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Sen. Russell says PLP runoff in Central GB hiked support

Senator Julian Russell

Despite the lateness of the governing Progressive Liberal Party, in deciding upon the candidate for Central Grand Bahama, successful applicant Senator Julian Russell on Wednesday told The Freeport News that the runoff, primarily with businesswoman Ginger Moxey, helped the PLP’s cause by bringing more supporters on stream.   Contacted on Wednesday morning, Senator Russell was…
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Former resort workers stage demonstration

Former employees of the all-inclusive Memories Resort took part in a march and demonstration on Wednesday

Former Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino employees gathered outside the Harold de Gregory complex Wednesday morning to protest, what they say is the government’s lack of respect for those who have been given little information about the resort’s closing.   The irate crowd said they have been out of work for over four months…
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Western Air official: there was no crash

Sherrexcia Rolle

Following Tuesday’s aviation incident involving a Western Air plane at the Grand Bahama International Airport, airline officials say, “there was no crash per se.”   On February 7 shortly after 5:00 p.m. a Western Air aircraft carrying over 30 passengers, including flight crew experienced difficulty, en route to the capital.   After the flight landed…
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Western Air crashes, slides into bushes

In photo Passenger Delon Thompson is pictured being placed into an ambulance.

Some 30-plus Western Air passengers are grateful to be alive tonight, after their flight crash-landed on the runway at the Grand Bahama International Airport and skidded into nearby bushes.   The flight was en route to New Providence from Bimini, with a stopover in Freeport.   As word spread of the aviation accident that occurred…
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