Local Business

Power restored to 95% of the island

After the entire island was plunged into darkness following high winds as a result of Tropical Storm conditions associated with Hurricane Irma on Sunday (September 10) evening, Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) crews have been working late into the night to re-energize its customers. Up to press time Tuesday (September 12) evening, this daily learned…
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Hurricane insurance advocated

Sharing information from left G. Lawrence Palmer, Melanie Thompson, Anton Bowleg

With Hurricane Irma having wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and continued its destructive path through the United States this past weekend; and compounded by the threat of Hurricane Jose, local insurance representatives took the opportunity to advise residents regarding the coverage process. Insurance Management encouraged all residents to secure their homes and businesses. Branch Manager…
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Working partnership to clean up Pineridge ahead of storm

CLEANING IT UP – City of Freeport Deputy Chief Councillor, Ernie Barr partnered with Seaport Construction Co. Ltd. CEO, Franco Miller, to conduct a massive, last-minute clean-up and collection exercise earlier this week.

Recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Matthew nearly a year ago, continue on as residents throughout the communities of Grand Bahama desperately try to secure that which remains of their homes just ahead of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, that is expected to pose serious danger beginning as early as this coming Friday, September…
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Merchants accommodate rush for new school year supplies

The proprietor and staff at H & L Bookstore, Downtown were on hand to assist last minute back-to-school shoppers over the weekend.

In its fullness, the new school year begins today. Some schools opened last week but the majority of the remaining institutions got going this morning. As is the custom, merchants who sell school items have been in demand. Over the weekend, The Freeport News interviewed a number of representatives of business places that stock school…
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