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
Canadian proposes to longtime love at quaint Hanna Hill in Eight Mile Rock
- Feb 12, 2015 - 1:55:21 PM
EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama –The saying "It’s
Better In The Bahamas" is a fact according to Ontario, Canada, natives Kathleen
Russell and Michael Hanna, who got engaged and decided to buy a second home on
The two have been in a relationship for better than seven
on Tuesday made that first step towards marriage when Mike, as
he is affectionately called, got on his knees and placed an engagement ring on
Kathleen's finger at -- of all places -- a small, quaint, settlement called“Hanna
Hill,” in the town of Eight Mile Rock on Grand Bahama.
Eight Mile Rock is so called because of its eight miles of
solid rock along the Grand Bahama shoreline, comprising the largest town...
World Customs Organization IT Conference 2015 Set for Grand Bahama
- Feb 6, 2015 - 12:17:45 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– Grand Bahama Island will play host to a major International Customs
conclave in early May. The 2015 World Customs Organization IT Conference
and Exhibition is set for May 6th – 8th at Grand Lucayan Resort, and is
expected to attract hundreds of participants from around the world.
that announcement Thursday at the Ministry for Grand Bahama was the
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville.
He was accompanied by Eamonn Sheehy, Customs Consultant with the Ministry of Finance, William Poitier, Deputy Comptroller...
MV Grand Celebration Docks in Grand Style!
- Feb 6, 2015 - 8:15:53 AM
Bahama Island- Today marked a joyous occasion for thousands of avid
travelers that have for the greater part of three months been in sheer
anticipation of the return of one of Grand Bahama’s most enjoyable
cruise services operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines.
Grand Celebration sailed into the Freeport Harbor at 7:45am, bringing
with it some 1,083 passengers from the Port of Palm Beach. Executives
from the Ministry of Tourism were joined by representatives from Bahamas
Customs and Immigration and the Royal Bahamas Police Force to receive
the visitors in grand style...
6th annual "Join Me on the Bridge" Grand Bahama set for March 8th
- Jan 28, 2015 - 11:09:41 PM
Sunday, 8th March 2015 is International Women's Day - A Celebration of Women.
women and men in Grand Bahama Island for the 6th annual International
Women's Day celebration to be held on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the
Groves. Enjoy guest speakers, music, art and refreshments. Sign the
Women's Celebration Banner and join us "On the Bridge" in the beautiful
surroundings of the garden.
Meet the winners of our Grand Bahama High School Essay and Art Competition. Hear the winning essays and see the winning art.
Grand Bahama Agribusiness Expo 2015 Set for March 27 and 28
- Jan 28, 2015 - 3:24:22 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama
Agribusiness Expo 2015 was officially launched during a press
conference, Wednesday, by Ms. Brenda Colebrooke, administrator for West
Grand Bahama, at the Ministry for Local Government.
The Expo is scheduled for March 27th and 28th at the Goombay Park site, behind the International Bazaar.
to Ms. Colebrooke, "We are very excited about hosting this event given
the renewed interest the Government of The Bahamas..."
Captives Development Touted as a Core Factor in Financial Sector Development
- Jan 28, 2015 - 3:06:28 PM
Bahamas - BFSB CEO Aliya Allen points out that the experts “drill into
us that you can load the dice in favour of developing good strategies
by focusing on the core building blocks that often get overlooked.”
Accordingly, BFSB’s upcoming International Business & Finance Summit
(IBFS) will have several sessions devoted to the “Building Blocks:
Products & Services” considered critical to sustaining the financial
services sector. These include a focus on Wealth Management, Family
Offices, Investment Funds and...
Minister Darville Welcomes IDB Delegates to Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2015 - 6:39:56 PM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas
-- The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, officially
welcomed delegates attending the 4th Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Caribbean Governors Regional Meeting
Friday at the Grand Lucayan. Countries participating are: Barbados, Republic
of Guyana, Jamaica, Republic of Suriname, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and
Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed the official opening. Also in attendance were Minister of Tourism,
the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of State for Finance...
BORCO meets with Grand Bahama contractors to improve 2015 Business
- Feb 19, 2015 - 12:11:33 PM
Freeport, Bahamas –
Buckeye Bahamas (BORCO) met
with over 100 of their local and international contractors recently to review
their successes and improvements from 2014 and set the goals for the new year.
“We’ve been working with many of
these companies and their teams for years,” said Robert Gaffney, V. P.
International Operations. “Our goal today is to review our accomplishments,
explain our goals for 2015 and beyond, and most importantly remind our partners about
our new safety requirements, new VAT invoicing and our guidelines to meet both
local and US regulatory compliance...”
Freeport Container Port welcomes the Maersk Kotka 2M Alliance
- Feb 4, 2015 - 12:08:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Sunday,
1st February, 2015, the Freeport Container Port (FCP) welcomed the
Maersk Kotka, the first Maersk vessel as part of the 2M alliance to call
at Freeport since the announcement of the Vessel Sharing Agreement
(VSA) between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
The 10-year VSA involves the Asia – Europe, transatlantic and transpacific trades and began in early January...
Cross-Border Tax Enforcement Developments and Trends to be covered at Grand Bahama summit
- Feb 2, 2015 - 4:43:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – From
the perspective of both individuals and financial institutions, it is
important to understand how U.S. cross-border tax enforcement impacts
wealth planning. To date, the U.S. Department of Justice and the
Internal Revenue Service have largely focused their efforts on
Switzerland. That has begun to change. U.S. lawyers Daniel W. Levy of
McKool Smith and Steven L. Cantor of Cantor & Webb will be featured
speakers at BFSB’s upcoming International Business & Finance Summit,
discussing what new law enforcement efforts may be on the horizon and
how individuals and financial institutions can plan for the coming wave
Southern Gospel Group calls on Minister for Grand Bahama
- Feb 2, 2015 - 3:39:44 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- A delegation, headed by Betty Tiley of Southern Gospel Radio Network Cruise,
paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama
on Monday morning.
The group comprised of
100 delegates was in Grand Bahama for the day and, with the assistance of local
coordinator Derek Stubbs, held a concert in Port Lucaya that afternoon.
welcomed the group to the island and said he was sure they would enjoy their
Chairman of BAIC Visits the Minister for Grand Bahama
- Jan 30, 2015 - 2:47:24 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The
new executive chairman of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation, Deon Smith, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at the Ministry for Grand Bahama
on Thursday. Accompanying Mr. Smith was the executive team. This was
the first visit to Grand Bahama for the new chairman and during his
visit, he had a tour of the Arts and Crafts Centre and areas in East
Grand Bahama Sewage Leak in Chesapeake Subdivision Being Investigated
- Jan 26, 2015 - 8:41:35 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- An investigation has been launched into the reported leak of sewage
in the Chesapeake Subdivision, announced the Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during a press conference at the Ministry
for Grand Bahama on Monday.
"I read with great interest and
concern, the assertions made by Chesapeake Subdivision spokesman, Mr.
Shuffel Hepburn, regarding the seepage of raw waste around the sewerage
plant in that area, in The FREEPORT NEWS on Wednesday, January 21, 2015...
Tax Experts to Speak at Business & Finance Summit in Grand Bahama
- Jan 26, 2015 - 5:46:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas –
Navigating the Winds of Change is only one of several key themes of this
year’s International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS) being hosted
by the Bahamas Financial Services Board on Feb 6-7 at the Grand Lucayan
in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Under the primary theme of “Creating the New
Legacy”, the Summit will look at how international financial centres are
navigating the winds of change, ever in pursuit of the level playing
field, examine this jurisdiction’s building blocks for a new legacy, and
review how tradition can interweave with innovation for customized
The Session on “Tax & Information Exchange:
The Reform Agenda” will feature two international speakers: Mark
Bridges, Partner, Farrer & Co. (UK) and Jean-Philippe Krafft, Wealth
Planner, Pictet Group...
Is Grand Bahama the Next Offshore Hotspot?
- Jan 26, 2015 - 12:51:07 PM
There is a new “boom” beginning to emerge
from the almost cataclysmic collapse of the Caribbean property market back in
2007-2009. It appears the region, particularly the Bahamas, is experiencing
another chance at prosperity with the help of some very strong allies.
There has always been a strong attraction
to the region for its climate, beauty and absence of income and corporate
taxes, but like most tourist and lifestyle driven regions it suffered badly
when the world markets withdrew their cash to focus on pressing issues at home.
The dynamic Caribbean economy was “left holding the bag” on new and proposed tourist
driven and infrastructure projects...