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Walking Closer Towards a Cure - Oct 19, 2018 - 7:27:49 PM

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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.

Fitness 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...
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Royal Caribbean donates Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy - Oct 19, 2018 - 5:15:53 PM

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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 Bahamas 2018.
 
Royal Caribbean is the platinum sponsor of the conference, which is bringing together some 200 people in the maritime industry...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM

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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.

This 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...
Community : Grand Bahama
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama - Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM

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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 Joseph Darville...
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Eleuthera Community Support Group present PM with 1,150 door-to-door questionnaires - Oct 18, 2018 - 1:25:55 PM

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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...
Community : Grand Bahama
Prevention is the Path to Cure - Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM

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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 world...
Community : Grand Bahama
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd - Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM

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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...
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BTVI’s Deputy Chairman invests in School - Oct 17, 2018 - 1:25:34 PM

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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.

Mr. 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...
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BNT Forges New Partnership with Commonwealth Brewery and makes Annual Wine & Art Festival a two-day Affair - Oct 17, 2018 - 9:08:01 AM

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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.

 “This 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, Commonwealth Brewery”...
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Expanded Scholarship opportunities at Lyford Cay International School - Oct 16, 2018 - 9:56:02 AM

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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  Programme...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BAMSI students dive against debris - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:20:24 PM

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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...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF WANTED: 33 year old Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne of Freeport, Grand Bahama - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:06:24 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 33 year old Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne 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 Rape.

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...
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Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM

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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...
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Be A Hero Campaign aims to Clean and Green - Oct 15, 2018 - 6:21:45 AM

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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...
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Eleuthera Community Support Group responds to LPP’s Plan for Lighthouse Point - Oct 14, 2018 - 12:21:30 PM

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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. 

Despite 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...
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Bahamas Press Club Annual Media Awards is Nov. 10, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 - 11:32:34 AM

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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.

President 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
Community
Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide - Oct 14, 2018 - 9:12:03 AM

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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 lucrative industry.

“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...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
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...
Community
Giving back to the Harbour Island Community - Oct 12, 2018 - 12:49:40 AM

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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...
Community
Cancer fighter’s will to survive - Oct 11, 2018 - 1:25:15 PM

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Yvette Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 27th July 2000. One week later she had a mastectomy.

She 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...
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