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VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event - Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas, July 16, 2018 – Social media best practices to take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and small business owners at upcoming workshop.

Let’s Get Social: Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and resources for participants.  Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR Insights and event coordinator says “Let’s Get Social will empower and engage Grand Bahama entrepreneurs and businesses for social media success.  Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh, rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”

For nearly two decades, Russell has facilitated professional development presentations throughout The Bahamas and around the world.  As he evolves in leading VKR Insights, a global public relations and brand reputation management firm, he recognizes the need to empower individuals and organizations to tell their...
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EARTHCARE at ICAN Camp and Ol’ Freetown Farm on Pollution, Climate Change & Humane Treatment of Animals - Jul 9, 2018 - 6:46:57 PM

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One again on July 3rd, EARTHCARE presented to summer campers attending the ICAN Summer Camp at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy. Bahamian Environmental issues:  Pollution, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise were the focus.

Gail Woon, EARTHCARE Founder was happy to present to the campers. “At the end during the question and answer period, a young man from the back of the room came up to ask a question.  It was, “What are fossil fuels?”  I asked the group if they knew what dinosaurs were.  Many raised their hands...
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ParrisWhittaker lands top litigation honors from International Body - Jul 9, 2018 - 4:48:17 PM

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July 2018-  ParrisWhittaker is a boutique law firm based in the Bahamas making incredible strides in the legal industry, with a growing collection of awards which now includes the Global Law Experts (GLE) Award for Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Bahamas – 2018.

ParrisWhittaker was founded with one goal in mind: to create a platform that allows them to maximize impact and efficiency. Partners Arthur K Parris, Jacy Whittaker and Kenra Parris-Whittaker are committed to serving not only their clients, but also their country with the highest levels of diligence and innovation. This award is testament to their ongoing success as corporate citizens and industry leaders...
Community : Grand Bahama
Mt. Carmel Students Get a Fresh Start for College - Jul 6, 2018 - 4:40:05 AM

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Last month, twenty-six seniors graduated from Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy, and the school is happy to report that all students were accepted into colleges locally, in the United States and Canada. The school is particularly proud that four of its graduating class members have received full academic scholarships.

The school’s principal Ms. Tamara Saunders said, “This has been a great year for Mt. Carmel, and what a better way to end the school year than with all of our seniors being accepted into college. As an added bonus...”
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TEDxGrandBahama set for June 30 - Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00:55 AM
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TEDxGrandBahama returns for its fourth year and will take place on Saturday, 30th June, 2018 at 7:00pm at Market Square in Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together to take a multidisciplinary approach to ideas worth sharing that together can positively impact our local community, and combine to spark deep discussion and connections.  The event will feature an impressive lineup of presenters who will share ideas on topics ranging from self-love to honoring one’s voice...
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KGBC Joins Forces with AML Foods on ‘Brown Bag’ Campaign - Jun 11, 2018 - 7:15:58 PM
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While seemingly harmless, the use of Single-use disposable plastic bags is suffocating our planet. In the US alone, it is estimated that up to 60,000 plastic bags are consumed every five seconds, making plastic bags one of the most common types of litter worldwide and prompting governments around the world to ban their use.

The government of The Bahamas has announced its own strategy to outlaw single use plastics here at home by the year 2020. Simultaneously, many organizations, including Grand Bahama’s own KGBC, are working daily to mitigate the negative impact of plastic pollution...
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GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year - Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
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The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is delighted to be the title sponsor of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon event, for the third consecutive year.   Since inception, the Conchman Triathlon always takes place on the first Saturday of November each year and is a successful and long-standing event on Grand Bahama Island.  This year marks the 32nd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Taino Beach. 

Sarah St. George congratulated Chris Baker, Ravanno Ferguson and their team for organizing this 32nd Annual Conchman Triathlon. 
Community : Grand Bahama
March organized around ocean protection - Jun 6, 2018 - 11:32:45 AM
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Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth. Covering nearly three-quarters of our planet, the oceans of the world hold up to 97% of the planet's water, produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it.  As an archipelagic nation, The Bahamas has and continues to rely heavily on the bounty of our oceans for food and sustenance.

Sadly, that dependence has led to an overharvesting of marine resources, a reduction in biodiversity, and the degradation of marine habitats.  Locally, however, an alliance has been formed between seven of the island’s environmental partners to raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans...
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Blockchain Industry Professionals make the rounds on radio - Jun 5, 2018 - 3:36:14 PM

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The countdown has begun to the country’s first ever Blockchain & Cryptocurrency event to be hosted in the Bahamas. On June 20 – 22 the government of The Bahamas will welcome more than 1,000 international investors, entrepreneurs, wealth management executives, blockchain industry miners, and countless others to Grand Bahama Island to help chart the way forward in the burgeoning cryptocurrencies environment.

Already, buzz surrounding the upcoming event is sweeping the nation with scores of individuals and corporate entities reserving their spot at the highly anticipated event
Community : Grand Bahama
The Holy Hook Up on full blast - Jun 5, 2018 - 12:04:11 PM
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One thing’s for certain, if you didn’t catch The Holy Hook Up when it landed on stage as a teaser last year, you’re bound to fall in love hook, line and sinker when it returns full blast at the Regency Theatre on Friday, June 8th.

When the play first debuted, it lasted all of 30 minutes and shared the stage with two others. This time around, Shauna Joseph Productions promises it’s returning with all the bells and whistles, additional cast members and a whole lot more laughs.

Best known for her vocal skills, the singer, songwriter, actor and now playwright Shauna Joseph is walking into her season and owning her place in the world of theatre...
Community : Grand Bahama
LUSCO announces launch of new website - May 31, 2018 - 4:30:36 PM
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Lucaya Service Company (LUSCO) announced the launch of its new website, www.LUSCO.org. The website will provide better engagement and communication with LUSCO’s customers, through real time sharing of relevant information.

Specifically, the new website will provide information showcasing what LUSCO does; which areas it services; and all new initiatives relevant to LUSCO’s customers. It will also allow customers to lodge complaints in real time to LUSCO’s management, so that concerns can be dealt with in an efficient manner...
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KGBCC Awards Talented Eco-School Designer - May 17, 2018 - 7:50:11 PM
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It is often said, but very true – ‘that children are our future’. As the generation that will inherit planet Earth, there is a need for young people here at home and around the world to be educated on the ways which they can help protect the environment and extend the life of our beautiful planet.

As keen protectors of our environment the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBCC) has teamed up with Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF), to work in collaboration with various schools on Grand Bahama Island to promote the international programme Eco-Schools...
Community : Grand Bahama
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Partners to take on Clean-up at Barbary Beach - May 15, 2018 - 10:39:09 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Over the past month, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) in collaboration with the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBCC) has been focusing on initiatives to highlight the importance of and encourage the concept of creating partnerships to address littering on the island of GB.

In keeping with its philosophy of creating and maintaining cleaner and greener communities across Grand Bahama Island, teams which included members of the KGBCC...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA and residence engage Police and Ministry to tackle dumping and littering - May 13, 2018 - 3:20:37 PM
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Executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Members of the Keep Grand Bahama Committee and members of the GB Business Community met last week with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to discuss the enforcement of anti-littering and illegal dumping laws as well plans for a citywide cleanup effort. “We as residents and licensees also have to do our part to keep our island clean,” said Andrea Thompson, GB Business Owner. “My husband and I and many of our business colleagues are working with the GBPA to help make Freeport become the ‘Magic City’ we all love and remember...
Community : Grand Bahama
UB North Campus Dorms Unveiled - May 9, 2018 - 10:28:05 AM

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n 2015, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, under the direction of the late Sir Jack Hayward and Sarah St. George, committed a donation of three million dollars towards student dormitories to the then, College of The Bahamas.  Now, three years later, The University of the Bahamas (UB) officially unveiled the new campus dorms in a special ceremony held at UB North on Grand Bahama Island under the auspices of University President Dr. Rodney Smith, the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Peter J Turnquest and other dignitaries...
Community : Grand Bahama
Illegal Dumper Caught Red Handed - Apr 30, 2018 - 6:30:42 PM

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Each month, its estimated that thousands of pounds of illegal waste are dumped in remote areas across various family islands. On Grand Bahama, beaches, service roads and other sparsely populated areas have long been the target of illegal dumpers who use them to offload everything from old furniture and appliances to construction debris. The practice of dumping ‘in the bush’ in addition to being illegal under law, also has far reaching implications for the environment, public health and community development...
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GBPA dedicates Island Monument to Bahamian Golden Knights - Apr 27, 2018 - 10:20:33 AM

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018, marked a historic occasion for the island of Grand Bahama with the official unveiling of a truly unique 360 degree four-sided Monument dedicated to the Four Golden Knights’ victory in the 4 x 400 Men’s relay in the 2012 Olympics.  

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) hosted a two-day celebratory event. Perhaps the most exciting aspect, was the thoughtful act of flying each of the Golden Knights in to witness in person, how their Olympic victory became the source of inspiration behind the beautification project... 
Community : Grand Bahama
BDSGB pumped up for first Blood Drive - Apr 26, 2018 - 6:45:42 PM

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Pumped up for its first blood drive for the year, the Blood Donors Society of Grand Bahama (BDSGB) is back on the road to promote its “Gift of Life” Campaign set for Friday, April 27th.

The much anticipated blood drive kicks off at 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Rand Memorial Hospital and is the climax of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. 

“We want to make it a fun event and even have some treats for those come out and donate on Friday,” BDSGB President Lededra Marche said at a press conference Wednesday...
Community : Grand Bahama
KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB - Apr 22, 2018 - 2:12:33 PM

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A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges.

Since its inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, has embarked on a mission to create cleaner, greener communities across the island of Grand Bahama...
Community : Grand Bahama
EARTHCARE teaches Bahamian students about plastic pollution - Apr 19, 2018 - 9:35:42 AM

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EARTHCARE’s Founder, Gail Woon addressed the BMES Assembly on April 17th 2018. Her topics were Earth Day, Plastic Pollution and EARTHCARE. Earth Day is April 22nd. “The first Earth Day was in 1970. Pollution was very bad, the air was polluted. In the U.S. the rivers were so full of chemicals that were dumped by industries that they would regularly catch on fire. The people were fed up and they marched and protested asking their government to enact laws to protect the air, the water and the ground from pollution. Every year since then, more and more people and countries have started to celebrate Earth Day world wide...

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