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Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama arts & crafts show well supported - Jan 18, 2017 - 1:01:08 PM

The tranquil setting of the Rand Nature Centre was the perfect backdrop for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama’s “We Are All God’s Creatures” Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday evening. Many local and international artists and artisans displayed a wonderful variety of their work, and sales proceeds were donated back to the HSGB.

Over 200 guests enjoyed popular local acoustic soloist Ryan Carroll’s music while perusing the arts and crafts, and enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Many also renewed their HSGB memberships or signed up as new members.
Community : Grand Bahama
Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year - Jan 18, 2017 - 12:26:01 PM

For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.

Thirty junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays Youth Environmental Ambassador Program. The respected youth development initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May...
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Voter Registration Drive continues in Grand Bahama - Jan 3, 2017 - 10:17:20 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Cognizant of the current voter registration numbers and determined to make her contribution to the process, businesswoman Ginger Moxey encouraged residents to take advantage of the Parliamentary Registration Department’s mobile drive at St. Georges High School on Saturday.

Moxey has expressed her excitement about playing an even greater role in community development and has sent out a charge to residents to register to vote, particularly first time voters, in order to let their voices be heard...
Community : Grand Bahama
International Experts Forum Bahamas: 12+ International speakers coming to Freeport Jan 2017 - Dec 30, 2016 - 3:20:56 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Mackey Media Ltd in conjunction with International Seminar promoter Mitch Carson and The Middle East’s leading internet marketer Ernesto Verdugo are pleased to present International Experts Forum Bahamas 2017. This forum is scheduled to take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

Taking advantage the fact that there will be an international gathering of speakers coming to Freeport for a Mastermind session, we decided to schedule a ONE-DAY EVENT for the benefit of the business community in Freeport.  Entry to the event is FREE with an option for VIP seating.
Community : Grand Bahama
From Germany With Love... - Dec 23, 2016 - 7:18:47 PM

Christina and Manfred Stoecker from Germany have been long-time visitors to Grand Bahama and have appreciated the beauty of the island as well as the friendliness and hospitality of the people!

They were horrified when they followed the course of hurricane Matthew on the German TV and watched the storm as it travelled over the Western part of Grand Bahama. Through communications with Manfred’s sister, Erika Gates, they learned how much devastation had occurred and that many people in the West had lost everything...
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Flash Friday Brings a Boost to Grand Bahama Economy - Dec 23, 2016 - 1:52:24 PM

The city of Freeport and surrounding areas were abuzz with the introduction of Grand Bahama Port Authority’s Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau’s Flash Friday. The event which took place on Friday, December 16th, emulated the United States’ Black Friday involving many participating businesses, all licensees of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

Shoppers were able to benefit from Flash sales, door busters, discounted prices, and prizes everywhere throughout the city with purchased items receiving as much as up to 75 percent off at the counter. “The response from the business community was excellent. Licensees expressed their appreciation for GBPA pushing the BUY Local, SHOP at HOME Initiative...
Community : Grand Bahama
Lucaya Beach access now open on Grand Bahama Island - Dec 20, 2016 - 11:21:48 AM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Thursday, December 15th, the Ministry of Tourism held a press conference to officially announce the re-opening of the Lucayan Beach access adjacent to the Grand Lucayan and Memories Bahama Resort properties.

Following the passage of Hurricane Matthew, the Lucayan Beach access was temporarily closed to visitors in order to ensure guests’ safety as well as to allow time for the appropriate restoration to take place.

Elaine Smith, Executive, Product Development, Ministry of Tourism, said that "The Ministry of Tourism would like to thank our Industry Partners, particularly, tour operators and transportation providers, who graciously discontinued transporting...
Community : Grand Bahama
Operation Thank You marched on in Grand Bahama despite weather - Dec 19, 2016 - 9:19:37 AM

Grand Bahama’s Operation Thank you marched proudly on over the weekend despite overcast and windy skies in the Hurricane effected island. With over 600 children, bands, volunteers and Utility trucks the Grand Parade started the thank you event, and was the highlight of the day.

The event was organized to officially say thank you to ZNS 810AM, Grand Bahama Power Company, the Grand Bahama Utility Company, Batelco, Cable Bahamas, and the outstanding Sanitation Services Co. Ltd. Former MP for West End and Bimini and well-known personality, David Wallace, was the creative idea behind this event along with a twenty plus volunteer committee...
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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 flair.

“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...
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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 concert 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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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
Community : Grand Bahama
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.

According 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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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 Saturday.

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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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).

Our 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...
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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.

This 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.

Community : Grand Bahama
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.

The Bahamian 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)...
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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.

“Scotiabank 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...
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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.

GBPA’s Vice 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 Matthew.
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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 second city.

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...
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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.

“Matthew 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...

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