#Bahamas, May 04, 2018 – Grand Bahama – The vision of seeing Grand Bahama become the Tech Hub of the Caribbean is gaining traction. Officially declaring Freeport home to its newest location, GIBC Digital, a leading global technology firm, revealed that GIBC Digital is expanding its international reach to The Bahamas. GIBC Digital is an international firm, similar to Accenture and Deloitte, however, differentiating itself by offering five (5) competencies: Intelligent Operational Excellence (iOPEX), Fraud & Cyber Security; Customer Experience (CX), Regulation and Compliance, and Data Intelligence.
GBPA President, Ian Rolle, and GBPA Senior Manager, Business Development, Derek Newbold, worked closely with Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, in securing the island’s newest investor. The Freeport location will represent $2.5 million in initial investment, create high skilled job training, and introduce fifty (50) career opportunities for locals, with job numbers expected to increase to one hundred fifty (150) by year 2020.
GIBC Digital’s CEO, Greg Wood stated, “We are hiring local people and providing them with the skills they need to participate in the digital workforce. We aren’t just creating jobs; we are creating in-demand, high-paying careers. The positive economic impact for Bahamians will be incredible.” GBPA Acting Chairman, Sarah St. George stated, “GBPA is extremely pleased to have been able to swiftly turnaround GIBC Digital’s business license and we believe that this venture is sure to have a positive impact on our local economy.”
Release: Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
GBPA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH $3M TECH BIZ – Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 proved to be a great day for the city of Freeport, as Greg Wood, GIBC Digital President & CEO, signed his business license agreement with The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) to launch the latest international office in Freeport, Grand Bahama. GIBC Digital, a fast growing global private firm, decided to make Freeport its newest location to build a State-Of-The-Art Sustainable Data and Artificial Intelligence Center. GIBC also announced that the new Freeport company will also serve as their Global Training Center. GBPA Executives were extremely pleased to swiftly activate GIBC Digital’s business license and believe that this venture is sure to have a positive impact on our local economy. Pictured left to right: Derek Newbold, GBPA Sr. Manager of Business Development; Nicole Colebrooke, GBPA Customer Relations Manager; Ian Rolle, GBPA President; Greg Wood, GIBC Digital President & CEO; Hazel Alvarado, GIBC Digital Chief of Staff; Sarah St. George, GBPA Acting Chairman; Karla McIntosh, GBPA General Counsel and Deann Seymour, GBPA Chief Financial Officer.