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Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony - May 19, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM


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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...

Community : Service Organizations
ALIV Becomes Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Society Ball - May 18, 2017 - 10:25:37 AM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations
Cancer Society Ball celebrates Life, Faith and Hope with RBC Support - May 17, 2017 - 6:12:13 PM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber members encouraged to take active role in responsible governance in The Bahamas - Apr 29, 2017 - 6:40:44 AM

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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.
 
Addressing 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 cycles.
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM

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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...
Community : Service Organizations
One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM

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On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their Sustainable Tourism Award.

Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.

With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents, visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
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Zonta Club of Nassau Congratulates its Annual United Nations Essay Competition Winners - Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00:49 AM

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The Zonta Club of Nassau invited all persons to Be Bold For Change on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 as we celebrated International Women’s Day, a global observance celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Each year, the Zonta Club of Nassau holds its United Nations Essay Competition which encourages high school students from all over the Bahamas to submit essays on a theme surrounding International Women’s Day. Numerous submissions were received this year and three finalists were selected.

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 United Nations Essay Competition winners: 1st Place Winner - Ms. Yamille Moss (Aquinas College 11th Grader), 2nd Place Winner - Ms. Lakia Miller (Queen’s College 12th Grader) and 3rd Place Winner - Ms. Maya Francis (Queen’s College 12th Grade)...
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EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn about sustainable fisheries - Apr 11, 2017 - 10:29:43 PM


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Gail Woon, Founder and Director of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, “On April 8th, 2017, the topic for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids was Sustainable Fisheries. David Rose, veteran commercial fisherman of 40+ years addressed the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy.

David spoke about overfishing the Little Bahama Bank, the use of National Parks and enforcement, limiting the lobster season, protecting large lobster of 5 lbs+ as breeders and more.

According to Rose, “Over the last 50 years, fishing on the Little Bahama Bank has increased and with the addition of new technologies e.g. Global Positioning Systems (GPS), underwater breathing apparatus, and the unfettered use of man-made lobster habitats/shelters...
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Ecological Survey of Walker's Cay Conducted - Apr 10, 2017 - 1:54:57 PM

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In March, researchers from the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the Perry Institute for Marine Science conducted an ecological survey of Walker’s Cay National Park.

The assessment was part of the BNT’s effort to develop management plans for Abaco's marine parks. Established in 2002, Walker’s Cay is one of six marine parks around Abaco. The others are: the Marls National Park, East Abaco Creeks National Park, Cross Harbour National Park, South Abaco Blue Holes National Park, and Fowl Cays National Park...
News : International
Junkanoo Coin Presented to Namibia Ambassador - Apr 2, 2017 - 11:59:22 AM

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Mr. Edison Sumner (right), CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, is pictured presenting a Bahamian $10:00 medallion Junkanoo coin from the Central Bank of The Bahamas to His Excellency Martin Andjaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the United States, after he was presented with his credentials as the Honorary Consul for Namibia to The Bahamas during a ceremony on Thursday, March 30, at the Embassy of Namibia, 1605 New Hampshire Ave, N.W. At left is His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation Targeted for Special Donation by the Rotary Club of East Nassau - Mar 29, 2017 - 5:52:23 PM

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Rotary clubs in the Eastern United States and across the Caribbean Basin are combining resources to promote Community Service Projects reflecting Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus (basic education and literacy, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, water and sanitation, maternal and child health).  From Delaware to Trinidad, the Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) has chosen the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation to fulfill the organization’s commitment.

Erin Jones, member of RCEN and The Heart Ball Committee, spearheaded the project...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber welcomes new members - Mar 28, 2017 - 3:10:26 PM

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Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President Mick Holding presents Betty Bethel from the Ministry of Tourism with a commemorative plaque in honour of her presentation on the current state of tourism in Grand Bahama at the March business luncheon held at Pelican Bay on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Photos enclosed...
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...
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