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...
One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques
- Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM
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...
Zonta Club of Nassau Congratulates its Annual United Nations Essay Competition Winners
- Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00:49 AM
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.
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)...
EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn about sustainable fisheries
- Apr 11, 2017 - 10:29:43 PM
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
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
Ecological Survey of Walker's Cay Conducted
- Apr 10, 2017 - 1:54:57 PM
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...
Junkanoo Coin Presented to Namibia Ambassador
- Apr 2, 2017 - 11:59:22 AM
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...
Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation Targeted for Special Donation by the Rotary Club of East Nassau
- Mar 29, 2017 - 5:52:23 PM
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...