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Darville Applauds the Efforts of CAP - Mar 25, 2015 - 2:27:28 PM

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HUNTERS, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded the efforts of the Committee for the Advancement of People on Saturday. CAP is a non-profit organization formed in response to need to encourage social integration, and cultural awareness, and community wellbeing.

The Committee, headed by former Tourism executive Carmeta Miller and Taronya L. Wildgoose, has the full support of the Department of Social Services and the Ministry for Grand Bahama.

On Saturday, CAP joined with the Hunter’s community in sponsoring the First Annual Multicultural Heritage Festival in the settlement at the Young Men’s Training Association field (YMTA) in Hunters...
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Local Grand Bahama Women Make a Run for a Good Cause - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:37:16 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - On May 2, 2015 runners, joggers, walkers and dogs will take to the roads in Grand Bahamas’ for the First Dog Days Half Marathon Run, 5k and One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants of all ages and even four legged friends are encouraged to participate in this fun filled day. The events will begin and end at the Bahamas Adventures beach club located on Jolly Rodger drive in the Freeport Lucaya Area.
Through disappointment rises determination and that is exactly why Nikki Waugh and Siobhan Antoni-Bates have taken action to benefit their community. After hearing the news that the proposed March International Half Marathon for Grand Bahama was postponed...
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6th annual "Join Me on the Bridge" Grand Bahama event a success - Mar 14, 2015 - 9:28:52 PM

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Special Guests and High School Students Shine at International Women’s Day Celebration

Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -  On March 8th, women and men of all ages from The Bahamas, along with international visitors and special guests, joined together at the Garden of the Groves to celebrate International Women's Day.

With perfect springtime weather and the peaceful garden as the backdrop, more than 100 guests gathered around the Grand Bahama Labyrinth for an afternoon filled with music and art, refreshments, and signing the celebration banner. The afternoon culminated with its ceremony that included the event’s annual high school essay and art competition awards and guest speakers, artists and musicians.

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Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show this Saturday - Mar 6, 2015 - 10:58:07 AM

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Get your dogs ready to strut their stuff at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama's annual dog show this Saturday, March 7th!

Don't have a dog? Come in and choose a shelter dog to show off for the day! Or just come out and enjoy the big variety of beautiful dogs, from tiny to giant, from purebred to mixed breed to our amazing Royal Bahamian Potcakes. There will be plenty to do in between events for adults and kids alike.
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Archdeacon Bain's address at the late Sir Jack Hayward's Memorial Service‏ - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:39:53 PM


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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 month...

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Tribute to the Late Sir Jack A. Hayward‏ by Sarah St. George - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:15:37 PM

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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...
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Grand Bahama's Beacon School plants trees for Forestry Awareness Week‏ - Mar 19, 2015 - 11:14:03 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville,  participated in the planting of fruit trees at The Beacon School in recognition of Forestry Awareness Week. 

The Bahamas is participating in the forestry awareness initiative of the United Nations which aims to focus attention on the role of forests and greenery in the well-being of communities, and ultimately the earth.  Minister Darville, the school's principal Ms. Piti McKenzie-Moss, along with the students, planted avocado and mango trees...
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Pilot Club of Lucaya installs new officers - Mar 17, 2015 - 3:43:22 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Pilot International is a global service organization established in 1921. The word pilots mean LEADER and GUIDE. Pilots are committed to assisting with brain related disorders and educating the community on how to take care of the brain. Our signature is called “BRAINMINDERS” which our youth arm “ANCHORS” is responsible.

The Pilot Club of Lucaya was chartered in February 2002 and operates under the motto: “True Course Ever”. The 2015 slate of officers is headed by Mrs. Mavis M. Ward, She is no stranger to Grand Bahama Island and has been very active in service oriented organizations as it relates to public health issues since relocating to Freeport with her husband, Dr. Paul Ward and her children Paulisa and Jonathan...
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GB Shipyard to host 5th Annual Fishing Tournament - Mar 12, 2015 - 2:27:25 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Not only do they fix ships but they love to be on them too! This year will make the fifth year that the staff of the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) will host their popular annual fishing tournament, set for Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club on Midshipman Road.

With "Donating to our Youth" as this year’s theme, the management team and dedicated workers of the yard will take to the seas and to the Grand Bahama Yacht Club to raise funds for the Grand Bahama Children's Home, the Grand Bahama Youth Choir, the Sir Charles Hayward Library, local schools on Grand Bahama, and members of the 2nd IAAF World Relay Team from Grand Bahama...
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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...
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Freeport Bahamas tour operator receives major industry award - Feb 11, 2015 - 10:32:38 PM

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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 major accomplishment.
 
“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...
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Celina Robinson takes 3rd place in Grand Bahama District Spelling Bee - Feb 2, 2015 - 12:35:10 PM

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Freeport, 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.

Congratulations 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!...
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BTC and One Bahamas Committee Plan Grand Bahama Unity Walk February 21 - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:48:49 PM

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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.

Making 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...
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Look & Learn Hair Passion seminar held in Grand Bahama - Jan 26, 2015 - 9:05:36 PM

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Freeport, 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...
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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.

Please note 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...
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In response to VAT Dolly Madison launches Value Added Savings (VAS) Program - Jan 15, 2015 - 8:41:18 PM

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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..."

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Announcing the ladies 30 minute circuit at the YMCA Grand Bahama - Jan 15, 2015 - 6:50:48 AM

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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.
 
A 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...
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LIS Raises $6,000 to Benefit the Grand Bahama Children’s Home - Jan 13, 2015 - 11:34:46 AM

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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!

Former LIS 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 previous year...
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Kappa Alpha Psi Grand Bahama alumni chapter elects new board - Jan 8, 2015 - 12:57:13 PM

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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.[2]...

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 dedicated service...
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West Grand Bahama Enjoys Boxing Day Junkanoo - Dec 31, 2014 - 12:31:38 PM

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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, 2014.

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...
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