Patience best as Lucayan deal unfolds

It is accepted in Grand Bahama that the Grand Lucayan and Memories hotels won’t reopen prior to the Christmas Holidays that are right upon us. No official comment has been forthcoming from the Government of The Bahamas, owner Hutchison Whampoa or the proposed buyer, the Wynn Group, out of Canada. On Monday though, Deputy Prime…
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Better late than never

In this space previously, on several occasions, we expressed hope that the reopening of the Grand Lucayan Hotel and the connecting facility, Memories, would take place before the end of the year. Comments made by members of the government, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis inclusive, indicated that the central administration would cause the reopening to…
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Dr. Minnis unfolding Inner city plan

A major promise made by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis while on the campaign trail was inner city development in the capital island of New Providence. Having emerged out of the belly of an impoverished Over-the-Hill area, Dr. Minnis, soon after he became leader of the Free National Movement in 2012, went public with the…
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No update yet on Grand Lucayan “purchase offer”

The Government of The Bahamas is in an unenviable position regarding the Grand Lucayan Hotel issue. When the government announced that it had made a purchase offer to the Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the Grand Lucayan Hotel, it placed itself between a rock and hard place. Obligated to Grand Bahama to get the facility reopened…
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