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DEPUTY Prime Minister Chester Cooper.

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DPM: ‘Cracks’ showing in Briland’s tourism product

The deputy prime minister has raised the alarm that “cracks” are appearing in Harbour Island’s tourism product, as he warned: “Unless we manage the paradise we have we stand the risk of losing it.”

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‘We’d have accepted 100-150%’: Government suspends boat fee hikes

Bahamian fishermen yesterday said they would “have no problem” paying 100-150 percent boat registration fee increases as they hailed the decision to suspend the “utterly devastating” four-digit hikes.

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DPM blasts ‘unacceptable’ Aliv, BTC dropped calls

The Deputy Prime Minister yesterday said the service quality provided by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Aliv is “unacceptable” with their failings “difficult to comprehend”.

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MOU signed with Black Innovation Alliance promises to aid technological advancements

THE Ministry of Tourism, Investment, and Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Black Innovation Alliance yesterday to aid technical advancements in the tourism sector.

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Bahamas ‘on track’ to expand airlift by 15%

The deputy prime minister yesterday said The Bahamas is “on track” to increase airlift capacity into the destination by 15 percent this year through the addition of several new routes.

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Exuma’s tourism up 21% as utilities ‘behind 8-ball’

The Deputy Prime Minister yesterday asserted that Exuma is “going places” with tourism 21 percent ahead of pre-COVID levels, but admitted this growth caught the public utilities “behind the 8-ball”.

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$600m GB shipyard project gets approval

THE Bahama Shipyard Ltd, in partnership with Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corporation, has approval for a project estimated to have a significant economic impact on Grand Bahama’s economy over the next 25 years.

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Temporary facilities to provide relief at North Eleuthera airport

TOURISM Minister Chester Cooper said temporary facilities will be set up for the North Eleuthera airport to provide relief, saying a new airport for the island is still a priority of the government.

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Passenger tax tabled in House ‘had date error’

DEPUTY Prime Minister Chester Cooper said the Passenger Tax bill tabled in the House of Assembly last month had an error that did not accurately reveal the date passenger tax increases would take effect.


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