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Community : Grand Bahama
PharmaChem title sponsor 3rd anual Dog Days Marathon in Grand Bahama - Dec 13, 2016 - 11:17:11 AM

Grand Bahama’s Third Annual Dog Days Half Marathon is set for March 25th, 2017, and organizers are excited to announce their first official partner, PharmaChem Co. Ltd. Last year Dog Days welcomed over 400 runners both local and international and this year race directors, Siobhan Antoni-Bates and Nikki Waugh, hope to increase numbers, sponsorships, competition and give it an overall Bahamian flair.

“Our event grew tremendously last year,” said Waugh. “Siobhan and I were overwhelmed by our initial success but to see this growth was incredible. Right now our island needs events like these more than ever and we are thrilled that Corporate GB is making it happen for us and our benefactor, the GB Humane Society...
Community : Grand Bahama
Bahamian artist Claudette Dean presents art pieces to concert & food drive organizer David Mackey - Dec 9, 2016 - 7:49:31 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Thursday December 8th, 2016 one of Grand Bahama's and The Bahamas'  leading artists, Claudette Dean paid a surprise visit to Mackey Media Ltd audio/ visual studio and marketing agency at Grand Lucayan. The purpose of her visit was to present David Mackey Pres & Creative Dir. a token of appreciation of  his work on Still Standing After The Storm concert and Food Drive in aid of the GB Salvation Army and Red Cross that took place Nov 25, 2016 at Port Lucaya Marketplace. Ms Dean expressed the following words; "Your generosity of not only spirit, but of time and effort to orchestrate 'Still Standing After The Storm' is a perfect example of shining your light in aid of others. I thought it more than fitting to present you with pieces from my 'Bahamian Sun' collection as a thank-you from one artist to another. Thanks to you Dave and Mackeymedia - keep on shining...
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Aliv FREE Family Fun Day & Concert at Taino Beach West - Dec 2, 2016 - 3:41:39 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama come and Celebrate Our New Day with Bahamian artists celebrating Bahamian passion at the ALIV free concert. Saturday, December 3, 2016 from12noon to 5pm is family fun day then from 5pm – 9pm its concert time at Pirates Cove Adventure park, Taino Beach West.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 12noon – 5 p.m. (family fun day)
5pm – 9 p.m. (concert)
Pirates Cove Adventure park,
Taino Beach West
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Donates to Council for The Disabled - Nov 24, 2016 - 3:17:14 PM

The Northern Bahamas Council for the Disabled recently benefitted from the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s community outreach. Just recently, council members visited the headquarters of the GBPA to accept a donation cheque. The donation was timely as residents of all walks of life continue to rebuild their lives, following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. Accepting on behalf of the organization was its president, Frederick Poitier, accompanied by council treasurer, Monica Williams and secretary, Sharon McGregor.

According to Poitier, the donation made by officials of the GBPA was a “Ray of Sunshine.” Poitier, who took on the position of president of the council less than a week before the hurricane hit, stated that council members were in need of assistance and it came at the right time. “Following the hurricane, we were concerned that our members were being left behind...
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Mary Star of the Sea Annual Bazaar - November 19th - Nov 18, 2016 - 11:55:29 AM

Get ready Grand Bahama, it's back! Mary Star of the Sea Annual Bazaar November 19th, 2016 from 12 - 11pm on the Church Grounds. Super Bingo on Friday 7:30pm until; Super-Duper Bingo on Saturday.

Games, prize, lot's of fun for all, Food will be on Sale.

Dance, In-House Raffle Every Hour, Bingo, Bouncing Castle and much more...
Community : Grand Bahama
Eighth High School Speech Competition Held in Grand Bahama - Nov 17, 2016 - 10:02:09 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Customer First Associates held their Eighth High School Speech Competition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium (BMES).

Our distinguished guest Mrs. Mary Cooper District Superintendent Education, Grand Bahama, Bimini & The Cays gave an inspiring welcome address on the topic, the importance in the delivery of quality service to our internal and external customers; and the essence to diversify our economy to remain competitive in the global economy...
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KFC & Pizza Hut partner with GB Red Cross to feed the hungry - Nov 12, 2016 - 9:18:11 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama, November 10th, 2016 - KFC and Pizza Hut have partnered with the Bahamas Red Cross to end hunger on Grand Bahama.

This is a partnership to utilize KFC and Pizza Hut stores as fund raising avenues for customers to donate money or nonperishable items at any store location in Grand Bahama in aid of the food pantry and the feeding program at the Red Cross.

During the months of November and December, KFC using the theme “Add Hope” and Pizza Hut using “Deliver Hope” will encourage all customers to make a donation to the Red Cross of money, canned and nonperishable food items, that can be made into hot meals for the feeding program or grocery bundles for those persons in need of food assistance.

Community : Grand Bahama
Bahamian Brewery Flies into Action With Friends of Grand Bahama - Nov 12, 2016 - 2:36:19 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many people were seen doing all that they could to bring help and relief to persons across The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd’s brewery is located in the West of Freeport and knows the community in the west of the island very well. The owners and staff immediately after the all clear was given, pitched-in in a major way to assist after the storm, flying in resources to help persons with recovery efforts. They helped transport and distribute items sent by Stuart Jet Center Day Maker and Blue Marlin Cove, a total of 6 flights a day for 4 days (28 full flights of relief)...
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Scotiabank Sponsors the 30th Annual Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon - Nov 2, 2016 - 3:46:42 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – Scotiabank is proud to support the 30th Annual Conchman Triathlon set for this Saturday at Taino Beach.

“Scotiabank is celebrating its Diamond anniversary – 60 years operating in The Bahamas. Community is at the heart of all we do and we remain committed to being a good corporate citizen for years to come,” said Bruno Styles, Manager, Scotiabank Freeport.

“We are proud to sponsor the Conchman Triathlon and wish the athletes the best of luck,” Styles continued...
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Grand Bahama to receive post crisis seminars for families and businesses - Oct 26, 2016 - 7:45:38 PM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority announces that it is adding to its program of care packages, water, and ice distribution and has organized a series of seminars to assist both business owners and families dealing with the post-crisis impact of Hurricane Matthew.

GBPA’s Vice President – Henry St. George states: “alongside our relief program we are commencing the rebuilding phase, The GBPA has organized two days of post crisis management seminars – one day focusing on families and one day for business owners. The seminars will provide critical information and guidance and help attendees navigate the after effects of Hurricane Matthew.
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AML Joins Int'l Vendors For Hurricane Relief Efforts In Grand Bahama - Oct 17, 2016 - 11:19:23 PM

Nassau, Bahamas — In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, AML Foods Ltd has partnered with three international vendors to bring much-needed relief to Grand Bahama residents.  The local grocer teamed up with US-based Associated Grocers and SuperValu to send two 40ft containers of water to the island. AML also confirmed that Sun International Produce shipped a 40ft container of ice to the second city.

Tropical Shipping brought in the containers waiving all freight charges and the items will be distributed by the Bahamas Red Cross to immediately assist victims of the massive storm. Less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage and destruction throughout the islands of The Bahamas...
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GBPA Facilitates Humanitarian Relief Effort Post Matthew - Oct 15, 2016 - 8:31:02 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Hurricane relief aid began arriving on Grand Bahama earlier this week by way of a coordinated effort between Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (SPIR) and Karazim Ministries, with The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) as project facilitators. The humanitarian relief effort was organized by local church ministers, Raoul Armbrister, SPIR Regional Manager for North & Central American and the Caribbean, along with Karen Armbrister, National Coordinator for Christmas Child, to assist families adversely impacted by the recent hurricane.

“Matthew was a massive storm, predicted to produce exceptionally high winds, storm surge, along with the possibility of tornadic activity, most of which this island had not seen in many years,” cited Raoul Armbrister...
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GBPA St. George and Rolle on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness - Oct 4, 2016 - 1:46:21 PM

Hurricane Matthew is now just a few hundred miles away from Grand Bahama. No-one can truly know the storm’s path or its impact, but we can brace for it as well as humanly possible. We at The Grand Bahama Port Authority and the island are better prepared than in earlier times, thanks to lessons learned from the hurricanes we have survived. Our emergency preparedness team are doing everything in their power to keep residents safe. Meetings have been held this past week to cover all checklists and emergency measures.
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Registration Opens for Grand Bahama’s Youth Environment Ambassadors program - Sep 26, 2016 - 6:05:44 AM

Three years after it was launched as the training ground to help prepare junior high students in Grand Bahama to become ambassadors for the environment, the popular Youth Environment Ambassadors program opened for registration this week but with noticeable differences.

“There will be fewer participants but they will enjoy broader experiences,” explained YEA Administrator Rashema Ingraham. “In the past, we have accommodated 40 deserving students per 12-week series. While that was great, the high number made travel to other islands to experience what is special about their environment unrealistic so this year we aim to limit the number to 20 students but work toward opportunities for those participants to travel to explore and study the land and marine environment in at least two of the Family Islands...”
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AML Donates Over 1000 Books to Grand Bahama Community - Sep 25, 2016 - 8:22:45 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Residents of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home along with hundreds of local primary school students on the island recently received a generous back-to-school giveaway from AML Foods Ltd. The parent company of Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s Highway and Costright Freeport presented more than 1000 composition books to the home administrator and the principals at Walter Parker Primary and Bartlett Hill Primary schools.

Managers at the three retail outlets spearheaded the giveback initiative as a way to touch the lives of their customers and directly impact the greater community. Each manager identified an organization in need of the supplies and reached out directly to the group to arrange for delivery just in time for the fall semester...

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American male and female found in possession of unlicensed firearm in Grand Bahama - Sep 23, 2016 - 1:16:50 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - An American male and female are in police custody after they were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Reports are that on Thursday 22nd September 2016 shortly after 8:00pm, acting on information, police went to a residence in the Fortune Bay area and arrested the American couple after they were found in possession of a 7.62 rifle with (75) rounds of ammunition and a black and chrome Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with (21) shotgun shells...
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Grand Bahama Coastal Cleanup involves community members of all ages - Sep 22, 2016 - 9:20:04 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Early on Saturday morning two (2) weekends in a row, September 10th and 17th, community members met with a common cause in mind. They came by boat, they came by bus, they came by car, truck and foot. On September 10th, EARTHCARE volunteers performed an Underwater Cleanup of Taino Beach.

The following Saturday, Lucaya International School (LIS) and EARTHCARE Eco Kids cleaned Gold Rock Beach at the Lucayan National Park East, assisting the Zone Captain, Gail Woon (EARTHCARE) with the Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) 2016...
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Warriors Set Pace for GBPA’s Contact Center Education Initiative - Sep 19, 2016 - 5:08:09 PM

Freeport - Grand Bahama - In true Warriors fashion, seniors at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School (BMES), were the first to participate in the Contact Center Education Initiative (CCEI), a partnership project recently launched by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), and local Call Center operators, Island Outsourcers/itelBPO Solutions.

On Friday, 9th September, BMES held its first CCEI class consisting of approximately thirty-nine 12th grade Advance Placement (AP) students. According to the school’s Vice Principal Sophia Howden, the CCEI aligns well with the school’s vision regarding international certifications...
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Garden of the Groves hosts Workshop on Aquaponics - Sep 16, 2016 - 12:58:09 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Garden of the Groves Aquaponics Farm has been in operation for one year. Teachers from Grand Bahama as well as Grand Cay, Abaco attended a three day workshop to learn and see firsthand the process of Aquaponics Farming in order to enlighten their students at the various Government Schools. Eventually the teachers are hoping to implement aquaponics farming in the school system.

Wayne Hall, Operations Manager of the aquaponics farm was thrilled to host such a workshop and share his knowledge with teachers and The Agriculture Unit of the Department of Education. Participants became familiar with seed planting, transfer of plants after germination into floating growing beds, maintenance of fish that provide organic nutrients as well as harvesting of greens...
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Solomon’s Lucaya Sees Success With In Store Health Seminar - Sep 14, 2016 - 11:20:01 PM

Freeport, Bahamas — During the Solomon’s Lucaya’s Let’s Talk Health series held last month, local physician Dr. Monique Pratt answered one-on-one questions from participants in the free, in-store session.

Saturday shoppers took full advantage of the opportunity to chat about common health issues including hypertension, diabetes and obesity at the Ask The Doctor presentation. Dr. Pratt, a specialist in Internal Medicine & Nephrology, gave preventative tips attendees could incorporate into their daily lives. She advised on topics from dietary changes to the importance of having an open line of communication with primary physicians...

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