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BHA, Ministry of Tourism Offer 110 New Jobs

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The Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with its industry partners will provide 110 paid apprentice jobs for Bahamians, according to Tourism and Aviation Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, who yesterday unveiled the first component of the government's temporary job program.

The announcement came one day after Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham tabled a supplementary appropriations bill in the House of Assembly to fund that program. In total, $14.6 million is budgeted for the scheme which will create approximately 2,500 jobs that will last for six months.

At a press conference at the British Colonial Hilton, Vanderpool-Wallace announced that the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) will place the selected group in a variety of jobs in the tourism sector for a period of six months.

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Marketing Workshop To Help Bahamas Business

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The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and The Bahamas Employers Confederation (BECon) are arming the local business world with low-cost "guerrilla" marketing tools during an interactive workshop on Thursday, November 19.

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Education Suffering Due to Tourism Investment Success

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) demands more resources and tax exemptions than the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries ought to give away, while redirecting revenues away from sectors that need them, such as education, a former finance minister has argued.
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Resort Investor To Sue Bahamas Government

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A Bahamas-based investor who has injected $22 million into his resort project over the last two years is preparing to file a legal action against the Government "early this week", amid fears it will not honour his Heads of Agreement, and said: "I feel as if the rug has been pulled out from under us."
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Hotels Eager For Third Quarter Improvements

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The Bahamian resort industry is "hoping and praying" that a sustained business recovery will come "no later than the third quarter next year", with occupancy and room yields under sustained pressure due to the weakness in group business.
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