Keep Grand Bahama Clean Hosts High School PSA Competition
- Nov 24, 2014 - 12:01:11 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas
the years the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) initiative has hosted many
at the primary, junior high and senior high levels, with the aim of
raising the awareness of the importance of keeping a clean environment
amongst the youth of the island. In commemoration of the 8th
anniversary of KGBC during the month of October,
which is also recognized nationally as Youth Month, the committee once
again thought it was fitting to incorporate a youth component in the
to committee chairperson and GBPA Environmental Manager, Nakira
Wilchcombe, “there is so much talent amongst our youth, and
with this very important issue of keeping a clean environment...
Grand Bahama Public Hospitals Authority to host Retirement Dinner
- Nov 20, 2014 - 5:57:55 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The
Grand Bahama Public Hospitals Authority held a press conference,
November 19, to announce that a Retirement Dinner will be held Friday
evening to honour the “13 Public Hospitals Authority sparkling gems
retiring after eight to 47 years of consistent and unbroken service to
the people of the Northern Bahamas.”
The dinner will be held at
Le Chateau on the Green, with the theme, “Globe Trotting – A World of
Wonder Awaits.” Minister of Labour, National Insurance, and the Public
Service the Hon. D. Shane Gibson will attend and bring remarks. From
left are Co-Chair Mavis Ward, Public Relations Co-Chair Valeria Burrows,
and Co-Chair John R. Fraser...
First Pinning Ceremony for Registered Nurses Held in Grand Bahama
- Nov 18, 2014 - 3:16:56 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, congratulated nine graduates of the Class of Fall 2013 during the
first pinning ceremony to be held in Grand Bahama on Monday at Pelican Bay Hotel.
Held under the theme, “Nurses: Many roles, One Profession;
Advocating, Leading and Delivering Quality Care,” there were nine graduates,
eight women and one man. They are Keisha Bain-Outten, Cynetra Cox, Bejra
Duncombe, Ashley Pinder, Kendra Roberts, Latoya Russell, Danielle Seymour,
Bonnielynn Toote-Coakley and Tenishka Williams.
The graduates, he said, are products of The College of The
Bahamas Nursing Program, something to be proud of. The Minister congratulated
them on choosing to become a part of a noble profession and added...
Remembrance Day Parade and Church Service in Grand Bahama
- Nov 11, 2014 - 12:05:30 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - A Veteran's Memorial Day Service took place on Sunday, November 9th at the Mary Star of the Sea Church.
The service was
preceded by a street march with local dignitaries, the Legend Band, and
school children from Freeport Primary, Hugh Campbell, Bishop Michael
Eldon, and Sunland.
Photos seen here were provide by Derek Carroll Photography...
Kamalamee Organization Releases 2014 Honourees Commemorative Photo
- Nov 7, 2014 - 4:06:22 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – The Kamalamee Organization is proud to release
its signature commemorative group photo of the 2014 honourees. This
year’s photo was taken at the Smiths Point Limited a property of luxury
cottages owned by Fred Smith in Grand Bahama.
The sunset photo was taken by
professional photographer and committee member, Lyndah Wells. The
organization will host a portrait unveiling ceremony at the C. A. Smith Complex
during the first week in December where the 2014 honourees will have their 8 ft.
portraits unveiled for public viewing, as part of the organization’s
Group seeking to buy Port Lucaya working with Bahamas Government
- Nov 7, 2014 - 4:23:11 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a statement by
Peter Hunt, Bahamaland Investments Limited:
We are delighted to have embraced
Grand Bahama as a second home with significant investments made over the
past 12 years. We are committed to this island's positive growth and
development and are confident in the revival of its’ now rebounding
economy. Among other projects, we see tremendous potential relative to
the acquisition of Port Lucaya Market Place. The facility has a rich
history and it is representative of a local and touristic treasure.
commend the ongoing first class efforts of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority to draw investors to this beautiful island. We continue to
dialogue and cooperate with the Bahamas Government to have the Port
Lucaya deal materialized. We are satisfied that the GBPA
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.
GBPA Joins Forces With REACH Grand Bahama
- Nov 20, 2014 - 7:17:05 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
– Autism, a disorder that occurs four to five times more in boys than girls has been
characterized by impaired
non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
this disease affects a number of persons within The Bahamas, The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has
joined forces with REACH Grand Bahama, the local chapter of a national
organization to assist in its upcoming efforts geared towards informing
persons about the disorder that affects neurodevelopment...
Outreach Community Centre Commissioned in Sea Grape, Grand Bahama
- Nov 18, 2014 - 2:54:44 PM
It Only Takes One
Person to Make a Difference, Darville Says
GRAPE, Grand Bahama –
reminded Sunday that it only takes one person to make a difference and that
each of us should desire to be that person.
challenge came from the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville as he participated in the Commissioning of the Evangelist Lloyd Quant
Outreach Community Center in Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock this past Sunday
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe, and Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, on Sunday past took time...
Business People Pack VAT Boot Camp Seminar
- Nov 18, 2014 - 1:54:26 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – In early November, two local entrepreneurs hosted
a VAT Bootcamp Seminar to a packed room of 80 local business people.
The attendees received valuable information about VAT Registration and
preparing their businesses for the impending new tax, slated for January
Sarah Kirkby of Barefoot Marketing and Leigh Termath,
of Bahama Buy and Sell, organized this seminar in response to the
concerns of their clients.
Over the summer, their own customers
told them they were not prepared for VAT and did not feel they were
equipped with the tools to adequately prepare their business.
Kirkby and Termath then worked with local accounting experts to come up
with an intense one-day bootcamp, to give the attendees as much
information as they could.
The seminar opened with certified
accountant, Christopher Baker, of HLB Galanis, outlining in detail all
the requirements for Registration for the Value Added Tax, noting that
registration must be completed by November 30...
St. Georges’ High graduate receives academic scholarship from Grand Bahama FIDA chapter
- Nov 18, 2014 - 10:07:02 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand
Bahama Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
is pleased to announce the award of an academic scholarship to its
eighth recipient, Miss Teonya Takahra Knowles. Miss Knowles is a
graduate of St. Georges’ High School and was successful in obtaining
seven (7) BGCSE’s passes at grade ‘C’ and above.
Scholarship is an award of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) each year
for two (2) years of study at The College of The Bahamas. Miss Knowles
will be pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree in Law and Criminal
Justice. Her ultimate goal is to enter the field of Law...
BNT Looking for Community Support for Grand Bahama Park Expansion
- Nov 12, 2014 - 3:25:30 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Recently the Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) President, Executive Director and Grand Bahama
Parks Manager met with the Minister for Grand Bahama, Hutchinson
Executives and Grand Bahama Port Authority representatives to review the
proposed new and extended parks for the island.
The two new
proposed parks for East Grand Bahama and the Northshore-Gap, as well as
the extended Lucayan and Peterson’s Cay areas are all featured on TV ads
to be released in November. Using first-time drone video footage, the
ads were created to solicit feedback from the public on the proposed
Condolences offered by Grand Bahama Port Authority
- Nov 10, 2014 - 10:11:51 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama
Port Authority is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic plane crash
on Sunday which claimed the lives of Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth Ann
Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder, Mr. Lavard and Mrs. Radel Parks and their
son Johannan, Pilots Stanley Thurston and Farkhan Cooper and an
We and all Grand Bahamians join in
mourning Dr Munroe's passing and are comforted that he was coming to
host his second Global Leadership Forum here among us. We commend the
leaders of the Faith Ministries for continuing to carry out his Ministry
here today with their message of faith and hope, during this time of
grief and sadness for us all...
Condolence message from Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Condolences
- Nov 10, 2014 - 10:03:18 PM
Grand Bahama Island – Kevin D. Seymour,
President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, along with its
Executive Board and Members, extends their sincerest condolences to the
families of Founder & President of Bahamas Faith Ministries
International Dr. and Mrs. Myles Munroe, Pastor Ruth Munroe, Senior
Vice-President Dr. Richard Pinder, Youth Pastors Lavard and Radel Parks
and their son Johannan, Pilots Stanley Thurston and Farkhan Cooper who
lost their lives in a most tragic plane crash yesterday evening.
appreciation is extended to the Emergency personnel who responded to the
call and also offer our encouragement and support to the management and
staff of the Grand Bahama Shipyard, who are no doubt traumatized by
this tragic event...
20 yr old Grand Bahama man in hospital after shooting incident
- Nov 7, 2014 - 1:29:37 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 20 year old male in hospital.
Reports are that on Thursday 6th November 2014 shortly after 7:00pm, police received
information that a male was at the Rand Memorial Hospital suffering
from gunshot wounds to the upper right thigh. The male reported that
while at his residence in Hawksbill, Grand Bahama, he was approached by a
male known to him who pulled out a hand gun and shot him in the upper
thigh. He was assisted to the Rand Memorial Hospital by private vehicle
and is listed in guarded condition.
3 Grand Bahama charities receive food items from Northern Region Public Service
- Nov 5, 2014 - 10:31:39 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Three charities in Grand Bahama, on Tuesday,
were the recipients of non-perishable food items from the Northern
Region Public Service Month Planning Committee and the Ministry of
In a presentation at the Department of
Immigration Laurie Bullard, chairperson of the planning committee, said
during the month of October, the Northern Region Public Service
celebrated its 15th Annual Public Service and Recognition of Retirees
Month. The celebration was held under the theme, “Charting the Course,
Serving the Nation, Securing the Future”...
Hugh W. Campbell Primary School Assembly & Prefect Installation
- Nov 4, 2014 - 10:25:57 AM
Bahama - Hugh W. Campbell Primary School held an Assembly & Prefect
Installation on November 2nd, 2014. Thirty-Four Students were installed
Among the guest speakers were Natayo D' Andre
Forbes of Bishop Michael Eldon High School and Tiasha Lewis of St.
Georges High School. They spoke about responsibility and leadership...
Miss Universe Bahamas raises funds for AIDS awareness committee
- Nov 2, 2014 - 1:42:04 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
- Just a few months ago the current Miss Universe Bahamas,
Tomii Culmer lost a very close relative who was born with the AIDS virus. Upon
invitation to this year’s Red Rose Ball as a guest presenter the beauty queen
wanted to do more than just show up.
With just a weeks notice she contacted the
management of Sawyer's Fresh Market requesting the use of their property to set
up an area to raise funds. They immediately agreed and also made a donation to
Thanks to Reggie Simmons of Imagine Graphics who has been extremely
supportive of Tomii he provided the necessary signage and materials that gave
shoppers a better understanding of what she was doing...
Grand Bahama Health Services launch High School Video Competition
- Oct 23, 2014 - 11:34:18 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - World Mental Health Month was
observed globally on October 10th, 2014 under the theme “Living with
Schizophrenia”. After a series of successful activities including radio
talk shows and the annual forum, the Psychiatric team of Grand Bahama
Health Services culminates the month of events with an inter high school
The 30 seconds video is based on this year’s
World Mental Health theme and will run from October 20 - 27, 2014.
Participants include all public and private high schools throughout
Grand Bahama. They are required to upload their entries on facebook for
the viewing public...
Another Businessman Supports Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -- Another
Grand Bahama businessman has come forward to assist the initiatives of
The Grand Bahama Cultural Carnival Company [GBCCC] as it presents ‘The
Grand Life - Grand Bahama Island: The road leading to Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival’. Mr. Mario Donato has sponsored a prime shop space in the
Regent Centre, Down Town Freeport for the business operations and sale
of costumes and authentically Grand-Bahamian products for GBCCC, a
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival company.
Grand Bahama Island is poised
to benefit from events leading to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival May 7th –
9th 2015, with its own events scheduled for April 17th – 18th 2015.
GBCCC will also proudly represent Grand Bahama Island in Nassau in May