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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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Kingdor Parkinson Foundation Walk / Run on March 25 - Feb 14, 2017 - 8:29:14 PM

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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...
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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...
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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..."
Community : Service Organizations
Zonta Club to host ‘Tapas N Jazz’ fundraiser for Ranfurly Home and Workforce Readiness Program - Jan 20, 2017 - 10:26:54 AM

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The Zonta Club of New Providence is looking to raise much-needed funds to assist in the construction of the country’s first Transition Home at the Ranfurly Home for children, with a ‘Tapas N Jazz’ event set to entertain and contribute to the cause at hand.

On February 4th, 2017 the Sapodilla restaurant will be transformed into a jazz garden as premiere jazz artists in the country take to the stage to help generate much needed funds to help get the non-profit children’s home further to their target of building transition homes...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Red Cross Society Award Ceremony for Long-Supporting Businesses - Jan 18, 2017 - 4:10:29 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted an Award Ceremony and Reception at Government House, January 12, 2017 for Platinum sponsors of the upcoming Red Cross Ball. 

The ceremony was held in recognition of six commercial businesses that have supported the Bahamas Red Cross Society over many years, and was the first of an annual event...
Community : Service Organizations
Humane Society of Grand Bahama presents "We Are All God's Creatures" - Jan 14th - Jan 13, 2017 - 9:47:31 AM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Santa Helpers visit the Children of West Grand Bahama - Dec 23, 2016 - 7:24:20 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations
Leading Ladies Shine at Red Dress Soiree - Dec 16, 2016 - 1:45:29 PM

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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.

The three part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of The Bahamas’ trailblazing women who showcased original designs by twelve Bahamian fashion designers...
Community : Service Organizations
BTVI Support for Sisters - Dec 2, 2016 - 9:23:35 AM


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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 cancer.

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...

Community : Service Organizations
Results of the Kingdor Annual Speech Competition - Dec 1, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas - Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation is pleased to announce that its Sixth Annual Speech Competition was a resounding success.

The 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 private schools...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Donates to the One Eleuthera Foundation - Nov 30, 2016 - 3:49:03 PM

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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.

Assistant 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...
Community : Service Organizations
One Eleuthera Foundation to Launch Breast Cancer Screening - Nov 27, 2016 - 5:04:06 PM

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A free breast cancer screening programme for thousands of at-risk women on Eleuthera, Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma will launch in early 2017.
 
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... 
 
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