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Humane Society of Grand Bahama AGM set for April 17 - Apr 11, 2018 - 10:45:20 AM

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Animal lovers wanted! Please consider becoming a member of the HSGB and help us reduce animal suffering and pet over-population on Grand Bahama. There are so many ways to help...fundraising, humane education, spay/neuter canvassing, public outreach, even helping at the shelter by walking/socializing dogs and socializing cats.

Current members are invited to vote in the 2018/2019 Board and Officers. Not a member or your membership has lapsed...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce welcomed to Grand Bahama - Apr 10, 2018 - 9:08:37 PM

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Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call from representatives of the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC).   The BCCC was inaugurated in 2001.  

With its head office in the UK and chapters in the Caribbean, it connects Caribbean countries, to foster and develop trade and investment opportunities with the UK.  It is a daughter chamber of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, one of the UK's 52 British Chambers of Commerce accredited chambers...
Community : Service Organizations
The Kelly Bullard Foundation Story - Apr 10, 2018 - 6:51:40 PM

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Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the Globe 

Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way of a post card with a picture of a beach under shining sun, child shoveling sand into a bucket and the hastily-scribbled words, ‘Wish you were here.”...
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Bahamas Chamber signs MOU with DC and Baltimore Chambers - Mar 20, 2018 - 11:57:59 AM

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In keeping with Government’s commitment to Public/Private partnerships for growing the economy, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, and Mr. Edison Sumner, CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, led a delegation of Bahamian public and private sector officials on a trade Mission to the Washington DC and Baltimore area in the United States on March 5-7th, 2018.

The Trade Mission explored the promotion of collaborative business links, both at the national and state level in the DC and Maryland area...
Community
Rotary burger van gets facelift from Bahamas Waste - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 AM

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Bahamians living on New Providence in the past two decades have likely seen the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Burger van, which has become synonymous with the now world famous ‘Rotary Burger’. Over the past 20 years the Burger Van has been well recognized at fundraising efforts and assisted countless charities like BAARK, The Bahamas Humane Society, Bahamas National Trust and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau achieve their financial goals.

“The Burger Van has been a staple of our organization for a very long time” explained Llewellyn Burrows, Chairman of the Rotary Club’s Hamburger Van Committee...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith - Feb 12, 2018 - 1:40:57 PM

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Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) President,  Hope Sealey, met with Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Friday, February 9, as the civic organization and its junior partner Rotaract, prepare to host “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a Hollywood Glam Party set for February 16, 2018.  The Glam Party is being held to raise funds for a UB scholarship honouring Rotarian Barry J. Rassin at a private home. Funds raised by RCEN will pave the way for a promising student to enroll at UB, demonstrating the leadership and civic-mindedness that has propelled Rassin to the 2018-2019 Presidency of Rotary International, “an incredible honour for a Bahamian now overseeing 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide...
Community : Abaco
Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27 - Jan 3, 2018 - 9:47:35 PM

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Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. 

The opening night cocktail reception is from 6 - 9 p.m.; and on Saturday the event runds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This event was previously known as Art for the Parks...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball - Nov 22, 2017 - 4:07:31 PM


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The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018 calendar. Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm at the Baha Mar Convention Centre, Cable Beach.

The Ball is the Bahamas Red Cross’ largest annual benefit and has provided considerable funding to assist the Society in fulfilling its mandate of ‘alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found’...
Community : Service Organizations
Christmas has as Army!- Salvation Army Kettle Launch - Nov 17, 2017 - 11:26:26 AM

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The season of giving officially kicks off because The Salvation Army’s familiar Red Kettles make their seasonal debut on New Providence, starting Saturday,  November 18th you’ll find those kettles and the jolly ting-a-ling-ling of handheld bells that accompanies them.

The Red Kettle Campaign supports the mission of the organization and provides support to a number of programs arranging from special meals for needy individuals and families, toy and clothing for disadvantaged children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized, and vital funding for year round programs...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification - November 18th - Nov 14, 2017 - 3:55:49 PM


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“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Jollification” and that is the theme for the Bahamas National Trust's very popular Christmas fundraiser being held on November 18th and 19th at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road.

“The Christmas Jollification is an important fundraiser for the The Retreat Garden. This national park protects an outstanding palm collection and has tremendous potential for increased touristic visitation...
Community : Service Organizations
Need Has No Season – Women’s Shelter Project - Aug 11, 2017 - 10:47:28 AM

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The Salvation Army  Bahamas Division  launched for the second year  Need Has No Season Fundraising Campaign in support of  the Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter Project chaired by Mr. Felix Stubbs, Chairman and Cameron Symonette, Board Member of The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board.

The Salvation Army Bahamas  Division launches Need Has No Season as a midyear fundraiser to generate funding for the Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter Project.   The familiar red kettles will be sponsored by Corporate Bahamas every Saturday during the month of August.  The familiar red kettles will be located at RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited Branches, Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza and Lynden Pindling International Airport with volunteers from Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas...
Community : Service Organizations
BTC Northern VP Honoured with Rotary Award of Appreciation - Jul 23, 2017 - 1:00:03 PM

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Over many nears, the collaborative relationship between BTC and Rotary Organizations on Grand Bahama has facilitated countless community service  projects across the island. In more recent times, that partnership and been further developed and strengthened through the efforts of Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey. Under her direction BTC has continued to lend the strength of its brand to ensure the success of Rotary's many service projects. On Friday, Mrs. Ferguson-Mackey received an award of appreciation from the  the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama for her continued work as an important community ally and great corporate citizen. Pictured (L-R) are Membership Chair Constance McDonald, Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey and  Elsie Knowles, President...
Community : Service Organizations
GGYA participants broaden skills on Grand Bahama expedition - Jul 11, 2017 - 1:20:02 PM

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The school year may have ended but meaningful learning experiences continued for nearly 100 youths. They spent a week exploring Grand Bahama, fulfilling personal self-development goals on an amazing adventure which could bag them an award.

"Lucayan Trails," the code name for this year's Governor General's Youth Award (GGYA), Bahamas Award Super Expedition (BASE) runs for 10 days from June 29 to July 8.

BASE assembles GGYA participants from across The Bahamas, inviting them to explore new territories and partake in hiking expeditions that would qualify them for a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. It is designed to foster cooperation...
Community : Service Organizations
$200,000 to country's national park system - Jun 29, 2017 - 1:59:32 PM

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Major business donors have pledged over $200,000 to support management of the country's national park system.
 
The companies were recognised for their donations during a special breakfast meeting at the British Colonial Hilton to launch the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) Corporate Partnership Programme.
 
According to BNT President Janet Johnson, “We all benefit from the use of our natural resources, and we all have a shared responsibility to diminish negative impacts on the environment...
Community : Service Organizations
Cancer Awareness in The Bahamas finds support on Crowd funding - Jun 17, 2017 - 3:39:23 AM

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The epidemic-like figures of breast cancer throughout The Bahamas are staggering. In an attempt to lower these figures, a new initiative will be launching later this Summer 2017 by C.U.R.E, on the crowd funding website Indigogo, which seeks to help raise awareness about breast cancer, whilst also helping to raise funds to support the great work of The Cancer Society of the Bahamas.

Launching by BEACH BY JEWEL, a luxury brand of swimwear, the crowd funding campaign is offering a jewellery collection of fine and exclusive bracelets and pendants made of pearls and gemstones, sterling silver, white and rose gold. For each bracelet sold on crowd funding, the brand commits to donate $25.00 to
the Cancer Society of The Bahamas...
Community : Service Organizations
BNT Holds Snake Handling Workshop - Jun 16, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM

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Of the 12 snakes that are found in The Bahamas, all are harmless to humans and under serious threat from habitat loss and indiscriminate killing.

Photos and videos abound on social media showing Bahamians killing snakes, often with a sense a pride as if that is the best way to deal with them.

In addition to the threat from humans, snakes like the Bahamian Boa, Pygmy Boa, Bahamian Racer and Blindsnake must also face the constant attacks of non-native animals like dogs and cats...
Community : Service Organizations
Lyford Cay Foundations honours 4 longstanding board members - Jun 12, 2017 - 11:15:30 PM

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Lyford Cay Foundations recently recognized long-standing board directors Catharina Birchall, Frank Crothers, Nancy Kelly and Loretta Rogers for their extraordinary service and philanthropy over the past 20 years.

Illustrating their commitment to and love for The Bahamas, these four directors have given more than 100 years of service collectively to Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation.

Their work has been critical to ensuring that nearly $50 million has been invested in the Bahamian people and The Bahamas over the past 48 years...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM

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The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise welcomed the newly appointed Minister of State for Legal Affairs, The Honourable Elsworth Johnson to deliver remarks at their meeting on May 24th, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton. Minister Johnson’s inspiring presentation focused on his hope for the future of the Bahamas and shared his appreciation for the talent and potential of young Bahamians and the need to continue to be inclusive and supportive.

The final meetings leading up to the close of our year will reiterate the message and spirit of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise and celebrate the accomplishments of our club and its members. We were delighted by Min. Johnson’s honesty and candor as he illustrated how the Rotary...
Community : Service Organizations
One Eleuthera Breast Cancer Outreach Program hosts 4th Annual Pink Tea Party - May 30, 2017 - 3:58:34 PM

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One Eleuthera Foundation’s Breast Cancer Outreach Program (BCOP) hosted their fourth Annual “Pink Tea Party” event on Sunday April 30th, 2017, under the theme “Saving our Sisters, Strengthening Families”.

Women and girls from the surrounding communities came together at the Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center (EACC) in Tarpum Bay to support the event and BCOP’s efforts towards breast cancer awareness. Delicious teas and pastries were served and the evening was filled with fun, laughter and education.

The men of Unity Builders, a local softball team, volunteered their time and served the ladies attending the event. Members of the Rotaract Club of Eleuthera also volunteered at the event...
Community : Service Organizations
Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony - May 19, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM


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Under the theme “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today”, Junior Achievement Bahamas recently held its 38th Annual Awards ceremony where the outstanding accomplishments of the achievers, volunteers and counselling firms for the 2016/2017 year were honoured.

Raymond Winder, Chairman of JA Bahamas stated, “This year’s theme speaks directly to the way of the 21st Century. No doubt we are living in some very unique and challenging times. The world continues to change at the speed of thought, advancing at a rate that requires as much preparation as it does information. Notwithstanding challenges that we face, after 38 years in existence, JA Bahamas remains the number one youth programme in the country. The success of the programme is measured directly by the impact it has had on tens of thousands of alumni (and supporters), many of whom are now distinguished in their careers and businesses...

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