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...
Minister for Grand Bahama installs new Chamber of Commerce officers
- Feb 8, 2017 - 1:59:33 PM
For the third consecutive year, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville served as Installation Officer for the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce’s annual Installation of Officers and Directors. The
most recent installation took place February 4, 2017 in the Manor House
of the Grand Lucayan.
In his short address before installing the
newly-elected officers, Minister Darville admitted that the past 13
years in Grand Bahama has not been easy for business owners, but he
recommitted himself to continuing to fight for business owners.
Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama receives over 9 pallets of food items
- Feb 6, 2017 - 9:30:35 AM
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) made a generous contribution
to the Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama Centre last month to aid
Hurricane Matthew victims and others in need across the island.
October, the GBCC launched a relief drive just weeks after the storm,
calling on the corporate community to donate essential items like
nonperishable foods and toiletries.
Thanks to the response from
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
out of Dallas, Texas...
Alpha Kappa Alpha Introduces 2017 Executive Board
- Feb 1, 2017 - 12:08:55 PM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest and first Greek-letter
organization founded in 1908 by Black college educated women on the
campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Headquartered in
Chicago, Illinois; it is one of the world’s leading service
organizations. The Sorority’s mission to “serve all mankind”, is
achieved through a comprehensive array of programs and advocacy
initiatives. It is comprised of a nucleus of more than 260,000 women in
975 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Germany,
Japan, Liberia, Canada, South Korea, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
and 2 chapters in The Bahamas: Pi Upsilon Omega on Freeport, Grand
Bahama Island and Eta Psi Omega on Nassau, New Providence...
GB Chamber discusses Grand Bahama's future during HCA Review Committee visit
- Jan 26, 2017 - 3:25:05 PM
In keeping with its commitment to open communication, the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce's (GBCC) new executive board met with heads of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee this month to establish
familiarity between the review committee and the chamber's incoming
During the visit, the GBCC executives formally introduced
themselves and pledged to maintain good rapport with the committee.
Representatives from both parties also took the opportunity to share
their hopes for Grand Bahama's economic future, particularly as it
relates to the Hawksbill Creek Agreement ...
Ambassador Joudi Shares Vision of Expo 2020 with the Rotary Club of South East Nassau
- Jan 26, 2017 - 10:27:27 AM
New possibilities and exposure for The Bahamas will be
realized with the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. Last
Fall, it was announced that The Bahamas would take part in this world
fair where 180 countries are expected to showcase achievements of their
nations. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of South East Nassau heard about
the six-month Expo that ends in April 2021 where approximately 25
million visitors are expected to attend. The Bahamas is looking for
talent and participation for their pavilion and Rotarians were invited
to play a part.
With a collaborative effort between the Bahamas
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of The Bahamas (UB), a
design challenge for the Bahamas pavilion for Dubai was kicked off by
presentations from 4 groups. They comprised of students from the
departments of architecture...
Rotaract Club of East Nassau successfully holds its 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Panel
- Jan 25, 2017 - 11:12:34 AM
On 19 January, 2017, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau (RCEN) hosted its
Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, under the theme
“Entrepreneurship: The Leap of Faith!” at The Nassau Yacht Club. The
event was moderated by Patrice “Puppy” Treco Robinson, Founder of
Pupstar Entertainment and a proud Past President of RCEN. Patrice
“Puppy” Robinson engaged the nearly two hundred attendees in a thought
provoking discussion with panelists on the topics discussed.
year’s diverse group of Panelists included: Alexandra Maillis-Lynch
(Events By Alexandra/Festival Rum Bahamas), Charles Johnson (Crossfit
Potcake), Jarrel Hall (Relish), Jason Kinsale (Aristo Development)
Lincoln Deal II (JetLink Adventures)...
Heart Foundation Accepting Nominations for Golden Heart Award
- Jan 25, 2017 - 11:08:06 AM
The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation
and The Heart Ball Committee are accepting nominations for the coveted
53rd Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award. This award, the people’s award, is
presented at the ball to someone who is recognized for Community Work,
selflessness, and a promoter of human welfare and dignity, thus making
life better for their fellow men.
The public can submit
nominations accompanied by a letter or statement explaining why the
person recommended should receive the award.
GGYA kicks off 30th anniversary with a church service
- Jan 24, 2017 - 1:10:42 PM
The country’s premier youth achievement programme, the Governor
General’s Youth Award kicked off its Pearl Anniversary with a church
service Sunday, January 22, at Christ Church Cathedral on George Street.
select group of 30, comprised of members of the board, management
council, volunteers and participants of the 30-year-old programme were
A prevention programme for youths, GGYA has helped to transform the lives of 10,000 participants since its launch in 1987...
Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign
- Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM
, a five-minute original music video featuring a host
of young Bahamian artists depicting a Bahamas without conch has gone
viral on social media and will be aired on local television stations.
video premiered recently at the Green Parrot Restaurant on East Bay
Street to a standing ovation and loud cheers from a high-level audience
of environmentalists and media professionals. It featured more than a
dozen performers and was directed by Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films.
According to one audience member, "The message for the protection of conch was well-crafted and highly entertaining..."
Zonta Club to host ‘Tapas N Jazz’ fundraiser for Ranfurly Home and Workforce Readiness Program
- Jan 20, 2017 - 10:26:54 AM
The Zonta Club of New Providence is looking to raise
much-needed funds to assist in the construction of the country’s first
Transition Home at the Ranfurly Home for children, with a ‘Tapas N Jazz’
event set to entertain and contribute to the cause at hand.
February 4th, 2017 the Sapodilla restaurant will be transformed into a
jazz garden as premiere jazz artists in the country take to the stage to
help generate much needed funds to help get the non-profit children’s
home further to their target of building transition homes...
Bahamas Red Cross Society Award Ceremony for Long-Supporting Businesses
- Jan 18, 2017 - 4:10:29 PM
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling hosted an Award Ceremony and Reception at Government House,
January 12, 2017 for Platinum sponsors of the upcoming Red Cross Ball.
The ceremony was held in recognition of six commercial businesses that
have supported the Bahamas Red Cross Society over many years, and was
the first of an annual event...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama presents "We Are All God's Creatures" - Jan 14th
- Jan 13, 2017 - 9:47:31 AM
Support the Humane Society of Grand Bahama's
special event, "We Are All God's Creatures," which is an art and crafts show with proceeds to benefiting the Society on Saturday,
January 14th, 2017 at Rand Nature Centre starting at 7 p.m.
The social outing offers live music, art and crafts by local and
international artists, light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and, an
opportunity for each of us to make a difference for our furry friends
The Grand Bahama community is invited to come out to support our premier animal welfare organization...
Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama
- Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Santa's Helpers led by Vicky Martel of the
Rotary Club of Freeport made their annual delivery to children in West
End, Grand Bahama recently.
The area took the brunt of Hurricane
Matthew earlier this year, and there were many happy faces welcoming
the Rotarians who had a wrapped gift for each child...
Leading Ladies Shine at Red Dress Soiree
- Dec 16, 2016 - 1:45:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 300 persons filled the Imperial Ballroom at
Atlantis for the third bi-annual Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv held
on December 10, 2016. The event, whose silent auction benefits The
Bahamas AIDS Foundation, raised thousands for the foundation’s work with
adolescents affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.
part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of
The Bahamas’ trailblazing women who showcased original designs by twelve
Bahamian fashion designers...