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No more home waste: ‘We’re on our knees’

THE Bahamas “cannot afford” a repeat of the waste involved in the National Insurance Board’s (NIB) $10.8m housing loan with the country “on its knees”, two ex-Contractors Association chiefs warned.

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‘On fire’ materials to hit construction

Contractors yesterday warned their home building clients face “a hit to their pockets” in 2021 from an “on fire” construction materials market where prices have risen ten percent since the New Year alone.

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Construction prevents 'alarming' disorder rise

A former Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday said construction is preventing "an alarming number of things happening" due to its employment of unskilled young men.

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Supply disruption may cause ‘10% hit’ for contractors

Bahamian contractors may suffer up to “a ten percent bottom line hit” due to supply chain disruption during the COVID-19 lockdown, an ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) chief said yesterday.

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Construction starts to take '40-60% hit'

New construction starts will take a 40-60 percent hit, a former Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president predicted yesterday, with the industry unlikely to rebound until near year-end. Leonard Sands, pictured , told Tribune Business that whi

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Construction 'being killed' by large-scale expat hiring

The Bahamian construction industry is being “killed and decimated” by the large-scale importation of foreign workers for jobs that are not being made known to locals, it was argued yesterday.Leonard Sands, the Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA)

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Minister told: 'Make this very first thing for 2020'

An ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday renewed calls for the government to properly regulate the sector following Cavalier’s failure, adding: “It’s critical to our survival.”Leonard Sands told Tribune Business that fully imp

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Abaco's 'total eclipse' on 10,000 home jobs

An ex-Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president yesterday predicted a rebuilt Abaco will "totally eclipse" its pre-Dorian look with up to 10,000 jobs created by the Government's 400 homes plan alone.

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'Caught with pants down' on contractor regulation

Two past Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) presidents yesterday said Hurricane Dorian had “caught the government with its pants down” when it came to the industry’s self-regulation.Both Leonard Sands and Stephen Wrinkle told Tribune Business tha

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‘Don’t scrap home construction programme’

FORMER Bahamas Contractors Association president Leonard Sands yesterday urged the government not to scrap its home construction programme as the sale of serviced lots was not a real solution to increase Bahamian home ownership.

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‘Political threats forced me to quit’

The Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president yesterday blamed “sinister and unprecedented” political pressure for forcing him to resign to protect the group’s advocacy efforts.

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Contractor chief: Political pressure forced me out

The Bahamian Contractors Association’s (BCA) president yesterday blamed “sinister and unprecedented” political pressure for forcing him to resign to protect the group’s advocacy efforts.Leonard Sands told Tribune Business that the BCA’s executive boa

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