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May 03, 2015
Invest Grand Bahama facilitating millions in investment in Freeport

Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) has generated more than $127 million in business development since its inception as part of the business development department of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) in 2009, and GBPA Senior Business Development Manager Derek Newbold said the focus continues to be on awareness building.
Another $17 million or so is pending.
Newbold reported that the initiative began a...

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June 02, 2013
CBS Bahamas celebrates 40th anniversary

THE SouthWest Plaza store was transformed for the 40th anniversary celebration CBS Bahamas, a top provider of building supplies in the Bahamas since 1973.

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Aid groups struggle to get food, water to Haitians
January 15, 2010
Aid groups struggle to get food, water to Haitians

Aid workers hoping to distribute food, water and other supplies to a shattered Port-au-Prince are warning their efforts may need more security Friday as Haitians grow increasingly desperate and impatient for help.

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February 14, 2012
Chinese developer spends millions on local materials

Bahamian workers and businesses continue to benefit from the rise of Baha Mar, with at least 200 still on-site working hand-in-hand with Chinese counterparts.
China Construction America, the firm spearheading construction of the $2.6 billion resort, has spent millions purchasing materials from in and around the country to help bring the project to fruition.
"We actually procured quite a lot of mat...

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October 13, 2011
Wu- Baha Mar 'part of our growth'

Tiger Wu doesn't mince words. As the Vice President of China Construction America Inc- a subsidiary of the largest construction company in China- his focus can be easily summarized: Dec. 31, 2014.

That's the day Baha Mar, the$2.6 billion colossal project in Nassau, is slated to open its doors.

But there is far more at stake than the promise of thousands of luxury hotel rooms, the 1,000 square-fo...

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April 29, 2013
The gold rush anniversary

Dear Editor,
Some have opined that the gold rush administration (PLP), led by Perry Christie, has failed the people of The Bahamas. I beg to differ. I confess that I have many problems with the lackadaisical leadership style of the PM but, on balance, the PLP has performed as best as it was able to in the particular circumstances which it met in place in May 2012.
The FNM, then led by Hubert Ing...

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November 22, 2010
BUILDING STORE CREATES 30 JOBS

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

TAKING on more than 30 employees, and with plans to expand in coming months, a new Gladstone Road building and home supply store yesterday said it expects to benefit from what its owners and others forecast to be a boom in retail demand in western New Providence.

Wong's Home Centre, which includes a 10,000 square foot retail space, is a ...

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August 30, 2011
PM 'downplayed' Irene's impact

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's recent comment that no place in The Bahamas was devastated by Hurricane Irene has drawn the ire of the Progressive Liberal Party, whose leader declared yesterday that Ingraham was attempting to downplay the severe impact dealt by the storm.
"The prime minister has to be aware that when he speaks the country and the world must listen because he speaks on behalf of t...

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September 08, 2010
Former Freeport Concrete CEO is back in business

* Teams up with son to open building supplies business from firm's former Home Centre premises, which is owned by Freeport

Concrete chair Babak

* Set to employ 12-14

persons and sell from 25,00 square foot space alongside Butler's Food World

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

Former Freeport Concrete chief executive Raymond Simpson and his son are going back into business in the Home C...

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October 13, 2011
Wu- Baha Mar 'part of our growth'

Tiger Wu doesn't mince words. As the Vice President of China Construction America Inc- a subsidiary of the largest construction company in China- his focus can be easily summarized: Dec. 31, 2014.

That's the day Baha Mar, the$2.6 billion colossal project in Nassau, is slated to open its doors.

But there is far more at stake than the promise of thousands of luxury hotel rooms, the 1,000 square-fo...

read more »