Recent Posts by Fred Sturrup General Manager Managing Editor

Congratulations Bell Channel Inn!

Bell Channel Inn, the popular upscale dining spot and hotel has been designated the Traveler’s Choice “Bargain Hotel in the Caribbean 2018” by the noted TripAdvisor website. TripAdvisor is one of the major world travel website companies. It is based in Needham, Massachusetts, and has been operating for nearly two decades. Its outreach is worldwide,…
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Skyline Investments West GB project now faces court action

UP IN THE AIR—The Government of The Bahamas touted the proposed Skyline Investments multi-purpose resort complex in West Grand Bahama, but the project is now up in the air. Pictured in the file photo are government officials and project Director of Operations Derek Gape. From left are Gape, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of State in the Grand Bahama Office of the Prime Minister Senator Kwasi Thompson, and Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown. (TFN FILE PHOTO)

The West Grand Bahama proposed project, earmarked by Skyline Investments, which has been given such a high profile by the Government of The Bahamas, seems to be in jeopardy. The Freeport News has in its possession a copy of a Supreme Court Notice of Petition on behalf of the estate of Julia Ann Ash, for a…
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No Govt. timetable for reopening of Grand Lucayan

The Government of The Bahamas does not have a timetable for the reopening of the Grand Lucayan properties that have been closed since October of 2016 due to severe damage from Hurricane Matthew. Having purchased the resort from Hutchison Whampoa, and with a continuance at defending the decision despite the heavy financial burden on taxpayers,…
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HIV/AIDS awareness!

The HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit Committee paid tribute to group of individuals who have made significant strides within the community of Grand Bahama in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The event took place on Saturday September 29th at the Pelican Bay Resort. Pictured from left are Dr. Alfred and Vivian Brathwaite, Evelyn Lightbourne,Kevin Thompson Delancy, Fred Sturrup, Sarah St George, Obie Wilchcombe and Rengin Johnson. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The Third Annual HIV/AIDS (HASB) Benefit Committee Honors reception was a smashing success on Saturday past. Staged in the Canal House of the Pelican Bay Resort in Lucaya, the event itself, the HASB organization and its architect Kevin Delancy (collectively), cemented HIV/AIDS awareness in Grand Bahama (see Editorial on page 4), like never before. This…
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