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Bahama's keen on 16 Commonwealth Walkways

October 31, 2016

Following a meeting with Ian Poitier at the Office of The Prime Minister in the Bahamas the Trust has agreed to explore creating Commonwealth Walkways on all 16 of Bahamas main islands.  


During the first visit to the Islands the Trust however focused on drafting a route in the capital of Nassau on Paradise Island.  There are many attractions close together in the down town area, adjacent to where the cruise ships enter, and it is all very walkable.   The 2km draft route connects 12 of the most significant sites including The Governor's House, Graycliff Heritage Village, the National Art Museum, St.Francis Xavier Cathedral, the British Colonial Hilton, Pompey Museum, the Straw Market, Rawson Square, Parliament Square, Nassau Public Library, Balcony House and Christ Church Cathedral.  


Tow spurs have been added to the draft route too to connect to the town's interesting Forts.  Fort Charlotte and Fort Stanley in the East and Fort Fincastle, via The Queen's Staircase, to the West.  The route takes about 40 minutes to do the core and an hour and a half to do it all including the spurs.  


Mr ian Poitier from the Office of the Prime Minister, with Mrs Patty Roker from Bahamas Island Radio, Mr Hugo Vickers, Chairman of the Outdoor Trust, Mrs Kim Outten Stubbs, Deputy Director of The National Museum of The Bahamas and Mrs Arlene Ferguson, Director of EduCulture in the Bahamas with Jim Walker from the Trust. 


The Trust looks forward to returning to Nassau soon, to get the capital Commonwealth Walkway started and to visit the other islands too.




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