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Mix of migrants from four countries arrested

MIXED MIGRANTS- A group comprising of four Haitians, three males and one female, four Ecuadorian males, one Dominican male and one Cuban male was handed over to the local immigration department this past weekend.    (PHOTO: Department of Immigration)

Migrants from four different countries made up the latest group apprehended and processed by officers in Grand Bahama. The Freeport News was informed that on Saturday (December 1) at 6:30 p.m., United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Bernard C Webber, called into the Lucayan Harbour and handed over to Bahamian Immigration officials a total of…
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GB Chamber elect new officers

NEW BOARD — A new executive board of officers was selected to serve on the board of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce during the Annual General Meeting and election of officers and directors that took place on Wednesday November 28 at the Pelican Bay Resort. Pictured from left are Daniel Lowe, 1st vice president; Greg Laroda, president elect; Mercynth Ferguson, executive director, Ormand Saunders, treasurer and Ralph Hepburn, secretary. (Photos: Jenneva Russell)

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) held its election of officers and directors for the new year at the annual general meeting on Wednesday (November 28), at the Pelican Bay Hotel. The Officers elected for the upcoming year are: President- Greg LaRoda of Buckeye Bahamas Hub, First Vice President-Daniel Lowe of City Associated Enterprises,…
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Govt. touts procurement system for advanced business practices

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest claims that the e-Procurement and Supplier Registry System (ePSR) will seek to create balance and fairness for the public. A press conference was held on Thursday (November 29) at the Pelican Bay Hotel to announce the launch of ePSR training on the island.…
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Three schools receive Green Flags

GREEN FLAG – Bishop Michael Eldon School received its green flag recently, after meeting the requirements. Pictured are members of the Eco-School Committee, Eco-School Coordinator, Cheng Bee Selim-Dela Pena (fourth from left in front); Principal Curt Hollingsworth (fourth from left back row) and Vice Principal Mrs. Howden (fifth from left back row).

Schools in Grand Bahama are becoming environmentally conscious and to this end, three private institutions pursued renewals or obtained their Green Flags as members of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) Eco-School Programme. The first school to receive its assessment on Tuesday (November 27) was Bishop Michael Eldon School (BMES). BREEF is a non-governmental…
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