Access Accelerator continues Island Tour throughout the country

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A team from the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (Access Accelerator) toured Eleuthera recently, having already toured Exuma and Grand Bahama as part of a sustained effort to ensure that Family Island entrepreneurs are afforded the access and opportunities the agency provides. The team included Access Accelerator managers and executive team members, […]

ALIV continues retail expansion with exciting mobile store introduction

Bahamian-owned telecommunications company announces the launch of its latest retail addition NASSAU, BAHAMAS – ALIV’s strong start for 2022 continues with the announcement of big changes to its retail experience. In addition to the launch and expansion of its e-commerce platform, ALIV expanded its retail solutions with the announcement of its new mobile store. ALIV […]

Mobile Go partners with Grand Bahama Utility Company

Technology-based company to offer bill pay solutions to customers  FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Mobile Go Bahamas (MGO) recently welcomed the Grand Bahama Utility Company Limited (GBUC) as a merchant, offering residents of Grand Bahama a convenient, efficient and safe way to process payments through its state-of-the-art, user-friendly app and kiosks.  Deann Seymour, chief financial officer of […]

THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING ‘NO’: Advocacy group calls for rejection of GB power company’s rate increase proposal

“We have been advocating for years for electricity costs to be lowered on the island” FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — A Grand Bahama advocacy group yesterday argued that any proposed rate increase for the island’s power company should be rejected, noting that the economic and social condition of the island is “the worst it has ever […]

TOUGH SELL: Advocacy group slams GBPC’s rate increase proposal as “insensitive” and “out of touch”

GBPC says rate hike undesirable but necessary to maintain operations Coalition of Concerned Citizens prepared to protest “at a level we have never done before” FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — An advocacy group has slammed the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) as being “insensitive” and “out of touch” over a four percent rate increase application. The […]

DORIAN AND BEYOND: Bahamian historian launches storytelling project on killer storm

“I’ve always wanted to tell Bahamian stories; I’ve always wanted an avenue to do that”  Public invited to submit their testimonies  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Dr Crystal A deGregory is taking the initiative to draw a silver lining around the dark cloud left behind by the ravaging force of Hurricane Dorian. The killer storm, which rampaged […]

“HORRIFYING”: Environmentalists concerned whether tree-killing beetle onboard ship let loose on GB

“These bugs can devastate the forest; they are infamous for what they do” BNT exec: We really hope none of them escaped FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Local environmentalists expressed dismay and concern after a vessel reportedly carrying wood infected with tree-killing beetles was allowed to offload on Grand Bahama. Joe Darville, chairman of Save The […]

GBUC partners with McKim & Creed for leak detection services

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Timely, ongoing maintenance of the Grand Bahama Utility Company’s (GBUC) water distribution system is critical to delivering safe, reliable water to all residents. As part of its leak detection program, GBUC has collaborated with engineering and surveying firm McKim & Creed to provide leak detection services for 120 miles of water […]

$18 MIL UPGRADE: Minnis approves climate-resilient healthcare facility project for northern Bahamas

More than a year after Hurricane Dorian, GB’s Rand renovated and recommissioned  GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — The government has allocated $18 million from the Hurricane Dorian Fund for a new climate-resilient hospital and clinic facility for Grand Bahama and the northern Bahamas, announced Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. Rand Memorial Hospital was recommissioned yesterday, […]

GBPC acknowledges spate of power outages

Power company says Peel Street Plant restoration vital to improving service reliability FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) yesterday extended apologies to customers across Grand Bahama for recent unplanned electricity outages. GBPC Chief Operating Officer Nikita Mullings said: “Interruptions in electricity service are a significant inconvenience to our customers, and the […]

GBPA support of Genesis Academy helps ensure every child has access to education

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — With the support of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Genesis Academy will once again provide teaching and training to Grand Bahama’s teens. Genesis Academy, located in the Children’s Village in Freeport, was devastated by floodwater during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, destroying most of the interior, the roof and […]