Local Business

Some vendors reap benefits of ‘Midnight Madness,’ others admit sales were not so lucrative

ALEX THOMPSON Proprietor of Signature Choices and Genesis Street Gear

The Downtown Freeport Business Association’s (DFBA) Annual Midnight Madness shopping event proved successful for many participating merchants this past Friday (December 22). Residents got the opportunity to shop on Friday with stores that stayed open until midnight. A team from The Freeport News spoke to several of the participating vendors on Tuesday (December 26) to…
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Pintard: GB Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurial Incentive Program progressing well

MICHAEL PINTARD, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources

Officially launched on November 24, 2017 by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, the GB Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurial Incentive Program, a joint partnership between the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) for Grand Bahama, in an effort to stimulate the local economy by enhancing…
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Grand Bahamian retailer appointed to International Board

INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENT – Lesley Davis-Baptista, a Bahamian Paint Retailer was appointed to the Board of Directors for an International Industry Association and her company, Paint Fair, was featured in an International magazine.

Bahamian Lesley Davies-Baptista, who operates family business Paint Fair – a Grand Bahama staple for paint, specialty coatings, colour and design since 1980, has been appointed as a Director for Board of the Paint & Decorating Retailer’s Association, an association whose headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, representing almost 8,000 members. Paint Fair and Davies-Baptista…
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GB Sanitation Services make move toward Improving service

IMPROVING SERVICE – After years of providing superior garbage collection services to residents on Grand Bahama, Sanitation Services is hoping to bring its operation even more in line with international standards. The move would see the company’s fleet of trucks outfitted with tippers eliminating traditional hindrances to garbage collection. (Photo courtesy of Grand Bahama Sanitation for Barefoot Marketing)

Known as the ‘Magic City,’ Freeport has long been hailed for its planned residential communities and clean streets. This has been due largely in part to the superior standard in waste management and garbage collection set by Grand Bahama’s Sanitation Services Company, over many years. As the island’s population has swelled and shifted however, scores…
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