Friday, August 5, 2011

"Celebrate Freeport" Four-Day Celebration Underway (Update: Now Postponed Due to Weather)

Historic signing of The Hawksbill Creek Agreement August 5, 1955

by NINA LAING, Freeport News Intern


Fifty-six years ago today the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA) and then Bahamian government signed The Hawksbill Creek Agreement, which created Freeport and spurred economic growth.

In commemoration of the Agreement, which came into effect on August 5 1955, the "Celebrate Freeport" Committee will launch its four-day celebration this evening with a forum to discuss various clauses of the agreement with emphasis on tax exemptions set to expire in 2015.

Although "Celebrate Freeport" aims to bring to light the success of long-standing business, it is also to inform the public on the achievements of GBPA and its future plans.

For full story, a schedule of planned events, and more information, click here.

9/6/2011 NOTE: CELEBRATE FREEPORT EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. The event will be rescheduled later in the year. Click here for info in thebahamasweekly.com.




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