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Place in Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

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Freeport, Bahamas: Place in Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Freeport is a city, district and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama of the northwest Bahamas. In 1955, Wallace Groves, a Virginian financier with lumber interests in Grand Bahama, was granted 50,000 acres (20,234 ha) of pineyard with substantial areas of swamp and scrubland by the Bahamian government with a mandate to economically develop the area. Freeport has grown to become the second most populous city in the Bahamas.


Hundreds of Bahamian refugees kicked off US-bound ferry over visa confusion

Viral video from the ferry Balearia in Freeport included an announcement that 'passengers who don't have a U.S. visa, please proceed to disembark.'
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands scramble to escape Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas are in need of food and shelter after the islands were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, according to the United Nations. Errol Barnett reports from Freeport on Grand..
CBS News - Published

Residents shocked at destruction in Bahamas after Dorian

Residents in Abaco and Freeport assess the loss left behind by devastating Hurricane Dorian. (Sept. 5)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Freeport's International Airport destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

A day after the most powerful hurricane on record ever to hit the country finished mauling the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, Freeport's Grand Bahama International Airport lay in tatters Wednesday...
USATODAY.com - Published

Hurricane Dorian lashes north Bahamas

A floating shipping container and trees partly submerged in water are some of the images emerging on Monday from Freeport, Bahamas. (Sept. 2)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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