated golf course in Nassau which is also used by local players.
Baha Mar is set to close the Cable Beach Golf course in its entirety after recently operating with j...
Over 50 golfers participated in a charitable golf tournament sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to benefit 'Hands For Hunger' in their fight to eliminate unnecessary hunger and significantly reduce food waste in The Bahamas. The tournament, held at the exclusive Ocean Club Golf Course, raised $18,000 through entry fees, cash donations and a raffle.
"RBC has a long history of supporting gr...
The Free National Movement (FNM) last night unveiled Manifesto 2012, pledging among other things to introduce a National Catastrophic Health Insurance Programme within three years, increase the strength of the police force to fight crime and create an 'opportunity society', which includes the implementation of a "recovery and growth agenda".
Manifesto 2012 also focuses on job creation, social deve...
Investors in the troubled Cotton Bay Estates project have invested "eight figures", according to its chairman.
Franklyn Wilson said despite the project's recent legal woes and hard economic times, the $200 million development in Eleuthera is still moving forward with support from "some very deep pockets".
Wilson, who is also the chairman of Arawak Homes, said Cotton Bay remains undeterred.
After years of being displaced, local golfers will finally have a place they can call home.
Although the negotiation process is still ongoing, President of the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) James Gomez said it is looking up. He is encouraging local golfers to brush the cobwebs off their golf clubs and return to the greens.
"We have negotiated a lease with the owners of the South Ocean property, th...
It's no secret that The Bahamas depends on foreign direct investment (FDI). Successive governments welcome it in the hopes it will bring an economic boost.
But in the eyes of the investor, many claim the process can be "tedious" or "extremely difficult". In other words, it's no walk in the park or a dream vacation. But Melissa Alexiou looks to bridge the gap between developers and the government ...