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Freeport Jet Wash hosts new vehicle re-launch
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:57

Before you buy, test drive!  Linda Malcolm, wife of Chamber President Barry Malcolm, had a chance to test drive one of the new vehicles at the recent Freeport Jet Wash vehicle re-launch. There to explain the Chrysler lineup was Chrysler Interamericana Trading Corporation (ITC) representative, Jeremy Hart who spoke in detail about the Chrystal brands and assisted invited guests who were interested in taking the cars for a spin. (Photo Courtesy of Derek Carroll for Barefoot Marketing)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Feeling the revitalization of the economy, Freeport Jet Wash hosted a vehicle re-launch to advertise their returning fleet from the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram brands.

The event took place in the refurbished Chrysler showroom with a cocktail party reception for local business professionals in the community including bank and loan representatives, insurance agents, corporate representatives and business owners.

On hand for the launch was Interamericana Trading Corporation (ITC) representative, Jeremy Hart, who spoke in detail about the Chrysler brands, new innovative car features and the future for the lineup.

“I am very pleased to be in attendance, I travel the Caribbean representing Chrysler and it’s great to see such enthusiasm from Freeport Jet Wash again,” said Hart. “We have a strong line of vehicles for this year and we hope to attract back our Grand Bahama clients.”

As the only certified Chrysler dealership on the island, the re-launch allowed Freeport Jet Wash to showcase their new products and introduce their trained mechanic team who are all certified to work on the Chrysler brands.

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Hawksbill Creek Clinic to be renovated
Submitted by BIS   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:10

Pictured from left: Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Grand Bahama; Frank Smith, Chairman of the Board PHA; Melissa Williams Edwards,  Pinnacle Investment Construction Company Limited;  Dr. Michael Darville Minister for Grand Bahama; Herbert Brown, Managing Director PHA; and Catherine Weech, Hospital Administrator.  (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Representatives of the Public Hospitals Authority, the Grand Bahama Health Services and Pinnacle Investment Construction Company Ltd. are pictured following the contract signing July 28 for Remediation and Renovation of the Hawksbill Creek Clinic.

Pictured from left: Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Grand Bahama; Frank Smith, Chairman of the Board PHA; Melissa Williams Edwards, Pinnacle Investment Construction Company Limited;  Dr. Michael Darville Minister for Grand Bahama; Herbert Brown, Managing Director PHA; and Catherine Weech, Hospital Administrator.

(BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)

 
Grand Bahama tourism team visits Memphis and Nashville
Submitted by Brooke M. Sherman   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 07:07

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas -- The Vacation Express/ Bahamasair summer flight program, fueled by the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, continues to soar to greater heights. The initial eight city non-stop service program has now picked up two additional cities with flights originating in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee commencing August 11th and September 5th, respectively.

The introduction of this program increases the average length of stay for the destination with its rolling four (4 nights with departures on the 5th day) flight schedule. Visitor spend on tour excursions, dining experiences and shopping among others aids the Ministry of Tourism’s goal of achieving the widest possible distribution of the benefits of tourism throughout the island.

A team of representatives including Carmel Churchill, Director for Marketing Services, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Jeannie Gibson, Communications Manager, BTO, Antoinette Neely, District Manager BTO, and Brooke Sherman, Communications Senior Executive BTO set off on a weeklong media and sales blitz throughout Memphis and Nashville, July 22nd- 26th, 2014. The team paid courtesy calls on Mayors A C Wharton, Jr. for the City of Memphis and Karl F. Deal for the City of Nashville in addition to meetings with local TV, radio and communications agencies to promote the new direct service to Grand Bahama.   

Watch TV interviews by the representatives of the team:

http://www.wkrn.com/story/26108733/nashville-airport-will-soon-offer-direct-flights-to-bahamas

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/26084333/international-air-travel-returns-to-memphis

 
Deep Water Cay gives back to the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:00

DEEP WATER CAY, Grand Bahama -- Showing their appreciation for the Royal Bahamas Police Force in the East, Deep Water Cay (DWC), donated a brand new flat screen television to the High Rock Police Department to go along with their newly purchased office computer. The presentation was made by Tyrone Johnson, DWC's Assistant Manager to Supervisor Loretta Mackey and Sergeant Larry Rolle of the High Rock Station.  Deep Water Cay is located just off shore of McLean’s Town on a private island and is the home of the oldest bonefishing resort in Grand Bahama www.deepwatercay.com. (Photo courtesy of Deep Water Cay for Barefoot Marketing)

 
FORCE technology simulator key feature of new Svitzer regional training centre in Grand Bahama
Submitted by Janet Albury   
Friday, 25 July 2014 13:34

Svitzer Nassau assisting MSC ship in Freeport Harbour.FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- With an inaugural event held on July 24, 2014, Svitzer has officially opened its Regional Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

The Centre features one of the most complete navigation simulator facilities in the region, with stations for assisted ship and two harbour tugs. The simulator has been developed by FORCE Technology of Denmark, and deployed by Svitzer in close cooperation with Freeport Harbour Company and Mediterranean Shipping Company.

This facility will allow for joint training of pilots and tug captains and it can be customized for specific harbours, vessels or operating conditions.

The Training Centre and its simulator represent another step in Svitzer’s commitment to enhancing safety and drive operational excellence in harbours and terminals in the region.

“Svitzer is expanding its operations in the Caribbean and Latin-America and in the next coming years, many new colleagues in the region need to be trained in operating ASD tugs”, said Albert Snoei, Head of Marine Standards for Svitzer Americas.

“We identified Freeport as the ideal location to set up a training center. Taking advantage of the great boat-handling abilities of our Bahamian captains, we identified some highly-skilled training masters which can transfer their knowledge to others.”

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