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 […]

MASTER PLAN FOR GB: New minister says govt intends to ‘hit the ground running’ in revitalizing second city

Grand Lucayan and airport among the key areas to be looked at, says Moxey FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey said the Davis administration has a master plan for the island’s redevelopment and revitalization, noting: “We’re going to hit the ground running.” In an interview with Eyewitness News, Moxey noted that […]

“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 […]

Freeport’s Blue Action Lab wins international prize for blue economic innovation

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — The Blue Action Lab, located in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been awarded the Blue Climate Initiative’s Community Award for its efforts and vision to develop, implement and scale blue economy strategies to combat climate change and build resilient coastal and island communities. The award is given to innovative organizations working on […]

BTC reopens Grand Bahama offices 16 months after Dorian

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — BTC proudly reopened its 5,000-plus-square-foot Settlers Way employee complex on March 19, approximately 16 months following Hurricane Dorian. The complex, which includes the company’s warehouse and fleet, was completely destroyed as a result of water damage. The Settlers Way facility has been fully remodeled, and features a sleek open floor plan […]