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Cruise industry growing in GBI

INAUGURAL VISIT – MS Sirena made its inaugural visit to Grand Bahama recently. Representatives from the vessel, the Ministry of Tourism and the harbour participated in the traditional plaque exchange. (Photo courtesy of MOT)

While cruise ships continue to be a major mode of transportation to and from The Islands of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has always benefitted from the booming industry. As interest in the destination has amplified over the years, there has been an increase in the number of new cruise ships calling on Freeport Harbour.…
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GBPA launches GB Ambassadors Program

INVEST GRAND BAHAMA TRAINING – Bahamas Consul General Officers in Miami, Florida are now better equipped to promote and sell the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas, following the launch of GBPA’s new GB Ambassadors program. Derek Newbold (second right), Sr. Manager of Business Development at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited and Invest Grand Bahama, hosted training for key personnel while in Florida last week, attending the Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Conference. Pictured from left to right are members of The Bahamas Consul General Office, Miami: Marcia Sands, Trade and Investment Officer; Terry Archer, Consul Protocol Officer; Darnell Bosfield, Accounting Officer, Consul General Linda Mackey, Newbold and Nikki Gibson, Administrative Assistant. (Photo courtesy of the GBPA)

Bahamas Diplomatic and Consul General Officers stationed throughout the United States, and eventually the world, will now have a new, more accurate and exciting story of Grand Bahama to share with potential investors seeking opportunities to ‘do business’ in The Bahamas. The “GB Ambassadors” program created by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), launched…
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Estimated millions spent on GBPA’s Freeport City cleanup

CITY UPDATE – The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce recently hosted Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Rupert Hayward, who gave a detailed presentation of the company’s cleanup efforts in the city of Freeport. Hayward called for collaboration with local stake holders as part of the Port Authority’s ongoing efforts to attract sustained development and growth prospects for the island. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Rupert Hayward presented to members and guests at the monthly Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) luncheon on Thursday, May 23. Hayward gave a comprehensive report on the extensive cleanup campaign launched by the GBPA over the past few years. According to Hayward, the GBPA is…
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CIBC First Caribbean East Mall Drive location set to reopen today ‘No comment at this time’

BANK LOCATION UPDATE – CIBC First Caribbean is set to resume business at its East Mall Drive location, after more than a week at a temporary site in the Pyfrom Manor. (PHOTO: JAIMIE SMITH)

For more than a week, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank’s Commercial Centre operations was relocated from its East Mall Drive location to a smaller, temporary site in the Pyfrom Manor. The relocation, since May 14, has frustrated the bank’s customers, who have had to endure long lines, daily, to conduct their business. However, yesterday –…
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