17th Annual Coconut Festival Planned for Pelican Point, Grand Bahama
- Mar 30, 2015 - 7:01:26 PM
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas
- Plans for the 17th Annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point, East Grand
Bahama, on Easter
Monday were announced
on Monday, during a press conference at
During the festival,
which will be held from
11am to 8pm on Monday, April 6, there will be a
showcase of culture with live performances by The Grand Bahama Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Veronica Bishop and Kirk "K.B." Bodie.
festival as an integral part of the island's tourism product, Elaine Smith, Coordinator
Product Department of the Ministry of Tourism said, "we recognize the
these celebrations that tell the story of our past and highlight
the rich value of our Bahamian history..."
Increased Tourism Activity in Grand Bahama Boosting Local Economy
- Mar 30, 2015 - 9:37:45 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama - Bustling with a
diverse demographic of clientele, Port Lucaya has seen an inflow of
one-day cruise ship passengers, spring breakers making the most of their
college holiday experience, as well as families enjoying the amenities
of surrounding hotels. Needless to say, this bodes well not only for the
marketplace and its tenants, but for residents and businesses of the
island at large.
According to local tour operators, the New Year
has brought increased tour activity as a result of the high occupancy
levels at surrounding hotels and the influx of cruise and flight
Huey Lewis and other stars visit Deep Water Cay, Bahamas
- Mar 24, 2015 - 11:14:29 AM
Deep Water Cay, Grand Bahama – Grand
Bahama’s best-kept secret may not be so ‘hush-hush’ anymore thanks to
last week’s visit from Tom Brokaw, Huey Lewis, Yvon Chouinard, Bill Klyn,
and legendary fly-fisherman Bernard ‘Lefty’ Kreh.
Last week the
Orion Production team, under the guidance of their CEO Chris Dorsey,
flew into Deep Water Cay for a week of the world’s best bonefishing,
deep-sea fishing, Junkanoo – hermit crab racing, and a little singing
too! The team was back again to this premier boutique resort to film a
portion of season six of “Buccaneers and Bones,” projected to air in
America in early 2016 on the Discovery Channel...
BFM Leader Dr. Dave Burrows to Open Biggie Fest in Grand Bahama
- Mar 19, 2015 - 1:24:54 PM
The Bahamas Global Youth Festival (aka
Biggie Fest) officials announced today that newly appointed President
and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI), Dr.
Dave Burrows, will open the festival in Grand Bahama next month.
will be his first major platform since taking the helm of BFMI after
the tragic passing of his long-time close friend, and former beloved
leader, Pastor Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife and seven others in a plane
crash last November.
Biggie Fest, slated for Grand Bahama from
April 8 – 10, 2015 will be held at the Grand Lucayan Resort - climaxing
on April 10, 2015 with a Bahamas Gospel Party and Cd release Concert of
Tony Lowe and Doranell Brown at Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya
Rand Memorial Hospital Expansion Drawings Due at End of May, says PHA Chairman
- Mar 19, 2015 - 3:08:26 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- Drawings for the next phase in the upgrade for the Rand Memorial Hospital
should be completed by the end of May, announced chairman of the Board of the
Public Hospitals Authority, Senator the Hon. Frank Smith during a press
conference at the Rand on Monday.
"As you may
recall, in 2012 the PHA's investment in the expansion and upgrading of the
operating theatres and emergency room at the Rand Memorial Hospital was
completed. Today, the patients of the Rand enjoy far more efficient surgical
services in state of the art facilities. The project we launch today is an
acceleration of the PHA's strategy of phased renovation, enhancement and growth
Sarah St. George: Freeport The Right Way Forward
- Mar 17, 2015 - 12:42:39 PM
I wish to thank Joan Albury and the Counsellors for this platform
enabling us to share with the Grand Bahama community, the outlook for
our island! 2015 marks the 60th year of the birth of Freeport and the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement; 60 years of a partnership between The
Government of The Bahamas and The Grand Bahama Port Authority. I’m here
to raise hopes for 2015 and to lay a few popular myths to rest – For
those who don’t know me, I am Sarah St George.
Let's start by
looking at the World around us - as we can't look at ourselves in
splendid isolation in these ever-changing markets. To quote from Baumant
& Bordoni’s book State of Crisis, "Governments are bound to seek
LOCAL solutions to GLOBALLY generated problems"...
Constitutional Reform Commission Visits West End
- Mar 16, 2015 - 8:44:18 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama – Members of the
Constitutional Reform Commission gave presentations on the proposed
Constitution Bill amendments, at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church
Parish Hall on March 13. Conducting the presentations and commentary
were: Retired Justice Rubie Nottage, Co-Chairperson Public Education
Programme; the Hon. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, Co-Chairperson, Public
Education Programme; and Miss Brandace Duncanson, member, Constitutional
Mrs. Moxey-Ingraham said the purpose of their trip
to West End was to explain the proposed changes to the Constitution.
They explained the process required for constitutional change and
clarified any doubts or misconceptions that community members may have
with regard to the proposals...
Learn About Bonefish Research at the Rand Nature Centre, Grand Bahama
- Mar 14, 2015 - 4:26:53 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – After the success thus
far of this year’s public lectures, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is
hoping for a ‘three-peat’ with their March lecture on the
capture-mark-recapture of bonefish in The Bahamas. The lecture on March 17th will
feature Justin Lewis, who currently works as the Bahamas Initiative
Coordinator in Grand Bahama for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
is a native of Freeport, Grand Bahama and has had a passion for fishing
and the ocean from a very young age. This passion led him to St.
Francis Xavier University in Canada where he earned his BA in Aquatic
Resources with Public Policy and Social Research. During his
undergraduate studies, he took part in a variety of conservation efforts
including The Bahamas bonefish tagging programme ...
(VIDEO) Ultra-athlete and author to hit the road in Grand Bahama
- Mar 13, 2015 - 2:58:43 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - American
author, inspirational speaker, and
ultra-athlete, Croix Sather is in Grand Bahama Island for a conference
and on Sunday, March 15th he will be giving a free talk and is asking
local runners to come out and hit the road with him for a run.
gets underway at 7:30am and interested persons as asked to meet up at
the roundabout (traffic circle) between the Pelican Bay Hotel and the
Manor House (Grand Lucayan).
also have a few copies of his bestselling book that he will sign.
"Dream Big Act Big" His self-help and personal development books...
Grand Bahama property developer shows that Less can often mean More
- Mar 12, 2015 - 1:04:54 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas -- It’s not often you find a property developer who willingly cuts density from plans, but the Ascot Grand Bahama project just got a serious pruning by its lead, Steve Bell.
has been in the works for over a year now but has only become public
knowledge last September. It is set upon a “barefoot elegance” theme
with a twist of health and well-being. Features like edible gardens, an
orchard and beachside yoga–meditation cabanas set Ascot outside of
typical condominium developments.
The most noticeable change is
the reduced number of towers that stretch across the more than 1000 feet
of prime oceanfront beach.
RBDF apprehend 9 foreign nationals off Grand Bahama Island
- Mar 11, 2015 - 7:04:01 PM
Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft, P 129, apprehended 9 foreign
nationals including 1 Bahamian, 1 Jamaican, 6 Dominicans, and 1
10 a.m. this morning off West End, Grand Bahama aboard an 18-foot vessel.
Defence Force vessel was alerted by Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) officials to a vessel in distress off West End. The 9 occupants
were found aboard the vessel by Defence Force marines and subsequently
taken into custody.
Women's rights activist to speak at Join Me on the Bridge in Grand Bahama
- Mar 6, 2015 - 12:19:58 PM
Join Me on the Bridge
Holds 6th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -- On March 8th, women and men from The
Bahamas, along with international visitors, will be joining together at the
Garden of the Groves to celebrate
International Women's Day.
Grand Bahama’s 6th annual International Women’s Day celebration,
“Join Me on the Bridge”, will be held on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the
Groves on Sunday,
March 8th 2015 at 3pm.
Economic Growth Underway in Grand Bahama, Says Darville
- Mar 6, 2015 - 2:49:10 AM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas -
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Thursday
said he thinks Grand Bahama will continue to see economic growth once
certain variables are in place.
Dr. Darville addressed
participants at the Grand Bahama Business Outlook held at the Grand
Lucayan, where the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Minister of Finance gave the keynote
Among those in attendance were: Senator the Hon.
Allyson Maynard Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs;
the Hon. Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Investment in the...
Join Me on the Bridge High School Essay and Art Competition
- Feb 25, 2015 - 8:00:59 PM
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -- Grand Bahama’s annual International
Women’s Day celebration,
Join Me on the Bridge, now in its sixth year,
annual high school essay and art competition in advance of its
event to be held 8th March 2015, at the Garden of the Groves.
This year’s theme is “INSPIRING WOMEN”.
“In the hopes of inspiring young women and men to celebrate
women’s achievements and explore and reflect on women’s rights and equality,
Join Me on the Bridge holds its annual essay and art competition for Grand
Bahama female and male high school students,” said Lynette McInnes, event
2015 Junior Achievement's Bahamajac Conference held in Grand Bahama
- Feb 22, 2015 - 6:46:06 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - The 2015 Junior
Achievement's Bahamajac Conference Held took place this past weekend, February 20th to
21st on Grand Bahama Island. The following are photos provided by Derek Caroll Photography.
Above are the speech finalists.
From left to right are Mr. Philip Simon,
Executive Director JA Bahamas, Mr. Raymond Winder, Chairman JA Bahamas
and JA Worldwide, Speech Winner Kristen Saunders of Grand Bahama;
Bobbeth Colebrook second place finish of New Providence and Bernette
Wright third place finish of the Berry Islands and Mr. Donald Glass,
Chairman of JA Grand Bahama.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Chosen by Crowley for 23-Vessel Dry Dock, Maintenance and Upgrade Agreement
- Feb 21, 2015 - 12:05:58 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – One of the largest
exclusive ship repair fleet agreements in Caribbean history, worth over
$10 Million dollars, has been signed between the Grand Bahama Shipyard
(GBS) and Crowley which will extend through 2017.
GBS, the ship
repair and refurbishment yard in Freeport has signed a ship repair fleet
agreement with Crowley Maritime Corporation for an extensive
maintenance program for twenty three (23) vessels over the next twelve
months. The agreement, worth more than $10 million dollars, will see GBS
dock and upgrade these vessels exclusively at the Shipyard...
PM Christie Opens New Insurance Brokerage in Grand Bahama
- Feb 21, 2015 - 11:01:32 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Prime Minister of
The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on Thursday commended
Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers Limited owners for opening a new
business in Freeport, despite the nay sayers.
The Prime Minister gave the keynote address during the office's official opening ceremony at their 25B West Mall Drive location.
congratulating Lawrence Palmer, Donald Ward and Deborah Knowles for
opening their new business, he said, "I want you know, you made the
right decision at the right time...
Chef Simeon Hall, Jr. to represent The Bahamas at COTW 2015 in Atlanta
- Feb 18, 2015 - 8:01:03 PM
Grand Bahama - Renaissance Chef Simeon Hall, Jr., will represent The Bahamas
when he travels to Atlanta, Georgia, for the National
Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Foundation’s
10th Annual Chefs of the
World: A Taste of Fame
event set for March 2, 2015.
showcases exquisite creations by top chefs and recognizes their extraordinary
culinary accomplishments. Proceeds from the event will support scholarship
programmes for students pursuing a degree in the fields of Hospitality or
The Next Evolution in Property Development
- Mar 23, 2015 - 3:25:07 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas --
Property development has changed significantly, especially in the last
15 years, with the formula of pre-construction offerings, high-energy
sales and big marketing budgets. Buyers clamour to get a piece of
property well before any real foundations are laid, suiting both
developers and their bankers perfectly, in fact property developers that
don’t proceed this way are often squeezed out of the market by rising
holding costs and a finance market that gets more demanding and
protective of its cash. In effect the old formula of “design, build,
sell” has now been flipped into “sell, design, build...”
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour Nominated as The Bahamas's Leading Resort 2015 Award
- Mar 23, 2015 - 3:12:39 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama Island (
March 23, 2015)
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour has been nominated in The
Bahamas's Leading Resort 2015 award category in the 2015 World Travel
Awards. The resort is one of only two resorts on Grand Bahama Island
nominated for this award and one of nine resorts total. The Wall Street
Journal is among the many media that have heralded WTA as “the Oscar’s
of the travel industry.”
Voting is underway until August 23rd, 2015: