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Industrial zoning for BAIC Hatchet Bay properties
Jun 3, 2010 - 12:22:14 PM

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 farming, 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 project.

“We are hopeful that the zoning project will attract business persons and investors to this once breadbasket community.”

The zoning project was discussed 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)

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