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Delayed hotel returns a 'tremendous blow'

Tourism operators yesterday admitted that the sector's proposed October 15 re-opening and value chain have been dealt a “tremendous blow” by major hotels deciding not to re-open.

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BAHA MAR SCRAPS OCTOBER OPENING: Resort tells workers goal to launch next month not feasible

The Government's tourism re-opening plans were yesterday dealt a major blow after Baha Mar told staff its October return was "not achievable" due to COVID-19 spikes here and in key US markets.

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Anguish of Baha Mar’s axed staff

AFTER a wave of layoffs at Baha Mar this week, one former employee said losing her job left her with “anguish in my heart”.

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CASUALTIES OF COVID CRISIS: Baha Mar begins mass layoffs just as flights resume

Bahamians were yesterday warned to brace for "more significant casualties" in the tourism industry as Baha Mar started terminating hundreds of workers.

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Baha Mar receivers’ actions ‘a shocker’

A New York judge says it is "a shocker" that Baha Mar's former receivers and contractor kept the Bahamian Supreme Court in the dark over

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Baha Mar will not reopen until October

BAHA MAR has announced it will not resume operations until October and will carry out additional staff cuts. The luxury hotel property says it has postponed reopening in light of the “evolving nature” of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to its emp

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Gifts for Baha Mar employees

BAHA Mar will this week gift employees with care packages containing non-perishable goods. This month marks the mega resort’s third anniversary in operation which Baha Mar is using as an occasion to thank staff for their hard work and dedication. T

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Bahamas 'steepest' faller in 3-week hotels wipe-out

The Bahamas’ suffered “the steepest” COVID-19 tourism decline of all Caribbean nations with its number one industry virtually wiped out in three weeks, new research suggests. Data from STR, formerly known as Smith’s Travel Research and a widely-used

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Bahamas faces $2.7bn tourism shutdown loss

The Bahamas stands to lose $2.7bn in tourism revenues if the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down stopover visitors for the rest of 2020, Royal Bank’s (RBC) former top Caribbean economist is warning. Marla Dukharan, analysing the pandemic’s likely impact on

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Hotel workers unsure how they will keep going

HOTEL workers temporarily laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are anxious for the crisis to end and unsure how they will make ends meet.

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Virus takes jobless to 30% as major hotels shut down

THE country’s major hotels are shutting down because of the coronavirus crisis and temporarily laying off staff, with Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar saying the unemployment rate is now probably above 30 percent and expected to grow.

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Baha Mar to close on March 25 until further notice – temporary layoffs for nonessential staff

Baha Mar will close until further notice starting March 25 at 3pm, with a temporary layoff of all nonessential staff.

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Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar closes casino

THE Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar closed its casino as of 5am Friday, with management saying the move was in response to new government restrictions and out of an “abundance of caution” as COVID-19 has triggered heightened safety measures.

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Unions fear large cut in working hours for members

THE union representing hotel workers in the country yesterday predicted widespread work day reductions in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic, while warning that things could get worse before they get better.

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Tourism industry begins to feel the financial strain

BAHAMIANS are bracing for financial pain after global coronavirus fears began to cause major cancellations to businesses this week.

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New Indian restaurant adds touch of the orient at Baha Mar

BAHA Mar has added a number of amenities and restaurants to its long list of services for guests to enjoy, including a new dining experience at Rosewood.

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Baha Mar sales process exposed

Baha Mar’s current owner leapfrogged all rival bidders in less than two weeks to become the property’s chosen buyer despite its $1.3bn offer coming from outside the formal sales process.

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Power cuts reportedly disturb Baha Mar restaurants

GUESTS dining at Baha Mar restaurants Friday were reportedly disturbed by power cuts.

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Hero Shot today at Baha Mar

The Hero World Challenge has expanded its list of events with several new initiatives, the latest to be hosted at the Baha Mar resort.The tournament will officially tee off on Wednesday, December 4 at the Albany resort, but Tiger Woods and some of th

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Baha Mar to host regional tourism event

Baha Mar is to a host major regional tourism event in January in conjunction with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).

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Baha Mar to give $2m in aid

Baha Mar has committed $2m in financial aid to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery for our fellow Bahamians severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

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Baha Mar: Power disruption is not acceptable

AN open “line of communication” with Bahamas Power & Light has allowed Baha Mar to weather the relentless wave of ongoing power cuts, however the mega resort’s senior vice president of government and external affairs said the daily disruption in power is “not acceptable”.

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Baha Mar expands with Sugar Factory

Baha Mar yesterday revealed it is expanding its culinary offerings with the opening of Sugar Factory, the American eatery and confectionary shop, in spring 2020.

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Hotels: ‘We’ve never seen this in ten years’

The Nassau/Paradise Island hotel industry has “rebounded with gains not seen for ten years”, it was revealed yesterday, as room revenues closed 2018 up 34 percent year-over-year.

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Hotels shrug off Baha Mar effect in 35% rate rise

Nassau/Paradise Island hotels have seemingly shrugged off the arrival of Baha Mar’s extra 2,000 rooms as average daily rates (ADRs) rose by 35 percent for the year to October 2018.

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Baha Mar to open on-site clinic for staff

As part of Baha Mar’s ongoing initiatives to promote well-being and create a positive workplace, the resort destination recently announced the implementation of expanded services for Baha Mar associates.

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