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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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Preventative Measures: Chikungunya Virus

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While there have been limited reported cases of this virus in The Bahamas compared to the rest of the Caribbean, diligence is necessary to prevent a wide scale outbreak.  We encourage you to protect your surroundings to avoid any unnecessary outbreaks.  The comfort and safety of our visitors is of paramount importance to our industry and the nation.

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Recommend a Rising Star

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The BHTA continues to advocate for and promote workforce development and readiness through initiatives such as the Tourism Champion’s – which, in 2014, has turned its focus on “Tourism’s Rising Stars”.

The program serves to highlight the nation’s graduating students via the media, specifically the Nassau Guardian, who have successfully completed Hospitality or Tourism Related coursework.

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Bahamas Bags Silver At Caribbean Culinary Tilt

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