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PM to Sign Carnival HOA

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is expected to travel to Grand Bahama on Wednesday and during this trip, Dr. Minnis said he will sign a heads of agreement (HOA) with Carnival Corporation for a new cruise port on the island.

“It is more vital now than ever to continue with our economic developmental program for Grand Bahama,” Dr. Minnis said yesterday during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister.

“We remain committed to the restoration and redevelopment of Grand Bahama.  Grand Bahama must be restored and be made stronger and more vibrant.”

The cruise port will be the largest Carnival cruise port in the world and would make Grand Bahama and The Bahamas one of the best cruise destinations in the Caribbean.

The cruise port is expected to cost at least $100 million and would provide more than 1,000 jobs. 

Also during the trip, the prime minister will review the progress of Grand Bahama’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian.

Dr. Minnis also announced that a shelter and housing plan has been developed to relocate the evacuees living in shelters in New Providence so that they will able to return to Abaco and Grand Bahama.  

“Temporary housing options will be available for staff and many residents,” he added.

Dr. Minnis also pointed out that he met with the leadership of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce last week.

“I have talked to many residents and friends of Abaco since Hurricane Dorian.  The people of Abaco are ready to rebuild. Abaconians are a resilient and strong people.  Marsh Harbour, the Abaco Cays and Central and North Abaco will be built stronger and more resilient,” Dr. Minnis said.

“The Hope Town lighthouse must also be restored as an enduring symbol of the resilience of the people of Abaco, the people of Grand Bahama and all the people of our Commonwealth.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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