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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...
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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, Limited.

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 needs...
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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 courses.

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...
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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.

Taipei 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...
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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...
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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...
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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.

“We 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...
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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.

The 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 lunch...
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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...
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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.

Crew members 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 process...
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Lighthouse Pointe Temporarily Closed to General Public - Sep 5, 2019 - 5:36:24 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Please be advised that Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is temporarily closed to the public due to Hurricane Dorian until further notice.
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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.
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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...
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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.

Welcoming 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...
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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...
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DPM Peter Turnquest attends Installation of (new) Rotary Club of Grand Bahama - Aug 3, 2019 - 9:17:32 PM

Freeport, 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 Christie...
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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 Headquarters...
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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...
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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 outcome...
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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...

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