Grand Bahama Chamber members encouraged to take active role in responsible governance in The Bahamas
- Apr 29, 2017 - 6:40:44 AM
Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG)
Matt Aubry joined the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Wednesday
to discuss a range of social and political reforms he said are necessary
to change the course of governance in The Bahamas.
GBCC members at their April business luncheon, Aubry suggested that The
Bahamas is suffering from a range of systemic challenges, which have
repeatedly stunted its progress. He added that combating these
challenges would require residents and the government to collaborate and
look beyond national development as merely existing within five-year
Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt
- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM
The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs
Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six
egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau,
and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz, hosted an
Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of
The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the fun day will be donated to The
Rotary Foundation to do good in our community and the world.
Live radio remotes from JoyFm and 100Jamz carried the festive atmosphere
throughout the day. After an appearance from the Easter Bunny, the
entertainment peaked with a live performance by Faddah Fred, Bahamian
Tre, Spicy Dee, and Lil Peewee brought to us by the Exile Media Group...
One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques
- Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM
On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun
Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their
Sustainable Tourism Award.
Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.
With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents,
visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement
concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was
developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development
of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
Zonta Club of Nassau Congratulates its Annual United Nations Essay Competition Winners
- Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00:49 AM
The Zonta Club of Nassau invited all persons to Be Bold For Change on
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 as we celebrated International Women’s Day, a
global observance celebrating the social, economic, cultural and
political achievements of women. Each year, the Zonta Club of Nassau
holds its United Nations Essay Competition which encourages high school
students from all over the Bahamas to submit essays on a theme
surrounding International Women’s Day. Numerous submissions were
received this year and three finalists were selected.
us in congratulating our 2017 United Nations Essay Competition winners:
1st Place Winner - Ms. Yamille Moss (Aquinas College 11th Grader), 2nd
Place Winner - Ms. Lakia Miller (Queen’s College 12th Grader) and 3rd
Place Winner - Ms. Maya Francis (Queen’s College 12th Grade)...
EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn about sustainable fisheries
- Apr 11, 2017 - 10:29:43 PM
Founder and Director of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, “On April
8th, 2017, the topic for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids was Sustainable Fisheries. David Rose, veteran commercial
fisherman of 40+ years addressed the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin Tomlinson
about overfishing the Little Bahama Bank, the use of National Parks and
enforcement, limiting the lobster season, protecting large lobster of 5 lbs+ as
breeders and more.
According to Rose,
“Over the last 50 years, fishing on the Little Bahama Bank has increased and
with the addition of new technologies e.g. Global Positioning Systems (GPS),
underwater breathing apparatus, and the unfettered use of man-made lobster
Ecological Survey of Walker's Cay Conducted
- Apr 10, 2017 - 1:54:57 PM
In March, researchers from the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the
Perry Institute for Marine Science conducted an ecological survey of
Walker’s Cay National Park.
The assessment was part of the BNT’s
effort to develop management plans for Abaco's marine parks. Established
in 2002, Walker’s Cay is one of six marine parks around Abaco. The
others are: the Marls National Park, East Abaco Creeks National Park,
Cross Harbour National Park, South Abaco Blue Holes National Park, and
Fowl Cays National Park...
Junkanoo Coin Presented to Namibia Ambassador
- Apr 2, 2017 - 11:59:22 AM
Mr. Edison Sumner (right), CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, is
pictured presenting a Bahamian $10:00 medallion Junkanoo coin from the
Central Bank of The Bahamas to His Excellency Martin Andjaba, Ambassador
of the Republic of Namibia to the United States, after he was presented
with his credentials as the Honorary Consul for Namibia to The Bahamas
during a ceremony on Thursday, March 30, at the Embassy of Namibia, 1605
New Hampshire Ave, N.W. At left is His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry,
Bahamas Ambassador to the United States...
Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation Targeted for Special Donation by the Rotary Club of East Nassau
- Mar 29, 2017 - 5:52:23 PM
Rotary clubs in the Eastern United States and across the Caribbean Basin
are combining resources to promote Community Service Projects
reflecting Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus (basic education
and literacy, economic and community development, disease prevention and
treatment, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, water and
sanitation, maternal and child health). From Delaware to Trinidad, the
Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) has chosen the Sir Victor Sassoon
(Bahamas) Heart Foundation to fulfill the organization’s commitment.
Erin Jones, member of RCEN and The Heart Ball Committee, spearheaded the project...
Grand Bahama Chamber welcomes new members
- Mar 28, 2017 - 3:10:26 PM
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President Mick Holding presents Betty
Bethel from the Ministry of Tourism with a commemorative plaque in
honour of her presentation on the current state of tourism in Grand
Bahama at the March business luncheon held at Pelican Bay on Wednesday,
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary
- Mar 17, 2017 - 3:41:25 PM
to 1989 the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that
Rotary club membership was for males only. However on May 4th 1989 the
US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from
membership on the basis of gender.
1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs
worldwide remains a “watershed moment” in the history of Rotary and the
vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over
the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs...
Bahamas Ntl. Trust facilitates Migratory Bird Tracking System
- Mar 16, 2017 - 12:32:12 PM
An advanced wildlife tracking
system was installed at Andros recently to monitor the behaviour of
migratory birds as part of an international research effort.
Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus is latin for ‘movement’) uses
automated radio telemetry to track animals affixed with radio
The project was facilitated by the Bahamas National
Trust as part of ongoing research into the endangered Piping plover -
ashore birdthat migrates from North America to the Bahamas and Caribbean
Grand Bahama Chamber president calls for cooperation from stakeholders to grow economy
- Mar 14, 2017 - 2:50:56 PM
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) President Mick Holding served as
a guest speaker at the 19th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, held
Thursday, March 9 at the Grand Lucayan. During his presentation, Holding
discussed Grand Bahama's potential for economic growth, explaining that
cooperation between the GBCC, Grand Bahama Port Authority and Ministry
for Grand Bahama is paramount to attracting Bahamian and foreign
investors to the island.
The new GBCC president acknowledged that
conditions on Grand Bahama differ drastically today from when the island
was affectionately called the "magic city", but expressed optimism that
the economy and everyday life across the island could be revitalised...
Kingdor Parkinson Foundation Walk / Run on March 25
- Mar 10, 2017 - 8:29:14 AM
The Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation will host their Moving Day
(Fun Walk/Run Competition) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 starting at 6 am
at Montagu Beach Park. A registration form is attached (at bottom) for
Here is an important facts about Parkinson’s disease and the terminology Moving Day and the why:
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder
that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at
onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. There is no
objective test, or biomarker, for Parkinson's disease, so the rate of
misdiagnosis can be relatively high, especially when the diagnosis is
made by a non-specialist...
GGYA Explorers Venture into The Uknown and Find Themselves
- Mar 9, 2017 - 3:51:06 PM
They were definitely out of their comfort zone now.
The pitch black night disguised the landscape of the Andros' pine forest near Captain Bill’s Blue Hole.
Crackling sounds of the undergrowth and "spooky" nocturnal animals
voicing their displeasure with the intruders sent hearts beats racing.
Depth perception was a guessing game. In the distance camp fire lights
beckoned. A slight change in direction and minutes later they
Giving back and looking forward, GGYA celebrates 30 years of tradition
- Mar 9, 2017 - 3:37:51 PM
A thriving world population hit five billion. A gleeful Margaret
Thatcher sailed into office, securing her third term as Britain's Prime
Minister. In The Bahamas, a triumphant Sir Lynden Pindling won his
sixth, consecutive General Election.
The world watched a young Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon and listened to
Whitney Houston's hit song, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," all the while
The Bahamas remained locked in the death grip of a flourishing, illicit
National Park Excursion Programme for schools groups launched by Bahamas National Trust
- Mar 8, 2017 - 2:08:27 PM
A specially-packaged national park excursion programme for school groups has been launched by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).
The programme features activities that complement the school curriculum,
tailored for each grade level. Special activities will tie in to annual
events such as Earth Day (April 22) or World Wetlands Day (February 2).
With over seven million acres of Bahamian land and sea now protected,
the BNT is working to expand park use. Students can learn about the
environment in an outdoor classroom setting...
VP of BTC North updates Sunrise Rotary, Grand Bahama
- Mar 4, 2017 - 7:38:33 AM
Newley appointed Vice President of BTC North, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey,
made her first official Rotary appearance at the Sunrise club on
Wednesday morning. Greeting the members, Ferguson-Mackey brought her
entire management team to give an update on BTC restoration efforts and
supporting ’Service Above Self’ in giving back to the community.
this club spearheaded many recovery efforts, each member received a free
DONGLE device, which allows them to use tethering (internet access)
with out pulling from their own phone data...
Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair, March 4th
- Mar 4, 2017 - 1:17:06 AM
The Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair 2017
, 2-17 from 12 noon - until at Government House
Grounds Lower Gardens.
Popcorn, Conch Fritters, Hoop La, Plants, Hamburgers, Bingo, Disco, Games and much more...
"Enjoy Fun filled Family Entertainment"...
Thousands of plastic bags collected by Eco-Schools Bahamas programme
- Mar 2, 2017 - 1:49:16 PM
The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) and students
of the Eco-Schools Bahamas programme with support from the Lyford Cay
Foundation, are tackling a major problem that impacts oceans and
shorelines around the world. Two hundred and fourteen students from six
schools participating in BREEF’s Shopping Bag Challenge are keeping
count of the number of plastic bags that their families get while
Although plastics are now part of everyday life, about
one-third of the plastic we use is purposely designed to be disposable,
and single-use plastics, like water bottles and plastic bags, are
generally used only once before they are thrown away...
Grand Bahama Science Club to include college-level students
- Feb 18, 2017 - 12:38:13 PM
The Rotary Club of Lucaya and its partners have been instrumental in the
Grand Bahama Science Club now having a home base that allows for
college-level students and faculty to become engaged.
historic event was held on February 11th at the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama - thanks
to a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education Science
and Technology, BTVI, The Bahamas Society of Engineers, The University
of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce...