Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians
- Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 was an important day in the lives of four
upstanding residents of Grand Bahama Island, it was the day that they
were installed as Rotarians in the newly chartered Rotary Club of Grand
Bahama. Emrick Kevin Seymour, Kyria Worrell, Martina Ferguson and Donna
Christie-Ferguson were installed by District 6990 Governor Ray Williams.
The well attended meeting took place at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Imparted were encouraging words from District Governor Williams on the
importance of service above self and a mandate for Rotarians to seek
like-minded individuals to join Rotary. T
Rotary Clubs and Supplies Over Seas present medical supplies to the Rand Memorial Hospital
- Oct 9, 2019 - 2:55:34 PM
Grand Bahama Rotary Clubs partnered with Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a
US-based non profit organization, to donate medical supplies and
equipment to the Rand Memorial Hospital. Rotarians are shown at a brief
handover ceremony held Monday October 7, 2019 at Leader Beverages in
Freeport Grand Bahama. Pictured from left are Lorine Miller, president
Rotary Club of Freeport, Louis Alleyne, past president Rotary Club of
Freeport, Lizbeth Knowles, area governor for Rotary District 6990,
Billyjane Ferguson, associate area governor Rotary Club of Lucaya,
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts
- Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Rotary Club of West Nassau donated $1,000 to
the Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts, during a cheque presentation at the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Gladstone Road on Monday,
September 9, 2019. Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA accepted
Pictured from left are Leron Williams, Vice
President, Rotary Club of West Nassau; Barron Ferguson, Past President,
Rotary Club of West Nassau; Captain Russell; and Tiffany Knowles,
accountant, Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund.
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau serves up souse and smiles at Unity House
- Mar 25, 2019 - 6:15:20 PM
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau served up souse and smiles for
breakfast at Unity House 8 AM Sunday, March 24th, 2019. The Rotaract
Club of East Nassau continues to serve the elderly of Unity House with a
delicious down-home Bahamian breakfast. This community service effort
has become one of the club’s favorite serve initiatives as we continue
to deepen our relationship with the residents. Along with serving
breakfast, the members of the Rotaract club assists with household and
yard work to keep Unity House in prime shape for its residents...
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event
- Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM
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
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana
- Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM
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
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...
Parkinson's Awareness events announced
- Feb 11, 2019 - 1:01:55 PM
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,
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...
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on the loss of Donold Roberts
- Feb 7, 2019 - 7:41:10 PM
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...
Deputy PM Hon. K. Peter Turnquest installs Chamber New President and Board
- Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23:15 AM
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.”
the new board, the DPM acknowledged the important mentorship role GBCC
played in the government’s Small Business Program...
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board
- Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM
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
The twelve new Board members were elected during the
Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama
- Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM
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...
BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2018 - 9:15:36 PM
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.
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.
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
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting
- Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM
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.”
Grand Bahama Humane Society's Car Boot Sale set for Sept. 29
- Sep 18, 2018 - 11:50:27 AM
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.
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...
Eleuthera’s Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point
- Sep 13, 2018 - 1:55:47 PM
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...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly
- Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM
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”...
BNT asks for Bahamians to stand for protection of Lighthouse Point
- Sep 3, 2018 - 10:13:49 AM
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
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
“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
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...
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month
- Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM
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...