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GBPA and Mercy Corps launch Grant Programme to help local economy ‘RISE’ again

PARTNERSHIPS FOR RECOVERY – GBPA in collaboration with Mercy Corps (MC), a leading global humanitarian organization, announced the “Restoring Industries and Sustaining Employment (RISE) Initiative. Under this initiative, micro, small and medium businesses, suffering damages or loss as a direct result of the passage of Hurricane Dorian may be eligible to receive RISE grants up to $10,000. Pictured from left to right are Kimberly Miller, Sr. Manager GBPA Group Corporate Affairs; Karla McIntosh, Group General Counsel; Deann Seymour, Chief Financial Officer; Pete Sweetnam, in-country Director, Mercy Corps; Ian Rolle, GBPA Group President; Sarah St. George, GBPA Acting Chairman; Henry St. George, Director GBPA; Greg Laroda, President, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce and Derek Newbold, Sr. Manager Business Development. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GBPA)

Micro, small and medium businesses now have access to much-needed funding as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), today, announced the “Restoring Industries and Sustaining Employment (RISE) Initiative, in collaboration with Mercy Corps (MC), a leading global humanitarian and development organization. The RISE initiative will offer grants…
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BTC challenged to provide quality service

The complaints pour in to our management desk regarding the service, or lack thereof, being provided by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). During the major Hurricane Dorian, which lambasted and devastated this island and other parts of the Northern Region in September, BTC was not the reliable provider, its clients expected. It seems as though…
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Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope to host big Christmas party in Grand Bahama

Rev. Robert Lockhart (left) and Johnny Morris

The children of Grand Bahama are poised to have a unique Christmas experience which they have never had before. A three-day Christmas party specifically for the children of Grand Bahama, with all the “bells and whistles” may be unexpected, but it certainly seems fitting to close out a year, which not so long ago, had…
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Grand Bahama welcomes first post-Dorian international flight as work progresses on airport

WELCOME – The Bahamasair flight post-Hurricane Dorian landed at the Grand Bahama International Airport on Tuesday, November 26 and all 138 passengers, comprised of youth athletes, coaches and staff.

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) understands that opening our skies to international travel is critical to Grand Bahama’s recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in early September. To that end, the GBPA is pleased to hail the arrival of the first international flight from Bristol, Tennessee directly to Grand Bahama. The Bahamasair flight…
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