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Educators Participate in 11th Annual Industry Internship

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The Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST), the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and The College of The Bahamas’ Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) hosted the 11th Annual Educators’ Industry Internship Programme this summer. The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology addressed the eighty (80) participants during the closing ceremony, under the theme, “Teachers Meeting the Challenge to Bring about the Change”.

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CHTA Education Foundation Awards $50,000 In Scholarships To 10 Bahamian Students

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has awarded US$50,000 in scholarships to 10 Bahamian students pursuing a higher education or professional development in hospitality and tourism after receiving more than 60 applications.  In total, CHTAEF awarded US$136,308 in scholarships to 29 Caribbean nationals.

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BHTA Golf Tournament

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 17:36
 

BHTA President Urges Businesses to Plan Now for VAT Implementation

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With the Government’s VAT implementation date set for January 1, 2015, BHTA President Stuart Bowe urges businesses to begin planning as much as they possibly can now to avoid costly delays and transition challenges.

“We continue to deliberate with Government to release the draft legislation, regulations, customs duty schedules and guide notes well in advance of January 1. Businesses should not sit back and wait for these items to be in place.  We encourage all stakeholders to utilize this time to gain more knowledgeable on VAT and to plan for its implementation wherever possible” states Bowe.

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Businesses Advised to Take Precautions Against Credit Card Fraud

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The Clearing Banks Association of The Bahamas (CBA) wishes to remind credit and debit card holders of the importance of safety and privacy in managing their bank accounts. While CBA members have not seen an increase in credit card fraud, we acknowledge it as an ongoing challenge.

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