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Nassau Int'l Airport Renamed  
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3303 times:

In an over-the-top ceremony, Nassau's main airport was renamed today (at least that explains why they were busy repaving the roads around the airport over the past two weeks). It is now:

Lynden Pindling International Airport (Windsor Field)


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One rather sarcastic (I shall leave it up to you to decide how accurate) remark I've heard: "It's only appropriate to name the airport after Lynden Pindling... after all, nothing there works."

But seriously, I hate it when airports are named after politicians. They should have used the name of one of our Bahamian aviation pioneers.

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[Edited 2006-07-06 21:25:32]


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Just in case anyone is wondering who Lynden Pindling is...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Lynden_Pindling



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Well, other than the corruption and drug running allegations (were they proven?), he sounds worthy of being honored.


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Well, other than the corruption and drug running allegations (were they proven?)

I fear this may be off topic (or non-av), but...

AFAIK, the drug running allegations were not proven, simply because the man never had to stand trial. The U.S. would have liked to get their hands on him, but he still had enough power to prevent extradition.

The corruption has been proven, but he still avoided punishment, first because he still held a seat in parliament, later because he was old and ill. Nowadays, Bahamians are too brainwashed to remember both sides of the "Sir Lynden Story."



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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

So funny, I was in Nassau on Friday, and when we were boarding out flight ot Freeport, I saw a new sign "Lynden Pindling International Airport". I guess they unveiled the name prior to the naming ceremony. Doesn't this come 4 days too soon? After all, the Bahamas independence day is July 10, and Pindling and his PLP are the ones who campaigned for independence from Britain in 1973.

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlinePauara From Bahamas, joined Aug 2005, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

That sucks so its not Nassau International Airport any more? I guess if the other political party win theyll change the name to Hubart "Rude Boy" Ingrahm Intl. Well Thats sad.

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Quoting Pauara (Reply 5):
so its not Nassau International Airport any more?

To the 100000s of thousands of people who go there every year, it will still be... people still call EWR "Newark" instead of "Newark-Liberty"...



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User currently offlinePauara From Bahamas, joined Aug 2005, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Boeing Guy. Nassau International is in the Bahamas.

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting Pauara (Reply 7):
Boeing Guy. Nassau International is in the Bahamas.

I know this... i was using EWR as an example.



Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineFpofllflyboi From Bahamas, joined Jun 2005, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

Quoting TransIsland (Thread starter):
One rather sarcastic (I shall leave it up to you to decide how accurate) remark I've heard: "It's only appropriate to name the airport after Lynden Pindling... after all, nothing there works."

I think it's fitting considering the current state of the airport.  Wow! I agree with TransIsland, it should have been named after an aviator, not a politician. Granted he did alot for the Bahamas but at the end of the day, he did what he was elected to do. (Not a special favour) It's not as if almost every other thing in Nassau isn't already named after him like the Subdivision near Millennium Gardens if thats not what they changed it to.

I'm just grateful that they didn't do it to FPO/MYGF, thank God it's a private airport and the Port Authoriy won't even CONSIDER doing something like that.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Nassau is the ONLY airport I hate more than Doha.

The only good thing was that you could dump Nassau and fly from Paradise Island on Chalks, two minutes walk from home  Smile

Superb FF programme too, after your 10th flight you got a tee-shirt  rotfl 



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2860 times:

Quoting Fpofllflyboi (Reply 9):
I'm just grateful that they didn't do it to FPO/MYGF, thank God it's a private airport and the Port Authoriy won't even CONSIDER doing something like that.

You're right... no worries there! They'd be more likely to name FPO in honour of Wallace Groves or Edward St. George.... I'd love to see the looks on the faces of some PLPs if they did that!  Wink

I think if they absolutely had to name an airport for SLOP, they should've done it to Congo Town/South Andros. After all, that was his seat.

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 10):
Nassau is the ONLY airport I hate more than Doha.

MIA and BKK are at the top of my worst airport list, but NAS is prolly a close third.

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 10):
The only good thing was that you could dump Nassau and fly from Paradise Island on Chalks, two minutes walk from home Smile

Too bad they're no longer flying. I never got my t-shirt.  Wink



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2774 times:

I'm not going to get too in depth on this, but otherwise good news to see it get renamed after our first prime minister  wink 

Any news from down there?



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