GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board
- Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the
2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday,
January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport. Minister of
Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the
The twelve new Board members were elected during the
Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama
- Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM
The 24th annual Festival Noël fundraiser will be held Friday, December
7th 2018, from 7pm – 10pm at the Rand Nature Centre on Cathedral
Boulevard, Grand Bahama. Celebrate the opening of the festive season
under this year’s theme “Walking in Nature’s Wonderland” with joyful
spirits and dazzling décor.
Festival Noel is the Bahamas
National Trust’s signature fundraising event on Grand Bahama Island that
attracts over 300 patrons...
BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2018 - 9:15:36 PM
DEC. 1 -- Today marks the beginning of the Nassau Grouper Closed Season.
This means that it’s illegal to land, purchase or sell Nassau Grouper from December 1st to February 28th.
Let’s give them some time and privacy to make more Nassau Groupers.
In the meantime, try out other tasty options like Lionfish.
Rotary Club of East Nassau now using “Together” from Aliv
- Nov 25, 2018 - 3:33:39 PM
The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) is the first major civic
organization in The Bahamas to partner with local technology company
Aliv on the company’s newly launched fundraising website, Together.
first initiative of its kind in The Bahamas, Together is designed to
improve fundraising capabilities by providing a secure online payment
option while putting donors at ease by ensuring the credibility of
organizations and their causes. Together will be used to facilitate
RCEN’s silent auction which will raise funds for tertiary education
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting
- Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Chief Operating Officer of The
Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), Mr. Holland Grant was
asked to give a speech to members of Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise at
their monthly meeting. Mr. Grant spoke about the history of BISX, the
current state of the market and the future of Bahamian Capital Markets.
Mr. Grant commented, “It was a pleasure to have an informed discussion
with this group which allowed all of us a chance to discuss ideas on the
future of the Bahamian capital markets. The capital markets are the
result of the efforts of regulators, investors and companies, the Rotary
Sunrise Membership included persons from all of these areas, leading to
a dynamic conversation.”
Grand Bahama Humane Society's Car Boot Sale set for Sept. 29
- Sep 18, 2018 - 11:50:27 AM
Humane Society's Car Boot sale will be taking place at Garden of the
Groves on Saturday, 29th September between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
are a few spaces still available for anyone wishing to sell their
unwanted chattels, clothes, anything! etc. in exchange for making some
money for themselves.
It's $20 per 'boot' - that's a car, truck or wagon. Anyone can share one vehicle with a friend too...
Eleuthera’s Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point
- Sep 13, 2018 - 1:55:47 PM
New Providence, Bahamas – Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth
involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act,
the way it was a few decades ago.” For a trio of young activists from
the island of Eleuthera this couldn’t be truer. Franchesca Hanna, 16,
Kristman Moss, 15 and Wadainya Weinburger – all students of the Central
Eleuthera High School recently gave their strong endorsement of, and
lent their voices to, the Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point joining
their adult counterparts from the One Eleuthera Foundation and the
Bahamas National Trust on a media tour to raise awareness about the need
for sustainable – and not commercial development of the area...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly
- Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM
On Saturday August 25th, 2018 Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas hosted its
first Interclub Assembly under the theme “Be The Inspiration”, which is
the 2018-2019 presidential theme for Rotary International President
Barry Rassin. Highlights of the Assembly included a panel of Past
Rotary Presidents who led the audience in a discussion on the topic,
“Challenges Faced by Clubs” and a panel discussion lead by Rotaractors
on the topic “Ensuring the Transition from Rotaract to Rotary”...
BNT asks for Bahamians to stand for protection of Lighthouse Point
- Sep 3, 2018 - 10:13:49 AM
Eleuthera, named ‘Freedom’ - world famous for its naturally beautiful
beaches - is in danger of having Lighthouse Point, perhaps the most
significant undeveloped area left on the island, commercially developed
as a cruise port by Disney Cruise Line. If the proposed development is
allowed to move forward, Eleutherans believe that access to this sacred
ground will eventually be blocked for locals, and that its rural,
untouched beauty will be replaced by over-crowded beaches, large cruise
ships, and infrastructure to support thousands of visitors on a regular
Dog Days Half-Marathon raises 5K for GB Children’s Home and over 17k for at risk Animals too!
- Aug 21, 2018 - 12:30:04 PM
“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming
dreams, but in active charity and in willing service” said Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow. Though not men, two women have taken up this call
and contributed significantly to local charities through sport and
The fourth Annual Dog Days Event which was held in
late March this year was organized by good friends Nikki Waugh and
Siobhan Antoni-Bates, and featured several races including a one mile,
5k, 10k and half marathon...
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month
- Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM
For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South
East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a
second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is
supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about
growing the membership and strengthening the club’s many projects.
August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and
humanitarian-based organization. Along with the Rotary Foundation, it
is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership
month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...
Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a
multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to
serve again as President because it exemplifies this year’s Rotary
Theme, “To Be The Inspiration...
Arbitration process next topic of GB Chamber luncheon
- Aug 13, 2018 - 11:22:13 AM
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will host their August Business
Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in Delphine
Room, Pelican Bay, Canal House.
The speaker for this month will
be Mr. Peter D. Maynard, PhD, FCIArb, of Peter D. Maynard Counsel and
Attorneys. and he'll be discussing the "Arbitration Process." Members
and non-member can attend, and are to confirm by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 352-8329...
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project
- Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM
On Saturday July 28, 2018, the Rotaract Club of East Nassau set out to
make a difference within the community by hosting an HIV/AIDS mural
painting open to both members and non members. This community service
initiative, served as a reminder to persons of all ages that they
should, “Get Tested Bey!”
For far too long, our Bahamian community has sheltered the idea of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among us...
Rotaract Club of East Nassau welcomes the club’s new Leadership
- Jul 5, 2018 - 6:26:02 PM
July marked a new year for many around the world. Hundred of thousands of
Rotaractors from Rotary and Rotaract alike welcomed the new month as a
new year of service for the international organization. For years these
service organizations have made a tremendous difference in the lives of
all they have assisted through service and leadership both
internationally and locally. Rotary’s network has expanded far and wide
throughout the island and has created a passionate zeal for service...
DPM presents Budget issues to Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
- Jun 18, 2018 - 2:20:16 PM
The government has made provisions to empower people during this current
budget period, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the
Hon. Peter Turnquest during the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
Business Luncheon, June 15, at Pelican Bay.
in explaining why the government will increase VAT from 7.5% to 12% to
increase revenue, presented to Chamber members what the government faced
when coming to office on May 10, 2017...
Rotary Club of West Nassau annual spring raffle results
- Jun 4, 2018 - 1:01:12 PM
Following the drawing on Saturday June 2nd, The Rotary Club Of West
Nassau is pleased to announce the lucky winners of its Annual Spring
Raffle Fundraiser Rotary Club of West Nassau Spring Raffle Drawn on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Committee Chairman: Rotarian Caldwell Pratt...
Royal Wedding Sale at Second Chance
- May 18, 2018 - 9:11:31 AM
Come see us at the Second Chance shop and shop our amazing Royal Wedding Sale!
store will be open today through Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Come
check out all the awesome deals to be had. You will get great prices
and a wonderful feeling knowing all proceeds go to caring for the
animals of Grand Bahama Island...
Bahamas Girl Guides get new Headquarters
- May 10, 2018 - 11:57:31 AM
After decades of dreaming and fundraising, the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association moves another step closer to building its new headquarters.
Today, Monday, 7th May, 2018 the Association, under the leadership of
Architect , Alvan Rolle awarded the contract for the new building to
Brandon Watson of Watson Contruction Company. Mr. Watson was prepared
to help the Girl Guides begin this project, despite the fact that only
half the amount required is currently available...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama AGM set for April 17
- Apr 11, 2018 - 10:45:20 AM
Animal lovers wanted! Please consider becoming a member of the HSGB and
help us reduce animal suffering and pet over-population on Grand Bahama.
There are so many ways to help...fundraising, humane education,
spay/neuter canvassing, public outreach, even helping at the shelter by
walking/socializing dogs and socializing cats.
Current members are invited to vote in the 2018/2019 Board and Officers. Not a member or your membership has lapsed...
British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce welcomed to Grand Bahama
- Apr 10, 2018 - 9:08:37 PM
Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call
from representatives of the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
(BCCC). The BCCC was inaugurated in 2001.
With its head office in
the UK and chapters in the Caribbean, it connects Caribbean countries,
to foster and develop trade and investment opportunities with the UK.
It is a daughter chamber of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce,
one of the UK's 52 British Chambers of Commerce accredited chambers...