Business View Caribbean | June 2022

11 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN VOLUME 9, ISSUE 6 S ome 1,000 direct jobs and hundreds more indirect jobs are about to be created on Grand Bahama as Carnival Cruise Line prepares to officially open a cruise port on the island. Grand Bahama, just one of The Bahamas’ 700 islands and cays and its second most populated, has remained economically challenged for years. The nation’s government has struggled to find and retain the kind of business and investment activities that would get the island affectionately called The Bahamas’ “second capital” back on its feet and bring Grand Bahama jobs and opportunities that have been much- needed. COULD NEW CARNIVAL CRUISE PORT BE THE BOOST GRAND BAHAM NEEDS? With Carnival Cruise Line opting to launch a cruise port there, promising to bring jobs and economic activity, The Bahamas has hope once again for a positive turnaround on Grand Bahama. Caribbean Employment Services Inc., one of the region’s leading online talent acquisition services and online job boards, is eager to see the opportunities this new development will bring to the island, and the dozens of jobs that will be created as a result. We look forward to connecting employers with the top talent in this industry and welcome the economic spark Carnival will deliver for Grand Bahama. OPENING L INES