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Grand Bahama Technical Cadet Corps Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with 30 Graduates - May 20, 2015 - 3:11:11 PM

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The Grand Bahama Technical Cadet Corps Programme (TCCP) celebrated 30 cadets during a graduation ceremony held at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom in Freeport, Grand Bahama. This year also marked the 20thanniversary of the Grand Bahama TCCP. The 13 females and 17 males represented four high schools namely; St. Georges High School, Eight Mile Rock High School, Sunland Baptist Academy and Grand Bahama Academy.

Under the theme “Embracing Technology Today, the Foundation of Tomorrow,” the cadets were charged to take the skills they learned during the past three years and use them to avail themselves to the countless opportunities in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...
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“A Day of Love” in Grand Bahama - May 18, 2015 - 11:00:41 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - It was truly “A Master Touch,” on Sunday May 17, 2015 as Karen and Leo Douglas and members of their outreach team took the time to spend with the young people from Columbus House. The day began with the group attending church service at BFM Freeport Bahamas. The message which was delivered by BFM Senior Pastor, Pat Rolle, was most timely as he spoke to the topic of “Faith,” he declared nothing is impossible through God.

After Church ended the Douglas’s extended the love as they treated the young people to lunch at Le’Med Restaurant located in Port Lucaya, this was so much fun and the young people were elated...
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Freeport Players' Guild & YARD group - Operation: Island Hunt - May 15, 2015 - 6:40:33 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Young Adults Regency Drama (YARD) Group and The Freeport Players' Guild, will host an island-wide scavenger hunt under the theme "Operation: Island Hunt" on Sunday, May 31st.As the organization is still in its early stage, The YARD Group anticipates that this social event will present an awesome opportunity for the young thespians to build lasting relationships with some of the community's influential groups.

The social event will kick-off with a registration period beginning at 2:30 p.m. at The Regency Theatre. The hunt will commence promptly at 3:30 p.m. and will conclude at 8:00p.m in the Regency Theatre parking lot. There, the winners of the scavenger hunt will be announced.
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“Stroke Awareness Month” recognized in Grand Bahama - May 14, 2015 - 12:47:53 PM

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The Grand Bahama Survivor of Stroke (GBSOS) is celebrating “Stroke Awareness Month” during the entire month of May 2015, in affiliation with the National Stroke Association in the United States of America.

Stroke Awareness Month is in response to raising the awareness of stroke risk factor management and how to recognize and respond to stroke warning signs by acting FAST. The use of FAST is to remember the warning signs of stroke:

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Grand Bahama Sailing Club Invites you to a curry competition night - May 14, 2015 - 10:12:24 AM

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Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Sailing Club (GBSC) welcomes everyone to Curry Night on Friday 5th June, 2015.  Back by popular demand, this is a family friendly event.

This is a light hearted, fun, foody night where anyone can bring their best curry and enter the competition.  Or, if you don’t cook, but love curry, people can come along and eat safely knowing they are supporting an organization that makes great things happen for children in this community.

Curries should be brought between 5:30pm and 6:30pm in a disposable foil tray, either half or full chafing dish size, which will be kept warm...
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Grand Bahama Sailing Club Announces Unique Free Opportunity - Junior Instructor Bootcamp (JIB) - May 7, 2015 - 2:29:42 PM

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Grand Bahama Sailing Club (GBSC) is inviting teenagers to apply for a place on its free Junior Instructor Bootcamp (JIB).  It will be held from 9am to 3:30pm, on 15th to 19th June and is aimed at 13 to 17 year old boys and girls.  

JIB has a dual aim of giving children the opportunity to learn from Director, Toby Olssen, who has taught and inspired many of the older Senior Instructors and also for GBSC to recruit volunteers to help with preparations for the Summer Programme.  The opportunities to learn will be plentiful...


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College-bound Sunland students hosted by GBPA Building and Development Services - May 5, 2015 - 12:33:24 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited welcomed three twelfth grade students of Sunland Baptist Academy who are interested in the field of architecture.

Jhalan Taylor, Rollajia Cooper and Vashanti Simmons got a firsthand view of the various fields of practice associated with the Building and Development Services department as they all prepare to embark on their tertiary studies this fall.

Building and Development Services president, Arthur Jones said...
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New Fishing Tours & more at Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour - May 5, 2015 - 8:25:07 AM

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West End, Grand Bahama Island  – Old Bahama Bay is thrilled to be able to offer all new fishing and water sports activities, just in time for our busy summer boating season with the opening of two new operations: Fishing with Billy Black and West End Watersports.
 
The legendary sportfishing Captain Billy Black is now operating sportfishing charters out of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in conjunction with Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts.  Black is operating out of The Duchess, his 50-foot Hatteras which has just come out of the yard, having been fully updated and re-powered to offer exceptional comfort and safety. Old Bahama Bay is also an Official IGFA Weigh Station.
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Grand Bahama Health Services Nurses Month Events Announced - May 3, 2015 - 6:07:51 AM


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The Grand Bahama Health Services nursing staff will join countless Nurses around the world in observing International Nurses Month during the month of May 2015. To this end a number of activities are planned.

The theme for the month is “Nurses a force for change: Care effective, Cost effective.” The events are set to highlight, educate and inform the public, in particular the youths that aspire to undertake this noble profession, how Nurses can be a force for change in healthcare development within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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Miss Grand Bahama seeking applicants for 2015 season - May 1, 2015 - 6:29:38 AM

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Attention all Ladies, THE SEARCH IS ON for the next Miss Grand Bahama.

The ideal contestant for Miss Grand Bahama  is a person  who will successfully fulfill the requirements set forth and will wear the crown with dignity, respect and will be an excellent ambassador for the Bahamas. She must possess beauty/ good physical form; intelligence; effective communication skills;  a great attitude; a motivated spirit; be ready to work as part of a team; excellent speaking ability as well as listening ability, and be overflowing with confidence.
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Congratulations to Celina Robinson of Hugh Campbell Primary School for a Job well done! - Apr 24, 2015 - 4:56:23 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Congratulations to 11- year old Celina Robinson of Hugh Campbell Primary School!

She has placed 3rd in the 18th Annual Spelling Bee Western Division held in January 2015.

Celina has been at the top of her class from preschool straight up to Grade 6.

God will continue to bless you in High School!...
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Grand Bahama Sailing Club announces a new Board of Directors and a new website - Apr 22, 2015 - 11:33:35 AM

Freeport, The Bahamas - Grand Bahama Sailing Club (GBSC) is pleased to announce a new Board of Directors following this year’s AGM held last week. The GBSC is grateful to the people who have stepped up for another term and also welcome some new volunteers to positions. The 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors is as follows:

Commodore - Joe Thompson;  Vice Commodore – Andre Feldman; Treasurer – Chris Paine;  Secretary – Sarah Rolle; Directors – Toby Olssen, Penny Ettinger, Indy Castillo, Jackie Dack, Mike Dack, and Dunya Alnebeck...

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Dog Days Race now named in Memory of Sir Jack Hayward - Apr 21, 2015 - 3:02:40 PM

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Grand Bahama’s First Dog Days Half Marathon Run is gaining huge momentum, and is pleased to announce that event will now be called the “Dog Days Half Marathon in Memory of Sir Jack Hayward”, due to generous sponsorship form the St. George and Hayward families.

“We all know of Sir Jack’s years of support to the Grand Bahama Humane Society,” said Nikki Waugh, co-event Chairman. “With this donation we will now be able to give a cash prizes for the winners of the female and male half marathon.”

Race organizers, Siobhan Antoni-Bates and Nikki Waugh approached the family in hopes of making this an event to continue celebrating Sir Jack Hayward as a humanitarian, business entrepreneur and family man...
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Memorial March held for Sandra Edgecombe in Grand Bahama - Apr 17, 2015 - 12:26:41 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - School children from Grand Bahama walked in a memorial march today for the late Mrs. Sandra Edgecombe, Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama. The procession started at Christ the King and went all through downtown, on the Mall, and in front of the Court House and Police HQ, then to the Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

Mrs. Edgecombe entered the public service in 1974. She was transferred to the Grand Bahama District in 1978. The consummate professional and a career educator, Mrs. Edgecombe ascended from trainee teacher to trained teacher, reaching the pinnacle of her career as Deputy Director of Education with responsibility for Grand Bahama, Bimini and Grand Cay.
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Local Grand Bahama Women Make a Run for a Good Cause - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:37:16 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - On May 2, 2015 runners, joggers, walkers and dogs will take to the roads in Grand Bahamas’ for the First Dog Days Half Marathon Run, 5k and One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants of all ages and even four legged friends are encouraged to participate in this fun filled day. The events will begin and end at the Bahamas Adventures beach club located on Jolly Rodger drive in the Freeport Lucaya Area.
Through disappointment rises determination and that is exactly why Nikki Waugh and Siobhan Antoni-Bates have taken action to benefit their community. After hearing the news that the proposed March International Half Marathon for Grand Bahama was postponed...
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6th annual "Join Me on the Bridge" Grand Bahama event a success - Mar 14, 2015 - 9:28:52 PM

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Special Guests and High School Students Shine at International Women’s Day Celebration

Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -  On March 8th, women and men of all ages from The Bahamas, along with international visitors and special guests, joined together at the Garden of the Groves to celebrate International Women's Day.

With perfect springtime weather and the peaceful garden as the backdrop, more than 100 guests gathered around the Grand Bahama Labyrinth for an afternoon filled with music and art, refreshments, and signing the celebration banner. The afternoon culminated with its ceremony that included the event’s annual high school essay and art competition awards and guest speakers, artists and musicians.

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Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show this Saturday - Mar 6, 2015 - 10:58:07 AM

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Get your dogs ready to strut their stuff at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama's annual dog show this Saturday, March 7th!

Don't have a dog? Come in and choose a shelter dog to show off for the day! Or just come out and enjoy the big variety of beautiful dogs, from tiny to giant, from purebred to mixed breed to our amazing Royal Bahamian Potcakes. There will be plenty to do in between events for adults and kids alike.
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Archdeacon Bain's address at the late Sir Jack Hayward's Memorial Service‏ - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:39:53 PM


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On this February 23, 2015, we as a Grand Bahama Community, and by extension, a nation, gather to pay tribute, celebrate, and memorialized the life of a great British - Bahamian son. On behalf of the membership of the Pro Cathedral of Christ The King, the entire Anglican Diocese, my wife Ann and I, I extend condolences to Sir Jack Hayward's family, colleagues, and friends.
Many adjectives, stories, and accolades have been echoed with regards to Sir Jack's life. After all, this was a man knighted by the Queen, a hero in his homeland, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Reports indicate, thousands lined the streets to bid final farewell in the UK earlier this month...

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Tribute to the Late Sir Jack A. Hayward‏ by Sarah St. George - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:15:37 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - A Memorial Service was held for Sir Jack A. Hayward, Kt., OBE on February 23, 2015 at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ of the King, East Atlantic Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island:

The following is a tribute by
Sarah St George:

This is a bittersweet day; because today as we mourn Sir Jack and pay tribute to him, he’d want us to celebrate his lifelong work and the remarkable creation of this Magic City we call our home – and all in a mere 60 years...
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Grand Bahama Students Graduate from Environmental Program - May 20, 2015 - 4:07:11 PM

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Friends and family members filled the halls of Wallace Groves Auditorium of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School to cheer on just under 30 students as they walked across the stage as certified leaders and environmentalists graduating from the Youth Environment Ambassador (YEA) program spearheaded by fast-growing environmental group, Save The Bays (STB).

The program is formed in partnership with Glover & Associates Inc. and international training company, Center for Creative Leadership.

YEA Program Director Joseph Darville said the graduation is symbolic of a milestone that will make a difference in the future appreciation and protection of the environment...
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