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Revitalizing park empowers men - Mar 9, 2021 - 9:23:00 AM

As Jahman Delancy plasters the gazebo and concession stand at the historic Southern Recreation Grounds, the government’s redevelopment project is also helping to restore the 26-year-old’s dignity along with that of other young men in the Over-the-Hill community.

“I have to pay rent and put food on the table, so I’m really, really, highly grateful for the opportunity to have this job. It’s been really rough,” said Mr Delancy, a father to a three-month-old daughter.

Last year he lost his job at an event and occasions design and management company due to the pandemic. He was still weathering the economic fall-out from COVID-19...
PACE receives $5k donation on International Women’s Day - Mar 8, 2021 - 11:03:25 PM

Providing Access to Continued Education (PACE) received a five thousand dollars’ ($5K) donation from Colina Insurance Limited (Colina) in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

“Life does not always go as planned but we must choose to challenge, as inspired by this year’s theme for International Women’s Day,” said Maxine Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina...
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PAHO-WHO donates tablets to the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership - Mar 4, 2021 - 11:40:28 AM

The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) donated 11 tablets to the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative of Office of the Prime Minister to facilitate hybrid learning at the Centreville Overtown Community Center. 

PAHO-WHO’s collaboration with the Over-the Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative commenced in 2018...
RBDF Blood Drive - Mar 3, 2021 - 11:30:55 AM

Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently partnered with the Public Hospital Authority to conduct a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre facility. 

The drive, which enforces the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with local agencies and the community at large in the spirit of giving, was organized by Commander Natasha Miller, Commanding Officer for the RBDF’s Military Police and Force Protection Unit... 
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Seafood Rake n' Scrape Wednesday - Tonight - Mar 3, 2021 - 10:06:13 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Tonight at Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar it's Seafood Rake n Scrape Wednesday with Leo Saunders & Tropical Waves Live! 10% discount on all Seafood Plus FREE Conch Salad samples from 6PM! Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar next to Bell Channel Inn. @caribarrel
ALIV donates to Bahamas Feeding Network as Network's territory expands to cover thousands more Weekly - Mar 1, 2021 - 3:45:36 PM

Three weeks ago, when Philip Smith learned the Bahamas Feeding Network would be tasked with feeding thousands more, which now included 17 Family Islands and one-third of New Providence, he was very pleased to learn of Aliv’s donation.

“This will go a long way in helping us accumulate 15% of the funding required as a zone leader of the National Food Security Task Force, while the Government is investing 85%,” he said...
Scotiabank donates $30,000 to Rand Memorial Hospital to aid restoration efforts - Feb 23, 2021 - 3:45:31 PM

Scotiabank Bahamas has donated $30,000 to the Rand Memorial Hospital located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The donation will fund the purchase of medical equipment for the Lula Knowles Paediatrics Ward and enhance the ability of the hospital to provide treatment after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019...
BTVI Freeport students achieve City and Guilds’ Certification - Feb 22, 2021 - 2:56:52 PM

Seven Hutchison Ports FCP apprentices recently passed the City and Guilds Level 3 Principles of Engineering Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning diploma offered through the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

Students would have studied subjects such as Physics, Advanced Math, Advanced Science, Fabrication and Hydraulics, and Welding. The diploma is the equivalent of an associate’s degree...
Leno Foundation sponsors Barracuda Invitational this weekend, will livestream on Facebook - Feb 18, 2021 - 6:37:37 PM

There won’t be any crowds to cheer and parents will have to shout from the comfort of their living rooms, but the Barracuda Invitational will go on for the ninth consecutive year this weekend, thanks to the continuing sponsorship of leading financial services firm, Leno and its charitable arm, the Leno Foundation.

“Trying to stage the event this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic presented great challenges but our young swimmers who have trained wherever and however they could begged us to make it happen...
Consolidated Water Ltd. supports Lend A Hand’s Backyard Farming Initiative - Feb 17, 2021 - 9:13:25 AM

Lend A Hand Bahamas has introduced a new approach to meeting the demand for consistent food accessibility in the country. As the effects of COVID-19 on Bahamians persist, the non-profit organization recently launched a backyard farming greenhouse project aimed at the promotion of urban farming in downtown Nassau.

Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO) made a donation to Lend A Bahamas in support of the initiative which personifies “give a man a fish and you feed him...
Bahamas National Neighbourhood Watch Council receives $5,000 from Oaktree Medical Center to help combat crime - Feb 16, 2021 - 1:30:07 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas – “Neighbours in The Bahamas watch out for each other; we are the eyes and ears for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, our main partner in the neighbourhood watch programme,” expressed Mr. Keno Wong, National Chairman, Bahamas National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) during a check presentation at Oaktree Medical Center.

“As an organization, we seek to partner with corporate Bahamas and local citizens who can help to support the efforts of neighbourhood watch programmes. It is truly a special day for us to partner with Oaktree Medical Center to bring an awareness...
Construction Certification Training for West End and Bimini Residents - Feb 16, 2021 - 10:28:03 AM

Fifty two constituents of West End and Bimini are now being trained in the fundamentals of construction by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training is in conjunction with Valencia College. The virtual training is in modules; therefore participants can build on their knowledge and skills at each level.
Lewis Foundation keeps Bahamian UCF students connected - Feb 15, 2021 - 1:00:39 PM

Most Bahamian students don’t know a soul when they first set foot on a university campus abroad. Payton Roberts counted herself lucky to know six – even though she had yet to meet her fellow Lewis Foundation scholars in person.

“I feel like it’s a built-in friendship and understanding. We all left The Bahamas to attend the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando,” said the 20-year-old transfer student from the University of The Bahamas.  

“In our group chat we talk about a lot of things or ask each other questions. I’m very glad to have that. I feel less alone in the process...
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PHA receives a $150k PPE donation from the State of Qatar - Feb 12, 2021 - 1:26:49 PM

The State of Qatar making a significant donation to the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas yesterday. The donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) valued at one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) was tagged as a demonstration of the Qatar Government’s deep appreciation for those who serve on the front lines of the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic, and its commitment to provide assistance to those in need.

Highlighting the long-held belief that success in the fight against COVID-19 rests with recognizing that human capital is the greatest resource we have...
BTVI advancing workforce skills - Feb 12, 2021 - 10:05:00 AM

A key policy response advanced by The Bahamas government, has focused on the need to develop more capacity within the labour force; hence, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is pushing to achieve several outcomes, inclusive of accelerated trade courses and certifications.

A research paper jointly written by BTVI President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson and Dean of Construction and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville, for a recent publication of the Florida Political Chronicle, outlined efforts of the institution in advancing workforce skills, following the hurricane Dorian-ravaged northern islands, while simultaneously competing in a COVID-19 environment...

UB Students advance to Subregional Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge - Feb 11, 2021 - 1:25:34 PM

A team of students from the University of the Bahamas (UB) has been selected as a subregional finalist in the Atlantic Islands division of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. This global intercollegiate competition offers students the unique opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world practice in equity research. The UB team, comprised of Shania Darville, Courtney John, Rashorn Fraser, and Tiasha Lewis, has advanced to the subregional presentation round of the competition...
RBDF Ship’s Crew gives back to community - Feb 11, 2021 - 10:37:08 AM

As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to share in the spirit of giving and enforcing the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large as a socially corporate citizen, the Squadron Department recently donated essential items to the community.

On Saturday 30th January 2021, the crew of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship LIGNUM VITAE, led by Commanding Officer Sub Lieutenant Miska Clarke...
RBDF Detachment and Ship’s Company perform community service - Feb 9, 2021 - 11:05:56 AM

In keeping with Commodore Dr. Raymond King's strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large, Marines deployed to SOUTHERN COMMAND, along with crewmembers of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship ROLLY GRAY collaborated to assist a resident.   
On Saturday 30th January 2021, led by Leading Seaman Reonardo McKenzie, the Gunpoint Detachment along with four Marines of HMBS ROLLY GRAY...
Columbus Primary School receives tablets from Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau and donor - Feb 5, 2021 - 3:08:55 PM

The Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau recently partnered with a private sponsor to supply electronic tablets to Columbus Primary School, allowing more students to get online.

President of the Rotary Club of Southeast Nassau (RCSEN), Lionel Haven shared the challenges of learning caused by COVID-19. “Education has taken a big hit and both teachers and students are required to interact virtually. For a great many students and families, this has been a difficult hurdle to overcome...
iYES Foundation Receives $320,000 from Oaktree Medical Center for Establishment of International Youth Education & Sports Facility - Feb 5, 2021 - 9:25:57 AM

“That 13-year old today on the path to illiteracy, in five years could possibly be an angry 18-year old man with one or two things in his hand, a gun or a knife,”expressed Mr. Marvin Henfield, Executive Director of the International Youth Education & Sports (iYES) Foundation. “This partnership with Oaktree Medical Center will allow the iYES Foundation to begin to mitigate some of the social demise we are experiencing.”

His comments resonated loudly, as the country continues to experience increased levels of social decay due to many young adults feeling hopeless...

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