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Column: 100 Homes, Grand Atlantic, Housing

Column: 100 Homes, Grand Atlantic, Housing

[Opinion column written by Trevor Moniz] On Friday in the House of Assembly the story of the 100 Homes project in Ireland Island South continued. In the morning I was allowed by the Speaker to give a ‘personal explanation’ to record on the Hansard the correction of untrue statements made by the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch.The Minister... Read more of this article

Housing Project: MP Moniz Responds To Minister

Housing Project: MP Moniz Responds To Minister

“This project, like the Grand Atlantic project, would have been nothing more than a white elephant, a complete waste of the people’s money,” OBA MP and former Minister Trevor Moniz said, and the decision to change the 100 housing project “was made in the full light of public scrutiny over 5 years ago.” His comments follow... Read more of this article

Minister: OBA Govt ‘Destroyed’ Housing Project

Minister: OBA Govt ‘Destroyed’ Housing Project

“The former OBA government has completely and unequivocally destroyed a project that was to bring housing relief to 100 families in this country,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said that the project started in 2012, and after the OBA won the 2012 election they reduced the... Read more of this article

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

Total Cost Of Victoria Row Demolition: $331,400

The total cost for demolishing the Victoria Row units is $331,400, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] in reply to a question from Shadow Public Works Minister Dennis Lister. Audio of the Minister’s reply about the costWEDCo said that they “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria... Read more of this article

Habitat ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Victoria Row

Habitat ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Victoria Row

Following WEDCo’s statement that they have “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria Row, Habitat for Humanity chairperson Sheelagh Cooper said she thinks it is “important to set the record straight” about Habitat’s offer to renovate the units. WEDCo said they ”met with different groups and offered to let Victoria... Read more of this article

Work Starts On Demolition Of Victoria Row

Work Starts On Demolition Of Victoria Row

Work has “reluctantly” started on the demolition of Victoria Row in the West End, WEDCo said, saying that  they ”met with different groups and offered to let Victoria Row go for free, on the condition that it was renovated according to codes” but it “was simply not financially viable.” A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Minister: WEDCo Housing Change To Save $11M

Minister: WEDCo Housing Change To Save $11M

[Updated with video] Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz addressed the West End Development Corporations [WEDCo] housing project in Dockyard, saying the decision has been made to “immediately stop further production of any new units.” The Minister said the “project has been modified from its original scope and will now retain the... Read more of this article

WEDCO Housing Project Pre-Bid Meeting

WEDCO Housing Project Pre-Bid Meeting

Members of the construction industry are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting on WEDCO’s upcoming infrastructure expansion and housing project, on Monday, July 2, from 6pm – 8pm in the victualling yard [under the tent] in the Royal Naval Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “Detailed information for construction tenders for the new infrastructure... Read more of this article

Pettingill Questions West End Housing Project

Pettingill Questions West End Housing Project

After years of Government “squandering tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on capital projects,” it’s appropriate to question the plans for the Ireland Island housing project, Shadow Minister for Public Works Mark Pettingill said. Responding to Public Works Minister Michael Weeks remarks yesterday [May 29], Mr Pettingill said it’s... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks On ‘Misinformation & Rumours’

Minister Weeks On ‘Misinformation & Rumours’

[Updated with videos] Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks held a press conference today [May 29] saying he wanted to put an end to the “misinformation, rumours and utterly fabricated statements” concerning the WEDCo $36 million housing project. “The opposition and others in the community have attacked this project with gusto and... Read more of this article

OBA: How Was Company Chosen For Project?

OBA: How Was Company Chosen For Project?

The $36-million Ireland Island housing project was never put to tender and has “all the markings of yet another inside deal,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today [May 28]. “The Government must answer two other questions on this deal: How was the US company chosen for this project and who chose it,” the OBA said. The statement... Read more of this article

Public Works Minister Defends WEDCo Project

Public Works Minister Defends WEDCo Project

To say the solution would be to renovate the existing units on Albert and Victoria Row and keep the rent at the same level clearly shows that the Opposition have “not done any homework and they truly are out of touch,” Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks said yesterday [May 25] in the House of Assembly. On May 11, Minister Weeks announced... Read more of this article

WEDCo: Work Will Be Awarded Via Tender

WEDCo: Work Will Be Awarded Via Tender

The contract tenders for the demolition, erection and completion of the Victoria Place Housing project in Sandys have not been issued yet, WEDCo Chairman Walter Lister said this afternoon [May 20]. Speculation had arisen on a talk show that the contract had been, or will be, awarded to Correia Construction. The cost for the entire project is $36 million... Read more of this article