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2014 Miss Grand Bahama Pageant Finale set for July 27th - Jul 21, 2014 - 9:38:47 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas -
With the mission of transforming “our young women into true ambassadors for our country," The Miss Grand Bahama Organization is dedicated to grooming young women of Grand Bahama into purpose-driven, community-minded, beautiful young ladies.

"Our new queen should be a young lady who is very mature, intelligent, confident,  and someone who is  easy to work with, and shows gratitude. Most importantly one who wants to give back to the her  community,” said Glenn Davis, Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization Director. "We also want our contestants to enjoy and grow through this experience."
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City Councillors Visit Grand Bahama Port Authority ‏ - Jul 15, 2014 - 2:05:41 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island: Newly elected city councillors, accompanied by City Administrator, Alexander Williams, paid a  courtesy call on officials of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) recently.  Warmly welcoming the group were GBPA President, Ian Rolle; Chief Financial Officer, Deann Seymour; and GBPA’s Business Development Manager, Derek Newbold.

In congratulating them on a job well done, Rolle stated that it was important for both parties to become better acquainted with each other, so as to forge immediate relationships with regards to servicing the needs of local citizens.  “It is good for us to get together so that we can understand how our various functions might be interrelated and how GBPA can help you to achieve your goals,” Rolle said...
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GBPA Welcomes Sister Cities Officials of Concord, North Carolina - Jul 4, 2014 - 1:26:54 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - “The opportunity to build a mutually beneficial relationship between the city of Freeport and the city of Concord, North Carolina is a timely and welcomed one,” Derek Newbold stated during an early morning meeting with Concord Sister City officials.

Newbold, Business Development Manager for The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), made a formal presentation on GBPA and the city of Freeport to Mr. John Dunlap, President and traveling members, Mrs. Rosemary Loftus (past President) and Mr. Jim Loftus, of Concord’s Sister Cities Association. The group arrived on Grand Bahama Monday past as part of a ‘Fact Finding’ visit, to secure a second Sister City relationship...
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Bolts Meet with Grand Bahama Port Authority Executives - Jul 3, 2014 - 11:20:48 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Since the early eighties, the Junior Achievement (JA) organization has been mentoring the minds of up-and-coming young entrepreneurs on Grand Bahama. And since its inception, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has been an avid supporter of the initiative.

Recently, the GBPA sponsored group captured the JA title of  ‘Company of The Year’ for the second consecutive year. On Friday past, the leadership team of GBPA Bolts, inclusive of vice presidents and assistants, paid a courtesy call on GBPA executives and management. The visit served a dual purpose of allowing students to express their thanks for the  Port Authority’s support during the 2013/2014 JA Company year, along with providing management with an annual report for the Company...
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Cancer Survivors of Grand Bahama encouraged to tell their stories - Jun 27, 2014 - 2:04:59 AM

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"When you began your cancer treatment, you couldn't wait for the day you'd finish; but  now that you've completed your treatment, you aren't sure if you're ready for life after treatment as a cancer survivor. With your treatment completed, you'll likely see your Cancer Care Team less often. Though you, your friends and your family are all eager to return to a more normal life, it can be scary to leave the protective cocoon of doctors and nurses who supported you through treatment."

"Everything you're feeling right now is normal for cancer survivors. Recovering from cancer treatment isn't just about your body — it's also about healing your mind. So take time to acknowledge the fear, grief and loneliness you're feeling right now. Then take steps to understand why you feel these emotions and what you can do about them."
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Vacation Bible Study Underway at Our Saviour Lutheran Church - Jun 26, 2014 - 12:06:48 PM

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Grand Bahama Island - Vacation Bible Study is in high gear at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, where 100 campers are kept busy with games, bible study, crafts and drama class sessions under the theme of "Weird Animals"!
 With their sister church, Advent Lutheran, based in Boca Raton, Florida, under the direction of Rev.

“It is always difficult planning summer activities for children once school closes and Vacation Bible Study is a wholesome way of keeping our youth safe and to learn the biblical teachings that helps them through life’s journey”, says Rev. Lewis. “We are most grateful to our friends in Christ at Advent Lutheran for so generously giving their time, love and talent to our youth”, says Terry Mosvold, president of OSLC Church Council...
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Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade - Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC)  announced their 2014 New Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm.  This year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving,"  and will feature 9 A-groups and 3 B-groups.

"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the parade,"  Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.

"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment,"  Bowe said.
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Wemco Security Celebrates 14th Anniversary Serving Grand Bahama - Jul 17, 2014 - 12:41:33 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Employees of Wemco Security Credit Collections Limited, the largest private security firm in The Bahamas, were in Grand Bahama over the weekend to observe the company's 14th year in business and fourth year serving the Grand Bahama community.

The employees of Wemco Freeport along with the company’s present and former chief executive officer (CEO) and a team from Wemco New Providence celebrated the anniversary with a Mix & Mingle Fun-Day event...

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Miss Grand Bahama Evening Gown & Swimsuit Competition - Jul 12, 2014 - 10:09:04 AM

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Next on the Miss Grand Bahama event schedule is the Evening Gown and Swimsuit Competition, and all are welcome to attend.  8 lovely ladies will show their best form in swimsuits and their style and elegance in gowns of their choice on Saturday, July 12th at Chateau on the Green in Freeport starting at 8pm.

The contestants will have chosen there gowns wisely in hopes to best reflect their personality in colours that they love.

In judging the swimsuit competition, judges looked for focus, figure, physical fitness, stage presence, poise, confidence and personality  on how each contestant...
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Pre-Bahamas Independence Events Announced for Grand Bahama - Jul 3, 2014 - 11:39:25 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - In celebration of the 41st Anniversary of Independence of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, The Ministry for Grand Bahama invites all residents and visitors to come together and join in the country’s Independence festivities under the theme “Celebrating Our Culture – A Commitment to Peace”.

The celebrations will begin with several Pre-Independence Day Ecumenical Church Services which will be held in communities throughout the island of Grand Bahama.

The schedule of activities is as follows...
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Eight Miss Grand Bahama 2014 Contestants Unveiled - Jun 27, 2014 - 11:04:48 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Eight hopeful young beauties vying for the title of Miss Grand Bahama 2014-2015 were officially unveiled during an evening event held on June 22nd at Le Chateau on the Green. This year's contestants are Sade Colebrook, Danielle Pratt, Alexus Brown, Odell King, Lagina Russell, Andrea Rahming,  Phylicia Collie, and Crystal Lightbourne.

The evening was a night of elegance thanks to Mrs. Jennifer Williams owner of Le Chateau On The Green, a proud sponsor for this event and upcoming pageant events.  The contestants opened the event wearing cocktail dresses by Fay Rolle. They also modeled beautiful jewelry designed by Veronica Ellis- Empress. The show was MC'd by Miss Grand Bahama's official hostess April Gow, and music was provided by CC Campbell...
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Kids Celebrate Grand Bahama Shipyard at Graduation - Jun 27, 2014 - 9:58:51 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - As school doors close and commencement ceremonies begin to take place all over Grand Bahama, the 2014 graduates of Martin Town Primary, Bartlett Hill Primary and Holmes Rock Primary School have all stopped to say ‘thank you’ to the Grand Bahama Shipyard for supporting them throughout the year.

Using the proceeds from both the 2013 and 2014 Annual Fishing Tournaments, the GBS have donated several hours of their time and effort, to each of the three schools in a variety of ways. Over the last few years, the tournament has grown and the yard has been able to extend their support of local education and assist more schools both in East and West Grand Bahama...
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Darville tells Fresh Start graduates to focus on a better, brighter future - Jun 25, 2014 - 11:32:10 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville on June 21 told a group of young graduates that it was new day with tomorrow not yet having mistakes.

“This means that all of you have a wonderful opportunity at this time to decide that you will utilise everything that has happened in your past as a stepping stone, as you turn your attention to a better and brighter future,” he said...
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2014 Miss Grand Bahama Contestants to be Unveiled on June 22nd - Jun 21, 2014 - 1:00:37 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas The time has  come for the unveiling of Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Contestants 2014!

The event will take place on Friday, June 22, 2014 at 8pm and is open to the public.

Venue sponsored by Le Chateau On The Green.
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Lucaya International School donates 400 juice boxes to the Grand Bahama Children's Home - Jun 12, 2014 - 4:27:05 PM

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Grand Bahama, Bahamas – Lucaya International School (LIS) donated400 juice boxes to the Grand Bahama Children's Home (GBCH) on Wednesday.

Katelyn Cabral, Sophie Paine and Jessica McBrayer spear-headed the “juice-box drive” this year. This is the fourth "juice-box" donation for the home, which was originally inspired by Katelyn in 2012. During the course of two weeks the students worked hard to promote their drive and encouraged students to help the children of the Home in this small way.Katelyn, a student in Year 6, said "I am proud to have been able to continue this project at LIS. I know that the children at the home will be very grateful."

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Grand Bahama Acolytes Receive Special Recognition - Jun 10, 2014 - 11:28:52 AM


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Recently, the Anglican Churches in Grand Bahama came together for a special service to honour the Most Outstanding Acolyte (also called Altar Servers) in the various parishes here on the island. The venue was the picturesque Church of The Ascension and young persons from every parish were present for the momentous occasion.

Acolytes, who collectively form the Guild of St. Ambrose, are an integral part of the worship experience within the Anglican Church, as they assist the Clergy in various aspects of the service. Even before the services begin, and quite often on a Saturday or other days of the week, these altar servers are responsible for trimming the candles, polishing various instruments and vessels that will be used in the worship, and generally make preparations for the service...

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Grand Bahama Community Outreach Centre In Need of Assistance - Jun 10, 2014 - 11:18:51 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – On Sunday, November 25th 2012, St. David’s Methodist Church, Sea Grape, in a special way, honoured the longest serving local preacher within the Methodist Church in The Bahamas and in the Caribbean, Evangelist Lloyd Fuller Quant.  Evangelist Lloyd Quant has been serving the church for over 80 years as a local preacher (since 1934).

The church family made the decision to rename the church’s manse, The Evangelist Lloyd Quant Community Outreach Centre.  The Centre is a non-profit organization that serves as a beacon of hope in the community, and caters to many needs.  

The Mission Project Committee of the Centre, headed by Mrs. Michelle Lynn Forbes-Dames, Vice President of the BTCI Conference...
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World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up on Grand Bahama - Jun 9, 2014 - 12:46:53 PM

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“Together we have the power to protect the ocean”


EARTHCARE volunteers cleaned the beach at Williams Town on Sunday, June 8th to celebrate World Oceans Day. 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.

17 EARTHCARE volunteers met very early in the morning on a holiday weekend Sunday. We filled a truckload of marine debris and removed a tire, medical waste and much more. Three of our dedicated stars came...
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Lucaya International School Congratulates its 2014 IB Diploma Graduates - Jun 9, 2014 - 4:58:55 AM

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Grand Bahama, Bahamas- The pursuit for excellence continued as Lucaya International School (LIS) celebrated the graduation of fourteen students from its International Baccalaureate Diploma programme last weekend.

Each student was awarded their High School Diploma with Honors and a number of them received outstanding awards in the various subject areas, including class Valedictorian Michaela Ince and Salutatorian Keana Pakosh. Both girls gave eloquent speeches to the large audience consisting of their fellow classmates, parents, friends, faculty and school board.
 
Community : Grand Bahama
CEDA/GBPA host export marketing training for local SMEs - Jun 2, 2014 - 11:30:00 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Following three days of intense training, ProNet’s Export Marketing and Management Module concluded this past Thursday. The event was facilitated by internationally accredited ProNet trainers Donald Demeritte and Maxine Harris, and provided participants with training in market research, strategy development and the meticulous execution required to take their businesses global.

President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Ian Rolle was present for the closing session. As he expressed his thanks to Caribbean Export Development Agency, (CEDA) for their ongoing partnership, he noted to attendees the importance of GBPA’s relationship with CEDA in promoting growth and capacity building within Grand Bahama’s SME sector...
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