Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Grateful to Pilots n Paws
- Sep 18, 2014 - 10:25:32 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Despite many recent challenges, this week
we at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) were grateful to Pilots
n Paws, and specifically pilots Donna Shannon, Pat Picornell, and Allan
Weltman. They flew over here to rescue 19 shelter dogs whose chances
of local adoption are slim to none, given that our local adoption rate
hovers around 7% of our 1500+ annual intake.
Two pups went to a
West End GB second home owner in Washington DC who helped rescue them a
few months ago and waited for them to be old enough and healthy enough
for us to send to her. The rest went to some of our favorite rescue friends in Colorado.
of the pups were treated to an overnight stay in Ft Lauderdale with our
amazing Florida volunteers rallying once again to care for them and get
them on to their final destination. It takes a village to rescue -
whether one dog or nineteen...
Grand Bahama Public Service Week Celebration Plans Gear Up
- Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:31 PM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas – The Northern Region
Public Service Week Planning Committee, in celebration of the 15th
Annual Public Service Week and Recognition of Retirees under the theme,
"Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the Future" held a
press conference at the Public Service offices, National Insurance
Building, September 17.
In observance of national Public Service
Week, October 14-26, 2014, the Planning Committee announced that this
year the over 25 years of dedicated service of 18 retired public
officers will be celebrated. They also announced that on September 20,
2014 there will be a Fun Run/Walk & Health Screening...
Grand Bahama Police Gather for Worship
- Sep 14, 2014 - 9:46:41 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama
contingent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force held their annual worship
at Central Zion Church in Eight Mile Rock on Sunday, September 14th,
Photos seen here were taken by Derek Carroll Photography.
Bahamas Kamalamee Honours Class of 2014 Announced
- Sep 11, 2014 - 5:23:42 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Island - The Kamalamee Organization has officially released the names
of individuals who will receive the 2014 Kamalamee Honours. Since 2010,
the Organization has added names to the roster who have charted the
national standard of excellence.The Kamalamee Organization was founded
in 2010 with the Kamlamee Honours being its flagship program in 2012
which aims to pay tribute to those that have significantly influenced
the cultural and economic landscape of our island of Grand Bahama and
The Bahamas by large.
The Kamalamee Honours
class of 2014 will begin their induction process with a glamourous black
tie photo shoot behind Princes Isles, a portrait unveiling showcase, a
medallion ceremony, and a black tie tribute concert in February, 2015...
Grand Lucayan hosts international travel writers to familiarization trip
- Sep 10, 2014 - 7:00:16 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Recently the Grand
Lucayan Resort hosted a team of international journalists to the island for a five-day
familiarization trip. The Bahamas Weekly News Team had the chance to connect
with three of travel writers on Saturday September 6th to hear first
hand their impressions of Grand Bahama Island.
We spoke with Rob DiPano with
CaribJournal.com; Desirae del Campo Managing Editor,
Recommend Magazine out of Miami Lakes, Florida; and Violet Baron, a freelance writer with
Travel Alliance based out of New Jersey...
Rand Memorial Hospital staff attend Triage Court Seminar
- Sep 2, 2014 - 10:47:36 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas -
Physicians, nurses and medical personnel of the Accident & Emergency
and Urgent Care Center of the Rand Memorial Hospital recently attended a
Triage Court Seminar at the Gerald Bartlett Complex, Police
Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The 3-day event took place from
Tuesday thru Thursday, 26th-28th August 2014 hosted by Dr. Michelle
Sweeting, Clinical Director of the Accident & Emergency Department.
well organized and attended event was facilitated by Mrs. Shelley
Cohen, the founder of Health Resources Limited, Senior Instructor for
the program and lead administrator of the Triage Tool-belt course in
Tennessee, USA. Mrs. Cohen was very excited to be here in Grand Bahama
for the first time to share her wealth of knowledge to the medical
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC) announced their 2014 New
Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm. This
year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving," and will feature 9 A-groups
and 3 B-groups.
"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out
that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the
parade," Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.
"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will
kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public
will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment," Bowe said.
Grand Bahama Power employees support community youth
- Sep 2, 2014 - 5:23:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama…– September 2, 2014–
Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is committed to serving local
communities through volunteering and fundraising. As students across the
Island prepare for a new school year, GBPC employees held its first
Back to School Giveaway.
Families from across Grand Bahama
enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment including bouncing
castles, face painting, food and refreshments. GBPC employees
volunteered their time to help with the event and were delighted to
provide more than 500 school age children with school supply kits
including pens, pencils, rulers, composition books, pocket folders and
West End Eco-Fishing Camp is latest addition to Save The Bays
- Aug 27, 2014 - 3:45:55 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama
- Fast-growing advocacy movement Save The Bays has gained yet another
key partner in the fight to protect the unique cultural and
environmental heritage of The Bahamas.
The West End Eco-Fishing
Camp Association (WEEFCA) is a community based non-profit organization
that teaches children about the environment, water safety, boating
skills, swimming, fishing and snorkeling in an effort to instill an
abiding concern and respect for the environment and its preservation.
are delighted to join the list of partners/supporters who stand with
Save The Bays in its goal to protect the Bahamian environment for the
benefit and enjoyment of future generations,” said Keith Cooper...
FNM's Honoured in Grand Bahama
- Aug 24, 2014 - 10:39:00 PM
Recognized individuals were Leonard Williams, Terceta
Rigby, Joseph Morris, Linda Russell, Walter Laing, Alfred Moss, Roselyn
Green, Andrew Burrows, Edward Roberts, Charles Bethel, Bettina Anderson,
Victoria Stubbs, Sonia Williams, Ines Hepburn, Lloyd Cooper, Nguyen Van
Ming, Eudene Hamilton, Richard Stuart, Agnes Timothy, Randell Deveaux...
Bahamas - Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in
Grand Bahama to assist in honouring Free National Movement members with
certificates of recognition.
Safety reigns Supreme at BORCO
- Aug 24, 2014 - 1:39:15 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Safety is the way
of life at BORCO. Employees at BORCO were recently awarded for having
worked one million hours without a “Lost Time Injury” since February
This means that there were no injuries received while at
work that were severe enough to require an employee miss a day or longer
of work, which is phenomenal news for BORCO. So great in fact, that
Khalid Muslih, SVP – President Global Marine Terminals Buckeye flew down
to personally congratulate and award the staff at their in-house
In addition to awarding the Asset Team as a whole
for this safety record, each department was recognized for the hours
contributed to setting this unheard of record. The Administrative
Department (Human Resources, IT, Administration and Finance) achieved
109,000 hours without injury, the Health, Safety, Security and
Environmental Department achieved 103,000 hours, Land Operations
Department achieved 292,000 hours, Marine Operations Department
achieved 314,000 hours and the Maintenance Department achieved 182,000
44th annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim Marathon the best yet!
- Aug 22, 2014 - 2:13:53 PM
Bahamas - The 44th annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim Marathon, named
after Mr. Bernie Butler for his countless contributions to the
organization, took place on August 16th at Coral Beach and this year's
event was said to be the largest to date. The community came out is
droves to support the
service that Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) provides Grand Bahama and its surrounding waters.
Many base their annual vacation
around this event alone, and it's a time where families and friends
gather to socialize on the beach, and show off their swimming strength or
latest swimsuit by
participating in the Bernie Butler Swim Race, all in the spirit of
First National Training Agency Graduation in Grand Bahama
- Aug 20, 2014 - 3:27:35 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As the first
cohort of trainees in Grand Bahama, 135 young people graduated from the
National Training Agency’s Four-Week Mandatory Workforce Preparatory
Programme, August 18, in ceremonies at the Grand Lucayan Hotel. The
Graduation Ceremony took place five months after the training agency’s
opening on Grand Bahama.
Giving remarks, the Hon. Shane Gibson,
Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public
Service, told the graduates they had reason to be proud, having
completed skills training that included internships with various
companies, and also received Customer Service ‘in class’ instruction for
City and Guilds certification...
TEDxGrandBahama talks now available online!
- Aug 15, 2014 - 11:55:46 AM
On July 05, 2014, Grand Bahama’s inaugural TEDx event took place at
which, four young Bahamian speakers each gave particularly insightful
talks under the theme, “Bahamian Development: How can we further it?”
at-capacity audience thoroughly enjoyed listening to the talks and
having an opportunity to engage with the speakers during the moderated
panel discussion. A number of persons expressed disappointment that they
were unable to attend so it is with great pleasure that the organizers
of TEDxGrandBahama announce that the video talks are now freely
available for online viewing here...
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience celebrates 22 years in Grand Bahama
- Aug 8, 2014 - 11:09:34 AM
Bahamas - Tony Macaroni's World Famous
Conch Experience in Grand Bahama, known for some of the best conch and
fish dishes on the island is celebrating 22 years in Grand Bahama.
What started as a humble
thatch-roofed hut on the sand, has gone
transformations over the years, most in part to hurricanes Sandy and
Jean. Today Tony Macaroni's still provides one of the best
local beach scenes, a thatch-roofed hut is still there, but now it's
situated on stilts and has a large
deck overlooking pristine sands and sea. Sand in your shoes or toes is now optional.
Proprietor, Anthony '
Tony Macaroni' Hanna is a 2003 Ministry of Tourism Cacique Award
recipient, taking the highest honour, 'The Minister's Award...'
2014 Miss Grand Bahama Pageant Finale this Sunday
- Jul 25, 2014 - 10:38:47 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
With the mission of transforming
“our young women into true ambassadors for our country," The Miss Grand
Bahama Organization is dedicated to grooming young women of Grand
Bahama into purpose-driven, community-minded, beautiful young ladies.
"Our new queen should be a young lady who is very mature, intelligent,
confident, and someone who is easy to work with, and shows gratitude. Most importantly one
who wants to give back to the her community,” said Glenn Davis, Miss
Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization Director. "We also want our contestants to enjoy and grow through this experience."
Grand Bahama Engineering scholar among STEM leaders hosting youth camp
- Jul 22, 2014 - 6:32:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahamas - A Sunland Baptist Academy graduate who is now excelling in the field of engineering will be headed to New Providence to take part in a camp geared towards sparking the interest of science in young Bahamians. Trenicka Rolle, co-founder and president of BETA, a consortium of Bahamian and Bahamian-American engineers and scientists.
According to Rolle, the organization seeks to utilize the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills of its members to help re-energize the Bahamas and provide opportunities for Bahamian youth who have signed up through www.betac242.com/apply
Wemco Security Celebrates 14th Anniversary Serving Grand Bahama
- Jul 17, 2014 - 12:41:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Employees of Wemco Security Credit Collections Limited, the largest private security firm in The Bahamas, were in Grand Bahama over the weekend to observe the company's 14th year in business and fourth year serving the Grand Bahama community.
The employees of Wemco Freeport along with the company’s present and former chief executive officer (CEO) and a team from Wemco New Providence celebrated the anniversary with a Mix & Mingle Fun-Day event...
City Councillors Visit Grand Bahama Port Authority
- Jul 15, 2014 - 2:05:41 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island: Newly elected
city councillors, accompanied by City Administrator, Alexander
Williams, paid a courtesy call on officials of The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA) recently. Warmly welcoming the group were
GBPA President, Ian Rolle; Chief Financial Officer, Deann Seymour; and
GBPA’s Business Development Manager, Derek Newbold.
congratulating them on a job well done, Rolle stated that it was
important for both parties to become better acquainted with each other,
so as to forge immediate relationships with regards to servicing the
needs of local citizens. “It is good for us to get together so that we
can understand how our various functions might be interrelated and how
GBPA can help you to achieve your goals,” Rolle said...
Miss Grand Bahama Evening Gown & Swimsuit Competition
- Jul 12, 2014 - 10:09:04 AM
Next on the
Miss Grand Bahama event schedule is the
Evening Gown and Swimsuit Competition,
and all are welcome to attend. 8 lovely ladies will show their best
form in swimsuits and their style and elegance in gowns of their choice
Saturday, July 12th at Chateau on the Green in Freeport starting at 8pm.
The contestants will have chosen
there gowns wisely in hopes to best reflect their personality in colours that they love.
In judging the swimsuit competition, judges looked for focus,
figure, physical fitness, stage presence, poise, confidence and
personality on how each contestant...