Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham pushed through a major training initiative for scores of Bahamians to the tune of $8 million overall during his recent visit to China to discuss the Baha Mar project.
Roadside vendors who hawk their wares to drivers passing on East Street South and other corridors in the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP) are being asked to relocate.
The road works currently underway on East Street south (from the Robinson Road junction to Soldier Road) are a part of the New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP) and are progressing “fairly” well.
Robinson Road to Soldier Road beginning from the intersection at Grace Avenue and Old Trail Road will be closed as of November 22 to facilitate the installation of a 24-inch pipe.
As a result of negotiations between Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and the Chinese, Bahamian contracts in connection with the Baha Mar project will increase from $200 million to $400 million.
The value of construction works to be subcontracted to Bahamians has been doubled from $200 million to $400 million, creating thousands more jobs for Bahamian contractors and subcontractors who work on the Baha Mar project.
The $2.6 billion Cable Beach Baha Mar project is hanging in the balance as the government waits to see if the Chinese will agree to Bahamian subcontractors getting up to $500 million of the work, as opposed to current deal of $200 million.
Coral Harbour South Home Owners Association has announced its victory in the battle to save the Pink Walls of Coral Harbour from destruction by developer Tony Joudi.
Road works are currently underway on Robinson Road. The first phase of the road works for Robinson Road began at the Claridge and Robinson Road intersection and will progress as far west as the Baillou Hill and Robinson Road junction and east at the junction of Fox Hill Road and Prince Charles Drive.