Bahamas government rejects ‘unreasonable’ and ‘uncompromising’ demands by Canadian travel group

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson. (Photo by Torrell Glinton)

By Jasper Ward

NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of state for Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, has outlined what he called “unreasonable” and “uncompromising” demands made by Sunwing Travel Group, including a demand for the Bahamas government to pay $4 million every year for a fixed seven-year period to provide airlift for four months.

Thompson said the government also refused to agree to Sunwing’s demand to increase the $4 million payment by 10 percent every year.

He said this could amount to a cost of $1 million for one month and the numbers could possibly mean the government would be in essence paying for the cost of every ticket.

Sunwing announced last week that it intends to pull out of…

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