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Annual Bahamas Red Cross Ball 2020 - Jan 13, 2020 - 10:30:20 AM

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The annual Ball of the Bahamas Red Cross Society, the premier ball of the country, will be held on Saturday, the 25th of January, 2020 at the BahaMar Convention Center, Cable Beach. His Excellency, The Most Honourable Cornelius A. Smith O.N., Governor General, of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has graciously agreed to lend his patronage for the event.

Our theme this year is an “Enchanted Garden” Our intent is to create a theme, with the end result giving our patrons the feeling of an evening in a garden of love, comfort and joy, especially after such a disastrous event as Hurricane Dorian...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of Old Fort brings Christmas cheer to Bain Town - Dec 31, 2019 - 11:05:22 PM

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On Christmas Eve, the Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF) distributed nearly 300 gifts to children and families in the Bain Town community. Some gifts were delivered directly to families at their homes while others were distributed to children gathered at various sites around the community.

The gift distribution was planned as the Club’s final community service effort of 2019, a year that has been packed full of service initiatives...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary brings more aid to residents of Hawksbill - Dec 18, 2019 - 10:55:00 AM

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Residents in the community of Hawksbill displaced by the wrath of Hurricane Dorian are even closer to getting back into their homes for Christmas with the delivery of much needed building materials due to the humanitarian efforts of the Rotary Clubs and District 6990.

The hustle and bustle of activity was a welcomed kick-off to the yuletide season for residents of that quaint community when the trailer load of building materials rolled in on Thanksgiving Day...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Mold Remediation Project - Dec 2, 2019 - 9:26:47 AM

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Cognizant of the challenges some homeowners hit by Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge face, Rotary International District 6990, inclusive of all five clubs on Grand Bahama, recently launched its mold remediation program to assist in mitigating potential health risks. 

In that vein, Rotary partnered with GlobalMedic, an internationally-known rapid response agency headquartered in Canada which specializes in humanitarian disaster response...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama - Nov 28, 2019 - 4:00:38 PM

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The Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama headed back to the east, this time making good on their promise to take building materials into Free Town for residents there to begin rebuilding their lives after their homes were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian on September 1.

It was the second such delivery to residents of East Grand Bahama in as many weeks. The 40-foot trailer was offloaded on the grounds of the St. Cleveland Baptist Church...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians - Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM

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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
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Clubs and Supplies Over Seas present medical supplies to the Rand Memorial Hospital - Oct 9, 2019 - 2:55:34 PM

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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, Stephen Gunn...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts - Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM

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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 the cheque.

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.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau serves up souse and smiles at Unity House - Mar 25, 2019 - 6:15:20 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event - Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM

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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 reefs...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana - Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM

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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 discussion.

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...
Community : Service Organizations
Parkinson's Awareness events announced - Feb 11, 2019 - 1:01:55 PM

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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, 2019.

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...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on the loss of Donold Roberts - Feb 7, 2019 - 7:41:10 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Deputy PM Hon. K. Peter Turnquest installs Chamber New President and Board - Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23:15 AM

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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.” 

Addressing the new board, the DPM acknowledged the important mentorship role GBCC played in the government’s Small Business Program...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM

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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 board.

The twelve new Board members were elected during the Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
Community : Service Organizations
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama - Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations
BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas - Dec 1, 2018 - 9:15:36 PM

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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.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
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.


The 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 scholarships.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
BISX COO speaks to Rotary Club Meeting - Nov 7, 2018 - 12:57:26 PM

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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.”
Community : Service Organizations
Grand Bahama Humane Society's Car Boot Sale set for Sept. 29 - Sep 18, 2018 - 11:50:27 AM

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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.

There 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...
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