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Water supply project ideal

On the heels of the water expansive project in Grand Bahama that affords residents of East End Grand Bahama, piped services, Minister of Public Works and Urban Development Philip Davis has launched a ...

How soon we forget!

It wasn’t that long ago, that Bahamians were up in arms because the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States had a system activated that allowed for the recording of all cellphone cal ...

FNM focusing on 4 GB seats

We have no conclusive information, but it appears that the Free National Movement’s priority constituencies in Grand Bahama are Central Grand Bahama, Pindridge, Marco City and East End.

 

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Container Port nearing capacity

The Freeport Container Port, one of the largest employment entities on the island, is rebounding. Last October, Hurricane Matthew severely damaged equipment at FCP. The handling capacity was thus redu ...

Turnquest reaches out for unity

As if he was following up on the point made in this space recently about the opposition forces being in disarray, Free National Movement Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is appealing for a unified front ...

PLP in chaos

The home base of headquarters of both the governing Progressive Liberal Party and the other major political force in the country, the Free National Movement (FNM), were quite active over the weekend.

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Christie not Impressive

Prime Minister Perry Christie was not impressive at all! Those watching the Progressive Liberal Party convention this past week would have seen a very large number of people. In truth, party associate ...

Sears spoke out for democracy

Democracy is alive in this country. The courageous Alfred Sears who challenged Prime Minister Perry Christie for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party in convention this week, struck a big b ...

House Speaker in grey area

The Speaker of the House of Assembly (HOA), Dr. Kendal Major has operated quite outside of the norm of his predecessors.

 

Unlike all who went before him, House Speaker Dr. Major has stepped far ...

Sunrise road opening set

Sunrise Highway is due to be opened once again.

 

The Freeport News has been informed that all relevant talks have taken place between the Ministry for Grand Bahama, Harcourt Holdings Bahamas Lim ...

Education

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AHLEI certification for 15 JHSHS students

Fifteen students of the Hospitality Studies Department at Jack Hayward Senior High School (JHSHS) were awarded their American Hotel and Lodging Institute (AHLEI) certificates, during an assembly last ...

High schoolers learn about Majority Rule

Students in Grand Bahama preparing for this year’s History Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations received a lecture on Majority Rule from Dr. Christopher Curry, ...

'Literacy makes all other learning possible'

In an effort to sensitize their students on the importance of literacy, the Grand Bahama Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists is hosting its Annual Literacy Week under the theme, ‘Read, Lead, Succe ...

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Students exposed to multiple career opportunities

Sunland Baptist Academy (SBA) Guidance Counseling and Vocational Education Departments held its First Career Fair Explosion on Tuesday, February 21 under the theme, ‘Introducing and Exposing Hig ...

Visiting students exposed to Bahamian culture

Twenty-five aspiring hospitality and tourism industry major students visiting from Florida had the opportunity to not only travel to Grand Bahama to experience first hand our island and culture, but a ...

National

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NEMA distributing tarpaulin in New Providence

The National Emergency Management Agency has begun a door-to-door distribution of roofing material, in particular tarpaulin, in New Providence.

 

The Freeport News on Wednesday contacted GB NEMA ...

National Focus

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Anti-bullying message fun and informative

Walter Parker Primary School is spreading an anti-bullying message with a week of activities.  

 

The school hosted a special assembly for its Bully Free Week on Wednesday, February 15 at th ...

Big plans for Majority Rule Day Jan 10 in GB

Plans that will include representation of all inhabited Family Islands have been made to highlight Majority Rule Day in Grand Bahama.

 

Grand Bahama Majority Rule Day Committee spokesperson, note ...

Local champions in the AIDS/HIV fight

Since 1985, The Bahamas has been involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS – promoting the message of abstinence, in the early years, and later reinforcing that message, while adding education and ...

Sports

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Buddy optimistic about being in Sacramento

It was a whirlwind weekend for the number six overall NBA Draft Pick, Buddy Hield. 

 

This past Sunday (February 18), Hield was included in a trade that sent the former New Orleans Pelicans& ...

Buddy on the move

In what came as a shocker at the conclusion of the 66th edition of the NBA All-Star Game, Sacramento Kings’ big man DeMarcus Cousins was sent over to the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Included in ...

Falcons on solid pace in GBSSAA track/field

One could probably say it was the calm before the storm and day five proved as much.

 

The Tabernacle Falcons used this past Saturday to take the lead in all divisions and top the combined scores ...

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