Empty resident homes at the Bimini Bay Resort forced operators to suspend more workers at the property.
Bimini, Bahamas: Workers at the Bimini Bay Resort were sent home this week and told to check back at the resort in November as operators struggles to keep the resort open due to the global downturn.
Bahamas Press has learned that workers at the resort’s restaurant were dismissed earlier this month as declined visitor arrivals to Bimini have drastically declined. A report confirms that a further decision had to be made and suspend additional staff at the resort in hopes that they return later in the year.
“How are we suppose to feed our family and pay these already high BEC bills,” one irate worker told Bahamas Press upon hearing the news of his release at the resort.
Bimini residents protested against BEC earlier this week, arguing that the outrageous bills on Bimini have shut business down and have hit old age pensioners into shock, leaving many in darkness on the island.
“My bill was $485, it is only me to pay it, and I don’t get half that from the government,” a old age pensioner told Bahamas Press.
Workers cannot imagine what will now take place on the island now that the largest resort on the island is down sizing, along with other businesses closing their doors. “There is no work here, and I guess we must go back to fishing in order to survive,” a Porgy Bay resident noted.