[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Community : Grand Bahama Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018 - 9:46:05 PM
Grand Bahama Feed


Community : Grand Bahama
KGBCC Awards Talented Eco-School Designer - May 17, 2018 - 7:50:11 PM
sm_Inae_Pratt_-_Ecoschool_Tshirt_Design_Winner_May_4_2018_2.jpg
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

PHOTO-2018-05-12-19-13-48_1.jpg
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
sm_1.jpg
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

image001__3__2.jpg
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

20180410_124014_1.jpg
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA dedicates Island Monument to Bahamian Golden Knights - Apr 27, 2018 - 10:20:33 AM

GROUP_SHOT-RIBBON_CUTTING.jpg
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

Road_Warriors_1.jpg
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

small.jpg
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

IMG_5091cropped.jpg
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
KB releases new album, ‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ - Apr 3, 2018 - 12:20:02 PM

JONES_TOWN_ALBUM_Cover_1_.jpg
‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ is the latest music project by iconic Bahamian singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer KB. The twelve track CD is the first full length album released by KB since ‘Rake N Scrape Fool’ in 2013. The title ‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ is a tribute to the community where young Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie was raised, the close knit settlement of Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, where important values were instilled in KB as a child and where the foundation was laid for the man and artist he is today.

Many of the songs that fueled KB’s popularity in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s were based on stories that depicted life in Jones Town and the surrounding Eight Mile Rock communities...
Community : Grand Bahama
Marco City Cultural Festival - Mar 29, 2018 - 5:16:24 PM

sm_15.gif
Saturday 24th March the Marco City Constituency held its first biannual “Marco City Cultural Festival” on Mary Star Playing Field. The Festival was designed to showcase various artists (face painters, visual artists), artisans (straw & jewelry makers, handicrafts makers), food vendors and performers primarily from the Marco City constituency. 

The Cultural Festival began at 12pm and ended at 8pm, during the day the kids played in the bouncing castle, enjoyed tasty treats, engaged in exciting games such as egg & spoon race, hula hoop, trivia and sack race.
Community : Grand Bahama
Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks explained at Bahamas Legal Roundtable - Mar 3, 2018 - 6:32:09 AM

legal-roundtable.jpg
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 20th, 2018, The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts (BFPA) held it's first event, a Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks. The roundtable drew a wide range of support from a broad cross-section of artisans on the island. Attorney Jacy Whitaker, the Director of Legal Affairs for BFPA was the presenter of this informative interactive discussion that took place at Mackey Media Ltd on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan.

Attendees learned the procedures involved in Copyrighting their creative works, protecting their trademarks and what's involved with patents. Additionally, artisans learned the pitfalls of what can happen and has happened to those who do not and did not protect their creative works. In attendance were book authors, poets, songwriters, playwrights, promoters, businesspersons, musicians, artists and students.
Community : Grand Bahama
Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Opens Luxury Nail Bar - Feb 22, 2018 - 10:50:36 PM

small_nail.jpg
‘Life is too short to wear boring nail polish’ said many ladies who support the $786 million-dollar nail polish industry.  Which is why Grand Bahama Island’s newest nail artist is setting an innovative standard and bringing the bling back to nail design. Bling’d 11.11, located in the Circle Mall in Freeport, offers a beautiful, modern and relaxing atmosphere, with quality products for all nail art enthusiasts.

 “I wanted to give my clientele on Grand Bahama Island a brand-new experience” said proprietor Shaquel Reckley “The Bling’d 11.11 concept is all about offering both men and women with a space...
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Business Outlook Turns 20 - Feb 14, 2018 - 7:13:24 PM

grand_bahama_business_outlook_2018_presenters_1__1__1_.jpg
The 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO), set for February 22, 2018, is bringing together public and private sector experts who will share key elements for the revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy, ranging from energy to technology solutions.  The event will be held at The Grand Lucayan Resort featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, K. Peter Turnquest as the keynote speaker.

Speaking at a press conference held at TCL Group’s headquarters, Joan Albury, President of TCL and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook Series...
Community : Grand Bahama
Broker James Sarles showcasing Grand Bahama on HGTV on Feb 11th. - Feb 10, 2018 - 12:02:39 PM

sarles-hgtv-sm.jpg
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - When Bahamas Life conducted the casting call for their new HGTV series highlighting real estate opportunities in The Bahamas, broker James Sarles of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty was chosen to showcase what Grand Bahama Island has to offer.

A Canadian couple is ready to put the hectic pace of Montreal behind them by unwinding in an island home. After experiencing the sun, sand and direct access to the open ocean, these avid boaters fell in love with Grand Bahama and now want to make the island their permanent home. It's now up to their realtor, James Sarles,
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama "Labour on the Blocks" Event - February 17th - Feb 1, 2018 - 3:37:48 PM

labontheblk6_1.jpg
On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, the Ministry of Labour and the Grand Bahama Department of Labour will host “Labour on the Blocks” at the Susan J. Wallace Park at Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue on Saturday, 17th February from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Senator Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour, along with Senior Executives from the Department of Labour will be in attendance...
Community : Grand Bahama
The 17th Annual Grand Bahama Christmas Bird Count - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:33:37 AM

DSCN7690_1_.jpg
For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called "Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly important not only in documenting current climate change but is predicting its future effects on bird populations...
Community : Grand Bahama
Team BTC Races for a Cure - Jan 17, 2018 - 10:41:23 AM

pastedImage__12_.jpg
With thousands of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer on an annual basis, in the Bahamas and around the world, the fight to raise awareness and save lives has become even more critical. As part of its civic commitment BTC has for years been a supporter of Breast Cancer research and awareness. This year that commitment saw members of Team BTC lace up their trainers and don their track suits to ‘Race for the Cure’ at the 9th Annual Susan G. Comen Marathon Bahamas event held in New Providence last weekend... 

“Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed, who has fought cancer and won and even those who have lost their fight” explained VP of Customer Experience at BTC, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey...
Community : Grand Bahama
Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan Ntl. Park - Jan 4, 2018 - 12:00:47 AM


sm_Rand-Cristina-Zonato.jpg
The next Rand Nature Centre Public Lecture Series presents, Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan National Park with Cristina Zenato who is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a world renowned scuba diver from Grand Bahama. Known for her acclaimed work with sharks in the wild, and cave explorations,  she has produced an updated map of Ben's Cave, a unique underwater system cave named after Ben Rose, another renowned diver and her mentor.

Ms. Zenato will be speaking at the Rand Nature Centre on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at 6:30pm to talk about her work and unique experiences...
Community : Grand Bahama
Junkanoo Community on Grand Bahama pay tribute to Motorboat Ferguson with help from BTC - Jan 3, 2018 - 5:00:09 PM

smal_btc.jpg
The streets of Grand Bahama Island erupted with the sounds of the drums, horns and the shuffle of hundreds of dancing feet as the various Junkanoo groups turned out in their numbers for the annual New Year’s Day Parade, which is the highlight of the holiday season.

This year’s parade, however, was sadly marred by the loss of one of Grand Bahama’s Junkanoo giants in the person Ken ‘Motorboat’ Ferguson who passed away in late 2017 making the event a bittersweet celebration of his life and of Bahamian culture...

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Small Business Owners encouraged to go digital to boost their bottom line
Tourism Managers Participate in Domestic Tourism Marketing Workshop
USToo Prostate Cancer Support Representatives call on the Governor General
'Tourism Money Never Done' Workshop
Senior Technical Officers of IDB-Funded Projects meet to discuss and share knowledge
Community
2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp a success
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition recovered
RBPF: Police seek publics’ help in locating 18 year old Edward Colebrooke of Nassau
Join Us At The Car Boot Sale Saturday, September 29th at the Garden of the Groves
RBPF Nassau: Police seek the public’s assistance in solving 3 armed robberies
Bahamian Politics
Leader of the Opposition Statement at Monthly Press Conference
Affordable Home Program: Another case of poor planning & execution
Picewell Forbes Shadow Housing Minister on FNM Housing Programme
Statement from the NP Women’s Branch of the PLP on the unseemly behavior of the BPL Minister
The Office of the Opposition Leader on the BPL crisis and announced investigation
Bahamas Weather
News item on Post-Tropical Cyclone Joyce
Tropical Depression Joyce 6pm 17th Sept. 2018
News items: Tropical Depression Florence and Joyce; Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Sept. 15
News Items Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Joyce and Helene; Tropical Depression Isaac
Sports
Famed Triathlete brings message of motivation to Grand Bahama Youth Ahead of Conchman 2018
UB Mingoes starts soccer season with draw, loss; finds positives in opening leg
Sydney Clarke potential double crown winner, and Donte Armbrister doubles finalist in Tobago U18 ITF
BreAnn Ferguson is a double winner at two USTA Tournaments
Congratulations to the NCAA Woman of The Year Nominee Danielle Thompson
Columns
Predator - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Pamela Burnside: Are we ready to ‘be who we is’?
The Darkest Minds - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation- Movie review by Rouén Robinson
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Family Islands Events Calendar
Entertainment
GRAMMY Museum expands Executive Leadership Team as milestone 10th Anniversary approaches
Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year
Latin Recording Academy: 2018 Special Award Honorees
Anuschka Wright – Miss Globe Canada Pageant
Recording Academy announces new Advocacy Committee; reinforces commitment to Creatorsʹ Rights
Sales & Promotions
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Grand Lucayan's 'No Stress Sunday Brunch'
Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday
Grand Lucayan Bahamas Reef Golf Course Summer Specials
Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos
Arts & Culture
The Freeport Players’ Guild Awards Life Membership
Creative works protection clarified at Legal Roundtable 2
Dwight Laaden Ferguson prepares for his Exhibition “Hope & Grace”
Shell Saxon Superstars and Platinum Knights win Inagural NJC MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award
Noella Smith’s Exhibition ‘Reflections’ opens on July 18
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting
HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting! Now Filming!
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence
Scholarship for aviation program at Canadian university builds connections
Male actor sought for ABC pilot shooting in The Bahamas
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
2003 Buick Regal for Sale in Grand Bahama
Focus on Fashion
Resin Textiles to Showcase at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Repurposing Men's Shirts at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Slow Fashion is Moving Fast in Australia
South Asian Fashion Week brings opulence into mainstream
Madame Adassa to show Empress Warrior Collection
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
Bahamas to host HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit
National HIV Testing Day, 29th June 2018
Get vaccinated against measles and rubella before travelling to the World Cup
Mosquito Awareness Week: Calling all citizens to the frontlines of mosquito control
LEAP program to be introduced to Bahamas
Opinions
Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before summer recess
Kreimild Saunders: Carnival Controversies
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on rumours of an FNM Coup.
Dr. Bethel: The Oban Debacle
"Forget The Potential Environmental Issues With The Oban Deal"
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University