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Labour Minister Dion Foulkes.

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No new date yet for Oban meeting

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday said no new date has been finalised for a meeting with Oban Energies to renegotiate the Heads of Agreement for its controversial $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage terminal on Grand Bahama.

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‘Significant changes’ needed in Oban 2

THE government is seeking to amend the economic, environmental and legal provisions of controversial Oban Energies Heads of Agreement, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has revealed.

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Impact of Oban deal being kept secret

THE environmental impact assessment for the controversial Oban Energies project will not likely be made public until a new heads of agreement is inked, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday.

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Govt concern: Best paying jobs going to non-Bahamians

A Cabinet Minister yesterday said the Government is concerned that “most” high-paying financial services jobs are held by non-Bahamians due to labour shortages locally.

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Seeking to plug the skills gap

THE Ministry of Labour will analyse the skills gap issue by hosting a National Skills Symposium, an event where 100 representatives from a wide-range of sectors will create a report on the issue. The event, “Forging our Future — Assessing and Analysi

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Abaco – 900 shanty town homes set to be razed

THE government is tasked with finding alternative housing for nearly 1,000 households in shanty towns across Abaco as the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) recommits to the self-imposed deadline of clearing unregulated communities on that island on or before July 31,2019.

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DOUBLE TALK: Turns out Pointe workers clause has two meanings

THE clause in the heads of agreement struck between Pointe developers and the previous Christie administration outlining the ratio of Bahamian to foreign labour has two interpretations, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday.

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Minor drop in unemployment rate

WHILE more people became employed since November 2017, it was not enough to cause significant change to the country’s unemployment rate.

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Foulkes hopeful for ‘improved’ Oban 2

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday said he was confident negotiations between the government and Oban Energies over a revised deal will be conducted in good faith.

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Good news 'soon' for Grand Bahama, says Labour Minister

GOOD things are on the horizon for Grand Bahama, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who said some important announcements would be made soon by the government.He did not elaborate or disclose much, but said the officials are very “optimist

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Foulkes: We’ll help workers fired from web shops

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes promised the Minnis administration will help more than 300 people who may lose their jobs as web shops respond to increased taxation, though he gave few details about how the government will do this.

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Foulkes: Web shop job cuts unfortunate

A DAY after web shop Asure Win said it will close 11 locations and layoff about 50 workers, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes described impending staff cuts from the sector as “unfortunate”, but said there are several factors contributing to the closure of gaming houses aside from a tax increase.

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Key Oban documents will be released after sub-committee review

KEY Oban Energies documents will be released to the public after a cabinet sub-committee reviewing the project has completed its task, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday.The committee is headed by Labour Minister Dion Foulkes and is respo

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Pointe problems – Foulkes blames the paperwork

WHILE the government remains committed to honouring the Heads of Agreement with China Construction America for The Pointe project, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes called the document “badly drafted” and blamed it for much of the Bahamian Contractors Association’s frustrations regarding workforce numbers.

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Evictions to follow as census completed

THE government’s shanty town census in New Providence has been completed, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes announced, as the government prepares to evict residents from homes in these illegal communities.

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Foreign numbers at Pointe? No idea

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday his department does not have any evidence China Construction America (CCA) has broken the agreed workforce ratio outlined in the Heads of Agreement with the government for The Pointe development in downtown Nassau.

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Foulkes blasts critics of shanty town census plan

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday pushed back at critics who have said a planned census for the 11 shanty towns in New Providence might fail because community leaders were not consulted ahead of the initiative’s launch.The census was slated to b

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Shanty towns census unveiled

AS THE Minnis administration forges ahead with its crackdown on shanty towns, a census of people living in all 11 of these illegal residential areas spread across New Providence is expected to begin Saturday, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has told The Tribune.


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