AML Stores Designated Hurricane Collection Sites for Grand Bahama Red Cross
- Oct 8, 2015 - 3:08:15 PM
Grand Bahama residents now have a
convenient way to donate to Hurricane Joaquin relieve efforts thanks to a partnership
with AML Foods Ltd and the Grand Bahama Red Cross.
Solomon’s Freeport on Queen’s
Highway, Solomon’s Lucaya in the Seahorse Plaza and Cost Right Freeport now
serve as collection sites for the non-profit organization as they seek to
provide assistance to islands in the southern Bahamas.
“As a corporate citizen, we are
committed to assisting in whatever way we can to bring aid to those impacted by
Hurricane Joaquin. Shortly after the storm, we reached out to the Grand Bahama
Red Cross and agreed..."
Freeport Office of the Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Opens
- Oct 7, 2015 - 3:22:33 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The work of cooperatives in Grand Bahama
received high praise from Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, during the official opening of the Freeport Office of
the Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union on Friday.
Minister Darville brought remarks on behalf of the Hon. Michael
Halkitis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, who was called
away to attend to matters concerning the effects of Hurricane Joaquin in
the Central and Southeast Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Minister on Hurricane Relief for the Central & Southern Bahamas Islands
- Oct 5, 2015 - 11:22:23 PM
Today, I have with me a team of government and non-government
officials, comprised of a working committee, who will aid in the
hurricane relief efforts on Grand Bahama Island, for those islands in
the Central and Southern Bahamas that were affected by Hurricane
This committee, spearheaded by the Ministry for Grand Bahama
in conjunction with NEMA, The Departments of Urban Renewal and Social
Services, The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, The Grand Bahama Christian
Council, registered non-profit organizations including The Red Cross,
Salvation Army and 700 Partners, represents a unified force and
coordinated effort to assist our brothers and sisters in the family
islands who have been affected by this devastating storm...
Grand Bahama Power Co. Closed Today 12:30pm
- Oct 2, 2015 - 1:13:29 PM
Grand Bahama Power Company is working diligently to prepare for the
oncoming storm, Joaquin is presently a category 4 Hurricane and
continues to linger over the central and Bahamas.
Power Company continues to track the progress of Hurricane Joaquin and
pay close attention to all weather advisories. We have activated our
Emergency Service Restoration Plan as well as our Emergency Response
Team which will enable us to prepare and respond safely and efficiently...
TEDxGrandBahama talks now viewable online
- Sep 18, 2015 - 3:54:37 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - On August 08,
2015, TEDxGrandBahama returned for its second year and featured four
young Bahamian speakers who used their experiences to bring
different perspectives on the event’s theme of “Furthering Bahamian
Following the talks, the audience engaged with the
speakers during a moderated panel discussion, at which time they were
able to explore further the ideas put forth by the presenters and even
share their own ideas...
Grand Bahama Boys Youth Soccer League starts Sept. 19
- Sep 18, 2015 - 2:49:43 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Players, parents and coaches will
all receive a boost this weekend when the Freeport Rugby Football Club
expands its successful soccer programme to offer for the first time a
BOYS YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.
The Youth Programme has run for over
thirteen years on the island and, as well as helping promote the
game, has helped countless boys obtain overseas college scholarships,
receive national recognition and even play professional soccer in
(Audio) Coalition of Concerned Citizens campaign for electricity& fuel rate reduction in proportion to decrease in cost of oil
- Sep 11, 2015 - 2:43:52 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - (Statement) Two years ago the Coalition of
Concerned Citizens launched the Lower the Cost of Power Campaign on
September 16, 2013 on the grounds of the closed Fenestration Glass
Company, a company that closed its doors due to the high cost of
electricity. The high electricity rate is still an hurdle for the
operation of business on Grand Bahama Island. Thousands of people still
live in darkness and businesses continue to close. In recent months
businesses like the International Sewing Center which is a business that
was in existence for more than 40 years has closed. Animale, another
very popular clothing store in Port Lucaya also recently closed. Many
businesses continue to scale back operations and potential investors are
turned away from Grand Bahama due to excessive electricity cost. ENOUGH
100% Bahamian Owned Venture to Make its Mark in GB’s Tourism Sector
- Sep 10, 2015 - 10:41:15 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - “I am impressed by the diversity of the Arawak
Adventures Group; they have created a partnership, not only as a team of
talented individuals, but as investors as well,” shared Ian Rolle,
President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) as he
congratulated stakeholders of the Arawak Adventures Group on the ground
breaking of Bahamas ZIP this past weekend.
“As we can see, the
result is a $1.4M tourism product which lends support to an important
market need, the creation of employment opportunities for locals, and a
catalyst for substantial ‘spin-off’ opportunities for likeminded
visionaries,” he stated...
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires and USS Roosevelt Host Reception on Grand Bahama
- Sep 9, 2015 - 3:05:56 PM
On Friday, September 4th, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson in
partnership with USS Roosevelt and the United States Northern Command
(USNORTHCOM) hosted an evening reception onboard the USS Roosevelt at
the Freeport Harbour. More than 200 invited guests included a
cross-section of the Grand Bahama community representing central and
local government, education, the business community and law enforcement.
Among the officials on hand for the event were Commander, USS
Roosevelt, Jason Reller, Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville
and former Bahamas Ambassador to the United States C.A. Smith...
USS Roosevelt’s visit, a reminder of US-Bahamas' strong, deep bilateral partnership
- Sep 8, 2015 - 10:15:57 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama The following are remarks by Charge
d’Affaires Lisa Johnson delivered at the USS Roosevelt Reception in Freeport Harbour on Friday, September 4, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. It is a pleasure to be back in Freeport among
so many friends of the United States. It
is also wonderful to welcome the U.S. Navy back to Freeport. I hope that you will join me in giving
Commander Jason Reller and the men and women of the USS Roosevelt a warm
Bahamian welcome to Freeport and Grand Bahama Island. Commander Reller, thanks to you and your crew
for hosting us here this evening...
"Hawksbill Creek Agreement area reduced to original 50k acres," says Davies Associates report
- Sep 4, 2015 - 4:54:54 PM
Davies Associates Ltd, (DAL), a Freeport based Project
Management consultancy, recently commissioned a
study into the economic development of Grand Bahama Island with the
objective of replacing unproductive criticism of the general climate of
inactivity with new initiatives.
DAL has already proposed the development of
Freeport’s Grand Bahama International Airport to establish a regional hub and
has now released its conclusion that the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) must
be reformed as a precursor to further economic development...
Maritime industry of Grand Bahama sees milestone
- Sep 4, 2015 - 2:24:16 PM
Grand Bahama Island - On September 9, 2015, the management of Svitzer
Corporation will hold an official commissioning ceremony for two new
tugboats: the Svitzer Yuma and the Svitzer Freeport. A third tugboat,
the Svitzer Hanne, has recently been refurbished.
will be taking place from 10am to noon at the Freeport Harbor, Berth 6
and 7. A cocktail reception will take place immediately after the
christening of the tugboats...
Work on Grand Bahama's $6.2M Fire Station Progressing Well
- Aug 31, 2015 - 6:28:13 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Work is progressing well on Grand Bahama’s new $6.2 million Fire Station.
on the facility began shortly after the Government of The Bahamas
entered into a contract with Patrick McDonald Construction Company on
July 28, 2015.
The new station is being constructed on three acres of land on Settlers Way, near Sergeant Major Drive and Fairfield East...
Western Air Set to Unveil State of the Art Terminal in Grand Bahama
- Aug 31, 2015 - 4:00:01 PM
Grand Bahama, Bahamas – Western Air, the largest one hundred percent
Bahamian owned and operated airline in The Bahamas, will open its six
million dollar, state- of- the- art terminal on Saturday. The Passenger
Terminal, Maintenance Hangar and Corporate Offices will officially open
at Grand Bahama International Airport this Saturday, September 5th, 2015
with a public invite to all.
Once the new terminal opens, all
Western Air flights arriving and departing to and from Freeport will
operate from the fully equipped facility. The company’s latest terminal
is a larger version of its headquarters in San Andros, and the company
expects this new terminal will push the envelope in Bahamian travel
offering its passengers more comfort, convenience, safety and luxury...
Grand Bahama Power Co. "committed to transparency," says McDonald
- Aug 31, 2015 - 1:22:32 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas – (Statement) As part of the Regulatory Framework
established with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) in 2012, the Grand
Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has provided a submission for GBPA’s review.
The Framework, the first of its kind in the Bahamas,
set out electricity rates for 2013 to 2015 which resulted in no increase to
customers’ all-in costs for the period.
It is clear to us that the GBPA has been building
their regulatory knowledge over the past several years through the use of...
Grand Bahama road closures for Military Funeral of Sir Albert Joel Miller
- Aug 27, 2015 - 5:23:34 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Full Military Funeral Service for the late Sir
Albert Joel Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Retired), which will
be held at the Pro Cathedral of Christ the King Church in Grand Bahama
on Saturday, August 29th.
As a result a funeral procession of
police officers will leave Police Headquarters travelling south on the
Mall Drive to Pioneers Way, continuing east on Pioneers Way to the
Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King Church.
Grand Bahama Residents Prepare for Hurricane Erika
- Aug 27, 2015 - 4:34:16 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Hurricane Committee, headed by
the Administrator for the City of Freeport, Mr. Charles King, and Ms.
Tammy Mitchell are in full operational mode.
held a press conference on Thursday at his office in the National
Insurance Complex, Freeport, to give an update on the impending threat
of Hurricane Erika to Grand Bahama Island.
That press conference
was attended by all stakeholders, including senior officials from the
Defence Force, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Department of
Social Services, Ministry of Education...
Grand Bahama Port Authority affirms GBPA regulatory compliance
- Aug 26, 2015 - 4:34:07 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Port Authority, along with their regulatory
expert consultant have been working on GBPC’s rate filing over the last
number of months. The Regulatory Framework, agreed to in January 2013,
requires GBPC to submit a full rate case to the regulator (GBPA) in 2015
in order to apply for rates for 2016-2019. As in other regulated
businesses, the Power Company has had to submit a number of studies and
statistics in order to justify any change in rates. These included a
Cost of Service Study (which determines the actual cost to serve various
classes of customers), a depreciation study, service level information
and detailed financials laying out the operating costs and the
justification for them...
Sir Albert Miller dies at 89
- Aug 18, 2015 - 9:08:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama –
at the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies extend our
heartfelt condolences to Lady Laurie Miller and the entire Miller
family, on the passing of Sir Albert J. Miller,
KCMG former Co-Chairman, former President, former Chief Executive
Officer and sitting Director of the Board for The Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Port Group Limited.
The passing of Sir Albert is a great loss not only for our company but also for our community. In his public life, Sir Albert
was a leader in the industry. In his private life, he cherished his family and in turn he was cherished by them...