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Mayor of Durham, NC, visits Grand Bahama
Submitted by BIS   
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:26

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Mayor Bill Bell of Durham, North Carolina, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, October 29.  The Mayor’s visit to Grand Bahama is to promote tourism links with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.  (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

FIDA lawyers given Constitutional Referendum presentation
Written by BIS   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:09

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Justice Ruby Nottage (retired) and Mrs. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham of the Constitutional Commission Public Education Committee, were guests of Mrs. Sherice Brown, President of the Grand Bahama Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

They made a presentation to the group on the proposed Constitutional Referendum bill amendments.

Pictured is Justice Ruby Nottage, leader of the Public Education Committee, during her address.

(BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

GB Chamber of Commerce in spotlight with awards event
From the Freeport News   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 06:41

By: Mia Whylly, The Freeport News

Tim Tibbits, owner of Flying Fish Restaurant and winner of the Developing Entrepreneur AwardFREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- It was a promising night for the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

The GB Chamber of Commerce staged its 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards Ceremony, under the theme "Excellence in Hard Times"  Saturday past at the Regency Theatre.

These awards are designed to honor Grand Bahamian businesses and their executives. The GB Chamber recognizes businesses and business persons who have demonstrated commitment to community building. The Awards Committee based the choices on a number of factors including business age; nature of activities; historical performance/business achievements; contribution to Bahamian economy; management/employee relations; contribution to employment and employee training; commitment to fair and honest conduct in the marketplace; and contribution to the community, or a charity.

The nominees were thrilled with the recognition alone. The winners expressed appreciation and took the time to praise their employees for their success.

Tim Tibbits, owner of Flying Fish Restaurant and winner of the Developing Entrepreneur Award said that he and his wife owe everything to their staff. He feels that because his chefs are able to read and repeat his 'mind, style, flavours, everything'  he is able to spend time promoting his business and the island. "Business is about planning for the future'" Tibbits emphasizes.

Having only opened two years and nine months ago, Tim and his wife, Rebecca, proudly claim to have reached their goal in half the time they expected. They believe that this has been achieved through hard work and dedication and by never "losing sight of what we wanted to do" and the the importance of sharing goals with the staff.

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Rotary Club of Freeport supports the Grand Bahama Children’s Home
Submitted by the Rotary Club of Freeport   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:14

Photo from left to right: Rotarians Judith Roberts, Lisa Gibson, Richard Bates, Venus Miller, President Queen Rolle, Rotarians Elsie Knowles, Bert Lightbourne, and Othyneil Pinder, workers at the Children’s Home and Director of the home, Kay Forbes-Smith. Standing on the ladder is Community Chair, Louis Alleyne.  (Photo courtesy Derek Carroll)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- It is the intent to have a new president at the helm of Rotary Clubs every Rotary year.  This allows for variety in new leadership during the period beginning July 1st through to June 30th of the following year.  It is every president’s desire to establish a signature project and be remembered by that specific project.  

President Queen Rolle and the membership of the Rotary Club of Freeport planned and executed a successful  fundraiser which took the form of a wine and cheese tasting earlier this month.  The goal was to earmark proceeds from this event to funding hurricane shutters for a building at the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH), and on Saturday, October 25th, the Rotary Club of Freeport realised that goal when the first of the shutters were installed.

“The members present were elated, as it was a dream come true,“ said President Queen. “We began visiting the GBCH earlier this year to celebrate birthdays with the children,” she continued.  “We purchase birthday cakes and gifts for each child and we take delight in singing, playing and chatting with the children.”

Community Chair and Past President Louis Alleyne said,  “The visits to the Home has become a dear and special time for the Rotarians, so much so, that we cherish it and look forward to it. We have come to love the children and take great interest in the Home. Therefore, we say thanks to corporate Grand Bahama and the community at large for their overwhelming support at our recent wine and cheese tasting event, as well as our other fundraising initiatives.”

“Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model means that your monies are in good hands when you give to Rotary, and we make the very most of your contributions,” stated President Queen. “There is transparency, fairness, and prudence in the management of funds, our policies, and most importantly sustainability of the projects, the Rotary Club of Freeport supports and or maintains.

Constitutional Commission holds meeting in Pinder’s Point
Submitted by BIS   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:00

PINDER’S POINT, Grand Bahama – The Public Education Committee of the Constitutional Commission, headed by Justice Ruby Nottage (retired), along with Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, held a town meeting Monday evening at the Upper Zion Baptist Church, Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama. 

The town meeting was held to educate the community at large, and have questions and answers, on the proposed bill amendments of the Constitutional Referendum.  

Pictured is Mrs. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham addressing the large crowd with, left to right: Rev. Allison Pinder and wife Andrea Pinder, Justice Ruby Nottage (retired), and Rev. Michael Pinder. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

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