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Garden of the Groves celebrates Family Easter Event - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:54:44 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - For the  past six years around Easter time the Garden of the Groves team has made preparations for the Grand Bahama community to enjoy a variety of activities during "Spring in the Garden". The event was enjoyed by the whole family, but especially children of all ages had a wonderful time! The activities began with Bunny Hop Sack Races organized by Marilyn Laing where the children were divided in age categories.

The talented Face Painting" artist, Lenisha Cooper, came prepared with her face painted appropriately as an Easter bunny! Her talent was appreciated by children and parents alike!
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GBPA Supports Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:03:42 PM

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Freeport,  Grand Bahama - Thanks to a kind and timely gesture by Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), a number of local athletes will have the opportunity to make their mark at the  43rd Annual CARIFTA Games. This past week,  GBPA’s Senior VP, Mr. Henry St. George and Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Deann Seymour made a cheque presentation to Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team members, expected to compete in Fort de France, Martinique from April 19th -21st, 2014.

“Supporting initiatives that involve the island’s youth remains a priority of the GBPA Group. Today they are competing at CARIFTA level, but  in two to three years,  perhaps they will be competing as Olympic athletes...”
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Chervita Campbell running for Freeport City Council, Marco City constituency - Apr 16, 2014 - 9:39:04 PM

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" Determined to set measurable goals which will affect change. As a female activist and blooming politician
I intend to make an impact on local and national levels"

Believing that “service is our best teacher,” Ms Chervita Campbell has put her name forward as a candidate for Marco City to Freeport’s local government, stating her reason for running is to bring increased action and communication to the communities of Marco City and by extension to Freeport. “I feel the role of a City Council member should be one of listening to what the needs of the community are and then being active in addressing those needs.”  She also believes it is also the responsibility of the council to reach out to the community through open and honest communication and be accessible to the community to hear and address their needs.

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Families for Justice: “We Want Justice For Our Sons Death” - Apr 11, 2014 - 3:46:34 AM

Families For Justice Organization held a Press Conference on April 9, 2014
stating, "Murder Victim Families Wants Action From Commissioner Of Police And Minister Of National Security For The Brutal Killing Of Job Munnings By The Police In Grand Bahama"

“We Want Justice For Our Sons Death”

The following is a statement read by the president  of the Families for Justice Organization,  Rev. Glenroy Bethel:

As the president of Families for Justice, this Press Conference, was arranged on behalf of the Munnings family, and other families in the Community...
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Grand Bahama Squash Club makes big hit with young players - Apr 10, 2014 - 5:27:07 PM

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The Grand Bahama Tennis and Squash Club has always been involved in introducing the youth of Grand Bahama to the sports of squash and tennis by way of holding junior skills programmes at the Club. During the months of February and March, more than 25 young players participated in a seven week introductory course. The clinic was dedicated to the memory of past president Errol Bodie who committed much of his life to promoting youngsters in sports.

The free programme was open to children and teens between the ages of 8 and 17 years old with the aim of introducing them to squash, a sport that is not often talked about in Grand Bahama. The participants took part in weekly, two-hour sessions that consisted of strength and fitness training as well as basic ball and racket skills required to play. The rules and regulations for playing a game of squash were also studied..

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Hector Picard recaps his Triathlon for Grand Bahama's Beacon School - Apr 4, 2014 - 3:21:10 PM

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Double-arm amputee puts in a 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike ride -  26.2 mile run in Grand Bahama

American paratriathlete, Hector Picard has returned back to the USA after spending a good week or so in The Bahamas where he participated in the Great Abaco Fitness Weekend and then led his own triathlon in Grand Bahama in aid of The Beacon School. The following are his own words recapping the event which took place last weekend in Freeport:

The Triathlon for the Beacon School was a complete success. I arrived on Grand Bahama island on the 24th and for 5 days I presented at various venues throughout the island that included churches, schools and support groups.  I inspired with my story, but more importantly I made those that attended, aware of The Beacon School and the special children there... 

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Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board announces new director of marketing services - Apr 4, 2014 - 3:32:34 AM

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Freeport, GBI Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) — Mr. Russell Miller, Chairman of The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board announced the appointment of Mrs. Carmel Churchill as the new Director of Marketing Services effective today, March 31, 2014.

Mr. Rembert Albury, GBITB consultant, stated “the appointment of Mrs. Carmel Churchill is very timely, as we are experiencing some positive growth in occupancy for the destination. Carmel brings with her a wealth of experience, having recently worked at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas Resort as Senior Sales Manager for the last six years.”

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Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross Program launched & MLK Essay Contest winners receive awards - Apr 4, 2014 - 2:59:54 AM

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On Wednesday, March 26, Ms. Neda Brown, the United States Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer made an official visit to Grand Bahama to attend the official launch of the re-establishment of Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross program during a ceremony at the Pelican Bay Resort.  The project was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy’s Youth Ambassadors who recently represented Grand Bahama in a dynamic 3 week-long youth leadership exchange in the United States. 

The four youth leaders included Alliqueka Capron from Lucaya International School; Aaliyah Vilbrun from St. Paul’s Methodist College, Kamaal Bartlett, from Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy and Gabrielle Moss, from Bishop Michael Eldon High School. Georgette Thompson, a guidance counselor with the Ministry of Education accompanied the students on the trip...
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Bahamas' budding engineers participate in 17th competition - Apr 4, 2014 - 1:27:58 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas – Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis opened the 17th Annual Southeastern Consortium of Minorities Engineers (SECME) Mousetrap Car and Bottle Rocket Competition which was held at the Jack Hayward High School grounds in Grand Bahama last weekend.

Deputy Prime Minister Davis gave the opening address and also launched the first rocket at the competition. This year’s event marked the first time that entrants had to submit a rocket patch design, technical drawings, posters and technical reports in addition to their cars and rockets for a total package of points...

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Hotline for disconnected Grand Bahama Power Customers Established - Apr 4, 2014 - 12:04:22 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Coalition of Concerned Citizens announces the establishing of a Coalition Hotline for disconnected power company customers. The Coalition Hotline number is 225-9894. The purpose for this hotline is so that customers of the Grand Bahama Power Company/ Emera whose service has been disconnected for 4 weeks or longer can call in to register with the Coalition.

Coalition Convener Pastor Eddie Victor says  "There are hundreds of disconnected power company customers and also an undetermined amount of customers who are classified as terminated accounts, but still live in their residences. Based on the information we have, these specific terminated customers represent those who’s accounts have been unpaid for over 60 days and the power company has applied their customer’s security deposit to their outstanding balance..."
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Franklyn Wilson Elected FOCOL Chairman - Apr 2, 2014 - 1:22:09 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas –Businessman Franklyn Wilson has been elected chairman of Focol Holdings Limited (FOCOL) and reappointed director – a post he has held for 31 years.

Mr. Wilson succeeds Sir Albert Miller, who has served as chairman since 1988.

During FOCOL’s annual general meeting, which was held in Grand Bahama on Wednesday, March 26, Mr. Wilson thanked his predecessor for his vision and friendship...
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“Join Me on the Bridge” Essay and Art Competition Winners Announced - Mar 13, 2014 - 10:24:40 PM

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Grand Bahama High School Students Included in International Women’s Day Celebration

Freeport, The Bahamas  - In the hopes of inspiring young women to celebrate women’s achievements and explore and reflect on women’s rights and equality, “Join Me on the Bridge” recently announced its 2nd Annual Essay Competition and Inaugural Art Competition for Grand Bahama Female High School Students (Grades 9-13).

Students were asked to either write an original essay of 500 words or less around the question, “What is a man’s role in supporting women’s rights and equality?” or to create an original work of art around the theme “Celebrating Women...”

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Coalition of Concerned Citizens meet with Bahamas Government, GBPC & GBPA - Mar 12, 2014 - 11:42:45 AM

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On Monday March 10, 2014, A team from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens comprising of Pastor Eddie Victor, Pastor Dwight Jennings, Pastor Keith Russell and Roger Johnson attended a meeting at the Harold Degregory Building organized by the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville Minister of Grand Bahama. The meeting was between The Government, The Grand Bahama Power Company, The Grand Bahama Port Authority and The Coalition of Concerned Citizens.

Going into the meeting our Coalition’s main goal & objective is for the immediate reduction of electricity rates in Grand Bahama. Although we have a good and respectful meeting that lasted 3 hours, there were some major points that we did not agree on and there was some common ground. We will continue to meet on Monday March 17, 2014...
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3rd Annual Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club Charity Fundraiser - March 15th - Mar 8, 2014 - 8:11:16 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The 3rd Annual Scurvy  Few Motorcycle Club Charity Fundraiser Co-sponsored by Senor Frog's and held at Senor Frog's at Freeport Harbour,  is scheduled for  Saturday - March 15th From - 7 p.m. - Until

Tickets are available for purchase at -  Envirologic International / V.I.P. Services offices - yellow colonial style building]
Located on West Atlantic Drive - south of Butler's food store...
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Grand Bahama 5th Annual Ride for Charity - Mar 7, 2014 - 10:07:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Healthy Lifestyle has been the watchword in the Bahamas for the past several years. Pollo Tropical, since opening its doors in April 2009 has brought to the Grand Bahama community the availability of Fresh Food Serve Fast prepared nutritiously and with the finest ingredients.

As Pollo Tropical prepares to celebrate its 5th year in the Grand Bahama Community, we will host our 5th annual Ride for Charity on Saturday April 12th 2014. This year The Beacon School has been selected as the recipients of the proceeds from the event...
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Peandra Knowles readies for travel to Egypt - Mar 5, 2014 - 11:53:02 PM

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The Bahamas delegate, Peandra Knowles of Grand Bahama will be off in a few weeks to travel to El Goana, Egypt to represent her country at the Top Model of the World 2014 pageant in April 2014.

At the age of 14 Peandra  won the International Face Modeling Competition and in 2011 she held the title, Miss Yacht Model International Bahamas and competed in the annual gala event for China's yachting and fashion industry. Peandra Knowles  was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She stands 5' 8" tall and is the proud daughter of Ms Annarine Johnson and Mr. Prescott Knowles.
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Flying High Promotions Bahamas donates to local organizations - Mar 4, 2014 - 10:30:50 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Following the success of their first "Love & Laugh" Comedy show held on Saturday February 22nd, Flying High Promotions CEO Ricky Martin and his team decided to use a portion of the proceeds to lend some much needed assistance to local organizations on Grand Bahama. 

Representatives from the Grand Bahama Children's Home, Hoytes Basketball Program and the 52nd Company of The Bahamas Boys Brigade were presented with donations on Tuesday March 4th, 2014. The Children's Home received snacks, Hoytes received basketballs and The Boys Brigade will receive a contribution to assist with the purchase of uniforms...
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Grand Bahama Shipyard continues to grow in a positive direction - Mar 3, 2014 - 3:37:13 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – At this year’s GB Business Outlook, Chairman and CEO of Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS), Carl Rotkirch was asked to present to the assembled business community. Rotkirch highlighted the current state of GBS, its impact in Grand Bahama, and how they plan to grow.

Rotkirch especially focused on both the safety and quality standards that GBS employees observe, noting, “We are extremely proud of our safety standards and achievements. It is important to for families to know that our workers may come home tired, but safe!” With several hundred employees and a 24/7 operation, GBS prides itself on safety, quality and schedule adherence...
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"10,000 Bahamians living in darkness in Grand Bahama" - Feb 28, 2014 - 5:07:34 AM

Families for Justice Organization sent a letter, to the Minister for Grand Bahama Mr. Michael Darville, concerning the inhumane treatment the Grand Bahama Power Company have imposed, on thousands of Bahamians  in  Grand Bahama.  

It has been reported, from reliable   sources, that there is  Over 10,000 family Members through out the community of Grand Bahama, living in there homes in the dark for months and in some cases over one to two years with out power. Some with new born babies and small children.


The majority of the families find it difficult to feed there children and themselves  because of no power in there homes...
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Bahamas Unsustainable Habitat Destruction vs. Artificial Reef Construction - Feb 27, 2014 - 10:50:11 PM

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On February 22nd, 2014, the EARTHCARE/Save the Bays Saturday Environmental Education Programme continued with the largest group of Youth Environment Ambassadors yet. The bus loaded up early and the Youth Environment Ambassadors headed to the day’s destination, Paradise Cove Beach Resort, Deadman’s Reef, Grand Bahama. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save the Bays gave the students a presentation on “Habitat Destruction” complete with visual examples from several Family Islands.

“Habitat Destruction is one of the 5 issues dealt with for Coastal Awareness. Sadly, we have examples of unsustainable habitat destruction on many of our islands. We have areas where our coral reefs have suffered..."
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