Government officials led by Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Davis traveled to Grand Bahama on Monday to officially open the government complex in Eight Mile Rock which has been named in honour of the late Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obadiah H. Wilchcombe.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey was amongst the speakers at the opening ceremony. She told those assembled, “it is an especially grand day for Grand Bahama Island as we witness once again this Davis-Cooper administration delivering on our commitments made to the Bahamian people and more specifically to the residents of West Grand Bahama. As we cut the ribbon and push open the doors to this new administration complex we acknowledge that this is a true demonstration of the power of one love.”
The keynote address was delivered by Prime Minister Davis. In his remarks he spoke about the late Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe work for Grand Bahama before his passing. “Through his persistence in total we’re delivering over $1.5 billion in new projects for the Grand Bahamian people. 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.”
Son of the late Parliamentarian, Sherard Bartlett also addressed the crowd saying, “this administrative complex, aptly named after him is a personification of who my father was and serves as a legacy testament to the West Grand Bahama community and surrounding areas.”
Following the unveiling of the name of the complex, officials were taken on a tour of the building.