Praise for community partners for providing aid in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Praise for community partners for providing aid in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew  (PHOTO:?TFN FILES)

Schools across Grand Bahama and The Bahamas faced serious challenges as a result of Hurricane Matthew, nearly four months ago, ravaging this archipelagic region.   While no lives were lost in The Bahamas as a result of the Category 4 storm, damages sustained to homes, businesses and schools hit, left many, particularly on Grand Bahama,…
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Donald Mortimer announces as Central GB independent

Donald Mortimer

Grand Bahama resident Donald Mortimer has declared that he will enter the race for Central Grand Bahama constituency as an independent candidate for the upcoming general elections. Mortimer informed The Freeport News earlier this week that he has started his campaign.   Mortimer, a plumber, has lived in Grand Bahama since 1977.  The newcomer to…
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Power Company’s Hurricane Matthew restoration cost estimated at $27.5m

The damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) estimated financial cost of the restoration for Hurricane Matthew is $27.5 million, according to the company’s president and CEO, Archie Collins.    Collins made the disclosure during an interview on Monday (January 30), when he paid a courtesy call on this daily’s general manager, Fred Sturrup.   He noted…
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GB recorded 12 traffic fatalities for 2016

TRAFFIC?STATS – Grand Bahama recorded 12 traffic deaths in 2016

A total of 40 people died as the result of traffic accidents in the country last year, the most in a year since 2009 when 56 people were killed, according to Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) statistics.   The deceased included 13 people between the ages of 36 and 45, the most to die from…
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