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CTFE President hits back at Baha Mar 'soft opening' critics

CHOW Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) Bahamas President Graeme Davis has hit back at critics of the company's decision to conduct a 'soft opening' of Baha Mar before accepting guest reservations, saying "they're not in the lodging business - we are."

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Bosses withheld Chinese passports

DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday made a startling admission in the House of Assembly, saying Chinese nationals who entered the country to construct the $3.5bn Baha Mar resort had their passports and work permits withheld, adding that this was done as a means to “control” the foreign labourers.

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Bank has not authorised pay for Baha Mar expat workers

THE Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) has not authorised Baha Mar’s Claims Committee to pay former expatriate workers of Baha Mar what is owed to them, former State Minister for Finance James Smith said yesterday.

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Baha Mar hiring to start next Monday

BAHA Mar’s new owner will start the process to hire thousands of Bahamian workers on Monday of next week, as it targets April 21 for a first phase opening.

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PM ‘confident’ of pay soon for Baha Mar contractors

PRIME Minister Perry Christie said he is confident that China Construction America will soon start paying Baha Mar’s Bahamian subcontractors and restart its efforts to complete the mega resort in Cable Beach, so long as Supreme Court appointed provisional liquidators approve their plans.

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Baha Mar cancels August bookings

DESPITE assurances by Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian that the $3.5bn luxury mega-resort would officially open soon, several pre-booked guests have claimed they were told that all reservations until August 31 have been cancelled.


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