Editorial

National budget viewed as unkind to consumers

While Free National Movement Government’s Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest did dangle a few carrots to the Bahamian people, his national budget presentation in the House of Assembly on Wednesday past, was not generally well-received by consumers. The Freeport News conducted a poll (admittedly non-scientific) and nearly 100 percent of those included in the…
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GB Office of PM prepares for 45th Independence

Soon, this independent nation will mark its 45th birthday. For a few months now, the Grand Bahama Office of the Prime Minister has been gearing for the milestone. The GB Office of the PM has been discussing plans with the island stakeholders, civic and Christian leaders, with the intent to make this set of celebrations…
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Lewis’ outlook on “foundations” of GB refreshing

We submit that late in the day on May 10 of 2017, when it became clear just who had survived the torrid general elections campaign and were voted into the House of Assembly, Iram Lewis was not one of those expected to be particularly substantive as a constituency representative. He had not as yet, shown…
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Hayward, GBPA on clean-up push

During the last three years the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), in conjunction with the Urban Renewal Department and the police, have been addressing the derelict buildings issue. The multitude of eyesores, particularly in the City of Freeport, have greatly diminished the pristine characteristic of the ‘Second City.’ While much has been done, there is…
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