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Long Island gets boost to infrastructure – photos

Family Island to get upgrades to seaport dock facilities worth around $140,000. 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Bahamas government has signed contracts for repairs to the dock and construction of public toilets in Clarence Town, Long Island.

Students of Morrisville Primary School attended the contract signing ceremony in Clarence Town, Long Island. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

Students of Morrisville Primary School attended the contract signing ceremony in Clarence Town, Long Island. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

From left: Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant; Laurin Knowles, contractor; and Lawrence Cartwright, MP for Long Island. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport is pictured at centre signing contracts for upgrades to the dock and construction of public toilets in Clarence Town, Long Island. Also shown left is Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, and Laurin Knowles, contractor. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence Cartwright said the upgrades are much needed for the seaport.


The $59,340 contract for the dock includes repairs to the deck, concrete stairway and the wooden dock. The contract for $82,512 will provide toilet facilities.

Both contracts were awarded to Laurin Knowles and Sons Construction.

Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant headed a delegation to the island during a visit last weekend to sign the contracts.

He was joined by Education Minister Desmond Bannister; Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner; Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs; director John Canton and engineer Robert Mouzas.

A ceremony was held at the dockside in Clarence Town to mark the occasion. Witnessing the event was administrator Jordan Ritchie, chief councillor Ian Knowles and other local government representatives, residents and students of Morrisville Primary School.

In The Bahamas, women continue to make progress, as the country continues with the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the national level, according to Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Bachelet was speaking at a two-week UN session on equality. Listen to the audio here. Pictured: Paulette Bethel, Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to the UN.

YTB International Inc, a provider of e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the US, Bermuda, The Bahamas and Canada, announced last weekend that it has reached an agreement in principle to merge with LTS Nutraceuticals Inc.

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