Public Works/Infrastructure

Mystery over Bay Street blaze
Mystery over Bay Street blaze

December 05, 2011

INVESTIGATORS have few leads to assist them in their probe of yet another tragic and devastating downtown fire.

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Maynard: Beautification of Area Impacted by Fire Has Begun
Maynard: Beautification of Area Impacted by Fire Has Begun

December 05, 2011

Work on the beautification program in the area of Bay Street affected by Friday's fire has already started, according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard.

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All was not lost in fire
All was not lost in fire

December 05, 2011

Although the fire that ripped through the western side of Bay Street severely damaged Pompey Museum, all was not lost. The blaze started around 3 a.m. on Friday and raged until 7 a.m., when firefighters managed to get it under control.

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The smart growth discussion

December 05, 2011

We get many responses to editorials. Some are reasonably considered, some are silly and some are hostile. We wrote an editorial last Wednesday on Smart Progressive Growth. We published a letter from 'FNM Supporter' Friday in response.

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PM: Fire Creates Development Opportunities

December 04, 2011

THE Government "will move expeditiously" to restore the part of downtown that was ravaged by fire last Friday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham confirmed, saying the fire which destroyed the historic Pompey Museum presented an opportunity for the redevelopment of the block as a "showpiece" in downtown Nassau.

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Fire on Bay Street

December 03, 2011

For the second time this year, fire ripped through a portion of Bay Street early yesterday morning, this time destroying the historic Pompey Museum and the Old Nassau liquor store building, and severely damaging other structures on the western end of Bay Street.

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'Loss of a national treasure'
'Loss of a national treasure'

December 03, 2011

For the second time since it was established in 1992, Pompey Museum at the historic Vendue House on Bay Street was impacted by fire early yesterday.

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Christie: Road project costs 'scandalous'

December 02, 2011

Opposition Leader Perry Christie said he considers it "scandalous" that the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP) is more than $40 million over budget.

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Baha Mar demolishes Police and Fire Stations on Cable Beach

December 01, 2011

The Police and Fire Stations on Cable Beach have been demolished as part of Baha Mar's expansion.

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PM's Full Statement On Changes At Resort
PM's Full Statement On Changes At Resort

November 30, 2011

EXPRESSING the "thanks of the Government and the people of the Bahamas" for Sir Sol Kerzner's contribution to this country, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday announced Kerzner International's reorganisation of its business operations, which will also affect the Bahamas.

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Prime Minister Speaks On Atlantis' Restructuring

November 29, 2011

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham advised this afternoon that Kerzner intends to transfer its ownership of the Atlantis Resorts and Paradise Island properties including the One and Only Ocean Club to Brookfield, a Canadian publicly-traded company with some $159 billion in assets.

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Emergency Medical Technicians Get New Boss

November 29, 2011

Associate director of emergency services at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Nigel Johnson was officially promoted to the post of clinical director, Emergency Transport Services (ETS) at Doctors Hospital. ETS is the company that provides ambulance and paramedics services for Doctors Hospital.

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More Than 2M Spent On Self Starters Program

November 29, 2011

The government spent over $2 million on the Self Starter Program in the past four years, according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard.

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Road Project 40M Over Budget

November 28, 2011

The current incarnation of the New Providence Road Improvement Project will eventually cost the government $154 million, estimated officials from Argentinian contractor Jose Cartellone Construcciones Civiles (JCCC), who testified before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Assembly, during an ongoing probe.

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Airport Gateway Project Over Budget After Revision, Behind Schedule

November 28, 2011

The multimillion-dollar airport gateway project will cost Bahamian taxpayers about $3 million more, The Nassau Guardian has learned. According to Director in the Ministry of Public Works John Canton, the project is behind schedule and over budget.

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Mortgage Corporation Takes Delinquent To Court

November 28, 2011

The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) has taken more than 20 Bahamians to court this month in a bid to collect some of the $80 million owed to it in delinquent loans, The Nassau Guardian has learned.

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Work Begins on Montagu Foreshore Improvement Project

November 25, 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Restoration of Montagu Beach, a part of the Montagu Foreshore Improvement Project has begun.

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Govt. 'abdicated responsibility' for road works

November 25, 2011

Prominent defense attorney Wayne Munroe says the government has "abdicated their responsibility" and failed impose minimum standards for foreign contractors that hire Bahamian workers.

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Mackey Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony Remarks by Prime Minister Hubert Ingaham

November 24, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed are Remarks by Prime Minister Hubert Ingaham? at Mackey Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony.

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Night-Time Paving On Bay Street Until The End of November

November 24, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas -- The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announces that the Government is in the process of rehabilitating Bay Street from Cumberland to Mackey Streets.

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