Walking Closer Towards a Cure
- Oct 19, 2018 - 7:27:49 PM
Over 1,000 walkers and runners blocked West Bay Street starting from
the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center at 6:30am Saturday, October 6,
stopping traffic as they found their places at the “Walk for the Cure”
starting line. CIBC FirstCaribbean’s seventh annual “Walk for the Cure”
boasted the biggest turnout to date, with last-minute participants
trickling in as early as 5:30am for on-site registration.
trainer Dekel Nesbitt, better known as “Bowflex Barbie,” led this
year’s pre-dawn warm-up, set to the lively beat of 100% Bahamian music...
Royal Caribbean donates Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy
- Oct 19, 2018 - 5:15:53 PM
A firm believer in education, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL)
on Thursday, October 18, deepened its commitment to The Bahamas donating
two scholarships to the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy,
the only tertiary education facility for the nation’s vibrant maritime
industry. The donation of $28,000 which will fund two full-time
students, including one for a member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Rangers, was made at the first day’s session of the Maritime Conference
Royal Caribbean is the platinum sponsor of the
conference, which is bringing together some 200 people in the maritime
Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk
- Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM
The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan
G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast
cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and
supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami, Florida.
year’s well attended event featured a number of major sponsors and
booths including that of The Bahamas Tourist Office. The event annually
celebrates and encourages those living with metastatic breast cancer and
those that support them. The proceeds from the event benefit research
in the fight against breast cancer...
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama
- Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM
In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to
protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island.”
Today this mantra is the fundamental reason that the HSGB is going
strong some 50 years later and firmly committed to alleviating animal
overpopulation and suffering on the island.
On Saturday, November
17th at the Bahamas Union of Teacher’s Building the HSGB’s will host a
50th Golden Jubilee Gala, along with their title sponsor the Grand
Bahama Port Authority. “We ask everyone to join us as we spend an
evening reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years,” said President
Eleuthera Community Support Group present PM with 1,150 door-to-door questionnaires
- Oct 18, 2018 - 1:25:55 PM
Yesterday, three members from the Eleuthera Community Support Group
(ECSG)—Mr. Denny Rankine, Rev. Phillip McPhee and Ms. Bernadette
Sweeting—presented the Most Hon.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis with
1,150 signed questionnaires from Bahamians living in the South and
Central Eleuthera constituency.
Members of the ECSG were able to briefly engage with the Prime Minister as he was entering the Churchill Building...
Prevention is the Path to Cure
- Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM
The Bahamas’ leading nutritionist and herbalist, Jamal Moncur, has
traveled the world to bring home lost herbal traditions and African
Bi-Mineral therapies designed to improve the quality of life for ailing
Bahamians and his international clients.
Since launching his New
Life business in New Providence in 2010, Moncur successfully expanded
his operations to Grand Bahama, providing vegetarian and other natural
remedies to treat and prevent scores of diseases facing our modern
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd
- Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM
Dr. Paul De Luca received his B.Sc in Biology in 1995 and M.Sc in
Zoology in 1997 from the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined the
College of The Bahamas as a Lecturer in Biology. Upon completion of his
contract in 2002 he began his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. He
obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 studying insect communication and then
returned to the University of Toronto as a Post Doctoral Fellow in 2009.
In 2011 he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor and completed
another two year contract before relocating to Ithaca...
BTVI’s Deputy Chairman invests in School
- Oct 17, 2018 - 1:25:34 PM
Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI), Peter Whitehead recently made good on his promise to
donate an Apple computer to the institution.
The Apple iMac computer is to be used in further improving and maintaining the institution’s brand by way of desktop publishing.
Whithead has been a board member for the past six years and believes
proper use of the Apple iMac will go a long way in enhancing and
promoting BTVI’s product...
BNT Forges New Partnership with Commonwealth Brewery and makes Annual Wine & Art Festival a two-day Affair
- Oct 17, 2018 - 9:08:01 AM
Good food, great wine, and art will take center stage on October 27th
and 28th for the annual BNT Wine & Art Festival 2018. The event, now
in its 28th year, is being reimagined by organizers to provide two days
of creativity, cuisine, and of course, wine & art, all set against
the backdrop of the garden oasis that is the Retreat Garden on Village
Road - one of 32 National Parks managed by the Bahamas National Trust.
year we really wanted to up the ante for our guests and provide an even
better experience than they’ve come to expect from Wine & Art,”
said BNT Executive Director Eric Carey, “and we’re doing that with the
help of an amazing team of sponsors including our new title sponsor,
Expanded Scholarship opportunities at Lyford Cay International School
- Oct 16, 2018 - 9:56:02 AM
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is pleased to announce the
expansion of its financial aid and scholarship programme. LCIS Principal
Dr Stacey Bobo said, “We are so grateful to have so many supporters who
are interested in developing more opportunities for Bahamian students
to attend LCIS. Our growth is happening as we expand our
campus and build a new secondary school that creates more spaces
for students. Hand in hand with this, we are also in the midst of
a multi-year expansion of our Financial Aid and Scholarships
BAMSI students dive against debris
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:20:24 PM
FOR MANY people marine debris is out of sight, out of mind. Thankfully
however, divers have the unique ability to bring to the surface what is
going on beneath the waves…and this is exactly what the student dive
team of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Institute (BAMSI) has been
engaging in over the past few weeks. The project is part of a global
initiative called ‘Dive Against Debris’ which was first launched in 2011
by Project AWARE.
The dive team, accompanied by Dr. Vallierre
Deleveaux, head of BAMSI’s marine science division and a PADI open water
scuba instructor, removed debris from Captain Bill’s Blue Hole located
in Blue Holes National Park in Central Andros...
RBPF WANTED: 33 year old Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne of Freeport, Grand Bahama
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:06:24 PM
Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 33 year old Jamal
of Beach Way Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is described as standing
at 5’7” tall, weighing 135ibs, with Brown complexion and average built.
He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for
If you have any information on the whereabouts of
Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne,
please contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone
numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 919/911, or call your nearest police station...
Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM
On a brisk Saturday morning in September, the team at Spectrum Health
Center (off Rosetta Street) hosted its first Annual Back-To-School
Walkathon. “We had a good turnout,” shared Dr. Juanita Pratt, Operations
Manager. “Some of the top runners and power walkers in the country
participated in the event, along with the physicians who practice at
Spectrum Health and other people who just wanted to have some fun and
support a good cause.” Participants walked or ran almost 4 miles (6km)
from Spectrum Health Center to Montagu Beach and back. Some of the
proceeds from the event were donated to the Children’s Emergency Hostel...
Be A Hero Campaign aims to Clean and Green
- Oct 15, 2018 - 6:21:45 AM
For tourists, The Bahamas conjures up images of sugary sand beaches and
breathtaking tropical vistas, but for a majority of its 400,000
residents, the reality is far less glamorous, particularly in New
Providence where natural beauty is marred by litter and pride in
surroundings is too often an endangered commodity.
That sad state of affairs could all change if an ambitious program launched today by the Ministry of Environment succeeds...
Eleuthera Community Support Group responds to LPP’s Plan for Lighthouse Point
- Oct 14, 2018 - 12:21:30 PM
LPP’s last-minute revisions are still missing key details on financing,
fail toexplain disproportionate increases in economic impact and provide
no plan for
generating consistent business.
claiming that it is presenting, “A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera,”
the newest plan submitted to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of the
Government of The Bahamas by the “Lighthouse Point Partners” (LPP) has
not been seen by the very community it is expected to affect...
Bahamas Press Club Annual Media Awards is Nov. 10, 2018
- Oct 14, 2018 - 11:32:34 AM
During a press conference on October 13th at the British Colonial
Hilton, the Bahamas Press Club 2014 announced it would honour persons
who have made contributions to the journalism and media profession in
the country, during its annual media awards ceremony.
Now in its
fourth year, under the theme of: “Celebrating 45 years of Bahamian
Media: 1973-2018”, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday,
November 10th at the British Colonial Hilton. Doors will open to a
stunning black tie event, as the finest in Bahamian media grace the
Governor’s Ballroom to receive accolades for their hard work.
of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron, said this year the club
has designed a commemorative pin that will reflect the years 1973-2018.
This pin will be awarded to 10 selected persons who were employed in
the media at the time of
Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:12:03 AM
The IDB-sponsored and BAIC-executed project to revitalize the sponging
industry in the Bahamas now moves into the full implementation phase
with spongers throughout the country energized to rejuvenate the
“We have planted seeds in most of the
islands where sponging happens and equipped spongers with the expertise
to bring this industry back,” said BAIC Sr. Deputy General Manager
Debbie Strachan. “Andros now has a processing plant and we have met with
spongers on Andros, Long Island, Abaco and other islands...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Touch Down and Sunset Strike - Northern District
- Oct 12, 2018 - 10:51:07 AM
Reports are that on Thursday 11th October 2018, Law Enforcement
Officers ( Police and Immigration Officers) in Central Abaco launched
“Operation Touch Down”, where (40) persons were cited for various
traffic infractions, (4) persons arrested for outstanding Warrants and
(5) persons arrested for Immigration purposes.
Also on the same date, in Grand Bahama, Operation Sunset Strike was launched between the hours of 5:00pm - 11:00pm...
Giving back to the Harbour Island Community
- Oct 12, 2018 - 12:49:40 AM
On Monday, October 1st, 2018 Romalia’s Townhouse presented its second
annual Legacy Scholarship to Caseia Greene an 11th grade student at the
Harbour Island All Age School. She was also presented with a new Asus
laptop and backpack with school supplies. Alexandria Darville, Caseia’s
mother joined her to accept the award. Caseia was presented the award
for her outstanding academic and civic accomplishments attained thus
far. She was encouraged to continue to explore, learn, discover who she
is and what she likes and to own it and succeed at it...
Cancer fighter’s will to survive
- Oct 11, 2018 - 1:25:15 PM
Yvette Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 27th July 2000. One week later she had a mastectomy.
is one of many women in The Bahamas who made the radical decision to
save their lives even if it meant parting ways with a part of their
bodies that makes them feel more feminine.
“A lot of women
refuse to take off their breasts. Some prefer to die than to take off
their breasts,” said the 18-year breast cancer survivor...