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Bahamas: GB Shipyard terminates 67 workers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Labour minister Dion Foulkes has confirmed the termination of 67 workers at the Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited.

Foulkes said the company cited a downturn in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the cruise industry, and the loss of two of its docks – one most recently during Hurricane Dorian last year.

“They are fighting the downturn in business because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Foulkes told Eyewitness News.

“They get a lot of business from the cruise industry and there has been a drastic decline in visitors. They have also cited the situation with their docks. Prior to Hurricane Dorian, they lost one of their docks and during Hurricane Dorian they lost another dock. So there has been a drastic decrease in their business.”

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