Conchman continues to support local sports programs
- May 15, 2019 - 11:00:19 AM
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...
BTC Grand Bahama JA Company Sweeps Awards Banquet
- May 14, 2019 - 3:00:31 PM
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.
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...
Eighteen Freeport Students Awarded Scholarships by American Women’s Club
- May 8, 2019 - 5:00:18 PM
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
Establishment of a National Productivity Council is the focus GB Chamber Event
- May 5, 2019 - 12:00:30 PM
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...
Pintard & Robert Kennedy Jr tour GB homes lacking water supply
- Apr 23, 2019 - 4:46:55 PM
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...
AML partners with GB Children’s Home for Diaper and Wipe Drive
- Apr 14, 2019 - 12:01:05 PM
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.
the call from Executives at the home, AML Foods jumped in to offer to
match each purchase made by their customers towards the drive...
SBDC’s first pitch night on Grand Bahama a success
- Apr 11, 2019 - 7:25:41 PM
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.
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...
Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start
- Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM
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
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...
Beacon School runs to win Dog Days School Challenge 2019
- Mar 14, 2019 - 2:30:37 PM
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.
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
34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an enjoyable day
- Mar 12, 2019 - 11:00:27 PM
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.
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
March 9 declared as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc Youth Day in Grand Bahama
- Mar 7, 2019 - 1:00:42 PM
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...
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.
Unwind & Unplug Yoga Retreat with David Bowen at Gold Rock Beach - Feb 23
- Feb 22, 2019 - 1:26:53 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Treat yourself to a relaxing
and rejuvenating Yoga escape on Grand Bahama’s GOLD ROCK BEACH this Saturday, Feb. 23.
Call 374-5577 or 727-0085 for tickets and details.
Spaces limited 🦋 - Note that Morning session has already been sold out...
Registration now open for 33rd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon
- Feb 18, 2019 - 11:26:07 AM
The overwhelming support shown for the GBPA Conchman Triathlon last
November, from triathletes near and far, has prompted the organizing
committee to begin early registration for the increasingly popular
competition scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd on Taino Beach in
Interested persons can register online now at
www.conchmantriathlon.com. All event categories are open, including
Individual Sprint, Individual Olympic, Relay Team, Corporate Challenge,
Secondary School Challenge and the crowd favorite...
Grand Bahama American Women’s Club to hold 16th Annual Golf Classic
- Feb 11, 2019 - 10:11:18 AM
The GBAWC’s 16th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 23d at The
Reef Course, with two $25,000 cash prizes 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 18th, 19th, 21st
and 22nd between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes
dinner and the awards following the tournament at the Ocean Reef Yacht
Club and Resort...
EARTHCARE and the Sustainable EcoTourism Committee celebrate World Wetlands Day
- Feb 4, 2019 - 2:17:24 PM
World Wetlands Day was February 2nd. EARTHCARE and the
Sustainable/Eco-Tourism Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of
Tourism conducted a Mangrove Cleanup in West End, Grand Bahama Island in
honour of World Wetlands Day. Eco Heroes, students from West End
Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School (Eco School) and LIS (Lucaya
International School) (Eco School) gathered to clean mangroves in West
End in honour of World Wetlands Day 2019. The international theme for
World Wetlands Day 2019 is “Wetlands and climate change We are not
powerless against climate change”....
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 35 Years of Greater Service on Grand Bahama
- Jan 22, 2019 - 4:00:46 PM
Thirty five years ago, four industrious young women had the vision and
desire to form an alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Incorporated on Grand Bahama. Each having graduated from universities in
the United States, these women returned home to Grand Bahama eager to
enhance the quality of life for women and their families in The Bahamas
and globally through community service, civil and social action. On
January 22, 1984, the Southeast Regional Syntaktes Helen J. Owens, who
would later become the 20th International Grand Basileus of Sigma Gamma
Rho, officiated the chartering of the first Greek-letter sorority on
Grand Bahama in the Grand Ball Room of the Bahamas Princess Hotel...
GE & Dolly Madison Appliance winners announced
- Jan 16, 2019 - 5:58:43 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE
Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s
biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE
appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell
(Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range),
Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were
presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats
to the winners.
GBPA Conchman Iron Kids & Secondary School Triathletes Receive Medals & Trophy
- Dec 13, 2018 - 6:24:40 AM
A crowd pleasing highlight of the annual Grand Bahama Port Authority
Conchman Triathlon is the children’s Iron Kids Competition. The event is
open to kids up to twelve years old and gives them the opportunity to
display their athleticism in a mini version of the full triathlon.
presentation was held last week at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the
triathlon’s Event Sponsor, to officially award the winners and top
finishers with medals and prizes...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM
One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big
Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries
observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number
represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest
count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic
species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are
essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the
tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...