International AIDS Candlelight Memorial - May 15th
- Apr 30, 2016 - 8:29:06 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
Pi Upsilon Omega Chapter of aka announces 2016 Officers
- Apr 25, 2016 - 5:02:47 PM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Freeport Chapter, Pi Upsilon Omega, is pleased to announce the slate of officers for the 2016 year.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest and first Greek-letter
organization founded in 1908 by Black college educated women on the
campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Headquartered in
Chicago, Illinois; it is one of the world’s leading service
organizations. The Sorority’s mission to “serve all mankind”, is
achieved through a comprehensive array of programs and advocacy
Gender equality Yes Campaign launched on GB to large crowd of supporters - Strategies outlined
- Apr 23, 2016 - 8:43:49 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - It was a busy week for the newly formed
YES Bahamas Grand Bahama campaign team co-chaired by Constance McDonald
and Geneva Rutherford. On Tuesday this week before a packed crowd of
'Yes' supporters, national co-chair of the YES Bahamas Committee,
Senator Sharon Wilson flew to Grand Bahama for a press conference to
introduce the Grand Bahama team and clarify particulars of Bills number
two and number four which have lead to some religious leaders
the intent of
the bills. Lady Wilson said in part of amendment two; "This would enable
a Bahamian woman who marries a non-Bahamian man to secure for him the
same ability to apply for Bahamian citizenship while following the same
steps and, being subject to the same considerations currently afforded
to a Bahamian man married to a non- Bahamian woman..."
Raquel Beneby Inc presents "Emerge 2016" Free Teleconference
- Apr 21, 2016 - 12:38:00 PM
Grand Bahama – Bahamian Brand Strategy and
Consultancy firm, Raquel Beneby. Inc is gearing up to host a live stream
event like no other, targeting hundreds of viewers within the online
community under the name of Emerge 2016.
This dynamic and life-changing event is a call to action
designed to position you for success, raise your profile, discover your purpose and help you reach your potential...
FNM Deputy Leader Congratulates Grand Bahamas' Jonquel Jones on WNBA Draft
- Apr 15, 2016 - 1:07:12 PM
A proud Grand Bahama island and nation congratulates NCAA Women
Basketball’s standout, Jonquel Jones, as she made history last night
during the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft.
a talented product of West Grand Bahama had a sensational
student-athlete career at George Washington University where she won
multiple outstanding awards. She was the sixth overall pick in the
first round of the draft, eventually going to the Connecticut Suns
following a trade with the LA Sparks who originally drafted her. This
marks the first time a Bahamian has been selected so high in the WNBA
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors
- Apr 14, 2016 - 10:49:31 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – A top law firm, a pharmaceutical company, a popular
food market and a leading search engine site are just some of the Grand
Bahama sponsors who were recently honoured for helping to make the
recent Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) a success.
officials flew to Grand Bahama recently to thank its second city
sponsors for their contribution to the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for
the Cure® and Marathon Bahamas events...
Grand Bahama kids learn about Habitat Destruction during Coastal Awareness Month
- Mar 29, 2016 - 3:28:00 PM
On March 26th, 2016, the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday
Environmental Education Programme continued at the Rand Nature Centre in
conjunction with Cheri Wood, Certified Coral Propagator and the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Navigators. Ms. Wood
taught the combined group about the largest Reef Ball project in the country in
our very own backyard. Ms. Wood, a
Certified Coral Propagator, has been intimately involved in the Reef Ball
project from its inception. She shared
with the group many details of the very exciting Science project located at
Paradise Cove Beach Resort in Deadman’s Reef on Grand Bahama Island.
After the informative lecture, the buses loaded up and the
young people headed to the day’s destination:
Paradise Cove Beach Resort. Gail
Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save the Bays gave the students a presentation on “Habitat
GBPA Runs to the Challenge
- Mar 17, 2016 - 12:39:50 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Well known for their competitive nature, the
GBPA running team has agreed to meet the Dogs Day Half Marathon
challenge issued by PharmaChem last week!
“We are excited to again be
part of the Dog Days, GB’s first Half Marathon, and love the idea of
getting the businesses of Grand Bahama involved,” said Henry St. George,
Vice President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority."
Last year we had
several runners representing the Port Authority and this year we have
even more participating on behalf of the Port..."
Bahamas high school chess team travels to North Carolina for tournament
- Mar 16, 2016 - 10:40:17 AM
After a five-day trip of exploration, the Bishop Michael Eldon School
(BMES) PAWNSTORMERS Chess Team led by Mr. Shawn Sorsby, returned home
having found valuable treasure in Global Chess and friendships with
fellow Atkins High School Chess Team members. Atkins High School has one
of largest high school chess teams in the Southeastern United States.
The two-school mini tournament on the heels of the North Carolina High
School State Chess Tournament took place in Freeport’s Sister City,
Winston Salem, North Carolina February 18th – 21st.
This event is an
extension of a three-city global chess program including Freeport Grand
Bahama, Winston Salem North Carolina...
Corporate Challenge for the Dogs Day Half Marathon Issued
- Mar 10, 2016 - 8:40:57 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – Dog Days Half Marathon race organisers, Siobhan
Antoni-Bates and Nikki Waugh, are excited to announce that PharmaChem
Technologies have joined them as a Platinum Sponsor and have issued the
corporate companies of Grand Bahama to a Dogs Day Half Marathon
Challenge for 2016!
“The Dog Days Half Marathon is a unique
opportunity to offer great team building and a charity challenge to get
staff involved in the race, while encouraging a healthier lifestyle in
the workplace,” noted Antoni-Bates...
World Day of Prayer to focus on Cuba in 2016
- Feb 29, 2016 - 11:40:27 AM
Grand Bahama service to be held at Community at Heart Tabernacle, Church of God of Prophecy
Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will
celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 4, 2016. This year, the
women of the WDP Committee of Cuba call us into worship considering the
words “Receive children, receive me.” With these words as backdrop, we
are invited to learn about Cuba’s history and rich cultural diversity.
women of Cuba share their stories of tradition, intergenerational
wisdom and experiences of God’s profound love and acceptance. Through
the worship service, we learn of Jesus’ profound teaching of acceptance
as he states, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for
it is to such as these...
'The Dollar That Could' Benefit Grand Bahama Charities
- Feb 24, 2016 - 1:14:48 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Three charitable organizations were the
recipients of a cheque for $6,000 each on Friday evening, thanks to the
generosity of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies and Caribbean Pavement
Solutions. The presentations were made at Pelican Bay Resort.
speaker for the evening, Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville noted that he was pleased to celebrate with "a group of
dynamic young businessmen." This, he said, is what the country is all
about -- coming from humble beginnings but through hard work and
dedication, building something meaningful...
Caribbean Pavement Solutions Donates $18,000.00 to Charities
- Feb 23, 2016 - 12:54:56 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - More and more businesses are supporting causes
they care about by establishing their own charitable funds.
Friday evening, Caribbean Pavement Solutions demonstrated an incredible
act of amazing corporate charitable giving by donating $18,000.00 to the
charities of its first annual The Dollar That Could Project in its
cheque presentation cocktail reception.
In August 2015, CPS
launched its four month campaign which sought to raise funds through a
dollar drive campaign for in aid of The Grand Bahama Humane Society,
Rotary Grand Bahama, and The Grand Bahama Children's Home...
Grand Bahama Farmers Cooperative Calls on the Minister Darville
- Feb 20, 2016 - 10:47:02 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Executive members of the Grand Bahama Farmers Agriculture Cooperative Society Ltd., paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, at the Ministry on Friday morning. During the courtesy call, Co-Op president Oscar Campbell shared that they are currently in talks with three foreign investors for projects on the island that would see a resurgence of fresh fruit and vegetables available.
The proposed projects include fresh fish farming, green house farming and the cultivation of palm oil. It is hoped with the projects currently being looked into, there will be employment opportunities as well as capital investment. Shown from left are: Dr. Herb Marshall, secretary....
EARTHCARE Eco Kids of Grand Bahama learn about Sustainable Fisheries
- Jan 26, 2016 - 10:46:03 PM
Gail Woon, founder and director of EARTHCARE and a director of Save The
Bays, “On January 23rd, 2016, the topic for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids was
Sustainable Fisheries. David Rose, veteran commercial fisherman of 40+
years addressed the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy.
David spoke about Man’s Effect on Nature by the unrestricted use of
light and sound, over fishing the Little Bahama Bank, the use of National
Parks and enforcement, the passing of laws on sharks and turtles when
they should be passing laws on lobster fishing, limiting the season,
protecting large lobster of 5 lbs+ as breeders...”
Entrepreneur Billie Bowe inspires debutantes to strive for excellence
- Jan 22, 2016 - 5:54:37 PM
FREEPORT, THE BAHAMAS - As a teenage girl, Billie Bowe made her formal
debut in society as a debutante, an experience she said has helped mold
her into the business professional she is today. Recently, the
entrepreneur had the opportunity to see her debutante journey go full
circle, being invited to mentor this year's debutantes leading up to
their formal presentation in May.
Mrs Bowe, president and CEO
of Benchmark Consulting Services, recently spoke to debutantes and their
escorts about career development and entrepreneurship. Through the
presentation, she offered success principles to assist the teenagers
with their transition from high school into college and the workforce.
Children’s environmental book author visits Grand Bahama Island
- Jan 11, 2016 - 2:16:48 PM
On January 8th, 2015, EARTHCARE brought Cameron
S. Ulyate, children’s environmental book author to Grand Bahama Island to share
his work with schools and the EARTHCARE Eco Kids. Cameron addressed the Primary students of St.
Paul’s Methodist College first. The
students were enthralled to hear about the series, Seasons. In the book, twelve-year-old Winter is
starting to believe she might be going crazy. It seems like every other way she
looks, she’ll see soup cans and plastic bags form into monsters to terrorize
her. But when Winter discovers that she and her three siblings were born from
Mother Nature, everything is about to change. Winter’s evil relatives have
kidnapped her little sister Spring and are using Spring as bait to bring Winter
to Yellowstone National Park...
Freeport business launches healthy living campaign on Grand Bahama
- Jan 11, 2016 - 1:18:03 PM
A 2014 World Health Organization study showed that The Bahamas ranked as
the sixth most obese country on the planet and there has been
increasing public concern about the health and wellness.
years earlier, a study by the Ministry of Health, conducted by Dr.
Patrick Whitfield, of the Princess Margaret Hospital, showed In The
Bahamas an estimated 500 people die annually from either heart disease
or diabetes, which were considered to be an alarming rate for a nation
Grand Bahama Christmas Baby 2015
- Dec 26, 2015 - 1:23:36 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - Congratulations goes out to Aliyah Wright of
Freeport on the birth of her baby boy on Christmas day at 7:02am at the
Rand Memorial Hospital.
Delivered by Registered Nurse Midwife Nse Udoh. Birth weight: 6 lbs 11 oz.
Nurse Midwife Jasman Higgs. Present: Nursing Officer I Anthia Bartlett.
Enrolled Nurse Jocelyn Rolle. Registered Nurse Midwife Vilma Mitchell.
Freeport's 2nd annual Midnight Madness event a success
- Dec 21, 2015 - 12:18:15 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - This past Friday, busy shoppers flocked to the downtown area to witness the first ever laser light show in Downtown
Freeport. The historical feature was part of the Downtown Freeport
Business Association's (DFBA), 2nd annual Midnight Madness event, and a
partnership initiative of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited’s
(GBPA) Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB).
and children lined the areas of Kent Street and Gloucester Lane to
catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing lights as animated characters passed
out bags of candies and gifts...