Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market
- Apr 10, 2018 - 3:23:10 AM
Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group
Ltd., Rupert Hayward, spent his Saturday visiting the local farmers
market in Freeport, held at the Aquaponics centre at the Garden of the
Groves from9am to noon.
Hayward meet with organisers of the weekly event
and toured the facilities with Local Organics Operator and Owner,
Tiffany Dennison. The local market team has expanded to weekly farmers
event due to the increase of demand for fresh from the table products...
Bee Keepers Cooperative Society formed in Grand Bahama
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:01:40 PM
The newly introduced Apiary program, which was formulated and organized
by the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, under the
leadership of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi
Thompson, has taken another big step in cementing its growth, with the
formulation of an Apiary Cooperative.
“I want to be the first to
congratulate the newly formed Grand Bahama Bee Keepers Cooperative
Society Ltd.,” said Minister Thompson, during a press conference in the
Office of The Prime Minister on Wednesday, March 21, 2018...
PM Minnis explains Oban Deal while still focused on Grand Bahama’s economic growth
- Mar 20, 2018 - 9:01:36 PM
The Government of The Bahamas remains focused on Grand Bahama’s
economic growth in spite of the Oban misstep, Prime Minister, Dr. the
Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Tuesday.
Wrapping up the debate on
the Mid-Year Budget in the House of Assembly, Prime Minister Minnis
acknowledged that “missteps” were made in the Oban Energies LLC Project.
The project was intended to bring growth and jobs to Grand Bahama.
Prime Minister Minnis said measures have been put in place to ensure no
2018 Miss World Grand Bahama Delegate Crowned
- Mar 19, 2018 - 12:38:48 PM
On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, the Miss World Grand Bahama District
Committee held its inaugural Miss World Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant
under the theme, “Crowned with Grace… Gems of Grand Bahama” at the Grand
The beauty pageant was a first for the newly
formed committee, which is headed by District Director, Brooke Grant,
under the Miss Bahamas Organization...
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama
- Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM
The Bahamas National Trust condemns the killing of the sea turtle in
Grand Bahama. We commend the officers of the various agencies who
coordinated the arrest of the three people responsible for the capture
and brutal slaughter of a loggerhead turtle last week in Grand Bahama.
The 2009 ban on the harvest of sea turtles was enacted to protect these
species, all of which are endangered. The effort led jointly by several
NGOs with the support of the Bahamian public is part of a global
conservation effort to protect these charismatic animals...
TEDx Youth talks in Grand Bahama now available
- Mar 5, 2018 - 12:23:27 PM
On January 30th, 2018, The Bahamas’ second TEDxYouth event,
TEDxYouth@GrandBahama, took place! Approximately 300 junior and high
school students gathered at the Regency Theatre and participated in this
fun, imaginative, and smart TEDx event designed for, and organized by
young people on Grand Bahama island with the guidance of adult advisors.
TEDxYouth@GrandBahama brought ideas worth spreading to all ages
and featured Robert Albury of Bishop Michael Eldon School; Nakia Gelin
of Eight Mile Rock High School; Nichana Miller of Lucaya International
"2018 will be a better year for Grand Bahama"
- Feb 22, 2018 - 9:03:05 PM
“I firmly believe 2018 will be a better year than 2017. I believe the outlook for our island is hopeful.”
were the words of encouragement by Minister of State for Grand Bahama,
Senator Kwasi Thompson, to those attending the opening of the 20th
Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at
Grand Lucayan resort...
Grand Bahamians told to focus on benefits of new oil refinery project
- Feb 22, 2018 - 5:14:16 PM
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for
East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that while he’s
aware of all the talk among the public about the $4 billion oil refinery
project by Oban Energies, he urged Bahamians – particularly Grand
Bahamians – to focus on the benefits such a project will bring to Grand
“There’s more to the story than what you see,” Minister
Turnquest told participants of the 20th Annual Grand Bahama Business
Outlook, which took place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand
“You will be hearing more about that as the project proceeds. Today, as a
matter of fact, the group is in East Grand Bahama beginning the final
stages of their Environmental Impact Assessment...
Grand Bahama's inaugural Family Medicine Conference opens
- Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56:11 PM
Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family
Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said
Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of
the first Family Medicine Conference, February 22, 2018.
conference, at Pelican Bay resort, is hosted by the Grand Bahama Health
Services Family Medicine Continuing Education Committee in conjunction
with the Family Medicine Department of Tufts University School of
Bahamas signs HOA for $4 bil. oil refinery in Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2018 - 9:48:40 PM
Officials of the Government of The Bahamas and Oban Energies on Monday
signed the Heads of Agreement for a $4 billion project planned for East
The signing took place less than five days after
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced in the House of
Assembly that the Cabinet of the Bahamas had given Oban Energies the
go-ahead to commence the process that will lead to construction of an
oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama...
Grand Bahama 'Labour on the Blocks' a Success
- Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM
Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of
Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’
in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs
with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies
attending the event.
The event was a smashing success. On hand
to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of
Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...
GBPA's Capital Arena Initiative to Announce 19 Finalist
- Feb 16, 2018 - 3:02:41 AM
A little over 6
months ago, executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), unveiled its Capital Arena Initiative, a grant funding project,
to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This
week, the Port will announce the 19 finalists set to compete in GBPA’s
Capital Arena, for a chance to receive up to $15,000 to start or grow
GBPA’s Capital Arena Initiative seeks to introduce a minimum of 4 new
businesses into the local economy annually. According to Ian Rolle, GBPA
President, the Port hopes to identify the best business ideas local
entrepreneurs have to offer and assist with funding and support for
these businesses to flourish...
Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company crowns winners of its Anniversary Scratch & Win Promotion
- Jan 29, 2018 - 7:09:56 AM
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
Brand Lovers –It’s time to package and market your company for success!
- Jan 24, 2018 - 6:03:38 AM
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.
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...
Copper thieves disrupt service for BTC’s Customers
- Dec 20, 2017 - 5:16:42 PM
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...
BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers
- Dec 13, 2017 - 12:50:29 PM
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...
BTC Kicks off Women’s Week Observance at GirlCon 2017
- Dec 3, 2017 - 11:23:38 AM
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
Miss Bahama Teenager Pageant Recruits Grand Bahama Representative for National Pageant in 2018
- Nov 19, 2017 - 8:50:47 PM
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,
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...