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GBDRF & SBP Bahamas jointly donate $450,000 to launch new home repair program for Grand Bahama Island - Apr 14, 2022 - 11:19:49 AM

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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...
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GBPA Launch Freeport Business Portal - Mar 7, 2022 - 4:34:03 PM

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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 process.

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 license application...
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The Grand Bahama Port Authority’s GB Ambassador program enables global understanding of Freeport’s rich offerings - Mar 4, 2022 - 12:12:10 PM

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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...
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Dr. Hamid Seyfi departing Grand Bahama - Dec 14, 2021 - 3:30:07 PM

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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...
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Regulatory Statement declaring Grand Bahama Utility Company’s 100% Potable Water Supply Island wide - Dec 13, 2021 - 8:57:42 PM

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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.

Following the completion of GBUC’s $5 million Reverse Osmosis (RO) installation last month, the Environmental Department of GBPA
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LUSCO Restoration of Bridges - Nov 24, 2021 - 12:56:03 PM

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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 area.

As part of LUSCO’s ongoing obligation to maintain the infrastructure of the area, the company commissioned the preparation of various investigative reports...
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GBPA and ArawakX partner to make access to capital and wealth creation accessible to more Bahamians - Nov 18, 2021 - 4:51:42 PM

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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 venture.

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...
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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...
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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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