Public Works/Infrastructure

BNGIS welcomes Acquis Group to The Bahamas

December 19, 2012

Nassau, The Bahamas -The Ministry of the Environment and Housing on December 15 welcomed Acquis Group, a geographic systems company, to assist with creating digital maps of the nation's topography and geographic details for data and research purposes.

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PM considering Rahming for Diplomatic Appointment
PM considering Rahming for Diplomatic Appointment

December 19, 2012

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday confirmed that Prison Superintendent Dr. Elliston Rahming is being considered for a diplomatic post, but stressed that it would only happen after a suitable replacement is identified. Christie dismissed reports that current Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethell was selected to replace Rahming.

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Deputy PM tours New Providence Road Improvement Project

December 15, 2012

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis (left) speaks with Superintendent Kenneth Strachan of the Road Traffic Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on December 13, 2012, during a tour of the New Providence Road Improvement Project.   

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Eight Road Project Thoroughfares Turned Over to Govt

December 14, 2012

Eight of the 16 thoroughfares associated with the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP) have been turned over to the government, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis announced yesterday.

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Road Maintenance Unit to Cost Taxpayers 15m Annually

December 14, 2012

The government's Road Maintenance Unit (RMU), which is currently being established within the Ministry of Works, will cost taxpayers an average of $15 million annually, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis.

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Abaco Airport To Cost 10m More
Abaco Airport To Cost 10m More

December 13, 2012

Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday revealed that the Abaco International airport will cost the government more than $10 million in overruns before it can be opened.

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Man Handed Keys To New Home By Prime Minister
Man Handed Keys To New Home By Prime Minister

December 12, 2012

An elderly man was handed the keys to his brand new home on Thompson Lane yesterday, courtesy of Urban Renewal 2.0.

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Structural Troubles Delay Opening Of Abaco Airport
Structural Troubles Delay Opening Of Abaco Airport

December 07, 2012

The official opening of the new multi-million dollar airport in Abaco has been further delayed as government tackles several structural deficiencies, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin revealed.

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Bahamas To Pay Stadium Bill
Bahamas To Pay Stadium Bill

December 05, 2012

The government will have to foot the financial cost of having corrective work done on the new Thomas A Robinson Stadium, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday.

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Road Works Relief Begins Dec. 10

December 05, 2012

The Ministry of Finance has officially unveiled the details behind its $15 million road works relief plan and will begin accepting applications next week.
In a statement released by the government, eligibility for benefits will be judged "on evidence...

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Implementation of ICT Programme Underway in Public Schools

December 05, 2012

NASSAU, The Bahamas --- The Ministry of Education has spent $2.2 million over the past four months to improve the technological infrastructure of 76 Primary and Secondary Public Schools throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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Government Statement on the Road Works Compensation Programme

December 04, 2012

NASSAU, Bahamas --- The Government of The Bahamas Compensation Programme for businesses impacted by the road works associated with the New Providence Transportation Programme will commence on Monday, 10th December 2012.

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Repairs Coming for Eroded Road
Repairs Coming for Eroded Road

December 03, 2012

The Ministry of Works has plans to shore up an eroded portion of West Bay Street near the Caves. The road caved in after a sea wall collapsed during the passage of Hurricane Sandy in October. Robert Mouzas, senior structural engineer at the Ministry of Works, said on Friday the repairs would be carried out by Bahamian contractors.

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Canton: Airport Gateway Project Will Finish On Time, On Budget
Canton: Airport Gateway Project Will Finish On Time, On Budget

November 28, 2012

The Airport Gateway Project has fallen slightly behind following the passage of Hurricane Sandy, which dumped up to several inches of rain across the island, however Director of Works John Canton yesterday expressed optimism that the project will be finished on budget and on time by the contractor.

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FNM: Show Evidence On Homes Claim
FNM: Show Evidence On Homes Claim

November 26, 2012

The FNM yesterday challenged the government to produce evidence that taxpayer dollars will now have to be spent on repairs to homes constructed under the Ingraham administration's low cost housing programme.

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FNM Claims PLP Neglecting Prospective Homeowners
FNM Claims PLP Neglecting Prospective Homeowners

November 26, 2012

During a tour of Pride Estates III yesterday, the Free National Movement (FNM) charged that the Christie administration has neglected hundreds of Bahamians who were assigned homes in the area.

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Training For Inspectors Team

November 22, 2012

Building inspectors attached to the Department of Housing honed their skills during a two-day training programme at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.

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Renovation For War Cemetery
Renovation For War Cemetery

November 21, 2012

More than $15,000 was invested in the renovations of the near 70-year-old Nassau War Cemetery that houses and commemorates more than 60 Commonwealth military dead of both world wars.

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Lyford Cay International School Opens New Physical Education

November 19, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas - The Physical Education Centre, the newest building on the Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) campus, is officially complete.

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Bahamas Government Signs 45,000 Contract To Repair Fishing Hole Road

November 16, 2012

Freeport, Bahamas - The Government has signed a $45,000 contract with Waugh Construction to repair the Fishing Hole Road in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
which was extensively damaged by  Hurricane Sandy.

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