"Health Care Has Improved Immeasurably," says PM in Grand Bahama
- Sep 27, 2016 - 3:25:41 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, was present for signing of two contracts, for just
under $4 million, for major renovations at the Rand Memorial Hospital on
Monday, September 26, 2016.
The first contract, the amount of
$2,374,736.68 with Landstar Construction Company Ltd., will relocate the
hospital's kitchen and cafeteria allowing for the repurposing of the
newly vacated space into two four-bedded wards. As a result, there will
be the construction of new and upgraded kitchen and cafeteria facilities
expected to be completed within 32 weeks from the beginning of
Darville Welcomes the Chinese Ambassador to Grand Bahama
- Sep 22, 2016 - 5:55:41 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – His Excellency Huang Qinguo, Ambassador of the
People’s Republic of China to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is on a
two-day visit to Grand Bahama, with the Minister for Grand Bahama the
Hon. Dr. Michael Darville warmly welcoming the diplomat to the nation’s
second city, September 22, 2016.
Ambassador Qinguo, accompanied
by his wife Madam Zheng Chuncao, is on his first official visit to the
island, touted as the industrial capital of The Bahamas.
welcoming the Chinese Ambassador during a courtesy call at the Ministry
for Grand Bahama, Dr. Darville pointed out that the governments of The
Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism Receives Grand Homecoming
- Sep 21, 2016 - 11:07:41 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- The Bahamas’ Junior Minister of Tourism,
Gabriele Josephs of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School received a
grand welcome as he returned to his hometown after claiming the title of
Junior Minister for the Caribbean and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) youth congress set to be held in Grenada next year.
the first Bahamian to win the competition made history as he
outperformed 14 other competitors from various Caribbean nations...
Global Leadership Conference and Retreat set for Grand Bahama
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:51:48 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - On September 19th , 2016, the Ministry of Tourisms'
Religious Tourism Unit, in conjunction with members from the Kingdom
Partners Leadership, held a press conference in relation to this year’s
Global Leadership Conference and Retreat
The event is scheduled
to be held from September 29th to October 3rd , 2016at the Grand Lucayan
Resort.Each day will begin with prayer, and for those interested in a
day of fun, sporting events kick off at 11 am at Taino Beach on
Saturday, October 1st, 2016...
Grand Bahama 30-yr-old event now dubbed, "GBPA Conchman Triathlon"
- Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The organisers of the 30th
have had a huge boost with the news that a major sponsor has stepped forward to
support the historic event.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has recognised its major
significance not just at home but abroad by becoming the first event sponsor
since what has become the island’s sporting icon was launched in 1986.
That sponsorship milestone is matched by progress on the
athletic side with a number of US athletes already signing up for the test of
swimming, cycling and running almost two months ahead of the event on November
International Coastal Cleanup “All Hands on Deck”
- Sep 15, 2016 - 11:52:12 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – On Monday, September 12th,
the Ministry of Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism Committee held a press
conference at Williams Town Beach to enlist the support of the local
community in earnest with the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup [ICC]
initiative scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2016.
ICC, now in its 31st year, is a subsidiary of the Ocean Conservancy’s
“Trash-Free Seas” initiative that focuses not only on collecting trash
from the coastline, but recording what is collected to identify the
source of the trash. The 2016 International Coastal Cleanup is the largest single day in volunteer cleanups...
Junior Minister Of Tourism Day Held in Grand Bahama
- Sep 13, 2016 - 4:47:58 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – On September 9, 2016, the Ministry of
Tourism joined with Mary Star of The Sea Catholic Academy to host a
Junior Minister of Tourism Day special assembly in celebration of the
victory of this year’s Junior Minister, Gabriele Josephs.
event served as a sendoff ceremony as Josephs is scheduled to attend the
CTO’s Youth Congress, September 13-17, 2016 at the Hilton Barbados
Resort where he will debate against Junior Ministers from throughout the
region in hope of bringing the coveted first prize back to The Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Revitalization works steadily progressing
- Sep 13, 2016 - 7:44:48 AM
Freeport, BAHAMAS - A $12 million-dollar contract
awarded last week for the construction of the first Junior High School
in West Grand Bahama, along with several others granted earlier this
year, including one for the provision of potable water in the west and
east, another for the Fishing Hole Road project and one for the erection
of a seawall in Smith’s Point, moves the government one step closer to
securing the future welfare of Bahamians in Grand Bahama.
addition to the near completed construction of a state-of-the art Fire
Station in Freeport as part of its mission to revitalize Grand Bahama,
Government’s also announced plans for a first ever Government
Administrative Complex for West Grand Bahama to be constructed in
Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock on the grounds of the former Friendship
Grand Bahama Culinary Fusion Expo 2106 set for November 5
- Sep 11, 2016 - 5:37:52 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Attention all connoisseurs, its that time of the
year again when the highly anticipated Culinary Fusion Expo takes centre
stage for one classy evening of appetizing cuisine and enchanting
Meeting of Minds: Culinary Fusion Expo 2016 is set for
November 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Pelican Bay Hotel and organizers are
pulling out all of the stops to make this fourth annual event an even
more memorable one.
This year, MOVE Marketing has partnered with
Immerse Bahamas, BTC, the Ministry of Tourism, Pelican Bay, Petro
Express, the Grand Bahama Port Authority...
PM at Holmes Rock School Groundbreaking – “No Child Should be Left Behind”
- Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00:57 AM
HOLMES ROCK, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon
Perry G. Christie, was in Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 8, for the
Ground Breaking and Contract Signing Ceremony for the West Grand Bahama
Junior High School.
This $11.5 million facility will be the first school built in the area since 1967.
Prime Minister said it was a privilege to hear Minister Obie Wilchcombe
thank him, as he had to hold back tears when listening to the Tourism
Minister and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama, describe him...
West Grand Bahama Junior High School Ground Breaking – ‘Proud Moment’
- Sep 9, 2016 - 12:38:42 PM
HOLMES ROCK, Grand Bahama - The Minister of Tourism and Member of
Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe,
on Thursday, September 8, said the Ground Breaking and Contract Signing
Ceremony for the West Grand Bahama Junior High School was a proud moment
The site will be home to the $11.5 million school, the
first to be built in West Grand Bahama since 1967, and is expected to be
completed within 18 months...
Grand Bahamian Included in Sister Cities Leadership Circle
- Sep 8, 2016 - 11:38:19 PM
Sister Cities International, inducted Grand Bahamian C. McMahon Campbell
along with former congressmen, mayors, councilmen and city officials
into its Leadership Circle during the organizations 60th Anniversary
The award was established to recognize the role
elected officials play in promoting and supporting Sister City programs
and partnerships as government leaders worldwide.
Circle will also be recognized in the Sister Cities International
newsletter, annual membership directory, 60th Anniversary commemorative
book, and the 60th anniversary conference program...
Grand Bahamian Named Country Coordinator For The Commonwealth Youth Action Peace Network
- Sep 8, 2016 - 3:21:49 PM
Young attorney, Tamar Moss has been appointed as The Bahamas’ country coordinator for the Commonwealth Youth Action Peace Network (CYPAN).
CYPAN brings together young people from across the Commonwealth to
promote peace, respect and understanding and seeks to prevent violent
As Country Coordinator for The Bahamas, Ms. Moss will
serve as the link between the pan-Commonwealth and Regional CYPAN
communities. She will be required to establish a working team in The
Bahamas and oversee the network’s activities within the country. These
activities will be bolstered by partnerships with national
organizations, government authorities, entrepreneurs and other networks
with the country...
South African Cricket Team Visits Grand Bahama Island
- Sep 6, 2016 - 4:33:35 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – On September 2nd a group of cricket
players from South Africa arrived on Grand Bahama Island to take part in
friendly games against the local competition, and also to experience
The group played two games on Saturday and
Sunday in preparation for the World Games. Group Coordinator Mo Ally was
extremely excited to have the team visit Grand Bahama and promises to
bring them back again...
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...