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December 06, 2013
The Hook Up

New Providence
HIGHGROVE SINGERS: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols with The Highgrove Singers under the conduction of Adrian Archer and the Golden Gates Hand Bell Choir under the conduction of Navarro Gibson will take place on Sunday, December 22 at 6 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Music to be played will be by Bob Chilcott, Steve Pilkington, Benjamin Britten, Sean Ivory, Jan Sandstrom, Neil Harmon, Eleanor Daley, Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, Laura Paige, Andrew Carter, Daniel Elder, David Danner, Paul Caldwell and congregational carol singing with musical arrangements by Sir David Willcocks. Admission is free.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: The changing of the guard, a display of Bahamian music and military exercise, takes place each month on the last Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Government House. The changing of the guard has been a tradition since 1958. The ceremony features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force guards.
JAZZ AT THE HILTON: Jazz group Vice Versa, featuring vocalist Naomi Taylor, performs every Tuesday and Thursday at British Colonial Hilton at 6:30 p.m.

SPEED WEEK: Bahamas Speed Week takes place December 4-8. This event, which started in the mid-1950s and took place for 13 years, was the dream of a man named Captain Sherman 'Red' Cruise, who created a series of automobile races held in Nassau. Internationally acclaimed drivers from around the globe attended to compete and to soak in the backdrop of sun, sea and scorching hot cars.
Schedule: Saturday, December 7 (6 p.m. - 8:3- p.m.) - Hill climb at Arawak Cay, Fort Charlotte. General viewing is free; Bleachers A, B, C $25; Race car paddock $50; VIP driver's lounger $175 (located in the center of the circuit, inclusive of food and beverage by Van Breugels, Young's Champagne, Sands Beer, assorted wine and liquor and soft drinks, exclusive bleacher seating, meet the drivers, browse the race car paddock, souvenir program and VIP parking) and Paddock club piazza $75 (located in the center of the circuit, a la carte food and beverage from vendors, exclusive bleacher seating, browse the car paddock, souvenir program and VIP parking). Sunday, December 8 - Race car sprint (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at Arawak Cay Sprint Circuit. General viewing is free; Bleachers A, B, C $25; Race car paddock $50; VIP driver's lounge $275 and Paddock club piazza $85.

CELEBRITY TENNIS: The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational takes place December 5-8. Established in 2001, the annual event is a fundraising event to support local charities throughout The Bahamas. For more information, telephone 357-9679.

GYMNASTICS: Teams from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas converge on the Atlantis Crown Convention Center for the Atlantis Crown International Gymnastics Tournament, the largest competitive meet in the Caribbean, December 12-14. For more information, telephone 327-2154.

JUNKANOO: Boxing Day Junkanoo takes place Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 302-2000.

Grand Bahama
HAIR SHOW: Pizazz Beauty Shop presents Imagine Hair Show & Competition, dubbed The Ultimate Hair Show to be held on Sunday, December 15 at the Grand Lucayan Convention Center. Making an appearance will be Seven Adrin Washington, Karlie Redd and Derek J. Tickets are $40 general admission, $65 VIP and can be purchased at Gizmos & Gadgets.

FESTIVAL NOEL: Restaurants and students from around Grand Bahama are getting ready to deck the park with delicious cuisine at the 19th Annual Festival Noel on Friday, December 6 at the Rand Nature Centre. This year's committee has resurrected the Chef Noel competition in which local restaurants, Flying Fish, Sweet Affairs, Red Beard's and Agave will compete.

Abaco
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: The Annual Abaco Christmas Festival takes place on Saturday, December 7. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the popular Christmas festival that is known to attract family and friends. The event usually kicks off the holiday season in the Abacos with general holiday activities that include early Christmas shopping in the Arts & Crafts Bazaar, a food court filled with Bahamian dishes, performances from choirs, quartets, soloists, marching and Calypso bands, a Junkanoo parade, a Christmas float parade, a dog show and other activities. For more information, telephone 367-3067,

JUNKANOO: The Annual Christmas Junkanoo Competition takes place on Saturday, December 28 at Sea Spray Resort & Marina in Elbow Cay, featuring a number of local groups who compete for top honor and bragging rights. Residents of the cay are joined by locals and visitors who travel from the mainland to enjoy the elaborate costumes, music and lively performances that are paraded during the night-time event. For more information, telephone 366-0065.

Acklins
BOXING DAY JUNKANOO: Boxing Day Junkanoo celebrations, the spectacular Bahamian street festival with the sounds of goat skin drums, horns, whistles, cow bells, dancers and bright dazzling costumes, will take place in Acklins & Crooked Island on Thursday, December 26. Food will be on sale. For more information, telephone 344-3250-1.

Berry Islands
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: The Berry Islands' Christmas Festival, which celebrates the yuletide season and features a Christmas tree lighting, visit by Santa and caroling, music, pantomime and liturgical dance expressions in concert, local cuisine reception, arts and craft and a Junkanoo parade, will take place on Friday, December 6. It is also a celebration of achievements within the community and a homecoming for residents and visitors to the Berry Islands. For more information, telephone 367-8291.

Bimini
JUNKANOO: The Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade will take place on Thursday, December 26. It is a spectacular street festival with the sounds of goatskin drums, horns, whistles, cowbells and costumes featuring the competitive beats of Bimini Tum Tums and Bimini Stompers. The venue is Alice Town in North Bimini. For more information, telephone 347-3529.

Eleuthera & Harbour Island
JUNKANOO: Eleuthera and Harbour Island will take to the streets for the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade on Thursday, December 26. The venue is Tarpum Bay, South Eleuthera. For more information, telephone 332-2142.

Exumas
TREE LIGHTING: Locals and visitors gather in Regatta Park to sing carols and see performances by local talent on Thursday, December 12. For the grand finale, Regatta Park is transformed with thousands of lights. For more information, contact Felicia Saunders at 336-2390.

JUNKANOO: The Christmas holidays culminate with a Junkanoo parade on Thursday, December 26. For more information, contact 336-2370.

Long Island
BAZAAR: St. Peter's & Paul's Catholic Church's Annual Bazaar take place on Thursday, December 26. The fair raises funds to assist with the maintenance and building projects of the seven Catholic churches on the island. Native dishes, music and games will be the order of the day. The venue is The Big Yard Grounds in Clarence Town. For more information, telephone 333-8868.

FORMAL DINNER PARTY: Stella Maris Resort New Year's Eve Formal Dinner Party takes place December 31-January 1 and is the party of the year on Long Island. It is a great way to ring in the new year. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Dress is formal. For more information, telephone 338-8668.

Rum Cay
TREE LIGHTING: The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place Sunday, December 15. For more information, telephone 428-4943 or 331-1870.

MINI-JUNKANOO: A mini-Junkanoo parade takes place on Rum Cay on Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 331-2816 or 331-2806.

San Salvador
MINI-JUNKANOO: A mini-Junkanoo parade takes place on Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 452-0161.

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Andros targeted for 14m chicken farm
May 29, 2011
Andros targeted for 14m chicken farm

A US investor with decades of agricultural production experience has received approval to set up a "large scale chicken operation" in North Andros, which he projects will involve a $14 million investment.

In a brief interview on Friday, Robert L. Parker told Tribune Business the chicken farm will be a "major and a good project" for Andros that will "employ a lot of people".

Minister of Agriculture, Larry Cartwright, confirmed that Mr Parker had received government approvals to go ahead with his chicken production investment in around autumn 2010. Yesterday, Mr Parker said he remains "a little bit short of m ...

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

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News Article

May 29, 2014
BNT seeks creation of five new national parks on San Salvador

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is working with the San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation, a local conservation organization in San Salvador, to expand the national parks system to include five areas in San Salvador.
Two of these sites are Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) key biodiversity areas: Grahams Harbour and Cays, and the Southern Great Lake, important for nesting migratory seabirds and habitats for the critically endangered San Salvador rock iguana.
Jermaine Johnson, the BNT's education officer in San Salvador, has made a number of presentations at various schools on the island about the proposed national parks, and more recently, took students from the San Salvador Central High School on a tour, to provide more insight into the ecosystems in The Bahamas, and especially San Salvador. Nicole Brown, of the Caribbean Regional Implementation Team, also participated in the tour during her visit, where all were able to learn more about the various plants and animals found within the proposed park sites.
Johnson exclaimed, "Riveting is how I would describe the tours, as the kids were so intrigued about getting to see all of the things that they were taught about weeks before in the classroom. It's awesome when turtles greet the students as if saying 'yes, please help to protect me'."
In addition to presenting to students in San Salvador, the BNT has held meetings with fishermen, community leaders, senior government officials, local government representatives and business owners. The five areas in San Salvador that are proposed national parks are Southern Great Lake, Pigeon Creek and Snow Bay, Grahams Harbour, west coast dive sites and Green's Bay.
The CEPF Caribbean islands program is supporting the BNT's efforts to strengthen the legal protection status of these important areas. To learn more about the proposed national parks for San Salvador, visit BNT'S website at http://www.bnt.bs/_m1s893/Proposed-parks/San-Salvador-protected-areas.

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January 26, 2011
Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour, Bahamas National Trust and Local Artists Join Forces for Abaco National Parks

Abaco Beach Resort's

Art
for the Parks is a new partnership which brings together the Bahamas
National Trust and local artists to support the National Parks of Abaco. Art for the Parks will premiere on

January 30th
and 31st, 2010 at Abaco Beach Resort and the event promises to bring
some of Abaco's most talented artists and artisans together under one roof.

"We are delighted to partner with the Bahamas National Trust
with an event that will raise much needed funding for the five national parks
and protected areas that are in the Abacos.
Local artists approached us and the BNT with the idea of taking our
Annual Abaco Art Festival and turning it into a fundraiser for the national
parks," said Emmanuel Alexiou, Director Abaco Beach Resort...

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News Article

January 25, 2011
Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour, Bahamas National Trust and Local Artists Join Forces for Abaco National Parks

Abaco Beach Resort's

Art
for the Parks is a new partnership which brings together the Bahamas
National Trust and local artists to support the National Parks of Abaco. Art for the Parks will premiere on

January 30th
and 31st, 2010 at Abaco Beach Resort and the event promises to bring
some of Abaco's most talented artists and artisans together under one roof.

"We are delighted to partner with the Bahamas National Trust
with an event that will raise much needed funding for the five national parks
and protected areas that are in the Abacos.
Local artists approached us and the BNT with the idea of taking our
Annual Abaco Art Festival and turning it into a fundraiser for the national
parks," said Emmanuel Alexiou, Director Abaco Beach Resort...

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BNT proposes more national parks for Abaco
September 11, 2013
BNT proposes more national parks for Abaco

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and several other special interest groups are seeking to expand the number of national parks in Abaco.

Recently a meeting was held with Renardo Curry, MP for North Abaco, to discuss these proposals.

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News Article

April 01, 2014
East End townships support proposed national park

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Grand Bahama - Last week Grand Bahama Parks Manager for the Bahama National Trust (BNT) Lakeshia Anderson met with local citizens of McLean's Town at a public meeting at McLean's Town Primary School.
In a crowded classroom the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama Peter Turnquest; East End Administrator Sherrick Ellis; Eleanor Philips, director, Northern Caribbean Program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC); bonefish guides, tour operators, local fishermen and residents met to hear about the BNT's proposal to extend the Grand Bahama national park areas, and particularly to discuss the creation of an East Grand Bahama National Park.
Anderson addressed the crowd and explained the consultations they have been doing. "When the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park was designated a no-take park, we did not consult with the neighboring communities," she admitted. "But we have learned from our mistakes, and we have since established a process that involves resource users in the decision making process. We have held five prior meetings, and completed 150 one-on-one surveys in East End, and tonight we're back to discuss the input from the communities and research findings, and how these components have provided guidance for proposed boundaries."
Anderson went on to explain that the community made recommendations that certain areas known as conch beds, should be managed differently in what is currently proposed as a national park, and asked for restrictions on prime fishing grounds from large scale commercial fishing, and incompatible developments. "The feedback we have had from you is phenomenal," said Anderson. "It was with the assistance of local fishermen and bonefish guides, that our team was able to assess the immense diversity in the East End flats that is truly unique." Anderson noted that representatives from the National Audubon Society have recently conducted shorebird and waterbird surveys in this area, and are planning to return for further work.
Anderson showed the attendees the proposed park boundaries, and opened the floor for questions. Questions were posed regarding the proposed sand dredging for the Bursus Cay area. Administrator Ellis responded by stating, "The East End Local Government Council has written to the government opposing the proposed dredging, and to request an environmental impact assessment be conducted, in which the BEST Commission and BNT officials should then review,".
At this point, a young local fishing guide asked if the park could be extended to include Bursus Cay and surrounding environment. Anderson said this was up to the community to provide these recommendations. Others quickly chimed in and asked Anderson to include the area from McLean's Town to Bursus Cay, as this shallow flats area is known to have an abundance of birds and commercially important species of fish. Local fisherman Cecil Leathern said, "We all know what will happen if this dredging is allowed; how it could destroy not only the bonefish flats and our lobster grounds, but also affect them down in Abaco. We need it all protected."
Leathern and others also lamented fisheries protection, noting that this park will need proper governance of current regulations and new ones. Speaking on this, Eleanor Philips of TNC said she and others are hoping to create a Bahamas protected area fund that will provide some of the funding needed for effective management of protected areas in The Bahamas. "I am so impressed with the turnout tonight, and the awareness and passion this community has for their environment. We will do all we can to advocate for protecting these areas they alo feel are so important to their way of life."
Before the meeting concluded, local bonefish guide and minister Omeko Glinton addressed the attendees. "We want to protect our bonefish industry here," said Glinton. "I want to commend the BNT and others for what you are doing here. You've come in and spoken to us, helped educate us and listened to us. I know I need to feed my son, but I also understand I need to protect what we have for him and our children. My thanks for helping us do this."
The BNT will include the recommendations provided through the meeting regarding amendments to the proposed boundaries, and will have discussions with the residents of Sweetings Cay on this matter. A petition will be developed to provide the communities an opportunity to express their support for these proposed national parks, for inclusion in the park proposal to be submitted to government. The details of all the BNT proposed parks including East Grand Bahama are available on the BNT website www.bnt.bs.

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News Article

July 09, 2012
Summer theater in the parks

In cities around the world, summertime heralds in a slew of programs free and open to the public to enjoy arts and culture. From sculptural installations to craft fairs to plays and even dance lessons, the place for everyone to gather for these pastimes remains the same: local parks.
Now, a newly-formed theater group partnering up with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is bringing that same kind of programming to Nassau's public parks through the month of July by staging two powerful one-act plays by renowned playwright Tennessee Williams.
Director of the two plays, Leslie Vanderpool, is no stranger to public programming for the arts - as part of her successful venture the Bahamas International Film Festival, she's offered free public screenings of independent films in Rawson Square.
But this time, she goes back to her theatrical roots, setting her sights on taking traditional theater to communities that may never have experienced it before in order to instill a great love and appreciation for the arts.
"The inner city society is very hungry for positive programs and positive events like theatre in the park to provide a positive outlook, to enhance their lives and to provide dreams and a space where they feel they don't have to go far for positive entertainment," she said.
"Your hear all this talk about Urban Renewal - well, we want to be part of Urban Renewal," she added. "Not be a part of it in the way we have to align ourselves with anyone, but just in the way we want to be an initiative that contributes because we know it's the right thing."
Indeed, with a wide array of showtimes throughout July at Montagu Park (East Bay Street), Fox Hill Park (Fox Hill), Masons Addition Park and Sarah Ingraham Park (Centerville), the hour-long event will not only provide positive entertainment but also, the group hopes, a chance for young people especially to experience a creative outlet for their energy.
After all, studies again and again have shown that free creative and cultural programming to inner-city communities have effectively worked to combat violence and gang culture through offering positive outlets and developing critical thinking, socialization and emotional therapy.
"It's another avenue kids can take," said David Maycock, the actor who plays the male protagonist in one of the plays set to be performed. "There are so many other things they can do out there that are negative. If we go out there and perform for them it gives them a sense that there is more to life than sitting around on the blocks doing nothing."
"This helps them understand they can be something great in society - and not necessarily an actor," he added. "Once you show people that positive things are going on, they will want to be positive."
Maycock is just one of the four actors audiences can expect to see this July. The four faces will be new to the theater community, as all of them have never acted in a play before - and yet, director Vanderpool has been blown away by their talent. The four attended acting classes she offered earlier in the year, and when they were completed and the group wanted to continue, Vanderpool had them memorize one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.
"I tell them - acting classes are extremely important but once you get on your feet and you're actually doing a play in front of an audience, that's your real acting class," she said.
"I'm so impressed with them and their level of talent - they've never acted before - and can you imagine a little boy or little girl in these areas who is looking at them and thinks 'I want to be like them'?" she continued. "You just need a spark and it will continue. We don't know how the audience is going to react. It's an experimental piece, but the intention is to give that kind of feeling."
Indeed, the actors of the two plays by Tennessee Williams - "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen" starring David Maycock and Stacey Stubbs and "This Property is Condemned" starring Cassandra Miller and Lorenz Wright - have changed their lives with acting and hope to impart upon their audiences that powerful shift.
For Cassandra Miller, acting gave her a chance to overcome shyness. From her character in "This Property is Condemned", a young girl trying to be a woman in difficult circumstances, she's found strength and hopes that her viewers will find it too.
"I think to become a character you have to become vulnerable, and becoming vulnerable is not easy," she said. "And I feel that being a part of these classes has really helped me to build my confidence and helped me realize there's something within me that I would never have been able to explore without this opportunity."
"I really hope this play speaks to young girls," she added. "The situation between my character and the young man in this play, it could really happen anywhere at any time in the world. I feel that young girls could look up to me when watching this. I'm a shy person but seeing me play something that requires me to be very open, maybe they can admire that and want to do it too."
In "Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen", Stacey Stubbs and David Maycock play a couple struggling with their relationship during the time of the great depression in the United States. They hope the play will offer a positive look at a time similar to now in financial struggle.
"I've learned a lot definitely, about expressing myself and interpreting the writer's words to give it meaning and to adapt it to the audience I'm speaking to so people can relate to the message," says Stacey Stubbs. "I hope that everyone who comes to see the play will be able to take back something positive from our performances."
"We are coming out of a financial crisis now, and I think some of the issues the characters face in the play in the same kind of climate are similar to issues people face today here - to the point where my character felt she had to escape from it all," Stubbs said. "The play shows us a better way to revolve situations of crisis - love rather than hate, reconciliation rather than tearing apart."
Most of all, they hope the evening instills in young viewers a sense of possibility through the power of creativity. It's that same realization David Maycock found in himself and that he hopes to pass on.
"Developing your skills gives you that desire and focus to just try to accomplish something," said Maycock. "So taking the classes gave me that sense of 'wow, I can actually become a great actor'."
"I think these kids do have it in them to value this, but they just don't have the opportunity to explore that," he added. "How can they know if they can be a great actor if they don't have that opportunity to explore those talents that are in them? So I think it's about giving them that opportunity, and then value will come along with it."
"Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen" starring David Maycock and Stacey Stubbs and "This Property is Condemned" starring Cassandra Miller and Lorenz Wright will both take place in Montagu Park, Easy Bay Street (Thursdays, July 12, 19 and 26 from 8-9 p.m.); Fox Hill Park, Fox Hill (Fridays, July 13, 20, and 27, 8-9 p.m.); Masons Addition Park, Grants Town (Saturdays, July 14, 21, and 28, 3-5 p.m.); and Sarah Ingraham Park, Centerville (Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29, 3-5 p.m.).  They are free and open to the public. For more information, call 356-5939.
 
 
 

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News Article

July 08, 2011
PM announces Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors Program

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the creation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors Program, a special gift in honour of the couple's first Royal Tour of Canada and to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Parks Canada. The program will inspire young Canadians from
across the country to enjoy Canada's great outdoors.

"Canada is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty," said the Prime
Minister. "This program will see youth ambassadors travelling across the
country to promote our magnificent national parks. The gift will
remind The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of the time they spent here
together enjoying Canada's natural wonders...

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News Article

May 18, 2011
GB Parks sparkles in Georgia State play

Kyle Parks is a 14-year-old Grand Bahamian who is impressive to all who observe him on the mound for Darlington School’s boys’ varsity team.
The former outstanding performer in local action, who came into his own during the Pony League Caribbean Tourney, is being heavily counted on to help carry his school to state prominence.
Darlington School is a boarding institution attended by coeds who roam the campus in Rome, Georgia. Parks and his teammates made it to the Elite Eight in the State Championship and last evening (too late for our press deadline), they met Hebron Christian in hopes of taking the series and advancing to the semi-final round.
Parks is a mound sensation but can be ...

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News Article

December 05, 2010
Letter: Let's take back our basketball parks

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Our Bahamaland is in crisis. Crime is rampant and some of our young people are seemingly lost in a world uf decadence and deviant behaviour.

But there is hope for a change and we can start by taking back our basketball parks.

These basketball parks that are in our communities should be safe zones, but as they are now they are very unsafe. A basketball game sometimes turns into a fight amongst the players, people use foul language and play music spouting foul lyrics and there's the smoking of tobacco and marijuana cigarettes and the open consumption of alcoholic beverages.

I say it's high time we the people become brave enough to take back our basketball parks. ...

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News Article

August 06, 2014
The ultimate summer vacation -- 6 parks in one area!

ABACO, Bahamas -- With summer quickly coming to a close and back-to-school just around the corner, you're probably looking for a great way to spend the last few days with your kids.
Well look no further, here's the perfect idea for a last minute family vacation-- visit any of the six Abaco national parks! Come get up close and personal with nature's breathtaking wonders by island hopping from Abaco's mainland to the various cays.
Begin your adventure at The Abaco National Park, located in Southern Abaco and is easily accessible by car out of Marsh Harbour towards Sandy Point. With over 20,500 acres of pine forest this park is rich in biodiversity and offers a number of trails for hiking, and bird watching.
Kids can see and learn about the many species of birds including the endangered Bahama Parrot, indigenous to Abaco. Visitors need to contact the BNT Abaco office in advance to organize a guided tour with the park warden.
Known for its outstanding beauty, showcased through its wild and pristine natural environment, Tilloo Cay Reserve is approximately 7 miles southeast from Marsh Harbour. The park, though small in size is an important nesting site and breeding ground for White-tailed Tropicbirds, as well as other sea birds. Difficult to access the parks birdlife is best viewed by boat.

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November 29, 2010
Taking back our basketball parks

Dear Editor,

Our Bahamaland is in crisis. Crime is rampant and some of our young people are seemingly lost in a world decadence and deviant behavior. But there is hope for a change and we can start by taking back our basketball parks.
These basketball parks that are in our communities should be safe zones but as they are now they are very unsafe. A basketball game sometimes turns into a fight amongst the players, people use foul language and play music spouting foul lyrics and there's the smoking of tobacco and marijuana cigarettes and the open consumption of alcoholic beverages.
I say it's high time we the people become brave enough to take back our basketball parks. How? What we ...

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News Article

November 05, 2010
BNT Responds To Call for Ban on National Parks Development

The Bahamas National Trust issued the following response to an article calling for a ban on development within national parks, printed in The Tribune on October 29.

Notwithstanding our firm commitment to the protection of our natural resources, the Bahamas National Trust holds the view that there is a distinct and fundamental difference between the unrestricted exploitation of public resources within a national park and the acceptance of reasonable access for non-commercial use of private property.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, of which the Bahamas National Trust is a longstanding member, national parks are protected areas "managed to achieve the long...

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November 19, 2011
State of parks and streets 'can contribute to crime'

By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

PLP MP Fred Mitchell claims that the degraded state of community parks and streets can contribute to criminal activity.
In a press conference held yesterday in Fox Hill’s community park, Mr Mitchell, MP for the area, said the government’s “inability” to keep communities clean is not only a health risk, but a safety issue for Bahamians.
“When the environment in a neighbourhood is not kept within acceptable limits this feeds crime and anti-social behaviour,” said Mr Mitchell.
“A major complaint of constituents is the inability of the government to keep the parks properly ...

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News Article

January 15, 2013
Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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January 13, 2013
Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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January 23, 2013
Art for the Parks Abaco event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco
is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over
three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January,
10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

The event will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

For more information, contact Kadie Mills, BNT Abaco office

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January 21, 2013
Art For The Parks Abaco Event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January, 10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

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News Article

July 04, 2012
Free Summer Theatre in the Parks Series starts next week

Nassau, Bahamas - Beginning Thursday, July 12th, 2012,

Summer Theatre in the Parks presents two performances of two 1-Act plays by Tennessee Williams entitled

"This Property is Condemned" and

"Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen",
both directed by Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Executive Director of
the Bahamas International Film Festival.

Performances are FREE of
charge and will be staged in four different Nassau parks at the times
listed in the graphic featured here...

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