Groundbreaking for New Grand Bahama Fire Station Held
- Jul 30, 2015 - 1:41:47 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – During the
historic Cabinet Meeting visit to Freeport, on Tuesday, July 28, Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Cabinet Ministers led the
ground breaking ceremony for the $6.5 million state of the art fire
station to be built on Settler’s Way in Freeport...
Hawksbill Creek Agreement Given Six-Month Extension for Further Analysis
- Jul 24, 2015 - 12:27:51 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas --In a communication to the House of Assembly on
Wednesday, Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie
said the Hawksbill Creek Agreement will be extended by six months.
Hawksbill Creek Grand Bahama (Deep Water Harbour and Industrial Area)
(Extension of Tax Exemption Period) Act, 1993 is set to expire on August
He said, "In the interests of clarity, the tax
concessions are available to licencees in the Port Area of Grand Bahama –
better known as Freeport, and include the following...
Freeport company suggests GBI needs hub airport
- Jul 24, 2015 - 11:51:26 AM
In June 2015 Davies Associates Ltd., (DAL) the
Freeport based development advisory and project Management Company announced
that it had commissioned a study into the economic development of Grand Bahama
Andrew Davies, president of DAL said:
“Our investment in the study coincided with the government’s
investigation of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) and in May we presented
some preliminary findings to the committee. We were encouraged by the positive
approach taken by the committee in trying to find a way to stimulate the GBI
GBPA on Hawksbill Creek Agreement six month extension
- Jul 23, 2015 - 4:36:43 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas – The
Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and its licencees are most
appreciative of the decision of the Government to extend those
concessions of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement which are due to expire on August 4, 2015 for a further six months.
asserted on behalf of its licensees that removal of the uncertainty
concerning the Government’s position on the expiring concession is vital
to collective efforts
to attract new investors and the expansion plans of existing investors
in the Port Area.
Grand Bahama Backyard Farmer Seminar: Farming Towards a Healthier Bahamas
- Jul 22, 2015 - 6:22:10 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama Backyard Farmers is planning a
seminar on July 25th to talk to farmers about farming in Grand Bahama
what can be grown, and hydroponics.
Grand Bahama Backyard Farmers is a
group of young entrepreneurs passionate about partial self sufficiency
through backyard farming. The head of our organization Mr Luckner
Timothee, has been farming for more than 5 years and have helped
schools, churches, tour companies and the Government with training and
teaching initiatives that promote awareness of the significant impact
backyard farming can have in our immediate community...
Pigs on the loose along Grand Bahama Highway
- Jul 9, 2015 - 7:26:16 PM
Grand Bahama resident, Laura Haddad was driving along Grand Bahama
Highway around 6:50pm today and spotted six pigs walking along.
shared them on Facebook writing, "Do theses belong to anyone? They are
on the loose on GB Highway heading west. There are 6 of them and they
are very friendly." After observing them a little she said they headed
down a side road.
The Bahamas 42nd Independence Events for Grand Bahama
- Jul 9, 2015 - 4:29:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The Bahamas 42nd Independence Celebrations are in full swing and the
following are events coming up in Grand Bahama Island:
July 9th - Ecumenical Service and Flag Raising Ceremony, Independence Park, Freeport, 7pm
July 10 - Launch of Goombay Summer, Taino Beach, Freeport, 6pm
July 12 - Anglican Youth Conclave, Youth March and Rally, 3pm...
TEDxGrandBahama returns August 8th
- Jul 8, 2015 - 8:17:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – Following a successful inaugural event
in 2014, TEDxGrandBahama returns on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at the
Coral Reef Rm. in the Canal House at the Pelican Bay Hotel.
One hundred of Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together to dialogue around the theme,
Bahamian Development: How Can We Further It?
event will feature an impressive lineup of presenters sharing their
ideas on topics ranging from gender to ecosystem conservation and the
role of the performing arts in economic development...
New Junkanoo Museum opens In Grand Bahama
- Jun 24, 2015 - 3:27:47 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Junkanoo Village and Museum Grand Opening took place on Saturday June 20, 2015. The facility has in place a number of Junkanoo costumes and other art pieces.
owners have ensured a true Bahamian setting that will include the
serving of various tropical drinks and tea, conch salad and more...
Grand Bahama's Stoned Crab Restaurant to Reopen in 2016
- Jun 19, 2015 - 3:36:13 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Grand Bahama landmark, the stoned Crab
Restaurant at Taino Beach has been acquired by a new owner who vows to
restore the historical site to it's original glory.
of last year, the Stoned Crab Restaurant property was purchased by The
Stoned Crab Restaurant Limited, a resident Bahamian company, after
having received all Governmental and regulatory approvals.
All of the issued shares of The Stoned Crab Restaurant Limited are beneficially owned by Mrs. Olivia Tina Pagés...
Okyanos Cell Therapy welcomes Grand Bahama community in first open house
- Jun 19, 2015 - 2:12:12 PM
Dozens flock in to see Okyanos'
Freeport, The Bahamas - Okyanos
opened its doors Friday, June 12th, to an illustrious crowd of visitors
to celebrate the approaching milestone of its first year safely treating
patients. Located in the First Commercial Centre on East Mall in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Open House welcomed nearly 200 visitors
providing guided tours, refreshments from local chefs, and a
demonstration of the science behind adult stem cell therapy.
Former hotel at Port Lucaya Marketplace demolished
- Jun 18, 2015 - 11:41:40 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - It's the end of an era as the former hotel at
Port Lucaya Marketplace has been demolished. The photo seen here of the
property now leveled was taken by James Sarles, who writes, "Peter Hunt
and his group who own Port Lucaya Marketplace have been looking to build
a comprehensive Water Park and Theme Park on the former site of the
Port Lucaya Resort and Yacht Club and surrounding area."
"I think its a
great idea," continues James Sarles of Coldwell Banker James Sarles
Realty, the Real Estate Broker for the deal. "...it will bring 1000's
of cruise ship passengers to the area. There are a few obstacles which I
hope he can overcome..."
Freeport company invests in plan for Grand Bahama economy
- Jun 18, 2015 - 3:13:44 PM
In 2014 Davies Associates Ltd., (DAL) became concerned about the lack of
investment in Grand Bahama Island and the general atmosphere of economic decline.
Davies, president of DAL said, “Our concern was heightened when
potential investors began to express to us the view that GBI had become a
dilapidated ‘failed project’ in which even those closest to the pulse
of the island, the beneficiaries of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA),
no longer invested...”
Grand Bahama Shipyard COO Byrd named GBS acting president as Carl Rotkirch retires
- Jun 17, 2015 - 2:14:16 PM
COO Byrd named Acting President of GBSY
Freeport, Bahamas – Friday marked the final day for Carl Rotkirch as
Chairman & CEO of the Grand Bahama Shipyard, as he retires after
seven years as its CEO.
Rotkirch joined the company in 2008
and has seen the company develop into a world-renowned ship repair
facility with an extensive array of customers during his tenure. The
company now brings in more than a hundred vessels yearly, ranging from
cruise to container ships, tankers, research vessels, tugs, barges
offshore support vessels and drill ships....
GBPA Eyes Medical Device Manufacturing
- Jun 16, 2015 - 1:27:38 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The island of Grand
Bahama continues to spark attention from the international
marketplace as more and more companies learn of the benefits of
Freeport. Sr. Manager of Business Development at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), Derek Newbold, was a guest speaker last
week, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference and
tradeshow (MD&M), held in New York City.
The 3-day event is a
major annual hub for the medical and healthcare profession, a trusted
source for innovation and cutting edge advancements in medical product
development. The conference offers the widest array of products and
services for every medical application...
Licencees to Join Grand Bahama Port Authority at IFE New York Event
- May 27, 2015 - 3:25:29 PM
With less than 4-weeks before the start of the International
Franchise Expo (IFE),
in New York City, licencees of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA) have demonstrated a keen interest in participating in the
exciting event where the Invest Grand Bahama Promotional Unit (IGB) will
be an exhibitor.
executives, Deann Seymour, CFO and Derek Newbold, Sr. Manager of
Business Development, made the grand announcement at a Customer Service
Training workshop hosted by GBPA’s Invest Grand Bahama Small Business
Bureau back in April. The random prize drawing gave one GBPA licencee
an all-expense paid trip to New York City, to attend the IFE tradeshow,
June 18th – 20th...
Grand Bahama Nurses Undergo Leadership Training and Certification
- May 16, 2015 - 10:08:33 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – A Nurses
‘Leadership for Change’ Graduation Ceremony was held at Le Chateau on
the Green on Friday, when 15 Nurses were presented with their Inaugural
Speaking on behalf of the Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Senator the Hon. Tanisha Tynes
thanked the nurses for their invaluable contribution to healthcare of
the Bahamian people, and also congratulated them for their activities
during Nurses’ Month, held during the month of May...
Temporary Closure of Port Department & Road Traffic Department Offices in Grand Bahama
- May 15, 2015 - 12:05:02 PM
The Ministry of Transport and Aviation wishes to advise the
general public of the temporary closure of the Port Department and the
Road Traffic Department in Grand Bahama. Both agencies are housed at the
National Insurance Board Building on East Mall Drive, Freeport, Grand
The National Insurance Board Building in Grand Bahama is
undergoing some maintenance work which is scheduled to be resolved in
the quickest possible time.Normal operations at both the Port
Department and the Road Traffic Department in Grand Bahama are expected
to resume on
Monday, 18 May, 2015.
GBPA follows vision to enhance Derelict Buildings on Grand Bahama
- May 11, 2015 - 4:15:15 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - In keeping with the vision of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), its executives officially launched
a derelict building enhancement project on Grand Bahama.
initiative will involve some eight buildings in high traffic areas
about the island where President Ian Rolle says are burdened with the
part of the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s vision plan is to create a
greater impact on the community of Grand Bahama and one of the
initiatives that we are about to launch is the beautification
of some of the dilapidated buildings in the community...
Huge waterspouts seen off Freeport, Grand Bahama
- May 8, 2015 - 11:07:12 AM
A huge waterspout was seen off Grand Bahama this morning after 9am.
Later reports came in of multiple funnel clouds
and one resident said that they observed 10 - 12 waterspouts, and watched in awe as as
smaller ones got absorbed by bigger ones.
In the second photo it appears that waterspout had strengthened into a tornado...