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RBDF: Airwing Community Initiative - May 17, 2021 - 10:20:05 AM

As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for the outreach throughout the communities and strengthening community relations, members of the Airwing Department took time out to give lending hands to the Gambier Primary School on May 6, 2021.

Led by Commanding Officer of the RBDF Airwing Department, Commander Reno Major, the team of Officers and Marines visited the school in Gambier Village...
RBDF's Entry 41 and Woman Entry 13 gives back to Community - May 13, 2021 - 10:50:08 AM

As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large as a socially corporate citizen, the members of RBDF Entry 41 Woman Entry 13 recently donated grocery items to the Urban Renewal Center, St. James Road.

In commemoration of celebrating 16 years of service to the country the combined male, and female squad decided that it was only fitting that they do a charitable project in an inner-city community...
$240,000 Gift to St Andrew’s International School - May 13, 2021 - 9:53:39 AM

St Andrew’s International School is pleased to announce a generous donation from Mr. Ian D. Fair and daughters Nicole, Sasha, and Kelly Fair in memory of their beloved wife and mother Sylvia Fair. In memory of Mrs. Sylvia Fair, the family has committed to a $240,000 donation to create the Sylvia Fair Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will support three qualified government school academic students throughout grades 9-12: one student from Long Island, one student from Abaco, and one student from Nassau each year... 
UB’s Climate Change Centre Collaborates with Cape Eleuthera Institute on New Climate Change Publication - May 13, 2021 - 12:18:38 AM

The University of The Bahamas (UB) Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) have produced a publication on the climate change challenges confronting The Bahamas and the anticipated effects on the archipelago.

The information brief entitled, “Climate Change & The Bahamas Information Brief” was published in March 2021. It gives a concise breakdown of the country’s current state of affairs, as well as projected climate change patterns...
Bahamas Crisis Centre Devastated Over Death of Donna Nicolls - May 12, 2021 - 12:05:48 PM

The Bahamas Crisis Centre is deeply saddened over the loss of its Deputy Director Donna Nicolls who passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at the age of 67.

“We are devastated over the loss of our right hand, Mrs. Donna Nicolls,” said Director Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson in a statement released Tuesday, May 11...
Our Islands Our Future coalition Hosts Webinar - May 10, 2021 - 5:05:32 PM

Our Islands Our Future (OIOF), a coalition of business owners, environmental groups and individuals who oppose oil drilling in Bahamian waters, will host a live webinar on the future oil drilling in The Bahamas on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  The event will take a closer look at the array of natural resources and industries which would be adversely impacted by an oil spill in our waters.  

The webinar is open to the public and will facilitate the exchange of opinions and expertise...
600+ apply for Lyford Cay Foundations Scholarships - May 10, 2021 - 3:26:43 PM

COVID-19 turned the world upside down, closing schools to in-person learning, shutting down tourism and forcing countries to ramp up healthcare operations. But there is one thing it did not dampen – Bahamian students’ desire to go to college.

More than 600 applicants in The Bahamas applied for a Lyford Cay Foundations...
Minister Lloyd Thanks Valencia College Master Trainer - May 7, 2021 - 4:26:28 PM

Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd, recently presented a plaque to Valencia College’s Construction Program Manager, Mark Hughes in appreciation of his work with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

Mr. Hughes is a Master Trainer of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. He has played a crucial role in helping BTVI to achieve its goal of training 1,000 persons in the NCCER Core program by the end of the year...
Chief Magistrate delivers message of encouragement to students seeking a second chance - May 7, 2021 - 3:40:24 PM

A special visitor spent quality time with students who are getting a second chance to learn critical numeracy and literacy skills to improve their employment prospects through Revive Academy at University of The Bahamas. The academy is an initiative under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) of the Ministry of National Security.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, a UB alumna, was the guest speaker at the CSJP Goal Development Seminar, held on Friday, 30th April...
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PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation donate $100,000 to St. Vincent volcano relief efforts - May 5, 2021 - 5:04:44 PM

PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation have collectively donated $100,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On 9 April 2021, the La Soufriere volcano erupted, sending ash and gas plumes miles into the sky and affecting neighbouring islands.The disaster has displaced about 20,000 people...
Special Feature: RBDF Mothers serving in the Defence Force Mother’s Day - May 4, 2021 - 9:38:52 AM

Like Elastigirl from the animated Pixar movie, The Incredibles, Woman Marine Terrell Johnson, stretches herself, going above and beyond the call of duty to perform her duties at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.  As a military mom, each day she would stretch herself. However, her true superpower comes when she leaves work and can be 100 % present at home.  When she arrives home, it’s all about family. Terrell asserts that the key to her success of being a military mom...
BREEF hosts Virtual Youth Environmental Leadership Summit - Apr 15, 2021 - 4:40:00 PM

The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational  Foundation (BREEF) convened its second Youth Environmental Leadership Summit virtually on March 30th and 31st, 2021 under the theme “Carbon, Corals and Conservation.”  During the two-day summit,  over 80 students and educators from Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, New Providence, Bermuda, and the U. S. Virgin Islands examined the impact of human-induced carbon emissions on coral reef ecosystems. These young people shared their stories of how they are protecting the coral reefs that protect us, and they inspired each other to take action...
Scores invest in free BTVI soft skills training - Apr 13, 2021 - 4:13:37 PM

A comprehensive program, developed and delivered by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), has resulted in 135 participants strengthening and gaining new soft skills.

The four-week program, in conjunction with Revive Academy and the Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP), included, but were not limited to topics such as communication skills, resume writing, social netiquette, problem solving, time management, critical thinking, personal branding and job search skills...
University of The Bahamas UBFIT 5K/10K Race exceeds participation goal - Apr 13, 2021 - 11:20:33 AM

More than 350 persons participated in the University of The Bahamas (UB) Virtual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate Push 5K/10K race that happened over the weekend in a tangible display of support for wellness and the University.

In its fourth year, but the first in a virtual format, the UBFIT race attracted participants in Exuma, Andros, Long Island, New Providence...
A Pawesome Initiative: NPEP and BAARK partner to reduce canine population at the landfill - Apr 13, 2021 - 10:38:54 AM

The New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) demonstrated its commitment to support the Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights to Kindness (BAARK) in its mission to reduce canine homelessness and animal suffering, donating $3,000 to the organization at a cheque presentation held Tuesday, April 6th at the landfill.

Since January 7th, 2021, NPEP and BAARK have worked together to reduce the number of canines at the landfill, successfully spaying and neutering more than 50 dogs...
Community : Obituaries
Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown Press Statement on the Passing of Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 6:39:13 PM

See enclosed Statement from Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown, former Premier of Bermuda on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh:

Wanda and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.

On Prince Philip's visit to Bermuda in 2009, we found him to be thoughtful, engaging, and witty — an energetic and delightful presence for all who encountered him...
BREEF Announces Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 National Competition Winner! - Apr 9, 2021 - 11:25:00 AM

BREEF is proud to announce St Anne’s School student, Schemia Major as the winner of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) National Competition. Her winning photo entry titled “Who said a Kalik bottle couldn’t be a plant pot?” offers creative thinking to combat pollution and waste by reducing and reusing items that would otherwise be discarded and turning them into something purposeful. Schemia will receive a brand-new GoPro HD camera gifted by BREEF to support her future in environmental reporting. She will now represent The Bahamas in the 2022 Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) international YRE competition...
RBDF concludes Health and Fitness Month with One-Mile Relay - Apr 9, 2021 - 9:16:26 AM

Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force concluded its month of health and fitness awareness with a one-mile relay competition on Friday, March 26, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

In an effort to promote and aid in a healthier lifestyle which is in line with Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic mission of a fit, fighting Force, the Training Department held several initiatives...
Academic Dean, the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute - Apr 7, 2021 - 11:59:32 AM

Academic Dean at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Pleshette McPhee, will be receiving the Excellence in Education Award to be conferred by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) this summer.

The award will be presented to Dr. McPhee at the second edition of the GFEL conference to be held in Las Vegas in June. During the three-day conference, EdTech innovators, thought leaders and academicians, who are adding significant value to the global education sector, will converge to lead...
Military Police and Force Protection Unit Easter Initiative - Apr 6, 2021 - 10:42:33 AM

As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for the outreach throughout the communities and strengthening community relations the Military Police and Force Protection Unit (MPFPU) set forth on an Easter initiative to give back to the less fortunate in the community on March 31, 2021. 

Led by Commander Natasha Miller, the RBDF Commanding Officer for the MPFPU, and Force Chief Petty Officer Oral Wood, the team of Officers and Marines visited the Nazareth Centre for Children, Millennium Gardens, to spread the Easter cheer...
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