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"2018 will be a better year for Grand Bahama" - Feb 22, 2018 - 9:03:05 PM

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“I firmly believe 2018 will be a better year than 2017. I believe the outlook for our island is hopeful.”

These 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...
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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 Bahama.
 
“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 Lucayan resort.

“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...
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Grand Bahama's inaugural Family Medicine Conference opens - Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56:11 PM

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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.

The 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 Medicine...
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Bahamas signs HOA for $4 bil. oil refinery in Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:48:40 PM

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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 Grand Bahama.

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...
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Grand Bahama 'Labour on the Blocks' a Success - Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM

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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...
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GBPA's Capital Arena Initiative to Announce 19 Finalist - Feb 16, 2018 - 3:02:41 AM

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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 their business.

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...
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PM Minnis attends Grand Bahama opening of Pirate's Cove and Bahama Zipline - Feb 4, 2018 - 5:20:43 PM

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Arrival on Saturday of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis in Grand Bahama to officially open Pirate's Cove and Bahama Zipline. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)...
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Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company crowns winners of its Anniversary Scratch & Win Promotion - Jan 29, 2018 - 7:09:56 AM

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The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company (BBB) is best known for its mantra of being “Truly Bahamian” and over the course of a decade has worked to live up to it by providing Bahamians and visitors alike with the best beers in The Bahamas. Not only has the brewery built multiple successful local brands, but through International partnerships, is the exclusive distributor of the world-renowned Anheuser-Busch brands which include Budweiser and Bud Light, as well as Caribbean Beer Brand Presidente’...
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Brand Lovers –It’s time to package and market your company for success! - Jan 24, 2018 - 6:03:38 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama – A company’s public image is determined by a leader’s ability to successfully brand their products or services.  On February 1st, 2018 Brand Lovers workshop will focus on Brand Definition, Team Building, Finances, Elite Branding and Social Media.

Entrepreneurs, creatives and marketing professionals will have the chance to come together in an intimate environment where they will be fueled by the creativity and innovation needed to take their brands to the next level. Our main goal is to engage and empower attendees with the tools to be successful on all levels...
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Grand Bahama Micro & Small Business Empowerment Programme - Jan 5, 2018 - 11:51:05 AM

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Participants were presented with letters and certificates. Held at the Office of the Prime Minister at 3pm on the 4th of January 2017.

Photos by Derek Carroll...
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Copper thieves disrupt service for BTC’s Customers - Dec 20, 2017 - 5:16:42 PM

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Shortly after 8 am on December 20, officials at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company discovered what appeared to be evidence of copper theft at BTC substation on East Atlantic Drive. The actions of the culprits involved caused significant damage to the company’s fiber connectivity resulting in service outages for commercial and residential customers in the surrounding areas including the Rand Memorial Hospital, Grand Bahama Power, Paradise Games and up to 110 residential customers in nearby communities who will likely remain without fixed and broadband services for a minimum timeframe of three hours...
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BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers - Dec 13, 2017 - 12:50:29 PM

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Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity for guests were invited to mingle in a relaxed environment and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

“Each year we take the time to say thank you to our valued corporate clients and retailers,” said Leteasha Lord, BTC Northern Bahamas Marketing and PR Lead. “This year we opted for a more intimate and Christmas themed event...
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BTC Kicks off Women’s Week Observance at GirlCon 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 - 11:23:38 AM

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Girl Power was the central theme at the aptly named conference designed to empower and inspire young women on Grand Bahama Island.  The half day conclave, which coincided with the National observance of Women’s Week in the Bahamas was open to 12th grade girls across the island, giving them access to some of the best and brightest female minds the country has to offer.

As a company which values and has consistently rewarded the contributions of women at all levels of Bahamian society, BTC was eager to accept the invitation of organizers to be a part of this event...
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Miss Bahama Teenager Pageant Recruits Grand Bahama Representative for National Pageant in 2018 - Nov 19, 2017 - 8:50:47 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Miss Bahamas Teenager Organization in conjunction with The TOCU Agency will host a two-day boutique pageant for young ladies ages 13-18 on Friday December 1st, 6pm until 8pm and Saturday December 2nd, 9am until noon at Mind Body Fitness Centre in the Circle Mall to select a representative from Grand Bahama for the Miss Bahamas Teenager Pageant in New Providence. Interested young ladies will be interviewed one on one on the day of their choice and at the conclusion one person will be chosen as Miss Grand Bahama Teenager to compete in the national pageant on August 12th, 2018.

Applicants should wear light natural makeup, dress in smart casual attire and are required to bring a valid passport, recent report card, 30-60 second talent piece, swimsuit...
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Nutritionist-On-Duty Program launched at Solomon's Stores In Grand Bahama - Nov 19, 2017 - 9:33:17 AM

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Solomon’s shoppers in Grand Bahama will be inspired to live healthier lifestyles thanks to a new Nutritionist-On-Duty program launched in stores this month.  Local health and wellness advisor, Tarentee “Coach T” Laing will offer tips during weekly sessions focused on incorporating proper nutrition, diet and exercise into daily routines.

Coach T, Managing Nutrition Advisor and Fitness Professional at the Cardio Blast Experience, will hold information-packed sessions lasting two hours. Every week, he will be stationed at both Solomon’s Lucaya and Solomon’s Queen’s Highway to equip shoppers with the tools needed to make choices for better living. The program fits into parent company AML Foods Limited’s focus on offering healthier food options to customers and providing opportunities to share knowledge on nutrition, overall health and wellbeing...
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Grand Bahama Technology Summit Brings Hope For the Future - Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01:51 PM

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Like many Bahamian events the 2017 Grand Bahama Technology Summit began with a prayer and ended with a party. In between a plan started to emerge for the revitalization of Grand Bahama as a hub for technology and innovation. Presentations from leaders from business, government, and academia, along with Bahamians working for high tech companies in the US, were both pragmatic and inspirational.

It’s clear that the path forward will not be easy. Speakers agreed on the need for improving the ease with which foreign and local investors can start businesses in the Bahamas (including streamlining the process for obtaining licenses and work permits)...
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Grand Bahama Technology Summit Highlights - Nov 11, 2017 - 11:50:38 AM

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The Grand Bahama Technology Summit was held from November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The Summit saw approximately five hundred Bahamians, from high school students to the Prime Minister, coming together to discuss the future of Grand Bahama as a technology hub for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.

Here are some of the highlights...
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CCC opposes Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian Shareholders Of ICD Utilities - Oct 20, 2017 - 11:35:07 AM

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The Coalition of Concerned Citizens has called this press conference today October 18, 2017 out of urgent concern regarding Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian shareholders of ICD Utilities. ICD Utilities owns 50 % of Grand Bahama Power Company with an overall Bahamian equity interest of 19.63 %. Emera is seeking to secure 100% ownership of Grand Bahama Power Company a vital utility infrastructure on the Island of Grand Bahama.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens strongly opposes Emera’s proposed buy-out of Bahamian shareholders. Our opposition is based on the following...

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BTC's Brand Ambassadors show up and out at Post Hurricane "Taste of Port Lucaya" - Sep 27, 2017 - 9:27:53 AM


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company flocked to the Port Lucaya Marketplace along with residents and businesses on Grand Bahama Island to celebrate the return of a "Taste of Port Lucaya” last Friday, the first event to take place since the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  BTC Brand Ambassadors, DMAC, and Stilleete put on stellar performances for the event which was held under the auspices of Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis joining local residents who turned out in droves for the event. BTC was also on hand to provide top up specials and free WiFi for patrons in Count Basie Square, they will be back out for the next event on Friday, October the 6th starting at 8 pm...
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Grand Bahama Power working to restore the Island - Sep 12, 2017 - 9:30:33 AM


9 am Tuesday update: Our crews have been dispatched to continue work in the following areas:

Maliboo Reef - who remains a priority as they've experienced prolonged outage.
North & South Bahamia, West Grand Bahama, Eight Mile Rock, Queen's Cove, Coral Reef, Williams Town,
The Ridge, Hudson Estate, Gambier Loop, and Pioneers Loop..

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