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Freeport Bible Church celebrates 41 years in ministry - Sep 21, 2017 - 2:32:03 PM

Under the theme, “His faithfulness continues to all generations,” Pastor Karol Roache, leaders, members and followers of Freeport Bible Church (FBC), will be celebrating the church’s 41st anniversary, this coming Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 9:30A.M. at the church on Norma Headley Drive. Guest speaker for this grand occasion will be Bishop Kermit Saunders of Kingdom Worship Centre.

Coming from humble beginnings, the church was birthed by Rev. Edward Godet from Nassau, New Providence, who was at the time the Pastor of Carmichael Bible Church.

It was at the home of James (Jimmy) Gardiner, now deceased, and his wife Carrie,
Community : Grand Bahama
BahamasAirt Notice of Freeport Terminal Change - Sep 13, 2017 - 9:21:23 PM

Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public in Freeport, Grand Bahama of a terminal change affecting our service between Freeport and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
Passengers are advised that Flight 141 scheduled to depart at 8:45am from the International Terminal of the Freeport International Airport, will now depart from the airport’s Domestic Terminal. As there is no U.S. Pre-Clearance facility in the domestic terminal, only passengers with valid U.S. Visas will be allowed to travel on the flight. This is a temporary change that should be reversed by Monday 18th September 2017.
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47th Annual Basra event races on to Coral Beach with help from BTC - Aug 22, 2017 - 11:14:17 AM

BTC reprised its role as a sponsor of the  47th Annual Bernie Butler Swim Race on Saturday,  August 19th. Having cultivated a reputation as the premier air, sea rescue swim race on Grand Bahama, the beach event saw scores of Bahamians turn out to participate in the annual fundraiser and family Funday. BTC reps were on-site to provide Phonecard and Top-up Sales for its customers giving patrons the opportunity to snap and share highlights with social media in real time...
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New phones for hardworking Honour Roll Students courtesy of BTC & Lighthouse Int. - Aug 22, 2017 - 9:47:21 AM

With scores of Grand Bahama students headed back to the classroom this fall, BTC jumped in, to help some top achievers get new phones for all their hard work. BTC was pleased to join forces with the Lighthouse International  Ministries Transformers (LIMT),  for their annual Youth Crusade & Back to School giveaway held on Friday. As part of LMIT’s  continued efforts to support young people, two Honor Roll students were gifted with Brand New Samsung devices courtesy of BTC.  Pictured are Event Coordinator and Youth Director for Lighthouse International Ministries, Shantell Evans (right) along with BTC Sales Staff, Jada Thompson...
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Minister Pintard Tours Marco City Schools - Aug 21, 2017 - 10:40:27 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - August 18th, 2017 on a mission to ensure that Marco City schools are ready for the start of the fall term, Marco City MP and Minister of Youth Sports and Culture The Honorable Michael C. Pintard went on a tour of all public schools in his constituency. Traveling along with minister Pintard as an extra set of eyes was a team of construction professionals and chief councilor Kendal Culmer.

Minister Pintard and his team did walk throughs of each school along with the principal or top administrator...
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BTC Brand Ambassador D-Mac thrills audiences during a Taste of Port Lucaya - Aug 21, 2017 - 9:43:32 PM

BTC Brand Ambassador Dillon D-Mac Mckenzie wowed audiences at the weekly Taste of Port Lucaya event held at the Count Basie Square on Friday, August 18th. Throngs of local residents and tourists flocked to Port Lucaya for the event which also featured performances from the Swingers Junkanoo Group and a vocal competition highlighting local talent. BTC was on-site providing Phonecard and Top-up sales, while company representatives made themselves available to answer customer questions and address consumer queries...

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Mommy and Me Workouts - Aug 17, 2017 - 4:23:15 PM

Parenting is an important, full-time job which requires the distribution of an endless amount of love, affection, and guidance. As a parent, it is important to build a community of supporters who can alleviate any stressors associated with parenting, in addition to developing healthy habits for you and your child(ren) which makes it easier for you to cope and bond.

Mommy and Me Workouts are beneficial to both mother and child. Such workouts can begin when the baby is still in the womb, helping the mother to strengthen her pelvic floor muscles and increase flexibility during pregnancy in order to prepare her body for labour. Post pregnancy, Mommy and Me Workouts regulate changing hormones to prevent postpartum depression. For the baby, it creates the adoption of an active, healthy lifestyle which should continue throughout their lifetime

The Medical Fitness Department at Bahamas Medical Center (BMC) offers Mommy and Me Workouts for Pre and Post Natal mothers and their child or children...
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BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive - Aug 17, 2017 - 12:42:53 PM

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to embrace the challenges of the new school year.

Pictured (L-R) are BTC Marketing Interns  Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler. Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship Coordinator Davina Rutherford...

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First Official Visit By The Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General With The Grand Bahama Port Authority - Aug 4, 2017 - 11:01:30 AM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Vice Chairman, Sarah St George (centre), and GBPA President, Ian Rolle (second right), were pleased to welcome Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC (second left), Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on his first official visit to Grand Bahama, together with Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama (far right) and the Hon. Elsworth N. Johnson MP, Minister of State for Legal Affairs (far left). Also present were Garvin Gaskin, Director of Public Prosecutions, Antoinette Bonamy, Director of Legal Affairs, Marco Rolle, Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Attorney General, Deann Seymour, GBPA Chief Financial officer...
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SeaGrape is BTC Country this Weekend! - Aug 4, 2017 - 8:49:47 AM

This weekend BTC will partner with the 3rd Annual Sea grape Homecoming Festival, held in the community of Seagrape  Eight Mile Rock, to ensure all patrons can take pictures, post videos and more during this fun local event...
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New Bahamian owned BTC franchises provides greater convenience on GBI - Aug 2, 2017 - 1:10:59 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – Since its inception The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has built its brand on a commitment to service and supporting their community. As part of that commitment the BTC Brand has become synonymous with the promotion and protection of all things Bahamian, as well as supporting the efforts of small Bahamian businesses. This has become most evident in the recent focus placed on encouraging Bahamian ownership through its BTC franchise stores.

“At BTC, we understand that the success of ordinary everyday Bahamians also contributes to our success as well” explained BTC Northern Vice President Eldri Ferguson-Mackey. “We don’t just work here we live here and so it’s important to us that enterprising Bahamians have the opportunity to own a piece of the pie too.”...
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The OPM, Grand Bahama in conjunction with local stakeholders present 'A taste of Port Lucaya' - Jul 31, 2017 - 12:41:58 AM

The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Port Lucaya Marketplace, GBPA, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board & BTC presents A Taste of Port Lucaya.

Launching Thursday August 3rd, 2017 at 6 pm until 11 pm in the Count Basie Square Port Lucaya Marketplace

It is the mandate of my Government and particularly the Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama to drive economic development. These series of even
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Grand Bahama Island Gears Up for 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' with help from BTC - Jul 30, 2017 - 4:37:28 PM

BTC has joined forces with the Grand Bahama Tourism Board and the Office of the PM on Grand Bahama for a new venture geared at showcasing the island's amazing musical and entertainment talent. Dubbed 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' the event which will launch on August 3rd in Count Basie Square will be hosted by Social Media Sensation Sawyer Boy and feature performances from the likes of Stileet, Wilfred Solomon and the Police Pop Band in a bid to attract locals and visitors to the vibrant Port Lucaya Marketplace. Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey is pictured (Seated, Second from the right) along with other stakeholders including Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Kwasi Thompson...
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Freeport Goombay Summer Festival continues - Jul 26, 2017 - 11:16:42 AM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- Every Thursday night, residents and visitors alike take the grounds of Taino Beach by storm to participate in everything that Grand Bahama Island’s Goombay Summer Festival has to offer.

With an authentically Bahamian program ranging from conch and coconut cracking demonstrations, to guided nature walks, to a live Bahamian concert, Goombay Summer Festival appeals to a variety of age groups and demographics.

However, for the food connoisseur, Goombay Summer Festival on Grand Bahama Island offers a unique way to experience Bahamian culture.

Although food has been a large part of Bahamian festivals, only recently has culinary tourism begun to play a larger role in the tourism product.

As a result, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation aimed to...
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Educators Industry Training Program closing ceremony - Jul 25, 2017 - 6:00:03 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Friday, July 21st, the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, and the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), held the closing ceremony for the Educators' Industry Internship Program at Castaways Resorts & Suites on Grand Bahama Island.

The three-day program, which afforded educators the opportunity to experience working in the tourism sector, began on Monday, July 17th, and culminated with a certificate presentation in which the educators were proud to take part.

With a total of twenty teachers involved in the program, participants
Grand Bahama Regatta 2017 dedicated to Canard Levi Bethel - Jul 3, 2017 - 6:50:58 PM

The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita Campbell, and former Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

This year's regatta set for July 28 - 30 at Taino Beach will honour retired undersecretary of the Bahamas Public Service, Canard Levi Bethel.

Mr. Bethel obtained his early education at the K-10 All Age School in Long Bays Cays South Andros. He was born and grew up in the settlement of High Rock, South Andros...
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Grand Bahama Regatta expected to Sail to Success with the help of BTC - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:45:11 AM

For sailing enthusiasts, lovers of great Bahamian food, music and culture, the annual Grand Bahama Regatta and Heritage Festival has blossomed into one of the premier summer events. The annual Regatta has seen its share of challenges but under the Chairmanship of Chervita Campbell, the committee has kept this event on the local calendar and successfully improved attendance.

Last week, the Grand Bahama Regatta committee hosted its corporate partners to a special event where they announced sponsorship support for this years’ event which included BTC, Kalik, and the Ministry of Tourism. This year, BTC Northern Bahamas has jumped at the chance to become intricately involved in this year’s event, lending the strength of its own brand to help promote Bahamian culture.
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Grand Bahama summer camps to bring kids closer to nature - Jun 20, 2017 - 1:01:11 PM

Registration opens this week for two local summer camps in Grand Bahama designed to bring youth and teens closer to -- and smarter about -- what exists in the natural world around them.

The week-long camps sponsored by Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas include field trips, indoor activities, team building, character development and making new friends, with activities ranging from soil composting to swimming with wild dolphins.
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Grand Bahama Regatta Corporate Social Held - Jun 20, 2017 - 2:43:55 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama Regatta Corporate Social was held on June 8th at the Social Affair Cultural Center.

Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming will be taking place at Taino Beach from July 28th-30th, 2017.

See enclosed photos...
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BHTA making good on post Hurricane Matthew restoration contribution - Jun 19, 2017 - 11:18:18 PM

Freeport, GBI, Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) — Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) followed through on a commitment made to the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board - to assist towards the long-term restoration of tourism affected areas, Post Hurricane Matthew on Grand Bahama.

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, during the Board of Directors meeting of the GBITB, Mrs. Suzanne Pattusch, Executive Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association made a financial contribution to the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board on behalf of the Association and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. The donation was made to further assist with the restoration efforts of Tourism related areas on Grand Bahama Island.

In a statement issued by CHTA on February 25th, 2017, stated “Recognizing the considerable hardship and damage which Haiti and part...

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