GBDRF, the Charitable Arm of GBPA, sources furniture and appliances for distribution to residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
- May 12, 2020 - 10:53:00 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), through its charitable
arm, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), has sourced
greatly needed household goods for distribution to those in our
communities who continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane
Many residents of Grand Bahama are still challenged by
the devastation of last September’s hurricane while, at the same time,
are coping with the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19
GBDRF, the Charitable Arm of GBPA, donates $1,000 weekly to support Reach Out Ministries’ Meal Program
- May 8, 2020 - 12:10:47 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), through its charitable
arm, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), is partnering
with Reach Out Ministries (ROM) to provide ongoing financial support to
the meal program serving the Grand Bahama community.
residents continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Dorian and
grapple with the social and economic impact of COVID-19...
The Freeport Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. donates 50 digital devices through their Digital Device Donation Program for island residents
- Apr 24, 2020 - 6:45:14 PM
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has sourced
40 tablets and 10 laptops to kick-off their Digital Device Donation
Program to support virtual learning for students through this COVID-19
The impact of this unprecedented period of
COVID-19 is far reaching throughout our community. As parents respond
to the challenge of maintaining normalcy in family life, children are
also forced to adjust to the loss of traditional classroom instruction.
Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter is leading the charge by investing in our
island’s youth and seeking to provide the necessary digital essentials
GBPA delivers donation of two X-ray machines to support the fight against COVID-19
- Apr 22, 2020 - 6:04:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA)
is pleased to confirm the delivery of two new medical X-ray machines to
Grand Bahama Health Services, to aid in the fight against COVID-19 on
The GBPA previously announced procurement of the
machines to support the Grand Bahama Health Services’ frontline medical
team. This critical diagnostic equipment is now on island, and was
delivered this morning to the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama
Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) an environmental epidemic ravaging Grand Bahama marine protected areas
- Apr 21, 2020 - 4:25:23 PM
In November 2019, when it was first documented in The Bahamas, Stony
Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) - a newly emergent marine epidemic
with no cure- has rapidly spread in five months over 20 percent of coral
reefs in Grand Bahama’s National Parks. The national parks that are
affected include Peterson Cay National Park and Lucayan National Park.
The results of a rapid assessment, completed in March 2020 by Perry
Institute of Marine Science (PIMS), leaves park wardens and
environmental stewards deeply troubled...
Home repairs high priority item for GB Non-Profit to support Grand Bahamians during COVID-19
- Apr 14, 2020 - 12:13:40 PM
Fresh off a collaborative campaign with the Grand Bahama Port Authority
which provided over 100 appliances to residents on Grand Bahama Island,
the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) and local NGOs are
continuing the work of completing repairs to homes damaged during
Hurricane Dorian in communities across the island.
Dorian’s two-day rampage on Grand Bahama, as many as 2,000 structures on
the island received varying degrees of damage, with1,500 of these
within the city of Freeport...
GBPA sources rapid-result test kits and announces upcoming food and voucher distribution initiative
- Apr 11, 2020 - 6:05:56 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), in collaboration with
local medical teams, have sourced and funded a supply of COVID-19 rapid
test kits, from a U.S. based company, for use by Grand Bahama Health
Services. The kits are on island, and a portion of them have been made
available to The Bahamas Ministry of Health for use throughout the
Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of Health for The
Bahamas, has stated that comprehensive testing is key to controlling the
spread of Coronavirus...
Conchman participants donate to ongoing Dorian Relief efforts in Grand Bahama.
- Apr 8, 2020 - 10:54:17 AM
In November 2019, the Conchman Triathlon marked its 33rd year of
friendly but fierce triathlete competition on Grand Bahama Island.
Though set against the backdrop of an island ravaged by Hurricane
Dorian, the 2019 triathlon attracted more than 50 triathletes from
around the world - competing in categories ranging from Sprint, Team
Relay, Iron Kids, and individual competition.
Over its 30 year
history on Grand Bahama, the Conchman committee has worked to encourage
healthy living and physical activity for men, women, and children...
New Coral Disease outbreak hits Grand Bahama
- Apr 7, 2020 - 5:31:26 PM
A new, rapidly spreading outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease
(SCTLD) has quietly infiltrated nearly 40 miles of Grand Bahama’s
southern coastline, killing a wide range of coral including some that
are already endangered.
“Corals are the engineers that build the
entire marine ecosystem. Without them the ecosystem collapses. The reefs
lose their function. It makes a fundamental change in the ecosystem
from what we’ve seen in the past,” said Dr Craig Dahlgren...
100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners
- Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM
Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation
(GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited
(GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new
refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the
island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.
The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the
GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and
distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The
refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the
disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small
children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at
Island Traders (Heart) You Customer Appreciation Day
- Feb 27, 2020 - 10:48:26 AM
Island Traders Shop and Ship held its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation
Day on, February 14th, the worldwide day of love. Under the theme
Island Traders (heart) you, the day got under way at 9:00am. Patrons
who visited the establishment, located at #2 Millennium Mall, were
greeted with breakfast delights and creative valentine’s decor. The
hourly raffle prizes kicked off immediately. Microwaves, the good pot
sets, vacuum cleaners, teddy bears and Laundry baskets filled with
detergent, softener, Febreeze, mops and brooms sat patiently waiting for
their owners to take them home. Everyone who filled out raffle tickets
received a goody grocery bag. No one went home empty handed...
GBDRF collaborates with GBPA, local and international NGOs to help rebuild 400 Grand Bahama homes
- Feb 25, 2020 - 3:09:34 PM
The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, (GBDRF) in collaboration
with its valued partners, has supported homeowners and helped restore
hundreds of homes - and counting - in communities across Grand Bahama.
Launched in November 2019, the Grand Bahama Home Repair Initiative was
designed to assist homeowners in and around Freeport following the
devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The program is a collaborative effort
on the part of the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) in
partnership with various local and international partners including the
Bahamas Red Cross, Rotary and SPB-USA...
$25,000 Cash Prize for GB Tournament Hole-in-One
- Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40:10 AM
The GBAWC’s 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 22 at The Reef
Course, with a $25,000 cash prize 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 19, 20, and 21
between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner at
the awards ceremony at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club after the tournament...
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama
- Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM
More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach
programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama,
were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000
Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of
the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive
food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive
Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.
It is the
fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its
‘Feed the 5000’ initiative. “We wanted families to have a great
Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come
from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
SBDC secures funding for funeral service in Grand Bahama
- Dec 29, 2019 - 3:30:05 PM
Le Pavillion successfully obtained 186,000 dollars in capital loans from
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through the Access Accelerator, Small
Business Development Centre (SBDC).
The cemetery and mausoleum
service is owned by Grand Bahama native, Nicole Johnson. With a motto
that says, “We care for your loved one like our own”, Le Pavillion
Offers internment plots, mausoleum niches, hearse and luxury SUV rental
services, headstone creation, graphic services and counselling...
Humorous video plea for new Freeport Airport
- Dec 25, 2019 - 3:11:18 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This humorous video was conceived
by Magnus Alnebeck - General Manager Pelican Bay Hotel was produced by
David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd, it features Magnus along with Tim
Tibbitts, Della Catrina Bridgewater, Patricia Albury, Rebecca Tibbitts
and the Flying Fish Gastro Bar team, Bones Bar crew, Emmanuel Smith and
the Sabor team. The star of the production is a talented young girl who
memorized her lines to perfection!
Donors replace musician's gear lost to Dorian
- Dec 25, 2019 - 1:37:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Musician and Media Guru, David Mackey of
Mackey Media Ltd & TheBahamasWeekly.com says a big THANK YOU for
the generosity of music lovers at home and abroad who donated towards
replacing his lost sound equipment during hurricane Dorian. Mackey
proclaims, "The gesture has a warm humbling affect that will linger on
in my heart for the rest of my life. It is my privilege to express my
sincere gratitude to those who have donated equipment to replace the
bulk my gear lost to Hurricane Dorian...
Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope to host big Christmas party in Grand Bahama
- Dec 2, 2019 - 12:13:21 PM
The children of Grand Bahama are poised to have a unique Christmas experience which they have never had before.
three-day Christmas party specifically for the children of Grand
Bahama, with all the “bells and whistles” may be unexpected, but it
certainly seems fitting to close out a year, which not so long ago, had
taken a turn for the worse for the entire island.
Bass Pro Shop, in conjunction with Convoy of Hope will be hosting a special Christmas treat in Freeport from December 16 -19,
Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation hosts fundraiser for The Grand Bahama Children’s Home
- Dec 2, 2019 - 11:00:56 AM
With the assistance of countless local and international donors, the
Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) continues to push toward its goal of
welcoming their children back for the Christmas holidays. Since the
passage of Hurricane Dorian in September, executives led by GBCH
Director, Sheila Johnson Smith have been working tirelessly to
reconstruct and refurbish the Home, which has been the refuge for
abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in the Northern