“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 […]

Man killed in Bimini industrial accident

A Dominican man was killed in an industrial accident while operating heavy machinery on a construction site at a resort in a North Bimini. Police say they were called to a construction site at Resorts World Bimini shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where the worker was operating a crane and lifting a 40-foot […]

Environment Minister Ferreira inspects $10m Clifton Pier oil containment construction project

By Gena Gibbs, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — Building an oil containment tank at the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) Headquarters is the Bahamas Government’s latest priority: On Thursday, Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira visited Clifton Pier to inspect the construction, view the plans, and speak one-on-one […]

Labour’s construction job fair attracts multitudes

By Lindsay Thompson, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.” Facilitated by the Department of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was […]