Editorial

Grand Bahamians could do without “pipe dreams”

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Ingraham spoke to the nation on Monday night. The national broadcast was about a variety of matters that are significant to the People of The Bahamas, as was expected. However, the prevailing aspect of Bahamian life he focused on throughout the presentation was the economy. In that light, Grand Bahama was…
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GB community project assists Abaco fire victims

The Mudd, a Haitian-populated shabby residential area in Abaco, our close northern island neighbor, was devastated by fire on Sunday. Some 60 homes in the shantytown, located downtown Marsh Harbour, were destroyed. Throughout Sunday, no communication reached The Freeport News from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) representative department in Grand Bahama, but local community-minded…
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Many homes still in need of repairs

Hurricane Matthew passed through The Bahamas October 5-6 in 2016. It left a lot of damaged homes. The government of the day, at that time, promised a spirited restoration program. Funding was in fact provided for restoration in Grand Bahama. All of the agencies that performed on behalf of the government in responding to natural…
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GB’s economic stability now more threatened

The threat to the stability of the economy of Grand Bahama, became accordingly much greater with the announcement that the anchor of the downtown business sector, Park n’ Shop, is scheduled to close before the first quarter of 2018 ends. Thursday morning’s Freeport News’ headline blared the disappointing news. Previously, the area took a major…
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