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steve

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 Posted May 6th, 2011 05:17 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hi everyone,Do you feel that it was a good move by the goverment,Loftus Roker ,to have pulled the work permits of the expatriot Casino staff that lived on Grand Bahamas in the 80s?.Did this move benefit Freeport in any way?
ingoldsby

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 Posted May 8th, 2011 02:06 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Does anything the Government do ever benefit Freeport????
They always say they're benefitting Bahamian workers by forcing the companies to hire local. but once that happens how long to they stay in business??
Check around and see how many of those jobs are still around.
Flamingo

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 Posted May 11th, 2011 03:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I don't recall that move in the 80s but, I have always wondered how there could be so many jobs that require expat workers! It seems to me that a requirement that makes the business train Bahamians for those jobs while the expats are on board would make sense. I mean I would have loved to move there and worked BUT I feel it is much more important to provide jobs for Bahamians!!!
charles

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 Posted May 11th, 2011 04:59 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
There is that requirement, but often it's hard to find Bahamians with the background to be trained locally. In addition, if training is attempted the timetable is loose and so is enforcement.
Flamingo

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 Posted May 12th, 2011 02:10 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
so it really sounds like once again the govt is hurting their own people!! Wouldn't it make sense to start those training programs early on so they will have the background to make them employable when they get out of school. I dont know but it doesnt seem that it would be that difficult!!! Sometimes when I think about moving there it scares me because of the slackness!!!
charles

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 Posted May 12th, 2011 05:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Besides high school and and two years of college (in Nassau) there isn't much.



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