UNEXSO Trains First Bahamian Woman Shark Feeder
- Sep 12, 2014 - 2:45:32 PM
Freeport, Bahamas –
Not many people are brave enough to swim with the sharks, much less feed
them, but Rachelle Lazarre is proving that she isn’t like many people
with each new dive! Underwater Explorers Society’s (UNEXSO) youngest?
divemaster is just that brave, and after having recently completed her
shark feeding training, she has now become the first Bahamian woman
“"I am so grateful for this opportunity,” said
Rachelle. “I am very excited to carry on the twenty-five year tradition
of UNEXSO's shark diving program and to belong to a company that will
celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Cristina has been an amazing
role model and teacher and I am looking forward my next experiences.”
Sales of Goods Between Licenses of Grand Bahama Port Authority - VAT
- Sep 11, 2014 - 12:39:55 PM
affirms VAT Guide explanation of exclusion VAT on sales of goods amongst
licensees of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
presentation to the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on September 10, the
Financial Secretary stated that sales of goods between licensees of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority would be subject
to VAT and that VAT would only be excluded based on the amounts that should
have been collected by Customs.
want to clarify that this is not the case," he said. "The intended treatment of these
transactions is exactly as they are described in the Guidance Notes for the Port
Area and in the legislation. Sales of
these items between licensees, where they are considered consumables, are not
subject to VAT."
(Photos) Unions on walkout in Grand Bahama - Customs, Immigration, Nurses
- Sep 10, 2014 - 12:17:17 PM
The Tribune: Customs
and Immigration officers and nurses walked off their jobs around 8.30am
this morning for a planned strike by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Photos seen here are from Grand Bahama Island and were taken by Derek Carroll Photography.
President Obie Ferguson told The Tribune the workers will not return to work and will withdraw their services for "as long it takes".
Smith, vice president of the Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied
Workers Union said after several failed meetings with the government,
Grand Bahama VAT Educational Forums - Sept. 10-12
- Sep 11, 2014 - 4:50:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
VAT Bahamas (Value Added Tax)
Educational Forum Wednesday September 10th 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Foster B. Pestina Anglican Parish Hall Freeport, Grand Bahama.
September 11th 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Eight Mile Rock, West Grand Bahama
September 12th 2014, at 7p.m. St. Matthew's Baptist Church Pelican Point, East Grand Bahama...
Minister Darville announces Freeport Inn Hotel Complex demolition
- Sep 8, 2014 - 3:35:57 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, left, held a press conference,
September 5, to advise the Grand Bahama Community of the demolition of
the former Freeport Inn Hotel Complex, located next to the Rand Memorial
Also pictured, at centre, is Herbert Brown, Managing Director
of the Public Hospitals Authority, and Lou Carroll, General Manager of
(Photos) TBN to expose Grand Bahama to 1 billion people with GB broadcast
- Sep 5, 2014 - 5:45:33 PM
largest religious television network, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) was in Freeport, Grand Bahama on September 2nd, 2014 to record a segment of their Praise The Lord TV show. The show is said to reach over one billion viewers worldwide.
Held at the Grand Lucayan Resort hosts
Laurie and Matt Crouch, along with internationally acclaimed gospel
ministers; Johnathan McKnight, Samuel Rodriguez, Donnie McClurkin and
Smokie Norful sat against the beautiful backdrop of the sky and ocean
while hundreds of locals and tourist sat on the Great Lawn to watch the
entertainers, Cooling Waters, Grand Bahama Children's Choir and Kevin
Tomlinson, and Simeon Outten were also featured on the show.
Former Freeport Inn Hotel complex to be demolished
- Sep 5, 2014 - 4:06:10 PM
The Minister for Grand Bahama would like to advise the general public
that the demolition of the former Freeport Inn Hotel Complex, located
next to the Rand Memorial Hospital on East The Mall Drive, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, will commence on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:00
a.m., and continue until the end of October of this year.
Minister held a press conference today along with Mr. Herbert Brown,
Managing Director of The Public Hospital’s Authority and Mr. Lou
Carroll, General Manager of Sanitation Services, whose organizations
have and will play a vital role in this upcoming exercise...
The Journey Continues at Freeport Harbour: The East Harbour Expansion Project
- Sep 4, 2014 - 7:42:29 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
When the City of Freeport was born in 1955 with the signing of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement there was one defining mandate, to dredge a
deep water harbour that became the catalyst for the growth and
development of Grand Bahama Island. Today, the Freeport Harbour Company
(FHC) is pleased to announce the East Harbour Expansion (EHE) project
and the continuation of that mandate given almost 60 years ago.
Freeport Harbour is dynamic and has been in a constant state of
development, but the East Harbour Expansion Project will be the most
significant expansion of the harbour since the initial dredging in 1956
and establishment of the Freeport Container Port and the Grand Bahama
Shipyard in the 1990’s...
Culinary Fusion Expo is on the mark
- Sep 4, 2014 - 12:07:31 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
Its time to show off your culinary talents Bahamas as Meeting of the
Minds hosts their 2nd Annual Culinary Fusion Expo in Grand Bahama in November. Participants from all over The Bahamas are being
invited to sign up by September 19, 2014 to take part in this memorable
Fusion Expo is the brain child of creative genius Sean Johnson II, and
features many of the culinary artists on the island.
said this is the perfect opportunity for all exhibitors to give live
demonstrations/presentations, network with their peers and industry
buyers and suppliers, while at the same time showcasing their services
and products to who could be their “next loyal customer”.
New CEO of BTC calls on GBPA's president Rolle
- Aug 31, 2014 - 1:27:40 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
– Newly appointed CEO of BTC, Mr. Leon Williams visited Grand Bahama
last week, as his restructuring plans for the company moves forward.
While in Freeport, Williams along with his executive team paid a
courtesy visit on President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), Mr. Ian Rolle.
“Williams is known for his contribution to
the telecommunication industry as former CEO of BTC,” Rolle expressed.
“His return bodes well for the organization’s future and I expect that
we’ll see continued innovation and growth under his leadership,” he
Grand Bahama filmmaker to launch “Nahtanýel Wines”
- Aug 30, 2014 - 3:13:55 AM
Grand Bahamian Film
Producer, Nathaniel Prince Lewis is expanding his brand as he is set to
officially launch a Bahamian wine collection called “Nahtanýel Wines.”
Lewis, whose producer credits include the award winning film
Politicking in Paradise as well as
Frapper Avec Amour
and Jessica’s Wish made film industry history last year being only one
of 5 Bahamians living in the Bahamas to screen a film internationally,
Frapper Avec Amour screened at the 28th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in Florida.
as "The Wine of Cinematic Culture in The Bahamas," the wine collection
will serve as the first official branded product of Lewis’ film studio...
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson makes first official familiarization visit to Grand Bahama
- Aug 29, 2014 - 3:16:19 PM
On August 27-28, U.S. Charge
d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson, accompanied by U.S. Embassy representatives,
visited Grand Bahama Island for an extensive two-day visit that included a
courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
as well as meetings with the U.S. Embassy’s key partners and stakeholders in
the business, trade and industrial sectors. During the courtesy call on Minister Darville, Charge
Johnson and the Minister engaged in a productive dialogue
on areas of mutual interest including the safety and security of American and
Bahamian citizens and economic development. She expressed her delight in the opportunity to learn more
about the great city of Freeport with its long history of American presence,
adding that she looks forward to many more visits to the island...
Minister for Grand Bahama Welcomes New U.S. Envoy
- Aug 28, 2014 - 9:36:27 PM
for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville on August 28
officially welcomed to Grand Bahama Ms. Lisa Johnson, who recently
assumed duties as Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy, in Nassau.
Johnson was making her first official visit to Grand Bahama. Minister
Darville said that Ms. Johnson’s visit demonstrated the United States of
America’s commitment to working with all of the Islands of The Bahamas.
the Minister for Grand Bahama, I am excited about the possibilities
this island has in becoming a leader in the industrial and maritime
sectors. Grand Bahama’s strategic location, state of the art
infrastructure and man-made harbour, which happens to be one of the
largest harbours in the world..."
Invest Grand Bahama Unit: Getting the Word Out
- Aug 27, 2014 - 6:51:43 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
– “As the global trade market advances, Freeport’s value as a Free
Trade Zone with major advantages within the shipping, trade and
logistics sectors continues to gain international recognition.
Development Manager for The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), Derek Newbold noted that, GBPA’s recent participation at the
21st SourceDirect, and ASD Trade Shows and Conferences in Las Vegas,
Nevada, served to reiterate Freeport’s strengths as a major linchpin for
value-addition, assembly and distribution between emerging production
and consumer markets...
Mini Me Yoga Comes to Grand Bahama
- Aug 26, 2014 - 11:09:38 AM
Mini Me Yoga, an
international company that has brought the power of positive thinking
and wellness to children all over the world, is now offering programs on
Grand Bahama. The program will also be available on additional islands
within the country over the next several months.
mission of Mini Me Yoga is to provide yoga and positive thinking
activities and products to children and offer training to empower
parents and teachers to incorporate Mini Me sessions into a child’s
daily or weekly routine. Mini Me Yoga is in 19 countries on 6 continents
around the world. The program has been globally embraced by school
systems, day care programs and community groups...
Grand Bahama Summer School Repairs Looking Good
- Aug 26, 2014 - 10:21:40 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Summer has ended, and
the time has come to ensure that schools on Grand Bahama are ready to
receive new and returning students. To this end, Minister of Education,
Science and Technology, the Honourable Jerome K. Fitzgerald, paid a
visit to several schools on the island to check in with contractors and
principals on the status of work done during the summer break. This work
included repairs, refurbishments or replacements.
by Deputy Director of Education, Sandra Edgecombe, and Superintendent,
Dorothy Kemp, the Minister did a walkabout on the following campuses:
(1) Catholic High School, (2) Jack Hayward High School, (3) Beacon
School, (4) West End Primary School, (5) Holmes’ Rock Primary School,
(6) Martin Town Primary School, (7) Eight Mile Rock High School, (8)
Bartlett Hill Primary School, (9) Lewis Yard Primary School...
Grand Bahama Power Company embarks on Preventative Maintenance Program
- Aug 25, 2014 - 12:33:02 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand
Bahama Power Company (GBPC), as part of its Transmission and
Distribution (T&D) infrastructure investments, has launched a
preventative maintenance program in communities across the Island.
2011, GBPC put forward a three point plan to address system
reliability, generation efficiency and the need to incorporate renewable
generation into its energy portfolio. Key to service reliability is a
robust, well-maintained T&D system, and preventative maintenance is
critical to ensuring that connections and equipment are properly
maintained and operating at optimal levels across the T&D system.
The program focuses on specific areas with a history...
Major Global Youth Festival Set for Grand Bahama Island
- Aug 22, 2014 - 12:44:21 AM
As Grand Bahama’s economy continues its steady incline, a major
“global” youth conclave is being organized to showcase the island to the
The newly established Clinton Minnis Global Inc. (CMG)
galvanized several youth leaders and stakeholders in Grand Bahama at a
private executive meeting recently, to share the vision of the proposed
Bahamas Global Youth Fest, slated for 2015.
BGY-Fest (pronounced biggie-fest), will be held under the theme, “Inspired by Hope”.
Grand Bahama's Coalition of Concerned Citizens to intensify efforts to lower cost of power
- Aug 21, 2014 - 4:10:26 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a press statement and a video of today's press conference held by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens:
The People of Grand Bahama continue to
experience hardship from the excessive cost of electricity being provided by
the Grand Bahama Power Company / Emera. Hundreds
of our brothers and sisters and fellow citizens are still living in darkness
throughout this Island. Despite the Coalition’s efforts to this point and the
two roundtable meetings organized by the Government with Grand Bahama Power
Company/Emera, the Power Company will not change its policies to make life
better for Grand Bahamians. People’s livelihood and the Island’s economy is under
severe threat by the economic bondage of the Grand Bahama Power Company/Emera...
Grand Bahama Island plane crash: 4 reported dead
- Aug 18, 2014 - 11:17:38 PM
The Associated Press: A small plane that had taken off from Florida crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said.
The Cessna 340 crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand
Bahama after taking off from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona
Beach, Florida, said Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force.
There were four men on board and all were killed in the crash, Seymour
said. Their identities and nationalities were not released pending
notification of their families.