How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

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#1 01 July 2009 17:17:38

lariquette
lariquette
Paris

How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi,
I am currently living in France but looking very seriously at the possibility of going to live in the Bahamas. I have checked out various job sites but can't seem to find many available positions.
Is it realistic for me to believe I can find work from Europe or do I need to move over and then look?
cheers
Eric

#2 02 July 2009 04:12:28

oreneta
oreneta
Near Barcelona, Spain

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

You cannot get a work permit from inside the country.  You should probably contact the embassy and find out what the requirements are, and think about what kind of work you could do.

#3 07 July 2009 10:32:52

donaldsweeting

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi Eric

Depending on what you do for a living it is very difficult to find the jobs that you will be permitted to do advertised on a blog or internet advert. 

The employment rules for the Bahamas states that any area of work that cannot be performed by an equally qualified Bahamian could then be advertised externally.

Please let me know what you do and perhaps send a CV (resume)over on e-mail and I will attempt to get it circulated in the right channels for you. In the mean time please visit our site.

#4 15 August 2009 05:17:51

CynthiaJeanne
CynthiaJeanne
Orlando

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi!
I've been a children's librarian in Orlando, Fl for over 15 years and have a master's degree in library science.  Is it possible for me to find similar employment in the Bahamas?  If so, how do I begin the process?

Thanks so much!

CynthiaJeanne

#5 21 August 2009 13:28:01

donaldsweeting

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi Cynthia

May I suggest that you first write to the Ministry of Education in the Bahamas sending a copy of your resume and a cover letter stating your interest.  If you wrote to the Minister himself and sent a copy to the Permanent Secretary they will be able to advise you on the correct course of action from a governmental point of view. their details are as follows.

info[at]bahamaseducation.com
242 - 322-8140 or 502-2700/4
242 - 322-8491 or 328-8970 (PS)
Address: Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-3913/14
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Website: www.bahamaseducation.com/
Contacts
Carl Bethel, Minister of Education
Elma Garraway, Permanent Secretary

It might also pay for you to look into the private sector. I know that the Private Schools advertise for expat teachers and resource providers the rough the Times Ed in the UK perhaps going to their website and expressing your interest there might bring a result. http://www.tes.co.uk/

#7 30 September 2009 21:06:50

Edxactly

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hello,
    I am interested in finding out about possible employment in the Bahama's as well.
    I realize it is very difficult as a non Bahamanian individual  but if anyone has any avenues I should pursue I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
Ed

#8 03 November 2009 15:18:41

donaldsweeting

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hello There

I do apologise for the delay in getting back to you on this one, I have been recently hospitalised with the dreaded H1N1 virus here in The UK which was quite serious. 

Don't worry I'm a lot better now, just really glad to be back at my desk as a lot of people with my underlying medical conditions have not survived it.

Anyways - always glad to be of help to anyone wanting to come over to be a part of our ex pat community in the Islands. If done correctly the lifestyle is second to none and you gain a greated appreciation of life when you live to a quieter pace.

Please send me your details and I will see if I can help by sign posting you to the relevant contacts.

Best regards

Donald Sweeting

#9 10 November 2009 21:50:38

dogs b&b
dogs b&b
wincanton

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

My husband is going to work in the bahamas and i would like to join him with my 4year old son. need to find out about scholls and cost of and if i can get a part time job over there. Currently a lecturer in numeracy specialism in the post 16 sector previously hospitality background, any ideas?

#10 28 December 2009 10:10:59

szocske
szocske
Montreal

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi there,

"Me too"!

I am having trouble locating legitimate on-line resources for job searching in the Bahamas, all my searches turn up are advertisements or scams, and never any actual content.

I'd also like to know whether there is something like the equivalent of the "countryside", any area further away from tourists?


Thanks!

#11 01 January 2010 15:14:48

pawansohi26@yahoo.com

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

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#12 02 January 2010 11:06:26

szocske
szocske
Montreal

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

See, scams everywhere, that's a mobile phone number in India, almost the exact opposite point on the globe FFS!

It's as if these islands didn't even exist for real.

#13 28 January 2010 20:44:29

amandadave
amandadave
Force

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi
    we are a family of four (English) and are seriously thinking of living in the Bahamas (Andros Island )
   Would it be possible for us to set up our own business .
we will be buying a house there and would like to run it as a bed and breakfast , therapy centre.
   WE would also like to know how difficult it would be to find local people to help us to run the business.
   Could you tell us what the schooling situation is on Andros our 2 boys are 4 and 6 years old the eldest is blind .
   Many thanks for your time .
Dave and Amanda

#14 02 February 2010 05:33:27

Ephitania
Ephitania
Las Vegas

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hello,

My name is Erica and I am currently living in Las Vegas, NV. I am looking into moving to the Bahamas by the end of the year. My mother would be joining me from Chicago. She is a nurse and I am an Accounting Manager with the Palms Hotel and Resort. I wanted to know what are the realistic chances of finding employment in either field? Is there a chance that we will find employment in any field she and I are qualified for?

Thank you for your time and I am happy to see you are doing better,
Erica

Last edited by Ephitania (02 February 2010 05:34:49)

#16 27 February 2010 23:18:23

basicpoints
basicpoints
Nassau

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

CynthiaJeanne wrote:

Hi!
I've been a children's librarian in Orlando, Fl for over 15 years and have a master's degree in library science.  Is it possible for me to find similar employment in the Bahamas?  If so, how do I begin the process?

Thanks so much!

CynthiaJeanne

uhmm, not much culture there, not many libraries and definitely, not the size you might have on your head...

I am leaving the Bahamas soon and, unless you want to work for a bank, the country is sinking... many killings, many crime... definetly you do not want to go there. Average grade for students is a D or D-...

#17 04 November 2010 01:59:39

nazir
nazir
Doha

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

hello
i am nazir, i am from india, now working as accountant in cairo - egypt.
i am planning to move to Bahamas. i need to know more about about the job market there.

#18 06 February 2011 14:29:41

kbksri
kbksri
Detroit,USA

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

hi i am a Graduated Physiotherapist from India, did PG diploma from UK,and currently working as a volunteer (no payment at all)in a Hospital in USA.i want to find some job in Bahams and want to settle there,please anybody help me and lot people teling the crime rate is high is it true please let me know everything...and please show me a way to get the job there.thanks a lot...all of you..

#19 30 April 2011 19:19:14

ikesaps
ikesaps
Takoradi

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi, I am Isaac and working in Ghana as a Nurse and want a job in Bahamas. I am told I need a job before I can register with the Health Professionals so I need help in getting a job as a Nurse.
Ike

#22 13 August 2012 19:34:23

dbrennen
dbrennen
Powder Springs,GA

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

@ donald sweeting ,Im Happy to see you being of great help and hoping you can be of help to me.Im a student studying abroad and im on my last semester of school and have been sending out resumes to different companies online. Is their any advice or anything i should know , because i do want to return home to the Bahamas and begin to work.

#23 17 August 2012 03:27:30

jeffreytodd
jeffreytodd
Nassau

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

It is not easy to find work here. There are a limited number of positions for expats. I think it really depends on your profession and whether they have an active need for your skills.

#24 23 August 2012 20:55:39

Pu22led
Pu22led
Toronto

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi there Abiola Martins. I should first tell you that the two places that you might get employment as a network IT guy are Cable Bahamas and BTC the phone company. However since the last election the new government does not appear to like ex-pats working in the phone company as they have been refusing ex-pat extensions and giving the permit holders 48 hours to leave the country. So donot get your hopes up but give it a shot!

#25 23 August 2012 20:58:16

Pu22led
Pu22led
Toronto

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Anyone thinking of starting a company here should get hold of the Bahamas Handbook. It is published each year and has good outlines of most of the regulations for moving here, buying here and living here. A lot of businesses are protected for Bahamians

#26 27 September 2012 15:20:51

curiousi
curiousi
Georgetown

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi all. I'm considering living and working in the Bahamas. I've a Forestry diploma and I'm a licenced / experienced travel agent. I also have comprehensive CSR experience (Canadian and Guyanese).
Any advice on job prospects please?
Much appreciated.
Thanks

#27 27 September 2012 19:11:22

Pu22led
Pu22led
Toronto

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Really the only reply that you can give to people asking about employment in the Bahamas is give it a try.
What would a US citizen say about my chances of getting employment in the US? All countries are getting less enthusiastic about immigrants.
In the Bahamas there are businesses that are protected for Bahamians and there are reserved jobs. These seem to change especially with the increasingly xenophobic atmosphere that seems to be being fostered by the administration in the Bahamas. There seems to be a lack of understanding that foreigners can bring a lot of experience to this place but unfortunately many of the locals think that they know it all already!

#30 29 October 2012 17:52:03

latebloomer
latebloomer
hyderabad

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

donaldsweeting wrote:

Hello There

I do apologise for the delay in getting back to you on this one, I have been recently hospitalised with the dreaded H1N1 virus here in The UK which was quite serious. 

Don't worry I'm a lot better now, just really glad to be back at my desk as a lot of people with my underlying medical conditions have not survived it.

Anyways - always glad to be of help to anyone wanting to come over to be a part of our ex pat community in the Islands. If done correctly the lifestyle is second to none and you gain a greated appreciation of life when you live to a quieter pace.

Please send me your details and I will see if I can help by sign posting you to the relevant contacts.

Best regards

Donald Sweeting

I am from India, 34 yrs old, been into customer service for over 5  yrs now, planing to move out of India and live somewhere closer to north america, how is Bahamas?

#31 07 November 2012 15:29:16

blikkies
blikkies
Cape Town

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi,

I am from south africa and i am looking for a job in the bahamas. im currently working in the south african navy and i am doing IT.

Is there any jobs for me? and how do i get to move and stay there?

#33 06 December 2012 14:23:56

Uniqueyisi
Uniqueyisi
New Providence

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi,

If you would like to find work here, you would need to provide information of your skills perhaps a resume , or C.V. then we could look into it. In order to work here a work permit must be issued and this can be lenghty perhaps 6-8 months prior to employment. But it all depends on the criteria of work that you may be interested in. It also helps to visit before hand.

If you send me a resume I can try help locate some work for you.
email at qualitylifelover[at]gmail.com

Other than that please provide languages that you are fluent or contact the local Honorary Consul Mr. Thierry Boeuf @ honconsulfrance[at]bahamas.net.bs
Phone 242-327-1893
Fax 242- 327-7909

for more information.

#34 15 January 2013 01:44:07

BlackGirlsRock
BlackGirlsRock
Clementon

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

I too am looking forward to moving to the Bahamas. I am a Behavior Care Specialist who works with mentally ill and behaviorally complex youth from the ages of 14-17. I have been doing this work for 7 years and would love to continue doing so in the Bahamas. Does anyone know how I can start the ball rolling on my relocation? I am currently in the USA but would like to move as soon as I have employment. HELP!!!!

#35 23 January 2013 18:14:05

palaei
palaei
Georgia

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi

I am looking forward to moving to the Nassau Bahamas and looking to find a job. I am a foreign Medical Graduate (I have my MD degree from outside US) and working in the US as a Research doctor in prostate cancer, breast cancer,..is it possible to find a job in healthcare area in Nassau .Please help me to get in the wright direction .

Best,
pooneh:)

#38 27 January 2013 21:01:29

JUAN_SPAIN

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

Hi I am spanish and I am looking forward to the posibility to move to the Bahamas with my family.

I am bachelor in Education and guidance counselor but working for ten years long at the freight forwarding industry.

Managing import and export cargoes on sea and air way.

Bi-lingual english - spanish

I would like somebody to infom me about the requirements of how to approach the way of finding a job.

Thank you in advance...

#39 12 February 2013 06:48:44

josiegeo
josiegeo
las vegas

Re: How to find work in the Bahamas from abroad

I recently moved from New York City and have been working in the Radio Industry for the past 26 years. In addition to my extensive knowledge in Radio, I have strong communication, and Management skills. I feel that my background, coupled with my work ethic, technical knowledge, and outgoing personality would make me an asset to your company. I do hope that I will have the opportunity to meet with you for an interview in the near future. Should you wish to contact me, I can be reached via cell at (347)239-1709.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Very Truly Yours,

Josie Georgios

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