Rotary burger van gets facelift from Bahamas Waste
- Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 AM
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...
Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith
- Feb 12, 2018 - 1:40:57 PM
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
Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27
- Jan 3, 2018 - 9:47:35 PM
Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as
ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.
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...
Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball
- Nov 22, 2017 - 4:07:31 PM
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’...
Christmas has as Army!- Salvation Army Kettle Launch
- Nov 17, 2017 - 11:26:26 AM
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.
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...
Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification - November 18th
- Nov 14, 2017 - 3:55:49 PM
“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.
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...
Need Has No Season – Women’s Shelter Project
- Aug 11, 2017 - 10:47:28 AM
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
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
BTC Northern VP Honoured with Rotary Award of Appreciation
- Jul 23, 2017 - 1:00:03 PM
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
GGYA participants broaden skills on Grand Bahama expedition
- Jul 11, 2017 - 1:20:02 PM
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.
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
$200,000 to country's national park system
- Jun 29, 2017 - 1:59:32 PM
Major business donors have pledged over $200,000 to support management of the country's national park system.
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.
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...
Cancer Awareness in The Bahamas finds support on Crowd funding
- Jun 17, 2017 - 3:39:23 AM
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...
BNT Holds Snake Handling Workshop
- Jun 16, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM
Of the 12 snakes that are found in The Bahamas, all are harmless to
humans and under serious threat from habitat loss and indiscriminate
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...
Lyford Cay Foundations honours 4 longstanding board members
- Jun 12, 2017 - 11:15:30 PM
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.
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.
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...
Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting
- Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM
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
One Eleuthera Breast Cancer Outreach Program hosts 4th Annual Pink Tea Party
- May 30, 2017 - 3:58:34 PM
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,
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...
Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony
- May 19, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM
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...
ALIV Becomes Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Society Ball
- May 18, 2017 - 10:25:37 AM
The Cancer Society of The Bahamas will be hosting its 16th Annual Gala
Ball this Saturday, May 20th. The ball, held under the theme “Celebrate!
– Faith, Hope, Love”, will be held at the Melia Resort and proceeds
will benefit the society’s Cancer Caring Expansion Project. At ALIV, we
believe in assisting non-profit organizations and any effort to assist
in the overall health and wellness of the country’s citizens is
paramount for us. We know cancer affects us all so we want to be part of
the answer for a cure. The donation was made on May 17th, 2017 at
ALIV’s Head Office on Petersfield Road...
Cancer Society Ball celebrates Life, Faith and Hope with RBC Support
- May 17, 2017 - 6:12:13 PM
The 2017 Cancer Society’s 16th Annual Ball, an annual fundraiser that
will benefit hundreds in the Bahamian community, is ready to make a
difference with the support of RBC. This year’s theme of Celebrate!
Faith. Hope. Love. Peace. Happiness. Survival. Joy. highlights the
multiple dimensions of life and the reasons it is so important to
continue seeking a cure. RBC’s annual sponsorship will assist the Cancer
Society in obtaining the equipment and resources they need for cancer
patients within the community. Proceeds from the ball will also help the
society with its Cancer Caring Centre Expansion Project, adding a
hospice facility and day care, with an additional 16 rooms for patients.
Brian Knowles, RBC Head, Corporate Banking said, “We are pleased to
continue our sponsorship of The Cancer Society’s annual ball. We respect
and appreciate the entire team for their tireless commitment and the
great work they do every day to help people directly and indirectly
affected by cancer...
Grand Bahama Chamber members encouraged to take active role in responsible governance in The Bahamas
- Apr 29, 2017 - 6:40:44 AM
Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG)
Matt Aubry joined the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Wednesday
to discuss a range of social and political reforms he said are necessary
to change the course of governance in The Bahamas.
GBCC members at their April business luncheon, Aubry suggested that The
Bahamas is suffering from a range of systemic challenges, which have
repeatedly stunted its progress. He added that combating these
challenges would require residents and the government to collaborate and
look beyond national development as merely existing within five-year
Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt
- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM
The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs
Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six
egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau,
and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz, hosted an
Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of
The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the fun day will be donated to The
Rotary Foundation to do good in our community and the world.
Live radio remotes from JoyFm and 100Jamz carried the festive atmosphere
throughout the day. After an appearance from the Easter Bunny, the
entertainment peaked with a live performance by Faddah Fred, Bahamian
Tre, Spicy Dee, and Lil Peewee brought to us by the Exile Media Group...