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.
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
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