2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming Scheduled For Labour Day Weekend
- Apr 26, 2017 - 11:04:38 AM
The 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming is set for Labour Day Weekend
June 2nd-5th in Freeport. The Homecoming Committee recently held a press
conference at Castaways Resort to announce plans for the upcoming three
day event which will include music performances, a cultural show,
native foods, Junkanoo Rushout and beach party.
Kicking off the
event on Day One Friday June 2nd is top Bahamian artist DMAC, Day Two
Saturday June 3rd international Reggae sensation Beres Hammond will
headline the show and the celebration continues on Day Three Whit Monday
June 5th with a ‘Family Fun in The Sun’ Beach Party on iconic Taino
Lucaya International Student is Essay Winner for the Second Consecutive Year
- Apr 24, 2017 - 4:15:09 PM
For the second consecutive year, a student of the Lucaya International
School has emerged as winner of the Mwanamugimu Essay Contest. This
contest is a national project of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
and is implemented by all regions including the Southeastern Region of
which The Bahamas and more specifically the local alumnae chapter, Zeta
Rho Sigma, is a part. The original goal of the project was to increase
the students’ knowledge of the historical and contemporary development
of Africa within the context of their own culture. This year’s theme
was, “The time is NOW! Developing Leaders for Local and Global
Impact”. The theme allowed emphasis on community issues both locally
and globally as participants also improved their writing skills.
Baptiste, an eighth grade student of the school was the local contest
winner. Her essay went on to win first prize in the Middle School
category during the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference held in
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show
- Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM
wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog
Show. We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won! A
huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and
special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest
time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to
Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.
big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his
family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim
Aranha our judge for the day...
From Tomboy to Pageant Queen - Miss St. Georges High Pageant 2017
- Mar 31, 2017 - 3:25:29 PM
The 6th Annual Miss St. Georges High Pageant, under the theme Gems of
the Bahamas, was held this past Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the St.
The showcase of beauty, brains and talent
featured six contestants, representing the islands of Andros, Exuma, San
Salvador, Great Inagua, Long Island and Cat Island.
gems took to the stage to vie for the title of Miss St. Georges High
while competing in a Jaguar Pride parade and costume competition, talent
competition, evening gown competition and question and answer segments...
Save the Bays Hosts West End Community Cleanup
- Mar 31, 2017 - 5:14:09 AM
Save The Bays in conjunction with the West End
Eco-Fishing Camp and 4 Ocean are spearheading a community wide cleanup
initiative in West End, Grand Bahama this Saturday, April 1 from 9am to
“Things have changed dramatically over the years in The Bahamas and we
are not showing the same pride our parents did,” said, Joe Darville,
Save The Bays Chairman. “We’re aiming for 100 volunteers and are
appealing to residents of the West End community to be stewards of the
environment and come out and get involved in beautifying the surrounding
areas where they live...
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors
- Mar 24, 2017 - 11:18:28 AM
The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand
Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their
commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co.,
Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all
presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.
The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...
Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's ‘Change For Change’ in-store initiative
- Mar 23, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM
Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor
and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand
Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.
in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomon’s and CostRight,
Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer
Society of The Bahamas. Store managers strategically placed donation
boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would
contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians...
BTC Partners with Organizers of Dog Days ½ Marathon
- Mar 16, 2017 - 8:23:55 AM
Now in its third year, the Annual Dog Days Half Marathon has encouraged
Runners from across the island of Grand Bahama to take to the streets
in promotion of a more active lifestyle. Since the start, the initiative
has also attracted marathon enthusiasts from around the world and has
received tremendous support, with last year’s event attracting over 400
This year’s event slated for March 25, 2017 continues
the tradition offering runners the opportunity to participate in the
classic Half, 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run but also opened the event up
to high school students and welcomed BTC as one of its major sponsors...
Solomon’s Donation Adds to Book Count at Sir Jack Hayward Library
- Mar 15, 2017 - 12:17:19 PM
In an effort to grow the current book selection at the Sir Jack Hayward
Adult Library in Grand Bahama, Solomon’s recently made a cash donation
to provide one month’s supply of reading materials.
Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the company
said the gift is a part of Solomon’s commitment to backing
community-focused organizations as they contribute in a positive way.
“We know the value of knowledge and the importance of reading and so
when we were approached by the library’s Executive Director, Mrs. Geneva
Rutherford, there was no hesitation on our part to give,” Bastian
Grand Bahama Eco Kids learn about humane treatment of animals and visit Ol’ Freetown Farm
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:15:54 AM
The topic on March 5th 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,
“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 education. It is all part of our concern for the well being of
our planet; over the use and often, abuse, of the animals, plants and
natural resources we share the earth with.
Why is the humane treatment of animals important?
Mister Teen Grand Bahama seeking registrants
- Mar 3, 2017 - 11:58:52 AM
Organizers are looking for 14 - 19 year old young men in high school or
college from Grand Bahama Island who may have what it takes to become
Mister Teen Grand Bahama, a qualifying role towards a chance at Mister
Teen Bahamas 2017.
Contestants will be judged on intelligence,
talent and physical good looks. No height restrictions. Please
register on Saturday, March 4th at 4pm at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy in
Freeport Players' Guild elects new board, calls for members and volunteers
- Feb 14, 2017 - 5:25:45 PM
The Freeport Players' Guild (FPG) announced the welcoming of their 2017
executive board recently under the theme 'Experience Enjoy.'
aim to continue a legacy of excellence through providing a world class
theatrical experience to all," said a statement to their members and
"We are always excited to receive new members and welcome back renewed
members. Your involvement in the Freeport Players' Guild keeps our
theatre community thriving..."
Freeport Wins Global Free Trade Zone Award
- Feb 10, 2017 - 6:06:37 AM
The effort to improve brand recognition and establish an impartial
evaluation of Freeport as a competitive business jurisdiction, led the
Grand Bahama Port Authority to enter the city of Freeport into The
Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone competition in early 2016.
a Free Trade Zone, Freeport has been able to witness significant growth
since the initial signing of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. However,
we can certainly go further and are taking the necessary steps to
enhance the way we are perceived by prospective investors on the global
stage. Contests such as the Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone
competition allow us to do just that,” said Port President, Ian Rolle...
Hole-in-one wins $46,460 Ford Escape at Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Golf Classic
- Feb 9, 2017 - 1:35:08 PM
The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club is hosting the 14th Annual
Philanthropic Golf Classic at The Reef Golf Course February 18th. All
proceeds from the tournament fund the club’s philanthropic endeavors to
benefit the children of Grand Bahama.
The Tournament, played in a
Four Ball Scramble, Blind Draw format, begins with a Shotgun start at
12 noon. A 2016 Ford Escape, valued at $46,460.00, sponsored by Freeport
Jetwash and The Art of Giving, is the Grand Prize for a hole-in-one on
Library in West Grand Bahama Renamed in Honour of Pastor Wilbur Outten
- Feb 2, 2017 - 11:58:18 AM
The West Grand Bahama Public Library
has officially been renamed the Pastor Wilbur Outten Public Library
& Community Center. The renaming took place on Sunday, January 29,
2017, by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie,
along with Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and Minister for Grand
Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville.
Just before unveiling the new sign
that bore the name and a photo of Pastor Outten, who passed away two
weeks ago, Prime Minister Christie said that Pastor Outten was a man who
was about building community and thus he found it fitting that a public
library would be named in his honor...
GBPA Gives Critical Input to Business & Finance Summit
- Jan 30, 2017 - 11:35:18 PM
Leveraging “Opportunities for Growth ” and how The Bahamas as an
investment jurisdiction, can realize the opportunities that
international business and commerce presents, was a focus of panel
discussions at the 2017 International Business & Finance Summit,
held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, this past Friday.
annual event is hosted by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BSFB),
and is the premier platform for bringing together the nation’s leading
stakeholders in the financial services industry to discuss and define
the value of services to be delivered to clients choosing to conduct
business in the jurisdiction.
Jill Bradley retires from Bradford Marine Bahamas after 17 years
- Jan 23, 2017 - 4:09:22 PM
Jill Bradley retires as office manager from Bradford Marine after 17
years of dedicated service at the Freeport, Grand Bahama location. Jill
started with Bradford Marine in September 1999 as the assistant office
manager and within a year she was promoted to office manager. Over the
years, Jill watched as key members of the Bahamas team blossomed and
welcomed new additions. “We have formed a really cohesive team, I’m
proud of how Bradford has grown as a company and how we have expanded to
include 90% local employees, it’s really a huge achievement” she added.
joined Bradford within the first few years of Bradford Marine’s 47-acre
shipyard in Freeport. She recalls founder, Dieter Cosman, fondly “Mr.
Cosman was a sweetheart, I remember when we were setting up an office
for him and all he requested was a small wooden table and a telephone...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama arts & crafts show well supported
- Jan 18, 2017 - 1:01:08 PM
The tranquil setting of the Rand Nature Centre was the perfect backdrop
for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama’s “We Are All God’s Creatures”
Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday evening. Many local and
international artists and artisans displayed a wonderful variety of
their work, and sales proceeds were donated back to the HSGB.
200 guests enjoyed popular local acoustic soloist Ryan Carroll’s music
while perusing the arts and crafts, and enjoying delicious hors
d'oeuvres and cocktails. Many also renewed their HSGB memberships or
signed up as new members.
Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year
- Jan 18, 2017 - 12:26:01 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, young people
from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with
their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands
as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.
junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays
Youth Environmental Ambassador Program. The respected youth development
initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May...
Voter Registration Drive continues in Grand Bahama
- Jan 3, 2017 - 10:17:20 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Cognizant of the current voter registration numbers
and determined to make her contribution to the process, businesswoman
Ginger Moxey encouraged residents to take advantage of the Parliamentary
Registration Department’s mobile drive at St. Georges High School on
Moxey has expressed her excitement about playing an
even greater role in community development and has sent out a charge to
residents to register to vote, particularly first time voters, in order
to let their voices be heard...