Freeport Players' Guild elects new board, calls for members and volunteers
- Feb 14, 2017 - 5:25:45 PM
The Freeport Players' Guild (FPG) announced the welcoming of their 2017
executive board recently under the theme 'Experience Enjoy.'
aim to continue a legacy of excellence through providing a world class
theatrical experience to all," said a statement to their members and
"We are always excited to receive new members and welcome back renewed
members. Your involvement in the Freeport Players' Guild keeps our
theatre community thriving..."
Freeport Wins Global Free Trade Zone Award
- Feb 10, 2017 - 6:06:37 AM
The effort to improve brand recognition and establish an impartial
evaluation of Freeport as a competitive business jurisdiction, led the
Grand Bahama Port Authority to enter the city of Freeport into The
Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone competition in early 2016.
a Free Trade Zone, Freeport has been able to witness significant growth
since the initial signing of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. However,
we can certainly go further and are taking the necessary steps to
enhance the way we are perceived by prospective investors on the global
stage. Contests such as the Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone
competition allow us to do just that,” said Port President, Ian Rolle...
Hole-in-one wins $46,460 Ford Escape at Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Golf Classic
- Feb 9, 2017 - 1:35:08 PM
The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club is hosting the 14th Annual
Philanthropic Golf Classic at The Reef Golf Course February 18th. All
proceeds from the tournament fund the club’s philanthropic endeavors to
benefit the children of Grand Bahama.
The Tournament, played in a
Four Ball Scramble, Blind Draw format, begins with a Shotgun start at
12 noon. A 2016 Ford Escape, valued at $46,460.00, sponsored by Freeport
Jetwash and The Art of Giving, is the Grand Prize for a hole-in-one on
Library in West Grand Bahama Renamed in Honour of Pastor Wilbur Outten
- Feb 2, 2017 - 11:58:18 AM
The West Grand Bahama Public Library
has officially been renamed the Pastor Wilbur Outten Public Library
& Community Center. The renaming took place on Sunday, January 29,
2017, by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie,
along with Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and Minister for Grand
Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville.
Just before unveiling the new sign
that bore the name and a photo of Pastor Outten, who passed away two
weeks ago, Prime Minister Christie said that Pastor Outten was a man who
was about building community and thus he found it fitting that a public
library would be named in his honor...
GBPA Gives Critical Input to Business & Finance Summit
- Jan 30, 2017 - 11:35:18 PM
Leveraging “Opportunities for Growth ” and how The Bahamas as an
investment jurisdiction, can realize the opportunities that
international business and commerce presents, was a focus of panel
discussions at the 2017 International Business & Finance Summit,
held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, this past Friday.
annual event is hosted by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BSFB),
and is the premier platform for bringing together the nation’s leading
stakeholders in the financial services industry to discuss and define
the value of services to be delivered to clients choosing to conduct
business in the jurisdiction.
Jill Bradley retires from Bradford Marine Bahamas after 17 years
- Jan 23, 2017 - 4:09:22 PM
Jill Bradley retires as office manager from Bradford Marine after 17
years of dedicated service at the Freeport, Grand Bahama location. Jill
started with Bradford Marine in September 1999 as the assistant office
manager and within a year she was promoted to office manager. Over the
years, Jill watched as key members of the Bahamas team blossomed and
welcomed new additions. “We have formed a really cohesive team, I’m
proud of how Bradford has grown as a company and how we have expanded to
include 90% local employees, it’s really a huge achievement” she added.
joined Bradford within the first few years of Bradford Marine’s 47-acre
shipyard in Freeport. She recalls founder, Dieter Cosman, fondly “Mr.
Cosman was a sweetheart, I remember when we were setting up an office
for him and all he requested was a small wooden table and a telephone...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama arts & crafts show well supported
- Jan 18, 2017 - 1:01:08 PM
The tranquil setting of the Rand Nature Centre was the perfect backdrop
for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama’s “We Are All God’s Creatures”
Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday evening. Many local and
international artists and artisans displayed a wonderful variety of
their work, and sales proceeds were donated back to the HSGB.
200 guests enjoyed popular local acoustic soloist Ryan Carroll’s music
while perusing the arts and crafts, and enjoying delicious hors
d'oeuvres and cocktails. Many also renewed their HSGB memberships or
signed up as new members.
Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year
- Jan 18, 2017 - 12:26:01 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, young people
from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with
their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands
as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.
junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays
Youth Environmental Ambassador Program. The respected youth development
initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May...
Voter Registration Drive continues in Grand Bahama
- Jan 3, 2017 - 10:17:20 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Cognizant of the current voter registration numbers
and determined to make her contribution to the process, businesswoman
Ginger Moxey encouraged residents to take advantage of the Parliamentary
Registration Department’s mobile drive at St. Georges High School on
Moxey has expressed her excitement about playing an
even greater role in community development and has sent out a charge to
residents to register to vote, particularly first time voters, in order
to let their voices be heard...
International Experts Forum Bahamas: 12+ International speakers coming to Freeport Jan 2017
- Dec 30, 2016 - 3:20:56 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Mackey Media Ltd in conjunction with
International Seminar promoter Mitch Carson and The Middle East’s
leading internet marketer Ernesto Verdugo are pleased to present
International Experts Forum Bahamas 2017
. This forum is scheduled to take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
advantage the fact that there will be an international gathering of
speakers coming to Freeport for a Mastermind session, we decided to
schedule a ONE-DAY EVENT for the benefit of the business community in
Freeport. Entry to the event is FREE with an option for VIP seating.
From Germany With Love...
- Dec 23, 2016 - 7:18:47 PM
Christina and Manfred Stoecker from Germany have been long-time visitors
to Grand Bahama and have appreciated the beauty of the island as well
as the friendliness and hospitality of the people!
horrified when they followed the course of hurricane Matthew on the
German TV and watched the storm as it travelled over the Western part of
Grand Bahama. Through communications with Manfred’s sister, Erika
Gates, they learned how much devastation had occurred and that many
people in the West had lost everything...
Flash Friday Brings a Boost to Grand Bahama Economy
- Dec 23, 2016 - 1:52:24 PM
The city of Freeport and surrounding areas were abuzz with the
introduction of Grand Bahama Port Authority’s Invest Grand Bahama Small
Business Bureau’s Flash Friday. The event which took place on Friday,
December 16th, emulated the United States’ Black Friday involving many
participating businesses, all licensees of the Grand Bahama Port
Shoppers were able to benefit from Flash sales, door
busters, discounted prices, and prizes everywhere throughout the city
with purchased items receiving as much as up to 75 percent off at the
counter. “The response from the business community was excellent.
Licensees expressed their appreciation for GBPA pushing the BUY Local,
SHOP at HOME Initiative...
Lucaya Beach access now open on Grand Bahama Island
- Dec 20, 2016 - 11:21:48 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Thursday, December 15th, the
Ministry of Tourism held a press conference to officially announce the
re-opening of the Lucayan Beach access adjacent to the Grand Lucayan and
Memories Bahama Resort properties.
Following the passage of
Hurricane Matthew, the Lucayan Beach access was temporarily closed to
visitors in order to ensure guests’ safety as well as to allow time for
the appropriate restoration to take place.
Executive, Product Development, Ministry of Tourism, said that "The
Ministry of Tourism would like to thank our Industry Partners,
particularly, tour operators and transportation providers, who
graciously discontinued transporting...
Operation Thank You marched on in Grand Bahama despite weather
- Dec 19, 2016 - 9:19:37 AM
Grand Bahama’s Operation Thank you marched proudly on
over the weekend despite overcast and windy skies in the Hurricane
effected island. With over 600 children, bands, volunteers and Utility
trucks the Grand Parade started the thank you event, and was the
highlight of the day.
The event was organized to officially say
thank you to ZNS 810AM, Grand Bahama Power Company, the Grand Bahama
Utility Company, Batelco, Cable Bahamas, and the outstanding Sanitation
Services Co. Ltd. Former MP for West End and Bimini and well-known
personality, David Wallace, was the creative idea behind this event
along with a twenty plus volunteer committee...
PharmaChem title sponsor 3rd anual Dog Days Marathon in Grand Bahama
- Dec 13, 2016 - 11:17:11 AM
Grand Bahama’s Third Annual Dog Days Half Marathon is set
for March 25th, 2017, and organizers are excited to announce their
first official partner, PharmaChem Co. Ltd. Last year Dog Days welcomed
over 400 runners both local and international and this year race
directors, Siobhan Antoni-Bates and Nikki Waugh, hope to increase
numbers, sponsorships, competition and give it an overall Bahamian
“Our event grew tremendously last year,” said Waugh.
“Siobhan and I were overwhelmed by our initial success but to see this
growth was incredible. Right now our island needs events like these more
than ever and we are thrilled that Corporate GB is making it happen for
us and our benefactor, the GB Humane Society...
Bahamian artist Claudette Dean presents art pieces to concert & food drive organizer David Mackey
- Dec 9, 2016 - 7:49:31 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Thursday December 8th, 2016 one of Grand Bahama's and The Bahamas' leading artists, Claudette Dean
paid a surprise visit to Mackey Media Ltd audio/ visual studio and
marketing agency at Grand Lucayan. The purpose of her visit was to
present David Mackey Pres & Creative Dir. a token of appreciation of
his work on
Still Standing After The Storm
and Food Drive in aid of the GB Salvation Army and Red Cross that took place Nov 25, 2016 at Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Ms Dean expressed the following words; "Your generosity of not only
spirit, but of time and effort to orchestrate 'Still Standing After The
Storm' is a perfect example of shining your light in aid of others. I
thought it more than fitting to present you with pieces from my
'Bahamian Sun' collection as a thank-you from one artist to another.
Thanks to you Dave and Mackeymedia - keep on shining...
Aliv FREE Family Fun Day & Concert at Taino Beach West
- Dec 2, 2016 - 3:41:39 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama come and Celebrate Our New Day with Bahamian
artists celebrating Bahamian passion at the ALIV free concert. Saturday,
December 3, 2016 from12noon to 5pm is family fun day then from 5pm –
9pm its concert time at Pirates Cove Adventure park, Taino Beach West.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12noon – 5 p.m. (family fun day)
5pm – 9 p.m. (concert)
Pirates Cove Adventure park,
Taino Beach West
GBPA Donates to Council for The Disabled
- Nov 24, 2016 - 3:17:14 PM
The Northern Bahamas Council for the Disabled
recently benefitted from the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s community
outreach. Just recently, council members visited the headquarters of the
GBPA to accept a donation cheque. The donation was timely as residents
of all walks of life continue to rebuild their lives, following the
devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. Accepting on behalf of the
organization was its president, Frederick Poitier, accompanied by
council treasurer, Monica Williams and secretary, Sharon McGregor.
to Poitier, the donation made by officials of the GBPA was a “Ray of
Sunshine.” Poitier, who took on the position of president of the council
less than a week before the hurricane hit, stated that council members
were in need of assistance and it came at the right time. “Following the
hurricane, we were concerned that our members were being left behind...
Mary Star of the Sea Annual Bazaar - November 19th
- Nov 18, 2016 - 11:55:29 AM
Get ready Grand Bahama, it's back!
Mary Star of
the Sea Annual Bazaar November 19th
, 2016 from
12 - 11pm
on the Church
Grounds. Super Bingo on Friday 7:30pm until; Super-Duper Bingo on
Games, prize, lot's of fun for all, Food will be on Sale.
Dance, In-House Raffle Every Hour, Bingo, Bouncing Castle and much more...
Eighth High School Speech Competition Held in Grand Bahama
- Nov 17, 2016 - 10:02:09 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Customer First Associates held their Eighth
High School Speech Competition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:00a.m. –
1:00p.m. at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium (BMES).
distinguished guest Mrs. Mary Cooper District Superintendent Education,
Grand Bahama, Bimini & The Cays gave an inspiring welcome address on
the topic, the importance in the delivery of quality service to our
internal and external customers; and the essence to diversify our
economy to remain competitive in the global economy...