Opening of Obadiah H. Wilchcombe Complex Heralds Renewed Focus and Investment for Grand Bahama

Nassau, Bahamas –  At the Grand Opening of the much anticipated Obadiah H. Wilchcombe Complex, the Davis Administration proudly announced a $1.5 billion investment into a collection of new projects for Grand Bahama.

The significant investment will take on various cross-functional government services underscoring the government’s commitment to providing all Bahamians, particularly those of Grand Bahama with efficient, and seamless access to public service. This promise evolves from the Davis administration’s commitment to deconstruct the Nassau-centric governance that has henceforth dominated Bahamian government. 

The recently completed administrative complex, named in honour of the former Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Obadiah H. Wilchcombe, stands as the centerpiece of the $1.5 billion dollar investment. The newly constructed state-of-the-art complex comprises 13 distinct governmental agencies, functioning as a central hub for the West Grand Bahamian community. This community was previously underserved, and the establishment of this complex eliminates the necessity for residents to travel to Freeport for various government-related transactions.

The investment will also advance the vision of the former Minister for a more inclusive Bahamas and a thriving Grand Bahama. The minister worked hand-in-hand with fellow MPs and Cabinet Ministers to secure the developments of Eden Resort, the EMR sea wall, the upcoming completion of Holmes Rock Junior High School, and the West End Police Station.

The Prime Minister suggested that this is the beginning of a larger commitment to revitalizing Grand Bahama.

“This is an important step in the right direction. But we know that we must continue to do even more if we wish to recapture the magic of Grand Bahama in the ways that Obie spoke of when he envisioned a brighter future for the people of this island. Our intent is to follow in the footsteps of our dear friend Obie: to see the full potential of Grand Bahama restored.”

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