May 5, 2015
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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.