GBPA Announces Six Senses GB Hotel, Villas & More
- Nov 3, 2022 - 8:00:12 PM
GBPA statement on Six Senses Grand Bahama Hotel, Villas, and Branded Residences
3, 2022 - The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), and the Grand
Bahama Development Company Limited (DEVCO) are excited about the recent
announcement by world renowned and award-winning hotel operator Six
Senses. According to the release, the 36-acre project site will be the
future home of 45 waterfront and canal villas, as well as a premier
restaurant, boathouse, pool bar and world class amenities.
development and investment team behind this transformational project,
the Weller Development Partners, and Pegasus Capital Advisors, were
brought to the table by GBPA Director Rupert Hayward. The GBPA and DEVCO
have been working with the group for the past three years to help bring
this vison to fruition, as it
GBDRF & SBP Bahamas jointly donate $450,000 to launch new home repair program for Grand Bahama Island
- Apr 14, 2022 - 11:19:49 AM
The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), a charitable
organization founded by the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), and
funded entirely by private donations, is launching a new home repair
initiative. The program, which begins Easter Monday, April 18, 2022,
will assist those in our communities who are still recovering from the
long-term impacts of Hurricane Dorian...
GBPA Launch Freeport Business Portal
- Mar 7, 2022 - 4:34:03 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA) is excited to announce
the launch of its Freeport Business Portal, a digital platform designed
to improve the ease of doing business in the city of Freeport by
assisting new licensees through the GBPA business license application
Through the Portal, both Bahamians and foreign investors
can submit the necessary documents to apply for a business license,
track the process, arrange inspections, make payments and finalize their
The Grand Bahama Port Authority’s GB Ambassador program enables global understanding of Freeport’s rich offerings
- Mar 4, 2022 - 12:12:10 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is pleased to announce the
relaunch of its GB Ambassadors Program, which empowers members of The
Bahamas’ Embassies and Consulate General Offices of The Bahamas
worldwide with key information to become investment ambassadors for the
Island of Grand Bahama.
“The GB Ambassadors program 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...
Dr. Hamid Seyfi departing Grand Bahama
- Dec 14, 2021 - 3:30:07 PM
Clinical and interventional cardiologist, Dr. Hamid Seyfi, expresses his
sincere gratitude to Dr. Patrick L. Cargill for the opportunity to work
on Grand Bahama Island.
Due to pressing matters back home in
Venezuela, Dr. Seyfi has had to curtail his plans on making Grand Bahama
home for he and family at this time. Although he hasn't made any plans
to return, Dr. Seyfi describes his departure as more of a hopefully I‘ll
see you later than a goodbye.
In his own words Dr. Seyfi
says, “ I'm so grateful to all my colleagues who trusted me enough to
send patients to me for treatment...
Regulatory Statement declaring Grand Bahama Utility Company’s 100% Potable Water Supply Island wide
- Dec 13, 2021 - 8:57:42 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) as the regulatory
authority with responsibility for the utility sector in Grand Bahama and
oversight of the Grand Bahama Utility Company Limited (GBUC), has
completed the necessary framework required to declare that GBUC now
provides potable water to 100% of Grand Bahama residents.
the completion of GBUC’s $5 million Reverse Osmosis (RO) installation
last month, the Environmental Department of GBPA
LUSCO Restoration of Bridges
- Nov 24, 2021 - 12:56:03 PM
Lucaya Service Company (LUSCO), a subsidiary of The Grand Bahama
Development Company Limited (DEVCO) facilitates restorative construction
to both the Casuarina Bridge and Sir Jack Hayward Bridge in the Lucaya
As part of LUSCO’s ongoing obligation to maintain the
infrastructure of the area, the company commissioned the preparation of
various investigative reports...
GBPA and ArawakX partner to make access to capital and wealth creation accessible to more Bahamians
- Nov 18, 2021 - 4:51:42 PM
A new partnership between the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA) and Bahamian investment firm ArawakX is helping to enable Grand
Bahama entrepreneurs to access capital to launch or expand a business
In mid-October, Derek Newbold, GBPA’s Sr. Manager of
Business Development, met with principals of ArawakX to solidify the
partnership, which is anticipated to open opportunities for
entrepreneurs in high-growth business sectors to launch their venture
and, if they choose, take that venture global...
GBUC Enters Final Phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis Water Facility
- Oct 13, 2021 - 9:21:15 AM
The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to announce that
development of its new, three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant
has entered the final stage. This step in the process includes the
arrival of the final water filtration skid. This key milestone will
allow for testing and commissioning of the facility, and the RO plant
will be fully operational by the first week of November...
Headline: GBUC provides update on Reverse Osmosis facility
- Sep 22, 2021 - 12:00:15 PM
Further to the August 20th update provided by the Grand Bahama Utility
Company (GBUC), work continues to progress to completion on the Reverse
GBUC confirms that two of the three
containers transported from Belgium containing the Utility’s Reverse
Osmosis (RO) filtration units have arrived. However, due to a bill of
lading error on the part of the shipping company, the third container
was not loaded with the others...
Fowlco appoints Burrows to key maritime role
- Jul 8, 2021 - 9:20:24 AM
Fowlco Limited announces the appointment of Lasard Burrows to the
position of Operations Manager Port, Vessel & Agency for Fowlco
Marine and Logistics Management.
Burrows brings a level of innovative ideas and wealth of knowledge to
his new leadership role. His appointment further positions Fowlco to
maintain its commitment to deliver exceptional customer service to
Bahamian and international clientele.
Glennett Fowler, president and CEO of Fowlco reflects, “Exemplary leadership skills...
Inaugural Battleground Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tournament is a success
- Jul 7, 2021 - 5:00:04 PM
The inaugural BattleGround Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tournament
took place June 24-26, 2021, at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
The two-day tournament attracted 16 participating teams, including four international entrants.
Saunders, Tournament Director said, “The tournament was a good way to
put Freeport back on the map...
Conet Bahamas New Showroom open house
- Jun 25, 2021 - 2:00:06 AM
June 25th to July 2nd we are celebrating the opening of our fabulous new showroom on Queen’s Highway in Freeport. We invite you to stop in and see what we have to offer in Tiles, AC Mini splits, kitchen cabinets and more. Our expert staff will assist you in choosing the right combinations to upgrade and beautify your home. Lite refreshments by a Grand Bahama Wine & Dine chef will be available.
GBUC enters next phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis water facility
- Jun 17, 2021 - 8:10:06 AM
The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to provide an update
on the development of its new three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO)
plant and the return of full potability to customers across Grand
Development of the $5 million facility has entered the
next phase with the arrival of the initial RO units and back up
generation, and with completion of the RO columns and generator pads.
Since construction began in January 2021...
Small Business, Big Impact – SAA Celebrates 10th Anniversary
- Jun 16, 2021 - 5:17:09 PM
"Although Grand Bahama has faced major economic challenges in recent
years, investor confidence remains steady in Freeport. In fact, we
continue to see a consistent increase in the number of persons looking
to start businesses, especially in the micro and small business
sectors," stated Jamal Sweeting, Founder and CEO of Sweeting
Administrative Advisors (SAA) a pioneer in the virtual and shared office
environment since 2009.
"With the many challenges such as
hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic, layoffs and other such hurdles to
Pelican Bay launches Swim Well Summer Safety Program
- Jun 11, 2021 - 10:05:11 AM
This year, the S in summer will also stand for safety thanks to a
new initiative launched by the Pelican Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.
After two years of navigating life in a pandemic, Bahamians across the
country are preparing to indulge in the abundance of sun, sand, and sea.
The management at Grand Bahama Island’s happiest hotel has set out to
make sure that visits to the beach and to the pool are a little safer
for staff members and their children.
our employees haven't had the best year during Covid due to lockdowns
and restrictions” explained General Manager Magnus Alnebeck.
Katherine Smith remarks at at the Red Cross Groundbreaking event
- Apr 21, 2021 - 4:49:11 PM
See enclosed speech presented by Katherine Smith, Managing Director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority, at the Red Cross Groundbreaking event held on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, in Freeport, Grand Bahama:
Ladies and Gentlemen Good Morning.
When I was asked to
address this ceremony as I read the letter of invitation, I took note of
the name for this event which is; “Hurricane Dorian Closing Ceremony
and Grand Bahama Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
BTC reopens Grand Bahama Offices
- Mar 24, 2021 - 12:14:31 PM
BTC proudly reopened its 5,000 plus square foot Settlers Way
employee complex on March 19th, sixteen months following Hurricane
Dorian. The complex which includes the company’s warehouse and fleet
were completely destroyed as a result of water damage.
Settlers Way facility has been fully remodeled, and features a sleek
open floor plan including two conference rooms, an employee lounge and a
café. The completely wireless facility has social distancing markers in
place and employees will use a digital appointment system to schedule a
‘hot-desk’ for days they go into the office.
GBPA Partners with PHA and GBHS to provide COVID-19 vaccination centre
- Mar 9, 2021 - 1:48:27 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has joined forces with
the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the Grand Bahama Health
Services (GBHS) to provide a safe and hygienic environment to administer
the much-anticipated AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Grand Bahamians
As the Government of The Bahamas
makes preparations to distribute the vaccine, GBPA has stepped in to
make a portion of the Susan J. Wallace Community Centre available for an
initial period of two months as a full-service immunization facility...
Multi-Cam Video Streaming Grand Bahama
- Feb 10, 2021 - 1:07:29 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Professional multi-camera video streaming services are available for your special occasions that require professional look and sound. Mackey Media utilizes state of the art Canon video and cinematic cameras along with state of the art digital audio mixing gear for Live Streaming your special event to your favorite video streaming sites including; Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, ZOOM, Vimeo and more. Weddings, Funerals, Rallies, Church Services, Shows, Concerts you name it...