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GB jobless rate fell to 12%

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson

According to Senator Kwasi Thompson – in his Budget Report communication in the Senate yesterday (Monday, April 9) – Grand Bahama’s jobless rate fell by 30 basis points to 12.1 percent. Sen. Thompson’s statement came as he quoted from the Central Bank report, which made reference to several areas, including construction in the country, domestic…
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Attributes of a great leader highlighted at Leadership Enhancement Seminar

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR PANEL – Rotary Club of Freeport Immediate Past President Darren Cooper (right); Anglican Diocese Rev’d Marie Roach-Hepburn (seated second left); Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy Principal Joye Ritchie-Greene (seated third left) and Pineridge Member of Parliament Rev. Frederick McAlpine (at podium) made up the panel for the Pilot Club of Lucaya’s Leadership Enhancement Seminar held on Saturday, April 7 at the Wallace Groves Auditorium. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The Pilot Club of Lucaya held a Leadership Enhancement Seminar on Saturday, April 7 at the Wallace Groves Auditorium under the theme, ‘The Greatest Leaders are the Best Servants,’ with various community leaders and young people in attendance. Kira Cox, Pilot Club of Lucaya president revealed her delight with the caliber of panelists selected to…
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Oil contamination fears abound In GB

OIL IN WATER- Fifty-year resident Rev. Michael Pinder struck oil just 35 feet underground in his backyard in Pinder’s Point after hiring a contractor to install a much-needed soak-a-way. The thick black oil mixed with water saturating everything and filling the air with nauseating odour (PHOTO: GBEA EXECUTIVE MEMBER SHUFFEL HEPBURN)

The Grand Bahama Environmental Association (GBEA) and Pinder’s Point residents are appealing to the Government of The Bahamas for help. There are “oil contamination of freshwater table” concerns. Rivers of pure “black gold” can be both a blessing and a curse. However for decades residents of the Southern Shore communities which include Pinder’s Point, have…
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Rev. McAlpine Speaks out

In this file photo Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine speaks with the press at the House of Assembly. (Photo by Torrell Glinton)

With the hurricane season fast approaching, the highly vocal Pineridge Member of Parliament Rev. Frederick McAlpine is urging residents to have a full awareness of possibilities and he had adivce, when speaking with The Freeport News, for those who have suffered damages from past natural disasters. Less than two months remain before the start of…
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