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Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce to Hold Elections on Wednesday - Oct 29, 2013 - 4:11:40 PM

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Freeport, GB, Bahamas – This Wednesday the 30th of October, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will vote for its new Board of Directors for the 2013/14 year. It’s been a busy year for the Chamber as they have had many prominent speakers on a variety of subjects including VAT, the viability of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, review of current government policies and a visit from Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur.

Current President, Barry Malcolm, is running unopposed, as will returning Treasurer, Tish Simmons and former Chamber member Carmel Churchill who will run for Secretary. 2nd Vice President will be contested by newcomer Billie Bowe, Benchmark Consulting, and closing out the executive of the board will be long standing chamber member, Leigh Termath, vying for 1st Vice President against well known businessman Raymond Jones...

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GB Chamber Hold Informal Meetings with VAT Team - Aug 30, 2013 - 1:41:58 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber  of Commerce (GBCC) Board and guests meet with Mr. John Rolle, Financial Secretary and Members of the Value Added Tax Implementation Team last night at an informal meeting held at the Pelican Bay, Canal House. 

Secretary Rolle presented the attendees with the proposed roll out plan for VAT in The Bahamas.  He then spent the evening in dialogue with the Chamber and guests about the specific unique features of Freeport, under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement...
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Licensees ready to petition government on new Customs laws after GB Chamber Town Meeting - Aug 15, 2013 - 10:15:33 AM

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Freeport, GB, Bahamas – There was standing room only at the Town Hall Meeting held by the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) in Freeport last night to discuss new Customs regulations, VAT and the 2015 Hawksbill Creek Land Act.

President of the GBCC, Barry Malcolm, opened the meeting with an overview of recent events in Grand Bahama since the July 1st implementation of the new Customs regulations. “The Chamber and I personally have been inundated with calls concerning these changes,” said Mr. Malcolm. “We immediately initiated contact with the Government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to express our concerns. In addition we, along with larger stakeholders, met with a legal team to discuss our rights under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement.”...
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GB Chamber to host Town Meeting (Tuesday) on Customs Management Regulations 2013 - Aug 12, 2013 - 7:22:13 PM

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Customs Management Regulations 2013

Are you concerned about the Government Customs Fees and Regulations?

Come share your views; submit your suggestions and comment on any changes you would like to make to the Customs Management Regulations 2013.  ALL are invited to attend on Tuesday, August 13th at 6pm at the Delphines, Room, Pelican Bay Hotel.
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Barbados Former PM Speaks to Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce - Jul 19, 2013 - 2:32:40 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The following are remarks given by the Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, M.P., Former Prime Minister of Barbados to the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on June 15, 2013 at the Pelican Bay Hotel on the “The Value Added Tax, Its Impact Of The Bahamas: A Caribbean Perspective”:


In my recent address, as part of the celebration of Bahamas’ 40th Anniversary of its Independence, I called attention to the fact that the environment within which the development of Caribbean societies takes place has been subject to dramatic transformation...
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Former Barbados Prime Minister to address GB Chamber of Commerce - Jul 11, 2013 - 3:55:21 AM

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Freeport, GB, Bahamas – Next week the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will continue its relevant and informative monthly luncheons with special guest The Right Honourable Owen S. Arthur, M.P. and former Barbados Prime Minister.


Arthur will address the Grand Bahama business community on Monday, July 15th at their July luncheon, held at the Pelican Bay Resort which is sold out for the event.  “We are honoured to have such a renowned guest who will speak to us on the Value Added Tax system which is soon to be...
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GB Chamber President calls on Grand Bahama Ministry - Jul 4, 2013 - 11:34:11 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Earlier this week the Minister for Grand Bahama (MOGB) and MP, Dr. Michael Darville, meet with President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Barry Malcolm,  to  foster a closer working relationship and partnership between the MOGB and GBCC.  "We came away with a sense that we are on the same page and efforts will be made to continue to develop that partnership," said Malcolm. "Simply put, we had a very productive meeting with the Minister and exchanged a wide variety of ideas with him which we feel could help facilitate economic development in Grand Bahama."...
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Grand Bahama Chamber presents “Growing Your Business: Understanding the Numbers” - Jun 21, 2013 - 6:47:56 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Chamber Of Commerce, supported by its corporate partner Grand Bahama Port Authority Company will present its first Business Workshop for the year on Tuesday, June 25th. It is the Chamber’s mandate to prepare small and medium enterprises(SME) to take advantage of and be prepared for opportunity that may be on the horizon through awareness, information and preparation.

The Chamber appreciates that SME’s represents a significant portion of the country’s GDP and it is with this knowledge that the Small Business Development Committee of the Chamber has placed special efforts in designing financial seminars for the development of small businesses that may have some challenges in keeping proper financial records...
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GB Chamber Members Network at Senor Frogs - May 5, 2013 - 10:54:58 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Enjoying the cools breezes and the view of ships sailing by, members of the business community came out to Senor Frog’s for the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s month Mix n Mingle last Thursday.

Each month, the Chamber chooses a fun spot for managers, owners and staff of local companies to network. This popular event offers several opportunities for the attendees.  Firstly, they get to meet in a casual atmosphere and talk business. Repeat attendance at these events lets managers, who would not normally be able to get out to make these contacts, get to know other in the community. It is often said that people like to do business with other people that they know. So the Chamber’s events enable this.
Secondly, it gives local restaurants and other venue a chance to highlight their services in a way they may not normally be able to do.
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Grand Bahama Chamber welcomes Ambassador of The Republic of Haiti‏ - Feb 27, 2013 - 10:42:14 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Last Friday the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) welcomed His Excellency A. Antonio Rodrigue, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of The Republic Of Haiti to its offices.  The Ambassador and his team were treated to a lunch along with GBCC President, Barry Malcolm and his board of directors.

"We are honoured today to welcome his Excellency to our chamber," said GBCC President Malcolm. "Having worked in Haiti during my career and knowing the country and the challenges it faces, we at the Chamber are pleased to connect with his team and create a synergy between us. ..
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Grand Bahama Chamber Installation "Catalyst for Change" - Feb 22, 2013 - 2:21:28 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – On February 16th the local business community of Grand Bahama came out to induct its new Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2012/13.  Held in the Delphine’s Lounge of the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel, 13 directors were sworn in at a gala cocktail party that was heralded as a ‘catalyst’ to get the island back on track.

The evening’s formalities centered around the official induction of Mr. Barry J. Malcolm as President and the Board of Directors who represent a unique cross section of the Grand Bahama business community.  The speeches...
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Ryan Pinder speaks at Grand Bahama Chamber luncheon - Jan 30, 2013 - 5:06:35 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Bahamas Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Ryan Pinder, was the special guest speaker at the monthly business meeting of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, January 30, at the Pelican Bay Hotel, Freeport.

Minister Pinder spoke of Copy Right and Intellectual Property Acts that he will be taking to Parliament. The Chamber's Economic Development Committee Chairman Randy Thompson, left, and President Barry Malcolm, right, making a presentation to Minister Pinder.
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Barry Malcolm named new president of Grand Bahama Chamber - Nov 1, 2012 - 11:59:08 PM

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Freeeport, Bahamas -  Pursuant to the annual general meeting of the Grand Bahama Chamber Of Commerce which was held Wednesday, October 31, 2012, the new slate of officers & directors of the board of directors are as follows:
Officers of the Board:

President: Barry Malcolm, (Global Fulfillment Services Ltd.); 1st Vice President: Tony Lopez, (Grand Bahama Power Company); 2nd Vice President:  Lisa G. Turnquest, (Atlantic Medical Insurance Ltd.); Treasurer:  Tish Sherman, (BORCO); Secretary:  Donna Laing-Jones, (HG Christie Real Estates)...
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GB Chamber of Commerce announces candidates for upcoming Election - Oct 22, 2012 - 2:31:21 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce has announced the candidates in the upcoming annual general meeting and election of officers and directors for the Association.  Election is slated for Wednesday, October 31 and vying for the president position are two well known business executives.  Terah Rahming, President Premier Fund Services Ltd. and Barry J. Malcom, President, Global Fulfillment Services Ltd. are both seeking to be elected as the president of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.
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Grand Bahama Chamber AGM announced for October 31st - Sep 5, 2012 - 10:43:10 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Recently, the board of directors agreed to move the yearly annual general meeting (AGM) and election of officers and directors to October 31, 2012 instead of the historical Thanksgiving weekend.  This decision was made in an effort to align the new administrative board more closely with the fiscal year.  The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce members will remember that in previous years, the AGM was held on the last week in November of each year notwithstanding the fact that, the Chamber’s fiscal year begins on October 1st of each year...
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Flying Fish and Grand Bahama Chamber catch a full house at Mix and Mingle - Jul 12, 2012 - 10:39:04 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - On a surprisingly cool July evening the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) members and guests were treated to a wonderful Mix and Mingle (M&M) at GB’s newest hot spot, the Flying Fish. Recently voted the #1 restaurant by Trip Advisor for The Bahamas, Flying Fish and the owners Tim and Rebecca Tibbitts (pictured above) teamed up with the GBCC to host the monthly business event at their new outside bar.  “The Chamber is delighted that Flying Fish extended the offer to host our monthly M&M at it's their fabulous restaurant,” said Lisa Turnquest, GBCC 2nd Vice President. “It’s precisely the membership experience we are endeavouring to cultivate...
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U.S. Embassy and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Announce International Trade and Financing Seminars - May 17, 2012 - 4:36:23 PM


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On Wednesday, May 16, the Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief Alex Sokoloff and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Chairman Chester Cooper  held a press conference to announce two “International Trade and Financing Seminars” to be held in Nassau and in Freeport May 22-24.  The events are co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

According to Mr. Sokoloff, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has shifted its focus from multi-million dollar deals to include a larger share of small short-to-medium term loans structured for small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)...

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman Lends Support to the International Trade and Financing Seminar in Nassau and Freeport - May 10, 2012 - 11:24:45 AM

U.S. Embassy Nassau is proud to co-sponsor two “International Trade and Financing Seminars” hosted by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.  The International Trade and Financing Seminars will be held at the Sheraton Nassau Resort on Cable Beach in Nassau May 22-23 and the Pelican Bay Resort at Lucaya in Freeport May 24-25. 

The United States Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires John Dinkelman will be a featured speaker at the Nassau event on May 22 and Freeport the event on May 24.

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GB Chamber Empowers Downtown Business Association - Mar 21, 2012 - 12:41:11 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce is remaining true to its theme for 2012 ‘Reset, Restart and Restore’ with a focus on Small Businesses.

Back in 2010, The Grand Bahama Port Authority started the Downtown Turnaround Beautification Initiative to revitalize the centre of town. Residents and tourists can enjoy colorful flora, meticulous landscape and building facelift. This was the first phase of revitalizing of Downtown.


The Ministry of Tourism and GBPA with the intent of directing additional tourist
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GB Chamber and IDB to host Caribbean Idea Marketplace Caribbean Compete Workshop - Mar 2, 2012 - 11:46:56 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce in Conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank will host a workshop on March 14th, 2012  to educate our members on grant opportunities available through the IDB. The focus of this workshop will be Compete Caribbean. 

The Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund is Compete Caribbean’s mechanism to support firms that want to innovate, create new products and export to new markets. All CARIFORUM registered firms, through a competitive process, have an opportunity to access grant resources of up to US$500,000 through either the Support to Cluster Initiatives (SCI) or Direct Firm Support (DFS) window...


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