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Boxer Johnson at crossroads

Taureano Johnson

World top-ranked middleweight Taureano Johnson last week met a hurdle, along the comeback trail, that he could not negotiate.   Out of the ring since late 2015, Johnson was scheduled to contest his first match for the noted Golden Boy mega boxing organization. At the weigh-in ceremony, he tipped the scale at 164 pounds. The…
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GB recorded 12 traffic fatalities for 2016

TRAFFIC?STATS – Grand Bahama recorded 12 traffic deaths in 2016

A total of 40 people died as the result of traffic accidents in the country last year, the most in a year since 2009 when 56 people were killed, according to Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) statistics.   The deceased included 13 people between the ages of 36 and 45, the most to die from…
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Collins: Safety is priority during restoration process

Freeport News’ General Manager/Managing Editor Fred Sturrup

Streetlight restoration continues to be a concern for residents in several areas throughout the island post-Hurricane Matthew.   However, Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) president, Archie Collins, Emera (Caribbean), Inc., Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) assured that the restoration process will resume, as early as today.   Collins, who made a…
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Govt allocates $2.5m to for repairs at Memories Resort

Obediah Wilchcombe

Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort (All-Inclusive) has been a bone of contention for Minister of Tourism Obediah Wilchcombe and employees of the now seemingly “defunct” hotel property.   The resort sustained major infrastructural damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew nearly four months ago and has left the island’s tourism sector in a…
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