Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM
One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big
Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries
observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number
represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest
count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic
species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are
essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the
tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement
- Dec 6, 2018 - 10:36:29 PM
West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s
trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James
Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly
surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken
on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline
Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline
Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which
includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.
The Bahama Weekly News Team had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia,
a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space which, although...
Grand Bahama Humane Society releases 50th anniversary calendar
- Dec 3, 2018 - 1:38:28 PM
The Grand Bahama Humane Society is celebrating 50 years and has released a 2019 calendar that helps to support their cause.
The non-profit states in their calendar release campaign, "What
could possibly be better than giving a gift this holiday season and at
the same time helping the potcakes and potcats of Grand Bahama Island?"
The 50th Anniversary calendars are available on the island or can be shipped anywhere in the world...
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho celebrates Founders’ Day
- Nov 30, 2018 - 2:45:41 PM
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho recently celebrated
Founders’ Day on November 12, 2018. However, the entire month of
November, better known as “Rhovember”, is used to commemorate its 96
years of existence. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) was founded on
November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by
seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana
in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December
30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. Public
service, leadership development and the education of youth are the
hallmark of the organization's programs and activities...
Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status
- Nov 29, 2018 - 5:25:14 PM
Students of Bishop Michael Eldon, Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya
International Schools are leading the way in protecting their
environment through the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme (ESB) on the
island of Grand Bahama.
On Tuesday 27th November 2018, Bishop
Michael Eldon School achieved its second esteemed Eco-Schools Green Flag
Award and Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools were
awarded their first prestigious Green Flag Award after undergoing onsite
evaluations by Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Teams. ..
Grand Bahama Children’s Home Celebrates the Season with its Annual Christmas Carnival
- Nov 28, 2018 - 5:20:09 PM
The holiday celebration season officially kicks off this Saturday,
December 1st and the Grand Bahama Children’s Home is ready to usher in
the spirit of Christmas at its 3rd Annual Christmas Carnival.
by The Friends of Grand Bahama Children’s Home, the Christmas Carnival
is the home’s annual December fund-raiser and a wonderful family
event. Hosted on the grounds of the Home, located in the back of town
on Tripp Lane, the home will open its ground from 2-6pm...
Da Market at Rand Nature Centre - Sat. Nov. 24th
- Nov 20, 2018 - 8:00:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
at Rand Nature Centre Saturday November 24, 2018 From 9 AM to 1 PM
Vegetables, food, natural juices, beauty products, crafts & so much more!
Music and entertainment for the entire family Visit the animals and explore the trails
Be sure to grab a resuable bag...
Herbalist and Author Jamal Moncur Takes Message of Preventative Health to Abaco
- Nov 2, 2018 - 3:47:40 PM
For years, Abaco residents have expressed a keen interest in a ‘one on
one’ forum with herbalist, author and self-proclaimed ‘bush man’ Jamal
Moncur. Fascinated by his knowledge of preventative holistic medicine,
the Abaco community has embraced the founder of New Life Natural
Vegetation Cell Food Ltd. The company’s New Providence and Grand Bahama
locations are well supported by the island, with persons frequently
travelling to both stores for consultations and to purchase products.
for the customer base New Life has developed throughout The Bahamas,
Moncur is aware of the disconnect experienced by persons living on the
family islands and has decided to launch the “Take Back Your Health...
Geosyntec Consultants -Timely Presentation Amidst Peak of 2018 Hurricane Season
- Oct 23, 2018 - 11:47:06 AM
The Building and Development Services Department (B&DS) of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Limited hosted top consultants of
‘Geosyntec’ on Friday, October 19th, 2018. After learning of
Geosyntec’s visit and projects in works with entities in New Providence,
Director of B&DS (Nakira Wilchcombe) invited the consultants to
extend their trip to include Grand Bahama. The presentation, which
occurred at The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, was gratefully
received and well attended by key entities, including Member of
Parliament for Central Grand Bahama and Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis...
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama
- Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM
In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to
protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island.”
Today this mantra is the fundamental reason that the HSGB is going
strong some 50 years later and firmly committed to alleviating animal
overpopulation and suffering on the island.
On Saturday, November
17th at the Bahamas Union of Teacher’s Building the HSGB’s will host a
50th Golden Jubilee Gala, along with their title sponsor the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. “We ask everyone to join us as we spend an
evening reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years,” said President
Prevention is the Path to Cure
- Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM
The Bahamas’ leading nutritionist and herbalist, Jamal Moncur, has
traveled the world to bring home lost herbal traditions and African
Bi-Mineral therapies designed to improve the quality of life for ailing
Bahamians and his international clients.
Since launching his New
Life business in New Providence in 2010, Moncur successfully expanded
his operations to Grand Bahama, providing vegetarian and other natural
remedies to treat and prevent scores of diseases facing our modern
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd
- Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM
Dr. Paul De Luca received his B.Sc in Biology in 1995 and M.Sc in
Zoology in 1997 from the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined the
College of The Bahamas as a Lecturer in Biology. Upon completion of his
contract in 2002 he began his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. He
obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 studying insect communication and then
returned to the University of Toronto as a Post Doctoral Fellow in 2009.
In 2011 he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor and completed
another two year contract before relocating to Ithaca...
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk
- Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM
Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee wishes to invite you to a
Prayer Walk October 13th, 2018 at 6:00am from The International Bazaar to Xanadu Beach.
For More Info
Come and Join Us...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' Summer 2018 Activities
- Oct 3, 2018 - 7:01:42 AM
Members of GBIBs supported the "March for the Ocean" and thereby
demonstrated that eliminating beach and marine debris is vital for the
survival of marine life as well as shore and seabirds!
was organized by Coral vita, a company that is establishing itself on
Grand Bahama Island. The principals of Coral vita, Sam Teicher and Gator
Halpern are dedicated to reef restoration throughout the Bahamas and
20 New Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentices Join BTVI
- Oct 2, 2018 - 7:58:15 PM
The Grand Bahama Shipyard recently launched its 2018 apprenticeship
cohort with 20 students attending the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
The apprentices will be taking courses in good
housekeeping, incident reporting, safety, basic industry information
and procedures at the shipyard. They will also learn basic draftsman
skills and use of relevant materials. After four years of training and
upon successful completion of the program, the apprentices will be
offered positions such as engine mechanics, welders, pipefitters and
Live Life Free A Conversation with Lisa Nichols - Oct 6th
- Oct 1, 2018 - 12:21:22 PM
‘Live Life Free. A Conversation with Lisa Nichols’ is the first of a
four part series of transformational events created by financial
services professional, entrepreneur and philanthropist Caline Newton.
her vocation as an Accountant, Certified Manager, Certified Fraud
Examiner and Certified Financial Crime Specialist, Newton has offered
financial literacy and lifestyle mentorship to many in areas of
Entrepreneurship, Government, Corporate, Civics and Family through
workshops, seminars and trainings for two decades...
GBPA on target to successfully complete annual city maintenance needs
- Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41:49 PM
Freeport Bahamas- The City Maintenance and Management team of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), have been working around the clock,
ensuring that they meet their obligations of upgrades to the City of
Freeport for the 2018 year. This charge, conducted on an annual basis,
began with detailed assessments throughout the city, identifying areas
of concern-such as landscaping,dilapidated building structures, or road
work- that require attention. The demolition of derelict buildings has
been one of the focal points, in an effort to beautify areas of the
city, which was undoubtedly needed, however, the challenges facing the
city did not stop there...
LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed
- Sep 18, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM
Early on Saturday morning, September 15th, 2018 twenty-four 24 students
from Lucaya International School (LIS) on Grand Bahama Island and 11
EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal
Cleanup Day (ICC) 2018 (coordinated by the Sustainable Tourism Committee
of the Ministry of Tourism), at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand
Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was ecstatic
to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International
School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers...
GBPA’s CCEI Program supporting growth for BPO Sector
- Sep 10, 2018 - 4:51:13 PM
As Grand Bahama students head back to school, high school seniors will
have more and new options to prepare themselves for the workplace,
within the island’s growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Although Grand Bahama is a new and small player within this
multi-billion-dollar industry; executives at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), say that Freeport is ready to capture a
greater share of the consistent growth and investments occurring within
this burgeoning sector.
A little over two years ago, GBPA and
partners, itelBPO Solutions, established the Contact Center Education
Initiative (CCEI), and to-date more than 1000 students have completed
the program. Whilst it was initially intended to serve the newly
established ICT industry; skills gained have allowed graduates to easily
assimilate into any professional environment...
Local Business found guilty of indiscriminate dumping
- Sep 9, 2018 - 10:52:35 AM
The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee celebrates a great victory
as an indiscriminate dumper was hauled before the courts. As a part of
its mandate the KGBC Committee advocates for a cleaner and healthier
environment, and with the assistance of the Building and Development
Services (B&DS) Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited, (GBPA), the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the Department
of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), and Concerned Residents, the
committee is one step closer...