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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Grand Bahama Children's Home was the recipient of $500 from local
artist Leo Brown and his publisher recently. Leo, as he is
well-known, is a Bahamian Impressionist whose works are in demand both
locally and internationally. Recently, he teamed up with Daniel Lowe,
President of Bahamas Printing & Publishing, to create a series of
greeting cards, making his work more accessible and affordable to
mainstream audiences. In creating the box of 10 litho, quality cards
and envelopes, both also felt it was important to give back to the
Nassau, Bahamas - Aaron Pratt is a 9 year old, heart patient. He
had heart surgery 6 months after he was born. His grandmother originally
noticed that he was having difficulty breathing. Subsequently he was taken to a
private doctor for care. Ms.
Brown, Aaron's mother, was told that Aaron appeared to have a heart condition
and to prepare to have Aaron
admitted to PMH. The doctor also referred
Aaron's case to Dr. Jerome Lightbourne, pediatric cardiologist at PMH. Dr.
Lightbourne later told Ms. Brown that Aaron had septal defects; holes in his
heart and needed urgent surgery.
In fact, Aaron had holes in the upper and lower chambers of his heart;
He had both ASD and VSD i.e. atrial and ventricular septal defect. Because of
Aaron's small size he had to be given medication to help him grow before he
could have a surgery....
EDITOR, The Tribune.
It was 2:30am on New Year's morning. My friends and I were discussing whether or not it would be worth it to go down town for Junkanoo. Should we just pack it up and head home? As it turns out we decided to rally up and venture out. As we made our way down Parliament Street to Bay Street, I asked many a person: "Who you think ga win this one?" To which I received many colourful answers; "Saxon's got dis", "It over, Valley gone with dis," "One Family commin' out strong." Each person stated their opinion as if it were "a fact." Excitement was in the air...
We made our way to our spot and settled in to watch the goings on. ...