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House: Government could sell eight buildings

Eight properties owned by the Bermuda Government are under consideration for sale to the public, the House of Assembly heard this morning.

Details were given by Craig Cannonier, the Minister of Public Works, in response to parliamentary questions from Progressive Labour Party MP Dennis Lister.

The list of properties, which includes the Harrington Sound post office, will be shared, but is “still under consideration”. Not all may be put up for sale in the current fiscal year.

?Harrington Sound was deemed the best government asset for a pilot project for sale, Mr Cannonier said.

The eight properties are buildings, although park land could not be ruled out, he added.

All government properties — which number about 1,000 with quangos included — have been considered. No park lands are under review for sale at this time.

Mr Cannonier told Opposition MPs that all the properties fell within the annual rental value guidelines “to be sold to Bermudians, not non-Bermudians”.

Possible sale: Harrington Sound Post Office (File photograph)

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Published June 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm (Updated June 11, 2016 at 1:25 am)

House: Government could sell eight buildings

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