Geosyntec Consultants -Timely Presentation Amidst Peak of 2018 Hurricane Season
- Oct 23, 2018 - 11:47:06 AM
The Building and Development Services Department (B&DS) of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Limited hosted top consultants of
‘Geosyntec’ on Friday, October 19th, 2018. After learning of
Geosyntec’s visit and projects in works with entities in New Providence,
Director of B&DS (Nakira Wilchcombe) invited the consultants to
extend their trip to include Grand Bahama. The presentation, which
occurred at The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, was gratefully
received and well attended by key entities, including Member of
Parliament for Central Grand Bahama and Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis...
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama
- Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM
In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to
protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island.”
Today this mantra is the fundamental reason that the HSGB is going
strong some 50 years later and firmly committed to alleviating animal
overpopulation and suffering on the island.
On Saturday, November
17th at the Bahamas Union of Teacher’s Building the HSGB’s will host a
50th Golden Jubilee Gala, along with their title sponsor the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. “We ask everyone to join us as we spend an
evening reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years,” said President
Prevention is the Path to Cure
- Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM
The Bahamas’ leading nutritionist and herbalist, Jamal Moncur, has
traveled the world to bring home lost herbal traditions and African
Bi-Mineral therapies designed to improve the quality of life for ailing
Bahamians and his international clients.
Since launching his New
Life business in New Providence in 2010, Moncur successfully expanded
his operations to Grand Bahama, providing vegetarian and other natural
remedies to treat and prevent scores of diseases facing our modern
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd
- Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM
Dr. Paul De Luca received his B.Sc in Biology in 1995 and M.Sc in
Zoology in 1997 from the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined the
College of The Bahamas as a Lecturer in Biology. Upon completion of his
contract in 2002 he began his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. He
obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 studying insect communication and then
returned to the University of Toronto as a Post Doctoral Fellow in 2009.
In 2011 he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor and completed
another two year contract before relocating to Ithaca...
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk
- Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM
Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee wishes to invite you to a
Prayer Walk October 13th, 2018 at 6:00am from The International Bazaar to Xanadu Beach.
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Come and Join Us...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' Summer 2018 Activities
- Oct 3, 2018 - 7:01:42 AM
Members of GBIBs supported the "March for the Ocean" and thereby
demonstrated that eliminating beach and marine debris is vital for the
survival of marine life as well as shore and seabirds!
was organized by Coral vita, a company that is establishing itself on
Grand Bahama Island. The principals of Coral vita, Sam Teicher and Gator
Halpern are dedicated to reef restoration throughout the Bahamas and
20 New Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentices Join BTVI
- Oct 2, 2018 - 7:58:15 PM
The Grand Bahama Shipyard recently launched its 2018 apprenticeship
cohort with 20 students attending the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
The apprentices will be taking courses in good
housekeeping, incident reporting, safety, basic industry information
and procedures at the shipyard. They will also learn basic draftsman
skills and use of relevant materials. After four years of training and
upon successful completion of the program, the apprentices will be
offered positions such as engine mechanics, welders, pipefitters and
Live Life Free A Conversation with Lisa Nichols - Oct 6th
- Oct 1, 2018 - 12:21:22 PM
‘Live Life Free. A Conversation with Lisa Nichols’ is the first of a
four part series of transformational events created by financial
services professional, entrepreneur and philanthropist Caline Newton.
her vocation as an Accountant, Certified Manager, Certified Fraud
Examiner and Certified Financial Crime Specialist, Newton has offered
financial literacy and lifestyle mentorship to many in areas of
Entrepreneurship, Government, Corporate, Civics and Family through
workshops, seminars and trainings for two decades...
GBPA on target to successfully complete annual city maintenance needs
- Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41:49 PM
Freeport Bahamas- The City Maintenance and Management team of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), have been working around the clock,
ensuring that they meet their obligations of upgrades to the City of
Freeport for the 2018 year. This charge, conducted on an annual basis,
began with detailed assessments throughout the city, identifying areas
of concern-such as landscaping,dilapidated building structures, or road
work- that require attention. The demolition of derelict buildings has
been one of the focal points, in an effort to beautify areas of the
city, which was undoubtedly needed, however, the challenges facing the
city did not stop there...
LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed
- Sep 18, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM
Early on Saturday morning, September 15th, 2018 twenty-four 24 students
from Lucaya International School (LIS) on Grand Bahama Island and 11
EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal
Cleanup Day (ICC) 2018 (coordinated by the Sustainable Tourism Committee
of the Ministry of Tourism), at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand
Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was ecstatic
to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International
School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers...
GBPA’s CCEI Program supporting growth for BPO Sector
- Sep 10, 2018 - 4:51:13 PM
As Grand Bahama students head back to school, high school seniors will
have more and new options to prepare themselves for the workplace,
within the island’s growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Although Grand Bahama is a new and small player within this
multi-billion-dollar industry; executives at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), say that Freeport is ready to capture a
greater share of the consistent growth and investments occurring within
this burgeoning sector.
A little over two years ago, GBPA and
partners, itelBPO Solutions, established the Contact Center Education
Initiative (CCEI), and to-date more than 1000 students have completed
the program. Whilst it was initially intended to serve the newly
established ICT industry; skills gained have allowed graduates to easily
assimilate into any professional environment...
Local Business found guilty of indiscriminate dumping
- Sep 9, 2018 - 10:52:35 AM
The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee celebrates a great victory
as an indiscriminate dumper was hauled before the courts. As a part of
its mandate the KGBC Committee advocates for a cleaner and healthier
environment, and with the assistance of the Building and Development
Services (B&DS) Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited, (GBPA), the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the Department
of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), and Concerned Residents, the
committee is one step closer...
GB Port Authority launches free digital library
- Sep 2, 2018 - 10:09:42 AM
August 31, 2018 — As part of its continued effort to
digitize key business processes and customer-related information, Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has launched GBPA Library, a virtual
document library of information relevant to the company, its licensees,
and the community.
The growing library, which currently holds
over 160 documents, was created to give GBPA employees, licensees, and
members of the general public quick access to official papers such as
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, zoning laws and business license
applications. For ease of use, the database organizes documents into
five main categories: licensing, byelaws, forms, covenants, and
restrictions. Users may choose to browse through the pages of the site’s
directory or locate specific entries
KGBC Puppeteers reaches scores of youth with environmental message
- Aug 30, 2018 - 9:37:33 AM
Youth on Grand Bahama Island learned valuable lessons about protecting
the environment and keeping their communities clean courtesy of the Keep
Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, who recently concluded a
successful tour of the island's Summer Camp Programs. In keeping with
their commitment to education, conservation and preservation of the
local environment, KGBC visited several local camps to spread the
message of keeping the island clean. Using a fun and interactive puppet
show, the group assisted by its summer interns, participated in the I
Can Camp, Camp Ambrose as well as the Salvation Army Camp and is also
available for similar presentations at assemblies during the school year...
Never too young to Keep Grand Bahama Clean
- Aug 27, 2018 - 6:00:24 AM
Recently, little Miss Markaylah Foster, an 8-year-old third grade
student at Hugh W. Campbell Primary, reached out to the Keep Grand
Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee through her Grandmother, Chrystal Johnson,
and Parents, Michelle Gaitor and Marcel Foster, expressing an interest
in becoming an environmental ambassador and junior member of the KGBC
During a specially organized courtesy meeting, little
Markaylah shared her love for the environment and some of the things
that she would like to see done in her community. “I would like to see
more garbage bins on the streets and encourage persons to stop
littering” commented Markaylah.
GBPA 2018 Summer Student Program a success
- Aug 20, 2018 - 10:53:58 AM
For over forty years, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has
conducted its summer student employment program, providing Grand
Bahamian high school and university students the opportunity to
experience real, hands-on work within the corporate world. GBPA began
this program with the intent to create a structured environment where
youth are able to learn valuable information from top business
professionals, enhancing their core work ethics. The program, which
commences in May and ends in August of each year, includes three,
four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the highest number
of participants as possible, while offering a financial earning
opportunity for summer students...
SWIM 1922 Swim Clinics in Freeport
- Aug 14, 2018 - 9:55:54 AM
The Zeta Rho Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and
the Freeport Aquatics Club (FAC) announce their partnership to prevent
drowning and increase swim participation, with the SWIM 1922 program. On
Saturday, August 11th and August 25th, 2018, SWIM 1922 Adult Swim
Clinics will be held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Pool, E.
Sunrise Highway, beginning at 8:30am. The clinics are open to the public
and the cost is $10.00 per session.
organizations will advance their efforts to increase awareness about
water safety, the need for swim lessons and participation in swimming at
a grassroots, community-based level...
Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry
- Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM
Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having
both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.
Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD
(DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for
managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and
emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning
systems for the entire Baha Mar property.
VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event
- Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM
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.”
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...
EARTHCARE at ICAN Camp and Ol’ Freetown Farm on Pollution, Climate Change & Humane Treatment of Animals
- Jul 9, 2018 - 6:46:57 PM
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
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...