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AG releases update on Baha Mar

The government has said that it remains active in the development of Baha Mar and that the resort is on track for the April opening deadline. 

Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

In a statement released by the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the government has said that it remains actively engaged in the advancement of the Baha Mar resort development.

“As has been recently reported by the new developer, the resort is on course to be a great success for The Bahamas,” according to the statement.

“It is important to note that CTF Enterprise’s Bahamian company, CTF BM Operations Ltd, is a duly licensed entity incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The company is well-equipped and eager to undertake initiatives to ensure the successful opening and operation of the Baha Mar resort by its target date of 21 April, 2017.”

The statement went on to say that “CTF Enterprises is a world-class operator and owner of top-branded hotels worldwide, including Rosewood, and is involved with top casino brands around the world. It also operates iconic hotels under various brands in the US and Europe.”

To date, it has been reported that 15 contractors and 322 Bahamian employees have been engaged by CTF. It is anticipated that a total of 1,500 Bahamians will be engaged by April 2017.

The developer also reported that to date there are nearly 100 Bahamian vendors and contractors and 500 employees involved in the Baha Mar completion.

“The government continues to collaborate with CTF to secure maximum benefits for the Bahamian people. The National Training Agency has been actively involved in the recruitment process. On 7 February, 300 applicants from the National Training Agency will be interviewed. The interview process continues and it is anticipated that by the end of next week, 2,100 Bahamians will be interviewed for various levels of employment.”

It has been confirmed that the 1,500 employees previously made redundant will be given the opportunity to be re-engaged during CTF’s recruitment exercise 8-11 February.

The Bahamas will host the United Nations Small Island Developing States Symposium scheduled for February 21-23 at Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

Warwick Paradise Island hosted a luncheon for international journalists who were in The Bahamas last week for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference.

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