Local Business

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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Local business marks a decade of being ‘truly Bahamian’

CEO Jimmy Sands poses in front of Brewery’s Grand Bahama headquarters shortly after breaking ground on the facility which officially opened its doors to the public in 2007.

What began as a vision in the heart and mind of James ‘Jimmy’ Sands has since blossomed into a national beverage empire. Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd is celebrating 10 years of everything “Truly Bahamian.” Opened in 2007, the 40,000-square foot brewery opened with a staff complement of 14. In the beginning, much of…
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Local businesswoman credits a ‘higher power’ for business success during sluggish economic times

Proprietor of JJ’s Bargain Store credits God for the business not only surviving, but expanding during this economic downturn being experienced throughout the island. (PHOTOS: TFN)

For the past 21 years JJ’s Bargain Store, (formerly located on Explorer’s Way, opposite the local Post Office), has serviced the community – providing an assortment of household and entertainment products for the family. Over the years, the cross section of available items outgrew that location, which forced owners to relocate to a new and…
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Genesis Academy learn Rotarians are all about ‘service above self’

President of the Rotary Club of Sunset, Dr. Freeman Lockhart (right) presented the principal of Genesis Academy, Ricardo Major (left), with a check from the club and its members to assist with programs at the school. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSEL)

With ‘Service Above Self’ as the mantra behind the Rotary International Organization, locally, Rotary Clubs throughout the island continue to positively impact the communities in which they exist, the Rotary Club of Sunset being no exception. Recently the club made a monetary donation to the Genesis Academy, as a result of funds accumulated during one…
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