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Mincing no words, Opposition Senator Michael Darville dismissed the government’s proposed fiscal plan as one that lacks both vision and creativity. Taking his party’s lead in contributing to the debate on the 2020/2021 Budget in the Upper Chamber, Dr Darville charged that in order to reduce public debate, the government must not only find ways to reduce expenditure and at the same time boost revenue.
The straw market will be reconfigured as the tourism sector revamps coming out of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Immediate Past President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Operations at Atlantis, Stuart Bowe said there is a “very good plan,” to make this happen.
The Bahamas’ tourism industry’s accelerated recovery in the wake of the monster storm, Hurricane Dorian in 2019, is expected to be cut short by the global presence of COVID-19, House Members heard Wednesday. Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said the country was “well on its way” towards an accelerated recovery in the aftermath of Dorian that would have placed the country “vastly ahead of schedule” until the COVID-19 Virus reared its head globally. “Until COVID-19’s rapid and uncertain spread throughout much of the world, our thriving tourism industry – the engine driving much of The Bahamas’ continued growth – showed no signs of slowing down,” Minister D’Aguilar told House Members.