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Bahamas: MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Govt’s upscale housing development application process to open this summer, says PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the application process for Bahamians looking to acquire land in a proposed upscale community in western New Providence will be open to the public this summer, stressing that no applications have been accepted to date and that there is no list of individuals already established for the community.

Minnis, while leading debate in Parliament yesterday on the housing resolution, pledged transparency with regards to the development and noted that the application process is being finalized along with other details.

“No applications have been accepted to date for this community,” said Minnis, noting that individuals will be able to submit their application and supporting documents online.

“No list of persons has been established for this community and guiding principles of the application process are being established.

“It will be transparent. There will be no favoritism, no speculation and flipping of properties. Government has the right of first refusal.”

The resolution indicates that several tracts of land in the west have been identified for purchase for young Bahamian professionals between the ages of 18 and 45 and resident in The Bahamas. Family Island residents are also eligible to apply.

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