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D’Aguilar Lists ‘Myriad’ of Opportunities For Self-Employment inTourism/Hospitality

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The tourism and hospitality industry has the potential to create self-employment opportunities for those Bahamians with an entrepreneurial mindset, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said.

“Beach and sea are our destination’s strongest selling points, so any business that is beach or sea-based is guaranteed to be successful, with good management, of course,” Minister D’Aguilar said.

Addressing educators attending the 16th Education Industry Internship Programme, hosted by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) at Choices Restaurant, University of The Bahamas on Monday, Mr. D’Aguilar outlined a myriad of business/economic/entrepreneurial opportunities open to Bahamians in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

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BHTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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Our upcoming Board of Directors & Membership meeting will be a special one - as we will be honoring the 2019 scholarship recipients and the victorious 2019 Bahamas National Culinary Team.

 

Nassau Hotels Hit 34% Room Revenue Increase

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New Providence hotels saw average room rates for the four months to end-April hit the $300 mark as Easter added further fuel to the year-to-date 34 percent increase in room revenue.

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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: Walden University Grants

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Govt Undecided Over Citizenship Anomalies

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The government is still undecided on whether it will correct “anomalies” regarding the transference of citizenship through legislation or to leave it for a referendum, according to Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen.

Public consultation on the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill, 2018 ended last week with no submissions from the Christian Council or the Haitian League of Pastors.

There are still concerns about lack of equality between men and women in the transference of citizenship, and the right to abode permit for children born in the Bahamas to foreign parents.

Dame Anita told The Tribune she felt the consultation period went “very well”.

“It is a shame,” she said, “but you know we did consult with the opposition, with the Senate, with the Bar Association, with the law professors at the University of the Bahamas, UNHCR, the Anglican diocese, the Jamaican Hummingbirds, the Chinese Bahamian Association.”

She continued: “Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, we met with Fred Smith, the tourism board, the Hotel and Tourism Association. Also we got written responses from a number of groups, ORG, Capital Bank, also the BFSB (Bahamas Financial Services Board).

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