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The Bahamas government announces the letter of intent

ITM Group/Royal Caribbean move forward on Grand Bahama waterfront project

The Bahamas government signed a letter of intent on Wednesday with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and ITM Group for the sale of Grand Lucayan Resort and the redevelopment of Freeport Harbor.

The price for Grand Lucayan Resort is $65m.

Theme park and five-star hotel

The redevelopment project will include a theme park and a five-star hotel, according to Kwasi Thompson, minister of state for Grand Bahama.

An expansion and improvement of Freeport's cruise berths is also anticpated, as earlier reported.

The development is expected to take 24 months to 36 months. An additional 2m tourists are projected following completion.

On hand for the signing were ITM Group CEO Mauricio Hamui and Royal Caribbean's Russell Benford, VP government relations, Americas.

Costa Maya, Puerto Plata, Roatán

ITM are the developers of Puerto Costa Maya; Taino Bay, a new cruise port at Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and of Roatán's cruise port expansion.

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