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20 participants win GB Micro and Small Business grants

GRANT PRESENTATION – Participants in the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Program and Self Starter and Business Evolution were presented with their grants on Thursday, January 4 at the Office of the Prime Minister. On hand were Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard (center) and Minister of State for GB in the OPM, Sen. Kwasi Thompson (third left). (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Winners of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Program were announced, during the Self Starter and Business Evolution Grant presentation on Thursday (January 4) at the Office of the Prime Minister. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson said that the program was launched by Prime Minister…
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Local chapter of AKA Sorority Partners with GBPA to host ‘Operation Island Hunt: Mission Pink and Green’

FUN AND GAMES – Pi Upsilon Omega Chapter AKA Incorporated in conjunction with the GB Port Authority announced plans for an island wide scavenger hunt. Residents can prepare for an island wide scavenger hunt as ‘Operation Island Hunt: Mission Pink and Green’ is set for Saturday, January 13, 2018. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Residents can prepare for an island wide scavenger hunt as ‘Operation Island Hunt: Mission Pink and Green’ is set for Saturday, January 13, 2018. The Pi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Incorporated, in partnership with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) will present the annual event, which will raise money for…
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Grant: Lucayan strip resorts’ reopening will have positive impact on other properties

POSITIVE IMPACT – The potential reopening of the Grand Lucayan and Memories Hotels could bring positive effects for other resorts on the island, said Vernon Grant, Castaways Resort and Suites Sales and Marketing Manager, who is pictured outside the local resort. (PHOTO: ABRIA COOPER)

The potential reopening of the Grand Lucayan and Memories Hotels could bring positive effects for other resorts on the island, said Vernon Grant, Castaways Resort and Suites Sales and Marketing Manager. In an interview with this daily on Tuesday (January 2, 2018) Grant shared his expectations for the New Year. In December 2017 Prime Minister…
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Foreign nationals charged before the courts

COURT APPEARANCE – Dominican nationals – Jose Alejandro Labrador Flores, 37, and Sixto Alfredo Paulino Santos, 36, were both charged with three counts of being in possession of fraudulent Venezuelan documents to facilitate their entrance into The Bahamas. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF BID)

The Bahamas Immigration Department (BID) charged a number of foreign nationals in the Freeport Magistrate Court #1 on Tuesday (January 2). Presiding over the court case was Magistrate Debbye Ferguson. Napthali Cooper, Grade One Officer with The Bahamas Immigration Department confirmed the court appearance. According to Cooper, two male Dominican nationals – Jose Alejandro Labrador…
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