Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sold by Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty: Island Palm Resort Property to Expand Hospital

Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty was pleased to handle the sale of Island Palm Resort recently. The government's acquisition of the property, which adjoins Rand Memorial Hospital, is part of the Ministry of Health's ongoing renovations to upgrade the hospital to a state-of-the-art medical facility. This investment in the health of the nation will also add superior medical care to Grand Bahama's appeal as an ideal second home location, and an attractive site for medical tourism development.

For the full story of plans for the property and Rand Memorial Hospital's upgrade, see the The Freeport News story by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lucaya International School's Community Open House and International Baccalaureate Art Exhibiton

Grand Bahama's fully authorized IB (International Baccalaureate) World School will hold a Community Open House and IB Student Art Exhibition tonight—March 28, 2012—from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the school's campus on Chesapeake Drive (just off Midshipman Road).

Lucaya International School is a community of culturally diverse students and faculty, with roughly 50% of the school population from The Bahamas, and 50% from other parts of the world. 

LIS is the only school authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma and Primary Years Programme on Grand Bahama Island. Fully accredited by both International and North American accrediting agencies, namely the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), this dual accreditation ensures that the education programs and student transcripts from LIS are recognized by other schools, universities, and entities around the world. LIS blends the best of education systems around the globe, providing a high quality college preparatory education that helps all students reach their full potential right here on Grand Bahama.

Everyone is welcome at the Community Open House & IB Art Exhibition.
For additional information, directions, or details about the school, please call 373.4004 or click here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ian Fair Rising as New Chairman of The Grand Bahama Port Authority

Ian Fair, the Chairman of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has unofficially been handed the reins at the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), according to the Nassau Guardian's report on March 16, 2012. 

While the formal announcement is not expected until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 29, sources close to the matter said Fair is already at the helm and making key decisions for the port.

The move ends a long period of uncertainty for the GBPA and indeed Grand Bahama as a whole.

For full story, click here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Annual Comedy Show

Laughter adds to the quality of life everywhere. Grand Bahama looks forward to the annual Comedy Show with great enthusiasm and anticipation—every year seems funnier than the last—and the closest thing to our own island comedy club! Presented by the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society, this year's show (the 4th annual!) will take place at The Regency Theatre on Saturday night March 17, 2012 at 8 pm and will feature a troupe of improvisational players from Canada—the Dumigod Players.

For more photos, ticket locations, and info on improv workshops the players will give for local students, click this link for the story via The Bahamas Weekly. And come on out and laugh along for a good cause—the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society shows fund scholarships and support for local performing arts students—and that's always something to smile about!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grand Bahama Island Liquidation Sale - Must Sell Now - All Offers Considered!

This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home Green Energy Efficient Home is 80% complete. All offers considered. The home was built to LEED standards and has factory-tinted windows, 11-inch thick "ICF" Steel Reinforced Walls, and French doors. Located on the intracoastal canal opposite Spanish Main on Crossbones Lane, only minutes to the open ocean. Complete with boat dock and high tide lift, this home is a great opportunity. All offers will be considered. House was listed at $2.4M finished.

To read more on our website, click here, or contact us at Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty, 242.351.9081, #9 Regent Centre East, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Lot Size: 18,750 sq. ft.
Living Area: 7,000
125" on the Water

Listing ID: 5053

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Track & Field World Indoor Champion Chris Brown to Host Invitational Event in Grand Bahama

Bahamian track star Chris Brown will host world class track and field athletes in Grand Bahama at his invitational event, The Chris Brown Classic, slated for April 14th, 2012. 

International track and field elites are expected to participate in this event which will serve to prime those entered in the 2012 London Olympics this summer: July 27 — August 12.