Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience makes Top 10 Best Caribbean Beach Bar List
- Feb 22, 2019 - 2:09:36 PM
"Nothing says 'vacation' quite like sipping a tropical cocktail while digging your toes in the sand. The Caribbean could be called the beach bar capital of the world with countless places to sip the day away." USA Today asked a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorites, and gave the public time to put in their vote.
The official announcement was made Friday, February 22...
Focus Forward Broadcast Launches Season 4
- Feb 20, 2019 - 12:25:04 AM
Television show features the best of Grand Bahama and launches season
four from the Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) studios at the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA).
Focus Forward is Grand Bahama’s most
engaging outreach strategy to showcase entrepreneurs. The simulcast
shares the latest news about current events and developments positively
impacting the Freeport business community. Derek Newbold, GBPA Senior
Business Manager affirms, “Focus Forward gives a weekly pulse on the
island of Grand Bahama...
Mr. & Ms. Jack Hayward Sr. High Pageant Held
- Feb 11, 2019 - 9:26:17 AM
On Feb 1, 2019, Jack Hayward Senior High School held its first official
full blown Mr. & Ms. Jack Hayward Senior High School Talent Pageant
and Coronation. This is the second year that JHSH embarked upon this
venture. However, this is the first year that the school decided to
upgrade to a full blown pageant. Pageant chairperson and Senior
Mistress, Afrika Karamo-Miller stated her excited and delight in the
interest and the improvement in the direction and proclaimed that "we
are excited to keep on growing and expanding." She expressed a deep
gratitude to the co- director and choreographer, Darrol Stubbs for his
patience, dedication and vision to move the pageant in and upward
Location Revealed for New Cruise Port in Grand Bahama
- Feb 6, 2019 - 11:58:41 PM
During a public meeting held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Foster
B. Pestina Center, the location and plans for a new cruise port for
Grand Bahama Island were announced.
Guest speakers included Sarah St. George,Co-Chairman, Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA); Giora Israel, Sr. Vice President of Global Port
& Destination Development; and the Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis,
Prime Minister of The Bahamas...
PM: Proposed Carnival Cruise Port significant for Grand Bahama economic recovery
- Feb 5, 2019 - 12:51:56 PM
The proposed cruise ship mega port for Grand Bahama represents
significant opportunities for the island’s economic recovery, said Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis as he addressed hundreds at
the Carnival Cruise ‘Grand Port – The Road to 2021’ Information Meeting,
at Foster B. Pestaina Centre, February 4, 2019.
revival of Grand Bahama is critical in the economic revival, and growth
and expansion of The Bahamas economy,” he said.
Minister remarked that his government is very enthusiastic about the
project. And, he called on Grand Bahamians to prepare themselves for
the potential economic benefits from additional cruise passengers and
LRA OBB, Limited completes final transitions of its properties
- Jan 31, 2019 - 5:02:38 PM
LRA OBB, Limited (OBB), the owner of marina slips and various amenities
at Old Bahama Bay continued the process of transitioning their
operations and ownership of their assets yesterday in West End, Grand
Bahama. OBB’s right to reclaim their resort assets were reaffirmed
again, by The Bahamas Supreme Court last week..
PM Minnis reveals aggressive agenda for Grand Bahama’s economy
- Jan 30, 2019 - 12:55:00 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis shared with the
Bahamian people that he is pleased with the jobless rate in Grand
Bahama, as that northern island is tapped to become the country’s
In the first of a series of three National
Addresses delivered to the nation on Monday, January 28, 2019 the Prime
Minister focused on what his government is proposing to do to boost
economic growth across the Bahamian archipelago...
Access Accelerators Bahamas Small Business Development Centre to Launch in Grand Bahama
- Jan 29, 2019 - 9:53:35 AM
The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre will kick off
its movement to transform the Grand Bahama economy through the
development of small and medium-size businesses. A series of events will
be held in Grand Bahama over the next week and a half to celebrate the
launch of this important initiative.
Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest will deliver the
keynote address at the official launch of the Access Accelerator’s
Northern Bahamas operations, scheduled for Bishop Michael Eldon School
Auditorium at 6:00pm on Thursday, January 31...
LRA Old Bahama Bay Limited Prepares for Transition
- Jan 20, 2019 - 5:00:00 PM
LRA Old Bahama Bay, Limited (OBB), the owners of the marina and other
assets at Old Bahama Bay continue the process of transitioning the
operation and ownership of their assets. The OBB owners and
representatives, like so many Grand Bahamians, have actively supported
the significant efforts going into the future success of West End.
has previously provided appropriate lease termination notice to its
tenant, Island Ventures Resort and Club, Ltd. (IVRC), which has also
been affirmed by the Bahamian Courts. As of Monday, January 21st, 2019
OBB will temporarily close their marina operations, in order to make
proper arrangements for a future operator...
New My Grand Bahama App Highlights Customer Service Experiences
- Jan 15, 2019 - 3:50:40 PM
Mobile technology aims to improve customer experiences with the
introduction and promotion of the My Grand Bahama app launched by the
Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) unit of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
The new My Grand Bahama app is the latest
technology tool strategically designed and developed to improve customer
service experiences on the island. The app was developed to help
residents, visitors and investors to share real time experiences around
customer service experiences at local businesses...
World’s first land-based commercial Coral Farm breaks ground on Grand Bahama
- Dec 3, 2018 - 9:16:47 PM
A $1M dollar investment has been announced for East Grand Bahama. The investment
will be the first of a global network of coral farms capable of
sustaining reefs for future generations. The Grand Bahama Development
Company and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) have partnered with
Coral Vita to bring this world class project to life, the public
announcement, with a special Ground Breaking and Blessing of the
project, was held on Thursday, November 29th in Eastern Lucaya.
to GBPA officials, the total projected investments cost is $1.2M. Coral
Vita will be the first on land commercial coral farm in the world to
restore dying reefs. Rupert Hayward, GBPA Executive Director...
I am, I will, I can – over 300 girls GirlCon 2018
- Nov 26, 2018 - 9:13:29 AM
Over three hundred high school senior girls on Grand Bahama gathered
for the 2nd Annual GirlCon Organization’s one-day conference held at the
Regency Theatre on Tuesday, November 20th. Young women representing the
University of The Bahamas and the Government High School in Nassau were
also in attendance.
Launched in November 2017, GirlCon, the
brainchild of Senator The Hon. Katherine Smith, was initially envisioned
as a singular event focusing on the mentorship of young high school
girls, and designed to encourage other women in The Bahamas to do their
part in helping to develop the next generation of female leaders...
Nominations close as GB Chamber prepares for 8th Annual Business Excellence Awards
- Oct 17, 2018 - 11:43:25 AM
For nearly a decade, the annual Business Excellence Awards has been an
opportunity for local businesses and business owners to be recognized
for their accomplishments and contributions to the Grand Bahama economy.
Facilitated by the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, the awards, now in
its 8th year, has honored various companies and individuals for their
business achievements, overall philanthropy, commitment to fair and
honest business practices, contributions to employee growth and training
programs, and of course their contributions to the Bahamian Economy...
American Airlines goes cashless at Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport
- Sep 28, 2018 - 2:30:40 PM
American announced today that effective October 8, 2018 the airline will
be going cashless at Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO).
Passengers will be required to use a credit or debit card to make any
transactions at the airport, including purchasing tickets and paying for
“American has transitioned to a cashless
airport environment at several locations around the world, allowing our
team members to assist our customers in a faster and more efficient
manner,” said Caroline Hollingsworth...
GBPA Executives warmly welcome U.S. North Miami Councilman & Contingency
- Sep 27, 2018 - 11:55:04 AM
Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call
from North Miami Councilman & Former Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime. The
purpose of this call was to establish contact and communications for
possible infrastructure projects on Grand Bahama Island. GBPA, in
partnership with the Bahamas Government, seek to build and strengthen
ties to create further investment opportunities for Grand Bahama,
specifically within the real estate development sector. GBPA is
especially interested in this type of investment, due to its interest in
increasing the island's critical mass, and circulation of direct funds
into Grand Bahama's economy...
Invest Grand Bahama joins forces with Caribbean Counterparts to promote Caribbean Outsourcing opportunities
- Jul 4, 2018 - 9:31:08 AM
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
PM Minnis welcomes Crypto-Industry Professionals to ‘Silicone Islands’ as Bahamas Blockchain Conference opens
- Jun 21, 2018 - 9:00:11 AM
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...
Cryptocurrency conference set for Grand Bahama
- May 31, 2018 - 2:53:22 PM
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.
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...
Bahamas Host with the Most, Dinner Roast and Toast, a Grand Evening
- May 31, 2018 - 10:30:35 AM
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!
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
Government/GBPA collaboration creating new narrative for Freeport
- May 29, 2018 - 4:07:07 PM
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...