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Bahamians not taking Hurricane Irma’s approach lightly

After Hurricane Matthew’s devastating impact on Grand Bahama last year October, residents are not taking any chances in making hurricane preparation with the forecasted approach of Hurricane Irma, a Cat 5 storm. Residents flocked to local stores yesterday to purchase supplies.

Having endured extreme devastation at the mercy of Hurricane Matthew less than a year ago, Grand Bahama residents are not taking the threat of Hurricane Irma lightly. Now packing a whopping 185 mph wind speed, Irma has now made history as being the largest, most developed system to form in the Atlantic. Over the weekend…
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Pineridge MP on hand for Hugh Campbell opening day

Member of Parliament for Pineridge Frederick McAlpine joined students and teachers of Jack Hayward Junior High School for their first assembly for the new school year.

Member of Parliament for the Pineridge constituency Hon. Frederick McAlpine on Monday, along with his wife Tracey, joined in the early morning back- to- school welcome, at the Hugh W. Campbell Primary School, which is located within his constituency. In conjunction with the learning institution’s principal, Carolyn Rolle, McAlpine greeted the students. The students all…
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Red Cross continues humanitarian efforts, appeals to the community for donations

STEPHANIE BARR, GB Red Cross Administrator

The Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama Center, has been a place for many residents who, over the years have fallen on hard times, seeking food and/or clothing items, for themselves and their families. The center’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ Program has been a staple for the community, providing over 50 hot meals to persons in need,…
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Financial literacy a must for all citizens says DPM

In this file photo Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance recently revealed that it is the government’s intention to educate residents and citizens alike, on the importance of financial literacy. (PHOTO: TFN FILES)

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance, recently revealed that it is the government’s intention to educate residents and citizens alike, on the importance of financial literacy as well as the necessary protocols and procedures mandatory in securing government issued contracts for goods and/or services. The certified public accountant (CPA by profession expressed, “In…
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