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Grand Lucayan re-opening before year’s end doubtful

Grand Lucayan saga continues

The state of affairs regarding the mega Grand Lucayan resort has been a major concern for many Grand Bahamians, who held out hope of a re-opening prior to the end of 2017. Although, according to the government, there is a purchase offer on the table before Hutchison Whampoa, the company that owns Grand Lucayan, there…
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‘Girl Con 2017’ geared to empower, uplift island’s female 12th graders

From left Organizer of ‘Girl Con 2017’, President of the Senate, Hon. K. Forbes- Smith and Sen. Hon. Jasmine Dareus will serve as one of five guest speakers during the ‘Girl Con 2017’ conference

A new initiative, “Girl Con 2017” has been brought on stream to give support to young upcoming ladies of the island. In observance of National Women’s Week (Nov. 26- Dec 2) and the 55th anniversary of the enfranchisement of Women in The Bahamas, parliamentary women of Grand Bahama along with other influential women of Grand…
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GBPA partners with Police Department on city derelict vehicles clean-up project

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT – ASP Gregory Lockhart, Police Coordinator, Urban Development and Community Policing, RBPF (left) and Renardo Karageorgiou, Assistant City Manager, Building Department, GBPA (right) view a derelict vehicle located on Drake Avenue. INSET (top): Notices will be placed on derelict vehicles found on verges throughout the city of Freeport for a total of 28 days prior to being removed and demolished. INSET (bottom): A derelict vehicle located on the verge of Drake Avenue was recently towed away following a notice being placed on the vehicle advising the owner of the violation. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

The Building and Development Services Department of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has embarked upon an initiative to address the bothersome issue of unsightly derelict vehicles throughout the City of Freeport. Renardo Karageorgiou, Assistant City Manager, Building Department, GBPA has revealed to The Freeport News that the initiative, is to take place in conjunction…
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GBPA leads hospitality initiative, joins Aquila in industry workshop

The GBPA Invest Grand Bahama Team hosted a Cruise Excellence Product Development Packaging Workshop for local tour operators on Thursday November 16 at the Grand Lucayan Resort featuring the Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence. Pictured from left are Derek Newbold, GBPA senior development manager, Henry Bain, presenter, Beth Hatt Aquila Tours and Melanie Colpitts, Aquila tours.

The Invest Grand Bahama Promotional Unit of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA) facilitated a highly informative Cruise Excellence Product Development and Packaging Workshop on Thursday at the Grand Lucayan Resort, where a team from Aquila, the exclusive training partner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), served as featured presenters. The workshop, opened…
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