Thu, Jul 30th 2009, 12:00 AM
As a part of the ?Find Your Way with MasterCard? Program, MasterCard is also hosting a sweepstakes segment where any MasterCard Cardholder that resides or visits Nassau or Paradise Island can participate. Prizes are raffled every quarter and include four weekend stays at Graycliff hotel for four days/ three nights, eight MasterCard debit cards valued at $250 each and twelve MasterCard debit cards valued at $100 each.
Carolyn Albury was the first lucky winner in the "Find Your Way With Mastercard" Sweepstakes Promotion. Winning is simple. Participants must keep all receipts for purchases made using their MasterCard in Nassau and Paradise Island then go online to www.findyourwaywithmastercard.com to register and enter receipt information in order to get confirmation. Every purchase in Nassau/Paradise Island or cash withdrawal at Scotiabank?s ATM's allows you to participate in the drawing that will take place every four months.
The year-long ?Find Your Way? campaign by credit card goliath MasterCard in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism encourages visitors to Nassau and Paradise Island to use their credit or debit MasterCard for purchases instead of cash or other cards.
For more information on the program including the list of participating merchants and to have a chance to win, the cardholder can register their purchase or cash withdrawal receipts at www.findyourwaywithmastercard.com.
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Wed, Jul 29th 2009, 12:00 AM
Mon, Jul 27th 2009, 12:00 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama ? Providing stable and efficient power to their customers is one of the most important jobs for Grand Bahama Power Company, but safety of their customers is crucial.
Grand Bahama Power Company has recently begun an island wide check of all electric meters on Grand Bahama. Mr. Derick King, Transmission & Distribution Director stated, ?We have just completed a 2 million dollar investment on the transmission and distribution lines that will improve our reliability and allow us to deliver power safely to our customers. However, while going through the process, we have noticed that many meter boxes and meter centres are old or are in a state of disrepair.? Mr. King added, ?Power is a necessity but it is a dangerous commodity and we must make sure power that is going into every home is delivered safely.?
In order to conduct this review, each meter will be checked to ensure there are no exposed live parts that pose a safety risk to the customer. ?Our main concern right now is making sure each meter is installed correctly and properly sealed to reduce safety risks to the customer? said King.
The Grand Bahama Power Company is informing everyone about this meter audit for two main reasons. Firstly, customers must be aware that Grand Bahama Power Company personnel should have easy access to their meters for the purpose of meter reading or performing any other task associated with the meter. All customers with blocked access, whether it be due to a fenced in yard, bad dogs or a keyed door for the meter room, should make contact with the power company to discuss options available to them that will ensure the meter testers have access to their meter.
Secondly, this will allow customers with a defective meter can or meter centre to use this time to have repairs or replacements made. ?Basically, if we find any faulty meter can or meter centre in a home, apartment or business, the owners will be given 30 days to have repairs or replacement carried out? said King.
?It is important to note that all service entrances, meter cans and meter centres must be brought up to requirements stipulated in the Canadian Electric Code (the standard that the GBPC uses). We are working with the Grand Bahama Port Authority who will perform the compliance inspection to be carried out by the Building Development Services Department of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.?
The Grand Bahama Power Company apologizes for any inconvenience caused during this process that will take place over the next few months. ?We thank our customers for their patience, while partnering with us to enhance the safety of our system,? added King.
Customers with questions or inquiries related to this meter audit process are asked to contact Ms. Micah Johnson of the Customer Service Department at 350-9120 or 350-9000.
Photo: GRAND BAHAMA POWER TO CHECK METERS ISLAND WIDE - Grand Bahama Power Company has recently begun an Island wide check of all electric meters on Grand Bahama. "In order to conduct this review, each meter will be checked to ensure there are no exposed live parts that pose a safety risk to the customer. Our main concern right now is making sure each meter is installed correctly and properly sealed to reduce safety risks to the customer? said Mr. Derick King, Transmission & Distribution Director. Pictured is a sample of bad meters that will need to be replaced. (Keen i Media photo)
Grand Bahama Power Company Ltd. is a totally integrated utility company serving the island's 50,000 residents and commercial establishments from east to west. The company employs over 180 Bahamians and has one of the lowest electricity rates in the Caribbean. For more information about Grand Bahama Power Company please visit: www.gb-power.com
Fri, Jul 24th 2009, 12:00 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Kim and Ben Bush from Columba, Maryland, U.S.A. selected The Bahamas for their recent destination wedding. The wedding was planned by Professional Bahamas Weddings and held at Compass Point Beach Resort in Nassau.
The couple thought it would be a fitting gesture to make a donation to a local organization dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of the beautiful Bahamian environment. They selected reEarth, headed by Sam Duncombe, as the recipient of the donation.
In Kim?s words; ?We would like to support environmental causes- protecting the island's waters and/or natural habitats and animals.?
Sam Duncombe of reEarth was most appreciative of the donation and thanked Kim and Ben for their very generous and thoughtful contribution.
Pictured is Sam Duncombe of reEarth accepting the donation from Kim and Ben Bush.
Mon, Jul 20th 2009, 12:00 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Airport Company will conduct a full scale emergency drill in accordance with the requirements set forward by the International Civil Aviation Organization. on Tuesday July 21, 2009.
?The exercise is designed to ensure the adequacy of the airport?s emergency plans and procedures, the effectiveness of equipment and communications, and the preparedness and skill level of all response personnel,? said Mr. Phil Carey, Airport Director.
Mr. Carey noted the importance of the Grand Bahama International Airport to the economy of Grand Bahama and views the drill as another means of ensuring that visitors and others utilizing the airport are safe and can look forward to an enjoyable time.
Grand Bahama Airport (GBA) owns and operates the Grand Bahama Airport, which is situated only 65 miles from Florida and capable of handling the largest aircraft in the world. GBA is a joint venture between the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group and the Grand Bahama Development Company. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 49 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.