Grand Bahama children learn about Humane Treatment of Animals
- Oct 13, 2015 - 10:52:39 AM
The topic on October 10th, 2015 for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday
Environmental Education Programme was “Humane Treatment of Animals”.
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, says,
“This was our first session for the 2015/2016 school year. Our guest
speaker was Tip Burrows of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama: “The
interaction between animals and humans is at the heart of humane
GBPA lends a hand to Storm affected Residents in the Southern Bahamas
- Oct 9, 2015 - 3:47:21 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA)
pledged $50,000 in aid of the hurricane affected residents, as well as a
trailer load of items donated by GBPA employees and the wider
GBPA President, Ian Rolle noted that the overall goal
of the initiative is to partner with a number of organizations as they
seek to provide essential items for those in need.
"The goal is
to assist NEMA as well as other non-profit relief organizations that
need our help" said President Ian Rolle continuing, " We aided Rotary
earlier in the week by covering the freight cost of transporting three ..."
GBPA: GBPC Improvements Evident in 2016-2018 Rate Submission Proposal would reduce or hold rates flat for customers
- Oct 9, 2015 - 8:43:47 AM
In 2012, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) established an Operating
Protocol and Regulatory Framework which documents how electricity rates
will be set for the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). The Framework,
the first of its kind in the Bahamas, set out electricity rates for 2013
– 2015 and required the Power Company to submit a number of studies and
statistics to justify any request for changes in rates. It also
requires GBPC to submit a rate case filing to the regulator every three
years and accordingly GBPC submitted a rate filing for GBPA’s review
during the first week of August, 2015.
If approved, the new rate
structure would mean a reduction in the “all-in” price of electricity
for 85% of residential customers. This is a very important step in
beginning to assist Grand Bahama’s low income based residents. The cost
of electricity will
Freeport Players’ Guild to host ‘Zombie Run’ - October 10th, 2015
- Oct 5, 2015 - 2:52:26 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – For many years the community of Grand Bahama has
witnessed some of the Bahamas’ top performers and performances on the
stage of the Regency theatre. A non-profit organization, the Freeport
Players’ Guild seeks to not only provide quality productions on the
stage but also off stage. With earlier success in the year with
‘Operation Island Hunt: Island Wide Scavenger hunt’, the FPG continues
this October by hosting another community event.
2015 will be a very exciting day for the Freeport Players’ Guild and the
community of Grand Bahama. In true theatrical style, the Zombie Run is
not just your average fun/run walk.
Do you have the cutest potcake or potcat?
- Sep 25, 2015 - 11:09:36 AM
that time again! Time to search for the cutest picture of your adopted
pet for the 2nd annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama calendar. Last
year we had so many adorable entries it was really hard to choose the
winners. We are so excited to see what you can come up with this year!
Cutoff date for entries is
September 30, 2015
The cutest 12 photos will be selected in early October to be the month
pictures of the calendar. One super cute and adorable photo will win the
honour of being the cover shot.
SO2Speak.org calls on Minister for Grand Bahama
- Sep 24, 2015 - 9:15:42 AM
Freeport, Bahamas Edward Kraftmann, Founder and Co-CEO, Ms. Ronit
Tehrani, Founder and Co-CEO, and Mr. Jonathan Krause, Founder and Chief
Financial Officer of SO2Speak.org, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, on Monday, September 21,
2015, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama.
So2Speak.org is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, that
combines speech with education in order to empower tomorrow's leaders.
This rapidly growing organization engages communities and students to
become more active participants in their academic, personal and social
LIS and EARTHCARE clean Gold Rock Beach for Intl Coastal Cleanup Day
- Sep 21, 2015 - 5:12:24 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - After a night of thunderstorms, early on
Saturday morning, September 19th
, students from Lucaya International
School on Grand Bahama Island gathered to assist Zone Captain, Gail Woon
(EARTHCARE) with the Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) 2015,
at Lucayan National Park, east.
Nicole St. Pierre and Ben Power,
teachers from Lucaya International School coordinated the volunteers and were
pleased with the turnout in light of the inclement weather Grand Bahama had
Local Investors Creating Economic Impact for Grand Bahama
- Sep 18, 2015 - 3:01:57 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Executives at The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited (GBPA) continue to express their enthusiasm over the increased
participation of Bahamians in the local economy. GBPA Group President,
Ian Rolle, noted during a recent interview that he is pleased to see the
level of domestic investment projects taking place on Grand Bahama at
such a sensitive time in the nation’s economy.
“Despite some of the notable challenges facing our economy, local
investors are taking steps to move the country’s economy forward...
Retirement Reception Honours Road Traffic’s Basil Rahming
- Sep 17, 2015 - 3:43:08 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A retirement reception was held on Wednesday,
September 16, for Basil Rahming, retired Deputy Controller of the Road
Traffic Department and former Senior Police Officer. The event was held
in the Conference Room of the Administrator's Office -- Mr. Rahming was
recognized and thanked for his contribution to not only the traffic
department, but the Grand Bahama Road Safety Committee as well.
Rahming assisted the Grand Bahama Road Safety Committee realize a
number of their initiatives, namely the Courteous Driver of the Quarter
Award, done in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Lucaya...
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Congratulates Reach For The Stars Recipients
- Sep 4, 2015 - 2:45:15 PM
Keeping with the sorority’s Educational Awareness Programmatic Thrust,
the members of the Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. realize that many students are challenging themselves and
achieving excellence through hard work. It is in this spirit of
determination and recognition of such efforts that the chapter
established the ‘Reach for The Stars’ program.
‘Reach for the
Stars’ is a program that the Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter started to
highlight those primary school students who, through hard work and
determination, were able to succeed academically...
F.R.I.E.N.D.S Book Club celebrates 10 years of inspirational reading among ladies in Grand Bahama
- Sep 1, 2015 - 2:39:00 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - F.R.E.N.D.S. Book Club celebrates 10 years of
inspirational reading among ladies in Grand Bahama and has set aside the
month of September to give back to the community with a number of
reading initiatives and book donations. The community is also encouraged
to make reading a part of their lifelong learning.
The Book Club
was founded by Mrs. Emil Symonette whose passion is to enhance female
advancement and development in the Word of God through in-depth reading
of The Bible and Christian books with discussions and occasional visits
by local authors. This equips the woman of God for service in her local
church and in The Kingdom of God...
FNMs Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of Election 92 Win
- Aug 26, 2015 - 4:38:14 PM
Grand Bahama was 'on fire' this past weekend
as the Free National Movement continued its "Join The Movement"
Campaign" with an array of events over this past weekend.
Grand Bahama Council and members of parliament on the island of Grand
Bahama welcomed other senior party officials from Nassau include party
leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, his wife, party deputy leader Peter Turnquest
and party chairman - Michael Pintard...
Winners of Frank's Ice Cream Bible Summer Job Program 2015
- Aug 26, 2015 - 10:58:46 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Frank's Ice Cream
Bible Summer Job Program 2015 Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday,
August 23rd in the Grand Ballroom, Grand Lucaya; under the
theme "Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh."
Frank's Ice Cream recognized
TOP ACHIEVERS who have demonstrated excellence in academics and
character from seven (7) age groups are...
Grand Bahama entrepreneurs lead beach cleanup at Port of Call Beach
- Jul 25, 2015 - 9:56:48 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Happy Helpers a
concierge service company that was established in 2010 by co-owners
Rachel Smith and Carla Hanna-Wilson held an Independence beach clean on
July 11th at Port of Call Beach, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
"We were very pleased with the turnout for the beach clean up, we had
twenty persons that came out and supported," said Rachael Smith. "I
always wanted to do a beach clean up growing up. I was actually one of
those persons that complained bout the amount of trash that was always
on the beach. I thought to myself instead of complaining, I should make a
Frank's IceCream launches Bible Summer Job Program 2015
- Jul 8, 2015 - 11:27:25 AM
Frank's IceCream, owned by Grand Bahama business man Frank Outten, has
launched their annual Summer Job Program, announced during a press
conference in Freeport.
The company's website states that the
program's mission is to build character, develop values, biblical
principles, encourage integrity, exude diligence and pride in our
country’s youth. "This is all in an effort to restore and improve the
moral fiber of our society. The summer program enrolls students between
the age of 1-25 who are required to study the bible (New Testament Only)
throughout the summer break and at the end will sit an examination..."
Independence Church Service held at Good Shepard
- Jul 6, 2015 - 12:11:46 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Good Shepard Church
in Grand Bahama held their Bahamian Independence church service on
Sunday, July 5th. The Minister of Grand Bahama, the Hon. Michael
Darville was in attendance, as well as the Hon. Neko Grant, Member of
Parliament for East End Grand Bahama.
Upper Zion Baptist Church celebrates 50 years
- Jul 1, 2015 - 11:30:03 PM
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Upper
Zion Baptist Church, in Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama.
In commemoration of this
significant milestone, several activities have been planned including a
special church service for couples who were married at Upper Zion over
the past 50 years.
This service was held on Sunday
past (June 28th) with Pastor Peter Pinder delivering an inspirational
and spirited sermon...
Freeport Bible Church honours 13 men
- Jun 24, 2015 - 11:30:32 AM
As a part of its
“Love Thy Neighbor Month”, connecting with the church’s neighboring communities
of Pine Tree Subdivision, Sunset Subdivision and Belgrave (Back of Town),
Freeport Bible Church (FBC) honored 13 men of those communities, in its Father’s
Day Service this past Sunday, June 21, 2015.
thirteen men honoured were, Rev. Jonathan McMinns, Dewitt Henfield, William
Neely, George Hall, Leroy Pennerman, Robert Gibson, Joseph Lewis, Raoul
Francis, Roosevelt Rolle, Gerald Rolle, Doyle Burrows Sr., Ivan Francis and
Sunland Baptist Academy receives the Sir Clement T. Maynard Memorial Plaque
- Jun 19, 2015 - 11:35:41 AM
Bahama - On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, Mr. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman, the
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation attended the
Prizegiving Ceremony at the Sunland Baptist Academy, Grand Bahama. He
was in attendance to present the Sir Clement T. Maynard Memorial
Floating Plaque to Sunland Baptist Academy. The Floating Plaque is
presented in recognition of Samaiya Lundy being named as the 2015
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year.
Accepting the Floating Plaque from Chairman Vandyke Pratt was Student of the Year Samaiya Lundy and Principal Mrs. Myron King...
COB Hosts Commencement for Grand Bahama Graduates
- Jun 10, 2015 - 1:46:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Graduates of The College of The
Bahamas’ Northern Bahamas Campus in Grand Bahama have been challenged to
accept the mantle of “the new Bahamian” in building a resilient
The College held its final commencement activity of the
Spring 2015 season in Grand Bahama on June 4th, conferring degrees and
certificates on approximately 40 graduates in a red-letter ceremony held
at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas resort...