Tuesday, October 8, 2019

U.S. Embassy breaks ground on new $318 million HQ

From left, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Addison “Tad” Davis IV, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, U.S. ChargĂ© d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield and President of the American Chamber of Commerce of The Bahamas Jim Schaefer, break ground during the United States Embassy’s groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. TONYA ALEXIS

By Rachel Knowles

The United States Embassy in Nassau broke ground to begin construction on its new $318 million building, which is expected to be completed in early 2023.

The five-acre site for the new building is located at the junction of East Street and Shirley Street.

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said at peak construction, 160 Bahamians will be employed on the site.

Minnis hailed the new embassy as part of the wider redevelopment of downtown Nassau.  Read more >>