Carnival Cruise line to resume calls to Grand Bahama on Friday
- Oct 10, 2019 - 10:50:58 AM
Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it will resume regular calls
to Grand Bahama beginning this Friday, Oct. 11, when Carnival Pride will
dock in Freeport. Carnival Elation will follow on Sunday, Oct. 13 and
Carnival Freedom on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Carnival Pride departed
Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 6 on a week-long cruise with nearly 2,400
guests. All told between now and the end of the year, Carnival Cruise
Line expects to host 39 calls in Freeport...
Grand Bahama Port Authority to offer economic relief assistance programs
- Oct 8, 2019 - 3:05:21 PM
Business owners set to benefit from economic relief assistance programs
following on-going consultation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority,
As local businesses begin recovery and restoration plans
following the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA) seeks to engage with licensees to assess their
CELEARN Courses at UB-North to Begin Nov 4
- Oct 1, 2019 - 7:24:52 PM
Grand Bahama Island -- Due to the passage of Hurricane Dorian and
the devastation left in its wake, Continuing Education and Lifelong
Learning (CELEARN) of University of The Bahamas-North has advised that
it has had to postpone the start of their professional development
While they were initially scheduled to begin on
Saturday, 28, September 2019, they will now tentatively begin November
2, 2019 to ensure students are able to pursue courses of interest...
Grand Bahama Shipyard Dry-Docks first ship following Hurricane Dorian
- Oct 1, 2019 - 9:53:47 AM
Grand Bahama Shipyard today announced that it dry-docked its first
vessel since reopening the shipyard shortly after Hurricane Dorian hit
The Bahamas earlier this month. Taipei Trader, a 9,932-ton containership
operated by Lomar Shipping Limited, docked at the No. 3 dock this week,
a major step in the return of normal operations to the shipyard.
Trader first docked at the yard on August 25 for a routine program
including propulsion and thruster maintenance, and preparation of the
hull for protective coating application...
Dolly Madison current business hours
- Sep 27, 2019 - 11:05:28 PM
Dolly Madison temporary hrs: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday until further notice.
Right now we have Flashlights, Batteries, Cleaning supplies, Rakes &
Shovels, WD40, Contact Cleaner. Stihl Chain Saws and Trimmers,
Lawnmowers. Generators and Twist Lock Plugs for Generators...
Grand Bahama open for business
- Sep 26, 2019 - 10:13:09 AM
Tourism stakeholders express hope filled confidence that Grand Bahama is
making the right strides to sustain tourist related activities
following Hurricane Dorian.
The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board
(GBITB) asserts that the island’s tourism products is one of the
critical mechanisms necessary to stimulate the economy as residents and
businesses position themselves to recover from Hurricane Dorian...
300 Bahamians back to work at Grand Bahama Shipyard
- Sep 15, 2019 - 6:01:14 PM
Even as its ships ferried thousands of meals and tons of supplies to
hurricane-stricken Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Royal
Caribbean issued welcomed news yesterday – Grand Bahama Shipyard, one of
the island’s largest employers, re-opened September 11, providing jobs
and a semblance of normalcy amidst the tumultuous relief efforts.
are extremely pleased to advise that the Grand Bahama Shipyard
re-opened for business on Wednesday, September 11, allowing some 300
Bahamian employees to return to work and demonstrating to the outside
world that Grand Bahama is on a path to recovery,” said Michael Bayley,
President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International...
Taking Food to the People in Grand Bahama
- Sep 15, 2019 - 6:13:15 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency, along with Carnival Cruise
Line took thousands of prepared lunches to the residents of Grand Bahama
on Thursday afternoon (September 12, 2019) during the lunchtime rush.
prepared meals were distributed on the grounds of the old Portion
Control Shopping Centre, which intersects two major highways. The meals,
which were prepared by chefs aboard Carnival Cruise Line, were properly
packed and handed out to any and all residents who stopped by for
Carnival reaffirms its commitment to major project in Grand Bahama
- Sep 9, 2019 - 8:04:58 PM
In spite of the devastation unleashed on the Northern Bahamas by
Hurricane Dorian, Carnival Cruise Line is still committed to its major
project on the island of Grand Bahama.
That commitment was
confirmed by Giora Israel, senior vice-president of Global Port and
Destination Development, during an interview with the media on Friday,
September 6, 2019.
“I’m here to advise that Carnival was
committed, is committed and re-committed to the Port project,” said Mr.
Israel, during an interview at the Emergency Operation Center at the
C.A. Smith Building...
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Mobilizes Initial Relief Efforts for Freeport
- Sep 5, 2019 - 6:38:09 PM
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, more than 100 crew members from
Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first to activate the
company’s disaster relief operation to bring relief supplies and 20,000
daily meals to the Freeport, Bahamas community.
prepared sandwiches, proteins with rice and fruits and snacks for the
company’s first distribution at noon today. Over the next few days
additional ships from its fleet —Symphony of the Seas, Celebrity
Equinox, Mariner of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas— will repeat the
NEMA reports severe flooding in Grand Bahama
- Sep 2, 2019 - 12:35:51 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) wishes to advise the
general public that we are receiving reports of severe flooding in many
areas of Grand Bahama.
Please be advised that rescue teams are on standby and every effort will be made when the weather permits.
We also encourage you not to attempt to leave your homes; and you should move to the highest point in your house.
Hotel not Involved in contentious proceedings against government
- Aug 28, 2019 - 4:45:27 PM
Lucayan Renewal Holdings Ltd (“LRHL”) has heard comments made by Mr.
Obie Ferguson regarding proceedings recently filed by LRHL with the
Industrial Tribunal seeking constitutional relief in regards to a Trade
Dispute filed by the former Hotel Union with the Industrial Tribunal in
2017. The proceedings recently filed by LRHL are not contentious, but
as a matter of procedure, it is necessary to conclude the outstanding
matter and to include the Attorney General and the Tribunal when a party
to a trade dispute is seeking relief under the Constitution...
Newly Renovated Stoned Crab opens at Taino Beach Helping to Make Grand Bahama Grand Again
- Aug 25, 2019 - 12:00:40 PM
Last week, the business community of Grand Bahama officially helped
proprietor Olivia Pagés open her newly revamped Stoned Crab Restaurant
and Bar on Taino Beach. The iconic restaurant, with its signature,three
pointed roofs was packed with well-wishers including the Deputy Prime
Minister, Peter Turnquest, who is also the MP for the Lucaya area.
guests to the event, was Master of Ceremonies, Brenford Christie,
well-known attorney for McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, and Step-Father
to the owner. Ms. Pagés began the official remarks of the night by
explaining her love for the island...
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Sign Installation
- Aug 9, 2019 - 5:35:15 PM
The Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBC), along with some of its
partnering members BNT, MOT, and Sanitation Services, installed a sign
this past week on Coral Road to continue to spread awareness about the
negative impacts of pollution and to encourage residents to be
environmental stewards. The newly erected sign on Coral Road represents
the ongoing campaign by KGBC to promote cleanliness and environmental
awareness through eye-catching, engaging and humorous promotional signs
posted around the island.
Olethea Gardiner, KGBC Co-Chairperson,
narrated the start of this campaign, "the KGBC committee introduced the
puppetry element into school presentations...
DPM Peter Turnquest attends Installation of (new) Rotary Club of Grand Bahama
- Aug 3, 2019 - 9:17:32 PM
Grand Bahama Island - July 27th 2019 the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama held its first
Installation Ceremony to a packed house of supporters and fellow local
and visiting Rotarians from the U.S. Along with President Christine van
der Linde, her board was also installed; President Elect; Rengin
Johnson, Secretary; Jackie Russell, Treasurer; Raquel Smith,
International Service Director; Malvese Capron, Club Service Director;
Mercynth Ferguson, Community Service Director; Dr. Tamarra Moss, Youth
Service Director; David Mackey, PR/Marketing Director; Roosevelt Rolle,
Sergeant-at-Arms; Titi Moss and Vocational Service Director; Angelika
Public Notice: GBPA Expression of Interest
- Jul 16, 2019 - 11:42:13 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is inviting candidates with
expertise in operating digital signoge, who also hove the financial
wherewithal, to provide expressions of interest (EOI) to erect, operate
and maintain Digital Billboard Signoge in designated locations
throughout the Freeport area.
To submit on
expression of interest or for more information, please collect a
proposal package from the front desk of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
Regatta Time Again on Grand Bahama Island
- Jul 1, 2019 - 4:45:39 PM
It’s Regatta Time again! All across the country, Bahamians are
gathering to celebrate our annual down-home traditions, with sloop
sailing, Bahamian music, crafts, food, and more.
This year, the
24th Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming is slated to take place in
the historic Smith’s Point community from July 14th - 20th. Over a
six-day period, Grand Bahamians will have access to a series of events,
including a church service to take place at the St. Cleveland Baptist
Church in Freetown on Sunday, July 14...
Grand Bahama officially opens world’s first land-based commercial coral farm for reef restoration
- Jun 5, 2019 - 9:00:56 PM
Coral reefs are dying around the world, with over half being lost since
the early seventies. Based on current trends, scientists predict that
ninety percent of coral reefs are on track to die by 2050. This
ecological tragedy is also a serious socio-economic problem; reefs
support one billion people and an estimated 25% of marine life while
generating conservatively $30 billion annually through tourism,
fisheries, and coastal protection. The Bahamas, who welcome over six
million visitors a year to their islands, beaches, and crystal-clear
waters has embraced a new dynamic adventure they hope will change this
TEDxYouth@GrandBahama 2019 talks now available online!
- May 23, 2019 - 8:00:16 AM
On 6th March, 2019, the third edition of TEDxYouth@GrandBahama took
place under the theme “Lemme Say Sumtin!” Approximately 350 high school
students gathered at the Regency Theatre to participate in this fun,
imaginative, and smart TEDx event designed for, and organized with young
people on Grand Bahama island.
Following opening remarks by
Minister of State for Grand Bahama J. Kwasi Thompson, where he
challenged students to imagine a new Freeport, the event featured
TEDxYouth talks on a range of topics that brought together bright minds
who gave idea-focused presentations on a wide range of subjects...