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 Ian Rolle, President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) met with Logos Hope’s advanced planning team to discuss their upcoming visit to Grand Bahama, and the potential unique opportunities this ship’s arrival will bring to numerous Grand Bahamians. On 29th July, 2017, the world's largest floating book fair will dock at the Freeport Harbour, with an impressive collection of over 5,000 affordable books for purchase, as well as access to many fun-filled events on board. The Logos Hope invites the people of Freeport to take full advantage of this event and to join the festivities until their departure on 6th August, 2017.  Logos Hope is operated by GBA (Good Books for All) Ships e.V., an international charitable organization registered in Germany. Since its launch in 1970, this organization has welcomed over 45 million visitors in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Grateful for the special invitation, GBPA President Ian Rolle said, “We are extremely enthusiastic about Logos Hope visiting our island. I believe that this is an amazing opportunity for Grand Bahamians and I eagerly await their arrival later this month. In this day and age, there are far too many people who underestimate the importance of literature and its ability to develop critical thinking skills and inspire our youth. Because of this, I am thrilled that our island has been granted such an amazing opportunity and I hope that Grand Bahamians will enjoy all that the Logos Hope has to offer,” Rolle added.

Rahel Schemionek, Logos Hope advanced preparation team member, showcased the sheer magnitude of this “once in a lifetime experience” and questions “where else in the world you will find a ship with 400 people from 60 different countries serving as volunteers?” Further highlighting the diversity and individuality of this boat, Logos Hope project coordinator Filipe Leite, noted that, “The crew of the Logos Hope is very unique because we are all Christians. We all believe in Jesus as our savior and we join as volunteers for the period of 2 or 3 years.” He went on to describe the organization’s motto of “bringing knowledge, help and hope” and explained their initiative to provide easy and affordable global access to literature. For more information, visit the Facebook page, “Logos Hope visits The Bahamas”.


The Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) gave GBPA responsibility for the development, administration and management, and provision of services within an area called the 'Port Area' (230 sq. miles). GBPA was mandated by this Agreement to build a deep water harbour, an industrial community and required infrastructure for the City.



GBPA has achieved an astonishing amount since its inception in 1955.  When first created it was a Grand Bahamian business conglomerate charged not only with land and commercial development but also with all the regulatory and administrative functions of the Freeport/Lucaya.



Firstly, I wish to thank Joan Albury and the Counsellors for this platform enabling us to share with the Grand Bahama community, the outlook for our island! 2015 marks the 60th year of the birth of Freeport and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement; 60 years of a partnership between The Government of The Bahamas and The Grand Bahama Port Authority. I'm here to raise hopes for 2015 and to lay a few popular myths to rest - For those who don't know me, I am Sarah St George.