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LIS Year Four Investigate Electricity - Dec 9, 2009 - 8:04:24 AM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Year 4 students at Lucaya International School went on a fun field trip to Grand Bahama Power Company’s Steam P lant last week, as they were learning about electricity for their Unit of Inquiry. Students got a first-hand look at how the steam and diesel plant operate and how the electricity that they use every day in their homes is created . "Hands on experience is great for the children and the Grand Bahama Power staff were super,they really knew how to speak to the children," said LIS Year 4 Teacher Sharron Waterhouse. She escorted 16 students along with three parent chaperones who were guided through the plant by Vaughn Cartwright, Shift Supervisor and Edrondo Thompson, Operator Trainee.“It is always a great experience when the school students come by for tours of the plant. We are able to provide them with a little bit of the knowledge gained from years of experience here at the plant" said Vaughan Cartwright...
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UNEXSO teaches over 1,000 kids to appreciate our habitat‏ - Dec 8, 2009 - 6:45:56 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Surrounded by an amazing ocean with an even more incredible and diverse marine eco-system, The Bahamas is fortunate to be the natural habitat of many marine animals. No one knows it better than UNEXSO’s Dolphin Experience team who have made it their goal to teach the next generation about the sea and its creatures. In a purely philanthropic belief that what you reap is what you sow; the UNEXSO family are avid about giving back to the community with its Dolphin Education program.

As dedicated advocates of marine life, The Dolphin Experience offers a free educational program to children from many schools including Freeport Primary School, Sunland Baptist Academy, Lucaya International School, Bishop Michael Elden High School, Catholic High School. “There were many reasons for developing our educational programs for the children of Grand Bahama, but none more important than, or as enjoyable as. giving something back to our community...
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(PHOTOS) Festival Noel 2009 - Dec 6, 2009 - 6:59:39 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - On Friday, December 4th dozens of people turned up at the annual Festival Noel to support The Bahamas National Trust . Festival Noel, held every year, gives Island residents the opportunity to sample wines from Bristol Cellars, and beer from Bahamian Brewery Company as well as other local restaurants & caterers.

With the wine selections surpassing lasts years by far, guests seemed pleased with the planning and organization of the highly anticipated night.

Although the night was balmy, supporters enjoyed live entertainment and delectable cuisine from restaurants such as Le Med, Shenanigans, Lucianos, Freeport High catering department, Social Butterfly Catering, Island Java, and others.
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Bahamian Becomes Member of British Royal Navy - Dec 6, 2009 - 6:27:03 PM

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Cornwall, England -   Davonne Bethel of Freeport, Bahamas, graduated November 27th with full honours from the Royal British Navy’s Lead Military Training School, HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, England.

Bethel, now 23, was born in Freeport and raised in the local Grand Bahama Children’s Home for a period of time before
joining the family of Richard and Patricia Hobbs. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, residents of The Bahamas since 1990, stated that “Davonne has always had a sense of structure in his life, from the respected reinforcement of the Children’s Home, to the supporting strength of our entire family, and now with the ongoing discipline of the Royal Navy.”

Bethel completed his high school education in The Bahamas and Canada. The family attended the induction ceremonies and were proud to note that “Davonne was elected as head of the unit by his commanding officers and fellow recruits. He was also given the Ganges Award as leader of the class that excelled in all phases of training...
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Thirteen baptized in new ministry in Grand Bahama - Dec 6, 2009 - 5:23:26 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - New Life Worship Center is a new ministry that was launched on Nov 1st, 2009 by Min. Simeon Outten. On Sunday, December 6th, the ministry had its first Baptismal service on Williams Town Beach. Thirteen candidates were baptized.

Despite all that is going on in our community, and country, people are still accepting the call to follow Jesus Christ who is Savior and Lord.New Life Worship Center is a new ministry that was launched on Nov 1st, 2009 by Min. Simeon Outten. On Sunday, December 6th, the ministry held its first Baptismal Service on Williams Town Beach. Thirteen candidates were baptised...
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Grand Bahama Port Authority Toy Giveaway in Eight Mile Rock - Dec 6, 2009 - 4:32:49 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), spread holiday cheer to hundreds of excited youngsters, distributing gifts as part of the company’s annual toy drive.

After visiting eastern Grand Bahama last year, GBPA executives and staff members went to the west on Friday, bearing brightly packaged presents for students of West End, and Holmes Rock Primary Schools...
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Miss East End 2009-2010 - Dec 3, 2009 - 9:27:41 PM

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Freeport Grand Bahama - Under the theme “Beauty from the East, A Journey through the wetlands”, five young beauties representing four settlements of East Grand Bahama, competed for the title of Miss East-End 2009-2010, in a pageant held at Bishop Michael Eldon School’s auditorium this past Saturday, November 28, 2009.

The five beauties vying for the title were:

Miss Aquatic - Tellishia Woods, a 19 year old Associate Degree Student studying Business Administration at BTVI who represented Mather Town

Miss Evergreen - Sharanda Roberts, a 19 year old student at the College of the Bahamas, pursuing studies to become a registered nurse, representing High Rock...

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RBC Thanks their Customers in Grand Bahama‏ - Dec 3, 2009 - 6:01:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Underscoring their commitment to being a part of the Grand Bahama community, Royal Bank of Canada held its annual customer appreciation night at the Palm Pavilion of the Radisson Our Lucaya Resort.   “This year's reception is very important to us and we have made every effort to ensure that this is an evening of celebration with our clients after a very challenging year,” noted Nathaniel Beneby Jr., Vice President and Country Head, The Bahamas.

RBC opened their first branch in Grand Bahama 45 years ago and they have had a continuous presence here through good times and rough times. “We are optimistic for 2010,” said Nathaniel Beneby Jr., Vice President and Country Head, The Bahamas. “We believe our customers have headed our advice and have used this year to effectively manage expenses so as to maximize their potential - thus sustaining long term growth...
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Movember Boys End the Growth!‏ - Dec 3, 2009 - 1:44:15 PM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama - After a full month of no shaving, the Lucaya International School male teachers, will end their MOVEMBER fundraiser.  "It was a great effort by the male teachers to grow their mustaches and keep them all month no matter how itchy or ridiculous they looked," noted Phillip McCormick, LIS History Teacher.   Thanks to many generous friends and family these men will make a contribution to the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama to help men in their community with health issues. The LIS teachers are hoping next year they will be able to get a lot more men involved with Movember, so they too can become a MObro.  "The more the merrier!" said Rob Fuller, LIS Primary Coordinator, "We are also looking to hold a huge 'shave-off' at LIS next year, where students can make a donation to have the right to shave the mustache off their favourite teacher...
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GB Torchbearers makes donation to the GB AIDS Awareness Committee - Dec 2, 2009 - 9:51:07 AM
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Freeport, Bahamas  - In their commitment to better the lives of young people, the Grand Bahama Torchbearers made a donation to the Grand Bahama Aids Awareness Committee when they made a plea for financial assistance.
 
"It was important for us as a youth group to support this initiative to help spread the word of AIDS awareness and abstinence among our young people," said Felix Roy Bowe Jr., President, Grand Bahama Torchbearers Association.
 
From left to right in the photo of their presentation is President of the Grand Bahama Torchbearers Association, Felix Roy Bowe Jr; Grand Bahama  Aids Awareness Committee Chairperson Mrs. Mavis Ward; and the Torchbearers Club Secretary Keila M. Wildgoose.
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Burger King's 3rd Annual Speech Competiton‏ - Dec 1, 2009 - 10:35:23 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Burger King Freeport Restaurants have engaged in several Youth Initiatives one of which is our Annual High School Speech Competition. The purpose of which is to provide a forum that is educational and rewarding for High School students.

On Thursday November 26th, 2009, Burger King sponsored its 3rd Annual High School Speech Competition which was directed by Toastmasters International. There were 13 participants representing 9 of the 10 high schools on Grand Bahama on the topic: “The Death Penalty, is it a Deterrent to Crime...

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One Bahamas Fun Run Walk Push and Banner Competition, November 28th - Nov 27, 2009 - 10:23:20 AM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Come out and participate on November 28th at 8am in the One Bahamas Fun Run Walk Push and Banner Competition starting at the Ranfurly Circle and ending at the Freeport Rugby Football Club.

No Entry Fee (FREE) - Register TODAY!  Download forms below.

Cash Prizes will be given for First, Second and Third Place in the following categorizes: Pre-School, Primary & High Schools. Trophies will be  given in all other categories.

Banner entry forms should be returned to the Secretariat on or before Wednesday, 25th November, 2009...

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15th Annual Festival Noel Well On The Way!‏ - Nov 24, 2009 - 4:48:27 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - ‘Tis the season to be jolly and for the 15th year of Festival Noel, the organizers are getting in high spirits and are well on their way to making this year’s event one to remember. Serving as the only fundraiser for the Grand Bahama branch of The Bahamas National Trust, Bristol Wines and Spirits has once again hopped onboard as an official sponsor; promising an even larger quantity and quality of wines and champagnes.

Restaurants’ participating this year are retuning former Chef Noel winner, Shenanigans Irish Pub as well as attendee favourite Joe Ret, aka the “pig man”. Trendy Island Java will also be at the event with new comers Social Butterfly Catering Services, Livity Vegetarian Take-Out and Juice Bar and the Catholic High School Catering Team...

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Sunland Baptist Academy celebrates 40 years in grand style! - Nov 19, 2009 - 8:52:27 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -  Sunland Baptist Academy celebrated 40 years in grand style along with alumni, teachers,and administration over the weekend of November 13th to 15th, 2009. The school opened in 1969.

On November 13th, the student donned in commemorative t-shirts went on a Motorcade which ended back at  the school where they all enjoyed a Family Fun Night featuring food and drinks on sale, bouncy castle, games and fun.

On November 14th they held 'Dinner Under The Stars'. Sunland School Honoree for the evening was Mrs. Della Thomas and the school also recognized past principals and teachers who have served in structuring the fine institution. ..

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‘New India’ Fashion Show and Fundraising Party in support of Cancer Patients of Grand Bahama was a Great Success - Nov 18, 2009 - 10:29:51 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Hundreds of people turned out to ‘Chak Deh Phuteh’ or literally translated, ‘To Raise the Floorboards’ at the Passage to India event this weekend.  Many came to see the exclusive fashions and dance all night to three DJ’s in support of the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama this Saturday night at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club.

Passage to India Fashion Show and Party was organised by a group of Grand Bahama women who wanted something different to wear, to do something exotic and fun for the community and to bring a new flavour to the island...
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Movember is the Month to Remember! - Nov 16, 2009 - 4:36:27 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama -   the month formerly known as November, has been renamed for a moustache growing charity event to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.

Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean-shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men’s health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember’s men’s health partners. Men participate for Movember in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada...
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Congratulations to Sunland Baptist Academy on their 40th Anniversary ! - Nov 14, 2009 - 4:30:43 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - As a leading educational institution in  the Grand Bahama community since 1969, Sunland  Baptist Academy is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating 40 years in grand style and hereby invites all alumni, teachers,and administration to their 40th Anniversary Celebration to take place over the weekend of November 13th to 15th, 2009! 

On Friday, November 13th there will be a Motorcade starting at 12:00 Noon and ending at Sunland School with a Family Fun Night.  Food and drinks on sale, with Dominoes, bouncy castle, games and fun.

On Saturday, November 14th they will have 'Dinner Under The Stars'  at 7:30 pm...
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‘New India’ Fashion Show and Fundraising Party to support Cancer Patients of Grand Bahama - Nov 14, 2009 - 10:55:47 AM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - Everyone is wanted and welcome to come along to the Passage to India Fashion Show and Party on Saturday, November 14th at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club, formerly the Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club on Main Royal Close, east on Midshipman Road. Exclusive UK fashion designer, Surinder Panesar of Sim Sui based in Leicester, has created a special collection especially for Grand Bahama that will feature for view and sale this weekend.

Passage to India Fashion Show and Party has been organised by a group of Grand Bahama women who wanted something different, cool and exciting to wear, something fabulous to enjoy and a way to raise money to buy beds to extend the hospice care provided by the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama...

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B - (B negative) Blood Needed - Grand Bahama Island - Nov 13, 2009 - 11:00:29 AM

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   A Grand Bahamian, is in urgent need of  B- Blood.

Please help by becoming a blood donor today. Simply go to the Rand Memorial Hospital and offer to give blood. The Rand has advised that between the hours of 9am to 4pm are best.

We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected. - The Red Cross

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Students Awarded in Trash 2 Treasure Art Exhibition - Nov 7, 2009 - 1:38:12 PM

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Freeport , Bahamas - This year’s ‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Art Exhibition was a stunning success, thanks to the talented efforts of high school students on Grand Bahama Island .

Organized by the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) committee and the Grand Bahama Artists Association, the island’s students competed in two categories, junior and secondary high school divisions.  Awards for the top three exhibits in each category were presented at an elegant Awards Ceremony hosted at the Rand Nature Center on East Settlers Way...


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