EARTHCARE Eco Kids of Grand Bahama learn about Sustainable Fisheries
- Jan 26, 2016 - 10:46:03 PM
Gail Woon, founder and director of EARTHCARE and a director of Save The
Bays, “On January 23rd, 2016, the topic for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids was
Sustainable Fisheries. David Rose, veteran commercial fisherman of 40+
years addressed the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy.
David spoke about Man’s Effect on Nature by the unrestricted use of
light and sound, over fishing the Little Bahama Bank, the use of National
Parks and enforcement, the passing of laws on sharks and turtles when
they should be passing laws on lobster fishing, limiting the season,
protecting large lobster of 5 lbs+ as breeders...”
Entrepreneur Billie Bowe inspires debutantes to strive for excellence
- Jan 22, 2016 - 5:54:37 PM
FREEPORT, THE BAHAMAS - As a teenage girl, Billie Bowe made her formal
debut in society as a debutante, an experience she said has helped mold
her into the business professional she is today. Recently, the
entrepreneur had the opportunity to see her debutante journey go full
circle, being invited to mentor this year's debutantes leading up to
their formal presentation in May.
Mrs Bowe, president and CEO
of Benchmark Consulting Services, recently spoke to debutantes and their
escorts about career development and entrepreneurship. Through the
presentation, she offered success principles to assist the teenagers
with their transition from high school into college and the workforce.
Children’s environmental book author visits Grand Bahama Island
- Jan 11, 2016 - 2:16:48 PM
On January 8th, 2015, EARTHCARE brought Cameron
S. Ulyate, children’s environmental book author to Grand Bahama Island to share
his work with schools and the EARTHCARE Eco Kids. Cameron addressed the Primary students of St.
Paul’s Methodist College first. The
students were enthralled to hear about the series, Seasons. In the book, twelve-year-old Winter is
starting to believe she might be going crazy. It seems like every other way she
looks, she’ll see soup cans and plastic bags form into monsters to terrorize
her. But when Winter discovers that she and her three siblings were born from
Mother Nature, everything is about to change. Winter’s evil relatives have
kidnapped her little sister Spring and are using Spring as bait to bring Winter
to Yellowstone National Park...
Freeport business launches healthy living campaign on Grand Bahama
- Jan 11, 2016 - 1:18:03 PM
A 2014 World Health Organization study showed that The Bahamas ranked as
the sixth most obese country on the planet and there has been
increasing public concern about the health and wellness.
years earlier, a study by the Ministry of Health, conducted by Dr.
Patrick Whitfield, of the Princess Margaret Hospital, showed In The
Bahamas an estimated 500 people die annually from either heart disease
or diabetes, which were considered to be an alarming rate for a nation
Grand Bahama Christmas Baby 2015
- Dec 26, 2015 - 1:23:36 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - Congratulations goes out to Aliyah Wright of
Freeport on the birth of her baby boy on Christmas day at 7:02am at the
Rand Memorial Hospital.
Delivered by Registered Nurse Midwife Nse Udoh. Birth weight: 6 lbs 11 oz.
Nurse Midwife Jasman Higgs. Present: Nursing Officer I Anthia Bartlett.
Enrolled Nurse Jocelyn Rolle. Registered Nurse Midwife Vilma Mitchell.
Freeport's 2nd annual Midnight Madness event a success
- Dec 21, 2015 - 12:18:15 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - This past Friday, busy shoppers flocked to the downtown area to witness the first ever laser light show in Downtown
Freeport. The historical feature was part of the Downtown Freeport
Business Association's (DFBA), 2nd annual Midnight Madness event, and a
partnership initiative of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited’s
(GBPA) Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB).
and children lined the areas of Kent Street and Gloucester Lane to
catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing lights as animated characters passed
out bags of candies and gifts...
BORCO Gives Back to the Grand Bahama Community
- Dec 14, 2015 - 5:16:07 PM
December 5, 2015, volunteers from The Bahamas Oil Refining Company Int’l
Ltd. (BORCO) including, Khalid Muslih, President of Global Marine
Terminals, senior management, employees and some of their family members
joined together to do their part in ensuring that families in the Lewis
Yard and Pinder’s Point area would not go hungry this holiday season. A
clear indication of their level of the commitment in being good
corporate citizens and giving back to those in which they work around
daily, many volunteers showed up early Saturday morning despite the
threat of rain and thunderstorms, prepared to distribute the 400 turkeys
and dry goods packages containing rice, flour, grits and sugar to the
CCC: Grand Bahama Paying Highest Electricity Base Rate In The Bahamas
- Dec 4, 2015 - 10:42:18 AM
The CCC has been sounding the alarm concerning the Grand Bahama Power
Company/ Emera intentions of requesting for an increase in the base rate
of Electricity in Grand Bahama. Last week in the Bahamas Weekly on
November 26, 2015 and In the Freeport News on Saturday November 28, 2015
, the Grand Bahama Port Authority finally published the GBPC \ Emera
rate application for the increase the base rate of electricity. We say
finally because this application was submitted to Regulator (GBPA) since
August 2015, but only published in the media since last week Thursday
and appearing on the GBPA website just this weekend pass...
The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board re-elects Executive Board
- Dec 3, 2015 - 2:21:09 PM
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board
(GBITB) held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
In a strong sign of confidence reflected by the Board members, Chairman
Russell Miller and all Board Executives positions were uncontested.
Along with Mr. Miller as Chairman (CEO, Modalena Limited), Mr. Benjamin
Davis (General Manager, Grand Lucayan Beach & Golf Resort) – Vice
Chairman, Mrs. Jackie Carroll (Resort Manager, Old Bahama Bay Resort) –
Secretary and Mr. Gabriel Varela, General Manager (Memories Grand
Bahama) – Treasurer were all returned to office to serve for another
Grand Bahama Port Authority rate application published
- Nov 27, 2015 - 10:57:28 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -The Regulatory Framework established between
GBPC and GBPA was created with residents in mind; this framework brings
improved transparency to the rate regulation process. As the independent
regulator of the power sector, GBPA has responsibility to approve the
rate structure of GBPC and to ensure operational standards are in line
with international prudent utility practice.
GBPC seeks approval for: Adjustments to the rates & charges, as described in the application, A new tariff classification called Large Industrial, as described in the Application...
Second Crew of GBPA Employees assists in Hurricane Joaquin Recovery
- Nov 20, 2015 - 11:43:08 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama- As six Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC)
employees returned from the Southern Bahamas on November 13th an
additional four boarded a charter flight to replace their efforts to
restore power to residents in the wake of the powerful Hurricane Joaquin
that devastated the region in October.
The second crew of GBPC employees consisting of Wayne Gray, Gilbert
Pinder, Keith Knowles, and Leslie Romer along with two bucket trucks and
a drill rig were dispatched to Long Island on November 13th for a two
week period. While there, the crew will work six days a week to maximize
their time and resources to assist in restoration efforts...
Birds of West End, Grand Bahama
- Nov 19, 2015 - 1:23:12 AM
Fall is captivating for Birders and bird enthusiasts that visit West
End, Grand Bahama Island this time of year. West End (also referred to
as "Settlement Point" is the oldest town and westernmost settlement on
the Bahamian island of Grand Bahama. It is the current capital of Grand
Bahama and is also the third largest settlement in the Bahamas. There is
one airport in West End, West End Airport, which serves mostly private
aircraft. Since the 1950s, the settlement of West End has fluctuated
with the rise and fall of the adjacent resort developments...
EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn all about sharks
- Nov 18, 2015 - 10:59:34 AM
On November 14th, 2015, the EARTHCARE Eco Kids learned about Sharks
around the World. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save
The Bays was elated to be able to bring renowned Shark Marine
Biologists, Duncan Brake and Jillian Morris Brake from Bimini to
interact and teach the EARTHCARE Eco Kids.
According to Woon, “This has been a whirlwind 3 days. Jillian and Duncan
hit the ground running. I picked them up from the airport and we
proceeded straight to Tabernacle Christian Academy where they did their
Sharks4Kids presentation to Grades 4-7...
BTVI treats senior citizens in Grand Bahama to a day of glam
- Nov 17, 2015 - 10:37:06 PM
GRAND BAHAMA - Senior citizens have paid their dues and the
Cosmetology department of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institution (BTVI) in Grand Bahama believes they deserve a treat.
Recently, the team held a pop-up salon at the Urban Renewal Center in
the Harbour West Plaza and in a scene that was heart-warming, the young
women gave elderly women manicures, pedicures and shampoo services.
the shampoo service was for a minimal fee, the manicures and pedicures
were complimentary, with 14 senior citizens taking advantage of the
Aquaponics Project at Garden of the Groves receives a hand from students of the Governor General Youth Award Program
- Nov 6, 2015 - 2:40:53 PM
Eleven young adults undertook
a community service project at the Garden of the Groves during their October
break to complete their 5 day Residential for the Gold Level of the Governor
General Youth Award (GGYA). The students from Lyford Cay, Nassau, and Lucaya
International School, Grand Bahama, worked together on the initial construction
phase of an aquaponics system to be established at Garden of the Groves.
During that week the students
worked alongside Wayne Hall, Director of Aquaponics Operations at Garden of the
Groves, and his assistant Damiko Sawyer. Among other tasks they cleared brush,
created a trail and underwent instruction by carpenter John Ash in building and
erecting trusses for the facility. It was impressive to see how much was
The No Bite Zone presents to the EARTHCARE Eco Kids
- Nov 5, 2015 - 10:01:37 AM
The topic on October 31st, 2015 for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday
Environmental Education Programme was the “No Bite Zone”. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a
Director of Save The Bays, says, “This was our third session for the 2015/2016
school year. Our guest speakers who made
a special visit to the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin G. Tomlinson Cultural
Center were Lynette McInnes, Founder of the No Bite Zone, and Elaine Charter,
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Volunteer...”
EARTHCARE Eco Kids learned how to be respectful of dogs and avoid dog bites
by more safely interacting with dogs through understanding the ways in which
dogs communicate both “verbally” and with their body language...
Grand Bahama activities for World Diabetes Day
- Nov 4, 2015 - 12:00:28 AM
World Diabetes Day will be observed on November 14th worldwide. The
theme for this year is “Building Bridges within the Diabetic
The Grand Bahama Health Services Diabetic Support
Group has organized a myriad of activities to increase awareness of this
disease that is affecting so many individuals within our communities in
the northern Bahamas and throughout our Commonwealth of Islands.
Theus Rolle, St Paul’s College Student, Wins Church of Ascension 2015 Spelling Challenge
- Nov 2, 2015 - 12:03:29 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - In a nail biting 13th round, 12 year old Theus
Rolle of St. Paul’s Methodist College won Church of The Ascension 8th
Annual Spelling Challenge.
After spelling over 200 words and 7 rounds of competition 7 spellers
were unshakable! They confidently battled back and forth spelling words
like: “sobriquet, opprobrious, kohlrabi, leptocercal, lepidopterist,
laticiferous, lebkuchen, lachrymose, posthumous” and conquered them
all. Rounds 10, 11, and 12 yielded absolutely no eliminations...
Lucaya Presbyterian Church to hold annual fashion show and auction
- Oct 29, 2015 - 8:06:08 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – If you like to go thrift shopping, this Saturday,
October 31st you’ll be in luck as the women of the Lucaya Presbyterian
Church in Grand Bahama will be hosting their second annual fashion show
In this fashion show with a twist, gently worn clothing will be on sale
(even some with designer labels!) and will be modeled and auctioned off
to the highest bidders. “All of the money raised during the fundraiser
will be donated to the church’s Crossreach programme,” said event
organiser Kay Hardy...
Salvation Army Grand Bahama seeking Christmas Assistance Programs
- Oct 23, 2015 - 9:18:31 AM
The Salvation Army - Freeport Branch
will be accepting applications for its
Christmas Assistance Programs on the following dates:
November 24 & 25 -
10AM - 1PM
December 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 10AM
December 9 & 10 -
Only the first 40 persons will be accepted
each day for registration!
All registrants must bring with them the