Ryan Carroll’s Third Underwater Cleanup
- Jun 4, 2017 - 4:23:03 PM
Ryan Carroll did it again. This time Ryan organized a Third Underwater
Cleanup. This time the location was Coral Beach on June 3rd 2017.
Once again the objective was to rid the sea bottom of trash/marine
debris. Trash bags and water were provided. Volunteers snorkeled to the
bottom to remove trash and it was bagged onshore. Everyone was welcome.
“Today for the 3rd Underwater Beach Cleanup, 9 volunteers showed up. 3
snorkelers in the water and helpers on the beach, we started at the
eastern end of Coral Beach property and all the way to Riviera Beach
property probably an area 800-1,000 feet. We snorkeled near the shore
out to 200 feet off shore which is the swim zone. We recovered 127
bottles (5+ cases), 7 pieces of plastic...
Waterkeepers Bahamas to host Splash Mania in Grand Bahama
- Jun 4, 2017 - 4:12:43 PM
Waterkeepers Bahamas announced today it will host Splash Mania, a
first-of-its-kind for The Bahamas with kayak races, paddle-board
competition, kiddie games, beach volleyball and a full slate of
Set for Saturday, July 8, Splash Mania will take place on the beach off
Manta Ray Restaurant in Williams Town on Silver Point Drive, in central
“Waterkeepers Bahamas, like Waterkeepers around the world, is focused on
making waters swimmable, fishable and drinkable,” said Rashema
Ingraham, local Executive Director.
Grand Bahama Debutante Receives BTC Scholarship
- Jun 1, 2017 - 6:30:51 PM
For more than 3 decades the Debutante program on Grand Bahama Island has
been one of the premier programs for leadership and etiquette training
for young men and women. For months participating students are engaged
in activities ranging from waltz lessons to community service before
being presented to society at a grand event.
Pictured along with her
escort is this year's recipient of the BTC scholarship award Christian
Hepburn along with committee member Liselle Harris...
Miss World Grand Bahama supported by BTC
- May 18, 2017 - 12:32:38 PM
On July 30th, Jerell Stratchan, Miss World Grand Bahama will enter the
Ms. World National competition in Nassau and then if she wins on to the
International Pageant. Grand Bahama BTC is assisting the pageant winner
with a gown for the event and also surprised her with a new Galaxy
Mobile Phone as well as airtime ahead of pageant. The St. George's High
School student, is pictured with BTC's PR and Marketing Manager for the
Northern Bahamas Leteasha Lord as well as Miss World GB Committee
Chairman and former Miss GB Brooke Grant. Ms. Grant reminded the public
to support our GB representative on line and at the event, as she seeks
to represent our country in this platform...
Local SME Sector Needs Greater Diversity
- May 17, 2017 - 3:13:49 PM
“Whilst the economy is making small but steady
progress, increased diversity and innovation within the city’s small
business sector would definitely add value for residents and to the
local economic landscape,” stated Ian Rolle, President of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), referring to the Port’s recent
introduction of a Business Diversity Waiver (BDW) for the Downtown
“As with the upcoming “Business Innovation &
e-Commerce” workshop, all initiatives by our Invest Grand Bahama Small
Business Bureau (IGBSBB), in 2017, will focus on encouraging increased
business diversity and innovation, which at present is lacking within
our small business sector. That said, one important measure that we are
taking is to incentivize entrepreneurs who are thinking outside the box,
with a one year GBPA Licence Fee Waiver, when they launch their
creative business ideas within the Downtown area,” he added...
EARTHCARE Eco Kids clean beach for Earth Day
- May 12, 2017 - 8:18:47 AM
On April 29th, 2017, EARTHCARE Eco Kids went to Williams Town Beach
where they cleaned the beach of pollution in the form of Marine Debris.
Gail Woon explained the importance of the annual International Coastal
Cleanup Day that EARTHCARE has been involved with for the past 30 years.
The EARTHCARE Eco Kids were diligent during their beach cleanup
gathering approximately 150+ lbs of marine debris.
On May 6th
2017, the EARTHCARE Eco Kids learned about Habitat
Destruction/Restoration. Gail Woon, EARTHCARE Founder and a Director of
Save The Bays taught the kids about the various habitats that are found
in the country. She highlighted various examples of unsustainable
habitat destruction such as the coastal degradation caused by the
Baker’s Bay development on Guana Cay and the mangrove and coral reef
destruction due to Resorts World Bimini.
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming Scheduled For Labour Day Weekend
- Apr 26, 2017 - 11:04:38 AM
The 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming is set for Labour Day Weekend
June 2nd-5th in Freeport. The Homecoming Committee recently held a press
conference at Castaways Resort to announce plans for the upcoming three
day event which will include music performances, a cultural show,
native foods, Junkanoo Rushout and beach party.
Kicking off the
event on Day One Friday June 2nd is top Bahamian artist DMAC, Day Two
Saturday June 3rd international Reggae sensation Beres Hammond will
headline the show and the celebration continues on Day Three Whit Monday
June 5th with a ‘Family Fun in The Sun’ Beach Party on iconic Taino
Lucaya International Student is Essay Winner for the Second Consecutive Year
- Apr 24, 2017 - 4:15:09 PM
For the second consecutive year, a student of the Lucaya International
School has emerged as winner of the Mwanamugimu Essay Contest. This
contest is a national project of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
and is implemented by all regions including the Southeastern Region of
which The Bahamas and more specifically the local alumnae chapter, Zeta
Rho Sigma, is a part. The original goal of the project was to increase
the students’ knowledge of the historical and contemporary development
of Africa within the context of their own culture. This year’s theme
was, “The time is NOW! Developing Leaders for Local and Global
Impact”. The theme allowed emphasis on community issues both locally
and globally as participants also improved their writing skills.
Baptiste, an eighth grade student of the school was the local contest
winner. Her essay went on to win first prize in the Middle School
category during the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference held in
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show
- Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM
wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog
Show. We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won! A
huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and
special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest
time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to
Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.
big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his
family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim
Aranha our judge for the day...
From Tomboy to Pageant Queen - Miss St. Georges High Pageant 2017
- Mar 31, 2017 - 3:25:29 PM
The 6th Annual Miss St. Georges High Pageant, under the theme Gems of
the Bahamas, was held this past Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the St.
The showcase of beauty, brains and talent
featured six contestants, representing the islands of Andros, Exuma, San
Salvador, Great Inagua, Long Island and Cat Island.
gems took to the stage to vie for the title of Miss St. Georges High
while competing in a Jaguar Pride parade and costume competition, talent
competition, evening gown competition and question and answer segments...
Save the Bays Hosts West End Community Cleanup
- Mar 31, 2017 - 5:14:09 AM
Save The Bays in conjunction with the West End
Eco-Fishing Camp and 4 Ocean are spearheading a community wide cleanup
initiative in West End, Grand Bahama this Saturday, April 1 from 9am to
“Things have changed dramatically over the years in The Bahamas and we
are not showing the same pride our parents did,” said, Joe Darville,
Save The Bays Chairman. “We’re aiming for 100 volunteers and are
appealing to residents of the West End community to be stewards of the
environment and come out and get involved in beautifying the surrounding
areas where they live...
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors
- Mar 24, 2017 - 11:18:28 AM
The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand
Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their
commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co.,
Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all
presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.
The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...
Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's ‘Change For Change’ in-store initiative
- Mar 23, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM
Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor
and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand
Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.
in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomon’s and CostRight,
Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer
Society of The Bahamas. Store managers strategically placed donation
boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would
contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians...
BTC Partners with Organizers of Dog Days ½ Marathon
- Mar 16, 2017 - 8:23:55 AM
Now in its third year, the Annual Dog Days Half Marathon has encouraged
Runners from across the island of Grand Bahama to take to the streets
in promotion of a more active lifestyle. Since the start, the initiative
has also attracted marathon enthusiasts from around the world and has
received tremendous support, with last year’s event attracting over 400
This year’s event slated for March 25, 2017 continues
the tradition offering runners the opportunity to participate in the
classic Half, 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run but also opened the event up
to high school students and welcomed BTC as one of its major sponsors...
Solomon’s Donation Adds to Book Count at Sir Jack Hayward Library
- Mar 15, 2017 - 12:17:19 PM
In an effort to grow the current book selection at the Sir Jack Hayward
Adult Library in Grand Bahama, Solomon’s recently made a cash donation
to provide one month’s supply of reading materials.
Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the company
said the gift is a part of Solomon’s commitment to backing
community-focused organizations as they contribute in a positive way.
“We know the value of knowledge and the importance of reading and so
when we were approached by the library’s Executive Director, Mrs. Geneva
Rutherford, there was no hesitation on our part to give,” Bastian
Grand Bahama Eco Kids learn about humane treatment of animals and visit Ol’ Freetown Farm
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:15:54 AM
The topic on March 5th for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday
Environmental Education Programme was “Humane Treatment of Animals.”
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, says,
“Our guest speaker was Tip Burrows of the Humane Society of Grand
Bahama: “The interaction between animals and humans is at the heart of
humane education. It is all part of our concern for the well being of
our planet; over the use and often, abuse, of the animals, plants and
natural resources we share the earth with.
Why is the humane treatment of animals important?
Mister Teen Grand Bahama seeking registrants
- Mar 3, 2017 - 11:58:52 AM
Organizers are looking for 14 - 19 year old young men in high school or
college from Grand Bahama Island who may have what it takes to become
Mister Teen Grand Bahama, a qualifying role towards a chance at Mister
Teen Bahamas 2017.
Contestants will be judged on intelligence,
talent and physical good looks. No height restrictions. Please
register on Saturday, March 4th at 4pm at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy in
Freeport Players' Guild elects new board, calls for members and volunteers
- Feb 14, 2017 - 5:25:45 PM
The Freeport Players' Guild (FPG) announced the welcoming of their 2017
executive board recently under the theme 'Experience Enjoy.'
aim to continue a legacy of excellence through providing a world class
theatrical experience to all," said a statement to their members and
"We are always excited to receive new members and welcome back renewed
members. Your involvement in the Freeport Players' Guild keeps our
theatre community thriving..."
Freeport Wins Global Free Trade Zone Award
- Feb 10, 2017 - 6:06:37 AM
The effort to improve brand recognition and establish an impartial
evaluation of Freeport as a competitive business jurisdiction, led the
Grand Bahama Port Authority to enter the city of Freeport into The
Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone competition in early 2016.
a Free Trade Zone, Freeport has been able to witness significant growth
since the initial signing of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. However,
we can certainly go further and are taking the necessary steps to
enhance the way we are perceived by prospective investors on the global
stage. Contests such as the Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone
competition allow us to do just that,” said Port President, Ian Rolle...
Hole-in-one wins $46,460 Ford Escape at Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Golf Classic
- Feb 9, 2017 - 1:35:08 PM
The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club is hosting the 14th Annual
Philanthropic Golf Classic at The Reef Golf Course February 18th. All
proceeds from the tournament fund the club’s philanthropic endeavors to
benefit the children of Grand Bahama.
The Tournament, played in a
Four Ball Scramble, Blind Draw format, begins with a Shotgun start at
12 noon. A 2016 Ford Escape, valued at $46,460.00, sponsored by Freeport
Jetwash and The Art of Giving, is the Grand Prize for a hole-in-one on