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Community : Grand Bahama
100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners - Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM

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Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.

The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at their residence...
Community : Grand Bahama
Island Traders (Heart) You Customer Appreciation Day - Feb 27, 2020 - 10:48:26 AM

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Island Traders Shop and Ship held its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Day on, February 14th, the worldwide day of love.  Under the theme Island Traders (heart) you, the day got under way at 9:00am.  Patrons who visited the establishment, located at #2 Millennium Mall, were greeted with breakfast delights and creative valentine’s decor.  The hourly raffle prizes kicked off immediately. Microwaves, the good pot sets, vacuum cleaners, teddy bears and Laundry baskets filled with detergent, softener, Febreeze, mops and brooms sat patiently waiting for their owners to take them home. Everyone who filled out raffle tickets received a goody grocery bag.  No one went home empty handed...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBDRF collaborates with GBPA, local and international NGOs to help rebuild 400 Grand Bahama homes - Feb 25, 2020 - 3:09:34 PM

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The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, (GBDRF) in collaboration with its valued partners, has supported homeowners and helped restore hundreds of homes - and counting - in communities across Grand Bahama. Launched in November 2019, the Grand Bahama Home Repair Initiative was designed to assist homeowners in and around Freeport following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The program is a collaborative effort on the part of the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) in partnership with various local and international partners including the Bahamas Red Cross, Rotary and SPB-USA...
Community : Grand Bahama
$25,000 Cash Prize for GB Tournament Hole-in-One - Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40:10 AM

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The GBAWC’s 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 22 at The Reef Course, with a $25,000 cash prize for hole-in-one winners. The format is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 19, 20, and 21 between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner at the awards ceremony at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club after the tournament...
Community : Grand Bahama
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM

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More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama, were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000 Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.

It is the fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its ‘Feed the 5000’ initiative.  “We wanted families to have a great Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
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Public Notice Meeting for Hurricane Dorian affected fishermen today in Freeport, Grand Bahama - Jan 8, 2020 - 11:49:09 AM

The Department of Marine Resources invites fishermen affected by Hurricane Dorian who are in need of vessel repair to attend a meeting today, January 8, at the C.A. Smith Building in Freeport, Grand Bahama at 6:00 p.m. (Meeting Room No. 3).

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard...
Community : Grand Bahama
SBDC secures funding for funeral service in Grand Bahama - Dec 29, 2019 - 3:30:05 PM

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Le Pavillion successfully obtained 186,000 dollars in capital loans from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC).

The cemetery and mausoleum service is owned by Grand Bahama native, Nicole Johnson. With a motto that says, “We care for your loved one like our own”, Le Pavillion Offers internment plots, mausoleum niches, hearse and luxury SUV rental services, headstone creation, graphic services and counselling...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humorous video plea for new Freeport Airport - Dec 25, 2019 - 3:11:18 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This humorous video was conceived by Magnus Alnebeck - General Manager Pelican Bay Hotel was produced by David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd, it features Magnus along with Tim Tibbitts, Della Catrina Bridgewater, Patricia Albury, Rebecca Tibbitts and the Flying Fish Gastro Bar team, Bones Bar crew, Emmanuel Smith and the Sabor team. The star of the production is a talented young girl who memorized her lines to perfection!
Community : Grand Bahama
Donors replace musician's gear lost to Dorian - Dec 25, 2019 - 1:37:05 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Musician and Media Guru, David Mackey of Mackey Media Ltd & TheBahamasWeekly.com says a big THANK YOU for the generosity of music lovers at home and abroad who donated towards replacing his lost sound equipment during hurricane Dorian. Mackey proclaims, "The gesture has a warm humbling affect that will linger on in my heart for the rest of my life. It is my privilege to express my sincere gratitude to those who have donated equipment to replace the bulk my gear lost to Hurricane Dorian...
Community : Grand Bahama
Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope to host big Christmas party in Grand Bahama - Dec 2, 2019 - 12:13:21 PM

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The children of Grand Bahama are poised to have a unique Christmas experience which they have never had before.

A three-day Christmas party specifically for the children of Grand Bahama, with all the “bells and whistles” may be unexpected, but it certainly seems fitting to close out a year, which not so long ago, had taken a turn for the worse for the entire island.

Bass Pro Shop, in conjunction with Convoy of Hope will be hosting a special Christmas treat in Freeport from December 16 -19,
Community : Grand Bahama
Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation hosts fundraiser for The Grand Bahama Children’s Home - Dec 2, 2019 - 11:00:56 AM

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With the assistance of countless local and international donors, the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) continues to push toward its goal of welcoming their children back for the Christmas holidays. Since the passage of Hurricane Dorian in September, executives led by GBCH Director, Sheila Johnson Smith have been working tirelessly to reconstruct and refurbish the Home, which has been the refuge for abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in the Northern Bahamas...
Community : Grand Bahama
URCA to host Pop-Up Meetings on Grand Bahama Island - Dec 1, 2019 - 1:20:58 PM

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In keeping with its mandate as the independent regulator of key economic sectors in The Bahamas, namely the electronic communications and electricity sectors, the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA) is committed to providing service throughout The Bahamas.  This week, URCA will continue its series of Pop-Up offices on the island of Grand Bahama, 2nd to 5th December.  Chief Executive Officer Stephen Bereaux said, “We must ensure that residents throughout the country feel connected to URCA and understand our role particularly as it relates to bringing relief to our chief stakeholders, consumers”...
Community : Grand Bahama
25th Annual Festival Noël: Fundraiser for the hurricane devastated Lucayan National Park and Rand Nature Centre - Nov 18, 2019 - 1:57:12 PM

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Bolstered by encouragement from the Grand Bahama community and stories of what Festival Noël means to the island as the event heralding the Christmas Season for the past 24 years, the Festival Noël Committee has decided to move forward with plans for the event. Not just to help with raising funds to restore the damages to Lucayan National Park and Rand Nature Centre, but to help with raising the spirits of many this Christmas Season and to provide a platform for our Grand Bahamian chefs, artists and artisans to tell their visual stories and gain support for their livelihoods.
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.
Community : Grand Bahama
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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...
Community : Grand Bahama
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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