Rotary Club of Old Fort hosts “Combating COVID-19” Series of Virtual Events
- Apr 1, 2020 - 10:15:12 AM
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting country-wide
curfew taking place in The Bahamas, one local Rotary club is hosting a
range of virtual events aimed at providing resources for dealing with
the physical, mental, financial and social implications of this
experience. The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF), a vibrant group of young
professionals focused on service initiatives, is showing how non-profit
organizations can support their communities by being innovative in
times of crisis.
The series, entitled “Combating COVID-19”,
features discussions with physical trainers, mental health and business
experts, entrepreneurs and entertainers...
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise bursts of light in the community
- Feb 20, 2020 - 11:28:14 AM
When the stars came out so did 170 plus avid walkers donned in bright
neon shirts for a good cause. Fusion Superplex served as the starting
line for the third annual Neon Walk hosted by Rotary Club of Nassau
Sunrise on Friday, 7th February 2020.
Walking with purpose
through Baha Mar Boulevard to Goodman’s Bay and back, race organizers
were pleased with the level of support from the community for Rotary’s
Annual Bahamas Red Cross Ball 2020
- Jan 13, 2020 - 10:30:20 AM
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...
Rotary Club of Old Fort brings Christmas cheer to Bain Town
- Dec 31, 2019 - 11:05:22 PM
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
The gift distribution was planned as the Club’s final
community service effort of 2019, a year that has been packed full of
Rotary brings more aid to residents of Hawksbill
- Dec 18, 2019 - 10:55:00 AM
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.
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...
Rotary Mold Remediation Project
- Dec 2, 2019 - 9:26:47 AM
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.
that vein, Rotary partnered with GlobalMedic, an internationally-known
rapid response agency headquartered in Canada which specializes in
humanitarian disaster response...
Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama
- Nov 28, 2019 - 4:00:38 PM
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.
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...
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians
- Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM
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
Rotary Clubs and Supplies Over Seas present medical supplies to the Rand Memorial Hospital
- Oct 9, 2019 - 2:55:34 PM
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,
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts
- Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM
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
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.
The Rotaract Club of East Nassau serves up souse and smiles at Unity House
- Mar 25, 2019 - 6:15:20 PM
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...
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event
- Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM
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
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana
- Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM
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
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...
Parkinson's Awareness events announced
- Feb 11, 2019 - 1:01:55 PM
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,
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...
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on the loss of Donold Roberts
- Feb 7, 2019 - 7:41:10 PM
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...
Deputy PM Hon. K. Peter Turnquest installs Chamber New President and Board
- Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23:15 AM
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.”
the new board, the DPM acknowledged the important mentorship role GBCC
played in the government’s Small Business Program...
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board
- Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM
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
The twelve new Board members were elected during the
Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama
- Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM
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...
BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2018 - 9:15:36 PM
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.
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.
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