Public Works/Infrastructure

Opening the Bahamas Legal Year

January 13, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas - Participants in attendance at the service to mark the opening of the Legal Year at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, January 11.

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Gov't Makes Disabilities Bill Public

January 11, 2012

The requirement to make public buildings accessible to disabled persons is among the provisions contained in the draft Disabilities Bill that was recently released by the government.

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New Airport Roundabouts To Improve Traffic Flow, Officials Say

December 27, 2011

The multimillion-dollar Airport Gateway Project advanced last week with another roundabout opened to assist the flow of traffic, just in time for the Christmas holidays.

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(Video/Photos) Opening of the new Nassau Straw Market

December 22, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - On December 21st, 2011, the Historic City of Nassau opened the new Nassau Straw Market.

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Ninety Percent of Objects in Charred Pompey Museum Were Saved
Ninety Percent of Objects in Charred Pompey Museum Were Saved

December 21, 2011

About 90 percent of the objects in the Pompey Museum were saved, although fire ravaged the building earlier this month, officials confirmed yesterday.
Initially, they feared that most of the historic artifacts had been lost in the blaze, which ripped through a portion of Bay Street in the early morning hours of December 3.

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Extra Boats For RBDF

December 20, 2011

FREEPORT - National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said the government is committed to the acquisition of 11 mid- to long-range vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force over the next five years.

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Consultant Blamed for Housing Contracts

December 20, 2011

Contracts to build government homes were directly awarded by a consultant, thus reducing the housing director's role to that of an advisor within the former Ministry of Housing and National Insurance.

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Cabinet Office Statement: New Appointments to Public Service Commission

December 19, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office advised today that Mr. Brian Moree QC, has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission.

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Education Officer Awarded

December 19, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - Mrs. Pamela Chandler, Education Officer responsible
for Art & Design in the Ministry of Education was the 2011 Junior Junkanoo
Honouree.

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Millions Spent to Repair Govt Homes

December 19, 2011

Between 2007 and 2008, the Cabinet had to approve $2.3 million to fix houses built by the former Ministry of Housing and National Insurance in the last few years leading up to 2007, according to a special independent audit of the ministry obtained by The Nassau Guardian.

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Government Awards Contract to Repair Harbour Island Roads

December 16, 2011

Harbour Island, Eleuthera - The Hon. Neko C Grant, Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing returned to Eleuthera Wednesday to continue the Infrastructure Crusade that commenced in August 2008.

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Acklins Cut Off Despite Public Outcry

December 16, 2011

Despite rising appeals from community leaders in Acklins, money owed by the government to businesses and social services workers has not reached the struggling island.

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Fraud Risks Plagued Housing Program

December 16, 2011

Millions of dollars of public money were spent over many years in the government's housing program without any evidence of due process relating to how contracts were awarded, according to an independent audit of the former Ministry of Housing and National Insurance, obtained exclusively by The Nassau Guardian.

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Govt Signs Road Contracts in Andros, Eleuthera

December 15, 2011

A group of Cabinet ministers traveled to Andros and Harbour Island yesterday for the signing of two road construction and repair contracts worth a combined valued of $3.8 million.

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Bannister says North Andros Disappointed by Neglect
Bannister says North Andros Disappointed by Neglect

December 15, 2011

Minister of Education Desmond Bannister said yesterday he is confident the Free National Movement (FNM) will win the North Andros constituency in the next election.

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Munroe Claims at Least 50 Road Project Workers to Take Legal Action
Munroe Claims at Least 50 Road Project Workers to Take Legal Action

December 15, 2011

Attorney Wayne Munroe claimed yesterday that at least 50 workers on the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP) have sought his assistance in taking legal action against their Argentinian employer, Jose Cartellone Construcciones Civiles.

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Turnquest: Police Stations to Receive Staff Increase
Turnquest: Police Stations to Receive Staff Increase

December 15, 2011

Police stations in New Providence can look forward to a staff increase over the coming months, according to Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest.

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Ministry of Public Works Updates Roadworks Progress

December 14, 2011

Nassau,The Bahamas - The Ministry of Public Works and Transport advises the public of the progress of the New Providence Road Improvement Project.
The Ministry advises motorists that Robinson Road is opened to traffic between Blue Hill Road and Fourth Street.

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Some Roads re-opened Ahead of Christmas Holiday
Some Roads re-opened Ahead of Christmas Holiday

December 14, 2011

Several major corridors that had been closed for weeks, and in some cases months, as part of the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP), have been re-opened in time for the holidays, but others are still closed.

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Straw Vendors See '200 Sales Raise' On Wharf

December 13, 2011

STRAW vendors said yesterday that their greater visibility along Prince George Wharf has increased sales volumes, with one vendor telling Tribune Business business was "200 per cent better" since moving from the makeshift tent on Bay Street.

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