Share this page on Facebook
Bahamas News
Residents learn about Baha Mar development
Submitted by BIS   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:33

Residents view the power point presentation presented by Baha Mar during a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 11. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna) NASSAU, Bahamas – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Baha Mar Ltd. representatives met with the communities of Ruby Avenue and Sulgrave Manor, Cable Beach on Monday, April 11 to inform them of plans for the proposed resort including the master plan, core project and the road component, among other things.

In attendance was John Canton, director of Works; Robert Sands, representatives of Baha Mar including senior vice president for administration and external relations; Earle Bethell, director of marketing, Frank Wood; and Wendell Grant, of Reiss Engineering Inc., Government’s representative for the project.

Mr. Sands told the residents that Baha Mar has been “sensitive” to the environment. “We have taken great lengths to observe environmental protocols on the project,” he said.

He explained that Baha Mar has created booklists for each of its employees that identifies, trees, protocols on how to deal with oil, instructions on to handle remediation etc.

Mr. Canton said plans include construction of a New West Bay Street along with corridor 7 that links New West Bay Street with JFK at the junction of Gladstone Road. The roads will be designed to the standards of the Ministry of Works and will eventually revert to Government.

Photo: Residents view the power point presentation presented by Baha Mar during a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 11. (BIS photo/Patrick Hanna)

 
Ministry of Works officials announce full road closures for New Providence
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:30

Charlene Collie, project engineer and Public Relations representative gives road works report to media. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced full road closures and traffic diversions for several corridors on Tuesday as the construction phase of the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project continues.

Among them are the following:

- Along Robinson Road between Lincoln Boulevard and Sixth Street there is a full road closure. Traffic is diverted through Lincoln Boulevard to Balfour Avenue and through 6th Street to Palm Tree Avenue.

- The junction of East Street and Robinson Road is under full closure and is expected to reopen next week as work continues to complete the major works for the junction.

- At the junction of Robinson and Claridge Roads – full closure of Claridge Road between Balfour Avenue and Robinson Road. Two-way traffic is granted on Robinson Road. Claridge Road is expected to re-open by the end of next week.

- Along Prince Charles Drive between Jean Street and Garden Road there is full closure. Traffic is diverted through Kent Avenue or Garden Road to Gleniston Park and into Wilson Way back onto Prince Charles (the area behind the Prince Charles Plaza).

Read more...
 
Dr. Minnis supports neighbourhood residents at Baha Mar town meeting
Submitted by The Killarney Voice   
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 06:51

Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Member of Parliament for Killarney speaks with residents of Ruby Avenue & Sulgrave Manor. (Photo: The Killarney Voice)NASSAU, Bahamas -- Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Member of Parliament for Killarney, supported the residents of Ruby Avenue and Sulgrave Manor with his attendance Monday evening at a Town Hall Meeting held at the Wyndham, Nassau Resort. The meeting was hosted by BAHA MAR LTD., and The Ministry of Works & Transport.

Residents were given a detailed overview of infrastructal plans for the area, including construction and road works and an opportunity to have their questions answered.  Presentations were made by Mr. John Canton, Director of Works, Mr. Robert Sands, Baha Mar's Senior Vice President, Mr. Earle Bethell, Director of Marketing, and Mr. Frank Wood.

Dr. Minnis thanked both BAHA MAR LTD. and the Ministry of Works for their willingness to listen to the concerns of Killarney residents and for taking the time to continually update them about the progress and work on this very extensive project.

Photos and video of the event can be found here.

Photo: Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Member of Parliament for Killarney speaks with residents of Ruby Avenue & Sulgrave Manor. (Photo: The Killarney Voice)

 
Urban Renewal puts young men on the basketball court
Written by BIS   
Monday, 11 April 2011 06:58

Players fight for the perfect shot at the Pinewood park tournament. (BIS Photo / Gena Gibbs). NASSAU, The Bahamas – Community youth were drawn by the hundreds and encouraged to compete with each other on the basketball court, rather than criminal court.

Young men between the ages of 16 to 21 represented basketball teams from all nine centres in New Providence, as well as other areas, and competed at Englerston Park, Christie Park and Pinewood Park from dusk until late into the night.

“The objective of the whole thing is to get the young men to get to know each other from the different areas and to compete among each other, but to do it in a healthy environment and learn how to get along with each other through the sport of basketball,” said Ella Lewis, New Providence Urban Renewal Coordinator.

“It’s been extremely successful and every night the court is filled.  We were wondering and see this is definitely the way to go in reaching the young men because they will come out to this.  We have more than 300 people on the court both watching the game and participating.  They are coming from all the different areas.”

From March 30 to April 3, Urban Renewal Community Programme’s nine centres held an Inter-Urban Basketball Jamboree, under the theme “You’re My Brother”.  A spirit of community empowerment attracted thousands of spectators across New Providence communities for five days to watch teams play against each other for championship trophies from Englerston, Farm Road, Yellow Elder, Pinewood, Nassau Village, Bain & Grants Town, Elizabeth Estates, Flamingo Gardens, Fox Hill, Fort Charlotte, Kemp Road, and St. Cecilia.

Read more...
 
Prime Minister's remarks as Public Workers’ Co-Operative Credit Union building re-named in honour of Arlington L. Miller
Submitted by BIS   
Sunday, 10 April 2011 06:39

Remarks by
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
At the Renaming of the
Public Workers’ Co-Operative
Credit Union Building
In Honour of Arlington L. Miller
Friday 8 April, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am very happy to join you today as you rename the Public Workers’ Co-Operative Credit Union Building in honour of Arlington Miller and recognize the contribution of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell to the development of Credit Unions in our country.

I commend the Public Workers’ Co-Operative Credit Union for taking the decision to honour two most deserving public sector unionists.

It is always right that deserving citizens be recognized and honoured for their contribution to the development of our country. Credit Unions are worthwhile institutions and they assist many persons in achieving their personal goals and objectives.

I immediately call to mind the good work realised not only by the Public Workers’ Co-Operative Credit Union but also the Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Union, The Bahamas Law Enforcement Credit Union and the Paradise Island Resort Casino Cooperative Union Limited.

I might say that the spirit of self-help and mutual assistance embedded in credit unions is worthy of emulation by the entire country. Indigenous organisations, such as yours, serve as catalysts for economic advancement and job creation.

Read more...
 
Bahamas Humane Society Animal Fun Day May 14th
Submitted by Donna Kiriaze   
Sunday, 10 April 2011 06:31

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Humane Society Animal Fun Day will be held May 14th, 2011 at the Botanical Gardens from 12 noon until 6pm.

This enjoyable event is an adopt-a-thon and fair offering fun for kids, pets, and the whole family. Tasty food, fun classes like waggiest tail, best costume, best kisser, prettiest/handsomest, rides and games too. Meet some of the Humane Society's great adoption dogs and pups and maybe take home a fur-ever friend.

See poster below or click HERE.


 
Construction of downtown Straw Market on schedule
Written by BIS   
Saturday, 09 April 2011 08:30

MARKET TOUR -- The Hon. Neko C Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport (first from left) is pictured along with the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright (right) and other stakeholders inspecting the progress of the construction of the downtown Nassau Straw Market. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)NASSAU, The Bahamas – Construction on the new $11.2 million straw market is progressing on schedule and should be ready for occupancy in late August.

Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko C Grant made this announcement during a tour of the downtown Nassau Market on April 3. Accompanying him was various stakeholders in the project including the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources; David Johnson, director general in the Ministry of Tourism; Vaughn Roberts, managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership and Robert Hall of Cavalier Construction.

Minister Cartwright said the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation (BAIC) has been working feverishly throughout the islands in training Bahamians to produce indigenous products for the market.

He said there are persons from every island in The Bahamas who are producing outstanding coconut shell jewellery, marine shell jewellery, and straw craft that should be placed in the straw market that has international exposure and a good reputation for producing indigenous products.

“I endorse the view that whenever this market is reopened that some of these products will be brought in here to show to the world the good products that are being produced in this country from shells, straw and coconut shells,” said Mr. Cartwright.

Mr. Johnson said the market has been the place to showcase products that Bahamians have been known to produce and sell.

Read more...
 
CC Sweeting students visit the Governor General
BIS   
Friday, 08 April 2011 07:18

Teachers and students from the C. C. Sweeting Senior High School's ‘At Risk’ Apprenticeship Programme are pictured with Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated, front centre) during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) NASSAU, Bahamas -- Teachers and students from the C. C. Sweeting Senior High School's "At Risk" Apprenticeship Programme are pictured with Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated, front centre) during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)

 


 
Residents informed of plans for Lake Cunningham Estates during Baha Mar construction phase
Written by BIS   
Friday, 08 April 2011 06:21

John Canton, director of Public Works, presents remarks at the Town Hall Meeting for residents of Lake Cunningham Estates. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) NASSAU, The Bahamas – Stakeholders involved in the Baha Mar Ltd. resort complex including the Ministry of Public Works and Transport entertained the views of residents of Lake Cunningham Estates on the road component of the proposed development at a meeting on Tuesday, April 5.

Representatives of Baha Mar presented current ideas for the access arrangements for Lake Cunningham Estates. Details of the arrangements are still to be resolved, however, the meeting was designed to solicit feedback from the residents.

Among those in attendance at the town hall meeting at Wyndham Nassau Resort was the Hon. Hubert Minnis, MP, the Hon. Sidney Collie, MP, Elizabeth Keju, acting permanent secretary, John Canton, director of Public Works, Brenton Turner, project officer; Dr. Robert Reiss, principal of Reiss Engineering Inc., Government’s representative and manager for the project and Robert Sands, senior vice president for administration and external relations at Baha Mar.

The Cable Beach complex, planned to be the Caribbean’s largest single-phase destination resort, is a joint venture between the Bahamas Government and Baha Mar. The ground-breaking ceremony for the 1000-acre resort, gaming and entertainment complex was held on February 21, 2011 and it is scheduled to open in December 2014.

In his remarks Mr. Canton said, “Under the Heads of Agreement with Government Baha Mar has committed to construct New West Bay Street (diverting in a semi-circle around the area to be occupied by the core of the Baha Mar project) along with corridor 7 which links New West Bay Street with JFK at the junction of Gladstone Road.

“The intent of both The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Baha Mar is aligned in consideration of and desire to make appropriate provisions (especially in respect to road access) for the communities affected by the project and to enhance the context and provisions at both the household and community living levels,” he added.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 Next > End >>

Page 161 of 233