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...
Grand Bahama Minister Calls Attention to Lupus Awareness
- May 6, 2016 - 2:39:32 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, during a press conference on Thursday committed his
Ministry's full support to Lupus Bahamas for May, Lupus Awareness Month,
and to joining forces so as to bring about a healthier Grand Bahama.
Lupus Bahamas Committee members, he said, are not only raising
awareness, but are also offering support and assistance for families
whose loved ones may have been diagnosed with the disease, and as such
as the Minister for Grand Bahama, a medical doctor, a father and a
member of the Grand Bahama community, he was honoured to be there...
Orlando Based Ministry Schedules Event For Grand Bahama
- May 5, 2016 - 3:14:17 PM
NEW YORK - For the past nine years. J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church
(JMGC), a part of J.U.M.P. Ministries Missions, a holistic Gospel
Outreach Ministry addressing the needs of the whole man, annually has
held a variety of free events featuring tasty dishes from countries
round the world in the area of its home church in Orlando, Florida.
at 2550 West Colonial Drive, Suite 300, Orlando, JMGC is headed by
Grand Bahama native Dr. Durone Hepburn and his wife Lady Phuong, and
according to Dr. Hepburn, the Ministry is “especially focused on the
outcasts and dispossessed of society, addressing their needs, both
physical and spiritual, and bringing real relief to their dire
Sarah St. George remarks at Sir Jack Hayward Bridge Opening Ceremony
- May 5, 2016 - 6:57:54 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Remarks By Sarah St. George, Vice Chairman The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited at the Inauguration of the Sir Jack
Hayward Bridge on 2nd May 2016 GB Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Rt Hon Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie – Thank you for honouring us today at a time as busy as this for you, Sir...
I’m simply delighted to be present here today for this happy
inauguration of the Sir Jack Hayward Bridge; this is the first major
bridge in Grand Bahama since the 1960s so it’s indeed a milestone. As
Graham has said, it’s also a very fitting tribute to Sir Jack and I’m
truly sorry he is not here with us to share this moment...
Sir Jack Hayward remembered at Bridge Opening in Grand Bahama
- May 2, 2016 - 2:50:20 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville was keen to point out the contributions made by the
late Sir Jack Hayward towards today’s Official Opening of the new Sir
Jack Hayward Bridge, which connects East Grand Bahama with the city of
Dr. Darville saluted Sir Jack while delivering his remarks.
at the intersection of Grand Bahama Highway and Fortune Bay Drive, the
new facility was officially opened May 2, 2016 by Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie. It was constructed at a cost of just
over $4 million dollars...
Grand Bahama Port Authority forging new relationships in Atlanta
- May 2, 2016 - 10:32:01 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) Promotional Unit
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), led by Sr. Manager
of Business Development, Derek Newbold, met with executives of the
Atlanta Business League (ABL) earlier this month, while in Atlanta,
Georgia, for the 2016 MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation
Noting that the meeting with ABL was strategic in
growing awareness for Grand Bahama, Newbold shared that it was one of
two major meetings planned during the trip to promote opportunities for
trade and investment on the island...
9th UK-Caribbean forum opens in Grand Bahama
- Apr 28, 2016 - 5:41:02 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Prime Minister Perry Christie is expected to officially open the 9th
United Kingdom-Caribbean Forum in Grand Bahama tonight signaling what is
expected to be two days of exhaustive talks on hot topics such as
education, migration, energy, security and foreign policies.
high-level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting, which includes the
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, CARICOM Heads of Government from 22
countries, High Commissioners of The Bahamas, Ambassadors, Bahamas
Cabinet Ministers and other CARICOM delegates, will take place April
29–30, 2016 at the Grand Lucayan Hotel...
US Embassy to hold Grand Bahama Town Hall Meeting on Student Visas
- Apr 28, 2016 - 10:44:57 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - U.S. Embassy Nassau invites you to a Town Hall
Meeting on applying for Student Visas on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 6:00
p.p.m. at Sir Charles Hayward Library.
Join us to learn about student visa application process and common mistakes made by applicants...
GBPA: Strengthening Brand Awareness for GB at 2016 MODEX Conference
- Apr 27, 2016 - 2:19:27 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Dynamics of the global supply chain and
transportation industries are continuously evolving to meet supply and
demand needs of consumers worldwide. Organizations that effectively
manage this multi-sector beast and deliver on consumer demands in a
profitable manner, emerge as market leaders garnering the lion’s share
of a multi-trillion dollar retail and distribution industry.
week, Derek Newbold, Sr. Manager of Business Development and Invest
Grand Bahama (IGB) for The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA),
presented at the 2016 MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation
Port Lucaya Issues Statement about Under-aged Patrons
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:01:06 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Port Lucaya Marketplace
security issued a statement today saying that, effective Immediately
anyone under 17, unaccompanied by an adult, found on the property after
9:00 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays will be collected by Port Lucaya
Security and taken to the local Police Station.
The statement was signed by Oliver W. Hepburn, Chief of Security.
Grand Bahama Air Show a Flying Success
- Apr 25, 2016 - 1:06:50 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Adults and children were treated to an
unforgettable air show hosted by the Ministry of Tourism on recently at
Taino Beach, Grand Bahama.
The air show, a special element of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was introduced to create more activities to
The Bahamas for tourists.
“A few years ago, I was asked to put in
place an air show to bring excitement back in The Bahamas in terms of
bringing more activities here,” said Chief Pilot and Aviation Specialist
for the Ministry of Tourism, Greg Rolle...
Thorn Medical purchases Grand Bahama based Okyanos
- Apr 22, 2016 - 4:20:47 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - After officially opening its doors
in June 2015, at the First Commercial Centre on East Mall in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Okyanos Cell Therapy clinic has been sold to Thorn Medical.
In a letter dated, April 20th, 2016 Okyanos announced the acquisition to their 'patients, friends, and supporters' stating:
As you may have seen from the recent press release
dated April 14, 2016, Thorn Medical PLC has announced the acquisition
of Okyanos Cell Therapy...