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Grand Bahama Chamber names 2014 Philanthropist of the Year - Dec 19, 2014 - 2:51:07 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - On September 22, 2014, at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce named Karen N. Clarke their Philanthropist of Year during their Excellence Awards held at the Regency Theatre. M, Clarke was is being presented the award by Barry Malcom, President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Clarke is an active member at Rotary of Lucaya where this year she is Treasurer and the International Service Director. Just some of the initiatives she's been directly involved with are...
Community
U.S. Embassy staff brings Christmas cheer to children of Nazareth Centre - Dec 19, 2014 - 1:47:11 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas - On Thursday, December 18, American and Bahamian staff from the U.S. Embassy gathered at the Nazareth Centre to participate in a festive holiday event bringing yuletide cheer to 42 of the home’s children. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Lisa Johnson and Embassy staff participated in the program that treated the children to snacks and a special appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

Santa and Mrs. Claus distributed gifts donated by the Embassy community as well as toys donated by the American Women's Club as part of the U.S. Marine's annual Toys for Tots program. "The Embassy is excited to be visiting the Nazareth Center again this year...”
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Bahamas 2014: A Year in Review with Youri Kemp - Dec 19, 2014 - 1:39:29 PM

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TheBahamasWeekly.com has once again selected Bahamians to canvas their opinions on highlights of The Bahamas over the year 2014, as well as ask about the direction of the country. Their comments will be shared over the coming weeks.

Through this exchange we hope to also highlight Bahamians in our community, and share their personal triumphs, that may or may not have made the news.


Here is the opinion of Youri Kemp...
Community
Christmas Message from Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis - Dec 19, 2014 - 1:16:24 PM


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Let this Christmas season be a time of peace and goodwill toward our fellow man. It is a joyous and wonderful time of the year, filled with giving, sharing and enjoying our friends and family. I, like many of you especially look forward to actively participating in our Junkanoo parade. However, the true meaning of Christmas is in God’s love for us; God sent His son, the Christ child, to redeem man and provide a way of salvation.

While many will enjoy this season, some Bahamians will find this Christmas very challenging. We are compelled to reflect on those less fortunate, the many unemployed, the poor, those struggling to pay mortgages and high electricity cost, the sick, and the victims of crime. We must all remember the grieving families, whose loved ones...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Senator Glinton Lauded as ‘An Outstanding Bahamian’ - Dec 18, 2014 - 8:34:41 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Senator, the Hon. Lawrence Hugo Glinton was laid to rest on Thursday, December 18. A state-recognized funeral was held at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church on Virginia Street. In attendance was Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie who said that Senator Glinton was an ‘outstanding' Bahamian’ and a good man who served this country well.

“Senator Glinton was a good Bahamian who never wavered or even blinked in the furtherance of his political commitment to assist in the progress of this country, which he loved so much,” said Prime Minister Christie. “I knew him, I respected him and I admired him...”

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Heart Ball's Victorian High Tea a Great Success - Dec 18, 2014 - 6:39:20 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Afternoon tea at one London’s luxury hotels, the ambiance of Government House’s garden, a relaxing view of Nassau’s Harbour, soft orchestral music, hats, gloves, a fashion show, raffles and prizes, put them all together and you have a Victorian High Tea hosted by the 2014 /2015 Heart Ball Committee.

Under the theme, “Victorian High Tea”, the 2014/2015 Heart Ball Committee hosted their 9th Annual Tea Party & Fashion Show, at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam. The MC for the afternoon was Mrs. Sheila Bethel. She was dressed for the occasion.

The event was deemed a great success by co-chair Coretta Owen...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing: 17 yr-old Darvonya Major of Bradley Street, Nassau - Dec 18, 2014 - 2:30:32 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 17 – year old DARVONYA MAJOR of Bradley Street, who was reported missing by family members.

Major is a medium brown female of a slim build about 6’ in height and she was last seen on Tuesday 16th December 2014...
Community : Service Organizations
Call for Nominations: 2014 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award - Dec 18, 2014 - 2:53:08 AM

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Deadline - January 16th, 2015

Nassau, Bahamas - The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation and The Heart Ball Committee are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award.

Since 1968, the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart has been presented at the Annual Heart Ball. The award was initiated by The Heart Foundation to applaud and give recognition to individuals who have selflessly given of themselves to promote human welfare and dignity, thus making life better for their fellow men...
Community : Service Organizations
Agave Wins Over the Taste Buds of Everyone at Festival Noel - Dec 18, 2014 - 12:23:54 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas – While Festival Noel might be over, the memories of the night remain, especially for everyone who tasted the food and drinks prepared by Agave Latin Fusion restaurant, who won Chef Noel at this year’s Festival Noel.

This is not Agave’s first time winning the prestigious Chef Noel title! Agave won the award in 2008 when they had just opened.

“It was a great win for Agave and a great year,” said Noel Clarke, co-owner of Agave in Port Lucaya. “This is our third year participating and each year gets more fun. My team really loves the event..."
Community : Grand Bahama
Eight Junkanoo Groups on Grand Bahama receive a Financial Boost - Dec 17, 2014 - 9:04:07 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama –  Some eight Grand Bahama based Junkanoo groups received a financial boost, as a result of an initiative spear headed by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA).

In an effort to contribute to an event of tradition that represents the very fabric of Bahamian culture, GBPA officials saw it fit to sponsor the Junkanoo groups as the parade is scheduled for the holiday season.

The Bayshore Warriors,  Classic Dancers, Kingdom Culture, Platinum Knights, Showtime, Superstar Rockers, Top Performers and the Swingers were the proud recipients of the donation...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Abaco’s Economy Receives a Boost - Dec 17, 2014 - 5:34:54 PM

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CHEROKEE SOUND, Abaco – The economy of Abaco received a boost when Southworth Development, an internationally recognized developer and manager of residential resort communities, announced that it acquired the Abaco Club on Winding Bay from Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation, Friday, December 11.

Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Chrisite led a delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and Senior Government officials to attend a ceremony marking the acquisition of the hotel by the new owners. After congratulating the principals of the development, Prime Minister Christie said that the sale of the Abaco Club marks a new era for the island...
News : New Providence
Group appeals to Bahamas public to join search for missing elderly Nassau man - Dec 12, 2014 - 3:43:04 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Rise Bahamas is inviting the general public to join them on a search for missing elderly gentleman Gladstone Rolle starting at Rudy's Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, December 14th at 3pm. (Please carpool, as parking is very limited).

New Providence resident Mr. Rolle was last seen two weeks ago in the Cowpen Road area wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark blue jeans. He is in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.  Anyone with tips, please call the Police at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328- TIPS ...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Crisis Centre launches Toy Drive - Dec 12, 2014 - 10:10:12 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Crisis Centre launched a toy drive at the Mall at Marathon on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The toys will be wrapped and presented to the boys and girls, who are clients of the organization, at its annual Children’s Christmas Party on December 17, 2014 at St Matthew’s Parish Hall. During the upcoming festive occasion the children and their parents will be feted to a traditional Christmas meal, games, prizes and surprises and volunteers will also ensure that no child leaves without a toy.

The toy drive will also be held December 6 and 13 at the Mall. The Bahamas Crisis Centre is a non-profit, ideologically independent organization primarily pledged to respond to the needs of all victims of sexual, physical and psychological abuse...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Police Mourn Passing of CPL Edgecombe - Dec 11, 2014 - 8:23:03 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, paid tribute to the late Police Corporal 2939 Errold Johnly Edgecombe in Freeport, Grand Bahama, today. He also gave condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of the Minister of National Security, the Ministry for Grand Bahama, and his family.

Corporal Edgecombe lay in repose today at the Gerald Bartlett Complex, Police Headquarters. High-ranking officers standing guard were,

Sr. Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour,

Sports
Bahamas Baseball Federation offers condolences on the passing of James Wood - Dec 11, 2014 - 1:52:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Bahamas Baseball Federation:

On Behalf of President Craig KEMP, BBF Executives and its Membership:  

We wish to extend our condolences to the Family and the BBA Administration on the passing of Mr. James 'Jim' Wood.

May the Lord continue to guide and strengthen the family during this most difficult time. 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Grand Bahama murder suspect, Rasheed Farrington in police custody - Dec 11, 2014 - 12:45:13 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police are reporting that they now have in their custody, murder suspect Rasheed Farrington. The suspect is now assisting police with their investigation in the murder of a Freeport resident which occurred on the 8th December 2014.

Police would like to thank family members of the suspect and members of the general public, who have assisted them with the capture of this suspect...
Sports
Bahamas Olympic Committee On the Passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood - Dec 10, 2014 - 4:37:47 PM

The Bahamas Olympic Committee mourns the sudden passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood, President of the Bahamas Baseball Association an Associate Member of the Committee.

Jim as he was affectionately called in the sporting fraternity was a mild mannered giant who was passionate about sports and the sport of baseball.
Secretary General, Romell Knowles who worked closely with Jim over the pass months said, " Jim and I had many meeting in the last few months , discussing the future of baseball in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Admittedly the meetings were at times contentious and lively but always respectful, It was at these meetings I got to know President Wood...
Community
Bilney Lane Children's Home first recipient of newly launched 'Forgotten Ones' charity organization - Dec 10, 2014 - 2:11:40 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The founders of Forgotten Ones Charity Organization wishes to announce the launch of its Charity Organization effective today, December 10th, 2014.

Founded by Aaron Davis, Edwin Johnson , Ivar Lightbourne , Valtinique Tufi & Ras'Deniro Thompson, all young media personalities  living in The Bahamas; the Mission of the Organization is to provide outreach services to orphan children living in The Bahamas.

Having noticed that orphan children in The Bahamas are the most 'forgotten ones' in the society, the organization decided that The Bilney Lane Children's...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS - Dec 10, 2014 - 1:20:07 AM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.


Check HERE for the latest REPORTS from the Royal Bahama Police Force ...
Community : Ongoing Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous Grand Bahama Announce New Meeting Venue - Nov 26, 2014 - 8:22:23 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Grand Bahama have changed venues.  Their have been held for over 30 years and are very important to those struggling with addiction and all are welcome to attend. 
 
Meetings in Grand Bahama have moved to the St. George's High School.

The Meetings are held on Monday and Thursdays at 7pm. All our welcome, and there is no charge to attend...
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