July 09, 2019
DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest said the government is committed to facilitating the ease of doing business in Grand Bahama.
He spoke after the owners of an air-cargo business, which has operated in Freeport for some 20 years, said they are closing up shop over air freight fees.
Tribune Business reported on Monday that GB Express has issued a notice to its customers telling them that the implementation of new Customs laws related to air freight has made it too costly and difficult for the company to continue its air courier service between the island and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The company has been providing daily air-courier services for 22 years here, and employs around eight to 10 persons in Freeport.
In a notice to customers, the company said that it would close and cease all operations on July 31.
The Tribune attempted to contact Bob Clutter, a pilot and co-owner of GB Express, at the company’s Florida office, however, he could not be reached for comments up to press time on Monday.
In response to the letter in circulation regarding the closure of GB Express, Mr Turnquest said that the company has served the people and business community in Grand Bahama for many years, and its departure would certainly be missed.
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