Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry
- Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM
Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having
both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.
Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD
(DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for
managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and
emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning
systems for the entire Baha Mar property.
VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event
- Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas, July 16, 2018 –
Social media best practices to take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and
small business owners at upcoming workshop.
Let’s Get Social:
Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and
resources for participants. Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR
Insights and event coordinator says “Let’s Get Social will empower and
engage Grand Bahama entrepreneurs and businesses for social media
success. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh,
rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”
two decades, Russell has facilitated professional development
presentations throughout The Bahamas and around the world. As he
evolves in leading VKR Insights, a global public relations and brand
reputation management firm, he recognizes the need to empower
individuals and organizations to tell their...
EARTHCARE at ICAN Camp and Ol’ Freetown Farm on Pollution, Climate Change & Humane Treatment of Animals
- Jul 9, 2018 - 6:46:57 PM
One again on July 3rd, EARTHCARE presented to summer campers attending
the ICAN Summer Camp at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy. Bahamian
Environmental issues: Pollution, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise were
Gail Woon, EARTHCARE Founder was happy to present to
the campers. “At the end during the question and answer period, a young
man from the back of the room came up to ask a question. It was, “What
are fossil fuels?” I asked the group if they knew what dinosaurs were.
Many raised their hands...
ParrisWhittaker lands top litigation honors from International Body
- Jul 9, 2018 - 4:48:17 PM
July 2018- ParrisWhittaker is a boutique law firm based in the Bahamas
making incredible strides in the legal industry, with a growing
collection of awards which now includes the Global Law Experts (GLE)
Award for Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Bahamas –
ParrisWhittaker was founded with one goal in mind: to
create a platform that allows them to maximize impact and efficiency.
Partners Arthur K Parris, Jacy Whittaker and Kenra Parris-Whittaker are
committed to serving not only their clients, but also their country with
the highest levels of diligence and innovation. This award is testament
to their ongoing success as corporate citizens and industry leaders...
Mt. Carmel Students Get a Fresh Start for College
- Jul 6, 2018 - 4:40:05 AM
Last month, twenty-six seniors graduated from Mt. Carmel Preparatory
Academy, and the school is happy to report that all students were
accepted into colleges locally, in the United States and Canada. The
school is particularly proud that four of its graduating class members
have received full academic scholarships.
The school’s principal Ms.
Tamara Saunders said, “This has been a great year for Mt. Carmel, and
what a better way to end the school year than with all of our seniors
being accepted into college. As an added bonus...”
TEDxGrandBahama set for June 30
- Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00:55 AM
TEDxGrandBahama returns for its fourth year and will take place on
Saturday, 30th June, 2018 at 7:00pm at Market Square in Port Lucaya
Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will
come together to take a multidisciplinary approach to ideas worth
sharing that together can positively impact our local community, and
combine to spark deep discussion and connections. The event will
feature an impressive lineup of presenters who will share ideas on
topics ranging from self-love to honoring one’s voice...
KGBC Joins Forces with AML Foods on ‘Brown Bag’ Campaign
- Jun 11, 2018 - 7:15:58 PM
While seemingly harmless, the use of Single-use disposable plastic bags
is suffocating our planet. In the US alone, it is estimated that up to
60,000 plastic bags are consumed every five seconds, making plastic bags
one of the most common types of litter worldwide and prompting
governments around the world to ban their use.
The government of
The Bahamas has announced its own strategy to outlaw single use
plastics here at home by the year 2020. Simultaneously, many
organizations, including Grand Bahama’s own KGBC, are working daily to
mitigate the negative impact of plastic pollution...
GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year
- Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is delighted to be the title
sponsor of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon event, for the third consecutive
year. Since inception, the Conchman Triathlon always takes place on
the first Saturday of November each year and is a successful and
long-standing event on Grand Bahama Island. This year marks the 32nd
Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, November
3rd, 2018 at Taino Beach.
Sarah St. George congratulated Chris
Baker, Ravanno Ferguson and their team for organizing this 32nd Annual
March organized around ocean protection
- Jun 6, 2018 - 11:32:45 AM
Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth. Covering nearly three-quarters
of our planet, the oceans of the world hold up to 97% of the planet's
water, produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and
absorb the most carbon from it. As an archipelagic nation, The Bahamas
has and continues to rely heavily on the bounty of our oceans for food
Sadly, that dependence has led to an
overharvesting of marine resources, a reduction in biodiversity, and the
degradation of marine habitats. Locally, however, an alliance has been
formed between seven of the island’s environmental partners to raise
awareness about the need to protect our oceans...
Blockchain Industry Professionals make the rounds on radio
- Jun 5, 2018 - 3:36:14 PM
The countdown has begun to the country’s first ever Blockchain &
Cryptocurrency event to be hosted in the Bahamas. On June 20 – 22 the
government of The Bahamas will welcome more than 1,000 international
investors, entrepreneurs, wealth management executives, blockchain
industry miners, and countless others to Grand Bahama Island to help
chart the way forward in the burgeoning cryptocurrencies environment.
buzz surrounding the upcoming event is sweeping the nation with scores
of individuals and corporate entities reserving their spot at the highly
The Holy Hook Up on full blast
- Jun 5, 2018 - 12:04:11 PM
One thing’s for certain, if you
didn’t catch The Holy Hook Up when it landed on stage as a teaser last
year, you’re bound to fall in love hook, line and sinker when it returns
full blast at the Regency Theatre on Friday, June 8th.
play first debuted, it lasted all of 30 minutes and shared the stage
with two others. This time around, Shauna Joseph Productions promises
it’s returning with all the bells and whistles, additional cast members
and a whole lot more laughs.
Best known for her vocal skills, the singer, songwriter, actor and now
playwright Shauna Joseph is walking into her season and owning her place
in the world of theatre...
LUSCO announces launch of new website
- May 31, 2018 - 4:30:36 PM
Lucaya Service Company (LUSCO) announced the launch of its new website,
www.LUSCO.org. The website will provide better engagement and
communication with LUSCO’s customers, through real time sharing of
Specifically, the new website will provide
information showcasing what LUSCO does; which areas it services; and all
new initiatives relevant to LUSCO’s customers. It will also allow
customers to lodge complaints in real time to LUSCO’s management, so
that concerns can be dealt with in an efficient manner...
KGBCC Awards Talented Eco-School Designer
- May 17, 2018 - 7:50:11 PM
It is often said, but very true – ‘that children are our future’. As the
generation that will inherit planet Earth, there is a need for young
people here at home and around the world to be educated on the ways
which they can help protect the environment and extend the life of our
As keen protectors of our environment the Keep
Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBCC) has teamed up with Bahamas Reef
Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF), to work in collaboration
with various schools on Grand Bahama Island to promote the international
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Partners to take on Clean-up at Barbary Beach
- May 15, 2018 - 10:39:09 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Over the past month, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) in collaboration with the Keep Grand Bahama Clean
Committee (KGBCC) has been focusing on initiatives to highlight the
importance of and encourage the concept of creating partnerships to
address littering on the island of GB.
In keeping with its
philosophy of creating and maintaining cleaner and greener communities
across Grand Bahama Island, teams which included members of the KGBCC...
GBPA and residence engage Police and Ministry to tackle dumping and littering
- May 13, 2018 - 3:20:37 PM
Executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Members of the Keep Grand
Bahama Committee and members of the GB Business Community met last week
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Ministry of the
Environment (MOE) to discuss the enforcement of anti-littering and
illegal dumping laws as well plans for a citywide cleanup effort. “We as
residents and licensees also have to do our part to keep our island
clean,” said Andrea Thompson, GB Business Owner. “My husband and I and
many of our business colleagues are working with the GBPA to help make
Freeport become the ‘Magic City’ we all love and remember...
UB North Campus Dorms Unveiled
- May 9, 2018 - 10:28:05 AM
n 2015, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, under the direction of the late
Sir Jack Hayward and Sarah St. George, committed a donation of three
million dollars towards student dormitories to the then, College of The
Bahamas. Now, three years later, The University of the Bahamas (UB)
officially unveiled the new campus dorms in a special ceremony held at
UB North on Grand Bahama Island under the auspices of University
President Dr. Rodney Smith, the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Peter J
Turnquest and other dignitaries...
Illegal Dumper Caught Red Handed
- Apr 30, 2018 - 6:30:42 PM
Each month, its estimated that thousands of pounds of illegal waste are
dumped in remote areas across various family islands. On Grand Bahama,
beaches, service roads and other sparsely populated areas have long been
the target of illegal dumpers who use them to offload everything from
old furniture and appliances to construction debris. The practice of
dumping ‘in the bush’ in addition to being illegal under law, also has
far reaching implications for the environment, public health and
GBPA dedicates Island Monument to Bahamian Golden Knights
- Apr 27, 2018 - 10:20:33 AM
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, marked a historic occasion for the island of
Grand Bahama with the official unveiling of a truly unique 360 degree
four-sided Monument dedicated to the Four Golden Knights’ victory in the
4 x 400 Men’s relay in the 2012 Olympics.
The Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) hosted a two-day celebratory event. Perhaps the
most exciting aspect, was the thoughtful act of flying each of the
Golden Knights in to witness in person, how their Olympic victory became
the source of inspiration behind the beautification project...
BDSGB pumped up for first Blood Drive
- Apr 26, 2018 - 6:45:42 PM
Pumped up for its first blood drive for the year, the Blood Donors
Society of Grand Bahama (BDSGB) is back on the road to promote its “Gift
of Life” Campaign set for Friday, April 27th.
anticipated blood drive kicks off at 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Rand
Memorial Hospital and is the climax of Medical Laboratory Professionals
“We want to make it a fun event and even have some treats
for those come out and donate on Friday,” BDSGB President Lededra
Marche said at a press conference Wednesday...
KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB
- Apr 22, 2018 - 2:12:33 PM
A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for
residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and
growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to
do after several hurricanes and economic challenges.
inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, has embarked on a mission
to create cleaner, greener communities across the island of Grand