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House: MPs approve sale of former post office

The former post office at Harrington Sound has been approved for sale at $700,000 by the House of Assembly.

Craig Cannonier, the Minister of Public Works, told MPs on Friday that marketing of the 0.2-hectare site, with its 864-square foot main building, began on May 11 last year, and closed six weeks later.

The Bermuda Government is expecting to raise $10 million from the sale of 30 properties over the next three years.

Eight government properties have been identified for this fiscal year.

Speaking for the Progressive Labour Party, MP Dennis Lister said the Opposition had no problem with the sale of government lands, noting that the minister had informed him that a stretch of roadside land had been retained from the property in the event that a pavement might be needed in the future.

Harrington Sound Post Office closes for its last official day of service two years ago (File photograph by Mark Tatem)

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Published June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 21, 2016 at 9:36 am)

House: MPs approve sale of former post office

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