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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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2019 Bahamas National Culinary Team Makes History

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The Bahamas National Culinary Team made history at the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition, held June 21st to 25th 2019 in Miami Florida; as Junior Chef Hazen Rolle won Junior Caribbean Chef of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year. His back-to-back win gave Team Bahamas the highest possible Gold Medal standing in this category for the third year in a row; a first for the highly competitive Caribbean Culinary Event. Junior Chef Kenria Taylor won Junior Chef of the Year in 2017.

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