Windermere Island Resorts Terminated 29 Workers

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A resident walk the beach on Windermere Island on Eleuthera. Eleuthera’s economy is left in a depressed state as 29 workers of Windermere Island resorts were terminated from the property over the weekend.

Eleuthera, Bahamas: Just hours after the Prime Minister’s speech to world leaders where he told them the Bahamian economy is strong, and his Minister of Labour simultaneously begged employers in the country to keep workers hired, Windermere Island Resort developers on the island of Eleuthera has buckled to the global tremors and terminated 29 workers over the weekend.

Bahamas Press has learned that the resort which caters to British royals is feeling a hard hit with a depressed economy on the island and had no other choice but make the decision, and terminate the services of its workers.

A terminated worker now out of a job said, “we have just received our letters this weekend and I guess that’s it. I love the place, but I guess it is what it is.”  Feeling shocked and lost for words another former employee said, “there is no job on the island already and for me to now loose my own hurts hard, as I am the only bread winner in my family.”

The terminations, layoff and workday reductions in the hotel sector is at record-breaking numbers across the country this season, with almost every resort in the country affected by the economic downturn.

Bahamas Press has learned that the economic crunch has already taken affect at hotels and resorts from the Abaco Club in the north to Atlantis on Paradise Island. And from Bimini Bay to Four Seasons in Exuma all reported to have released staff and are operating with low record-breaking occupancy levels. 

19 COMMENTS

  1. HemiBahamas thats a dangerious suggestion you made, but at this point I think Bahamians are willing to try anything.

  2. Yeah great ideas potcakes but to bad they are longtime fixes we need solution to solve problems now. Maybe we are better off with the white man rule cause the black man rule gat us mess right up.

  3. Minister of Potholes sounds like they need you to be an advisor to the Rt. Hon. Box Fish head.

    Call him and check it out……

  4. 1 )WE CAM MAKE OUR OWN ELECTRICITY FROM WATER HYDRO ELECTRICITY CHEAPER THAN BURNING OIL @ CLIFTON PEER
    2 )WE CAN MAKE OUR OWN GAS FROM SUGARCANE FOR $1.10 A GALLON
    3 )WE CAN FEED OURSELVES

    THINK BAHAMAS

  5. Im the min of potholes & i approve this message!

    1 )Ritz Carleton on hold indefinably !
    2 ) Bahamar not happening ,layoffs
    3 ) Atlantis 8% occupancy
    4 ) WINDEMERE LAYING OFF STAFF
    5 ) MANNY BAHAMIAN COMPANIES WILL BE DOWNSIZING

    AINT LONG NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Call the names, man, call the names !!!! Shame dem !!! They sitting up in Parliament and bumbling and fumbling all around. They cant even present a clear contribution. What kind of representation is that ??!!

  7. Drama King, he get more than a D for that. He is more articulate than some of the gentlemen in Parliament. Like Kenneth, Charles… oops, I wasn’t suppose to call names.

  8. General Crazy you doing good, man. You earned your national D average. Keep up the good work, man….lol…….

  9. The Minister of Potholes has sat down with Minister Laing before. Laing wasn’t ready for him. It’s the same politicians from one to the next. We need new blood in government, the PLP and FNM are both the same.

    (wow, how dat is dred? :D)

  10. General, what happen to your english man? You know it wouldn’t be the same here if you get ban!

  11. This Minister of Potholes is make sense, but at the same time he like his medication wear off or he smoking something. I hear him on the talk shows all the time.

  12. This is serious, what does this means for the US and our economy? Things is n’t looking to good right now, will get much worse before it gets better?

  13. BREAKING NEWS>>>>>

    MASSIVE 700 Billion Dollar BAILOUT PLAN REJECTED IN THE HOUSE! WALL STREET PLUMMETS UPON HEARING THE NEWS>>>>>>>

  14. * $700 Million Bailout?? Is this for ColinaImperial?

    OUR GOVERNMENT bailing out Bahamians to the tune of $X with 5000 people having there lights turned back on @ the peoples expense WHO WILL FLOAT THE BILL FOR 2 YEARS WHILE BAHAMIANS PAY 25% ON THERE LIGHT BILL WHO PAYS THE 75% DIFFERENCE UP FRONT
    FOR 2 YEARS ( THE DIESEL HAS BEEN USED ) & WE THE PEOPLE WILL HIGHER TAXES TO COVER THE DEBT IN THE INTERIM !
    BUT HAY WE ALWAYS COPY THE USA ( THIS BAIL OUT IS NOTHING NEW ) !! FOLLOW THE LEADER!

    * Where is the national pride? Garbage all around!
    WHAT 100’S OF YEARS AGO THEY FOUND NASSAU BY THE SENT . NEW ,HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF Eh ?

    * Police back in the Schools?
    THIS COUNTRY NEEDS POLICE IN SCHOOL’S

    * Another stabbing in the capital

    MORE TO COME !
    BY NEXT YEAR WITH 80% OF OUR GDP GONE DUE TO BANKING & TOURISM DECLINES & OUR FNM & PLP GOVT’S. NOT FOCUSING ON INDUSTRY!!!!!! SCARY YOU’LL BE SHOT FOR MILK & BREAD BY
    NEXT SUMMER !

    * FNM Gov’t orders blocking of Bahamian websites
    WOULDN’T THIS COME UNDER COMMUNISM ? BUT HAY AREN’T WE
    TEAMING UP WITH THE CHINESE ! (COMMUNIST)OR EUROPE I CANT FIGURE IT OUT

    WOULD LOVE TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITH YOU GUYS ON THE FOLLOWING
    1 FEEDING OURSELVES
    2 FUELING OURSELVES
    3 POWERING OURSELVES

    THINK OF THIS $400K A DAY IN GAS TAX’S
    $60 MILLION A YEAR IN DEPARTURE TAX’S

    THE LIST GOES ON !

    REGARDS

    MINISTER OF POTHOLES

    PS: * FNM Gov’t orders blocking of Bahamian websites

    YOUR WEBSITE MAY BE NEXT ! BE CAREFUL YOU CAN ALWAYS
    HOAST IT IN CANADA 😉

    REGARDS

    MINISTER OF POTHOLES

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