GBPA on target to successfully complete annual city maintenance needs
- Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41:49 PM
Freeport Bahamas- The City Maintenance and Management team of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), have been working around the clock,
ensuring that they meet their obligations of upgrades to the City of
Freeport for the 2018 year. This charge, conducted on an annual basis,
began with detailed assessments throughout the city, identifying areas
of concern-such as landscaping,dilapidated building structures, or road
work- that require attention. The demolition of derelict buildings has
been one of the focal points, in an effort to beautify areas of the
city, which was undoubtedly needed, however, the challenges facing the
city did not stop there...
LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed
- Sep 18, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM
Early on Saturday morning, September 15th, 2018 twenty-four 24 students
from Lucaya International School (LIS) on Grand Bahama Island and 11
EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal
Cleanup Day (ICC) 2018 (coordinated by the Sustainable Tourism Committee
of the Ministry of Tourism), at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand
Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was ecstatic
to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International
School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers...
GBPA’s CCEI Program supporting growth for BPO Sector
- Sep 10, 2018 - 4:51:13 PM
As Grand Bahama students head back to school, high school seniors will
have more and new options to prepare themselves for the workplace,
within the island’s growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Although Grand Bahama is a new and small player within this
multi-billion-dollar industry; executives at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), say that Freeport is ready to capture a
greater share of the consistent growth and investments occurring within
this burgeoning sector.
A little over two years ago, GBPA and
partners, itelBPO Solutions, established the Contact Center Education
Initiative (CCEI), and to-date more than 1000 students have completed
the program. Whilst it was initially intended to serve the newly
established ICT industry; skills gained have allowed graduates to easily
assimilate into any professional environment...
Local Business found guilty of indiscriminate dumping
- Sep 9, 2018 - 10:52:35 AM
The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee celebrates a great victory
as an indiscriminate dumper was hauled before the courts. As a part of
its mandate the KGBC Committee advocates for a cleaner and healthier
environment, and with the assistance of the Building and Development
Services (B&DS) Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited, (GBPA), the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the Department
of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), and Concerned Residents, the
committee is one step closer...
GB Port Authority launches free digital library
- Sep 2, 2018 - 10:09:42 AM
August 31, 2018 — As part of its continued effort to
digitize key business processes and customer-related information, Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has launched GBPA Library, a virtual
document library of information relevant to the company, its licensees,
and the community.
The growing library, which currently holds
over 160 documents, was created to give GBPA employees, licensees, and
members of the general public quick access to official papers such as
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, zoning laws and business license
applications. For ease of use, the database organizes documents into
five main categories: licensing, byelaws, forms, covenants, and
restrictions. Users may choose to browse through the pages of the site’s
directory or locate specific entries
KGBC Puppeteers reaches scores of youth with environmental message
- Aug 30, 2018 - 9:37:33 AM
Youth on Grand Bahama Island learned valuable lessons about protecting
the environment and keeping their communities clean courtesy of the Keep
Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, who recently concluded a
successful tour of the island's Summer Camp Programs. In keeping with
their commitment to education, conservation and preservation of the
local environment, KGBC visited several local camps to spread the
message of keeping the island clean. Using a fun and interactive puppet
show, the group assisted by its summer interns, participated in the I
Can Camp, Camp Ambrose as well as the Salvation Army Camp and is also
available for similar presentations at assemblies during the school year...
Never too young to Keep Grand Bahama Clean
- Aug 27, 2018 - 6:00:24 AM
Recently, little Miss Markaylah Foster, an 8-year-old third grade
student at Hugh W. Campbell Primary, reached out to the Keep Grand
Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee through her Grandmother, Chrystal Johnson,
and Parents, Michelle Gaitor and Marcel Foster, expressing an interest
in becoming an environmental ambassador and junior member of the KGBC
During a specially organized courtesy meeting, little
Markaylah shared her love for the environment and some of the things
that she would like to see done in her community. “I would like to see
more garbage bins on the streets and encourage persons to stop
littering” commented Markaylah.
GBPA 2018 Summer Student Program a success
- Aug 20, 2018 - 10:53:58 AM
For over forty years, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has
conducted its summer student employment program, providing Grand
Bahamian high school and university students the opportunity to
experience real, hands-on work within the corporate world. GBPA began
this program with the intent to create a structured environment where
youth are able to learn valuable information from top business
professionals, enhancing their core work ethics. The program, which
commences in May and ends in August of each year, includes three,
four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the highest number
of participants as possible, while offering a financial earning
opportunity for summer students...
SWIM 1922 Swim Clinics in Freeport
- Aug 14, 2018 - 9:55:54 AM
The Zeta Rho Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and
the Freeport Aquatics Club (FAC) announce their partnership to prevent
drowning and increase swim participation, with the SWIM 1922 program. On
Saturday, August 11th and August 25th, 2018, SWIM 1922 Adult Swim
Clinics will be held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Pool, E.
Sunrise Highway, beginning at 8:30am. The clinics are open to the public
and the cost is $10.00 per session.
organizations will advance their efforts to increase awareness about
water safety, the need for swim lessons and participation in swimming at
a grassroots, community-based level...
Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry
- Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM
Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having
both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.
Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD
(DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for
managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and
emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning
systems for the entire Baha Mar property.
VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event
- Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas, July 16, 2018 –
Social media best practices to take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and
small business owners at upcoming workshop.
Let’s Get Social:
Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and
resources for participants. Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR
Insights and event coordinator says “Let’s Get Social will empower and
engage Grand Bahama entrepreneurs and businesses for social media
success. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh,
rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”
two decades, Russell has facilitated professional development
presentations throughout The Bahamas and around the world. As he
evolves in leading VKR Insights, a global public relations and brand
reputation management firm, he recognizes the need to empower
individuals and organizations to tell their...
EARTHCARE at ICAN Camp and Ol’ Freetown Farm on Pollution, Climate Change & Humane Treatment of Animals
- Jul 9, 2018 - 6:46:57 PM
One again on July 3rd, EARTHCARE presented to summer campers attending
the ICAN Summer Camp at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy. Bahamian
Environmental issues: Pollution, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise were
Gail Woon, EARTHCARE Founder was happy to present to
the campers. “At the end during the question and answer period, a young
man from the back of the room came up to ask a question. It was, “What
are fossil fuels?” I asked the group if they knew what dinosaurs were.
Many raised their hands...
ParrisWhittaker lands top litigation honors from International Body
- Jul 9, 2018 - 4:48:17 PM
July 2018- ParrisWhittaker is a boutique law firm based in the Bahamas
making incredible strides in the legal industry, with a growing
collection of awards which now includes the Global Law Experts (GLE)
Award for Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Bahamas –
ParrisWhittaker was founded with one goal in mind: to
create a platform that allows them to maximize impact and efficiency.
Partners Arthur K Parris, Jacy Whittaker and Kenra Parris-Whittaker are
committed to serving not only their clients, but also their country with
the highest levels of diligence and innovation. This award is testament
to their ongoing success as corporate citizens and industry leaders...
Mt. Carmel Students Get a Fresh Start for College
- Jul 6, 2018 - 4:40:05 AM
Last month, twenty-six seniors graduated from Mt. Carmel Preparatory
Academy, and the school is happy to report that all students were
accepted into colleges locally, in the United States and Canada. The
school is particularly proud that four of its graduating class members
have received full academic scholarships.
The school’s principal Ms.
Tamara Saunders said, “This has been a great year for Mt. Carmel, and
what a better way to end the school year than with all of our seniors
being accepted into college. As an added bonus...”
TEDxGrandBahama set for June 30
- Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00:55 AM
TEDxGrandBahama returns for its fourth year and will take place on
Saturday, 30th June, 2018 at 7:00pm at Market Square in Port Lucaya
Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will
come together to take a multidisciplinary approach to ideas worth
sharing that together can positively impact our local community, and
combine to spark deep discussion and connections. The event will
feature an impressive lineup of presenters who will share ideas on
topics ranging from self-love to honoring one’s voice...
KGBC Joins Forces with AML Foods on ‘Brown Bag’ Campaign
- Jun 11, 2018 - 7:15:58 PM
While seemingly harmless, the use of Single-use disposable plastic bags
is suffocating our planet. In the US alone, it is estimated that up to
60,000 plastic bags are consumed every five seconds, making plastic bags
one of the most common types of litter worldwide and prompting
governments around the world to ban their use.
The government of
The Bahamas has announced its own strategy to outlaw single use
plastics here at home by the year 2020. Simultaneously, many
organizations, including Grand Bahama’s own KGBC, are working daily to
mitigate the negative impact of plastic pollution...
GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year
- Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is delighted to be the title
sponsor of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon event, for the third consecutive
year. Since inception, the Conchman Triathlon always takes place on
the first Saturday of November each year and is a successful and
long-standing event on Grand Bahama Island. This year marks the 32nd
Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, November
3rd, 2018 at Taino Beach.
Sarah St. George congratulated Chris
Baker, Ravanno Ferguson and their team for organizing this 32nd Annual
March organized around ocean protection
- Jun 6, 2018 - 11:32:45 AM
Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth. Covering nearly three-quarters
of our planet, the oceans of the world hold up to 97% of the planet's
water, produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and
absorb the most carbon from it. As an archipelagic nation, The Bahamas
has and continues to rely heavily on the bounty of our oceans for food
Sadly, that dependence has led to an
overharvesting of marine resources, a reduction in biodiversity, and the
degradation of marine habitats. Locally, however, an alliance has been
formed between seven of the island’s environmental partners to raise
awareness about the need to protect our oceans...
Blockchain Industry Professionals make the rounds on radio
- Jun 5, 2018 - 3:36:14 PM
The countdown has begun to the country’s first ever Blockchain &
Cryptocurrency event to be hosted in the Bahamas. On June 20 – 22 the
government of The Bahamas will welcome more than 1,000 international
investors, entrepreneurs, wealth management executives, blockchain
industry miners, and countless others to Grand Bahama Island to help
chart the way forward in the burgeoning cryptocurrencies environment.
buzz surrounding the upcoming event is sweeping the nation with scores
of individuals and corporate entities reserving their spot at the highly
The Holy Hook Up on full blast
- Jun 5, 2018 - 12:04:11 PM
One thing’s for certain, if you
didn’t catch The Holy Hook Up when it landed on stage as a teaser last
year, you’re bound to fall in love hook, line and sinker when it returns
full blast at the Regency Theatre on Friday, June 8th.
play first debuted, it lasted all of 30 minutes and shared the stage
with two others. This time around, Shauna Joseph Productions promises
it’s returning with all the bells and whistles, additional cast members
and a whole lot more laughs.
Best known for her vocal skills, the singer, songwriter, actor and now
playwright Shauna Joseph is walking into her season and owning her place
in the world of theatre...