Mercy Corps & GBPA bring RISE initiative to a successful close
- Mar 29, 2021 - 10:30:38 AM
It has been eighteen months since the passage of Hurricane Dorian and
fifteen months since the Restoring Industries, Sustaining Employment
(RISE) initiative journey began. While evidence of the catastrophic
Category Five storm is still very much apparent, so too is the
reemergence of more resilient pockets of economic activity throughout
the length and breadth of Grand Bahama – a reemergence hundreds of
business owners believe would have been considerably more challenging
without the RISE program’s support...
Seafood Rake n' Scrape Wednesday - Tonight
- Mar 3, 2021 - 10:06:13 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Tonight at Caribbean Barrel Restaurant
& Sport Bar it's Seafood Rake n Scrape Wednesday with Leo Saunders
& Tropical Waves Live! 10% discount on all Seafood Plus FREE Conch
Salad samples from 6PM! Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar next
to Bell Channel Inn. @caribarrel
26th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Revitalization of The Rand Nature Centre
- Dec 3, 2020 - 9:45:52 AM
For the past 25 years Grand Bahamians have always looked forward to the
Bahamas National Trust’s annual fundraiser at the Rand Nature Centre -
Festival Noël. The signature holiday event that heralds the start of the
Christmas season on Grand Bahama.
Although we cannot gather in
person this year, a week of exciting activities will take place November
30th – December 4th, 2020 for the 26th Annual Festival Noël, reimagined
as a hybrid event in the virtual space. The Grand Bahamian community is
invited to enjoy and support this week of wine, music, prizes....
The 'O' Smoothie Bar & Grill on Taino Beach
- Nov 6, 2020 - 1:17:52 PM
The 'O' is a Smoothie Bar & Grill on Taino Beach; Home of THE
OCEAN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. It is an adult beach hub intended as a
daytime tourist spot with nighttime fun. Recent global events have made
The 'O' focus on weekends only.
The 'O' is a
favorite venue for those seeking a secure, relaxing beachfront zone to
read a book, take advantage of our free WIFI to host meetings or get
work done, spend time with friends and family and most of all, enjoy a
refreshing smoothie or beach bite straight off the grill. Membership is
also encouraged as it provides privileges like BYOB (Bring Your Own
Illegal dumping will not be tolerated
- Oct 21, 2020 - 6:14:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama: The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited
(DEVCO) is aware that hazardous material was disposed of in the Lucaya
area, and has taken steps to ensure a swift clean-up.
its maintenance company, Lucaya Service Company Ltd. (LUSCO), are
working with the relevant authorities and environmental agencies to
identify the offender(s).
LUSCO management stated that there is
zero tolerance for this type of action, and that they consistently work
to maintain and improve the subdivisions and public areas of Lucaya...
Grand Bahama Port Authority and partners conclude successful grant program
- Oct 21, 2020 - 10:07:03 AM
Five months after the launch of the Small Business Recovery (SBR) grant
program, implementing partners The Bahamas Red Cross Society (BRCS) and
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) successfully concluded
their economic recovery initiative targeting micro and livelihood
businesses on Grand Bahama.
The SBR program, which launched on
1st May, 2020, has awarded some $450,000 in business restoration
funding, bolstering the recovery efforts of more than 100 entrepreneurs
devastated by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019...
Grand Bahama students receive tablets to advance learning experiences
- Oct 19, 2020 - 7:05:03 AM
The distribution of 1,500 donated tablets for students in the
disaster zones continued in Grand Bahama with more than 260 junior high
and high school students receiving devices.
The Alcatel 1T 10-inch tablets were donated by a group of concerned
citizens through the Bahamas Hope Foundation, Odyssey Aviation and
STARS Bahamas (Supporting Technology Access and Research for Students)
in partnership with the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA).
The Covid-19 era has altered traditional education
making it necessary for students to have devices with internet service
for access to new learning portals...
Grand Bahama Children’s Home officially reopened
- Oct 17, 2020 - 9:17:59 PM
Inclement weather did not stop the much-anticipated arrival from Nassau
of the 30 children of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home on Friday,
October 16, for the official reopening of the Home.
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie
Campbell accompanied the youngsters from the nation’s capital to
Freeport, along with other senior government officials and chaperones...
Grand Bahama Children’s Home had been damaged by Hurricane Dorian over a
year ago, and the children were moved to home facilities in New
The GBPA’s support of Genesis Academy helps ensure every child has access to education
- Oct 2, 2020 - 3:09:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - With the support of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) Limited, Genesis Academy’s Principal, Dr. Ricardo
Major, and his staff will restart in-person lessons at the facility in
Genesis Academy offers Programme S.U.R.E. (Success
Ultimately Reassures Everybody), a subset of the Government of The
Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (MOE). The Programme is tailored to
troubled teens who are trying to refocus on their education and obtain
their high school diplomas in Grand Bahama...
Waste Management Companies donate equipment and operators in East End Grand Bahama Marine clean up effort
- Sep 10, 2020 - 10:26:48 AM
With the assistance of Captain James Edgar Curling, President of Tycoon
Waste Management Company Ltd. and Andrew Gaitor of A&D Gaitor Heavy
Equipment, 18 submerged vehicles were removed from the area around the
McCleans Town Dock. Captain Curling expressed that, ‘As a mariner, I
realize the danger these submerged vehicles could have on the many
boaters who frequent this area.’
Katherine Smith, Managing
Director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) stated that,
“It’s been a long year, and there are many things that we had hoped to
address within the first six months of the reconstruction and recovery
Grand Bahama Utility advises of regulatory approval for potable water in several additional communities
- Aug 31, 2020 - 10:40:17 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama: One month after its most recent update to the
public on its progress to return water potability to Grand Bahama
residents island-wide, the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) has
received regulatory approval that deems 70% of the island’s water safe
Following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which
inundated the majority of GBUC’s wellfields with salt water, the utility
has worked to repair and rebuild its infrastructure. “Following
significant revisions to our rebuild plan and capital investments of
over $5 million...
GBPA partners with Disaster Reconstruction Authority to collect bulk debris in private subdivisions
- Aug 12, 2020 - 4:47:57 PM
The City Maintenance & Management Department of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is collaborating with the Disaster
Reconstruction Authority (DRA) to carry out post-hurricane debris
collection and disposal in private subdivisions.
kicked off on Friday, August 7, 2020 in the Sunset and Regency
subdivisions. The teams moved onto debris collection in the private
subdivisions of Hudson Estates, Royal Bahamia Estates, Bahama Terrace.
Troy McIntosh, GBPA’s Deputy Director of Building and Development
Grand Bahama Utility Company announces new capital investment amidst significant progress towards island-wide potability
- Jul 30, 2020 - 1:06:03 PM
Since Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impacts in
September 2019, the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) has been working
to restore island-wide water potability to the island’s residents.
GBUC’s efforts to return the island to full potability have been
severely hampered by the effects of the global pandemic. Disruptions to
the supply chain, access to new equipment, machinery, and technical
experts, and the requirement to split the workforce into two separate
teams as a preemptive transmission contingency measure have all impacted
In addition, wellfield data produced in March
highlighted further Hurricane Dorian-related damage to the freshwater
lens, impacting the forecasted wellfield recovery timetable. “Our main
wellfield that historically produced 60% of our supply
GBPA designates land in Civic Industrial Area to curb indiscriminate dumping of derelict vehicles
- Jun 19, 2020 - 10:28:53 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPC) is partnering with the
Royal Bahamas Police Force and Department of Environmental Health to
bring resolve to the dangerous and unsightly problem of dumping derelict
vehicles in and around residential and commercial areas and on verges.
Since the passing of Hurricane Dorian, residents of Grand Bahama continue to recover and restore their surroundings...
GBPA assisting in bringing GB Children’s Home residents back in July
- Jun 12, 2020 - 12:46:32 PM
Grand Bahama residents continue to recover from the extraordinary
impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Sadly, with extensive damage to the Grand
Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH), thirty-two youngsters experienced some of
the storm’s worst impacts.
“Thankfully, full restoration of
the Home is underway,” said Sarah St. George, Acting Chairman of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA)...
GBDRF helps Reach Out Youth Organization feed Grand Bahamians struggling with unemployment due to COVID-19
- Jun 8, 2020 - 9:48:23 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation
(GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), continues to support Grand Bahama in times of need. COVID-19 has
impacted all residents, including those who are still recovering from
the effects of Hurricane Dorian, and GBDRF has partnered with Reach Out
Youth Organization (ROYO) to help feed thousands of struggling families.
ROYO, led by President Dudley Seide, is a non-profit
organization that works with at-risk and inner-city youth to provide
GBPA recovery support helps the Sir Charles Hayward Library’s progress toward reopening
- May 30, 2020 - 10:26:25 AM
Libraries are integral to communities the world over, and Grand Bahama’s
Sir Charles Hayward Library is no exception. The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA) has made funds available to the library in
excess of $250,000 to assist with mucking and gutting, renovation of the
entire interior infrastructure, replacement of computer equipment,
books and other supplies, as it recovers and rebuilds following the
devastating flooding of Hurricane Dorian...
GBDRF distributes beds to needy families across Grand Bahama
- May 20, 2020 - 4:15:25 PM
The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm
of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), sourced over 100
new beds for distribution to communities across the island.
Eddie Victor, an active GBDRF volunteer since inception, organized this
initiative and worked with teams to ensure that beds were delivered to
those families still challenged by recovery from Hurricane Dorian, which
decimated communities across Grand Bahama last September...
GBDRF Urban Renewal Sorority Donation
- May 19, 2020 - 10:33:32 AM
Together with its valued partners, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief
Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), delivered food to 200 families in communities
on Grand Bahama this past Wednesday, May 13th.
venture, the GBDRF partnered with Urban Renewal Grand Bahama, whose
mission is to provide information, training resources, and programmes
that will restore, revitalize and redevelop our communities...
GBDRF, the Charitable Arm of GBPA, sources furniture and appliances for distribution to residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
- May 12, 2020 - 10:53:00 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), through its charitable
arm, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), has sourced
greatly needed household goods for distribution to those in our
communities who continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane
Many residents of Grand Bahama are still challenged by
the devastation of last September’s hurricane while, at the same time,
are coping with the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19