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GBDRF, the Charitable Arm of GBPA, sources furniture and appliances for distribution to residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian. - May 12, 2020 - 10:53:00 AM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), through its charitable arm, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), has sourced greatly needed household goods for distribution to those in our communities who continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Dorian. 

Many residents of Grand Bahama are still challenged by the devastation of last September’s hurricane while, at the same time, are coping with the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBDRF, the Charitable Arm of GBPA, donates $1,000 weekly to support Reach Out Ministries’ Meal Program - May 8, 2020 - 12:10:47 PM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), through its charitable arm, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), is partnering with Reach Out Ministries (ROM) to provide ongoing financial support to the meal program serving the Grand Bahama community. 

As residents continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Dorian and grapple with the social and economic impact of COVID-19...
Community : Grand Bahama
The Freeport Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. donates 50 digital devices through their Digital Device Donation Program for island residents - Apr 24, 2020 - 6:45:14 PM

The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has sourced 40 tablets and 10 laptops to kick-off their Digital Device Donation Program to support virtual learning for students through this COVID-19 pandemic.

The impact of this unprecedented period of COVID-19 is far reaching throughout our community.  As parents respond to the challenge of maintaining normalcy in family life, children are also forced to adjust to the loss of traditional classroom instruction.  Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter is leading the charge by investing in our island’s youth and seeking to provide the necessary digital essentials for students...
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GBPA delivers donation of two X-ray machines to support the fight against COVID-19 - Apr 22, 2020 - 6:04:14 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is pleased to confirm the delivery of two new medical X-ray machines to Grand Bahama Health Services, to aid in the fight against COVID-19 on Grand Bahama.

The GBPA previously announced procurement of the machines to support the Grand Bahama Health Services’ frontline medical team.  This critical diagnostic equipment is now on island, and was delivered this morning to the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama facility...
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Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) an environmental epidemic ravaging Grand Bahama marine protected areas - Apr 21, 2020 - 4:25:23 PM

In November 2019, when it was first documented in The Bahamas, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) - a newly emergent marine epidemic with no cure- has rapidly spread in five months over 20 percent of coral reefs in Grand Bahama’s National Parks. The national parks that are affected include Peterson Cay National Park and Lucayan National Park. The results of a rapid assessment, completed in March 2020 by Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS), leaves park wardens and environmental stewards deeply troubled...
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Home repairs high priority item for GB Non-Profit to support Grand Bahamians during COVID-19 - Apr 14, 2020 - 12:13:40 PM

Fresh off a collaborative campaign with the Grand Bahama Port Authority which provided over 100 appliances to residents on Grand Bahama Island, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) and local NGOs are continuing the work of completing repairs to homes damaged during Hurricane Dorian in communities across the island.

During Dorian’s two-day rampage on Grand Bahama, as many as 2,000 structures on the island received varying degrees of damage, with1,500 of these within the city of Freeport...
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GBPA sources rapid-result test kits and announces upcoming food and voucher distribution initiative - Apr 11, 2020 - 6:05:56 PM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), in collaboration with local medical teams, have sourced and funded a supply of COVID-19 rapid test kits, from a U.S. based company, for use by Grand Bahama Health Services. The kits are on island, and a portion of them have been made available to The Bahamas Ministry of Health for use throughout the archipelago.

Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of Health for The Bahamas, has stated that comprehensive testing is key to controlling the spread of Coronavirus...
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Conchman participants donate to ongoing Dorian Relief efforts in Grand Bahama. - Apr 8, 2020 - 10:54:17 AM

In November 2019, the Conchman Triathlon marked its 33rd year of friendly but fierce triathlete competition on Grand Bahama Island. Though set against the backdrop of an island ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, the 2019 triathlon attracted more than 50 triathletes from around the world - competing in categories ranging from Sprint, Team Relay, Iron Kids, and individual competition.

Over its 30 year history on Grand Bahama, the Conchman committee has worked to encourage healthy living and physical activity for men, women, and children...
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New Coral Disease outbreak hits Grand Bahama - Apr 7, 2020 - 5:31:26 PM

A new, rapidly spreading outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has quietly infiltrated nearly 40 miles of Grand Bahama’s southern coastline, killing a wide range of coral including some that are already endangered.

“Corals are the engineers that build the entire marine ecosystem. Without them the ecosystem collapses. The reefs lose their function. It makes a fundamental change in the ecosystem from what we’ve seen in the past,” said Dr Craig Dahlgren...
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100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners - Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM

Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.

The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at their residence...
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Island Traders (Heart) You Customer Appreciation Day - Feb 27, 2020 - 10:48:26 AM

Island Traders Shop and Ship held its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Day on, February 14th, the worldwide day of love.  Under the theme Island Traders (heart) you, the day got under way at 9:00am.  Patrons who visited the establishment, located at #2 Millennium Mall, were greeted with breakfast delights and creative valentine’s decor.  The hourly raffle prizes kicked off immediately. Microwaves, the good pot sets, vacuum cleaners, teddy bears and Laundry baskets filled with detergent, softener, Febreeze, mops and brooms sat patiently waiting for their owners to take them home. Everyone who filled out raffle tickets received a goody grocery bag.  No one went home empty handed...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBDRF collaborates with GBPA, local and international NGOs to help rebuild 400 Grand Bahama homes - Feb 25, 2020 - 3:09:34 PM

The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, (GBDRF) in collaboration with its valued partners, has supported homeowners and helped restore hundreds of homes - and counting - in communities across Grand Bahama. Launched in November 2019, the Grand Bahama Home Repair Initiative was designed to assist homeowners in and around Freeport following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The program is a collaborative effort on the part of the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) in partnership with various local and international partners including the Bahamas Red Cross, Rotary and SPB-USA...
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$25,000 Cash Prize for GB Tournament Hole-in-One - Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40:10 AM

The GBAWC’s 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 22 at The Reef Course, with a $25,000 cash prize for hole-in-one winners. The format is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 19, 20, and 21 between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner at the awards ceremony at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club after the tournament...
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AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM

More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama, were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000 Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.

It is the fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its ‘Feed the 5000’ initiative.  “We wanted families to have a great Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
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Public Notice Meeting for Hurricane Dorian affected fishermen today in Freeport, Grand Bahama - Jan 8, 2020 - 11:49:09 AM

The Department of Marine Resources invites fishermen affected by Hurricane Dorian who are in need of vessel repair to attend a meeting today, January 8, at the C.A. Smith Building in Freeport, Grand Bahama at 6:00 p.m. (Meeting Room No. 3).

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard...
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SBDC secures funding for funeral service in Grand Bahama - Dec 29, 2019 - 3:30:05 PM

Le Pavillion successfully obtained 186,000 dollars in capital loans from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC).

The cemetery and mausoleum service is owned by Grand Bahama native, Nicole Johnson. With a motto that says, “We care for your loved one like our own”, Le Pavillion Offers internment plots, mausoleum niches, hearse and luxury SUV rental services, headstone creation, graphic services and counselling...
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Humorous video plea for new Freeport Airport - Dec 25, 2019 - 3:11:18 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This humorous video was conceived by Magnus Alnebeck - General Manager Pelican Bay Hotel was produced by David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd, it features Magnus along with Tim Tibbitts, Della Catrina Bridgewater, Patricia Albury, Rebecca Tibbitts and the Flying Fish Gastro Bar team, Bones Bar crew, Emmanuel Smith and the Sabor team. The star of the production is a talented young girl who memorized her lines to perfection!
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Donors replace musician's gear lost to Dorian - Dec 25, 2019 - 1:37:05 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Musician and Media Guru, David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd & TheBahamasWeekly.com says a big THANK YOU for the generosity of music lovers at home and abroad who donated towards replacing his lost sound equipment during hurricane Dorian. Mackey proclaims, "The gesture has a warm humbling affect that will linger on in my heart for the rest of my life. It is my privilege to express my sincere gratitude to those who have donated equipment to replace the bulk my gear lost to Hurricane Dorian...
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Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope to host big Christmas party in Grand Bahama - Dec 2, 2019 - 12:13:21 PM

The children of Grand Bahama are poised to have a unique Christmas experience which they have never had before.

A three-day Christmas party specifically for the children of Grand Bahama, with all the “bells and whistles” may be unexpected, but it certainly seems fitting to close out a year, which not so long ago, had taken a turn for the worse for the entire island.

Bass Pro Shop, in conjunction with Convoy of Hope will be hosting a special Christmas treat in Freeport from December 16 -19,
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Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation hosts fundraiser for The Grand Bahama Children’s Home - Dec 2, 2019 - 11:00:56 AM

With the assistance of countless local and international donors, the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) continues to push toward its goal of welcoming their children back for the Christmas holidays. Since the passage of Hurricane Dorian in September, executives led by GBCH Director, Sheila Johnson Smith have been working tirelessly to reconstruct and refurbish the Home, which has been the refuge for abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in the Northern Bahamas...

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