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
Photographs and information on the two Star Students - Keiara
Russell and Havannah Wilkinson - written by their teachers are enclosed...
GBI Residents Support Grand Bahama Business Empowerment Lecture Series 2010
- Feb 9, 2010 - 2:30:10 PM
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...
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...
'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
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
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
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
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
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...
BWA Saves Four Adoptable Dogs from being put down
- Feb 2, 2010 - 1:11:39 PM
, 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...
Financial Breakthrough for Local Teens!
- Feb 2, 2010 - 12:22:35 PM
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
one student from each of the three Government schools. The one day workshop was
held at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre in Freeport.
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...
“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.
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....
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization seeking JUDGES
- Feb 2, 2010 - 10:09:10 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
2010/2011 Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant is set for May 16, 2010,
and the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Organization is seeking the assistance of qualified judges.
Do you have the qualities of a good Judge?
Integrity : Judging must be honest and forthright as a good pageant must refrain from unethical scoring practices.
Diligence: Judges must take their task seriously, affording all contestants equal time, attention and consideration...
Marubeni TAQA Caribbean and Grand Bahama Power Company Pledge Cash and Technical Support to Haiti
- Feb 1, 2010 - 7:20:35 AM
Grand Bahama - Marubeni TAQA Caribbean (MTC), owners of utility
assets in four Caribbean nations, has pledged US$50,000 as well as technical support of
recovery efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
In announcing the support, MTC’s President & CEO
Tom Samson said, “MTC felt it imperative to express in a tangible manner our
solidarity with the Haitian people in assisting with their recovery from this
unprecedented disaster. We have also asked our operating affiliates in the Caribbean region to participate in
technical assistance efforts currently under way. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all the
families that have been affected by this tragedy...
YMCA Steak-out and Family Fun Day - January 30th
- Jan 29, 2010 - 3:08:28 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - With the support of the Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama, the YMCA will be holding a Family Fun Day and Steak Out on Saturday, January 30th on their grounds.
Come out and support the YMCA as it supports our community. Enjoy corn on the cob, bake potato, dinner roll, and steak.
Activities start at 12 Noon, and there will be things to do for the whole family.
BORCO / Vopak Terminal Team Bahamas Celebrates!
- Jan 28, 2010 - 7:29:14 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - On Saturday, January 16th,
2010 the ballroom at The Radisson at
Our Lucaya came alive, as the management and staff of BORCO / Vopak
Terminal Bahamas, along with their spouses and family, were thrilled
with a night to remember as they held their annual staff party.
The theme for the
event was “Team Bahamas Celebrates.”
It was a night of
fine dining, exceptional decor, video presentations, great music and
spectacular prizes. Some of the Bahamas’ best in entertainment were
on hand to entertain the audience. Dynamite Daisy kept the audience
laughing, while Ronnie Butler from start to finish kept the dance floor
crowded and moving to his soulful tunes. The night was topped
off with the pulsating sounds of a Junkanoo rush out...
Outstanding Services recognized by Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
- Jan 28, 2010 - 9:41:25 AM
Grand Bahama - Julio
Cooper, Driver, Stuart Sweeting, Storeroom Supervisor, and Clayton Saunders –
Executive Chef, were recognized as Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the
Year, and Manager of the Year respectively at the 18th Annual Staff
Christmas Party and Awards Night at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort.
The Guest Service Department, under the leadership of
Kendall Burrows, Guest Service/By Request Manager was recognized as the
Outstanding Department for 2009...
Student Raises $1,000 for Cancer Association of Grand Bahama
- Jan 27, 2010 - 4:44:38 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Cancer Association of Grand Bahama was given a check in the amount of
$1,000 by Lucaya International School student Andrew Goodrum recently.
The thirteen year old raised the funds himself through sponsors who
donated money with the provision that he shave his head, donating the
money to the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama, and donating hair to
“Locks of Love’, an organization that creates hairpieces for children
The idea started when the male staff at Lucaya International School
decided to participate in ‘Movember,’ where men start clean shaven and
commit to growing a mustache during November to raise funds and
awareness for men’s cancers, specifically prostate and testicular. “I
wanted to do my part in giving to the Cancer Association of Grand
Bahama,” explained Andrew, “but I couldn’t grow a mustache, so I
thought I could chop off my hair instead to raise funds...
Lucaya International School makes it a true family effort for Haiti
- Jan 26, 2010 - 10:10:29 PM
In the wake
of the natural disaster in Haiti, the teachers and students of Lucaya
International School quickly held a casual day last week Friday to raise
funds for the Save the Children Foundation to aide Haiti. At that time
they were able to raise $3,200.
In addition to this,
a parent and local company owner pledged to double what was given up
to $25,000. “We were overwhelmed by this news,” noted Chris Mockrish,
Lucaya International School Director. “We passed this news on
to our students and parents and the donations are flowing in...”
Pelican Bay Investing in the Youth of Grand Bahama Island
- Jan 26, 2010 - 8:37:15 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – Pelican Bay Resort and Marina has provided three local students with
scholarships to attend an upcoming financial workshop.
Creative Wealth Bahamas and
Marketing are bringing the popular and exciting
Money Game to Grand Bahama Island on January
The Money Game
is an engaging, educational and empowering financial
literacy program fully taught in the form of a game! Creative Wealth’s CEO Keshelle
Kerr is facilitating the workshop which provides a wonderful introduction to
the world of money and financial independence.
Each of the three government schools on the Island was asked to select one
student who would benefit from Pelican Bay’s
generosity. Eight Mile Rock High School chose
Deputy Head Boy Pedro Pratt; Odysea Strachan is attending from Sir Jack Hayward
High; and Head Boy Antonio Russell will represent St. George’s High. Keshelle
will give students at St. George’s High and LucayaInternational School a taste of
her program when she speaks to a few classes on Friday, January 29th...
KGBC Kicks off The New Year
- Jan 25, 2010 - 10:06:07 AM
Saturday, 23rd January, 2010
– Freeport, Bahamas – The Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBC) has
already begun a new year of activities with its first official meeting
and school visitation already under its belt.
Celebrating its fourth anniversary this year, KGBC committee members
gathered to review last year’s accomplishments, and the way forward in
the New Year.
“We accomplished much in the last twelve months, with the committee
making great strides in getting the ‘Keep Grand Bahama Clean’ message
out,” stated KGBC Chairperson, Mrs. Nakira Wilchcombe...
Mary Star of the Sea announces Catholic Schools Week and Upcoming Reunion
- Jan 25, 2010 - 8:14:17 AM
reeport, Grand Bahama Island - Catholic Schools Week is January
25th to January 29th, 2010. During this week the
Administration, Staff and Students of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic
School, with other Catholic schools on the island will celebrate the
enduring gift of Catholic Education in the Bahamas. Catholic schools
have been a beacon to our archipelago of islands, lighting the Bahamian
horizon. Last year we commemorated 120 years of Catholic Education in
On Monday, January 25th,
the students of Mary, Star will present a special Assembly at 10:15
a.m. in the Wallace Groves Auditorium to kick off this exciting week.
Parents, Alumni, Special Guests, and the media are invited to this Assembly...