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GBPA commits to supporting licensees

DEANN SEYMOUR Chief Financial Officer and Licensing Chairman, GBPA

As local businesses begin recovery and restoration plans following the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Limited seeks to engage with licensees to assess their needs.   Deann Seymour, Chief Financial Officer and Licensing Chairman of the GBPA, says, “We recognize that many of our licensees face the daunting task of…
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Public deserves clarity of disaster related notices

Often, notices put out by the government are convoluted and they create confusion. Based on the number of telephone calls, emails, WhatsApp and text messages we have fielded, it is clear that there is uncertainty among the residents of Freeport, in particular, regarding the tax-free concession made by the Government of the Bahamas for areas…
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Deep Water Cay closing operations

DEEP WATER CAY CLOSING – Over the past 10 years, the owner of the DWC property has invested over $44 million to create an environment that visitors have come to know and love; therefore, it was with a heavy heart that they announced that operations will cease as a result of the damages from Hurricane Dorian. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DWC for Barefoot Marketing)

The owner of Deep Water Cay (DWC), the country’s first and oldest bonefishing lodge, has announced plans to cease operations immediately.  The difficult but necessary decision comes following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which caused widespread damage across parts of the Northern Bahamas.  For the past month, the team at DWC has been providing emergency…
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Davis disappoints again

PLP OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis

Dear Editor, I was shocked to see in the newspapers on Wednesday that seemingly, Philip “Brave” Davis was playing politics with the tragedy that happened in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane to ever hit The Bahamas. It was the second strongest storm by wind ever in the Atlantic. The devastating…
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