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Compass Point Owner to Meet with Gov’t

Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney will be granted the meeting he wanted with the government, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar.

Minister D’Aguilar agreed to the talk – despite long insisting he will not be bullied and that Mr. Rodney should instead speak with the licensing board.

The resort owner has threatened to close his West Bay Street property if the government does not make it easier to do business in The Bahamas.

While a meeting date has not been set, the minister said he is imposing some conditions on that meeting.

“As a government minister, I don’t want to be dealing with a single operator. Some of his complaints and issues as it relate to the ease of doing business industry wide and as you know government has to be widely consultative,” Minister D’ Aguilar said.

“So, I’m encouraging him to come as part of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association or The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.

“These are all private sector organizations that have this concern and I don’t want to limit myself to having a discussion with one operator.  He should come as a body and I’ll certainly ensure that those persons are in the room when we have a meeting.”      

The Compass Point Resort has been a fixture on West Bay Street for more than two decades.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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