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Government House Renovations Nearly Complete

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After three years of renovations, Government House and the Office of the Governor-General are nearly complete. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After three years of renovations, Government House and the Office of the Governor-General are nearly complete. 

The age-old structure perched on Mount Fitzwilliam received an official blessing and rededication on Wednesday.

Originally built in the 1800’s, the official residence of the governor-general, renovations on Government House began back in June 2020.

The structure got a much-needed facelift, as contractors worked to preserve the historical features of the house.

Prime Minister Philip Davis was on hand for the ceremony today.

Governor-General Sir Cornelius Smith conducted an inspection of the guard before a brief Changing of the Guard ceremony.

The governor-general noted Bahamians were surveyed about their thoughts of the aging premises prior to the restorations. 

Project Contractor, CEO of Telco Enterprise Limited Floyd Wilmott says the original scope of work included restoring the ballroom floor, parts of the main residence roof and a portion of the ballroom roof, however, he says as they undertook the project they realized there was much more work to be done.

The restoration project began under the former administration and continued under the Davis administration.

Three years later after delays due to the pandemic, Wilmott says he’s pleased.

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