Grand Bahama road closures for Military Funeral of Sir Albert Joel Miller
- Aug 27, 2015 - 5:23:34 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Full Military Funeral Service for the late Sir
Albert Joel Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Retired), which will
be held at the Pro Cathedral of Christ the King Church in Grand Bahama
on Saturday, August 29th.
As a result a funeral procession of
police officers will leave Police Headquarters travelling south on the
Mall Drive to Pioneers Way, continuing east on Pioneers Way to the
Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King Church.
Grand Bahama Residents Prepare for Hurricane Erika
- Aug 27, 2015 - 4:34:16 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Hurricane Committee, headed by
the Administrator for the City of Freeport, Mr. Charles King, and Ms.
Tammy Mitchell are in full operational mode.
held a press conference on Thursday at his office in the National
Insurance Complex, Freeport, to give an update on the impending threat
of Hurricane Erika to Grand Bahama Island.
That press conference
was attended by all stakeholders, including senior officials from the
Defence Force, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Department of
Social Services, Ministry of Education...
Grand Bahama Port Authority affirms GBPA regulatory compliance
- Aug 26, 2015 - 4:34:07 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Port Authority, along with their regulatory
expert consultant have been working on GBPC’s rate filing over the last
number of months. The Regulatory Framework, agreed to in January 2013,
requires GBPC to submit a full rate case to the regulator (GBPA) in 2015
in order to apply for rates for 2016-2019. As in other regulated
businesses, the Power Company has had to submit a number of studies and
statistics in order to justify any change in rates. These included a
Cost of Service Study (which determines the actual cost to serve various
classes of customers), a depreciation study, service level information
and detailed financials laying out the operating costs and the
justification for them...
Sir Albert Miller dies at 89
- Aug 18, 2015 - 9:08:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama –
at the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies extend our
heartfelt condolences to Lady Laurie Miller and the entire Miller
family, on the passing of Sir Albert J. Miller,
KCMG former Co-Chairman, former President, former Chief Executive
Officer and sitting Director of the Board for The Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Port Group Limited.
The passing of Sir Albert is a great loss not only for our company but also for our community. In his public life, Sir Albert
was a leader in the industry. In his private life, he cherished his family and in turn he was cherished by them...
(Video) Massive fire with explosions in Grand Bahama off of Queen's Highway
- Aug 17, 2015 - 8:26:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -- A fire raged out of control today just
behind Wide World Forwarding, KSR Car Rental and Kent Motors off Queen's
Highway in Freeport, purportedly caused by a fire set to burn debris.
The fire was noticed around 12 noon.
Airport firetrucks were called in to the scene to assist. The lack of
fire hydrants nearby meant firetrucks had to continually go for water.
Business owners were doing their best to extinguish the fire through any means possible, such as the use of garden hose...
Grand Bahama Port Authority test drives new road rejuvenation product
- Aug 7, 2015 - 10:36:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is test
driving a new road rejuvenation product on one of the island’s busiest
roads, in a move designed to save the company thousands of dollars.
October 2014, executives from Bahamas Striping Group of Companies
(BSGC) and other representatives traveled to the island to lay 100 feet
of its proprietary, rejuvenation product on Fortune Bay Drive.
GBPA’s top level executives and technical team members were on hand to view the application process and the product firsthand...
Groundbreaking for 6.1m New Grand Bahama Fire Station Held
- Aug 6, 2015 - 6:41:47 PM
Bahama…Eleven years after Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne, weeks apart,
ravaged Grand Bahama Island and destroying homes and businesses and the
Grand Bahama Fire Station, groundbreaking for a new $6.1m
state-of-the-art facility took place on Tuesday. Prime Minister, the
Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P., joined by the National Security Minister,
the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, M.P. officiated at the ceremony. Also on
hand was the Cabinet of the Bahamas, in Grand Bahama for a historic
Cabinet Meeting held earlier in the day, the second in the country’s
history ever held outside the capital of Nassau...
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...
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....