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Moody’s Eyes Immigration Policies

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Abrupt labor changes could impact economy

An international rating agency is monitoring The Bahamas' immigration policy and noted that dramatic swings could disrupt the labor market and impact foreign investment.

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Casino Industry Ranks ‘At The Bottom’

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BHTA charts ‘competitive erosion’ in gambling sector, which comes at cost for resorts, govt and all Bahamians

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) says that casinos in this country rank at the very bottom in revenue generation when compared to casino operators globally.

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Tourism Sector Pushes New Programs

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COB introduces certificate courses, while BHTA begins ‘major overhaul’ in high schools

The College of The Bahamas (COB) and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) are rolling out specialized programs to help solve a perceived skills shortage.

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BHTA: Skills Shortage ‘National Challenge’

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Top tourism body urges greater collaboration and focus on quality of education and training

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) is seeking greater collaboration with the public sector to solve a "major skills shortage" that has rapidly become a "national challenge".

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Labour Survey & Hotel Industry Consultations Highlight Critical Issues

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*         PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, PARTICULARLY FOR LOWER EDUCATION LEVELS AND YOUTH

*         UNDERSCORES MAJOR SKILLS GAP BETWEEN R DEMAND AND SUPPLY

Labour survey

The Inter-American Development Bank has released an executive summary presenting the key results of the first comprehensive survey of employers and employment.  The Wage and Productivity Survey 2012 was conducted by the Department of Statistics of The Bahamas with the financial and technical support of the Inter-American Development Bank's Labor Markets Unit.  It is part of the Labour Market Study that the Inter- American Development Bank is conducting for The Bahamas

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