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BHTA Congratulates John Watlings On New Endeavour

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To help slow the spread of COVID-19 John Watling’s Distillery has switched gears to produce a hand sanitizer for The Bahamas.

Globally over 600 spirit manufacturers are now making hand sanitizer to combat the pandemic. As the only super-premium spirits manufacturer in The Bahamas, “we see it as a war effort,” said Jose Portuondo, the distillery’s co-founder.

“We are lucky to have an inventory of Ethyl alcohol to fight against this virus,” added Mr Portuondo.

“For John Watling’s Distillery, there was no question in doing our part. Like the rest of our industry, we shifted our business to meet the needs of our community and those on the front line.”

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2020 10:43 Read more...
 

BHTA Working Remotely

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The BHTA continues working on behalf of our Members. Our office at Fort Nassau is closed in accordance with the recently released updated Order; we are operating remotely.  Please know, we are here for you; to field  comments and questions; and/or to connect you with relevant resources who are equipped to respond to inquiries and provide further insight as needed. Keeping informed is KEY. Communication is KEY. Social Distancing is Survival. 

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Deferral of Loan Payments for Borrowers Displaced by COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Central Bank of The Bahamas has arranged with domestic banks and credit unions to provide a 3-month deferral against repayments on credit facilities for businesses and households that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This accommodation will be revisited in June 2020, for appropriate changes that may still be warranted.

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BHTA President's Message On the COVID-19

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Message from The President of the BHTA re the COVID - 19 virus

As private sector representatives of the Tourism Sector, assigned to the National Coordinating Committee on COVID – 19 (NCCC), the BHTA will continue to provide input and insight on behalf of the tourism sector to help achieve the committee’s mandate;  to work together to combat this threat to our health, our economy, our way of life.  We are bolstered by the fact  that we are all together in this endeavor; that many brilliant people, agencies, institutions, organizations in every possible segment of the public and private sector, are coming together; collaborating to achieve a common end.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2020 08:09 Read more...
 

Hotel booking slowdown not significant

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While the tourism industry has not been significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) said advanced hotel bookings have “slowed” following the global outbreak.

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