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DPM Will Meet with Atlantis Execs.

Amid pushback over a proposed COVID testing policy, the Deputy Prime Minister plans to meet with Atlantis executives in the very near future.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid pushback over a proposed COVID testing policy, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper says he plans on meeting with Atlantis executives in the very near future.

The Deputy Prime Minister made the comments moments after he wrapped up a tour of the $250 million Sterling Hurricane Hole project on Paradise Island.

On Thursday, Minister Of Labour And Immigration Keith Bell told reporters Atlantis would be postponing the policy which would require unvaccinated employees to pay for their own weekly COVID tests at a discounted rate. T

he policy, which was scheduled to take effect today, did not sit well with The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU).

Several businesses in the country have also mandated that staff pay for their own COVID tests. Cooper said while this remains an issue between employee and employer, the situation has sparked concern.

Atlantis began its phased reopening on December 10th with the Royal Towers and Harbourside Marina after being closed for nearly 10 months due to COVID-19.

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