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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 beautiful planet.

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 programme Eco-Schools...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 community development...
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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... 
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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.

The much anticipated blood drive kicks off at 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Rand Memorial Hospital and is the climax of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. 

“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...
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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.

Since its 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 Bahama...
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EARTHCARE teaches Bahamian students about plastic pollution - Apr 19, 2018 - 9:35:42 AM

EARTHCARE’s Founder, Gail Woon addressed the BMES Assembly on April 17th 2018. Her topics were Earth Day, Plastic Pollution and EARTHCARE. Earth Day is April 22nd. “The first Earth Day was in 1970. Pollution was very bad, the air was polluted. In the U.S. the rivers were so full of chemicals that were dumped by industries that they would regularly catch on fire. The people were fed up and they marched and protested asking their government to enact laws to protect the air, the water and the ground from pollution. Every year since then, more and more people and countries have started to celebrate Earth Day world wide...
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KB releases new album, ‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ - Apr 3, 2018 - 12:20:02 PM

‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ is the latest music project by iconic Bahamian singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer KB. The twelve track CD is the first full length album released by KB since ‘Rake N Scrape Fool’ in 2013. The title ‘Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock’ is a tribute to the community where young Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie was raised, the close knit settlement of Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, where important values were instilled in KB as a child and where the foundation was laid for the man and artist he is today.

Many of the songs that fueled KB’s popularity in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s were based on stories that depicted life in Jones Town and the surrounding Eight Mile Rock communities...
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Marco City Cultural Festival - Mar 29, 2018 - 5:16:24 PM

Saturday 24th March the Marco City Constituency held its first biannual “Marco City Cultural Festival” on Mary Star Playing Field. The Festival was designed to showcase various artists (face painters, visual artists), artisans (straw & jewelry makers, handicrafts makers), food vendors and performers primarily from the Marco City constituency. 

The Cultural Festival began at 12pm and ended at 8pm, during the day the kids played in the bouncing castle, enjoyed tasty treats, engaged in exciting games such as egg & spoon race, hula hoop, trivia and sack race.
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Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks explained at Bahamas Legal Roundtable - Mar 3, 2018 - 6:32:09 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 20th, 2018, The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts (BFPA) held it's first event, a Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks. The roundtable drew a wide range of support from a broad cross-section of artisans on the island. Attorney Jacy Whitaker, the Director of Legal Affairs for BFPA was the presenter of this informative interactive discussion that took place at Mackey Media Ltd on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan.

Attendees learned the procedures involved in Copyrighting their creative works, protecting their trademarks and what's involved with patents. Additionally, artisans learned the pitfalls of what can happen and has happened to those who do not and did not protect their creative works. In attendance were book authors, poets, songwriters, playwrights, promoters, businesspersons, musicians, artists and students.
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Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Opens Luxury Nail Bar - Feb 22, 2018 - 10:50:36 PM

‘Life is too short to wear boring nail polish’ said many ladies who support the $786 million-dollar nail polish industry.  Which is why Grand Bahama Island’s newest nail artist is setting an innovative standard and bringing the bling back to nail design. Bling’d 11.11, located in the Circle Mall in Freeport, offers a beautiful, modern and relaxing atmosphere, with quality products for all nail art enthusiasts.

 “I wanted to give my clientele on Grand Bahama Island a brand-new experience” said proprietor Shaquel Reckley “The Bling’d 11.11 concept is all about offering both men and women with a space...
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Grand Bahama Business Outlook Turns 20 - Feb 14, 2018 - 7:13:24 PM

The 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO), set for February 22, 2018, is bringing together public and private sector experts who will share key elements for the revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy, ranging from energy to technology solutions.  The event will be held at The Grand Lucayan Resort featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, K. Peter Turnquest as the keynote speaker.

Speaking at a press conference held at TCL Group’s headquarters, Joan Albury, President of TCL and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook Series...
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Broker James Sarles showcasing Grand Bahama on HGTV on Feb 11th. - Feb 10, 2018 - 12:02:39 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - When Bahamas Life conducted the casting call for their new HGTV series highlighting real estate opportunities in The Bahamas, broker James Sarles of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty was chosen to showcase what Grand Bahama Island has to offer.

A Canadian couple is ready to put the hectic pace of Montreal behind them by unwinding in an island home. After experiencing the sun, sand and direct access to the open ocean, these avid boaters fell in love with Grand Bahama and now want to make the island their permanent home. It's now up to their realtor, James Sarles,
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Grand Bahama "Labour on the Blocks" Event - February 17th - Feb 1, 2018 - 3:37:48 PM

On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, the Ministry of Labour and the Grand Bahama Department of Labour will host “Labour on the Blocks” at the Susan J. Wallace Park at Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue on Saturday, 17th February from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Senator Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour, along with Senior Executives from the Department of Labour will be in attendance...
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The 17th Annual Grand Bahama Christmas Bird Count - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:33:37 AM

For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called "Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly important not only in documenting current climate change but is predicting its future effects on bird populations...
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Team BTC Races for a Cure - Jan 17, 2018 - 10:41:23 AM

With thousands of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer on an annual basis, in the Bahamas and around the world, the fight to raise awareness and save lives has become even more critical. As part of its civic commitment BTC has for years been a supporter of Breast Cancer research and awareness. This year that commitment saw members of Team BTC lace up their trainers and don their track suits to ‘Race for the Cure’ at the 9th Annual Susan G. Comen Marathon Bahamas event held in New Providence last weekend... 

“Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed, who has fought cancer and won and even those who have lost their fight” explained VP of Customer Experience at BTC, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey...
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Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan Ntl. Park - Jan 4, 2018 - 12:00:47 AM

The next Rand Nature Centre Public Lecture Series presents, Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan National Park with Cristina Zenato who is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a world renowned scuba diver from Grand Bahama. Known for her acclaimed work with sharks in the wild, and cave explorations,  she has produced an updated map of Ben's Cave, a unique underwater system cave named after Ben Rose, another renowned diver and her mentor.

Ms. Zenato will be speaking at the Rand Nature Centre on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at 6:30pm to talk about her work and unique experiences...
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Junkanoo Community on Grand Bahama pay tribute to Motorboat Ferguson with help from BTC - Jan 3, 2018 - 5:00:09 PM

The streets of Grand Bahama Island erupted with the sounds of the drums, horns and the shuffle of hundreds of dancing feet as the various Junkanoo groups turned out in their numbers for the annual New Year’s Day Parade, which is the highlight of the holiday season.

This year’s parade, however, was sadly marred by the loss of one of Grand Bahama’s Junkanoo giants in the person Ken ‘Motorboat’ Ferguson who passed away in late 2017 making the event a bittersweet celebration of his life and of Bahamian culture...

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