LCIS "Anywhere" Fun Run raises $30K
- Dec 4, 2020 - 1:31:56 PM
Lyford Cay International School’s (LCIS) 18th Annual Fun Run was another
tremendous success thanks to the support of LCIS families, friends and
local businesses who served as corporate sponsors. The non-profit
international school met its fundraising goal for the event, with
$30,000 in donations raised. “The success of this event has not only
shown the enduring generosity of our school community, but also the
depth of our connectedness,” said LCIS Principal Mr David Mindorff.
accordance with physical distancing protocols and to ensure the safety
of the community, participants were able to take part in the run
anywhere they were on the island or around the world...
Bahamas Democratic Movement: Condolences on the passing of the Minister's Son
- Dec 4, 2020 - 11:10:39 AM
Today it is with great sadness that I extend sorrowful condolences to
The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Member of Parliament for Marathon and the
Minister of the Environment and Housing and his family on the passing of
“The Ferreira family are close to my
family, our children school to together,” recounted BDM Leader Stuart.
With fewer words than usual, Mr. Stuart...
Royal Institute of British Architects Names Bahamian A New Fellow
- Dec 3, 2020 - 4:30:12 PM
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Associate
Professor of Architecture at University of The Bahamas (UB) and noted
professional architect Mr. Henry Hepburn as a Fellow for 2021, an
accomplishment that recognizes the contributions of architects to their
communities, the profession, and those who seek to follow in their
Both in and out of the classroom, Mr. Hepburn has
taught his students how to develop the competencies that are required to
meaningfully impact urban planning and design and uplift community. He
was pivotal in establishing the Architecture Endowment Fund at UB for
scholarships for full-time...
26th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Revitalization of The Rand Nature Centre
- Dec 3, 2020 - 9:45:52 AM
For the past 25 years Grand Bahamians have always looked forward to the
Bahamas National Trust’s annual fundraiser at the Rand Nature Centre -
Festival Noël. The signature holiday event that heralds the start of the
Christmas season on Grand Bahama.
Although we cannot gather in
person this year, a week of exciting activities will take place November
30th – December 4th, 2020 for the 26th Annual Festival Noël, reimagined
as a hybrid event in the virtual space. The Grand Bahamian community is
invited to enjoy and support this week of wine, music, prizes....
Youth graduate from vocational program
- Dec 2, 2020 - 3:00:26 PM
It was considered an “historic day,” as the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) graduated the first cohort of the National
Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core program.
80 contact hours, the participants – some of whom were high schoolers –
were trained in general maintenance. They learned the fundamentals of
construction site safety, construction math, construction power tools...
The Salvation Army and CIBC FirstCaribbean team up to ‘Rescue Christmas’
- Nov 30, 2020 - 9:44:00 AM
Nothing signals the return of Christmas like the iconic ringing of the
Salvation Army's Red Kettle Bell. With a steep increase in unemployment
and need locally and the world over, The Salvation Army is focused on
its mission to 'Rescue Christmas' and provide help and hope for those in
the community who are most vulnerable.
Supported by a $7,500
donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean, this year's Red Kettle campaign will
launch on December 1st and continue through December 24th...
Christ the King Anglican Church Helps in NNWC Thanksgiving Initiative
- Nov 27, 2020 - 5:46:29 PM
President of the Ridgeland Park Community Association and Chairman of the
Organizing Committee of the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC)
/ South Central "We Are One" Campaign Shelly Lewis joins Christ the
King Anglican Church member volunteers, council members and police
liaison officers in producing as many as 1,000 meals for a National
Thanksgiving luncheon, on November 26, 2020. The volunteers were at the
church, located Ridgeland Park West, preparing meals for distribution
throughout eight of the 11 districts in New Providence. The Ministry of
National Security’s National Neighborhood Watch Council (NNWC) had
partnered with a number of churches...
US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas
- Nov 24, 2020 - 4:58:08 PM
On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in
additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal
partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients,
allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the
U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin
Self, delivered the donation to Commander Sonia Miller of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, and Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...
TM Club 1600 Helps Bridge Union Village Tech Gap
- Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39:13 PM
Union Village students who lack reliable or any technological device to
facilitate remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic received a
critical tool from Toastmasters Club 1600 during its ninth annual Neil
Percentie Back-to-School Giveaway.
“We are in a new era of education as a result of the global pandemic,
one that we must embrace,” said Shacoy Mullings, president of the first
branch of Toastmasters in The Bahamas. “In this new era, the classroom
is now a device placed in the palm of your hand.”
Remote learning exacerbated existing inequalities, particularly in the public-school system. It also created new ones...
BREEF wins Global Film Award for Transforming Society
- Nov 21, 2020 - 11:15:08 AM
The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) captured
top honours at the 9th annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in
London. The GSFA recognizes outstanding films from the business,
non-profit, media and creative sectors that inspire audiences with real
world solutions for a more sustainable future. The 2020 awards were
held online from November 16-20, with BREEF winning first place in the
Transforming Society category...
Bahamian Association In South Florida still Assisting Hurricane Dorian victims more than a year later
- Nov 18, 2020 - 2:30:03 PM
The National Association of The Bahamas, Florida, recently donated 176
laptops, 480 school bags and miscellaneous school supplies to the
children of Abaco Island more than a year after the massive category 5
Hurricane Dorian barreled through the Island flattening it and leaving
scores dead and thousands devastated.
The recent contribution of
school supplies including the laptops are to assist the children with
the continuation of their education...
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. positively impacts local communities during Founders’ Month
- Nov 18, 2020 - 2:26:22 PM
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is celebrating 98 years in service during the month of November.
local Zeta Rho Sigma Alumnae Chapter paid homage by honoring the
Sorority’s slogan of “Greater Service, Greater Progress”, with a focus
on families still struggling to recover from the devastation caused by
Hurricane Dorian and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Grand Bahama Nurse and New Providence Humanitarian Awarded for Their Heroic Deeds
- Nov 17, 2020 - 3:37:48 PM
Seven newborns, a shrinking food supply, and rising floodwaters in the
Grand Bahama Rand Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Dorian quickly
turned Nurse Nicole Morgan into what her colleagues describe as a timely
hero. Months after this feat came COVID-19, a battle requiring the same
tenacity and will to overcome.
For exhibiting bravery and selflessness, both she and Mrs. Sonia Rolle,
an inner-city humanitarian in New Providence, have been named CIBC
FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes.
The bank launched the initiative in August with the aim of identifying
those unsung heroes who have shone brightest in the darkest moments of
the COVID-19 crisis...
Vulnerable Girls: COVID-19 exacerbates their exploitation, says noted psychologist
- Nov 17, 2020 - 8:46:33 AM
The socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered a
silent group – girls in conflict with the law – even more vulnerable to
According to psychologist Dr. Valerie Knowles, society cannot afford to
forget them, especially “parentified” girls who at the expense of their
own childhoods have had to function as caretakers from an early age.
“They feel the adult weight of the economic crisis given the role they
play in their families. They become vulnerable to being exploited by
unscrupulous persons who would demand or seduce inappropriate gifts in
exchange for resources...
Office of the Spouse and Zonta Donate Grocery to the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities
- Nov 16, 2020 - 10:02:55 AM
The Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister and Zonta Club donated
grocery items to the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities
today, November 13, 2020 at Wesley Methodist Church, Grants Town.
Spouse of the Prime Minister Mrs. Patricia Minnis, left, and Mrs. Marisa
Mason of Zonta, right, are pictured with Pastor Lester Ferguson,
Chairman of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities and
the provisions to provide relief to those in the community of persons
with disabilities who are particularly challenged during this difficult
time of COVID-19 pandemic...
Ministry of Education receives tablets from Baha Mar
- Nov 15, 2020 - 7:07:31 PM
The Ministry of Education (MOE) accepted the gift of 1,000 tablets –
from Baha Mar Resort Foundation and Tropical Shipping -- the single
largest donation of devices for public school students to date.
“There was a firm commitment with the hotel of 1,000 devices for the MOE,” said the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education.
He commended Baha Mar, the first corporate citizen to reach out to the MOE, for the outstanding offer...
New dolphin study reveals BPC's EIA lacking and threat to $1mill industry in Bimini
- Nov 13, 2020 - 1:26:33 PM
New study shows Bimini dolphins use waters around BPC exploratory drill
site highlighting inadequate EIA and potential threat to Bimini’s
million-dollar dolphin-watching industry
Company’s Environmental Impact Assessment states, “In completing the
impact assessment, relevant uncertainties and gaps identified are
primarily related to lack of primary baseline data for wildlife”...
University of The Bahamas Eyes Strategic Priorities in New Norm
- Nov 13, 2020 - 12:20:31 PM
The 2019-2020 academic year brought daunting challenges for University
of The Bahamas (UB’s), but still senior administrators have touted some
successes and set key priorities for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Fall 2020 semester has been marked by an increase in full-time
enrolment and Family Island enrolment, an expansion of land assets,
while new graduate programmes will be rolled out and the University
community in Grand Bahama remains focused on rebuilding, senior
administrators reported during the Media P.A.S.S. (Plan for Achieving
Strategic Success) virtual event held recently...
Imagination and Innovation Fueled BETA Camp’s Fully Virtual Event
- Nov 10, 2020 - 11:46:11 AM
This year’s 100% virtual platform for BETA Camp was such a success
that the first virtual BETA Hackathon slated for November 20-22, 2020 is
bound to be just as exciting. Co-founders Trenicka Rolle-Dukes and
D’André Wilson-Ihejirika were thrilled that the 35 students, ages 11 to
14 years of age from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada, and Scotland,
excelled in their new learning environment.
Camp 2020 which ran for an extra week focused on sustainability and
resiliency with an emphasis on renewable energy, agriculture, and
manufacturing. The teams created a 3-D greenhouse using a variety of