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...”
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
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..
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
“Join Me on the Bridge” Essay and Art Competition Winners Announced
- Mar 13, 2014 - 10:24:40 PM
Grand Bahama High School Students
Included in International Women’s Day Celebration
Freeport, The Bahamas - In the hopes of inspiring young women to celebrate women’s
achievements and explore and reflect on women’s rights and equality, “Join Me
on the Bridge” recently announced its 2nd Annual Essay Competition and
Inaugural Art Competition for Grand Bahama Female High School Students (Grades
Students were asked to either write an original essay of 500
words or less around the question, “What is a man’s role in supporting women’s
rights and equality?” or to create an original work of art around the theme
Coalition of Concerned Citizens meet with Bahamas Government, GBPC & GBPA
- Mar 12, 2014 - 11:42:45 AM
On Monday March 10, 2014, A team from the
Coalition of Concerned Citizens comprising of Pastor Eddie Victor,
Pastor Dwight Jennings, Pastor Keith Russell and Roger Johnson attended a
meeting at the Harold Degregory Building organized by the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville Minister of Grand Bahama. The meeting was between The
Government, The Grand Bahama Power Company, The Grand Bahama Port
Authority and The Coalition of Concerned Citizens.
Going into the
meeting our Coalition’s main goal & objective is for the immediate
reduction of electricity rates in Grand Bahama. Although we have a good
and respectful meeting that lasted 3 hours, there were some major points
that we did not agree on and there was some common ground. We will
continue to meet on Monday March 17, 2014...
3rd Annual Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club Charity Fundraiser - March 15th
- Mar 8, 2014 - 8:11:16 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - The 3rd Annual Scurvy
Few Motorcycle Club Charity Fundraiser Co-sponsored by Senor Frog's
and held at Senor Frog's at Freeport Harbour, is scheduled for
Saturday - March 15th From - 7 p.m. - Until
Tickets are available for purchase at - Envirologic International / V.I.P. Services offices - yellow colonial style building]
Located on West Atlantic Drive - south of Butler's food store...
Grand Bahama 5th Annual Ride for Charity
- Mar 7, 2014 - 10:07:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Healthy Lifestyle
has been the watchword in the Bahamas for the past several years. Pollo
Tropical, since opening its doors in April 2009 has brought to the Grand
Bahama community the availability of Fresh Food Serve Fast prepared
nutritiously and with the finest ingredients.
As Pollo Tropical
prepares to celebrate its 5th year in the Grand Bahama Community, we
will host our 5th annual Ride for Charity on Saturday April 12th 2014.
This year The Beacon School has been selected as the recipients of the
proceeds from the event...
Peandra Knowles readies for travel to Egypt
- Mar 5, 2014 - 11:53:02 PM
Bahamas delegate, Peandra Knowles of Grand Bahama will be off in a few
weeks to travel to El Goana, Egypt to represent her country at the Top
Model of the World 2014 pageant in April 2014.
At the age of 14
Peandra won the International Face Modeling Competition and in 2011 she
held the title, Miss Yacht Model International Bahamas and competed in
annual gala event for China's yachting and fashion industry. Peandra Knowles
was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She stands 5' 8" tall and is
the proud daughter of Ms Annarine Johnson and Mr. Prescott Knowles.
Flying High Promotions Bahamas donates to local organizations
- Mar 4, 2014 - 10:30:50 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Following the success of their first "Love & Laugh" Comedy show
held on Saturday February 22nd, Flying High Promotions CEO Ricky Martin
and his team decided to use a portion of the proceeds to lend some much
needed assistance to local organizations on Grand Bahama.
Representatives from the Grand
Bahama Children's Home, Hoytes Basketball Program and the 52nd Company
of The Bahamas Boys Brigade were presented with donations on Tuesday
March 4th, 2014. The Children's Home received snacks, Hoytes received
basketballs and The Boys Brigade will receive a contribution to assist
with the purchase of uniforms...
Grand Bahama Shipyard continues to grow in a positive direction
- Mar 3, 2014 - 3:37:13 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – At this year’s GB
Business Outlook, Chairman and CEO of Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS), Carl
Rotkirch was asked to present to the assembled business community.
Rotkirch highlighted the current state of GBS, its impact in Grand
Bahama, and how they plan to grow.
Rotkirch especially focused on
both the safety and quality standards that GBS employees observe,
noting, “We are extremely proud of our safety standards and
achievements. It is important to for families to know that our workers
may come home tired, but safe!” With several hundred employees and a
24/7 operation, GBS prides itself on safety, quality and schedule
"10,000 Bahamians living in darkness in Grand Bahama"
- Feb 28, 2014 - 5:07:34 AM
for Justice Organization sent a letter, to the Minister for Grand
Bahama Mr. Michael Darville, concerning the inhumane treatment the Grand
Bahama Power Company have imposed, on thousands of Bahamians in Grand
It has been
reported, from reliable sources, that there is Over 10,000 family
Members through out the community of Grand Bahama, living in there homes
in the dark for months and in some cases over one to two years with out
power. Some with new born babies and small children.
The majority of the families find it difficult to feed there children and themselves because of no power in there homes...
Bahamas Unsustainable Habitat Destruction vs. Artificial Reef Construction
- Feb 27, 2014 - 10:50:11 PM
On February 22nd, 2014, the EARTHCARE/Save the Bays Saturday
Environmental Education Programme continued with the largest group of Youth
Environment Ambassadors yet. The bus
loaded up early and the Youth Environment Ambassadors headed to the day’s
destination, Paradise Cove Beach Resort, Deadman’s Reef, Grand Bahama. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a
Director of Save the Bays gave the students a presentation on “Habitat
Destruction” complete with visual examples from several Family Islands.
“Habitat Destruction is one of the 5 issues dealt with for
Coastal Awareness. Sadly, we have
examples of unsustainable habitat destruction on many of our islands. We have areas where our coral reefs have