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Extend tax breaks again so Abaco, GB 'roar back'

The further extension of Hurricane Dorian tax breaks is vital to the ability of Abaco and Grand Bahama's economies to "come roaring back", private sector leaders urged yesterday.

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'Freeport needs action rather than just talking'

Freeport stakeholders must "stop talking and create a real action plan" that holds all parties accountable for the city's economic revival, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce's chief urged yesterday.

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'Not too concerned' on GB power's new extra charge date

Grand Bahama’s Chamber of Commerce president is “not overly concerned” about the island’s energy monopoly adding an extra charge to customer bills on October 1 because the date is not fixed.

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Govt urged: Speed up GB airport acquisition

Grand Bahama’s Chamber of Commerce yesterday urged the government to speed-up its nationalisation of the island’s airport “in the best interests of the Bahamian people”. Gregory Laroda told a webinar organised by the Government-appointed Economic Re

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More firms facing 'death sentence'

Grand Bahama’s Chamber of Commerce president last warned that more and more businesses are being “handed a death sentence” as the island’s COVID-19 lockdown was extended to August 19. Greg Laroda told Tribune Business that The Bahamas needed to “fin

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GB 'needs Isaias like hole in head'

Grand Bahama and its ailing economy “need Isaias like we need a hole in the head”, the island’s Chamber of Commerce president told Tribune Business last night.Greg Laroda said businesses and residents alike, already in the middle of a two-week lockdo

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Business leader fears impact of closure

THE head of Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce is worried about the impact of the upcoming two week lockdown on non-essential businesses, saying the storm-battered island “really needs a break”. Gregory Laroda spoke with The Tribune just after Prime M

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Laroda happy to see firms reopen

GRAND Bahama Chamber of Commerce president Greg Laroda says the reopening of some businesses on the island is “a huge step,” as many are on “life support right now.”

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GB economy facing a tough time

Still reeling from Hurricane Dorian last year, Grand Bahama’s economy faces a significant setback due to the tourism slowdown brought on by COVID-19.

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GB Chamber chief fears on 'supply chain impact'

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s president yesterday voiced fears that the island’s supply chain will be “seriously impacted” if Balearia joins the Grand Celebration in suspending voyages. Gregory LaRoda told Tribune Business that the potentia

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‘Grand Bahama needs grand plan for the years ahead’

GRAND Bahama Chamber of Commerce boss Greg Laroda is calling for major stakeholders here to come together to develop a “generational” plan for the island’s recovery, and its battered economy following Dorian.

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Dorian Recovery Zones may be facing disaster

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce has slammed the confusion surrounding how the post-Dorian Economic Recovery Zones and their tax breaks, which took effect yesterday, will work. Greg LaRoda, the GB Chamber’s president, in a statement sent to Trib

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Chamber chief sceptical over GBPA help for businesses

Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce chairman Gregory Laroda welcomed the move by government to make $10m available to help businesses after Hurricane Dorian - but doubted that it would be matched by the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA).

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