By the Caribbean Journal Staff
The first stage in a $409.5 million airport redevelopment at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has opened, with a new U.S. Departures Terminal arriving on time and at a cost of $198.1 million. The new terminal broke ground 20 months ago. The new terminal includes a branded Heineken lounge, three outdoor dining areas, eight retail stores and a Graycliff Lounge and Smoking Divan. “For far too long we ranked among the least efficient and least customer-friendly airports in our region,” Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said in a statement. “Today’s commissioning signals a definite change and a new direction.” The Caribbean Journal talked to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace last week about the country’s latest tourism efforts.