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Minister Addresses Enhancing The Tourism Product

Works Minister Desmond Bannister said last Friday that   his ministry is committed to doing whatever it takes to help improve the country’s tourism product.

According to Mr. Bannister improving the destination means ensuring the destination looks attractive.

He said this calls for dealing with eyesores like the general post office, the Clarence Bain and Rodney Bain buildings.

Addressing members of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Associations, Mr. Bannister said, “In my capacity as Minister of Public Works, I look forward to working with you to systematically make positive improvements that will enhance the tourism product and improve the standard of living for all Bahamians.”

“It will take a sustained effort by all of us, but I’m confident that there will be a positive turn around. However, I warn you that it will be incremental as I work on a capital budget of only $128 million a year,he said.

According to Mr. Bannister, the Ministry of Public Works has already begun to improve roadways with a focus on those in the family island.

He said, “ you’ ll be aware of the work on East Bay Street, Farrington Road and Tonique Darling Highway. Many of you will also be aware of the milling that’s going on at night at the Paradise Island Bridge and the extensive paving in Palmdale.”

“Soon we will address Nassau Street, East Street, Village Road and Bernard Road. It is not an easy process and I must request your patience.”

As for potholes, the minister advises anyone who come across one to call or WhatsApp 3760936.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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