NewCo delivers major progress update on Grand Bahama to meet mobile service launch date
- Aug 25, 2016 - 3:37:14 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - NewCo 2015 Limited (NewCo), recipient of the
nation's second licence for the provision of cellular and data services,
announced Wednesday that 20 of its 22 planned cell sites have been
fully constructed on Grand Bahama and are currently undergoing
commissioning and testing.
The company made the announcement
during a media update event held at a central residential area in the
heart of Freeport, where NewCo representatives gave members of the media
and key figures in Grand Bahama's business community a detailed
progress report on the construction of The Bahamas' newest mobile
Dr. Teo Cooper Appointed Dean of Students at The College of The Bahamas Northern Bahamas Campus
- Aug 18, 2016 - 2:51:22 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - Dr. Teo Cooper has been Appointed Dean of Students at
The College of The Bahamas Northern Bahamas Campus effective August 1,
2016 for a period of three years.
Dr. Cooper presently chairs the
Board of Directors of Rhema Preparatory Academy and the University of
The Bahamas Educational Research Conference Committee. He is a member of
the Board of Directors of the Bahamas Association of Science Educators,
a member of the National Science Teachers Association and is certified
by the Florida Department of Education (Educational Leadership, Biology)
and the Bahamas Ministry of Education...
Faith Fest – Expected to Attract Hundreds to Grand Bahama
- Aug 18, 2016 - 6:00:57 AM
PLANTATION, Florida - Grand Bahama
Island can expect to see a spike in visitors, October 27-29, 2016 as
hundreds converge at the beautiful Grand Lucayan Resort to attend Faith
Fest, a fun-filled weekend designed for spiritual immersion and physical
The event led by Bishop Henry Fernandez, Sr.
Pastor at the Faith Center in Florida, is a joint partnership with the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and its Religious Tourism Department.
Tourism, which is also commonly referred to as faith tourism, targets
people who travel individually or in groups to destinations for the
purpose of pilgrimage, missionary or for leisure fellowship. It is
estimated that some 40 million persons in this growing tourism sector,
spends approximately four billion dollars to visit places of worship,
missions and for the discovery of Christian culture.
PM Christie Announces Business Initiatives for Grand Bahama
- Aug 4, 2016 - 4:55:42 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said in the House
of Assembly, on August 3, 2016, that his Government’s recent review of the expiring tax concessions granted under
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) 1955 and related
matters had afforded his Government the opportunity -- after wide consultation
with the public, the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (“GBPA”), and
principal stakeholders -- to conclude arrangements aimed at strengthening and
expanding the economy of Grand Bahama.
"This extensive review,
the first of its kind in 60 years, and the negotiation of the far-reaching Memorandum of Understanding
represents the collective work of a bipartisan Review Committee, and a Cabinet
sub-committee, supported by a Bahamian technical team and consultants..."
(Photos) Eight Mile Rock Independence Gospel Concert
- Jul 12, 2016 - 12:30:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Former Chief Councillors were honoured from West
Grand Bahama during the country's 43rd Anniversary of Independence celebrations held on July 10th.
Honourees were: Calvis Bartlett, Raymond Pinder, Margrie Darvill, Lindy
Russell, and the acknowledgements were presented by Harcourt Brown & Brenda Colebrooke
(Photos) Bahamas Independence Celebrations in Freeport
- Jul 11, 2016 - 5:40:41 PM
Bahama – Residents throughout Grand Bahama dressed in traditional
Bahamian colours and assembled at the Independence Park in Freeport
Grand Bahama on Sunday, July 10th, 2016 to mark the 43rd Anniversary of Independence.
Hundreds showed up for the traditional Cultural Extravaganza, Flag
Raising Ceremony and the Ecumenical Service.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville took the
official salute and inspected the uniformed branches...
Grand Bahama Port Authority responds to Shuffel Hepburn
- Jul 3, 2016 - 3:44:47 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and The Grand Bahama
Utility Company Limited (GBU) wishes to respond to statements made by
Mr. Shuffel Hepburn, as a guest, on a radio talk show hosted by Mr
Wendall Jones on Wednesday, 29th June.
The public should be aware that Mr. Hepburn is prosecuting a lawsuit
against The Grand Bahama Utility Company before the Supreme Court in
which he has made certain allegations regarding the operation of the
Chesapeake Waste Water Treatment Plant. Mr Hepburn claims have been
comprehensively answered by GBU in the pending litigation...
Tornado causes damage at YMCA, Grand Bahama Island
- Jul 1, 2016 - 6:00:44 PM
Wayne Neely, Bahamas Met Office - It was reported by some residents in
Grand Bahama in the vicinity of YMCA late this afternoon that a tornado
touched down and did some damage to the property, bleachers and a
resident's home damaging her window and uprooting a tree. A severe
weather warning was issued for Freeport earlier this afternoon before
the tornado touched down.
It seems that for the last 2-3 years
these tornados have been occurring more frequently than the norm but
thank God no one was hurt as yet...In my years in the Met Service, this
is the most frequent they have been occurring...
Government’s Stem Cell Research Bill paying off for Grand Bahama
- Jun 30, 2016 - 12:34:58 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – The Bahamas has once again made a name for itself on
the world stage after hosting the first Regenera Global Conference in
Grand Bahama designed to define current and future trends in the field
of Regenerative Medicine.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Honourable Dr. Michael Darville expressed his firm belief that Grand
Bahama has the ability to attract scientists and medical professionals
to establish research institutions and medical centres that will fuel
growth in the island’s local economy through medical tourism...
Darville enthusiastic about The Fresh Start Programme
- Jun 30, 2016 - 11:48:48 AM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr.
Michael Darville praised The Fresh Start Class of 2016 for seizing the
opportunity afforded to them through the government programme and making
the most of it.
“I am proud of you. I am proud of what you have
accomplished; I’m proud of how this programme has given you confidence
and I’m proud of the future that is ahead of you because you made a
commitment for a fresh start,” he told the excited group...
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