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Community : Grand Bahama
2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming Scheduled For Labour Day Weekend - Apr 26, 2017 - 11:04:38 AM

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The 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming is set for Labour Day Weekend June 2nd-5th in Freeport. The Homecoming Committee recently held a press conference at Castaways Resort to announce plans for the upcoming three day event which will include music performances, a cultural show, native foods, Junkanoo Rushout and beach party.

Kicking off the event on Day One Friday June 2nd is top Bahamian artist DMAC, Day Two Saturday June 3rd international Reggae sensation Beres Hammond will headline the show and the celebration continues on Day Three Whit Monday June 5th with a ‘Family Fun in The Sun’ Beach Party on iconic Taino Beach...
Community : Grand Bahama
Lucaya International Student is Essay Winner for the Second Consecutive Year - Apr 24, 2017 - 4:15:09 PM

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For the second consecutive year, a student of the Lucaya International School has emerged as winner of the Mwanamugimu Essay Contest.  This contest is a national project of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and is implemented by all regions including the Southeastern Region of which The Bahamas and more specifically the local alumnae chapter, Zeta Rho Sigma, is a part.  The original goal of the project was to increase the students’ knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of Africa within the context of their own culture. This year’s theme was, “The time is NOW!  Developing Leaders for Local and Global Impact”.  The theme allowed emphasis on community issues both locally and globally as participants also improved their writing skills.

Amelia Baptiste, an eighth grade student of the school was the local contest winner.  Her essay went on to win first prize in the Middle School category during the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference held in Orlando...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM

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A wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show.  We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.

A big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim Aranha our judge for the day...

Community : Grand Bahama
From Tomboy to Pageant Queen - Miss St. Georges High Pageant 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 - 3:25:29 PM

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The 6th Annual Miss St. Georges High Pageant, under the theme Gems of the Bahamas, was held this past Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the St. Georges Gymnasium.

The showcase of beauty, brains and talent featured six contestants, representing the islands of Andros, Exuma, San Salvador, Great Inagua, Long Island and Cat Island.

The island gems took to the stage to vie for the title of Miss St. Georges High while competing in a Jaguar Pride parade and costume competition, talent competition, evening gown competition and question and answer segments...
Community : Grand Bahama
Save the Bays Hosts West End Community Cleanup - Mar 31, 2017 - 5:14:09 AM

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Save The Bays in conjunction with the West End Eco-Fishing Camp and 4 Ocean are spearheading a community wide cleanup initiative in West End, Grand Bahama this Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 3pm.

“Things have changed dramatically over the years in The Bahamas and we are not showing the same pride our parents did,” said, Joe Darville, Save The Bays Chairman. “We’re aiming for 100 volunteers and are appealing to residents of the West End community to be stewards of the environment and come out and get involved in beautifying the surrounding areas where they live...
Community : Grand Bahama
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:18:28 AM

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The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co., Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.

The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...
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Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's ‘Change For Change’ in-store initiative - Mar 23, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM

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Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.

The in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomon’s and CostRight, Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.  Store managers strategically placed donation boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians...
Community : Grand Bahama
BTC Partners with Organizers of Dog Days ½ Marathon - Mar 16, 2017 - 8:23:55 AM

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Now in its third year, the Annual Dog Days Half Marathon has encouraged Runners from across the island of Grand Bahama to take to the streets in promotion of a more active lifestyle. Since the start, the initiative has also attracted marathon enthusiasts from around the world and has received tremendous support, with last year’s event attracting over 400 runners.

This year’s event slated for March 25, 2017 continues the tradition offering runners the opportunity to participate in the classic Half, 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run but also opened the event up to high school students and welcomed BTC as one of its major sponsors...
Community : Grand Bahama
Solomon’s Donation Adds to Book Count at Sir Jack Hayward Library - Mar 15, 2017 - 12:17:19 PM

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In an effort to grow the current book selection at the Sir Jack Hayward Adult Library in Grand Bahama, Solomon’s recently made a cash donation to provide one month’s supply of reading materials.

Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the company said the gift is a part of Solomon’s commitment to backing community-focused organizations as they contribute in a positive way. “We know the value of knowledge and the importance of reading and so when we were approached by the library’s Executive Director, Mrs. Geneva Rutherford, there was no hesitation on our part to give,” Bastian explained...
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Eco Kids learn about humane treatment of animals and visit Ol’ Freetown Farm - Mar 9, 2017 - 11:15:54 AM

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The topic on March 5th for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids Saturday Environmental Education Programme was “Humane Treatment of Animals.”  Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, says, “Our guest speaker was Tip Burrows of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama: “The interaction between animals and humans is at the heart of humane education. It is all part of our concern for the well being of our planet; over the use and often, abuse, of the animals, plants and natural resources we share the earth with.

Why is the humane treatment of animals important?
Community : Grand Bahama
Mister Teen Grand Bahama seeking registrants - Mar 3, 2017 - 11:58:52 AM

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Organizers are looking for 14 - 19 year old  young men in high school or college from Grand Bahama Island who may have what it takes to become Mister Teen Grand Bahama, a qualifying role towards a chance at Mister Teen Bahamas 2017.

Contestants will be judged on intelligence, talent and physical good looks.  No height restrictions.  Please register on Saturday, March 4th at 4pm at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy in Freeport...
Community : Grand Bahama
Freeport Players' Guild elects new board, calls for members and volunteers - Feb 14, 2017 - 5:25:45 PM

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The Freeport Players' Guild (FPG) announced the welcoming of their 2017 executive board recently under the theme 'Experience Enjoy.'

"We aim to continue a legacy of excellence through providing a world class theatrical experience to all," said a statement to their members and subscribers.

"We are always excited to receive new members and welcome back renewed members. Your involvement in the Freeport Players' Guild keeps our theatre community thriving..."
Community : Grand Bahama
Freeport Wins Global Free Trade Zone Award - Feb 10, 2017 - 6:06:37 AM

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The effort to improve brand recognition and establish an impartial evaluation of Freeport as a competitive business jurisdiction, led the Grand Bahama Port Authority to enter the city of Freeport into The Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone competition in early 2016.

“As a Free Trade Zone, Freeport has been able to witness significant growth since the initial signing of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement.  However, we can certainly go further and are taking the necessary steps to enhance the way we are perceived by prospective investors on the global stage. Contests such as the Financial Times’ Global Free Trade Zone competition allow us to do just that,” said Port President, Ian Rolle...

Community : Grand Bahama
Hole-in-one wins $46,460 Ford Escape at Grand Bahama American Women’s Club Golf Classic - Feb 9, 2017 - 1:35:08 PM

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The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club is hosting the 14th Annual Philanthropic Golf Classic at The Reef Golf Course February 18th. All proceeds from the tournament fund the club’s philanthropic endeavors to benefit the children of Grand Bahama.

The Tournament, played in a Four Ball Scramble, Blind Draw format, begins with a Shotgun start at 12 noon. A 2016 Ford Escape, valued at $46,460.00, sponsored by Freeport Jetwash and The Art of Giving, is the Grand Prize for a hole-in-one on Hole #4...
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Library in West Grand Bahama Renamed in Honour of Pastor Wilbur Outten - Feb 2, 2017 - 11:58:18 AM

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The West Grand Bahama Public Library has officially been renamed the Pastor Wilbur Outten Public Library & Community Center. The renaming took place on Sunday, January 29, 2017, by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, along with Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville.

Just before unveiling the new sign that bore the name and a photo of Pastor Outten, who passed away two weeks ago, Prime Minister Christie said that Pastor Outten was a man who was about building community and thus he found it fitting that a public library would be named in his honor...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Gives Critical Input to Business & Finance Summit - Jan 30, 2017 - 11:35:18 PM

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Leveraging “Opportunities for Growth ” and how The Bahamas as an investment jurisdiction, can realize the opportunities that international business and commerce presents, was a focus of panel discussions at the 2017 International Business & Finance Summit, held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, this past Friday.

The 3-day annual event is hosted by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BSFB), and is the premier platform for bringing together the nation’s leading stakeholders in the financial services industry to discuss and define the value of services to be delivered to clients choosing to conduct business in the jurisdiction.
Community : Grand Bahama
Jill Bradley retires from Bradford Marine Bahamas after 17 years - Jan 23, 2017 - 4:09:22 PM

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Jill Bradley retires as office manager from Bradford Marine after 17 years of dedicated service at the Freeport, Grand Bahama location. Jill started with Bradford Marine in September 1999 as the assistant office manager and within a year she was promoted to office manager. Over the years, Jill watched as key members of the Bahamas team blossomed and welcomed new additions. “We have formed a really cohesive team, I’m proud of how Bradford has grown as a company and how we have expanded to include 90% local employees, it’s really a huge achievement” she added.

Jill joined Bradford within the first few years of Bradford Marine’s 47-acre shipyard in Freeport. She recalls founder, Dieter Cosman, fondly “Mr. Cosman was a sweetheart, I remember when we were setting up an office for him and all he requested was a small wooden table and a telephone...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama arts & crafts show well supported - Jan 18, 2017 - 1:01:08 PM

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The tranquil setting of the Rand Nature Centre was the perfect backdrop for the Humane Society of Grand Bahama’s “We Are All God’s Creatures” Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday evening. Many local and international artists and artisans displayed a wonderful variety of their work, and sales proceeds were donated back to the HSGB.

Over 200 guests enjoyed popular local acoustic soloist Ryan Carroll’s music while perusing the arts and crafts, and enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Many also renewed their HSGB memberships or signed up as new members.
Community : Grand Bahama
Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year - Jan 18, 2017 - 12:26:01 PM

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For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.

Thirty junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays Youth Environmental Ambassador Program. The respected youth development initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May...
Community : Grand Bahama
Voter Registration Drive continues in Grand Bahama - Jan 3, 2017 - 10:17:20 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Cognizant of the current voter registration numbers and determined to make her contribution to the process, businesswoman Ginger Moxey encouraged residents to take advantage of the Parliamentary Registration Department’s mobile drive at St. Georges High School on Saturday.

Moxey has expressed her excitement about playing an even greater role in community development and has sent out a charge to residents to register to vote, particularly first time voters, in order to let their voices be heard...
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