Commonwealth Bank donates to 1,500 Bahamian students
- Sep 10, 2009 - 4:47:53 PM
Grand Bahama Island -
In keeping with our commitment to assist in developing the communities in which we live and conduct business, Commonwealth Bank is taking its corporate responsibility seriously by recognizing a need and giving back to the community in a big way by assisting Bahamian students with “Back-2-School’ supplies.
Commonwealth Bank has donated School Supplies (Back Packs, Books, Pens, Pencils and Rulers) for 1,500 students to every Government operated school in Grand Bahama, Sweeting Cay and Bimini...
Grand Bahama to Participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day, September 19th
- Sep 10, 2009 - 4:31:59 PM
Grand Bahama Island -
Each year, on the third Saturday in September groups of energetic students, teachers, churches civic groups’ volunteers descend upon beaches and shorelines along Grand Bahama Island’s southern coast, to take part in Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer event of its kind. Last year, 390,000 volunteers from 76 countries and 45 states cleared six million pounds of trash from oceans and waterways and recorded every piece of trash collected. Enclosed is more information on Grand Bahama beaches where cleaning will take place.
All Grand Bahamians are encouraged to participate on any coastal area...
St John's Outreach Ministry offers Good News to Garden Villas
- Sep 9, 2009 - 5:05:09 PM
Grand Bahama Island - St. Johns Outreach Ministry visited the Garden
Villas area on Saturday 5th, 2009 in the evening, spreading the message
of Good News and also bringing back packs with school supplies and
light snacks for the children to enjoy.
They also provided for all of those who where not in attendance.
View photos by Derek Carroll...
Carry Your Candle, Light The Bahamas National Focus - Forgiveness
- Sep 7, 2009 - 5:06:35 PM
The Bahamas - On
Monday September 7th, 2009 at 12:30p.m at The Police Headquarters
Conference Room, in Grand Bahama, The Carry Your Candle, Light The
Bahamas Organization hosted a press conference to announce plans
for it’s September 2009 national focus , “Forgiveness.”
the entire month, persons living throughout the Bahamas are being
encouraged to let go of the accumulated stuff on the inside: anger,
resentment, hurt, old wounds they have been nursing and even people who
owe you money from way back then...
Town Meeting, Friday, September 4th at Workers House
- Sep 2, 2009 - 3:45:49 PM
Grand Bahama Island - A town meeting will be held on
Friday, September 4th at 7pm at Workers House.
The topic of discussion will be
"The Impact of Power Bills on Our Quality of Life".
Hon Zhivargo Laing, Minister for State in the Ministry of Finance will be in attendance.
All concerned citizens and residents are urged to attend.
The Bahamas Weekly with Dayana Mendoza at Garden of The Groves
- Sep 2, 2009 - 12:06:02 AM
To assure that our viewers got a bird’s eye view of the
historic events that took place August 9th, 2009 as the Miss
Universe contestants converged on Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas Weekly News
Team was there to take you both behind the scenes and in the foreground to
experience the excitement.
We also traveled to Nassau to cover the Miss Universe Bahamas Fashion Showcase presentation
at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and returned for Miss Universe Pageant 2009 at Atlantis on August 23,
The behind the scenes photos in this article were snapped
on-location at Garden of The Groves on Grand Bahama Island by Erika Moultry.
The Bahamas Weekly News team traveled in
tandem with the NBC production team as they shot video footage of Miss Universe
2008, Dayana Mendoza’s tour of Garden of The Groves. Rudy Sawyer conducted the
LIS Valedictorian is National Merit Scholar
- Sep 1, 2009 - 10:33:50 AM
Lucaya International School reopens for the 2009/10 year, they are celebrating
the TOP achievement of their valedictorian Shane Russell who was one of the selected
recipients of this years’ National Merit Scholarship as well as a Grand Bahama
Port Authority Scholarship.
With every graduate you will see a brightness in
their eyes that comes from the hope and dreams of a higher education. At times the graduates financial ability can
dim these aspirations. But proving that
hard work does pay off, Shane Russell has proved that dreams can become
realities. Russell graduated from Sunland Baptist and then decided to attend
and complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the Lucaya International
Back to School giveaways by local MPs in Grand Bahama
- Aug 31, 2009 - 11:40:29 AM
Grand Bahama Island - More than 200 students at the St Jude's Church in Smith's Point
were treated to lunch and a school backpack after the 11am service on August 30th
The Rt Hon. Neko Grant,
Minister of Public Works and
provide back to school give-a-way back packs and books
give-a-way at the YMC
A, as well as
Pineridge MP Kwasi Thompson
Back to School Basketball and Schools A.
Grand Bahama Salvation Army adds Mobile Kitchen to fleet
- Aug 29, 2009 - 2:52:01 PM
Bahama Island - The Salvation Army in Freeport has increased its readiness for
emergency disaster situations that may affect the island.
The Army, well known for its quick and
efficient response, has just added a complete mobile kitchen and serving unit
to its vehicle fleet. The unit, commonly called a DRU (Disaster Response Unit)
is a gift to Freeport by the Salvation Army’s Florida Headquarters. The Florida
Command was assisted in preparing this unit by the Headquarters in Atlanta, GA
“This vehicle will add immeasurably to the Army’s ability to assist people on
this island affected by any emergency disaster situation,” said Ben H. Bell, a
member of the Freeport Advisory Board who has seen the Salvation Army in action
in the United States as well as Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama FNM 17th Anniversary Church Service
- Aug 26, 2009 - 3:34:37 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama FNM Branch held their 17th
Anniversary church service on August 23rd at the New Hope Methodist
Rev. Christopher H. Neely led the worship. See more photos within of the congregation and choir.
Photos by Derek Carroll ...
Third Frank's Ice Cream opens in the Port Lucaya Marketplace
- Aug 26, 2009 - 1:56:20 PM
The Freeport News - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - Despite the trying economic times which are
causing many businesses to close their doors, Frank Outten, the
proprietor of Frank's Ice Cream, has found sufficient success with his
current two locations in the downtown area and has opened a third at
the Port Lucaya Market-place.
During a brief ceremony yesterday at the store, Outten expressed his
thanks to God for blessing him and allowing his business to prosper
over the years.
The businessman explained that he was involved in a bad accident in
June 1998 in which his Jeep Cherokee turned over five times...
Candice Woon Steps Into High School With Honours
- Aug 18, 2009 - 7:28:35 PM
In February, at the age of ten, Candice Woon was chosen by
her school, Bishop Michael Eldon Primary in Freeport,
Grand Bahama Island
to represent the school as Primary School Student of the Year 2009. The competition is open to all of the primary
schools of The Bahamas for students in the 6th grade. In May at the award ceremonies, Candice did
well, placing 7th place Finalist over all nationally out of a total
of 114 schools participating. She
received the Medal and two trophies as well as a scholarship from BEC for high
Vopak Terminal Bahamas Announces Change in Management
- Aug 15, 2009 - 4:33:50 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Bahamas Oil Refining Company
International Ltd. (dba Vopak Terminal Bahamas) today announced the resignation
of Mr. Thijs Jan Huizer as Managing Director of BORCO, effective October 1,
2009. The announcement at the same time
named Mr. Raymond Jones, formerly COO at Freeport Container Port as his replacement.
Mr. Pieter Bakker,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahamas Oil Refining Company
International Ltd. said that the Board accepted the resignation of Mr. Huizer
who resigned to pursue new career opportunities, and thanks him for his
leadership, dedication and hard work during the recent dynamic and turbulent
period of the company...
Grand Bahama Power Company Directors Defer Dividends
- Aug 12, 2009 - 11:05:44 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama
Power Company (GBPC) Board of Directors recently decided to defer the dividend
normally paid in the second quarter of the year, which resulted in ICDU not
paying its customary July
Wayne Crawley, President and CEO of ICDU noted, “GBPC executives felt it
would be prudent to defer dividends which would have been normally paid to ICDU...
PHOTOS of the GB Youth Choir performance at Count Basie Square
- Aug 6, 2009 - 5:00:43 PM
Grand Bahama Island - A large crowd came out on a very warm summer
evening, August 1st to hear
Together as One, a concert based on the theme of
emancipation by The Grand Bahama Youth Choir at the Count Basie Square,
Port Lucaya Marketplace.
This was a FREE public cultural exhibition concert titled
many local dignitaries were on hand for the show with locals and tourists alike.
The Grand Bahama Choir will also perform for the arrival of the Miss Universe Pageant contestants on August 9th.
The choir is under the direction of Kevin Tomlinson...
Grand Bahama Nature Tours pledges monthly commitment to the Humane Society
- Jul 30, 2009 - 3:55:44 PM
The following is a statement from Grand
Bahama Nature Tours:
The downturn in the economy and low
visitor arrivals affect us all. The affect is also being felt
at the Freeport animal shelter which is swamped with animals many of
which are there as a result of economic woes. While we realize that
there are many organizations seeking funds for worthy causes please
consider that these animals have no control over their circumstances
and need our help.
Unlike the shelter in Nassau that is
funded by the Bahamas Government the Freeport shelter is dependent on
private donations. The Port Authority contributes substantially but
there is still a major shortfall in revenue to cover operating expenses
particularly for animal care...
GBPA to meet with Freeport's Downtown Owners and Tenants - July 30th
- Jul 29, 2009 - 4:49:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) invites
Downtown Business Owners and Tenants to
a town meeting to address the
Revitalization Project. Officials of GBPA
will be in attendance.
The meeting will take place at the
Foster B. Pestaina Center at 6:30pm on Thursday,
July 30th, 2009.
The Down Town Revitalization Program was launched on 1st April
2009 as ‘Down Town Turn Around'. This revitalization project will make
a major impact on the Town Centre, will breathe new life into this once
popular native and tourist destination...
Missing Cat in Grand Bahama
- Jul 26, 2009 - 1:44:42 PM
Grand Bahama Island - MISSING CAT, last seen around the Clearwater Cove / Fortune Bay Drive area.
Very easy to identify as she is missing one back leg.
If you see her please contact Beverley or Ian on 441-7070 / 727-3523 or email@example.com
Or contact the Humane Society on 352-2477
Please forward to friends and family in Grand Bahama
Miller Hoping to Take Leading Role for Women with the Help of GB Power Company
- Jul 8, 2009 - 12:57:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama-
Are women advancing
fast enough into leadership positions? Yes, they've made impressive strides,
but have they conquered the scientific stereotypes? This is a question that summer intern
Shonique Miller is hoping to help change.
Miller returned to Grand Bahama Power Company two weeks ago for her
second year as a summer intern in the Engineering department. Miller graduated in December 2008 with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State. Not content with that or placing second in
her engineering class, she took on a fellowship offered by the school so she
can obtain her Master’s Degree in Engineering...