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Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event - Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM

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Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita Project, which is a collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO) was founded by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers who were inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying reefs...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana - Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM

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In the spirit of World Rotaract Week observed March 11-17, celebrating 51 years of service, fellowship and community building, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau chose an innovated route by partnering with The Bahamas Marijuana Coalition to host our first Let’s Talk Marijuana open discussion.

Over 50 young adults, both members, and nonmembers of Rotaract International attended the open meeting held Monday, March 11, 2019, at Smugglers, King Street 6:30-7:30 pm. Co-chair of the Bahamas  Marijuana Coalition, Quinn McCartney shared his views on how the government’s interest in opening business prospects concerning marijuana and it’s potential for the economy...
Community : Service Organizations
Parkinson's Awareness events announced - Feb 11, 2019 - 1:01:55 PM

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The Bahamas will join forces with countries globally in commemoration of Parkinson Awareness Month during the month of April, and Kingdor has planned several activities to focus the attention on this dreadful condition, one of which is the signature Gala Ball, to be held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach, on Saturday April 6, 2019.

The theme for the occasion is, “Start A Conversation,” which suggests that we need to tell the story regarding Parkinson’s disease and how it affects the Parkinsonian. I

The Kingdor Parkinson's Foundation held a press conference on February 11 to announce the events...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on the loss of Donold Roberts - Feb 7, 2019 - 7:41:10 PM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce mourns the loss of a major Business Icon.  Mr. Donold "Don" Roberts and his business establishment, General Leasing (Dolly Madison), became a member of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce during its early inception and continues to the present time. Mr. Robert's contributions over the years to the community of Grand Bahama has evolved into a legacy.  His signature cigar and famous "Come on Down" will long be remembered.  In 2009 Mr. Robert's was the recipient of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Deputy PM Hon. K. Peter Turnquest installs Chamber New President and Board - Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23:15 AM

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During recent remarks at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) 2018/2019 Installation Ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. K. Peter Turnquest noted he was not about to make any big announcements, but added that residents should continue to be encouraged because “things were going to be okay in Grand Bahama this year.” 

Addressing the new board, the DPM acknowledged the important mentorship role GBCC played in the government’s Small Business Program...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the 2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday, January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport.  Minister of Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the board.

The twelve new Board members were elected during the Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
Community : Service Organizations
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama - Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM

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The 24th annual Festival Noël fundraiser will be held Friday, December 7th 2018, from 7pm – 10pm at the Rand Nature Centre on Cathedral Boulevard, Grand Bahama. Celebrate the opening of the festive season under this year’s theme “Walking in Nature’s Wonderland” with joyful spirits and dazzling décor.

Festival Noel is the Bahamas National Trust’s signature fundraising event on Grand Bahama Island that attracts over 300 patrons...
Community : Service Organizations
BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas - Dec 1, 2018 - 9:15:36 PM

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DEC. 1 -- Today marks the beginning of the Nassau Grouper Closed Season.

This means that it’s illegal to land, purchase or sell Nassau Grouper from December 1st to February 28th.

Let’s give them some time and privacy to make more Nassau Groupers.
In the meantime, try out other tasty options like Lionfish.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of East Nassau now using “Together” from Aliv - Nov 25, 2018 - 3:33:39 PM

The Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) is the first major civic organization in The Bahamas to partner with local technology company Aliv on the company’s newly launched fundraising website, Together.


The first initiative of its kind in The Bahamas, Together is designed to improve fundraising capabilities by providing a secure online payment option while putting donors at ease by ensuring the credibility of organizations and their causes. Together will be used to facilitate RCEN’s silent auction which will raise funds for tertiary education scholarships.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting - Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM

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On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Chief Operating Officer of The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), Mr. Holland Grant was asked to give a speech to members of Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise at their monthly meeting. Mr. Grant spoke about the history of BISX, the current state of the market and the future of Bahamian Capital Markets. Mr. Grant commented, “It was a pleasure to have an informed discussion with this group which allowed all of us a chance to discuss ideas on the future of the Bahamian capital markets.  The capital markets are the result of the efforts of regulators, investors and companies, the Rotary Sunrise Membership included persons from all of these areas, leading to a dynamic conversation.”
Community : Service Organizations
Grand Bahama Humane Society's Car Boot Sale set for Sept. 29 - Sep 18, 2018 - 11:50:27 AM

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Humane Society's Car Boot sale will be taking place at Garden of the Groves on Saturday, 29th September between 10.00am and 1.00pm.

There are a few spaces still available for anyone wishing to sell their unwanted chattels, clothes, anything! etc. in exchange for making some money for themselves.

It's $20 per 'boot' - that's a car, truck or wagon.  Anyone can share one vehicle with a friend too...
Community : Service Organizations
Eleuthera’s Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point - Sep 13, 2018 - 1:55:47 PM

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New Providence, Bahamas – Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago.” For a trio of young activists from the island of Eleuthera this couldn’t be truer. Franchesca Hanna, 16, Kristman Moss, 15 and Wadainya Weinburger – all students of the Central Eleuthera High School recently gave their strong endorsement of, and lent their voices to, the Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point joining their adult counterparts from the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Bahamas National Trust on a media tour to raise awareness about the need for sustainable – and not commercial development of the area...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly - Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM

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On Saturday August 25th, 2018 Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas hosted its first Interclub Assembly under the theme “Be The Inspiration”, which is the 2018-2019 presidential theme for Rotary International President Barry Rassin.  Highlights of the Assembly included a panel of Past Rotary Presidents who led the audience in a discussion on the topic, “Challenges Faced by Clubs” and a panel discussion lead by Rotaractors on the topic “Ensuring the Transition from Rotaract to Rotary”...
Community : Service Organizations
BNT asks for Bahamians to stand for protection of Lighthouse Point - Sep 3, 2018 - 10:13:49 AM

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Eleuthera, named ‘Freedom’ - world famous for its naturally beautiful beaches - is in danger of having Lighthouse Point, perhaps the most significant undeveloped area left on the island, commercially developed as a cruise port by Disney Cruise Line. If the proposed development is allowed to move forward, Eleutherans believe that access to this sacred ground will eventually be blocked for locals, and that its rural, untouched beauty will be replaced by over-crowded beaches, large cruise ships, and infrastructure to support thousands of visitors on a regular basis...
Community : Service Organizations
Dog Days Half-Marathon raises 5K for GB Children’s Home and over 17k for at risk Animals too! - Aug 21, 2018 - 12:30:04 PM

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“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service” said Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Though not men, two women have taken up this call and contributed significantly to local charities through sport and friendship.

The fourth Annual Dog Days Event which was held in late March this year was organized by good friends Nikki Waugh and Siobhan Antoni-Bates, and featured several races including a one mile, 5k, 10k and half marathon...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month - Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM

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For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about growing the membership and strengthening the club’s many projects. August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and humanitarian-based organization.  Along with the Rotary Foundation, it is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...

Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to serve again as President because it exemplifies this year’s Rotary Theme, “To Be The Inspiration...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Arbitration process next topic of GB Chamber luncheon - Aug 13, 2018 - 11:22:13 AM
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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will host their August Business Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in Delphine Room, Pelican Bay, Canal House.

The speaker for this month will be Mr. Peter D. Maynard, PhD, FCIArb, of Peter D. Maynard Counsel and Attorneys. and he'll be discussing the "Arbitration Process."  Members and non-member can attend, and are to confirm by emailing assistant@gbchamber.org or by calling 352-8329...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM

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On Saturday July 28, 2018, the Rotaract Club of East Nassau set out to make a difference within the community by hosting an HIV/AIDS mural painting open to both members and non members. This community service initiative, served as a reminder to persons of all ages that they should, “Get Tested Bey!”

For far too long, our Bahamian community has sheltered the idea of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among us...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract Club of East Nassau welcomes the club’s new Leadership - Jul 5, 2018 - 6:26:02 PM

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July marked a new year for many around the world. Hundred of thousands of Rotaractors from Rotary and Rotaract alike welcomed the new month as a new year of service for the international organization. For years these service organizations have made a tremendous difference in the lives of all they have assisted through service and leadership both internationally and locally. Rotary’s network has expanded far and wide throughout the island and has created a passionate zeal for service...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
DPM presents Budget issues to Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce - Jun 18, 2018 - 2:20:16 PM
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The government has made provisions to empower people during this current budget period, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest during the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon, June 15, at Pelican Bay.

Minister Turnquest, in explaining why the government will increase VAT from 7.5% to 12% to increase revenue, presented to Chamber members what the government faced when coming to office on May 10, 2017...
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