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Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Grateful to Pilots n Paws - Sep 18, 2014 - 10:25:32 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Despite many recent challenges, this week ​we at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) were grateful to Pilots n Paws, and specifically pilots Donna Shannon, Pat Picornell, and Allan Weltman.  They flew over here to rescue 19 shelter dogs whose chances of local adoption are slim to none, given that our local adoption rate hovers around 7% of our 1500+ annual intake.

Two pups went to a West End GB second home owner in Washington DC who helped rescue them a few months ago and waited for them to be old enough and healthy enough for us to send to her.  The rest went to ​some of our favorite rescue friends in Colorado.

Most of the pups were treated to an overnight stay in Ft Lauderdale with our amazing Florida volunteers rallying once again to care for them and get them on to their final destination. It takes a village to rescue - whether one dog or nineteen...
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Grand Bahama Public Service Week Celebration Plans Gear Up - Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:31 PM

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FREEPORT, The Bahamas – The Northern Region Public Service Week Planning Committee, in celebration of the 15th Annual Public Service Week and Recognition of Retirees under the theme, "Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the Future" held a press conference at the Public Service offices, National Insurance Building, September 17.

In observance of national Public Service Week, October 14-26, 2014, the Planning Committee announced that this year the over 25 years of dedicated service of 18 retired public officers will be celebrated. They also announced that on September 20, 2014 there will be a Fun Run/Walk & Health Screening...
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Police Gather for Worship - Sep 14, 2014 - 9:46:41 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama contingent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force held their annual worship at Central Zion Church in Eight Mile Rock on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.


Photos seen here were taken by Derek Carroll Photography.

Community : Grand Bahama
Bahamas Kamalamee Honours Class of 2014 Announced - Sep 11, 2014 - 5:23:42 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -  The Kamalamee Organization has officially released the names of individuals who will receive the 2014 Kamalamee Honours. Since 2010, the Organization has added names to the roster who have charted the national standard of excellence.The Kamalamee Organization was founded in 2010 with the Kamlamee Honours being its flagship program in 2012 which aims to pay tribute to those that have significantly influenced the cultural and economic landscape of our island of Grand Bahama and The Bahamas by large.

The Kamalamee Honours class of 2014 will begin their induction process with a glamourous black tie photo shoot behind Princes Isles, a portrait unveiling showcase, a medallion ceremony, and a black tie tribute concert in February, 2015...
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Grand Lucayan hosts international travel writers to familiarization trip - Sep 10, 2014 - 7:00:16 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Recently the Grand Lucayan Resort hosted a team of international  journalists to the island for a five-day familiarization trip. The Bahamas Weekly News Team had the chance to connect with three of travel writers on Saturday September 6th to hear first hand their impressions of Grand Bahama Island.

We spoke with Rob DiPano with CaribJournal.com; Desirae del Campo Managing Editor, Recommend Magazine out of Miami Lakes, Florida; and Violet Baron, a freelance writer with Travel Alliance based out of New Jersey...
Community : Grand Bahama
Rand Memorial Hospital staff attend Triage Court Seminar - Sep 2, 2014 - 10:47:36 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas - Physicians, nurses and medical personnel of the Accident & Emergency and Urgent Care Center of the Rand Memorial Hospital recently attended a Triage Court Seminar at the Gerald Bartlett Complex, Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The 3-day event took place from Tuesday thru Thursday, 26th-28th August 2014 hosted by Dr. Michelle Sweeting, Clinical Director of the Accident & Emergency Department.

The well organized and attended event was facilitated by Mrs. Shelley Cohen, the founder of Health Resources Limited, Senior Instructor for the program and lead administrator of the Triage Tool-belt course in Tennessee, USA. Mrs. Cohen was very excited to be here in Grand Bahama for the first time to share her wealth of knowledge to the medical staff.

Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade - Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC)  announced their 2014 New Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm.  This year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving,"  and will feature 9 A-groups and 3 B-groups.

"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the parade,"  Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.

"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment,"  Bowe said.
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Grand Bahama Power employees support community youth - Sep 2, 2014 - 5:23:07 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama…– September 2, 2014– Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) is committed to serving local communities through volunteering and fundraising. As students across the Island prepare for a new school year, GBPC employees held its first Back to School Giveaway.

Families from across Grand Bahama enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment including bouncing castles, face painting, food and refreshments. GBPC employees volunteered their time to help with the event and were delighted to provide more than 500 school age children with school supply kits including pens, pencils, rulers, composition books, pocket folders and paper...
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West End Eco-Fishing Camp is latest addition to Save The Bays - Aug 27, 2014 - 3:45:55 PM

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WEST END, Grand Bahama - Fast-growing advocacy movement Save The Bays has gained yet another key partner in the fight to protect the unique cultural and environmental heritage of The Bahamas.

The West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association (WEEFCA) is a community based non-profit organization that teaches children about the environment, water safety, boating skills, swimming, fishing and snorkeling in an effort to instill an abiding concern and respect for the environment and its preservation.
            
“We are delighted to join the list of partners/supporters who stand with Save The Bays in its goal to protect the Bahamian environment for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations,” said Keith Cooper...
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FNM's Honoured in Grand Bahama - Aug 24, 2014 - 10:39:00 PM

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Freeport. Bahamas - Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in Grand Bahama to assist in honouring Free National Movement members with certificates of recognition.

Recognized individuals were Leonard Williams, Terceta Rigby, Joseph Morris, Linda Russell, Walter Laing, Alfred Moss, Roselyn Green, Andrew Burrows, Edward Roberts, Charles Bethel, Bettina Anderson, Victoria Stubbs, Sonia Williams, Ines Hepburn, Lloyd Cooper, Nguyen Van Ming, Eudene Hamilton, Richard Stuart, Agnes Timothy, Randell Deveaux...
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Safety reigns Supreme at BORCO - Aug 24, 2014 - 1:39:15 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Safety is the way of life at BORCO.  Employees at BORCO were recently awarded for having worked one million hours without a “Lost Time Injury” since February 2011.

This means that there were no injuries  received while at work that were severe enough to require an employee miss a day or longer of work, which is phenomenal news for BORCO.  So great in fact, that Khalid Muslih, SVP – President Global Marine Terminals Buckeye flew down to personally congratulate and award the staff at their in-house presentations.

In addition to awarding the Asset Team as a whole for this safety record, each department was recognized for the hours contributed to setting this unheard of record.  The Administrative Department (Human Resources, IT, Administration and Finance) achieved 109,000 hours without injury, the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Department achieved 103,000 hours, Land Operations Department achieved 292,000 hours, Marine Operations Department achieved  314,000 hours and the Maintenance Department achieved 182,000 hours...
Community : Grand Bahama
44th annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim Marathon the best yet! - Aug 22, 2014 - 2:13:53 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The 44th annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim Marathon, named after Mr. Bernie Butler for his countless contributions to the organization, took place on August 16th at Coral Beach and this year's event was said to be the largest to date. The community came out is droves to support the
vital service that Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) provides Grand Bahama and its surrounding waters. 

Many base their annual vacation around this event alone, and it's a time where families and friends gather to socialize on the beach, and show off their swimming strength or latest swimsuit by participating in the Bernie Butler Swim Race, all in the spirit of supporting BASRA...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
First National Training Agency Graduation in Grand Bahama - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:27:35 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - As the first cohort of trainees in Grand Bahama, 135 young people graduated from the National Training Agency’s Four-Week Mandatory Workforce Preparatory Programme, August 18, in ceremonies at the Grand Lucayan Hotel. The Graduation Ceremony took place five months after the training agency’s opening on Grand Bahama.

Giving remarks, the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service, told the graduates they had reason to be proud, having completed skills training that included internships with various companies, and also received Customer Service ‘in class’ instruction for City and Guilds certification...
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TEDxGrandBahama talks now available online! - Aug 15, 2014 - 11:55:46 AM

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On July 05, 2014, Grand Bahama’s inaugural TEDx event took place at which, four young Bahamian speakers each gave particularly insightful talks under the theme, “Bahamian Development: How can we further it?”

The at-capacity audience thoroughly enjoyed listening to the talks and having an opportunity to engage with the speakers during the moderated panel discussion. A number of persons expressed disappointment that they were unable to attend so it is with great pleasure that the organizers of TEDxGrandBahama announce that the video talks are now freely available for online viewing here...
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Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience celebrates 22 years in Grand Bahama - Aug 8, 2014 - 11:09:34 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Tony Macaroni's World Famous Conch Experience in Grand Bahama,  known for some of the best conch and fish dishes on the island is celebrating 22 years in Grand Bahama.

What started as a humble
thatch-roofed hut on the sand, has gone through several  transformations over the years, most in part to hurricanes Sandy and Jean. Today Tony Macaroni's still provides one of the best local beach scenes, a thatch-roofed hut  is still there, but now it's situated on stilts and has a large deck overlooking pristine sands and sea.  Sand in your shoes or toes is now optional.

Proprietor, Anthony '
Tony Macaroni' Hanna is a 2003 Ministry of Tourism Cacique Award recipient, taking the highest honour, 'The Minister's Award...'
Community : Grand Bahama
2014 Miss Grand Bahama Pageant Finale this Sunday - Jul 25, 2014 - 10:38:47 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas -
With the mission of transforming “our young women into true ambassadors for our country," The Miss Grand Bahama Organization is dedicated to grooming young women of Grand Bahama into purpose-driven, community-minded, beautiful young ladies.

"Our new queen should be a young lady who is very mature, intelligent, confident,  and someone who is  easy to work with, and shows gratitude. Most importantly one who wants to give back to the her  community,” said Glenn Davis, Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization Director. "We also want our contestants to enjoy and grow through this experience."
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Grand Bahama Engineering scholar among STEM leaders hosting youth camp - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:32:14 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahamas - A Sunland Baptist Academy graduate who is now excelling in the field of engineering will be headed to New Providence to take part in a camp geared towards sparking the interest of science in young Bahamians.  Trenicka Rolle, co-founder and president of BETA, a consortium of Bahamian and Bahamian-American engineers and scientists.

According to Rolle, the organization seeks to utilize the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills of its members to help re-energize the Bahamas and provide opportunities for Bahamian youth who have signed up through www.betac242.com/apply
Community : Grand Bahama
Wemco Security Celebrates 14th Anniversary Serving Grand Bahama - Jul 17, 2014 - 12:41:33 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Employees of Wemco Security Credit Collections Limited, the largest private security firm in The Bahamas, were in Grand Bahama over the weekend to observe the company's 14th year in business and fourth year serving the Grand Bahama community.

The employees of Wemco Freeport along with the company’s present and former chief executive officer (CEO) and a team from Wemco New Providence celebrated the anniversary with a Mix & Mingle Fun-Day event...

Community : Grand Bahama
City Councillors Visit Grand Bahama Port Authority ‏ - Jul 15, 2014 - 2:05:41 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island: Newly elected city councillors, accompanied by City Administrator, Alexander Williams, paid a  courtesy call on officials of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) recently.  Warmly welcoming the group were GBPA President, Ian Rolle; Chief Financial Officer, Deann Seymour; and GBPA’s Business Development Manager, Derek Newbold.

In congratulating them on a job well done, Rolle stated that it was important for both parties to become better acquainted with each other, so as to forge immediate relationships with regards to servicing the needs of local citizens.  “It is good for us to get together so that we can understand how our various functions might be interrelated and how GBPA can help you to achieve your goals,” Rolle said...
Community : Grand Bahama
Miss Grand Bahama Evening Gown & Swimsuit Competition - Jul 12, 2014 - 10:09:04 AM

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Next on the Miss Grand Bahama event schedule is the Evening Gown and Swimsuit Competition, and all are welcome to attend.  8 lovely ladies will show their best form in swimsuits and their style and elegance in gowns of their choice on Saturday, July 12th at Chateau on the Green in Freeport starting at 8pm.

The contestants will have chosen there gowns wisely in hopes to best reflect their personality in colours that they love.

In judging the swimsuit competition, judges looked for focus, figure, physical fitness, stage presence, poise, confidence and personality  on how each contestant...
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