Mommy and Me Workouts
- Aug 17, 2017 - 4:23:15 PM
Parenting is an important, full-time job which requires the distribution
of an endless amount of love, affection, and guidance. As a parent, it
is important to build a community of supporters who can alleviate any
stressors associated with parenting, in addition to developing healthy
habits for you and your child(ren) which makes it easier for you to cope
Mommy and Me Workouts are beneficial to both mother
and child. Such workouts can begin when the baby is still in the womb,
helping the mother to strengthen her pelvic floor muscles and increase
flexibility during pregnancy in order to prepare her body for labour.
Post pregnancy, Mommy and Me Workouts regulate changing hormones to
prevent postpartum depression. For the baby, it creates the adoption of
an active, healthy lifestyle which should continue throughout their
The Medical Fitness Department at Bahamas Medical Center
(BMC) offers Mommy and Me Workouts for Pre and Post Natal mothers and
their child or children...
BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive
- Aug 17, 2017 - 12:42:53 PM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined
forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's
annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated
school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students
within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to
embrace the challenges of the new school year.
are BTC Marketing Interns Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler.
Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on
behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship
Coordinator Davina Rutherford...
First Official Visit By The Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General With The Grand Bahama Port Authority
- Aug 4, 2017 - 11:01:30 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Vice Chairman, Sarah St George
(centre), and GBPA President, Ian Rolle (second right), were pleased to
welcome Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC (second left), Attorney
General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, on his first official visit to Grand Bahama, together with
Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama (far
right) and the Hon. Elsworth N. Johnson MP, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs (far left). Also present were Garvin Gaskin, Director of Public
Prosecutions, Antoinette Bonamy, Director of Legal Affairs, Marco
Rolle, Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Attorney General, Deann
Seymour, GBPA Chief Financial officer...
SeaGrape is BTC Country this Weekend!
- Aug 4, 2017 - 8:49:47 AM
This weekend BTC will partner with the 3rd Annual Sea grape Homecoming
Festival, held in the community of Seagrape Eight Mile Rock, to ensure
all patrons can take pictures, post videos and more during this fun
New Bahamian owned BTC franchises provides greater convenience on GBI
- Aug 2, 2017 - 1:10:59 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Since its inception The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) has built its brand on a commitment to
service and supporting their community. As part of that commitment the
BTC Brand has become synonymous with the promotion and protection of all
things Bahamian, as well as supporting the efforts of small Bahamian
businesses. This has become most evident in the recent focus placed on
encouraging Bahamian ownership through its BTC franchise stores.
BTC, we understand that the success of ordinary everyday Bahamians also
contributes to our success as well” explained BTC Northern Vice
President Eldri Ferguson-Mackey. “We don’t just work here we live here
and so it’s important to us that enterprising Bahamians have the
opportunity to own a piece of the pie too.”...
The OPM, Grand Bahama in conjunction with local stakeholders present 'A taste of Port Lucaya'
- Jul 31, 2017 - 12:41:58 AM
The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama in partnership with the
Ministry of Tourism, Port Lucaya Marketplace, GBPA, Grand Bahama Island
Tourism Board & BTC presents
A Taste of Port Lucaya
Launching Thursday August 3rd, 2017 at 6 pm until 11 pm in the Count Basie Square Port Lucaya Marketplace
is the mandate of my Government and particularly the Office of the
Prime Minister Grand Bahama to drive economic development. These series
Grand Bahama Island Gears Up for 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' with help from BTC
- Jul 30, 2017 - 4:37:28 PM
BTC has joined forces with the Grand Bahama Tourism Board and the Office
of the PM on Grand Bahama for a new venture geared at showcasing the
island's amazing musical and entertainment talent. Dubbed 'A Taste of
Port Lucaya' the event which will launch on August 3rd in Count Basie
Square will be hosted by Social Media Sensation Sawyer Boy and feature
performances from the likes of Stileet, Wilfred Solomon and the Police
Pop Band in a bid to attract locals and visitors to the vibrant Port
Lucaya Marketplace. Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey is
pictured (Seated, Second from the right) along with other stakeholders
including Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon.
Freeport Goombay Summer Festival continues
- Jul 26, 2017 - 11:16:42 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- Every Thursday night, residents and
visitors alike take the grounds of Taino Beach by storm to participate
in everything that Grand Bahama Island’s Goombay Summer Festival has to
With an authentically Bahamian program ranging from conch
and coconut cracking demonstrations, to guided nature walks, to a live
Bahamian concert, Goombay Summer Festival appeals to a variety of age
groups and demographics.
However, for the food connoisseur,
Goombay Summer Festival on Grand Bahama Island offers a unique way to
experience Bahamian culture.
Although food has been a large part
of Bahamian festivals, only recently has culinary tourism begun to play a
larger role in the tourism product.
As a result, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation aimed to...
Educators Industry Training Program closing ceremony
- Jul 25, 2017 - 6:00:03 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Friday, July 21st, the Ministry of
Education, Science & Technology, in conjunction with the Ministry of
Tourism & Aviation, and the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association
(BHTA), held the closing ceremony for the Educators' Industry
Internship Program at Castaways Resorts & Suites on Grand Bahama
The three-day program, which afforded educators the
opportunity to experience working in the tourism sector, began on
Monday, July 17th, and culminated with a certificate presentation in
which the educators were proud to take part.
With a total of twenty teachers involved in the program, participants
Grand Bahama Regatta 2017 dedicated to Canard Levi Bethel
- Jul 3, 2017 - 6:50:58 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita
Campbell, and former Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is
working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.
This year's regatta set for July 28 - 30 at Taino Beach will honour
retired undersecretary of the Bahamas Public Service, Canard Levi
Mr. Bethel obtained his early education at the K-10 All Age School in
Long Bays Cays South Andros. He was born and grew up in the settlement
of High Rock, South Andros...
Grand Bahama Regatta expected to Sail to Success with the help of BTC
- Jun 30, 2017 - 11:45:11 AM
For sailing enthusiasts, lovers of great Bahamian food, music and
culture, the annual Grand Bahama Regatta and Heritage Festival has
blossomed into one of the premier summer events. The annual Regatta has
seen its share of challenges but under the Chairmanship of Chervita
Campbell, the committee has kept this event on the local calendar and
successfully improved attendance.
Last week, the Grand Bahama
Regatta committee hosted its corporate partners to a special event where
they announced sponsorship support for this years’ event which included
BTC, Kalik, and the Ministry of Tourism. This year, BTC Northern
Bahamas has jumped at the chance to become intricately involved in this
year’s event, lending the strength of its own brand to help promote
Grand Bahama summer camps to bring kids closer to nature
- Jun 20, 2017 - 1:01:11 PM
Registration opens this week for two local summer camps in Grand Bahama
designed to bring youth and teens closer to -- and smarter about -- what
exists in the natural world around them.
The week-long camps
sponsored by Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas include field trips,
indoor activities, team building, character development and making new
friends, with activities ranging from soil composting to swimming with
Grand Bahama Regatta Corporate Social Held
- Jun 20, 2017 - 2:43:55 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama Regatta Corporate Social was held on June 8th at the Social Affair Cultural Center.
Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming will be taking place at Taino Beach from July 28th-30th, 2017.
See enclosed photos...
BHTA making good on post Hurricane Matthew restoration contribution
- Jun 19, 2017 - 11:18:18 PM
Freeport, GBI, Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) —
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) followed through on a
commitment made to the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board - to assist
towards the long-term restoration of tourism affected areas, Post
Hurricane Matthew on Grand Bahama.
On Thursday, June 8, 2017,
during the Board of Directors meeting of the GBITB, Mrs. Suzanne
Pattusch, Executive Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism
Association made a financial contribution to the Grand Bahama Island
Tourism Board on behalf of the Association and the Caribbean Hotel and
Tourism Association. The donation was made to further assist with the
restoration efforts of Tourism related areas on Grand Bahama Island.
a statement issued by CHTA on February 25th, 2017, stated “Recognizing
the considerable hardship and damage which Haiti and part...
Over 100 Florida High School Volunteers Give Back in Grand Bahama
- Jun 16, 2017 - 2:01:26 PM
This past week from June
10 to 14th, over 100 Florida high school students who just recently
graduated came to Freeport to celebrate their graduation; however, they
did more than just celebrate.
Over the course of four days from 10 am-2 pm
each day the students volunteered through the Bahamian nonprofit Lend a
Hand Bahamas who coordinated with the YMCA in Freeport and the Grand
Bahama Children's Home to assist in projects including painting,
cleaning, and debris removal.
The students were brought to The Bahamas
through a travel company called S-Trip!
Hurricane Preparedness Benefits with Alternative Energy
- Jun 13, 2017 - 9:53:31 AM
The future of solar power in Grand Bahama requires increase dedication about alternative energy products.
an appearance on the Focus Forward radio show hosted by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Heath Kemp, owner of Solar Up Bahamas informed
listeners about solar power and alternative energy.Kemp explained,
"Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into
electricity." The Bahamas experiences 310 days of sunshine annually and
nearly 8 hours of sunlight each day.Kemp confirmed "Our natural
environment makes The Bahamas, particularly Bahamian businesses &
homes, ideal locations to use solar power...
Freetown Fire Hearth Food & Heritage Festival a Success!
- Jun 11, 2017 - 3:20:55 PM
The Fourth Annual Freetown Fire Hearth Food and Heritage Festival took
place in Ole Freetown at Gold Rock Creek East on June 5th to commemorate
the native traditions of early Bahamian settlers.
With a full day of activities, the event kicked off with a potato eating
competition, onion peeling competition, pineapple eating competition,
local music and dancing, a washboard competition, and a fire "half"
The annual Whit Monday festival, which was recently relocated
to the Gold Rock Creek site, was perfect for locals and visitors alike
to enjoy a day at the beach while engaging in the designated festival
The Honourable K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Member of
Parliament for East Grand Bahama...
Anita Doherty retires after 38 years of service
- Jun 9, 2017 - 8:37:18 PM
Grand Bahama principal, Mrs. Anita Doherty retired this month after 38
years of service. She was the principal of Bishop Michael Eldon School,
and the students and faculty held an assembly under the title,
“Saluting a Phenomenal Woman: Retirement Celebrations” on June 1st to
commemorate her contributions.
A float and motorcade took place
later that day through Freeport ending at roast and comedy show in her
honour. On June 2, an Anita Doherty Workout and Walkathon took place at
Pirates Cove, Taino Beach...
GBPA/iTEL BPO Partnership Strengthening Freeport’s ICT Sector
- Jun 6, 2017 - 2:17:30 PM
Freeport Bahamas - The Call Center industry on Grand Bahama continues to
make significant strides as a new sector for growth in the island’s
economy. This however, has not come without a strategic and concerted
effort by key stakeholders, itelBPO Solutions (Island Outsourcers) and
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, (GBPA).
The duo paired
up for the ICMI Contact Center Expo, recently held at the Walt Disney
World Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida. This event marked the 2nd year
in which itelBPO and GBPA have collaborated to promote Grand Bahama
Island as a premier destination for BPO operations, within the region...
Grand Bahama Homecoming Weekend a Success
- Jun 5, 2017 - 12:06:07 PM
Over the past Labour Day and Whit Monday Holiday weekend, ALIV was the
title sponsor for Grand Bahama Homecoming Weekend. The three-year
sponsorship is part of ALIV’s commitment to helping to expand the
cultural diversity throughout the country. The weekend was an
“overwhelming success” inclusive of a Beach Family Fun Day on Taino
Beach on Friday, a Beres Hammond Concert on Saturday and Beach Fete
Party on Monday. Beres Hammond had not performed in Grand Bahama in the
last ten years and concert attendees from throughout the country showed
their appreciation in a major way. ALIV CAO Damian Blackburn, ALIV VP
responsible for Grand Bahama, Richard Stanton, ALIV Events, Sponsorship
& Community Manager, Bianca Bethel Sawyer among other ALIV
executives were in attendance for the events...