Uncertain future for Treasure Bay Casino

Treasure Bay Casino employees are worried about the re-branding.

Bahamas authorities are negotiating with casino operator to maintain the job positions.

Bahamas.- The national government is helping to save the employees’ position at the Treasure Bay Casino after new operators have announced several changes of the company. The authorities of Bahamas are going through a negotiation process with the current owners of the casino, which was placed for sale earlier this year.

“We are trying to ensure that most of the employees would remain on with them,” commented Obie Wilchcombe, Tourism Minister for Bahamas islands. “The employees might remain on with them but we have to work all the details out. You are ending employment with the former company and then you have negotiations with the company to keep the employees on,” he added.

Treasure Bay Casino on Grand Bahama Island was damaged last month due to the Mathew Hurricane that passed by the Caribbean zones. The casino would be re-branded as an unnamed company has recently acquired the gaming centre part of Freeport’s Grand Lucayan Resort complex. The last owner was Cheung Kong Property Holdings, which placed the casino on sale last March.