Lucaya International School receives Wildlife Habitat Certification
- Jun 25, 2016 - 1:39:13 PM
To help reconnect today’s students to the outdoors, the
National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor
classrooms where educators and students learn how to attract and support
These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn
about wildlife species and ecosystems, but they also hone their academic
skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
To meet the criteria for certification the students had to create a
Wildlife Habitat that provides a number of specific elements for each of
the followings habitat essentials...
400m of ocean bottom cleaned by Grand Bahama citizens
- Jun 20, 2016 - 11:47:20 AM
“On June 11th, EARTHCARE,
along with concerned citizens/volunteers cleaned a quarter (1/4) mile or four
hundred (400) meters of ocean bottom at Coral Beach, the site of the BASRA
Marathon this summer,” said Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of
Save The Bays. The objective of the
event was to
rid the seafloor of trash/marine
debris. Trash bags and refreshments were provided. Volunteers snorkeled to remove trash and it was bagged ashore. All members of the
public were invited to the event.”
“Water and air, the two essential
fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans,” said
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, famous ocean science/media pioneer. His words have unfortunately proved true
today as evidenced by the state of our Bahamian beaches and the world’s
Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade in Grand Bahama
- Jun 7, 2016 - 11:32:14 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Scenes from the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade in Grand Bahama.
During the celebration of the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour
Day Parade on Friday, June 3, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie
Wilchcombe and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon.
Fred Mitchell were on island to participate in the annual march.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville also
participated in the march...
Grand Bahama 'Buddy Walk' marks 5 years of raising awareness
- Jun 2, 2016 - 2:12:04 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Last month marked the 5th year that the Grand
Bahama community has hit the pavement to raise awareness for those
living in our community with Down Syndrome (DS). Blessed with another
beautiful morning, walkers came out in high spirits to be a buddy to
those living with DS in our community. Joining this year's walk was a
group of visiting French tourists who meet a parent whose child has DS,
while vacationing in Freeport. This year’s walk under the theme of “the
UP side of DOWN Syndrome”, like the previous walks before promotes the
mandate to accept, include and encourage those with Down Syndrome...
Grand Bahama Humane Society June Events 2016
- May 30, 2016 - 12:07:06 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Humane Society has a
busy month of events planned for June 2016. There are three planned and
all completely different from one another. All events are in aid of our
dogs and cats as always!
Firstly, there's a Pub
Quiz/Trivia night, being held at the Garden of the Groves on Saturday
4th June. The restaurant and bar will be open at 6.30pm and the quiz
starts at 8.00pm - $5 per person. A prize for the winning team
Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme Officially Launched in Grand Bahama
- May 26, 2016 - 2:20:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme
was described as potentially “life changing” by Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, during an official launch of the
programme at the Ministry of Education in the C.A. Smith Complex on
Monday, May 23, 2016.
The programme he feels will help with
literacy for the young and old in the community. He thanked the
organizers for giving the "greatest gift" of being able to read and
write. "It will be an essential component for our growth and development
to be able to understand the issues and to be able to contribute
effectively in the community...”
HIV / AIDS survivor, Kevin Thompson Delancy congratulated on Bahamian Icon award nomination
- May 25, 2016 - 11:07:35 PM
HIV/AIDS advocate, humanitarian, philanthropist and motivational speaker
Kevin Thompson Delancy was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 21. Life
was difficult for Kevin as it relates to discrimination and stigma
coupled with no medication at the time. Therefore, there was no choice
but to move abroad. In 1995 was one of his lowest years where he was
diagnosed with full bloom AIDS, PCP pneumonia, not being able to walk
for a period of time, and lost temporary sight in his right eye.
motivated Kevin to dedicate his life’s mission to promote HIV/AIDS and
personal awareness. Kevin has spent the last 27 years living abroad
being active in HIV/AIDS work...
Grand Bahama Sailing Club Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Sloppy Sloop Regatta
- May 25, 2016 - 3:54:57 PM
The Grand Bahama Sailing Club is celebrating its 10th year anniversary
and has decided to commemorate this milestone on May 28th 2016 with the
Sloppy Sloop Regatta. The Regatta is a boat race consisting entirely
with homemade rafts designed with recyclable materials. Teams will have
an opportunity to scull, paddle, row or sail their "sloops" through a ¼
mile course at the GB Sailing club, to be eligible to win the most
coveted prizes such as the Diving Conch Trophy, the Ting 'em Trophy and
the Conchy Joe Trophy, along with other awards and prizes.
Regatta is a full day event, filled with exciting pool games, water
sports and endless activities; starting the day at 1pm and 'sailing'
through the afternoon. The new Director of the club, Ross Darmody...
Save The Bays YEA Volunteers Pour 400+ Hours into Grand Bahama YMCA Facelift
- May 25, 2016 - 1:02:47 PM
They worked sometimes well into the night, and more than a few times
until midnight but when they were done a group of eight volunteers with
Save The Bays had transformed the auditorium of the Grand Bahama YMCA
into a modern, bright and cheery performance arena – a conversion that
was called breathtaking and included a room dedicated to the
star-studded athletes who but the Grand in Grand Bahama.
“It was a
makeover worthy of HGTV,” said Save The Bays Chairman and YMCA Vice
President and Program Director Joe Darville. “The Property Brothers have
nothing on our volunteers who really gave it their all – and then
YMCA Executive Director Karen Johnson called transformation of the space “breathtaking.”
EARTHCARE Eco Kids plant in mangroves and tour the Aquaponics facility
- May 24, 2016 - 2:05:23 PM
EARTHCARE staged a Mangrove planting event by the EARTHCARE
Eco Kids and toured the Aquaponics facility at the Garden of the Groves on
Grand Bahama on Saturday, May 21st
, 2016. Students from Martin Town Primary, Sunland
Baptist Academy, Freeport Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School, Freeport
Bible Academy, St. Georges High School, Bishop Michael Eldon School, and Mary
Star of the Sea Catholic Academy attended.
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The
Bays observed, “Climate change is quite possibly one of the most pressing
issues of our time. Today’s mangrove
planting exercise reiterates to our students the importance of mangroves as
carbon sinks, i.e. they absorb excess carbon dioxide produced by man’s
GBPA Partnership to Boost Employability of Grand Bahama Graduates
- May 23, 2016 - 10:14:36 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama - Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority
Limited (GBPA) have partnered with the local Call Centre operator,
Island Outsourcers, a subsidiary of iTelBPO Solutions out of Jamaica, to
prepare hundreds of future Grand Bahama graduates for employment and
future careers in the island’s Call Center & Business Processing
The initiative referred to as the ‘Contact
Center Education Initiative’ was introduced last week Thursday during
the final school year meeting of the Grand Bahama Principal’s
Association at Freeport Gospel Chapel School...
Walk for Equality for All set for Grand Bahama on May 21st
- May 20, 2016 - 4:30:08 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - "Join us for a walk for Equality for All" on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 9am.
join us as we peacefully march to support the four constitutional
amendments to be voted on in the National Referendum on June 7th.
invite you to bring your family, friends and neighbours to join hands
together to support equality for women and men in our Constitution...
Seniors Enjoy Their 21st Annual Luncheon in Eight Mile Rock
- May 15, 2016 - 10:03:11 AM
EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama - After 21 years Dr. M. R. Kavala, along
with his family, continues to give back to the senior citizens of Grand
Bahama. On Thursday, May 12, Dr. Kavala hosted his 21st Annual Luncheon
for Senior Citizens on the grounds of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in
Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile Rock.
Joining in the
celebration was the Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and
Bimini and, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who saluted Dr. Kavala, saying
“Dr. Kavala is a special man, he does not have to do what he is doing.”
He continued by saying that through these luncheons Dr. Kavala is
showing that in life you must give, and love and Dr. Kavala has
demonstrated unconditional love for senior citizens...
Bahamian Brewery & Beverage steps up again to support the Grand Bahama Regatta
- May 13, 2016 - 4:14:53 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Bahamian Brewery & Beverage are once again on
board as sponsors of the Grand Bahama Regatta and Heritage Festival
taking place this July from the 22nd through 24th at Taino Beach.
to Bahamian Brewery for their continued support with Grand Bahama
Regatta," said city councillor and chair of the Grand Bahama Regatta
Committee, Chervita Campbell. "We are proud and excited to know that at
our regatta will
also be host for the Man In The Boat contest."
Grand Bahama Students on Track to Become Next Generation of Environmentalists
- May 13, 2016 - 12:39:15 PM
At 14, Lavonne Mack may have found her life calling. With several guest
radio appearances already under her belt on “Rise Up Bahamas,” a weekly
radio show airing Saturdays on Love 97.5, Lavonne just may become the
voice for the next generation of environmentalists.
among 28 of Grand Bahama’s most promising young people, selected from
nearly three times as many who applied for a place in the Youth
Environmental Ambassadors (YEA) course – a 10-week series sponsored by
Save The Bays in connection with the internationally acclaimed Center
for Creative Leadership, a global provider of leadership development
which ranks No. 4 overall in the Financial Times worldwide survey of
Justice Rubie Nottage to talk on Gender Equality at Kevin Tomlinson Academy this Saturday
- May 9, 2016 - 7:41:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc is hosting a Women’s forum on
Constitutional Reform & Gender Equality a morning of dialogue and
Fellowship is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14th at the Kevin
G. Tomlinson Academy from 11:00am to 1:00pm with special guest speaker
Justice Rubie Nottage. Admission is Free. Bring your questions,
concerns or comments to this open forum. Refreshments will also be
Delta Sigma Theta Is A Non-partisan Public Service Organization.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial - May 15th
- May 9, 2016 - 11:29:06 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As we approach The International AIDS
Candlelight Memorial, HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit G.B joins the
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global
Network of People living with HIV which is one of the world’s oldest and
largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the
Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight
Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition
of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries.
, 2016 7pm on
Bahamas Supreme Court judgement on the Judicial Review of the consultation process by Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee
- May 8, 2016 - 9:04:14 AM
We refer to the recent judgment handed down by Justice Indra H. Charles
in respect of the Application for Judicial Review filed on behalf of
Messrs. Frederick Smith QC and Carey Leonard challenging the manner in
which the consultation process was conducted by the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement Review Committee.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority
Limited intervened in this action to ensure that the interests of all
licensees were properly represented and because it had likewise earlier
conveyed to the Hawksbill Creek Committee, on several occasions,
fundamental concerns regarding their consultation exercise being
undertaken without disclosure of the McKinsey Report to the community.
In our view, the judgment is a fair one having regard to the issues which were
Pilot Club of Lucaya Honours 13 Past President
- May 5, 2016 - 10:32:37 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - It was a magical night of happy tears at La
Chateaux on the Green as the Pilot Club of Lucaya honoured 13 Past
President for their commitment to Pilot International over the years.
The recognition Ball was held under the theme "To Serve With Love" in
appreciation to the Past Presidents of the Lucaya Club and six founding
members who served in the capacity of Presidents of the Freeport Club...