Upper Zion Baptist Church celebrates 50 years
- Jul 1, 2015 - 11:30:03 PM
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Upper
Zion Baptist Church, in Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama.
In commemoration of this
significant milestone, several activities have been planned including a
special church service for couples who were married at Upper Zion over
the past 50 years.
This service was held on Sunday
past (June 28th) with Pastor Peter Pinder delivering an inspirational
and spirited sermon...
Freeport Bible Church honours 13 men
- Jun 24, 2015 - 11:30:32 AM
As a part of its
“Love Thy Neighbor Month”, connecting with the church’s neighboring communities
of Pine Tree Subdivision, Sunset Subdivision and Belgrave (Back of Town),
Freeport Bible Church (FBC) honored 13 men of those communities, in its Father’s
Day Service this past Sunday, June 21, 2015.
thirteen men honoured were, Rev. Jonathan McMinns, Dewitt Henfield, William
Neely, George Hall, Leroy Pennerman, Robert Gibson, Joseph Lewis, Raoul
Francis, Roosevelt Rolle, Gerald Rolle, Doyle Burrows Sr., Ivan Francis and
Sunland Baptist Academy receives the Sir Clement T. Maynard Memorial Plaque
- Jun 19, 2015 - 11:35:41 AM
Bahama - On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, Mr. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman, the
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation attended the
Prizegiving Ceremony at the Sunland Baptist Academy, Grand Bahama. He
was in attendance to present the Sir Clement T. Maynard Memorial
Floating Plaque to Sunland Baptist Academy. The Floating Plaque is
presented in recognition of Samaiya Lundy being named as the 2015
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year.
Accepting the Floating Plaque from Chairman Vandyke Pratt was Student of the Year Samaiya Lundy and Principal Mrs. Myron King...
COB Hosts Commencement for Grand Bahama Graduates
- Jun 10, 2015 - 1:46:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Graduates of The College of The
Bahamas’ Northern Bahamas Campus in Grand Bahama have been challenged to
accept the mantle of “the new Bahamian” in building a resilient
The College held its final commencement activity of the
Spring 2015 season in Grand Bahama on June 4th, conferring degrees and
certificates on approximately 40 graduates in a red-letter ceremony held
at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas resort...
Great turnout and delicious dishes at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club Curry Night
- Jun 10, 2015 - 7:03:51 AM
The Grand Bahama Sailing Club (GBSC) welcomed almost 100
guests to the successful Curry Night on Friday, dozens of international
curries were served and enjoyed by all and the fundraising event has
provided two scholarship places for children for the forthcoming Summer
Sailing Adventure Camp.
The fun, foody night provided curry
lovers with a chance to sample some of the finest on offer. Many
enjoyed the unexpected and flaming hot entertainment provided by Lady
Lollipop and McDaddy Midget. Recipes were exchanged and GBSC was
delighted to see so many wonderful people show up...
Freeport Bible Church is spreading love to its neighbouring communities
- Jun 4, 2015 - 7:02:36 AM
In keeping with the
church’s vision, “Love God, Love People and Serve the World”, Freeport Bible
Church (FBC) is recognizing June as
“Love Thy neighbor” month, spreading love to the church’s neighboring
communities of Pine Tree Subdivision, Sunset Subdivision and Belgrave.
The Outreach Ministry
of the church located in Grand Bahama Island, led by Associate Pastor, Karol Roache, has planned several
activities for the above mentioned communities during the month of June:
Tributes at the Home Going of Leviticus ‘Vittie’ Thomas in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama
- Jun 2, 2015 - 10:36:18 PM
PELICAN POINT, Grand Bahama – A Home Going
Service was held for Mr. Leviticus ‘Vittie’ Thomas in Pelican Point on
the weekend. Mr. Thomas was dearly appreciated, and missed, by the Grand
Bahama community. The Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis said
that even before there was Urban Renewal, ‘Vittie’ Thomas assisted the
development of marching bands and organized music, and was known as the
‘disciple of music’ in East Grand Bahama.
Mr. Thomas was known to
have assisted settlements, churches and bands to reach their goals.
"When asked, without question, he got to it and got the job done,” said
Bahamian-American makes generous donation to vocational school
- Jun 2, 2015 - 11:40:29 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - It isn’t uncommon
for The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) to receive
assistance from community-minded organizations and individuals, but
Bahamian-American Reverend James Gray put a twist on it by recently
donating over $7,000 worth of construction and shop tools.
sizable donation was made to BTVI’s satellite campus in Freeport, Grand
Bahama, where Reverend Gray once lived. And although Miami has been his
home for over 30 years, he still has a heart for the Bahamian people and
particularly the youth. Reverend Gray said he felt duty-bound to donate
the equipment to an organization that would promote change through
Posh Paws Fashion Show a Pawsome Success
- May 28, 2015 - 3:18:09 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The weather, the
setting, the music, the models, the food, the drink, the fashions, and
of course the guests! All came together perfectly for a beautiful, fun
event last Saturday, May 25th at Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya
195 guests, including residents and visitors alike,
enjoyed the beverages provided by our sponsors at Sands Brewery,
Bristol Wines & Spirits, ENTwineD, Caribbean Bottling Co., and Crown
Ice. A delicious variety of appetizers were provided by supporting
Port Lucaya restaurants Molly Malone's, Le Med, Cafe Breezes, La
Parilla, Zorba's, After Deck, Cappucino's, the Dive-In Bar and Pisces.
Grand Bahama student Samaiya Lundy brings home top honours
- May 28, 2015 - 11:17:40 AM
– The Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, was at Grand Bahama International
Airport on Sunday to welcome home Samaiya Lundy, the 2015 Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year, along with other students who
participated in the completion held last weekend.
Samaiya, a student of
Sunland Baptist Academy, was also welcomed by her parents, Mark and
Shantell Lundy; the school's benefactor, Bishop Godfrey Williams; the
school's principal, Myrton King; coach, Bonnie Basden and teacher,
Freeport High 50th Anniversary Gospel Concert & Honour Ceremony
- May 28, 2015 - 10:23:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Photo of alumni of
Freeport High School/Bishop Michael Eldon School honoured at the school's
50th anniversary, Golden Jubilee Concert, this past Sunday, May 03,
2015 at BMES auditorium. Honorees seen here along with Patron of the
event Venerable Harry Bain and his wife Mrs. Ann Bain (front Centre) and
Mr. David Wallace, President of the Alumni Association (far right).
Honourees included: Rev. Adrian Bethel, Dr. Kevin Bethel, Pauline Cooper-Nairn,
A. Bernard (Bernie) Davis, Ginger Davis-Moxey...
B.U.T. Status of Women Honours 5 Grand Bahama Teachers
- May 28, 2015 - 8:53:56 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - As introduced and read by the speaker:
are phenomenal women. Their smile, their grace, their commitment and
dedication to education and unionism have brought us here today in their
honor to recognize and pay tribute to them.
In our lineup today we have some gentle, mild mannered women who
despite their demeanor have put up a good fight in education. The first
woman that we want to pay homage to today is
Mrs. Cheryl Marshall Campbell
(not in photos). Mrs. Campbell was born in Nassau to the late Harriet Clarke and Alphonso Marshall...
“Stroke Awareness Month" to be acknowledged in Grand Bahama
- May 22, 2015 - 3:45:29 AM
800,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year, but the fact
remains that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by managing risk
Learn more about risk factors associated with strokeand begin
managing your risk today.
Dr. Horsfall will be giving a talk on May 28th at the Mary Star of the Sea Church at 7pm.
Grand Bahama Technical Cadet Corps Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with 30 Graduates
- May 20, 2015 - 3:11:11 PM
The Grand Bahama Technical Cadet Corps
Programme (TCCP) celebrated 30 cadets during a graduation ceremony held
at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom in Freeport, Grand Bahama. This year also
marked the 20thanniversary of the Grand Bahama TCCP. The 13 females and
17 males represented four high schools namely; St. Georges High School,
Eight Mile Rock High School, Sunland Baptist Academy and Grand Bahama
Under the theme “Embracing Technology Today, the
Foundation of Tomorrow,” the cadets were charged to take the skills they
learned during the past three years and use them to avail themselves to
the countless opportunities in the world of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...
“A Day of Love” in Grand Bahama
- May 18, 2015 - 11:00:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - It was truly “A Master Touch,” on Sunday May
17, 2015 as Karen and Leo Douglas and members of their outreach team
took the time to spend with the young people from Columbus House. The
day began with the group attending church service at BFM Freeport
Bahamas. The message which was delivered by BFM Senior Pastor, Pat
Rolle, was most timely as he spoke to the topic of “Faith,” he declared
nothing is impossible through God.
After Church ended the
Douglas’s extended the love as they treated the young people to lunch at
Le’Med Restaurant located in Port Lucaya, this was so much fun and the
young people were elated...
Freeport Players' Guild & YARD group - Operation: Island Hunt
- May 15, 2015 - 6:40:33 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Young Adults Regency Drama (YARD) Group and The Freeport Players'
Guild, will host an island-wide scavenger hunt under the theme
"Operation: Island Hunt" on
Sunday, May 31st.As
the organization is still in its early stage, The YARD Group
anticipates that this social event will present an awesome opportunity
for the young thespians to build lasting relationships with some of the
community's influential groups.
The social event will kick-off with a registration period beginning at
2:30 p.m. at The Regency Theatre. The hunt will commence promptly at
3:30 p.m. and will conclude at 8:00p.m
in the Regency Theatre parking lot. There, the winners of the scavenger
hunt will be announced.
“Stroke Awareness Month” recognized in Grand Bahama
- May 14, 2015 - 12:47:53 PM
Grand Bahama Survivor of Stroke (GBSOS) is celebrating “Stroke Awareness Month”
during the entire month of May 2015, in affiliation with the National Stroke
Association in the United States of America.
Awareness Month is in response to raising the awareness of stroke risk factor
management and how to recognize and respond to stroke warning signs by acting FAST.
The use of FAST is to
remember the warning signs of stroke:
Grand Bahama Sailing Club Invites you to a curry competition night
- May 14, 2015 - 10:12:24 AM
Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Sailing Club
(GBSC) welcomes everyone to Curry Night on Friday 5th June, 2015. Back
by popular demand, this is a family friendly event.
This is a
light hearted, fun, foody night where anyone can bring their best curry
and enter the competition. Or, if you don’t cook, but love curry,
people can come along and eat safely knowing they are supporting an
organization that makes great things happen for children in this
Curries should be brought between 5:30pm and 6:30pm
in a disposable foil tray, either half or full chafing dish size, which
will be kept warm...
Grand Bahama Sailing Club Announces Unique Free Opportunity - Junior Instructor Bootcamp (JIB)
- May 7, 2015 - 2:29:42 PM
Grand Bahama Sailing Club
(GBSC) is inviting teenagers to apply for a place on its free Junior
Instructor Bootcamp (JIB). It will be held from 9am to 3:30pm, on 15th
to 19th June and is aimed at 13 to 17 year old boys and girls.
has a dual aim of giving children the opportunity to learn from
Director, Toby Olssen, who has taught and inspired many of the older
Senior Instructors and also for GBSC to recruit volunteers to help with
preparations for the Summer Programme. The opportunities to learn will
College-bound Sunland students hosted by GBPA Building and Development Services
- May 5, 2015 - 12:33:24 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited welcomed
three twelfth grade students of Sunland Baptist Academy who are interested in the field of architecture.
Taylor, Rollajia Cooper and Vashanti Simmons got a firsthand view of
the various fields of practice associated with the Building and
Development Services department as they all prepare
to embark on their tertiary studies this fall.
and Development Services president, Arthur Jones said...