Local Business

Successful STCG event launches GBPA Small Business Training Initiative

AQUILA TRAINING SET FOR MAY 8 – Next month will be the second in a series of Aquila Workshops slated for Grand Bahama and local businesses in the tourism sector, hosted by the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau and Facilitated by Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence. Aquila is the exclusive training partner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association. Pictured is Derek Newbold, Sr. Manager of Business Development (first left) during Aquila’s Product Development and Packaging Workshop in November 2017. Also pictured is Beth Hatt (third left) Founder of Aquila Tours and Melanie Colpitts, Aquila Lead Coach and Trainer (fourth left).

Over the coming months, Freeport will witness a new era of development that is both transformational and unprecedented. With this, residents can expect to see population growth, significant economic injection, job creation and entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamians. Carnival’s formal announcement of its new cruise port on Grand Bahama, complemented by Royal Caribbean’s proposed redevelopment of…
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Pelican Bay gives local businesses marketing platform

CREATING EXPERIENCES – The Canal House will once again be transformed into a busy shopping and networking atmosphere. The spacious venue is ideal for businesses to showcase merchandise and interact with customers. Tickets for the Second Annual Sip and Shop Soiree are available at the Reception Desk at Pelican Bay Hotel and Phluid Phactory locations. (Photo courtesy of Pelican Bay Hotel for Barefoot Marketing)

Entrepreneurs and new start-up businesses will be given an opportunity to interact directly with consumers at the Second Annual Spring Sip and Shop Soiree, hosted by ‘The Happiest Hotel,’ Pelican Bay at Lucaya, on Saturday, April 13, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. They will be showcasing their local products, services and treats to hundreds…
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GBPC ‘very concerned’ for public, workforce safety

Grand Bahama Power Company

Staff Writer, FN News Desk While power is being restored to the fast food restaurants, including Burger King, KFC and Pollo Tropical – owned by the Cooper family – “electricity diversions” investigations by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) continue. The fast food restaurants’ electricity supply was disconnected on Wednesday, March 13 as a result…
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Construction agreement signed for the ‘new’ Zion Baptist

ZION REBUILDING — Senior pastor Rev. Peter Pinder (left), former President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council, along with members of the church’s Building Committee announced that a new home for the church will be constructed, after their first home was destroyed by fire some six years ago. Pinnacle Investment Construction Company Limited has been secured as the contractor for the project. Pictured at right is Michael Edwards, President of Pinnacle Investment Construction Company Limited. (PHOTO: JAIMIE SMITH)

Just over six years ago, a staple in the Grand Bahama community, Zion Baptist Community Church, East Sunrise Highway was destroyed by fire; however, the membership church continued to persevere and spread the gospel of Christ. As a result of their perseverance and faith on Wednesday, March 20, senior pastor Rev. Peter Pinder, former President…
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