Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks explained at Bahamas Legal Roundtable
- Mar 3, 2018 - 6:32:09 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 20th, 2018, The Bahamas
Federation of Performing Arts (BFPA) held it's first event, a Legal
Roundtable on Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks. The roundtable drew a
wide range of support from a broad cross-section of artisans on the
island. Attorney Jacy Whitaker, the Director of Legal Affairs for BFPA
was the presenter of this informative interactive discussion that took
place at Mackey Media Ltd on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan.
learned the procedures involved in Copyrighting their creative works,
protecting their trademarks and what's involved with patents. Additionally,
artisans learned the pitfalls of what can happen and has happened to
those who do not and did not protect their creative works. In attendance
were book authors, poets, songwriters, playwrights, promoters,
businesspersons, musicians, artists and students.
Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Opens Luxury Nail Bar
- Feb 22, 2018 - 10:50:36 PM
‘Life is too short to wear boring nail polish’ said many ladies who
support the $786 million-dollar nail polish industry. Which is why
Grand Bahama Island’s newest nail artist is setting an innovative
standard and bringing the bling back to nail design. Bling’d 11.11,
located in the Circle Mall in Freeport, offers a beautiful, modern and
relaxing atmosphere, with quality products for all nail art enthusiasts.
wanted to give my clientele on Grand Bahama Island a brand-new
experience” said proprietor Shaquel Reckley “The Bling’d 11.11 concept
is all about offering both men and women with a space...
Grand Bahama Business Outlook Turns 20
- Feb 14, 2018 - 7:13:24 PM
The 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO), set for February 22,
2018, is bringing together public and private sector experts who will
share key elements for the revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy,
ranging from energy to technology solutions. The event will be held at
The Grand Lucayan Resort featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Parliament for East Grand Bahama, K. Peter Turnquest as the keynote
Speaking at a press conference held at TCL Group’s
headquarters, Joan Albury, President of TCL and founder of the
seven-island Business Outlook Series...
Broker James Sarles showcasing Grand Bahama on HGTV on Feb 11th.
- Feb 10, 2018 - 12:02:39 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - When Bahamas Life conducted the
casting call for their new HGTV series highlighting real estate
opportunities in The Bahamas, broker James Sarles of Coldwell Banker
James Sarles Realty was chosen to showcase what Grand Bahama Island has
A Canadian couple is ready to put the hectic pace of
Montreal behind them by unwinding in an island home. After experiencing
the sun, sand and direct access to the open ocean, these avid boaters
fell in love with Grand Bahama and now want to make the island their
permanent home. It's now up to their realtor, James Sarles,
Grand Bahama "Labour on the Blocks" Event - February 17th
- Feb 1, 2018 - 3:37:48 PM
On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, the Ministry of Labour and the Grand
Bahama Department of Labour will host “Labour on the Blocks” at the
Susan J. Wallace Park at Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue on Saturday,
17th February from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Senator Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour, along with Senior Executives from the Department of Labour will be in attendance...
The 17th Annual Grand Bahama Christmas Bird Count
- Jan 21, 2018 - 11:33:37 AM
For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called
"Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the
United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the
Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On
a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted
within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.
Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that
may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly
important not only in documenting current climate change but is
predicting its future effects on bird populations...
Team BTC Races for a Cure
- Jan 17, 2018 - 10:41:23 AM
With thousands of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer on an annual basis,
in the Bahamas and around the world, the fight to raise awareness and
save lives has become even more critical. As part of its civic
commitment BTC has for years been a supporter of Breast Cancer research
and awareness. This year that commitment saw members of Team BTC lace up
their trainers and don their track suits to ‘Race for the Cure’ at the
9th Annual Susan G. Comen Marathon Bahamas event held in New Providence
“Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed,
who has fought cancer and won and even those who have lost their fight”
explained VP of Customer Experience at BTC, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey...
Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan Ntl. Park
- Jan 4, 2018 - 12:00:47 AM
The next Rand Nature Centre Public Lecture Series presents, Mapping the
Underwater Cave System at Lucayan National Park with Cristina Zenato who
is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a world renowned
scuba diver from Grand Bahama. Known for her acclaimed work with sharks
in the wild, and cave explorations, she has produced an updated map of
Ben's Cave, a unique underwater system cave named after Ben Rose,
another renowned diver and her mentor.
Ms. Zenato will be
speaking at the Rand Nature Centre on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at
6:30pm to talk about her work and unique experiences...
Junkanoo Community on Grand Bahama pay tribute to Motorboat Ferguson with help from BTC
- Jan 3, 2018 - 5:00:09 PM
The streets of Grand Bahama Island erupted with the sounds of the drums,
horns and the shuffle of hundreds of dancing feet as the various
Junkanoo groups turned out in their numbers for the annual New Year’s
Day Parade, which is the highlight of the holiday season.
year’s parade, however, was sadly marred by the loss of one of Grand
Bahama’s Junkanoo giants in the person Ken ‘Motorboat’ Ferguson who
passed away in late 2017 making the event a bittersweet celebration of
his life and of Bahamian culture...
GBPA Spreads Holiday Cheer With 2nd Annual Christmas Character Parade & Toy Drive
- Jan 3, 2018 - 10:17:09 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), celebrated its 2nd
Annual Christmas Character Parade & Toy Drive on December 15th
helping to make the season bright for hundreds of local children.
Santa Claus, his elves and dozens of children's characters in tow, the
annual motorcade left GBPA headquarters at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 15th
December, 2017, and made its way to the Port Lucaya Marketplace where
GBPA officials—including President Ian Rolle, Chief Financial Officer
Deann Seymour, Group General Counsel Karla McIntosh and Sr. Manager
Business Development and Invest Grand Bahama...
No Landing Fees for residents & home owners at West End GBI Airport
- Dec 24, 2017 - 2:36:19 AM
West End, Grand Bahama - The new operators of the West End Airport
(Old Bahama Bay Resort) announced yesterday that landing fees for
private planes and jets have been dramatically reduced and the private
airport has been upgraded.
The new fees for the 6,000 foot runway
that were put in effect immediately are as follows: Residents and Home
Owners Landing Fee NO CHARGE and all Other Planes or jets only $50. The
overnight parking fees have been reduced as well to $10 for Guests and
Free for Residents and hotel/marina guests.
This is very welcome
news to Private Pilots and Plane owners which make the beautiful Old
Bahama Bay Resort and West End even more desirable as a second home or
vacation resort. Real Estate Broker James Sarles of Coldwell Banker
said “This is a great boost for the West End Real Estate Market and
will help stimulate sales”
Merchants enjoy sales as residents enjoy shopping during GBPA's 2nd Freeport Flash Friday Event
- Dec 8, 2017 - 9:59:24 AM
Local retailers rang in the sales during last week’s Freeport Flash
Friday promotions, hosted by the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business
Bureau, (IGBSBB) of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA).
With more than 100-stores participating for the initiative’s 2nd year,
the citywide sales event designed to stimulate the island’s economy,
brought an even bigger and better shopping experience to residents.
President, Ian Rolle, described the 2nd annual Freeport Flash Friday
event as a success. “Freeport Flash Friday continues to gain traction as
our one-day, citywide sales event, where shoppers have an opportunity
to enjoy savings from a variety of participating stores.” Rolle
Buckeye joins forces with the Lucaya Presbyterian Church to help heal Grand Bahama
- Nov 22, 2017 - 12:50:22 PM
We are our Brother’s keepers and as we have been taught, it’s better to
give than to receive. This is the premise behind the Outreach program
of the Lucaya Presbyterian Church who have come to the aid of those in
need in our own backyard. Last month Buckeye, Grand Bahama’s leading oil
refinery company, joined the Church volunteers on their October food
run to aid over 55 needy families.
“The contents of each bag are
designed to supply the needs of a family for quite a while,” said
Crossreach Volunteer, Stephen Crane. “They certainly help many of our
elderly, living alone, who miraculously make it last until the next
Beautiful Trees for a Beautiful Season and Reason!
- Nov 21, 2017 - 4:20:56 PM
For the last 40 years, the Lucaya Presbyterian Church has sold real
Christmas trees to the Grand Bahama community; and starting this week
that tradition will continue. The annual Christmas Tree sale remains the
church’s primary fundraiser to support their programs, which include
giving to those in need, most recently our brothers and sisters who were
most effected by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.
“Thankfully it has
been very successful almost every year that we have held it,” said Rev.
Kenneth Lane “The benefits of the fundraiser are easily recognized as
something that the community at large has experienced, whether it is
those that are less fortunate or those that have felt the ravages of
Rickell Munning named Miss Grand Bahama
- Oct 31, 2017 - 9:57:57 AM
The 31st Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant was held on Sunday, October 29
in Freeport. It was an evening of glitz and glamour with a full
audience in attendance.
gave their all showing poise, intelligence, beauty, and
When it was all said and done it was Miss Coral Beach, Rickell Munnings who took the Miss Grand Bahama title and crown.
UBFIT Grand Bahama focuses on Health as a National Imperative
- Oct 11, 2017 - 8:20:58 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) is leading a community building and
fundraising initiative focused on health as a national imperative.
is a national issue and we know that so many of the diseases we
struggle with as a people are preventable and based on lifestyle; how we
eat and our willingness to be mobile and active throughout life. As a
university, we want to lead in this endeavor and UBFIT Grand Bahama
provides us with a platform to do just that,” says Dr. Ian Strachan,
Vice President UB-North...
McClean’s Town, Annual Conch Cracking Festival goes national with help from BTC
- Oct 11, 2017 - 6:51:20 PM
The usually quiet Grand Bahama community of McClean’s Town buzzed with
activity on National Heroes Day, as scores of residents made the commute
to the quaint East Grand Bahama settlement for the annual Conch
Cracking festival. As a lead sponsor of the 45th annual event, the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company, was pleased to come on board as a
supporter of this time honoured tradition.
Originating in 1972,
the annual festival continues to attract locals and tourists from all
over the world. The day’s events kicked off around noon with the classic
conch cracking, conch cleaning and conch eating competitions while the
sweet sound of Bahamian music, courtesy of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band, wafted through the air...
BTC Brand Ambassador, Julien Believe, wows crowds at latest edition of 'A Taste of Port Lucaya'
- Oct 11, 2017 - 9:35:49 AM
Team BTC returned to Count Basie Square for the latest edition of 'A
Taste of Port Lucaya' on Friday, October 6th. Bahamas Telecommunications
Company's Brand Ambassador, Julien Believe, put on a crowd-pleasing
show to assist efforts to support the Lucaya Marketplace. Believe did
renditions of his Caribbean Slide and other fan favourites while he
danced with the crowd. BTC as a co-sponsor provided free wifi so
everyone could share every moment of the show and the Junkanoo rush on
their mobile devices. BTC team members were also on hand at the company
Pop Up Booth which offered Top-Up promotions, as well as amazing
discounts on mobile devices like the Samsung J2 Prime...
BTC on board for McClean's Town Conch Cracking Festival 2017
- Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:03 PM
This October holiday weekend, McClean's Town will come alive with the
sights and sounds of the annual Conch Cracking Festival; in East Grand
Bahama. BTC has once again partnered with the organizers to ensure that
patrons are able to capture and share the moments as they happen, with
fast-paced and free Wifi at the event. This year's Conch Cracking
competitors will vie for a year's worth of bragging rights as well as a
Floating Trophy sponsored by BTC. In addition, BTC representatives will
be on site on October 10th providing a fully branded BTC experience for
‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to PM Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as special guest
- Sep 21, 2017 - 5:41:27 PM
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected
to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday,
September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime
Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a
press briefing on Thursday.
While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.
Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime
Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism
Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and was created to boost
economic activity in the Port Lucaya area. It was “borne out of the
need for the community to come together and to support those businesses
in the Port Lucaya...