Public Works/Infrastructure

 Water And Sewerage Corporation Updates On Water Supply Disruptions In Central Eleuthera
Water And Sewerage Corporation Updates On Water Supply Disruptions In Central Eleuthera

August 09, 2022

The Water and Sewerage Corporation provides over 500,000 imperial gallons of desalinated water to our valued customers in Central Eleuthera on a daily basis. This water services Governor’s Harbour, Palmetto Point, Savannah Sound and Windermere in the south and as far north as James Cistern, Hatchet Bay and Gregory Town.

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Cable Bahamas Notice of Emergency Maintenance
Cable Bahamas Notice of Emergency Maintenance

July 27, 2022

In an attempt to ensure that our clients maintain an optimum level of service, our Engineers are about to embark on an emergency exercise for our core fiber services. As a result, this serves as notification of a Network Maintenance Exercise, which may result in an interruption of your Internet and Voice Services over your Fiber Network.

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PM: More telecoms competition in region may lead to better services
PM: More telecoms competition in region may lead to better services

July 22, 2022

Speaking to the lagging technological advancements in certain areas of the region, Prime Minister Philip Davis questioned whether it is time for The Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean to open themselves up to more competition.

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Work continues on Village Road project
Work continues on Village Road project

July 20, 2022

WORK on the Village Road Improvement Project is making progress.

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Motorists' misery only just begun
Motorists' misery only just begun

June 28, 2022

THE Ministry of Works and Utilities said the Village Road Improvement project is slated for completion at the latest in November as some citizens complain about the inconvenience of road repairs and closures in the area.

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1.6m contract signed for morgue upgrades
$1.6m contract signed for morgue upgrades

June 20, 2022

THE Public Hospitals Authority has signed a contract for approximately $1.6 million with Pinnacle Investment Company Limited for the renovation and upgrades of the morgue at Grand Bahama's Rand Memorial Hospital.

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PM: Land issues hold up plan for new GB hospital
PM: Land issues hold up plan for new GB hospital

June 20, 2022

PRIME Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis says his plans for breaking ground for a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Grand Bahama by the end of this fiscal period were hampered because of land issues.

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'Credible' investors interested in redevelopment of Grand Bahama International Airport
'Credible' investors interested in redevelopment of Grand Bahama International Airport

June 16, 2022

THREE "credible" investors have expressed interest in the redevelopment of the Grand Bahama International Airport, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper revealed yesterday.

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PM tours Aqualina site in Cable Beach
PM tours Aqualina site in Cable Beach

June 15, 2022

PRIME Minister Philip Davis and members of Cabinet toured the construction site of Aqualina on Cable Beach yesterday to view the progress of the 11-storey skyrise.

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12m plan to upgrade Moore's Island infrastructure
$12m plan to upgrade Moore's Island infrastructure

June 09, 2022

WORKS and Utilities Minister Alfred Sears said his ministry plans to invest more than $12m on much needed infrastructural upgrades and repairs on Moore's Island, Abaco.

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WS Create Chaos During Peak Time
W&S Create Chaos During Peak Time

May 24, 2022

During the morning rush hour Water and Sewerage created chaos and long delays on Shirley Street

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Miller: Slow progress on Olympia Heights
Miller: Slow progress on Olympia Heights

May 23, 2022

MORE than two months after a $1.2m contract was signed for the placement of infrastructure and development at Olympia Heights, Olympian Ramon Miller said there is still much more work to be done as construction has slowed down in the area.

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8 mil price tag for flooding remediation
$8 mil price tag for flooding remediation

May 23, 2022

The government will need roughly $8 million to address flooding in New Providence, according to Minister of Works and Utilities Alfred Sears. Sears said the government will have a specific line item for drainage mitigation in the 2022/2023 budget.

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GBPA launches 1M road works project in Freeport
GBPA launches $1M road works project in Freeport

May 20, 2022

A $1M road works project is being undertaken by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited as part of an initiative to resurface roadways in Freeport.

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Flooding remediation plan outlined
Flooding remediation plan outlined

May 20, 2022

After parts of New Providence were flooded after heavy rains last weekend, Henry Moxey, senior engineer in the Ministry of Public Works, said yesterday that the government is seeking to make use of a number of tools to remedy the issue.

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Govt 'working to tackle issues over flooding'
Govt 'working to tackle issues over flooding'

May 17, 2022

PUBLIC Works Minister Alfred Sears said officials are addressing flooding issues created over the weekend by heavy rainfall, especially in view of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season which will soon open.

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Govt 'keenly focused' on airport for Grand Bahama
Govt 'keenly focused' on airport for Grand Bahama

May 17, 2022

TOURISM, Investments and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper said the government is "keenly focused" on the Grand Bahama International Airport, telling Parliament they hope to complete the first phase of redeveloping GBIA by January 2025.

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Cyberattack Reports Prompt Data Protection Event
Cyberattack Reports Prompt Data Protection Event

May 16, 2022

Nassau-based cybersecurity firm, Cloud Carib, will launch the latest in its series of educational webinars designed to help organizations in the Caribbean fill the data protection gaps needed to bridge legislative realities with the ever-evolving data landscape. The virtual event slated for May 18, 2022, comes in response to widely published media reports that have thrust the issue of regional data breaches into the spotlight – the most recent of which included Trinidad conglomerate the Massy Group and regional logistics firm Aeropost. In the past decade, the Caribbean has emerged as a hub for sophisticated cybercrime and ransomware attacks, with the number of reported cases increasing by a staggering 550%, according to a 2021 report by Mandiant Advantage.

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Limited contract posting on govt's online portal
Limited contract posting on govt's online portal

April 27, 2022

A search on the government's online portal for contract notices and contract awards under the Department of Public Works, which has a large capital works budget, reveals just four contract notices since the Public Procurement Act came into force on September 1, 2021.

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'Pinewood flooding a priority'
'Pinewood flooding a priority'

October 05, 2021

PINEWOOD MP-elect Myles Laroda has said addressing long-standing flooding issues in the constituency is a priority for the Davis administration.

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