St George’s Marina: Governor Gives Permission

November 29, 2015

St George’s received an ‘early Christmas present’ at last night’s [Nov 28] Lighting of the Town event, with Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy announcing that the Governor has given the final sign off required for the marina in St George’s.

Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy, “We’re pleased to announce at the St George’s Turning On Of The Lights, the announcement that the Governor had given the final sign off required for the new marina for St George’s, and that it would be seeking approval from Parliament in the next session in February, for the sign off of the relevant leases. So, it’s an early Christmas announcement for St George’s, which we’re very proud indeed.”

Audio of Minister Michael Fahy speaking at the Town’s Lighting:

Following the announcement, St George’s Mayor Quinell Francis told Bernews, “We’re very pleased to hear the Minister say that the Governor has issued the license for the Queen’s Bottom, and so now we’re looking forward, and in February he noted that we will see some improvements, and just speaking to one of the owners from the development company he is ready to move ahead. So this is great news for all of us, for St George, and we’re just looking forward to seeing our marina to come to fruition.”

Audio of St George’s Mayor Quinell Francis speaking at the Town’s Lighting:

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  1. Stephen Thomson says:

    Great news for St Georges. Change is painfully slow in Bermuda.
    A state of the art marina is clearly needed in the old town and has been for many years.
    Now on to Hamilton water front where we park cars on some of the most valuable water front in the western world.

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Great to see the project finally reaching the go ahead stage.

    Good grief! The D Day invasion was concieved, special equipment developed & built, training done & invasion done in far less time time than it has taken the developers to get through all of the beaurocracy here to get permission to build a little marina.

  3. Skink says:

    I hope the marina doesn’t destroy marine life or habitats but I’m glad to see this. #saltlife

  4. WOW says:

    Great news that the company that built the cruise ship dock will be building a new marina in the East End.

  5. Skeptic says:

    Where’s the Proposed Plan’s?

  6. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    Waste of Time and Money,many yachts in St.Georges for a few weeks at the start of the season,after that you will only see the odd visiting yachts.

    It will be derelict and another eyesore within months.

    • Maybe if we have a good marina they might come more frequently and stay longer when they do. If we don’t try, we’ll never know.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Not your money at risk so don’t complain. Don’t complain if the investors are successful & they make a bundle either.

      Got my doubts but you can be sure that it has been well researched.

  7. Brian says:

    Horrible idea, the proposed plans include destroying an island and irreversible damage to marine life and coral in St Georges cut. Fact that this has been approved shows there is no love or respect for things that are natural and money is truly destroying all things beautiful.

    • Bermy says:

      Think your getting this confused with the widening of the town cut for bigger cruise ships

  8. jt says:

    Keep companies that use sand instead of concrete far away from this.