Another Businessman Supports Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43:48 PM
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
New Providence free Canine Distemper Vaccinations set for October 22 and 24
- Oct 17, 2014 - 2:30:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
canine distemper virus continues to affect the dogs of New Providence.
To assist those less fortunate and their p
ets, the Bahamas Humane Society is providing
free distemper vaccines. The clinics are
free of charge and are aimed at establishing a “ring of immunity” within
New Providence to protect our pets.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 , from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Super Value, Golden Gates, on Carmichael Road and on
Friday, October 24, 2014 , from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Coke Memorial Methodist Church on Bernard Road in Fox Hill...
Grand Bahama World Diabetes Awareness Activities Announced
- Oct 15, 2014 - 12:32:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama: Enclosed is the Calender of Activities for the Grand Bahama
World Diabetes Awareness Month organized by the Grand Bahama Health
Oct. 31, 2014: 12 noon – 5 pm
Go Blue Fridays begins Diabetes Health Expo,
Churchill Square Downtown, Freeport
Nov. 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Go Blue Youth Explosion
Nov. 2, 2014 9:00 am Annual Church Service, Church of the Ascension Arden Forest
Nov. 2, 2014 5:30 pm
Go Blue Monument Lighting, Circle Mall ...
Grand Bahama Medical Dental Association Honourees Celebrated
- Oct 3, 2014 - 11:56:37 AM
Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association held their
annual conference last weekend at the Grand Lucayan resort, and on
September 27th they celebrated the year's honourees at a gala banquet.
Honourees were Dr. Frumentus Leon, and Dr. Eric Brown, GBMDA President.
Photos seen here were courtesy of Derek Carroll Photography.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Supports Bahamian Culture
- Oct 3, 2014 - 12:31:57 AM
The Grand Bahama Shipyard donated to Bahamian
culture by making a donation yesterday to the various Junkanoo groups
in Grand Bahama.
Pictured left to right are Ken Ferguson, Classic
Dancers, Jonathan Glinton, Bayshore Warriors, Lorine Miller, Swingers
Junkanoo, Katherine Smith, Grand Bahama Shipyard Director Human
Resources & Community Relations, Edney Sherman, Kingdom Culture,
Terry Wildgoose, Showtime.
The Grand Bahama Shipyard and its staff wish
all the groups the best of luck as they prepare for this year’s
(Photo: Derek Carroll)
GBPA to host VAT Readiness Training Seminar
- Oct 2, 2014 - 9:26:31 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama- As concerns
regarding the impending implementation of Value-Added Tax (VAT) slated
for January 1, 2015 continues to rise, business owners in the Freeport
community will have an opportunity to arm themselves with the necessary
knowledge to face the upcoming means of tax reform.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) have confirmed the
dates for VAT Readiness Training sessions for licencees, an initiative
recently announced by the company. Sessions will commence on Tuesday,
October 14th and continue thru Friday, October 17th, at the Pelican Bay
Resort from 9am-4:30 daily...
Video interview with Angelika Christie, Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
- Sep 29, 2014 - 4:18:12 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly presents a video interview with Angelika Christie,
who is a
doctor of Naturopathy,
life transformation coach, speaker, and a published author.
In this interview she expresses her vision for Grand Bahama, which can
provide another source of revenue for the island aside from industry
and mainstream tourism. Her vision is towards the island becoming a
wellness destination where persons from all across the planet could
converge for rest, rejuvenation, education, wellness and personal
Aside from our video we have provided the transcript of the contents of the interview...
Grand Bahama Shipyard Celebrates a Decade of Achievement
- Sep 26, 2014 - 3:37:33 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Last weekend
was an exciting one for the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) as they hosted
the Prime Minister to a tour of the facilities. The Company also
celebrated its 10th Apprentic
e Graduation ceremony.
Honourable Perry Christie toured all aspects of the Shipyard’s
operation. This was Christie’s first time at the facility and during a
breakfast presentation Carl Rotkirch, Shipyard CEO, gave the Prime
Minster an overview of the history and progress to date of the facility.
The Prime Minister also had an opportunity to address the three hundred
permanent Bahamian staff currently employed at the Shipyard. While
meeting the staff...
Northern Branch of the Bahamas Society of Engineers Holds 3rd AGM & Workshop: New Board Elected
- Sep 26, 2014 - 11:48:53 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The 3rd annual Bahamas Society of Engineers Northern Branch 2 day
workshop got off to a rousing start, after being opened by Minister for
Grand Bahama, Hon. Dr Michael Darville, with two excellent
presentations. The first was given by the Grand Bahama Power Company
team of Kevin Seymour and Lee Marvin Johnson who gave a very passionate
talk on what one may normally consider a uninteresting subject; waste
sludge minimization. With their managing director Paul Miller lending
his support from the audience, Seymour and Johnson showed how the
company has manage to cut their waste sludge generation in half and
improve the amount of clean oil delivered to the engine per unit
processed. This has resulted in reduce cost of fuel oil and an
improvement to both the bottom line of the company and the cost of fuel...
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited’s (HPH) Bahamas Terminals Conclude Beach Clean-up Campaign
- Sep 25, 2014 - 10:47:19 PM
Grand Bahama Island - Following a successful
recycling initiative launched on 19 September which included terminal
clean-ups and recycling campaigns, Freeport Container Port (FCP),
Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC)
wrapped up their participation in the joint environmental campaign
launched by parent company Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) and DP
World under the banner “Recycling Begins & Ends With You”. FCP, FHC
and GBAC took part in a beach clean-up on Xanadu Beach in Freeport and
Lover’s Beach in Eight Mile Rock on 20 September.
“clean-up” team consisted of employees from all three business units as
well as family members. A team from the Bahamas National Trust provided
assistance with the collection of the large amount of debris found on
Miss Grand Bahama readies for two international pageants
- Sep 25, 2014 - 8:10:51 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - 17 year old Sunland Baptist Academy graduate Sade
by Exquisite Collection, was crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2014 in Freeport on July 27th.
Since that time the
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization has been busy preparing Miss
Grand Bahama for Miss Global International which will be held on December 2, 2014 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Following that, she will travel to participate in the Miss
International Coffee Beauty Pageant which is held in Manizales, Colombia
from January 3rd to 12, 2015.
is busy getting her body shaped and toned with fitness instructor Charmaine McNabb at the YMCA...
GB Industrial Technology Upgrades the Sir Charles Hayward Children’s Library
- Sep 24, 2014 - 5:31:48 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Reading is fundamental
for children to achieve their goals, and
thanks to BORCO, PharmaChem,
Polymers, City Services, The Lyford Cay Foundation, The U.S. Embassy,
FOCOL, Royal Bank, Statoil, and the Grand Bahama Shipyard, the Sir
Charles Hayward Children’s Library is becoming the best reading nook for
The goal for this year is to increase library
membership and improve reading skills in youngsters throughout Grand
Bahama. Thanks to the donations from the industrial sector of Grand
Bahama and others, the library was able to complete various
technological and facility upgrades to help achieve their goals to
increase reading and membership...
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...
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...
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 Shipyard supports the Grand Bahama Children’s Home
- Oct 16, 2014 - 2:15:13 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
and staff of the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) recently donated much
needed breakfast foods to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home. Last month,
the staff at GBS joined the ‘Breakfast Club’ in which supporters pledge
to donate $5 each month to help provide breakfast for children at the
Ed Pavey, Director of Technical, Planning and IT at GBS
said, “When I first received the call for help from Christine Van Der
Linde for immediate assistance to the Children’s Home last month,
it was with great pleasure that I donated to the cause. Afterwards,
Christine came up with the idea of the ‘Breakfast Club’ which she
implemented at her office. I thought it was such a fantastic idea that I
asked my employees if they wanted to join. Again, to my pleasure, they
instantly offered their pledge of support each month and for many more
Lucayan National Park Highlighted at Caribbean Biodiversity Meetings
- Oct 4, 2014 - 7:36:20 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – During the 2nd Annual
Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) Meeting held last week, the Grand
Bahama Branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) hosted fifteen
participants, including Board Chair, Jens Mackensen, to a tour of the
most visited national park in The Bahamas, the Lucayan National Park.
are appreciative for the opportunity to host the Caribbean Biodiversity
Fund Meeting group at our Lucayan National Park,” said Lakeshia
Anderson, Grand Bahama Parks Manager. “We hope the visit not only
provided an insight on the history and unique features of Lucayan
National Park, but also afforded the group with a view of the realistic
needs of the park for which funding generated from the Caribbean
Biodiversity Fund and Bahamas Protected Area Fund can support...”
GBPA Addresses VAT and the Interpretation of Tax-Free Concessions in the Hawksbill Creek Agreement
- Oct 3, 2014 - 2:03:35 PM
Freeport Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama
Port Authority is grateful that the new VAT legislation upholds the
provisions of clause 2 (1) of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement whereby
goods to be used for business activities and which are supplied by one
Licensee to another Licensee or imported into the Port Area from outside
The Bahamas are free of VAT. Additionally, further exemptions and
zero-rating per international practices are most reassuring for
development in Freeport.
Naturally there are many complexities.
Both the Government and GBPA separately have sought further advice to
address ongoing concerns regarding the latest VAT Bill and the
provisions of Clause 2 of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement...