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  • 6 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean reported on its blog yesterday that Jan De Nul Group has begun dredging work at CocoCay in the Bahamas, signaling the start of a pivotal milestone in creating a pier for ships to dock. According to the company, the project includes dredging of the coral basin around the island and the installation of […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    With a $35 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Bahamas will seek to build the country’s resilience to coastal risks through sustainable coastal protection, including natural infrastructure and integrated management of the coast. The program will finance shoreline stabilization and coastal flooding control measures on Grand Bahama Island, Central Long Island, and […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas. The activities involve dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. In […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Global Underwater Explorers divers visited three popular dive sites in Bimini, the Bahamas, where dredging is currently underway. The divers are working on the initiative of Project Baseline under the nonprofit organization Global Underwater Explorers, GUE. As can be seen in the video, the first dive site, Sharkshood, has good visibility and a pretty water […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A mammoth seafloor dredger, dubbed ‘The Reef Destroyer’ by local environmentalists, recently arrived in Bimini as developers forge ahead with construction of a controversial ferry terminal. The 450-foot, 1,200 ton Niccolo Machiavelli is a specialized cutter-suction dredger designed to break up hard material which standard dredgers cannot remove. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, June 17, 2014

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    There may soon be nothing left in Bimini to argue over according to attorney Fred Smith, QC, as a massive seafloor dredging operation was allowed to continue during a court postponement, with 38% of the work already complete thanks to a “dramatically increased” rate of excavation. Mr. Smith, who represents Bimini Blue Coalition (BBC), a […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A dredging project for Resorts World Bimini’s (RWB) major resort development on Bimini has been allowed by The Bahamas Supreme Court last week. As the Nassau Guardian reports, the Court discharged the Privy Council prohibition of the project. The prohibition lasted until RWB got all the permits for the project, which were obtained last week. […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Activists, environmentalists and trade unions are set to come together on June 11 to call for the immediate implementation of a Freedom of Information Act. The event is being organized by Save The Bays, the fast-growing national movement that has championed the cause of the public’s right to know. It will take place from 8am-2pm […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The controversial dredging operation in Bimini has been brought to a halt with the granting of an injunction by the Privy Council in London. The Privy Council brought the dredging to a stop, ruling that if they wish to continue, the developers must show how a permit they got “over night” and which they produced […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The controversial dredging operation in Bimini has been brought to a halt with the granting of an injunction by the Privy Council in London. The order to stop all dredging activities, which went into effect immediately, will stay in place until the developers, Resorts World Bimini (RWB), can demonstrate they have satisfied all the conditions […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A leading dive hotelier in Cayman told a local TV station there Wednesday that Cayman officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in the Bahamas as an example of what not to do in pitting protection of fragile marine life and coral reefs against mass development. Keith Sahm, General Manager of the world-famous […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Top reputation among divers could be ruined by possible environmental degradation associated with the Resorts World Bimini pier terminal project, the California-based Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) said. As a hotly-opposed dredging operation got underway off the coast of Bimini last week despite legal challenge, a global non-profit warned that the associated environmental degradation […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A significant boost to the economy of Bimini is one step closer, with Resort World Bimini announcing that it has officially commenced with the next phase of construction at the port of its top-flight destination resort. With the beginning of the fully permitted dredging process, Resorts World Bimini (RWB) is moving towards completing the construction […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Nearly 40 years after he first began sharing the beauty of Bimini’s coral reefs luring divers from around the world to the tiny island in the northern Bahamas, one of the most respected names in the world of undersea adventure yesterday issued a warning that Bimini was on the verge of a ‘pending catastrophic event.’ […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bimini Blue and Save the Bays legal advisors are headed back to court today. Their affidavits address the continuing work on the pier in Bimini, in spite of a warning from Court of Appeal Justice Abdulai Conteh to lawyers for the government and developer Resorts World Bimini that construction should not be allowed to progress […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A mammoth seafloor dredger, dubbed ‘The Reef Destroyer’ by local environmentalists, has arrived in Bimini as developers forge ahead with construction of a controversial ferry terminal despite a top judge’s stern warning. The 450-foot, 1,200 ton Niccolo Machiavelli is a specialized cutter-suction dredger designed to break up hard material which standard dredgers cannot remove. It […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Bahamas Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie said Monday that he is in discussions with the operators of the Freeport Container Port, with a view to a possible $250 million expansion of that multi-million dollar facility. He pointed out that this major expansion is expected to result in some one million additional […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases. The contract has been placed with Damen Shipyards Group, headquartered in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. In announcing the contract, the […]

  • 21 March 2013

    Bimini Bay Resort has begun dredging around the Alice Town dock and constructing a new cruise ship terminal in preparation for large vessels pulling into harbor from nearby Florida. On the heels of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s announcement in the House of Assembly, Khaalis Rolle, the state minister for investments, provided further details on Genting […]

  • 27 June 2012

    The portion of beach along Baha Marâs property that has been blocked off from the public will remain that way until sometime next year, according to Baha Marâs Executive Vice President of Construction Tom Dunlap, reports thenassauguardian.com. Dispelling fears that the Baha Mar development is destroying Cable Beach, development representatives explained that the new rock […]

  • 13 June 2012

    Glenys Hanna-Martin, the Transport and Aviation Minister, a few days ago said: “The Nassau Harbour, which cost the former government $44 million to dredge, has not been maintained properly – leading to millions of dollars in lost revenue from cruise ships.” Speaking in Parliament, Mrs Hanna-Martin said two cruise ship slips are in urgent need […]

  • 2 March 2012

    The Caribean Journal reports that Montagu Foreshore Redevelopment Project, a joint initiative of the Bahamian government and Kerzner International, includes beach replenishment aimed at expanding the beach from one to almost three acres. This Nassau’s Montagu area redevelopment project is nearing completion. Environment Minister, Earl Deveaux, stated that the government directed Kerzner’s community outreach programme […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Efforts to enhance Saunders Beach continue as the Government signs contracts for beach replenishment for this popular Bahamian and tourist recreational area. During the signing ceremony Monday, Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko C. Grant said, “This project consists of the completion of physical enhancements to Saunders Beach comprising some 2,300 feet of […]

  • 31 January 2012

    The town should abandon plans to dredge offshore sand for future beach fills and instead import sand from the Bahamas, an independent …   (palmbeachdailynews) [mappress] Source: palmbeachdailynews, January 31, 2012;

  • 23 December 2011

    In order to protect the vast fishery resources at the Great Bahama Bank from poachers, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said the…   By DENISE MAYCOCK (tribune242) [mappress] Source: tribune242 , December 23, 2011;

  • 20 December 2011

    The Arawak Cay Port development is about three months behind its original construction schedule, its chief executive explaining that issues…   By NATARIO McKENZIE (tribune242) [mappress] Source: tribune242, December 20, 2011;

  • 19 December 2011

    During a recent and first visit to Grand Bahama Island, His Excellency, Mr. Risto Piipponen, Ambassador of Finland, was treated to an …   (thebahamasweekly) [mappress] Source: thebahamasweekly, December 19, 2011;

  • 13 November 2011
    Equipment, Technology

    The new quay side container crane arrived at the Freeport Container Port arrived on Friday and has been given the designated name Crane 11…   By Andrew Coakley (nassauguardian) [mappress] Source: nassauguardian, November 13, 2011;

  • 23 September 2011

    The Montagu Foreshore Redevelopment project was officially launched during a brief ceremony at Fort Montagu Thursday. Environment Minister…   By Kathryn Campbell (thebahamasweekly) [mappress] Source: thebahamasweekly, September 23, 2011;