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The Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama.

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Grand Lucayan sale needs 'double deal'

The Grand Lucayan's sale will not close until Royal Caribbean and its joint venture partner have sealed the deal for Freeport Harbour, a Cabinet minister disclosed to Tribune Business.

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Union fails to prevent Lucayan’s job losses

A major obstacle to the Grand Lucayan’s sale was this week eliminated by the Supreme Court’s denial of an injunction bidding to block the terminations of around 175 staff.

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Lucayan payroll has cost taxpayers $11m

The Government will have spent more than $11m on employee termination packages and support by the time it closes the Grand Lucayan’s sale, it was revealed yesterday.

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Grand Lucayan's buyer: 'We've secured liquidity'

The joint venture purchaser/developer of Freeport’s Grand Lucayan resort last night said it has “secured the required liquidity” for its planned $300m project and will shortly discuss “timelines” with the government. Robert Shamosh, Holistica Destin

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Officials target mid-Feb for Grand Lucayan sale

OFFICIALS are eyeing a mid-February deadline for the completion of the sale of the Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama. According to Michael Scott, chairman of government’s special purpose vehicle that owns the resort, the agreement on the final tr

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'Data room' entry for 50% of Grand Lucayan buyers

Around 50 percent of potential Grand Lucayan buyers have gained access to the “data room” holding details on the property, the Minister of Tourism revealed yesterday.Dionisio D’Aguilar said he remains “hopeful” a buyer will found for the island’s las

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'Defending the 400,000' on $4.6m union excess

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman yesterday said he is defending “the interests of 400,000 Bahamas residents” over staff payout demands that exceed the resort’s offer by $4.6m.Michael Scott told Tribune Business that neither of the two unions representing

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Grand Lucayan payout demands 'extravagant'

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman was yesterday locked in meetings over the “extravagant” voluntary separation payments demanded by the two unions representing the resort’s staff.Michael Scott told Tribune Business he was negotiating with representatives

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Lucayan's 150 staff exits to cost $2-$3m

The Grand Lucayan’s chairman yesterday estimated it will cost the Government between $2-$3m to finance the voluntary departures of 150 workers seeking to leave the resort.Michael Scott, pictured, in a statement issued yesterday, confirmed that the Go

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Union: Govt will get Lucayan money back and more

THE union representing Grand Lucayan workers believes the government will recoup all financial expenses used to purchase the resort and more.

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Lawyer says resort's purchase unlawful

ATTORNEY Maurice Glinton, QC, believes the Minnis administration’s purchase of the Grand Lucayan resort is unlawful.In a recently written opinion piece, he described the purchase as evidence that the government’s “decision-making process (or lack the

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We’re ready to take a hit on sale price

THE government has given itself a little over a month to close bids for the sale of the Grand Lucayan, according to Hotel Corporation chairman Michael Scott.

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Govt purchases Grand Lucayan resort

THE Minnis administration has purchased the Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced after a tour of the property on Wednesday.

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'Govt purchase of hotel will help union members'

THE Commonwealth Union of Hotel Services and Allied Workers believes the decision by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama is good news for the union and its hundreds of members. President Michelle Dors

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