Government Ministers Updated on the Progress of Works at the Airport in Grand Bahama

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November 22, 2019

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis; Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, along with Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Harcourt Brown, were given a progress report by airport officials on works being done at the airport in Grand Bahama, Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Freeport Container Port Corporate and Government Affairs Director, Sherry Brookes; Director of the Airport Company, Chanan Frith-Jones and Operations Manager of the Airport Company, Kevin Odelus were all present to discuss and explain the progress and layout of the building, The 8,200 square foot building will have areas for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Department of Immigration, Customs, the cashier for Customs and between 120-150 passengers.

Airlines such as Bahamasair, Sunwing, Flamingo Air, American Airlines, Silver and additional airlines that wish to come in for domestic and international will be accommodated in the space. According to Minister Thompson, “The space is a smaller space than what was in the domestic and the international, however, the Airport Company has done their best to accommodate both domestic and international flights in this space. We are expecting the airport will be open for international flights very shortly, once all of the renovations are completed and all of the necessary approvals are given.”

 

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis and Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson were given a progress report on the opening of the airport in Grand Bahama, Thursday, November 21. Pictured are: Minister Thompson (foreground); Minister Lewis; Freeport Container Port Corporate and Government Affairs Director, Sherry Brookes; Operations Manager of the Airport Company, Kevin Odelus and Director of the Airport Company, Chanan Frith-Jones.

 

Work is in progress to get the airport open to accept domestic and international flights.

 

During the tour of the temporary facilities for the airport on Thursday, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis (right) and Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson (left) were shown where international passengers would enter the facility. Also shown were: Sherry Brookes, Chanan Frith-Jones and Kevin Odelus.

 

Kevin Odelus, Operations Manager of the Airport Company is shown giving an explanation on the set up of the Customs Area at the airport facility during a tour on Thursday.

 

Work is progressing so that the temporary facilities of the airport in Grand Bahama can reopen shortly.

(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

News date : 11/22/2019    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Accident/Emergency, Community/Charity, Press Releases

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