Eligible employees are entitled to Half-Pay leave, a pre-approved half paid absence from work, to be used in cases where the officer has has no vacation leave available and wishes to apply for leave. Half Pay Leave will be arranged with due regard for operating needs of the Department.
Any promoter or owner who desires to erect, repair or refurbish premises for use as a hotel may make application to the Minister (responsible for Hotel Encouragement) for the approval thereof. See further Hotels Encouragement Act.
See also Summary of Benefits" and "Application Form For Exemption/Reduction of Customs Duties" attached.
The Hotels Encouragement Act provides incentives for both the Bahamian and foreign investor by allowing certain items to be imported duty-free for the construction, renovation and/or refurbishment of resorts. Construction and building materials, equipment and furnishings eligible to receive concessions are set out in schedules of the Regulations of the Act.