MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox
- Sep 28, 2020 - 6:39:06 PM
Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers received a generous donation of food
supply from MSC for the residents of Grand Bahama. The supply of food
items and dry goods was delivered on Monday, September 28, 2020, at
Freeport Harbour. On hand to accept the goods was Senator the Hon.
Jasmin Dareus, Deputy Director of Urban Renewal.
excited about this donation from MSC and on behalf of the Office of the
Prime Minister in Grand Bahama and for Urban Renewal, we’re really
grateful to be able to distribute all of these food items to the
residents of Grand Bahama," she said...
RBDF and NEMA conducts Training Workshop
- Sep 24, 2020 - 8:09:20 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with representatives from the
National Emergency and Management Agency (NEMA) recently conducted a
one-week training workshop.
Conducted at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR BASE
NORTH from September 14-18th 2020, this training session allowed trained
personnel from both organizations to become familiarized in the
assembling and disassembling of tents which can be used in the event of a
hurricane or a natural disaster. RBDF Marines who specialize in areas
such as cooks, plumbing and electrical engineering were also in
Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets
- Sep 23, 2020 - 2:50:25 PM
Learning from the lessons of the past, committing to a blueprint for
development, and taking serious action now were among the key
recommendations from a panel of experts that recently addressed the
topic: Resiliency and the Sustainable Development Goals, a discussion
facilitated by the Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) at
University of The Bahamas (UB).
The discussion which aired on
the “Z-Live: Off The Record” radio talk show hosted by the Executive
Director and Senior Policy Fellow of GPPI, Zhivargo Laing...
PHA RBDF Partner in Successful Blood Drive
- Sep 22, 2020 - 8:46:22 PM
The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Blood Bank benefitting from a
successful blood drive hosted by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF). The event which took place on Friday September 18th was the
second such recent collaboration by the Defence Force and the Public
Hospitals Authority (PHA). The drive, which netted twenty-four (24)
units of blood, commences a part of the RBDF’s community outreach. “This
is just the start of our being more community driven, seeking to be
more nation minded, more nation builders...
BTC lends support to Abaco and Grand Bahama Organizations
- Sep 21, 2020 - 9:53:41 AM
Churches and community organizations have substantially increased their
efforts to support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by
providing groceries and other forms of relief. BTC joined forces with
Friendship Tabernacle Church in Abaco and the Grand Bahama Reach Out and
Touch Feeding Program to support their efforts during this difficult
BTC CEO, Garfield Sinclair said, “We are happy to lend a
helping hand and partner with organizations that are committed to
supporting our communities especially during these tough times.
Friendship Tabernacle Church in Abaco and the Grand Bahama Reach Out...
Legal Panel Addresses Roots of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Need for Justice and Power Reform
- Sep 18, 2020 - 3:07:04 PM
A panel of legal experts has dissected the ‘Black Lives Matter’
movement, delving into its historical roots and calling for reforms in
the justice system and the way in which power is exercised.
Lives Matter’ is not the beginning of the conversation, but rather the
midpoint in an unbalanced, dictatorial dialogue on racial equality that
was rooted in colonization and continues to this day,” explained Dr.
Jewel Amoah, Human Rights Commissioner and the Halton (Canada) District
School Board’s Human Rights & Equity Advisor.
Health Minister thanks the Government of Canada for its generous donation
- Sep 18, 2020 - 2:40:39 PM
Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells stated that the CA$677,000
given by the Government of Canada will help The Bahamas to achieve the
goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting
healthcare, frontline and essential workers.
During a press
conference to announce the donation on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the
Ministry of Health, Minister Wells explained that part of the donation
includes Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that is in high demand
OEF’s Seed to Succeed awards $20,000 in grants to Eleutheran Entrepreneurs
- Sep 17, 2020 - 10:40:45 AM
The inaugural ‘Seed to Succeed’ event was hosted by One Eleuthera
Foundation on Monday, August 31, 2020, where eight participants
presented their business ideas in front of a panel of judges.
Palmer, the One Eleuthera Foundation (“OEF”) Social Enterprise
Accelerator lead noted, “He was impressed by the eight participants all
of whom are residents of Eleuthera” He further added, “The newly minted
entrepreneurs represented a plethora of industries including esthetician
services and waxing...
CFAL donates laptops to students to promote Social Media Financial Literacy Reading Series
- Sep 17, 2020 - 9:54:28 AM
Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. (CFAL) has donated laptops to four
students as a part of its popular “CFAL Summer Reading” social media
series. Through this charitable educational initiative, which was
launched through the CFAL Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts,
executives and managers of the company recommended personal finance,
investing, and personal development books to Bahamians to encourage them
to boost their financial literacy and invest in themselves. For every
like or share of the posts in the series, CFAL donated $1 toward the
purchase of a laptop for a student in need...
Nassau RC promotes national development of rowing with gift to Skullers RC in Exuma
- Sep 16, 2020 - 3:55:14 PM
Nassau Rowing Club gifted one of its first boats to Skullers Rowing Club
in The Ferry, Little Exuma to develop their nascent youth program. The
Helen T, a 45-foot long rowing boat made by Vespoli USA in Connecticut,
holds four rowers and a coxswain, and can be configured for sweep rowing
(each rower has one oar) or sculling (each rower has two oars).
RC President Kyle Chea remembered when the Helen T arrived in Nassau in
2013: “We raised $6,000 to pay for shipping from Virginia; larger
rowing boats exceed standard container measurements...
Bahamas snags first runner-up in Global, Girls’ Video Competition
- Sep 15, 2020 - 1:05:36 PM
Out of more than 170 entries from 44 countries Bahamian twelfth grader
Sierra Blair captured first runner-up in the Girls’ Voices at Home video
challenge – a competition which invited young ladies ages 13 to 26, to
share how they are staying strong and continuing their education during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
As first runner-up Blair received a $500
cash scholarship from the Seattle, Washington-based organization...
Minister of National Security leads Community Outreach in Abaco
- Sep 14, 2020 - 11:25:44 AM
The Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Dr. Raymond King;
Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry
of National Security, Mr. Marco Rolle; other Senior Officers from the
Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces, ministerial staff and Island
Administrators joined the Minister of National Security, the Honourable
Marvin Dames in several stakeholders meetings throughout the Northern,
Central and Southern Abaco and surrounding cays during Sunday 13
Winners announced for 'Dignified Girl' Essay Competition
- Sep 14, 2020 - 10:16:55 AM
The Dignified Girl Project has announced its top three winners for its
3rd Anniversary Essay Competition. With the topic, “Describe Why You
Should Be Awarded a Tablet During COVID-19”, girls, including those with
disabilities, in grades six through 12, were given the opportunity to
explain why they should win a tablet, in the form of either a
75-100-word essay or a 30-60-second video.
seventh-grade student at H. O. Nash Junior High, placed first out of 10
participants. In her video entry, Shamacka described how winning a
tablet would be “a huge burden lifted” off her parents’ shoulders.
Waste Management Companies donate equipment and operators in East End Grand Bahama Marine clean up effort
- Sep 10, 2020 - 10:26:48 AM
With the assistance of Captain James Edgar Curling, President of Tycoon
Waste Management Company Ltd. and Andrew Gaitor of A&D Gaitor Heavy
Equipment, 18 submerged vehicles were removed from the area around the
McCleans Town Dock. Captain Curling expressed that, ‘As a mariner, I
realize the danger these submerged vehicles could have on the many
boaters who frequent this area.’
Katherine Smith, Managing
Director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) stated that,
“It’s been a long year, and there are many things that we had hoped to
address within the first six months of the reconstruction and recovery
BTVI President Receives University of London Grad Diploma
- Sep 9, 2020 - 8:53:00 PM
President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr.
Robert W. Robertson has been awarded a Graduate Diploma in International
Development by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political
Science at the University of London.
Developed by academics at LSE, the diploma provides a strong grounding
in international development and helps to develop critical skills for a
wide range of real world professional situations. It also helps learners
understand the fundamentals of economics, sociology and how
urbanization, gender issues, poverty and social exclusion affect the
process of development.
Dr. Robertson, who is a Fulbright Specialist, is the first president of the institution. Since his appointment in 2016...
Generators Donated To Assist Abaco with Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
- Sep 9, 2020 - 2:25:12 PM
A parcel of over 20 brand new generators made its way to Abaco
yesterday to assist with relief efforts post Hurricane Dorian, which
ravaged that island one year ago in September 2019. The generous
donation – the second of its kind -- was made by a group of Pastors from
the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).
include: Pastor Marcus Davidson, Mount Olive AME Church in Fort
Lauderdale; Pastor John White, Emmanuel AME Church, Pembroke Pines,
Florida and Reverend Ranford Patterson, Cousin McPhee AME Church...
Scotiabank donates $20,000 to Hands For Hunger
- Sep 6, 2020 - 10:02:48 PM
Scotiabank has donated $20,000 to support the efforts of local charity –
Hands for Hunger – which has been working to alleviate the social and
humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 crisis among thousands of
On August 28, the Bank presented its contribution at
the New Providence Community Centre and assisted with the packing of
food items for delivery to communities of persons in need.
loss and therefore hunger, is unfortunately one of the most difficult
realities of the COVID-19 crisis which is now affecting thousands across
The United States pledges $750K to Fight COVID-19 in The Bahamas
- Sep 6, 2020 - 7:35:33 PM
The United States Government has pledged $750,000 to help health
facilities in The Bahamas detect, isolate, and prevent the spread of
COVID-19. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Bahamas Red Cross Society, in
partnership with the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID), will administer the funds...
RBDF provides Non-Financial Assistance to Comrade
- Sep 5, 2020 - 6:47:40 PM
Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently
joined forces to assist a recently retired comrade on Thursday past.
Chief Petty Officer (FCPO) Shawn Rolle in recent times, experienced a
medical challenge, which has increased his reliance on wheelchair, which
led his family to create a temporary ramp to assist him in accessing
Current and past members of Entry 19, of which he is
a part of, were happy to facilitate the construction of a wheelchair
ramp at his residence...