PharmaChem title sponsor 3rd anual Dog Days Marathon in Grand Bahama
- Dec 13, 2016 - 11:17:11 AM
Grand Bahama’s Third Annual Dog Days Half Marathon is set
for March 25th, 2017, and organizers are excited to announce their
first official partner, PharmaChem Co. Ltd. Last year Dog Days welcomed
over 400 runners both local and international and this year race
directors, Siobhan Antoni-Bates and Nikki Waugh, hope to increase
numbers, sponsorships, competition and give it an overall Bahamian
“Our event grew tremendously last year,” said Waugh.
“Siobhan and I were overwhelmed by our initial success but to see this
growth was incredible. Right now our island needs events like these more
than ever and we are thrilled that Corporate GB is making it happen for
us and our benefactor, the GB Humane Society...
Bahamian artist Claudette Dean presents art pieces to concert & food drive organizer David Mackey
- Dec 9, 2016 - 7:49:31 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Thursday December 8th, 2016 one of Grand Bahama's and The Bahamas' leading artists, Claudette Dean
paid a surprise visit to Mackey Media Ltd audio/ visual studio and
marketing agency at Grand Lucayan. The purpose of her visit was to
present David Mackey Pres & Creative Dir. a token of appreciation of
his work on
Still Standing After The Storm
and Food Drive in aid of the GB Salvation Army and Red Cross that took place Nov 25, 2016 at Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Ms Dean expressed the following words; "Your generosity of not only
spirit, but of time and effort to orchestrate 'Still Standing After The
Storm' is a perfect example of shining your light in aid of others. I
thought it more than fitting to present you with pieces from my
'Bahamian Sun' collection as a thank-you from one artist to another.
Thanks to you Dave and Mackeymedia - keep on shining...
Aliv FREE Family Fun Day & Concert at Taino Beach West
- Dec 2, 2016 - 3:41:39 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama come and Celebrate Our New Day with Bahamian
artists celebrating Bahamian passion at the ALIV free concert. Saturday,
December 3, 2016 from12noon to 5pm is family fun day then from 5pm –
9pm its concert time at Pirates Cove Adventure park, Taino Beach West.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12noon – 5 p.m. (family fun day)
5pm – 9 p.m. (concert)
Pirates Cove Adventure park,
Taino Beach West
GBPA Donates to Council for The Disabled
- Nov 24, 2016 - 3:17:14 PM
The Northern Bahamas Council for the Disabled
recently benefitted from the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s community
outreach. Just recently, council members visited the headquarters of the
GBPA to accept a donation cheque. The donation was timely as residents
of all walks of life continue to rebuild their lives, following the
devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. Accepting on behalf of the
organization was its president, Frederick Poitier, accompanied by
council treasurer, Monica Williams and secretary, Sharon McGregor.
to Poitier, the donation made by officials of the GBPA was a “Ray of
Sunshine.” Poitier, who took on the position of president of the council
less than a week before the hurricane hit, stated that council members
were in need of assistance and it came at the right time. “Following the
hurricane, we were concerned that our members were being left behind...
Mary Star of the Sea Annual Bazaar - November 19th
- Nov 18, 2016 - 11:55:29 AM
Get ready Grand Bahama, it's back!
Mary Star of
the Sea Annual Bazaar November 19th
, 2016 from
12 - 11pm
on the Church
Grounds. Super Bingo on Friday 7:30pm until; Super-Duper Bingo on
Games, prize, lot's of fun for all, Food will be on Sale.
Dance, In-House Raffle Every Hour, Bingo, Bouncing Castle and much more...
Eighth High School Speech Competition Held in Grand Bahama
- Nov 17, 2016 - 10:02:09 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Customer First Associates held their Eighth
High School Speech Competition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:00a.m. –
1:00p.m. at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium (BMES).
distinguished guest Mrs. Mary Cooper District Superintendent Education,
Grand Bahama, Bimini & The Cays gave an inspiring welcome address on
the topic, the importance in the delivery of quality service to our
internal and external customers; and the essence to diversify our
economy to remain competitive in the global economy...
KFC & Pizza Hut partner with GB Red Cross to feed the hungry
- Nov 12, 2016 - 9:18:11 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, November 10th, 2016 - KFC and Pizza Hut have
partnered with the Bahamas Red Cross to end hunger on Grand Bahama.
is a partnership to utilize KFC and Pizza Hut stores as fund raising
avenues for customers to donate money or nonperishable items at any
store location in Grand Bahama in aid of the food pantry and the feeding
program at the Red Cross.
During the months of November and December, KFC using the theme “Add
Hope” and Pizza Hut using “Deliver Hope” will encourage all customers to
make a donation to the Red Cross of money, canned and nonperishable
food items, that can be made into hot meals for the feeding program or
grocery bundles for those persons in need of food assistance.
Bahamian Brewery Flies into Action With Friends of Grand Bahama
- Nov 12, 2016 - 2:36:19 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many people
were seen doing all that they could to bring help and relief to persons
across The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd’s brewery is located in the West of
Freeport and knows the community in the west of the island very well.
The owners and staff immediately after the all clear was given,
pitched-in in a major way to assist after the storm, flying in resources
to help persons with recovery efforts. They helped transport and
distribute items sent by Stuart Jet Center Day Maker and Blue Marlin
Cove, a total of 6 flights a day for 4 days (28 full flights of relief)...
Scotiabank Sponsors the 30th Annual Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon
- Nov 2, 2016 - 3:46:42 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Scotiabank is proud to support the 30th Annual Conchman Triathlon set for this Saturday at Taino Beach.
is celebrating its Diamond anniversary – 60 years operating in The
Bahamas. Community is at the heart of all we do and we remain committed
to being a good corporate citizen for years to come,” said Bruno Styles,
Manager, Scotiabank Freeport.
“We are proud to sponsor the Conchman Triathlon and wish the athletes the best of luck,” Styles continued...
Grand Bahama to receive post crisis seminars for families and businesses
- Oct 26, 2016 - 7:45:38 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority announces that it is adding to its
program of care packages, water, and ice distribution and has organized a
series of seminars to assist both business owners and families dealing
with the post-crisis impact of Hurricane Matthew.
President – Henry St. George states: “alongside our relief program we
are commencing the rebuilding phase, The GBPA has organized two days of
post crisis management seminars – one day focusing on families and one
day for business owners. The seminars will provide critical information
and guidance and help attendees navigate the after effects of Hurricane
AML Joins Int'l Vendors For Hurricane Relief Efforts In Grand Bahama
- Oct 17, 2016 - 11:19:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — In the aftermath of
Hurricane Matthew, AML Foods Ltd has partnered with three international
vendors to bring much-needed relief to Grand Bahama residents. The
local grocer teamed up with US-based Associated Grocers and SuperValu to
send two 40ft containers of water to the island. AML also confirmed
that Sun International Produce shipped a 40ft container of ice to the
Tropical Shipping brought in the containers waiving
all freight charges and the items will be distributed by the Bahamas Red
Cross to immediately assist victims of the massive storm. Less than two
weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage and destruction
throughout the islands of The Bahamas...
GBPA Facilitates Humanitarian Relief Effort Post Matthew
- Oct 15, 2016 - 8:31:02 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Hurricane relief
aid began arriving on Grand Bahama earlier this week by way of a
coordinated effort between Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (SPIR)
and Karazim Ministries, with The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA) as project facilitators. The humanitarian relief effort was
organized by local church ministers, Raoul Armbrister, SPIR Regional
Manager for North & Central American and the Caribbean, along with
Karen Armbrister, National Coordinator for Christmas Child, to assist
families adversely impacted by the recent hurricane.
was a massive storm, predicted to produce exceptionally high winds,
storm surge, along with the possibility of tornadic activity, most of
which this island had not seen in many years,” cited Raoul Armbrister...
GBPA St. George and Rolle on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness
- Oct 4, 2016 - 1:46:21 PM
Hurricane Matthew is now just a few hundred miles away from Grand
Bahama. No-one can truly know the storm’s path or its impact, but we can
brace for it as well as humanly possible. We at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority and the island are better prepared than in earlier times,
thanks to lessons learned from the hurricanes we have survived. Our
emergency preparedness team are doing everything in their power to keep
residents safe. Meetings have been held this past week to cover all
checklists and emergency measures.
Registration Opens for Grand Bahama’s Youth Environment Ambassadors program
- Sep 26, 2016 - 6:05:44 AM
Three years after it was launched as the training ground to help prepare
junior high students in Grand Bahama to become ambassadors for the
environment, the popular Youth Environment Ambassadors program opened
for registration this week but with noticeable differences.
will be fewer participants but they will enjoy broader experiences,”
explained YEA Administrator Rashema Ingraham. “In the past, we have
accommodated 40 deserving students per 12-week series. While that was
great, the high number made travel to other islands to experience what
is special about their environment unrealistic so this year we aim to
limit the number to 20 students but work toward opportunities for those
participants to travel to explore and study the land and marine
environment in at least two of the Family Islands...”
AML Donates Over 1000 Books to Grand Bahama Community
- Sep 25, 2016 - 8:22:45 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Residents of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home along with hundreds of local primary school students on
the island recently received a generous back-to-school giveaway from AML
Foods Ltd. The parent company of Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s
Highway and Costright Freeport presented more than 1000 composition
books to the home administrator and the principals at Walter Parker
Primary and Bartlett Hill Primary schools.
Managers at the three retail outlets spearheaded the giveback initiative
as a way to touch the lives of their customers and directly impact the
greater community. Each manager identified an organization in need of
the supplies and reached out directly to the group to arrange for
delivery just in time for the fall semester...
American male and female found in possession of unlicensed firearm in Grand Bahama
- Sep 23, 2016 - 1:16:50 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - An American male and female are in police custody after they were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
are that on Thursday 22nd September 2016 shortly after 8:00pm, acting
on information, police went to a residence in the Fortune Bay area and
arrested the American couple after they were found in possession of a
7.62 rifle with (75) rounds of ammunition and a black and chrome
Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with (21) shotgun shells...
Grand Bahama Coastal Cleanup involves community members of all ages
- Sep 22, 2016 - 9:20:04 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Early on Saturday morning two (2) weekends in a
row, September 10th and 17th, community members met with a common cause
in mind. They came by boat, they came by bus, they came by car, truck
and foot. On September 10th, EARTHCARE volunteers performed an
Underwater Cleanup of Taino Beach.
The following Saturday, Lucaya
International School (LIS) and EARTHCARE Eco Kids cleaned Gold Rock
Beach at the Lucayan National Park East, assisting the Zone Captain,
Gail Woon (EARTHCARE) with the Gold Rock Beach International Coastal
Cleanup Day (ICC) 2016...
Warriors Set Pace for GBPA’s Contact Center Education Initiative
- Sep 19, 2016 - 5:08:09 PM
Freeport - Grand Bahama - In true Warriors fashion, seniors at the
Bishop Michael Eldon High School (BMES), were the first to participate
in the Contact Center Education Initiative (CCEI), a partnership project
recently launched by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA),
and local Call Center operators, Island Outsourcers/itelBPO Solutions.
Friday, 9th September, BMES held its first CCEI class consisting of
approximately thirty-nine 12th grade Advance Placement (AP) students.
According to the school’s Vice Principal Sophia Howden, the CCEI aligns
well with the school’s vision regarding international certifications...
Garden of the Groves hosts Workshop on Aquaponics
- Sep 16, 2016 - 12:58:09 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Garden of the Groves Aquaponics Farm has been in
operation for one year. Teachers from Grand Bahama as well as Grand
Cay, Abaco attended a three day workshop to learn and see firsthand the
process of Aquaponics Farming in order to enlighten their students at
the various Government Schools. Eventually the teachers are hoping to
implement aquaponics farming in the school system.
Wayne Hall, Operations Manager of the aquaponics farm was thrilled to
host such a workshop and share his knowledge with teachers and The
Agriculture Unit of the Department of Education. Participants became
familiar with seed planting, transfer of plants after germination into
floating growing beds, maintenance of fish that provide organic
nutrients as well as harvesting of greens...
Solomon’s Lucaya Sees Success With In Store Health Seminar
- Sep 14, 2016 - 11:20:01 PM
Freeport, Bahamas — During the Solomon’s Lucaya’s Let’s Talk Health
series held last month, local physician Dr. Monique Pratt answered
one-on-one questions from participants in the free, in-store session.
shoppers took full advantage of the opportunity to chat about common
health issues including hypertension, diabetes and obesity at the Ask
The Doctor presentation. Dr. Pratt, a specialist in Internal Medicine
& Nephrology, gave preventative tips attendees could incorporate
into their daily lives. She advised on topics from dietary changes to
the importance of having an open line of communication with primary