‘OUT OF WHACK’: COVID supply chain woes severely impacting construction schedules, says BCA chief

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Supply chain woes brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted local construction costs and thrown constructions schedules “out of whack”, according to Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) President Michael Pratt. Pratt, who was addressing a webinar on the COVID-19 supply chain crisis, noted that there has been a spike in […]

“I’VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS”: Construction industry grappling with supply shortages and “crazy high” materials price hikes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A “crazy high” price hike of as much as 50 percent on certain building materials and supplies amid the pandemic could persist until summer, according to one local retailer who told Eyewitness News he has “never seen the prices like this”. Anthony Roberts, City Lumber Yard general manager, said: “The prices are […]