Roadwork

360k to fix New Providence potholes

September 08, 2015

The government has issued nine contracts worth a total of $360,000 to address the wide-scale pothole problem that has swelled on New Providence roads over the last several weeks, Ministry of Works Senior Engineer Dexter Williams said yesterday.

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'No islandwill be spared'

August 27, 2015

No island in The Bahamas will be spared the wrath of Tropical Storm Erika, meteorologist Michael Stubbs warned yesterday.

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Driveway to The Diplomat Center named in honor of the late Dr. Richard Pinder

August 13, 2015

The entrance drive leading from Carmichael Road to The Diplomat Center has been named in memory of the late Dr. Richard Pinder II

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Auto repair industry says proposed wrecked vehicle ban already having negative effect

August 10, 2015

Bahamas Auto Repair Association (BARA) President Dwaine Scavella is calling on the government to bring some clarification to its proposed ban on "wrecked" vehicles and on vehicles more than 10 years old.

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Street to be named in honor of the late Richard Pinder

August 06, 2015

Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) will honor one of its founders, the late Richard Pinder III, with the naming of the roadway leading into the Bahamas Faith Ministries property in his honor.

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Mychal Thompson honored with street in his name

July 24, 2015

The words "Mychal Thompson Boulevard" speaks for itself.
In a move which honors one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the University of Minnesota, a two-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and certainly the greatest basketball player to ever come out of The Bahamas, the government of the day saw it fit to name the roadway into the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in honor of Mychal Thompson, and rightly so.

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VAT to be added to PI bridge toll

July 03, 2015

The bridge toll for all vehicles will be restructured to include value-added tax (VAT) as of July 13, the Bridge Authority announced yesterday.

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Paradise Island eastern bridge repair to cost 5.3 million, says minister
Paradise Island eastern bridge repair to cost 5.3 million, says minister

June 23, 2015

Shane Gibson, minister of labor and national insurance with responsibility for the Bridge Authority, has confirmed that the Bridge Authority will issue bonds to assist in raising funds to repair the Paradise Island exit bridge.

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Temporary Closure of Port & Road Traffic Department Offices in Grand Bahama

May 18, 2015

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation wishes to advise the general public of the temporary closure of the Port Department and the Road Traffic Department in Grand Bahama...

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Staniel Cay repairs to begin in two weeks, aviation minister says

May 13, 2015

Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday said that she is "painfully aware" of the impact on Exuma businesses caused by the abrupt closure of the Staniel Cay airstrip last month, stating that repairs on the currently closed airstrip would commence in two weeks.

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Samaritan steps in to fix giant pothole

May 13, 2015

A GIANT pothole in eastern New Providence has been repaired by a private company in what is being described as "an amazing display of a corporate contribution to a community"...

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7M contract for Andros road rehab

February 05, 2015

The government has awarded a $7 million roadwork contract to repave a critical stretch between North Andros' San Andros Airport and the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), which it hopes will kickstart further economic development in the area.

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Transport State Minister Calls for Greater road Safety Awareness

February 21, 2013

Yesterday we experienced another tragic incident for a Bahamian family, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the wider Bahamian public; the death of a toddler on the streets of Eleuthera. This marks the 12th fatality this year for our country.

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Family Remembers Man Killed On Road Work Project

January 15, 2013

Renardo 'Tyson' Miller, 26, who was killed in an accident on the Airport Gateway Project on Friday, visited his mother's house off Carmichael Road almost every other day before he died, said mourning relatives who gathered at that house after identifying his body at the Rand Morgue yesterday.

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The Dangers Of Prince Charles Drive

January 11, 2013

We have written about issues of road safety a few times recently because of the significant changes here on New Providence due to the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP). Highways have been created in many places and in some instances the corresponding road safety changes have not accompanied the expansions.

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1.3m Abaco Road Deal
1.3m Abaco Road Deal

January 04, 2013

The government has signed a $1.3 million contract for road repair in Central Abaco as one item on a long list of necessary infrastructural work that needs to be done in the Family Islands.

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Transport And Aviation State Minister Cautions Bahamians To Drive Carefully

December 11, 2012

Nassau, The Bahamas - On December 10, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation held a press conference at the Ministry of Transport and Aviation Conference Room to make the public aware of the concern about the spate of fatal accidents on the streets of The Bahamas.

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Govt Programme Will Allow Businesses To Customise Benefits
Govt Programme Will Allow Businesses To Customise Benefits

December 06, 2012

Eligible businesses will be allowed to customize their benefits under the government's Road Work Compensation Programme, according to Ministry of Finance executive Simon Wilson.

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Roadworks Compensation Offer Just Won't Do
Roadworks Compensation Offer Just Won't Do

December 05, 2012

The Coconut Grove Business League (CGBL) yesterday rejected the government's Road Work Compensation Programme slated to start next week.

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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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