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Headline: GBUC provides update on Reverse Osmosis facility - Sep 22, 2021 - 12:00:15 PM

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Further to the August 20th update provided by the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC), work continues to progress to completion on the Reverse Osmosis facility.  

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... 
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Fowlco appoints Burrows to key maritime role - Jul 8, 2021 - 9:20:24 AM

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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...
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Inaugural Battleground Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tournament is a success - Jul 7, 2021 - 5:00:04 PM

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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.
Alex Saunders, Tournament Director said, “The tournament was a good way to put Freeport back on the map...
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Conet Bahamas New Showroom open house - Jun 25, 2021 - 2:00:06 AM
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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.
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GBUC enters next phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis water facility - Jun 17, 2021 - 8:10:06 AM

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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 Bahama.

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...
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Small Business, Big Impact – SAA Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Jun 16, 2021 - 5:17:09 PM

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"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 this economy...
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Pelican Bay launches Swim Well Summer Safety Program - Jun 11, 2021 - 10:05:11 AM

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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.

“Children of our employees haven't had the best year during Covid due to lockdowns and restrictions” explained General Manager Magnus Alnebeck.
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Katherine Smith remarks at at the Red Cross Groundbreaking event - Apr 21, 2021 - 4:49:11 PM

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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
...
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BTC reopens Grand Bahama Offices - Mar 24, 2021 - 12:14:31 PM

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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.

The 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.
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GBPA Partners with PHA and GBHS to provide COVID-19 vaccination centre - Mar 9, 2021 - 1:48:27 PM

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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 and residents.

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... 
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Multi-Cam Video Streaming Grand Bahama - Feb 10, 2021 - 1:07:29 PM

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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...
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Construction of Grand Bahama Utility’s $5 million Reverse Osmosis water facility underway - Jan 27, 2021 - 12:30:52 PM

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The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is excited to announce the installation of a three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, which represents a $5 million investment. After months of extensive hydrogeological surveys, planning and design, “we are delighted,” said Philcher Grant, GBUC’s Director of Operations, “that this significant step in GBUC’s long term storm hardening plan is now underway.”

Grand Bahamians and residents have experienced innumerable challenges to rebuild and recover since Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island in September 2019... 
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CIBC FirstCaribbean opens new innovative Pioneer's Way branch in Freeport - Jan 19, 2021 - 9:41:13 AM

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Grand Bahama is now home to the first of all CIBC FirstCaribbean branches in the country to offer Smart ABM technology.

In addition to other upgrades, the bank’s new, state-of-the-art Pioneer’s Way branch in Freeport features three ultramodern ABM machines and a drive-thru ABM...
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GBPA launching new, lower cost micro-business license in January - Dec 15, 2020 - 11:52:01 AM

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Beginning January 2021, aspiring entrepreneurs on Grand Bahama will have a new, cost-effective option for launching new businesses in the city of Freeport. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is introducing a new Licensee category that will reduce startup costs and bring significant benefits to entrepreneurs looking to start micro-ventures.

The new Micro-Business License (MBL) comes as a result of more than eighteen months of data-gathering during business recovery efforts and grant funding programs that supported hundreds of micro and small businesses...
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Key findings from the REEF Committee’s robust public consultation provide path to a bright future for Freeport - Dec 2, 2020 - 9:29:56 AM

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With input from over 3,100 individuals across Grand Bahama to its public engagement survey, the Revitalization and Economic Expansion of Freeport (REEF) Committee shares the results of its consultation process.

Launched by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA) earlier this year, REEF’s key priorities are to stimulate, activate and lead growth and change...
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Grand Bahama Power announces transition to fully Bahamian-led operations - Dec 2, 2020 - 8:30:14 AM

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The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is pleased to announce executive appointments that progress its goals of being a customer-focused, agile, Bahamian-led utility.

Nikita Mullings, a Grand Bahama native, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of GBPC, effective December 1, 2020. Ms. Mullings brings a strong safety, operations and administration background to this critical role that oversees all areas of operations and administration for the organization.  Ms. Mullings’ unwavering focus on working safely, her strong leadership capability and commitment to excellence will ensure the company delivers on its commitments to customers.

“Since joining GBPC in 2014, Nikita has been an invaluable part of the team,” said Dave McGregor, President and COO of Emera Caribbean Inc. (ECI)...
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GBPA touts the benefits of partner MicroMentor’s Virtual Marketplace to Freeport’s business owners and entrepreneurs - Nov 3, 2020 - 6:30:22 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama: Last week, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) welcomed hundreds of its licensees, entrepreneurs and other interested parties to the launch of partner MicroMentor’s Virtual Marketplace.

On October 28-29, 2020, MicroMentor, the world's largest community of entrepreneurs and experienced volunteer business mentors, with the support of the GBPA, hosted virtual Zoom sessions to share details about the Marketplace and its many resources designed to help local businesses succeed...
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Investors, real estate agents and developers receive the ultmate virtual travel experience in Grand Bahama - Nov 3, 2020 - 1:03:23 PM

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With exotic getaways now seemingly only a figment of one’s imagination amid a global pandemic, DonCar Management, a management, marketing and consulting firm, has partnered with Hibiscus International’s The Real Estate Travel Academy, on October 28 to provide investors, real estate agents and developers the ultimate virtual real estate tour experience on Grand Bahama.

The virtual travelers were given a history of Grand Bahama Island, heard of eight reasons to invest in Grand Bahama...
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GBPA partner MicroMentor brings a first-ever virtual business marketplace to Freeport - Oct 27, 2020 - 4:58:32 PM

Throughout 2020, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has been pleased to partner with MicroMentor, the world's largest community of entrepreneurs and experienced volunteer business mentors, to benefit Freeport's business owners and entrepreneurs.

Today, we are pleased to share the news of MicroMentor's further stake in Freeport's economic recovery through the launch of its online MicroMentor Marketplace event, a first for the organization and a benefit to Freeport's businesses...
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Announcement: New Cardiologist arrives on GBI - Oct 12, 2020 - 3:28:13 PM

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Dr. Hamid Seyfi, a clinical and interventional cardiologist will be opening his practice at St. Jude's Medical Centre on Coral Road as of October 13th. He comes with a broad scope of experience in cardiac disease consultation, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, holter monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, stress testing, cardiac catheterization and all conditions to do with cardiology. Dr. Seyfi will hold clinic from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. He welcomes all in need of his services.

Dr. Seyfi explains that he came from Venezuela to serve the Bahamian people and to become a part of the Grand Bahama community. Dr Seyfi is a family man with a wife and two children...
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