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Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary - Mar 17, 2017 - 3:41:25 PM

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Prior to 1989 the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. However on May 4th 1989 the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender.

The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a “watershed moment” in the history of Rotary and the vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Ntl. Trust facilitates Migratory Bird Tracking System - Mar 16, 2017 - 12:32:12 PM

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An advanced wildlife tracking system was installed at Andros recently to monitor the behaviour of migratory birds as part of an international research effort.

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus is latin for ‘movement’) uses automated radio telemetry to track animals affixed with radio transmitters.

The project was facilitated by the Bahamas National Trust as part of ongoing research into the endangered Piping plover - ashore birdthat migrates from North America to the Bahamas and Caribbean in winter...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber president calls for cooperation from stakeholders to grow economy - Mar 14, 2017 - 2:50:56 PM

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Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) President Mick Holding served as a guest speaker at the 19th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, held Thursday, March 9 at the Grand Lucayan. During his presentation, Holding discussed Grand Bahama's potential for economic growth, explaining that cooperation between the GBCC, Grand Bahama Port Authority and Ministry for Grand Bahama is paramount to attracting Bahamian and foreign investors to the island.

The new GBCC president acknowledged that conditions on Grand Bahama differ drastically today from when the island was affectionately called the "magic city", but expressed optimism that the economy and everyday life across the island could be revitalised...
Community : Service Organizations
Kingdor Parkinson Foundation Walk / Run on March 25 - Mar 10, 2017 - 8:29:14 AM

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The Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation will host their Moving Day (Fun Walk/Run Competition) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 starting at 6 am at Montagu Beach Park.  A registration form is attached (at bottom) for easy download.

Here is an important facts about Parkinson’s disease and the terminology Moving Day and the why:

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. There is no objective test, or biomarker, for Parkinson's disease, so the rate of misdiagnosis can be relatively high, especially when the diagnosis is made by a non-specialist...
Community : Service Organizations
GGYA Explorers Venture into The Uknown and Find Themselves - Mar 9, 2017 - 3:51:06 PM

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They were definitely out of their comfort zone now.

The pitch black night disguised the landscape of the Andros' pine forest near Captain Bill’s Blue Hole.

Crackling sounds of the undergrowth and "spooky" nocturnal animals voicing their displeasure with the intruders sent hearts beats racing.

Depth perception was a guessing game. In the distance camp fire lights beckoned. A slight change in direction and minutes later they disappeared...
Community : Service Organizations
Giving back and looking forward, GGYA celebrates 30 years of tradition - Mar 9, 2017 - 3:37:51 PM

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A thriving world population hit five billion. A gleeful Margaret Thatcher sailed into office, securing her third term as Britain's Prime Minister. In The Bahamas, a triumphant Sir Lynden Pindling won his sixth, consecutive General Election.
 
The world watched a young Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon and listened to Whitney Houston's hit song, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," all the while The Bahamas remained locked in the death grip of a flourishing, illicit drug trade...
Community : Service Organizations
National Park Excursion Programme for schools groups launched by Bahamas National Trust - Mar 8, 2017 - 2:08:27 PM

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A specially-packaged national park excursion programme for school groups has been launched by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

The programme features activities that complement the school curriculum, tailored for each grade level. Special activities will tie in to annual events such as Earth Day (April 22) or World Wetlands Day (February 2).

With over seven million acres of Bahamian land and sea now protected, the BNT is working to expand park use. Students can learn about the environment in an outdoor classroom setting...


Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
VP of BTC North updates Sunrise Rotary, Grand Bahama - Mar 4, 2017 - 7:38:33 AM

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Newley appointed Vice President of BTC North, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey, made her first official Rotary appearance at the Sunrise club on Wednesday morning.  Greeting the members, Ferguson-Mackey brought her entire management team to give an update on BTC restoration efforts and supporting ’Service Above Self’ in giving back to the community. 

As this club spearheaded many recovery efforts, each member received a free DONGLE device, which allows them to use tethering (internet access) with out pulling from their own phone data...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair, March 4th - Mar 4, 2017 - 1:17:06 AM

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Coming soon The Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair 2017 Saturday March 4th, 2-17 from 12 noon - until at Government House Grounds Lower Gardens.

Popcorn, Conch Fritters, Hoop La, Plants, Hamburgers, Bingo, Disco, Games and much more...

"Enjoy Fun filled Family Entertainment"...
Community : Service Organizations
Thousands of plastic bags collected by Eco-Schools Bahamas programme - Mar 2, 2017 - 1:49:16 PM

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The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) and students of the Eco-Schools Bahamas programme with support from the Lyford Cay Foundation, are tackling a major problem that impacts oceans and shorelines around the world. Two hundred and fourteen students from six schools participating in BREEF’s Shopping Bag Challenge are keeping count of the number of plastic bags that their families get while shopping.

Although plastics are now part of everyday life, about one-third of the plastic we use is purposely designed to be disposable, and single-use plastics, like water bottles and plastic bags, are generally used only once before they are thrown away...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Grand Bahama Science Club to include college-level students - Feb 18, 2017 - 12:38:13 PM

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The Rotary Club of Lucaya and its partners have been instrumental in the Grand Bahama Science Club now having a home base that allows for college-level students and faculty to become engaged.

The historic event was held on February 11th at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama - thanks to a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, BTVI, The Bahamas Society of Engineers, The University of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce...
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Minister for Grand Bahama installs new Chamber of Commerce officers - Feb 8, 2017 - 1:59:33 PM

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For the third consecutive year, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville served as Installation Officer for the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce’s annual Installation of Officers and Directors. The most recent installation took place February 4, 2017 in the Manor House of the Grand Lucayan.

In his short address before installing the newly-elected officers, Minister Darville admitted that the past 13 years in Grand Bahama has not been easy for business owners, but he recommitted himself to continuing to fight for business owners.
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama receives over 9 pallets of food items - Feb 6, 2017 - 9:30:35 AM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) made a generous contribution to the Bahamas Red Cross Grand Bahama Centre last month to aid Hurricane Matthew victims and others in need across the island.

Back in October, the GBCC launched a relief drive just weeks after the storm, calling on the corporate community to donate essential items like nonperishable foods and toiletries.

Thanks to the response from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce out of Dallas, Texas...
Community : Service Organizations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Introduces 2017 Executive Board - Feb 1, 2017 - 12:08:55 PM

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest and first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 by Black college educated women on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; it is one of the world’s leading service organizations. The Sorority’s mission to “serve all mankind”, is achieved through a comprehensive array of programs and advocacy initiatives. It is comprised of a nucleus of more than 260,000 women in 975 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Canada, South Korea, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 2 chapters in The Bahamas: Pi Upsilon Omega on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and Eta Psi Omega on Nassau, New Providence...

Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
GB Chamber discusses Grand Bahama's future during HCA Review Committee visit - Jan 26, 2017 - 3:25:05 PM

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In keeping with its commitment to open communication, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce's (GBCC) new executive board met with heads of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee this month to establish familiarity between the review committee and the chamber's incoming directors.

During the visit, the GBCC executives formally introduced themselves and pledged to maintain good rapport with the committee. Representatives from both parties also took the opportunity to share their hopes for Grand Bahama's economic future, particularly as it relates to the Hawksbill Creek Agreement ...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Ambassador Joudi Shares Vision of Expo 2020 with the Rotary Club of South East Nassau - Jan 26, 2017 - 10:27:27 AM

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New possibilities and exposure for The Bahamas will be realized with the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.  Last Fall, it was announced that The Bahamas would take part in this world fair where 180 countries are expected to showcase achievements of their nations. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of South East Nassau heard about the six-month Expo that ends in April 2021 where approximately 25 million visitors are expected to attend. The Bahamas is looking for talent and participation for their pavilion and Rotarians were invited to play a part.

With a collaborative effort between the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of The Bahamas (UB), a design challenge for the Bahamas pavilion for Dubai was kicked off by presentations from 4 groups. They comprised of students from the departments of architecture...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract Club of East Nassau successfully holds its 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Panel - Jan 25, 2017 - 11:12:34 AM

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On 19 January, 2017, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau (RCEN) hosted its Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, under the theme “Entrepreneurship: The Leap of Faith!” at The Nassau Yacht Club. The event was moderated by Patrice “Puppy” Treco Robinson, Founder of Pupstar Entertainment and a proud Past President of RCEN. Patrice “Puppy” Robinson engaged the nearly two hundred attendees in a thought provoking discussion with panelists on the topics discussed.

This year’s diverse group of Panelists included: Alexandra Maillis-Lynch (Events By Alexandra/Festival Rum Bahamas), Charles Johnson (Crossfit Potcake), Jarrel Hall (Relish), Jason Kinsale (Aristo Development) Lincoln Deal II (JetLink Adventures)...
Community : Service Organizations
Heart Foundation Accepting Nominations for Golden Heart Award - Jan 25, 2017 - 11:08:06 AM

The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation and The Heart Ball Committee are accepting nominations for the coveted 53rd Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award. This award, the people’s award, is presented at the ball to someone who is recognized for Community Work, selflessness, and a promoter of human welfare and dignity, thus making life better for their fellow men.

The public can submit nominations accompanied by a letter or statement explaining why the person recommended should receive the award.
Community : Service Organizations
GGYA kicks off 30th anniversary with a church service - Jan 24, 2017 - 1:10:42 PM
 
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The country’s premier youth achievement programme, the Governor General’s Youth Award kicked off its Pearl Anniversary with a church service Sunday, January 22, at Christ Church Cathedral on George Street.
 
A select group of 30, comprised of members of the board, management council, volunteers and participants of the 30-year-old programme were in attendance.
 
A prevention programme for youths, GGYA has helped to transform the lives of 10,000 participants since its launch in 1987...
Entertainment
Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign - Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM

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Conch Gone
,  a five-minute original music video featuring a host of young Bahamian artists depicting a Bahamas without conch has gone viral on social media and will be aired on local television stations.

The video premiered recently at the Green Parrot Restaurant on East Bay Street to a standing ovation and loud cheers from a high-level audience of environmentalists and media professionals. It featured more than a dozen performers and was directed by Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films.

According to one audience member, "The message for the protection of conch was well-crafted and highly entertaining..."
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