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Minister Apologizes for Athletes Subdivision Delay

Some Bahamian gold medalists have waited more than 20 years for government to provide infrastructure to the plots of land they were awarded. Now government says infrastructure is on the way.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Some Bahamian gold medalists have waited more than 20 years for government to provide infrastructure to the plots of land they were awarded. Now government says infrastructure is on the way.

Berthony McDermott reports.

 



The signing comes years after Olympia Heights subdivision was conveyed to the athletes.

For this, Works Minister Alfred Sears apologized.

Charles Stubbs of Stubbs Equipment is the contractor for the project which started one week ago.

In the absence of the infrastructure, one of the Golden Knights, Ramon Miller, still built on his allotted land which was granted to him in 2014.

Back in October, Miller spoke out and called on the government to assist with the issue.

Sears admitted the issue was only brought to his attention through Miller’s advocacy.

The contracts will include site investigation and surveying, installation of utilities, drainage, road works and sidewalks among other things.

He puts the cost at just over $1 million.

The 23 acres of track land which was divided into ten lots were given to Debbie Ferguson, Tonique Williams Darling, Pauline Davis Thompson, Sandra Sturrup, Eldece Clarke Lewis, Savatheda Fynes, Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Ramon Miller, and Michael Matthieu.

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