Recent Posts by Fred Sturrup General Manager Managing Editor

GB Police keep order despite “gun” figures

We wish today to bring an interesting factor to the attention of residents in Grand Bahama. Recently, comments attributed to Minister of Health Dr. Daune Sands painted a negative picture for Grand Bahama regarding the use of guns, criminally. Dr. Sands reportedly provided gunshot wounds number in Grand Bahama and referred to a high shooting…
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Government seems stubborn in face of growing dissent

Something has gone drastically wrong within one year. It seems the Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his Free National Movement colleagues no longer have that solid bond with the Bahamian people, as was the case leading up to the 2017 general elections, in May of that year. On the campaign trail, Dr. Minnis was…
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Tale of two contractors

Two contractors sere signed on to build the government’s new junior school complex in Holmes Rock, West Grand Bahama. The groundbreaking took place during the previous central administration, but the present government ensured continuity of the major project. This is so despite the odd circumstances of two major contractors on the job. It would have…
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12 percent VAT hike being rejected by FNM MPs

Three Free National Movement Members of Parliament have publicly expressed disagreement with the increase of the value added tax (VAT), from 7.5 percent to 12 percent. Out of Grand Bahama, Pineridge MP Rev. Frederick McAlpine; and from New Providence, Reece Chipman of the Centerville Constituency and Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller, have expressed their opposition…
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