Local Business

Young entrepreneur attests to entertainment industry providing economic boost for GB


Clayvon Duncombe, Co-owner of Phluid Phactory told this daily that promoting a recent concert created many economic opportunities for Grand Bahama. Phluid Phactory promoted a concert featuring international recording artist, rap star Rick Ross on Saturday (December 23). The event was held at Goombay Park, one which thousands of people attended. According to Duncombe, the…
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Junkanoo, an economic opportunity for vendors

BUSY VENDORS – Crowds of people paid a visit to the multitude of booths where vendors sold food, drinks and even toys at the 2018 New Year’s Junkanoo in Downtown, Freeport. (PHOTOS: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Junkanoo is usually a time to celebrate Bahamian culture with colorful costumes, music played on goatskin drums, cowbells, brass instruments and high energy dancing; but for many Bahamians it is a prime opportunity to earn money. Local participating vendors of the 2018 New Year’s Junkanoo Parade advertised their merchandise with the high hopes of making…
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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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