Invest Grand Bahama leads delegation to #1 Call Centre event in North America
- Jul 17, 2016 - 4:24:08 PM
Week of 27th June, 2016 – Las Vegas, Nevada – The Invest Grand Bahama
Unit of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited lead a delegation,
comprised of executives of itelBPO Solutions, to the 17th Annual Call
Centre Week, which represents the industry’s largest conference and
exposition in North America. The companies joined forces to represent
the Ultra-NearShore solution in terms of Business Process Outsourcing
(BPO), as exemplified by itelBPO’s call centre presence in Freeport,
Grand Bahama. According to Derek Newbold, Senior Business Development
Manager at GBPA, Call Centre Week 2016 provided an exceptional
opportunity to showcase the Island of Grand Bahama with its close
proximity to the US mainland, great cultural affinity with North
America, strong education and professionalism, and competitive
price-point, which makes for an unparalleled new offering in the call
Sarah St. George's remarks at GB Chamber Luncheon: 'Freeport not Fee port'
- Jul 17, 2016 - 3:13:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Friday July 15th 2016
Ms. Sarah St. George, Vice Chairman
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority addressed the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, TheBahamasWeekly.com is
pleased to provide herewith the text of Ms St. George's presentation. The audio of her presentation in its entirety is located HERE.
And per the filing, I’d like to announce that we and GBPC have just
successfully completed the Renewable Energy Rider (RER) so within a few
weeks, customers will be able to sign up to a Buy-All-Sell-All Renewable
generation programme, and use their own solar or even wind power. This
accords with stated National Policy
BTVI Grand Bahama graduates encouraged to be ethical
- Jul 5, 2016 - 10:17:10 AM
Grand Bahama - Friday, July 1st
2016 etched a mark of conclusion on
the academic canvas of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution’s
(BTVI) graduates in Grand Bahama.
graduating class was commended by the institution’s first president, Dr. Robert
W. Robertson, for persevering and completing the course through hardships and
pressing circumstances. He mandated to the class of 43 that “[They] are the
ones who are expected to play an instrumental role in solving the challenges
and issues within [their] respective disciplines...
Bevans Honoured for Contribution to Local Government
- Jul 5, 2016 - 9:56:27 AM
HUNTERS, Grand Bahama – Wilfred Bevans, a resident of Hunters, Grand
Bahama, was honoured Saturday for his participation in the growth and
development of Local Government.
A building contractor and active
participant in the affairs of his community, Mr. Bevans was saluted for
more than 20 years of service in the local government system.
was first elected to Local Government in 1996 and served as the first
Chairman of the Pinder’s Point Township, and a Councilor for the West
Grand Bahama Local Government District...
Bahamas Institute of Business & Technology Graduates in Pursuit of Greatness Through Education and Knowledge
- Jul 5, 2016 - 5:13:23 AM
Achieving greatness through education and knowledge is the
quest of the 2016 graduating class of the Bahamas Institute of Business
and Technology (BIBT), who was urged Sunday to pursue and embrace
knowledge and wisdom for the advancement of their lives, their country
and their communities.
The Institute, established in 2009,
launched Commencement Week for its 63 graduates on Sunday afternoon with
a Baccalaureate Thanksgiving Service held at the St. Paul’s Methodist
Frederick McAlpine, guest speaker at the thanksgiving
service, stressed to the graduates the importance of the active pursuit
Swimming Skills Critical as The Bahamas Prepares for Active 2016 Storm Season
- Jun 30, 2016 - 5:14:18 PM
On September 27, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin rose up out of the Atlantic
Ocean without warning, decimating the southern and central Bahamas as it
rapidly intensified from a strong tropical storm to a powerful Category
4 hurricane in a mere 39 hours. One of the most devastating storms to
hit the country in more than two centuries, flooding from storm surge
and torrential rainfall left hundreds of Bahamians trapped without
shelter, power or food. Swimming to safety was their only option.
just four weeks into the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and with four
named storms already on the books, meteorologists are predicting an even
more active storm season than last year...
Lucaya International School receives Wildlife Habitat Certification
- Jun 25, 2016 - 1:39:13 PM
To help reconnect today’s students to the outdoors, the
National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor
classrooms where educators and students learn how to attract and support
These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn
about wildlife species and ecosystems, but they also hone their academic
skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
To meet the criteria for certification the students had to create a
Wildlife Habitat that provides a number of specific elements for each of
the followings habitat essentials...
400m of ocean bottom cleaned by Grand Bahama citizens
- Jun 20, 2016 - 11:47:20 AM
“On June 11th, EARTHCARE,
along with concerned citizens/volunteers cleaned a quarter (1/4) mile or four
hundred (400) meters of ocean bottom at Coral Beach, the site of the BASRA
Marathon this summer,” said Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of
Save The Bays. The objective of the
event was to
rid the seafloor of trash/marine
debris. Trash bags and refreshments were provided. Volunteers snorkeled to remove trash and it was bagged ashore. All members of the
public were invited to the event.”
“Water and air, the two essential
fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans,” said
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, famous ocean science/media pioneer. His words have unfortunately proved true
today as evidenced by the state of our Bahamian beaches and the world’s
Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade in Grand Bahama
- Jun 7, 2016 - 11:32:14 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Scenes from the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade in Grand Bahama.
During the celebration of the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour
Day Parade on Friday, June 3, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie
Wilchcombe and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon.
Fred Mitchell were on island to participate in the annual march.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville also
participated in the march...
Grand Bahama 'Buddy Walk' marks 5 years of raising awareness
- Jun 2, 2016 - 2:12:04 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Last month marked the 5th year that the Grand
Bahama community has hit the pavement to raise awareness for those
living in our community with Down Syndrome (DS). Blessed with another
beautiful morning, walkers came out in high spirits to be a buddy to
those living with DS in our community. Joining this year's walk was a
group of visiting French tourists who meet a parent whose child has DS,
while vacationing in Freeport. This year’s walk under the theme of “the
UP side of DOWN Syndrome”, like the previous walks before promotes the
mandate to accept, include and encourage those with Down Syndrome...
Grand Bahama Humane Society June Events 2016
- May 30, 2016 - 12:07:06 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Humane Society has a
busy month of events planned for June 2016. There are three planned and
all completely different from one another. All events are in aid of our
dogs and cats as always!
Firstly, there's a Pub
Quiz/Trivia night, being held at the Garden of the Groves on Saturday
4th June. The restaurant and bar will be open at 6.30pm and the quiz
starts at 8.00pm - $5 per person. A prize for the winning team
Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme Officially Launched in Grand Bahama
- May 26, 2016 - 2:20:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme
was described as potentially “life changing” by Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, during an official launch of the
programme at the Ministry of Education in the C.A. Smith Complex on
Monday, May 23, 2016.
The programme he feels will help with
literacy for the young and old in the community. He thanked the
organizers for giving the "greatest gift" of being able to read and
write. "It will be an essential component for our growth and development
to be able to understand the issues and to be able to contribute
effectively in the community...”
HIV / AIDS survivor, Kevin Thompson Delancy congratulated on Bahamian Icon award nomination
- May 25, 2016 - 11:07:35 PM
HIV/AIDS advocate, humanitarian, philanthropist and motivational speaker
Kevin Thompson Delancy was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 21. Life
was difficult for Kevin as it relates to discrimination and stigma
coupled with no medication at the time. Therefore, there was no choice
but to move abroad. In 1995 was one of his lowest years where he was
diagnosed with full bloom AIDS, PCP pneumonia, not being able to walk
for a period of time, and lost temporary sight in his right eye.
motivated Kevin to dedicate his life’s mission to promote HIV/AIDS and
personal awareness. Kevin has spent the last 27 years living abroad
being active in HIV/AIDS work...
Grand Bahama Sailing Club Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Sloppy Sloop Regatta
- May 25, 2016 - 3:54:57 PM
The Grand Bahama Sailing Club is celebrating its 10th year anniversary
and has decided to commemorate this milestone on May 28th 2016 with the
Sloppy Sloop Regatta. The Regatta is a boat race consisting entirely
with homemade rafts designed with recyclable materials. Teams will have
an opportunity to scull, paddle, row or sail their "sloops" through a ¼
mile course at the GB Sailing club, to be eligible to win the most
coveted prizes such as the Diving Conch Trophy, the Ting 'em Trophy and
the Conchy Joe Trophy, along with other awards and prizes.
Regatta is a full day event, filled with exciting pool games, water
sports and endless activities; starting the day at 1pm and 'sailing'
through the afternoon. The new Director of the club, Ross Darmody...
Save The Bays YEA Volunteers Pour 400+ Hours into Grand Bahama YMCA Facelift
- May 25, 2016 - 1:02:47 PM
They worked sometimes well into the night, and more than a few times
until midnight but when they were done a group of eight volunteers with
Save The Bays had transformed the auditorium of the Grand Bahama YMCA
into a modern, bright and cheery performance arena – a conversion that
was called breathtaking and included a room dedicated to the
star-studded athletes who but the Grand in Grand Bahama.
“It was a
makeover worthy of HGTV,” said Save The Bays Chairman and YMCA Vice
President and Program Director Joe Darville. “The Property Brothers have
nothing on our volunteers who really gave it their all – and then
YMCA Executive Director Karen Johnson called transformation of the space “breathtaking.”
EARTHCARE Eco Kids plant in mangroves and tour the Aquaponics facility
- May 24, 2016 - 2:05:23 PM
EARTHCARE staged a Mangrove planting event by the EARTHCARE
Eco Kids and toured the Aquaponics facility at the Garden of the Groves on
Grand Bahama on Saturday, May 21st
, 2016. Students from Martin Town Primary, Sunland
Baptist Academy, Freeport Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School, Freeport
Bible Academy, St. Georges High School, Bishop Michael Eldon School, and Mary
Star of the Sea Catholic Academy attended.
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The
Bays observed, “Climate change is quite possibly one of the most pressing
issues of our time. Today’s mangrove
planting exercise reiterates to our students the importance of mangroves as
carbon sinks, i.e. they absorb excess carbon dioxide produced by man’s
GBPA Partnership to Boost Employability of Grand Bahama Graduates
- May 23, 2016 - 10:14:36 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama - Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority
Limited (GBPA) have partnered with the local Call Centre operator,
Island Outsourcers, a subsidiary of iTelBPO Solutions out of Jamaica, to
prepare hundreds of future Grand Bahama graduates for employment and
future careers in the island’s Call Center & Business Processing
The initiative referred to as the ‘Contact
Center Education Initiative’ was introduced last week Thursday during
the final school year meeting of the Grand Bahama Principal’s
Association at Freeport Gospel Chapel School...
Walk for Equality for All set for Grand Bahama on May 21st
- May 20, 2016 - 4:30:08 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - "Join us for a walk for Equality for All" on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 9am.
join us as we peacefully march to support the four constitutional
amendments to be voted on in the National Referendum on June 7th.
invite you to bring your family, friends and neighbours to join hands
together to support equality for women and men in our Constitution...
Seniors Enjoy Their 21st Annual Luncheon in Eight Mile Rock
- May 15, 2016 - 10:03:11 AM
EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama - After 21 years Dr. M. R. Kavala, along
with his family, continues to give back to the senior citizens of Grand
Bahama. On Thursday, May 12, Dr. Kavala hosted his 21st Annual Luncheon
for Senior Citizens on the grounds of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in
Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile Rock.
Joining in the
celebration was the Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and
Bimini and, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who saluted Dr. Kavala, saying
“Dr. Kavala is a special man, he does not have to do what he is doing.”
He continued by saying that through these luncheons Dr. Kavala is
showing that in life you must give, and love and Dr. Kavala has
demonstrated unconditional love for senior citizens...