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By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
FASHION and food for a good cause will be the theme of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas' fundraising event this coming Saturday.
Featuring designs from fashion houses such as Cole's of Nassau, La Rose, Tommy Hilfiger, Rubins, SplashDance and The Plait Lady, the "Luncheon on the Lawn" event aims to raise money to assist with the daily operations and management of the Cancer Caring Centre, which houses patients from the Family Islands receiving treatment in Nassau.
The fundraising event will be held at the Balmoral Club; it will start with luncheon, which will then be followed by auction and the fashion show.
"The cause is ver ...
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Hundreds of supporters celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Grand
Bahama Children's Home in the Grand Ballroom at Our Lucaya on Friday,
October 15, 2010.
The Grand Ballroom was transformed for "Memories - a string of Pearls"
- a dazzling black, white and pearl celebration complete with fabulous
food, moving video tribute, exquisite show of jewelry modeled by
reigning Grand Bahama beauty queens, fantastic entertainment thanks to
the Freeport Players Guild and Gloria McGlone, the cast of "Ain't
Misbehavin'" and Dalia Feldman - all topped off with dancing fun from
There is no evidence that the single case of cholera in New Providence was connected to any of the shantytown communities, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen yesterday.
The Ministry of Health was surveying the neighborhood of the 23-year-old female patient to see if there are other cases in the community, he added.
Health officials confirmed on Tuesday that the pregnant woman tested positive for cholera. Brennen would not reveal the area where she lives.
He said the Ministry of Health is "not especially" worried that other cases would be found in shantytown communities after the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
"The case wasn't necessarily related as far as we can tell to any of the shantytowns," Brennen said. "At the moment that isn't our concern. We are still investigating to see if there are any contacts or travel that may be associated with it.
"We're doing an active surveillance where we're going to the home, the workplace, where the patient socialized. We are going everywhere we can to see if there are other cases."
Brennen said the country should not fear a cholera outbreak because there are safeguards in place to prevent mass spread of the illness through the local water supply.
"This isn't something that affects us like other communities," he said. "We have a good sanitation system and water treatment. We don't for the most part cross-contaminate our city water and sewage supply."
Meantime, Prime Minister Perry Christie said he is satisfied that public health agencies have adequately handled the case.
He said he does not expect any tourism fallout from the news.
"It is, as far as I'm aware, completely under control. It is what they said it was, one case and that case has been dealt with," he told reporters outside the Churchill Building.
"I think from the point of view of tourism the country would want to know that we have in place the personnel, the systems and the commitment to ensure that all such matters are effectively dealt with. Whenever we need to engage in further testing, further evaluations, further support, we have the agencies like the Pan American Health Organization and other agencies available to us."
The patient was tested at Princess Margaret Hospital on October 18 after showing symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting, officials said.
Laboratory tests confirmed the illness on Monday, the ministry said.
During the government's Hurricane Sandy assessment tour in Abaco on Monday, Christie, Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez, Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett and other officials visited the 'Sand Bank' shantytown where filth and trash floated atop floodwaters.
Christie said the shantytown was not safe or sanitary and raised serious health and environmental concerns.
Cholera often occurs in places with poor sanitation and overcrowding. It is normally easy to treat and can be prevented but is also deadly. The illness is a bacterial infection spread through water and food (mainly shellfish). While cholera is rare in The Bahamas, a case of cholera was confirmed in the country last year.
A Haitian immigrant, who contracted the infection entered the country on a sloop, according to officials. He was quickly treated and repatriated.
By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter
WITH more than half of the country's children estimated to be overweight, a local pediatrician is calling on Bahamian parents to lead the fight for a healthy younger generation.
In an interview with Tribune Health, Dr Jerome Lightbourn said: "The parents need to start themselves, it has to be a family effort. There is no way you can tell a child you can't eat this, this is what is happening all the time."
The diet for a child that is considered obese should not include
fried foods, processed foods, cold cuts, ready-made fruit cups, sweet juices, potato chips and candy, among other things.
"They are all sugars, they need to ...
There has been an increase in the number of teams participating in this year's Nelson Cooper "Peace on da Streets" Basketball Classic.
Teams are expected from Freeport, Grand Bahama, and various communities in New Providence. A number of collegiate players have also signed on to play in the tournament that will be held July 11-14 at the Sir Kendal GL Isaacs gymnasium. The basketball classic was formerly called the National Park League Championships before it was renamed after Nelson Cooper, in 1996. The first tournament tipped off 17 years ago.
"Nelson gave his life to the Lord and went into Mason's Addition community to encourage other gang members to stop the violence," recalled tournament organizer Carlos Reid. "He was shot the night he entered that same community and died a few weeks later. This basketball tournament is an effort to continue the work of Nelson Cooper and Youth Against Violence to help keep our youth off the streets.
"So far for 2012 there have been over 66 reported murders which is 20 more than we had at this same time last year. Last year we set a record with 127. While we don't want to magnify the problem, we also don't want to minimize the fact that we are experiencing an epidemic as it relates to crime and violence. Youth Against Violence is committed to fighting this scourge. We will continue to provide positive alternatives and solutions to the youth of this nation. We refuse to sit on the sidelines and hope that it will get better because the reality is that it won't get better until every law abiding, and sensible, citizen makes up their mind to become a solution rather than a problem."
Teams are registered in the five divisions inclusive of the 13 and under, 16 and under, 19 and under, church play and an open division. Phil's Food Services will sponsor this year's Slam Dunk contest which will feature 'Werm' from Fort Lauderdale, 'Airdogg' from California and Bahamian Corey 'Out of the Building' Walkes.
The first place prize in the slam dunk contest is $1,000 and a 42 inch plasma television. The runner-up will get $500 and a 32 inch plasma television, while the third place contestant will receive $300 and Blackberry cellphone.
All awards were courtesy of Phil's Food Services. The contest will be held on Saturday, July 14, after the 3-point shoot out.
Reid said: "The celebrity game will again feature members of Parliament playing against some of our pastors. The pastors won this game for the past three years but the politicians say that with the new generation politicians they have this year, they are guaranteeing a win. Our classic has become the most highly anticipated summer event in New Providence, and over the past several years, we have attracted some college coaches from the U.S. who come down with the hopes of offering scholarships to some of our young players."
Reid thanked all for their support over the years. Some sponsors of the event includes Furniture Plus, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Phil's Food Service, Thompson Trading, Original Patties, First Caribbean Bank, JMEL, BTC, Royal Star Assurance and Fidelity Bank and Family Guardian.
Saturday 2nd July 2011 9:00 AM
2nd July, 2011 Nicholl’s Town, Andros ‘Raw ReTreat Ya sef!’ is a 1 week, all inclusive wellness retreat. ALL YOU NEED ARE YOUR CLOTHES! Come and enjoy an ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:- • Round-Trip Airfare —Nassau to Nicholls Town, Andros • All Ground Transportation • 7day/6 night accommodations @ The Pineville Motel & Forest Garden • All Live & Whole Vegan Foods, (4 meals every day, unlimited APPROVED beverages) • Welcome Kit –Includes ALL natural/ayurvedic body essentials. (Toothbrush & toothpaste; Tongue scraper; Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner; Deodorant; Skin Brush; Body Oils, Bug repellent) • Lounge/T-shirt • Personal Journal • Mineral Water • Personal Beverage Container • Cooking Demos • Daily Body Therapies • Daily Movements • Morning Detoxes • Free Time for Reflection • Local Craft Shopping • Island Bush Tour • Ask The Doc (Q&A Session) • Daily Meditation • Educational Literature All inclusive package $2500. EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT $2000 if paid in full by June 1st. $200 Non-refundable registration deposit required. Final payment due June 16th. Registration forms are available at: Raw On Da Porch, 1 Rosetta St 356-0032 | NHC Nutrition, Soldier Rd West 393-9322
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Fashion, food, laughter, fun and angelic kisses are just few of the things you would have seen at the 49th Annual Heart Ball. Under the theme, "Save a Little Heart ... Embrace the Opportunity" the Heart Ball Committee hosted the annual ball at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.
Saturday 20th October 2012 9:00 PM
Warrior Sounds presents 'Slow Motion 4' HOLD ME BACK Edition. Saturday October 20th, 2012 @ Charlies Club. Music by Fadda Warrior, TwoShort, DJ Bugz, DJ Payne, Mix-A-Lot, King Studda, Xtra Large & Selector Jimbo Phone card giveaways every hour on the hour!!! LADIES $5 before 11pm and $10 after Gents $15 V.I.P $20 w/free food Sponsored by Global Cuisine