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GB Minister gives Our Lucayan update

Minister for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson has updated the public on the renovation plans for the Grand Lucayan hotel and resort in Freeport. (Stock photo)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Minister for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson has updated the public on the renovation plans for the Grand Lucayan hotel and resort in Freeport.

Speaking at an event held at the Garnet Lavarity Justice Center November 26 he said:

“I am pleased to update the public that the government has also agreed to over $3 million for immediate repairs to the Grand Lucayan particularly the income generating Lighthouse Pointe, the Convention Centre and the Breaker’s Cay roof and Central Air Conditioning System, which services the entire resort to prepare for the upcoming season.”

He added that there would be work on cosmetic renovations to the retail area and the exterior of the Casino, with work expected to begin before the end of the year.

“I am also informed by The Ministry of Tourism that its public relations and advertising agencies are promoting the resort to generate additional room occupancy in partnership with Bahamasair, American Airlines, Balearia Caribbean and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line through summer 2019.”

He added that airlift to Grand Bahama is being addressed by the Board of Bahamasair, which expects delivery of a 727-800 series jet aircraft in Spring 2019 for utilization in a summer airlift programme that offers four-night rotations from several US gateways commencing May 2019 through August 2019.

“The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation through its efforts with tour operators expects the summer airlift programme to deliver a significant number of passengers to Grand Bahama Island.”

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and world leaders met at a high level conference on Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean, at the International Monetary Fund headquarters, Washington, DC, November 26, 2018.

A revitalized tourism product coupled with expanded airlift from major US carriers such as Delta and American Airlines are helping to drive tourism growth in The Bahamas, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said at his recent Year-End Report.

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