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The island of Grand Bahama continues to spark  attention from the international  marketplace as more and more companies learn of the benefits of Freeport.  Sr. Manager of Business Development at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Derek Newbold,  was a guest speaker last week, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference and tradeshow (MD&M), held in New York City.

 In keeping with the vision of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), its executives officially launched a derelict building enhancement project on Grand Bahama.

The initiative will involve some eight buildings in high traffic areas about the island where President Ian Rolle says are burdened with the unsightly structures.

Awarded for an exemplary performance over the past Junior Achievement year, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited “Royals”( Recognizing Outstanding Youth as Leaders) has been deemed company of the year for the third consecutive year.


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.