In Memory of Tim Cox - A Special Cruise to Celebrate the Life of Tim Cox
- Nov 3, 2009 - 4:20:13 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The family of
Tim Cox would like to extend an invitation to
his friends in Grand Bahama to join us in a
Celebration of his Life
Island Princess Booze Cruise, Reef Tours, Port Lucaya on
Friday, November 6
2009 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
In memory of Tim Cox (November 4, 1960 - October 3, 2009)
Please arrive on time as the boat departs promptly...
Feed the Children this Halloween and enjoy The Grand Masquerade and Treasure Hunt
- Oct 31, 2009 - 4:20:46 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The Mighty Oak Foundation presents a grand fundraiser
The Grand Masquerade and Treasure Hunt at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club on
October 31, 2009 at 6 pm. Participants, adorned with masks will be given treasure maps to hunt for prizes falling into four categories, Platinum, Bronze, Gold and Silver. The masks for the hunt will be given to the participants once they enter the gate. Along with prizes from the Treasure Hunt, there will also be a silent auction and numerous consolation prizes. With hors’dourves and complimentary cocktails until 7:30pm, and in the atmosphere of the steel pan drums, this will certainly be an evening of grand entertainment.
The Mighty Oak Foundation was formed through the concept that we are our brother’s keeper...
Halloween Festivities at UNEXSO for the GB Children's Home
- Oct 30, 2009 - 2:44:58 PM
Grand Bahama Island - UNEXSO is hosting an adult
Halloween Party which will
benefit the Grand Bahama Children's Home on Friday,
Its a great time to get dressed up for a good cause. Costume PRIZES: Best Guy, Best Girl, Best Couple, Best Overall.
DJ Music and Dancing, Bobbing for Beer, Grand Raffle.
All Hallows Eve Buffet...
Dr. Cecil Thompson Annual Youth Parade 2009
- Oct 29, 2009 - 10:09:59 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - Enclosed are photos taken by Grand Bahama photographer, Derek Carroll at the 2009 Dr. Cecil Thompson Annual Youth Parade held in Eight Mile Rock.
Many Youth Groups and Schools participated.
Lucaya International School Celebrates UN Day
- Oct 28, 2009 - 1:32:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Last week Lucaya International School acknowledged a major global event, United Nations Day. In a special
school - wide celebration, students were encouraged to come to school in their national costume and/or colours, and to
to represent some aspect of their country of origin.
spoke on the various roles of the U.N., performed dances, sang and
showed off some of their National talents. The final event of the day
was a Parade of Nations, where every student proudly
their national heritage, highlighting the rich diversity of the truly
In all 32 countries were represented...
Grand Bahama Speaks Youth Forum - October 24th
- Oct 23, 2009 - 4:52:25 AM
Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Torchbearers invite the community to a youth
"Grand Bahama Speaks" to be held on
Saturday, October 24th at
10am at the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce on Mall Drive.
"We the Grand Bahama Torchbearers Association taught it would be fitting
that we sponsor a nationally needed youth forum, involving individuals
who have a keen understanding and knowledge of the issues that face our
nation, especially our youth. The topics that will be covered are Crime
Resolution, Investment Company Status, Education Development, and the Church's
role in Society...
LUCKY 10! You can be the WINNER of a GSM Phone at the Red Rose Ball!
- Oct 22, 2009 - 1:17:56 PM
You can be the WINNER of a Brand NEW GSM
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - Here is the
WHEN and the
know that your social calendar for the year must be full, but this is the
Event of the Year that is not to be missed.
Shuffle your already busy schedule and attend
the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Red Rose Ball, themed A
Night at the Taj Mahal,
This night excitement takes
Saturday, November 7th, 2009
in the beautifully transformed Grand Ballroom, Radisson Our Lucaya.
In-House Raffle Prizes this week include:
His and Her Cellular Combo – donated by BTC and A Blackberry Pearl
donated by Gizmos and Gadgets.
Remember to win
is as easy as 1,2,3…
You are going to WIN GREAT PRIZES?
Purchase your Red Rose Ball, A Night at Taj Mahal,
tickets at 1 of 3 Box Offices….
Christ The King Health Fair
- Oct 21, 2009 - 5:15:20 AM
The Freeport News - Hoping to place more emphasis on the health
of the whole man, The Christ The King Anglican Church Parish educated
its members on the importance of holistic healthcare during a fair held
on the church's grounds over the weekend.
Under the theme "Coming Together for the Health of It," scores of
church-goers and other residents converged at the Foster B. Pestaina
Centre on Sunday for the affair.
The health fair is the second congregational event held this year,
this one aimed at informing the congregation about the various issues,
and concerns pertaining to their spiritual, physical and mental
(PHOTOS) Conch Cracking Championships in Mc Leans Town
- Oct 16, 2009 - 7:07:16 AM
McLean's Town, Grand Bahama -
What does The Bahamas have that no other country in the world has?
Well besides Junkanoo, it is our Conch Cracking Competition! Each year, McLean's Town in Grand Bahama Island hosts their Conch Cracking Contest, where people flock the usually sleepy settlement to find out who will be crowned "Best Conch Cracker".
The event usually takes place on Heroes Day (a.k.a. Columbus or Discovery Day) and this year was held
Monday, October 12th.
A whole day of events take place with lots of food and music, usually
plaiting the maypole, three-legged races, egg in spoon race, and of
course the highlight is the big cracking competition!
The town hosts a day-long event, with fun-filled activities for the entire family.
Kingdom Worship Centre International's Ordination & Commissioning Service
- Oct 12, 2009 - 9:11:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - On
Friday 9th October, a conglomerate of religious leaders and friends
alike gathered to celebrate with Pastor Kermit E. Saunders and the
Kingdom Worship Centre Int’l (K.W.C.I.) family in their first
Ordination and Commissioning Ceremony. From the moment one entered the
doors, one knew that God had something very special laid out for the
night, not only for those being commissioned and ordained, but also for
those that came out to lend support. After nearly a year of studying
to show themselves approved, Darren Cooper, Matthew Nixon and Oredas
Johnson were ordained to the office of Deacons; Kelda Sweeting was also
ordained as a Minister of Music; and Adrienne Saunders (wife of Pastor
Saunders), Howard Symonette, Garnett Rolle, Gary Cooper, Valentine
Johnson, Patrick Pierre and Wilfred Seymour were ordained as Ministers...
Minister Neymour to open Human Resources and Training Professionals Conference in Grand Bahama
- Oct 6, 2009 - 2:15:10 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) and the Grand Bahama
Power Company will host a Human Resources and Training Professionals Conference
in Grand Bahama October 8th & 9th at Our Lucaya
Resort. Representatives from the member utilities (
from some 15 countries around the Caribbean will learn how to manage challenges
and opportunities, and discover world-class leadership best practices to build
leadership strength in their respective organizations.
Honourable Phenton Neymour, Minister Of State For The Environment, will
officially open the Conference on Thursday, October the 8th...
Motherhood, a home-based business, and a whole lot of cookies!
- Oct 5, 2009 - 12:45:40 PM
Grand Bahama Island - For busy moms and snack lovers,
cookies create a great way to satisfy that insatiable sweet tooth. Laurel
Handfield, owner of The Cookie Mill located in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
has taken on the growing cookie craze.
Handfield, who is originally
from Pennsylvania, said she thought about entering the cookie business
when she first moved to the Bahamas several years ago.
"For the past few years,
I ended up baking as a hobby for family, friends and kids around the
neighborhood. I had been thinking about getting into business but was
reluctant with the state of the economy. With some faith based guidance,
I decided it was now or never,” Ms. Handfield said...
Local Retailer Teams Up With Window Manufacturer to Distribute World-Class Products
- Oct 4, 2009 - 11:49:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Home
Centre and Fenestration & Glass Services have teamed up to increase
distribution of a wide range of advanced hurricane impact
resistant window solutions that are manufactured here in Grand Bahama.
The Home Centre’s General Manager
Daniel Lowe affirmed the new relationship as being a ‘win-win’ for Grand Bahama
Island. “The Home Centre has always been a leader in building supplies and
materials, and with our new relationship with Fenestration & Glass Services
our customers will now enjoy the key benefits of their products and ability to
deliver at an exceptionally fast rate...
Mighty Oak helps Martin Town Primary School
- Sep 30, 2009 - 9:07:27 PM
Grand Bahama Island -
Representatives of the MIGHTY OAK TREE were pleased to visit the Martin
Town Primary School today to present its dedicated principal, hard working
teachers, talented students, and by extension, parents, and the entire
Martin Town community family, 600 composition note books. It is our
hope that these books will contribute to the productive and progressive
learning of our children.
After much consideration and thorough research, we have identified Martin
Town Primary to serve as the beneficiary of a number of wholesome and
rewarding projects. The same will be officially announced in the coming
weeks. Today's presentation is the first of bigger and better things
Nathalie Smith turns 100 years old
- Sep 28, 2009 - 10:16:46 AM
The Freeport News - Nestled in the quaint, tight-knit community
of Eight Mile Rock lives a centurion who remains sharp and alert,
remembering most of the important things that have taken place in her
life, despite her age.
Nathalie Smith, affectionately known as 'Tia' to those close to
her, will turn 100 years old next month, "with the help of the good
In an interview with The Freeport News yesterday, surrounded by her
children, grandchildren and great-grand children, Smith recalled what
it was like living in The Bahamas during her early years, having to
rely on farming just to survive...
(VIDEO) Salvation Army’s new Disaster Relief Mobile, GBPA bids fairwell to Morrows
- Sep 25, 2009 - 8:24:27 PM
The Bahamas Weekly presents herewith this video presentation of the executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited along
with local government officials, as they present a token of appreciation to Lt.
Colonel Danny Morrow and Lt. Colonel Esther Morrow for their time served here
at the Grand Bahama Island branch of the Salvation Army.
Chairman of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited, Mr. Hannes Babak
was on hand to bid farewell and best wishes to the devoted Salvation Army
presented an engraved personalized plaque to the Morrow’s. Mr. Babak said of Lt. Colonel Danny Morrow and Lt. Colonel Esther
Morrow, "thank you so much for coming out of retirement and assisting the Salvation
Army here on Grand Bahama
Island. There was a
vacancy that needed to be filled and you did it. For this we are most
The Salvation Army’s
new Disaster Relief Mobile aka Meals On Wheels was also parked in front of the
GBPA building, affording the GBPA Execs and local government officials an
opportunity to examine the new vehicle. Lt.
South Bahamia Outage Announcement
- Sep 24, 2009 - 11:12:14 AM
The Grand Bahama Power
Company wishes to advise the public that at approximately 7am, the power
was disrupted in the South Bahamia area.
According to reports,
a Sanitation Service vehicle while driving with its boom extended, hooked
into a main distribution line resulting in nine (9) poles and a bank
of three (3) transformers being brought down. Grand Bahama Power
crews were immediately dispatched to the scene and began to rebuild
and restore power. The crews were able to isolate the damaged
poles and power was restored to 85% of the customers within an hour.
The remaining 15% are expected to be without service for another 6 –
International Coastal Clean-up: Grand Bahama reports
- Sep 24, 2009 - 10:12:04 AM
Grand Bahama Island
- Enclosed are progress reports and photos of the various beach cleanups which took place in Grand Bahama on Saturday, September 19th. Despite very poor weather, several groups made it out in the rain to do their part in the global endeavor.
Mary Star of the Sea School, Hugh Campbell Primary School, St. Vincent de Paul School, Freeport Junior High School and Bishop Michael Eldon School gathered to participate. At Barbary Beach over 50 volunteers braved to inclement weather and
collected over 1,000 pounds debris. This
site was headed up by the Bahamas National Trust. Students
from Jack Hayward and Grand Bahama Catholic High worked during the rain and
successfully cleaned up the shore line.
UNEXSO, Pelican Bay staff, St. George's High School, and Rotary GB Sunrise Big Brothers program led by James Sarles collected several truck loads from...
VP of Grand Bahama Development Company provides remarks to the ACW 13th annual Prayer Breakfast
- Sep 21, 2009 - 8:23:39 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Anglican Church Women (ACW),
formed in 1963 by then Bishop Bernard Malcolm and is open to all female
members of the Anglican church over the age of 18 held their
Prayer Breakfast on September 19, 2009 at the Foster B.
Under the theme, "Prospering in spite of difficult times," the organization
met as part of their 39th anniversary celebrations, which began on
Mr. Dillon Knowles, Vice President of Development, Grand Bahama Development Company gave the following remarks at the breakfast...
Cedric J. Beckles ll encourages students at the Tabernacle Awards Day
- Sep 21, 2009 - 1:23:08 PM
Bahama Island - Cedric J. Beckles ll was the keynote speaker at the
Tabernacle Awards Day on September 18th, 2009. His theme was on '
Staying Focused in High School'
Beckles said, "
Staying focused in high school will not only help in
school, but also in life. It will help to accomplish various goals
through life. One of the keys to staying focused is to set a realistic
goal to work to towards. Set goals that are reachable and that will
also help you to reach your full potential. Once the goal is set,
students should have check points along the way to make they are on
track to reach their goal. These check points are building processes to
monitor your progress towards your goal.,,