Due to impending thunderstorms the Tarrus Riley concert has been postponed to June 16
- May 17, 2018 - 9:00:52 AM
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
, has been postponed to
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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...
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...
Government/GBPA collaboration - Creating new narrative for Freeport
- May 13, 2018 - 9:32:17 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
UB North Hawksbill Hall Dormitory officially open: Sarah St George keynote remarks
- May 10, 2018 - 1:45:08 PM
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
Tesla City Tours unveils the future of luxury cars
- Apr 17, 2018 - 10:08:53 PM
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.
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...
Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative
- Apr 13, 2018 - 9:52:54 AM
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
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...
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
Top Bahamas Tourism executives recently visited the ITB Berlin Convention, which is the world’s largest tourism trade show.
Islands Of The Bahamas has long been a participant of the forum that
Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market
- Apr 10, 2018 - 3:23:10 AM
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...
Bee Keepers Cooperative Society formed in Grand Bahama
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:01:40 PM
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...
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
2018 Miss World Grand Bahama Delegate Crowned
- Mar 19, 2018 - 12:38:48 PM
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
The beauty pageant was a first for the newly
formed committee, which is headed by District Director, Brooke Grant,
under the Miss Bahamas Organization...
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama
- Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM
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...
TEDx Youth talks in Grand Bahama now available
- Mar 5, 2018 - 12:23:27 PM
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
"2018 will be a better year for Grand Bahama"
- Feb 22, 2018 - 9:03:05 PM
“I firmly believe 2018 will be a better year than 2017. I believe the outlook for our island is hopeful.”
were the words of encouragement by Minister of State for Grand Bahama,
Senator Kwasi Thompson, to those attending the opening of the 20th
Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at
Grand Lucayan resort...
Grand Bahamians told to focus on benefits of new oil refinery project
- Feb 22, 2018 - 5:14:16 PM
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for
East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that while he’s
aware of all the talk among the public about the $4 billion oil refinery
project by Oban Energies, he urged Bahamians – particularly Grand
Bahamians – to focus on the benefits such a project will bring to Grand
“There’s more to the story than what you see,” Minister
Turnquest told participants of the 20th Annual Grand Bahama Business
Outlook, which took place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand
“You will be hearing more about that as the project proceeds. Today, as a
matter of fact, the group is in East Grand Bahama beginning the final
stages of their Environmental Impact Assessment...
Grand Bahama's inaugural Family Medicine Conference opens
- Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56:11 PM
Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family
Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said
Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of
the first Family Medicine Conference, February 22, 2018.
conference, at Pelican Bay resort, is hosted by the Grand Bahama Health
Services Family Medicine Continuing Education Committee in conjunction
with the Family Medicine Department of Tufts University School of
Bahamas signs HOA for $4 bil. oil refinery in Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2018 - 9:48:40 PM
Officials of the Government of The Bahamas and Oban Energies on Monday
signed the Heads of Agreement for a $4 billion project planned for East
The signing took place less than five days after
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced in the House of
Assembly that the Cabinet of the Bahamas had given Oban Energies the
go-ahead to commence the process that will lead to construction of an
oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama...
Grand Bahama 'Labour on the Blocks' a Success
- Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM
Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of
Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’
in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs
with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies
attending the event.
The event was a smashing success. On hand
to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of
Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...
GBPA's Capital Arena Initiative to Announce 19 Finalist
- Feb 16, 2018 - 3:02:41 AM
A little over 6
months ago, executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), unveiled its Capital Arena Initiative, a grant funding project,
to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This
week, the Port will announce the 19 finalists set to compete in GBPA’s
Capital Arena, for a chance to receive up to $15,000 to start or grow
GBPA’s Capital Arena Initiative seeks to introduce a minimum of 4 new
businesses into the local economy annually. According to Ian Rolle, GBPA
President, the Port hopes to identify the best business ideas local
entrepreneurs have to offer and assist with funding and support for
these businesses to flourish...