Barrington Mackey running for Marco City in Local Government Election
- Apr 23, 2014 - 1:28:47 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - “I refuse to stand idle and see what happens next," was Barrington Mackey’s response when asked why did he decided to become a candidate in the June 23rd Local Government Election.
a passion for the youth development and a desire to serve, the
community organizer has formed an alliance with Mr. Solomon Morley a
current councilor for the Marco City Constituency to contest the
As members of the council they will focus on building stronger communities by:
Garden of the Groves celebrates Family Easter Event
- Apr 18, 2014 - 8:54:44 PM
Bahama Island - For the past six years around Easter time the Garden of
the Groves team has made preparations for the Grand Bahama community to
enjoy a variety of activities during "Spring in the Garden". The event
was enjoyed by the whole family, but especially children of all ages had
a wonderful time! The activities began with Bunny Hop Sack Races
organized by Marilyn Laing where the children were divided in age
The talented Face Painting" artist, Lenisha Cooper,
came prepared with her face painted appropriately as an Easter bunny!
Her talent was appreciated by children and parents alike!
GBPA Supports Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team
- Apr 16, 2014 - 10:03:42 PM
Bahama - Thanks to a kind and timely gesture by Executives of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), a number of local athletes will
have the opportunity to make their mark at the 43rd Annual CARIFTA
Games. This past week, GBPA’s Senior VP, Mr. Henry St. George and Chief
Financial Officer, Mrs. Deann Seymour made a cheque presentation to
Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team members, expected to compete in Fort de
France, Martinique from April 19th -21st, 2014.
initiatives that involve the island’s youth remains a priority of the
GBPA Group. Today they are competing at CARIFTA level, but in two to
three years, perhaps they will be competing as Olympic athletes...”
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization prepares for 2014 Pageant Season
- Feb 6, 2014 - 9:07:29 PM
Bahamas - There have been great strides made in pageantry in The
Bahamas, and the Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization has several
highlights this past year to add to the country's successes. Lashanda
Wildgoose competed and came second runner-up in Jamaica at the Miss Global International
in 2013, and this year traveled to Colombia for the Miss Coffee
International Pageant. Shequera King had the opportunity to travel to
Africa and go down in history as the inaugural Miss Heritage World title holder.
The committee works hard behind the scenes ensuring their mandate is
met, and they are in stride with their mission, that being to help
transform young women of Grand Bahama through pageantry to become true
ambassadors for their country. The organization could not do this year
after year without the help of their generous sponsors...
Grand Bahama's Most Courteous Driver of The Quarter Award
- Jan 22, 2014 - 12:32:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - At about 4:00pm on
Thursday 2nd January 2014, a Freeport resident was driving his car east
along Settlers Way East in the vicinity of the Grand Bahama Catholic
High School sports field, when the right front tyre on his Mitsubishi
Galant suddenly blew out, causing him to veer off the road onto the
grass verge, where he managed to bring the vehicle safely to a stop.
driver did not have the proper equipment to change the damaged tyre and
while he was pondering what to do, another driver travelling in that
vicinity : Dave Lightbourne of Hudson Estates, upon noticing the driver
in distress, pulled over to render assistance...
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.
Chervita Campbell running for Freeport City Council, Marco City constituency
- Apr 16, 2014 - 9:39:04 PM
Determined to set measurable goals which will affect change. As a female
activist and blooming politician
I intend to make an impact on local and national levels"
Believing that “service is our best teacher,” Ms
Chervita Campbell has put her name forward as a candidate for Marco City to
Freeport’s local government, stating her reason for running is to bring
increased action and communication to the communities of Marco City and by extension
to Freeport. “I feel the role of a City Council member should be one of
listening to what the needs of the community are and then being active in
addressing those needs.” She also believes it is also the
responsibility of the council to reach out to the community through open and
honest communication and be accessible to the community to hear and address
Coastal Awareness Mangrove Planting & Lionfish Demo on Grand Bahama
- Apr 14, 2014 - 3:14:08 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - EARTHCARE, in conjunction with the
Sustainable Tourism Committee and the Coastal Awareness Committee on
Grand Bahama staged a Mangrove planting exercise and Lionfish
Demonstration on Grand Bahama on Saturday, April 12th in celebration of
Coastal Awareness month. Students from Sister Mary Patricia Junior High
School, Eight Mile Rock High School, Bishop Michael Eldon School, Alpha
Omega Christian School and Grace Christian Academy attended.
Woon, EARTHCARE representative and a Committee member observed,
“Climate change, an ever changing reality, is the theme of this year’s
Coastal Awareness month. Today’s mangrove planting exercise reiterates
to our students the importance of mangroves as carbon sinks...
Families for Justice: “We Want Justice For Our Sons Death”
- Apr 11, 2014 - 3:46:34 AM
Families For Justice Organization held a Press Conference on April 9, 2014
"Murder Victim Families Wants Action From Commissioner Of Police And
Minister Of National Security For The Brutal Killing Of Job Munnings By
The Police In Grand Bahama"
“We Want Justice For Our Sons Death”
The following is a statement read by the president
Families for Justice Organization,
Rev. Glenroy Bethel:
As the president of Families for Justice, this Press Conference, was arranged on
behalf of the Munnings family, and other families in the Community...
Grand Bahama Squash Club makes big hit with young players
- Apr 10, 2014 - 5:27:07 PM
The Grand Bahama Tennis and
Squash Club has always been involved in introducing the youth of Grand Bahama
to the sports of squash and tennis by way of holding junior skills programmes
at the Club. During the months of February and March, more than 25 young
players participated in a seven week introductory course. The clinic was dedicated
to the memory of past president Errol Bodie who committed much of his life to
promoting youngsters in sports.
The free programme was open to children and teens between the ages
of 8 and 17 years old with the aim of introducing them to squash, a sport that
is not often talked about in Grand Bahama. The participants took part in weekly,
two-hour sessions that consisted of strength and fitness training as well as
basic ball and racket skills required to play. The rules and regulations for
playing a game of squash were also studied..
BORCO celebrates the power of Collaboration
- Apr 8, 2014 - 11:28:19 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – After 3 years and 1.3
million man-hours with zero loss time incidents, BORCO (Buckeye Bahamas)
celebrated the tremendous work of both local and international
contractors in completing BORCO’s recent expansion project.
4.7 million barrel expansion was originally slated to be built by an
international engineering, procurement, and construction consortium, but
Buckeye, after acquiring BORCO in 2011, made the decision to build with
local teams and American engineering instead. “This was a very
successful project and we made a great decision undertaking it,” said
Joe Sauger, Buckeye’s Senior Vice-President, Engineering &
Community Leaders to speak at Freeport's "Lower the Cost of Power Mega Rally"
- Apr 8, 2014 - 10:27:48 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Coalition of Concerned Citizens continues it declare the message that
the high cost of electricity must come down to an affordable level
across Grand Bahama. To further it message & movement, The Coalition
will hold The Lower the Cost of Power Mega Rally on Tuesday April 8,
2014 at 6:30 pm at KFC downtown on Pioneer’s Ways.
The Mega rally
will have as speakers a number of community leaders such as Mr. Quinton
Laroda -Vice President BUT, Ms. Michelle Dorset– President Commonwealth
Hotel Union, Mr. Rudy Stubbs Vice President Bahamas Customs &
Immigration Union, Mr. Osman Johnson- Attorney Rengin Johnson & Co.,
Mr. Roger Johnson –CCC and Pastor Eddie Victor- CCC. During this rally a
number of topics will be addressed such as ...
Hector Picard recaps his Triathlon for Grand Bahama's Beacon School
- Apr 4, 2014 - 3:21:10 PM
Double-arm amputee puts in a 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike ride - 26.2 mile run
in Grand Bahama
paratriathlete, Hector Picard has returned back to the USA after
spending a good week or so in The Bahamas where he participated in the Great Abaco Fitness Weekend
and then led his own triathlon in Grand Bahama in aid of The Beacon
School. The following are his own words recapping the event which took
place last weekend in Freeport:
The Triathlon for the Beacon
School was a complete success. I arrived on Grand Bahama island on the
24th and for 5 days I presented at various venues throughout the island
that included churches, schools and support groups. I inspired with my
story, but more importantly I made those that attended, aware of The
Beacon School and the special children there...
Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board announces new director of marketing services
- Apr 4, 2014 - 3:32:34 AM
Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) — Mr. Russell
Miller, Chairman of The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board
announced the appointment of Mrs. Carmel Churchill as the new Director
Marketing Services effective today, March 31, 2014.
Mr. Rembert Albury, GBITB consultant, stated “the
appointment of Mrs. Carmel Churchill is very timely, as we are experiencing
some positive growth in occupancy for the destination. Carmel brings with her a
wealth of experience, having recently worked at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas
Resort as Senior Sales Manager for the last six years.”
Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross Program launched & MLK Essay Contest winners receive awards
- Apr 4, 2014 - 2:59:54 AM
Wednesday, March 26, Ms. Neda Brown, the United States Embassy’s Public
Affairs Officer made an official visit to Grand Bahama to attend the
of the re-establishment of Grand Bahama’s Junior Red Cross program
during a ceremony at the Pelican Bay Resort. The
project was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy’s Youth Ambassadors who
recently represented Grand Bahama in
a dynamic 3 week-long youth leadership exchange in the United States.
The four youth leaders included Alliqueka Capron from Lucaya
International School; Aaliyah Vilbrun from St. Paul’s Methodist College,
Kamaal Bartlett, from Tabernacle Baptist Christian
Academy and Gabrielle Moss, from Bishop Michael Eldon High School.
Georgette Thompson, a guidance counselor with the Ministry of Education
accompanied the students on the trip...
Bahamas' budding engineers participate in 17th competition
- Apr 4, 2014 - 1:27:58 AM
Freeport, Bahamas –
Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis opened the 17th Annual
Southeastern Consortium of Minorities Engineers (SECME) Mousetrap Car
and Bottle Rocket Competition which was held at the Jack Hayward High
School grounds in Grand Bahama last weekend.
Prime Minister Davis gave the opening address and also launched the
first rocket at the competition. This year’s event marked the first time
that entrants had to submit a rocket patch design, technical drawings,
posters and technical reports in addition to their cars and rockets for a
total package of points...
Hotline for disconnected Grand Bahama Power Customers Established
- Apr 4, 2014 - 12:04:22 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Coalition of Concerned Citizens
announces the establishing of a Coalition Hotline for disconnected power
company customers. The Coalition Hotline number is 225-9894. The
purpose for this hotline is so that customers of the Grand Bahama Power
Company/ Emera whose service has been disconnected for 4 weeks or longer
can call in to register with the Coalition.
Pastor Eddie Victor says "There are hundreds of disconnected power
company customers and also an undetermined amount of customers who are
classified as terminated accounts, but still live in their residences.
Based on the information we have, these specific terminated customers
represent those who’s accounts have been unpaid for over 60 days and the
power company has applied their customer’s security deposit to their
Franklyn Wilson Elected FOCOL Chairman
- Apr 2, 2014 - 1:22:09 PM
Freeport, Bahamas –Businessman Franklyn
Wilson has been elected chairman of Focol Holdings Limited (FOCOL) and
reappointed director – a post he has held for 31 years.
Mr. Wilson succeeds Sir Albert Miller, who has served as chairman since 1988.
FOCOL’s annual general meeting, which was held in Grand Bahama on
Wednesday, March 26, Mr. Wilson thanked his predecessor for his vision
Bahamian Company Excels Among Caribbean Distributors
- Apr 2, 2014 - 12:06:34 AM
Grand Bahama, Bahamas – Paint Fair, a
Bahamian owned and operated Company in Grand Bahama specializing in
coatings since 1980, was recently presented with ‘Protective Coatings
Caribbean Leader in Growth’ - a sales award for leading the Caribbean
region in sales growth for distributors of International Paint, an
industry leader of high performance coatings.
Paint’s Mr. Martin Criado, Latin America Manager, Marine &
Protective Coatings, and Mr. Steve Vickers, Regional Manager Caribbean,
Protective Coatings Division, led a conference of Caribbean Distributors
in Tampa, Florida, where Paint Fair representatives were presented with
the unexpected award...
ZNS Annual Fun Run/Walk (Grand Bahama): March 29th
- Mar 28, 2014 - 8:26:44 PM
It is time to get
moving Grand Bahama! Get fit and develop healthier lifestyles. The Broadcasting
Corporation of the Bahamas Northern Service launched its 18th annual
Healthy Lifestyles campaign on March 1, 2014. We invite you to get on
Please see attached entry form for the ZNS annual
fun run/walk which is scheduled for March 29, 2014 at 7am. Kindly distribute form to family, friends and coworkers.
Proceeds will aid The Salvation Army.
The race route: Start
– On The Mall Drive in front of ZNS (The Harold DeGregory Complex),
north to Court House round-a-bout, south on Mall to Ranfurly Circus
round-a-bout and south on Mall Drive...