Government continues major infrastructural projects in Grand Bahama
- Jun 30, 2016 - 10:33:08 AM
GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas – Investing in the welfare of future generations,
Government signed a $4.8 million contract for the construction of a
seawall in Smith’s Point to safeguard against further coastal erosion.
project is one of several underway as part of the government’s
revitalization of Grand Bahama, which also include a state-of-the art
Fire Station and a new causeway to replace the Fishing Hole Road.
that 25 years is a long time for residents of Smith’s Point to have
waited for a seawall, the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Perry Christie
said the decision to build one now would prove to be the best one for
future generations, 40 years from now...
PM Christie and DPM Davis tour Fishing Hole Road work in Grand Bahama
- Jun 27, 2016 - 5:35:40 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Six months following the signing of the $6.5
million contract for the new causeway to replace Fishing Hole Road,
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the
Hon. Philip Davis toured the work site, Friday, June 24, 2016.
for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville and the Hon. Arnold
Forbes Minister, of State for the Ministry of Works and Urban
Development accompanied them on the tour after they participated in the
ground breaking ceremony and contract signing for the Smith’s Point
$4.8 million contract for a Sea Wall in Smith’s Point, Grand Bahama signed
- Jun 24, 2016 - 11:34:32 PM
SMITH’S POINT, Grand Bahama - A $4.8 million contract for a Sea Wall in
Smith’s Point was signed between the Ministry of Works and Urban
Development and Smith’s Construction Company, Friday, June 24, 2016.
the ceremony Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban
Development, the Hon. Philip Davis said residents of Grand Bahama, like
the rest of The Bahamas, are well aware that coastal living has its
beauties as well as its challenges.
“For many years, the entire
southern shoreline along Smith’s Point has experienced progressive
erosion as a consequence of storms and sea surges..."
Applications for Grand Bahama Summer Youth Employment Program Available Monday, June 20
- Jun 16, 2016 - 1:03:20 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This will serve as a general announcement for the Bahamas Government Summer Youth Program 2016.
of applications for the Ministry for Grand Bahama’s SYEP will commence
on Monday June 20th, 2016, in the Training Room, located on the ground
floor of the C A Smith Government Complex; from 9:00 am –3:00pm only.
The deadline for return of applications is Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama...
Alpitour World Returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Jun 11, 2016 - 10:35:01 AM
“New Direct Service from Milan, Italy”
Bahama – On Thursday, June 9th, 2016 the Island of Grand Bahama rolled
out the red carpet to welcome passengers on board the Neos Airline 767 -
300ER inaugural flight, operated by Alpitour World.
returns to the destination after four years, providing direct charter
flights from Milan, Italy to Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The program, which began on June 9th, will run until August 18th bringing 100 passengers to the island weekly...
New Charter from Italy to Grand Bahama Arrives
- Jun 10, 2016 - 12:44:34 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- A new charter made its inaugural flight
from Italy to Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
The Boeing 767-300ER Alpitour flight will provide direct service to the island from Milan until September 1, 2016.
Ministry of Tourism officials and industry partners greeted the 80 passengers on the inaugural trip...
GBPA / Grand Bahama Chamber partnership sparks Interest from Houston investors
- Jun 4, 2016 - 9:38:47 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Delegation members of the Greater Houston Black "Chamber of Commerce (GHBCC) began arriving on island on Saturday past,
to further discussions regarding investment interests in Freeport.
This visit comes on the heels of a recent Trade Mission to Houston
comprised of executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), back in early
“GBPA is delighted to co-host this visit by the GHBCC to Grand Bahama, in partnership with the GBCC,” commented President Rolle....
Phase I of Holmes Rock Potable Water Project nearing completion
- Jun 2, 2016 - 1:24:33 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr.
Michael Darville announced Monday that Phase I of the West Grand Bahama
Potable Water Project for the Holmes Rock community is nearing
The undertaking, which involves the Ministry for
Grand Bahama, Member for Parliament for West Grand Bahama Obie
Wilchcombe, Urban Renewal, Ministry of Works, the Water and Sewage
Department and the Grand Bahama Utility Company, began in Section C and
comprises of three phases...
Grand Bahama’s newest family entertainment park attraction nearing completion
- Jun 1, 2016 - 11:10:03 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – A Blessing of the Grounds Ceremony was held on
Sunday, May 29, for Grand Bahama’s newest family entertainment park
attraction, Pirate’s Cove, at Taino Beach West. Conducting the ceremony
were Archdeacon Harry Bain and Bishop Kermit Saunders.
attendance was Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who
commended the pooling of resources by the investors to create the $1.4
Sunwing Makes Inaugural Flight From Houston
- May 27, 2016 - 4:15:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama –Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, was on hand on Friday, May 27, to welcome some 189 visitors on
the Sunwing inaugural flight to Grand Bahama from Houston, Texas.
by Senator Tanesha Tynes, and officials of the Ministry of Tourism, the
Minister greeted the guests as they disembarked from Sunwing.
Darville thanked Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe and the
staff of the Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama for the summer
programme which is expected to bring flights to the island from eight US
Freeport Primary School Receives a $25K Fully Equipped
- May 26, 2016 - 4:05:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas – The Minister of Education, Science and
Technology, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald accompanied executives from
Mission Educate Bahamas and Scotiabank Bahamas to officially open the
TuneIn To Reading (TIR) computer lab at the Freeport Primary School in
A public-private partnership (PPP) between the
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and Mission
Educate Bahamas along with scores of corporate partners has resulted in
the expansion of computer labs in public primary school throughout the
BAMSI executives meet with school officials in Grand Bahama
- May 22, 2016 - 11:06:11 AM
Freeport, BAHAMAS, May 20, 2016 – Nearly 30 principals, vice principals,
guidance counselors and agriculture and marine teachers heard
first-hand on Thursday of the curriculum at the Bahamas Agriculture
& Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) and the sobering statistics about
the country’s present agricultural state.
BAMSI President Dr.
Godfrey Eneas headed a delegation to Grand Bahama and met with public
and private school officials at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre Thursday
morning to discuss why a programme like BAMSI is necessary and how high
school graduates can benefit from it...
New Study Launched at Rand Memorial Hospital to Improve Patient Care
- May 20, 2016 - 4:17:08 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- A new eight-week study has been launched at
the Rand Memorial Hospital to examine the entire patient care system and
develop means of its improvement, said Public Hospitals Authority
Consultant Dr. Desiree Cox during a press conference on Thursday at the
Dr. Cox said the programme is designed so that information
on patient care will be followed from the moment of admission, through
duration of stay, and until discharge. It will be a comprehensive study
requesting that patients fill out Satisfaction Forms enabling collected
data to indicate the level of patient satisfaction. She added that it is
research in which people who are on the front line are actually engaged
in the creation of their system...
Regenera Global Stem cell therapies conference coming to Grand Bahama
- May 20, 2016 - 3:07:01 PM
The Regenera Global conference is coming to
Freeport and will take place at the Grand Lucayan Resort from June
23-25, 2016. Grand Bahama based cell therapy facility, Okyanos has
announced they are platinum sponsors of the event and will be hosting a
Cell Therapy Surgical Center Tour and Networking Reception event as part
of the conference agenda.
Regenerative Medicine 2.0: Redefining the Practice
the conference will bring together scientists, clinicians, patients,
medical device manufacturers and industry stakeholders in the field of
stem cell-based therapies to discuss the transition of evidence-based
science to accessible treatments in a clinical setting. Keynote speakers
will include Doris Taylor, PhD, Director of Regenerative Medicine
Research at Texas Heart Institute; as well as Leslie Miller, MD,
Director of Heart Failure and Stem Cell Research at Baycare Health...
Fort Pierce Mayor Hudson Heads Delegation to Grand Bahama
- May 16, 2016 - 6:52:36 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Linda Hudson, Mayor of Fort Pierce, Florida,
paid a courtesy call on Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville
on Friday, May 13, 2016, during a two-day visit to the island. Mayor
Hudson and her delegation arrived on Thursday.
thanked Mayor Hudson for coming to Grand Bahama while highlighting the
great relationship The Bahamas has with South Florida and the fact that
about 200,000 Bahamians visit South Florida’s shores annually...
Minister Darville encourages new apprentices at GB Shipyard
- May 15, 2016 - 4:33:14 AM
Freeport, BAHAMAS – Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville on
Friday congratulated the newest employees and trainees of the Grand
Bahama Shipyard Job Training Program.
The minister told the 49
males and one female that there has long been the cry by the industrial
sector and local community to give trained Bahamians opportunities and
he pointed out that Prime Minister Perry Christie established the
Ministry for Grand Bahama and appointed him minister to give focused
attention to the needs of the island and the people...
Ft. Pierce Mayor Hudson heads a delegation to Grand Bahama
- May 14, 2016 - 2:12:00 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS - Mayor of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Linda Hudson paid a
courtesy call on Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville Friday
during a two-day visit to the island.
Mayor Hudson and her delegation arrived on Thursday.
Minister Darville thanked Mayor Hudson for coming to Grand Bahama while
highlighting the great relationship The Bahamas has with South Florida
and the fact about 200,000 Bahamians visit South Florida’s shores
Social Services’ Disability Affairs and Senior Citizens Divisions Opened in Grand Bahama
- May 13, 2016 - 8:09:44 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Disability Affairs and Senior Citizens
Divisions of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development
was officially opened on Friday, May 13, by the Minister responsible,
the Hon. Melanie Griffin.
The Minister said: "The United Nations
Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities is an international
treaty, intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with
disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect
and ensure the full employment of human rights by persons with
disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law. The
Bahamas became a signatory to the Convention in 2013, and ratified it
in 2015. This means that The Bahamas is legally bound by the principles
of the Convention to protect and promote the rights of persons with
GBPA & Chamber Partner For Houston Trade Mission
- May 13, 2016 - 7:44:56 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama businesses now have an ally in the city
of Houston, Texas, as executives of Greater Houston Black Chamber of
Commerce (GHBCC), The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and
the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), forged a partnership of
collaboration and trade between the two.
This past week, GBCC President Kevin Seymour, Derek Newbold, GBPA Sr.
Manager of Business Development and Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) and Mr.
K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Member of
Parliament for East Grand Bahama, and past GBCC President, traveled to
Houston for a trade mission hosted and organized by GBHCC executive
board and presiding Chairman, Courtney Johnson-Rose...
Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute to be Established in Grand Bahama
- May 12, 2016 - 2:03:37 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science
Institute (BAMSI) will be established in Grand Bahama, said Minister
responsible, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray during a press conference at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama on Thursday.
Started in Andros as the
brainchild of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Minister
Gray said BAMSI is not Andros-centric and will be a school of
Agriculture and Marine Science for the country.
"We want to go into all the places in The Bahamas where we find Agriculture and Marine Science in any form...