Eight Junkanoo Groups on Grand Bahama receive a Financial Boost
- Dec 17, 2014 - 9:04:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Some eight Grand
Bahama based Junkanoo groups received a financial boost, as a result of
an initiative spear headed by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
In an effort to contribute to an event of tradition that
represents the very fabric of Bahamian culture, GBPA officials saw it
fit to sponsor the Junkanoo groups as the parade is scheduled for the
The Bayshore Warriors, Classic Dancers, Kingdom
Culture, Platinum Knights, Showtime, Superstar Rockers, Top Performers
and the Swingers were the proud recipients of the donation...
Dolly Madison and Whirlpool donate energy efficient washers to 3 charities
- Dec 12, 2014 - 2:50:09 PM
Bahama Island - In keeping with the spirit of giving, Dolly Madison Home
Center in collaboration with Whirlpool decided to raise to the cause of
those in need this Holiday season by donating 3 Energy Efficient
Whirlpool Washers to 2 charitable organizations and a family in need;
The Grand Bahama Children's Home, The Home for the Aged and a family in
need of assistance as directed by the Bahamas Department of Social
Services, Grand Bahama...
Remembrance Day Parade and Church Service in Grand Bahama
- Nov 11, 2014 - 12:05:30 PM
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...
Kamalamee Organization Releases 2014 Honourees Commemorative Photo
- Nov 7, 2014 - 4:06:22 PM
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
Group seeking to buy Port Lucaya working with Bahamas Government
- Nov 7, 2014 - 4:23:11 AM
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.
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
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 Brings the Warmth This Holiday Season
- Dec 10, 2014 - 8:27:35 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – As the winter
season descends upon The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) partnered
with the Rand Memorial Hospital's Swaddling Programme for the annual
visit of the Governor General to the Grand Bahama hospital.
part of the programme, the Shipyard donated 91 blankets, 86 for each bed
in the hospital and 5 blankets for the Physiotherapy Department.
patient in hospital on the day of the Governor General’s visit will be
presented with a blanket to take home and on Christmas Day those
patients in hospital on that day will be presented with blankets as
GBPA promotes VAT training amongst employees
- Dec 4, 2014 - 5:01:38 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As the date
for the implementation of VAT is less than a month away, The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) took a proactive approach
regarding the pending tax regime by providing training sessions for its
employees on Friday.
This training initiative that follows an
effort recently headed by GBPA afforded licencees the opportunity to
gain pertinent information involving VAT is a continuation of GBPA’s
overall goal to inform the masses...
West Grand Bahama Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Dec 3, 2014 - 11:57:16 PM
Tourism Minister and Member of
Parliament for West End and Bimini, the Hon. Obadiah H. Wilchcombe
addressed a large crowd gathered at the Government’s Administrative
Complex in Eight Mile Rock this past Sunday evening.
Persons from throughout the West Grand Bahama
District assembled there for the 1st Annual Tree Lighting and Gospel
The event was sponsored by the
West Grand Bahama Local Government District Council and featured performances
from a number of local churches and school groups. Minister Wilchcombe spoke on the spirit of
Christmas and what it should mean to everyone.
AML Foods donates Smart TV to Sir Charles Hayward Library
- Dec 3, 2014 - 8:54:39 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
Remarks by Paula Stewart - AML Foods Financial Controller on November 28th, 2014:
is with great pleasure that Solomon’s, CostRight, Dominos, present
this 50” LG Television to the Sir Hayward Library, a company that has
shown dedication and loyalty, operating over 50 years within the Grand
We are truly delighted, knowing it will be beneficial to the Grand
Bahama community, offering assistance with presentations, documentaries
and keeping abreast of current affairs, while assisting with literacy in
Grand Bahama Students Encouraged to Be the Bridge to a Brighter Future
- Nov 27, 2014 - 5:03:04 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for
Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville, on Thursday encouraged students of
Grace Christian Academy to strive for excellence and believe in themselves. The
Minister addressed them during the school’s Thanksgiving Service.
He opened with a poem
written by a nine-year-old:
First we give thanks for the food that we are given
Then we give thanks for the homes that we live in
Then we give thanks for the sky, sun and moon above
But mostly we give thanks for the people we love!
Grand Bahama's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Continue to Support the Fight Against Diabetes
- Nov 27, 2014 - 4:00:26 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - In
recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, The Grand Bahama Alumnae
Chapter (GBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. welcomed Caribbean Certified Diabetic Instructor and Registered
Nurse Nicole Bain as guest speaker during its
November monthly meeting held at the Pelican Bay Resort.
chartering in 2009, GBAC has conducted an annual Diabetes Awareness Health Fair
and education program with the objective to educate the Grand
Bahama community on prevention methods of this disease, and to promote healthy
lifestyles with the goal of having a healthier community...
LIS’ 4th Annual Turkey Trot Coming This December
- Nov 27, 2014 - 12:09:51 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – In their ongoing efforts
to support the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, Lucaya International
School (LIS) is getting ready to host their 4th annual Turkey Trot
fundraiser which will be held Saturday, December 6th at 8am, starting at
Banana Bay restaurant.
“We are all very excited about this
year's Turkey Trot fun run and walk,” said Cath Hindley, IB/IGCSE
Geography Teacher at LIS. “This is the 4th consecutive year the event
has taken place and each year it seems to become bigger and more
popular, both within our school community and also within the greater
Grand Bahama community...
Celina Robinson takes 1st place in the Hugh W. Campbell Primary School spelling bee
- Nov 26, 2014 - 1:59:58 PM
Bahama - Congratulations Celina Robinson on placing 1st Place in the
2014-2015 Hugh W. Campbell Primary School Spelling Bee on November
14th, 2014. A job well done!
Celina will be participating in the District Spelling Bee in February 2015.
Miss Robinson has been attending Hugh W. Campbell since Kindergarten and has always been at the top of her class...
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Hosts High School PSA Competition
- Nov 24, 2014 - 12:01:11 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas
the years the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) initiative has hosted many
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
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...
GBPA Joins Forces With REACH Grand Bahama
- Nov 20, 2014 - 7:17:05 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
– Autism, a disorder that occurs four to five times more in boys than girls has been
characterized by impaired
non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
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...
Grand Bahama Public Hospitals Authority to host Retirement Dinner
- Nov 20, 2014 - 5:57:55 PM
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...
First Pinning Ceremony for Registered Nurses Held in Grand Bahama
- Nov 18, 2014 - 3:16:56 PM
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...
Outreach Community Centre Commissioned in Sea Grape, Grand Bahama
- Nov 18, 2014 - 2:54:44 PM
It Only Takes One
Person to Make a Difference, Darville Says
GRAPE, Grand Bahama –
reminded Sunday that it only takes one person to make a difference and that
each of us should desire to be that person.
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
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe, and Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, on Sunday past took time...
Business People Pack VAT Boot Camp Seminar
- Nov 18, 2014 - 1:54:26 PM
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
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...