May 23, 2012
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THE Memorandum of Understanding on counter-piracy between the governments of the Bahamas and the United States of America will play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing the country’s position as a leading global Flag State, Minister of Transport Glenys Hanna-Martin said.
MAYAGUANA - AN emergency evacuation flight turned deadly this morning when the plane chartered to pick up the ailing individual crashed into a vehicle near the runway, killing three people, the Minister of Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin revealed.
FREEPORT – Minister for Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin described the maritime sector as filled with opportunities, both actual and potential.
OFFICIALS are expected to audit how quickly agencies reacted to the two recent oil spills, one in Freeport, the other in Eleuthera, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin announced.
AVIATION Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday revealed that the Abaco International airport will cost the government more than $10 million in overruns before it can be opened.
A FLIGHT over Freeport Harbour yesterday revealed no traces of oil from the damaged cargo vessel that tore a hole in its hull on Monday.
THE official opening of the new multi-million dollar airport in Abaco has been further delayed as government tackles several structural deficiencies, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin revealed.
THE GOVERNMENT is digging deeper into the oil spill controversy, questioning if it was “prudent” for the cargo ship to be ordered out of Freeport Harbour as it spewed out “3,000 gallons” (8-10 metric tonnes) of oil.
A CARGO ship leaking Heavy Fuel Oil left a slick off Grand Bahama yesterday that officials assured poses no threat to coastal areas of the Bahamas.
THE government is moving “aggressively” to see to the bus system unified by this time next year, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said.
AFTER a three year absence from the country’s main tourist hub, designated taxi cab spaces will be reintroduced to Bay Street, according to Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday.
THE government announced it will re-establish a meteorological office on Grand Bahama to guard against a repeat of the circumstances that lead to the death of three people on that island in 2010.
A STATUE of the late Sir Lynden Pindling will be raised at the international airport to mark the completion of the facility and the country's 40th year of independence, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin announced yesterday.
THE government will renew talks to implement a unified public bus system to reduce traffic congestion in New Providence.