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$1.5 billion project for Long Island to start Q1 2019

Member of Parliament for Long Island Adrian Gibson and Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister met with the developers of the proposed $1.5 billion Port St. George resort project for Long Island, which could begin initial work at the end of the first quarter of 2019, a statement from Gibson revealed.

The statement explained that Gibson and Bannister sat with Star Resorts Group President Duane Gerenser, Port St. George principal and board member James Moss, and attorney Sean Callender, where they discussed the plans for the mixed-use, luxury condo/resort property.

“We were informed that initial works are projected to commence in the latter part of the first quarter of 2019,” the statement said.

“They stated that first phase of the construction will see the dredging and development of the harbor/marina… 640 slips, construction of 60 units, and the build-out of a soccer field, baseball/softball field, tennis court, a cricket pitch, the 18-hole golf course/golf club and a track.”

According to Gibson, Port St. George’s developers explained that the final completion of the property could to take four to five years.

He added that the developers have committed to beginning their hiring on Long Island and the surrounding islands before extending the call farther. He also said the developers have committed to embark upon a socially and environmentally sustainable project.

Gibson said the plan also calls for the Queen’s Highway to be rerouted, and that the developers have committed to constructing a customs house, fire station, small medical facility, fueling docks and a culinary institute.

“Moreover, they expressed a willingness to incorporate Bahamian/local entrepreneurs in their final project as well as the local community,” he said in the statement.

“Like many Long Islanders, we remain hopeful that such a project, which will no doubt improve and contribute positively to the state of affairs on Long Island, comes to fruition.”

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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