BAIC executive chairman Edison M. Key (centre) gave the green light for the Hatchet Bay agricultural and industrial zone during a recent meeting. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas -
In an effort to stimulate the
economy of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) has embarked on a zoning project to create business
and employment opportunities.
Bahamian entrepreneurs have
expressed interest in utilising property on the former Hatchet Bay farm
in pursuit of the Government’s food security policy.
As a result, BAIC retained
the services of surveyor Hubert Williams who has created zones for
agricultural production, commerce and tourism.
BAIC’s Property Management
Department has already commenced pre-screening of applicants.
BAIC executive chairman Edison M. Key (right) laid out plans to zone the former Hatchet Bay farmers into commercial zones during a recent town meeting. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
“The response has been very
encouraging,” said assistant general manager Judith Thompson. “We
received extremely positive feedback.
“We want to work closely
with local government, the Administrator’s Office and the Hatchet
Bay Festival Committee to ensure the overall success of this important
“We are hopeful that the
zoning project will attract business persons and investors to this once
The zoning project was
during a recent (May 27) town meeting in Hatchet Bay.
Hatchet Bay farmer Greg Stuart (right) explains his project to BAIC. Pictured from left are BAIC assistant general manager (agriculture) Arnold Dorsett, executive chairman Edison M. Key, general manager Benjamin Rahming, and assistant general manager (land) Judith Thompson. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)
BAIC executive chairman Edison M. Key inspects samples of pigs to be reared at the Hatchet Bay agricultural and industrial zone. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)