Senator Fred Mitchell with Darren Cooper, the grandson of his late friend Lofton Cooper and the owner of a car rental business D’s in the Tree Root Plaza in Freeport and one of the leaders of the protest against hold ups in the Customs Department in clearing up goods imported into the island 24 November.
The picture of the economic situation in Grand Bahama is bleak, with so far only talk about the FNM is going to do. Last week, the FNM leadership was touting the tech seminar that they held in Freeport but again it is all talk. Not one deal came out of it, not one job. The layoffs continue with Mario Donato announcing that 18 people will be laid off from his restaurant in Port Lucaya because business is so poor. The Government continues to dilly dally while people suffer. Darron Copper briefed Senator Fred Mitchell about the economic problems which the businessman in Freeport faces.