Women's business empowerment event a success
- Nov 30, 2015 - 5:52:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Over 100 women gathered at The Grand Lucayan
for last month's Coco Chanel Principles of Business for Women event,
their hopes set on learning the fundamentals of succeeding in business.
President and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Services Billie Bowe delivered
on that expectation, providing the 125 women in attendance with an
extensive guide to turning their passion into prosperity through her
first women's empowerment event.
Mrs Bowe explained that the business empowerment conference was intended
for women aspiring to take their small businesses to the next level,
young women interested in launching their own enterprises...
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
Miss Grand Bahama 2015 is Danielle Pratt
- Oct 23, 2015 - 5:06:22 AM
Miss Grand Bahama Organization is pleased to announce the crowning of
Danielle Pratt as Miss Grand Bahama 2015 -16. Danielle is the daughter
of Dwayne and Deborah Pratt of Freeport, and is a student at the College
of the Bahamas where she is studying Marketing and Graphics. She likes
public speaking, dancing, and meeting interesting people.
was a night of class and elegance at the Le Chateau on the Green thanks
to sponsors Jennifer Williams and Kendel Williams. Friends, family and
sponsors were on hand to support the new queen.
The evening was
hosted by Pleasant Bridgewater and Nicole Moultrie. Miss Grand Bahama
Danielle modeled her swimsuit, evening gown and costume selections.
Outgoing queen, Sade Colebrooke and the reigning Miss Grand Bahama
performed a singing duo together, which was greatly received...
Dr Donald McCartney commencement address at COB Northern Campus' Convocation & Graduation 2015
- Oct 16, 2015 - 5:57:45 PM
Theme: Transforming the Nation, Impacting the World.
A farmer was in a bar drinking and looking very depressed. His friend
asked him why he was looking depressed, and he replied, "Some things you
just can't explain. This morning I was outside milking the cow.
As soon as the bucket was full, the cow kicked it down with her left foot; so I tied up her left foot to a pole.
I began to fill up the bucket again, and she kicked it down with her right foot; so I tied her right foot to a pole too...
Grand Bahama children learn about Humane Treatment of Animals
- Oct 14, 2015 - 10:52:39 PM
The topic on October 10th, 2015 for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday
Environmental Education Programme was “Humane Treatment of Animals”.
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, says,
“This was our first session for the 2015/2016 school year. Our guest
speaker was Tip Burrows of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama: “The
interaction between animals and humans is at the heart of humane
GBPA lends a hand to Storm affected Residents in the Southern Bahamas
- Oct 9, 2015 - 3:47:21 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA)
pledged $50,000 in aid of the hurricane affected residents, as well as a
trailer load of items donated by GBPA employees and the wider
GBPA President, Ian Rolle noted that the overall goal
of the initiative is to partner with a number of organizations as they
seek to provide essential items for those in need.
"The goal is
to assist NEMA as well as other non-profit relief organizations that
need our help" said President Ian Rolle continuing, " We aided Rotary
earlier in the week by covering the freight cost of transporting three ..."
GBPA: GBPC Improvements Evident in 2016-2018 Rate Submission Proposal would reduce or hold rates flat for customers
- Oct 9, 2015 - 8:43:47 AM
In 2012, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) established an Operating
Protocol and Regulatory Framework which documents how electricity rates
will be set for the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). The Framework,
the first of its kind in the Bahamas, set out electricity rates for 2013
– 2015 and required the Power Company to submit a number of studies and
statistics to justify any request for changes in rates. It also
requires GBPC to submit a rate case filing to the regulator every three
years and accordingly GBPC submitted a rate filing for GBPA’s review
during the first week of August, 2015.
If approved, the new rate
structure would mean a reduction in the “all-in” price of electricity
for 85% of residential customers. This is a very important step in
beginning to assist Grand Bahama’s low income based residents. The cost
of electricity will
Freeport Players’ Guild to host ‘Zombie Run’ - October 10th, 2015
- Oct 5, 2015 - 2:52:26 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – For many years the community of Grand Bahama has
witnessed some of the Bahamas’ top performers and performances on the
stage of the Regency theatre. A non-profit organization, the Freeport
Players’ Guild seeks to not only provide quality productions on the
stage but also off stage. With earlier success in the year with
‘Operation Island Hunt: Island Wide Scavenger hunt’, the FPG continues
this October by hosting another community event.
2015 will be a very exciting day for the Freeport Players’ Guild and the
community of Grand Bahama. In true theatrical style, the Zombie Run is
not just your average fun/run walk.
Do you have the cutest potcake or potcat?
- Sep 25, 2015 - 11:09:36 AM
that time again! Time to search for the cutest picture of your adopted
pet for the 2nd annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama calendar. Last
year we had so many adorable entries it was really hard to choose the
winners. We are so excited to see what you can come up with this year!
Cutoff date for entries is
September 30, 2015
The cutest 12 photos will be selected in early October to be the month
pictures of the calendar. One super cute and adorable photo will win the
honour of being the cover shot.
SO2Speak.org calls on Minister for Grand Bahama
- Sep 24, 2015 - 9:15:42 AM
Freeport, Bahamas Edward Kraftmann, Founder and Co-CEO, Ms. Ronit
Tehrani, Founder and Co-CEO, and Mr. Jonathan Krause, Founder and Chief
Financial Officer of SO2Speak.org, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, on Monday, September 21,
2015, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama.
So2Speak.org is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, that
combines speech with education in order to empower tomorrow's leaders.
This rapidly growing organization engages communities and students to
become more active participants in their academic, personal and social