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GB business persons show interest in funding, consulting opportunities

In this file photo Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Works Iram Lewis each addressed participants of the two-day Small Business Funding Opportunities & Consult with Entrepreneurs Town Meeting at the Foster B. Pestaina Center enlightening all to strategic plans to restore, revitalize, revolutionize and rebrand business and entrepreneurship in Grand Bahama.

Over 325 Grand Bahama small business owners and entrepreneurs attended a two-day Funding Opportunity & Consult Town Meeting organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture in conjunction with the Ministry for Grand Bahama at the Foster B. Pestaina Center on Thursday and Friday of last week. A cadre of veteran business professionals provided…
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Aliv Tip Off Basketball Classic scheduled at St. George’s Gym

TIP-OFF CLASSIC NOW ALIV – The GBSSAA 24th Annual Tip-Off Basketball Classic is now powered by Aliv. Wayne Smith, center, receives the check donation from Aliv Media and Community Champion Talia Wildgoose, left. He also receives a donation and from food sponsors, Domino’s who was represented by Store Manager Gary Diem. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

The day for basketball fans on the island has finally arrived. The Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic Association’s 24th Tip-Off Basketball Classic, sponsored by Aliv, is on tap for the St. George’s Gymnasium, beginning today and continuing until October 31. Organizers expect non-stop action among the high schools that are entered. For years the tournament…
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Commercial banks lambasted by local veteran businessman

Ambrose Gouthro 

On the heels of the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Labor announcing its intent to address the additional charges/fees being applied by commercial banks, a veteran Grand Bahama businessman has leveled harsh criticisms at the financial institutions regarding their questionable service. A businessman in Grand Bahama since the 1960s, Ambrose Gouthro, normally a…
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Straw vendor expresses need for GB destination cruise ship

The straw/ craft vendors and operators are heavily dependent on the tourism industry. With the closure of a number of hotels, plus the lack of entertainment and attractions on the island, many have voiced their concerns with respect to the limited number of guests coming to our shores, how that impacts the economy. Those affected…
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