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Bahamas Educational Tours Bringing The Bahamas to Life‏ - Feb 24, 2010 - 10:08:29 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - “Bahamas Educational Tours (BET) is dedicated to the growth, development and education of students in The Bahamas, and the world, with its guided school field trips,” said Mrs. Michele Coburn, company spokesperson.

Students of Maurice E. Moore Primary School in Grand Bahama experienced BET’s expertise firsthand when they embarked on a one-day excursion to our nation’s capital.  60 students, teachers, administrator and parents of Grades One and Two enjoyed an educational and fun-filled day in Nassau.

For many, the trip to Nassau was a first-time experience beginning with an early morning flight on Western Air...
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Red Haute Couture, taking events on Grand Bahama up a notch - Feb 19, 2010 - 11:57:23 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Red Haute Couture event on February 6th was another fabulous event put on by Freeport Jewelers.  The Mansion set the perfect stage for a first class production of jewels, fashion, music, models, food and drink.

Guests arrived and were given gift boxes with a jewelry surprise of a fresh water pearl bracelet before having a complimentary glass of wine and a photo taken at the entrance to the mansion.

The bea utiful staircase on the back of the building was a perfect focal point and VIP guests were seated in tables around the pool area with a complimentary bottle of wine per table, and food provided by Agave Restaurant delivered to their tables.  VIPs were given gifts of a fresh water pearl necklace, chocolates, and pineapple rum - a pretty sweet deal for only a $50 VIP ticket! 
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Love on the menu at the Home for the Aged - Feb 18, 2010 - 8:39:48 PM

You are loved was the feelings conveyed by the Employee Councils of Freeport Container Port, Grand Bahama Airport Company and Freeport Harbour Company as they fed residents of the Grand Bahama Home for the Aged during a Pre-Valentine’s Day luncheon last week.

The staff members demonstrated that they were not too self-absorbed with feelings that they couldn’t appreciate or focus their love on the elderly and for a couple of hours to make them feel loved and remembered.

Phil Carey, Grand Bahama Airport Company Airport Director said “It is commendable for members of the Employee Councils to reach out in this manner and do something for the elderly...”

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Female Bahamian Engineer Makes Great Strides at Grand Bahama Power Company - Feb 17, 2010 - 11:34:34 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - In an effort to increase stability and reliability, The Grand Bahama Power Company has recently completed the automation of the 69-kV loop project. A team of five including former T&D Director Derick King, Tanya Wildgoose-Thompson, Steve Ashmore, Charles Stubbs and Meyer Kao along with the underground and overhead crews worked diligently to ensure the safe and effective completion of the system loop.

“The goal of the 69-kV Loop Configuration is to further eliminate customer outages whenever there is fault on a 69-kV transmission line within the loop. The purpose of this project is to improve our system reliability,” says Grand Bahama Power Company’s Electrical Engineer, Tanya Wildgoose-Thompson, the first female Bahamian Engineer at the company...

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Students work to keep West End clean - Feb 15, 2010 - 3:32:21 PM
West End, Grand Bahama Island - Twenty two West End Primary students, along with several teachers, took to the streets of West End in an effort to remove garbage strewn along the streets.

The students were lectured about the importance of keeping their environment clean by Mrs. Nekira Wilchcombe, Director of the Environmental Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority.

This initiative was led by Sargeant 1833 Barry, along with WPC3181 Knowles and Police Constable Jeremy Frances of the West End Neighbouring Police...
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Island’s Youngsters to Utilize The Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club - Feb 14, 2010 - 10:12:36 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – Beginning Saturday February 13th, scores of youngsters from the island’s eastern end will participate in biweekly tennis clinics on newly refurbished courts at the Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club.

Organized by the Munroe Tennis Academy, along with Hon A. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Housing and MP for High Rock, primary school students from all of the island’s eastern primary schools will be exposed to the sport of tennis, every two Saturdays, at the club’s facilities.

Free usage of the club’s tennis facilities is only one of several youth programs planned by the Grand Bahama Sailing Club who call the Yacht Club home.  According to Sailing Club president, Mr. Chris Paine, the whole idea behind having the courts revamped last year was to add to the club’s amenities for the benefit of the wider community...
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GBPA Responds to the Susan J. Wallace Community Centre's 'Open House' - Feb 11, 2010 - 4:47:56 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Susan J. Wallace Community Centre is a project of the City of Freeport Local Government District Council and Management Committee Member, Ms.  Natasha Darville spoke about the importance of the centre’s presence. “Programmes like these are always needed. There are many kids that live in the area that have absolutely no where to go and nothing to do, “expressed Ms. Darville, “Programmes offered by the Susan J Wallace are free and provide an opportunity for kids to get exposed to many things, things that they may not have otherwise had a chance to experience, had this centre not existed.”

The Susan J. Wallace Centre offers a safe environment with 21st century tools accompanied by experienced and qualified teachers and instructors. Programmes offered entice participants, as well as sustain their interests and the fruits of their labour will be on display for all to see at the annual ‘Open House’ scheduled for March 8th and 9th. The Grand Bahama Port Authority would like to encourage and remind parents of the Grand Bahama Island that kids are our main priority...
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Grand Bahama Power Company transforming their Customer Service Phone System - Feb 11, 2010 - 12:55:10 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Power Company announced today that they are finalizing the launch of their innovative phone system that is expected to significantly improve the customer service experience. A team comprised of members of the GBPC Management, Engineers and line Staff have been working diligently towards the implementation of this cutting edge communications system.

The GBPC team noted that the new Integrated Voice Response System (IVR) is equipped with several features that will allow customers to access their account information via their phone. According to Katherine Demeritte, GBPC Director of Customer Service “We are very excited about this new feature to our Customer Service Department. The best feature is that our customers will be able to access their personal account information from the comfort of their home. They will be able to obtain their account information, have billing queries addressed by an interactive automated system and receive real time information in the event of an outage in their area...

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Junior Tennis and Squash Programme promoted by GBPA - Feb 11, 2010 - 12:43:40 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Considering his three decades of working with kids, it’s only logical that Errol Bodie would take on a larger role with The Grand Bahama Tennis and Squash Club (GBTSC). Mr. Bodie, a constant presence at GBTSC, is currently the club’s President who has pledged the commitment of himself and the club’s staff. Now three months in progress, Mr. Bodie who has developed a substantial adult tennis and squash programme, realizes that there exists a need for a Junior Tennis and Squash Porgramme.

The initial programme, funded by a government grant, has so far, been a great success. Four local schools, Freeport Primary School #2, St. George’s High School, Sunland Baptist Academy, and Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy with over 300 combined students, participate in the introduction of both tennis and squash during the regular schools hours of the designated Physical Education class time...
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GBPA Assists Lions Club of Freeport - Feb 10, 2010 - 12:44:38 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Lions Club International Foundation funds a number of programs and initiatives to address humanitarian needs on a local and global scale, including preserving sight, combating disability, promoting health, serving youth and responding to natural disasters. Grand Bahama Island is home to the Freeport Branch of the organization, the Lions Club of Freeport whose 42 members stand by their simple yet impactful motto: ‘We Serve’. Members called upon the assistance of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) to aid in their primary efforts of sight preservation, for a donation towards this year’s 2010 Run/Walk-A-Thon for Sight, scheduled for Saturday, 20th March, 2010.
Ms. Clydeishia Grant, Lions Club of Freeport member and Event Chairman for the Run/Walk-A-Thon for Sight, expressed these words in receipt of the cheque, “Freeport Lions Club assists with sight cases or persons who have problems with their sight, whether they need operations, glasses or testing. We try to assist as many underprivileged persons as possible...
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West End Primary School 'Star Child' Awards Programme‏ - Feb 10, 2010 - 10:33:24 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Ginn Development Company has teamed up with the West End Neighbouring Police to encourage West End students to 'strive to achieve'.  Each month, a student is selected for best academic achievement and another student for best overall improvement.  The awardees are announced by their headmistress, Mrs. Lenora Hield, at a Special Assembly. The students each receive a special tropy and lunch for week.  Their Teacher will also be treated to lunch.
"The Ginn Company is pleased to encourage the students of West End Primary to give their best effort, at all times" says Al Jones, Vice President of Ginn.
Sergeant 1833 Barry of the West End Division who co-ordinates this programme says, "We wish for all students to take their education seriously, and we also encourage the students to be mindful and courteous to their peers, teachers and parents, as they are tomorrow's leaders".

Photographs and information on the two Star Students - Keiara Russell and Havannah Wilkinson - written by their teachers are enclosed...
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GBI Residents Support Grand Bahama Business Empowerment Lecture Series 2010 - Feb 9, 2010 - 2:30:10 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The citizenry of Grand Bahama Island believe that it will have to be through them doing business that the recession on the island would be eliminated!  This has been demonstrated by their overwhelming attendance at BAIC and C.O.B’s  sponsored Grand Bahama Business Empowerment Lecture Series – 2010, being held under the theme, “Recession? Let’s Do Business!”.   This series is at its half-way mark, and for the first three (3) of six weekly Thursday sessions held at Workers House, Freeport, over three hundred (300+) persons have been in attendance at each lecture series.

Between the hours 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the past three (3) Thursday nights, this throng of enthusiastic business-minded persons sat as anxious students absorbing all the information offered by the experienced and knowledgeable presenters.  From the opening ceremonies and presentations on Thursday, 21st January, 2010, when the Honorable, Zhivargo Laing, M.P...
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Alpha Brothers support HPH relief effort - Feb 9, 2010 - 1:38:15 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. on Grand Bahama gave their support to the Haitian relief effort launched by the support staff of Freeport Container Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC), Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC) and MSC Bahamas with a donation for the purchase of goods and supplies. The goods will be a part of the container being coordinated for shipment to Haiti.

Nahshon Collie, Operations Supervisor with Grand Bahama Airport Company and a member of the fraternity said, “As Haiti is in the eyes of the world following the 7.0 earthquake that struck on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the Brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity pray that family and loved ones of the victims of this disaster would be comforted as they receive the relief so desperately needed...

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'Boys to Men' Youth Conference Supported by GBPA - Feb 5, 2010 - 5:01:12 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is proud to be a major event sponsor for this year’s ‘Boys to Men’ Mentoring Conference. , Mr. Dudley Seide, organization founder, Reach Out Youth Ministries, announced the theme of the second annual spiritually based conference: “Judgement Day…Are you Ready?”, during a cheque presentation in front of ‘The Pink’ Building, GBPA headquarters.

Focusing on spiritual preparation, the one day conference, scheduled for this Saturday, 6th February, 2010, targets youth males primarily residing in the inner-city communities. GBPA President, Mr. Ian Rolle presented the cheque on behalf of GBPA to Reach Out Youth Ministries and shared that he too knows the importance of healthy role models in our society...
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HPH Employees Launch Relief Drive for Haiti - Feb 4, 2010 - 10:32:00 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - An Earthquake in Haiti Relief Drive in support of the victims of the disaster in Haiti has been launched by the support staff of Freeport Container Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC), Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC) and MSC Bahamas.

‘We Are Our Brother’s Keepers’ is the theme of the drive that is soliciting non-perishable goods, toiletries, clothing, shoes, and water throughout the island and is being coordinated by the employees and the Human Resources Department.

A container that will traverse the island collecting donations beginning at Solomon’s Wholesale between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2010, and ending at City Market, Sea Horse Plaza between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010 ...

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KGBC Joins BHA in Tree Planting Ceremony - Feb 4, 2010 - 9:43:17 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) committee lent a helping hand to the Bahama Hotel Association’s (BHA) Junior Hotelier Program on Tuesday.  KGBC committee members, along with representatives from BHA, traveled to Holmes Rock Primary School for a brief tree planting exercise.

Over twenty students listened attentively as KGBC Chairperson, Mrs. Nakira Wilchcombe, illustrated adverse effects of littering and illegal dumping and encouraged the youngsters to become ambassadors for the environment...  
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The Circle of Life II a huge success!‏ - Feb 3, 2010 - 8:06:39 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Those who attended Circle of Life on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the Groves Saturday night enjoyed a lovely show, possibly the best yet, with some beautiful singing, dancing, poetry monologues, and a slide show of shelter animals which was beautifully accompanied by Marjoke Twiest’s rendition of “In the Arms of the Angels”.  

About 100 people were treated to a first class production with a great deal of professionalism helped by Darren Rollins working lights, sound and projection.

The weather stayed dry and the moon peeped out of its eclipse just above the trees, providing a beautiful backdrop for the end of the show...
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BWA Saves Four Adoptable Dogs from being put down - Feb 2, 2010 - 1:11:39 PM

Freeport , Grand Bahama - Early January a very impassioned Grand Bahama Humane Society General Manager, Tip Burrows, emailed to her many supporters with a desperate plea for assistance.

“As most of you know our shelter is overflowing…” the email read and went on to tell the story of a good Samaritan who brought a malnourished puppy to the shelter. Her email explained how this new puppy would be taking the place of one of the twenty (20) beautiful and healthy teenage pups that were on the list to be euthanized and how her staff was so very devastated to have to keep losing animals...

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Financial Breakthrough for Local Teens! - Feb 2, 2010 - 12:22:35 PM

Freeport , Grand Bahama - A group of local teenagers spent this past Saturday afternoon becoming financially empowered. Students from schools throughout Grand Bahama participated in The Money Game, a fun financial workshop facilitated by Creative Wealth Bahamas and Barefoot Marketing. Pelican Bay proudly sponsored one student from each of the three Government schools. The one day workshop was held at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre in Freeport.

Creative Wealth Bahamas CEO Keshelle Kerr gave the group in-depth advice and the tools they would need to properly manage their future income, spend wisely and invest. “The key thing is to teach them how to pay themselves first. They actually were able to experience what it is to live the lifestyle of an adult and understand through experience. She explained, “Once teens begin to see that they can turn the little they make on a job into a lot and become financially free, their minds begin to race and they want to learn more and more...

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“Red Hot Couture” is set to be THE event for Valentines Day - Feb 2, 2010 - 10:58:28 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas- Freeport Jewellers is doing it again. This is the event of the season showcasing exclusive jewellery lines and top fashions locally with an international flavour. Don't miss it! Part proceeds to help Haiti.

On February 6th 2010, for the second time on our island, a jewelry store is shaking things up with their Red Haute Couture evening. Freeport Jewellers,  a family owned Bahamian company with branches both in the International Bazaar and the Port Lucaya Marketplace,  are showcasing their most exclusive and fashionable jewelry lines at The Mansion on Bahamas Drive....

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