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Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas - Nov 7, 2018 - 2:01:13 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Touted as the best large commercial real estate property value in the center of Freeport, the Circle Mall building along with 4.5 acres of prime land is now on the market. With its 25 foot high ceilings and 80,000 Sq feet interior, the building could be a filmmaker's dream come true, the hub of a national or multinational corporation, a massive worship center, a venue for large events and more.  Complete info along with plot map and building plan are available on CircleMallfpo.com. The property is being offered by exclusively by Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty. For info and request a viewing, go directly to the information request form.

This commercial property is located on West Atlantic Drive. It formerly housed a large food store and a building supplies store and presently houses an additional 54 shop spaces. The asking price is $4.5 Million however, All offers considered.
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Circle Mall Bldg for Sale: CircleMallFpo.com - Oct 18, 2018 - 12:31:12 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The 80,00 Sq. Ft Circle Mall Building situated on 4.5 acres of land is now available for sale at a fraction of the original build cost, presenting an excellent opportunity for a centrally located multi-purpose facility. Great for retail operations, Events, Worship Center, Film Studio and more. This property represents a unique opportunity to purchase an 80,000+ square foot building located on 5 lots totaling 4.5 acres in a prime high traffic area near the heart of Freeport, Bahamas only 85 miles from West Palm Beach. The building is located on West Atlantic Drive and has a large parking lot. The building with its 25 foot high ceilings is the former home of Butlers Supermarket, Freeport Building Supply and the current Circle Mall with 54 shop spaces. The zoning is Commercial Retail and would be ideal for Retail or other unique specific use.  For full info, large pics and video, visit CircleMallfpo.com or go directly to the information request form HERE.
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Nominations close as GB Chamber prepares for 8th Annual Business Excellence Awards - Oct 17, 2018 - 11:43:25 AM

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For nearly a decade, the annual Business Excellence Awards has been an opportunity for local businesses and business owners to be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the Grand Bahama economy. Facilitated by the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, the awards, now in its 8th year, has honored various companies and individuals for their business achievements, overall philanthropy, commitment to fair and honest business practices, contributions to employee growth and training programs, and of course their contributions to the Bahamian Economy...
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American Airlines goes cashless at Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport - Sep 28, 2018 - 2:30:40 PM

American announced today that effective October 8, 2018 the airline will be going cashless at Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO). Passengers will be required to use a credit or debit card to make any transactions at the airport, including purchasing tickets and paying for checked baggage.

“American has transitioned to a cashless airport environment at several locations around the world, allowing our team members to assist our customers in a faster and more efficient manner,” said Caroline Hollingsworth...
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GBPA Executives warmly welcome U.S. North Miami Councilman & Contingency - Sep 27, 2018 - 11:55:04 AM

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Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call from North Miami Councilman & Former Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime.  The purpose of this call was to establish contact and communications for possible infrastructure projects on Grand Bahama Island.  GBPA,  in partnership with the Bahamas Government,  seek to build and strengthen ties to create further investment opportunities for Grand Bahama, specifically within the real estate development sector.  GBPA is especially interested in this type of investment, due to its interest in increasing the island's critical mass, and circulation of direct funds into Grand Bahama's economy...
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Invest Grand Bahama joins forces with Caribbean Counterparts to promote Caribbean Outsourcing opportunities - Jul 4, 2018 - 9:31:08 AM
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For the third consecutive year, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) partnered with local BPO operator, itelBPO Solutions to showcase Grand Bahama Island at the 19th Annual Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  New to this year’s expo was the combined effort of Caribbean promotional units including Invest Grand Bahama, Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), Jampro Trade & Investment Jamaica, Factories Corporation of Jamaica Ltd, and representatives from Haiti and Curacao.  These organizations joined forces to showcase the Caribbean’s offerings for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)... 
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PM Minnis welcomes Crypto-Industry Professionals to ‘Silicone Islands’ as Bahamas Blockchain Conference opens - Jun 21, 2018 - 9:00:11 AM
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Officially declaring The Bahamas, the ‘Silicone Isles of the World’ PM Dr. Hon. Hubert Minnis opened the Bahamas Blockchain & Cryptocurrency conference at the Grand Lucayan Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. To a packed room of government officials, investors, crypto-industry professionals and interested individuals the Prime Minister detailed the advantages of Grand Bahama Island as a breeding ground for innovative ideas and new technologies.

For the next few days, Grand Bahama Island will serve as the backdrop for the series of keynotes and panel discussions focusing on blockchain and crypto-assets as officials plot the way forward...
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Cryptocurrency conference set for Grand Bahama - May 31, 2018 - 2:53:22 PM

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The age of the internet has given rise to increased access to information, shifting the way that we all interact. Technology has, and continues to connect us in ways previously unseen; and in doing so, has paved the way for even more advanced methods of conducting business, managing resources and plotting global economic development.

In recent years, a newly crafted resource dubbed blockchain technology – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record everything of value...
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Bahamas Host with the Most, Dinner Roast and Toast, a Grand Evening - May 31, 2018 - 10:30:35 AM
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The Gala Dinner Roast and Toast, held in honor of former Member of Parliament, Mr. David Wallace, this past Saturday, May 26th, 2018, was indeed a night of Lambaste, Laud and lots of Laughter!

Approximately two hundred and fifty guests, dressed in fine attire, assembled at The Grand Ball Room of the Grand Lucayan Hotel, to show their love and appreciation for this Bahamian Icon, dubbed The Bahamas’ Host with The Most...
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Government/GBPA collaboration creating new narrative for Freeport - May 29, 2018 - 4:07:07 PM
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Grand Bahama is gaining positive traction as a competitive jurisdiction, as both government and the ‘Port’ take a collaborative approach to promoting the destination. The Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration brought noteworthy attention to the country’s industrial capital during his remarks at the Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Conference (OCRTC) earlier this week, in Miami, Florida.

Describing Freeport as “the country’s industrial and commercial shipping hub,” Minister Symonette provided conference attendees with a vivid description of the city’s major benefits as the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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GBPA Launches GB Ambassadors Program - May 17, 2018 - 7:52:22 PM
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Freeport, Bahamas -  Bahamas Diplomatic and Consul General Officers stationed throughout the United States, and eventually the world, will now have a new, more accurate and exciting story of Grand Bahama to share with potential investors seeking opportunities to ‘do business’ in The Bahamas. The “GB Ambassadors” program created by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), launched on Tuesday, 8th May,  at The Bahamas Consul General Office in Miami, Florida.

This new initiative, according to GBPA President Ian Rolle, was created to inform, educate and equip Bahamians domiciled in foreign countries with the tools necessary to better promote and sell Freeport, the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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Grand Bahama Power offers customers enhanced, secure online services - May 17, 2018 - 9:44:23 AM

Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has redeveloped and refined its online presence to offer customers a more streamlined and efficient web-based service.

Launched on May 1, the Company’s revamped site brings a new look, increased user-friendliness, intuitive design and enhanced security...
 
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Due to impending thunderstorms the Tarrus Riley concert has been postponed to June 16 - May 17, 2018 - 9:00:52 AM
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The Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee would like to inform the general public including ALL Media outlets, sponsors, service providers, ticket holders and proposed patrons, that due to the impending thunderstorms and showers that Grand Bahama is expected to receive this weekend, the concert slated for Saturday, May 19th on Goombay Park grounds with featured artist "Tarrus Riley", has been postponed to Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

The concert shall take place on the new date at the same venue and all ticket holders are asked to retain your tickets for the new date as all tickets shall be honored... 
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WTO Consultations coming to Grand Bahama May 16 - 18 - May 16, 2018 - 12:00:19 PM

The Government of The Bahamas will commence its World Trade Organization (WTO) Private Sector consultations in Grand Bahama from Wednesday May 16 to Friday May 18, 2018. As the Government seeks to gain full membership in the WTO, the international organization made up of Member States who decide the rules that govern international trade, the upcoming consultations will enable the Government to obtain private sector input in order to negotiate in the best interest and ultimate benefit of The Bahamas...
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Government/GBPA collaboration - Creating new narrative for Freeport - May 13, 2018 - 9:32:17 PM

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Grand Bahama is gaining positive traction as a competitive jurisdiction, as both government and the ‘Port’ take a collaborative approach to promoting the destination. The Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration brought noteworthy attention to the country’s industrial capital during his remarks at the Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Conference (OCRTC) earlier this week, in Miami, Florida.

Describing Freeport as “the country’s industrial and commercial shipping hub,” Minister Symonette provided conference attendees with a vivid description of the city’s major benefits as the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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UB North Hawksbill Hall Dormitory officially open: Sarah St George keynote remarks - May 10, 2018 - 1:45:08 PM
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The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Senator The Hon. Kay Forbes Smith, President of the Senate; The Hon. Iram Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama...

On behalf of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, I’d like to thank the University of The Bahamas warmly for arranging this happy event, and for inviting us all here today! I’d also like to congratulate my good friend UB President Dr. Rodney Smith and the entire UB for realising another milestone...
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Tesla City Tours unveils the future of luxury cars - Apr 17, 2018 - 10:08:53 PM

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Without a doubt, the future has come to Grand Bahama with the launch of Bahamas Vacationer’s Tesla City Tours, offering an exclusive line of luxury with the introduction of the Tesla Model X.

Apex International Marketing Group of Companies, the parent company of Bahamas Vacationer, unveiled this sleek seven-seater electric SUV in black and white at its launch ceremony on April 6th and car show on April 7th, 2018...
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Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative - Apr 13, 2018 - 9:52:54 AM

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Across the globe, coastal communities have for centuries been protected by coral reefs. These diverse underwater eco-systems not only provide a home for a wealth of marine life but also act as a protection and natural barrier against hurricanes and natural disasters.  Additionally, coral reefs generate up to 30 billion dollars in annual revenue around the globe, with as many as one billion people depending on reefs for their livelihoods.

This also holds true for those living in Grand Bahama, where scores of industries from fishing, diving and tourism all rely on a healthy sea...
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Visitor arrivals from Germany up - Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25:15 AM

More German visitors are seeking a paradise vacation in The Islands Of The Bahamas, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials.

Top Bahamas Tourism executives recently visited the ITB Berlin Convention, which is the world’s largest tourism trade show.

The Islands Of The Bahamas has long been a participant of the forum that attracts hotels...
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Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market - Apr 10, 2018 - 3:23:10 AM

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Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group Ltd., Rupert Hayward, spent his Saturday visiting the local farmers market in Freeport, held at the Aquaponics centre at the Garden of the Groves from9am to noon.

Hayward meet with organisers of the weekly event and toured the facilities with Local Organics Operator and Owner, Tiffany Dennison.  The local market team has expanded to weekly farmers event due to the increase of demand for fresh from the table products...
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