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GBS Hosts Inaugural Health Fair

Over 400 employees from the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) along with their families, invested in their health over the weekend.

GBS which is one of the biggest ship repair companies in the region, houses three floating docks that feature all the capabilities and resources for dry-docking, repairs, upgrades and conversions of ships, as well as the ability to fabricate marine structures.

The fair was designed to encourage employees to pay more attention to their health and welfare.

According to Reuben Byrd, GBS chief operation officer, their employees are their number one asset.

“So, bringing them knowledge of health services that are readily available here on the island and nearby in Florida that they can use to improve their health is something that was really important to us,” he said.

Services available at the health fair included free health screenings, education on the importance of good nutrition and exercise sessions with fitness instructors.

Sabrina Sweeting, GBS Occupational Health Nurse noted, “Our employees at the yard often work long hours and are extremely committed to their jobs; however that same commitment isn’t given to maintaining their health and wellbeing.”
Vendors at the fair included Easy Dental Care, Atlantic Medical, Cleveland Clinic, Health Enhancement Pharmacy, New Life Vegetation, Pavilion Dental, Baptist Health International, The Compound, Renu Day Spa, Nature’s Pearl, Blessed Touch Massage Therapy, Marshall’s Catering and Eatery and Pollo Tropical.

Kay Smith, director of human resources and community relations said, “Ultimately we are really trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for our staff members and their families, and our vendors helped to promote a number of ways they can be healthy.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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