Actress and gospel artist Judy Peterson visits Grand Bahama
- Feb 16, 2017 - 11:53:22 AM
On Thursday, February 9th, 2017, actress and recording artist Judy
Peterson visited Grand Bahama Island to host a “Shine Bright” seminar
with students at both the Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy and the
St. George’s High School in anticipation of launching a Bahamas chapter
of her US based mentorship program for young women.
As a gospel
recording artist, Judy’s musical gift has given her the title of
Psalmist, under which she ministers through song to congregations
throughout the United States and abroad...
USA Bahamas Tourist Office Sales Team Visits Grand Bahama
- Feb 14, 2017 - 4:48:48 PM
The Grand Bahama Tourist Office, in partnership with the Grand Bahama
Island Tourism Board, recently hosted the USA Bahamas Tourist Office
(BTO) Senior Sales Team to a three-day familiarization trip of Grand
As a part of the team’s core focus coming on the
heels of the CHTA Marketplace, Ministry of Tourism Area Managers from
Plantation, FLA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Washington DC and New
York, NY participated in extensive site inspections of hotel properties
and attractions including, Bell Channel Inn, Island Seas Resort, Ocean
Reef Resort, Castaways Resort & Suites, Flamingo Bay Hotel, Taino
Beach Resort, Grand Lucayan’s Lighthouse Pointe, Pelican Bay Hotel, Old
Bahama Bay Resort, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach and The Bahamian Brewery...
Bahamian Brewery Announces $2 Million Expansion in Grand Bahama
- Feb 10, 2017 - 10:26:45 AM
While some companies and local residents are still in a recovery mode
from the recent passing of Hurricane Matthew, Bahamian Brewery and
Beverage Company Limited is expressing confidence in the economic
climate of Grand Bahama by announcing a $2 million expansion.
president, James “Jimmy” Sands made the official announcement during a
press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Monday evening,
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville said he was delighted with the news and in fact pointed out
that construction is well underway for the additional storage facility
at the Queen’s Highway-based plant...
Bahamas Religious Tourism Boasts of a Spirited Start to 2017
- Feb 8, 2017 - 4:15:05 PM
The conclusion of the 77th Session of the Bahamas Conference of the AME
11th Episcopal District (comprising Florida and The Bahamas) yielded a
fruitful experience for the international and local parishioners who
gathered on Grand Bahama Island for a time of prayer, praise,
proclamation and prophetic engagement, February 1st- 4th, 2017.
four-day event was a spirited start to the 2017 Religious Tourism
series of events, according to Debbie Huyler, Manager for Religious
Huyler shared that the response of the guests to the
Ministry of Tourism’s welcome reception on the opening night of the
conference inspired visiting Bishop Michael Mitchell to inquire about
bringing his conference from Arkansas to Grand Bahama.
Grand Bahama School Teams Given Volleyball Jerseys
- Feb 8, 2017 - 11:09:57 AM
Freeport Restaurant Company Ltd. donated team jerseys to four
volleyball teams at the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Monday, February 6,
The presentation was made for the senior boys and girls of
Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy, Eight Mile Rock High girls, and
Jack Hayward High boys. These teams were the winners of the Grand Bahama
Secondary Schools Athletic Association Championships in December.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville noted that
"Grand Bahama is a leader when it comes to developing and producing the
most skilled and talented individuals in the area of sports..."
77th Session of The Bahamas Conference coming to Grand Bahama Island
- Feb 7, 2017 - 2:04:09 PM
On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 a press conference was held to announce
the 77th Session of The Bahamas Conference of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, February 1st – 4th,
The conference, which has been held several times in New
Providence, is a first for the Island of Grand Bahama, which is home to
Cummings Young Temple, host church and just one of the many AME churches
throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas...
GBPA Small Business Fair a Big Success
- Feb 7, 2017 - 1:54:30 PM
Local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs were challenged to take
their businesses and ideas to the next level, during a Small Business
Fair and Training Workshop, hosted by The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited (GBPA) and the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau
(IGBSBB), last Thursday, 26th January at the Pelican Bay Resort.
1-day event featured a platform of dynamic presenters, addressing
issues vital to the start-up, growth and innovation stages of business.
Topics included ‘Crowdfunding – An Alternative Method of Raising Capital
– presented by Indiegogo; ‘Crafting Successful sales and marketing
strategies – presented by VKR Insights’, and ‘smart banking for small
and medium enterprises (SME) – presented by Scotiabank.
Phase One of East Grand Bahama Potable Water Project Completed
- Feb 6, 2017 - 7:13:00 PM
Following a brief ceremony, residents of East Grand Bahama saw their
dream of receiving potable water move a step closer, as Minister for
Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville officially turned over the
completed Phase One of the East Grand Bahama Potable Water Project to
the Grand Bahama Utility Company.
The ceremony took place on
Monday morning, February 6, 2017 at the Park in the Administrator’s
Complex in High Rock, Grand Bahama.
According to Dr. Darville,
the handing over ceremony moved East End residents one step closer to
eradicating a problem many of them faced for close to 50 years...
Sunwing vacates Memories Grand Bahama
- Feb 3, 2017 - 4:13:52 PM
In 2013, the Sunwing Travel Group forged a partnership with the
Government of The Bahamas and in 2014 began to operate the Memories
Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort on Grand Bahama Island.
Concurrently with Sunwing’s opening of the Memories Resort, Sunwing
began weekly flight service from eight cities in Canada and daily
flights from a variety of U.S. cities in the ensuing summer. The opening
of the 492-room Resort coupled with Sunwing’s tour operator and airlift
support, led to the revitalization of the Grand Bahama tourist economy,
over 100,000 incremental tourists annually arriving on new flying
programs from Canada and the Eastern United States, the creation of over
1500 jobs on the Island, and an annual economic contribution exceeding
US $140 Million...
Crazy Love 2 comes to the Regency Theatre Feb 3-5
- Feb 3, 2017 - 11:42:58 AM
Grand Bahama, it’s going to get two times the crazy soon. Out of the
Ashes Entertainment is about to roll out another dose of high-drama,
scandalicious laughter with Crazy Love 2 at the Regency Theatre on
February 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Last year, the original production,
Crazy Love, stole the audience’s hearts with seven sold-out performances
and one encore show in Grand Bahama and another six in New Providence...
Stingray Feeding Added to Bahamas Sustainable Tourism Product
- Feb 2, 2017 - 8:44:05 PM
If you’re thinking about experiencing an
aquatic adventure like none other, then West End Ecology Tours’
Stingray Feeding Experience is the perfect activity for you!
tour is a new addition to the sustainable tourism product offering that
is unique to Grand Bahama. It is operated by proprietors Keith and Linda
Cooper who are residents of West End...
25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama
- Jan 31, 2017 - 9:49:37 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded a new
initiative that recently produced 25 Trained Clinical Nurses, graduates
of a program that is the collaboration of the Public Hospitals
Authority, the University of The Bahamas and the Ministry for Grand
Bahama. He gave the keynote address at a church service on Sunday,
January 29, 2017 at New Destiny Kingdom Center in their honour.
The Minister mentioned that he had not long ago announced that a Trained
Clinical Nursing Program would be implemented in Grand Bahama...
Minister Darville Re-Emphasizes the Importance of Buckeye Bahamas to Grand Bahama Economy
- Jan 28, 2017 - 4:03:01 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville stated the
Buckeye Bahamas Hub serves as a leading hub in the Caribbean region and
the largest petroleum products terminal in the Western Hemisphere;
playing a very important and vital role in the Grand Bahamian and global
The Minister’s remarks, which were read by Senator
Tanisha Tynes, came during the dedication and renaming ceremony of
Buckeye Bahamas Hub’s fire trucks, January 27, 2017 at Buckeye Bahamas.
event was not just to present the company’s new fleet of firefighting
equipment, but to name one of the trucks in honor of a former employee...
Youth Asked to Take Advantage of Grand Bahama Industrial, Technical and Maritime Career Fair
- Jan 20, 2017 - 2:53:21 PM
Young people in Grand Bahama were encouraged by Senior Undersecretary of
the Ministry for Grand Bahama, Harcourt Brown, to take full advantage
of the opportunity presented to them during the 4th Grand Bahama
Industrial, Technical and Maritime Career Fair.
remarks came during the press conference to announce the event on
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Our Lucaya, where the Career Fair was held
He said, "We live in a world where today, ILO
statistics indicate that youth unemployment throughout, across the board
in many countries, double that of the regular unemployment statistics...
New Automated License System to Begin February 6 on Grand Bahama
- Jan 20, 2017 - 12:53:09 PM
Learning experiences from the roll out of the
new licensing system in Nassau should help to make the transition in
Grand Bahama that much smoother.
Controller of the Road Traffic
Department Ross Smith was in Grand Bahama, January 19, 2017 to announce
the date for the new system to be up and running in the Second City.
learned a lot in Nassau and so we are taking what we learned there – in
terms of getting out the kinks – and we should have a smooth roll out
here in Grand Bahama,” Smith told the media, during a press conference
at the Ministry for Grand Bahama...
Grand Celebration Cruise Returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Jan 20, 2017 - 11:03:32 AM
On Saturday, January 14th, 2017,
Paradise Cruise Lines’ Grand Celebration vessel returned to Grand Bahama
Island after a three-month diversion to Bimini, due to Hurricane
As a special welcome to the visitors who travelled
aboard the vessel, Ministry of Tourism representatives and industry
partners gathered at the Freeport Harbour to offer guests a warm
greeting, to the tune of a live Junkanoo performance...
Minister Darville Says Crime is Down in Grand Bahama
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:02:07 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville said that it has been confirmed by Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour that crime is down by 49 percent
since September 2016 in Grand Bahama.
“And just last week, as
reported by Commissioner Greenslade, serious crime has been reduced
nationwide, the largest year-to-year drop since 2004,” Minister Darville
Dates announced for 2017 Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp
- Jan 12, 2017 - 5:09:48 PM
The Freeport Rugby Football Club in Grand Bahama has
announced the dates for the Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp. The annual
kids favourite will be held on June 19 to June 23, 2017.
"The club is very conscious of the devastating effect Hurricane Matthew
had on our community and so we have decided to slash the price from $175
to $100 per camper," said a press statement issued by the club
president, Rob Speller. "Please look at this as
a minimum donation
the club remains very reliant on funds raised from this event to
maintain the clubhouse and pitches so they are available year-round at a
minimum cost to our junior and senior members..."
$250,000 Worth of Hurricane Relief Supplies Donated to The Bahamas
- Jan 9, 2017 - 12:28:08 PM
Thanks to a partnership between the Pathfinders
Task Force and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a
quarter of a million dollars worth of supplies (including food) have
been donated to The Bahamas as a part of ongoing relief efforts
following the passing of Hurricane Matthew.
A great portion of the donations was delivered to Grand Bahama.
for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Friday, January 6,
2017 said that the supplies donated will go a long way for Grand Bahama
residents, many of whom are still in need of such supplies, particularly
Miss Grand Bahama to head to Colombia on January 1st
- Dec 23, 2016 - 1:40:24 PM
Miss Grand Bahama Tiasha Lewis will leave for Manizales Colombia January
1st, 2017 to compete in 46th Miss International Coffee Beauty Contest.
Tiasha will be in Colombia for one week competing with 30 or more
beautiful young women from around the world in this prestigious event.
The Beauty Contest has a long tradition in Colombian festivals and is
known for its national and international significance and importance,
held annually under the tradition Manizales Fair declared Cultural
Heritage of the Nation