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PM Minnis attends Grand Bahama opening of Pirate's Cove and Bahama Zipline - Feb 4, 2018 - 5:20:43 PM

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Arrival on Saturday of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis in Grand Bahama to officially open Pirate's Cove and Bahama Zipline. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)...
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Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company crowns winners of its Anniversary Scratch & Win Promotion - Jan 29, 2018 - 7:09:56 AM

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The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company (BBB) is best known for its mantra of being “Truly Bahamian” and over the course of a decade has worked to live up to it by providing Bahamians and visitors alike with the best beers in The Bahamas. Not only has the brewery built multiple successful local brands, but through International partnerships, is the exclusive distributor of the world-renowned Anheuser-Busch brands which include Budweiser and Bud Light, as well as Caribbean Beer Brand Presidente’...
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Brand Lovers –It’s time to package and market your company for success! - Jan 24, 2018 - 6:03:38 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama – A company’s public image is determined by a leader’s ability to successfully brand their products or services.  On February 1st, 2018 Brand Lovers workshop will focus on Brand Definition, Team Building, Finances, Elite Branding and Social Media.

Entrepreneurs, creatives and marketing professionals will have the chance to come together in an intimate environment where they will be fueled by the creativity and innovation needed to take their brands to the next level. Our main goal is to engage and empower attendees with the tools to be successful on all levels...
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Grand Bahama Micro & Small Business Empowerment Programme - Jan 5, 2018 - 11:51:05 AM

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Participants were presented with letters and certificates. Held at the Office of the Prime Minister at 3pm on the 4th of January 2017.

Photos by Derek Carroll...
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Copper thieves disrupt service for BTC’s Customers - Dec 20, 2017 - 5:16:42 PM

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Shortly after 8 am on December 20, officials at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company discovered what appeared to be evidence of copper theft at BTC substation on East Atlantic Drive. The actions of the culprits involved caused significant damage to the company’s fiber connectivity resulting in service outages for commercial and residential customers in the surrounding areas including the Rand Memorial Hospital, Grand Bahama Power, Paradise Games and up to 110 residential customers in nearby communities who will likely remain without fixed and broadband services for a minimum timeframe of three hours...
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BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers - Dec 13, 2017 - 12:50:29 PM

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Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity for guests were invited to mingle in a relaxed environment and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

“Each year we take the time to say thank you to our valued corporate clients and retailers,” said Leteasha Lord, BTC Northern Bahamas Marketing and PR Lead. “This year we opted for a more intimate and Christmas themed event...
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BTC Kicks off Women’s Week Observance at GirlCon 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 - 11:23:38 AM

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Girl Power was the central theme at the aptly named conference designed to empower and inspire young women on Grand Bahama Island.  The half day conclave, which coincided with the National observance of Women’s Week in the Bahamas was open to 12th grade girls across the island, giving them access to some of the best and brightest female minds the country has to offer.

As a company which values and has consistently rewarded the contributions of women at all levels of Bahamian society, BTC was eager to accept the invitation of organizers to be a part of this event...
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Miss Bahama Teenager Pageant Recruits Grand Bahama Representative for National Pageant in 2018 - Nov 19, 2017 - 8:50:47 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Miss Bahamas Teenager Organization in conjunction with The TOCU Agency will host a two-day boutique pageant for young ladies ages 13-18 on Friday December 1st, 6pm until 8pm and Saturday December 2nd, 9am until noon at Mind Body Fitness Centre in the Circle Mall to select a representative from Grand Bahama for the Miss Bahamas Teenager Pageant in New Providence. Interested young ladies will be interviewed one on one on the day of their choice and at the conclusion one person will be chosen as Miss Grand Bahama Teenager to compete in the national pageant on August 12th, 2018.

Applicants should wear light natural makeup, dress in smart casual attire and are required to bring a valid passport, recent report card, 30-60 second talent piece, swimsuit...
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Nutritionist-On-Duty Program launched at Solomon's Stores In Grand Bahama - Nov 19, 2017 - 9:33:17 AM

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Solomon’s shoppers in Grand Bahama will be inspired to live healthier lifestyles thanks to a new Nutritionist-On-Duty program launched in stores this month.  Local health and wellness advisor, Tarentee “Coach T” Laing will offer tips during weekly sessions focused on incorporating proper nutrition, diet and exercise into daily routines.

Coach T, Managing Nutrition Advisor and Fitness Professional at the Cardio Blast Experience, will hold information-packed sessions lasting two hours. Every week, he will be stationed at both Solomon’s Lucaya and Solomon’s Queen’s Highway to equip shoppers with the tools needed to make choices for better living. The program fits into parent company AML Foods Limited’s focus on offering healthier food options to customers and providing opportunities to share knowledge on nutrition, overall health and wellbeing...
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Grand Bahama Technology Summit Brings Hope For the Future - Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01:51 PM

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Like many Bahamian events the 2017 Grand Bahama Technology Summit began with a prayer and ended with a party. In between a plan started to emerge for the revitalization of Grand Bahama as a hub for technology and innovation. Presentations from leaders from business, government, and academia, along with Bahamians working for high tech companies in the US, were both pragmatic and inspirational.

It’s clear that the path forward will not be easy. Speakers agreed on the need for improving the ease with which foreign and local investors can start businesses in the Bahamas (including streamlining the process for obtaining licenses and work permits)...
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Grand Bahama Technology Summit Highlights - Nov 11, 2017 - 11:50:38 AM

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The Grand Bahama Technology Summit was held from November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The Summit saw approximately five hundred Bahamians, from high school students to the Prime Minister, coming together to discuss the future of Grand Bahama as a technology hub for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.

Here are some of the highlights...
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CCC opposes Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian Shareholders Of ICD Utilities - Oct 20, 2017 - 11:35:07 AM

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The Coalition of Concerned Citizens has called this press conference today October 18, 2017 out of urgent concern regarding Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian shareholders of ICD Utilities. ICD Utilities owns 50 % of Grand Bahama Power Company with an overall Bahamian equity interest of 19.63 %. Emera is seeking to secure 100% ownership of Grand Bahama Power Company a vital utility infrastructure on the Island of Grand Bahama.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens strongly opposes Emera’s proposed buy-out of Bahamian shareholders. Our opposition is based on the following...

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BTC's Brand Ambassadors show up and out at Post Hurricane "Taste of Port Lucaya" - Sep 27, 2017 - 9:27:53 AM


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company flocked to the Port Lucaya Marketplace along with residents and businesses on Grand Bahama Island to celebrate the return of a "Taste of Port Lucaya” last Friday, the first event to take place since the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  BTC Brand Ambassadors, DMAC, and Stilleete put on stellar performances for the event which was held under the auspices of Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis joining local residents who turned out in droves for the event. BTC was also on hand to provide top up specials and free WiFi for patrons in Count Basie Square, they will be back out for the next event on Friday, October the 6th starting at 8 pm...
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Grand Bahama Power working to restore the Island - Sep 12, 2017 - 9:30:33 AM


9 am Tuesday update: Our crews have been dispatched to continue work in the following areas:

Maliboo Reef - who remains a priority as they've experienced prolonged outage.
North & South Bahamia, West Grand Bahama, Eight Mile Rock, Queen's Cove, Coral Reef, Williams Town,
The Ridge, Hudson Estate, Gambier Loop, and Pioneers Loop..
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UB-North Operations to Resume on Tuesday, Classes on Thursday - Sep 11, 2017 - 3:57:25 PM

RESUMPTION OF OPERATIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS-NORTH

As a result of NEMA issuing the “all clear” and the completion of a post-hurricane assessment, please be advised that University of The Bahamas-North (UB-North) in East Grand Bahama will reopen on Tuesday, 12th September 2017for all faculty and staff.

Classes will resume for students and normal operations will recommence at UB-North on Wednesday, 13th September 2017...

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Update #7 Grand Bahama Island power shutdown due to winds from Irma - Sep 11, 2017 - 1:10:50 PM


UPDATE #7: GBPC is presently working with GB Utility crews to restore water supply to the island.

We ask that you report all water-related issues to GB Utility at 352-2000 or 373-9999...

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Grand Bahama Power Statement after Tornado Activity - Sep 10, 2017 - 8:34:45 PM


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8:30 PM UPATE: GBPC is aware that Power was recently lost in Greening Glade, Lucayan Knoll, Lowenmill, Arden Forest, Fortune Hills, Smiths Point, Port Lucaya Yatch Club, Tamarind Development, Kings Rd, Harbour House Towers, Taino Beach & Bell Channel as a result of a bush fire from downed electrical wires.

6:30 PM - With confirmed tornado activity on the island, GBPC will stand down all crews. The safety of our crews and the public is our #1 priority. We advise residents to remain indoors until the "All Clear" is given by NEMA...

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Public Hospitals Authority Hurricane Irma Statement #1 - Sep 6, 2017 - 9:16:48 PM

The public is advised that the Public Hospitals Authority has activated its hurricane preparedness plan. This plan specifically speaks to the physical securing of all PHA facilities inclusive of hospitals and clinics, the pending closure of all out-patient and specialty clinics, the suspension of elective surgeries, cessation of visiting hours, and the management of emergency service operations during the storm.

Princess Margaret Hospital

The public is advised that all Out-patient and Specialty Clinics, inclusive of Out-Patient Laboratory Services, Family Medicine, Surgical, Medical, Pediatric, Skin, Comprehensive, Gynae, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Neuro-development, Eye Care Center, Rehabilitation Services will be CLOSED as of Friday September 8th 2017 due to Hurricane Irma...
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Grand Bahama Minister, 'This is not the time to panic’ - Sep 6, 2017 - 9:05:27 PM

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“This is not the time to panic, but to prepare… and to pray.”

That was the admonishment from Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, during an emergency press briefing in regards to the threat of Hurricane Irma to The Bahamas, and Grand Bahama in particular.

The press briefing, which was held in the Board Room in the Office of The Prime Minister, gave the opportunity for all relevant authorities to outline their respective ministry’s preparedness and most importantly, to urge Grand Bahamians to prepare for the arrival of the massive Category Five Hurricane...
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GBPA’S efforts to address issue of dilapidated buildings and maintenance of the City of Freeport - Aug 21, 2017 - 5:51:42 PM


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Monday, 21st August, 2017 - The beautification and maintenance of the City of Freeport is always of paramount importance to The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (“GBPA”).

Due to the significant damage received from Hurricane Matthew and an increase in illegal dumping, GBPA has had to organize several efforts to restore the island to its previous state.

GBPA President, Ian Rolle, states, “the acts of those who contribute to the down trodden appearance of the city, intentional or not, are forcing us to intensify our efforts to counteract their actions.  Since Hurricane Matthew we have been carrying out structural inspections of a number of buildings throughout the City with a view of working with the owners to repair where necessary and/or demolish in severe cases.  In instances where we have gotten no response...

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