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Nassau, Bahamas --
Airport officials hope to hit a high note with passengers and Bahamian
entertainers with the introduction of a
summer performance series in the new US Departures terminal at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
week, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) issued an appeal to
local artists from magicians to musicians to submit profiles and demos
for consideration. Successful entertainers will be scheduled to perform
during weekends in the peak traffic season between
July 2- September 4...
Nassau, Bahamas - Today, Vernice Walkine (left) officially assumes the role of President & CEO at Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD). She is the first Bahamian to be appointed to this role at the airport management company formed six years ago to redevelop Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).
Bahamas - Chairman of the Board of Nassau
Airport Development Company (NAD), Anthony McKinney, today announced the
appointment of Vernice Walkine to the position of President and CEO, expected
to take effect in March of 2013, and thanked outgoing CEO, Stewart Steeves, for his significant contributions
over the past six years.
was Vernice the first Bahamian executive on the team in her role as Vice
President of Marketing and Commercial Development, she is the first woman to
have the top job at our airport," said McKinney. "Vernice joined NAD two years
Nassau, Bahamas - Chairman of the Board of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), Anthony McKinney, today announced the appointment of Vernice Walkine to the position of President and CEO, expected to take effect in March of 2013, and thanked outgoing CEO, Stewart Steeves, for his significant contributions over the past six years.
Vancouver Airport Services delivers on its mandate to add Bahamian talent to the executive ranks Nassau, Bahamas -- NAD's President & CEO, Mr. Stewart Steeves, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin McDonald to the position of Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, effective January 1st, 2012.
Major oil and gas companies are working side-by-side with contractors in the $409 million airport expansion project to clean up an oil spill that started two decades ago.
A defective fuel hydrant system installed in the early 1990s, when a new U.S. departures terminal was built, has gushed more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the ground over many years, according to Deangelo Stuart, the environmental manager at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD).
Spanning up to 10 acres, the massive "plume" of contaminated soil also made its way into the water table.
And now, as redevelopment marches on, oil and gas companies Esso, Chevron and Shell are spending up to $1 million on the restoration of the infected area.
"There was an underground fuel hydrant that serviced all of the aircraft on Field A. It is apparent there was a leak
that went undetected for many years," Stuart told Guardian Business.
"When it was noticed, well over 50,000 plus gallons of oil had leaked into the ground. And part of the reconstruction effort is to remediate any of the contaminants in the ground water. It involves the clean up of impacted soil and the treatment of any free soil."
NAD is currently working on stage two of the new international arrivals building. While the clean-up and construction have already been occurring in tandem, the restoration process is expected to really kick into high gear when crews move on stage three after the summer.
Verne Janzen, project director at NAD, said the oil and gas companies are all responsible for a percentage of ownership in the leaky hydrant. He said the airport is pleased that the oil and gas giants stepped up to the plate.
He added there are two sites in particular that are contaminated, including the International departures pier and apron, and an area near the U.S. departures terminal building. The project director insisted that the project has not experienced delays from the spill, although he conceded that contractors have incurred "additional costs" .
"The oil and gas companies have brought a consultant on board with a full-time representative on-site. Sometimes they have one person, sometimes there are three or four," he explained.
Two giant tanks, about 18,000 gallons each, have been installed to collect the contaminated water and soil. A filtering process then occurs, with the finished product being ultimately returned to the airport site.
Stuart told Guardian Business that the plume is contained and poses no threat to businesses or residents in the immediate area.
"We know where it is located, and we know the behavior of the plume itself. It's not shifting and we have recovered a lot of the product in the ground, and we continue to do so," he said.
A construction environmental management plan has been created to protect workers from any effects as a result of the oil spill, who will be in place for the life of the project, he said.
The $409 million redevelopment of LPIA is the largest public/private infrastructure project in the history of The Bahamas.
Phase two, the construction of the new international arrivals terminal, is now 66 percent complete, according to Janzen.
Phase one, the U.S. departures terminal, was unveiled in February 2011.
The entire project, including this phase and phase three (international and domestic departures and domestic arrivals) is scheduled to be completed by November 2013.
The new airport complex will cover 571,000 square feet with an additional one million square feet of aircraft operating space.
The Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) has been recognized as the "best improved" airport in the Latin American and Caribbean region and among the top five best airports in the region based on appraisals from the traveling public.
Airports Council International (ACI) recently announced LPIA as the recipient of the 2013 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Improvement By Region: Latin America-Caribbean category. The award recognizes extensive improvements made to the airport during a three-phased, $409 million redevelopment.
Vernice Walkine, president & CEO at Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), received official word of the ACI survey results last week.
"This award shows that our efforts to totally transform LPIA into a modern and functional facility are being noticed. To be recognized for what we've been able to accomplish in four short years of construction will help motivate our team to move from building amazing terminals to managing them at a world-class level."
LPIA also ranked in the top five "best airports" in the region (Latin America and the Caribbean). The airport management company is setting an aggressive goal of scoring within the top three airports in the region by the end of 2014.
David Adams, NAD's manager of customer support services, is leading the charge along with the operations team at NAD.
"Since implementing the ASQ survey program, we've seen steady growth and improvement in overall customer experience at our airport despite conducting business while active construction was taking place," Adams said. "Our intent is to see LPIA ranked as one of the top three airports in the region by the end of 2014. To do this, we need to zero in on meeting customer service targets, improving overall ambiance in the terminals and getting the complete buy-in of our airport stakeholders."
As the industry's most comprehensive customer service benchmarking tool, the ACI ASQ survey reliably captures passengers' immediate appraisal from check-in through departure at the gate at more than 285 airports worldwide. These awards represent passengers' views on 34 key service indicators and are an objective and accurate indicator of the top world-wide performing airports.
NAD implemented the ASQ survey program at LPIA in 2011.
THE RT. HON. HUBERT A. INGRAHAM, MP
PRIME MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF THE MARSH HARBOUR AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING,
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER & FIRE/CRASH RESCUE FACILITY
THURSDAY, 1st September, 2011
ABACO, THE BAHAMAS
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has appointed a former RBC senior manager to the position of vice president of marketing and communications with the airport management company.
In her new position, Jan Knowles will be responsible for all marketing initiatives at NAD, including air service development, brand development, stakeholder and community relations and overseeing the corporate communications portfolio.
Previously, Knowles held a senior level position as regional manager, public relations and communications for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Her educational background includes a master's degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Commenting on the appointment, Vernice Walkine, president and CEO at NAD said: "This new appointment further strengthens our company's leadership team. Jan brings a wealth of experience in strategic communications which will be instrumental in our plan to expand LPIA's route service development program. We are pleased to have her as a part of our executive management team."
Knowles will report directly to Walkine. She is the third Bahamian appointed to NAD's executive management team since the company's inception in April 2007. Kevin McDonald was appointed as vice president of maintenance and engineering in January 2012.
Knowles officially takes up her post at NAD on September 15, 2014.