WEST END, Grand Bahama - Still recognised as the official capital of Grand Bahama Island, the settlement of West End can boast of having a new resort, with the opening of the Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina at Bootle Bay on Thursday. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was in Grand Bahama to officially open the resort, as was Tourism Minister and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville was also on hand to bring remarks.
Prime Minister Christie told the gathering that he was delighted to be in West End, Grand Bahama to participate in the ceremony, which marks the transformation and the official opening of the Blue Marlin Cove into a condo-hotel. Built originally as a 30 condominium unit, the upscale renovated property now boasts some 30 bedrooms 2 ½ bathroom suites, a private marina with 30 slips, swimming pool and spa, restaurant, recreation centre and conference space.
The capital investment in the resort by the American owners, Joe Rieger and Frank Levy is said to be around $10 million.
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