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GBPA Continues Efforts to Boost Downtown Business Community

By Fred Sturrup |GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is consistent with a strong focus on an organization it fostered years ago.  According to a recent release sent out from the GBPA, The Downtown Freeport Business Association, following recent elections, is headed by Antoine Brooks. With the GBPA as the ongoing catalyst … Continue reading "GBPA Continues Efforts to Boost Downtown Business Community" ...
“Round The Corner” Lounge presents Freeport’s Latest Social Environment

“Round The Corner” Lounge presents Freeport’s Latest Social Environment

By Fred Sturrup |GB News Editor |sturrup1504@gmail.com Leave it to Janet Russell ! The veteran hospitality host/personality has embarked upon a venture, which, judging from the response on opening day, Sunday, October 30, will certainly bring a touch of magic back to Freeport.  Her lounge, located on Yellow Pine Road at the exact location where Radio Station Cool 96 … Continue reading "“Round The Corner” Lounge presents Freeport’s Latest Social Environment" ...
JEMIMA’S PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES NEW “BAHAMAMAN” BOOK & SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO!

JEMIMA’S PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES NEW “BAHAMAMAN” BOOK & SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO!

(GB News Editor Fred Sturrup’s note: The Bahamaman joint project is indeed unique.  It’s an exciting delivery from Jemima’s Playhouse. Of course the backdrop is a family from which creative juices flow. The Sawyers, in particular, Tyrone Sr. and older brother Rudy, set a high standard with their writing. Dr. Tyrone Sawyer II and Dr. … Continue reading "JEMIMA’S PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES NEW “BAHAMAMAN” BOOK & SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO!" ...

Retired Boxing Hall of Fame Rescheduled

PRESS RELEASE – The Retired Boxers Association Inaugural Hall of Fame Awards program originally scheduled for Sunday, September 18th has been postponed and will now take place at a date to be announced in late October. A spokesman for the organization said that the event was put off because of circumstances beyond the control of … Continue reading "Retired Boxing Hall of Fame Rescheduled" ...
GB Christian Council, GBPA, and Government in joint Hurricane Dorian Memorial

GB Christian Council, GBPA, and Government in joint Hurricane Dorian Memorial

By Fred Sturrup |GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com The theme at the well-attended Hurricane Dorian Memorial Service on Sunday, September 2, at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral in Freeport, Grand Bahama was, “Prayer.” Indeed, the male and female ministers of the gospel were fully, and deservedly recognized for being prayer warriors while Grand Bahamians and those in … Continue reading "GB Christian Council, GBPA, and Government in joint Hurricane Dorian Memorial" ...
Leadership challenges faced by Pintard historically infamous

Leadership challenges faced by Pintard historically infamous

                By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Recently during a high level meeting arranged by the Official Opposition in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Free National Movement, reportedly there was contention. The situation boiled over into an embarrassing, brutal physical altercation that left a noted party supporter seriously … Continue reading "Leadership challenges faced by Pintard historically infamous" ...
The Administration of PM Philip Davis

The Administration of PM Philip Davis

By Fred Sturrup | GB Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com The present administration that governs the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is that of Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis. There is an unusual development that is most disrespectful, I think, to the nation’s chief executive. I have noted that certain governing politicians are getting into the custom of mouthing these words: “The Davis/Cooper administration” … Continue reading "The Administration of PM Philip Davis" ...

Women’s Basketball Team to Spend Thanksgiving Week at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship

(Rebels to Face off against Dayton and Utah in the Bahamas) NASSAU, Bahamas – Head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin is set to take her Rebels back to her native Bahamas, as Ole Miss will take on Dayton and Utah in the 2022 Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championships, Nov. 21 and 23. “With so many new faces on our team, … Continue reading "Women’s Basketball Team to Spend Thanksgiving Week at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship" ...
Grand Bahama Port Authority on the Ball!

Grand Bahama Port Authority on the Ball!

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Recent months of ongoing road works have indicated that the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is on the ball in Freeport. Paving of roundabout sectors and residential areas have given rise to a new and refreshing feeling about Freeport. Residents of those communities which have been on … Continue reading "Grand Bahama Port Authority on the Ball!" ...
City of Miami Commission Names Area ‘Little Bahamas’

City of Miami Commission Names Area ‘Little Bahamas’

BY FRED STURRUP | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com There is an area in Florida now entitled, officially, “Little Bahamas.” Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and portions of the 1930s and 1960s, The Bahamas and the United States engaged in a joint project which enabled Bahamian men (mostly) and women to travel to the latter country for the … Continue reading "City of Miami Commission Names Area ‘Little Bahamas’" ...
Job Opportunities for Grand Bahama!

Job Opportunities for Grand Bahama!

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!  The announcement by the Prime Minister Philip Davis led Government of the Bahamas, on Wednesday, that the Electra America Hospitality Group had purchased the Grand Lucaya properties in Grand Bahama for $100 million, heralded the great opportunities for gainful employment residents have been wishing, hoping for. Based in Florida, … Continue reading "Job Opportunities for Grand Bahama!" ...
Minnis Falls Far Short of Other Major Parties’ Official Leaders

Minnis Falls Far Short of Other Major Parties’ Official Leaders

QUALITY NATIONAL LEADERS SHAPING UP WELL A POLITICAL PARIAH? By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Dr. Hubert Minnis is considered to be a political pariah. He certainly fits the description of an outcast, much more so than any other leader in Bahamian political history, I submit.  This man has been rejected by the national … Continue reading "Minnis Falls Far Short of Other Major Parties’ Official Leaders" ...
Minister Munroe Ought Not Put PM in Position of Dismissing Him

Minister Munroe Ought Not Put PM in Position of Dismissing Him

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com National Security Minister Wayne Munroe is deemed by many to be out of order for comments made regarding a plea agreement which enabled a man recently convicted of having intercourse with a minor to receive a prison term of just four years.He was quoted:”If I was advising the accused … Continue reading "Minister Munroe Ought Not Put PM in Position of Dismissing Him" ...
Wilson providing quality service at Salty Crab on Junkanoo Beach

Wilson providing quality service at Salty Crab on Junkanoo Beach

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com  Situated among a number of similar hospitality facilities on the famed Junkanoo Beach (formerly Long Wharf area) of West Bay Street in New Providence, is the Salty Crab establishment. Proprietor Warren Wilson has carved out quite a special niche which provides delectable cuisine, and extremely friendly treatment, enhanced … Continue reading "Wilson providing quality service at Salty Crab on Junkanoo Beach" ...
GBPA Chairman Sarah St. George Lauds Freetown Housing Initiative

GBPA Chairman Sarah St. George Lauds Freetown Housing Initiative

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com A “truly magnificent initiative” was how Grand Bahama Port Authority Chairman Sarah St. George described the $50,000 housing ministry project highlighted during a ceremony Sunday, March 13 in Freetown, Grand Bahama. The venerable patriarch of Freetown, Rev. Rufus Cooper and his wife were presented with the … Continue reading "GBPA Chairman Sarah St. George Lauds Freetown Housing Initiative" ...
SEVENTH ANNUAL JONATHAN GOUTHRO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

SEVENTH ANNUAL JONATHAN GOUTHRO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The seventh annual Jonathan Gouthro memorial golf tournament was held on Saturday march 5th, 2022 at the Lucayan reef golf course. The event was conducted by the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise with assistance from the Gouthro family. All proceeds from the tournament are placed in a scholarship fund under the same name, to … Continue reading "SEVENTH ANNUAL JONATHAN GOUTHRO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT" ...
UB North Campus Set to Revitalize Freeport

UB North Campus Set to Revitalize Freeport

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com One of the great decisions made by Prime Minister Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis and the rest of the hierarchy of the Progressive Liberal Party Government of The Bahamas, was the intense focus on concluding negotiations for buying the Kipling Building, downtown Freeport, Grand Bahama, to relocate … Continue reading "UB North Campus Set to Revitalize Freeport" ...
GBUC Launches Smart Meter Upgrade Program

GBUC Launches Smart Meter Upgrade Program

GRAND BAHAMA UTILITY COMPANY LIMITED- For Immediate Release – February 21, 2022 – Freeport, GB, The Bahamas: – The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) Limited is excited to announce the launch of its smart meter upgrade program, which commenced Saturday, February 19, 2022, in West End and will work east to cover all customers across … Continue reading "GBUC Launches Smart Meter Upgrade Program" ...
Sports Minister Bowleg Urges Boxing Revival

Sports Minister Bowleg Urges Boxing Revival

Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com A few weeks ago, Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, Hon. Mario Bowleg, met with Bahamas Boxing Commission Chairman Fred Sturrup and other commissioners for the first time.  The minister made it quite clear that he plans to fortify the commission, the government’s arm for the control … Continue reading "Sports Minister Bowleg Urges Boxing Revival" ...
TRIBUTES TO GEORGE CURTIS

TRIBUTES TO GEORGE CURTIS

Statement by GB News Editor Fred Sturrup George Curtis, yet another of the fabled and meaningful characters from the St. James Road/Kemp Road/St. Margaret Road (New Providence) vicinity, has died. I knew him all of my life, lost contact with him for years when he moved to Grand Bahama, but renewed our relationship when I … Continue reading "TRIBUTES TO GEORGE CURTIS" ...
Maynard-Gibson, A Major Nation-building Contributor

Maynard-Gibson, A Major Nation-building Contributor

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com There are those who claim very good genes, and factually so.And, then there are folks with superlative genes.One such lady who has climbed the steps of an incredible genealogy to become one of the Bahamas’ greatest nation-building matriarchs, is Allyson Maynard-Gibson.  She was recently appointed Chairman of the … Continue reading "Maynard-Gibson, A Major Nation-building Contributor" ...
Pindling Legacy of PLP Leadership Continues through PM Philip Davis

Pindling Legacy of PLP Leadership Continues through PM Philip Davis

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com The Sir Lynden Pindling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leadership legacy continues.The Most Honourable Philip Davis, QC, MP, was not among that initial group of Pindling leadership politicians, each considered to be a protege. No, that list included Kendal Nottage, Darrell Rolle, Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie, primarily. (The latter two succeeded … Continue reading "Pindling Legacy of PLP Leadership Continues through PM Philip Davis" ...
Cooper Presents Different Historical Dynamics for Progressive Liberal Party

Cooper Presents Different Historical Dynamics for Progressive Liberal Party

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com For the first time in history there is a deputy leader who is not considered by many to be a true Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) product.   I. Chester Cooper, the Deputy Leader of the PLP and the Deputy Prime Minister, as well as Minister of Tourism, Aviation and Investments in … Continue reading "Cooper Presents Different Historical Dynamics for Progressive Liberal Party" ...
The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 2)

The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 2)

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Loretta Butler-Turner, after she moved from Grand Bahama back to New Providence quickly became a strong force within the Free National Movement party. She was a favorite of three-time Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. When he put his slate together on the way to upsetting the Progressive Liberal … Continue reading "The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 2)" ...
The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 1)

The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 1)

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Loretta Butler, daughter of noted mortician Raleigh Butler and grand-daughter of the legendary politician and humanitarian Sir Milo Butler, not too long ago seemed destined for an extremely high position in the country called The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Indeed, she was well on the pathway to … Continue reading "The Woman Who Was on the Pathway to Be Prime Minister of The Bahamas (Part 1)" ...
Dr. Minnis not ideal for FNM transformation

Dr. Minnis not ideal for FNM transformation

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com At some point, those who love and cherish the political organization called the Free National Movement (FNM) would be better off coming to the realization that Dr. Hubert Minnis is certainly not ideal for the transformation of the party.He is just bad news.  This is understood to so … Continue reading "Dr. Minnis not ideal for FNM transformation" ...
Wallace Groves comes together with Haywards

Wallace Groves comes together with Haywards

By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com Sir Jack Hayward died on January 13, in 2015. He was 91, and the last remaining member of the first big three, who history considers the prime investors/architects of Freeport and the wider Grand Bahama. It was not a planned union between the Haywards (Charles the father, and … Continue reading "Wallace Groves comes together with Haywards" ...
Dr. Hubert Minnis should give up seat to allow for totally new FNM leadership

Dr. Hubert Minnis should give up seat to allow for totally new FNM leadership

(By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com) Let’s be clear. Dr. Hubert Minnis will always be a shadow over Official Opposition Free National Movement Leader Michael Pintard’s head, as long as he remains in frontline politics. Dr. Minnis, who led the FNM to a lopsided defeat (7-32) at the hands of the incoming governing … Continue reading "Dr. Hubert Minnis should give up seat to allow for totally new FNM leadership" ...
Presenting Covid-19 Packages

Presenting Covid-19 Packages

Rotary of Sunset President Fred Sturrup and Grand Bahama Port Authority Chair Person Sarah St. George led an initiative, on Thursday Nov. 18, presenting COVID-18 packages to residents of Pelican Point. Along with Sturrup from Rotary Sunset was Past President Tony Miller. ...
Grand Bahama Port Authority an effective quasi-government

Grand Bahama Port Authority an effective quasi-government

(By Fred Sturrup | GB News Editor | sturrup1504@gmail.com) The Legislature of The Bahamas Islands, with the financial guru, Attorney Stafford Sands, a prominent spokesman on national business deals, leading the discussions, an arrangement with the late Wallace Groves, an American with a bit of a tainted past, was agreed to. The area of Grand Bahama situated in the … Continue reading "Grand Bahama Port Authority an effective quasi-government" ...
Galaxy Lounge

Galaxy Lounge

Shaolin Rolle’s Galaxy Lounge is one of the popular spots in Grand Bahama. It is located on Oak Street, Freeport in the Commercial District. Pictured from left are: Roland Rolle, Gladstone’Moon’ McPhee, Cleveland Duncombe and Ernie Barr Jr. ...