Public Works/Infrastructure

Dutch emergency line hit by KPN telecoms outage

June 25, 2019

The Netherlands has been hit by its largest telecommunications outage in years, with the 112 emergency number knocked out across the country...

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Lucayan purchase 'economic rebirth'
Lucayan purchase 'economic rebirth'

June 25, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel staunchly defended the government's decision to purchase the Grand Lucayan resort, insisting the move will prove to be the foundation for "a full fledged economic rebirth" in Grand Bahama...

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PM Minnis: Government to enhance and redevelop parks, green spaces throughout New Providence

June 24, 2019

Fifteen parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community have been identified for restoration as part of the Government’s plan to enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis...

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FIFTEEN BAHAMIAN COMPANIES COMPLETE ONE OF A KIND PARK

June 24, 2019

If Silver Gates appears to be a bit more crowded this summer, it is the deliberate commitment and efforts of fifteen Bahamian companies who completed the park in a record time of three months...

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Meltdown
Meltdown

June 24, 2019

A terminally ill woman yesterday lay in her bed crying out in pain while her sister, Yvonne Rolle, fed her ice cubes in an attempt to provide some comfort in the extreme heat as power outages continued across New Providence...

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Govt to restore inner-city parks
Govt to restore inner-city parks

June 24, 2019

The government will restore 15 parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community, the Office of the Prime Minister announced yesterday. The move is part of the government's broader plan to "enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence", it said in a [...].

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Grand opening for Silver Gates
Grand opening for Silver Gates

June 24, 2019

FIFTEEN parks and basketball courts in the Over-the-Hill community have been identified for restoration as part of the government's plan to enhance and redevelop parks and green spaces throughout New Providence, said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis...

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Stakeholders to discuss 'Nassau Entertainment District' with officials
Stakeholders to discuss 'Nassau Entertainment District' with officials

June 21, 2019

ARAWAK Cay and Junkanoo Beach stakeholders will get an opportunity to meet with officials overseeing the proposed "Nassau Entertainment District" project, a spokesperson from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) confirmed on Friday...

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Hotel Corp. determined to keep govt-owned properties out of hands of 'grifters'

June 21, 2019

Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas Michael Scott said yesterday that the corporation is determined to keep government-owned properties out of the hands of "grifters" and those without the means to successfully develop the projects they put forward. Scott, who was a speaker [...]

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Vendors concern over Arawak plan
Vendors concern over Arawak plan

June 21, 2019

THE government's plan to overhaul Arawak Cay and Junkanoo Beach was yesterday met with some concern, as vendors and operators questioned the project's impact on businesses and timeframe...

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Crooked Island delight as water supply improves
Crooked Island delight as water supply improves

June 21, 2019

RESIDENTS of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully during a contract signing ceremony to supply potable water for the first time in several settlements on the remote island...

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GPH hosts stakeholder meetings on downtown redevelopment
GPH hosts stakeholder meetings on downtown redevelopment

June 20, 2019

Global Ports Holding (GPH) Head of Business Development for the Americas Colin Murphy said his company has begun the process of understanding how it can be an effective part of the redevelopment of Downtown Nassau by holding numerous stakeholder meetings...

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Govt to transform Arawak Cay area
Govt to transform Arawak Cay area

June 20, 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday the government will redevelop the area from Arawak Cay to Junkanoo Beach into an entertainment and cultural center, that would be a tax-free zone and include amenities such as a skybridge and water taxis. The development is still [...]

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Unveiled: Minnis' beachfront vision
Unveiled: Minnis' beachfront vision

June 20, 2019

ARAWAK Cay and Junkanoo Beach are set to receive an extensive overhaul, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, revealing the plan is to feature...

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10m needed to complete building of sports stadium
10m needed to complete building of sports stadium

June 19, 2019

MORE than $10m of the Ministry of Works' capital budget will be spent to complete the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium in the upcoming fiscal year...

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Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time
Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time

June 19, 2019

CROOKED ISLAND, The Bahamas – Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully and burst forth exclamations of praise during the contract signing ceremony...

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Low passenger load factor continues to plague Bahamasair
Low passenger load factor continues to plague Bahamasair

June 19, 2019

Despite an increase in passenger counts, Bahamasair is still operating at cripplingly low cabin loads, which according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar...

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Govt may prosecute employers who owe NIB
Govt may prosecute employers who owe NIB

June 19, 2019

Employers that have not paid employee contributions to the National Insurance Board (NIB) could face prosecution, Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle said yesterday...

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Rebuilding govt facilities on Ragged Is. will cost 12 mil.
Rebuilding govt facilities on Ragged Is. will cost 12 mil.

June 19, 2019

The reconstruction of government facilities on Ragged Island will occur in stages “over a number of years” and will cost $12 million, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday...

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Ragged Island rebuild now up to 12m
Ragged Island rebuild now up to 12m

June 19, 2019

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister defended the government's decision to spend millions of dollars on infrastructure at Ragged Island, telling Parliament it came down to a matter of "life and death" for residents...

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