June 15, 2018
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MONETISING The Bahamas’ airspace has been delayed, with a new timeline of January 1, 2021 set to complete the process and enforce charges upon airlines, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday.
TOURISM officials have seen a “fall off” in vacation bookings for the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and are projecting a nine percent decrease in visitor arrivals this year.
A Cabinet minister and Grand Lucayan Board members will today visit Miami to view an updated blueprint for Royal Caribbean’s multi-million transformation of the resort and nearby harbour.
A Cabinet minister says negotiations over multiple cruise industry investments in The Bahamas remain on track although some “are closer than others” to coming to fruition.
TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday said the petition against Disney Cruise Lines’ development of a port at Lighthouse Point will have no bearing on the project proceeding. “The government has already made a decision on this. That project
DESPITE admitting the government’s first rates of taxation for number houses were “probably overly ambitious”, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar has warned non-compliant operators behind on taxes face losing their licences.
A leading Andros-based developer has emerged as the likely buyer of the last Hotel Corporation-owned resort, a Cabinet minister saying yesterday: “The quicker a deal happens the better.”
TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar says he has a handle on the deficiencies exposed in a report about a near mid-air collision at the Lynden Pindling International Airport last September even as the government struggles to recruit new air traffic controllers.
A Cabinet minister yesterday predicted the government “will be within” the $25m budget allocated for the Grand Lucayan, adding that he could “see no impediment to a speedy closing”.
The government’s plans to partner with the private sector on Family Island airport upgrades worth $200m have been “complicated” by land woes, a Cabinet minister has revealed.
PAYOUTS to line staff employees at the Grand Lucayan resort should be done this week or early next week “at the latest,” Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.
FREETOWN MP Dionisio D’Aguilar leads his parliamentary colleagues with the most recorded House of Assembly absences since the Free National Movement took office in 2017.
A major cruise line has agreed to withdraw a crime warning that threatened to “unduly bring fear to passengers coming to Nassau”, a Cabinet minister has revealed.
The Bahamas “cannot ignore” China’s fast-growing tourism market even though the US will “always be our bread and butter”, the Minister of Tourism argued yesterday.Dionisio D’Aguilar, who has just returned from leading a joint industry-government dele
The Minister of Tourism yesterday revealed the Government could save $12m per year after it completely “scrapped” the tax incentive regime for cruise lines.Dionisio D’Aguilar, pictured, speaking ahead of a Cabinet meeting, said the departure tax reba
AFTER Bahamasair experienced a “nightmare” weekend of protracted flight delays due to a plane needing mechanical work during a busy weekend, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said as the slow season approaches, the state-owned airline should be able to meet demand even with a plane out of service.
TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday the government was forced to act to save the Grand Lucayan hotel properties because its owner Hutchison Whampoa has been threatening to shut down the property.
WHILE the government will forge ahead with its new five percent stamp duty on web shop deposits, it does not mean this tax will forever remain at this rate, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.It comes as FML Group of Comp
TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday insisted the government would not adjust its sliding scale tax structure imposed on gaming operators regardless of the findings of a study on its impact.Mr D’Aguilar rebuffed suggestions the government’s
Bahamian gamblers will enjoy a two-month reprieve from the budget’s twin five percent levies because they are “not as easy and straightforward” to implement as the government thought.
THAT Island Luck employees were seemingly threatened with a loss of pay if they failed to attend Thursday’s protest is a “blatant, naked attempt to take advantage of poor people”, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.
TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said the government will be flexible with web shop taxes, adjusting its new sliding scale scheme if it proves too onerous.