FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- During a brief ceremony staged in the heart of Downtown's Churchill Square, executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, (GBPA), marked the culmination of its 3-phase, 3 year Downtown Turnaround Project (DTP) on Friday past.
President Ian Rolle, along with newly appointed Vice Chairman for the GBPA Group, Miss Sarah St. George and Interim President for the Downtown Freeport Business Association, Mr. Wilfred Seymour stood proudly as they unveiled the newly revitalized Sir Winston Churchill bust, followed by a tour and opening of GBPA's new Bahamian Shopping Village within the Churchill Square.
"The Downtown Turnaround Project was a major component of our 'Making It Happen' initiative'," stated Rolle as he addressed his audience of government officials, business owners and shoppers assembled at the event. "Today marks the culmination of this momentous project with the official opening of Churchill Square. In keeping with our promise to revitalize the Downtown area, this initiative has created a safer and more attractive commercial centre for all, residents and tourists alike," Rolle continued.
Following the unveiling of the Sir Winston Churchill bust, executives led by Segway Patrol Officers toured the new 'Bahamian Shopping Village', which is hailed as the tourism highlight for the Downtown area. The Bahamian Shopping Village, consist of 4 brightly coloured Kiosks, (4 more soon to be added) for the sale of 'Authentic' handmade Bahamian crafts. Creatively designed wares such as handcrafted straw handbags, wood carvings, sea and conch shell sculptures, and handmade body products, were beautifully displayed by vendors.
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