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Wednesday, November 17

Chinese consider Baha Mar changes

The Nassau Guardian: "The much-touted $2.6 billion Baha Mar project planned for Cable Beach is hanging in the balance as the government awaits word from the company’s Chinese partners on whether they will make fundamental changes to the deal.
The Nassau Guardian can confirm that the government is waiting on the Chinese to say whether they would agree to Bahamian subcontractors getting up to $500 million of the work, as opposed to the $200 million in work currently envisioned in the deal.
It would mean a stronger involvement of Bahamians on the project, something Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has been insisting on.
It is understood that Ingraham has also asked the Chinese to agree to a phased development as opposed to a one phase project."
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