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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff launched in grand style
Submitted by Lededra Marche   
Photos: Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff launched in grand styleFREEPORT, The Bahamas – Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) Kickoff Weekend in Grand Bahama sounded off with a bang Friday night with live Bahamian performances and fireworks and closed out with a massive Junkanoo rushout turned street party that lasted well into the morning hours on Sunday.

While there was an exciting lineup of entertainment, including the 17 semi-finalists in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Song Competition, the two-day festival climaxed with the sounds of the Legendary T-Connection, who certainly did not disappoint. In epic-style, some of the country’s most celebrated artists also graced the grand stage, and gave show-stopping performances, including Jay Mitchell, Dyson Knight, Julien Believe, Stileet, Avvy and D-Mac.

Local and international media from the South Florida Insider and the Miami Times, HOT105FM, A&H Magazine in Pittsburg, the Turquoise Morning Show out of The Turks and Caicos Islands, and as far away as Canada and more were all on hand to capture the history making turn of events.

Ryan Neevan from A&H Magazine, who travelled to Grand Bahama ahead the weekend festivities and after hearing about how “awesome” Junkanoo is in The Bahamas, was excited to see the Junkanoo costumes and all of the Junkanoo groups come together to perform.

South Florida Insider Media Director Joel LaFortune got a sneak peek of a number of costumes on the shelves at The Grand Life production house days before the kickoff and was amazed by the vibrant colors.

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Celebrate Earth Day with an environmental lecture in Grand Bahama
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Gail Woon Set to Present at BNT Earth Day Public Lecture  (Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas – The Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been spending this year educating Bahamians about their natural environment and ways to protect it with a series of public lectures. The day before Earth Day, they will host a special lecture under this year’s Earth Day theme ‘It’s Our Turn to Lead’.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30pm at the Rand Nature Centre on East Settler’s Way, and feature Gail Woon, founder of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays. “I plan to cover as many aspects using Bahamian examples of environmental challenges as possible and to touch on issues about wetlands, pollution, habitat destruction, fisheries management, invasive species and more,” said Woon.

“More importantly, I hope to inspire the audience to become better informed and to become active rather than passive, so that together, we can lead our country into the future in a wise and sustainable manner that will benefit us all for generations to come,”.

Woon is especially suited to present for Earth Day, as over the years, she has emerged as a passionate protector of our Bahamian environment. Woon holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology/Aquaculture and an Associate of Science in Oceanographic Technology degree. Additionally, she recently earned a Diploma in International Environmental Law with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva, Switzerland.

Woon founded EARTHCARE in 1988 and shortly thereafter, the organization was instrumental in achieving a ban on longline fishing. Additionally, EARTHCARE received a grant from SWOT (State of the World’s Oceans Turtles) where they have been able to distribute literature on Marine Turtles to all of the schools and libraries on the island of Grand Bahama. She also works with Save The Bays to educate young students about our islands and the value of protecting its beauty.

“The local branch of the Bahamas National Trust, are proud to welcome Gail,” said Shamie Rolle, Chairman of the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the BNT. “At the Rand Nature Centre we have been very pleased with the support for our free lecture series. We are pleased to welcome our members, students and the general public to learn more on  Ecology, Oceanography, Biology, Evolutionary History and other subjects that address local and non-local biodiversity, sustainability and ecology in a scientific presentation.”

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GBPA Customer Service Training Workshop a success
Submitted by Ashley Penn   
GBPA ENCOURAGES LICENCEES- Business Development Senior Manager, Derek Newbold encourages licencees to take their companies to the next level by offering top of the line customer service.The art of administering quality customer service was the topic of focus on April 15-16 as the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB) of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) hosted a Customer Service Training Workshop for its Licencees.  

The two day event facilitated by Public Domain, a Market Research and Strategy company, educated nearly 200 Licencees in a number of key principles, which prove vital to customer service executed with a spirit of excellence.  

Chief Financial Officer, Deann Seymour applauded the involvement of GBPA managers who interacted with the Licencees at the customer training workshop, noting that efforts like this can positively contribute to bridging the gap between the company and its customers.  

I think that it’s a good thing that GBPA managers interacted with our Licencees because it’s good for them to see that we’re real people.  A lot of times, people have this “Pink Building” phenomenon about us, which is a belief that we’re only about business… but we want them to know that we’re people who also have fun while we work,” she said.  

“I think that we need to continue to interact with our Licencees in this way, as well as educate them on important information that affects them.  For instance, the Hawksbill Creek Agreement,” Seymour added.  “I believe that some additional initiatives need to be put in place because it will assist us in bridging this gap with the perception vs. the reality that exists with us.”

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Collage of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Grand Bahama
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Great music was just one of the things to enjoy at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launch at Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend.  Other than the Bahamian food and cultural fanfare – the Song Competition added to the excitement.  The Semi-Finalists are pictured in this collage.    

ALL SMILES - Thousands flocked to Taino Beach on Friday night for the official launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. The two-day event show cased the BJC song competition semi-finalists, Junkanoo and a performance by T-Connection on Saturday night. Shown from left are: BTC's CEO, Leon Williams; Diana Swann, general manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie.  (BIS Photo: Andrew Miller)  

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CARIFTA athletes fill the air with team spirit in float parade and pep rally
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Minister Daniel Johnson. (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs)NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Escorted by police outriders in a Float Parade through the streets of New Providence, CARIFTA Athletes shared their team spirit with fellow Bahamians, as they prepare for this weekend’s High School Relays competition.

“We want to congratulate all our young, upcoming athletes, who are really showing that The Bahamas is back on the mark to becoming number one.  The CARIFTA Swim, CARIFTA Track & Field, CARFITA Chess, E-Class Mens Softball, Rake N Scrape Boys, Male Soccer, and Female Soccer.  We have had so many fantastic winners over the past few months and we are just here to congratulate all of them,” said the Hon. Danny Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture.  

A celebration motorcade left Moss Road about 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, and headed through Thompson Boulevard, Poinciana Drive, Baillou Hill Road to Bay Street, Elizabeth Avenue, Shirley Street, East Street, Wulff Road, then back to the National Stadium for an uplifting Pep Rally that began a little after 7:00 p.m.  

The CARIFTA team appeared excited to show their fans all they have to give.  These young Bahamian Athletes, who have already won at least twice already, are destined to make historical records, now competing with others currently holding international world titled records.  

“We had a fantastic rally today at 4:00.  This is their culmination of it.  This weekend’s event will be the test event for World Relays and you’ll see the best relay performers on the same stage on the fastest track in the world, with the fastest man in the world.  And, these kids get to be on that track, same day and same time,” said Minister Johnson. 

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