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Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events - Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM

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One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
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Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement - Dec 6, 2018 - 10:36:29 PM

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West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.

The Bahama Weekly News Team  had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space  which, although...
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Grand Bahama Humane Society releases 50th anniversary calendar - Dec 3, 2018 - 1:38:28 PM

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The Grand Bahama Humane Society is celebrating 50 years and has released a 2019 calendar that helps to support their cause.

The non-profit states in their calendar release campaign, "What could possibly be better than giving a gift this holiday season and at the same time helping the potcakes and potcats of Grand Bahama Island?"

The 50th Anniversary calendars are available on the island or can be shipped anywhere in the world...
Community : Grand Bahama
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho celebrates Founders’ Day - Nov 30, 2018 - 2:45:41 PM

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The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho recently celebrated Founders’ Day on November 12, 2018. However, the entire month of November,  better known as “Rhovember”, is used to commemorate its 96 years of existence. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. Public service, leadership development and the education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities...
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Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status - Nov 29, 2018 - 5:25:14 PM

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Students of Bishop Michael Eldon, Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools are leading the way in protecting their environment through the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme (ESB) on the island of Grand Bahama.

On Tuesday 27th November 2018, Bishop Michael Eldon School achieved its second esteemed Eco-Schools Green Flag Award and Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools were awarded their first prestigious Green Flag Award after undergoing onsite evaluations by Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Teams. ..
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Children’s Home Celebrates the Season with its Annual Christmas Carnival - Nov 28, 2018 - 5:20:09 PM

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The holiday celebration season officially kicks off this Saturday, December 1st and the Grand Bahama Children’s Home is ready to usher in the spirit of Christmas at its 3rd Annual Christmas Carnival. 

Organized by The Friends of Grand Bahama Children’s Home, the Christmas Carnival is the home’s annual December fund-raiser and a wonderful family event.   Hosted on the grounds of the Home, located in the back of town on Tripp Lane, the home will open its ground from 2-6pm...
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Da Market at Rand Nature Centre - Sat. Nov. 24th - Nov 20, 2018 - 8:00:41 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Da Market at Rand Nature Centre Saturday November 24, 2018 From 9 AM to 1 PM Free Entry

Vegetables, food, natural juices, beauty products, crafts & so much more!

Music and entertainment for the entire family Visit the animals and explore the trails
Be sure to grab a resuable bag...
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Herbalist and Author Jamal Moncur Takes Message of Preventative Health to Abaco - Nov 2, 2018 - 3:47:40 PM

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For years, Abaco residents have expressed a keen interest in a ‘one on one’ forum with herbalist, author and self-proclaimed ‘bush man’ Jamal Moncur. Fascinated by his knowledge of preventative holistic medicine, the Abaco community has embraced the founder of New Life Natural Vegetation Cell Food Ltd. The company’s New Providence and Grand Bahama locations are well supported by the island, with persons frequently travelling to both stores for consultations and to purchase products.

Grateful for the customer base New Life has developed throughout The Bahamas, Moncur is aware of the disconnect experienced by persons living on the family islands and has decided to launch the “Take Back Your Health... 
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Geosyntec Consultants -Timely Presentation Amidst Peak of 2018 Hurricane Season - Oct 23, 2018 - 11:47:06 AM

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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...
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HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama - Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM

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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 Joseph Darville...
Community : Grand Bahama
Prevention is the Path to Cure - Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM

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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 world...
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Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd - Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM

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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...
Community : Grand Bahama
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk - Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM

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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.

Fee:  $5.00
For More Info
Contact 242-442-7976
Come and Join Us...

Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Island Birders' Summer 2018 Activities - Oct 3, 2018 - 7:01:42 AM

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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!

The event 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 the Caribbean...
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20 New Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentices Join BTVI - Oct 2, 2018 - 7:58:15 PM

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The Grand Bahama Shipyard recently launched its 2018 apprenticeship cohort with 20 students attending the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

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 electricians.
Community : Grand Bahama
Live Life Free A Conversation with Lisa Nichols - Oct 6th - Oct 1, 2018 - 12:21:22 PM

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‘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.

In 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...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA on target to successfully complete annual city maintenance needs - Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41:49 PM

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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...
Community : Grand Bahama
LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed - Sep 18, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM

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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...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA’s CCEI Program supporting growth for BPO Sector - Sep 10, 2018 - 4:51:13 PM

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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...
Community : Grand Bahama
Local Business found guilty of indiscriminate dumping - Sep 9, 2018 - 10:52:35 AM

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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...

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