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New ferry makes inaugural trip to GB

Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe officially welcomed the crew and passengers of the FRS Caribbean vessel, San Gwann to Freeport, Grand Bahama November 9. Pictured: Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe (left), makes a plaque presentation to David Gudgel, CEO, FRS Caribbean. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017

Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe officially welcomed the crew and passengers of the FRS Caribbean vessel, San Gwann to Freeport, Grand Bahama November 9.

The occasion was the start-up of a three-times-a-week service between Miami, Florida, and Grand Bahama.


The 175ft, 427-passenger vessel will make the journey to Freeport on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving the Port of Miami at 8.00 am, arriving at Freeport Harbour at 11.00 am. It will make the return journey for Miami at 6.00 pm.

During a plaque presentation on board the ship, Parker-Edgecombe said the ship comes at a very appropriate time and has the capacity to bring some 60,000 passengers to Grand Bahama annually. Further, she said it was her desire to see the company increase its scheduled service to the island.

She pointed out that the government of The Bahamas has stated repeatedly that the rebound of Grand Bahama Island is of paramount importance and that a healthy and vibrant Grand Bahama economy is vital to the growth and development of the entire Bahamas.

She said that while the government continues the fight for new air traffic to the island, they are equally mindful of the importance of cruise passengers to the economy.

“And so on behalf of the people of Grand Bahama Island and the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas let me welcome FRS to our island and pledge our support to do whatever we can to make this venture a success.”

“I look forward to the day when that will be a daily service; and I firmly believe that day will come as the government of which I am proud to be a part moves to restore Grand Bahama to its glory days,” she stated.

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis officially opened the Grand Bahama Technology Summit at Grand Lucayan resort November 9, 2017.

The Cove at Atlantis rolled out the red carpet this weekend to VIP guests, debuting its refreshed ultra-luxurious Paradise Island resort in a series of lavish events paying homage to Bahamian culture in a truly authentic experience.

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