Archdeacon Bain's address at the late Sir Jack Hayward's Memorial Service
- Feb 26, 2015 - 10:39:53 PM
On this February 23, 2015, we as a Grand Bahama Community, and by
extension, a nation, gather to pay tribute, celebrate, and memorialized the
life of a great British - Bahamian son. On behalf of the membership of the Pro
Cathedral of Christ The King, the entire Anglican Diocese, my wife Ann and I, I
extend condolences to Sir Jack Hayward's family, colleagues, and friends.
Many adjectives, stories, and accolades have been echoed with
regards to Sir Jack's life. After all, this was a man knighted by the Queen,
a hero in his homeland, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Reports indicate,
thousands lined the streets to bid final farewell in the UK earlier this
Tribute to the Late Sir Jack A. Hayward by Sarah St. George
- Feb 26, 2015 - 10:15:37 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - A Memorial Service was held for Sir Jack A. Hayward,
Kt., OBE on February 23, 2015 at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ of
the King, East Atlantic Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island:
The following is a tribute by Sarah St George:
This is a bittersweet day; because today as we mourn Sir Jack and pay
tribute to him, he’d want us to celebrate his lifelong work and the
remarkable creation of this Magic City we call our home – and all in a
mere 60 years...
BTC and One Bahamas Committee Plan Grand Bahama Unity Walk February 21
- Jan 28, 2015 - 10:48:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– BTC has joined forces with the One Bahamas Committee, both in Grand
Bahama and New Providence, for a major ‘Unity Walk’ in late February.
the announcement Tuesday afternoon at BTC’s flagship store on Pioneers
Way, Freeport, was Terrance Gape, Chairman of the One Bahamas Committee
on Grand Bahama, and Talbot W. Collie, Vice-President of BTC, with
responsibility for the Northern Bahamas.
Mr. Gape told the
gathering that he was pleased to be joined by other members of the One
Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama and BTC to announce a special event on
the calendar for the One Bahamas Celebrations this year...
Hutchison Port Holdings, Bahamas Business Units Congratulate Scholarship Recipients
- Feb 12, 2015 - 11:04:52 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Showing their
ongoing commitment to the Grand Bahama community, Freeport Container
Port (FCP), Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and the Grand Bahama Airport
Company (GBAC) have awarded grants to 15 candidates pursuing tertiary
education. The awardees are recent high school graduates between the
ages of 16 and 24.
FCP, FHC and GBAC offer scholarships annually
to young individuals seeking tertiary education as a way of contributing
to the future leaders of the nation and the pool of educated
individuals in all fields...
Freeport Bahamas tour operator receives major industry award
- Feb 11, 2015 - 10:32:38 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The cruise industry continues to be the
economic driver for tourism in the Caribbean region. While sea, sun and
sand may be deciding factors; passengers no longer want a simple tour,
but a destination experience as well. The competition is fierce and to
be rated number one or the most popular in any area of the industry is a
“Creating diverse and unique tour
experiences has been an absolute must for Grand Bahama,” expressed Ian
Rolle, President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), as
he congratulated Mr. Hadley Forbes and the team at Freeport Bahamas
Adventures Limited, on being named the “Caribbean’s Leading Tour
Operator” by Carnival Cruise Lines...
Celina Robinson takes 3rd place in Grand Bahama District Spelling Bee
- Feb 2, 2015 - 12:35:10 PM
Grand Bahama - The Ministry of Education Eastern & Western Grand
Bahama Districts 18th Annual Spelling Bee Competition took place today
January 30th, 2015 at Foster B. Pestina Center, Christ the King. Celina
represented Hugh W. Primary School.
Celina Robinson on placing 3rd place in the Western District Spelling Bee. A job well done!
Special Thanks to Remelda Been, Senior Mistress of Hugh W. Campbell; we appreciate you very much for your time and dedication!...
Look & Learn Hair Passion seminar held in Grand Bahama
- Jan 26, 2015 - 9:05:36 PM
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - On January 19th Look & Learn Hair
Passion presented the first in a series of seminars geared toward hair
care, hair treatment and styling.
The one day seminar
proved to be a tremendous success as presenters Makia F. Brooks and
Schacle J. Powell enlightened participants on the creativity, skills,
simplicity, and techniques used to create elegance and style.
Participants were especially appreciative that they were afforded the opportunity to
Look at and
Learn new skills and techniques...
Salvation Army Freeport Corps Celebrates 30 Years with Commemorate Events
- Jan 26, 2015 - 12:00:52 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas -
The Salvation Army Freeport Corps will be celebrating their 30th
Anniversary on Grand Bahama Island, and a new Building Dedication
Celebration to which the public is invited to attend.
also that this is the 150th year for The Salvation Army globally, which
will be celebrated in July in the United Kingdom.
Grand Bahama Events set for Weekend of January 30 - February 1, 2015. Location: West Atlantic Drive...
In response to VAT Dolly Madison launches Value Added Savings (VAS) Program
- Jan 15, 2015 - 8:41:18 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island January 14th, 2015 - Now that the implementation
of VAT in The Bahamas is a reality, Dolly Madison Home Center is initiating a
productive approach to assist its vast customer base with a program they call
Value Added Savings (VAS).
Dolly Madison Home Center President, Don Roberts Sr. noted,
“We have to move forward leaving the VAT complaining behind us and adjust to
the new reality, in this regard we are launching our Value Added Savings program
(VAS). Our VAS program is designed to help our valued customers save some of
their hard earned money.” Here’s how it works: On random days of the year Dolly
Madison Home Center will pay our customers VAT on all purchases they make at
Dolly Madison. The Value Added Savings
days will be announced one day prior to the promotion on TV and radio ads. We
will also post it on our Queen’s Highway Billboard and Dolly Madison Home
Center Facebook page..."
Announcing the ladies 30 minute circuit at the YMCA Grand Bahama
- Jan 15, 2015 - 6:50:48 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama YMCA is finally able to
announce that the women of Grand Bahama are getting their very own 30
minute circuit training room thanks to a local resident’s generous
donation that has made it possible after years of waiting.
room within the YMCA facility has been completely refurbished, new
floors, new ceiling, new walls, new electrical and air conditioning and
a beautiful new ladies restroom. The YMCA had purchased the 30 minute
circuit equipment years ago and it was being stored in a warehouse
waiting for it’s home at the “Y” to be ready. Unfortunately the “Y” did
not have the funds to make it happen until now.
The women of Grand Bahama deserve a safe, clean, bright place that they can use to get and stay fit and healthy...
LIS Raises $6,000 to Benefit the Grand Bahama Children’s Home
- Jan 13, 2015 - 11:34:46 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – Although Lucaya
International School (LIS) has been an amazing contributor to the Grand
Bahama Children’s Home over the years, this year’s donation from their
4th Annual Turkey Trot was the largest to date!
teacher, Lee Rawlinson, started the annual Turkey Trot four years ago as
a fundraiser for the Home. Having moved on to Germany, he left the race
in the capable hands of his fellow teachers, Cath Hindley and Nigel
Kirkby. This year’s event was held Saturday, December 6th, at Banana Bay
and raised $6,000 for the Children’s Home, over $1,500 more than the
Kappa Alpha Psi Grand Bahama alumni chapter elects new board
- Jan 8, 2015 - 12:57:13 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The local Grand Bahama alumni Chapter celebrated Founders day, commemorating 104 years of existence. Kappa Alpha Psi (ΚΑΨ) is a collegiate
Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African-American
membership. Since the fraternity's founding on January 5, 1911 at
Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited
membership based on color, creed or national origin. The fraternity has
over 150,000 members with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every
state of the United States, and international chapters in the Bahamas,
United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, United States Virgin Islands,
Nigeria, and South Africa....
The local Grand Bahama alumni
Chapter would have celebrated it Founders day commemorating 104 years of
existence. Local elections were held where Kevin Stuart was elected
Polemarch replacing Kem Stuart who was honored for many years of
West Grand Bahama Enjoys Boxing Day Junkanoo
- Dec 31, 2014 - 12:31:38 PM
Eight Mile Rock, The
Bahamas - West Grand Bahama District Council hosted a Boxing Day
Junkanoo Parade at Sunset Village in Eight Miler Rock on December 26th,
All the major Junkanoo groups in Grand Bahama participated, and the event was said to be a huge success.
Photos here by Derek Carroll Photography...
3 West End Families in Grand Bahama Happy for New Home
- Dec 30, 2014 - 1:57:24 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama - As part of Urban
Renewal’s Small Home Repairs Project, Ms. Lynette Nesbitt was one of
three recipients of newly-renovated housing on Wednesday during a key
presentation from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works, the Hon.
Philip Davis, and Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West
Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe.
renovated and restored a building to comprise a triplex of three
apartments. Keys to those apartments were turned over to three families
on Christmas Eve...
Darrin Rolle speaks to Jubilee West EMR Youths Day Service
- Dec 29, 2014 - 4:58:47 PM
Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama Island - The
following are remarks made by Darrin Rolle, Vice President Tabernacle
Christiam Academy to the Jubilee West EMR Youths Day Service on Sunday
December 28th, 2014:
Can I make a difference?
inside of the Bahamian people 41 years ago was the cry for independence,
on the inside of Wallace Grooves was Freeport, on the inside of Havard
Cooper was the Island Meat Market and now today the various fast Food
Restaurants, on the inside of Christopher Columbus was the discovery of
the new world. God has something special for you a new world, on the
inside of Mr. Sandy Sawyer was presently two Food Stores, on the inside
of Peter and Shawna Taylor was presently three connivance foods, on the
inside of Pastor Godfrey Williams was Sunland Baptist Academy...
Grand Bahama's 2014 Christmas Baby
- Dec 28, 2014 - 12:36:13 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Shavanya Mackey gave birth to a baby girl born December 25th, 2014 at 12:56am weighing 7 lbs 11oz. The proud father is Neil Jackson.
Assisting in the delivery was midwife Tanya Munroe.
in the group photo from left to right is: Staff nurse Glory Asanga;
registered midwife Shavonne Stubbs, mother Shavanya Mackey and nursing
officer Stephanie Small.
Grand Bahama Chamber names 2014 Philanthropist of the Year
- Dec 19, 2014 - 2:51:07 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
On September 22, 2014, at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce named
Karen N. Clarke their Philanthropist of Year during their Excellence
Awards held at the Regency Theatre. Ms. Clarke was presented
the award by Barry Malcom, President of the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Clarke is an active member at Rotary of Lucaya where this year she
is Treasurer and the International Service Director. Just some of the
initiatives she's been directly involved with are...
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...
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