of planning culminated in a day of friendly, but fierce, competition as
organizers and participants of the 33rd Annual Conchman Triathlon swam,
biked, and ran their way to the finish line. Since its inception more
than 30 years ago, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon has welcomed competitors
from across the globe with this year’s event attracting athletes from as
far away as Switzerland.
the sound of the pistol, 125 triathletes, competing in categories
ranging from Sprint, Olympic, and IronKids, as individuals and in Teams,
put months of intense training to the test at the annual sporting
event. Set against the backdrop of Grand Bahama Island’s beautiful Taino
Beach, the event once again gave race enthusiasts the opportunity to
swim, bike, and run their way to triathlete success.
the help of a slew of vendors such as Jasmine Roxbury, Carla
Hanna-Wilson & Tony Macaroni providing food and drink stands along
the route to keep triathletes and volunteers refreshed over the course
of the day. The event was again able to provide an environment that was
both safe and competitive.
certainly changed our operations in Crossreach. The warehouse (together
with 2 other warehouses at RAM) have been emptied and re-filled time
and time again. We estimate that Crossreach teams together with help
from Crisis Recovery International (CRI) and several other off-shore
organizations have bagged and delivered on a daily basis, a total of
some 6,000 bags full of food, and supplies since 3 or 4 days after the
storm passed. Deliveries have been made throughout Grand Bahama Island
from McLeans Town in the east to western end of the island. This
translates into some $250,000 worth of goods and supplies all of which
have been donated and brought onto the island by sea and by air, both
private and commercial.
there has been a tremendous response to the needs of Grand Bahama
residents from the off-shore organization such as setting up a mobile
hospital (Samaritan’s Purse), numerous food kitchens and goods supply
centres, Crossreach is one of the very few organizations that gets the
food and supplies directly into the hands of those who need it most,
namely those who are too sick, too old, too incapacitated, or lack the
means to travel to the distribution centres to collect the food.
Long Island Small Ruminant Revitalization Project Set to Begin
NASSAU, The Bahamas
The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) is launching a Long Island Small Ruminant Revitalization Project (SRRP).
The announcement was made at a Town Hall meeting at NGM Major School in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island, Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education (MOE) and the Hon. Adrian
Gibson, Executive Chairman, Water and Sewerage Corporation and MP for
Long Island were among the officials in attendance. Also present were
Don Turnquest, Deputy Permanent Secretary, (MOE) and Marsha Moncur,
Asst. Manager, BDB, Grand Bahama.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education opened a
national workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Tuesday at the
National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.
Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, said the workshop is
intended to raise awareness about the contributions of GCED to
strengthening the capacities of education systems to prepare students to
think critically, and to relate to local, national and global
challenges. The workshop is also anticipated to serve as a sounding
board for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss opportunities to
expand GCED locally.
Day will be observed on Sunday, 10th November and will commence with
the traditional church service at Christ Church Cathedral. The planning
committee for Remembrance Day events held a press conference on Monday,
4th November at Cabinet Office to make the announcement.
Chairperson the Committee, Ms. Antoinette Brown said that this year’s event will highlight two Bahamian pilots.
year, as we observe the ending of World War II in June 1944, we pay
special tribute to our two Bahamian pilots, Squadron Leader David Lester
Brown and Warrant Officer, Basil Ivan Johnson, who had the opportunity
to be a part of the historical battle of Normandy,” she said.
DPM Turnquest Thanked the Rotary for its Donation of Building Supplies
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on
Friday, November 1, 2019, thanked Rotary for its donation of building
materials to residents of East Grand Bahama.
Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, along with representatives
of Rotary, travelled by convoy to St. Cleveland Baptist Church in
Freetown to make the presentation to St. Cleveland Baptist Church in
in the convoy were Ray Williams, District Governor, Rotary District
6990; Liz Knowles, Area Governor for Rotary District 6990; and James
Sarles, Rotary Disaster Relief Committee Director.
Bahamas Against Crime Launches Anti- Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking of Children Week with Ecumenical Service
of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell,
told an audience attending the National Ecumenical Church Service that
launched Bahamas Against Crime’s anti Abuse, Exploitation and
Trafficking of Children Week of Activities that each citizen has a role
to play in the country’s child protection efforts.
The Service was held Sunday (November 3) at St. John’s Native Baptist Church, Meeting Street.
Campbell said while the Government has a responsibility to and for the
nation’s children and will always fulfill that obligation, each
individual also has a role to play to assist in the protection of the
Bahamian Brewery Announces November Rebuild of its Abaco Operations
The Bahamas – In the nearly two months since Hurricane Dorian blew
through Grand Bahama and the Abacos, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage
(BBB) Company has remained determined to keep its business afloat
despite major setbacks. With an all hands on deck approach, the company
continues to make enormous strides toward the full restoration of its
Grand Bahama beer operations and is set now to rebuild their retail
store and warehouse.
currently boasts one of the largest inventories of wines and spirits in
the country with nine locations across the island chain. Along with its
locally produced beer, the brewery, through its Jimmy’s Wines &
Spirits operations, is also the primary distributor for Anheuser-Busch,
Philip Morris International, and other leading brands such as Tito’s
Vodka, Macallan Whiskey, and Jackson Family Wines.