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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 month...

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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...
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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.

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.

Urban Renewal 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...
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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?

On the 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...
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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.

Seen 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.
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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...
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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 (GBPA).

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 holiday season.

The Bayshore Warriors,  Classic Dancers, Kingdom Culture, Platinum Knights, Showtime, Superstar Rockers, Top Performers and the Swingers were the proud recipients of the donation...
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Dolly Madison and Whirlpool donate energy efficient washers to 3 charities - Dec 12, 2014 - 2:50:09 PM

Freeport, Grand 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...
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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.

As a part of the programme, the Shipyard donated 91 blankets, 86 for each bed in the hospital and 5 blankets for the Physiotherapy Department.

Every 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 well...
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