100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners
- Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM
Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation
(GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited
(GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new
refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the
island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.
The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the
GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and
distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The
refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the
disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small
children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at
Island Traders (Heart) You Customer Appreciation Day
- Feb 27, 2020 - 10:48:26 AM
Island Traders Shop and Ship held its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation
Day on, February 14th, the worldwide day of love. Under the theme
Island Traders (heart) you, the day got under way at 9:00am. Patrons
who visited the establishment, located at #2 Millennium Mall, were
greeted with breakfast delights and creative valentine’s decor. The
hourly raffle prizes kicked off immediately. Microwaves, the good pot
sets, vacuum cleaners, teddy bears and Laundry baskets filled with
detergent, softener, Febreeze, mops and brooms sat patiently waiting for
their owners to take them home. Everyone who filled out raffle tickets
received a goody grocery bag. No one went home empty handed...
GBDRF collaborates with GBPA, local and international NGOs to help rebuild 400 Grand Bahama homes
- Feb 25, 2020 - 3:09:34 PM
The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, (GBDRF) in collaboration
with its valued partners, has supported homeowners and helped restore
hundreds of homes - and counting - in communities across Grand Bahama.
Launched in November 2019, the Grand Bahama Home Repair Initiative was
designed to assist homeowners in and around Freeport following the
devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The program is a collaborative effort
on the part of the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) in
partnership with various local and international partners including the
Bahamas Red Cross, Rotary and SPB-USA...
$25,000 Cash Prize for GB Tournament Hole-in-One
- Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40:10 AM
The GBAWC’s 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 22 at The Reef
Course, with a $25,000 cash prize for hole-in-one winners. The format
is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon.
Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 19, 20, and 21
between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner at
the awards ceremony at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club after the tournament...
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama
- Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM
More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach
programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama,
were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000
Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of
the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive
food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive
Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.
It is the
fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its
‘Feed the 5000’ initiative. “We wanted families to have a great
Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come
from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
SBDC secures funding for funeral service in Grand Bahama
- Dec 29, 2019 - 3:30:05 PM
Le Pavillion successfully obtained 186,000 dollars in capital loans from
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through the Access Accelerator, Small
Business Development Centre (SBDC).
The cemetery and mausoleum
service is owned by Grand Bahama native, Nicole Johnson. With a motto
that says, “We care for your loved one like our own”, Le Pavillion
Offers internment plots, mausoleum niches, hearse and luxury SUV rental
services, headstone creation, graphic services and counselling...
Humorous video plea for new Freeport Airport
- Dec 25, 2019 - 3:11:18 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This humorous video was conceived
by Magnus Alnebeck - General Manager Pelican Bay Hotel was produced by
David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd, it features Magnus along with Tim
Tibbitts, Della Catrina Bridgewater, Patricia Albury, Rebecca Tibbitts
and the Flying Fish Gastro Bar team, Bones Bar crew, Emmanuel Smith and
the Sabor team. The star of the production is a talented young girl who
memorized her lines to perfection!
Donors replace musician's gear lost to Dorian
- Dec 25, 2019 - 1:37:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Musician and Media Guru, David Mackey of
Mackey Media Ltd & TheBahamasWeekly.com says a big THANK YOU for
the generosity of music lovers at home and abroad who donated towards
replacing his lost sound equipment during hurricane Dorian. Mackey
proclaims, "The gesture has a warm humbling affect that will linger on
in my heart for the rest of my life. It is my privilege to express my
sincere gratitude to those who have donated equipment to replace the
bulk my gear lost to Hurricane Dorian...
Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope to host big Christmas party in Grand Bahama
- Dec 2, 2019 - 12:13:21 PM
The children of Grand Bahama are poised to have a unique Christmas experience which they have never had before.
three-day Christmas party specifically for the children of Grand
Bahama, with all the “bells and whistles” may be unexpected, but it
certainly seems fitting to close out a year, which not so long ago, had
taken a turn for the worse for the entire island.
Bass Pro Shop, in conjunction with Convoy of Hope will be hosting a special Christmas treat in Freeport from December 16 -19,
Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation hosts fundraiser for The Grand Bahama Children’s Home
- Dec 2, 2019 - 11:00:56 AM
With the assistance of countless local and international donors, the
Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) continues to push toward its goal of
welcoming their children back for the Christmas holidays. Since the
passage of Hurricane Dorian in September, executives led by GBCH
Director, Sheila Johnson Smith have been working tirelessly to
reconstruct and refurbish the Home, which has been the refuge for
abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in the Northern
URCA to host Pop-Up Meetings on Grand Bahama Island
- Dec 1, 2019 - 1:20:58 PM
In keeping with its mandate as the independent regulator of key
economic sectors in The Bahamas, namely the electronic communications
and electricity sectors, the Utilities Regulation & Competition
Authority (URCA) is committed to providing service throughout The
Bahamas. This week, URCA will continue its series of Pop-Up offices on
the island of Grand Bahama, 2nd to 5th December. Chief Executive
Officer Stephen Bereaux said, “We must ensure that residents throughout
the country feel connected to URCA and understand our role particularly
as it relates to bringing relief to our chief stakeholders, consumers”...
25th Annual Festival Noël: Fundraiser for the hurricane devastated Lucayan National Park and Rand Nature Centre
- Nov 18, 2019 - 1:57:12 PM
Bolstered by encouragement from the Grand Bahama community and stories
of what Festival Noël means to the island as the event heralding the
Christmas Season for the past 24 years, the Festival Noël Committee has
decided to move forward with plans for the event. Not just to help with
raising funds to restore the damages to Lucayan National Park and Rand
Nature Centre, but to help with raising the spirits of many this
Christmas Season and to provide a platform for our Grand Bahamian chefs,
artists and artisans to tell their visual stories and gain support for
Rotary brings hope to East Grand Bahama
- Oct 31, 2019 - 11:05:40 AM
Keenly aware of the decimation Hurricane Dorian left behind on
Grand Bahama, particularly over the eastern end of the island, taking
with it loved ones and homes, members of the five Rotary clubs on island
rode a convoy into Pelican Point last week with desperately needed
building materials, generators, fuel and more fresh drinking water.
elated and grateful residents welcomed the cavalry when the two 40-foot
trailers laden with roofing and building materials and truckloads of
BTVI Classes to resume in Grand Bahama
- Oct 1, 2019 - 11:50:20 AM
Following the devastation wreaked by hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is preparing to resume classes
in Grand Bahama on October 7th.
Classes will be held on the
second floor of the main building located on Peach Tree Street and
Settlers Way. They will also be held at St. George’s High School on
BTVI will be using five classrooms at the high
school, in addition to the electrical, auto mechanics...
Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation receives largest single donation of in-Kind Relief from Amazon
- Sep 26, 2019 - 10:50:33 AM
On Monday the 23rd of September, two Amazon Air flights loaded with
hurricane relief supplies landed at the Grand Bahama International
Airport - the latest in a series of aid drops benefitting the Grand
Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF). Through its network of local
and international donors, the GBDRF has already overseen the import and
distribution of hundreds of thousands of dollars in relief aid to the
Grand Bahama community. Now, the foundation has incredible assistance
from Amazon, receiving its largest single private donation of in-kind
relief through Amazon’s Disaster Relief program...
MIYA Bahamas Donates to Abaco’s Dorian Rebuild and the Grand Bahamas’ Children’s Home
- Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM
As the national effort to rebuild and restore the islands impacted by
Hurricane Dorian, MIYA Bahamas, - on Thursday, September 19, the company
represented by Miya Bahamas Project Manager, Mario Tavera, made a
donation of 15 thousand dollars to NEMA to assist, with the donated
funds specifically earmarked to help rebuild and refurbish the Reverse
Osmosis (RO) Plant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco which was decimated by the
major storm. As the work continues...
GBPA Summer Employment Program Empowers GBI Youth
- Aug 21, 2019 - 4:11:39 PM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has conducted an ongoing summer
student employment program for many years which provides Grand Bahamian
high school and university students with the opportunity to experience
real, hands-on work within the corporate world. GBPA began this program
with the intent to create a structured environment where young people
are able to learn valuable information from top business professionals.
The program, which commenced in May and ends in August of each year,
includes three, four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the
highest number of participants possible...
Bahamas Waterkeepers welcomes Chinese counterparts for cultural exchange
- Aug 18, 2019 - 6:00:14 PM
For millennia, all of earth’s living things have depended on water for
its survival. Up to 71 percent of the world’s surface is covered in
water, it exists in the air, in the soil and even in the human body
which is up to 60% water. According to research, however, only 3 percent
of the earth’s water supply is drinkable which makes water conservation
all the more important.
Already known across the country for
its efforts to protect and improve local water systems, Waterkeepers®
Bahamas, is part of a global organization dedicated to ensuring that the
world’s water supply is protected. As part of its efforts, the group
has formed countless partnerships with environmental groups both locally
Grand Bahama to host 10th International Women’s Summit
- Aug 10, 2019 - 8:30:18 PM
Grand Bahama is set to host the 10th International Women’s Summit this
weekend when the delegation of 24 women cruises into our port from
Florida via the Grand Celebration for what is anticipated to be a grand
Under the Theme: “Greater Empowerment In 2019,” the
summit, which is being held for the first time in The Bahamas, promises
to be a time of vision, purpose, impartation, missions and networking
between women from local church assemblies around the island and those
who have converged from around the world...