Humane Society of Grand Bahama presents "We Are All God's Creatures" - Jan 14th
- Jan 13, 2017 - 9:47:31 AM
Support the Humane Society of Grand Bahama's
special event, "We Are All God's Creatures," which is an art and crafts show with proceeds to benefiting the Society on Saturday,
January 14th, 2017 at Rand Nature Centre starting at 7 p.m.
The social outing offers live music, art and crafts by local and
international artists, light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and, an
opportunity for each of us to make a difference for our furry friends
The Grand Bahama community is invited to come out to support our premier animal welfare organization...
Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama
- Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Santa's Helpers led by Vicky Martel of the
Rotary Club of Freeport made their annual delivery to children in West
End, Grand Bahama recently.
The area took the brunt of Hurricane
Matthew earlier this year, and there were many happy faces welcoming
the Rotarians who had a wrapped gift for each child...
Leading Ladies Shine at Red Dress Soiree
- Dec 16, 2016 - 1:45:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 300 persons filled the Imperial Ballroom at
Atlantis for the third bi-annual Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv held
on December 10, 2016. The event, whose silent auction benefits The
Bahamas AIDS Foundation, raised thousands for the foundation’s work with
adolescents affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.
part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of
The Bahamas’ trailblazing women who showcased original designs by twelve
Bahamian fashion designers...
BTVI Support for Sisters
- Dec 2, 2016 - 9:23:35 AM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
recently raised funds to assist the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support
Group - a non-profit charitable group for women diagnosed with breast
A cheque of just over $700 was presented to group
president, Andrea Sweeting. For the past five years, the group
has received a helping hand from BTVI, in its fight against breast cancer...
Results of the Kingdor Annual Speech Competition
- Dec 1, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation is pleased to
announce that its Sixth Annual Speech Competition was a resounding
event was held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, #1 Bay Street on
Sunday, November 27, 2016. The topics were both thought provoking and
timely, “Parkinsonians: People Who Move Change The World” and “Unite In
The Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease”, for the junior and senior high
students respectively. Despite the interruptions by Hurricane Matthew,
that disrupted the organization's contacts with the schools and
students, there were still approximately thirty students who entered the
competition for the junior and senior divisions from both public and
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation
- Nov 30, 2016 - 3:49:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Continuing its efforts to support family island
communities in combating breast cancer, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
(RCOB) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the One Eleuthera Foundation in
support of their cancer screening initiative in Eleuthera.
Governor Tim Ingraham and Assistant Governor Mario Smith made the
presentation to Shaun Ingraham, CEO of the One Eleuthera Foundation. Mr.
Ingraham thanked Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for their support and
donation which will assist with the organisation’s cancer screening and
imaging program. Ingraham said the purpose of the Eleuthera Imaging
Program is to provide mammogram and ultrasound services on the island.
It will provide a level of convenience...
One Eleuthera Foundation to Launch Breast Cancer Screening
- Nov 27, 2016 - 5:04:06 PM
A free breast cancer screening programme for thousands of at-risk women
on Eleuthera, Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma will launch in early
The programme is a partnership between One Eleuthera
Foundation, Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Cancer Society of Eleuthera,
and Rotary Club of Eleuthera.
It will provide mammography and ultrasound screening...
Grand Bahama Eco Kids Kayak and Snorkel at Scenic Crabbing Bay with Blue Green Outdoors
- Nov 25, 2016 - 9:55:28 AM
The EARTHCARE Eco Kids learned about the History of Grand Bahama
Islands, the blue holes, the mangroves and birds from Rudy Sawyer,
owner/operator of Blue Green Outdoors on Saturday November 19th, 2016.
Students from the Beacon School, Martin Town Primary, Sunland Baptist
Academy, Freeport Primary, Freeport Gospel Chapel School, Hugh Campbell
Primary, St. Georges High School, and Bishop Michael Eldon School were
all in attendance.
Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE and a Director
of Save The Bays observed, “Rudy Sawyer of Blue Green Outdoors and his
team of Leroy Glinton and Mark Clarke gave the EARTHCARE Eco Kids an
experience to remember...
Guiding in Exuma Celebrates Ten Years
- Nov 23, 2016 - 11:36:33 PM
Exuma, Bahamas - Guiding in the Bahamas has been and remains one of the most
enriching experiencing for young girls and women. This experience has been
shared throughout the length and breadth of this country and Exuma has not been
left out. Units are currently operating in primary schools from Rolleville to
George Town with a Guide and a Ranger unit at L.N Coakley High School. The
island boasts of a total of nine successfully blossoming units which are being
cultivated by an enthusiastic dedicated group of Guiders. The newest addition
to the district is the reactivated brownie unit at the Mt. Thompson Primary
School. Despite its ups and downs the Exuma District has managed to hold its
own over the past ten years.
Over the course of ten years the Exuma District has
participated in numerous events which have made them visible in the community.
They have been instrumental in the organizing of the Remembrance Day Ceremonies
and they have been active participants in island wide clean up campaigns...
Bahamas Red Cross releases Christmas Card selection for 2016
- Nov 16, 2016 - 12:30:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Red Cross Society celebrates “The Brilliant Colours of The Bahamas” in it’s Christmas Card selection for 2016.
The first card presents the striking flower of the PAUPERIS ORCHID “The Bahamas Poor Mans Orchid” Photography by Andrew Aitken.
second card depicts The Vivid Colours of Bahamian Straw Works Reflect
the Beauty of the Season” Photography by Andrew Aitken...
Bahamas Ntl Trust responds to Chinese fishing proposal
- Nov 9, 2016 - 10:51:28 PM
On Friday (Nov 4) the Tribune reported comments by Agriculture and
Marine Resources Minister V Alfred Gray on a ZNS radio talk show
clarifying his role in a proposal to allow Chinese investment in the
Bahamian fishing industry.
The minister said he had authorized
the Bahamian ambassador to China, His Excellency Paul Gomez, to discuss
possible investments with the Chinese. He also said Ambassador Gomez had
raised the matter with the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and other
Bahamas National Trust Art & Wine Festival on This Weekend
- Oct 28, 2016 - 7:40:46 AM
There’s a great opportunity to relieve post-hurricane stress this
weekend - while helping a good cause - by enjoying fine wines and fine
art at The Bahamas National Trust.
The 26th annual Wine & Art
Festival will be held Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29) at the
Retreat Garden on Village Road.
“We look forward to welcoming the
public to this popular annual event which supports our national parks",
said festival co-chair Gillian Ferriera.“
Bahamas National Trust a Finalist for Florida Conservation Award
- Oct 25, 2016 - 11:15:51 PM
The Bahamas Natonal Trust has become a leading contender for this year’s Go Blue Business of the Year Award.
award recognises "outstanding contributions toward promoting and
encouraging conservation, restoration, or preservation of marine life
and/or marine ecosystems."
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Go Blue
Awards is Florida’s premier ocean conservation event. .Judges include
renowned ocean conservationists like Fabien Cousteau and Guy Harvey...
Bahamas National Trust Reports on National Park Damage
- Oct 16, 2016 - 4:08:49 PM
Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage on North Andros, Grand Bahama
and New Providence last week, but had relatively little destructive
impact on the country’s national parks.
The Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) had recently moved its administrative offices from the
Retreat on Village Road to new premises on East Bay Street.
Retreat garden is being developed to welcome more visitors, and will
continue to be the top venue for BNT events and educational programmes...
Rotarians in the Caymans Support The Bahamas
- Oct 10, 2016 - 4:12:29 PM
International support following international disaster
Nassau, The Bahamas (October 10, 2016) — Rotarians around the globe
raise their glasses each week and toast to "Rotary around the world."
The power of this statement is even more evident during times of
disasters. Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Matthew passed over
Nassau, capital of The Bahamas, Rotarians in The Cayman Islands were
collecting supplies for The Bahamas. Having experienced devastating
hurricanes themselves, without a second thought Caymanians organized
drop locations for donations. Past President of the Rotary Club of
Central Cayman Islands Al Thompson pleaded, "Think about what you needed
after hurricane Ivan. Everything right? Our neighbors to the north are
in the same situation and it's now our turn to become the givers." The
supplies were loaded on a Bahamasair jet leaving Friday afternoon back
to Nassau from Cayman where the planes rode out the storm safe from
President Smith Shares Vision for Robust University of The Bahamas
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:08:28 AM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – In academics, research and skills development, the
College of The Bahamas and its coming successor, the University of The
Bahamas, will continue to leave a distinct footprint throughout The
Bahamas, according to President Dr. Rodney D. Smith.
Dr. Smith recently shared his vision for academic and operational growth with members of the Rotary Club of East Nassau.
more than 40 years ago, the University’s official Charter Day will be
November 10th, 2016. However, outside of the formal events that are
being planned to commemorate its establishment, critical capacity
development work is underway to place the goal of higher education
within the reach of Bahamians...
Rotary of South-East Nassau Donates Rehabilitation Equipment to Public Hospitals Authority
- Sep 14, 2016 - 9:35:53 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chairman of Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Board
of Directors, the Hon. Frank E. Smith said on Tuesday that the donation
of ultrasound and electrotherapy equipment from Rotary Club of
South-East Nassau to PHA’s Rehab Services was “timely.”
pointed out that, like public health services across the country, the
Rehabilitation Services Department faces demand from persons with
physical injuries, but there is as an increasing number of patients
requiring the intervention of physiotherapists, occupational therapists...
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
- Sep 13, 2016 - 9:52:17 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - For
Sale 2010 Toyota Vitz
Right-hand Drive, 4 Door Automatic , 4 cylinder/1.2 L engine, 28,400 km
(17,646 mi), A/C, radio/CD player, power windows, alloy wheels,
convenient keyless entry and extra key, gray, excellent condition, great
gas mileage—average 35 mpg.
Proceeds to the Humane Society of Grand Bahama...
Citi & Rotary Partner for Back-To-School Jamboree
- Sep 11, 2016 - 12:08:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Citi Bahamas was pleased to be the Event Co-Sponsor
for The Rotary Club of West Nassau’s 2nd Annual Back-to-School Jamboree,
for the community of Gambier Village, this past Saturday, September 3,
2016. Through this initiative, both organizations together helped
approximately 150 children with their back-to-school preparation for the
upcoming school year.
Citi and the Rotary Club of West Nassau partnered to provide, a
“back-to-school kit” which included, a new backpack, composition books,
pens, pencils and other school supplies. At the event, the young boys
also received fresh haircuts, and all of the children got free health
and dental screenings...
Scholarships to help students ‘Rebuild’ family islands
- Sep 8, 2016 - 6:30:01 AM
Fifteen students from Family Islands impacted by hurricane Joaquin have
been granted scholarships to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institution, courtesy of the Rebuild Bahamas Hurricane Relief program.
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) in
partnership with Rotary clubs of The Bahamas recently awarded each of
the 15 students with $1,000 scholarships. The recipients represent Long
Island Acklins, Crooked Island, Inagua and San Salvador, with eight
hailing from Long Island alone...