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New contractor to complete Smith’s Point sea wall

DPM K. Peter Turnquest, assured the Smith’s Point sea wall will be competed, albeit by another contractor.

Smith’s Point residents had their questions answered regarding the construction delay of the sea wall in that quaint community, yesterday when they met Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, Member of Parliament for East GB at Outriggers Restaurant and Bar. Some 30 residents of the closely-knit community of Smith’s Point assembled on Sunday afternoon to…
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Smith’s Point residents want answers

Smith’s Point residents are hoping to get answers as to when work will resume on the sea wall in their community. (PHOTOS: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Weeks after Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis, called a halt to the Smith’s Point Sea Wall Project, residents of that community are seeking answers as to when the work will resume. During an exclusive interview with The Freeport News, late last month (June 21), vendors in the area expressed their concerns…
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Vendors protesting three day closure

The management of the Port Lucaya Marketplace have allegedly scheduled a temporary closure of the Straw Market for cleaning and maintenance, during the arrival of a Carnival ship to the island, that is not sitting well with vendors. At left is a copy of the alleged memo, vendors said they received. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Picturesque beaches and the warm hospitality of the Bahamian people are key reasons cruise ship passengers love visiting the islands of The Bahamas. Lately, Straw and Craft vendors in the Port Lucaya Marketplace have desperately fought to earn a living and with visitor arrivals to Grand Bahama being very low, the announcement of the Carnival…
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