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March 20, 2011
Fire victims rebuild

Nassau, Bahamas -

Building supplies essential

Some families who lost everything in a devastating fire last week are now starting the grueling process of rebuilding.

Approximately
45 persons were left homeless after a fire destroyed eight uninsured
houses situated on a plot of generation land in the Ferguson
Subdivision.

Social
Services provided the fire victims - all blood relatives - with...

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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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October 11, 2010
Former Freeport Concrete head starts new business with son

By JAMMAL SMITH
Guardian Business Reporter
jammal@nasguard.com
The former chief executive officer of Freeport Concrete is exploring new business ventures. Raymond Simpson Sr. has partnered with his son to open a new building supplies business catering to the Grand Bahama market.
Freeport Building Supplies has opened its doors and is the newest retail outlet of its kind. The business will target lo...

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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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March 21, 2012
400,000 in supplies shipped for Acklins rebuilding effort

One of the single largest shipments of supplies for Hurricane Irene relief will arrive in Acklins this evening for the construction of 12 homes, according to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell.
The government approved plans last month to rebuild 19 homes destroyed by the storm on three Family Islands, according to Russell.
He said the 12 homes on Acklins w...

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November 18, 2010
Building supplies firms suffer from 'flat' environment

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

With the Central Bank of the Bahamas describing activity in the construction sector as "anemic" and "decelerating", Bahamian building supply stores yesterday reported flat or declining sales, with one supplier revealing he may temporarily close his doors next year until conditions improve.

The major supplier,who did not wish to be named, ...

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August 03, 2012
New Providence Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - Confiscate stolen building supplies

Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - A 30 year old man of Eneas Lane, Bain Town is in police custody after he was found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officers
of the Southwestern Division arrested the man around 10:00 pm on
Thursday 02nd August, 2012 at Carmichael...

Police confiscate stolen building supplies
- Officers of the Northeastern Division uncovered a large amount of
building ...

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News Article

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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April 13, 2012
The U.S. embargo against Cuba: Washington's sterile Havana strategy

This past February marked the 50th anniversary of Washington's embargo against Cuba. The birthday, which went uncelebrated here and in the Caribbean, was a grim reminder of the persistence of one of Washington's most egregious foreign policy blunders.
Enacted less than a year after President John F. Kennedy's ill fated attempt to unseat Fidel Castro's fledgling communist government at the Bay of P...

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August 03, 2012
New Providence Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - Confiscate stolen building supplies

Police arrest man in stolen vehicle - A 30 year old man of Eneas Lane, Bain Town is in police custody after he was found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officers
of the Southwestern Division arrested the man around 10:00 pm on
Thursday 02nd August, 2012 at Carmichael...

Police confiscate stolen building supplies
- Officers of the Northeastern Division uncovered a large amount of
building ...

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