Public Works/Infrastructure

Bahamas Striping lands first government project at Fort Montagu Park

April 16, 2012

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Striping, the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Self Starter grant winner, was chosen by the Ministry of Public Works & Transport to stripe the revamped Fort Montagu Park off Eastern Road during the busy Easter Weekend.

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Where are the party manifestos

March 31, 2012

We are nearing the end of this parliamentary term and are in "pre-election" campaign mode. The prime minister has until May to dissolve Parliament and call the election.

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Ministry of Works striving to complete road project

March 30, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas - Efforts are being made to bring the New
Providence Improvement and Infrastructure Project to a close, Ministry of
Public Works and Transport officials have announced.

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FNM candidate reveals his plans for the Cat Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador constituency

March 23, 2012

The creation of a series of cottage industries on Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador, the diversification of the tourism product on those islands, and the embracing of each island's unique culture and characteristics, are just some of the immediate areas of focus that the Free National Movement's (FNM) candidate for Rum Cay, Cat Island and San Salvador Michael Pintard said could assist in boosting the economies of those islands.
In this week's edition of My Ten Cents, Pintard spoke candidly about his plans for these islands, beginning with Cat Island, which he dubbed the 'cradle of culture'.
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Foulkes: Decision by union members to strike may not be certified

March 23, 2012

Even though members of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike vote yesterday, the vote may not be certified, as there is no evidence that the union filed a valid trade dispute, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes revealed yesterday.
According to the unofficial results, BCPOU members voted in favor of the strike vote 434 to 11, BCPOU President Bernard Evans said yesterday.
The union made an application for a strike vote last week, as negotiations for a new industrial agreement stalled on the matter of salary increases for the Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) line staff.

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Warm response to survey of roadwork-hit businesses

March 22, 2012

THE government's survey for businesses adversely affected by the ongoing road work has been greeted "very warmly", according to Ministry of Finance officials.

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Bahamas Chamber President Tours the New Container Port

March 22, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas - Winston Rolle, president, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce (L)toured the new container port at Arawak Cay to update his organization on the progress of the developments there. He said he enjoyed the tour, and expressed pleasure at the progress was brought up to date on what has been going on in the shipping sector these past three years and Mikeinformed him about the tariff charges.

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Roadwork-hit businesses 'need more time'

March 22, 2012

ONE week is not a practical amount of time for businesses to collect information and documentation to assess the damage caused by the road improvement project, according to a Coconut Grove Business League representative.

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Roadworks aid is 'genuine effort'

March 22, 2012

Montego Bay, Jamaica - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham allayed concerns of possible fraud or bureaucratic cobwebs stemming from the proposed compensation for businesses impacted by the roadworks.

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RBC celebrates World Water Day

March 22, 2012

RBC Royal Bank is inviting organizations across The Bahamas to apply for a Blue Water Project Community Action Grant today, which is officially designated as World Water Day. Any not-for-profit organization that is involved in preserving or conserving the fresh water resources of The Bahamas is encouraged to apply.

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Commencement of New Providence Roadwork Project Business Impact
Commencement of New Providence Roadwork Project Business Impact

March 21, 2012

NEW PROVIDENCE ROAD AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
COMMENCEMENT OF ROAD & INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS
BUSINESS IMPACT QUESTIONNAIRE

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New Providence Road and Infrastructure Improvement Project
New Providence Road and Infrastructure Improvement Project

March 21, 2012

20th March 2012 Beginning Wednesday, 21st March 2012, the Government will commence execution of the Road & Infrastructure Works Impact Questionnaire. Ministry of Finance personnel will visit business establishments throughoutNew Providence on corridors and their connecting side streets impacted by theNew Providence Road and Infrastructure Improvement Project.

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The New Providence Improvement and Infrastructure Project NPIIP
The New Providence Improvement and Infrastructure Project (NPIIP)

February 23, 2012

The Ministry of Public Works advises motorists of the following traffic diversions and road closures:

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Land recovery deal signed
Land recovery deal signed

February 08, 2012

THE Government yesterday recovered 5,825 acres of land with the signing of a revised Heads of Agreement with the I-Group for its Mayaguana development project.

Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace praised developers for their willingness to cooperate with the government to bring the $1.8 billion project in line with its revised Family Island model.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the sizeable recovery of prime waterfront and inland acreage was equal to getting the island of Bimini back.

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Revisions to 1.8 billion I-group project a 'win-win'

February 07, 2012

REVISIONS to the $1.8 billion Mayaguana-based I-Group project provide a "win-win" for all, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said yesterday, telling Tribune Business that work would start immediately on the re-development of that island's airport with and estimated cost of $5-$7 million.

Minister Vanderpool-Wallace said: "The work that starts immediately is the redevelopment of the new airport in Mayaguana because that has been creeping along and now they are going to instantly spend $5-$7 million getting that airport completely up and running because that is critical.

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Miller sees national stadium greatly enhancing program
Miller sees national stadium greatly enhancing program

January 26, 2012

The new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium has state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate just two disciplines, soccer (football) and athletics (track and field).
However, the president of the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) is thinking far beyond just those two sports when it comes to staging events at the stadium. During a recent exclusive interview for his reflections as the fourth year of his term in office winds down, Wellington Miller expressed a desire to see other disciplines and their fans enjoy the stadium.
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Rock Sound gets refurbished Police Station

January 19, 2012

Rock Sound, Eleuthera - Minister of National Security, the Hon. O.A.T. "Tommy" Turnquest Wednesday unveiled a newly refurbished Rock Sound Police Station, much to the delight of
residents and police officers stationed in the quaint island settlement.

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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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