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Tourism recovery plans set

REOPENING – The tourism sector is set for a phased reopening beginning June 15, with the arrival of boaters, yachters and private aviation, said Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. (PHOTO: TFN FILES)

Grand Bahamians in the tourism sector are ready to get back to work, so word that the country will have a phased reopening beginning June 15 was welcomed news. “I am happy with what the Minister of Tourism (Dionisio D’Aguilar) said in the recent press conference,” said Wendell Smith, a waiter at one of the…
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Grand Lucayan project still a ‘go,’ says Tourism Minister

STILL A GO – The Grand Lucayan Resort properties are still a ‘go,’ said Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MOT)

The sale agreement between The Bahamas Government and the Royal Caribbean International/ITM Group for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort properties is still a priority. As the country moves toward a phased reopening of the tourism sector, beginning June 15, with new safety measures and policies in place, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar…
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Restrictions for GB, as country re-opens

PHASE THREE – All islands of The Bahamas except for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini are to be liberalized for commercial activity, said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as the country gradually reopens amidst COVID-19. (BIS PHOTO)

“All islands of The Bahamas except for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini are to be liberalized for commercial activity, effective Tuesday (June 2) after the Whit Monday holiday.” So, declared Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis Thursday (May 28) morning, during his contribution in the House of Assembly. “As of Tuesday, a new and reduced curfew, from…
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Cooper: No plans for GB in budget

NO PLANS FOR GB – Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chester Cooper (second left), pointed out that there were no plans for Grand Bahama and Abaco’s recovery outlined in the 2020/2021 Budget, during his party’s response Wednesday afternoon to the document presented to the House of Assembly. Pictured with Cooper are Leader of the PLP, Phillip Davis (left); Glenys Hanna-Martin (second right), MP, and Picewell Forbes, MP. At rear from left are Sen. Fred Mitchell, PLP National Chairman; Sen. Dr. Michael Darville and Sen. JoBeth Coleby-Davis.

A Member of Parliament, not among the five official representatives spoke out on behalf of Grand Bahama on Wednesday, during the first of a two-day sitting of the House of Assembly. Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chester Cooper called the 2020/2021 Budget presented in the House of Assembly Wednesday (May 27) morning…
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