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Community : Grand Bahama
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Hosts High School PSA Competition - Nov 24, 2014 - 12:01:11 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas – Over the years the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) initiative has hosted many competitions at the primary, junior high and senior high levels, with the aim of raising the awareness of the importance of keeping a clean environment amongst the youth of the island. In commemoration of the 8th anniversary of KGBC during the month of October, which is also recognized nationally as Youth Month, the committee once again thought it was fitting to incorporate a youth component in the celebrations.


According to committee chairperson and GBPA Environmental Manager, Nakira Wilchcombe, “there is so much talent amongst our youth, and with this very important issue of keeping a clean environment...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Public Hospitals Authority to host Retirement Dinner - Nov 20, 2014 - 5:57:55 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama  -- The Grand Bahama Public Hospitals Authority held a press conference, November 19, to announce that a Retirement Dinner will be held Friday evening to honour the “13 Public Hospitals Authority sparkling gems retiring after eight to 47 years of consistent and unbroken service to the people of the Northern Bahamas.” 

The dinner will be held at Le Chateau on the Green, with the theme, “Globe Trotting – A World of Wonder Awaits.”  Minister of Labour, National Insurance, and the Public Service the Hon. D. Shane Gibson will attend and bring remarks.  From left are Co-Chair Mavis Ward, Public Relations Co-Chair Valeria Burrows, and Co-Chair John R. Fraser...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
First Pinning Ceremony for Registered Nurses Held in Grand Bahama - Nov 18, 2014 - 3:16:56 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, congratulated nine graduates of the Class of Fall 2013 during the first pinning ceremony to be held in Grand Bahama on Monday at Pelican Bay Hotel.

Held under the theme, “Nurses: Many roles, One Profession; Advocating, Leading and Delivering Quality Care,” there were nine graduates, eight women and one man. They are Keisha Bain-Outten, Cynetra Cox, Bejra Duncombe, Ashley Pinder, Kendra Roberts, Latoya Russell, Danielle Seymour, Bonnielynn Toote-Coakley and Tenishka Williams.

The graduates, he said, are products of The College of The Bahamas Nursing Program, something to be proud of. The Minister congratulated them on choosing to become a part of a noble profession and added...
Community : Grand Bahama
Remembrance Day Parade and Church Service in Grand Bahama - Nov 11, 2014 - 12:05:30 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - A Veteran's Memorial Day Service took place on Sunday, November 9th at the Mary Star of the Sea Church.

The service was preceded by a street march with local dignitaries, the Legend Band, and school children from Freeport Primary, Hugh Campbell, Bishop Michael Eldon, and Sunland.

Photos seen here were provide by Derek Carroll Photography...

Community : Grand Bahama
Kamalamee Organization Releases 2014 Honourees Commemorative Photo - Nov 7, 2014 - 4:06:22 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – The Kamalamee Organization is proud to release its signature commemorative group photo of the 2014 honourees. This year’s photo was taken at the Smiths Point Limited a property of luxury cottages owned by Fred Smith in Grand Bahama.

The sunset photo was taken by professional photographer and committee member, Lyndah Wells. The organization will host a portrait unveiling ceremony at the C. A. Smith Complex during the first week in December where the 2014 honourees will have their 8 ft. portraits unveiled for public viewing, as part of the organization’s educational campaign.
Community : Grand Bahama
Group seeking to buy Port Lucaya working with Bahamas Government - Nov 7, 2014 - 4:23:11 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a statement by  Peter Hunt, Bahamaland Investments Limited:

We are delighted to have embraced Grand Bahama as a second home with significant investments made over the past 12 years.  We are committed to this island's positive growth and development and are confident in the revival of its’ now rebounding economy.  Among other projects, we see tremendous potential relative to the acquisition of Port Lucaya Market Place.  The facility has a rich history and it is representative of a local and touristic treasure.

We commend the ongoing first class efforts of the Grand Bahama Port Authority to draw investors to this beautiful island. We continue to dialogue and cooperate with the Bahamas Government to have the Port Lucaya deal materialized. We are satisfied that the GBPA
Community : Grand Bahama
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.
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Joins Forces With REACH Grand Bahama - Nov 20, 2014 - 7:17:05 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Autism, a disorder that occurs four to five times more in boys than girls has been characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.

As this disease affects a number of persons within The Bahamas, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has joined forces with REACH Grand Bahama, the local chapter of a national organization to assist in its upcoming efforts geared towards informing persons about the disorder that affects neurodevelopment...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Outreach Community Centre Commissioned in Sea Grape, Grand Bahama - Nov 18, 2014 - 2:54:44 PM

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It Only Takes One Person to Make a Difference, Darville Says

SEA GRAPE, Grand Bahama – Bahamians were reminded Sunday that it only takes one person to make a difference and that each of us should desire to be that person.

That challenge came from the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville as he participated in the Commissioning of the Evangelist Lloyd Quant Outreach Community Center in Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock this past Sunday evening.

Both the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe, and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, on Sunday past took time...

Community : Grand Bahama
Business People Pack VAT Boot Camp Seminar - Nov 18, 2014 - 1:54:26 PM


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Freeport, Bahamas – In early November, two local entrepreneurs hosted a VAT Bootcamp Seminar to a packed room of 80 local business people. The attendees received valuable information about VAT Registration and preparing their businesses for the impending new tax, slated for January 1, 2014.

Sarah Kirkby of Barefoot Marketing and Leigh Termath, of Bahama Buy and Sell, organized this seminar in response to the concerns of their clients.

Over the summer, their own customers told them they were not prepared for VAT and did not feel they were equipped with the tools to adequately prepare their business. Kirkby and Termath then worked with local accounting experts to come up with an intense one-day bootcamp, to give the attendees as much information as they could.

The seminar opened with certified accountant, Christopher Baker, of HLB Galanis, outlining in detail all the requirements for Registration for the Value Added Tax, noting that registration must be completed by November 30...

Community : Grand Bahama
St. Georges’ High graduate receives academic scholarship from Grand Bahama FIDA chapter - Nov 18, 2014 - 10:07:02 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) is pleased to announce the award of an academic scholarship to its eighth recipient, Miss Teonya Takahra Knowles. Miss Knowles is a graduate of St. Georges’ High School and was successful in obtaining seven (7) BGCSE’s passes at grade ‘C’ and above.

The FIDA Scholarship is an award of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) each year for two (2) years of study at The College of The Bahamas. Miss Knowles will be pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree in Law and Criminal Justice. Her ultimate goal is to enter the field of Law...
Community : Service Organizations
BNT Looking for Community Support for Grand Bahama Park Expansion - Nov 12, 2014 - 3:25:30 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – Recently the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) President, Executive Director and Grand Bahama Parks Manager met with the Minister for Grand Bahama, Hutchinson Executives and Grand Bahama Port Authority representatives to review the proposed new and extended parks for the island.

The two new proposed parks for East Grand Bahama and the Northshore-Gap, as well as the extended Lucayan and Peterson’s Cay areas are all featured on TV ads to be released in November. Using first-time drone video footage, the ads were created to solicit feedback from the public on the proposed areas...
Community : Grand Bahama
Condolences offered by Grand Bahama Port Authority - Nov 10, 2014 - 10:11:51 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Port Authority is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic plane crash on Sunday which claimed the lives of Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth Ann Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder, Mr. Lavard and Mrs. Radel Parks and their son Johannan, Pilots Stanley Thurston and Farkhan Cooper and an international passenger.

We and all Grand Bahamians join in mourning Dr Munroe's passing and are comforted that he was coming to host his second Global Leadership Forum here among us. We commend the leaders of the Faith Ministries for continuing to carry out his Ministry here today with their message of faith and hope, during this time of grief and sadness for us all...
Community : Grand Bahama
Condolence message from Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Condolences - Nov 10, 2014 - 10:03:18 PM

Grand Bahama Island – Kevin D. Seymour, President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, along with its Executive Board and Members, extends their sincerest condolences to the families of  Founder & President of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Dr. and Mrs. Myles Munroe, Pastor Ruth Munroe, Senior Vice-President Dr. Richard Pinder, Youth Pastors Lavard and Radel Parks and their son Johannan, Pilots Stanley Thurston and Farkhan Cooper who lost their lives in a most tragic plane crash yesterday evening.

Our appreciation is extended to the Emergency personnel who responded to the call and also offer our encouragement and support to the management and staff of the Grand Bahama Shipyard, who are no doubt traumatized by this tragic event...

Community : Grand Bahama
20 yr old Grand Bahama man in hospital after shooting incident - Nov 7, 2014 - 1:29:37 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 20 year old male in hospital.

Reports are that on Thursday 6th November 2014 shortly after 7:00pm, police received information that a male was at the Rand Memorial Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper right thigh. The male reported that while at his residence in Hawksbill, Grand Bahama, he was approached by a male known to him who pulled out a hand gun and shot him in the upper thigh. He was assisted to the Rand Memorial Hospital by private vehicle and is listed in guarded condition.

Community : Grand Bahama
3 Grand Bahama charities receive food items from Northern Region Public Service - Nov 5, 2014 - 10:31:39 PM


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Three charities in Grand Bahama, on Tuesday, were the recipients of non-perishable food items from the Northern Region Public Service Month Planning Committee and the Ministry of Public Service.

In a presentation at the Department of Immigration Laurie Bullard, chairperson of the planning committee, said during the month of October, the Northern Region Public Service celebrated its 15th Annual Public Service and Recognition of Retirees Month. The celebration was held under the theme, “Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the Future”...

Community : Grand Bahama
Hugh W. Campbell Primary School Assembly & Prefect Installation - Nov 4, 2014 - 10:25:57 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Hugh W. Campbell Primary School held an Assembly & Prefect Installation on November 2nd, 2014.  Thirty-Four Students were installed as prefects.

Among the guest speakers were Natayo D' Andre Forbes of Bishop Michael Eldon High School and Tiasha Lewis of St. Georges High School.  They spoke about responsibility and leadership...

Community : Grand Bahama
Miss Universe Bahamas raises funds for AIDS awareness committee - Nov 2, 2014 - 1:42:04 PM

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Freeport,  Grand Bahama  - Just a few months ago the current Miss Universe Bahamas, Tomii Culmer lost a very close relative who was born with the AIDS virus. Upon invitation to this year’s Red Rose Ball as a guest presenter the beauty queen wanted to do more than just show up.

With just a weeks notice she contacted the management of Sawyer's Fresh Market requesting the use of their property to set up an area to raise funds. They immediately agreed and also made a donation to the cause.

Thanks to Reggie Simmons of Imagine Graphics who has been extremely supportive of Tomii he provided the necessary signage and materials that gave shoppers a better understanding of what she was doing...
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Health Services launch High School Video Competition - Oct 23, 2014 - 11:34:18 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - World Mental Health Month was observed globally on October 10th, 2014 under the theme “Living with Schizophrenia”. After a series of successful activities including radio talk shows and the annual forum, the Psychiatric team of Grand Bahama Health Services culminates the month of events with an inter high school video competition.

The 30 seconds video is based on this year’s World Mental Health theme and will run from October 20 - 27, 2014. Participants include all public and private high schools throughout Grand Bahama. They are required to upload their entries on facebook for the viewing public...

Community : Grand Bahama
Another Businessman Supports Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43:48 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -- Another Grand Bahama businessman has come forward to assist the initiatives of The Grand Bahama Cultural Carnival Company [GBCCC] as it presents ‘The Grand Life - Grand Bahama Island:  The road leading to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’.  Mr. Mario Donato has sponsored a prime shop space in the Regent Centre, Down Town Freeport for the business operations and sale of costumes and authentically Grand-Bahamian products for GBCCC, a Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival company.

Grand Bahama Island is poised to benefit from events leading to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival May 7th – 9th 2015, with its own events scheduled for April 17th – 18th 2015.  GBCCC will also proudly represent Grand Bahama Island in Nassau in May 2015...
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