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Julien Believe to perform at Ranfurly Fashion Fund Raiser

Julien Believe to perform at Ranfurly Fashion Fund Raiser

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 07:00 PM

Bahamian recording artist and Icon winner, Julien Believe, the creator of The Caribbean Slide, will be headlining the entertainment at the Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit (F4F Benefit) Charity Fashion Show, to be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in aid of The Ranfurly Homes for Children. The event will showcase a clean urban theme with a modern twist, while simultaneously exploring a dynamic avant-garde production, with theatrical visuals and a nontraditional catwalk runway that will feature collections by independent designers such as, Herc & Lisa, Indira Moss, David Rolle, DKLYPSE Swimsuits, and a lingerie line by Ardyss International among others.

Bahamian-born Julien ‘Believe’ Thompson has been singing since the age of eleven years, and his 'Believe Project' is Julien’s way of informing the youth around the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the World, that you must believe in yourself even when no one else will. You must seek out the passion for your life and believe you can do it. No matter what, yo u should never give up. Young People are stars the world hasn’t met yet.

As a nonprofit community organization which provides financial support to The Ranfurly Homes for Children, Shelby McPhee, Founder & Producer of The F4F Benefit says, "Julien exudes the type of spirit we are looking for with this event. His song "Believe" is very inspirational. I hope the community comes out to support this event and help make a difference in the lives of so many of our local children."

Julien has traveled and performed throughout the Bahamas and New York, California, Atlanta, New Jersey, Philadelphia and North Carolina, and has performed with John Legend, Boys 2 Men, Baby Face, Brian McKnight, Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Taurus Riley, Tank, Crisette Michelle, Melonie Fiona and Shontell.

Aside from the great entertainment, the Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit will be an annual high-voltage fashion show that will make a big impact and contribute to the lives of countless youth. At showtime the lights will go up and the outside of The Ranfurly Home will be transformed into a runway environment. Tickets are $25 general admission and $35 for VIP, and can be purchased in advance at Bijoux Turner (Marathon Mall), Cigars & Smokes, Trinity One (325-1411), and The Ranfurly Home.

The show is powered by BTC, BRUTHA Magazine,, and Moss Computers.

Stripping Company Launches Charity Initiative

Stripping Company Launches Charity Initiative

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 04:41 PM

At the end of each striping or maintenance project, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies tries to find and develop avenues through which they can build and renew their commitment and legacy of giving and service.

Bahamas Striping Group of Companies extended an invitation to charities last week to provide these entities with striping services in their parking lots at their various locations.

Atario Mitchell, President of Bahamas Striping Group of Services indicated, “Supporting communities and charities through the lending of our expertise and skills has always been and will remain a cornerstone of our business and a belief that guides most of our decisions.” To date, the company has provided striping services at The Salvation Army, The Bahamas Humane Society, The Cancer Society, and The Ranfurly Home. The overall objective is to extend the service to additional local charities throughout the summer.

Mr. Mitchell also added that this project was coordinated and managed by two of their summer employees who they want to train which will subsequently assist with launching their respective careers.

“Coming from a troubled background myself, I aspire daily to be a positive role model. I have been afforded a tremendous opportunity to guide, motivate, and steer young boys and some of my peers in the right direction so that they can learn a trade to become productive and contributing members of our society,” said Mitchell.

Summer employee, Levard Fox indicated, “I was unaware about Bahamas Striping, and now I have learned a new skill that goes hand in hand with my carpentry skills. This opportunity has allowed him me to re-align my goals and set new objectives."

Ranfurly Home’s Administrator Alexander Roberts said the home is always grateful when corporate entities with a social conscience make donations to the home given their continuous need for assistance.

“It’s a slow period but the community has been sensitized to the needs of the Ranfurly Home and the plight of the children that we serve as do all the other homes. We are beginning to see an increase in donations which is encouraging because being an independent home, we depend on the public for our existence,” he said.

Bahamas Striping Group of Companies Training Manager, Brian Bostock, guides summer employee Levard Fox, as he stripes the parking lot at The Bahamas Humane Society.

The job is complete. The Bahamas Striping staff along with Training Manager, Brian Bostock, and President, Atario Mitchell,get the final approval from Mr. Percy Grant, Bahamas Humane Society Shelter Manager

Davis rejects estate concerns
Davis rejects estate concerns

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 12:49 PM

Cuban detainee willing to testify
Cuban detainee willing to testify

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 12:37 PM

Wells says he will not resign post

Wells says he will not resign post

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 12:20 PM

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary Renward Wells yesterday said he will not resign from his post in the Ministry of Works.

IOC statement on the election of POCOG President Yang-ho-Cho

IOC statement on the election of POCOG President Yang-ho-Cho

Thu, Jul 31st 2014, 10:21 AM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased that Yang-ho Cho has been formally elected as the President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG). We also welcome his plans to dedicate himself to the success of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. President Cho has a long-standing relationship with the Olympic Movement, and his experience of leading the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee will allow him to quickly get started in his new role.

The IOC is looking forward to working again with President Cho, with the first face-to-face meeting already scheduled to take place during the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. President Cho and a POCOG delegation are expected to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg, and the IOC’s Olympic Games Deputy Executive Director Christophe Dubi during the course of the 13-day event.

IOC President Thomas Bach commented: “The election of Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee underlines the importance that the Republic of Korea and the Korean sports movement places upon the success of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. We are pleased that President Cho has been elected so quickly and that he will dedicate himself to this important national project. I welcome him back to the PyeongChang team. I am sure that he will deliver great Olympic Winter Games for the athletes in 2018.”

IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg said: “I am pleased to welcome Yang-ho Cho as President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. We already have a very good relationship from President Cho’s work with the PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee. I look forward to reinforcing our already strong links over the coming three-and-a-half years, as we work to deliver great Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018.”

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