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Invest Grand Bahama joins forces with Caribbean Counterparts to promote Caribbean Outsourcing opportunities - Jul 4, 2018 - 9:31:08 AM
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For the third consecutive year, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) partnered with local BPO operator, itelBPO Solutions to showcase Grand Bahama Island at the 19th Annual Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  New to this year’s expo was the combined effort of Caribbean promotional units including Invest Grand Bahama, Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), Jampro Trade & Investment Jamaica, Factories Corporation of Jamaica Ltd, and representatives from Haiti and Curacao.  These organizations joined forces to showcase the Caribbean’s offerings for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)... 
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PM Minnis welcomes Crypto-Industry Professionals to ‘Silicone Islands’ as Bahamas Blockchain Conference opens - Jun 21, 2018 - 9:00:11 AM
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Officially declaring The Bahamas, the ‘Silicone Isles of the World’ PM Dr. Hon. Hubert Minnis opened the Bahamas Blockchain & Cryptocurrency conference at the Grand Lucayan Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. To a packed room of government officials, investors, crypto-industry professionals and interested individuals the Prime Minister detailed the advantages of Grand Bahama Island as a breeding ground for innovative ideas and new technologies.

For the next few days, Grand Bahama Island will serve as the backdrop for the series of keynotes and panel discussions focusing on blockchain and crypto-assets as officials plot the way forward...
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Cryptocurrency conference set for Grand Bahama - May 31, 2018 - 2:53:22 PM

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The age of the internet has given rise to increased access to information, shifting the way that we all interact. Technology has, and continues to connect us in ways previously unseen; and in doing so, has paved the way for even more advanced methods of conducting business, managing resources and plotting global economic development.

In recent years, a newly crafted resource dubbed blockchain technology – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record everything of value...
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Bahamas Host with the Most, Dinner Roast and Toast, a Grand Evening - May 31, 2018 - 10:30:35 AM
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The Gala Dinner Roast and Toast, held in honor of former Member of Parliament, Mr. David Wallace, this past Saturday, May 26th, 2018, was indeed a night of Lambaste, Laud and lots of Laughter!

Approximately two hundred and fifty guests, dressed in fine attire, assembled at The Grand Ball Room of the Grand Lucayan Hotel, to show their love and appreciation for this Bahamian Icon, dubbed The Bahamas’ Host with The Most...
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Government/GBPA collaboration creating new narrative for Freeport - May 29, 2018 - 4:07:07 PM
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Grand Bahama is gaining positive traction as a competitive jurisdiction, as both government and the ‘Port’ take a collaborative approach to promoting the destination. The Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration brought noteworthy attention to the country’s industrial capital during his remarks at the Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Conference (OCRTC) earlier this week, in Miami, Florida.

Describing Freeport as “the country’s industrial and commercial shipping hub,” Minister Symonette provided conference attendees with a vivid description of the city’s major benefits as the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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GBPA Launches GB Ambassadors Program - May 17, 2018 - 7:52:22 PM
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Freeport, Bahamas -  Bahamas Diplomatic and Consul General Officers stationed throughout the United States, and eventually the world, will now have a new, more accurate and exciting story of Grand Bahama to share with potential investors seeking opportunities to ‘do business’ in The Bahamas. The “GB Ambassadors” program created by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), launched on Tuesday, 8th May,  at The Bahamas Consul General Office in Miami, Florida.

This new initiative, according to GBPA President Ian Rolle, was created to inform, educate and equip Bahamians domiciled in foreign countries with the tools necessary to better promote and sell Freeport, the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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Grand Bahama Power offers customers enhanced, secure online services - May 17, 2018 - 9:44:23 AM

Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has redeveloped and refined its online presence to offer customers a more streamlined and efficient web-based service.

Launched on May 1, the Company’s revamped site brings a new look, increased user-friendliness, intuitive design and enhanced security...
 
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Due to impending thunderstorms the Tarrus Riley concert has been postponed to June 16 - May 17, 2018 - 9:00:52 AM
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The Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee would like to inform the general public including ALL Media outlets, sponsors, service providers, ticket holders and proposed patrons, that due to the impending thunderstorms and showers that Grand Bahama is expected to receive this weekend, the concert slated for Saturday, May 19th on Goombay Park grounds with featured artist "Tarrus Riley", has been postponed to Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

The concert shall take place on the new date at the same venue and all ticket holders are asked to retain your tickets for the new date as all tickets shall be honored... 
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WTO Consultations coming to Grand Bahama May 16 - 18 - May 16, 2018 - 12:00:19 PM

The Government of The Bahamas will commence its World Trade Organization (WTO) Private Sector consultations in Grand Bahama from Wednesday May 16 to Friday May 18, 2018. As the Government seeks to gain full membership in the WTO, the international organization made up of Member States who decide the rules that govern international trade, the upcoming consultations will enable the Government to obtain private sector input in order to negotiate in the best interest and ultimate benefit of The Bahamas...
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Government/GBPA collaboration - Creating new narrative for Freeport - May 13, 2018 - 9:32:17 PM

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Grand Bahama is gaining positive traction as a competitive jurisdiction, as both government and the ‘Port’ take a collaborative approach to promoting the destination. The Hon. Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration brought noteworthy attention to the country’s industrial capital during his remarks at the Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Conference (OCRTC) earlier this week, in Miami, Florida.

Describing Freeport as “the country’s industrial and commercial shipping hub,” Minister Symonette provided conference attendees with a vivid description of the city’s major benefits as the Free Trade Zone of The Bahamas...
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UB North Hawksbill Hall Dormitory officially open: Sarah St George keynote remarks - May 10, 2018 - 1:45:08 PM
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The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; Senator The Hon. Kay Forbes Smith, President of the Senate; The Hon. Iram Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Member of Parliament for Central Grand Bahama...

On behalf of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, I’d like to thank the University of The Bahamas warmly for arranging this happy event, and for inviting us all here today! I’d also like to congratulate my good friend UB President Dr. Rodney Smith and the entire UB for realising another milestone...
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Tesla City Tours unveils the future of luxury cars - Apr 17, 2018 - 10:08:53 PM

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Without a doubt, the future has come to Grand Bahama with the launch of Bahamas Vacationer’s Tesla City Tours, offering an exclusive line of luxury with the introduction of the Tesla Model X.

Apex International Marketing Group of Companies, the parent company of Bahamas Vacationer, unveiled this sleek seven-seater electric SUV in black and white at its launch ceremony on April 6th and car show on April 7th, 2018...
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Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative - Apr 13, 2018 - 9:52:54 AM

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Across the globe, coastal communities have for centuries been protected by coral reefs. These diverse underwater eco-systems not only provide a home for a wealth of marine life but also act as a protection and natural barrier against hurricanes and natural disasters.  Additionally, coral reefs generate up to 30 billion dollars in annual revenue around the globe, with as many as one billion people depending on reefs for their livelihoods.

This also holds true for those living in Grand Bahama, where scores of industries from fishing, diving and tourism all rely on a healthy sea...
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Visitor arrivals from Germany up - Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25:15 AM

More German visitors are seeking a paradise vacation in The Islands Of The Bahamas, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials.

Top Bahamas Tourism executives recently visited the ITB Berlin Convention, which is the world’s largest tourism trade show.

The Islands Of The Bahamas has long been a participant of the forum that attracts hotels...
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Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market - Apr 10, 2018 - 3:23:10 AM

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Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group Ltd., Rupert Hayward, spent his Saturday visiting the local farmers market in Freeport, held at the Aquaponics centre at the Garden of the Groves from9am to noon.

Hayward meet with organisers of the weekly event and toured the facilities with Local Organics Operator and Owner, Tiffany Dennison.  The local market team has expanded to weekly farmers event due to the increase of demand for fresh from the table products...
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Bee Keepers Cooperative Society formed in Grand Bahama - Mar 23, 2018 - 2:01:40 PM

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The newly introduced Apiary program, which was formulated and organized by the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, under the leadership of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, has taken another big step in cementing its growth, with the formulation of an Apiary Cooperative.

“I want to be the first to congratulate the newly formed Grand Bahama Bee Keepers Cooperative Society Ltd.,” said Minister Thompson, during a press conference in the Office of The Prime Minister on Wednesday, March 21, 2018...
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PM Minnis explains Oban Deal while still focused on Grand Bahama’s economic growth - Mar 20, 2018 - 9:01:36 PM

The Government of The Bahamas remains focused on Grand Bahama’s economic growth in spite of the Oban misstep, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Tuesday.

Wrapping up the debate on the Mid-Year Budget in the House of Assembly, Prime Minister Minnis acknowledged that “missteps” were made in the Oban Energies LLC Project.

The project was intended to bring growth and jobs to Grand Bahama.  Prime Minister Minnis said measures have been put in place to ensure no future occurrences...
News : Grand Bahama
2018 Miss World Grand Bahama Delegate Crowned - Mar 19, 2018 - 12:38:48 PM

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On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, the Miss World Grand Bahama District Committee held its inaugural Miss World Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant under the theme, “Crowned with Grace… Gems of Grand Bahama” at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

The beauty pageant was a first for the newly formed committee, which is headed by District Director, Brooke Grant, under the Miss Bahamas Organization...
Community
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama - Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM

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The Bahamas National Trust condemns the killing of the sea turtle in Grand Bahama.  We commend the officers of the various agencies who coordinated the arrest of the three people responsible for the capture and brutal slaughter of a loggerhead turtle last week in Grand Bahama.

The 2009 ban on the harvest of sea turtles was enacted to protect these species, all of which are endangered. The effort led jointly by several NGOs with the support of the Bahamian public is part of a global conservation effort to protect these charismatic animals...
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TEDx Youth talks in Grand Bahama now available - Mar 5, 2018 - 12:23:27 PM

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On January 30th, 2018, The Bahamas’ second TEDxYouth event, TEDxYouth@GrandBahama, took place! Approximately 300 junior and high school students gathered at the Regency Theatre and participated in this fun, imaginative, and smart TEDx event designed for, and organized by young people on Grand Bahama island with the guidance of adult advisors.

TEDxYouth@GrandBahama brought ideas worth spreading to all ages and featured Robert Albury of  Bishop Michael Eldon School; Nakia Gelin of Eight Mile Rock High School; Nichana Miller of Lucaya International School...
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