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KGBC concludes Summer Camp Puppet Presentations

The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) committee has officially concluded its annual puppet show summer camp presentations.   Approximately 450 summer camp goers ranging from 5-16 years of age were impacted by the programme throughout the island.

The month long puppet show tour was well received by the eager youngsters who learned the importance of properly disposing garbage, as well as the harsh consequences of littering.

The rambunctious characters: Lisa, Candace and the crowd favorite, Chris, are the trailblazers of the puppet presentation who encourage the kids to “Use a Bin to Put it In.”  

KGBC Chairperson, Nakira Wilchcombe shared her thoughts on this year’s presentations while noting the importance of a major message that caters to the future leaders within the community.

“We are excited about every opportunity that the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee gets to engage our children, who are the future leaders, about their responsibility to keep Grand Bahama Clean.  The summer camps provide an excellent platform in a more relaxed setting to interact with the kids.”

Wilchcombe went on to say, “We feel that the constant reinforcement of this message will result in better citizenry, who will then take the matter of environmental stewardship very seriously.  Although the delivery of the message is done in a very light hearted manner, they are invited at the end to make a serious commitment to keeping our island clean.  At the end of the day we want them to value their commitment and their sense of responsibility even as youngsters, because it begins with them.”

The KGBC chairperson admonished adults to set a better example for youngsters within the community.  “We must be mindful of our actions when driving, when walking, when in their presence or not, when it comes to keeping our environment clean,” Wilchcombe said.      


The Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) gave GBPA responsibility for the development, administration and management, and provision of services within an area called the 'Port Area' (230 sq. miles). GBPA was mandated by this Agreement to build a deep water harbour, an industrial community and required infrastructure for the City.



GBPA has achieved an astonishing amount since its inception in 1955.  When first created it was a Grand Bahamian business conglomerate charged not only with land and commercial development but also with all the regulatory and administrative functions of the Freeport/Lucaya.



Firstly, I wish to thank Joan Albury and the Counsellors for this platform enabling us to share with the Grand Bahama community, the outlook for our island! 2015 marks the 60th year of the birth of Freeport and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement; 60 years of a partnership between The Government of The Bahamas and The Grand Bahama Port Authority. I'm here to raise hopes for 2015 and to lay a few popular myths to rest - For those who don't know me, I am Sarah St George.