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Community : Grand Bahama
Rotary brings hope to East Grand Bahama - Oct 31, 2019 - 11:05:40 AM

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Keenly aware of the decimation Hurricane Dorian left behind on Grand Bahama, particularly over the eastern end of the island, taking with it loved ones and homes, members of the five Rotary clubs on island rode a convoy into Pelican Point last week with desperately needed building materials, generators, fuel and more fresh drinking water.

The elated and grateful residents welcomed the cavalry when the two 40-foot trailers laden with roofing and building materials and truckloads of essentials arrived.
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BTVI Classes to resume in Grand Bahama - Oct 1, 2019 - 11:50:20 AM

Following the devastation wreaked by hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is preparing to resume classes in Grand Bahama on October 7th.

Classes will be held on the second floor of the main building located on Peach Tree Street and Settlers Way. They will also be held at St. George’s High School on Sunset Highway.

BTVI will be using five classrooms at the high school, in addition to the electrical, auto mechanics...
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Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation receives largest single donation of in-Kind Relief from Amazon - Sep 26, 2019 - 10:50:33 AM

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On Monday the 23rd of September, two Amazon Air flights loaded with hurricane relief supplies landed at the Grand Bahama International Airport - the latest in a series of aid drops benefitting the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF). Through its network of local and international donors, the GBDRF has already overseen the import and distribution of hundreds of thousands of dollars in relief aid to the Grand Bahama community. Now, the foundation has incredible assistance from Amazon, receiving its largest single private donation of in-kind relief through Amazon’s  Disaster Relief program...
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MIYA Bahamas Donates to Abaco’s Dorian Rebuild and the Grand Bahamas’ Children’s Home - Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM

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As the national effort to rebuild and restore the islands impacted by Hurricane Dorian, MIYA Bahamas, - on Thursday, September 19, the company represented by Miya Bahamas Project Manager, Mario Tavera, made a donation of 15 thousand dollars to NEMA to assist, with the donated funds  specifically earmarked to help rebuild and refurbish the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco which was decimated by the major storm. As the work continues...
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GBPA Summer Employment Program Empowers GBI Youth - Aug 21, 2019 - 4:11:39 PM

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The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has conducted an ongoing summer student employment program for many years which provides Grand Bahamian high school and university students with the opportunity to experience real, hands-on work within the corporate world. GBPA began this program with the intent to create a structured environment where young people are able to learn valuable information from top business professionals. The program, which commenced in May and ends in August of each year, includes three, four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the highest number of participants possible...
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Bahamas Waterkeepers welcomes Chinese counterparts for cultural exchange - Aug 18, 2019 - 6:00:14 PM

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For millennia, all of earth’s living things have depended on water for its survival. Up to 71 percent of the world’s surface is covered in water, it exists in the air, in the soil and even in the human body which is up to 60% water. According to research, however, only 3 percent of the earth’s water supply is drinkable which makes water conservation all the more important.

Already known across the country for its efforts to protect and improve local water systems, Waterkeepers® Bahamas, is part of a global organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s water supply is protected. As part of its efforts, the group has formed countless partnerships with environmental groups both locally and abroad...
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Grand Bahama to host 10th International Women’s Summit - Aug 10, 2019 - 8:30:18 PM

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Grand Bahama is set to host the 10th International Women’s Summit this weekend when the delegation of 24 women cruises into our port from Florida via the Grand Celebration for what is anticipated to be a grand mission.

Under the Theme: “Greater Empowerment In 2019,” the summit, which is being held for the first time in The Bahamas, promises to be a time of vision, purpose, impartation, missions and networking between women from local church assemblies around the island and those who have converged from around the world...
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World Oceans Day 2019 Beach Clean Up on Grand Bahama - Jun 7, 2019 - 9:58:03 AM

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Under the theme “Together we can protect and restore our ocean” EARTHCARE volunteers cleaned the beach at Williams Town on Saturday, May 25th to celebrate World Oceans Day which is on June 8th world-wide.  EARTHCARE joined with hundreds of events worldwide to inspire people to get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society - by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.  This year’s Conservation focus is to demonstrate leadership in preventing plastic pollution and to share solutions that inspire and activate the global community...
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Conchman continues to support local sports programs - May 15, 2019 - 11:00:19 AM

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As the longest standing triathlon in The Bahamas, the Conchman Triathlon is continuing to use its annual profits to support young athletes and local programs in the community.  Presenting a donation to the GB Sailing Club was Conchman Chairman, Christopher Baker. “We are pleased to support the sailing club,” he noted. “They are a club involved with Youth sport on the island run by volunteers. We are pleased they are using the funds to purchase much needed equipment, and will continue to assist our  committee by providing volunteers following our swimmers on kayaks to help in any distress and/or course needs.” Dave Otterbein, Sailing Director GB Sailing Club,  thanked the GBPA Conchman Committee for the generous donation...
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BTC Grand Bahama JA Company Sweeps Awards Banquet - May 14, 2019 - 3:00:31 PM

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BTC’s Grand Bahama Junior Achievement company, “BTC B.O.S.S.” (Bold Outstanding Successful Students) took top awards at the local J.A. Banquet. J.A. President, Ketora Clarke was awarded Most Distinguished Achiever and Most Outstanding President.

Ketora Clarke commented, “This program was truly a blessing for me this year. I placed third in the speech competition, I’ve met so many people, I got top grades in the J.A. exam and I was awarded President of the Year and Most Distinguished Achiever! I can truly say that I've gained a lot in just this one year...
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Eighteen Freeport Students Awarded Scholarships by American Women’s Club - May 8, 2019 - 5:00:18 PM

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The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club (GBAWC) awarded 18 outstanding high school students with academic scholarships, and ten community programs with financial gifts during their annual Awards Dinner at Ruby Swiss Restaurant May 6th.

More than 80 club members, scholarship recipients, parents and representatives of the Rand Nature Center, the Salvation Army, and the Sailing Club filled the popular restaurant. Eighteen high school students from Bishop Michael Eldon, Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, Sunland Baptist Academy, Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy and St. Paul’s Methodist College received the scholarships...
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Establishment of a National Productivity Council is the focus GB Chamber Event - May 5, 2019 - 12:00:30 PM

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Increasing the productivity of the Bahamian workforce to ensure that the country remains competitive regionally and globally, has become the focus of a public relations campaign launched by The National Tripartite Council (NTC).  During the NTC’s 2019 Annual General Assembly, consultation on a bill to establish The Bahamas National Productivity Council (NPC) was officially announced. Spearheading the public and private sector consultative process will be Sumner Strategic Partners (SSP), led by Founder Edison L. Sumner... 
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Pintard & Robert Kennedy Jr tour GB homes lacking water supply - Apr 23, 2019 - 4:46:55 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 Michael Pintard MP for Marco City and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources along with Freeport City Chief Councilor Kendal Culmer took Robert Kennedy Jr. President of the Waterkeeper Alliance along with Joseph Darville, President of Waterkeepers Bahamas and Frederick R.M. Smith, QC of Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas on a tour of several communities and homes in Grand Bahama including Marco City which lacked access to running water...
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AML partners with GB Children’s Home for Diaper and Wipe Drive - Apr 14, 2019 - 12:01:05 PM

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AML Foods Ltd. has come to the rescue of The Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH), in response to an urgent plea made by Executive Director Sheila Johnson-Smith via social media for diapers and wipes for the twenty-six children, currently living at the home in Freeport.

Answering the call from Executives at the home, AML Foods jumped in to offer to match each purchase made by their customers towards the drive...
Community : Grand Bahama
SBDC’s first pitch night on Grand Bahama a success - Apr 11, 2019 - 7:25:41 PM

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The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in conjunction with the University of The Bahamas northern campus hosted its first Pitch Night competition on the island of Grand Bahama.

The event allowed six students of the University of The Bahamas to share their business plans with judges and attendees.

Walking away with the grand prize of a 10,000-dollar grant was the Founder and CEO of Keeping It Clean, Tarentee Laing. Hilary Huyler, Founder, and CEO of Happy Hour Tours placed second and received a 5,000-dollar grant...
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Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start - Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM

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As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA).   The GBAAA uses all its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for competitions.

Chairman of the Conchman Committee, Christopher Baker, said “We are very pleased to be able to assist the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association. The funds were used to purchase new starting blocks, a high jump bar and other equipment...
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Beacon School runs to win Dog Days School Challenge 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 - 2:30:37 PM

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The Beacon School is the reigning champion of the Dog Days Half Marathon School Challenge. The students won the challenge last year, with sponsorship support from Freeport Ship Services and MSC Freeport (Bahamas). The school entered 20 students last year and also won a cash prize of $500 for earning the most points during the marathon, each mile accrued by the athletes earned the school one point. 

There are presently 108 students enrolled at the Beacon School, which is Grand Bahama’s special needs education centre.  This year the school’s Special Olympic Athletes will represent the school in the Dog Days Half Marathon...
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34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an enjoyable day - Mar 12, 2019 - 11:00:27 PM

 
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The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.

A variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs, but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de Bordeaux...
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March 9 declared as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc Youth Day in Grand Bahama - Mar 7, 2019 - 1:00:42 PM

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On March 9, 2019, the local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will unite with its members globally, to simultaneously host the annual Youth Symposium. The Symposium is just one initiative of the sorority’s national signature program, Project Reassurance, which has incorporated the theme of “H3: It’s All About Me – Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations. The sorority received a signed proclamation by the Most Honorable Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis, declaring March 9, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Youth Day, on the island of Grand Bahama...
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34th Annual HSGB Dog Show takes place Saturday, March 2 - Feb 27, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

The 34 annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Dog Show will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Humane Society Grounds on Coral Road.

Some of the categories have been changed and they have combined a few. There will be fun stuff for kids, including face painting and cotton candy.

Don't have a dog to enter? The HSGB will help you choose a shelter dog to enter.
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