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Bahamas: Time To Rebuild- $100m Signing For Cruise Port In Wake Of Storm

THE government and Carnival Corporation signed a heads of agreement for the development of a $100m cruise port in East Grand Bahama, three weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island.

The signing was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Freeport, where Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and Giora Israel, senior vice president of Carnival Corporation, also signed another HoA for an $80m cruise pier at Half Moon Cay where Carnival and Holland America Lines already have a cruise development.

The HoAs will be made public after they are tabled in the House of Assembly, Dr Minnis said. He noted that the initial date for signing the HoAs had to be postponed due to Hurricane Dorian.

“I am pleased that we are able to have today’s signing to help in the restoration and recovery of Grand Bahama,” he told those gathered at the signing held around noon in the conference room of OPM.

Dr Minnis unveiled more details about the proposed 329-acre cruise port at Sharp Rock in East Grand Bahama, where plans are to construct aquatic facilities, a lighthouse and fort structure, and food and beverage pavilions.

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