Registration now open for 33rd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon
- Feb 18, 2019 - 11:26:07 AM
The overwhelming support shown for the GBPA Conchman Triathlon last
November, from triathletes near and far, has prompted the organizing
committee to begin early registration for the increasingly popular
competition scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd on Taino Beach in
Interested persons can register online now at
www.conchmantriathlon.com. All event categories are open, including
Individual Sprint, Individual Olympic, Relay Team, Corporate Challenge,
Secondary School Challenge and the crowd favorite...
Grand Bahama American Women’s Club to hold 16th Annual Golf Classic
- Feb 11, 2019 - 10:11:18 AM
The GBAWC’s 16th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 23d at The
Reef Course, with two $25,000 cash prizes for hole-in-one winners. The
format is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon.
Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 18th, 19th, 21st
and 22nd between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes
dinner and the awards following the tournament at the Ocean Reef Yacht
Club and Resort...
EARTHCARE and the Sustainable EcoTourism Committee celebrate World Wetlands Day
- Feb 4, 2019 - 2:17:24 PM
World Wetlands Day was February 2nd. EARTHCARE and the
Sustainable/Eco-Tourism Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of
Tourism conducted a Mangrove Cleanup in West End, Grand Bahama Island in
honour of World Wetlands Day. Eco Heroes, students from West End
Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School (Eco School) and LIS (Lucaya
International School) (Eco School) gathered to clean mangroves in West
End in honour of World Wetlands Day 2019. The international theme for
World Wetlands Day 2019 is “Wetlands and climate change We are not
powerless against climate change”....
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 35 Years of Greater Service on Grand Bahama
- Jan 22, 2019 - 4:00:46 PM
Thirty five years ago, four industrious young women had the vision and
desire to form an alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Incorporated on Grand Bahama. Each having graduated from universities in
the United States, these women returned home to Grand Bahama eager to
enhance the quality of life for women and their families in The Bahamas
and globally through community service, civil and social action. On
January 22, 1984, the Southeast Regional Syntaktes Helen J. Owens, who
would later become the 20th International Grand Basileus of Sigma Gamma
Rho, officiated the chartering of the first Greek-letter sorority on
Grand Bahama in the Grand Ball Room of the Bahamas Princess Hotel...
GE & Dolly Madison Appliance winners announced
- Jan 16, 2019 - 5:58:43 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE
Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s
biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE
appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell
(Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range),
Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were
presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats
to the winners.
GBPA Conchman Iron Kids & Secondary School Triathletes Receive Medals & Trophy
- Dec 13, 2018 - 6:24:40 AM
A crowd pleasing highlight of the annual Grand Bahama Port Authority
Conchman Triathlon is the children’s Iron Kids Competition. The event is
open to kids up to twelve years old and gives them the opportunity to
display their athleticism in a mini version of the full triathlon.
presentation was held last week at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the
triathlon’s Event Sponsor, to officially award the winners and top
finishers with medals and prizes...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM
One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big
Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries
observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number
represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest
count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic
species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are
essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the
tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement
- Dec 6, 2018 - 10:36:29 PM
West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s
trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James
Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly
surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken
on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline
Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline
Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which
includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.
The Bahama Weekly News Team had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia,
a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space which, although...
Grand Bahama Humane Society releases 50th anniversary calendar
- Dec 3, 2018 - 1:38:28 PM
The Grand Bahama Humane Society is celebrating 50 years and has released a 2019 calendar that helps to support their cause.
The non-profit states in their calendar release campaign, "What
could possibly be better than giving a gift this holiday season and at
the same time helping the potcakes and potcats of Grand Bahama Island?"
The 50th Anniversary calendars are available on the island or can be shipped anywhere in the world...
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho celebrates Founders’ Day
- Nov 30, 2018 - 2:45:41 PM
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho recently celebrated
Founders’ Day on November 12, 2018. However, the entire month of
November, better known as “Rhovember”, is used to commemorate its 96
years of existence. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) was founded on
November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by
seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana
in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December
30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. Public
service, leadership development and the education of youth are the
hallmark of the organization's programs and activities...
Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status
- Nov 29, 2018 - 5:25:14 PM
Students of Bishop Michael Eldon, Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya
International Schools are leading the way in protecting their
environment through the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme (ESB) on the
island of Grand Bahama.
On Tuesday 27th November 2018, Bishop
Michael Eldon School achieved its second esteemed Eco-Schools Green Flag
Award and Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools were
awarded their first prestigious Green Flag Award after undergoing onsite
evaluations by Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Teams. ..
Grand Bahama Children’s Home Celebrates the Season with its Annual Christmas Carnival
- Nov 28, 2018 - 5:20:09 PM
The holiday celebration season officially kicks off this Saturday,
December 1st and the Grand Bahama Children’s Home is ready to usher in
the spirit of Christmas at its 3rd Annual Christmas Carnival.
by The Friends of Grand Bahama Children’s Home, the Christmas Carnival
is the home’s annual December fund-raiser and a wonderful family
event. Hosted on the grounds of the Home, located in the back of town
on Tripp Lane, the home will open its ground from 2-6pm...
Da Market at Rand Nature Centre - Sat. Nov. 24th
- Nov 20, 2018 - 8:00:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
at Rand Nature Centre Saturday November 24, 2018 From 9 AM to 1 PM
Vegetables, food, natural juices, beauty products, crafts & so much more!
Music and entertainment for the entire family Visit the animals and explore the trails
Be sure to grab a resuable bag...
Herbalist and Author Jamal Moncur Takes Message of Preventative Health to Abaco
- Nov 2, 2018 - 3:47:40 PM
For years, Abaco residents have expressed a keen interest in a ‘one on
one’ forum with herbalist, author and self-proclaimed ‘bush man’ Jamal
Moncur. Fascinated by his knowledge of preventative holistic medicine,
the Abaco community has embraced the founder of New Life Natural
Vegetation Cell Food Ltd. The company’s New Providence and Grand Bahama
locations are well supported by the island, with persons frequently
travelling to both stores for consultations and to purchase products.
for the customer base New Life has developed throughout The Bahamas,
Moncur is aware of the disconnect experienced by persons living on the
family islands and has decided to launch the “Take Back Your Health...
Geosyntec Consultants -Timely Presentation Amidst Peak of 2018 Hurricane Season
- Oct 23, 2018 - 11:47:06 AM
The Building and Development Services Department (B&DS) of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Limited hosted top consultants of
‘Geosyntec’ on Friday, October 19th, 2018. After learning of
Geosyntec’s visit and projects in works with entities in New Providence,
Director of B&DS (Nakira Wilchcombe) invited the consultants to
extend their trip to include Grand Bahama. The presentation, which
occurred at The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, was gratefully
received and well attended by key entities, including Member of
Parliament for Central Grand Bahama and Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis...
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama
- Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM
In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to
protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island.”
Today this mantra is the fundamental reason that the HSGB is going
strong some 50 years later and firmly committed to alleviating animal
overpopulation and suffering on the island.
On Saturday, November
17th at the Bahamas Union of Teacher’s Building the HSGB’s will host a
50th Golden Jubilee Gala, along with their title sponsor the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. “We ask everyone to join us as we spend an
evening reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years,” said President
Prevention is the Path to Cure
- Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM
The Bahamas’ leading nutritionist and herbalist, Jamal Moncur, has
traveled the world to bring home lost herbal traditions and African
Bi-Mineral therapies designed to improve the quality of life for ailing
Bahamians and his international clients.
Since launching his New
Life business in New Providence in 2010, Moncur successfully expanded
his operations to Grand Bahama, providing vegetarian and other natural
remedies to treat and prevent scores of diseases facing our modern
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd
- Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM
Dr. Paul De Luca received his B.Sc in Biology in 1995 and M.Sc in
Zoology in 1997 from the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined the
College of The Bahamas as a Lecturer in Biology. Upon completion of his
contract in 2002 he began his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. He
obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 studying insect communication and then
returned to the University of Toronto as a Post Doctoral Fellow in 2009.
In 2011 he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor and completed
another two year contract before relocating to Ithaca...
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk
- Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM
Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee wishes to invite you to a
Prayer Walk October 13th, 2018 at 6:00am from The International Bazaar to Xanadu Beach.
For More Info
Come and Join Us...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' Summer 2018 Activities
- Oct 3, 2018 - 7:01:42 AM
Members of GBIBs supported the "March for the Ocean" and thereby
demonstrated that eliminating beach and marine debris is vital for the
survival of marine life as well as shore and seabirds!
was organized by Coral vita, a company that is establishing itself on
Grand Bahama Island. The principals of Coral vita, Sam Teicher and Gator
Halpern are dedicated to reef restoration throughout the Bahamas and