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Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start - Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM

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As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA).   The GBAAA uses all its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for competitions.

Chairman of the Conchman Committee, Christopher Baker, said “We are very pleased to be able to assist the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association. The funds were used to purchase new starting blocks, a high jump bar and other equipment...
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Beacon School runs to win Dog Days School Challenge 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 - 2:30:37 PM

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The Beacon School is the reigning champion of the Dog Days Half Marathon School Challenge. The students won the challenge last year, with sponsorship support from Freeport Ship Services and MSC Freeport (Bahamas). The school entered 20 students last year and also won a cash prize of $500 for earning the most points during the marathon, each mile accrued by the athletes earned the school one point. 

There are presently 108 students enrolled at the Beacon School, which is Grand Bahama’s special needs education centre.  This year the school’s Special Olympic Athletes will represent the school in the Dog Days Half Marathon...
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34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an enjoyable day - Mar 12, 2019 - 11:00:27 PM

 
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The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.

A variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs, but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de Bordeaux...
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March 9 declared as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc Youth Day in Grand Bahama - Mar 7, 2019 - 1:00:42 PM

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On March 9, 2019, the local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will unite with its members globally, to simultaneously host the annual Youth Symposium. The Symposium is just one initiative of the sorority’s national signature program, Project Reassurance, which has incorporated the theme of “H3: It’s All About Me – Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations. The sorority received a signed proclamation by the Most Honorable Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis, declaring March 9, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Youth Day, on the island of Grand Bahama...
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34th Annual HSGB Dog Show takes place Saturday, March 2 - Feb 27, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

The 34 annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Dog Show will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Humane Society Grounds on Coral Road.

Some of the categories have been changed and they have combined a few. There will be fun stuff for kids, including face painting and cotton candy.

Don't have a dog to enter? The HSGB will help you choose a shelter dog to enter.
Community : Grand Bahama
Unwind & Unplug Yoga Retreat with David Bowen at Gold Rock Beach - Feb 23 - Feb 22, 2019 - 1:26:53 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating Yoga escape on Grand Bahama’s GOLD ROCK BEACH this Saturday, Feb. 23.

Call 374-5577 or 727-0085 for tickets and details.

Spaces limited 🦋 - Note that Morning session has already been sold out...
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Registration now open for 33rd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon - Feb 18, 2019 - 11:26:07 AM

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The overwhelming support shown for the GBPA Conchman Triathlon last November, from triathletes near and far, has prompted the organizing committee to begin early registration for the increasingly popular competition scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd on Taino Beach in Freeport.

Interested persons can register online now at www.conchmantriathlon.com. All event categories are open, including Individual Sprint, Individual Olympic, Relay Team, Corporate Challenge, Secondary School Challenge and the crowd favorite...
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Grand Bahama American Women’s Club to hold 16th Annual Golf Classic - Feb 11, 2019 - 10:11:18 AM

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The GBAWC’s 16th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 23d at The Reef Course, with two $25,000 cash prizes for hole-in-one winners. The format is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner and the awards following the tournament at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort...
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EARTHCARE and the Sustainable EcoTourism Committee celebrate World Wetlands Day - Feb 4, 2019 - 2:17:24 PM

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World Wetlands Day was February 2nd.  EARTHCARE and the Sustainable/Eco-Tourism Committee in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism conducted a Mangrove Cleanup in West End, Grand Bahama Island in honour of World Wetlands Day.  Eco Heroes, students from West End Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School (Eco School) and LIS (Lucaya International School) (Eco School) gathered to clean mangroves in West End in honour of World Wetlands Day 2019. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2019 is “Wetlands and climate change We are not powerless against climate change”....
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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 35 Years of Greater Service on Grand Bahama - Jan 22, 2019 - 4:00:46 PM

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Thirty five years ago, four industrious young women had the vision and desire to form an alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated on Grand Bahama. Each having graduated from universities in the United States, these women returned home to Grand Bahama eager to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in The Bahamas and globally through community service, civil and social action. On January 22, 1984, the Southeast Regional Syntaktes Helen J. Owens, who would later become the 20th International Grand Basileus of Sigma Gamma Rho, officiated the chartering of the first Greek-letter sorority on Grand Bahama in the Grand Ball Room of the Bahamas Princess Hotel...
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GE & Dolly Madison Appliance winners announced - Jan 16, 2019 - 5:58:43 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell (Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range), Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats to the winners.
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GBPA Conchman Iron Kids & Secondary School Triathletes Receive Medals & Trophy - Dec 13, 2018 - 6:24:40 AM

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A crowd pleasing highlight of the annual Grand Bahama Port Authority Conchman Triathlon is the children’s Iron Kids Competition. The event is open to kids up to twelve years old and gives them the opportunity to display their athleticism in a mini version of the full triathlon.

A presentation was held last week at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the triathlon’s Event Sponsor, to officially award the winners and top finishers with medals and prizes...
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Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events - Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM

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One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
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Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement - Dec 6, 2018 - 10:36:29 PM

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West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.

The Bahama Weekly News Team  had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space  which, although...
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Grand Bahama Humane Society releases 50th anniversary calendar - Dec 3, 2018 - 1:38:28 PM

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The Grand Bahama Humane Society is celebrating 50 years and has released a 2019 calendar that helps to support their cause.

The non-profit states in their calendar release campaign, "What could possibly be better than giving a gift this holiday season and at the same time helping the potcakes and potcats of Grand Bahama Island?"

The 50th Anniversary calendars are available on the island or can be shipped anywhere in the world...
Community : Grand Bahama
The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho celebrates Founders’ Day - Nov 30, 2018 - 2:45:41 PM

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The Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho recently celebrated Founders’ Day on November 12, 2018. However, the entire month of November,  better known as “Rhovember”, is used to commemorate its 96 years of existence. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. Public service, leadership development and the education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities...
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Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status - Nov 29, 2018 - 5:25:14 PM

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Students of Bishop Michael Eldon, Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools are leading the way in protecting their environment through the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme (ESB) on the island of Grand Bahama.

On Tuesday 27th November 2018, Bishop Michael Eldon School achieved its second esteemed Eco-Schools Green Flag Award and Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools were awarded their first prestigious Green Flag Award after undergoing onsite evaluations by Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Teams. ..
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Grand Bahama Children’s Home Celebrates the Season with its Annual Christmas Carnival - Nov 28, 2018 - 5:20:09 PM

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The holiday celebration season officially kicks off this Saturday, December 1st and the Grand Bahama Children’s Home is ready to usher in the spirit of Christmas at its 3rd Annual Christmas Carnival. 

Organized by The Friends of Grand Bahama Children’s Home, the Christmas Carnival is the home’s annual December fund-raiser and a wonderful family event.   Hosted on the grounds of the Home, located in the back of town on Tripp Lane, the home will open its ground from 2-6pm...
Community : Grand Bahama
Da Market at Rand Nature Centre - Sat. Nov. 24th - Nov 20, 2018 - 8:00:41 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Da Market at Rand Nature Centre Saturday November 24, 2018 From 9 AM to 1 PM Free Entry

Vegetables, food, natural juices, beauty products, crafts & so much more!

Music and entertainment for the entire family Visit the animals and explore the trails
Be sure to grab a resuable bag...
Community : Grand Bahama
Herbalist and Author Jamal Moncur Takes Message of Preventative Health to Abaco - Nov 2, 2018 - 3:47:40 PM

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For years, Abaco residents have expressed a keen interest in a ‘one on one’ forum with herbalist, author and self-proclaimed ‘bush man’ Jamal Moncur. Fascinated by his knowledge of preventative holistic medicine, the Abaco community has embraced the founder of New Life Natural Vegetation Cell Food Ltd. The company’s New Providence and Grand Bahama locations are well supported by the island, with persons frequently travelling to both stores for consultations and to purchase products.

Grateful for the customer base New Life has developed throughout The Bahamas, Moncur is aware of the disconnect experienced by persons living on the family islands and has decided to launch the “Take Back Your Health... 
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