Recent Posts by FN Night Editor Barbara Walkin

Power restored to 95% of the island

After the entire island was plunged into darkness following high winds as a result of Tropical Storm conditions associated with Hurricane Irma on Sunday (September 10) evening, Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) crews have been working late into the night to re-energize its customers. Up to press time Tuesday (September 12) evening, this daily learned…
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PM: Emergency evacuation of Southern Islands begins this morning

Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas

With Hurricane Irma posing a threat to the Islands of The Bahamas, as early as Thursday, September 7, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the government made the decision, “to institute an emergency evacuation to New Providence for the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island.” The prime minister in a national address late yesterday…
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Merchants accommodate rush for new school year supplies

The proprietor and staff at H & L Bookstore, Downtown were on hand to assist last minute back-to-school shoppers over the weekend.

In its fullness, the new school year begins today. Some schools opened last week but the majority of the remaining institutions got going this morning. As is the custom, merchants who sell school items have been in demand. Over the weekend, The Freeport News interviewed a number of representatives of business places that stock school…
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Pineridge Back-to-School giveaway touches hundreds

Member of Parliament (MP) for Pineridge, Rev. Frederick McAlpine partnered with Aliv to host the first Back-to-School Giveaway for the area, since he became the representative following the May 10 General Election. Hundreds of students turned out to receive back-to-school supplies for today’s (Monday, September 4) opening of the new school year.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Pineridge, Rev. Frederick McAlpine, partnered with Aliv to host his first Back-to-School event as the representative for that constituency on Saturday, September 2. Hundreds of children, parents and guardians converged on the grounds of the Kipling Building, where McAlpine’s office is located, to not only collect back-to-school items, but enjoy…
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