Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
C.A. Smith Centre
Freeport, Grand Bahama
20 April 2012
Ladies and Gentleman:
From the earliest time in my public life I have held a keen interest in creating a physical presence of the Government in Freeport. That is why, 25 years ago as a young Minister I caused the first government administrative complex - the NIB Building - to be constructed here in Freeport.
Similarly, that was why following the election of the first Government led by me in 1992 we constructed the former Batelco Administrative Complex which today houses the Office of the Prime Minister, the Justice Complex housing Magistrate and Supreme Courts, 5 schools, a Police Headquarters for the Northern Bahamas and Police Accommodations. Today we officially open this new Government Administrative Centre.
I and my Government have been equally concerned to honour and memorialize those who have made significant and distinguished contribution toward the development of Freeport. That is why the two high schools bear the names of Edward St. George and Sir Jack Hayward as both of them played pivotal roles in the growth and development of Freeport.
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