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The Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) Promotional Unit of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), led by Sr. Manager of Business Development, Derek Newbold, met with executives of the Atlanta Business League (ABL) earlier this month, while in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2016 MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation conference.

Scores of local businesses attended the e-Commerce Strategy Training Workshop hosted by the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB), last week. The 2-day event, which focused on taking local businesses global, was held at the Pelican Bay Resort and provided a wealth of information for business owners looking to trade their goods and/or services in the virtual environment.

Filled to capacity on both days, participants at the event gave raving reviews for both the well planned initiative as well as the panel of local experts presenting.

Dynamics of the global supply chain and transportation industries are continuously evolving to meet supply and demand needs of consumers worldwide. Organizations that effectively manage this multi-sector beast and deliver on consumer demands in a profitable manner, emerge as market leaders garnering the lion’s share of a multi-trillion dollar retail and distribution industry.

ABOUT GBPA


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.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


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.

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THE WAY FORWARD


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.

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