U.S. Embassy to be relocated

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The United States Embassy in Nassau will be relocated, a spokesperson for the American diplomatic mission confirmed to The Guardian.

“We are currently in the process of seeking property suitable for a new embassy,” U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Neda Brown said yesterday.

“We will remain at our current location on Queen Street until a property is secured and a new embassy is built.”

The Guardian reached out to the embassy regarding the issue after it learned that the embassy is considering buying the property in the back of Jones Communications.

The move comes after China State Construction and Engineering Company (CSCEC) purchased the British Colonial Hilton last year.

The Hilton is located across the street from the U.S. Embassy.

CSCEC beat out more than a dozen contenders after 20 months of negotiations to purchase the property.

China Construction America (CCA), a subsidiary of CSCEC, is developing a multimillion dollar resort on the side of the Hilton called The Pointe. CCA broke ground at the site earlier this year.

The Ministry of Works issued a stop order last week for The Pointe after the developer commenced construction when its permit only provided for ground preparation.

 

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