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PM: Family Island Infrastructure Being Addressed

Government is set to launch an aggressive public works infrastructure program on several islands, according to Prime Minister Philip Davis.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Philip Davis revealing his administration will launch an aggressive public works program to build and maintain critical infrastructure on islands where it’s desperately needed.

The Prime Minister was delivering opening remarks during the latest Business Outlook Forum when he outlined his administration’s plans.

Davis also told attendees of Cat Island Business Outlook the government must learn from painful lessons of the past when it comes to ensuring that the right infrastructure is in place.

As is the case on many of the Family Islands, infrastructure works are needed on Cat Island, which is a part of the constituency the prime minister represents in parliament.

In the last few years, the state of Cat Island’s airport has been a point of concern for residents, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the general election, photos showing the poor state of the airport in New Bight circulated.

At the time, as Opposition Leader, Davis blamed the Minnis administration for abandoning the islands.

While Davis did not address specific plans for the airport he pointed to the need to prevent infrastructure from deteriorating.

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