Freeport Gets Another Promise

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The FNM Government under Hubert Minnis was busy patting itself on the back about what they are doing for Grand Bahama and Freeport in particular. You may remember that last week, we reported how the FNM was acknowledging that a Letter of Intent had been signed between Hutchison Whampoa, the recalcitrant owners of the 1500 Room Grand Lucayan Hotel now closed since the Hurricane in 2016 and Steve Wynn.  This was the same fellow that the PLP was negotiating with before the general election in May and who the FNM at first rejected.  The Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest telling people at the time that if you accepted that deal, you may as well take your pants down.  So much for that, pants must be down now because the deal we doubt has substantially changed.  Leader of The Opposition Philip Davis told the press last week that he was cautiously optimistic on the news that the hotel would be opening but that much, much more had to be done for Grand Bahama.