The government has allocated just one percent of the $200m needed to upgrade 28 Family Island airports in this year’s budget, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told Tribune Business that the
The Government must explain why it is “in such dire financial straits” that it cannot meet public sector worker demands, trade union leaders warned yesterday.
Visitors to Abaco have endured “first and last impressions” that are “sorely lacking” due to the failure to properly maintain the island’s $30m airport, a private sector leader said yesterday. Ken Hutton, pictured , the Abaco Chamber of Commerce’s p
Baha Mar’s main contractor is using a Bahamian Supreme Court ruling to argue it has not breached Sarkis Izmirlian’s rights by obtaining confidential legal documents prepared for him.Attorneys for China Construction America (CCA), in a letter and othe
Moody’s has labelled the Bahamian energy sector as “a bottleneck to economic growth”, although its latest analysis makes no mention of the daily outages plaguing New Providence.The international credit rating agency, in its latest annual assessment o
ENVIRONMENTALISTS yesterday branded the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) plan to drill an exploratory well in Bahamian waters during the 2020 first half as “absolutely disturbing”. Activists again called on the Government to publicly clarify its po
The government last night defended itself against US findings that it has failed to meet minimum fiscal transparency standards by hailing the “tremendous progress” it has made in this area. KP Turnquest, deputy prime minister, said the Minnis admini
The Minnis Cabinet will meet this Saturday with all the public sector unions in a bid to address the concerns that have sparked growing industrial unrest, the minister of labour said yesterday. Dion Foulkes, pictured , downplayed the strained labour
A former Cabinet minister yesterday said he is pursuing a class action lawsuit over Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) outages, and warned: “This is a straight-up consumer war.”
Just two bidders remain in the race to acquire Nassau Flight Services (NFS) ahead of a key presentation next Tuesday to the committee charged with selecting the best offer.Algernon Cargill, pictured, director of aviation, confirmed yesterday to Tribu
An oil explorer yesterday hailed its “rapid progress” towards drilling a first exploratory well in Bahamian waters during the 2020 first half regardless of whether it secures a joint venture partner. The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), in a stateme
The government was last night urged to swiftly grant tax breaks for the importation of generators and solar systems to mitigate a “double whammy” from Bahamas Power & Light (BPL).
THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) management union president yesterday said the carrier’s voluntary separation offer was “better but not what we were seeking”.Ricardo Thompson, head of the Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Union
The government’s top labour official yesterday confirmed that a hearing on the trade dispute filed by Sky Bahamas employees will take place next Thursday.John Pinder, director of labour, confirmed to Tribune Business that the matter has been filed an
The Bahamas China Friendship Association (BCFA) teamed with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce (BCCEC) for an information session on the upcoming trade mission to China. The event allowed entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals to learn more abo