News Flash

Featured News

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Port Executive Director featured in Kennedy bunker documentary

JFK bunker on Peanuty Island

It’s been a few years since Port Executive Director Manuel Almira was interviewed  by filmmaker Michael Viveiros, who was making a documentary about President John F. Kennedy’s secret bunkers. Last week, Almira received news the documentary is complete and has been published online. The 13 minute documentary details the history of Kennedy’s secret bunkers, located in Nantucket and on Peanut Island. About 11 minutes into the short film, Almira shares the personal connection he has with the Kennedy bunker. 

"I find it interesting that 58 years ago, while that bunker was being built, I happen to be a four-year-old boy in Cuba. I later learned the area that I am from in Cuba, would have been the first to be annihilate had war escalated to that point. So I look behind me and I am here today and I thank God nothing catastrophic happened. The bunker in the past was being handled by the Maritime Museum. Back in 2017, that lease expired and today the bunker is basically closed. All three facilities on Peanut Island are closed and we are desperately looking for another firm to go into contract with. In my opinion, both bunkers ( Peanut Island and Nantucket) can be used for a museum. It is a wonderful attraction. It has historical value. Not only for people here in the United States, but also internationally," Almira said. 

Watch documentary here...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Featured News

Glen, Tina and Joey Dias

Check out our Tenant Spotlight

Posted on: November 18, 2020
Cars lined up for food drive

Food Distribution this Saturday

Posted on: September 2, 2020
Veterans Day 2020

Thank You Veterans

Posted on: November 10, 2020
James Aikens

Meet our new IT Administrator

Posted on: November 12, 2020
November Birthdays and Anniversaries

Employee Celebrations

Posted on: June 30, 2020
Jeff Baker Harbour Master

Port Harbour Master Celebrates 19 years

Posted on: October 30, 2020
Bruce Cuningham, Assistant Controller

Meet our new Assistant Controller

Posted on: November 2, 2020
Merchants Market warehouse photo

Smooth Sailing for Foreign Trade

Posted on: September 21, 2020
Monarch Countess arriving at Port

Welcome back Monarch Countess

Posted on: August 20, 2020
New refrigerated container yard

New refrigerated container yard

Posted on: July 16, 2020
Plexiglass shield in Gulfstream Line office

Plexiglass barriers installed

Posted on: July 1, 2020
Duke of Monarch, Grand Celebration and cargoyard

Virtual presentation

Posted on: June 23, 2020
Merchants Market logo

Available storage space

Posted on: June 17, 2020
transformer hauled by locomotive

Power transformer shipped

Posted on: June 16, 2020
Vi-Nais cargo ship docked at Port

Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Posted on: June 1, 2020
new referigerated conatiners on vessel

Tropical Shipping keeps expanding

Posted on: May 15, 2020
Loading Shipping Containers

Tropical Shipping adds new service

Posted on: April 28, 2020
Sugar warehouse

Watch our new Tenant Spotlight

Posted on: April 23, 2020
LED lights

New LED lights installed

Posted on: April 21, 2020
Port Engineer Ron Coddington

National Engineers Week

Posted on: February 18, 2020
Fire engine on vessel

Retired fire engine shipped to the Abacos

Posted on: February 10, 2020
refrigerated conatiners

Tropical Shipping expands its services

Posted on: January 27, 2020
Mega yacht occupying berth 1

Berth 1 Construction Complete

Posted on: January 10, 2020
Junkanoo Gawds performing on Grand Celebration

Promoting the Bahamas

Posted on: December 18, 2019